Welcome to CasinoCrawlers, a New Zealand online casino comparison site. We pride ourselves on being a valuable source of accurate, reliable and up-to-date information about the Kiwi gambling market.
On this page, you’ll about the history of CasinoCrawlers, our mission statement, editorial standards and much more. We’ll also direct you to our useful resources, including online casino comparison lists, exclusive bonuses, casino reviews, gambling guides, industry news and so on. But first, let’s kick things off with our main aims at CasinoCrawlers…
Our Mission and Vision
When we started CasinoCrawlers a few years ago, we wanted to provide unbiased information about the online casino industry in New Zealand. At the time, we saw a lot of falsehoods, inaccuracies and marketing rather than cold hard facts. So, we set about changing all that by giving our readers the real lowdown. Therefore, we created a team dedicated to researching, writing and publishing genuinely useful information.
We show you how to find the best online casinos, bonuses and games in New Zealand
We write about a wide variety of online gambling topics at CasinoCrawlers. This includes in-depth casino reviews, guides to playing casino games and information about bonuses, wagering requirements, payment methods, KYC processes, licensing authorities and responsible gambling – all written by iGaming experts.
So, if you have a question about gambling in New Zealand, we’re your one-stop shop for all your needs. This ranges from finding the perfect online casino with a top bonus to learning how to play the games, navigating gambling laws and showing you where to get help if you’re experiencing any problems. All in all, then, we want to empower our readers with up-to-the-minute info to help them make informed decisions.
Here are the main areas where we concentrate the majority of our efforts:
- Comparing online casinos in NZ
- Reviewing online casinos honestly
- Explaining casino bonuses and T&Cs
- Writing guides to playing casino games
- Providing accurate info about payments
CasinoCrawlers in Numbers
Here’s a brief overview of some of the things we’ve been up to – all represented in facts and figures:
Awards and Nominations
All that hard work certainly hasn’t been for nothing. And we’re super proud to have been recognised by our peers in the industry. Here are some of the awards and nominations earned by us and our sister sites:
- EGR Affiliate of the Year 2023 (Runner-Up)
- SiGMA Affiliate of the Year 2022 (Winner)
- iGB Best Casino Affiliate 2022 (Shortlisted)
- EGR Affiliate of the Year 2021 (Shortlisted)
- EGR Best Marketing Campaign 2021 (Shortlisted)
- EGR Power Affiliate of the Year 2021 (Shortlisted)
Meet the Team
Our editorial team is made up of writers, editors and fact-checkers. And many of them wear multiple hats each day as they switch from one role to another. We currently employ four casino experts that produce the majority of our content. Our team members are from diverse backgrounds and are spread around the globe. This ensures that our casino articles are inclusive and representative of many different viewpoints.
To find out more about the team, along with the full biographies of each of our authors, get yourself over to the CasinoCrawlers Writers, Editors and Fact-Checkers page.
Want to Work for Us?
Of course, we didn’t get this far without hiring some of the best talent in the business. And we’re always on the lookout for casino experts that can improve our site for New Zealanders. You can find more information about our open positions on the CasinoCrawlers Careers page. And of course, if there are no open positions, you can send us a prospective application. Here’s a summary of the benefits of working for us:
- The opportunity to work from New Zealand or remotely
- A collaborative environment that emphasises teamwork
- Flexible working hours that can accommodate childcare
- A chance to learn at iGaming conferences around the world
- Generous holiday allowance and health insurance included
Why You Can Trust CasinoCrawlers
We believe we have the expertise and experience to give you accurate and detailed information about licensed online casinos in NZ. Plus, to ensure that the casino’s marketing doesn’t get in the way, we visit each and every casino we review. And we don’t just mean a cursory flyby manoeuvre.
We sign up, make a deposit, claim the welcome bonus and free spins, play a variety of casino games, request a withdrawal whenever we win something and test out the customer support knowledge with difficult questions. This is in addition to ensuring that the license is present, correct and up-to-date. In short, we really go to town!
To achieve our lofty aims, we believe there are several key areas to help us be the go-to resource for online casinos in NZ. We’ve outlined each of these below so that you can get a better idea of what makes us stand out. Plus, you can find out more about our review process by checking out How We Rate Casinos.
20 Years of Experience
Between all of us currently working for CasinoCrawlers, we have more than 20 years of experience. Our staff learnt their stuff working for online casinos, affiliate sites and publications unrelated to online gambling. All this gives us the confidence that we can successfully fulfil our mission statement and uphold our values.
Simply put, no one tells us what we can and can’t write about online casinos. Yes, we’re an affiliate site, but we never let that get in the way of giving our honest opinion. Plus, we back these opinions up with thorough research. All this ensures that you get the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
100% Honest Reviews
We never pull our punches. If we believe there are some security concerns or poor bonus terms, for example, we will be the first to let you know. We want you to feel happy when choosing one of our recommended sites. In this way, you’ll return and trust us whenever you’re looking for a new casino.
Our Editorial Standards
As previously mentioned, we maintain very high editorial standards throughout the site. To do this, we have four key stages that all articles and guides must pass before we feel truly confident in what we’ve written. This is important to ensure that our readers not only get information in a timely fashion but also that it is accurate and well-informed. After all, this is one of our key aims. Here are the four stages in more detail:
Research, Writing and Editing
The first stage involves a massive amount of research to ensure that we are off to a good start. For example, if we’re reviewing a new casino, we’ll spend a few days playing on the site as a player. Of course, we’ll make notes as we go along, but the main focus here is to experience exactly what our readers will do if they decide to play at the casino.
Alternatively, if the aim is to write the ultimate guide to poker, we’ll assign someone who plays regularly and engage in lots of background reading to get things just right.
From there, it’s a case of writing the articles in question. We’re all accomplished wordsmiths and it’s the most fun part of our work. However, we also collaborate on this part of the process to ensure that the information is as clear as possible.
Coupled with bouncing ideas off each other, someone else will take a look at the written content with fresh eyes. From there a number of amendments will take place before we decide as a collective that it’s ready to be published. But there’s one more stage before that can happen…
Fact-Checking and Publishing
Using another pair of eyes, we’ll look at the final draft version in meticulous detail. But rather than focusing on any grammatical gremlins or recommending alternative ways to present information, this stage purely is interested in the accuracy of what we’re saying. Therefore, an independent researcher will go through everything with a fine-tooth comb.
Every assertion is questioned and looked up via other reputable resources on the subject at hand. The fact-checking stage is vital to ensure we don’t make any false claims.
Once an article is fact-checked and approved, we can finally hit the button. Nothing pleases us more than seeing all our hard work published on the website for all to read. We tend to high-five each other a lot!
Updates and Corrections
But… the process doesn’t end there. Things change. An online casino might close its virtual doors, for example. Or a site might decide to change its bonus terms (for the better or worse). Or there might be significant changes to the laws governing what gamblers in New Zealand can and can’t do. Therefore, we are constantly updating our pages and rechecking our assertions to make sure our info is bang up-to-date.
Last but not least, we’re proud of our work and we regularly revisit some of our older pages to freshen them up and pick up any inaccuracies that may have slipped through the net – we are human, after all! However, the way we see it, there’s no point burying our heads in the sand and never returning to articles that were originally written years ago.
If we ever make a small error, we want it corrected right away. That’s why you’ll see our pages being frequently updated – to ensure that you’re getting the most accurate info.
How We Make Money
To keep the lights on and our staff happy, we employ the standard affiliate business model. This means that we may receive a small commission from an online casino when a reader uses our links to claim a welcome bonus or free spins. Pretty much all comparison sites work in this way (see Booking.com as a primary example). However, it does not mean it costs you anything, nor does it affect our editorial integrity. In fact, we explicitly tell partnered casinos that they will have no say in how we rate their site.
For more information about this aspect of our business model, please refer to our Advertising Disclosure Policy.
Our Commitment to Responsible Gambling
How to Contact CasinoCrawlers
There are several ways in which you can drop us a line. We tend to prefer email, so fire up your mail client of choice and send your query to [email protected]. You can also contact us via social media or our online form if you prefer. You can find all our contact details at the appropriately named Contact Us page.
Want to Partner with CasinoCrawlers?
If you run a licensed online casino at which Kiwis can play, we’ll always consider featuring your site. Just note that we maintain editorial independence at all times, so you won’t have any say over how we review your site. For more information about partnering with us, head over to the CasinoCrawlers Partners page.
About Us – Summary
There you have it. Everything you ever wanted to know about CasinoCrawlers and then some. As you can see, we’re dedicated to providing 100% honest casino reviews and comparisons so that you can make an informed decision about where to play – and to do so responsibly. That’s why we only recommend licensed online casinos that have adequate security measures and available payment methods to ensure your safety while playing online. Now you’re ready to start checking out our list of the best online casinos in NZ.
About Us FAQ
What is CasinoCrawlers? What do you do?
Essentially, CasinoCrawlers is an online casino comparison site dedicated to the New Zealand gambling market. In addition to finding you the best bonuses at hundreds of reputable NZ online casinos, we also pride ourselves on providing the most accurate information needed by players so that they can make an informed decision. That's why we cover everything from licensing information to payment method data.
How does this website make money?
The vast majority of comparison sites work on a commission basis. You'll see this affiliate business model used by Booking.com, for example. And it's the same deal for CasinoCrawlers. Whenever you click through to an online casino and make a deposit via our affiliate links, we may earn a small commission. However, we are 100% independent and this commission in no way affects our honesty when it comes to reviewing online casinos. In short, we aren't afraid to criticise a site that needs to improve its offering for NZ players.
Why should I trust your online casino reviews?
The main aim of CasinoCrawlers is to provide accurate information to our readers. In this way, they can make informed decisions about where to spend their money. So, as well as researching every single detail about an online casino, we also ensure that we personally sign up, make a deposit, complete the KYC process, request a withdrawal and contact customer support – and much more besides. This means our reviews are based on personal experience with the sites, which we review with as little bias as possible.
How can I contact the CasinoCrawlers team?
As mentioned above, if you have any questions, feedback or suggestions to improve the site, you can get in touch with our editorial team via email at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can head over to the Contact Us page to find links to all our social media accounts and our simple online enquiry form.
How frequently is CasinoCrawlers updated?
We are constantly updating our site. In fact, we do major and minor updates on a daily basis, including on weekends sometimes, too. This is usually when we have a new NZ casino to review or there's a hot news story to write about. Other times, we regularly scour the website and check that everything is accurate and up-to-date. And, of course, we hunt down exclusive bonuses and publish updates to our featured bonuses.
Noah is the senior content editor at CasinoCrawlers and a writer with many iGaming articles under his portfolio. Therefore, he is skilled at writing bonus guidelines, gambling strategies, and casino reviews. During his spare time, he enjoys playing Call of Duty and is a huge rugby fan.Read more about the author