Mobile Casino FAQ

Players in New Zealand just starting out playing casino games at online casinos generally have plenty of questions and our mission is to create a one-stop resource for any questions and concerns that players may have. With everything from the legality of the industry, taxation of winnings and finding reliable and licenced online and mobile casinos, has all the answers to your FAQ’s!

Is Online Casino Gambling Legal?

Online gambling as a whole is a legitimate, highly governed and a fully regulated industry that generates billions of dollars of revenue every year. There are many governing bodies that oversee the industry and ensure ethical practises. The online casino industry in New Zealand on the other hand is a bit more complex – while citizens of New Zealand are legally permitted to play their favourite games at a number of offshore online casinos, they are not permitted to do so on any sites that are based in and operating out of New Zealand. Essentially local online casinos cannot cater to local players.

Are My Winnings Taxable?

Unlike the gambling laws of other countries, New Zealand gamblers are under no obligation to pay taxes on any of their winnings, unless online casino gambling is the sole source of income. In that case, players will be liable for income tax. If you consider yourself a professional gambler, then the best thing to do is register as one.

Can I use the same account credentials?

Yes. If you’re an old or regular player and you wish to switch to mobile casino gaming, then you will be able to use the same account credentials/login information to access your iPhone casino account.

Are the Winning Odds the Same?

Yes. The same casino software providers responsible for supplying the PC market with their casino games are responsible for the mobile versions as well. There are some who have outsourced the production of their casino games for the mobile market but they still oversee the process and make sure that the game adheres to the same technical specifications.

Must I Download if I want to play?

No. There is no need to download a casino game. Most of the games are built on the HTML 5 platform to allow players to play in their browsers. The option to download an iPhone casino game as an app does exist and it can make for a better running game. Your internet connection is however mainly responsible for the speed at which a casino game will load.

Is it easy to open an account?

Yes. These days the casino sites are designed to adjust to whatever mobile device you’re using. So it’s simply a case of clicking on the casino you’d like to join and then selecting ‘register’, ‘play now’ or ‘sign-up’. What follows are line for line instructions.

How Do I Claim Casino Bonuses?

One of the greatest advantages to the online and mobile casino industry is that players will have a wide range of casino bonuses to choose from which will see a substantial bankroll boost. Most online casino bonuses will have playthrough requirements attached in order to qualify for the bonus, and players in New Zealand are advised to read through these carefully before accepting a bonus of any kind. However, the best online casinos will offer simple, step-by-step instructions on how to claim casino bonuses.

What Are My Banking Options?

Due to the fact that all players in New Zealand will be making use of offshore online casinos, the range of banking options will differ from site to site. However, a good number of sites will accept play in NZ$ so there is no need to worry about exchange rates, but if NZ$ are not accepted, there will be many options for payment such as e-wallets, pre-paid cards and of course all major credit cards are accepted.

Is Mobile Casino Gambling Safe?

Yes. The mobile casino operators listed on our site have procedures in place to make sure that data transferal is conducted in a safe environment. The companies who create the mobile casino games are also responsible for building in safety features. Both parties thus form a process of mutual symbioses to offer players a safe gaming platform.