you are under 20 years old
you will not
be able to go into a Casino. There are 4 major casinos in
NZ; Auckland (Skycity Auckland), Queenstown (Skycity
Queenstown), Christchurch (Christchurch Casino), and Dunedin
(Dunedin Casino). The one in Auckland is located directly
underneath the tower (pictured above), it is the biggest,
and attracts the most players. All of them are pretty good,
but nothing which compares to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or
some other Casinos around the world.
Kiwi is not as enthusiastic about
its closest neighbour the Australians. Gambling is legalized
but controlled by the government. The people who mostly
frequent the casinos are the new gambler such as young
people, or the older mostly retired who come to the casino
to pass their time and try their luck. Although Casinos are
found only on the major cities listed, Poker machines
(Pokies, or Slot machines) can be found on many bars, pubs,
and clubs throughout New Zealand.
Prostitution in New Zealand is also legalised, but
foreigners are not allowed to work in this area, it is
reserved for the local sluts only.
tab is the place where you
go to place your bets on horse races or on various sporting
events. You can find them in different locations, but are
often found next to establishments, which have pokies (such
as a bar). Casinos normally also have a TAB.
with many different types on offer. The most important ones
are listed below.
works pretty much the same of anywhere else
in the world. You choose 6 numbers in a total of 40 numbers
on a card. Minimum
of 4 games (0.50 cents each). 6 numbers are drawn from one
basket, and one or two complementary numbers are drawn from
another basket. You win accordingly to how many numbers you
1: For those who don’t want to pick you own numbers,
the machine can randomly chooses numbers and makes games for
you. All you need to ask for is a “Quick Pick”.
2: There is an alternative game called Powerball,
which is similar to the normal lotto but you get 8 numbers,
one of them being the powerball, and you have the get 5
numbers right together with the powerball to be a division
one winner. Click here. For more information.
- 80 numbers on a card, with 20 being drawn. You pick as
little or as many numbers as you want (1-20). The more
numbers you pick e.g. max of 20, the more return you will
receive if you get all numbers right. And then you choose
how many games you would like to play with those numbers.
E.g. 5 games (at 50cents a game). check
the keno table.
Scratchies – They
are sold in places which also sell lotto tickets such as
news agencies, convenience stores etc. An Instant Kiwi for
example is a scratchy where you can earn up to 50,000 per
year for 10 years. There are many different types of
scratchies at different prices. You need to be at least 18
y.o to be able to buy one.
- In New Zealand there are many stories and cases of
people who have sold their souls to gamble, and have lost
everything in life, some even ending up in jail for stealing
to support their addiction. Some leave their very young
children at home, or locked in the car alone, to go
gambling. There is a Gambling Help Line, which is free and
works 24/7 to help those who have become addicted and need
some help. The number is 0800 684 655.
When deciding to visit a casino to put a few bets on,
establish a maximum that you are prepared to loose, and try
to consider it like you have already lost that money. You
should never gamble more than your planned maximum. Gambling
can be a lot of fun, especially when with friends, but you
have to be very careful and disciplined.
Dodger lost all his bucks in a Casino in New Zealand.