Who are we?
This site was created and is being maintained by, David Taylor and Stewart Anderson. David and Stewart have years of player experience both on and offline and want you to benefit from their vast experience and knowledge.
David Taylor has been playing pokies for more than ten years and can certainly call himself somewhat of an expert on the topic. From jackpots, bonuses, and feature games, he has played nearly every game there is, and experienced the excitement of the big win more than a few times. His advice on bankroll management, finding good slots, and different strategies players can apply to increase their odds of winning is truly invaluable.
Stewart Anderson is more of table game expert, although like any good Kiwi, he's been dabbling in pokies as well. From advanced blackjack strategies to roulette and craps systems, Stewart has been around the block more than a few times and he certainly knows his way around casinos, virtual and real ones alike. Stewart's brother-in-law is Alan Jones, an online casino expert in Canada, and they work closely together to bring Canadians and New Zealanders the best possible content.
In life, there is no real substitute for hands-on experience and thanks to the rich combined experience of David and Stewart, this site is able to offer exactly the type of information and advice many players out there are after.
How We Test
The very first step in our vetting process for an online casino is visiting their site, registering an account, and seeing their software in action. If the software is no good or game selection is poor, we usually don't need to go past this first step. With so many casinos to choose from, why would anyone accept anything other than top quality?
The next step, prior to depositing, is going around known online gaming communities and checking comments and user experiences. If we find way too many negative comments, this is usually a big danger sign. While most online casinos will have bad reviews from a few disgruntled players, when there are dozens of these reviews and, more importantly, when the casino is reluctant to address these concerns, we will usually pass. Players' safety is our number one priority and, once again, with such a great selection, there is no need to take unnecessary risks.
Finally, once a casino passes these tests successfully, we deposit the money, take their welcome bonus, carefully read through their conditions and talk to the support. This is not only to make sure we understood everything correctly but also to see how knowledgeable and forthcoming their support staff is.
Then comes the fun part. We start playing different games, jump around the casino, and try as many games as we can. This gives us the ability to create a full picture and understand how the casino really operates. It also enables us to notice any potential problems that may not be as obvious at the first glance.
Finally, once we meet the playthrough requirements for the bonus we go for our top priority: ease of withdrawal. We always make sure that everything is right on our part so that the casino has no reason to deny us a withdrawal. This is one of the most important steps in the process. If our withdrawal is not processed in a timely fashion – we freeze out that casino from our list. With this process in place, you can rest assured that once we've vetted the casino, you are as safe as can be.
We can't give you any type of guarantee, of course, as things change, but we base all our reviews on our personal experience and individual tests, so to provide you with the best information available at the moment. We also love to hear from our web site visitors and take each one of their thoughts, concerns and complaints about our NZ online casino reviews into account.