How We Review Online Casinos in NZ


We create unbiased and in-depth reviews of online casinos in NZ by combining specialized research tools & experience-based techniques. Our review system was devised by our founder and CEO, Ionut Catalin Marin, who brought his 7 years of experience with online casinos worldwide.

Why Trust the Online Casinos 365 Review System?

Our casino review system is based on a complex sequence of steps for the research, evaluation, score, and comparison of an online casino against its competitors and your gambling needs.

The complexity of our casino reviews ensures the depth, factual accuracy, and relevancy of the information you receive. Accurate reviews are a cornerstone of our Editorial and Publishing Policy. This applies to the editorial policy of every project under the KingCasinoBonus/Dopamine Gaming framework.

Our review methodology was developed by Ionut Catalin Marin and implemented by our team of industry experts with +6 years of experience in online gambling, and it involves:

  • 8 different review criteria based on our experience and your feedback
  • 3 specialists working on each online casino review
  • A minimum of 10 hours dedicated to every casino review
  • 2 Quality Assurance processes before publication

Our Reviews in Numbers

No. of live accounts for each casino review 3
No. of experts conducting QA processes per casino review 2
No. of casinos tested 200
No. of top casinos selected for review 93
Average deposit per casino review NZ$50
Average withdrawal per casino review NZ$1-NZ$50

How We Test a NZ Online Casino

  1. We create a live casino account at the site we test
  2. We verify our accounts to enable full access to the casino features
  3. We make several deposits to test the payment methods, fees, limits and processing times
  4. We navigate the website on several operating systems and devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs
  5. We test the loading speed, navigation quality, interface aspect, and graphics of each online casino
  6. We test 10 to 20 titles from each game category on the website, with a special focus on Slots and Live games
  7. Our team tests the RTPs, loading speeds, graphics, special features and functionality of the games
  8. We look for the full list of game providers available on the website
  9. We check the licensing and security of every casino, including encryption types and certifications from third-party auditors
  10. Our team interacts with the casino staff through all available customer support options to test their availability, efficiency and reliability
  11. We test the bonus selection by making the necessary deposits, following the claiming process, and completing the bonus conditions
  12. We make several withdrawal requests of various amounts trying every available payment option
  13. When an operator provides a loyalty program, we research it and investigate how to enter it and what it provides.
  14. All the data gathered in our testing is integrated into our database to form an accurate and complete picture of what the online casino truly offers.

When is a casino deemed top?

A casino has earned its place on our website if it scores higher than 4/5 on all 8 essential criteria while bringing added value. We look for genuinely exceptional NZ online casinos that enhance your experience.

What happens to a casino deemed bad?

If a casino is deemed bad, we do not include it in any of our listings to keep a high level of integrity in how we make money. Our work is based on objectivity, accuracy, and transparency.

Types of Reviews We Create

  • Individual casino reviews:

We create in-depth casino reviews that provide you with in-depth insight into its particular features and walk you through its specific processes, such as payments, KYC, loyalty programmes, and more.

  • Casino reviews by type:

We use our casino review database to create relevant categories that cater to your particular preferences. These are listing pages of sites that require low minimum deposits, that are newly released on the market, that specialize in a specific game type like online pokies, live casinos, etc., and more.

In these casino reviews by type, we show you how those casinos work, provide free play tips and review the best options in the category.

Scoring the Best Online Casinos in NZ

Our experts assign a score to NZ casinos within our casino reviews by comparing their test results with our evaluation criteria. We focus on the aspects that most impact our experience:

Our Scoring System Bonuses Look & Feel Real Money Pokies Live Casino Games Payout Speed Customer Support Loyalty Licensing
3/5 Only one bonus type available Loads slowly, hard to navigate, not optimized for mobile 200-300 titles, 2-3 providers, no variety 20-50 titles, 2-3 providers,

no variety

+5 days 1 support channel, limited program, no human operators No VIP program, loyalty bonuses available Curacao, Kahnawake
3/5  to 3.5/5 +2 bonus types available with high rollover Loads slowly, confusing navigation, optimized for mobile 300-500 titles, 5+ providers, some variety 50-80 titles, 2-3 providers,

some variety

3-5 days 2 support channels, limited program, no human operators VIP program invitation-only, few benefits Alderney, Irish Betting License
3.5/5 to 4/10 +3 bonus types available with high rollover Some pages load slowly, easy to navigate, optimized for mobile 300-500 titles, 7+ providers, good variety, restrictive betting limits 50-80 titles, 2-3 providers,

high variety, flexible betting limits

3 days 2 support channels, limited program, human operators Tiered VIP program, invitation only, few benefits Gibraltar
4/5 to 4.5/5 3 bonus types available with convenient terms Loads fast, easy to navigate, optimized for mobile, one mobile/ desktop  app 500+ titles, 7+ providers,

high variety, restrictive betting limits

80-100 titles, 2-3 providers,

high variety, flexible betting limits

2 days 3 support channels, limited program, human operators Tiered VIP program, invitation-only, many benefits MGA
4.5/5 to 5/5 +4 bonus types available for all players Loads fast, easy to navigate, optimized for mobile, several apps 700+ titles, 7+ providers,

high variety, flexible betting limits

100+ titles, 3+ providers,

high variety, flexible betting limits

Same day 3+ support channels, 24/7, human operators Tiered VIP program, invitation-only, many benefits, Comp points system MGA, UKGC


We never create casino reviews for sites that score less than 3/5. The ones that rich the highest scores are listed in our selection of best real money casinos.


When we assign a score for the bonus section of our casino reviews, we analyze the variety of bonus types, the clarity of their terms, and their overall value.

We include all the top promotions in our constantly updated list of best casino bonuses.

Look & Feel

A top-scoring NZ online casino must load quickly on desktop and mobile with no glitches, have a pleasant interface you can navigate easily, clear buttons and links, as well as secure apps.

Real Money Pokies

We analyze the number & variety of pokies and renowned pokie developers, their features, graphics, RTPs, and betting limits when scoring this section. NZ casinos with top scores in this section are also reviewed in our real money pokies listing.

Live Casino Games

We assign high scores for Live Casino games to NZ casinos with +100 varied titles from at least 3 experienced providers, with impeccable transmission quality and flexible betting limits.

Payout Speed

Our experts analyze the speed at which the casino approve payout requests and the time it takes for the payment operators available on the website to process transactions.

Customer Service

Casino reviews with high-scores in customer service show that the site provides reliable and efficient human assistants operating through at least 3 channels on a 24/7 basis. These channels must include live chat, phone, email, and, preferably, pre-registration chat, and special VIP support.


We evaluate the loyalty program of a casino based on the variety of benefits and its structure. The higher scores go to sites with tiered loyalty programs, accessible not just by invitation, with comp-point systems that support players in reaching more benefits.


We score the licensing of a NZ casino by analyzing the reliability of the licensing authority that monitors it. We especially trust casinos with MGA or UKGC licenses because these are more difficult to obtain and require casinos to follow strict protocols for player protection.

Selecting Top NZ Online Casinos by Type

Once we find the top NZ online casinos, we create specialized lists based on the types of player needs and preferences. The most common ways in which categorize casinos are:

By reputation

We research and select the casinos with the best reputation on the market and internationally. These are usually established brands, but we also list new casinos that are trustworthy, hold a UKGC or MGA license, have high-security protocols, and, sometimes, even certificates from independent auditors like eCOGRA and iTechLabs.

By providers

We select the casinos that provide games from every reputable software developer in the industry, including Microgaming, NetEnt, or Pragmatic Play.

By payment methods

Our team helps you find top NZ casinos with your favourite payment methods by creating a list of the top Visa casinos, MasterCard casinos, best Skrill casinos, Neteller casinos, and more.

By sign-up bonus

We review and categorize the top NZ casinos for sign-up bonuses monthly. Our list contains the sites that provide the best bonuses for new players, including welcome packages provided over the first several deposits.

How to Use Our Expert Verdicts and Comparisons

  1. Go to the end of each casino review section or listing page to find our verdicts and casino comparisons.
  2. Look for the top strengths of the casinos in our verdicts. We point out the highlights of our first-hand experience with the casino focusing on relevant aspects such as usability, games, payments, etc.
  3. Check the disadvantages or weak points of the casino. Our verdicts also mention the aspects where a casino could improve to warn you about the potential downfalls.
  4. Pay attention to our recommendations. Our experts provide guidance and solutions to the issues we encountered and recommend (or not) a casino for an important aspect such as payment speed or game variety. It’s all in the verdicts.
  5. Look at our comparison tables to find quick data about the casino next to its competitors. This helps you find out if the site is right for your particular needs or identify a better alternative.

For more in-depth insights into what a casino provides, our experts created a professional comparison tool you can use easily to compare multiple sites based on the most critical aspects.

OnlineCasinos365: Your Reliable Source of NZ Casino Reviews

Our NZ casino reviews are designed to efficiently get you the most essential facts.

Use our informative tables for quick facts, our guidance sections for expert tips and step-by-step instructions to navigate the site optimally, and our verdicts to form a complete picture of the platform and decide if it is truly the right choice for you.

By informing their decisions using the OnlineCasinos365 reviews, our readers have raised their odds of winning by 70% and significantly improved their online gambling experience.

Give yourself the best chance by checking in with our professional casino reviews before signing up with a casino. Play informed, play safe.