Online Pokies

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Slots, known as “pokies” in New Zealand, are available in abundance at NZ. We have the best games from the best providers, ensuring there is a little something for all preferences and stake levels.

But what makes these games so popular amongst New Zealanders, and how can you play the best games day after day?

Our Top Online Slots Games

See the table below for a list of some of our most popular real money pokies, including some of the biggest jackpot slots around!

Pokie Game Name RTP Overview
Gladiator – Road to Rome 95.40% Join history’s greatest warriors and fight in one of Rome’s most famous buildings.
Age of the Gods: King of Olympus 94.99% Zeus, the King of Olympus, the Father of the Gods, and the star of this progressive jackpot slot.
Age of the Gods: God of Storms 96.14% These 5 reels and 25 pay lines are overseen by the God of Storms and Lightning, Zeus. Join him today but beware his wrath.
Age of the Gods: Mighty Midas 96.34% Midas was said to have the golden touch, but can you match him in this progressive jackpot video slot from Playtech?
Gladiator Jackpot 91.46% A fierce, action-packed Gladiator slot that includes a progressive jackpot in addition to bonus features.
Age of the Gods: Goddess of Wisdom 94.94% Athena is the Goddess of Wisdom and she stands at the centre of this slot, which features 20-pay lines and 4 progressive jackpots.
Age of the Gods: Furious Four 93.89% Furious Four is an Age of the Gods title that stars four powerful Greek gods in addition to four progressive jackpots.
Great Blue Jackpot 95.02% Play for a four-tier jackpot on a slot that takes you into the deep blue sea.

Progressive Jackpot Slots

Progressive jackpot slots work just like all other slots, only with one key difference: A rolling jackpot. This jackpot exists across all variations of a slot and in all casinos. It is provided by the developer and, in some cases, such as Age of the Gods and Jackpot Kings, it exists across a host of different games.

Every time you take a spin on one of these slots, an infinitesimal amount of your stake will be added to the jackpot and this jackpot will keep climbing until, eventually, it is triggered at random.

Many progressive jackpot slots and pokies require you to advance into a bonus feature. Jackpot Kings, which is available on Blueprint Gaming titles, is a great example of this. The Jackpot King symbols trigger a bonus feature and a unique set of reels. If players advance through this stage, they will be given a chance at winning the jackpot. If they fall short, they will still walk away with a financial award.

To learn more about progressive jackpots, visit our progressive jackpot page.


If you’re new to the world of real money slot machines, there may be a few terms you’re not familiar with, a few expressions you have never heard before. To help you get to grips with these terms and better understand the games you play, take a look at this glossary.

  • Auto-Spin: With the auto-spin option, you can turn the reels automatically. The reels keep spinning until you choose to stop them, and this is true whether you win or lose. In some slots, the auto-spin feature will stop following the activation of a bonus feature and if that bonus feature requires interactivity, it will not be affected. In other words, it will spin the base game reels for you but not assume control during the bonus feature.
  • Fixed Jackpot: A fixed jackpot is one that does not grow. Unlike a progressive jackpot, which can change with time, a fixed jackpot remains the same and offers the same payout regardless of when it is won. If a fixed jackpot is rewarded in coins, as opposed to a set dollar amount, it means the payout is relative to the stake and will be higher for those who bet more (as the value of each coin increases).
  • Multiplier: A multiplier will multiply the size of a payout or a symbol by the amount shown. For instance, a 4x multiplier will increase a win fourfold, turning a win of $10 into $40, for instance. Multipliers are often added as special features and are common during Free Spins, but they can also be found in many base games.
  • Max and Minimum Bet: Every slot machine has a limit with regards to its minimum and maximum bets. You can set the minimum bet by reducing the stake as low as it will go and doing the same for paylines/levels where applicable. To set the maximum bet, you can either increase stake options to their maximum or hit the “Max Bet” icon. Be careful, though, as some games will spin for the maximum stake if you hit this button twice.
  • Return to Player (RTP): The return to player is also known as the payout and gives players an idea of how much a slot will pay. Often displayed as a percentage, such as 95%, the easiest way to understand it is to imagine it as a dollar amount and calculate this as your return for every $100 spent. For instance, if you’re wagering $0.10 a spin and spend $100, the average expected return would be $95. Of course, this is just the average and it evens out over millions of spins. You could spend that amount every single day and always get more or less than $95.
  • Grid Vs Payline: A slot machine grid is the layout while a payline is the individual lines that run through it. The paylines are what you need to focus on, because when consecutive symbols align in these paylines, payouts will be triggered.
  • Payout: A payout is a money paid by a slot following a successful spin. This money will be added to your slot balance and then your casino balance.
  • Reels: The reels are the columns in the slot grid. Reels contain a number of symbols and they spin simultaneously, triggering payouts when those symbols line up. Traditionally, slots had just 3 reels and 1 payline, which ran across the middle of the reels. These days, the average is 5 and there are slots that go as high as 10.
  • Scatter: A Scatter symbol is a special symbol that often triggers Free Spins but can also award instant wins. The unique thing about Scatters is that they can appear anywhere on the reels and will trigger features and wins regardless of whether they are in a single payline or not.
  • Volatility: A slot’s volatility level gives you an idea of how likely it is to pay out in the short term and how big those payouts are. A slot that has a low volatility will trigger small and frequent wins, whereas a slot with high volatility will trigger big and infrequent wins. Users opting for short gaming sessions may be better off with low volatility slots while those who play for long periods and prefer big wins should look for high volatility slots. There are also many games that fall somewhere in the middle.
  • Wild: Wild symbols exist in most slots and can substitute for all other symbols, with the exception of Scatters and Bonus symbols. Some Wilds will also have a built-in multiplier and others can be used in features such as Walking Wilds, where the symbols move across the reels; Wild Reels, where they fill entire reels, and Sticky Wilds, where they remain in position while all the other symbols spin.
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Bonuses and Promotions

All new players at NZ can benefit from Welcome Bonuses and other offers. These bonuses typically require you to make a deposit and follow some other basic terms, after which you can use the funds to pay all of our top slots and other online casino games.

It’s not just new players that can benefit, either. We also have loyalty bonuses and a VIP scheme, all of which encourage active members to stay loyal and keep playing. To learn more about our bonuses and how to use them, visit our casino bonuses page.

Mobile Experience

All NZ slots are supported on mobile and you can play on both iOS and Android. Modern slots are made with mobile players in mind, so there are no issues with clunky icons or hard-to-navigate features. Everything is clear and user-friendly and the graphics and animations are crisp and striking.

If you have a tablet or smartphone device then you have access to the entire NZ spectrum of slots, as well as most of our table games.


Playing online slots is fun and offers endless variety, but if things get a little overwhelming or you’re not sure about a particular menu option, feature or rule, you can use one of the following methods to get help.

  • In-Game Menu: All online slots have an in-game menu, often in the form of an icon with three horizontal lines. Once you click this, you’ll be taken to the game’s help file where you can learn about the position and size of paylines, the complexities of the game mechanics, and the game’s features.
  • Customer Support: The NZ customer support team is one of the most dedicated in the industry and can help you with any question and any issue. Our support team can be reached by Live Chat, phone or email, and is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Security and Trust

We work with some of the most trusted game developers and regulators to ensure that every player has the peace of mind they deserve when they play our games. We are fully licensed to operate here in New Zealand and also offer gambling services across many other jurisdictions.

Some of the big developers found at NZ include Pragmatic Play, NetEnt, Red Tiger Gaming, BluePrint, Playtech, and Realistic Games, all of which are renowned for creating safe, secure, award-winning titles.

Your transactions are also secured by advanced SSL certificates and dedicated payment services, providing multiple layers of security and guaranteeing


  1. How do you win at online slots?

    There is no guaranteed way to win playing real money slots. However, by setting a strict bankroll, collecting all available bonuses, and sticking with safe, secure, and high-payout slots, you can increase your chances.

    Just remember to gamble responsibly at all times. As soon as you stop having fun, it’s time to stop playing and start considering deposit limits and the other responsible gambling tools that we have available.

  2. Do online slots remember you?

    Online slots will remember you if you play through the same account. If you leave during a bonus feature, that feature should commence once you return to the game. And if the game has collectables and other features that incentivize repeat play, everything you earn in one period of play will be there for you when you return for the next.

  3. How do online slots payout?

    Online slots payout based on internal random number generators. Also known simply as RNGs, these are complex algorithms that run numerous calculations every second to completely randomize the process and trigger payouts that can’t be predicted or manipulated.

  4. What is the best time to play online slots?

    Slots are great to play at any time. At NZ, you can play them all day, with no lag or buffering. However, if you have a slow internet connection that gets worse during peak times, you may find it easier to play slots during off-peak hours.

    If you’re playing on your mobile, you can take your device with you anywhere you go and play on the move—just remember to always connect to a secure WiFi and to avoid using public networks where possible.

  5. What is a flat top slot machine?

    A flat top slot machine has a set jackpot that doesn’t change regardless of how many times it is played. These games are typically independent, which means they are not connected to other slots like some progressive slot series.

  6. Are online slot machines rigged?

    Slot machines aren’t rigged because they don’t need to be. There is every chance that you can win big when you sit down to play, but casinos don’t mind that, because they know that your session will be followed by thousands more and over the long run, they will profit.

    What’s more, all slots are required to adhere to strict regulations and numerous audits are conducted to make sure this is the case.

Play Pokies for Real Money

To play the best casino slots and pokies in New Zealand, join NZ today. Just hit “Join Now”, enter your personal information, make a deposit, and start playing! But before you do, make sure you grab one of our promotions first, including a Welcome Bonus offered to all new players that make the first deposit.