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Best NZ Bookmakers


Best New Zealand Bookies
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Bet365

Up to $100 in Bet Credits

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888Sport

Bet $10 Get $40

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Minimum deposit of $10 using deposit code 30FB - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least $10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply
Betiton

Bet $15 Get $10

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18+. New customers only. Max one $10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater, paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Skrill, Neteller & PayPal not eligible. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
BetPat

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18+ New customers only. Min bet $10. Max free bet $25. Free bet stake not returned. Full T&Cs apply. bagmableaware.org

New Zealand Online Gambling Laws


Laws on gambling from within New Zealand are relatively tight with the Gambling Act of 2003 prohibiting the vast majority of land-based gambling and anyone operating as a bookmaker. However, residents of New Zealand need not worry as online gambling is completely legal so long as the betting site is located outside of the country. This means that if you're based in New Zealand and want to bet on sports, play pokies or wager on anything else, you can do so at any of the top UK or European bookies and casinos that welcome players from New Zealand. There is one exception to having to bet with an overseas bookie as TAB NZ is based in New Zealand and the only betting organisation to be.

TAB New Zealand


TAB NZ has been in operation since 1951 and is owned by the New Zealand Racing Board. The TAB, or Totalisator Agency Board, operates all of the betting shops and online betting in New Zealand and was established with the aim to regulate, promote and improve the New Zealand racing industry.

There are almost 700 TAB betting shops across New Zealand as well as other TAB betting channels such as phone betting, on-course betting, tote terminals and more. TAB also has an online betting site that offers fixed-odds sports betting on over 20 different sports including Horse Racing, Greyhounds, Rugby League & Union, Football, Cricket, Tennis and others.

TAB NZ vs International Bookmakers


Betting in New Zealand is monopolised by TAB NZ so should you stay local and bet with them or choose from the dozens of available options from abroad?

If you are placing bets in a betting shop then you don't really have much choice as all shops are operated by TAB NZ. However, it's legal for residents of New Zealand to bet with online bookmakers not based in NZ and in our opinion, several are far superior to what TAB NZ offers online.

Firstly, you have dozens of top bookmakers from outside of New Zealand to choose from with many of them having been in operation for several decades and have catered for many millions of customers.

Secondly, you'll find that many of the big bookmakers that accept NZ customers cover a much larger selection of sports, provide many more betting markets and offer much better odds than what TAB NZ is able to.

Lastly, by opening accounts with bookmakers based outside of New Zealand, you're able to claim some of their excellent sign up bonuses and take advantage of ongoing promotions and offers that are available to existing members. The online betting industry isn't competitive in New Zealand as it is operated by just one body. However, in the UK & Europe, the competition is fierce which results in bookmakers constantly offering more to customers in attempt to attract them to their sites.

Sports Betting in New Zealand


New Zealand shares a similar love for sport as the UK with Rugby, Cricket, Football, Horse Racing and Basketball all extremely popular. This is great news for NZ punters as these sports are widely available at UK bookies due to the demand in European countries and the vast majority of UK bookies welcome players from New Zealand.

NZ bookies such as Bet365, Unibet, 888Sport and Betfair all cover a huge range of sports included all of the most popular ones in New Zealand. Some of the bigger bookies also provide odds for leagues and competitions taking place in New Zealand such as the New Zealand Football Championship, New Zealand Rugby League and Super Smash - the Twenty20 cricket competition in New Zealand.

Best NZ Bookies For Rugby
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Bet365

Up to $100 in Bet Credits

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Open an account with bet365 today and bet on a huge range of markets with the world’s favourite online sports betting company. #ad
BetPat

Bet $10 Get $25

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18+ New customers only. Min bet $10. Max free bet $25. Free bet stake not returned. Full T&Cs apply. bagmableaware.org
Betiton

Bet $15 Get $10

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18+. New customers only. Max one $10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater, paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Skrill, Neteller & PayPal not eligible. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
888Sport

Bet $10 Get $40

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Minimum deposit of $10 using deposit code 30FB - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least $10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply


Best NZ Bookies For Cricket
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Bet365

Up to $100 in Bet Credits

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Open an account with bet365 today and bet on a huge range of markets with the world’s favourite online sports betting company. #ad
BetPat

Bet $10 Get $25

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18+ New customers only. Min bet $10. Max free bet $25. Free bet stake not returned. Full T&Cs apply. bagmableaware.org
Betiton

Bet $15 Get $10

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18+. New customers only. Max one $10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater, paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Skrill, Neteller & PayPal not eligible. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
888Sport

Bet $10 Get $40

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Minimum deposit of $10 using deposit code 30FB - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least $10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply


Best NZ Bookies For Horse Racing
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Bet365

Up to $100 in Bet Credits

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Open an account with bet365 today and bet on a huge range of markets with the world’s favourite online sports betting company. #ad
BetPat

Bet $10 Get $25

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18+ New customers only. Min bet $10. Max free bet $25. Free bet stake not returned. Full T&Cs apply. bagmableaware.org
Betiton

Bet $15 Get $10

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18+. New customers only. Max one $10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater, paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Skrill, Neteller & PayPal not eligible. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
888Sport

Bet $10 Get $40

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Minimum deposit of $10 using deposit code 30FB - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least $10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply


Best NZ Bookies For Football
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Bet365

Up to $100 in Bet Credits

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Open an account with bet365 today and bet on a huge range of markets with the world’s favourite online sports betting company. #ad
BetPat

Bet $10 Get $25

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18+ New customers only. Min bet $10. Max free bet $25. Free bet stake not returned. Full T&Cs apply. bagmableaware.org
Betiton

Bet $15 Get $10

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18+. New customers only. Max one $10 free bet. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater, paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Skrill, Neteller & PayPal not eligible. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
888Sport

Bet $10 Get $40

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Minimum deposit of $10 using deposit code 30FB - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least $10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply

New Zealand Bookmakers Deposit & Withdrawal Options


Players from New Zealand have a huge choice when it comes to depositing and withdrawing from their bookmaker accounts. Of course, available options will depend on the individual bookmaker but with several of the top NZ bookies accepting a variety of payment methods such as debit & credit cards, e-wallets like PayPal, Skrill and Neteller and pre-paid cards such as Paysafecard and others. If you'd like to know which bookies accept certain payment methods, we list all available options in each of our bookmaker reviews.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on the bookmaker in question. It's essential that if you haven't heard of a bookie, that you check that they are licenced. We provide all of the information that you need on the safety & security of each bookmaker in our reviews.

Although they're not based in New Zealand, Bet365 is the best bookmaker for customers from NZ in our opinion. They were founded almost 50 years ago and have over 35 million customers worldwide. They also have one of the best sign up offers available to new customers.

Some online bookmakers will allow you do deposit and withdraw in New Zealand Dollars which can be a lot easier than converting your funds into other currencies. Please check our individual review pages to see if specific bookies offer NZD deposits.

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