Christmas is already on the horizon in which case it is time to break out some of our favorite online and mobile pokies to welcome in the festive season. The Santa Paws online pokies NZ were released in December 2014 and have managed to retain their spot as one of the most popular Christmas games of all time.

The game features cute, cuddly cartoon characters who feel most at home in the chilly climate (let’s face it most of the world are thinking of a white Christmas) as well as a sack full of online pokies bonus features and prizes.


Santa Paws online pokies is a 5 reel and 20 payline video pokies game produced by The Microgaming software company. The game has a 3-4% house edge and is considered a low to medium volatility game.

The game has a coin range of 0.01 to 0.50 and a maximum bet of 100 coins per game. With a maximum win of 172.900 this bonus filled pokies game is not to be missed.

The frosty design of the game is enough to make you want to turn up the heat! The reel’s feature penguins, fox, seals, owls and a rather ferocious looking killer whale with a big red nose decorating a Christmas tree and laden down with piles of brightly wrapped gifts. The snow encrusted 9, 10, J, Q, K and A symbols are also in on the fun.


In the base game the frosty fox bearing a wicker basket is the highest paying symbol. Five of the fox symbols on a payline will payout a 750-coin win. Other high paying symbols are the seal, the owl and the bunny.

Santa Paws (the polar bear) is the wild symbol and he will substitute for all of the other symbols – aside from the scatter symbol - to help you create winning combinations. Five of the wild symbols on a payline will net you a wonderful 4000-coin reward.

The scatter symbol is the penguin bearing gifts. Three four or five of the penguin symbols scattered over the reels will trigger the online pokies free spins bonus game. You will be awarded 12 free spins with a multiplier of up to 7 times your original wager.

During the free spin feature, there will be TWO wild features in effect, the polar bear will be joined on the reels by the red nosed killer whale, both of these wild symbols can substitute for all of the other symbols aside for the penguin to help you win even more festive payouts.


If you are a long-time player of the Microgaming pokies games you will probably already be familiar with the awesome gamble feature offered in many of the pokies games. The feature is offered after every winning payout you make on the game. You will be given the option of gambling your win and a correct guess will either double or quadruple your winnings.

Once you have opted in to the gamble game, you will be presented with an upturned playing card. You can choose to guess either the color or the suit of this overturned card. If you correctly guess the color of the card your win will be doubled. Correctly guessing the suit of the card will quadruple your win.


With a cheery Christmas soundtrack, an adorably illustrated winter wonderland and frolicking polar creatures, the Santa Paws online pokies NZ is a wonderful Christmas themed pokies game that should not be missed.

Do not be fooled, however, by the pokies game cutesy image, there are some serious winnings to be won on the 12 free spins with a 7x multiplier and the game jackpot which will multiply your original wager by 4,000!