Best Places to Play Pokies in Canberra

Best Places to Play Pokies in Canberra
Best Places to Play Pokies in Canberra

Pokies in Canberra can be found at Canberra Casino, Clubs, Pubs, Hotels and on the Internet.

The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission regulates pokies, casino and gaming machine licenses, lotteries, sports, and race betting in Canberra.

At the time of writing this post, the total number of pokies allowed in the ACT was limited to approximately 4,000.

Besides pokies, you can also play lotteries in Canberra and instant-win Keno and Bingo games.

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

Canberra city
Canberra city

Where to play Pokies in Canberra

If you are looking to play pokies in Canberra, you can find them in the following locations:

  • Local Casino: Canberra is home to a significant casino called Casino Canberra. The casino offers a variety of gaming options.
  • Clubs: Social and sports clubs in Canberra also have gaming facilities that offer pokies.
  • Hotels: Numerous hotels in Canberra have gaming areas with pokies machines.
  • Taverns and Pubs: Some taverns and pubs in Canberra may also have pokies machines to play while enjoying drinks and meals.

The governance of wagering in the city has come under scrutiny over the last decade to help combat gambling problems. This has decreased Canberra’s community of hard-gamblers in recent years and an estimate of just 0.4% has been placed on the population that this addiction affects.

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Best places to play pokies in Canberra

1. Casino Canberra

Casino Canberra
Casino Canberra

Location: 21 Binara Street Canberra ACT 2601 

Phone:  +61 2 6243 3700

  • Casino Canberra is the only land casino in Canberra.
  • The casino doesn’t have pokies or electronic gaming machines, but you can find card games, poker, light Stadium gaming, and Money Wheel games.
  • It has TAB facilities like Keno and Bingo and Live Sports.
  • The casino opens daily from midday to 4 a.m.
  • Parking is located at the National Convention Centre Canberra off Constitution Avenue.

2. Clubs Canberra

Canberra Pubs and Clubs
Canberra Pubs and Clubs

Canberra’s clubs are widely popular for their pokies machines. You can find a venue offering them at your nearby pub or club.

Here are just some of the places you can play the pokies around the nation’s capital:

ClubServices
ACT Rugby Union Club – 51 Blackall Street, Barton

Opened: Monday to Friday: 11 am to 9 pm.
Quiz Nights
Cocktails
Watch Sports
No Smoking zone
Calwell Club – 1 Were Street, Calwekk

Opened: Monday to Sunday: 10 am to 4 am
Pokies Machines
Dining
Watch Sports
Smoking Not Allowed
Canberra Club – 45 West Row, Canberra

Opened: Monday to Friday: 11 am to 9 pm.
Happy Hour Specials
Cocktails
Watch Sports
Smoking Not Allowed
Canberra Bowling Club – 38 National Circuit, Forrest

Opened: Monday Closed, Rest days opened between 1am – 7 Pm
Barefoot Bowls
Pokies Machines
Watch Sports
Dining
Smoking Now Allowed
Canberra Deakin Football Club – 2 Grose Street, Deakin

Opened: All Days 11am to 11 pm
Croatian dishes and regular specials.
Sports bar
Gaming lounge
ACT TAB facilities
Smoking Not Allowed
Canberra Irish Club – 6 Parkinson Street, Weston

Opened: All Days 11.30 am to 11.30 pm
Live Music
Sporting Club
Drinks and Dining
Smoking Not Allowed
Canberra Labor Club – Chandler Street, Belconnen

Opened: All Days 10 am to 4 am
TAB Facility
Coffee shop
Free wifi
Lounge bar,
Watch Sports
Smoking Not Allowed
Canberra Racing Club – Randwick Road, Lyneham

Opened: All days 9 am to 5 pm
Horse Racing
TAB
Watch Sports
No Smoking Allowed
Canberra Tradesmen’s Union Club – 2 Badham Street, Dickson

Opened: Daily 7.30 am to 4 am
Happy Hour
Dine and Wine
Live sporting matches
Live music
Raffles
No Smoking Allowed
Civic Pub – 8 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Opened: Daily 12.30 pm to 1 am
Serves great cocktails
Has bar games
No Smoking Allowed
Eastlake Football Club – 16 Oxley Street, Griffith

Opened Daily: 10 am to 4 am
Pokies Machines
Dining
Watch Sports
Smoking Not Allowed
Hellenic Club of Canberra – Matilda Street, Phillip

Opened Daily: 9 am to 4 am
Gaming lounge
Sports Bar
TAB
Smoking Not Allowed
National Press Club of Australia – 16 National Circuit, Barton

Opened: Daily: 11 am to 10 pm
Live Music
Dine and Wine
Gaming Lounge
No Smoking
Southern Cross Club – 92-96 Corinna Street, Woden

Opened: Daily 8: 45am to 4 am
Themed Dining
Live Music
Scrabble Tournaments
Social Dance
Smoking Not Allowed
Spanish Australian Club – 5 Narupi Place, Narrabundah

Opened: 2 pm to 7 pm
Gaming Lounge
Dine and Wine
Sports Events
Smoking Not Allowed
Kingston Hotel – 73 Canberra Avenue, Griffith

Opened: Daily 11.30 am to 3 pm
Happy Hours
Cocktails
Pokies
Billiards
Smoking Not Allowed

3. Pubs

Assembly The People's Pub
Assembly The People’s Pub

Following pubs in Canberra offer pokies machines to play.

PubsServices
Assembly The People’s Pub: 11 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612

Opened: Daily 7 am to 11 pm
Live Music
Cocktails
The Durham Castle Arms Pub: Kingston Shops, 52-54 Jardine St, Kingston ACT 2604

Opened: 12 pm to 1 am all days
Live Sports
Cocktails
The Durham Castle Arms Pub: Kingston Shops, 52-54 Jardine St, Kingston ACT 2604

Opened: 12 pm to 1am all days
Craft Beer
Cocktails
Trivia
Live Music
Baso Canberra–  2 Cohen Street
Belconnen ACT

Opened: 11.30 am till late
Pool tables
Pinball machines
Live Music
Pokies Machines

Few other pubs also offer pokies and games to play.

Takeaways

Pokies at Canberra can be played at various clubs and hotels in Canberra that offer pokies machines.

Casino Canberra offers poker card games, Baccarat, Roulette, Pontoon, Money Wheel games, Stadium gaming for low-credit players and TAB games.

Whether you play pokies at Canberra or poker games at Casino Canberra, you should play within your spending limits and play responsibly.

FAQs

Is it legal to play pokies in Canberra?

Pokies in Canberra are legal to play at licensed hotels, Clubs, Pubs and Casino in Canberra.

What is the minimum age for playing pokies?

The minimum age to play pokies in Canberra is 18 years.

How are winnings paid at casinos in Canberra?

At land casinos, winnings over $1200 are paid in cheques, and winnings less than $1200 are paid in cash.

What is the minimum note that pokies machines accept?

Pubs, clubs and Canberra Casino pokie machines accept $5, $10 and $20 notes.

What is the maximum bet per spin?

$10 is the maximum bet per spin at pokies games.

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