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New Zealand – SkyCity says COVID vaccination passport will be needed to enter casinos

SkyCity Entertainment Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Ahearne has announced that COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates (CVC) will soon be a requirement for entry to all SkyCity sites across New Zealand. Mr Ahearne said the decision will ensure that SkyCity has in place the highest available levels of protection against COVID-19 for its people and customers to…

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…

Australia – SkyCity begins staged opening of delayed Adelaide expansion

SkyCity has confirmed its delayed A$3330m Adelaide expansion development will open in a staged manner to the public. The news follows an announcement by the South Australian government lifting certain Covid-19 restrictions implemented in November which saw Adelaide casino and entertainment facilities subject to a maximum capacity limit of 100 people per venue. As of…

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 – SkyCity to begin reopening its casinos tomorrow

SkyCity Entertainment Group will begin reopening its casinos in Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown following confirmation from the Government that New Zealand will be moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 on May 14. SkyCity Entertainment Group Chief Executive Officer, Graeme Stephens, said SkyCity is committed to delivering robust health and safety standards to manage the risks…

New Zealand – SkyCity hopeful of reopening casinos in two weeks

SkyCity Entertainment Group is gearing up to a reopening of its New Zealand casinos in two weeks following the COVID-19 closures. The operator has also kick-started several redevelopment projects. The operator said: “The New Zealand Government has indicated that New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 3 for at least two weeks and that an…

New Zealand – Positive domestic sector offsets SkyCity’s weaker international performance

SkyCity Entertainment’s results for the first half of the 2020 financial year demonstrated an underlying positive performance from the New Zealand businesses and a satisfactory performance from Adelaide, offset by a weaker performance from its international operations. Chief Executive Officer Graeme Stephens said the company’s core New Zealand businesses have slightly exceeded expectations in 1H20,…

New Zealand – SkyCity becomes first casino to launch Lucky 6 in New Zealand

New Zealand casino group SkyCity Entertainment plans to roll-out Lucky 6, a baccarat side bet, to its gaming floors in New Zealand and Australia. It will be the first operator in New Zealand to offer Lucky 6, a side bet where the players wins if the banker draws a winning total of six. It pays…

New Zealand – SkyCity staff to strike in Auckland over pay for ‘unsociable hours’

Over 850 members of staff at New Zealand operator SkyCity have voted to strike in Auckland in the hope it will convince the operator to pay more for working unsociable hours. Almost 900 of the casino’s employees are members of Unite Union with 97 per cent voting for strike action from August 31 to September…