We love holidays for all the usual reasons: to place an extensive body of saltwater between you and your d-bag office boss, escape the monotony of your existence, and experience firsthand the many but subtle ways in which the casinos abroad are different to the ones in your homeland. That last benefit is especially important to Australian visitors, who, according to a recent international countdown of the most trafficked tourism attractions in the world, have made the Crown Casino in Melbourne the most visited tourist destination in Oz.
Reports the Sydney Morning Herald: “Our top three tourist attractions are casinos, apparently, drawing more luckless losers from abroad than the Sydney Opera House. A list of the world’s top 100 tourist attractions marks Crown Casino
as Australia’s most popular destination, with 10.9 million people
visiting the Melbourne ”integrated resort” in 2010.”
Trailing the Crown is Gold Coast casino cum hallucinogenic carpet emporium Conrad Jupiters which snared 10.6 million visitors and The Star in Sydney which pulled 9
million. The Sydney Opera House in comparison attracted just 7.4 million visitors, which likely means that this should be our new tourism campaign.