Gateshead Tavern Gaming

Hunter Group Holdings
Lake Macquarie City Council

Design brief

The Gateshead Tavern has a spectacular, new gaming room designed by Eight Six Design.

Located just 10 kilometres from Newcastle’s central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie the brief for the new VIP room called for a dynamic gaming experience that can increase the number of current machines and whilst maintaining patronage comfort and privacy.

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Gold laser cut screens create a sense of opulence to the small gaming room


Design Statement

Gold laser cut screens create a sense of opulence to the small gaming room

Created with full smoking in mind, the new outdoor gaming facility offers a casino-style environment. Vibrant custom carpet is balanced by the recessed laser-cut panelled ceilings which were designed to shimmer and glow, drawing patrons into the space. Low maintenance gardens and hardwearing cladding where specified for the exposed areas.


  • Small footprint.
  • Existing location of the gaming room resulted in restricted opening locations for open-air requirements.
  • Maintaining a functional floorplan that keeps the existing bar and staff areas connected to the new gaming room.


  • An open and efficient floorplan that encourages maximum return but also provides for privacy for the patrons
  • The new gaming venue integrates well with the existing hotel


Carpet: Brintons

Gaming Bases: Capital Design Works

Seating: NuFurn

Laser Cut Screens: Mink Flamingo 

Cladding: Cemintel Barestone

Eight Six Design: Hospitality Gaming Room Designers


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