They keep getting bigger and bigger! We’ve looked at the Dunedin and Christchurch Casino - the latter bigger than the former. We were impressed with both but noted the sizeable differences between the two. Now we’ve taken a look at Skycity Auckland Casino and in all frankness, it’s a case of history repeating itself. If we thought that Christchurch Casino was big, and it is, we were out of our depths when we got to Skycity. Skycity Auckland Casino is ultimately a bigger casino that offers you more games, more restaurants and more bars. So in essence, this casino is bigger and from what we can tell, snazzier too.
Casino Games at Skycity
You can make a day of it at Skycity as the casino is open 24/7 – just like the online casinos we promote to New Zealand players. Skycity offers 1 600 machines and more than 100 table games. The machines are made up mainly of pokies games but also extends to other types like video poker. The table games are made up of the following gaming options:
- Rapid Roulette
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- Three Card Poker
- Pai Gow
- Money Wheel
- Tai Sai
- Lunar Poker
If you haven’t played these games before, Skycity will happily provide lessons on how to conduct yourself during your game play. They’ve even setup a free play online casino where you can sign up and play a set amount of casino games for free. The casino does not offer real play through its online casino. This is not the case with the online casinos we endorse. One similarity that our New Zealand online casinos share with Skycity is the learning initiative in that players can learn to play the games before playing for real cash rewards.
Restaurants & Bars at Skycity
Outside of playing games, Skycity Casino is big on dining. This casino has a total of 15 dining venues, each one as unique as the next. In fact, it’s quite staggering to say the least. Players and visitors will be totally spoilt for choice. Your pallet can source authentic cuisine from all around the world and all under the roof of the Skycity Casino. The following restaurants are waiting to be frequented:
- Gust at the Grand – Italian flavours
- The Sugar Club – upmarket dining all the way
- The Grill by Sean Connolly – uncomplicated and delicious
- MASU by Nic Watt - robata style cooking
- Jade Dragon – authentic Chinese dishes
- Federal Delicatessen – NYC style dining
- Depot – a great oyster bar
- Orbit 360° Dining - a rotating diner
- Fortuna – buffet eating all the way
- Bellota - Spanish cuisine
- Rebo – great for family meetups
- The Hot Wok – great variety
- The Deli – light meals and tasty snacks
- Sammy’s Place – an all-day anytime venue
What’s On at Skycity Casino?
Like the two we reviewed (The Dunedin and Christchurch) before it, Skycity Auckland Casino has quite a bit going on to put it lightly. In fact, if you went to their website and took a look at their activities to be found on the ‘what’s on’ page, you would find that there’s so much to do at this absolute multiplex of a casino. DJ’s, poker festivals, special buy-in promos, daily draws, bingo tournaments, weekend clubbing and live entertainment – it’s all going on at Skycity Auckland Casino.