Originally Posted by bigpick76
im wondering what casinos u guys are going to......do you have to knock a certain number of times on the door and give a secret password or some secret handshake to get in......just sounds kinda strange....
There are less than 10 casinos in all of Australia
. There are two that are an hour or so's drive apart (in Brisbane and the Gold Coast), every single other one is at least a plane flight away from all the others.
The one closest to me is Crown Casino in Melbourne, the one that hosts the Aussie Millions. Last I checked they had a $60 min / $80 max buyin at $1/$2 and a $50 min / $200 max buyin at $2/$3. I've also played at Star City in Sydney where they have a $100 max for $1/$2. In the past they've charged time and
raked each pot in cash games - I think Crown phased this out a little while ago but it was certainly the norm for a long time.
They don't have any competition so they can do what they like (private real-money card clubs aren't legal here either) and the reasons I speculated on above could be just some of the reasons they choose to limit their buyins.