Although there are a limited number of casinos available in New Zealand, gaming is still a popular culture in the country. The gambling industry is still quite lucrative, developing over $2 billion every year. There are about seven land-based casinos in New Zealand. Therefore, it comes as no shock that citizens are exploring the online casino platform. It offers them a chance to enjoy their favorite pastime from the comfort of their home or while on the move.
There has been a steady and developing emergence of online casinos, and many New Zealand citizens are exploring because of the benefits to be found on these platforms. They’ve also taken to sports betting and tend to be interested in new casinos that offer both features. Most New Zealand locals like to wager, which explains the steady growth of the gambling industry in the country. Most New Zealand citizens want to stay abreast of what’s happening in the gambling industry. Below are some of the latest updates and news about New Zealand casinos to keep you updated about happenings in the industry.
New Zealand Beating Gambling Records in 2020!
The past year was a tough one, especially for the gambling industry. We cannot say this same for New Zealand casinos which seems to experience the opposite. Throughout 2020, New Zealand spent more money on pokies than they have ever done. The difference was staggering even though the region was strongly affected by job loss and other issues.
By December, the quarterly spend for the previous year was $252 million, which is by far the highest quarterly spend. This goes to show that outside the casino, residents played over 14,781 pokie machines. Based on the amount calculated in the final quarter of the year, we could say that every adult in the region spent over $204.
Bragg Gaming is Being Primed for Online Casino New Zealand Success
iGaming is popular in the casino market, and the iGaming giant known as Bragg Gaming has been successful. The recent developments have strategically positioned Bragg gaming for a long-term stay in the online New Zealand casino market. From reports released by Bragg gaming for the first quarter of 2021, this developer experienced a significant improvement which seems to result from the momentum gained in 2020. In the previous year, Bragg gaming experience a 62% increase in its revenue. By the end of 2021 first quarter, Bragg Gaming revenue was calculated at €14.2 million. The gross profit for March, which is the end of the first quarter, was reported at €6.6 million, a 68% increase.
According to Bragg Gaming, the improvement came from a shift in the sharing of revenue from the online New Zealand casinos and global games and content to iGaming turning offerings.
Deal or No Deal Pays Players Huge Online Pokies Jackpot
That’s right! The mega payout record has been broken recently. Deal or No Deal Megaways, a popular online pokies game, recently recorded a huge €8.1 million jackpot payout. Celebrations are definitely for the winner of this huge payout. The winner is a player on PokerStars Casino and achieved this incredible win on Fray, 30 April. This good news marked a fantastic start to the player’s weekend. The player was able to reach this win on Wheel King round segment. Deal or No Deal paid a total amount of €8,133,445.21 to the winner’s playline. In retrospect, this amount connotes the highest recorded payout for Blueprint Gaming’s progressive jackpot online pokies game.
Microgaming Marks New Milestone
Microgaming, a casino game software developer in partnership with many new Zealand casinos, recently celebrated a new milestone. Micrograming is popularly known for its popular progressive jackpot – Mega Moolah. Recently, this game software developers celebrated 20 years operating the Isle of Man. In the spirit of celebration for this milestone, the company is making 20 charitable donations to many organizations. The software developer was able to identify organizations that were in dire need of money through their social responsibility scheme. The organization chosen touches on the various aspects of the community. Therefore, the contributions are sure to benefit those who need it more across multiple intersections.