NZ Lotto sheepish about Web security

IT manager Martin Cassidy says online possibilities have been under consideration for a year, but nothing would be launched this year.

"We are looking at different types of products to go on the Net. We see ourselves as providing entertainment games. What we are doing is investigating games that people wish to pay for and win prizes," he says.

Cassidy says the games are likely to be Sony Playstation-type games that would help the commission make more profit. However, it was still determining whether these games would be best delivered over televisions, PCs or the Net.

The commission is expected to launch a Web site within weeks. It is believed representatives from large U.S. online gambling company Gtech Holdings will hold talks with the commission within the next few weeks.The push for online gambling comes as the government is about to review the entire New Zealand gambling industry.

The review, due to start in a month or so, is expected to take two years, covering racing, casinos, poker machines, sports betting and other options as well as online gambling. Funding for it was announced in the June government budget.

At present, the New Zealand betting agency TAB has a monopoly on online betting in New Zealand and there are no specific regulations covering electronic gambling.

Internal affairs minister Mark Burton says the country does not need "ad hoc" legislation, but the government would make an early decision on Internet gambling if there were sufficient concerns.

The TAB has said much of its future development will be focused online.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Darren Greenwood

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?