Christchurch Casino Expands Online - Wednesday 15th of February 2006

NEW ZEALAND As reported by Stuff: "Christchurch Casino has expanded its online gambling empire which targets overseas internet gamblers by launching a second internet casino and websites offering online poker, British bingo and skills-based betting.

"The company first launched kiwicasino.com in 2000 by making use of a loophole in New Zealand's gaming legislation and now owns eight gambling sites after 'frenetic activity to round out its portfolio'.

"...Under the Gambling Act, only the TAB and NZ Lotteries are able to offer gaming products over the internet or by phone in New Zealand because of the heightened risk of problem gambling.

"To avoid falling foul of the legislation, Christchurch Casino provides its internet sites through a subsidiary, Kiwi Gaming.

"It is based in the West Indies and operates under a six-year gambling licence provided by the government of Antigua that's up for renewal in November..."

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