The snowflakes are softly falling, Rudolph is a red nosed killer whale and the penguins are laden with gifts in the hugely comical Santa Paws real money pokies game from Microgaming. In fact, this real money pokies bonus game is so irresistible you are going to find yourself spinning the reels all year around!

The NZ pokies online are well known for their magical themes and fantastic payouts and whilst Christmas in New Zealand is more likely to be sunny than snowy, we all agree that this adorable pokies game is nonetheless sure to be a winner among our online casino players.


Santa Paws real money pokies is a 5 reel and 20 payline Video pokies game from Microgaming and was released in December 2014. The game has a 3-4% house edge and is a low to medium volatility game.

The coin range is from 0.01 to 0.50 and bets start at just 0.20 for a game with a top wager of 100 coins per game. The game comes complete with wilds, scatters, free spins and a 172,900-coin jackpot.

The animated sea life includes a white fox, a snowy owl polar bears, penguins and seal adorned with festive hats and piles of brightly wrapped gifts as well as the aforementioned killer whale complete with a bright red nose. The classic 10, J, Q, K and A capped in snow are also in attendance. The jingle bell soundtrack and the falling snow complete the frosty Christmas look.

The fox is the highest paying symbol in the base game. Five of the fox symbols on an activated payline will earn you a 750-coin payout. Other high paying symbols are the seal and the snowy owl.


The polar bear takes the role of both Santa Paws and the wild symbol. As you may expect from Santa Clause, he is here to help you win some great prizes. The wild symbol can replace all of the other symbol, aside from the scatter, to help you create more winning combinations.

Five wild symbols on one line will payout an enormous 4000 coins. In the free spins bonus game, Rudolph the red nosed whale acts as an additional wild symbol and five of the Rudolph symbols will payout 1000 coins.

The penguin is the scatter symbol. When three, four or five of the penguins are scattered over the reels, you will be awarded 12 free spins. The free spins can be reactivated during the bonus round and they come with a random multiplier that ranges from 2x to 7x your win.


If you have already enjoyed some of the fantastic Microgaming online pokies NZ games, then you will already have come across the gamble feature that will help you double or even triple your wins. If you wish to play in the gamble bonus game, then simply click on the gamble icon after you have earned a payout.

You have the choice to either double or quadruple your winning by guessing the color or the suit of an upturned playing card.

If you correctly guess the color of the card, you will double your win. If you are lucky enough to correctly guess the suit of the card, your payout will be quadrupled.


As the famous jingle goes, ‘Tis the season to be jolly’ and you will certainly be entertained and happy when you have a spin on the Santa Paws real money pokies game.

The game layout and features are basic and solid, the graphics and animation are very nicely done but not extraordinary. This is a perfect pokies game to while away the afternoon whilst sipping on a cup of hot spiced cider and munching traditional Christmas cookies.

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