Casino celebrates 12th anniversary

Skycity Queenstown Casino celebrated 12 years in business on Friday night.

Established in 2000, Queenstown Casino and its Wild Thyme Bar and Restaurant was recently named the Large Enterprise Hospitality and Accommodation Business of the Year at the 2012 Westpac Queenstown Chamber of Commerce Awards. SkyCity Queenstown general manager Michelle Baillie said the business had built a secure and active position in the Queenstown community, employing more than 60 staff, including three founding staff members, and with a track record of supporting a range of community activities and events through its community trust and sponsorships.

''We are committed to the Queenstown community and we are proud of what we have achieved over the last 12 years of entertaining Queenstown."

Since 2002, SkyCity Queenstown Casino has donated more than $1 million to about 330 community groups in the Queenstown Lakes region.