Christchurch Casino – Bars, Restaurant Menus, Entertainment & Pokies Gaming

Christchurch Casino is a sprawling complex comprised of pokies gaming, table games and a live entertainment venue plus several super restaurants and bars.

About The Christchurch Casino

The venue first opened in 1994 so it’s been operating for 25 years come 2019, is the largest and well only casino in Christchurch. It is open 24 hours on the weekends and from early to late during the week. The entry age into the casino is 20 years + in all areas.

Gaming Facilities

The Christchurch Casino has 500 slot machines available at the venue and 36 gaming tables with Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Baccarat and Tai Sai as well as the Money Wheel plus Poker and Baccarat lounges. They also have table games from SG like U-Spin Roulette which is really fun to play.

The slot machines are situated across two separate floors within the venue and is one of the largest collections of slot machines in New Zealand – amounts ranging from 1c to $2 usually can be used to play per spin.

Gaming packages are available to purchase for groups looking to participate in several different games – an $800 package, for example, gives you exclusive use of a gaming table for 1 and a half hours and a professional dealer who can teach you the game, alongside complementary house drinks and nibbles for the duration.

Poker is one of the main events at Christchurch Casino – world championships are regularly hosted here, in which some of the world’s best players compete.

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Food and Menu Overview

The venue has four different restaurants on site, so no matter what your taste or budget they got you covered in the eats department.

  • The Valley Bar is a more relaxed restaurant that offers lighter bites such as bar snacks and Deli items.
  • The Grand Café is an eatery with an expansive menu and live entertainment – the cuisine of the menu is multi-cultural so has something to offer for most people.
  • There’s also the Chi Kitchen restaurant within the venue – an authentic Cantonese restaurant with the option of banquets for larger groups.
  • For those looking to watch live sport, the Monza Sports Bar has 6 large flat screens and a 208” LCD wall. The Monza menu consists primarily of handmade pizzas, ribs and burgers, and there’s also a selection of beers available to choose from at the bar.

Valley Bar Menu Sample 

Monza Sports Bar Menu Sample of Many

Grand Cafe Buffet

Happenings of Note

Asides from the entertainment of gaming, Christchurch Casino hosts different live musicians and bands at the venue each weekend – Valley Bar is one of the most popular spots for performers.

The exclusive Players Club also gives members access to free choreographed stage shows and entry into prize draws.

The casino regularly hosts poker championships at the venue, and tickets are available for purchase. Tickets are also available for evening dinners curated by the casino’s head chef with a haute-cuisine menu to choose from, and complimentary drinks provided.

Venue Facilities and Offers

The venue can be booked for functions – gaming tables and lounges are available to be booked, as are restaurants and bars for private parties.

Thursdays at Christchurch Casino include a great $1 deal – certain dishes on the menu, such as dumplings or ribs, are reduced to a cost of $1. The dish varies each Thursday.

Best Sports Bar in Christchurch CBD

Just visit the Monza sports bar at the casino to watch all your favourite games in comfort with great drinks and food right at your side.

Happy Hours @ The Christchurch Casino

Regular happy hours and meal deals are usually available at the Monza Sports Bar.

Great Live Entertainment in Christchurch CBD

The casino hosts all the best local and international shows, singers and bands all through the week.

Car Parking @ The Christchurch Casino

You can grab 2 hours of free parking in their Peterborough St car park, extra time is only per hour – $3.00
up to a daily maximum – $12.00.

Local shuttle bus to and from The Christchurch Casino

The Christchurch Casino provides a FREE shuttle bus service to and from local area hotels for their visitors. The bus operates from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am daily.

Smoking @ The Christchurch Casino

The Casino provides an area for smokers to have a puff and it’s located upstairs off the atrium zone.

Dress Code Christchurch Casino

Smart and neat appearance is required, so dress to impress.

  • No Beanies.
  • No clothes with signs of being dirty.
  • No steel capped boots, leave them at work.
  • No clothing with words that mum would not approve of.
  • No gang patches or other relative insignias.
  • No other clothing deemed not acceptable for entry to the Christchurch Casino.

Pokies Machine & TAB Gaming @ The Christchurch Casino

The Christchurch Casino has about 500 of the best pokies games from IGT, Aristocrat and Ainsworth to play plus all the regular table games to have a play on. This is a huge pokies machine gaming casino to visit if you are in the Christchurch CBD area.

The Christchurch Casino has one TAB facility and it’s located right opposite the Valley Bar.

**A must visit venue in Christchurch CBD, to have a few beers and wines, watch sports, eat great food, watch some live shows and have a play on the pokies**

Casino Opening Hours – May Change on Public Holidays

Monday: 11AM to 3AM
Tuesday: 11AM to 3AM
Wednesday: 11AM to 3AM
Thursday: 11AM to 3AM
Friday: 11AM, open all night
Saturday: 24 hours
Sunday: 24 hours, closes 3AM Monday


T: 3-365 9999

Map and address

Christchurch Casino
30 Victoria St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

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