Further on inside the casino proper is a large series of banks of pokies, video poker machines, and electronic skill games. Many of the gaming machines are set up for linked jackpots. Fans of pokies and other gambling machines can choose from over 1,000 different titles, some located centrally with other machines, others dotted across the floor in special banks of games, sometimes broken up by manufacturer. For example, fans of Australian designer Aristocrat will find a large grouping of their titles set apart from the other pokies and video poker games for easy access.
Adelaide Casino, unlike many of the nation’s larger gambling venues, operates a poker room. This sort of head-to-head poker play is uncommon in Australia – Adelaide Casino’s ring games and poker tournaments occur on a daily basis. Check the website for a schedule of tourney times and available ring game offerings. On an annual basis, the casino hosts the Adelaide Poker Tournament where some of the country’s best poker players compete for a prize pool in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. While some Australian gaming venues are content to offer just one style of poker, Adelaide Casino’s poker are hosts three variants each day – Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, and Crazy Pineapple. Buy-ins to cash games and tourneys vary from AUD $40 to $2,000 depending on what time of day you enter the poker room and the specific table you choose to play at.
Three restaurants are available twenty-four hours a day – the signature restaurant North and its contemporary menu featuring seasonal produce and South Australian wines, the Casino Buffet offering a variety of world cuisines with easy access from the gambling floor, and Café Junction providing Aussie-style meals on-the-go and other items prepared quickly to order. Five bars, each with their own identity, include the Chandelier Bar focusing on the best of Australia’s wine industry (located under the large chandelier in the Marble Room), Loco, the signature bar on the property where Adelaide citizens and international visitors to the casino mingle, and Express Bar with convenient service for casino customers.
The Adelaide Casino is the only centre for casino gambling and poker play currently open in Adelaide or the surrounding territory. South Australia’s small population, including a territorial political party organized around attempting to shut down casino gambling in SA, is partly responsible for the fact that this casino is the only large-scale gaming operating in the state. Adelaide Casino, built right on the tip of capital’s central business district and easy to access by tram or by car, is an easy find for tourists and other visitors to South Australia’s capital city.