Kiwis spending big money on overseas online casinos

Originally Posted on Monday Sep 20 6:08:00 BST 2010

New Zealanders and Australians are spending large amounts of dollars on overseas internet gambling sites.

Having a bet is part of a New Zealander’s way of life, and Kiwis and Australians are reckoned to be some of the world’s highest users of the internet both for work and play.

So why are punters moving to online casinos?  Could it be because of the crackdown on hotel and pub pokie machines?

Whatever the reason the New Zealand government is missing out on large amounts of tax revenue by not allowing online casinos to operate within New Zealand’s shores.

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