Called the gateway to the South Island, Christchurch is known for its eclectic mix of history and modern entertainment. Centuries old stone building still stand in the city centre, although a number of them were destroyed during the earthquakes of 2010.
A mere 6 miles from the airport one can find the Christchurch Casino, a complex which boasts a large number of gaming options as well as entertainment and eateries. The casino is a must have on anyone’s list who is looking for a great night out in Christchurch.
The Gaming Floor
The actual gaming floor at Christchurch Casino is bedecked with 500 gaming machines, ranging from basic pokies to hugely advanced 3D games. Set up in neat rows, navigating the brightly lit floor is easy, and finding something to suit your taste a breeze.
Three reel, one armed bandit style machines offer the pure thrill of spinning reels without any distractions, evoking a time when silver coins came tumbling out of the slot like a shiny waterfall.
Modern day games, complete with animation and a story line, can be engrossing not only for the opportunity to win huge amounts of money but simply the game itself. Real money pokies NZ can be found on the casino floor, offering a number of jackpots including linked progressive prizes.
Table games represent the second large portion of the games on offer at Christchurch Casino. Favourites such as Poker, Blackjack, and Craps can be found in different varieties. There are a few lesser known games as well for those with a more adventurous taste. Friendly instructors are on hand to help you if you are not quite sure how to play or just need some advice.
Whetting Your Taste Buds
We all know that gaming can be a hungry exercise, which is why Christchurch Casino offers a range of bars and restaurants not only for those who are partaking of the gaming floor, but also visitors who simply wish to soak up the atmosphere and have a great night out.
The Grand Café is the main establishment found onsite, offering five star service with spectacular views of the city. Food ranges from succulent steaks to fresh seafood from the bay. Entertainment is provided on weekends, and special occasions can be catered for.
The rest of the restaurants include a taste of Asia with the Chi Kitchen, pizzas at Monza, or a burger at the Butcher’s Block. Monza offers live sports, many of which can be bet on online. The function room at the casino can be booked out for conferences or large parties, catered for by one of the onsite restaurants.
Living It Up
Gaming isn’t the only entertainment one can find at the Christchurch Casino. Many of the venues offer live entertainment on weekends as well as various events.
Monza has craft beer tasting and matching, while the Grand Café offers wine tasting. Quiz nights, live bands and all you can eat specials are just some of the things which one can do before or after trying their hand on the gaming floor.
NZ Poker Championships
Christchurch Casino is the home of the New Zealand Poker Championships. Players from all around the country gather in a knock out competition which is closely followed by spectators. With big prizes up for grabs, this is New Zealand’s finest Poker competition.