NZOnlinePokies.co.nz was launched in early 2016 after online casino experts and pokies fanatics, Simon Philips and fellow Kiwi Greg Foster decided to establish a go-to guide for other Kiwi online pokies fans who might be in the dark as to what to expect from online gambling.
After scores of Kiwis had approached Simon over the past year or two, asking for help in finding reputable online pokies to play at, Simon had the bright idea of organising helpful and useful information into an easy-to-follow and understand guide.
Not being much of a website expert, Simon roped in his IT mate Greg to help with the technical side of designing the site and before they knew it, NZOnlinePokies was born!
Before long the site began to receive significant traffic as word spread throughout the Kiwi pokies community that these two lovable mates had actually gone and done it!
Key Contributors – Meet the team
Founder, specializes in gaming (particularly pokies).
Greg Foster is a passionate pokies enthusiast and IT expert hailing from Auckland, New Zealand. With a background working for industry giants like Skycity Casino, Greg’s expertise in the world of IT is matched only by his love for hiking and his admiration for the pristine beaches of New Zealand, such as Muriwai Beach.
Greg’s role as a key contributor and founder of the site reflects his specialization in gaming, particularly his deep knowledge of pokies.
Content editor, Specializes in online pokies.
Nairda Linares, the dedicated content editor for NZOnlinePokies. Born and raised in Auckland, she is the daughter of Spanish parents, adding a multicultural flair to her background.
Passionate about health and fitness, Nairda is addicted to working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Her commitment to fitness reached new heights when she participated in the New Zealand Nationals in 2022 Individual competition.
In her professional role as the content editor for NZOnlinePokies, Nairda specializes in the world of online pokies. Her expertise ensures that the platform provides valuable and up-to-date information for Kiwi enthusiasts navigating the online gambling landscape.
Specializes in bonus structures and terms and conditions
Zoe Brooks has been our skilled content writer at NZOnlinePokies since 2020. Based in Hamilton, New Zealand, Zoe specializes in bonus structures and terms and conditions, providing valuable insights for online pokies enthusiasts.
Her academic background includes studying biological science at The University of Waikato, showcasing her diverse interests. Beyond her passion for online pokies, Zoe has a love for animals, stemming from her early experiences working at the Hamilton Zoo as a teen. With a unique blend of expertise and a love for both science and gaming, Zoe brings a distinctive perspective to the NZOnlinePokies team.
Specializes in casino and security licensing.
Meet Jonathan Wong, our accomplished writer at the intersection of law, compliance, and regulatory affairs, a proud alumnus of the University of Auckland Faculty of Law, specializing in casino and security licensing. With a solid background in navigating the legal intricacies of the gaming and gambling industry, Jonathan ensures that our content meets the highest standards of accuracy and compliance.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Jonathan is a passionate cook and avid traveler. Hailing from North Shore, he brings a diverse cultural perspective to both his writing and culinary endeavors. Since the challenges of the pandemic, Jonathan has embraced a new tradition, hosting weekly dinners, creating a welcoming space for friends and family. Adding to his multifaceted life, he is also a proud father to a vibrant 2-year-old daughter.
Specializes in software and free game development.
Alan Jones, a self-taught software engineer from Waiuku, exemplifies the value of practical experience and hands-on learning in software and game development. His enthusiasm extends to self-driven projects and open-source initiatives, showcasing a unique journey shaped by dedication and a commitment to continuous improvement. Beyond the digital world, Alan is a passionate rugby enthusiast, adding a dynamic dimension to his diverse interests.
A website designed for New Zealanders, by New Zealanders
Now everyone could find out everything that they needed to know about playing pokies online without having to ask someone else down at the local pub who probably didn’t know either!
Although the site is filled with expert advice it certainly isn’t written in a way that will be over anyone’s head. The information is easy to access and easy to understand.
That’s because Simon knows, most Kiwis are like him, get the info so they can get on with the fun stuff – playing great online pokies and making some ‘big bikkies’ along the way!
You can expect to find great info on the following topics (as well as some others):
- Recommended Kiwi-friendly online casino list.
- An extensive online casino review section.
- Easy to understand and follow online casino guides and how-to sections for playing different casino games including:
- Online Slots
- Progressive Slots (including big ones like Mega Moolah)
- Comprehensive guide to online casino payment methods and banking
- Casino bonus guide
- Blacklisted/rouge casinos
- Extensive and highly informative Beginners guide
- Mobile Casinos and what to look for
- Guide to online casino software providers
- Responsible gambling guide with useful and helpful resources
If you’re a fellow online pokies lover like Simon and Greg, or you want to become one, make sure to bookmark our site and make regular return visits. The boys have recruited a few other pokies crazy Kiwis to help add more useful info and update the section with current data so that you always have the best online casino resource for New Zealand players!
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is nzonlinepokies?
Nzonlinepokies is an independent website providing unbiased reviews on online casinos and online pokies to New Zealand players.
- When did nzonlinepokies established?
We are experts in the field of online pokies and casinos since 2016.
- Can I trust nzonlinepokies?
Certainly! nzonlinepokies is a trustworthy platform you can rely on. We pride ourselves on our independence and dedication to thorough research before making any recommendations.
- Is the nzonlinepokies team made up of New Zealanders?
Yes, the team at NZOnlinePokies is comprised of Kiwis! Our dedicated team members hail from various parts of New Zealand, including Auckland, Hamilton, and Waiuku. They bring their unique expertise in gaming, content editing, bonus structures, legal compliance, software development, and more
- Do the members of the nzonlinepokies team play pokies?
Yes, many of the nzonlinepokies team members enjoy playing pokies. Our passion for the game contributes to our expertise and insights within the industry.