The Gambling Act 2003 (the Act) is the first law in New Zealand to regulate remote interactive gambling. Remote interactive gambling is prohibited, with limited exceptions for the Lotteries Commission, the Racing Board and sales promotion schemes in the form of a lottery. Interactive gambling is classified as gambling via a communication device, including computers, telephones, radios and similar devices. It is also illegal to advertise and promote online gambling. Residents of New Zealand are allowed to gamble with offshore websites and to take part in gambling outside New Zealand.