Michaela Scott

Michaela Scott

Michaela Scott stands as one of the leading voices in New Zealand's online gaming scene. With a tenure spanning nearly a decade at PokiesMobile NZ, Michaela's contributions range from meticulously crafted game reviews to in-depth industry analysis. Hailing from Christchurch, she brings a mix of local insights and global perspectives to her writings. Her dedication to staying ahead of industry trends and her unparalleled expertise make her pieces both educational and enjoyable.

Latest articles by Michaela Scott

SKYCITY Auckland Casino – The Biggest Casino in New Zealand

January 16, 2023 . Michaela Scott

SKYCITY Auckland Casino is the largest casino in New Zealand, located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists, offering casino games, dining options, and live entertainment. The casino has over 2,100 gaming machines and 150 table games, including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, and more. There are also ... Read more

Real Money Online Casinos - Free Spins and Deposit Bonuses

Real Money Online Casino – Free Spins and Deposit Bonuses

January 10, 2023 . Michaela Scott

Online Real Money Casino Games Playing at real money online casinos offers the convenience of enjoying games from home or on the go, with the chance of winning real cash. My first experience with these casinos was exciting, yet the overwhelming choice made it hard to find reliable sites in New Zealand. The allure of ... Read more

Cleopatra Pokies – Play this IGT Game for Free

January 3, 2023 . Michaela Scott

The big gaming developer IGT (International Gaming Technology) created and designed another game called Cleopatra. The company is predominantly known for its global online and traditional casino game distribution. IGT is one of the world leaders in designing and manufacturing gaming systems and casino games. A sequel to this extremely popular casino game, Cleopatra II ... Read more

The 5 Greatest Jackpot Payouts of All Time

January 2, 2023 . Michaela Scott

When buying a lottery ticket, heading out to spend some time at the casino, or even logging in to your favourite online casino game, your highest hope is that the ticket, the next flip, or the next spin at the slots might be the jackpot you have been looking for. For more than most, this ... Read more

Wolf Run Pokies – 5-Reel, 40-Payline Game With a Jackpot of $1000

January 1, 2023 . Michaela Scott

Wolf Run is a popular poker machine (slot machine) game developed by IGT (International Game Technology). The game is themed around wolves and the American wilderness and features symbols such as wolves, Native American totems, and playing card symbols. Wolf Run is a 5-reel, 40-payline game with a maximum jackpot of $1000. Wolf Run is ... Read more

Play Indian Dreaming Pokies with 243 Ways to Win

January 1, 2023 . Michaela Scott

Indian Dreaming is a popular poker machine that was developed by Aristocrat Technologies, one of the leading manufacturers of slot machines and other gaming equipment. The game is themed around Native American culture and symbols, and it features several special features and bonuses that can help players increase their winnings. Indian Dreaming has a 5-reel, ... Read more

What is the Instant Kiwi App, how Do you play it, and where do you find it?

January 1, 2023 . Michaela Scott

Instant Kiwi is a type of lottery game offered by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission. It is a scratch card game, meaning players can purchase a card and scratch off the surface to reveal whether they have won a prize. Ever felt like you bought a lucky ticket only to discover it was the complete ... Read more

Play Lucky 88 from Aristocrat with 25 Paylines

December 30, 2022 . Michaela Scott

Yet another well-performing game developed by Aristocrat, Lucky 88 is a Chinese folklore-themed game. You may well know that the luckiest number in China is “8”; therefore, the double 8 is considered highly fortunate. If you want to immerse yourself in a beautiful and calming Asian culture, then Lucky 88 is the game for you. However, ... Read more

Fake Scratchies for Fun

Fool Your Friends With Fake Scratchies

November 30, 2022 . Michaela Scott

Looking for a quick and funny way to pull a great April Fools gag, birthday prank or dirty joke on your compulsive gambler friend? We think that fake scratchies are the way to do just that! Fake Scratch cards are extremely authentic-looking scratchies but with a twist. The twist is that every single card will ... Read more

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Scratch Card Tickets. Have won a prize? Can I cancel my ticket?

October 20, 2022 . Michaela Scott

For those of you who don’t yet know – a Scratch Card tickets are; a small card, often made of a thin paper-based card that contains a unique PIN. This pin is concealed by a plastic/latex layer. You can reveal it by scratching off the opaque layer. Some of the many other names for scratch cards ... Read more

Biggest Pokies Wins In New Zealand

The Biggest Pokies Wins In New Zealand

May 18, 2022 . Michaela Scott

You can play pokies, live casino, and games like blackjack, roulette, or baccarat at casinos. New Zealand punters have made many incredible wins at casinos over the years. On online casino websites, you can find the winners list on the homepage so Kiwis can feel proud of their wins. 1. Mega Moolah Pokies Wins Mega ... Read more

Top 5 Online Scratch Cards with High RTPs

October 19, 2021 . Michaela Scott

Scratch cards are super popular worldwide, sometimes even more than other lottery games. People love them for different reasons. Some think they have better chances of winning, while others like finding out instantly if they’ve won. But what really makes them a hit are two things: they’re cheap and easy to get. You can play ... Read more

Circus of Cash

Play Captian Cannon’s Circus of Cash for Free

October 19, 2021 . Michaela Scott

Features Game Name Circus of Cash Developer Playtech Reels 5 Rows 3 Paylines 25 Wild Symbol Yes Scatter Symbol No Free Spins Yes Progressive Jackpot Yes Minimum Bet $0.10 Maximum Bet No Minimum Coin Size 1 Maximum Coin Size 3 Highest Payout Progressive Jackpot Mobile Play Yes Free Circus of Cash online pokies game is ... Read more

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Is there an Alarming Increase in Pokies Spend in New Zealand?

July 28, 2021 . Michaela Scott

The Kiwis seem to be indulging in online pokies nowadays It’s a well-known fact that pokies are trendy in New Zealand. According to a report from Gisborne’s Department of Internal Affairs, it rivals Australia regarding pokies spending. The only difference would be Aussies frequently play land-based pokies while Kiwis are now big fans of mobile ... Read more

The Best New Zealand Road Trips

July 27, 2021 . Michaela Scott

Driving across New Zealand is an adventure that takes you through rolling hills, the rocky coast, and fantastic mountain paths. It will show off the diverse landscape of this stunning country. Of course, one of the best ways to take in everything the country offers is by good New Zealand road trips! New Zealand is ... Read more

The 5 Most Extreme Activities in New Zealand

July 26, 2021 . Michaela Scott

New Zealand is known for extreme sports. People come from all over for adventure. Here are the top five extreme sports: The Five Most Extreme Adventure Sports in New Zealand. 1. Sky Diving – Extreme activities Throwing yourself out of a moving plane at 16,000 feet above the ground is arguably one of the most ... Read more