New Zealand Gambling License

Online Gambling in New Zealand is on a rise. And with new concepts brought forward by the government, it can only improve.

Corporate Tax: 28%

Gambling Tax: TBA

New Zealand Gambling License

 

Who manages E-gambling in New Zealand?

Gambling in New Zealand is managed by The Gambling Commission, which is encompassed by the Department of Internal Affairs. Instituted in 2003, the Commission licenses casinos, specifies conditions for licensing and approves agreements between casino operators and casino venue license holders.

New Zealand Gambling License Fees

Fees vary amongst the different categories and Class of gambling in New Zealand. The gambling fee schedule can be viewed on the Department of Internal Affairs website.

Government Bodies That Regulate Gambling 

The Department of Internal Affairs

  • Writes legislation concerning gambling
  • In charge of licensing gambling activities, except casinos
  • Prosecutes violators of the law
  • Educates the public about the law

The Ministry of Health

  • Provides services for problem gamblers and funds these services
  • Published the three-year plan for Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm in 2011-2013, as well as a six-year strategic plan for 2011-2016

The Gambling Commission

  • Manages all licensing for casinos, including new licenses and renewals
  • Reviews agreements between casino operators and the casino license holders, including any changes in agreements
  • Handles all complaints regarding the way the Department of Internal Affairs handles complaints related to Class 4 gambling
  • Specifies as well as revokes conditions for casino licenses
  • Advises Ministers on the current situation regarding problem gambling
  • Receives and makes decisions on appeals to the Department of Internal Affairs’ regulatory and licensing decisions

The New Zealand Lotteries Commission

  • Regulates all lotteries in New Zealand
  • Passes profits on to the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board

New Zealand Gambling License

Country Restrictions

Citizens must be above the age of 20 to partake in gambling. However, New Zealand 18+ online casinos licensed offshore are legal.

Contact Details

The Gambling Group

Wellington office

Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea Street
PO Box 10-095
Wellington 6011
Phone: +64 (4) 495 7200

Auckland office

Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 2220
Auckland 1140
Phone: +64 (9) 363 0574

Christchurch office

Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 1308
Christchurch 8140
Phone: +64 (3) 339 5452