Wrest Point Casino, Granted the Heritage Protection

The first legal casino in Australia, Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Tasmania has been granted the permanent heritage protection by the state government.

 Sir Roy Grounds designed the Wrest Point Hotel Casino, and it was completed in the year 1973, to become the first casino to be granted a license, making it the first legal casino.

At the time of the completion, the 17-storey octagonal tower stood at 64metres was the tallest tower in Hobart, the title it retains to this date. The building ever since its existence has largely been untouched, but there are plans for a $70 million renovation of the venue. There will be an added private VIP gaming room, along with the upgraded Birdcage Bar, new dining areas and the revived water-front of the casino walkway.

According to the Tasmanian Heritage Council chair, Brett Torossi, the building is Tasmania’s one of the most notable tourist icons and its inclusion as a heritage site is a major step in shaping the capital’s character.

With the recent inclusion in the heritage listing of the Wrest Point Hotel Casino, it, however, remains unclear if it would affect the Federal group’s plans for the refurbishment of the hotel casino.

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