NZ’s Best Online Software Providers

You already know that we showcase the top casinos in the country, but you may not be aware that we also review New Zealand’s best online software providers. Knowing the background to a developer, and the kinds of products they offer can help you when you’re reading our recommendations and deciding where to play.

Naturally, you will only find the finest developers listed here. So how do we decide who those brands are? What are the things that we look for. Just like when we are reviewing casinos, we check very specific elements before we endorse any of the software providers in NZ, and you should do the same before playing the games. Find out what these factors are below.

History and Reputation

We mean how it got started, how long it has been operational, and what its significant achievements and awards have been. All of this will give you an idea of the quality that the online gaming software providers are able to deliver.

Licensing and Endorsement

All the best online software providers are licensed. Knowing that a recognised authority has issued a developer with a licence reassures you that international standards of safety and fairness, such as Random Number Generation, are always maintained.

Many of the brands that we review are also endorsed by independent auditors such as eCOGRA, iTech Labs, Gaming Laboratories International, Technical Systems Testing, to give you even greater peace of mind.

The other thing a licence tells us is where the developer’s games can be legally played. If it has not been approved for a jurisdiction that allows Kiwis to play, it is best left alone. You don’t need to worry about that if you stick with us though. We’ll only ever showcase legitimate software providers in NZ.

The Games on Offer

If you are a fan of Baccarat, you’ll want a casino that offers a good selection of these tables. The same goes for pokies and any other entertainment. Studios usually focus on a few different categories, and knowing what these are can help you find the games that you are actually interested in playing.

We’ll also let you know about the graphics, style, design, payout ratios and special features in a developer’s portfolio. If you’re looking to develop your Blackjack understanding and strategy, for example, you’ll want to be able to review your history or check guidelines as you play. With us, you’ll be able to find everything you need to meet your needs.


Some software can only be downloaded, and some can only be accessed in a browser. Many developers do allow for both options, but you need to check this carefully. There are advantages and disadvantages to both modes.

If you need to save memory space, for example, you’ll want to play in your browser. On the other hand, downloads are able to offer more games and services. We’ll make sure we cover this in our reviews of online gaming software providers, as well as the specific devices that the technology is compatible with.

Lobby Design and Navigability

If you’ve spent any time playing online, you know that the way a casino lobby is laid out can make all the difference to your experience. We always make sure that the sites we endorse are clearly laid out, in a way that is easy to understand. After all, you want to spend as much time as possible gaming and as little time as possible finding your way around.

A lot of players also really prefer the way some studios set up their lobbies, compared to others. You may find that this becomes one of the priorities when choosing the best online software providers for your needs. The best thing to do is look at all of these factors, and decide which brands meet your requirements.