There are currently six land-based casinos in operation in New Zealander territory. They are the Dunedin Casino, the Christchurch Casino, the SKYCITY Auckland, the SKYCITY Hamilton, the SKYCITY Queenstown and the Lasseters Wharf Casino.
But when it comes to online gambling, is it legal in New Zealand? Yes, it is. The government does not grant any licenses for online casino operators to be allowed to operate from the country. Therefore, it is not legal for a gambling site to be run from New Zealand.
However, residents are free to gamble in any online casino platform from other countries. They just need to make sure that the site is legitimate and that the territory it operates from permits online casinos to run their activities between borders.
Because of the online gambling landscape in New Zealand, there are no casino sites that target specifically to Kiwi players. Nevertheless, some of the sites that operate from other countries offer truly beneficial conditions.
Generally speaking, Internet gamblers from New Zealand tend to gravitate towards the most popular and widely available options in online casinos, such as slot machines, blackjack, video poker, baccarat and roulette.
As we have mentioned, there are no gambling platforms that run their activities with New Zealander players specifically in mind. That makes it a little difficult for gamblers to shop around for sites that assure secure banking options, fast withdrawals and acceptance of the New Zealand dollar.