Review written by Sophie Couard, on July 21, 2016.
Dunedin is located on the east coast of the South Island in New Zealand. The town has a picturesque harbor called the Otago Harbor. It is a very dynamic town with students. Many bars, restaurants and other shops are located in the centre, along the main road George Street.
You can visit the beautiful Victorian-style churches, such as the Knox Church or the First Church, and there is also a station with a particularly original architecture and the steepest residential street in the world (Baldwin Street with a slope of 35%).
Fans of gambling can also enjoy a casino, and in the rest of this review you can find out what it has to offer.
An elegant casino
The Dunedin Casino is open every day from 11 am to 3 am. It is located in the Southern Cross Hotel, a historical building in the city. The building has a breathtaking interior with opulent decoration, original mosaic floors, a large staircase and an absolutely magnificent glass dome roof. The large casino can be accessed by anyone aged 20 years or older, upon presentation of a valid identification.
The slot machines
The slot machine selection includes over 180 devices accepting denominations ranging from 1 cent to $1. There is a game for every taste and you can find:
- games that give you the chance to win a progressive jackpot,
- traditional slot machines with mechanical reels,
- modern video slot machines with digital screens,
- video poker in different versions.
The table games
The selection of traditional table games includes a dozen tables where you can play:
- Caribbean stud poker,
You can also play texas hold'em or omaha poker in the casino. You can play against other players in the poker room and participate in cash games and tournaments.
A large café restaurant for taking a break
Playing at the Casino in Dunedin is a lot of fun, especially because if the nice game selection. However, you have to know that you can also do something other than playing roulette, poker or slot machines. You can also take a break between the games and eat or have a drink. It is the perfect way of taking a break from the games and clear your head.
There is the Dunedin Casino’s Grand Bar and Café in the establishment that can accommodate up to 60 people and invites you to discover a contemporary New Zealand cuisine. Meals are served from 11 am to 11 pm, but you can enjoy a snack menu until 2.30 am. It is also possible to order from a large selection of hot and cold beverages, with or without alcohol. There are many beers, champagne, wine and excellent cocktails available on the menu.
To make the most of the games, some players may want to stay for several days. Unfortunately, the establishment does not offer any means of accommodation. This is not really a problem as such, as the touristy city is full of hotels. You can find the following casinos near the casino:
- the Manor House Backpackers ** starting from €43 per night,
- the Palm Motel Dunedin **** starting from €101 per night,
- the Senic Hotel Dunedin City **** starting from €106 per night,
- the Roslyn Apartements **** starting from €116 per night.
In short, we can say that the Casino in Dunedin offers everything necessary to make most players happy. It is situated in a beautiful historic building and offers an excellent restaurant-bar. However, it is especially the casino that will attract the players, as it is very diverse and offers something for everyone.
By bus : Lines 18, 19, 20, 26, 27 and 36.
By plane : International Airport of Dunedin.
Every day from 11 am to 3 am.
24 hours, 7 days a week.