Country Club Casino

Country Club Tasmania is a casino in Launceston, Tasmania, owned by Federal Hotels. It is Tasmania's second casino. It is also used for a variety of local events and is home to an 18-hole golf course. Targa Tasmania uses the casino as a starting point for the race.

Country Club Tasmania
View from the front of the casino with the Watergarden to the left and the main entrance to the right.
Location Prospect Vale, Launceston, Australia
Address Casino Rise
Opening date1982
Notable restaurantsThe Watergarden
OwnerFederal Group
WebsiteOfficial site

The casino licence was originally supposed to be granted to a rival to Federal Hotels, who own the license to the Hobart casino, as well as a monopoly over all poker machines in the state. However, through successful lobbying the license for the second casino was also given to Federal Hotels.[1] The casino was soon dominated by over 500 poker machines on the floor.[2]

At the 2018 election, Rebecca White, the Labor opposition leader is promising to remove all pokies from pubs and clubs leaving the two casinos as the only location for pokies. They cite the research that shows improved health and economic benefits for this policy. Federal Hotels, the owners of the poker machines, and the Liberal premier, Will Hodgman, oppose the policy.[3][4]

See also

Further reading

  • Green, Anne (2006). The Home of Sports and Manly Exercise : Places of Leisure in Launceston. Launceston City Council. ISBN 0-9596090-7-5.


  1. (1 March 2017). "Tasmania got gamed". The Monthly. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. "Tasmania Casinos in Australia - Tasmanian Gambling and Gaming - Hobart". Australian Gambling. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  3. Morton, Adam (28 January 2018). "Battle over poker machines to take centre stage in Tasmania's election". the Guardian. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  4. "Tassie Labor 'won't dump' pokies policy". SBS News. Retrieved 28 January 2018.

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