SkyCity Queenstown casino

Tourism abounds in Queenstown, New Zealand. A major ski and snowboarding center with four nearby mountainous ski areas, as well as a jet ski, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and paragliding center in the summer.

This South New Zealand city attracts thousands of Kiwi’s as well as visitors from abroad each year. But it has another feature attraction as well. The spinning of the roulette wheel, the joys of being dealt 21 in blackjack, or the aligning of the reels of a slot machine or poker machine.

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About Sky City Queenstown casino

The later excitement, being provided in the midst of central Queenstown by the SkyCity Queenstown Casino. Kiwis and foreign visitors as well love to gamble and as a diversion from the rigors of snowboarding or white water rafting, the intimate atmosphere of the Skycity Queenstown Casino are a welcome diversion.

One of only six physical, land-based casinos grandfathered in by the 2003 New Zealand Gaming Act, the SkyCity Queenstown Casino has been proudly serving exciting but responsible gaming since it opened in the year 2000.

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SkyCity Queenstown casino’s entrance policy

Following New Zealand gaming law policies, those wishing to obtain admittance to the SkyCity Queenstown Casino must be at least 20 years old, as evidenced by their passport or other governmental ID.

Kiwi’s or visitors alike must not be intoxicated. The casino takes this rule very seriously, and the staff is trained to spot potential problems caused by the use of alcohol. You will not be admitted to the casino if you are intoxicated, and will be asked to leave if you cause a disturbance later on to guests or staff.

Smoking is prohibited by a country-wide statue in all facilities, and gambling establishments are no exception. The casino does, however, offer outside smoking balconies for smokers to take a break and not leave the casino

The dress code at the casino

Sky City Queenstown Casino takes its host responsibility to promote healthy gambling and therefore offers assistance to patrons, or their family members, at getting people help with gambling addiction problems. Patrons may self-identify to the casino, but the staff is well trained in spotting the problems of addiction.

SkyCity Queenstown Casino also has a dress code. Although hardly black tie, the casino prohibits hats, sleeveless shirts, motorcycle gang slogans, and disheveled dress.

SkyCity Queenstown casino’s location

The SkyCity Queenstown Casino is located in the heart of Beach Street in Downtown Queensland and has a gorgeous view of nearby Queenstown Bay, from its second-floor location.

There are many hotels, restaurants and shopping venues nearby. The casino opens at noon and is open till 4 a.m. with the exception of certain holidays such as Good Friday and Christmas.

Games at the casino

SkyCity Queenstown is admittedly small but intimate. The casino has approximately 86 slot machines and poker machines and has several tables offering

  • Blackjack,
  • Baccarat,
  • Roulette,
  • Caribbean stud poker,
  • and Ultimate Texas Hold’em,

The last two being a game where you bet against the dealer’s hand, rather than against other players. There are members of the staff standing by to help clarify any confusion of how the games operate, and to teach newbies the essentials of how to gamble on the games.

Premier rewards

Like almost every casino on the planet, SkyCity Casino offers a premier rewards program, and it’s free to join. The three basic levels for the casino’s reward system are the Ruby, the Sapphire, and the Gold tiers. Points are valued at $1 per 100 points and can be used in the casino for discounts on food and drinks, including at the Wild Thyme Restaurant.

Premier reward membership in the casino also enables patrons to be eligible for special cash drawings, as well as be invited to special promotions. The casino also rewards premier members with special premier bonus dollars, which can be used for gaming.

Promotional events

The casino frequently hosts specials events such as triple premier points Tuesdays, jingle games ( a form of musical bingo) and events such as the currently scheduled Goldigger cash prizes and the Men of Steel Ladies night.

The casino also offers special drink purchases such as the coffee with Bailey’s and chocolate mousse promotions, or for gamblers, select slot machines have super coins, where a delighted slot player can win everything from a souvenir to $200 cash.

The atmosphere at Sky City

With a little over 15,000 residents in Queensland and a lot of out of town visitors as well, SkyCity doesn’t pretend to be a Las Vegas-type megacasino. Instead, they offer what it is, a safe, fun environment to spend a few hours while enjoying gambling.

You can tip ultra-friendly dealers if you want, but don’t be terribly surprised if a dealer waves off your monetary tip with a smile, and indicates your patronage and having fun is enough benefit from you.

Conclusion about the SkyCity Casino

This casino offers a pleasant diversion from Queensland’s more physical activities, is easy to find in the center of shopping, has great food at a reasonable price, and offers a very pleasant casino to gamble at. The staff is well-trained and friendly.

Latest updated: April 12, 2019 | Writen by:

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