The state of NZ online casinos

The majority of online casino gamblers in New Zealand have been playing popular and common casino games online since online casinos launched. These games included the very popular video pokies, table games such as blackjack and roulette, video pokers of all varieties and of course, live dealer casinos. However, the gambling environment and laws in New Zealand have traditionally been a bit tricky with a result that there were very few online casinos that specifically catered for Kiwi players with NZ$-based bets and withdrawals and other website language and currency support. This has all changed and for a list of NZ$-based casinos, see here: { }

How can I deposit money with a NZ casino?

The new breed of online casinos that now cater for New Zealand players have to be sure to offer NZ$ support if they want to attract local players. Not only must the player be able to bet in NZ$ but the casino must also support the Kiwi player's banking method of choice. This means that the player should be allowed to use a banking method that is popular in New Zealand and that personally works for hi to get his money in and out of the online casino. Typically, New Zealand players would prefer to use one of three primary banking method types.

  1. Credit cards: MasterCard or Visa
  2. eWallets: POLi, Neteller, Paysafecard, Click2Pay
  3. Bank transfers

Looking at the above banking method types available in New Zealand in more detail, it is noted that, although credit cards are typically the most convenient way of transferring money, many cards will not work in internet-based gambling transactions in New Zealand. When large transfers are considered, players can probably look at wire transfers but the processing times are typically long - up to a week processing time. Players typically want to deposit and play immediately and to wait a week to start spinning, is a week denied. To strike a balance between reliability and speed, players in New Zealand should look at eWallet banking methods.

eWallets made easy

eWallets, or web wallets, have become hugely popular in New Zealand due to their security and speed. Players can use them to instantly deposit and withdraw at online casinos as they want to access their winnings immediately. Some eWallets are offer the ability for account management online so that limits can be set and histories can be viewed. The biggest reason for their popularity are however the security aspect. Therefore no personal details are displayed in the transaction which affords the payers a measure of anonymity. There are various eWallets available to the New Zealand player and some investigation should be done to find an ideal banking method.

  • POLi - developed for Australia and New Zealand
  • Ukash - uses safe virtual vouchers
  • Entropay - available for players who don't qualify for cards
  • PayPal - popular in ecommerce
  • Skrill - free signup and usage

With new online casinos entering the market and the New Zealand player now spoiled for choice, it is just obvious that the power is now in the player's hands and he will be calling the shots from now on. The New Zealand player will not be blamed for wanting to safely and securely transact with an online casino using the banking method of his choice. Players are urged to shop around, interrogate the terms and conditions of the online casino and get answers from the casino's customers support before making an educated decision as where to spend his hard-earned NZ$s.