The Christchurch Casino is located in Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand that is located on the east coast of the island. This is the seat of Canterbury Region and the Avon River flows through the center of the city. The city has had archaeology finds that shows it was a settlement as early as 1250 and it became a city by charter July 31, 1856. Today the city has 389,700 residents and many sights of the area. This is a location where the Alps can be seen from one view and the ocean. The location of the casino couldn't be more interesting or a vibrant city of restaurants, bars, street art and retail locations. The city that was English in the past still has the English feel today.
The Christchurch Casino is 43,998 square foot building with 500 gaming machines, poker games, and 36 gaming tables. The casino also has two bars and three restaurants in the building. Adding to the excitement of the casino it has live sports on big screens and every weekend they have live bands and dancing. The casino hours are Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until Monday at 3:00 a.m. That means on weekends the casino does not close so gamers on a hot streak will not need to worry about the casino closing.
The Monza Sports Bar features flat screen televisions plus a 208 inch LCD high definition wall picture for the sports watcher that is taking a break from the casino's games. Both bars have craft beers for the patrons and the one bar players can enjoy coffees. The restaurant's cuisine is varied for every taste with pizza, barbeque, Cantonese or international foods.
In the casino, customers can get cash promotions; become a member of the Players Club that has special rewards since it is a loyalty program. Members of this club can use their card to earn points for gaming or food and beverage purchases. The points when converted to cash for purchases or games are 1,000 points equals $10.
The casino has 500 slot machines with the latest games that have wagers of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 50 cents or other games for $1 and $2 bets. These are games that cover two floors and popular games like Dragon Climber, High Hits, Triple Majic, and Wings of Fire. Then there are the poker games that include a cash game ticket promotion, poker schedules, cash games, and the NLHC Tournament. These are poker games that include a $1 or $2 for No Limit Hold'em and buy in of $75 to $200 or a $2 or $5 No Limit Hold'em with a buy in of $100-$300. Then there is the $5 No Limit Hold'em / Pot limited Omaha with a $300- $500 buy-in. Some of the poker games include Lunar Poker, Caribbean Stud poker, and Three Card.
The table games at Christcasino include blackjack, baccarat, and roulette with at least one game of Rapid Roulette and dice with games like Tai Sai. The casino has the Club Aspinall that is Christchurch casinos VIP lounge with three baccarat tables, two American roulette tables, and three blackjack tables. This is a lounge that is by invitation only for entry.
When visiting Christchurch to play at the casino and taking a break or done with the gambling tables or slots there is still a lot to do. The attractions found include the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, the TranzAlpine Train, Canterbury Museum and the Air Force Museum. There is also the Orana Wildlife Park, Higley Park, Riccarton House or Christchurch Art Gallery. If is more excitement the person is looking for then the Arthur's Pass day tour, Akaroa day tour, Lord of the Rings Journey to Edoras or the 5-Day South Island Tour should not be missed. For the person serious about playing at the casino there is no reason to leave during a gaming session with the restaurants and bars under one roof.