Lasseters Wharf Casino

Lasseters Wharf Casino Queenstown
Lasseters Wharf Casino Queenstown

Lasseters Wharf Casino has been the main attraction in Queenstown for a long time and is respected as a reputable casino establishment and a huge employer in the region. If you are looking for thrills and spills of a casino mixed with good food and fine drinks then Lasseters Wharf Casino is for you.

SkyCity Acquired Wharf Casino

In May month of 2013, May SkyCity Entertainment Group showing its interest in Queenstown acquired Otago Casinos Ltd, which holds the license for Wharf Casino. 

SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison said the company had acquired the casino for $5 million, subject to regulatory approval from the Commerce and Gambling commissions.

This casino is located in the Steamer Wharf complex on the Queenstown waterfront. It has a maximum of 74 electronic gaming machines and six gaming tables. 

in cash from Singapore’s Lasseters International Holdings Ltd. Lasseters Wharf is licensed to offer six gaming tables and 74 gambling machines. It posted a loss of NZ$412,346 on gaming revenue of NZ$2.08 million in the year to June 30, 2012.

SkyCity acquired 40 percent, it didn’t already own SkyCity Queenstown Casino, the city’s other casino. This acquisition took place in December for NZ$5 million from Skyline Enterprises. Lasseters; which still owns a casino in Alice Springs, Australia, several gaming websites, and Australian pubs; has gambling machines, said it would use the proceeds to pay debt and for working capital.

This deal gives SkyCity the right to add 230 more gambling machines in Auckland. But the casino says it was seeking to add 500.

Gaming room

Gaming room
Gaming room

The gaming room at Lasseters Wharf Casino is a place full of casino activity. Here you can enjoy Caribbean Stud Poker, Texas Hold’em Poker, Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack. There are also pokies on offer too.

The minimum buy-in for the table games is $2 and pokies range from 5 cents upwards.



Caribbean Stud Poker and Texas Hold’em Poker are the two types of Poker on offer at Lasseters Wharf Casino and you can expect to see regular poker tournaments too. The buy-in amounts vary at the Poker tables.

The Poker tables at Lasseters Wharf Casino are for those who have been playing for years, but also for those new to Poker too.

Dress code

The dress code at Lasseters Wharf Casino is tidy casual, this means jeans and t-shirts are allowed but they need to be clean, ironed and not show any large or offensive logos. You will also find that caps and hooded tops are not allowed.

Accommodation & hotel

There is no hotel at the Lasseters Wharf Casino, but being in the heart of Queenstown there are many beautiful and luxurious hotels on offer only a short walk away.


The Lasseters Wharf Casino offers the wonderful Water Front bar and bistro where you can enjoy wonderful meals and tasty beverages whilst also catching up on the latest sports with the Sky sports playing in the background.

There are also many regular promotions, games, and tournaments too.


There is no online information about jobs at Lasseters Wharf Casino, but you can venture into the casino and ask in person for an application form. The jobs are varied at the casino, but they are all fulfilling also.


Car Parking is available along Lake Esplanade by the casino, this is free car parking too. If you find no parking is available then try the 1-mile roundabout which is only a short walk from the casino.


Lasseters Wharf Casino
PO Box 900, Beach Street,
Steamer Wharf,