Gamesys casinos & pokies

By Dale Shelabarger, Updated:

Gamesys casinos are now industry veterans, having been in the industry for over 20 years. They started in 2002 as a single venture,, and since the business has expanded nationally and internationally. Gamesys now count casinos, pokies, bingo, and poker websites as arrows in their quiver.

Gamesys have designed and developed some of the most recognisable branded online pokies, such as Deal or No Deal and an enormous range of Monopoly pokies and table games which can all be found on the wildly successful, Gamesys operated Monopoly Casino.

Top Gamesys Casinos for Kiwis

Best Gamesys Casinos

Gamesys have created and run a whole range of leading casino sites online. Some of these sites are predominantly focused on players outside of NZ, so we have not reviewed them here. However, if you do want to check them out, here are some details.


The original Gamesys Casino, Jackpotjoy was launched in 2002. In it's first 3 years, it had grown to over 100k players! Considering online casinos were not as common that long ago, this was impressive. Jackpotjoy was focused on Gamesys's UK players. Popular British actress Barbara Windsor became the face of the casino. In 2011, the casino broadened its reach and entered into the Swedish market.

Virgin Games

The well know brand Virgin Games, was founded in late 2003, by none other than Richard Branson and the Virgin Group. This real money casino site hit the ground running, due, in part, to being part of one of the most trusted global household brands. The casino was run on the Gamesys platform and after 10 years, Gamesys acquired the casino from Virgin, for an undisclosed sum.

Virgin Casino

Gamesys’ venture into the USA market, came via Virgin Casino. The USA is notoriously difficult for new casinos to enter, due to the regulatory landscape. Only a handful of states permit online gambling via licensing, although this is now increasing, due to a recent change in Federal Laws. Virgin Casino is one of the few online casinos to hold a license for internet gambling in the state of New Jersey


The popular online pokie site, Starspins, was launched in 2013. As the name of the site suggests, it is all about online pokies and spinning. At the beginning of 2021 Starspins decided to focus on their mobile casino players by continuing with their mobile app, but rebranding their website site to Megaways. Both brands, albeit only available on opposite devices, are still popular today.

Monopoly Casino

Possibly named after one of the most popular table games of all time, this casino naturally centres around the Monopoly board game. Having pre-empted that they would receive heaps of Monopoly fans registering to play, they also created lots of Monopoly-themed pokies of their own. These include Monopoly Paradise Mansion, Super Monopoly Money and Monopoly Rising Riches. They have online scratchies available, in their Monopoly Scratchies Shop. You can also play online roulette on the appropriately themed Monopoly Roulette Tycoon and Monopoly Roulette Hot Properties games.

Industry Awards

Gamesys have won a cabinet full of industry awards every year, for its casino operations and software development. Here are some of their most impressive awards to date.

Gamesys Online Pokies and Games

Gamesys have developed a few of their own online video pokies including the likes of Double Bubble, Secrets of the Phoenix, Houdini, Nuts and Bolts, Wonderland, Tiki Totems, Tiki Island, Barnyard Bonanza, and the Godfather, based upon the true 1972 classic file. The company’s table game portfolio includes Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, onli n e Craps and ultimate Video Poker.

Gamesys Casino FAQs

Can I win real money playing Gamesys pokies?

You can win real money playing Gamesys pokies as long as you play the real money version. Many of their games have a demo version, which allows you to try the game before depositing.

What Gamesys casino sites are in NZ?

We have compiled a list of online casinos in NZ that offer Gamesys games. These casinos are licensed to operate and feature Gamesys's most popular games.

What are the top Gamesys casino games?

There are a few top Gamesys casino games that stand out more than others among. Some of their most popular online pokies include Secrets of the Phoenix, Houdini, Nuts and Bolts and Wonderland.

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