When you visit an New Zealand friendly online casino today, you will be able to play on 99% of the games in what is known as the ‘free play mode’. This particular mode is also commonly referred to as the practice mode or even as the demo mode. This is a risk-free way to play on your favourite games and this is also a great way to learn how to play a game for the first time.
Some of the games that may NOT be available in the free play mode are generally progressive jackpot games. The way in which you can access a game at an online casino in the free play mode will slightly vary and this will depend on where you are playing. For example, when you sign in to the downloadable version of a Microgaming, Playtech or RTG powered casino, you must enter your username and your password and then you can choose which mode you would prefer to play in (either the real money mode or the free play mode).
If you want to practice on a game that you are not too familiar with, sign in to the casino in the free play/practice/demo mode and then once you have familiarised yourself with the rules you can easily switch to the real money mode and start playing for real prizes. When playing instantly in your browser at most NetEnt, Playtech and Microgaming casinos, simply hover over a game and the option of being able to launch the game in the real money mode or in the free play mode will become available. Just remember to click on the correct mode.
If you do decide to play in the free play mode, you will be assigned a certain amount of fun chips. This fun balance is basically limitless and if you run out, they will either automatically top up or you can head to the cashier and top them up for yourself. Sometimes you may need to just log out of your account and then sign back in for these fun chips to refresh and other times you may need to contact the casinos customer support and then ask them to top up your fun balance for you.
Although you can never win any real prizes when playing in the free play mode, this option is really useful for some players and it enables them to learn how to play a game without risking any of their own hard-earned cash. As soon as you think you have grasped the rules of a certain game in the free play mode (such as craps, roulette, or even any pokies), you can generally just click on the ‘switch to real money’ button. When you click on this button, all of the casino games will now appear in the real money mode and NOT in the free play mode.