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SkyCity FY2021 to return to 75% of 2019 levels: S&P

SkyCity Entertainment's earnings are likely to make a solid recovery in the fiscal 2021 year, ending in June, to at least 75 percent of 2019 levels, Standard & Poor's said in a note.

SkyCity appoints new chief corporate affairs officer

SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of Nirupa George to the role of chief corporate affairs office, effective from June 21, 2021.

Problem gamblers tend to isolate themselves: Study

A new study undertaken by the Auckland University of Technology has found that problem gamblers are more likely to withdraw from sports, cultural, or religious groups. 

SkyCity earnings recovering faster than expected: S&P

SkyCity Entertainment's earnings are recovering faster-than-expected from the Covid crisis, said Standard & Poors in a note raising its credit outlook to stable from negative.

SkyCity out of the junket game

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment said it will cease all activities with junkets following a strategic review of its business and will instead deal with international customers directly.

Australian cruise industry demands restart

The Australian cruise industry, which has been shut down for more than 12 months is demanding to be allowed to restart operations now that a trans-Tasman bubble has been established. 

SkyCity appoints three non-executive directors

SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced that it intends to appoint Silvana Schenone, Julian Cook, and Chad Barton as non-executive directors to the SkyCity Board.

NZ pokies bounce back surprises with record spending

New Zealanders spent a record amount on pokies in the final quarter of the year in the country's pubs and clubs, showing significant pent up demand after the first-half closures and surprising government officials.

NZ pokies spend hit record in latest quarter

The amount of money spent on pokies in New Zealand hit a record $252 million in the three months to December, the highest since records began in 2007. The figures relate to spending outside of casinos.

NZ to announce Australia travel bubble dates in two weeks

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she will announce the dates on which quarantine travel can resume with Australia on April 6th. 
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Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
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