Here at online-casino-nz, we have one aim – to help New Zealand players to find the best online casinos to play at. By the best, we mean the sites with the biggest selection of games, the Welcome Bonuses that give new players great value, and the safest and most secure gaming environment. With so many places to play out there, it can be hard to find the right site for you, so we do all the hard work of comparing and analysing every online casino real money NZ site, meaning you can simply sit back and enjoy!
We’re here for Kiwis first and foremost. Unlike a lot of other review sites that are aimed at an international audience, our focus is entirely on providing useful and relevant information for players from New Zealand who want to play at sites that cater especially for us. All of our writers are reviewers live here and play from here, so when we talk about an online casino NZ players will enjoy, you know that we have first-hand experience of the site, its games and how it operates.
For starters, we only recommend sites that let you operate your account in NZD$ (or, in the rare cases where this isn’t possible, we’ll tell you what realistic alternatives there are). We’ll also show you which payment methods are available that are accessible and convenient for New Zealanders, and how you can deposit and withdraw funds quickly and easily.
We also work hard to find the best exclusive bonuses and promotions that only Kiwis can take advantage of, as well as giving you access to some very special free spin bonuses and other offers that you can only access via our site. We also let you know about the special themed promotions that our recommended sites offer that are tied in around holidays or big sporting events, like the Rugby World Cup.
When it comes to customer support, we’ll detail how you can get in touch with the sites that we recommend if you have a query or problem, and wherever possible we’ll give you a local or even a toll-free number that you can use to speak with the support team directly. Importantly, we make it clear whether support is available 24/7 (useful for us when they might be based on the other side of the world) or, if not, when you can contact them in local time.
Whenever we recommend an online casino, we only do so if we’re sure that they offer players a safe and secure gaming environment that is well regulated and has policies in place to ensure fair and responsible play.
All of the sites that we list operate from well-respected countries that have established expertise in the licensing and operating of online gaming, such as Malta and Gibraltar. What’s more, we’ll only recommend that you play at a site that is licensed by its home country’s gaming authority, and in many cases the UK Gambling Commission as well, and that their accreditation can be easily accessed and viewed from within the site.
In addition to these protections, the sites you’ll find listed here are also independently audited and certified by third-party agencies, such as eCogra, TST or IGL. These agencies will test whether the software being used is virus free, the fairness of the RNGs (random number generators), as well as the RTP percentages of the overall site and the different categories of games. This documentation will always be accessible and available to view for yourself on any site that we list, so you can be assured of the quality and fairness of the gaming experience.
Peace of mind when it comes to financial transactions is also important to us, so the casinos we list all offer secure banking via P128-bit SSL digital encryption. We also suggest that players look at our recommended sites that offer third party payment methods (such as e-wallets, pre-paid cards or PayPal) where the casino is not required to store your financial details, such as credit card or bank account numbers. Using these methods means you get higher levels of both privacy and security, and the risk of having your details hacked or stolen from a casino site is diminished.
As if all of the above wasn’t enough, there is plenty more that we offer New Zealand players on our site.
For instance, if you’re a regular player or just like to pick up bonuses wherever you can, we review each site’s loyalty schemes and describe what’s required to move through the programme and enhance your rewards. On the other hand, if you’re a newbie or just aren’t sure about how playing online works, our game guides tell you all you need to know about the rules of all the different casino games our listed sites offer, along with tips on strategy, wagering and how to make the most of your bankroll. You can also check out our FAQ pages for useful tips on how to set up a gaming account and download software, and everything else you need to know to enjoy playing at a casino online. We also feature interesting news articles on gaming, sport and anything else we think will be of interest to our New Zealand readers.
Our aim at online-casino-nz is to be your number one, one-stop resource for everything connected with online gaming in New Zealand. We’ll give you unbiased, objective reviews of the sites we list and show you where to find the best Welcome Bonuses, offer our expert opinions on different pokies and other games (both old and new), and help you to find the best quality gaming action in the safest possible environment.