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How we Rank

How we Rank Pokie Games on our Site

when checking one of our many pokie games reviewed on our site you can see we cover the game in every possible way.

To get a recommended ranking for a pokie game we go over several categories and go in detail on each one of them, below we will explain what are the main factors we review in pokie games:

Game introduction – in this section you are expected to find facts and information regarding the pokie game, who made it, his history, year of establishment and every small detail from game reels, bet options and RTP percentages.

All the information is well organized in a table that is easy to read and understand.

How to play the pokie game – in this review section we are going over the pokie game playability options and some basic rules on how to operate and play this pokie machine.

Special Features of the pokie game – each game is made differently, and we make sure to review every small detail that counts. In this review section we are diving into the game features and special aspects that makes him stand out from other games.

The game design, sound overall presentation – this review section is all about the pokie game presentation and appeal. We cover all the variations and options you may encounter playing the game, from special sound effects to animations and overall theme of the game.

All the game symbols breakdown – when we say that we cover everything we can in our reviews we mean it. In every pokie game review you can expect a detailed breakdown of the game icons and symbols, what each one means in terms of gameplay and what combinations trigger special features.

Tips for playing the game – when all sections of the review are checked, we go and give our readers an extra tip and in-depth strategy that will give their playing experience a little boost. Sharing winning tips and tricks to give new and returning pokie players something to check the next time they play.

Except for the excellent pokie game reviews, you can expect to find all the main game providers and their top-ranking games.

How we Rank Casino Reviews on our Site

When we choose to cover everything about online pokies, we had to include online casino platforms.

The online casinos are the best place to play pokies for real money and we are checking which one is the best suitable casino platform to play at.

The factors of ranking the casinos are detailed below to explain why each one is ranked the way he is:

General casino Information – we cover all the main aspects of the casino in the top section of the review for an easy and quick take on the brand. By checking the general information, you can learn key factors about the casino such as accepted payments, pros, and cons and lots of information sorted nicely in a table of information.

Advantages & Disadvantages – a quick take of the best and worst things about the casino in review, this can help you make a quick decision instead of going over the entire written review.

Software Game Providers – what pokie gaming platforms does the casino have in store. If you are a fan of a specific game provider you may want to know if it’s available for you to play, you can see the providers icons and get an idea what games are available to play.

Casino Welcome Bonus – after all the dry information and details, we go over the main attraction of the casino, and that’s the casino welcome bonus. We cover all the information and terms and conditions of any specific welcome bonus. From wagering requirements to deposit steps and also the bonus codes needed to paly the casino welcome bonus.

Game Options to Play at the Casino – This is the review section where we are covering all the major pokie games you can play at the casino, including table games, live dealer games and progressive pokie options. The more games available to play the better for the overall review score.

Deposit and Withdrawal Options – when it comes to casino payment options we are diving in detail for all the important details for users. You can expect to find a detailed table with all the available payment options at the casino plus their fees and processing time.
There are deposits and withdrawals available, so we go and try to make sure the whole banking processes is legit.

VIP / Loyalty Program – in this review category we check if the casino has any special bonuses and rewards for VIP members (sometimes known as loyalty programs). By giving more options for players the casino gets extra points and it helps the overall score go up.

Casino Login – in this quick review section we check and instruct the user how to login into the casino, to make the gaming experience and navigation of their site clearer.

Casino Contact Information – a big positive indication for a great casino, is the options when choosing to contact him. We give all the contact information you can get in touch with the casino platform, such as email, phone, live chat and sometimes even more.

By having an easy and fast support from the casino you can be sure it’s a legitimate platform that will assist players if needed to.

Lastly we summarize the entire review and give extra FAQ’s that might be informative to readers of the casino review.

Our Honest Reviews of Online Casinos

Before recommending any online casino to you, our team of experts at Pokies Online NZ undertakes rigorous testing and background checks for each site and their respective owners to ensure the best possible experience whilst gambling online in New Zealand.

Each member of our expert reviewing team is a long-time player, and they know what is important to Kiwi players, as well as what are the soft points of online casinos, and where they may fail.

How we test and review each online casino for NZ players

1. We sign up for each online casino and deposit our own money

One distinct way we test popular casinos is to actually sign up for their sites and deposit our own money, proceeding to play several gaming titles provided by the casinos. 

This way we know first-hand what gamers should expect, including transaction methods and timeframes, gaming graphics, available titles, and any banking fees, along with providing you with step-by-step instructions on how to deposit and withdraw money, and what banking methods can be used.

2. When Reviewing casinos, we check their background and license

We also perform thorough research on the platform owners and the casinos themselves to check their legitimacy, years of service, customer reviews, and licensing. 

Ensuring legitimacy goes hand in hand with cross-checking licenses with online gambling platforms since lots of information can authenticate the casino before continuing the research. 

Well-known and established licensers, like Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), automatically provide some validity for sites, ticking one of the many boxes on our checklist to provide you the best casinos in New Zealand.

3. Reviewing the customer service

To make sure the casinos are up to our standard, we also contact the customer service team with some general or actual issues, questions, and queries to test their response time, professionalism, and helpfulness; 

only the best customer service makes it onto our recommendation list! 

We also check their FAQ pages and previous gamer reviews to make sure all areas are covered if you are to ever have a question relating to a player account, banking issue, or simply to provide feedback on the site itself.

4. We review each online game on multiple platforms

A final step for our checklist is testing the casino sites on multiple devices; tablets, mobile phones, laptops, and desktops from multiple companies like Samsung and Apple. 

Some sites that we recommend have dedicated mobile or tablet apps through the device’s app store, whilst some can be played on mobile and desktop browsers or only via desktop. 

If a website has an app, along with both mobile and desktop compatibility, this definitely receives a higher ranking and goes up on our recommendation tier.

We provide a reliable and honest review of each online casino for New Zealand players

In summary, Pokies Online New Zealand only recommends the best of the best online casinos. Each site goes through our rigorous testing and research to make sure you are receiving the best customer support, range of banking methods, collection of games, and overall online experience when it comes to gambling. Once this testing is complete, we provide in-depth reviews of each casino that can be viewed on our website for specific details on why they are recommended to you.

Affiliation Disclosure

We are associated with the casinos featured on our site and we get a small commission from them.

Although we work with the brands featured on our site, we deliver our own personal reviews and opinions on their platform. That means our reviews are 100% our own and we strive to make every and each one of them useful for users and players.

We Rank games, platforms, and casinos that we believe have the best value and information to our users, we hope our ranking processes is set to answer all the questions that might be of interest to our readers, and we will strive to improve constantly.

Furthermore you can experience playing pokie games for free on our site and try out many games before playing for real.