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SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced that it intends to appoint Silvana Schenone, Julian Cook, and Chad Barton as non-executive directors to the SkyCity Board.

New Zealanders spent a record amount on pokies in the final quarter of the year in the country's pubs and clubs, showing significant pent up demand after the first-half closures and surprising government officials.

The amount of money spent on pokies in New Zealand hit a record $252 million in the three months to December, the highest since records began in 2007. The figures relate to spending outside of casinos.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she will announce the dates on which quarantine travel can resume with Australia on April 6th. 

Long-time director Bruce Carter, who oversaw the expansion of SkyCity Adelaide, has retired from the SkyCity board of directors.

SkyCity has announced that its Auckland property can now operate without restrictions on mass gatherings and physical distancing requirements following the New Zealand Government's announcement that Auckland has moved to Alert Level 1.

New Zealand saw a surge in gambling expenditure after the lockdown, spending $252 million on non-casino pokie machines, the most since the Department of Internal Affairs began keeping records in 2007.

Problem gambling groups in New Zealand are opposing attempts by a local council to change its "sinking lid" policy on pokie clubs in order to be able to approve new venues on a case-by-case basis.

SkyCity Entertainment Group chief executive Michael Ahearne says the future lies in online and land-based gaming convergence, a comment he has made after two years of leading the company’s online efforts. 

SkyCity Entertainment said its Auckland casino will be allowed to reopen from Sunday, March 7, with physical distancing requirements in place, after New Zealand moved the city to Alert level 2.

SkyCity Entertainment has advised that from midnight this evening, it will be closing its Auckland casino and entertainment facilities and implementing physical distancing and hygiene requirements at its Hamilton and Queenstown properties in response...

SkyCity Entertainment has announced that Richard Smyth, currently Deputy Chief Financial Officer, will become Acting Chief Financial Officer from February 27 to April 19.

The Problem Gambling Foundation is promoting a new initiative called CommUnity, launching on March 17, designed to connect shoppers, merchants, and community groups in a way that will put money back into local communities, without relying on funds generated...

Millions of dollars in New Zealand pokie proceeds are sitting idle in the bank and not being distributed as community grants, due to legal changes pushed through in relation to the pandemic.

SkyCity Entertainment said its Auckland property will be able to operate without restrictions on mass gatherings from Tuesday, 23 February after the government moved the Covid-19 alert to level 1 from level 2.

New Zealand casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group saw mixed financial results for the six months ended December 31, 2020, with strong local gaming performance, but weaker tourism-related business over the half-year.

Lotto New Zealand is forging ahead with launching an online bingo game, despite concerns from problem gambling experts who say it is a high-risk form of gambling.

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said it would close its Auckland property from Sunday, Feb. 14 for at least three days and implement social distancing in Hamilton and Queenstown following new cases of Covid-19.

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