If you’ve got a query about any aspect of the gambling industry, our team of experts has most likely covered it in one of the articles across our site, but here are some of the most commonly asked questions, with answers to boot.
The simple answer is yes. All the gambling laws are regulated by the Gambling Act 2003 and although there are limits on online gambling based in New Zealand, residents can still legally enjoy the benefits of online gambling via an overseas site.
If you’re playing at a trustworthy, reputable site, then there will be tight security measures in place. To ensure they’re secure, simply head to their security page and look for an eCOGRA (or a similar regulating body) logo. You must look for evidence of proper licensing and regulation. If you’re not confident in vetting for a fraudulent site, check out a trustworthy online casino from our tried and tested list.
To play online, gamblers must be at least 18 years old, but to enter a land-based casino the legal age requirement is 21.
Simply head to the cashier page, enter the amount you want to pay in, the currency and your banking method of choice. If it’s your first time, you’ll be required to submit ID for further approval.
All our top recommended online casinos use the same encryption technology as leading global banks to prevent the wrong hands getting hold of your data. Recent research has found that this makes it even safer than doing an in-store transaction.
No! If you’re playing on an international online casino you can keep all your winnings!
Many online casinos offer customised, downloadable apps, but you can always just play from your mobile’s browser.
The games with the lowest house edge have the best odds for the player, so games such as blackjack (if you have an advanced strategy), baccarat, roulette, and craps are your best bet.
A welcome bonus is an incentive from an online casino to get you to sign up and play with them. It’s typically the first bonus you’ll receive from a site and will either be in the form of a deposit match, some “free” money to play with, or the chance to try out a game for “free”.