CHRISTCHURCH NZ — LAND-BASED CASINO REVIEW 2019

If you love all things casino, we recommend Christchurch’s offering to your list of places to visit. Our team visited to get some context and highly recommend it. Though it’s smaller than some of the bigger resort types, it offers great games, helpful customer support and potential big wins. What’s not to love?

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500 machines and 36 tables

Exclusive loyalty club

Free shuttle service

Four first-class restaurants

Toplist Title - Number one out of 500 Casinos
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Jackpot City
(4.4/5)
100% up to
NZ$1600 bonus
Play now
2-7 days
Average payout speed
97.78 %
Payout percentage
650 +
Casino games & pokies
Deposit Options
Jackpot City supports visa-electron as a payment optionJackpot City supports visa as a payment optionJackpot City supports mastercard as a payment optionJackpot City supports echeck as a payment optionJackpot City supports ecopayz as a payment option
2
Ruby Fortune
(4.2/5)
100% up to
NZ$750 bonus
Play now
1-5 days
Average payout speed
96.45 %
Payout percentage
450 +
Casino games & pokies
Deposit Options
Ruby Fortune supports visa as a payment optionRuby Fortune supports mastercard as a payment optionRuby Fortune supports idebit as a payment optionRuby Fortune supports trustly as a payment optionRuby Fortune supports skrill as a payment option
3
Spin Palace
(4/5)
100% up to
NZ$750 bonus
Play now
0-5 days
Average payout speed
95.68 %
Payout percentage
450 +
Casino games & pokies
Deposit Options
Spin Palace supports visa as a payment optionSpin Palace supports mastercard as a payment optionSpin Palace supports skrill as a payment optionSpin Palace supports neteller as a payment optionSpin Palace supports idebit as a payment option

What You’ll Find When You Visit Christchurch Casino…

GAMES

Blackjack, baccarat, roulette, Tai Sai, poker, 3-card poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, Casino War, U-Spin, rapid roulette

OWNER

Skyline Enterprises

LICENSING

The Gambling Commission

PROMOTIONS

Premier Rewards program. Free birthday meal. Free cash prizes on Bingo Weds

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Thu 11am-3am, Fri-Sat 24 hours, Sun-until 3am

AGE RESTRICTION

20 years old with valid ID

DRINKING AND DINING

Four onsite food and drink outlets

PARKING

Nearby street parking. Free hotel shuttle

PAYMENT

Major credit cards accepted

GAME SELECTION

They offer all your favourites, including blackjack, baccarat, poker and roulette, across 36 tables, and you can hit the slots on one of their 500 slot machines. Whether you’re a low or a high roller, there’s something for everyone. There are also ‘Learn to Play’ workshops, great for novices, or players wanting to brush up on their skills.

Choose the suitable game
GAME SELECTION

Loyalty Rewards

If you’re partial to an extra treat or two, sign up to the Premier Rewards program where you’ll earn redeemable reward points. What’s more, you’ll receive discounts at the casino’s onsite restaurants, bars and parking facilities.

Gifts issued through Premium Dollar Bonus club give you credits for gaming machines or free betting chips. There’s also the VIP gaming lounge called Club Aspinall, which is by invite-only, so make your mark and you might just get access. Another nice touch is that birthdays are recognised with a free meal offer worth $16 or more at the Grand Café. Their tiered system offers Ruby, Sapphire, Platinum, and Black VIP - at the top tier, you’ll get access to a private gaming room, complimentary in-dining, and tailored services.

Customer Support

Christchurch Casino prioritise making sure players’ needs are met, offering helpful advice in four different languages. They also have a dedicated network for anyone struggling with a gambling problem and encourage players to gamble responsibly. Their high standards are reflected in the numerous awards they’ve won, including the Hospitality NZ Award for Excellence in Host Responsibility five times.

Customer Support

How We Rate & Review Land-Based Casinos

Here are the main criteria our team of gambling experts go by when rating and reviewing a casino:

  • GAME VARIETY: The selection of games on offer must be of premium quality, stable and up-to-date. There must be a wide variety to suit all tastes and they should offer lucrative bonuses and payouts.
  • EXTRAS: Players should have access to a range of food and drink outlets plus easy-to-access transport options, such as shuttle buses to and from hotels.
  • REWARDS: Loyalty schemes are essential for player satisfaction. Players should be rewarded for time and money spent, with rewards, discounts and special offers.
  • ON-SITE: There should be other on-site entertainment options, such as big screen sports, talks with pros and gaming workshops, for when players are having gambling downtime.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: The casino staff must be friendly, willing to help and easy to locate. Any issues should be resolved promptly and effectively.

Our Verdict

(3/5)

Well-located for reaching other parts of the city, Christchurch Casino has a reasonably-sized game selection with games to suit all tastes and abilities, be it slots machines or poker games. Gamblers are encouraged to hone their skills and gain confidence with $2 Blackjack nights. Their No Limit Hold ‘Em Champs 2018 event proved they cater for all players and all budgets. There are plenty of places to wine and dine onsite plus other entertainment for when you’re having gambling downtime. There’s also a free shuttle bus for player convenience. Head down on a Friday or Saturday and you’ll find the casino open 24 hours – music to a gambler’s ears! This is one of New Zealand’s best land-based casino, so don’t miss out!

Hits

  • Open 24 hours at the weekend
  • Free cash prizes on bingo Wed
  • 500 slot machines and 36 tables
  • Onsite restaurants and bars
  • Generous loyalty scheme

Misses

  • Not open 24 hours Mon-Fri