How to Choose the Best Online Pokies

Julie Bowring

Posted On:   NOV - 13 - 2019

Reading Time: 4 minutes

I have already written a comprehensive article highlighting the benefits of nz online casinos versus land-based casinos. Online casinos offer a bigger selection of online pokies with much bigger pay-outs. Given that you can select online pokies with a click of a button, you will be able to create your preferred list of online slots with the most attractive pay-outs.

And yes, the casino will always have an edge (they would not exist if they didn’t) but there are certain things you can do to get the best out of each gambling session. This guide will provide you the tips and tricks you can use to boost your winnings which directly correlates to the games available to play and how to play them.

The experienced or more regular gamblers will often spend hours researching for their ideal games. They pay close attention to pay outs associated with each game that will potentially give them an upper hand. While this is a good tactic it is best left to the more seasoned players as it simply requires too much work. Furthermore, most online casinos will publish the information on their sites as well.

If you have ever been tempted enough to avail the welcome bonus you will know that it will most likely be applicable to specific games. The welcome bonus is always accompanied by some wagering requirements and allows to home in on the perfect slot that you need to play.

Most online casinos will allow a good percentage of their game catalogue to contribute towards 100% towards wagering. Some will contribute 50% while some will be as low as 20%. Those that have low contributions do so because they have higher payout percentages. In layman terms this means that the rewards will be higher and are the games you would want to gravitate towards. With our without a casino bonus, these online pokies are great to boost your winnings.

Progressive jackpot games can also be listed by the online casinos with lower contribution percentage. Some might list them with no wagering at all. However, if you are on a mission to play games with high chances of win then avoid progressive jackpots. Progressive jackpot slots usually have some of the lowest payout percentages.

As mentioned earlier, most online casinos will be transparent about the game contribution information. The information can easily be found by visiting the promotions page and then going into their terms and conditions. If you are unable to find it then get in touch with customer support. They will be your best bet for getting information on bonus contribution percentages.

Playing Higher Payout Rate Online Pokies

Now that you have a better understanding of the payouts for the different slots, it is time to have a bit of fun. As always approach any casino game with care while keeping a close eye on your balance. While these pokies have a higher payout they still do come up with a house edge and if you are not careful then you will end up depleting your account balance very quickly.

Always pay close attention to the first 15 – 20 spins. If you are having a favourable round and the game is rewarding you frequently then you are likely to have a higher balance or at least would’ve maintained it. This will allow you to go for another 10 spins. If, however, the opposite happens and your balance is decreasing, it means the online slot is not paying out at that time. It is best to exit the game and choose another high paying game.

Do not let this put you off that slot though. Just because an online slot is not paying at a specific point in time does not make it a bad game. The logical solution is always to exit the game and let it cool down and try again after a few hours.

Always start with a lower spin value and compute the total cost of playing those initial 15 – 20 spins. If you have managed to lose more than 50% of that amount after the 20 spins, then exit the game and find another. I would recommend that you stick to playing just 20 spins (30 max) in this case as otherwise you will end up losing more.

In the event that the casino gods are shinning on you and you’ve managed to win, make sure to increase your limits by the same amount. For example, if you manage to win NZ$30 then restart the game play with the 20 spins logic having the same betting value. If you’ve lost more than half the value of those spins, leave the game and take the remaining profits with you.

There are quite a few online casinos available to NZ players that offer a good range of high paying pokies. Jackpot City is one such casino that provides an attractive welcome bonus and an easy onboarding process.