New Zealand Online Casino and Pokies Rankings September 2020

Casinoslots NZ Online Gambling Rankings 2020 includes 118 online casino operators and 188 online pokies, standing as one the largest and most diverse gaming rankings for NZ to date. The Online Casino Rankings table is based on 5 performance indicators that measure an operator's performance across trustworthiness, welcome bonus, casino games, deposits and withdrawals and engagement of players. Last updated: 23 Sep 2020

Top 30 Online Casino Rankings September 2020
Casinoland Review
100% match up bonus to 200$

Winner: Best Casino in New Zealand. Casino Land are certified and tracked for compliance. It offers a range of leading progressive slots. Live, phone, and email support are available 24/7.

PlayZee Review
100% up to NZ$300 + 100 Spins on Starbust + 500 Points

Runner-up: Best online casino. The strong points:Ā licensed by MGA. Gambling in New Zealand dollar is available. 1386 online pokies available. $1500 worth of casino bonuses include 150 extra spins.

Jackpot City Review
First deposit matched 100% to NZ$400

Honourable Mention: Best choice for High Rollers in New Zealand, Best choice for deposit bonus. Offers a total welcome bonus of $1600 spread over 4 deposits. Jackpot City has a quality live support that works around the clock.

Captain Spins Review
100% bonus to $300 + 50 spins

One of the most Trustworthy New Zealand dollar casinos on our list. 1500+ selection of casino games with many small studios in place. Fast withdrawals and many ways to deposit. $10 minimum deposit bonus with bonus spins

Casino Room Review
100% to $100 + 100 Free Spins

One of the best online casinos in New Zealand. Certified and tracked for compliance. Withdrawal time has been verified to take less than 24 hours. Live chat is open 24/7. $10 min deposit

Spin Casino Review
NZ$1000 on first 3 deposits bonus

One of the oldest and best casinos online in New Zealand. Great customers support. Wide selection of table games, poker, etc. Casino offer: 100% match up bonus to NZ$1000 on first 3 deposits

King Billy Review
151% to $500 + 51 Free Spins

King Billy are the Askgamblers Players Choice 2018 and Best Casino in 2018 and 2019. Brand new Special Bonus for New Zealand. It allows Bitcoin. Live Chat option is also available.

Maneki Review
200% match deposit to NZ$300 + 33 Free Spins

Rated Top percentile by us and 100% trustworthy MGA licensed Maneki offers 1133 online slots from popular software providers as well as 200% first deposit bonus with 33 Free Spins to play in New Zealand dollars.

Leo Vegas Review
100% bonus to $100 + 25 No deposit Spins

Acclaimed Mobile casino of the year 2020. NZ dollar is available. Bonus spins are massive and the players value of bonus is good. Its huge selection of online pokies and weekly offers makes it highly commended for daily Online Pokies players.

Guts Review
200% bonus to $100 + 100 Free Spins No Wager

One of the most Trustworthy casinos on our list. Great selection of casino games with many small studios in place. Fast withdrawals and many ways to deposit. $10 minimum deposit bonus with no wager spins

CookieCasino Review
100% to NZ$100 + 120 FS on Book of Dead (after deposit)

Another casino from PlayAmo partners network. CookieCasino scored the highest on the following components: Trustworthiness (100/100), Casino deposit and withdrawals (86/100).

Playamo Review
100% to $100 Match Bonus + 100 free spins

Best choice for table games, live dealer, card games and video poker in New Zealand. Match bonus: 100% to 100 NZ dollars + 100 Free Spins (Lucky Lady's Clover by Bgaming)

Lucky Nugget Review
1st deposit matched 150% to 200NZD

Overall Score by Casinoslots Editors: Good, 80/100. Safe and Secure gaming experience. Enjoy bonus: 150% match up to 200 New Zealand dollars. No free spins

Voodoo Dreams Review
100% to $100 + 200 Free Spins

Voodoo Dreams offers 4-tiered joining bonus package of a total worth of $1000 + 200 Book of Dead Bonus Spins, including 20 no deposit spins as well as a player reward program with real cash bonuses.

Royal Panda Review
100% to $100 + 10 FS on Sign-up

One of the most Trustworthy casinos on our list. Great selection of casino games with many small studios in place. Fast withdrawals and many ways to deposit. $10 deposit welcome bonus with no deposit spins

Casumo Review
20 free spins on Book of Dead upon registration (no deposit required)

Runner-up: Best Free Spins Offer in New Zealand. Casumo brings a new welcome offer for NZ: 100% to $1200 + 20 FS on Registration on the Book of Dead. New Zealand dollars deposits.

Wild Tornado
Wild Tornado
100% to $100 + 100 Free Spins (Starburst)
Wild Tornado Review
100% up to NZ$123 + 10% cashback always
Fun Review
100% to 333$ + 100 Free Spins
Yeti Review
10 Free Spins on Starburst (no deposit needed)
MyChance Review
100% to $200 + 200 Free Spins
BetChain Review
20 Free Spins No Deposit on Eddy Dundee
EmuCasino Review
100% bonus up to 200NZD + 200 free spins (Book of Dead)
Twin Review
Magic Red
Magic Red
200% to $500 + 100 FS Book of Dead
Magic Red Review
Joo Casino
Joo Casino
20 No Deposit Free Spins
Joo Casino Review
1st deposit bonus 125% to $500 + 55 Free Spins
Hyper Review
First deposit matched 200% to $500 + 100 Free Spins
Karamba Review
100% to 500NZD + 200 Free Spins
Zet Review
100% to $100 + 180 Free Spins after deposit
BitStarz Review
Mobile Wins
Mobile Wins
150% up to $100 + 10 Free Spins No Wager
Mobile Wins Review

Above you can see the Ranking table of the casino operators (among those we have reviewed) determined by safety and trustworthiness, welcome bonus, online pokies selection, deposits & payouts as well as wagering and all important metrics. These are the top casino offers vetted by us that accept players from New Zealand.

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Application 2020

How to read Casino Aggregate Score

2020 NZ Ranking release dates:

The New Zealand Rankings are published on the following days at 8:00 GMT:
#1: 2nd January
#2: 4th February
#3: 3th March
#4: 16th April
#5: 1st May
#6: 3rd June
#7: 1st July
#8: 2nd August
#9: 29th September
#10: 15th October
#11: 15th November
#12: 19th December

For any rankings question, please use this contact form.

Online Casinos that accept New Zealand Dollars (NZD)

We showcase online casinos best by 5 components of our classification system provided that they maintain:

  • New Zealand players focus
  • NZD currency
  • Information accuracy

NZ focus: a casino has to specifically cater to New Zealand (usually, has a dedicated landing page for NZ, etc)
NZD currency: a casino has New Zealand Dollar as a operation currency available for bets denomination as well as deposits, withdrawal
Information accuracy: affiliate managers keep information on licenses, bonuses, payment methods, etc up to the date via the form or through direct communication with us.

In addition to creating and maintaining casino reviews and ratings database, we also nominate the best operators as Online casino of the month in several categories, including Best Online Pokies NZ choice, Best real money pokies online, etc.

Reviews of the offshore Casinos that accept players from New Zealand

Online gambling is playing online games for money where the outcomes depends on a chance. This is exactly why the gambling games are called ā€˜games of chanceā€™ by contrast to the ā€˜games of skillsā€™ that include, for example, chess (that you can also play for money). The mechanics of the games of chance is totally dependent on a Random Numbers Generator (RNG) algorithm that works on the backend of a gameā€™s software developer.

Therefore, an online casino is an operator of web or mobile application that enables you as a player to access casino games run on a software manufacturerā€™s server and facilitates your deposits and withdrawal transactions (usually, by employing a third party software). Since online gambling is all about chances, thereā€™s an obligation on the part of a game software developer to disclose the odds of winning as per specific game and even as per specific mode of play. This usually includes the following information:

  • The total percentage of the return in online pokies and how it is distributed in usual game mode vs bonus free game
  • The probability of any winning in pokies online
  • The probabilities of any winning in a row, etc

There are governmental and self-governed bodies that audit and license casinos: RTP audits - eCOGRA, GLI, etc; licenses - Malta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, etc. Ā Usually, the same license providers make sure that casinos online too do they job fairly: abide by the fair play requirements, take care of players financial transactions and stick to their own terms and conditions (T&C).Ā  Since the industry has gotten too complicated, we play our own role in it by reviewing, scoring and comparing different casino offers. When we review casino offers we do it by our own methods assessing a casinos performance from 1 to 100 by the following categories:

  • Trustworthiness, including License power, Dispute resolution procedure (through the customer support and ADRs), Responsible gaming policy;
  • Casino welcome bonuses value and T&C (including Ā Extra Spins);
  • Casino games, including number of online pokies, organization of casino lobby, variety of pokies software suppliers;
  • How they work your deposits & withdrawals.

You may have a look on our guides to different aspects of casino gaming:

  • Casino software available in NZD casinos
  • A guide to iGaming licenses for New Zealand players
  • Casino Players guide to Online Games (including live games)
  • A guide to deposit and withdrawal payment methods used in New Zealand dollars online casinos
  • A reference guide to reading and understanding casino reviews

Best Online Pokies Reviews and Lists

Online Pokie (international term: online slot) is an online application that works on a software developerā€™s server and generates random numbers (RNG) that are showcased across a number of reels (there are 3 reels and 5 reels, etc pokies). Usually, random numbers are represented by symbols. The way a software developer connects those symbols is called a Payline, i.e. a line that pays a winning (there are 10, 20, etc paylines in online pokies). Each online pokie or slot has a Winning Table to show how exactly the winning combitionation comes.

Here at Casinoslots we specifically focus on the ā€˜money sideā€™ of online slots, i.e. review the online pokies in a way to represent the information that is most relevant to a player that wants to increase the probability of winning money and have a fast payout. Likewise, we make selections of the big win pokies online, focus our attention to pokies volatility (dispersion of winnings), showcase all the mathematics (slots probability settings) reported by software developers as well as a describe how exactly online slots work. Also, Casinoslots editorsĀ offer reviews and Demo play mode (where available) of some popular new and best online pokies (slots games).

What a player needs to know about the online slot is:

  • Return to Player (RTP),
  • Maximum Potential Win,
  • Volatility or Variance (Dispersion of Winnings),
  • Probability of hitting any winnings in normal mode vs. Bonus mode,
  • Description of how slot Features, for example, Multiplier Symbols work (if any),
  • Potential for playing the specific online pokies when wagering the bonus balance.

Our reviews highlight the Online Pokiesā€™ Volatility (Variance), a slot's potential for wagering the bonus money and Win Simulations (Payouts) as well as give summary Pros and Cons of the best online pokies.

Online pokies have been the most popular casino games for a long time. From the player's perspective, the online gambling choices come down to answering three main questions:

Three Big Questions of any Online Gambler:

  1. Where to play, What casino has the best payouts?
  2. What online pokies to play real money, What is theĀ best slots payout percentage?
  3. What are the most valuable, bets online casino welcome bonuses?

So, we start with the first question of where to play. Every month Casinoslots editors select and nominate the best online casino operators in New Zealand. As our methodology suggests, we cover the best, most trustworthy and safe online casino gambling sites for New Zealand. We specifically focus on mobile casino and fast payout gambling operators that offer the best payout online pokies games, online pokies free demos with no registration as well as a good choice ofĀ jackpot slots.

Areas to learn on online pokies (slots):

  • Online Pokies Top Titles
  • New casino online games
  • New Zealandā€™s favorite casino software
  • Free Play Slots
  • Multiplier Symbol Slots
  • Progressive jackpots (like Mega Moolah)

Online Casino Slots

We bring reviews of the Best Online Pokies as well as the top gambling sites that we recommend to our subscribers as the most suitable sites to play these specific online pokies. The number of online pokies that are available is one of the ranking factors that we use to produce our Rating.

New Zealand's favorite online pokies by Aristocrat

Despite being one of the largest developers of slot machines and other casino games across the globe, Aristocrat makes them available mostly in land-based establishments. New Zealand is one of the many markets where the vendor is doing great despite a strong competition. Letā€™s take a closer look at some of the mostĀ popular online pokies games by Aristocrat.

Free Pokies (Free Play Slots)

We focus our reviews on pokies found in the offshore online casinos that accept players for New Zealand. Casinos may offer Free Pokies, i.e. an ability to play a best online pokies free of charge without making an initial deposit. It can be done as part of the welcome package or after entering a promo code. Here is a list of Free Pokies that can be found in New Zealand online casinos.

Free Online Pokies Pros:

  • A welcome incentive to players;
  • You can learn about various online pokies without making money deposits;
  • It is free;
  • You can make some money.

How we review online casino sites?

We donā€™t sell any spots with our publication. If there's a rating table, a spot of a specific online casino operator is based solely on casino performance metrics including players conversion rate, average deposit amount, player satisfaction (determined by our surveys) and other important factors.

We review and determine the best online casinos in New Zealand by employing our proprietary classification method that includes the following categories:

  1. The overall trustworthiness of an online casino. This includes licensing, customer support effectiveness in dispute resolution, players complaints, etc.
  2. Welcome bonus or casino online promotion, including popularĀ 100 bonus spins offers.
  3. Online Casino Game variety, including table games, online pokies, etc.
  4. Online Casino payment methods, i.e. how to Deposit and Cash out your winnings.

Who reviews online casinos?

We have a board of expert for each country that we serve. They usually write casino reviews, bonuses info as well as online pokies articles. We give them a priority right to define the starting point of each new casino in our ranking. If you have any questions of comments on the content of this site, please donā€™t hesitate to write to us through the Contact us section.

Are the top spots in rating tables sticky across all pages on the website?

No, they are not. Each ranking is unique and a casino brand gets different coverage on different pages depending on their features and other metrics.

How Casinoslots New Zealand can protect you as a player

Equal Opportunities. All gambling operators have the same opportunities to get listing space on our websites. You canā€™t buy a place in our listing. We do have a yearly inclusion fee that is equal for all and covers some of our expenses but the specific position within the list is determined solely on the base of each brandā€™s performance as measured by the various metrics we use.

Innovation. We only review and score online casino operators that introduce innovative practices and technologies to better serve players.

Competitiveness. We let users decide which brand deserve more recognition and coverage on our website. Casinoslots only normally has about 20 spots to fill in our rating table, which means that online casino operators will need to compete with each other to retain and/or improve their rank and, subsequently, exposure to potential clients.

Openness. Each brand participating in the listings on our website shall be open to address player concerns, including supplied through Complain or Contact forms on the site, etc and shall take efforts to resolve the issues. Also, if contacted by Casinoslots team, each participating brand shall not hide any important data, including on their financial standing, bonus and offers information and other important information that may impact players.

Responsible gaming. Online casino operators participating in our reviews shall comply with the terms and practices of a regulatory body that has issued a licensed to them. Violation of license terms, etc will result in brandā€™s exclusion from our listing.

Conflict avoidance and conflict resolution. We promote the culture of quick and effective resolution of conflicts between players, casino brands and where applicable us. Participating brands shall take effective measures to avoid or resolve conflicts with players and representatives of our publication when communicating through our platform as well as in the course of direct communication. Any attempts of pressure or inappropriate business practices to try and influence us will result in the exclusion of a casino brand from our listing.

Created by Bogdan Theo, Chief Editor

Online Gambling FAQ

What is online gambling?
Online Gambling is playing ā€˜games of chanceā€™, i.e. games where your winnings depends on a chance, for money online. Usually, gambling over the internet takes place in online casinos.
Is online gambling legal in New Zealand?
The Gambling Act 2003 prohibits remote interactive gambling (section 9 (2)(b). The prohibition is on remote interactive gambling in New Zealand and therefore it does not prohibit gambling conducted overseas. It is not illegal for someone in New Zealand to participate in gambling over the Internet if that website is overseas for example.
What is online casino?
Online casino is an intermediary between a player and an online games provider. Online casinos does not determine or change odds of winnings, their function is to offer bonus offers (promotions) as well as process deposits and pay you back what you have won in an online game.
How online pokies work?
Online pokies or slots is a kind of lottery. Players make money bets that count towards a total prize pool of an online slot. Depending on a slot, from 1% to 10% of this fund will go to the casino as a lottery owner. Depending on the length of the cycle and the dispersion of the selected online slot machine, from 5% to 90% will be paid to winners.
What is the best casino with fast payout to play if you have 25 dollars?
If you have 25$, your preferred option to start with is Leo Vegas casino. It is the best no deposit free spin casino. They will give you 100% match up bonus plus 30 No deposit spins no wager if you are playing from mobile. Live dealer available. New Zealand Dollar casino players welcome.