Palm trees on beach at sunset | Darwin, Australia


1979: Don Casino opens at the Don Hotel on Cavenagh Street in Darwin. It’s the first casino in Darwin and only the second in Australia.

1983: The license is transferred to the Mindil Beach Casino. Soon after, the Northern Territory Government acquires it, along with the Alice Springs Casino. A joint venture between Greate Bay Casino Corp and Aspinall Holdings is established to operate the two casinos.

1985: Mindil Beach Casino is renamed Diamond Beach Hotel and Casino.

1995: MGM Grand acquires the property and renames it MGM Grand Darwin.

2004: SkyCity Group acquires ownership of the Darwin Casino and Hotel from MGM Grand and rebrands the property, SKYCITY Darwin.

2019: SKYCITY Darwin joins the Delaware North portfolio of unique gaming and resort properties and renames the property as Mindil Beach Casino Resort.

Today, with hospitality by Delaware North, creating unique experiences one guest at a time is our mission.

As stewards of the property, Delaware North operates responsibly and protects natural and cultural resources while supporting sustainability and the environment.

Mindil Beach Casino Resort is proud to be an essential part of the Darwin community. Delaware North is honoured to showcase Mindil Beach Casino Resort and this magnificent region.