Innovation that Counts

Expanding our gaming & Entertainment business in Australia

In 2018, Delaware North acquired two Brisbane-area pubs and gaming venues, The Shafston Hotel and The Aspley Hotel, expanding the company’s Australia business into the gaming and entertainment industry, which will contribute to its collective think tank of hospitality leadership.

These acquisitions were quickly followed by the acquisition of Darwin Casino in the Northern Territory, which Delaware North rebranded as Mindil Beach Casino & Resort. The name pays homage to the iconic west-facing beach on the Arafura Sea that the venue has occupied since the early 1980s.

Delaware North consulted extensively with stakeholders from the Northern Territory Government, the Darwin Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and frequent visitors to the casino in formulating the new name.

Located on 30 acres of tropical, seaside gardens, the property features 600 electronic gaming machines, more than 30 table games, four restaurants, five bars, a beachfront resort, VIP super villas with gaming suites, a day spa and a variety of conference space. The 152 room hotel and resort is Darwin’s only one with a five-star rating.