The Star Casino Partnering the Ritz-Carlton Hotel


The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will sign a partnership with the second largest casino resort in Australia, The Star Casino. The planned six-star resort will introduce 400 more rooms and apartments. Other facilities include:

  • A rooftop terrace;
  • A restaurant;
  • Two gym areas;
  • Wellness centre;
  • A sky lobby with views on the harbour;

Read this article to find details about the companies which will partnership for the 500 million USD business in Pyrmont and some interesting facts about gambling in Australia.


The Star Casino

The Star Sydney is one of the largest casinos in Australia, occupying the second place, after Crown Casino in Melbourne. Located in Pyrmont, Sydney, the previously-called Sydney Harbour Casino opened its gates in September 1995. Since then, it met a continuous development, now having the following facilities:

  • Two casino floors with various electronic games and heaps of table games;
  • Fifteen exquisite, fancy bars and restaurants you can relax in after a long gambling session;
  • Over 350 hotel rooms, ready for your trip;
  • Marquee, a nightclub operating since 2012;
  • Theatre and event centre, to taste some bits from the Australian cultural background;


The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel is an American company based in Maryland, United States, which owns almost 100 opulent hotels all over the world. The first Ritz-Carlton Hotels opened in Europe in the early 20th century. The first countries which had Ritz-Carlton hotels in the early 1920s were:

  • Argentina;
  • France;
  • Italy;
  • Switzerland;
  • The United Kingdom;
  • The United States;


Gambling in Australia

Having the highest gambling rate in the world, Australia tops the others with a percent of 80% of adults engaging in a gambling activity. While gambling is a fun activity which should strictly be done for entertainment, many gamblers become addicted to it and transform it into a serious health issue. One percent of the Australian adults experience addiction symptoms, while 2% are at risk of developing them. These are some of the authorities which deal with licenses and regulations in Australia:

  • Australian Capital Territory Gambling and Racing Commission (ACT);
  • New South Wales Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (NSW);
  • Licensing Commission (Northern Territory);
  • Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (Queensland);
  • Independent Gambling Authority (South Australia);
  • Tasmanian Gambling Authority (Tasmania);
  • Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (Victoria);
  • Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor (Western Australia);