Although there is only one regulated betting site in New Zealand for sports betting fanatics and enthusiasts to register with, a myriad of international betting sites are available for sports betting, and are completely legal, safe and with long records of good website security and payout track records.

As safety and security of both your money and your personal details are of utmost importance to Kiwi punters, you are able to read reviews about the many online betting sites, to check for yourself how long they have been around, what website security and encryption they make use of and what payment facilities and e-wallet’s you will need to use to safely deposit and withdraw funds from your online betting accounts to and from your New Zealand bank account and bank cards.

What are the Differences in Betting Sites?

All online betting sites that are available to New Zealand punters have slightly different focuses in terms of the sport or casino options which they offer to you.  Some focus heavily on New Zealand local sports, other on American or another nationality’s sports, and other are more targeted to a certain kind of sport, for example NBA, rugby or football.

Depending on your betting preferences and your favourite sports and teams, it is worthwhile to get a look at quite a few different sports online betting sites prior to deciding which to sign up for. Some betting sites also specialise in live streaming of your favourite sports, and the schedule of which games they are streaming live will differ from site to site each day.

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Favourite New Zealand Betting Sports

It’s no secret that Kiwis are sports mad – with such a lush and beautiful country with excellent outdoor space and weather for sporting activities, Kiwi’s also love to place a bet on their favourite team. Some of the favourite sports in New Zealand are rugby league, rugby union, soccer, cricket, basketball horse racing and netball, generally the Commonwealth sports that were introduced through their British heritage.

Other sports that New Zealanders’ love betting on are Formula 1 racing, MotoGP, tennis, NBA and boxing.  Horse racing has always been one of the favourites in New Zealand, having such a rich tradition of horse breeding and race courses that attract global horse racing enthusiasts.

Live In-Play Wagering Online

Live in-play is truly the most exciting betting development in online betting sites, or sportsbooks over the last few years.  Many industry experts see this as the way the majority of sportsbooks will go, and live in-play is taken up an ever-increasing chunk of punters bets.

Let’s face it – nothing is quite as exciting as staking a few new bets once the game is in full swing, it almost means truly interactive play for punters, who shape the ever changing odds of live games as the action happens, minute by minute.  For New Zealand punters this means thrilling betting, especially with shorter games such a rugby and football, but live betting in games like cricket is very exciting too.