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Who regulates gambling NZ?

The New Zealand Lotteries Commission
With Art Union sales declining, a review of lotteries was undertaken by the Second Labour Government in the late 1950s, and in 1961 the National Government introduced the Golden Kiwi lottery. The New Zealand Lotteries Commission was established in 1987.

Who regulates the gambling commission?

Gambling Commission is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

Is gambling illegal in NZ?

Gambling in New Zealand is illegal unless it is authorised by or under the Gambling Act 2003. In addition to this rule there are certain forms of gambling that are specifically prohibited under the Act: Prohibited Gambling Excerpts of the Gambling Act 2003. Prohibited Prizes.

Is online gambling legal in NZ?

Today, while it is illegal for online gambling to be provided domestically, except by authorised providers (Lotto NZ and the TAB), it is legal for New Zealanders to gamble on offshore websites. Offshore gambling websites may not be regulated at all and have no harm minimisation mechanisms in place to protect players.

How do I report illegal gambling NZ?

More information

  1. T (04) 494 0700 or 0800 257 887.
  2. F (04) 494 0656.
  3. E [email protected] W Department of Internal Affairs.

What powers do the gambling Commission have?

Licensing. The Commission issues licences to gambling operators, can levy fines and revoke licences, and is tasked with investigating and prosecuting illegal gambling. It is also responsible for advising national and local government on gambling-related issues.

How is the gambling commission funded?

Our work is funded by fees set by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). These fees are paid by the gambling businesses and individuals we license.

Can you gamble online in NZ?

Are online casino games legal in New Zealand? It is legal to play online casino games in New Zealand.

Is Bet365 legal in New Zealand?

Yes. Bet365, like all the biggest and best online bookmakers, is legal for NZ players.

Can you bet your home at a casino?

You can bet the zeroes only on inside bets, where they’re just part of the 38-number set, the same as any other numbers. There’s no such thing as betting with the house. Trying to go the house way just subjects you to conditions built into the games to make sure the casino always has the edge.

Is online gambling illegal in NZ?

Online gambling is legal as long as it is pursued on websites licensed by the NZ Gambling Commission. However, offshore sites are unregulated by the NZ government and are, therefore, unrestricted to New Zealand players.

Who is the Gambling Commission in New Zealand?

The Gambling Commission is an independent statutory decision-making body established under the Gambling Act 2003. The Commission hears casino licensing applications, and appeals on licensing and enforcement decisions made in relation to gaming machines and other non-casino gambling activities.

How old do you have to be to gamble in New Zealand?

Yes, all New Zealand gambling is governed under the Gambling Act of 2003 and its following amendments. Individuals must be 18 to play the Lottery, purchase Scratch Cards, and bet on sports and horse races; individuals must be 20 to enter a brick and mortar New Zealand casino.

What are the powers of the Gambling Commission?

The Gambling Commission has the powers of a Commission of Inquiry. On this web site you can find: A detailed description of the functions of the Commission. The policies and procedures followed by the Commission.

Is there a newsletter from the Gambling Commission?

Our newsletter, e-bulletin is sent fortnightly and contains news, updates and latest advice from the Gambling Commission and DCMS.