In New Zealand, before online gambling became popular, land-based casinos were the only place anyone could go to gamble and play casino games. Back then, as is the case today, pokies were the main feature of any decent casino. Walk into any casino around the world today and you will find rows and rows of pokies in every form and variety. With their low betting minimum and easy-to-learn game play, pokies easily dominated the casino scene. When online casinos took over from their land based counterparts, casino games had to evolve for the computer screen in order to survive. As most online casino enthusiasts will tell you, no type of casino game has done this more efficiently than pokies. Today millions of people all over the world log on and play pokies online for free or for real money.