Casinos like to mix things up, ensuring that they keep people flooding into their venues every month. One of the ways they do this is by offering promotions for every season and for certain holidays. Christmas stands out as the biggest, but with many keen to spend the holidays with their families, it is not the one that the casinos make the most money from. Spring, however, is one of their favourites. With Easter giving many people some time off work, and spreading a feeling of religious goodwill, the casinos are keen to exploit, and the punters are more than happy to let them.
In this article we will take a look at the casinos that offer the best promotions, bonuses and deals throughout the season, focusing on the casinos, but also on the events, restaurants, bars and rooms that a number of these casinos have.
The main gambling hub in Christchurch has plenty of promotions throughout the Easter and Spring period. There are many long weekends over the Easter period, making them the perfect destination when many other entertainment venues are shut.
The Wednesday Jackpot Cash Draws offer a huge cash prize, with $170,000 up for grabs on Wednesday the 8th of April. There is also a smaller cash draw up for grabs every other Wednesday in April, and if you head to the casino on a Friday then you can take part in the Free to Enter Fridays competition, where cash prizes totalling $12k are available for the lucky few.
Spring is also the time of the ANZAC, which stands for the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps and celebrates these brave men and their greatest and bravest moments with a dinner and a show across a long weekend. Also in the Spring at the Christchurch Casino you can get a delicious steak and chips dinner for free if you earn 50 bonus points on the pokies. Quite an incentive, and it will make for a satisfying meal after all of that play.
Other Spring deals at the Christchurch Casino include free parking, a Singles Night, whiskey tasting and a bingo night.
With of the 5 casinos in New Zealand, and one in Darwin, Australia, SkyCity are the biggest name in casino entertainment across these two countries. The SkyCity Auckland, which first opened its doors in 2006, is one of their most popular casinos.
Throughout the Spring you can take part in their many Wild West promotions, where everything is given a theme that even Ned Kelly would have been proud of. This includes a promotion that offers winners the chance to go on an all expenses trip to Los Angeles. This promotion runs all through April, so get in while you still can, or wait until next year.
The Lucky Lasso draw also offers big cash prizes and a flight to the City of Angels, but this is for members of the SkyCity loyalty program only. Throughout Easter there is also an Easter Sunday Bonus Draw which, as with the ones above, give one lucky winner a chance to fly to LA. This draw occurs everyday at 10pm, and there is also a draw an hour before which offers a cash prize of $2,500.
There are plenty of other promotions at this Auckland casino, as Spring really is the best time of year to pay a visit.
This is another of the SkyCity casinos, one that also offers a host of promotions for the many guests that head to this casino every Spring. As well as many offers on the casino floor, including ones similar to the SkyCity Auckland mentioned above, they also have many great meal deals in their restaurant, not to mention offers on drinks in their sports bar and live entertainment at their VUE venue.
At their upmarket Asian food restaurant you can get all-you-can-eat for just $16.50 per person, with a buffet that runs for a few hours from 11:30am. If you are a member of their VIP program then you can also take advantage of an extra discount on this already low-cost buffet, and you can also get discounts elsewhere. SkyCity treat their members very well, with prize draws, free drinks, cheap food and so much more. If you live nearby and plan on visiting often then you should definitely join up. Even if you plan on a single visit, but one where you will be spending big, then it’s worth becoming a member as the many advantages will certainly make it worth your while.
Their member program is known as Premier Rewards. It is easy to sign up for (you can do it online or over the phone even before you visit the casino) and it is also free. There is no reason why you shouldn’t get one of these cards, unless of course you don’t plan on visiting the casino at all. How much you get back depends on which level you are at, and which level you are at depends on how much you spend at the casino. The very top level, known as the VIP Black, is strictly by invitation only and the benefits are secretive, but for the next one down, the Platinum, they are not. At this level, which is also by invitation only, you will get a gift on your birthday, unlimited free parking, invitations to special events, prize draws, promotions and much more.