Mindil Beach Casino Resort is a casino based in Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia, located on the Timor Sea.

Formerly known as SkyCity Darwin, Mindil Beach Casino was sold to United States-headquartered company Delaware North, which rebranded the venue to match its location.

Mindil Beach Casino boasts more than 600 gaming machines and 20 tables with the games including blackjack, roulette, baccarat and Texas Hold’em.

Mindil Beach Casino Resort also has high-quality accommodation available, although this was largely interrupted in 2020 because of the global coronavirus problem.

Mindil Beach Casino details

Opening Hours:
Monday-Thursday 2pm-1am
Friday 2pm-4am
Saturday midday-4am
Sunday Midday-Midnight

Address: Mindil Beach, Gilruth Ave, Darwin City NT 0820

Phone number: (08) 8943 8888

Mindil Beach Casino games

Mindil Beach Casino is one of two gambling venues in the Northern Territory with table games.

Mindil Beach Casino Resort has more than 600 gaming machines, including games with denominations as low as 1 cent per spin, right up to the maximum $1.

The pokies games at Mindil Beach Casino also include several progressive jackpot systems that are well known in Australia, with these being the Dragon Link and Lightning Link machines. These games essentially take a small portion of each spin on connected pokies games across multiple venues and put this money in a jackpot, which can often reach into the tens of thousands of dollars.

The Mindil Beach Casino is also one of two venues in the Northern Territory that is allowed to host table games, with the other being the Lasseters Hotel Casino in Alice Springs. The NT Government cannot approve any more casino licences in the territory without the approval of these two venues.

The table games at Mindil Beach Casino include classics such as blackjack and roulette, with these two types of games probably the most popular in the venue. You are also likely to find baccarat tables open at peak times.

For VIP casino players Mindil Beach does have dedicated areas which feature both table games and electronic poker machines. The two VIP areas are known as the Lucky North Club VIP Gaming and the Arafura Room.

Another gambling game available at Mindil Beach Casino is NT Keno, which mirrors the Keno games from around Australia. For those new to the game it is essentially like a super-charged version of lottery with draws taking place every few minutes. Players can win up to $1 million playing Keno.

Sports betting is also available at SkyCity Darwin, with several popular sports bars having TAB facilities. The other option is to wager with the top betting sites in Australia, with many of these licensed by the NT Government but allowed to operate all over Australia.

Poker at Mindil Beach Casino

Mindil Beach Casino is the only poker venue in Darwin and there is some decent action going down. For instance cash games run Thursday-Sunday with table limits available for both VIP and low-limit players. Blinds begin at $1/$2 and progress all the way through to $100/$500 (max).

Every second Saturday Mindil Beach Casino runs a poker tournament, with the buy-in/entry fee worth $160. The buy-in secures you 10,000 chips with registration starting from noon.

Mindil Beach Casino poker updates are generally given via their Facebook page.

Our Mindil Beach Casino review verdict

While Mindil Beach Casino is not the most flash casino in Australia, it definitely has its charm and the fact it is the only one within hundreds of kilometres of Darwin makes it even more attractive. We found the slots selection to be outstanding at Mindil Beach, with all of the latest games from industry leaders available. While we think the table games are well worth checking out, we would love to see some more depth in this area of the casino. Overall, visiting and writing a Mindil Beach Casino review was a pleasure, a one-of-a-kind gambling experience in Australia, and we look forward to returning there soon.