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Poker in New Zealand

Poker is big in New Zealand. The country has six large casinos, all of which offer a variety of poker games. There are also a few dedicated poker halls , and a whole lot of pubs where poker is played. Plus, there are several major poker tours and similar events in New Zealand each year, so serious players have plenty of opportunities to earn some big money playing poker in New Zealand.

Two of the biggest tournaments are the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), both organized by PokerStars. In addition to tournaments, New Zealand has some excellent players too. One of the best is poker veteran Lee Nelson who won the Crown Australian Poker Championship in 2006. Nelson has taken home more than $2.6 million throughout his professional poker career.

Online Poker in New Zealand

Luckily, New Zealanders still have plenty of options when it comes to online poker games. The government does nothing to prevent players from using foreign gambling sites, so poker players in New Zealand have access to many fine online poker sites. There are hundreds of online gambling sites in English these accept players from New Zealand. This provides plenty of options for Kiwi players looking to play online poker.