Category Archives: Land Based

News from New Zealand’s land based casinos.

SkyCity Auckland Starts $24 Million Upgrades

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SkyCity Auckland is New Zealand’s premier gambling destination, offering visitors a luxurious experience. To keep players coming back, the operator is always enhancing its property and the latest renovation will see SkyCity spend $24 million to upgrade its main atrium. The expensive makeover will improve all aspects of the main atrium in the SkyCity Auckland…

Net Entertainment Launches Land-Based Slots

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Net Entertainment is one of the most successful online slots developers in the gaming market. Now, the company will be bringing its collection of fun and exciting slots games to the land-based world through a new partnership with William Hill. Over the course of the past decade, Net Entertainment has launched dozens of online slots…

Casino Sends a Slot Machine Into Space

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Casinos sure love a good publicity stunt, and we’re always very entertained by operators’ attempts to do something crazy to garner attention. This time, the venue that has launched a publicity stunt is the Sobaba Casino in California – and, it will be sending the first-ever slot machine into space. On June 27th, 2015, Sobaba…

Skill Games Will Be Allowed On Slot Machines

As slot machine technology becomes more and more sophisticated, we are seeing all sorts of new special features introduced. Now, some slot machines will be able to offer players the ability to take part in skill-based in order to boost their bonus winnings. This week, Nevada lawmakers passed Senate Bill 9, which was originally brought…

Christchurch Casino’s Underground Lounge Opens on Friday

This Friday, Christchurch’s newest nightclub will open to the public. Mashina, located in the former underground car park of Christchurch Casino, will be making its debut this week, and members of the public are invited to check out this hot new venue. It has taken just over 3 months to build Mashina Lounge, and Christchurch…

The Greens Propose Harm Minimisation Strategy

Responsible gambling advocates argue that the SkyCity convention centre deal will be harmful to the local community. SkyCity Auckland will receive 230 new pokies and 40 new table games in return for building the capital’s new convention centre, and there are mounting concerns that this will cause an increase in problem gambling rates. To offset…

New Zealand Casino Operator Makes Big Plans in Australia

SkyCity is a casino operator that is based primarily in New Zealand. The gaming firm operates a number of casinos across the country, and has now decided to spread its wings in the Australian gambling market. Of SkyCity’s five properties, two are based in Australia. The company derives the majority of its business from Kiwi…

The Greens Protest SkyCity Deal With Cardboard Casino

The Greens have been against the SkyCity convention centre deal since Day 1. They have argued that the deal could be harmful, as adding 230 new pokies has the potential to cause an increase in problem gambling rates across Auckland. Now, to prove their point, The Greens plan to construct cardboard casino in Aotea Square…

Minto Accuses Mayor Of Flip Flop on SkyCity Deal

SkyCity’s convention centre deal has been a controversial issue in New Zealand. Many residents oppose the idea of relaxing local gambling laws in return for the casino operator’s offer to build Auckland’s new $402 million convention centre. One person that supported the plan from the beginning was Mayor Len Brown, but he has recently denounced…

Prime Minister Confirms SkyCity Convention Centre Job Estimates

Last month, Prime Minister John Key finalized the terms for the SkyCity convention centre deal. While the general public is concerned that the deal will result in increased problem gambling rates, Mr Key confirms that it will actually benefit the community by boosting the economy. To prove this, he has recently confirmed that the convention…