Wrest Point Casino & Hotel

63_fullWelcome to the first legal land based casino in Australia – Wrest Point. It was established in 1973 and since then has been expanded and renovated several times. The exact location of it is noted as Hobart, Tasmania. The resort also includes a modern hotel room, designed by Architect Keith Wildman. Hotel rooms are located in the tower building and consist of 269 guest rooms over 17 floors. There are 11 other amenities apart from gambling, 5 of whom are restaurants while 6 are bars. It’s already quite common practice that guests do not even have to leave the resort to get everything they are looking for. Largest Australian land based casinos go as far as offering large designer clothing stores within. The hotel tower is tallest building in the city of Hobart, going up 67 meters. Learn more about what’s offered in terms of casino gambling, dining, entertainment and shopping in Wrest Point Resort throughout this review.

The Casino

The gaming hall of Wrest Point Casino is divided into two sections. First one is the regular gambling floor that is available to any player and is accessible by any player who wants to gamble. The other one is an exclusive VIP gaming area offering a true red carpet treatment and experience where the casino staff and floor provides concierge service to all players. Note that you don’t even have to be that much of a high-roller to be considered as a VIP, albeit you will need to sign up to have access at this section.

Table games along with slot machines are offered and, once again, dividing the casino into sections and offering most popular casino games such as BlackJack, Roulette, Federal Pontoon, Federal Baccarat, Texas Hold’em and Rapid Roulette, which is basically a computer powered game of European Roulette in a real, land based gambling environment. It kind of merges the convenience of online and perfection of experience provided by land based casinos into one. Stakes starting from $5 per hand, which makes these table games available to all players, regardless of what their playing budget is.

Are you more into poker machines? There are good news for you then – over 1,300 gambling machines are offered in the two sections known as Riverview and Boardwalk. Wrest Point Casino really brings the best in gambling by a cooperation through IGT, Bally’s, WMS Technologies and many other well known gambling developers. Limits at these start as low as 1c per spin, but go as high as $10 in the VIP hall.

There also is a Federal Rewards program, which is implemented to reward loyal, returning players of the casino. Every time you dine, gamble or stay in the hotel, make sure to show your rewards card that will instantly enable you to receive all perks offered.

Elite Club is an exclusive players club for those most loyal to the Wrest Point Casino. If you would like to apply for this VIP status, e-mail your application that you’ll find at this url – www.wrestpoint.com.au/clubelite

Accommodation

Not only does Wrest Point offer a great gambling hall and entertaining playing experience, but you’ll also be able to stay at their luxurious hotel containing of 269 rooms over 17 floors. One of the biggest perks for choosing to stay here or even visit on a vacation are the views from rooms of the hotel. Even though you won’t be all that high, given that the hotel only has 17 floors, it is located right next to a river and provides a pretty staggering look over one of the tallest mountains in Australia, Wellington.

The hotel is perfect for those on a budget, but might not fit those with expectations of excellence and high-end rooms. While Wrest Point does offer rooms that are way above average expectations, this is not a 5 star hotel and that also shows up in prices, which are democratic to say the least – rooms are available as low as $99/night!

Amenities – Dining & Bars

Dining is frankly quite important, sure you can always find good places to eat near the place you’re staying, but I doubt there is something more convenient than having everything that is needed within a walking distance. Wrest Point Casino & Resort is quite great at providing a diversified variety of restaurants, bars, pubs and frankly, also some fast food restaurants. Take a look at our favorite 5 locations to take a look at.

Point Revolving Restaurant – learn more about the best dining experience in Sandy Bay by visiting this premiere quality restaurant that is located on the 17th floor.

Pier One Restaurant & Bar – located in absolute waterfront, this is a casual bar serving classic OZ food and offering the finest Tasmanian wines out there.

The Coffee Shop – great place for breakfast, as there’s a daily buffet with hot & cold foods as well as divided between hot & cold buffet. If you are a fan of relaxed & casual atmosphere, this is probably for you.

The Loft Bisto – similarly as the coffee shop, this is also a great place for those that are after a more relaxed, ”chill” atmosphere and like bistro style served foods, which are pre-made.

Riverview Snacks – baggets, burgers, sandwiches and pretty much all snacks you can imagine. All of that is topped with a great view making this a ”hot” location, even for those that would usually prefer more fancy dining amenities.

Wrest Point also offers exclusively events pretty much on a weekly basis. Benefit from concerts, conferences with famous speakers and other performances of celebrities. For more information and instructions on how to get tickets, please visit tixtas.com.au which is the official website of events organized at this casino.

Overall Thoughts on Wrest Point

While this property obviously cannot compete with the ”big guys”, such as Crown Casino or Star City, their offerings are still fairly comprehensive, when taking the fact that they are located in a relative countryside into account. I would certainly suggest this place for a quiet weekend experience with your close ones, as there’s everything you might need and look for – fine dining, wide range of gambling games as well as entertainment shows and frequent concerts from well known performers.