Here at casino.co.nz, we pride ourselves on delivering the most up-to-date info on the gambling scene. You’ll be pleased to know that our team is made up of the most knowledgeable and passionate people in the online gambling industry. With a rigorous and fine-tuned review system, plus over 30 years of combined experience in the field, we won’t let you down.

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What We Do

A site must meet very specific criteria for our team to approve it. With such a high threshold in place, it means that the casinos we recommend to you are safe, secure and trustworthy.

All our reviews are written by industry experts who put themselves in the player’s shoes to assess the processes involved. They’re the guinea pigs, so to speak. We’re known for our honest, no-frills reviews. If a site isn’t paying out, we won’t put them on our list. Here’s what we look for in a good site:

  • Bonuses: We’ll find the best bonuses out there and break them down so you can take advantage of them with ease.
  • Game Variety: Nobody wants to sign up with a site that doesn’t offer their favourite games. After all, variety’s the spice of life - as is quality - and we want you to choose from a vast games library of high-spec titles.
  • Software: We look for the latest software so you can play glitch-free. Viruses, interrupted gameplay and poor quality don’t gel with us.
  • Customer Care: It’s important to us that you’re well looked after. We ensure customer service teams are readily available via numerous communication pathways and are friendly and solutions-focused.
  • Payment Options: We review the available payment methods, checking for popular banking options such as debit, credit or e-wallet, amongst others, as well as ensuring the options are safe and secure.
  • Withdrawal: It’s important that a casino pays your winnings in a timely manner. We’ll only recommend casinos that pay out promptly and securely.
  • Safety: Online safety is imperative, so we only recommend sites that pass our strict security checks. We verify their licensing, certification, and encryption technology so you know you’re in safe hands.

Meet the Team

Gemma Thomson


Favourite game: Blackjack

What a gem she is! With us since the beginning, Gemma was our top reviewer for years. Her hawk-like eye for detail and killer intuition mean she always knows the next big thing and where to put the money.

Matt Gibson

Casino Industry Specialist

Favourite game: Poker

Nobody can read his poker face, that’s for sure. Matt spouts out all his well-accrued knowledge on the web. Years spent in casinos have given him the edge on insider knowledge and how to get the most out of your money.

Mel Jay

Analysis & Fact Checker

Favourite game: Slots

The brain you want for anything number related. If you need advice on odds or betting strategies, Mel, who has over 12 years’ gambling industry experience, got it all at the roll of a dice. She’ll know your chances of winning at any hand before you’re even at the table.

Offline Gambling

We know that not all of you want to gamble exclusively online. Sometimes you want to get the buzz of a land-based casino. That’s why we include reviews on offline casinos too. Whether you’re heading to Christchurch or Auckland, we’ve got you covered.

Just like with our online casinos, if we recommend a place to you, it’s because it’s been visited and played in by one of our team. They’ve rated the games, decor, bonuses and customer service, so you can be sure that you’re in for a good time.

We Want to Hear From You

We hope you’re happy with our service and it’s always great to hear when you are, but even when you’re not, for example, if you have a concern, we want to know about it so we can do our best to find a solution. Maybe you have a burning issue that needs to be shared in the gambling community. Tell us about it so we can get an article up on our site about it.

Drop us a line and we’ll always get back to you. Sometimes we get a lot of comments so if we don’t respond immediately, please bear with us.

To get in touch, please email us at: contact@casino.co.nz