Forget cuddling koalas or trekking in the outback. When your travels next take you Down Under, do something far more Australian—go gambling instead. The Australian love of punting often surprises first-time visitors who labor under the touching delusion that locals spend all their leisure time outdoors and not in smoke-filled gambling parlors. But New South Wales is reputed to be home to 10% of the world's poker machines. Many of them seem to be located in Sydney's sprawling Star City casino complex, tel: (61-2) 9777 9000, smack on Darling Harbour and one of the city's inescapable landmarks. With its 145,000-square-meter...
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