Christchurch, the "gateway" to New Zealand's South Island, is the capital city of the Canterbury region, offering residents and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy the area's stunning scenery while taking advantage of Christchurch's vibrant city life. People from all over the world come to Christchurch to travel around the region and experience the hospitality of the city residents. The Christchurch Casino is at the core of Christchurch's entertainment centre, providing casino gaming options along with opportunities to enjoy gourmet meals, community activities and other types of recreation.
The Christchurch Casino is located on Victoria Street near Cranmer Square. It's open Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00a.m. to 3:00am. (the following day) and stays open on Fridays at 11:00 until the following Monday at 3:00a.m. The casino closes on Christmas, Good Friday and from 3:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. on Anzac Day.
Christchurch has a reputation as a sleepy town on New Zealand's South Island. There is a significant tourist trade in the area, thanks to the casino as well as other Christchurch attractions which include the Christchurch Cathedral, the Gothic Revival Arts centre, the Air Force museum, the Botanic Gardens, the Canterbury museum and the Ferrymead Heritage Park. For nature lovers the city and surrounding area features the International Antarctic Centre, the Orana Wildlife Park and the Willowbank Wildlife reserve.
The economic life of the region was disrupted in 2011 when an earthquake hit hard. Since that time Christchurch has experienced ever-increasing economic growth. The casino is at the heart of this activity and draws visitors from throughout New Zealand as well as from Australian and many of the neighboring Asian financial superpowers.
Christchurch Casino Review
The Christchurch Casino review provides a wealth of detailed information that will allow gamers to get the most from their Christchurch NZ land-based casino experience.
The Christchurch Casino features 36 tables of card and parlour games as well as over 500 pokies. Baccarat is a highlight of Christchurch Casino games with an entire baccarat room devoted to the providing baccarat enthusiasts with their choice of classic baccarat or the more interactive Midi baccarat.
Blackjack players have their choice of classic Blackjack or Blackjack Plus while Poker gamers can play either Texas Hold 'Em Poker, Three Card Poker or Omaha Poker.
Wheel games include classic roulette and Rapid Roulette as well as the new Money Wheel which is divided into 52 sections, with each section represented by a number or a symbol. Once you spin the wheel you'll wait to see if the indicator stops on the number or symbol that you chose. If your number of symbol is chosen, you win. The Money Wheel is a special Christchurch Casino feature and is a highly-popular option.
Instead of the classic casino craps, the Christchurch features Tai Sai, a Chinese dice game which is quick and easy to play. You toss the dice and wait to see if the number that comes up matches your bet.
The casino offers gaming options for both high-stakes and low-stakes players. You can make $1 bets on Rapid Roulette and $2 bets on the Money Wheel. For pokies gaming you can make wagers of 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents $1 and $2.
Christchurch Casino Entertainment
The Christchurch Casino is the entertainment centre of New Zealand's South Island. Visitors can find a wide range of restaurants and bars to fit any taste or budget. Christchurch Casino eateries feature contemporary dining, pizzas, Asian food and luxury dining. Restaurant/Bar/Lounge options include the Grand Café, the Cantonese Chi Kitchen, the Monza Sports bar where you can enjoy live sports action on the big screen, the Mashina Lounge and, for a relaxing cup of coffee and croissont, the Valley Bar.
The casino's eateries host casino entertainment evenings where players, locals, and other visitors come to enjoy wine and beer tasting evenings, breakfast buffets, high teas, pizza parties, all-you-can-eat nights, bingo nights, quiz nights, seasonal celebrations and other fun-filled events. There are live bands that perform every weekend so you can take a break from the casino floor and enjoy some musical interludes.
Casino NZ Bonus
There is a lucrative casino NZ bonus at the Christchurch Casino via the Player's Club. To join the Player's Club, fill out an application, available at the Player's Club desk located near the Main gaming floor. Present your NZ Drivers license or a current passport when you apply and you'll receive your Player's Club card on the spot.
You can apply your gaming activities to your Player's Club card and earn points that you can then use on food or beverage purchases at any of the casino's eateries. You can also earn free gaming points on further gaming activities.
Based on the number of points that you have earned you will receive a membership level and according to that level, you'll be able to redeem your points for food, drinks and casino chips.
Online Pokies Casino
Playing at the Christchurch Casino offers a high level of casino entertainment but you must be prepared for the expenses of traveling to the casino and finding accommodations in the area. Casino entertainment is, for most people who don't live near the casino, a vacation extravagance. For those times in which you want to play casino games from the comfort of your own home, the online pokies casino offers NZ gamers a high level of gambling fun and excitement that they can access on their PC or mobile screen.
The online casino is available 24/7. It connects to gaming devices via cable, WiFi or cellular connectivity to ensure that all gamers will be able to enjoy their favourite games at their leisure. In addition to the traditional table and card games, the online casino presents hundreds of the top three-reel classic pokies and five-reel video slots so every gamer is able to enjoy a gambling event that fits his personal needs and expectations.
There are multiple bonuses for online players, ranging from a Welcome Bonus of cash give-aways and match bonus gaming points for new players to Loyalty Points for veteran gamers. All casino players are invited to join in the monthly and seasonal contests.
New Zealand gambling enthusiasts have a wide choice of land-based and online casino options from which to choose.