Although the government in New Zealand does not grant any licenses to online casinos running their activities from the country, the situation is different when it comes to land-based casinos. There are currently six casinos in operation in New Zealander territory.
They are the Dunedin Casino, the Christchurch Casino, the SKYCITY Auckland, the SKYCITY Hamilton, the SKICITY Queenstown and the Lasseters Wharf Casino. Out of the six, the first three are the Kiwi land-based casinos that generate the most sales. We will talk about them in more detail.
The city of Auckland is considered to be the world capital of adventure. And even the SKYCITY casino strives to keep in line with that high status. In fact, at the SKYCITY Auckland, there is a platform 630 feet (192 meters) from the ground off which you can sky jump at speeds of around 53 miles (85 kilometers) per hour.
But the casino offers many other thrills that meet the needs and wants of virtually any visitor. There are high-class restaurants, live entertainment events and poker tournaments. At the SKYCITY Auckland, you will find more than 1000 table games and 1600 slot machines.
More than a casino, it is one of Auckland´s main touristic attractions, located at the heart of the city’s central business district.
This was the first casino to ever open in New Zealand, back in 1994. In 2004, SKYCITY acquired a 40% stake, making the Dunedin Casino the only casino in New Zealand with no involvement from SKYCITY.
The Christchurch Casino flaunts over 500 slot machines and 30 table games. Some of the most popular options are baccarat, poker and roulette. You will also be able to spend a great time at any of the three restaurants and two bars. Every week, there are live bands, DJs and entertainment acts at the Christchurch Casino.
Back in 1883, the fantastic Dunedin’s Grand Hotel came to existence. It was designed by the famous and accomplished Italian architect Louis Boldini. The Dunedin´s Grand Hotel was considered by many to be one of the most jaw-dropping hospitality projects in the entire Southern Hemisphere.
In 1999, the building went through an extensive repurposing development and it became the Dunedin Casino. To this day, the casino retains the exuberance and the splendor of the original construction as a differentiating factor.
Now, the Dunedin Casino offers almost 200 slot machines and many table games. Poker tournaments are frequent, as well as live entertainment sessions.
The main restaurant is fabulous. The overall atmosphere keeps in line with the majestic feel of the casino. However, unlike in most high-class restaurants, the menu includes actually good-sized portions. The delicious options are a great way to reenergize and decompress before or after your gambling session.
The casino is located at the very heart of the city of Dunedin, which allows you to quickly and easily visit many other points of interest.With all that is offered in these three New Zealander casinos in terms of gambling selections, food options and cultural events, it is no wonder that they are the casinos in the country that generate the most sales.