Online gambling helps Sky City make profit this year, despite Covid-19 lockdown setbacks

Online gambling has helped Sky City make a profit this year.

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The company was also beset this year by a massive fire at the yet-to-be opened Auckland convention centre. Source: 1 NEWS

That's despite closures due to the convention centre fire and Covid-19 lockdowns.

The casino operator's profit after tax was down 60 per cent on last year to $66 million.

A new online gaming service saw an increase in gamblers during the second lockdown and helped with revenue.

However, nearly 1000 employees have been made redundant.

Sky City expects to be largely domestic focused as it waits for borders to open and tourists to return.