Skycity Queenstown

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Skycity Queenstown
Address 16-24 Beach Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Opening dateDecember 2000
No. of rooms0
Casino typeLand
OwnerSkyCity Entertainment Group

SkyCity owns and operates two casinos in Queenstown.

SkyCity Queenstown casino opened on 7 December 2000 – the fourth casino to open in New Zealand.

In December 2012, SkyCity acquired full ownership of Queenstown Casinos Limited, the venue licence holder for SkyCity Queenstown Casino.

The Queenstown casino licence currently runs until December 2025.

In June 2013, SkyCity acquired Otago Casinos Limited from Lasseters (NZ) Limited. Otago Casinos Limited holds the casino venue licence for the rebranded SkyCity Wharf Casino.

It opened for business as SkyCity Wharf Casino in June 2013. The Wharf casino licence currently runs until September 2024.

SkyCity Queenstown has eight gaming tables, an additional four gaming tables in the VIP room, and 86 gaming machines.

SkyCity Wharf Casino is authorised to operate six gaming tables and 74 gaming machines. The casino currently operates six gaming tables and 61 gaming machines.

In 2015, the SkyCity Queenstown Casino Community Trust donated more than NZ$128,600 in grants to community groups.

SkyCity Queenstown is also a major sponsor or co-sponsor of local events.

It sponsors SkyCity Gibbston Wine and Food Festival, American Express Queenstown Winter Festival and Gay Ski Week Queenstown.

Since May 2016, SkyCity Queenstown has sponsored the local ice hockey team, SkyCity Southern Stampede.

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Coordinates: 45°01′55″S 168°39′37″E / 45.031811°S 168.660232°E / -45.031811; 168.660232