The Skycity Entertainment Group took over the MGM Grand in 2004, and renamed it Skycity Casino Darwin. The establishment is just 3 kilometres outside of the Darwin city centre in the Australia’s Northern Territory. Although it has gone through several name changes, the casino has been operating since 1983.
Skycity Darwin can be reached via walk-up access from its nearby beach or with a courtesy ride from the city centre. It is strictly for over-18s, but has a casual dress code that makes the atmosphere both adult and relaxed at the same time. This has earned the 5-star destination multiple awards, and when you get to experience it for yourself you’ll soon see why.
Playing at the Casino
The different games available at Skycity Darwin are divided into 3 betting areas. The first offers 36 table games, including Blackjack, Poker, Baccarat, Sic Bo and Roulette. The second is a room dedicated exclusively to Keno, with 50 games on the go at any given time. The largest playing area is devoted to Pokies, including interlinked Progressive Jackpot games, Video Poker and other electronic games.
The casino accepts a wide range of wagers, so it should be suitable for every player’s pocket. The Skyroom VIP playing area has 10 tables, and is only open to you once you’ve received an invite. These coveted invitations are available to Premier Rewards Loyalty Programme members, which offer many other great points-based perks at the casino and hotel. You can earn points to redeem at any of Skycity’s facilities, and will move up the tiers of the Programme as you earn more points. The more you visit and play, the more you’ll be able to enjoy yourself.
Other Attractions at Skycity Darwin
This beautiful holiday destination sits in 30 acres of lush and tropical gardens, and offers a day spa and an infinity pool to visitors who want to take a break from casino games. There are also 5 restaurants and 7 bars, including a swim-up saloon, to celebrate or drown your sorrows in. All of these are of an excellent standard and you can choose from the Cove for seafood specialties; Dragon Court for authentic Asian cuisine; EVOO for traditional Australian fare; il Piatto for sumptuous Italian meals and a buffet restaurant called the Sunset.
You should also take the time to explore the stunning surroundings of the casino. Visit the Mary River Wetlands to see wildlife up close, and the Mindil Beach Market for some lovely things to take home. Crocosaurus Cove and Litchfield National Park are also nearby, and surfing enthusiasts will love Wave Lagoon. For insights into Australia’s military history, you can stop by the Darwin Military Museum.
There really is something for everyone to enjoy at the Skycity Darwin Hotel and Casino, as many families from around Australia have already discovered. With pristine beaches, great dining opportunities, wildlife and other tourist attractions to suit all ages, you’ll definitely be left in peace to enjoy the world-class casino games on offer.