ghs wrote:I totally agree with both comments above.
The casino only ever seems to be busy on the weekends when there's events on at Adelaide oval, but then
they would have to pay their staff around $40 to $45 per hour on the weekends. Skycity also has to pay more for
electricity here in SA then the other operators interstate.
During the week there's not much to bring people into the city. As Algernon stated it's a lot easier for people to play pokies in the suburbs.
The high rollers from overseas are more likely to frequent the bigger cities.
I thought the state government and Skycity had an agreement which meant that Skycity had to finish the expansion by mid 2019 ?
You cant find anything to do in the city during the week? If you cant find anything to do in a city like Adelaide, then chances are high that in a city like Melbourne or Sydney you'd be shit your pants(literally and figuratively) and confine your self to a hotel room for the duration of your visit.
High rollers from overseas actually do visit Adelaide casino.
Most high rollers in the real world prefer to stay low key when they are gambling. Most of them aren't Hollywood celebrities in search of the paparazzi cameras.
Obviously a small venue like SkyCity isn't going to attract the upper echelons that places like Crown does. Crown has it's own fleet of luxury vehicles and a private jet on standby for high rollers.
I'm not sure you grasp the concept of a casino and entertainment venue, since you're comparing it to a suburban pub with two dozen pokies.
I mean, have you actually set foot in a casino?