100xOdds
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September 20th, 2023 at 9:46:31 AM permalink
Going to those 2 countries next month.
Any current info on the casinos?
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DRich
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September 20th, 2023 at 10:12:20 AM permalink
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Going to those 2 countries next month.
Any current info on the casinos?
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It has been 20 years since I have been to the casinos there. At the time there was a total of two video poker machines.

Most of the pokies will look similar to the U.S. as we pretty much copied them 25 years ago.
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September 20th, 2023 at 2:37:59 PM permalink
Iím headed there next January. Whatís your itinerary? Cruise or solo? Iím doing 33 days traveling around and a 12 day elite cruise out of Brisbane. Have fun!
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September 20th, 2023 at 4:33:40 PM permalink
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Going to those 2 countries next month.
Any current info on the casinos?
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It has been 20 years since I have been to the casinos there. At the time there was a total of two video poker machines.

Most of the pokies will look similar to the U.S. as we pretty much copied them 25 years ago.
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It's only been 12 years since I have been to Sydney (Star) and Melbourne (Crown), but that's two more than I saw. Somebody at the time told me that Queensland (Gold Coast) casinos should have them. I did see a few at an RSL (I think that's the Australian equivalent of the VFW) pub once, but they had awful pay tables - the lowest payout required a pair of Aces.
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September 20th, 2023 at 6:54:53 PM permalink
I remember when Australian-style slots first hit Atlantic City. They weren't all that popular with the bus crowd, but eventually, they started to take over.
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September 21st, 2023 at 7:03:37 AM permalink
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I remember when Australian-style slots first hit Atlantic City. They weren't all that popular with the bus crowd, but eventually, they started to take over.
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In my opinion, the game Reel'Em In was the catalyst to make those style games so popular in the U.S.
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September 21st, 2023 at 9:13:00 AM permalink
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Iím headed there next January. Whatís your itinerary? Cruise or solo? Iím doing 33 days traveling around and a 12 day elite cruise out of Brisbane. Have fun!
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cruise.
french polynesia, a couple of cities in new zealand, and 5 cities in australia.
in brisbane, i'm going to the koala sanctuary. i prepaid $25 to hold a koala and get a pic taken with it
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September 21st, 2023 at 1:49:43 PM permalink
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Iím headed there next January. Whatís your itinerary? Cruise or solo? Iím doing 33 days traveling around and a 12 day elite cruise out of Brisbane. Have fun!
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cruise.
french polynesia, a couple of cities in new zealand, and 5 cities in australia.
in brisbane, i'm going to the koala sanctuary. i prepaid $25 to hold a koala and get a pic taken with it
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Thanks a bunch for telling me that. Iím on a plane but Iím going to book that asap. Who did you book it with?
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September 21st, 2023 at 3:51:59 PM permalink
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Iím headed there next January. Whatís your itinerary? Cruise or solo? Iím doing 33 days traveling around and a 12 day elite cruise out of Brisbane. Have fun!
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cruise.
french polynesia, a couple of cities in new zealand, and 5 cities in australia.
in brisbane, i'm going to the koala sanctuary. i prepaid $25 to hold a koala and get a pic taken with it
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Thanks a bunch for telling me that. Iím on a plane but Iím going to book that asap. Who did you book it with?
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If you are going to be in Sydney, the zoo there offers a behind the scenes tour where you get up close and can hold koala's, wombats, and Joeys. One of the funniest things I remember is my friend holding the wombat in her lap and it ripped a big fart. I literally fell down laughing.
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September 21st, 2023 at 6:21:02 PM permalink
Thanks a lot! I definitely plan on holding the farting wombat!
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September 22nd, 2023 at 12:34:02 AM permalink
I was in Sydney and Melbourne right before covid. If advantage slots are your thing the main casinos have loads of them. The little slots parlours attached to pubs (easily noticeable from the street by the green 'tab' sign) didn't have anything valuable that I noticed at the time, but I might have missed something.

If you have the time I strongly recommend the Phillip Island Penguin trail near Melbourne.
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September 22nd, 2023 at 4:38:07 PM permalink
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If you are going to be in Sydney, the zoo there offers a behind the scenes tour where you get up close and can hold koala's, wombats, and Joeys. One of the funniest things I remember is my friend holding the wombat in her lap and it ripped a big fart. I literally fell down laughing.
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saw that but not worth the additional cost to me.
Just $25 for holding koala
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