Has anyone been to Casino Canberra lately? I don’t really want to speak bad of the place but I can’t help but notice that it has gone downhill in the last few months. The last time I was in was March, we had a great time then but this time we just found it to be a downer. I guess for me what it was that the decor is really dated, having been in Sydney and going to Star City it is easy to see why the place is so unappealing to people.
I always found the people who were at the Casino (the workers I mean) to be a large part of what made the place a fun place to be but the other day when we were in I would have to say that none of them looked at all eager to be at work. At the bar it was hard to get someone to crack a smile and forget the tables they were equally unwelcoming.
I read in the paper that they are petitioning the government to get poker machines, perhaps it could be a great revenue raiser for them but in reality would we notice if the Casino weren’t there anymore? I mean what would set it apart from the local clubs aside from the obvious regular patrons. The response seems to dictate that the general public is against more poker machines in Canberra, I found it a bit disturbing that their spokesperson felt that there was no reason why there couldn’t be. In this day an age isn’t it obvious that poker machines are bankrupting our society?
It’s a little bit sad because I remember it for what it was back in the day when it was the place to be in Canberra but the place has seen better days. It’s a shame I like many others feel it could be more.