Casino is a part of the beautiful Richmond Valley located on the banks of the Richmond River. Numerous parks and gardens make up this picturesque town and it is only 45 minutes from the stunning beaches of Evans Head. Surrounded by natural beauty, the Richmond Valley is home to many national parks and a huge variety of birdlife in the wetlands. A platypus pool near the town centre offers visitors a rare viewing of these shy creatures. Known as the Beef Capital of the Northern Rivers, Casino attracts enormous crowds each year for the Beef Week celebrations in May.