Sky City Community Trust Accepting Funding Applications

The Sky City Queenstown Community Trust is encouraging local charities to apply for funding. The trust provides local community organizations with upwards of $100 000 per year, paying for their operating costs, tools and services.

This year marks the trust’s 10-year anniversary. Over the course of the past ten years, the trust has paid out almost $1 million to more than 300 local charities and community groups. Last year alone, the trust awarded 39 different charities with $95 000 in funding. One of the groups that received funding was Queenstown Primary School, which received money needed to purchase computer technology for students.

“We’re extremely proud we’ve been able to help nearly 300 community groups through the donation of almost one million dollars since 2002”, says Michelle Baillie, General Manager of Sky City Queenstown.

With the proposed Harm Reduction Bill, the Queenstown Community Trust may even provide even more funding to local groups. The bill aims to double the amount of profits that poker machines donate to charity. As such, the Queenstown Community Trust may reach its next million-dollar milestone as soon as 2017.

NZPT Queenstown SnowFest Announced

It’s that time of year again: Snowfest is here! During this time, one of the biggest poker tournament to hit New Zealand will occur, offering players in the country the chance to compete for some amazing cash prizes. The event will be held from July 24th to July 29th, and it will take place at Sky City Queenstown.

The buy-in for the main event is $3000, but players can also qualify via live and online satellites. Live satellites will be held at Sky City Casino in the weeks leading up to the main event. The buy-in for these satellites is just $35. There will also be free satellites available on

Players will begin with 20 000 chips and the levels begin at 50/100. Blinds increase every hour for Days 1, 2 and 3.

Already, players from across New Zealand, Australia and Asia have expressed interest in competing in this exciting event. So, there is the chance that this could turn out to be a thrilling poker tournament, attracting attention from top players in the country.

SkyCity Casinos Host Huge Holiday Events

New Zealand’s SkyCity casino brand is a top provider of gambling solutions for local residents and tourists. In addition to providing a wide range of casino games, the range of SkyCity casinos in the country offers visitors some great events to take part in. December seems to the be the best time of year to visit these gambling destinations, as their event calendars are full of incredible affairs.

At SkyCity Auckland, visitors can catch a glimpse of Santa every weekend over the course of the month of December. The event will take place the first two weekends of the month and then every day for the final two weeks leading up to Christmas. Children can visit Santa and post their wish lists to Jolly Old Saint Nick from the highest mailbox in the city. The event costs just $5 for adults and is free for all children accompanying them.

SkyCity Queenstown offers up an incredible New Year’s Eve event for visitors. At the casino, all attendees are treated to a 3-course meal and free live entertainment by LA Social Club for the night. Tickets are just $65, and patrons are guaranteed a fantastic time as they ring in the new year!