Close Bottom Menu CLOSE

Why join our Telegram

  • list icon EXCLUSIVE Betting Bonuses
  • list icon 24/7 Pre-Match & Live Predictions
  • list icon New Unrestricted Bookmakers
  • list icon €1,000 In Monthly Giveaways
Join Our Community

Fake .nz gambling domains operating in New Zealand

19 Apr 2019

fake-new-zealand-gambling-sitesA constantly increasing phenomenon has hit the gambling landscape in New Zealand. A lot of international sportsbook and casino sites are operating under .nz domains, appearing as if they are located in New Zealand when they are not. There have been more than 13 such operations that don't necessarily comply with the legislation framework of the region. Which, of course, poses huge risks to unsuspected players who decide to play on those sites.

How Could New Zealand Impose Stricter Conditions?

The case has gone to such an extent that one of those sites was found to be using the New Zealand coat of arms to become even more convincing to local gamblers. The Department for Internal Affairs (DIA) has already commenced the process of battling such cases by communicating with the owners of the websites demanding that they be taken down immediately.

After careful examination of the sites, the authorities found that most of them were international, while only one was probably located in New Zealand. The latter could be facing huge legal consequences if that's the case. It seems that for the international sites, there are few things the government can do, the most effective being to shut down the sites.

According to the legal framework of New Zealand it's not illegal per se to play on such sites. However, just because these sites are not under the full legal monitoring of the government that means that they can work in dodgy ways and deceive players stealing their money. As the situation stands now, it's not that hard to buy a .nz domain, so the risk to players is much higher. There have been talks regarding a transition towards a more Australian model in that sense, demanding proof of physical address to get a New Zealand domain.

Join and grab exclusive bonuses, daily offers and free bets!

Lay hands on exclusive daily bonuses for members only. These promos are limited and are not advertised on the website.

Yes, I have read the Terms & Conditions and I consent to receiving emails from regarding betting promotions, betting guides and news.

How Mbappe’s Injury Affects All Euro 2024 Bets Featured Image

French superstar Kylian Mbappe suffered a broken nose after a collision with Austria’s Kevin Danso. He was later subbed off and was taken to the...

Read more »

Bookmakers With A Dedicated Euro 2024 Section Featured Image

This summer, 24 nations will battle in the 17th edition of the European Football Championship. Scheduled to take place in Germany, the competition is ...

Read more »

How Injuries Affect Euro 2024 Odds Featured Image

As the Euro 2024 approaches, fans are at the edge of their seats. However, as it happens with every major competition, several notable footballers hav...

Read more »

Lucas Paqueta Charged For Betting Breaches Featured Image

The Brazilian international Lucas Paqueta has been charged by the FA for the “improper purpose of affecting the betting market”. Paqueta, ...

Read more »

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk Odds Featured Image

After a long wait, the boxing world is finally on the verge of crowing the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999, when Lennox Lewis took do...

Read more »

Conor McGregor Partners with Duelbits Featured Image

On May 13th, 2024, Duelbits, a leading site in crypto gambling, issued a press release to announce that it has partnered with MMA legend Conor McGrego...

Read more »

EveryMatrix Record Net Revenue in Q1 Featured Image

EveryMatrix announced that the company achieved a record €39 million in revenue in the year’s first quarter. This constitutes a stunning 66% inc...

Read more »

Conor McGregor Next Fight Odds Featured Image

After a nearly three-year absence, Conor McGregor will fight Michael Chandler in UFC 303 on June 30th. UFC president Dana White announced the clash, w...

Read more »

ΝΒΑ Investigates Raptors’ Center Jontay Porter for Betting Irregularities Featured Image

The Raptors Center became unavailable for March 25th’s clash against the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA intervened, and Porter sat out until the league ...

Read more »

Next Liverpool Manager Odds: Who Will Succeed Jurgen Klopp? Featured Image

Jurgen Klopp’s announcement that he will leave Liverpool at the end of the season shocked the football world. The German will depart from Anfiel...

Read more »

bookmaker banner
bookmaker banner