Is Betting Legal In New Zealand?

Yes, betting is legal in New Zealand. Whilst New Zealand used to have very strict laws about betting, and it was banned in 1920, these were loosened up and 1961 on course betting was allowed for the first time.  Since then the laws have loosened up considerably more and today the options for betting New Zealand are vast.

There is only one licensed sportsbook online that is of New Zealand origin, but all of the big international betting sites are allowed, giving punters a huge range of safe and secure choices for betting New Zealand. On some of the big international betting websites available in New Zealand, New Zealand Dollars are available as a currency, whilst on others you would need to keep your money in USD, GBP or EUR online before converting back to your bank account. Even better, for those interested in betting New Zealand, there is no taxation at all on your winnings, whether using local Kiwi websites and bookmakers or the international sportsbooks.

What Sports Can I Bet On?

For those interested in betting New Zealand options, you can choose from backing local sports to a massive array of international sports, as well as options for entertainment, political, pokies, casino, and lotteries choices.

For betting New Zealand fans some of the sports available for placing a wager on are Rugby League, Rugby Union, tennis, basketball, football, baseball, Aussie rules, cricket, golf, American football, volleyball, F1, horse racing and MotoGP.  For those passionate about local events in New Zealand go for Super Ruby, the ITM Cup, the Heartland Championships and the ANZ Netball Championships

Horse Racing Betting New Zealand

One of the most popular sports to bet on in New Zealand is definitely horse racing.  Being one of the best thoroughbred horse breeding countries in the world, and having a whopping 52 race courses and 65 jockey and racing clubs, Kiwis are passionate about horse racing and horse racing betting New Zealand.

Some of the super events to place your money on, and with options of winning big bucks, are the Wellington Cup, Telegraph Handicap, New Zealand International Stakes, Stoneybridge Stakes, New Zealand 2000 Guineas, New Zealand 1000 Guineas, New Zealand Derby, Easter Handicap, Kelt Capital Stakes, Mudgway Stakes, Auckland Cup, LvRC Classic and the Kelt Capital Stakes for online betting NZ.

Betting New Zealand is Hassle Free

These days it is so easy to open an online gaming account and place bets in New Zealand within a few minutes, and with as many accounts as you wish.  You will want to open an online money transferring account for ease of use with something like Skrill or NETeller for making easy withdrawals and deposits to and from your bank accounts and/or bank cards to make your betting New Zealand experience streamlined and pleasurable.  You will also receive super perks and free bets when joining up to the sportsbooks, giving you a few ‘practice’ rounds of betting while you figure out which kinds of sports and sports markets you are interested in playing when getting into the myriad betting New Zealand options.