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Why Slots Are Called Pokies In New Zealand

Tia Winter | 14 October 2021

When you’re playing casino games, you’ll constantly come across huge selections of slots. Given that these once exclusively land-based machines featured a slot for a coin, the name makes perfect sense. But then, head to Australia and New Zealand and a new word becomes the standard; pokies. But how on earth did this become the accepted local term?

First and foremost, there is absolutely no difference between a slot game and ....Read More

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