When you go to a casino, you want to relax and be able to play without any care in the world. You are gambling, having some drinks, eating good food and meeting new people; the last thing you want to worry about is your personal safety. Although the majority of casinos in the US can guarantee your safety; such is not the case abroad.

Everybody knows that Australia is a beautiful country with beautiful people, but is also a pretty tough place to live, and we are not only talking about crocodiles, snakes and spiders!

Apparently, in Australia you cannot be so carefree in your gambling either since it features one of the most dangerous casinos in the world right now according to the famous gambling news site Gambling911: The Jupiter’s Gold Casino. If you are planning on visiting this casino, you should do it with a couple bodyguards or a good bulletproof vest (at least that would be my plan).

The Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino on Broadbeach is a famous establishment on the Gold Coast that recently has gotten infamous instead of famous. So, why is this casino considered to be the most dangerous casino not only in Australia, but around the world? According to police reports, in the last couple of years the number of assaults and offenses that occurred in this casino doubled the ones of the Treasury Casino in the city of Brisbane, one of Queensland’s biggest towns. The Jupiter’s casino is so dodgy that the sources of these assaults usually preferred to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation from the thugs that circle or are inside the premises.

In 2009, the Queensland Police disclosed some information that really backs up this gruesome reputation. Maybe I am a bit of a wimp, but these figures really make the hair on the back of my neck stand up! Perhaps, it is because it’s the opposite to the kind of casino environment I am used to here at Silver Oaks Casino! According to the reports, there were 350 reports of criminal behavior at the casino. To put it in perspective, one offense was committed PER DAY at the Jupiter’s during the whole on 2009, and they were no small or petty crimes!

Apart for the usual drunk and disorderly felonies, the police responded to calls denouncing rapes, extortion, serious assaults, car stealing, theft, etc. As a total, over 18 of these cases were considered incidents of the most serious nature. In addition, there were more than 230 charges that involved illicit drug activity and the like.

Now, the Jupiter’s is not the only Australian casino that had some crime issues. For example, model and fitness trainer Holly Graham was shot by her former boyfriend Todd William Devaney while working as a yoga instructor at the exclusive Sydney’s Star City casino gym. Luckily, she lived to tell the tale and Devaney is now serving time behind bars. But going back to Jupiter’s, the owners are now taking action to reinforce the security levels of their casino in the hopes that this negative reputation can be turned around!

Luckily, when playing at Silver Oak Casino, the only thing you need to worry about is when to take a break from your computer to fix yourself a nice drink and some delicious grub and put on some cool tunes! Truly, nothing beats playing from the comfort of home while you win money and have fun playing the loosest slots and coolest table games in the business!


Simon is an overactive gambler and the Staff Writer here at Silver Oak. He loves casino bonuses, online slots, and using the em dash too often. Currently, he rests his typing hands in Vancouver, Canada.