For those in New Zealand with an appetite for high stakes, you will be satisfied. The country has six world-class casinos spread across both islands: Dunedin Casino, Christchurch Casino, SKYCITY Auckland. SKYCITY Hamilton, SKYCITY Queenstown, and Lasseters Wharf Casino.
May the odds be ever in your favor.
The Dunedin Casino is a perfect place to unwind or get lost in the excitement of the games. It’s located within the opulent Southern Cross Hotel building in The Exchange, which used to be the financial heart of the city of Dunedin. The gaming floor of the casino dates back to 1883 and has a definite old-world charm. Come to the casino hungry as their award-winning Grand Bar and Café is serving up delicious eats such as chicken satay.
At Christchurch Casino you have your choice of 500 game machines and 36 tables. The casino’s also home to the NZ Poker Championship. After gaming, check out the Monza Sports bar for a delicious pizza and live sports screenings or head to the Diamond Bar to drink a mojito under the glimmering 3,500 overhead crystals while listening to the bands performing every weekend.
The setting couldn’t be better. SKYCITY Auckland is located in the base of the impressive Sky Tower in the Central Business District of the city. The expansive casino has over 1,600 game machines and 100 gaming tables on two casino levels. If you need a break from the casino, the SKYCITY complex also has a theatre and 12 bars and restaurants.
This smaller casino has 330 gaming machines and 23 gaming tables. But it makes up for it with wonderful views of the Waikato River. With this casino being open 24-hours, you can play all night. Before stumbling back to your hotel room in the morning, check out the $5 breakfast at the Number 8 bar between 7-9am (yes, there’s bacon). If you’re seeking higher limits and a more exclusive atmosphere, be sure to step into the Macau room.
This casino located in the heart of Queenstown is a prime entertainment destination. It has 86 gaming machines as well as table games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Midi Baccarat, Caribbean Stud Poker and Texas Hold’em Poker, which can also be played online at http://www.casinoonline.co.nz. Savor some regional wine and New Zealand beef at the on-site Wild Thyme restaurant & bar. Also, don’t miss the free live entertainment and stand up comedy shows!
Lasseters Wharf Casino
Live life on the edge. Another casino on the Queenstown scene, this boutique casino may be small, but it has a large helping of fun. It’s located on the border of Lake Wakatipu with the Queenstown Bay and The Remarkables mountain range serving as a backdrop, making it a scenic hangout spot. They have classic and popular table games from around the world as well as slots. With their table limits as low as $2 NZ, it doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny to join!