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Australia – SkyCity on course to unveil Adelaide Casino expansion in late November

The $330m expansion of SkyCity Adelaide Casino is due to open at the end of November with 120 rooms, restaurants, and a gym center with a spa, swimming pool and fitness center and a pub with 360 degree views of the complex. General Manager of SkyCity Adelaide David Christian said: “Some of the major attributes…

New Zealand – Sky City ‘encouraged’ by return to business despite limited capacity

New Zealand casino group Sky City has said trading has been ‘encouraging since the reopening of SkyCity Entertainment Group’s New Zealand casino, entertainment and accommodation facilities in Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown (excluding the Wharf Casino) on May 14 2020.’ Domestic customers have returned to the SkyCity properties despite limited capacity, restrictions around mass gatherings and…

New Zealand – Sky City announces redundancies as Sky Tower shines blue

Sky City’s Sky Tower in Auckland has been lit royal blue to acknowledge and support the tireless efforts of front-line emergency services staff engaged in the fight against COVID-19. The initiative was the suggestion of an Auckland Police officer, who wanted to thank medical workers that are putting their own lives at risk to save…

New Zealand – SkyCity applies to substitute tables for slots at Hamilton casino

In a first for the New Zealand casino sector, SkyCity has asked the New Zealand Gambling Commission for more slot machines at its Hamilton casino in place of live gaming tables, saying the ‘modest’ request has come from player demand. If approved the change would take the slot quota up by 60 machines to 399…

New Zealand – Design agreed for New Zealand International Convention Centre

The New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) project has now reached a significant milestone, with SKYCITY and the Crown agreeing on the Preliminary Design of the new building. The agreement follows a three-month review of the previous design, which was undertaken following confirmation from the Government that it would not be making any financial contribution…

New Zealand – Mixed year in New Zealand for Sky City

New Zealand operator Sky City reported a mixed year for the year ended 30 June 2014, with profit of NZ$123.2m. EBITDA for the year declined by $12.9m, down 4.3 per cent from $300.5m to $287.6m. Of this, $9.9m was attributable to the exchange rate impact of the strengthened NZ dollar and A$6.4m to the transformation…

New Zealand – Auckland’s SkyCity reports chewing gum slot scam

Auckland’s SkyCity casino has revealed how a player used chewing gum to jam poker machine cash slots before returning to help himself to other players’ winnings. According to local police, Paramasiven Moodley, 51, went to Auckland’s SkyCity casino on July 9 and placed a ‘chewing gum type substance’ over the coin-out device to prevent any…

New Zealand – Auckland gambling data proves key to drugs bust

Unusual gambling activity logged by New Zealand operator Sky City in the VIP lounge of Sky City Casino has helped police to a record drugs haul that could have created over $120m of the drug methamphetamine. New Zealand’s leading operator has said it has been fully compliant and that it has co-operated fully with the…

New Zealand – Problem Gambling Foundation claims casino slots are more dangerous

New Zealand’s Problem Gambling Foundation has told the Commerce Select Committee looking at the Sky City deal that would bring more casino games in exchange for the construction of the New Zealand International Convention that slot machines in casinos are more likely to lead to cases of problem gambling. If approved, the New Zealand International Convention Centre…