There are hundreds of different online casino games available at all of our top-rated Kiwi online casinos and most of these games are available in the real money mode and in the free play demo mode. The main game categories tend to include Table & Card Games, Pokies (classic pokies with 3 reels and also 5 reel video pokies), as well as Instant Win Games, Video Poker Games and Live Dealer Games, plus much more. You can also find Progressive Jackpot Games and Multi-Player Games with brand new games arriving all the time.
The main types of online pokies are the Classic Pokies with 3 reels and 1 to 5 paylines and also the Video Pokies with 5 reels and multiple paylines or multiple win ways. The best thing to do would be to play each spin with the full amount of paylines active so that you never miss out on a win. Online pokies tend to have Wild Symbols which can substitute other symbols to help form new line wins, as well as Scatter Symbols which can trigger Free Spins Bonuses and also Bonus Symbols which can either trigger an on-reels bonus or a second screen bonus round.
The aim is to try and get three matching symbols to appear in consecutive order across one of the paylines to win a prize. All symbols have different values and to find out more about any special symbols the game might have and what you need to do when the bonus round triggers you could head straight to the paytable which will explain everything you need to know. You can also find several different variations of Wild Symbols such as Stacked Wild Symbols, Expanding Wild Symbols, Trailing Wild Symbols and Sticky Wild Symbols, plus numerous other varieties.
All you need to do is set your stake using the player controls which are generally located beneath the reels and then hit spin and hope for a win. You can adjust the coin value and the line bet value and you can generally take one spin on an online pokie from as little as NZ$0.01 up to in some cases as much as NZ$500.00 or more per spin.
Blackjack is one of the most loved card games in the world and you can now find hundreds of different varieties online including single hand blackjack games and multihand blackjack games where you can play with up to as many as five hands at a time. You can also find progressive jackpot blackjack and live dealer blackjack and the aim is to try and beat the dealer by reaching as close to 21 points as possible while not exceeding this amount. If your hand is closer to 21 points than the dealer you will win and you won’t be playing against other players.
You will initially be dealt two cards and each card is worth its own face value in points. A King, Queen and Jack are worth 10 points and the Ace can be worth 1 or 11 points. Therefore if you are dealt a King and an Ace on your first card you would have achieved a natural blackjack with 21 points (10 + 11) and you would probably win with this hand unless the dealer has a similar hand totalling 21 points, in which case the game would result in a tie and you would receive your initial stake back.
You will also have several betting options available and this will enable you to try and improve your current hand. Some of the top Blackjack games to keep an eye out for include the standard versions, as well as Perfect Blackjack, Double Attack Blackjack, 21 Duel Blackjack, Spanish Blackjack, Pontoon, Blackjack Surrender, Atlantic City Blackjack, European Blackjack and Vegas Strip Blackjack.
Roulette is a favourite for many online casino gamblers and there are plenty of different varieties available. The main three types of roulette tend to include American Roulette (with two green zeroes), European Roulette and French Roulette (both have 1 green zero). You can also find progressive jackpot roulette and several exciting live dealer roulette games. The aim of this game is to try and guess where the ball with land when it comes to rest on the roulette wheel after it has been released. You can use your chips to place a bet on the roulette betting table.
As soon as you have placed your chips, simply hit spin and then watch as the ball spins around the roulette wheel. If the ball comes to rest in one of the slots that you placed your money on, you will instantly receive some kind of prize. The main bets that you can select include betting on Odd/Even, Red/Black or the numbers 1 to 18 or 19 to 36. These bets all pay 1:1. You then have the Column/Dozen bet which pays 2:1. The Line Bet pays 5:1. The Corner/Four Bet pays 8:1. The Street Bet pays 11:1. The Split Bet pays 17:1 and the Straight Up Bet pays 35:1.
Some of the other popular online roulette games to keep an eye out for include 3D Roulette, Multi-Wheel Roulette, Premier Roulette, Video Roulette, Roulette Pro and Newar Roulette, plus there are lots of other great roulette varieties out there. Placing smaller, strategic bets can help your balance go a long way in roulette.
Video Poker is a popular online casino game and there are many different versions available, but they are all based on five card draw poker. You don’t have to beat any opponents when playing video poker and you don’t even have to try and beat the dealer. The aim is to try and achieve the best poker winning hand and the better the hand, the higher your payout. Once you have selected your stake, all you need to do is hit the Draw/Deal button to receive your first five cards. The lowest win is a usually a pair or higher (could be a pair of 2’s or higher or a pair of 10’s or higher etc.).
You then get to hold one or more of those cards in place so that the next round can begin. The cards that you don’t hold will automatically be discarded so that new cards can be dealt. Most online video poker games will automatically hold the best cards in place for you, but you can easily deselect these cards if you want to.
The first game is complete when the second lot of cards have been dealt and if you have won, a payout will be awarded instantly. The top hand is a Royal Flush and this will also usually award the progressive jackpot. Some of the best video poker games to keep an eye out for include 10’s or Better, Jacks or Better, Aces & Faces, Aces & Eights All American, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker and Pick’em Poker.
Baccarat is a traditional card game which is also often referred to as a table game. There are several different versions of this game available and the main aim of this game is to try and bet on the winning hand. You can place a bet on the banker winning or on the player winning. You can also bet that the game will end in a tie. The winning hand will be the hand which is closest to 9 points, without exceeding this number.
The Ace is worth just 1 point, the numbers 2 through 9 are all worth their face value and the tens, jacks, queens and kings all have zero value. If the value of your hand is a 2-digit number you would simply disregard the first digit because in Baccarat, the last digit is the point value of the hand. In other words 3+7=10=0 and 8+5=13=3, and so on. As soon as have placed your chips on the banker, player or tie area of the table, the game can begin and it will last just seconds. The hand closet to 9 points will win
If you placed your money on the banker area and the banker’s hand wins, you will be paid 2:1, minus the 5% bank commission (with most baccarat games). If you placed your money on the player area and the player’s hand wins, you will be paid 2:1 winnings on your bet and if you place your money on the tie and the result does end in a tie, you will be paid 9:1.
Keno is actually an ancient Chinese lottery-style numbers game which can be found at all of our top-rated New Zealand online casinos. This game is really easy to learn how to play and it can quickly become addictive. The Keno table is usually a grid which contains individual numbers from 1 to 80 and the aim is to try and match as many balls as possible from the main draw. You can select and deselect numbers simply by clicking on them and you generally have to choose anywhere from 2 to 10 numbers.
As you choose your numbers, you will also notice the corresponding payouts adjusting. The payout odds and the exact amount that you can win will be based on how many numbers you choose. The Keno paytable generally shows you the how much cash you can win for the correct amount of numbers that you manage to match. You can then set your stake and play either just one round or multiple rounds. As soon as you hit play, 20 numbers will randomly be draw and if you matched a sufficient amount, you will be awarded some kind of guaranteed payout.
Let’s just say that you only selected two numbers and you matched just 1, the payout won’t be that great. However, if you match all ten numbers, the payout will be phenomenal. If you are playing Progressive Keno, hitting the maximum amount of numbers that you selected will normally award the progressive jackpot. Apart from the standard keno games, also keep an eye out for Keno Xperiment.
Some of the best live dealer casinos in the world have been developed by the likes of Microgaming, Playtech, NetEnt and Evolution Gaming. These four leading live dealer casino software providers have developed some amazing live dealer games with stunning HD graphics and immersive action which is streamed directly to your computer from one of several perfectly secure locations. Microgaming has even gone one step further by offering sexy Playboy Bunny live dealers as well as regular live dealers (both male and female regular dealers usually available).
The types of live dealer games that you can except to find include Live Blackjack, Live Roulette and Live Baccarat, plus one or two variations of each of these games. You can also now find several other exciting live dealer games such as Live Sic Bo, Live Casino Hold’em, Live Caribbean Stud Poker and Live 3 Card Draw. These games are generally only ever available in the real money mode and NOT in the free play demo mode.
Placing a bet is really straightforward thanks to the responsive player controls and user-friendly interface. You can even communicate with the dealers in real time using the instant messaging chat feature. The minimum bet usually starts from around NZ$1.00, but high rollers can often spend up to as much as NZ$10,000 or more per hand/round. Live Dealer Casinos are pretty much the closet thing you can get to a real land based casino without ever actually visiting one.