Online Casinos in New Zealand

What is an online casino?

Online casinos are very similar to normal, land based casinos but with a few added benefits. You can play your favorite online slots game in the comfort of your own home, any time of day using your favorite device. No need to drive to a casino or find parking – you just sit on your couch, relax and enjoy some of the highest quality online casino gaming on the planet. Use your desktop or laptop computer – your tablet and even your cellphone for the ultimate mobile online gambling pleasure. You are always guaranteed the best award winning graphics and sound quality on your device of choice. When you play at an online casino your comfort and satisfaction comes first. On top of all that, you can deposit using a range of methods including your credit card. When you win, your winning are deposited back onto your credit card to spend as you like! All this is possible when you play at a trusted online casino – industry regulated and accountable to some of the most trusted governing bodies in the world.

What games are available at an online casino?

No matter what your favorite casino game is, online casino have you covered. You can play online slots, online Blackjack, online Roulette and even online poker. We all enjoy online slots, or as we call it – online pokies, and each online casino offers a rich variety of slots games to pick from. Games range from simple three line payout games – Vegas style – to multiline (+15) payout games, each featuring its own range of free spin and free game bonuses. You can try your hand at Thunderstruck II – one of the best online slots available. The eerie Avalon II will have you mystified and the quirky Gonzo’s Quest will give you a chuckle.

For those that love table games, online casinos offer a range of online Blackjack variations – Gold Series, Classic Blackjack, European Blackjack and even Vegas Single Deck Blackjack. Roulette players will be spoilt for choice with a range of online Roulette games on offer ranging from American Roulette to European Roulette.

Can I play online slots on my mobile device?

YES, YES, YES! The online casinos we test and feature all offer a tablet and smart phone option to their mobile customers. Technology has come a far way since the 90’s and today’s mobile devices can offer the discerning player some of the best online gambling experiences available. Most of the online slots, online Blackjack and online Roulette games are available on mobile devices with more being added every day. Each offer industry leading graphics, sound and animation – guaranteed to entertain and enthrall you at every spin or hand dealt. And did we mention you can play on your Apple IPhone, IPad and most Android devices? Mobile online casino – anytime, anywhere.

Which online casino brands do we review?

ALL of them! We strive to give honest feedback after registering and playing at each online casino. We review every casino we can find ranging from the popular Jackpotcity Casino, Spin Palace Casino, 888 Casino, Ruby Fortune and many, many more. We look at promotions, daily value, trustworthiness, payout speed and overall playing experience. Then we give each an overall rating so you can make an informed choice when selecting your online casino brand.

What are the online casino operators?

The online casino gambling space is massive. Each casino brand available is provided by an operator which writes and controls the actual online casino software. They manage the hardware and software that each casino offers to its clients. There are hundreds of online casino operators ranging from the massive Microgaming to the new and fresh Netent. Each offer its own take on online gambling with a range of slots, Blackjack, Roulette and more to pick from. Most offer multi-platform gaming meaning you can play on any device, Windows, Apple Mac and mobile devices. Most are highly monitored by industry trusted organizations to ensure fair gaming practices and ensuring the best possible player experiences out there.

Can you trust an online casino?

Your concern is understandable. We all deposit good money, play and expect to be paid our winnings. It is true that the internet is littered with fraudulent casinos that steal player’s money and that’s why it’s so important to evaluate each and every casino you play on. We try and make it easier for you – doing the research and reporting back on trustworthiness and payouts to players. Any online casino worth playing at should be regulated by an industry body like Ecogra or similar. These bodies audit each casino and ensures that all games are based on a valid random number generator. They verify that each casino has a legal and valid way of paying out winning, no matter how big. In short – before playing – check out the trustworthiness of the casino first!

Is playing at an online casino legal in New Zealand?

At this moment in time a New Zealand citizen can play at any online casino on the planet. The New Zealand government is not regulating or restricting online casino play at all.

Will New Zealand players pay taxes on their winnings?

The simple answer in No! As long as it is a hobby and you are not a professional gambler, you will not be taxed. If you still worry, please consult your tax specialist.

What to do if you suffer from gambling addiction in New Zealand ?

NetSafe – a resource for information on the risks associated with online gambling.
stats.govt.nz – Statistics and Information on gaming in New Zealand.
pgfnz.org.nz – From their website: “The Problem Gambling Library collects resources on all aspects of gambling and problem gambling.”
Gambling Helpline NZ – Find information on gambling issues and get help and support online or by telephone.