When all else has closed, make your way to the Christchurch Casino for blackjack, American roulette, baccarat, and gaming machines. Open 24 hours over the weekend and until 3 a.m. Monday to Thursday, there's a contemporary restaurant and three bars. The latest additions to the Casino are Mashina and the Monza Sports Bar. The latter is a dark, blokey space with TV monitors at every vantage point plus one huge screen for watching live sports. Notoriously strict on its dress
code the casino has relaxed a little since the earthquake and now allows dress jeans. Free shuttles go to and from some local hotels and motels daily from 6pm to 2am—book through the Casino reception.