Country Club Casino Tasmania
Located in a 300 acre park setting of hills, forest, and water, the Launceston Country Club Casino offers some of Australia's premier lodging and dining experiences. In addition to being in the heart of the Tamar Valley wine country, the Country Club is the starting point of the five day motor rally, the Targa Tasmania, which combines the best features of some of Europe's most famous road races.
Launceston Country Club Casino is designed to resemble the iconic mansions of the United States' antebellum deep South, and the facility boasts an 18 hole, 71 par golf course, plus a theater that has featured shows like the Bee Gees Australian tour, and Arja Barker. Free of charge entertainment is offered on a regular basis, providing guests with a chance to hear up and coming local acts. Horseback riding, tennis, squash, special activities for children, and changing exhibits at an in-house art gallery provide plenty of activities for non-gambling guests. The facility also offers three sit-down eateries and multiple bars of varying degrees of casualness.
Any of this would be enough to draw vacationers, but the resort boasts the added benefit of having a two level, world-class casino as part of its facility. The second oldest casino in Tasmania and the third oldest in all of Australia, it opened its doors to the public in 1982, and offers a variety of games of chance, a chance to compete in tournaments, and an opportunity to pay in specially arranged events.
The Country Club Casino is owned by the Federal Group, a Tasmanian entertainment, gambling, and lodging conglomerate that operates Australia's oldest hotel chain. The casino's stated mission is to offer wagering opportunities to both casual holiday goers and more dedicated gamblers in a casual environment. The casino also has a Responsible Gaming policy, and to that end has established the innovative Self-Exclusion Program which keeps participating at-risk gamblers from betting more money that they are able to afford.
Table games are a popular draw at this casino. Among the offerings here are American Roulette which features a live croupier and multiple ways in which to place bets, and Rapid Roulette, a more high-tech version of the classic game, in which players can convert money into on-screen chips and place bets with the croupier via table electronic devices.
A casino wouldn't be a casino without poker, and the Country Club offers guests several different variations on the game. Texas Hold ‘Em is probably the world's most played poker game, and often has good returns. Two blackjack games, the traditional version, and Federal Pontoon, a variation in which the player is given more strategies for winning than in the classic version are offered here. Patrons may place wagers on the casino's Money Wheel here two nights a week as well.
Australian gamblers love to “play the pokies” or slots machines, and the Country Club Casino offers a wide variety of gaming machines for its patrons. Machines that offer the classic “line and reel” look, these machines also incorporate animated graphics and plots into these games. Several of the more popular gaming machines at the Country Club Casino also have been linked together to provide “progressive jackpots” meaning that a player could end up with tens of thousands of dollars in winnings. The Country Club Casino also offers a regular bingo tournament, with a thousand dollar purse for lucky players.
Everyone likes to feel special on holiday, so the casino offers a VIP program that allows for customized individual and group gaming for both interstate and international clients. The casino also offers periodic promotions, such as its Federal Rewards Gift Shop in which customers can earn points simply by playing its gaming machines, and apply them to a number of items, ranging from rice cookers to Blu-Ray players. (These points can likewise be earned by using one's credit card elsewhere in the facility).
The distance between Launceston Country Club Casino to Launceston proper makes it advisable for guests to bring their own transportation to see the surrounding area, but the facility does offer airport shuttle service and has recently entered into a pilot program with an area rental company to make rental cars available to patrons at the facility. As a result, it's easier than ever to visit this resort and explore its offerings.
Address: Country Club Avenue, Prospect Vale TAS 7250, Australia
Phone: +61 3 6335 5777