The Legality of Online Gambling in New Zealand

Gambling is a very popular past in New Zealand. It is estimated that more than $2 billion annually is spent on the activity and over 40% of adults gamble on a semi-regular basis. Interestingly, gambling wasn’t really commercialized in New Zealand until the 1990s, but since then the industry has grown so much that it has to be strictly regulated, with limits on the number of casinos and betting spots allowed in the country.

Online gambling has not escaped the regulatory power that exists in New Zealand, in fact, the government’s home affairs department passed the Gambling Act of 2003 for PKV Games addressing the growth of remote interactive gambling in the country. The law is pretty straight forward, stating that any remote interactive gambling in New Zealand (internet, TV, telephone, etc.) must be operated by the TAB (Totalizator Agency Board) or the New Zealand Lottery Commission. Both are government-run operations used for community fundraising and not for profit.

So players in New Zealand can gamble online through these two sources, but also the law states that it is not illegal for Kiwis to gamble in online casinos on foreign (foreign based) sites. The reason is that New Zealand law cannot be enforced overseas and the government considers it impossible to enforce. However, it is illegal for overseas companies to advertise their products online and overseas sites will never be able to run their operations from New Zealand.

Hal utama yang harus diperhatikan oleh penjudi online Selandia Baru adalah fakta bahwa meskipun legal bagi mereka untuk bermain di kasino yang berbasis di luar negeri, tidak semuanya dapat dipercaya … Pemeriksaan yang tepat harus selalu dilakukan oleh pemain online sebelum berinvestasi uang hasil jerih payah mereka ke situs judi asing. Alasannya adalah karena situsnya berbasis di luar negeri, hanya ada sedikit perlindungan yang dapat ditawarkan kepada pemain Slot Online Selandia Baru jika terjadi kesalahan.

The recommendation process to check that a foreign based site is legit is to look at the following areas; banking options, where the company is licensed, where customer support is based, is the company independently audited by a respected organization (like KPMG), how long the company has been in business, what their payment processing is like and finally do some research online to see if Kiwi others have played on the site and can recommend it.

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