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NZ Powerball: The basics

New Zealand Powerball was born in February 2001 of the year. As in the original game, players need to guess 6 main numbers and additional - Powerball, to win the jackpot. With a minimum guaranteed jackpot in 4 million New Zealand dollars lottery quickly became a commercial success.

The original Powerball number range was 1 to 8. Today, players can choose their lucky number from a set 1-10. Before the change, the minimum guaranteed jackpot was only 1 million dollars. Although getting to the jackpot has gotten a bit trickier thanks to the addition of two extra Powerball numbers, 3 million dollars, added to the minimum guaranteed jackpot, justify the efforts.

Incomplete systems

100% 2 – at 2 guessed:

Rooms: 7 – Tickets: 3

Rooms: 8 – Tickets: 3

Rooms: 9 – Tickets: 3

Rooms: 10 – Tickets: 4

Rooms: 11 – Tickets: 6

Rooms: 12 – Tickets: 6

Rooms: 13 – Tickets: 7

Rooms: 14 – Tickets: 7

Rooms: 15 – Tickets: 10

Rooms: 16 – Tickets: 10

Rooms: 17 – Tickets: 12

Rooms: 18 – Tickets: 12

Rooms: 19 – Tickets: 15

Rooms: 20 – Tickets: 16

Rooms: 21 – Tickets: 17

Rooms: 22 – Tickets: 19

Rooms: 23 – Tickets: 21

Rooms: 24 – Tickets: 22

Rooms: 25 – Tickets: 23

Rooms: 26 – Tickets: 24

Rooms: 27 – Tickets: 27

Rooms: 28 – Tickets: 28

Rooms: 29 – Tickets: 30

Rooms: 30 – Tickets: 31

Rooms: 31 – Tickets: 31

Rooms: 32 – Tickets: 38

Rooms: 33 – Tickets: 39

Rooms: 34 – Tickets: 40

Rooms: 35 – Tickets: 42

Rooms: 36 – Tickets: 47

Rooms: 37 – Tickets: 50

Rooms: 38 – Tickets: 52

Rooms: 39 – Tickets: 54

Rooms: 40 – Tickets: 55

Rooms: 41 – Tickets: 59

Rooms: 42 – Tickets: 63

Rooms: 43 – Tickets: 65

Rooms: 44 – Tickets: 67

Rooms: 45 – Tickets: 70

100% 3 – at 3 guessed:

Rooms: 7 – Tickets: 4

Rooms: 8 – Tickets: 4

Rooms: 9 – Tickets: 7

Rooms: 10 – Tickets: 10

Rooms: 11 – Tickets: 11

Rooms: 12 – Tickets: 15

Rooms: 13 – Tickets: 21

Rooms: 14 – Tickets: 25

Rooms: 15 – Tickets: 31

Rooms: 16 – Tickets: 38

Rooms: 17 – Tickets: 44

Rooms: 18 – Tickets: 48

Rooms: 19 – Tickets: 60

Rooms: 20 – Tickets: 71

Rooms: 21 – Tickets: 77

Rooms: 22 – Tickets: 77

Rooms: 23 – Tickets: 104

Rooms: 24 – Tickets: 116

Rooms: 25 – Tickets: 130

Rooms: 26 – Tickets: 130

Rooms: 27 – Tickets: 167

Rooms: 28 – Tickets: 185

100% 4 – at 4 guessed:

Rooms: 7 – Tickets: 5

Rooms: 8 – Tickets: 7

Rooms: 9 – Tickets: 12

Rooms: 10 – Tickets: 20

Rooms: 11 – Tickets: 32

Rooms: 12 – Tickets: 41

Rooms: 13 – Tickets: 66

Rooms: 14 – Tickets: 80

Rooms: 15 – Tickets: 117

Rooms: 16 – Tickets: 152

Rooms: 17 – Tickets: 188

100% 5 – at 5 guessed:

Rooms: 7 – Tickets: 6

Rooms: 8 – Tickets: 12

Rooms: 9 – Tickets: 30

Rooms: 10 – Tickets: 50

Rooms: 11 – Tickets: 100

Rooms: 12 – Tickets: 132

Online gambling business in New Zealand

New Zealand does not allow the establishment of online casinos within the country. Players can play legally at international establishments, whose servers are located abroad. Besides, their winnings are exempt from income taxes.

As offline, and online, players prefer to play slots, lotteries and sports betting. Rugby bets the most, cricket, football and netball.

List of online casinos for New Zealanders:

  • Casino Mate;
  • Royal Vegas Online Casino;
  • JackpotCity;
  • with.

The most popular online slots among New Zealanders:

  • Game of Thrones;
  • Big Chef;
  • Bar Bar Black Sheep;
  • Fish Party;
  • Ariana;
  • Ninja Magic.

Business immigration

Business category is focused on attracting experienced businessmen to New Zealand, ready to build and develop innovative and promising businesses. The main interest for New Zealanders is IT businesses, the scientific sector and businesses, with export potential.

The principle of selection of applicants for the Entrepreneur Work Visa is based on a point system, as for the Skilled Migrant category. To obtain a business visa, you must dial 120 points, provide a detailed business plan and invest at least an amount in business development 100 000 NZD.

The business visa applicant must have a minimum knowledge of English at the IELTS level with an overall score of 4.0.

Learn more about Entrepreneur Work Visa requirements here.

Through 2 years of successful business, Entrepreneur Work Visa holders are eligible to apply for the Entrepreneur Resident Visa. For those, who is ready to invest in business at least 0,5 million NZD, the term for obtaining an Entrepreneur Resident Visa can be reduced to 6 months.

Learn more about Entrepreneur Resident Visa requirements here.

Brief description of New Zealand

New Zealand is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. Its population is 4,5 million people. The country is adjacent to Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga. New Zealand has a unique animal world.

Largest cities – Auckland (1 294 000 residents) and Wellington (379 000 residents). Zealand is divided into 16 districts. The population of the country is mainly descendants of the British, Dutch, Germans, "White" South Africans. The indigenous Maori population is 14,6%.

The country's economy is based on agriculture, processing and food industries, and also - tourism. By GNP size (gross national product) Zealand occupies 60 place in the world. It is also recognized as one of the best countries to do business.

Classes of gambling

New Zealand defines 4 the class of gambling depending on the size of bets and payments.

First grade:

  • the organizers of the game do not pay any deductions or compensation;
  • gambling activities comply with the rules of the game;
  • no gaming machines are used in the process;
  • prizes or potential income of the casino for one session does not exceed USD 500;
  • if the game is organized by citizens individually, then all profits go to prizes;
  • if the game is organized by the community, then all profits are directed to the needs of society;
  • the game does not require licensing.

Second class:

  • prizes for one session do not exceed USD 5000;
  • potential revenue per session does not exceed USD 25 000;
  • the game of this class can only be organized by society;
  • profit should be directed to the needs of society;
  • consumer information must be clearly spelled out in the game: society name, goals, number of tickets, closing date, prizes, etc.;
  • the game does not require licensing.

Third class:

  • Prizes offered or received per game or per session exceed USD 5 000;
  • common forms of play - large-scale lotteries, bingo, instant games and other forms (eg, "Casino evenings");
  • can only be organized by a society or a corporate society;
  • no gambling machine is used in the process;
  • Department of the Interior officials must be sure, that the activity is financially beneficial, costs are minimized, and the benefit is returned to society as much as possible;
  • the goal must be authoritative;
  • the game is subject to licensing.

Fourth grade:

  • any game, involving the use of a gambling machine outside the casino;
  • can only be organized by a corporate society;
  • the game is organized for reputable purposes only.

Private gambling:

  • It's a game, which is played in a private residence;
  • all bets are returned as prizes to the winners;
  • primarily a social event or entertainment;
  • organizers are not paid any commissions and rewards;
  • people, not living in the residence, cannot participate in the game;
  • all participants have an equal chance of winning, and only they can win.

Immigration through training

There are three ways to immigrate to New Zealand through study:

  • A sought-after specialist comes to language courses
  • A demanded specialist comes to improve his qualifications for a diploma program
  • The student comes to receive a new specialty from scratch

A sought-after specialist comes to language courses

The language course option may suit you, if you have a qualification from the list of long-term demanded, but:

  • your english level is not enough, to get an IELTS certificate with a score of 6.5, what you need to apply for a Skilled Migrant,
  • you don't have enough points to, to apply for the Skilled Migrant category.

In these cases, a trip to New Zealand for a language course may be a good way to achieve your goal.. During your studies, you can not only improve your English to the desired level, but also find a qualified job. If you have a job offer from a New Zealand employer, then you will receive additional points for the Skilled Migrant category, which, probably, will be sufficient, to apply for residency.

Important note: this method is suitable only for specialists, whose specialty is on the list of in-demand. In this case, your potential employer will not need to prove to the Immigration Service, that he could not find a suitable candidate for his vacancy from among residents and citizens

The presence of a specialty in the list automatically implies, that specialists with such a profession are in short supply.

Currently, there are three lists of in-demand professions: long term (Long Term), Short (Immediate) and a list for the Canterbury region.

If you are interested in the option with a trip to language courses, find information about language programs, offered by our agency, can be here.

A demanded specialist comes to improve his qualifications for a diploma program

If you have a good level of English, but you do not earn points for direct application for residency under the Skilled Migrant category, then the best way in your case would be a trip to New Zealand to improve your qualifications. After training, you will be eligible for an open work visa for a period of 1 to 3 years depending on the level of the program. A work visa will simplify your job search and open the door to obtaining residency.

Depending on the program, admission to professional diploma courses will require an IELTS Academic certificate with a score of 6.0 and higher, or passing an internal school entrance test.

The student comes to receive a new specialty from scratch

If you have no higher education, or if you want to change your specialty, then you can get a new profession from scratch. To do this, you need to unlearn a professional program for 1-2 years old, either 3 and more than a year before receiving a bachelor's degree. As with students, raising qualifications, students, learning from scratch, will be eligible for an open work visa after graduation.

To enroll in a diploma course, you will need an IELTS Academic certificate with a score of 5.5 and higher.

About that, how to choose the right specialty and program for immigration to New Zealand, read in our article.

Immigration for relatives of citizens and residents

Partners, dependent children, as well as parents of New Zealand citizens or residents are eligible to apply for one of the family resident visas. Of everything exists 3 type of such visas:

  • Partnership Resident Visa - for spouses or partners, in a civil marriage.
  • Dependent Child Resident Visa - for dependent children of New Zealand citizens or residents.
  • Parent Resident Visa - for parents of New Zealand citizens or residents.

In this case, your relative will have to sponsor your move..

Important note: Category Parent с 12 October 2016 temporarily closed. It was supposed, that revising the rules for this category will take 2 of the year, however, consideration of applications has not yet been resumed

Modern gambling business in New Zealand

According to statistics for 2016 year, working in New Zealand 6 casino and more 1400 gambling sites. Number of slot machines - more 16 thousand.

Horse racing

Now working in the country 52 hippodrome, where more than 3000 races. The prize pool is over USD 50 million. A monopoly on horse racing 1951 holds the Totalisator Agency Board for a year (TAB) или New Zealand Racing Board.

A certain percentage of each bet is withheld and then returned to the development of the industry. New Zealand Racing Board in fiscal 2015 year made USD 140 million for the development of clubs and infrastructure.


Lotteries are now quite popular in New Zealand. The largest is the state lottery Lotto. Players can choose from different forms of games, such, как Powerball и Big Wednesday.

Lottery Grants Board directs around USD 200 million from funds, spent by players, on the development of sports, culture, health care.

Slot machines

Charitable associations run slot machines outside the casino. They are usually located in pubs., hotels and clubs.

The largest number of slot machines in New Zealand was observed in June 2003 of the year - 25 221 machines. From this moment on, the number of slots gradually decreases. Now the country has 16 814 slot machines for more than 1300 playgrounds. You should know, that this figure does not include slot machines in casinos, which are a separate accounting item.

Slot machines belong to 4 class of gambling. Administrative districts are quite dependent on the revenue of slot machines and the gambling business in general.

That's why, by the way, most New Zealanders consider gambling, as a positive phenomenon - the opportunity to collect more money for your area or the entire state. (Cm. New Zealand Gambling Demographics Section).

Features of slot machines in New Zealand

All slot machines with 2009 years are necessarily supplied with an information button, which shows, how much money and time the player spent on this machine. It motivates people to play responsibly and take breaks after long sessions..

Also, all slot machines are equipped with EMS – Electronic Monitoring System, electronic monitoring system. It tracks the data of all slot machines in the country. Information is sent to the central monitoring server, where statistics are summed up: how much money was spent on a particular slot machine, how much he gave to the player, what is the income from it, etc..

The percentage of return to the player from the machine, outside the casino, should be 78-92%. Government regulators deal with issues of this kind of limits..

Territories with the highest density of slot machines per capita:

  • Kaikoura;
  • Thames-Coromandel;
  • Mackenzie District;
  • Waitomo;
  • Gray District;
  • South Huerarapa;
  • Baller.


Now in New Zealand there is 6 licensed casinos, which are controlled by the government. They are located in cities:

  • Christchurch;
  • Dunedin;
  • Hamilton;
  • Queenstown;
  • Auckland.

The largest casino group - Skycity. Four large casinos belong to her: two - in Queenstown, one in Auckland and one in Hamilton. Two casinos in Dunedin and Christchurch are privately operated. The actions of all gambling establishments are strictly regulated and limited by law.

for example, in May 2013 Auckland Casino Receives Expansion Permit (230 additional slots and 40 gaming tables) only after, how USD invested in the construction of the city convention center 402 million.

Photo source: News of Gambling

The history of the gambling business in New Zealand

The gambling business has existed in New Zealand since then, how settlers from Great Britain began to develop the territory. Gambling was a common activity during the colonization period.

Gambling Act 1908 banned the gambling business - only horse racing remained legal. They remained the only legal form until 1951 of the year, when TAB appeared - the state bookmaker.

After which the laws began to soften, and new forms of gambling became available to New Zealanders. Lotteries consistently appeared, slot machines, casino and online casino.

Horse racing

It is the oldest form of gambling in New Zealand. The first races were held in 1835 year. However, horse betting was prohibited in 1920 year. Again, they were allowed only in 1961, and that, with great restrictions.


The first lotteries appeared in 1933 year. They were relatively small.. Major Golden Kiwi Lottery appeared in 1961 year. Then her in 1987 replaced Lotto.

Slot machines

Slot machines first appeared in New Zealand in 1991 year. Slang name - poker machines or pokey, as in Australia. The government allowed the organization of clubs with slot machines in 1989 year.

In the 90s, operators preferred to install slot machines in and around Wellington, since this is a metropolitan area. Then in 2001 year the government announced, that is going to free the capital from the gambling business. Were closed 7 city ​​casinos, because the authorities were afraid of too strong the development of dependence among the population.


The first casino was opened in Christchurch in 1994 year. Then casinos were built in cities:

  • Dunedin;
  • Hamilton;
  • Queenstown;
  • Auckland.

Gambling establishments in these cities still function.

Online slot machines

New Zealanders, as a very reckless nation, naturally, could not miss the online casino. Gambling websites and platforms started in 1994 year. Microgaming becomes the first online slots provider in New Zealand

Fruit Fiesta and Cash Splash are some of the first slot machines, which became available to New Zealanders. In the late nineties, New Zealanders got acquainted with slots from Playtech and Cryptologic.

At first, online slots only possessed 1 a winning line and three reels. Then, with the development of computers, developers began to introduce more paylines, wild symbols, scatter, bonuses and bonus games.

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