SKYCITY HAMILTON NZ — LAND-BASED CASINO REVIEW 2019

If you’re wanting to step away from your screens and try out the best of the land-based bunch, we’ve sorted that for you. With SkyCity dominating the New Zealand casino scene, we sent our team over to the Hamilton branch to see what it’s offering players.

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Open 24/7 for gambling

330 machines and 23 tables

On-site bowling alley

Six eateries and four bars

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
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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

Why a Visit to SkyCity Hamilton Casino Is Worth Your While

GAMES

Blackjack, baccarat, roulette, 3-card poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Money Wheel and pokies

OWNER

SkyCity Entertainment Group

LICENSING

The Gambling Commission

BONUSES

Monte Carlo cash draws, membership points redeemed for play money, Bonus Play days, birthday bonuses. Premier Rewards and VIP Black program

OPENING HOURS

24/7 excluding Christmas Day, Good Friday, and 3am-1pm on Anzac Day

AGE RESTRICTION

20 years old with valid ID

DRINKING AND DINING

Six food outlets and four bars

PARKING

Off-site at an hourly rate. Can use membership points to pay

PAYMENT

Major credit cards accepted

GAME SELECTION

You’ll find all the classic table games here, such as blackjack, baccarat, roulette, 3-card poker, Caribbean Stud Poker and the Money Wheel. Then there’s the massive pokies selection – a grand total of 330 machines to choose from. Play them on Bonus Play Day with your membership card and watch the Premium Bonus Dollars mount up.

If you’re looking for a more intimate gambling experience, prove that you’re a loyal, valuable customer and if you receive an invitation to become a VIP (see further down the page for more information), you’ll gain access to private gambling rooms Salon 8 and the Diamond Lounge.

Choose the suitable game
GAME SELECTION

Loyalty Rewards

Sign up to the Premier Rewards loyalty scheme for free and reap multiple benefits. As you play, you’ll be rewarded in points, taking your gambling to the next level. These points convert into play money, so you have more to spend. What’s more, members get to take advantage of exclusive Bonus Play days and receive generous birthday bonuses! You can also use your Premier Points in the dining and bar outlets, as well as the nearby off-site carpark.

Keep track of your points by downloading the MyPremier app. The further up the ranking system (ruby being the lowest and black being the highest) you climb, the better the rewards. The top two VIP tiers are attainable by invitation only and give you access to the private lounge, unlimited free parking and a 24-hour phone line with a SkyCity Hamilton representative.

Customer Support

The staff readily deal with queries or issues promptly and effectively. Players are encouraged to gamble responsibly and there is a dedicated team for anyone struggling with a gambling problem.

Customer Support

How We Rate & Review Land-Based Casinos

We pride ourselves on honest, trustworthy reviews, so when we rate and review a land-based casino, here’s what we look at:

  • GAME VARIETY: The range of games should be varied, offering classic and new titles suitable for different gaming abilities.
  • EXTRAS: High-quality food and drink outlets should be on-site and extra entertainment provided for gambling downtime.
  • REWARDS: We look for games with high payouts, progressive jackpots, decent loyalty schemes and worthwhile bonuses.
  • ON-SITE: We look at what else is offered to you on-site, such as accommodation, nearby parking and other transport methods.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: The staff can make or break a casino, so we ensure there’s a friendly, fair and effective team at hand.

Our Verdict

(3.5/5)

SkyCity Hamilton caters for both pokies fiends and cool-headed table gamblers. Many of the games offer excellent bonuses and huge payouts, particularly the progressive jackpots on offer, and you’ll enjoy even more lucrative rewards if you join the loyalty scheme.

There’s also a great selection of bars and restaurants, including a sports bar with a giant screen, for when you need a breather from the gambling rooms. Not to forget the bowling alley and live entertainment! Our team suggests soaking up the beauty of the nearby river by sipping a beer on one of the patios before hitting the atmospheric casino rooms. SkyCity Hamilton is ideal for a fun night out with your mates, especially considering the easily accessible transport links and accommodation.

Hits

  • Exclusive loyalty scheme
  • 330 machines and 23 tables
  • On-site restaurants and bars
  • Nearby hotels and transport links
  • Live sports games in lounges
  • Open 24/7

Misses

  • Currently no on-site parking