Casino Description

Carved in a picturesque area along the banks of Waikato River in the heart of the sparkling city of Hamilton, New Zealand, Skycity Casino Hamilton is a three-story gaming, entertainment, dining, and convention complex that reverberates with world-class, resort-style amenities. Its rich cultural mix and plenty of vibrant spaces make it the perfect place for guest to experience the true Kiwi lifestyle. Forming part of the great SkyCity Entertainment Group which owns and operates other top-tier casino resorts in New Zealand and the world, Skycity Casino Hamilton opened its door in 2002. It has over the years gained the reputation of being an ultimate getaway destination for exceptional events and gaming while its sophisticated dining scene is seen as one of the most promising in this region.

Although this facility boasts appealing amenities such as a world-class casino, top of the shelf restaurants, and large conference center, it doesn’t have residing units and thus visitors who want to enjoy its casino services for a few days will have to find comfort in surrounding hotels. However, reports on the public domain indicate that the Skycity Casino Hamilton will add a three level hotel with 135 rooms, a gym, pool, and a sauna soon.

Gourmet connoisseurs will be the happiest at Skycity Casino Hamilton. This property boasts an excellent array of trendy urban eateries and cafés which provide visitors with Mediterranean and Asian-inspired cuisines as well as delicious local Kiwi specialties. Using the freshest local ingredients and products, Skycity’s restaurants create award winning dishes which are paired with carefully selected wine bottles from domestic and international fronts. Some of the top dining options to find here include The Local Taphouse, La Parrilla, Eat Burger, Zone Sports Bar, Coffee Post, and Blend.

For the best entertainment in Hamilton, Skycity Casino features amazing hotspots that can keep guests excited and exhilarated during their stay at this expansive property. The Marble Room treats revelers to a rare experience with its appealing whiskey selection, delicious cocktails, and champagne. On the other hand, Vue Bar and Number Eight Bars which are nestled on the casino floor offer a pleasant and sophisticated environment where guests can enjoy high-quality drinks and all night long music. This only help to prove that Skycity Casino is an epitome of entertainment in Hamilton.

If your specialty is casino gaming, you are in the right place. Skycity Casino Hamilton boasts a 16,000-square foot gaming space offering more than 331 gaming machines, 23 table games, and a 60-seat bingo room. Wrapped up in one single location, this facility brings all your favorite games, fantastic live entertainment and great dining options and bars.

Guests will also find an impressive ten-lane bowling alley which has been thrilling bowling fanatics since 2006. From the sophisticated Marble Room to the Zone Sports Bar, this casino features floor-to-ceiling windows which allow guest to marvel at the beauty of the Hamilton City as well as the magnificent Waikato River. For all your conference and event needs, turn to the state-of-the-art Skycity Hamilton Function Center which comes complete with fine acoustics and lighting.

Casino Details
  • +64 7-834 4900
  • Table Games: 23
  • Self Parking: yes
    Gaming Machines: 331
  • Casino sq/ft: 16,087
    Valet: yes
  • Opening Hours:
    • 24/7
  • Opening Hours:
    • 24/7
Box Office
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Range of Games

For those seeking non-stop gaming excitement and fun, step into the 16,000-quare foot casino floor at Skycity Hamilton where you will find an exciting array of casino games ranging from the classics titles to modern games.

With more than 330 advanced gaming machines to choose from, slot lovers will have plenty of chances to part with decent cash at Skycity Hamilton. Patrons will also marvel at the variety of slots provided here including poker machines, video machines, traditional 3reel and 5reel machines, as well as the latest HD blockbusters.

For players with a different orientation other than slots, Skycity’s casino floor presents an impressive array of table games including the classics such as Baccarat, Blackjack, and Roulette. There are also several variations of poker games at this casino including 3 Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. And if you’re willing to dig deep into your pockets, you can navigate to the Macau Room which offers higher limit tables in a more intimate and private space.

Bingo fans will also find a fully-equipped bingo room at Skycity Hamilton with 60 seats and a vast array of Bingo games.

Also between 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm on Saturdays, novices are invited to come and learn how to play on the tables with the help of knowledgeable dealers and croupiers on the likes of Roulette and Blackjack games. It is also important to note that this casino only allows in those aged 20 years and above.

Skycity Hamilton Opening Hours:
  • 24/7
Food and Beverages
La Parrilla

This open grill restaurant is one of the favorite culinary destinations in Hamilton. With a quirky and comfortable atmosphere that is complemented by dedicated and friendly staff, La Parrilla serves its guests with an authentic traditional Spanish cuisine. Boasting a vast array of delicacies that range from prime cold cuts of meat and tapas to tasty desserts, this eatery has something for any palate or craving. It opens from Tuesday through to Saturday from 5 pm onwards. Other delicious staples to find here include La Parrilla Calamari, Pork Belly, Marinated Mixed Spanish Olives, and Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with Cheese.

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The Local Taphouse

Home to the only Brewery Fresh Tanks in Hamilton, The Local Taphouse is a favorite hangout joint where guests can savor their favorite meat dishes and enjoy craft beer and cider. A collaboration between this venue and Good George Brewing ensures that your favorite brews flow uninterrupted on the tap. Besides, its elegant outdoor and indoor sitting, live music, and beer clubs contribute its vibrant ambiance and fun filled atmosphere. At one end of The Local Taphouse, a large window joins this joint to Eat Burger meaning that guests won’t need to go outside to find their favorite burger.

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Zone Sports Bar

After undergoing thorough refurbishment recently, Zone Sports Bar is now one of the nicest places to go for a filling meal or refreshing beverages with co-workers or friends while at Hamilton. Boasting the largest screen in town plus other HD flat-screens spread evenly across the room, this spot ensures that sports fans won’t miss any sporting action from many parts of the world. There is also a game of pool where you can rock heads with friends; also, if you want to breathe some fresh air as you down your glass of martini, Zone Sports Bar also boasts a 35m outdoor balcony overlooking the magnificent Waikato River.

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Coffee Post Café

This is a fast food joint at Skycity Casino Hamilton that’s popular for serving delicious, high-quality, and home-style ready-to-savor food. A brunch menu that comes stuffed with all favorite local dishes is also available here. With a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere, Coffee Post Cafe is the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee with business acquaintances or friends.

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Marble Room

Complete with a chic yet sophisticated indoor ambiance, well-arranged seats, and carefully selected beverages, Marble Room is the best place in town to enjoy champagne, hand-crafted cocktails, and impressive whiskey selection. It’s a supervised area and only those above 18 years can get in.

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Eat Burger

If you have a craving for delicious burgers, no other place at Skycity offers mouthwatering and affordable burgers than Eat Burger. Using fresh locally sourced ingredients, this eatery creates delicious items which can be enjoyed right on the spot or packed for later dining at home.

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Vue Bar and Number Eight Bar

Designed to provide world-class entertainment in the heart of Skycity’s gaming floor, Vue Bar and Number Eight Bar are suave joints that serve guests with delicious drinks, nighttime entertainment, and tasty dishes. These two bars are perfect meeting points where you can sink into their luxurious seats and order your favorite drink as you watch the gaming action in the casino. Every Friday and Saturday, they offer live entertainment while on every last Thursday of every month, country music takes center stage.

Opening Hours:
  • 24/7
Activities and Services
Events and Convention at Skycity Casino Hamilton

Whether it is an exhibition, conference, wedding or party, when you choose to hold your function at Skycity Casino Hamilton, you can relax knowing that your event’s success is guaranteed. The facility’s Hamilton Function Center which sits beneath the casino floor boasts breathtaking views of the Waikato River and dynamic spaces that come with plenty of natural light, outdoor areas, registration rooms, and advanced audiovisual pieces of equipment.

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The Bowlevard

This is a premium venue at Skycity which provides loads of fun for guests of all ages. Perched on Level 2 of the Casino Complex, this facility features a ten-alley bowling lane, TimeZone games, and the high-end Blend Café which serves guest with hot and cold drinks as well as a wide range of snacks. Its area also comes with music and video displays to keep you on a high note when the night creeps in.

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