New Zealand is not short of great casinos, which can be found on both islands. Ranked near the top of the list is SkyCity Casino which is situated in the heart of Auckland on the North Island.
One of the most beautiful places in the world, Auckland has a relatively mild climate which makes visits to the casino complex and its amenities all that much better. The gaming floor itself boasts a large number of a variety of games, ensuring that every visitor is bound to find something to their taste.
Bright Lights And Shiny Coins
The gaming floor itself at SkyCity Casino boasts over 1700 gaming machines and 130 table games. As pokies are the core of every great casino, SkyCity offers a range which runs from the old school, three reel, one armed bandit style to brand new 3D games.
Old school pokies bring out the nostalgia in players, focusing purely on the anticipation of the spinning reels. The newer 3D games are more like modern day computer games, complete with story lines, animation and of course the chance to win a boatload of cash.
Table games are an exciting way of interacting and meeting other people whilst standing the chance to win big. SkyCity Casino has every New Zealanders favourite games, such as Poker, Craps and Roulette. Blackjack NZ is another wildly popular game and has a number of dedicated tables set aside.
SkyCity Casino not only caters to tourists and locals alike but also has a number of dedicated VIP areas for those who wish to have their personal space. Many well known celebrities have been known to make use of the casino’s private gaming and accommodation areas.
Eight is the name of the private gaming room which offers an intimate and cozy space with a range of both table games and pokies. Two separate VIP clubs can be joined at the casino, each one offering access to different VIP options.
As with all great casinos in this day and age, SkyCity has taken the leap into the online casino world. A neatly laid out casino page can be accessed by members from a number of countries as long as they have created an online profile, and meet the legal requirements. Both table games and pokies are available online, many of which are linked to large progressive jackpots.
SkyCity is not all about gaming however, the complex boasts two separate hotels, each one with a different focus. The Grand Hotel is just as it sounds, a five star establishment of the highest quality. The SkyCity Hotel is slightly more relaxed, catering for those looking for an unforgettable, action packed stay.
Both hotels offer free Wi-Fi and access to a number of bars and restaurants. The Grand Hotel has a heated swimming pool, a 24 hour gym, and a day spa.
No less than 15 restaurants and bars can be found on the SkyCity complex, ranging from an ice cream café to a five star, gourmet steakhouse. Both day visitors and hotel guests are welcome, and as the casino is open 24 hours a day there is always something to eat and drink available.
The Sky Tower
Unique to SkyCity is the world-famous Sky Tower. Soaring 328 meters above Auckland, this landmark hosts a revolving restaurant at the top of it, as well as a number of extreme sports for those who wish to jump off high things.
The SkyCity Hotel and the Grand City Hotel both have a 5 out of 5 star rating.