New Zealand Casinos to Reopen

New Zealand Casinos to Reopen
New Zealand Casinos to Reopen

New Zealand casinos are set to reopen their doors to their public. This was as the lockdown restrictions were reduced.

The land-based casinos are set to have their doors open on the 14th of May 2020.

However, even as the doors of the casinos there will be still be strict measures taken by the casinos.

SkyCity Reopens NZ Casinos

SkyCity Reopens NZ Casinos
SkyCity Reopens NZ Casinos

SkyCity Entertainment Group announced that it will reopen some 3 of its casino in New Zealand.  However, the Australians venues will still remain closed. The casinos will open their doors on May 14 in these three locations Auckland, Hamilton, and Queenstown.

Reopening the NZ Casino is good for SkyCity Group. This because when the pandemic began they had to lay off close to 200 employees. And to make sure that they could manage their funds, they had to stop all expenditure projects. During the lockdown period, the company noted that it was loosing close to NZ$90 million which is equivalent to US$53 million per day.

NZ Casinos Reopening Conditions

The land-based casinos are set to reopen, but there will be very strict conditions that they have to follow. If you do not feel that you are ready to go to the land-based, you can always play your online casino gaming just like you used to. However, if you want to stretch your legs a bit, visiting any of the reopened NZ casino should do you good. But before you decide to go, allow us to note down a few of the conditions that have been set in place.

  1. There should be no more 100 people present at the same time. This number includes both guests and staff.
  2. Entry to the casinos will be limited to the SkyCity Premier Rewards Tier members. This will be done to keep track of the visitors at the casino. The casino will also allow for guest to sign up for membership on the spot.
  3. Separation of the gaming floor to maintain a limited number of people.
  4. The pokie machines will be set up to comply with social distancing and there will also be fewer seats at the casino table games.


The SkyCity CEO Graeme Stephens assured all the visitors and staff that they have a plan to make  sure that everyone will be kept safe. He also went on to thank everyone for their patience with them during this hard time.

New Zealand Casinos to Reopen FAQs

[accordiongroup id=”27″][accordion group=”27″ title=”When are New Zealand Casinos reopening?” active=”true”]NZ casinos are set to reopen on the 14th of May 2020.[/accordion][accordion group=”27″ title=”Which NZ casinos will reopen?” active=””]The casinos that will reopen are under the SkyCity Entertainment group. They will reopen in the following locations Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown.[/accordion][accordion group=”27″ title=”Will there be any restrictions when the NZ casinos reopen?” active=””]Yes, there will be several restrictions are coming with the reopening of the NZ casinos. The main one being that only 100 people will be allowed per day. This number includes both guest and staff. Another of the important restrictions is that only guests in SkyCity Premier Rewards tier will be allowed.[/accordion][accordion group=”27″ title=”Why are the NZ casinos reopening?” active=””]The casino are reopening as the lockdown restrictions in NZ have been reduced. Also the company reported to be loosing millions [per day, as such reopening will be a great way to revive the economy.[/accordion][accordion group=”27″ title=”Will SkyCity Group Australian casinos be opening as well?” active=””]No, there hasn’t been any new on the reopening of the Australian based casinos. Therefore, we are not sure when they will be reopening.[/accordion][/accordiongroup]