Popular casino card games in New Zealand

By James Guill
June 13, 2023

All online casinos offer card games like Blackjack, Roulette, and Three Card Poker. However, there are many more card games that Kiwis enjoy. Today, we look at some of the lesser-known popular casino card games you will not find mentioned in most New Zealand online casino reviews. All games are simple to play and a ton of fun to play.

Real Baccarat

Odds are that you already play Baccarat, but a popular version of Baccarat that you will find at most New Zealand online casinos is Real Baccarat. Real Baccarat is the perfect mix between a standard RNG-powered casino game and a Live Dealer game.

The games feature pre-taped content with Live Dealers that is synched up with a standard RNG-powered Baccarat game. It is all the fun of a Live Dealer Baccarat game without waiting for other players to place bets. You can play Real Baccarat with Holly, Courtney, or Sarati. Also, you can find multiple options for Real Roulette at most casinos.

High Card Flush

High Card Flush is a popular new poker game variant sweeping New Zealand casinos. The object of the game is to make your best flush hand out of seven cards. If your flush hand is higher than the dealer’s hand, you win.

In addition to the standard flush bet, you can make multiple side bets, including a straight flush side bet. You can potentially win up to 8,000x your stake on side bets. High Card Flush is a fast-paced and fun game that’s great for all bankrolls.

High Card Flush

Three Card Rummy

While Three Card Poker is the most popular three-card casino game, Three Card Rummy ranks a close second. In this game, the objective is to make a lower rummy hand than the dealer. You can win up to 4x your bet on standard bets. If you opt to play the Bonus Bet, you can win up to 100x your bet.

Three Card Rummy has slightly better odds, with a house edge of 1.93% versus 3.37% for most Three Card Poker games. This assumes you don’t play the Bonus Bet.

Three Card Rummy


Yes, you can play real money solitaire at New Zealand online casinos. The game plays like any other form of solitaire you play on a computer, but you win money for every card you move to the top stack. You wager a fixed amount for each hand and win 10% of your bet for every card moved to the top stack.

The game can be played normally, or the computer can automatically play the hand for you. You can win up to 5x your bet on each hand. While you won’t get rich playing this game, it is a fun, low-stress alternative to traditional online casino games.


Check All Sections of the Casino for Hidden Gems

One pro tip we will give you is to check all sections for card games. Some online casinos will group card games in strange places. For example, card games like Three Card Rummy or Solitaire are under the Blackjack section instead of Table Games. It is always a good idea to browse all areas of the casino so you don’t miss out on hidden gems at the casino.

Also, check back regularly, as casinos are periodically adding new content. While the majority of new content is online pokies, new card games are regularly added. You never know when your new favorite game will be added to the casino.



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James Guill

James Guill started his poker career playing semi-professionally from 2006 to 2008. In 2008, a colleague suggested he try his hand at poker writing and the rest was history. Since 2008, James has written for numerous publications including PokerNews, PokerUpdate, Ivey Poker, PokerJunkie, PokerListings and PokerNews Australia. James also spent several years providing content for […]

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