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SkyCity New Zealand Launches Digital Casino Based in Malta

The SkyCity Entertainment Group has launched a digital casino based in Malta. The online gaming site is a joint venture with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) under the URL Tapping into the digital gaming market has been in the making for SkyCity New Zealand since May, with the rollout taking place on Friday 9. The […]

Yet Another SkyCity Workers Strike

SkyCity workers embarked on yet another strike last weekend. This is the second strike by almost 900 employees at the casino in as many weeks. It is also considered the largest migrant strike in New Zealand history as the workers refused to work overnight over a pay rate debacle. According to Gerard Hehir, who’s the […]

Christchurch Casino Poker Player Wins NZD$107,000

New Zealand poker player, Jon Pye hits the jackpot with an NZD$107,000 win at Christchurch Casino’s Main Event. The NZ casino hosted a poker championship and Pye defeated Scott Hamilton-Hill who landed a cool NZD$66,000 as the runner-up. The poker tournament took 29 hours of play to complete, broken down into three days. Christchurch Casino […]

SkyCity Casino Workers in Auckland Set to Strike Over Working Hours

Auckland SkyCity casino workers are set to embark on strike action over unfavourable working hours. About 97% of the 900 employees who are under the Unite Union recently voted in favour of the strike. They are trying to force SkyCity to reimburse casino staff and set up incentives for working “unsociable hours” which include nights […]

SkyCity Finances Experience a Decline in Annual Net Profits

SkyCity finances for the 2018-19 financial year paint a challenging picture for the casino and resort company’s performance. The group recently posted its full-year financial results ending on 30 June 2019. SkyCity finances show a 14.7% decline in its annual net profits after tax. The profits dropped from NZ$169.5 million in 2017-18 to NZ$144.6 million […]