NetEnt v Microgaming - Who Has The Best Online Pokies?

Publish: March 27, 2016

New Zealand pokies players tend to have not only favourite poker machine games, but favourite developers as well.

Leading the way at the moment are undoubtedly Microgaming, for a long time the dominant player in the industry, and NetEnt who are challenging strongly for the crown.

We investigate which one produces the most popular New Zealand pokies.

Best themed pokies

Microgaming, with its size and clout, has always been able to strike effective partnerships with other industries, particularly Hollywood, to create a great range of themed pokies based on hit movie and TV franchises. Think of popular online pokies such as Game of Thrones, Jurassic Park, Terminator II or The Dark Knight, for instance – all of these come from the Microgaming stable.

NetEnt, on the other hand, has taken a different direction with its themed pokies. One of the most popular and successful releases of recent times has been their Guns N Roses pokie – released early in 2016, it has proved a worldwide hit. This is due to be allowed by Jimi Hendrix and Motorhead pokies due for release later in 2016.

Best progressive pokies

Both developers have outstanding ranges of progressive jackpot pokies. Microgaming probably shades it, in that they have the biggest-paying game ever in Mega Moolah, along with other established favourites such as Major Millions and King Cashalot. However, NetEnt is making serious inroads with its network of high payout progressives, including Arabian Nights and Mega Fortune, as well as Hall of Gods with its record win of NZD$11.8 million.

The Verdict

Overall, our research shows that Microgaming continues to head its rival in terms of popularity amongst New Zealand players, who enjoy the range of games and big progressive jackpot games – but the gap is closing fast!

Make up your own mind by visiting Casinoland online casino, which has one of the best collections of pokies by both Microgaming at NetEnt at the one site.


Last updated October 13, 2016