|Christchurch Casino has expanded its online gambling operation by launching a second online casino and new services offering online poker, British Bingo and skills-based betting. |
The groupís latest ventures include fastwincasino.com, which provides 80 virtual casino games such as slot machines and blackjack and is designed to emulate the 'look and feel' of a real casino.
The casinoís business focuses mainly on overseas players but under New Zealandís Gambling Act, only the TAB and NZ Lotteries are able to offer gaming products over the internet or by phone because of the heightened risk of problem gambling. To avoid falling foul of the legislation, Christchurch Casino provides its online services through a subsidiary, Kiwi Gaming.
Christchurch Casino acting Chief Executive, Stephen Lyttleton said that the company screens for New Zealand-based punters 'to the best of our ability' by not accepting registrations from people with a New Zealand Internet or mailing address or from people with a credit card issued in New Zealand.