The great news is that MuchBetter services are available in Aotearoa New Zealand. Spawned in 2016, the digital payment method is a multi-award winning app. It has offices in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Spain, and Costa Rica. MuchBetter embraces 17 languages to provide services to more than 180 nations.
Only 21 countries don’t receive MuchBetter’s services, including the United States. While the payment provider’s name isn’t on the lips of every enterprising Kiwis’ lips, it’s fair to say New Zealanders who gamble on online casinos or wager on sportsbooks will be familiar with this company that oozes excellence. It’s difficult for even us to go past MuchBetter’s impressive credentials in the 2021 winners’ accolades alone, never mind the ones it has been accepting since 2018:
New Zealanders tend to be a conservative bunch when it comes to using services. While the younger generation welcomes the benefits the digital market offers with modern technology, the majority of people rates safe-and-secure payment methods. The gambling platforms in New Zealand are no different. The online casino operators recognise that peace of mind is not negotiable over the comfort of using traditional debit/credit cards, and bank transfers.
Consequently, more reputable online casinos and bookmakers are beginning to tap into MuchBetter because of its crew of thought leaders that is always pushing the creative boundaries in making the payment process much simpler and more complex to infiltrate. That the Electronic Money Association (the European trade body established in 2001 to represent electronic money issuers) and the Financial Conduct Authority (an independent watchdog of the UK financial services industry) regulate MuchBetter adds credence to the payment provider in the eyes of Kiwi gamblers.
Here’s a random selection of more than 140 online casinos in NZ that subscribe to MuchBetter’s services:
New Zealanders who have registered with online casinos or sportsbooks will have few issues trying to create an account on MuchBetter. It’s effortless, painless, and swift to enable you to access your deposit in your chosen iGaming account in miserly minutes. Here’s a snappy guideline Kiwi players can follow to have MuchBetter make life easier for them:
It’s essential to register and verify your account before you can carry out any transactions with online casinos. Just as it’s a requirement for online casino registrations, we suggest Kiwi gamblers keep handy items such as a driver’s licence, passport, and utility bills (to confirm permanent address details) for the verification process.
This is where MuchBetter gives its rivals a run for their money when free, effortless deposits become a stock-standard offer. Not only does it offer all the bells and whistles — free MasterCard and contactless key fob — but it makes withdrawals a painless exercise. While e-Wallets are speedy, not all of them have seamless withdrawal transactions.
Remember to drop the “0” on the country code of your mobile number otherwise you’ll hit a dead end. Here’s how elementary it is to carry out MuchBetter transactions:
When gamblers win, they want their money in their account — pretty please — now. MuchBetter understands that. Our advice to New Zealanders is to make sure they have validated their account and also have become familiar with the wagering requirements or playthrough of the online casino to avoid any delays and disappointments in withdrawals. Again, “pending” will show if verification isn’t complete.
Here are the basic steps in withdrawing from MuchBetter:
Every so often, Kiwi gamblers want timeout or a change from a payment provider. If you ever feel like you don’t need to use the MuchBetter e-Wallet, then don’t sweat it. Yes, many payment providers offer easy-peasy subscription processes, but unsubscribing can become a nightmare. Kiwis have the option of keeping MuchBetter open or deleting it.
Keeping a MuchBetter account open but dormant will not cost Kiwis anything because the payment provider doesn’t levy any fees for running it. Nevertheless, wagering New Zealanders who wish to close a MuchBetter account or delete it can do so by simply contacting the payment method provider via the app/help centre or from their registered email. MuchBetter support crew will want you to furnish a reason for wishing to close your account.
MIR Limited UK Ltd, the developer that uses myriad mediums to bill you, has an email, email@example.com, that Kiwis can use for help in deleting an account. That simply means New Zealanders can bypass every other service provider to go straight to the developer to cancel their MuchBetter subscription. It eliminates the pillar-to-post ritual of dealing with other parties.
Whether it’s an Android, iPad/iPhone, or PayPal, it’s usually routine to simply uninstall the app on your mobile device. Do note, though, that Kiwi gamblers who register directly via MuchBetter may find it tricky to unsubscribe because not many websites allow you to remove payment card details. However, the diligent MuchBetter support crew will attend to your needs.
Here’s how to cancel your MuchBetter subscription on an Android device (Note, deleting the app isn’t the solution):
It’s essential for Kiwi gamblers to recognise that once they delete the MuchBetter subscription, they won’t be able to renew it again. Other mobile devices will have a similar process, albeit with their own preferences on the use of different terms in the dashboards, menus, and settings.
Hanging its hat on the cornerstone of innovation, MuchBetter’s website highlights its revolutionary footprint in creating the world’s maiden CVV (card verification value) code — the three-digit security number found on the reverse side of bank cards. To amplify its pioneering pathway, MuchBetter reveals it doesn’t use the CVV code on the back of its debit card.
Instead, it threads the security code into its app. Every time MuchBetter customers use its card, the CVV code mutates to protect them against anyone who comes into possession of a missing or stolen-card details. This snippet of security information alone will make the Kiwi gambling enthusiasts rub their hands with glee.
A protection-plus service, MuchBetter is a slick e-Wallet. Its customer accounts can be paired with devices, offer touch ID, and filter transactions that are of relevance to the user through a review system. New Zealanders who wager can make free instant deposits, simple payments, and transfers with a fingerprint impression. Kiwis can put the boot into passwords and security questions for good.
Add to the simple sign-up process the benefits of contactless payment devices and you begin to appreciate why Kiwi gamblers realise that MuchBetter isn’t just some click-bait advertising campaign but a payment provider that actually lives up to its name.
No matter how snazzy any payment method provider’s promotion in the entrepreneurial domain, every one of them has exceptions that may not suit New Zealanders subscribing to their services. The term “free”, like casino bonuses and spins, often comes with hidden clauses so that’s why we are advising Kiwi gamblers to read the terms & conditions on the MuchBetter website.
That is not to imply that MuchBetter engages in dodgy practices. Far from it. It simply means that the payment provider is a business and, akin to online casinos, has to protect its interests against any shortfalls arising from errors or oversights from any other parties involved in any given transaction. That includes hidden fees from currency exchange rates, chargebacks, refunds, and other such levies.
No doubt, the benefits MuchBetter provides to Kiwis outweighs any incremental losses. Having done some digging with your welfare in mind, we’ve come up with a list of advantages and disadvantages in subscribing to MuchBetter’s services that, we must confess, rates better in numerous aspects when compared with its rivals: