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The casino gets a failing grade

johnboy 2 March 2009 26

The all seeing eye has noticed an outsider’s view of our casino:

    the Entrance of the casino was sooooooooooooooooooooooooo superrrrr ??? can!

    gosh. unlike the grand entrance of Starcity… Casino of Canberra.. look.soo.. dodgy!

    even the carpark is rather empty! gosh!

    i was still worried that i wld gt lost coz i forgt to bring my phone.

    we took like 10 mins to find the stupid entrance. – which is very far away frm the carpark .. n hidden!

    faint!

    n.. the.. casino.. is.. a freaking… conventional hall!

    seriously! .. tts it????

    OMG. ONE barrcarat table!!! TWO pontoon table… n 2 blackjack tables.. some poker table. n erm. some other random tables. TTS ABT IT!

    wtf!

So is it just what one would expect for a city of 300,000 people who are mostly able to figure out the odds of winning in a casino?


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candelabra candelabra 11:07 am 03 Mar 09

I know i expected more the first time i went to our casino after seeing all the fancy ones on TV!

shauno shauno 8:29 pm 02 Mar 09

And the funny thing is that drug dealer gambled 1 million dollars though there in a few months and thought he wouldn’t get noticed haha

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 7:47 pm 02 Mar 09

Primal said :

I took some visiting friends past the place for a quick look one day, and despite our sub-par attire the guy at the door was happy for us to wander inside. Not what I’d call an inspiring venue by any means.

I posted in another thread a few weeks ago that I briefly visited the Casino on NYE with some interstate friends and was amazed by the slack dress code. The place was full of bogans with ‘Megadeath’ type t-shirts and faded jeans. They do need more than one bar, service was slow, more to do with the volume of people (and the fact that people seemed to think the bar was a place stop and talk – if you aren’t buying drinks find somewhere else to chat), rather than the slow staff.

bubzie bubzie 7:09 pm 02 Mar 09

oh my god.

harvyk1 harvyk1 5:55 pm 02 Mar 09

captainwhorebags said :

One of my co-workers did a stint there years ago as a croupier and assures me that the casino exists primarily for the local Asian diplomatic community.

Yeah that doesn’t surprise me.

p1 p1 5:38 pm 02 Mar 09

Yeah been there a couple of times. It kinda feels like a dodgy back room, plus they failed casino building 101 – the exit is easily to find.

Failed x2 if the entrance is as hard for stupid people to find as the original post suggests.

captainwhorebags captainwhorebags 4:59 pm 02 Mar 09

One of my co-workers did a stint there years ago as a croupier and assures me that the casino exists primarily for the local Asian diplomatic community.

harvyk1 harvyk1 4:55 pm 02 Mar 09

Yeah been there a couple of times. It kinda feels like a dodgy back room, plus they failed casino building 101 – the exit is easily to find.

p1 p1 4:45 pm 02 Mar 09

Pretty sure I have been there twice. I remember because there were several years in between, and I’m pretty sure the place had not changed at all. Even down to the same middle aged Asian business men loosing their money at the tables.

Primal Primal 4:41 pm 02 Mar 09

I took some visiting friends past the place for a quick look one day, and despite our sub-par attire the guy at the door was happy for us to wander inside. Not what I’d call an inspiring venue by any means.

I am given to wonder what sort of impact the lack of pokies in the place has on its attraction to the more casual gambler.

Igglepiggle Igglepiggle 3:51 pm 02 Mar 09

I’ve lived in Canberra for 8 years now. Haven’t been tempted to go there yet.

proofpositive proofpositive 3:43 pm 02 Mar 09

Skidbladnir said :

Apparently RiotACT hates non-Western characters. ç

I knew it… confirmation that this site is racist!

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 3:19 pm 02 Mar 09

So this is how people communicate with each other now?

gingermick gingermick 2:56 pm 02 Mar 09

Yep. If they match your singlet.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:30 pm 02 Mar 09

Will the Casino let you in if you are wearing thongs?

caf caf 2:27 pm 02 Mar 09

I’m guessing that the database backing RiotACT is set to USASCII or similar. Anyway yeah the Canberra Casino is pretty damn unimpressive. Can’t really imagine James Bond dropping by.

Kizzle Kizzle 2:25 pm 02 Mar 09

Yeah it is pretty average. But damn, reading that was painful.

ikarus ikarus 2:21 pm 02 Mar 09

no to mention the service at the casino is a joke.. looks like the guys workin behind the bar have had one to many joints before work. it takes like half an hour for them to get through 10 people..

Americanberran Americanberran 2:20 pm 02 Mar 09

I contributed $200 to the cause.. wasn’t even offered water. Yup, nothing like losing.. and getting a parking bill, just when you thought you had left the scene of the crime.

johnboy johnboy 2:20 pm 02 Mar 09

Or my mac doesn’t.

Oh well.

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