Online casinos were the next best thing when they came about. Their easy accessibility makes it one of the most convenient gaming options around.
However, there are some things online casinos just can’t offer, for instance, the good old-fashioned casino atmosphere found at land-based casinos. Casinos are still relatively new in New Zealand with only 6 standing.
With their focus being quality over quantity, many come from all over the world to visit these top-class casinos. See our best picks of casinos in New Zealand.
Dunedin casino opened its doors in 1999. It is the only casino not owned by the SkyCity Entertainment Group and is one of the smallest but that hasn’t stopped them from providing players with stellar service.
In 1994 Christchurch casino was the first casino to open up in New Zealand and was acquired by SkyCity in 2004. With a favorable location close to Christchurch airport it is easily accessible.
They do however have a strict dress code but it is well worth the visit. Reasons being, the property has 3 restaurants, 2 bars and it houses the New Zealand poker championships.
Located in Queenstown, Wharf casino houses 75 slot machines and table games such as blackjack and mini-baccarat. With its beautiful lakeside view, this casino is one not to be missed.
The 3rd casino to open up in New Zealand, SkyCity Hamilton offers its players a variety of games. The casino has nearly 350 slot machines, over 20 table games and an 80-seater bingo room.
To make things even better, the property has a 10-lane bowling alley, and a fantastic games center for the kids. SkyCity are unique amongst the other casinos on this list as they were the first land based casino to create and online casino. SkyCity Online Casino is run out of Malta, which makes it completely legal for Kiwi’s to play there. It is also held by SkyCity Entertainment Group which means that it offers players a lot more security than other online casinos.
Although anyone would enjoy a high-quality casino, some are arguing that it has a negative effect on surrounding properties. How is that possible? There is of course another view and studies conducted to prove the positive effect of casino properties on surrounding properties.
Visit any of these amazing casinos to see if you agree with our list of the best land-based casinos, and contact us to let us know what you think.