A petition against the SkyCity convention centre deal has been handed over to a Green Party MP in front of the casino.
The Government has signed a deal with SkyCity that will allow the casino exemptions from gambling laws in exchange for building a national convention centre.
The bill that would allow the deal to go ahead passed its first reading last month and is currently before a select committee.
Green Party gambling spokesperson Denise Roche received the petition with more than 8000 signatures on Monday morning and promised to table it in Parliament on Tuesday.
Ms Roche says she hopes the petition will sway the vote of at least one National Party MP.
She says because a conscience vote will be held on the legislation, it's worthwhile to show MPs how strongly Aucklanders feel about having to mop up after Sky City once the convention centre is built.