Gambling is a widespread industry today, so more people are trying casino games to have fun and earn some money. In addition to land-based clubs, there are establishments that operate online. You can spin the reels on slot machine emulators or try to play live against a real dealer. Lottery, bingo, wheel of fortune, board games and others are also available. In some countries gambling is more developed, in others less, and various conditions are offered for new visitors.

For this reason, players choose establishments from different countries to play, counting on convenience, protection, low commissions, and decent bonuses. In this article we compare gambling in the UK and in New Zealand, provide rules and restrictions, referring to current laws. We try to figure out where it is better to register today, at casino nz or at one of the UK clubs. At the end of the report we summarize the results and express our opinion on this issue.


Gambling in NZ

In New Zealand, gambling is controlled by the state, and the basic law is the “Gambling Act 2003“. The document describes the conditions for holding horse races, lotteries, gives rules for land-based and virtual casinos, gives rules for organizing slot halls, coordinates poker tournaments and other.

This document states that if you are an organization registered in New Zealand, you can apply for one of the four available licenses. It is necessary to submit an application, which is considered by a specialized commission NZGC. If your application does not contain provisions that contradict the current law, it will be approved within the agreed period.

Paragraph 16 of GA states that foreign companies do not have the right to advertise their products in NZ, but this opportunity is open to the domestic market. For example, if you have opened a slot machine room in Wellington, then you can install your advertising in the city according to the terms of the current act. The same applies to your slots on the Internet.

Most of the country’s gambling industry is owned by state-owned companies. Therefore, almost all profits are returned to the treasury. There are only 6 casinos in NZ, the first of which was created in the mid-90s. Despite the small number of establishments, the demand for gambling is increasing every year. New online casinos are opening.

It’s interesting. А new slot rule has been introduced in NZ. Now it is necessary to have a screen with information for the player, where it is indicated how much time has passed, how much money has been spent, what is the effectiveness of the game and other parameters. According to the government, this measure is necessary to reduce the risk of developing gambling addiction, because the player can always view his statistics.

Gambling in the UK

The UK is considered to be the largest gambling hub, as many European online casinos are trying to obtain an English license. Gambling in this country is regulated by a law that was passed in 2005 and is called the “Gambling Law”. The UKGC Commission deals with regulation, licensing and legality issues. You can get to know the corporate strategy of the organization for the next 3 years at

There are three types of licenses in the UK: OL (for running a gaming business), PML (if you want to provide additional services in the gaming field), PFL (for casino employees, for dealers). Quite often it is necessary to issue all three licenses for the full functioning of the institution, because even in an online casino there are croupiers who are under the cameras.

If you want to target ads to UK citizens by promoting your casino online, you need a special license from UKGC. If you focus only on residents of other European countries, then you can do without such a license. You pay a percentage of your income to the treasury of the kingdom, focusing on a progressive scale.


We looked at gambling in the UK and in New Zealand and identified the main similarities and differences. The UK continues to be the leader of European gambling and attracts more and more new organizations. However, New Zealand is not a large, but a very promising gambling destination, as it offers low tax rates. When opening an online casino, you should weigh the pros and cons and choose which country it will be more profitable for you to do business in.

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Some great things happen that happen by accident. After a band cancelled at The Bungalow a space came up for grabs.

Up jumped local Paisley band The Citadels hot off their headline slot at the Paisley Food and Drink Festival to headline a cracking line up of rock and at the same time launch their latest release, Ashes. Alan McEwan of The Bungalow said “We are excited to welcome The Citadels to The Bungalow. I saw them at the Food and Drink Festival, and I thought they put in a great set. I’m looking forward to seeing the support on the night who are Straw Dogs 1980 and Townsmen. Tickets are £5 but be quick as demand will be high as this is a surprise show from the band. Doors are 7pm. 

The Bobby Deans Big Band once again are back for another afternoon of the very best in big band tunes. Doors are 1pm and it is free entry. 

After smashing 2023 with 2 sold out gigs at The Bungalow in 2023, Definitely Oasis are swaggering back tomorrow night for more. Definitely Oasis are regarded by many Oasis fans and promoters alike across the globe as the best Oasis tribute band there is. Try Skiddle for tickets and doors are 7pm. 

Jericho Hill bring their amazing tribute to Johnny Cash to The Bungalow for a completely free gig. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors are at 1pm. Bungalaff Stand Up Comedy on Sunday evening is once again hosted by Richie McMahon. The headliner is The Rev Obadiah Steppenwolfe 111. Tickets on the door from 7pm.

The Bungalow Jam Open Stage with The Jam House Band are back on Tuesday from 7pm to entertain you and help any performers. All backline and drumkit provided just bring your instruments.

Thursday night is a must for Springsteen fans. Springsteen By Robertson aims to capture a flavour of the Netflix phenomenon that is known as Springsteen on Broadway. Springsteen By Robertson has been meticulously stitched together by Dougie Robertson the founder and front man from The Springsteen Sessions and Peter McAteer, his long-time musical friend and collaborator to bring a little of the Springsteen on Broadway magic to Paisley. For those of you saw the Netflix show, the guys hope you enjoy their version of Springsteen on Broadway. Tickets on the door from 7pm. 

Live action starts at The Old Swan tonight from 8pm with Addiction and tomorrow the annual Magfest all dayer is jam packed with the best cover bands in the country. The line up looks like this: Crawford Carlyle kicks it all off at 1pm, Sad Ida 2pm, Fire In 3pm, Escapade 4pm, Trunk Monkey 5pm, Target Street 6pm, Aimless Nomads 7pm, Soldiers of Apollo 8pm and The 79’s at 9pm. Hollie Robinson is in The Beer Garden Stage at 3pm followed by a DJ set then it is Graham Miller a Sax Player from 6pm. The Sunday Soul Club starts at 4pm followed by The Vagabonds. Live acoustic sessions are on Monday and Wednesday at 4pm and Lee James will be playing at 3pm on Tuesday and Thursday. 11 acts all day for Maggies, well done to all at The Old Swan.

The Highway Chile is at The Keg tonight from 9pm and tomorrow night at the same time it is Bad Boy Boogie. The Keg Sessions start at 9pm on Thursday for more new original talent. The Inn on the Corner have a double date this week. Tomorrow at 4.30pm Best Bad Influence will be rocking the place and on Sunday at 4.30pm it is Jenni and the Blockheads. Live Sunday at Kennedy’s start at 3pm. 

Open Mic/Stage sessions next week are: The Abbey at 9pm on Monday, Ugly Duck Monday at 7pm, The Gantry at 9pm on Tuesday, The Bungalow on Tuesday 7pm, The Keg on Wednesday at 8.30pm and The Cave from 9pm on Thursday.

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