A former member of staff of SkyCity Casino in New Zealand has been charged with defrauding the casino of more than NZ$2.5 million ($1.7 million), local media reports.
Tessa Fiona Grant allegedly used cheques and invoices from SkyCity to siphon money to herself, and appeared at Hamilton District Court facing 49 fraud-related charges.
Grant’s lawyer, Guyon Foley has pleaded not guilty on her behalf.
The former SkyCity employee has been granted bail provided she remain at her Horotiu address and does not apply for travel documents.
She is to face court again in June.
SkyCity Entertainment, New Zealand’s only listed gaming company, has cut forecasts for the year and says the near-term outlook is gloomy, as it grapples with the aftermath of a fire in a key project and now the impact of the Coronavirus. The operator, which has properties in both New Zealand and Australia, hit the headlines […]
SkyCity Entertainment said its Adelaide casino will open on Sunday to certain Premier membership tiers, with a maximum capacity of 100 people
There must have been a reason why SkyCity Entertainment showed the door to three of its top executives on Monday, but so far the firm is giving no credible answers to that question.
If we had known that the week would begin with an operator in Australasia replacing its management, we would have expected it to be news of Crown Resorts, not SkyCity.
SkyCity Entertainment has outlined upgrades to its Auckland entertainment complex to draw in domestic visitors in the absence of international tourists.
SkyCity Entertainment Group says it doesn't expect to be back to full strength until 2022 and has prepared the business for the eventuality of further Covid-19 lockdowns.
New Zealand’s main political parties are unlikely to change the gambling landscape post general elections that end on Saturday, although the picture may be different if the hard left Green Party becomes part of the government.
SkyCity Entertainment has announced that, except for Auckland, Covid-19 restrictions will no longer be necessary at its New Zealand properties. This means that the firm’s Hamilton and Queenstown facilities can now operate once again without physical distancing measures and that the general public can return to the casinos. SkyCity Auckland, however, will continue to operate […]
The SkyCity Entertainment Group announced its full year results on Thursday morning for the July 2019 to June 2020 period, showing revenues rising but profits falling in relation to the previous year. As for the revenues, they were up about 37 percent to over NZ$1.1 billion (US$765 million). More than 44 percent of these revenues […]
SkyCity Entertainment has raised its guidance for earnings for the 2020 fiscal year due to higher estimates from insurance proceeds for fire damage at the New Zealand International Convention Centre last year.