New Zealand considers ban on credit cards for online gambling

Gaming regulators in New Zealand are considering a radical approach to curb the damages from compulsive gambling and their weapon of choice in this is the credit card. According to a report on Asia Gaming Brief (AGB), regulators at the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs are looking to ban the use of credit cards…

Free-to-Play Casinos Under Fire in New Zealand

Free-to-play casinos and casino games have long been a tool in the marketing toolbox of gaming operators across the globe. Some of these casinos are standalone entities that offer free casino games for casual players and sell chips to those who are a little more serious. Other free-to-play casinos are gateways to traditional online gaming…

New Zealand Regulators Ruling – Loot Boxes Aren't Gambling

Gaming regulators in New Zealand have ruled that in-game loot boxes are not a form of gambling. The decision is a big victory for the video game industry and its recent efforts to beef up revenue streams through loot boxes and other in-game transactions. The announcement regarding loot boxes came from the Gambling Compliance office…

New Zealand Debuts Online Gambling Regulations

Lawmakers in New Zealand have introduced a bill that would require online gambling operators to pay a point of consumption tax based on their transactions with Kiwi gamblers. The legislation is the culmination of several years worth of studies and promises to increase tax revenues derived from the online gambling industry. New Zealand Racing Minister…

New Zealand Racing Minister Targets Offshore Gambling Sites

New Zealand's Racing Minister, Nathan Guy, is very interested in online gambling, but don't go targeting him as a potential conversion just yet. Earlier this week Guy commissioned a study group to take a look at New Zealand's online gambling industry and figure out what to do about the problem of offshore gaming sites. That…