Online Gambling NZ Introduction

Online gambling is now a major leisurely activity in New Zealand and it is something that has attracted players from all ages and from all walks of life. In the past there were very few gambling portals that accepted real cash wagers from NZ players, but there are now plenty of perfectly secure gambling portals that do welcome New Zealand players.

The fact that you can now place a wager from multiple devices and not just from your PC means that even more people can place a wager than ever before and they can do so from wherever they may be. Don’t forget that all gambling sites are open 24 hours per day, there is no limit to how much you can gamble in an online casino (unless you set your own limits) and there are very few other restrictions.

Online gambling is far more convenient than land based gambling has ever been. For example you don’t need to wear a particular dress code to play in an online casino and if you really wanted to you could place a bet in the middle of the night. Most land based casinos or betting shops close at certain hours, but online casinos never sleep.

Before you can start playing though, you would need to register an account with an online casino, especially if you wanted to place a real cash wager. You couldn’t just visit a site and then start playing in the real money mode. The reason you would need to sign up is basically to prevent underage people from gambling their money away.

The registration process at any online casino (or at any other similar gaming site) is relatively straightforward and this simple application form can generally be filed out in a couple of minutes. Players are required to fill out personal information such as their name, address, email address and phone number, plus you will also need to prove who you say you are.

You can do this as soon as the casino requests the necessary documents from you and you will need to provide either a recent gas or electric bill or a recent bank statement, plus you will also need to send in proof of identification if you want play in the real money mode such as a copy of your driver’s license, your ID card or better still, a copy of your passport.

Once you have sent in this information, the casino’s verification department will be able to verify who you say are and then your account can be fully activated. This is standard procedure at every reputable gambling portal today.