New Zealand Could Ban Credit Card Use for Gambling

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New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs announced that they're considering a ban on using credit cards to gamble online within the country, echoing a similar move that's being investigated within the United Kingdom.

The country currently allows credit card use for online betting through TAB and the state lottery. The country is trying to mitigate gambling addiction, and banning the use of borrowed funds to gamble may help with that. The exact details behind the ban haven't been published, but would likely see transaction codes related to gambling being outlawed in the country.

While it's possible that most sites may be blocked with this method, there are other operators who'll likely mask their transactions to circumvent these measures.

Still, there's a lot left to be learned here, and we'll be following this story and updating readers as we learn more.

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Kingston Li // Asia Correspondent
Kingston Li
Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.
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31 July 2019 - 6:23pm
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Yeah I don't see why they shouldn't do that really...in the end every punter should risk only what they can afford to loose and maybe that's a cliche but it fits the this story perfect I believe.