About us

How much time have you wasted looking for a decent online casino, one that is geared up for players in New Zealand? If you’re anything like the team here at online-casino.nz, the answer is probably far too long! That’s what motivated us to start this site – so that you don’t have to spend as much time finding a decent casino site to play at as we did.

A bunch of us decided to get together and share our experiences online, so that we could make the job of finding reliable, factual and unbiased information about online casinos a lot easier. We’re all experienced players and have expertise in online gaming and associated industries, so we think we bring a lot of know-how and knowledge to the table.

We’ve road-tested all of the casinos we review, and because we’ve all played at so many over the years, we know what makes a good gaming site and what doesn’t. We can also make informed comparisons about the quality of the games on offer, how good the bonuses are, what the customer service is like, and so when we give a positive review to a site, you can be sure that we know what we’re talking about.

If you’re new to online gaming, or just want to become a better player, our guides to different casino games will be helpful too. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between European and American roulette, what pass line bets in craps are, or which video poker games have the lowest House Edge, then you can find out all of this – and more – right here.

Shane McCullum

I grew up Christchurch, near Riccarton Park racecourse, and so my family has always been involved in horse racing in New Zealand. I went to high school in Riccarton and was going to go straight to uni, but at the last minute I decided to have a Gap Year instead.

I spent most of that year travelling throughout Europe with some mates, and it was on those long bus and train journeys that I started to get into online gaming – thank God for mobile technology. I started off just messing around, really, but then I started to take it a bit more seriously. A few of us became pretty full on blackjack, video poker and Sic Bo players during this time, and I guess these are still the games I play the most, although recently I’ve been getting into live casino baccarat as well, because I like the buzz and the interaction with the dealers.

When I got back home after my Gap Year, I did a marketing degree at the University of Otago, where I majored in digital marketing and online media. Running online-casino.nz means I’ve managed to combine my profession and my hobby, as I get to write about online gaming and I have an inbuilt excuse to play a lot too!

When I’m not working, I’m into sport – I still follow horse racing pretty closely, especially jumps racing, but I also love rugby, soccer and North American sports too (I’m a big New York Mets fan). I want to do some more travel when I have the time, and my ambition is one day to drive across America coast to coast.