Founded 1980 Final Year 1982 Home Venue Dowling Street Stadium, Launceston Championships 1981
Ian Davies Cliff Martin
The Tigers entered the NBL competition with a grant from the Tasmanian Government and the support of the developers of the state’s second casino. Their highest profile player was 23-year-old Ian Davies, who played for the Australian team at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and later at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
In their first season the team finished ninth in the 12-team competition, winning nine of its 22 games. Davies was named in the 1980 All NBL First Team.
In the 1981 NBL season Launceston Casino City improved to 14 wins and finished fourth in the regular season. In the first semi-final, which consisted of a single sudden-death game, the Launceston Casino City defeated the Brisbane Bullets 71 to 69. They then met the Nunawading Spectres in the Grand Final at Apollo Stadium in Adelaide, which they won 75 to 54 to claim the NBL Championship. Their first and only championship in the NBL.
In their third and final NBL season in 1982, the Launceston Casino City won 5 games and finished 12th.
In 2009 it was reported that the championship cup and banner that was won by the team in 1981 was missing