Poker Rules and Guides for New Zealand Players

Denis Anipchenko
August 4, 2011
Casino Hold'em Poker
If you enjoy playing Texas Hold'em but do not like to have other players as opponents, then you should pay attention to Casino Hold'em. It is virtuall...
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Denis Anipchenko
December 7, 2010
Baccarat Gold
Baccarat Gold is a version of the popular game, which is found in some land-based and online casinos. It is perfect for novice baccarat players, becau...
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Denis Anipchenko
August 2, 2010
Don't be Afraid to Play Craps
Unfortunately, such a great game as craps has been unfairly deprived of attention at casinos of some countries. This happens primarily due to the insu...
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Russian Poker
Russian Poker is a relatively new game that is based on Oasis Poker. A 52-card standard deck without jokers in used to play against the house, represented by the dealer. It is allowed to use the table for Stud Poker, Oasis Poker...
Draw Poker
Draw Poker is considered to be the progenitor of such popular versions of this game as stud poker, Texas hold'em, and others. Currently, this poker is not so common at casinos. However, many gamblers enjoy...
Let It Ride
Let It Ride is a game that is based on stud poker. The equipment for this kind of poker includes a 52-card deck without jokers and a table with a special layout. The main features of this poker are the absence...
Four Card Poker
The inventor of this game is Roger Snow from Shuffle Master. This game is similar to Three Card Poker, but it has a number of significant differences. A standard 52-card deck and a table with a special layout...
Three Card Poker
Derek Webb is considered to be the author of this poker game. Its growing popularity is explained by the simple rules and exciting gameplay. A standard 52-card deck without jokers and a table with a special layout...
Caribbean Stud Poker
It is one of the most popular poker games in which the gamer plays against the house, represented by the dealer. It can be also found under the names of Caribbean poker or stud poker. It is also believed that it is the American version...
Omaha Poker
Omaha Poker is one of the most common versions of this popular game of chance. It is very similar to Texas hold'em. A 52-card deck without jokers, a special poker...
Texas Hold'em
Texas holdem is one of the most popular card games and the most beloved poker game all over the world. A standard 52-card deck without jokers, a special table, and...
Oasis Poker
Oasis Poker used to be one of the most popular games in land-based casinos in the Post-Soviet states. It is still in demand at online casinos. This version is also called Caribbean Stud Poker, which...
Chinese Poker
It is a quite rare game that is sometimes called 13-card poker. It mainly resembles pai gow poker, which enjoys much greater popularity in land-based and virtual casinos. From two to...
Pai Gow Poker
General description of the game in order to play Pai Gow Poker uses a standard deck of 52 cards, which is added one joker. The game is a standard poker table and is the dealer. The main feature of this type of poker is that ...
Oasis Poker
The aim of Oasis Poker is to collect the highest-ranking hand that will exceed the hand collected by the dealer. A standard 52-card deck is used in this game. Cards are shuffled before each deal. The highest-ranking card is...
Caribbean Poker
Caribbean Poker is one of the most profitable types of online casino poker. The house edge is 5.2%, provided that gamblers use the optimal strategy. The player cannot draw any card. This decreases...
Pai Gow Poker
Pai gow poker is based on the ancient Chinese game, which has been transformed into a modern entertainment, appreciated by many casino players. A 53-card deck that contains joker as an additional card...
Three Card Brag
Three Card Brag is the most popular variant of this card game from the family of poker games. It is especially in demand in some countries. It has not been very widespread in online gambling, but some of the world's leading manufacturers of software for online casinos offer it. The article describes in detail the rules for Three Card Brag, its gameplay and its numerous types.
Poker Pursuit
The article provides information about the rules of Poker Pursuit, which is an interesting kind of gambling that can be found at various offline and online casinos. This model visually resembles video poker, but it has some significant differences. Players will have to decide whether they should raise before facing up all the cards one by one. Details are discussed in this review.
Tequila Poker
If you are tired of the traditional poker games, we recommend that you should familiarize yourself with the rules of Tequila Poker. Some offline casinos and online gambling portals have been offering it since recently. Users do not have to beat the dealer or partners at the table in Tequila Poker. It is just necessary to make a bet on a poker hand or a certain number of points. All the nuances of the gameplay are discussed in detail in this article.
Ultimate Texas Hold'em
Types of Texas Hold'em poker adapted for playing against the house have become very popular in recent years. One of the most popular versions of this kind of models is Ultimate Texas Hold'em released by ShuffleMaster. It is necessary to make two initial bets. It is possible to raise once per round. In addition, the bonus payouts for certain poker hands are provided. The detailed rules are explained in the article.
The general description of the distinguishing characteristics, key features and basic rules for Badugi, which keeps gaining popularity in offline and online poker rooms all over the world, is offered in this article. The zest of Badugi is a need to collect the lowest-ranking hand to defeat opponents. More details about this game can be found in the article on the portal Casinoz.
True fans of poker have to master Razz, because this type of poker is in great demand in the largest poker rooms and is an integral part of many leading tournaments. In addition, Razz is included in the so-called H.O.R.S.E., which is also very popular among players from all over the world. The rules for Razz are discussed in this article.
Seven-card stud
Many popular versions of poker that are in demand nowadays are based on seven-card stud, which was the most common type of this game. Now it is not forgotten and is available in all online and offline poker rooms. If you are going to learn how to play poker professionally, you can not do without seven-card stud. The article deals with the basic rules and regulations.

Casino poker rules

Poker is very common at the land-based casinos of New Zealand. Many New Zealand customers are willing to play oasis poker, Russian poker, and other varieties. This is the most popular casino game in New Zealand that attracts as many players as roulette and blackjack.

With the development of online gambling, poker has not lost its popularity. The majority of gambling sites offer numerous pokers produced by famous software developers: NetEnt, Betsoft, Microgaming, and other companies.

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Feature articles by Casinoz New Zealand experts will help you to learn the rules of the key poker varieties.

Features of casino poker

First of all, it is important to distinguish casino poker form the so-called Club Poker, or Sports Poker.

  1. At the casino, the client plays against the house represented by the dealer. He needs to defeat the dealer, collecting a stronger combination.
  2. In the poker clubs, his opponents are other visitors. Here, poker players either play for money against each other or fight for prizes in the tournaments.

These are the fundamental differences between the two important variations, but each of them differs in a lot of ways that should be taken into account.

Basic rules of casino poker

Let's discuss the main provisions, typical for the majority of games.

The goal of casino poker is to defeat the dealer by landing a stronger poker hand.

Poker combinations are defined as sets of cards: a pair, two pairs, three cards of a kind, straight, flush, and so forth. We discuss the details in the articles at Casinoz New Zealand.

The rules of landing the combinations may vary. In some cases, the client receives a set of cards during the deal and is not able to take any action. In other games, the player can change the cards, buy additional, and so on.

Casino poker betting in New Zealand

Bets vary too:

  • Fixed bet – an amount at stake cannot be changed during the round.
  • Ante and Bet – the player places Ante first and then confirms the intention with Bet.
  • Increasing bet – the client can increase the amount in several stages.
  • Decreasing rate – the player makes the maximum bet right away, but he can withdraw a part of it during the game.
  • Side bets – a certain amount is accepted apart from the main bet and imply bonus payments in particular situations. Progressive jackpots can also assume side bets.

Make sure you study the types of poker bets for each game.

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Winners and payouts

In most types of casino poker, the player must beat the dealer. This means that at the end of the round the client's combination is compared against the croupier's.

The order of calculation of payments depends on the type of game. The amount depends on the bet and the combination index. Also, the dealer's cards are taken into account. For example, in Oasis Poker, if the dealer does not have the minimum combination, the client is paid only one ante.

Bonus bets often guarantee wins in certain situations.

Varieties of casino poker in New Zealand

Here are some of the most popular types of poker, common both in land-based and online casinos of New Zealand.

  • Stud poker – a very common version with ante and bet, in which you need to defeat the dealer.
  • Caribbean poker – a kind of stud with an additional rule.
  • Oasis poker – a variation very similar to Caribbean poker, but often with more liberal rules.
  • Russian poker – a game with the exchange of any number of cards, the purchase of the sixth card, and other features, provided for a very reasonable fee.
  • Casino hold'em poker – an adaptation of Texas hold'em poker for playing against the casino, presented in numerous variations.
  • Let It Ride poker is a game in which guarantees payouts for combinations and allows to reduce the bet during the round.
  • Pai Gow poker – a game that requires two better combinations on the player's box to win the dealer.
  • 3 Card poker – an unusual variety with three cards on hand and three independent bets.
  • 4 Card poker – a type similar to 3-card poker.

Find the details of the poker rules for all the above types, as well as less popular ones, in the articles of this section.

How to choose the best casino poker?

When choosing a game, pay attention to the following criteria:

  • Return to player (RTP);
  • The range of bets;
  • Features of the gameplay;
  • The overall appeal of the game.

If you prefer online casinos, also pay attention to such features:

  • The realism of animation;
  • System requirements;
  • Download speed;
  • Software manufacturer;
  • Convenience of the interface;
  • Availability of adjustable parameters and so on.

New Zealand casinos offer a great choice of games, so do not be lazy to find a poker, suitable for all your needs.

How to learn to play casino poker?

New Zealand gambling experts recommend novice users the following steps:

  • Learn the basics: basic rules of poker, poker combinations, stages of gameplay, and so on.
  • Learn to identify the most profitable varieties.
  • Choose a game with high RTP, which is right for all your criteria.
  • Carefully study all the nuances of the rules.
  • Practice playing poker for free.
  • Find an honest and reliable online casino that offers this game.
  • Start to play for money with small bets increasing them as your self-confidence grows.

Also, experienced players are advised to think through bankroll and time management. This will help to avoid gambling addiction.


Casino poker is presented in a variety of options which often make a big difference to each other. They vary in the nuances of the rules, the gameplay, the list of paying combinations, amounts of payoffs, ways to determine the winners, additional features, return to player, and other.

Articles at Casinoz New Zealand will help you to choose the best casino poker in New Zealand, learn the rules, and learn how to play it the right way.

Reviews of the best online poker brands can be found in the special section of the site. Details of poker strategies are discussed on the thematic page.