The Star is a gambling venue located on the Gold Coast about 60km south-east of Brisbane, Australia, with this area known as the glitter strip. The Star is the only casino on the Gold Coast and features many tables, poker machines, accommodation and dining facilities. The Star Casino on the Gold Coast is definitely a gambling venue in Queensland that you should visit, with it a feature of this part of the world.

Gambling at The Star, Gold Coast

The Star Casino cuts an imposing picture in the Gold Coast sky.

Gambling on the Gold Coast is dominated by The Star, with this the only casino located in this part of Queensland. Located in Broadbeach, about half an hour drive from the Gold Coast airport, The Star is about 90 minutes drive from Brisbane and is definitely frequented by players from here.

The Star was Queensland’s first casino when it opened in 1985 and has grow into a venue with close to 600 rooms. This includes the well-known Jupiters Theatre, which underwent a major upgrade in 2012 and continues to be one of the area’s prime entertainment venues.

The gambling at The Star (when there is not a pandemic on) is available 24/7 and features all of the games you would expect. This includes over 1400 poker machines and close to 100 tables, which have good variety in table limits, with something to suit all types of players.

Sports betting is also prominent at The Star, with this hosted in several bars, where you can also watch upcoming matches, including AFL, NRL and other popular sports with Aussies. Remember Australian betting sites are also available for sports betting, with these accessible 24/7 and amongst the best in the world.

Star Poker Gold Coast is one of the biggest features of the casino, with this venue often hosting APL Million events in the past. In our experience there is some really good action on the table at The Star, which is open to all members of the The Star Club (the VIP program of the casino).

Linked jackpot pokies are also available at The Star, with these types of slots often paying out millions of dollars. Some linked games worth player at The Star include Dollar Storm and Dragon Link.

Table games available at The Star

Accommodation at The Star, Gold Coast

There are several different options for your accommodation needs at The Star on the Gold Coast, with these The Darling and The Star Grand. These accommodation options are both within walking distance of the gaming floor, meaning you can gamble and stumble into bed easily (which is a favourite past-time of ours).

The Darling

The Darling Gold Coast opened in March 2018 and has quickly become one of the most popular places to stay on the Gold Coast. The Darling is opulent to say the last, with a variety of rooms up for grabs, to suit middle to high budgets.

Originally opened in time for the Commonwealth Games, The Darling features 57 suites ranging from anywhere from 70m squared to 328m squared. Basically there is a room for most types of tourists to the Gold Coast.

From your room at The Darling you will have access to all of the gaming facilities, while there is also a gym, swimming pool and various bars in the same complex.

The Star, Grand

While not quite as luxurious as The Darling, The Star Grand is five star accommodation that is perfect for those looking for a gambling sessions close by. Renovated in recent years, The Star Grand has got everything you could possible want, and it’s located close to the gambling floor, which is what we are looking for.

The Star GC Q and A

In this section of our The Star Gold Coast guide, we will answer any questions our readers put to us. If you have any questions you want answered email us ( or message via the box below.

Does The Star Gold Coast have an online casino?

No, there are no legal online casinos in Australia, which means The Star does not have an online gambling site attached to it.

Where to play pokies on the Gold Coast?

The Star is one of the best venues on the Gold Coast to play pokies, although there are other pubs and clubs with poker machines available in 2021.

Is The Star Gold Coast good?

Yes, while it is not as big as other casinos in Australia, it is a quality, unique gambling venue with a strong reputation.

The Star, Gold Coast review verdict


The Star is definitely worth a visit if you are a gambling enthusiast and you are visiting the Gold Coast. They have a strong mix of slots and table games, while the table limits will suit most types of players. The fact you can stay in glorious accommodation, before slipping over to the tables is also a cool feature of the The Star at the Gold Coast. The dining that is available is also outstanding, with several of the Gold Coast’s best restaurants located in this entertainment precinct.