After the news of Echo Entertainment winning the bid of the new casino in Queens Wharf, Brisbane, we are glad to announce that they will be installing 868 poker machines before opening. They have also been given the green light to include 2500 Pokie machines in the casino; however they are not too sure if they will all fit in the facility as the original plans did not make space for that, they are however reviewing these plans to determine how they can make them all fit. What this means is that they won’t necessarily use all machines, but over years they will look at expanding.
Facts about pokie and poker machines:
New South Wales has approximately 97,000 pokie machines which is half of the countries machines
Queensland has over 45,000 poker machines
New Pokie machines are valued at AU$100,000
A spokeswoman for Queen’s Wharf said the casino section of the development “takes up just five per cent” of the space and would bring benefits similar to “what World Expo and South Bank” did. “The Queen’s Wharf Brisbane licensee will have an entitlement to 2500 gaming machines, although not all machines may be installed at opening,” she said.