Which casino licenses are there online, which are the safest and how does a license issuer help us players? In this article, I answer these questions and help you understand why it is so important to play at an online casino with a secure license.

Secure casino licenses for New Zealand

New Zealand players, like many others around the world, can play at off-shore casinos completely legally, but at their own risk, so it is important to choose safe casinos. Which ones are safe?

The safest are those that have the world’s safest casino license. This is considered the MGA license (Malta Gaming Authority) because their requirements for operators are the strictest. After the MGA license, Curacao licensed casinos are classified as the very best.

There are many more licensor around the world but they are either only for specific countries or they lack casinos that are adapted for New Zealand. Licenses that protect New Zealanders best today are therefore the MGA and then the Curacao license.

Doesn’t New Zealand have its own license publisher?

Yes, it is the New Zealand Gambling Commission that has this role but unfortunately they do not have a regulated market online and therefore New Zealand does not offer online casinos with a NZ license.

However, the New Zealand government has mentioned in an article with the NZ Herald that they are planning for a new gaming regulation that will apply online as well, so it is very possible that in the near future we will only recommend casinos with a NZ license.

This is how you double check the casino’s license

MGA licensed casinos will have an MGA logo at the bottom of their casino page. If you click on it, you should end up on an MGA validator page where you can read more about the casino’s license and see that it is active.

Mga license

MGA licensed casinos will have an MGA logo at the bottom of their casino page. If you click on it, you should end up on an MGA validator page where you can read more about the casino’s license and see that it is active.

Curacao license

How does the license protect me as a player?

The license issuer keeps track of the casino operators for you and ensures that the casino behaves. If a casino were to not comply with the license requirements that the license issuer places on them, they risk having their license revoked. It also means that you as a player can use the license issuer to complain about a casino that you believe has treated you wrong. The license issuer then investigates the case and if the casino in question has done something that is against the license issuer’s rules, their license is revoked.

Here you report operators to their license issuer

What licenses do the casinos on BestNZcasino.com have?

All casinos recommended here on bestnzcasino.com hold either a Curacao or an MGA license. We don’t allow any other licensees because we know these two offer the greatest security for players in New Zealand and we want to be able to guarantee you that the best casinos we list here are also New Zealand’s safest.

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Noah Smith

About the Author

Noah Smith

Born: 1980-03-17

Job: Casino researcher & writer

Hey there, I’m Noah from Christchurch, and I’ve been playing at online casinos since 2015. At BestNZCasino.com, I gather my favorite casinos that I trust to be safe and reliable for paying out winnings from personal experience. I share my experiences here on bestnzcasino.com with the goal to help you to find the best legal New Zealand casinos to play at online and to make sure you have the best possible knowledge before you visit the casino.

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