New Zealand Online Casino and Pokies Rankings
Casinoslots Online Gambling Rankings 2020 includes 118 online casino operators and 188 online pokies, standing as one the largest and most diverse gaming rankings for New Zealand 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: 05 November 2020
100% up to NZ$300 + 100 Spins on Starbust + 500 Points
Runner-up: Best online casino. The strong points: licensed by MGA. Gambling in New Zealand dollar is available. 1386 online pokies available. $1500 worth of casino bonuses include 150 extra spins.
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Leo Vegas Casino
100% bonus to NZ$1000 + 150 Free 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.
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Captain Spins Casino
100% bonus to NZ$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. NZ$10 minimum deposit bonus with bonus spins.
100% to NZ$100 + 120 FS on Book of Dead
Another casino from PlayAmo partners network. CookieCasino scored the highest on the following components: Trustworthiness (100/100), Casino deposit and withdrawals (86/100).
100% to NZ$150 + 100 FS on Dead or Alive 2
Yet another casino from PlayAmo partners network. BetAmo scored the best on the following components: Trustworthiness (100/100), Casino Banking (86/100).
200% 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% sign up bonus with 33 Free Spins to play in New Zealand dollars.
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Spin Casino Casino
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
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Wild Tornado Casino
Exclusive: 25 free spins no deposit on Book of Cats (Bgaming)
A good casino to play for users in New Zealand. The strong points are: great selection of games and easy casino banking. First deposit bonus is adequate with a little too low max wager bet ($1) when you playthrough the bonus money.
100% to NZ$200
Winner: Best Casino in New Zealand in September 2020. CasinoLand are certified and tracked for compliance. This online casino offers a range of best progressive slots. Live, phone, and email support are available 24/7.
125% to NZ$500 + 55 FS
Hyper is a white label brand of L&L Europe Ltd Casinos group, which is a hallmark of high level of customer support and transparent practices. This New Zealand casino offers Bitcoin deposits.
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Lucky Nugget Casino
1st deposit matched 150% to NZ$200
Overall Score by Casinoslots Editors: Good. Safe and Secure gaming experience. Enjoy bonus: 150% match up to 200 New Zealand dollars. No free spins
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Jackpot City Casino
1st 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.
100% to NZ$333 + 100 Free Spins
First Deposit doubled to 333$ + 100 FS on Starburst or Joker Pro. For New Zealand Yeti Casino offers a bonus starting from a minimal deposit of $10 and it has over 700 pokies games.
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Video Slots Casino
100% to NZ$200 + 11 Free Spins Wager Free
New Zealand casino breakthrough of October 2020. Offers a wide range of games. One of the best New Zealand sign up offers that comes with a chance to win up to 4,200 Extra Spins in Battle of Slots at First Deposit.
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King Billy Casino
21 FS No Deposit on Big Bad Wolf
King Billy are the Askgamblers Players Choice 2018 and Best Online Casino in 2018 and 2019. Brand new Special Bonus for New Zealand. It allows Bitcoin. Live Chat option is also available.
100% to NZ$500 + 50 Bonus Spins
Runner-up: Best Casino in New Zealand back in July 2020. Casimba are certified, RTP is publicly audited.
100% to NZ$100 + 100 Free Spins
100% to NZ$100 + 180 Free Spins
100% to NZ$250 on 1st deposit
River Belle Casino
100% up to NZ$200
Royal Panda Casino
100% to NZ$100 + 10 FS on Sign-up
20 free spins on Book of Dead upon registration (no deposit required)
Voodoo Dreams Casino
100% to NZ$100 + 200 Free Spins
100% up to NZ$123 + 10% cashback always
Joo Casino Casino
20 No Deposit Free Spins
10 Free Spins on Starburst (no deposit needed)
First deposit matched 200% to $500 + 100 Free Spins
100% to NZ$200 + 200 Free Spins
Mobile Wins Casino
150% up to $100 + 10 Free Spins No Wager
100% to 500NZD + 200 Free Spins
Above you can see the Ranking table of the online casino operators determined by safety of gambling, 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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- Rankings of Free spins No Deposit bonuses
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- Best Roulette Casinos
- The most thrilling Progressive Jackpots
- Best Table Games
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Online Casinos that accept NZD
We showcase online casinos by number of points earned by 5 components of our classification provided that they maintain:
- NZ players focus
- NZD currency
- Information accuracy
- Safe Gambling environment
Kiwis focus: a casino has to specifically cater to NZ (usually, has a dedicated micro site or webpage page for Kiwis, etc).
NZD currency: a casino has New Zealand Dollar as a operation currency available for bets denomination as well as to deposit and withdraw.
Information accuracy: affiliate managers keep information on licenses, bonuses, available payment methods, etc up to the date via the form or through direct communication with us.
Safe Gambling conditions: all “pay to gamble” online outlets undertake markerting of their activbities in a socially responsible manner i.e. with particular regard to the need to protect children, young persons and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited. (The UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing, CAP Code, Section 16).
They must reference to, where applicable:
Also, all "play for money" gambling products has to be accompanies by "Play responsibly" text with a reference the Gambling Helpline telephone number for example: Gambling Helpline (0800 654 655) or text to 8006. It is good practice to include a direct link to the gambling licensee page with a relevant seal of authorisation in all forms of gambling where it is practicable to do so. For example,
- Playzee is a brand managed by White Hat Gaming Limited (Company). The Company is licensed and regulated by The Malta Gaming Authority under licence number MGA/B2C/370/2017 (issued 01/08/2018) or
- Videoslots Limited is licenced and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority under licence number MGA/CRP/258/2014 issued on the 19th of May 202
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 Top Online Pokies NZ choice, Best real money pokies online, etc.
Reviews of the offshore Online 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 ‘games of chance’ by contrast to the ‘games of skills’ 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 game’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 manufacturer’s server and facilitates your deposits and withdrawal transactions (usually, by employing a third party software). Since online gambling is all about chances, there’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. 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). 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 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 on online casino sites
- A guide to iGaming licenses for Kiwi players
- Casino Players guide to Online Games (including live games)
- A guide to deposit and withdrawal payment methods used in 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 developer’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 ‘money side’ 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 editors offer reviews and Demo play mode (where available) of some popular new and top rated 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 Pokies’ 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 most popular 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:
- Where to play, What casino has the best payouts?
- What online pokies to play real money, What is the best slots payout percentage?
- 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 safe online casino gambling sites for Kiwis. 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 of jackpot slots.
Areas to learn on online pokies (slots):
- Online Pokies Top Titles
- New casino online games
- New Zealand’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.
Kiwis 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. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most 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 don’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:
- The overall trustworthiness of an online casino. This includes licensing, customer support effectiveness in dispute resolution, players complaints, etc.
- Welcome bonus or casino online promotion, including popular 100 bonus spins offers.
- Online Casino Game variety, including table games, online pokies, etc.
- 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 don’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.
Equal Opportunities. All gambling operators have the same opportunities to get listing space on our websites. You can’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 brand’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 brand’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.