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Thanks for the shots.

This one just reminds me how unclear we are about how they intend to resolve the level changes between the bridge, the promenade and the Intercon.
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Wow amazing shots Plasmatron. The building looks amazing in that light.


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I had a look earlier today, the extension is just a big room full of poker machines. There was f... all people there as well. I was most disappointed.
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I had a look earlier today, the extension is just a big room full of poker machines. There was f... all people there as well. I was most disappointed.
What did you expect, SkyCity to adhere to their promise of more gaming tables? I don't think the majority of football/sporting punters who are most likely to frequent this place would even know how to play most of the games offered at the tables. Besides, poker machines average in the suburban pub $50,000 a year in net intake (last I checked) so the average machine at the casino will probably bring in four/five times that amount per-annum and the take up far less space than any gaming table would. The crown jewel of this whole precinct upgrade is a entertainment dud and would have been better off as a whole entertainment precinct with high end retail components and performance venues and so forth on the adjacent site of the InterContinental and Riverside building; couldn't expect too much from the amount of space they had to do this upgrade, we should just be glad that the building looks half decent otherwise the encroachment on the Festival Centre and the covering up of the Railway Station rear would be for nothing.
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Mate, at least a nice view of the river and Adelaide oval would be nice on the northern side. It felt like I was inside a maze of poker machines. It's terribly disappointing.

I would be interested in knowing how Skycity is going financially. They must be suffering due to the lack of attendances at the oval. Today was the opening day and it felt like I was the only one there.
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Mate, at least a nice view of the river and Adelaide oval would be nice on the northern side. It felt like I was inside a maze of poker machines. It's terribly disappointing.

I would be interested in knowing how Skycity is going financially. They must be suffering due to the lack of attendances at the oval. Today was the opening day and it felt like I was the only one there.
Not disagreeing with you by the way, it's incredibly disappointing. We were never going to have ourselves a Crown Casino, and that's not a bad thing at all. But I would have hoped that considering the boutique nature of our casino that they might have tried to embody a Monte Carlo type vibe and give the high-rolling type tourists something to travel here for, not to say there isn't room to do this in the future and remove poker machines but it seems unlikely now considering that room would be lathered in power points. For the record, always preferred the idea of a casino in the Sir Samuel Way building; decent sized and versatile footprint, central location which might have hopefully re-centralised the night activity in the city back towards Victoria Square.
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ghs wrote:Mate, at least a nice view of the river and Adelaide oval would be nice on the northern side. It felt like I was inside a maze of poker machines. It's terribly disappointing.

I would be interested in knowing how Skycity is going financially. They must be suffering due to the lack of attendances at the oval. Today was the opening day and it felt like I was the only one there.
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This whole gambling game is bad news anyway. To me the question is how do they cater to the non gambler and to those that have been how is the decor etc?
Outside it certainly - the actual building that is - look good. But as people have said , it appears to lack integration although it's still got a bit to go.

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Spent some time at the Rooftop bar Sol tonight, 10/10 venue, only 2kw rivals it imo
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citywatcher wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:45 am
This whole gambling game is bad news anyway. To me the question is how do they cater to the non gambler and to those that have been how is the decor etc?
Outside it certainly - the actual building that is - look good. But as people have said , it appears to lack integration although it's still got a bit to go.

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It's true that gambling is bad news, however a lot of people go to Crown Melbourne for other things besides
gambling. I also agree that there's no integration at Skycity, it's more of a rabbit warren full of poker machines.
I think it's an absolute disgrace.
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citywatcher wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:45 am
This whole gambling game is bad news anyway. To me the question is how do they cater to the non gambler and to those that have been how is the decor etc?
Outside it certainly - the actual building that is - look good. But as people have said , it appears to lack integration although it's still got a bit to go.

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It's true that gambling is bad news, however a lot of people go to Crown Melbourne for other things besides
gambling. I also agree that there's no integration at Skycity, it's more of a rabbit warren full of poker machines.
I think it's an absolute disgrace.
Have you had a good look? I think it’s been integrated well with the existing casino, the new bars and restaurants are also external to the casino itself so for two of the restaurants and one bar you don’t even have to enter the casino. If you do want to enter the cas there is another bar downstairs and a top notch sports bar upstairs. Got to remember this area isn’t even complete, with the main open space entrance from King William road not even being open yet. Do agree that there is too many poker machines but this upgrade still adds around 15 tables.
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cmet wrote:
ghs wrote:
citywatcher wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:45 am
This whole gambling game is bad news anyway. To me the question is how do they cater to the non gambler and to those that have been how is the decor etc?
Outside it certainly - the actual building that is - look good. But as people have said , it appears to lack integration although it's still got a bit to go.

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It's true that gambling is bad news, however a lot of people go to Crown Melbourne for other things besides
gambling. I also agree that there's no integration at Skycity, it's more of a rabbit warren full of poker machines.
I think it's an absolute disgrace.
Have you had a good look? I think it’s been integrated well with the existing casino, the new bars and restaurants are also external to the casino itself so for two of the restaurants and one bar you don’t even have to enter the casino. If you do want to enter the cas there is another bar downstairs and a top notch sports bar upstairs. Got to remember this area isn’t even complete, with the main open space entrance from King William road not even being open yet. Do agree that there is too many poker machines but this upgrade still adds around 15 tables.
That's good to hear.
I was more thinking about the Plaza itself , the retail area that will eventually be there etc. It's vital they get it right. Some people have commented negatively on what's been done so far. For e.g. the escalators.

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I can't speak for the new casino expansion as I haven't been yet. But I'm currently on holiday in Darwin and went to the Mindil Beach casino last night (formally Skycity Darwin until its sale early in 2019).

Anyways, I only visited the casino area last night and can safely say it's a far more polished and pleasant experience than the old Skycity Adelaide casino. So let's hope for $330 million it's a huge improvement on the old.

I read a bit of info on the sale of Skycity Darwin, for $188 million, the company basically said it needed the cash to focus on it's other Australian operation(s), namely Adelaide.
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Earlier this week I was walking around the new Casino and took a few photos, unfortunately they are taken at night time, so the photos are not the best.

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