Casino is the next town encounted in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW when heading south (or north) towards Lismore and the coastal regions. Casino is another town that exudes confidence and wealth. Casino is also a pretty town that has all essential services.

The town is named after the Casino Station, owned by Clarke Irving, which was named after Cassino (near Monte Cassino) in Italy, with which it has a sister city agreement.

Casino is among Australia's largest beef centres. It is the regional hub of a very large cattle industry and positions itself as the "Beef Capital" of Australia, although the city of Rockhampton more rightfully claims this title. In addition it is the service centre for a rich agricultural area.

Each year the town celebrates Beef Week. It was cancelled in 2007 due to the drought. In 2008, Casino hosted Beef Week from 27 May to the 3 June.

Casino is situated on the main railway and Casino railway station is the terminus of the daily Country Link Casino XPT from Sydney and there is a daily service to and from Brisbane via the Brisbane XPT.

Casino has a number of classic and old NSW pubs. The Cecil and Tattersall’s are worth a really good look over.

The Casino War Memorial is primarily the cenotaph in the centre of town, but has other memorial acknowledgements.

The Casino Museum is near town central but easily missed.

All congregational churches are represented and some nice old buildings are in use.

The United is a quite striking building. The Anglican is traditional and the Catholic is almost a cathedral. Be sure to check inside.

Casino is a great town and an extended visit would be an easy choice.

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