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SkyCity to Go Head-On With Sports Bars

1 March 2006

HAMILTON, New Zealand -- As reported by Stuff: "SkyCity Hamilton is taking a $2 million punt that a major new sports bar will help pull more customers into the Riverside casino and entertainment complex on Victoria St.

"Final decisions on other revamps, to cost about $1 million, are expected within a few months.

"...SkyCity Hamilton general manager David Christian said yesterday that the bar's construction, scheduled to start toward the end of next month, would cost about $2 million.

"...While gaming ads might feature in the new bar, Mr Christian said these would not be 'heavy'.

"...Other changes include the current buffet restaurant near the casino becoming a table service restaurant and yet-to-be-decided alterations to an upstairs deck area..."

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