Pokies in Tasmania

There are around 3,700 pokies gaming machines throughout Tasmania, located across the state in its hotels, clubs, pubs, RSLs, taverns and inside its two land based casino venues. All pokies machines (and other casino games) are regulated by the Department of Liquor and Gaming, and all pokies games must meet a minimum return to player percentage of 85 per cent.

Facts about pokies in Tasmania

Tasmania is a popular destination for Australian and international tourists, with approximately one million people visiting the state every year. The population of Tassie is around 515,000, with just over 200,000 of the population residing in the state’s capital, Hobart. The state has a rich gaming environment, with a host of clubs, hotels, RSLs and taverns hosting pokies machines and video poker, along with two luxury casino venues that also feature quality accommodation, dining and entertainment facilities.

Some other important features attached to the state’s pokies gaming machines include:

  • Winnings over $1,000 are to be paid out by cheque
  • Notes are not accepted in any pokies machines
  • A minimum spin rate of three seconds
  • A maximum wager per spin of $5
  • A maximum of 30 pay lines
  • No limit on winning payouts
  • 24 hour gambling available inside casinos only
  • Classic and progressive jackpot pokies are available to play

Tasmania’s land based casino venues

  • Wrest Point Casino – 410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay
  • Country Club Casino – Country Club Avenue, Prospect Vale

Hobart’s Wrest Point Hotel Casino is one of the top attractions in Tasmania, and was Australia’s first ever licensed land based casino gaming venue to be built, opening on February 10, 1973. It features 650 pokies gaming machines, along with other favourites such as blackjack variants, roulette games, poker, baccarat, sic bo, video poker and more. Minimum and maximum bets per spin on the pokies are $0.01 and $1.00 respectively, with several denominations in between.

Launceston’s Country Club Casino is Tasmania’s other prestigious gaming, accommodation and entertainment complex, and was opened in 1982. It boasts an 18-hole championship golf course as well as a premier golf driving range. It boasts 535 slots machines spread across two gaming floors, along with other popular games like blackjack, pontoon, roulette, poker against the dealer, baccarat, video poker and more. Minimum and maximum bets per spin on the pokies are also set at $0.01 and $1.00 respectively, with several denominations in between.

Pub, club, hotel, RSL and tavern pokies gaming venues:

  • Alexander Hotel – Formby Road, Devonport
  • All Year Round Tavern – Wellington Street, Launceston
  • Argosy Motor Inn – Tarleton Street, East Devonport
  • Beach Hotel – Wilson Street, Burnie
  • Beauty Point Waterfront Hotel – Flinders Street, Beauty Point
  • Beltana Hotel – East Derwent Highway, Lindisfarne
  • Bridge Hotel Motel – Montagu Road, Smithton
  • Bridport Hotel – Main Street, Bridport
  • Brooker Inn – Brooker Highway, Moonah
  • Campbell Town Hotel – 118 High Street, Campbell Town
  • Central Hotel Hobart – Collins Street, Hobart
  • Claremont Hotel Motel – Main Road, Clarement
  • Club Hotel Glenorchy – Main Road, Glenorchy
  • Commercial Hotel – George Street, Launceston
  • Derwent Tavern – Main Road, Bridgewater
  • Devonport RSL – McFie Street, Devonport
  • Dover RSL – Chapman Avenue, Dover
  • Dunalley Hotel – Arthur Highway, Dunalley
  • Edgewater Hotel – Thomas Street, East Devonport
  • Elimatta Hotel – Victoria Parade, Devonport
  • Elwick Hotel – Maid Road, Glenorchy
  • Empire Hotel – Orr Street, Queenstown
  • Foreshore Tavern – South Arm Road, Lauderdale
  • Formby Hotel – Formby Road, Devonport
  • Furners Hotel – Reibey Street, Ulverstone
  • Glenorchy RSLA – Main Road, Glenarchy
  • Granada Tavern – Main Road, Berridale
  • Grand Hotel – Main Road, Hounville
  • Gray’s Hotel – Macquarie Street, George Town
  • Heemskirk Hotel Motel – Main Street, Zeehan
  • Hobart Midcity Hotel – Bathurst Street, Hobart
  • Hotel Federal – Goldie Street, Wynyard
  • Hotel Tasmania – Charles Street, Launceston
  • Kendells Hotel Motel – George Street, Scottsdale
  • Kings Meadows Hotel – Hobart Road, Kings Meadows
  • Kingston Hotel – Channel Highway, Kingston
  • Lighthouse Hotel – Victoria Street, Ulverstone
  • Lords Hotel – King Street, Scottsdale
  • Mackeys Royal Hotel – Gilbert Street, Latrobe
  • Mornington Inn – Cambridge Road, Mornington
  • Mowbray Hotel – Invermay Road, Mowbray
  • Neptune Grand Hotel – Main Street, Penguin
  • New Norfolk Hotel – High Street, New Norfolk
  • Newstead Hotel – Elphin Road, Newstead
  • Olde Tudor Motor Inn – Westbury Road, Prospect
  • Orford Blue Waters Hotel – Tasman Highway, Orford
  • Park Tavern – Invermay Road, Launceston
  • Pembroke Hotel – Gordon Street, Sorell
  • Pier Hotel – Elizabeth Street, George Town
  • Quality Hotel Gateway – Fenton Street, Devonport
  • Queens Arms Hotel – Wellington Street, Longford
  • Queens Head – Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
  • Queens Head Inn – Main Road, Perth
  • Queenstown Railway Hotel – 27-35 Driffield Street, Queenstown
  • Regatta Point Tavern – Regatta Point, Strahan
  • Risdon Brook Hotel – 691 East Derwent Highway, East Risdon
  • River Arms Hotel – Crescent Street, Ulvertsone
  • Riverside Hotel Motel – West Tamar Road, Riverside
  • Seabrook Hotel Motel – Bass Highway, Somerset
  • Shearwater Tavern – Main Street, Port Sorelli
  • Sheffield RSL – Main Street, Sheffield
  • Shoreline Motor Hotel – Shoreline Drive, Howrah
  • Snug Tavern – Channel Highway, Snug
  • Somerset Hotel – Wragg Street, Somerset
  • St Helens RSL – Quail Street, St Helens
  • Sunnyhill Tavern – 59 Castlemain Road, Ravenswood
  • The Black Stallion Hotel – George Town Road, Rocherlea
  • The Brighton Hotel Motel – Midland Highway, Brighton
  • The Top Pub – Anges Street, Roseberry
  • Top of the Town Hotel Motel – Mount Street, Burnie
  • Waterfront Hotel – Cambridge Road, Bellerive
  • Welcome Stranger Hotel – Harrington Street, Hobart
  • Westbury Hotel – Bass Highway, Westbury
  • Wharf Hotel – 10 Goldie Street, Wynyard

Reports suggest that the pokies revenue from the two Tasmanian casinos as well as from all the other pokies gaming venues across the state, is approximately $215 million per year.

Online pokies gambling for real AUD money

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