New Zealand Local Casino Finder

Find a Casino Near You

If you want to locate a casino with the glamour and the excitement of Monte Carlo or Vegas, then why not get away to one of the nearest spectacular land-based casinos in New Zealand? We have compiled the best NZ local casinos for you, right here. Get ready to plan your casino holiday and be prepared to experience the high life.

Whether you are in search of your favourite online pokie or it is time to sit down and play poker with some of the best local players, choosing the right casino closest to you to suit your tastes has gotten easier thanks to our expert spotters. When you are done winning big at the table, slide over to one of the many eateries and experience wonderful food, lavish drinks and, in some cases, world-class entertainment. Don't forget to secure a room in the casino hotel. Never again wonder, "what is the closest casino near me", and find the best land-based casinos right here.

Top Local Casinos in Detail

Dunedin Casino

There are 12 gaming tables and 180 electronic gaming machines with poker, baccarat, blackjack, roulette and slots available. The casino is open 7 days a week from 11am until 2am - dress code is smart.

The Grand Bar and Cafe of Dunedin Casino serves modern food from an a la carte menu. The restaurant seats up to 60 guests and is open until 11am until 11pm with an additional bar snack menu available until 2:30am.

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Christchurch Casino

There are 36 gaming tables and 500 slot machines here at Christchurch casino. The casino is open from Monday to Thursday 11am until 3am, and Friday from 11am until Monday 3am over the weekend, giving you plenty of time for gaming and relaxing. There’s 266 spaces available for parking provided in their own Peterborough Street carpark. Dress smartly and neatly.

There’s 3 bars and 4 restaurants at Christchurch casino. The Grand Cafe offers the full modern dining experience, Monza Sports and Mashina Lounge provide pizzas and BBQ ribs for a more casual dining experience, and the Chi Kitchen offers an authentic Cantonese menu for a bit of flavour. The bars feature enormous TV’s lounges for sports fans - and the Mashina Lounge provides live entertainment at the weekends.

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SKYCITY Auckland

SkyCity Auckland is open 24/7 to suit your varying schedules and availability. There are over 1,700 gaming machines and 130 Table Games to suit every budget and skill level. You must be aged 20 or over to enter the casino.

SkyCity Auckland has 7 bars - X.O, twentyone, Bellota, Aces Bar, Rouge Bar, Sky Cafe, Sammy’s Place - some of which provide food, and 13 additional food places. This should give you an idea of the scale of SkyCity - it really is a whole city in itself! The bars and restaurants provide for a range of budgets and contemporary tastes - so everyone will be satisfied.

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SkyCity Hamilton has 330 gaming machines and 23 tables and is open 24/7, with the exception of Christmas Day, Good Friday and 3am-1pm ANZAC Day. The casino offers learn to play packages for the aspiring gamer and free play learn to play tables are available from 8pm-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You must dress smartly and be over 20 to play.

The casino has 8 bars and restaurants to choose from. There’s an open grill Spanish at La Parrilla, home brews at The Local Tap House, burgers to eat at Eat Burger and the usual assortments of coffee houses and sports bars. Something for everyone.

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SKYCITY Queenstown

SkyCity Queenstown is open from 12 noon all the way until 4am daily. They have 86 gaming machines, with new additions arriving regularly, and the usual assortment of table games - baccarat, blackjack, Caribbean stud and roulette. This casino isn’t as widely stocked as the previous SkyCity’s - but it still offers an enjoyable selection of casino games. Additionally, the Wharf Casino is open daily from 11am until 2am. This boutique casino experience is set in the middle of a Steamer Wharf providing that added extra edge of glamour to your evening.

There’s just one place to eat in SkyCity Queenstown - a restaurant called Wild Thyme which offers excellent bang for your buck with a $10 value menu, and further options.

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Land Based Casino FAQ

What should I look for in a land-based casino?

The casino industry has taken lessons from the grandfathers of the industry and whether you are in New Zealand, Paris, or Vegas, anticipate the best. Casino owners and operators are exemplary hosts. They value you as a customer and they want you to come back time and time again. So, if it is high quality dining, entertainment, dancing 'til dawn, craps, poker, or your favourite pokies, then your taste is your compass. More than anything, what vibe are you looking for? Do you like bright and loud, or do you prefer more of a dimly lit, chill-out vibe? Regardless of the energy you seek, you will be the finder of great times. Kick back and enjoy the relaxation you will find by slipping into one of the four star hotels associated with most casinos. Our experience has been that one of the jewels in the land-based casinos crowns in their four and five star hotels at a two star price.

Should I stay at the casino’s hotel?

Yes, staying at one of the splendid hotels is the way to get more bang for your buck. Plus, when you walk into the casino with your overnight bag in tow, you will feel like the star that you are. Many casinos will ensure that your stay is rewarded by way of comps. Management knows that if you are staying over, you are serious about having a great time. It is their business to help you achieve greatness. Casinos that have onsite hotels or have affiliate hotels nearby will reward you with a free night's stay, or at the very least a reduced rate with certain levels of play.  So, what are you waiting for? Glamour and glitz are yours for the taking.

Can I get comps at a local casino?

Online casinos offer sign on bonuses and land-based casinos offer comps, i.e. complimentary rewards. Comps are free rewards that can be used for meals, entertainment, spa services, and in some cases free or reduced rates on rooms. As soon as you enter a casino near you on the map, you will want to check out what their player benefits are. They have special hosts/hostesses onsite to help you manoeuvre through their system so that you can get the most out of your casino experiences. Many casinos have different levels of member attainment. Often times, the time played in relation to the amount played will help to increase your level more quickly. If you are in doubt, ask the host/hostess. If you are a high limits player, you will more than likely be assigned a personal host so that your every need is met. Don't be reluctant to use your comps. Casinos provide comps as an incentive to keep you there longer and keep you coming back again and again. After all, you are their best advertisement.

Are land-based casinos safe?

There is actually nothing safer than a land-based casino. They are extremely safe. In many ways, they are as safe as an airport. Those casinos recommended by our experts are highly regulated and are overseen by governmental bodies. That is great to know considering you will be investing your time and money into a great get away. Knowing you are safe removes the worry and lets you have a great time.

How much can I win at a brick and mortar casino?

How much can you win? Well, that depends on a couple things. First of all, there is no minimum and no maximum when it comes to land-based casinos. While there are maximum bets on many of the tables and machines, there is no maximum when it comes to how long you play or how much you actually win. Luck plays a part in it as well. Are you feeling lucky? Whether Lady Luck is on your side or not, if the stars are aligned you will walk away with a nice little bankroll to keep you going at your favourite online casino. Just remember to identify what stakes you are will to invest. Responsible gambling makes for a fabulous casino getaway.

Whether you are planning a great local holiday or you are awaiting a trip to NZ, you can rest assured you will find the best casinos that are offered to Kiwis right here. If you've got any more questions, check out our guide to gambling in New Zealand, which will give you all the answers you need.

New Zealand Gambling Resources

New Zealand Government Resource

The New Zealand government's official website offers substantial information on gambling laws, statistics, your consumer rights, and where to find help for problem gambling. New Zealand Government Gambling and Lotteries Info

Gambling Helpline

Gambling Helpline New Zealand is a 24/7 free helpline for anyone who is suffering with a gambling addiction or for people concerned for the problematic behaviour of others. They offer free advice and guidance and they provide a list of further resources to use. Gambling Helpline Website

GA New Zealand

For access to a worldwide network of recovered gambling addicts and the help of a dedicated support group, reach out to Gamblers Anonymous. Gamblers Anonymous New Zealand