Located just a few minutes’ walks from the business center of Darwin, the Skycity Hotel Darwin is the best place to relax on the Mindil beach. Casino on site all year round attracts fans to spend their free time playing. The casino was originally licensed in 1979 and opened at its current premises in 1983 at Mindil Beach Casino. In 1984, the territorial government forcibly acquired it, along with Alice Springs Casino, from federal Hotels for $ 50 million. The joint venture between Greate Bay Casino Corporation (owner of Atlantic City Sands) and Aspinol Holdings (British casino operator) was established to operate two casinos. Mindil Beach Casino has been renamed the Diamond Beach Hotel and Casino. Aspinol bought the Great Bay interest for $ 1 million in 1986 and then acquired a 17 percent share of the territorial government for $ 5 million in 1987. Plans for the expansion of the casino were first announced back in 2012. The owners wanted to expand their hotel, gambling zones, VIP-apartments and add a spa and a pool on the roof. But the reconstruction was suspended after two years, because of which the company’s revenues decreased significantly.
Thanks to a $ 300 million investment, an 80-room luxury hotel will be built, new restaurants will upgrade the gambling establishment and create a premium gambling hall, designed for foreign VIP-players.
In 1995, MGM Grand purchased property for $ 75 million, including $ 13 million of estimated debt. He was renamed MGM Grand Darwin. SkyCity Entertainment Group acquired the hotel in 2004 for $ 195 million and took ownership on July 23, 2004.
The license to open the casino was obtained by its owners in 1979, and after four years the gaming halls received the first visitors. The institution was originally called Mindil Beach casino. Residents of the gaming company SkyCity Entertainment Group confirm that they have planned the expansion of the gaming complex Adelaide Casino in South Australia. The total investment in the project will be $ 215 million. The company’s CEO, Nigel Morrison, spoke about the company’s plans last week, after reporting a 14% increase in profits in the first quarter of the current fiscal year.
Today, Skycity Darwin visitors have the opportunity to experience fate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here they will be offered both a set of classic games and novelties. Roulette, blackjack, baccarat, Caribbean poker and many other games provide a chance to grab the tail of the bluebird of happiness. The Skycity Casino boasts over 700 slot machines, including the recently released Phantom and Flintstones.
In the halls of the casino currency exchange is possible at a pleasant rate. You will not have any problems with the exchange of traveler’s checks.
For VIP-clients there is a separate hall, where they have 65 slot machines, 10 gaming tables, a bar and an open area for smoking.