Treasury Casino

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Treasury Casino and Hotel
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Location Brisbane, Queensland
Address cnr George Street and Elizabeth Street, Brisbane central business district
Opening date April 1995
Owner ECHO Entertainment Group
Website www.treasurybrisbane.com.au

The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It also houses a hotel, five restaurants, seven bars, and a nightclub. The casino is operated by ECHO Entertainment Group.

One percent of the casino's gross gaming revenue is deposited in the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund. This fund supports non-profit community based groups and is administered by the Government of Queensland.[1]

Origins[edit]

The casino and hotel occupy two of Australia's grandest heritage buildings, the Treasury Building, and the nearby Lands Administration Building. The buildings are separated by Queens Gardens. A 700-vehicle car park is located beneath the park.

Architecture and refurbishment[edit]

An early 19th century building with Edwardian-Baroque exterior designs and ornate colonnades, striking sandstone walls and six-story atrium, the historic Treasury Building houses a three-level gaming emporium of 80 gaming tables and over 1,300 gaming machines, and was opened refurbished as the Treasury Casino in April 1995. The hotel section of the Conrad Treasury Casino is housed in the former Lands Administration Building.

There are also function rooms, ranging from early 19th century decor to modern business meeting rooms.

Gaming[edit]

Conrad Treasury Casino building — Elizabeth Street façade (photo taken from Queens Gardens)
Treasury Casino at night, taken from the corner of Victoria Bridge & North Quay, Brisbane

Treasury offers a number of gambling games:[2] blackjack, Treasury 21 (a variant of Spanish 21), mini Baccarat (card game), Treasury Wheel (Australian Big Six wheel), Caribbean Stud Poker, roulette, craps, 3-card and Texas hold'em poker, Sic Bo, and slot machines.

Entertainment[edit]

In the evening there are dances and music bands. Poker tournaments have been held at the Treasury.

Proposed integrated resort[edit]

ECHO Entertainment Group launched an advertising campaign in July 2013 to promote the development of a new integrated resort in Brisbane. It said that it would relocate the Treasury Casino and Hotel and create a purpose-built entertainment precinct in line with the State Government's plans to revitalise the CBD.[3]

The proposed integrated resort would cost in excess of $A1 billion, funded by the company.

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Coordinates: 27°28′21″S 153°1′28″E / 27.47250°S 153.02444°E / -27.47250; 153.02444