We all know the appeal of Vegas, the great strip, the bright lights, the fantastic hotels and casinos. It makes Sin City one of the most fascinating and intriguing places on the planet. Of course, nothing will ever compare to Vegas, but there are plans for Australia to build their very own casino and hotels, with the latest place being in Mildura, in north-west Victoria.  

Here we look at the plan and what it could mean for the area.

What’s it about?

The proposals include a convention centre, a five-star hotel and of course a casino, all to be added to Mildura, at the cost of a whopping £300m, although the long term benefits may make that seem a shrewd investment.

However, previous attempts to build a second casino in the city have failed, although developers are extremely hopeful that this will get the green light if they can gather enough public support, as the benefits are clear.

What are those benefits?

Yes, $300m would be an awful lot of money, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a useful investment for the city given the additional benefits that it would undoubtedly bring.

The obvious one is tourism to the area. Casino’s attract people, they are a great source of entertainment, whether it is the unpredictability of the blackjack hand or the nervous anticipation of waiting to see where the ball will land on the roulette table – casinos are fun!

So, having a casino, combined with a five-star hotel could do wonders for the area, not only would the locals love it, there will be people from all over the country and even further afield who will visit such an exciting area.

Of course, it would also create hundreds of jobs and could get the region bouncing in terms of the visitors, which again has a knock-on effect for other small businesses in the area.

Although, building what was described as one of the most ‘iconic and exciting’ projects for the region and nation will take a lot of time. So, head over to Lucky Nugget Casino to get your casino fix in the meantime. The great thing about the casino is this; whether you want to experience the excitement online or in the casino, the options are there, and the people of Mildura will be hoping another option comes their way in the form of this project.

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