4 Best Places to Play Pokies in Cairns

Pokies in Cairns

Pokies in Cairns can be found at local casinos, pubs, clubs and hotels.

Here are a few of the best places to play pokies in Cairns.

  • The Reef Hotel Casino
  • Brothers Leagues Club
  • Various pubs and clubs

Before visiting, it’s always a good idea to check the opening hours, specific pokies available, and any entry requirements of each venue.

You need to be 18 + years of age to play pokies in Cairns.

4 Best Places to Play Pokies in Cairns

1. The Reef Hotel Casino

Reef Casino
Reef Casino

Location: The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns City, QLD 4870, Australia

Phone: +61 7 4030 8888

Opening Hours: Sunday to Friday: 10 AM–2 AM; Saturday: 10 AM – 4 AM

How to reach:

Train: The Kuranda Scenic Rail runs inland from Cairns to the scenic town of Kuranda on the Atherton Tablelands.

Bus: Buses run regularly from Cairns along the coast.

Taxi: Rideshare apps Uber, Didi, Ola, and 1300 Rideshare are available in Cairns only, but taxi services are available in many other towns, such as Mission Beach, Port Douglas, and the Atherton Tablelands.

Dress Code: Neat and Tidy decent clothes.

Parking: Paid Parking

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Games to Play

Pokies: More than 450 pokies to play.

Denomination, ranging from 1 cent to 1 dollar, and a large range of progressive jackpot machines. 
TAB Mega Wall and dedicated Keno Lounge.

Casino Sports Arena on Level 2 has a TAB mega wall.
Poker: Texas Hold’em on the Level 2 gaming floor on Fridays & Saturdays.
VIP: The exclusive gaming room is by invitation only. There is also a high-stakes table gaming area located on the ground floor of the Casino
VIP: The exclusive gaming room is by invitation only. There is also a high-stakes table gaming area located on the ground floor of the Casino.

Did you know? I was not allowed to carry cameras, bags and no calculators.


2. Brothers Leagues Club

Brothers League
Brothers League

Location: 99-107 Anderson St, Manunda QLD 4870, Australia

Phone:  (07) 4053 1053.

Opening Hours: 7 Days a week: 9 AM – 4 AM.

How to reach: The club is easily accessible by car, bus, or taxi. If you are taking public transport, you can catch a bus from the Cairns CBD. The bus stop is located just a short walk from the club. You can also take a taxi from the CBD, which will cost around $10-$15.

Dress Code: The minimum dress code at Brothers Leagues Club is strictly Smart Casual at all times.

Parking: Free

Entry Requirements:

  • You are required to present your Membership Card upon entry into Brothers Leagues Club. Your Membership will grant you ‘Visitors Entry’ to reciprocal clubs.
  • You may sign in to 3 guests using your Membership Card when entering.
  • Children under 18 years can remain in the club until 10 pm and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Games to play

Pokies: Total 184 Pokies.

Popular Pokies: Dragon and Lightning Link machines. Cash Express, Ultra Hot Mega Link, Dragon Unleashed, Midnight Express, OutGrow, Choy’s Kingdom, Bull Fighter, Grand Star, Kraken Unleashed, Bubble Blast.
Bingo: 80 Gaming Machines.

Five sessions each week at the Auditorium.
Keno & TAB: Keno terminals are located at the Cashier and at both the Shamrock and the Q Sports Bar.

Full TAB service with four terminals and two self-serve terminals in the Q Sports Bar.
Poker: Texas Hold’em Poker tournaments.
Trivia: Every Tuesday night 

Current topics and full audio and visual questions.

Trivia is only $2 to play.

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3. Cazayls Social Club

Cazalys Social Club
Cazalys Social Club

Location: 344 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt QLD 4870, Australia

Phone: +61 7 4054 1464

Opening Hours: All Day 9 AM to 4 AM.

How to reach: Cazalys is conveniently located on Mulgrave Road, the main highway into Cairns City, and only a five-minute drive from the Cairns Esplanade.


The nearest stations to Cazaly’s Stadium are:

  • Mulgrave Street at Dalton St is 46 meters away, 2-minute walk.
  • Dfo Westcourt is 940 meters away, 13 min walk.

Bus: These Bus lines stop near Cazaly’s Stadium: 140, 142, 143, 143W

Dress Code:  Smart casual dress

Parking: Free

Entry Requirement:

For as little as $5, you can sign up to be a Cazalys Member. This will entitle you to many benefits, including discounts on bar and dining purchases, entry into exclusive members-only promotions, and access to local discounts.

Cazalys members also have access to the Cazalys app, which offers many giveaways.

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Games to play

Keno: Cazalys has six different Keno Terminals around the club, so you never have to go far. PLUS, over 20 Keno screens are positioned strategically throughout the Club, so you never miss a draw.
TAB: The TAB area is equipped with plenty of TV screens for you to watch every race live, with Sportsbet and Sky Channel covering all horse races all day
Keno: Cazalys has six different Keno Terminals located around the club so you never have to go far. PLUS over 20 Keno screens positioned strategically throughout the Club so you never miss a draw.

4. Cairns Pubs and Clubs

Red Beret
Red Beret

There are various pubs and clubs in Cairns where you can enjoy pokies, TAB and Keno.

Here are a few popular ones:

  • The Pier Bar: Has a bar, restaurant, and gaming lounge. You can enjoy pokies while taking in the scenic views of the marina.
  • Gilligan’s Backpacker Hotel & Resort: The venue includes a gaming room with pokies.
  • The Red Beret Hotel: 40 of the latest pokie machines with games such as Lightning Link, Dragon Link & Electric Cash.
  • The Cock & Bull: It houses a gaming room where you can find 45 pokies machines.
  • The Edge Hill Tavern: 45 of the latest gaming machines, Keno terminal, and link jackpots, including the latest Lightning Link machines

Some of the other clubs to play pokis are Cairns RSL Social Club, Dunwoody’s Tavern, Q-Sports Bar, Stratford Bowling Club, etc.

Final Thoughts

There was no dearth of places to play pokies in Cairns. The Reef Casino was the best place for me.

The pokies machines at these venues are powered by Aristocrat and Konami gaming.

The clubs and pubs offer TAB and Keno. The Bingo and Keno games have a huge jackpot, so I tried them.

Texas Holdem Poker games can be found at all the above venues and carry big prizes to win.


What is the legal age for playing pokies in Cairns?

You need to be 18 and over age to play pokies.

Where to buy chips to play pokies?

All chips can be purchased at the Cash Desk or gaming tables at the casino or club you visit.

What is a Card Play at Reef Casino?

Card Play is a transfer card system that allows you the flexibility of transferring credits & cash out on gaming machines without waiting for a payment slip. You can move easily between machines.

What automated table games can I play at Cairns?

Roulette, Blackjack + Vegas Star Multigame are easily found at Reef Casino in Cairns to play.

Can I play for free?

Unfortunately no. You cannot play for free but you can try your hand and ask the staff where you play to guide you to play.

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Kamal Kaur