Skycity Queenstown facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSkycity Queenstown
|Address||16–24 Beach Street, Queenstown, New Zealand|
|Opening date||7 December 2000|
|No. of rooms||0|
|Owner||SkyCity Entertainment Group|
The casino opened on 7 December 2000 – the fourth casino to open in New Zealand. The casino has eight gaming tables, an additional four gaming tables in the VIP room, and 86 gaming machines. The casino is authorized to offer a maximum of 339 gaming machines and 23 tables.
In 2012, SkyCity bought Skyline Enterprises' 40% stake in the casino, and became the sole owner of the casino, and as part of the deal, it sold its 41% shares in the Christchurch Casino to Skyline.
The casino's license currently runs until December 2025.
SkyCity Wharf Casino
In June 2013, SkyCity acquired Otago Casinos Limited, a subsidiary of Singapore’s Lasseters International Holdings Ltd., which had held the Wharf Casino operating license. It was rebranded as SkyCity Wharf Casino. The casino's license runs until September 2024. The casino is authorized to operate six gaming tables and 74 gaming machines.
To date, SkyCity Queenstown Casino Community Trust has donated more than NZ$1.92 million in grants to community groups and charities.
SkyCity Queenstown is also a major sponsor or co-sponsor of local events, such as SkyCity Gibbston Wine and Food Festival, American Express Queenstown Winter Festival and Gay Ski Week Queenstown. Since May 2016, it has sponsored the local ice hockey team, SkyCity Southern Stampede.
Skycity Queenstown Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.