Don’t want to play on the tracks this Melbourne Cup? Why not head to the only place to play hard – Casino Canberra.

It’s the race that stops a nation and chances are you’ve taken a sneaky day off. The only thing left to do is head into Casino Canberra for a well-planned day surrounded by fantastic fascinators, priceless punters, dazzled dresses and Mad-Hatter themed entertainment. Plus, opportunities to win prizes and the pièce de résistance, the big race on the even bigger screen.

Gather the gang for the most enjoyable Melbourne Cup event, that won’t cost you a fortune, won’t leave you stranded on the tracks and promises loads of laughs.

We all want to have a great time on Melbourne Cup Day, however it can be exhausting when you drag yourself down to the race course and stand in the hot sun and lines all day. All the front runners are headed to Casino Canberra, whether it be for the free entry, the complimentary Chandon on arrival or the indoors party atmosphere; however if you choose to punt and play there will be a win if you’re at Casino Canberra.

As well as all the usual trackside activities, a free photo booth with race props for a digital share competition will be available for all your silly selfies and a DJ will be providing the beats all day!

To top it off, from 12.00pm to 3.00pm, enjoy live performances from vocalists M.C. Hayes Loau and Robyn Loau alongside specialty Mad Hatters Dances. Robyn Loau was a member of Australia’s biggest girl group, Girlfriend and recently toured with Peter Pan. Her brother Hayes Loau, who will be MC, worked with Kylie Minogue!

Exclusive meal deals and drink packages are available and from 12.00pm, Pimms and Chandon promos will keep the party vibe high. Ladies, fear not, this is a high-heel-friendly venue with plenty of seating available – so go big!

And it wouldn’t be Melbourne Cup Day without winners! There will be sweeps, best dressed and most lavish hat to coincide with the Mad Hatters-theme.

A $50 bonus bet with Ladbrokes punters club, a mantou platter special at $50, and lucky meal deals for $12 are a few of the other offers available for the day.

Your cup day doesn’t end at the finish line though; following the races, happy hour kicks off from 4.30pm – 6.30pm with endless Casino games including blackjack, poker, baccarat and American Roulette in a semi-private room to keep the party high-rolling.

This Melbourne Cup is sure to go off with a bang if your plans are at Casino Canberra. Everything you need for a good day– without leaving the city. If you pick just one winner, make it Casino Canberra.

Melbourne Cup at the Casino Canberra:
12 – 4pm with free entry
Complimentary glass of Chandon S on arrival
Address is 21 Binara Street, Canberra

Additional info: Casino Canberra encourages responsible service and consumption of alcohol. It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years. Penalties apply. Gamble Responsibly.

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