New Zealand

SkyCity has appointed Liz McNally into the newly created position of chief marketing officer.

New Zealand’s racing industry is facing a major overhaul designed to bring in more international interest and boost revenue, though some critics say it increases political involvement in a traditionally neutral industry.

New Zealand’s racing industry is facing a major overhaul designed to bring in more international interest and boost revenue, though some critics say it increases political involvement in a traditionally neutral industry. The recent national elections returned strident nationalist leader Winston Peters as Minister of Racing and Deputy Prime Minister in a coalition government. Peters leads the New Zealand First Party (NZF), which holds the balance of power in the New Zealand parliament following an inconclusive election in September. The new policy reflects that of NZF.



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Casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group says it expects “modest growth” for the 2018 financial year, based on year-to-date figures.

Slot machine spending in New Zealand posted its fourth year of growth in September, with latest figures showing a 3.4 percent annual increase, according to data from the Department of Internal Affairs.

There is renewed speculation that SkyCity may put its troubled Darwin casino up for sale after comments from SkyCity’s new chief executive at an AGM in Auckland.

New Zealand casino operator SkyCity has acquired a 40 percent stake in esports entertainment company, Let’s Play Live Media (LPLM).

New Zealand casino operator SkyCity has acquired a major interest in a 17 storey office building located on the Federal Street precinct.

An increase in spending on pokies in New Zealand’s clubs and bars, despite a shrinking number of venues, has baffled industry regulators.

A former casino manager of New Zealand’s SkyCity Casino in Hamilton has been sentenced to seven years in prison for embezzling nearly NZ$2 million from the company.

New Zealand-based casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced the retirement of its group chief operating officer, John Mortensen, effective December 31, 2017.

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