Manuel Kline is one of the leading writers at CasinoExperts.nz. This Auckland native is mad about online pokies in New Zealand and has a keen interest in table games. Although a self-professed slots-mad player, he works in creating articles about how to solve casino disputes, tips and tricks on how to achieve wins and casinos to watch out. Essentially, anything to make online gambling plain sailing.
This passion for online pokies and the gambling industry comes from travelling all over the world to visit brick-and-mortar casinos. One way he wants to help fellow kiwi players alike is to ensure that they know how to spot a rogue casino and to make their gambling experience as safe and secure as possible.
That being said, Manuel never says 'never' and is willing to try out every NZD online casino to play as many new online pokies as they are being released. The key after all, to success, is to dare to win.
My favorite online pokies
With new and exciting online pokies being released regularly, it might be hard to pinpoint and shorten the list into five. However, I have looked back fondly of games that have left a mark, in terms of entertainment and RTP.
When it comes to NetEnt, there are many games to pick and choose from that offer a different set of features to suit a variety of needs. Why Blood Suckers is still a player favourite after all these years, is easy to see.
Although now considered a classic in its own rights, Blood Suckers boasts one of the highest Return-to-Player (RTP) in the industry, standing at a generous 98%. It's so generous in fact, that many online casino sites in New Zealand discount this game from wagering requirements counting towards the casino bonus.
It comes with free spins rounds, spectacular massive wins, wilds and a coffin bonus game, where you have to stab vampires in the chest to win.
Better known for giving out the largest payout in slot machine history, this exciting progressive jackpot slot by Microgaming has players fighting over each other to land its jackpot. Although it doesn't come with the bells and whistles that other more modern video slots do, it offers everything in terms of entertainment.
It has more than 1 jackpot up for grabs, a Safari-theme with friendly animals and the chance to become a millionaire at the click of a button. What's not to love?!
The Slotfather is one of the most popular games from Betsoft and designed basked on the cult movie classic the Goodfather. This game dives you deep into the world of mobsters and organised crime, over 30 paylines and five reels.
It comes with a jackpot, but the thrills lie in the game features. It also boasts four different bonuses, including the underboss, scatter bonuses, the mob bonus, the simple bonus round, and the sneaky instant win bonus.
Thanks to the commentary and fun graphics, The SlotFather is a thrilling slot game that keeps on giving.
Cosmic Fortune used to be huge, in its hey-day. Produced by Net Entertainment, this local jackpot slot games can still be found at some real money casinos, albeit not much. Similar to Gonzo's Quest, it benefitted from the Avalanche feature.
This online pokie sees you jetting into space catching the UFOs. Besides the alluring jackpot, it also offers Free Falls, two bonus games and Wilds to keep the fun going.
Twin Spin is essentially a classic slot game with a modern makeover. Named for its feature that links reels together, this slot game by NetEnt thrills both lovers of classic slot games and video slots. Featuring an 80s-style party theme and with neon lights flashing across the reels, the Linked Reels features along with the Cluster Pays feature can reward with you big thrills.