Wrest Point Hotel Casino

Wrest Point Hotel Casino is located in the suburb of Sandy Bay in Hobart and is known as Australia’s first legal casino. Opening in 1973, this well-established casino has everything you need to ensure a memorable vacation near the coast.

This site has a storied past dating back to 1939 when architect Keith Wildman designed the Wrest Point Riviera Hotel, which was then built by Arthur Drysdale. It was purchased by Australia’s oldest hotel corporation, Federation Group in 1956 and, just 4 short years later, the owners applied for a gambling licence.

Wrest Point Casino Hotel is a mega-complex made up of 3 hotels, restaurants, casinos and more. Within the complex, you will find a wide range of services including an award-winning convention centre, luxurious spa and well-equipped gym and, of course, the casino.

In addition to the casino, you will also find Gaming on The Boardwalk where you can play lottery games like Keno, place a skilful sports bet or take a spin on one of the many electronic games available.

With a wealth of facilities to suit young and old, this hotel caters to gamblers, holidaymakers and families from all walks of life.

Venue Information:

Venue Online Presence

Gambling at Venue

  • Gambling age: 18+
  • Smoking allowed: In designated areas
  • Game providers: N/A
  • Number of pokies: 650+
    • Popular titles – 5 Dragons
    • Where’s the Gold
    • Magic Pearl
    • Moon Race
    • Saharah Gold
    • More Chillie
    • Dollar Bear
    • And many more…
  • Number of table games: 10+
    • Blackjack
    • Roulette
    • Federal Pontoon
    • Baccarat
    • Big Wheel
    • Rapid Roulette
  • Number of poker tables: 5+
  • Other games – N/A
  • Sports betting? – N

Entertainment and Amenities

  • Shows and excursions
    • Live entertainment
    • Concerts
    • Family-friendly shows
  • Amenities
    • Spa
    • Gym
    • Swimming pool
    • Convention centre
    • Guest laundry
    • Pier Access
    • Mini golf
  • Bars, restaurants, and clubs
    • The Point Revolving Restaurant
    • Boardwalk Bistro
    • Boardwalk Cafe
    • Kwan Ho
    • Buffet and Coffee Shop
    • Bird Cage Bar
    • Boardwalk Bar
    • Casino Bar
    • Level One
    • Riverview Sports Bar

Hotel Information

  • Number of rooms: 269
  • Number of suites: 10+
  • Price range: $131+

Additional Services

  • Secure parking: Yes
  • Shuttle services: Yes
  • Access to public transport: Ferry access, free airport shuttle

Overview of the Venue

Wrest Point is the place to be if you’re looking to spend some time near the beach. With its wealth of casino games and family-friendly entertainment options, you have the best of both worlds when it comes to gambling and spending quality time with loved ones.

There is a wide range of restaurants and bars where you can eat and drink to your heart’s content and make use of your choice using the free shuttle or ferry when it comes to exploring the area.

The hotel accommodation is top-notch with your choice of suites or rooms at between 3 and 4.5-star hotel venues which means you’ll find something perfect for your pocket.

Ample Amenities

Wrest Point has made sure to cover all their bases when it comes to providing absolutely everything a guest could need. Whether you’re visiting for a business conference or you’ve made the hotel the destination for your beach vacation, you will want for nothing.

From a spa for the ultimate in relaxing treatments to a gym and swimming pool, Wrest Point makes sure you leave well-rested and refreshed.

For the more practical, day to day needs, Wrest Point provides a Guest Laundry to ensure your R&R isn’t spoiled with dirty laundry when you get back home from your holiday.

And, when it comes to getting out and about, there is a free shuttle and access to the ferry to ensure you get to explore all Sandy Bay has to offer.

Choice of Hotels

You will find not 1 but 3 hotels at this resort casino which makes it a great option when it comes to that weekend away with the girls or bachelor party.

From the very high-end Wrest Point Tower with its luxury suites and conference facilities to the budget-friendly Motor Inn, the hospitality team would be delighted to chat about what you need and which option would be best suited to your budget.

Wrest Point Tower

This hotel is the jewel in the casino crown. Boasting a 4.5-star rating, you will find all the creature comforts of home, with a few extra luxuries. With spacious rooms and comfy beds, you will dream of all the things you will do and see get some rest after a long day.

Waters Edge

Waters Edge has a 4-star rating with stunning views of the Derwent River. The hotel rooms are light and airy and it is conveniently located within the vicinity of all your favourite amenities, which makes it very easy to explore this high-quality complex.

Motor Inn

Motor Inn is the mountainside counter to Waters Edge with all the fresh air benefits. With a 3 star rating, it will feel familiar and comfortable as you have access to all your creature comforts.

Award-Winning

Wrest Point was awarded two Tasmanian Tourism awards in 2018 for excellence in the Tourism Restaurant and Catering Services and Business Event Venue categories. These awards are rewarded on Tourism Excellence, Business Planning, Marketing, Customer Service and Sustainability.

The Business Event Venue category recognises venues who provide high-quality facilities designed for business events such as meetings, conferences and exhibitions. This is the second consecutive year Wrest Point has won this category. Wrest Point were winners in this category two years in a row.

Top Eatery

Home to the top restaurant of 2019, Wrest Point’s The Point Revolving Restaurant took home Tasmania’s Metropolitan Restaurant of the Year at the 2019 prize in the Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards.

The Point is just one of a wealth of eateries available to guests on the premises where every taste is catered for.

A few of the other restaurants you will find on the premises include a bistro, buffet restaurant, a selection of bars and an Asian eatery.

Convention Facilities

Wrest Point won the Business Event Venue Award 2 years in a row for its top-quality conference facilities. Given the diverse nature of services on offer on the property, it’s a no-brainer when it comes to keeping them in mind for your next business meeting.

Your delegates will thank you for finding a location that is not only surrounded by beautiful scenery but also has all the wind-down facilities to ensure they can take a load off after a long day.

Entertainment Excellence

Aside from the casino facilities which would delight gamblers of all ages, families are well catered for with facilities for mini-golf and free movies if you belong to the rewards club.

Entertainment is what Wrest Point is known for. Their concerts on the laws often echo across the bay as rock concerts attract crowds from near and far.

While the hotel was known for an elaborate cabaret show in the 70s, they make sure they offer a range of live show throughout the year that will enthral grown-ups and kids alike.

Casino Games

As Australia’s first legal casino, Wrest Point offers table games, electronic games, tournaments and more. Whether pokies and lottery games like Keno or poker and table games are more your style, you’ll find everything you need at Wrest Point.

The live dealers who are professional and knowledgeable are ready to host you every afternoon where you can play until the early hours of the morning. Set your stake from as little as $10 but be prepared to dig deep for those high-stakes, VIP games.

Table Games

Get your pulse racing when the table games open from 2 pm until 2 am (Sunday Thursday) and 4 am (Friday and Saturday) each day, with a host of table options starting at $10 and higher stakes in the VIP Gaming Room.

The tables are offered with a wide variety of stakes, so you’re bound to find something to suit your pocket, whether you’re a casual gambler or you take your games of chance more seriously.

Electronic Games

With more than 650 gaming machines Wrest Point Casino offers a large selection of both the latest games and some classics. Offered in a range of denominations from 1c to $1, along with both linked and progressive jackpots, you’re sure to find your favourite game to play.

Games you will find in this category include:

  • Pokies
  • Video poker
  • Lottery games

With 4 decades in the business, you’re bound to find your favourites and discover a few new ones.

Tournaments

Wrest Point plays host to Poker and Blackjack tournaments throughout the year where you can win large cash prizes from the pool or spot prizes. While they don’t currently feature pokie tournaments, they may well add this option in the future.

Pros

  • Conveniently located near the beach
  • Wide range of entertainment options
  • Family-friendly venue
  • Award-winning conference facilities

Cons

  • Stay and play packages a little limited
  • Limited tournaments

Top 5 FAQs

What casino games can I play at Wrest Point Hotel Casino?

If you’re over the age of 18, you’ll have access to brilliant casino games which include pokies, video poker machines, keno, and more.

Which restaurants are available at Wrest Point Hotel Casino?

Yes, you will find a wide range of bars and restaurants on the property. Take your pick of delicious dining options and find the perfect restaurant to suit your tastebuds.

Has Wrest Point Hotel Casino won any awards?

Yes, they recently won awards for their conference facilities and The Point Revolving Restaurant took home the top prize at the Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards in 2019.

Can I host an event at Wrest Point Hotel Casino?

Yes, the events team would be more than happy to discuss what you need and do their best to accommodate you.

Does Wrest Point Hotel Casino host live shows and concerts?

Yes, they are a popular choice for bands and family-friendly shows. Be sure to check their schedule for more information on which shows will be available next.