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New Zealand – SkyCity to reopen Hamilton and Queenstown casinos

SkyCity Entertainment expects to reopen its casino and entertainment facilities in Hamilton and Queenstown from September 8 2021, following an announcement by the New Zealand Government on that the COVID-19 Alert Level for New Zealand, excluding Auckland, will move to Alert Level 2 from September 7 2021. SkyCity will reopen its Hamilton and Queenstown properties…

New Zealand – SkyCity forced to close in Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown

New Zealand casino company SkyCity is being forced to close its Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown casino and entertainment facilities due to an increase in COVID infections. SkyCity’s Auckland hotels will remain open to accommodate existing guests currently staying in-house, pending further advice from the New Zealand Government. The operator said: “These measures have been implemented…

New Zealand – SkyCity given more time to complete New Zealand International Convention Centre

The New Zealand Government and SkyCity have agreed to extend the long stop date for completion of the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) project from 2 January 2025 to 15 December 2027 under the New Zealand International Convention Centre Project and Licensing Agreement (NZICC Agreement). SkyCity’s obligation under the NZICC Agreement to operate the…

New Zealand – Weekend slots helping drive better than expected results for SkyCity

Following strong performance from electronic gaming machines at SkyCity Adelaide and from its offshore online casino SkyCity Malta, New Zealand’s SkyCity Entertainment says it will deliver better than expected results for its full year set to be announced in August. The company stated: “SkyCity has continued to see strong performance from its local gaming businesses…

New Zealand – SkyCity pulls the plug on international junkets

New Zealand casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has confirmed that it will no longer use junkets to bring in VIP players from other countries to its casinos. The move mirrors that of Australian casino group Crown, who after being found an unsuitable operator at the recent Bergin enquiry, opted to cease all arrangements with operators…

New Zealand – Sky City earmarks 2022 ‘to be back under full strength’

New Zealand casino group SkyCity Entertainment Group has said one of its main priorities for next year is ‘just to stay open’ with a two year path to recovery envisaged by its CEO. Speaking at the company’s virtual AGM, Chief Executive Graeme Stephens said: “It’s really only 2022 that we expect to be back under…

New Zealand – SkyCity Entertainment able to drop COVID restrictions in Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown

SkyCity Entertainment’s casino in Auckland will be able to return to normal operations this week, joining venues in Hamilton and Queenstown where social distancing and the wearing of masks are no longer needed. The operator said: “The SkyCity Auckland property will be able to operate without restrictions on mass gatherings and physical distancing requirements from…

New Zealand – Intralot signs contract extension in New Zealand until 2025

Intralot has announced that its subsidiary in New Zealand has signed a three year contract extension from 2022 to 2025 with a one-year option, with the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). The contract includes the provision of Electronic Monitoring Services to continue offering a comprehensive reporting, accounting, auditing and secure management of the country’s Class…

New Zealand – SKYCITY Auckland casino to close

SkyCity Entertainment Group is closing its SKYCITY Auckland casino and entertainment facilities and implementing physical distancing and hygiene requirements at its Hamilton and Queenstown properties. SkyCity’s Auckland hotels will remain open to accommodate existing guests currently staying in-house, pending further advice from the New Zealand Government. Appropriate physical distancing and hygiene requirements will also be…