TAB.co.nz (Totalisator Agency Board or TAB NZ), qualified in 1951 as the first government-run totalisator betting service. Since 1949, the introduction of new legislation has led the company to operate off-track betting. Until now, the institution has been the only land-based sports and horse betting agency in New Zealand. However, the online gambling site now offers free access to sporting events as well as horse racing. On the other hand, this place introduces users to all gambling techniques, including tracks and options. According to an analysis, it is the only brand that can offer excellent odds margins on many types of sports.
Having been finally licensed in 2020, TAB NZ now has a national license issued by the New Zealand Gaming Commission. In addition, the site operates entirely under the regulation of the New Zealand Racing Board. The company allows any bettor of New Zealand nationality to play on its online platform, even outside the territory. If not, the customer must go through the applicable procedure. Fortunately, access to the portal does not require the use of a VPN service. Furthermore, it should be noted that TAB NZ supports the responsible gambling policy.
TAB NZ has a mobile website optimized for smaller screens. This is an ideal option for players wishing to bet on the move. All you need is a good internet connection to enjoy all the features. In order to enrich the players’ experience, the bookmaker has developed a secure application that is suitable for any operating system. The program can be quickly downloaded by clicking on the specified icons. Whether on a smartphone or a tablet, the main advantages of the software include the ability to log in, check the account, place bets at will and monitor them. For more convenient access to account information, TAB NZ recommends that customers keep the app on their device.
A simple link allows prospective members to register on the TAB NZ website. In general, here are the steps required to complete an account creation:
- Go to the official website and click on the “Join Now” tab, located at the top right corner of the page;
- On the form, fill in the required fields with your personal data, including full name, date of birth, phone number, payment option and promotional code if any.
The remaining steps are to provide identity details, required on presentation of a New Zealand driver’s licence or passport and proof of address. In part, the customer will be allowed to make deposits and place bets. However, no withdrawals can be considered without a full account verification. This process should not exceed 30 days. If the time limit is exceeded, TAB NZ will place a betting restriction on the player. The site also allows the account to be set up with the new member’s personal and banking information. This can be done via an application.
Bonuses and promotions
Unlike other betting sites in New Zealand, TAB NZ does not offer a welcome bonus. To fill this gap, the bookmaker has made an effort to fill its list with promotions. For example :
- Extraordinary offers on sports betting, available in the ‘Punter’s Lounge’ section;
- The “Bonus Back”, a reward that has excited a large number of users. This is a bonus given to all TAB NZ subscribers, consisting of a fixed amount of insurance on selected races and sporting events each week. These are usually accompanied by popular betting types such as Thoroughbreds, Harness and Greyhounds.
The betting offer
TAB NZ’s business is almost entirely driven by the abundance of betting on equestrian events. Every year, countless thoroughbred, harness and greyhound races attract a large number of fans. The high quality of the platform is currently attracting large numbers of visitors. On the other hand, players will benefit from a well-stocked sports betting catalogue. This includes a wide selection of betting options, spread over a large number of events in popular leagues (NFL…). Football, cricket, rugby and basketball are among the major sports. The list then goes on to include a variety of other sports such as athletics, boxing, cycling, golf and ice hockey. Among the rarer ones are ice skating, MMA, darts, netball and surfing, to name but a few. The live betting section covers mainly football, basketball, tennis, cricket and snooker matches. According to one statistic, TAB NZ stands out for its incredible range of betting markets on every sporting event.
TAB NZ adopts the most common methods to help players deposit or withdraw money to their account. All that’s left to do is choose between these available options:
- Visa, MasterCard ;
- IVR credit card ;
- Paypal e-wallet ;
- Apple Pay, BPAY payment systems;
- Bank transfer c ;
- TAB retail outlets.
In order to keep up with expectations, TAB NZ has equipped its platform with responsive customer support. Whatever the nature of the problem or any other query, a team is available to players at all times. The service can be reached in different ways :
- Local and international phone line, by calling the corresponding number;
- E-mail, by sending a message to the address indicated;
- Video via the YOUTUBE TAB NZ channel;
- The FAQ section, with quick links and a glossary.