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Aquis and ESE launch eSports venture

Aquis Entertainment and Executive Sports and Entertainment have reportedly launched a joint venture called QeSports to invest in the esports market.  

NZ venues trial facial recognition technology

About 15 gaming venues across New Zealand are trying out facial recognition technology, with a further six to install the system in the next few weeks, local media reports.

Government to crackdown on advertising loophole

The New Zealand government has promised to put an end to a loophole that effectively allows online casino operators to advertise on national television,...

SKYCITY raises $40m through carpark sale

SKYCITY Entertainment Group said it’s agreed to sell a carpark in Auckland for $40 million as part of a program to reduce assets and raise capital to pay down debt and fund future growth.

Slot machine spending up 2.3 percent in 18Q1

Slot machine spending in New Zealand showed a 2.3 percent increase in the first quarter of 2018, according to data from the Department of...

SkyCity posts 4.6 pct increase in revenue YTD

New Zealand casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group on Tuesday reported a 4.6 percent increase in revenue year-to-date, helped by a 2.6 percent increase in...

SkyCity wants at least $154.3 million for Darwin Casino

SkyCity Entertainment Group is looking to sell its Darwin casino business for at least A$200 million (US$154.3 million), but will have a hard time...

SkyCity to divest non-core businesses, focus on major projects

Casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group says it is looking to adopt a “asset-lighter” approach to improve returns and allocate capital more efficiently. During an investor...

SkyCity told to payout in wrongful dismissal case

SkyCity has been ordered to pay NZ $25 000 (US$18,250) to an employee it wrongfully dismissed in a row over the treatment of a...

Lotteries drive NZ gambling expenditure

New Zealanders spent 5.7 percent more in FY 2016/17 on gambling activities, with lotteries claiming a large increase at the expense of pokies, racing,...

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