Spin Palace Casino Review
Recently re-designed and featuring a slick, contemporary look, Spin Palace is nevertheless a well-established brand that has been around since 2001. Popular with New Zealand pokies players because of its excellent range of Microgaming slots and progressive jackpot games in all categories, the Spin Palace mobile casino also offers plenty of variety and choice, with games able to be played on all types of devices. New players can pick up a Welcome Bonus worth up to $1,000.
You get a three-tier Welcome Bonus when you sign up for a new real money account at Spin Palace that can be worth as much as $1,000:
- 1st deposit – 100% match bonus, up to $250 (minimum deposit $20)
- 2nd deposit – 25% match bonus, up to $300 (minimum deposit $20)
- 3rd deposit – 50% match bonus, up to $450 (minimum deposit $20)
You’ll need to make three deposits worth $2350 to claim the full bonus amount of $1,000, which immediately grows your bankroll to $3350 and is an overall deposit match bonus of almost 43%. You have seven days from the time you set up your account to claim all three bonuses, and you also get 500 Spin Palace loyalty points for free as an extra reward.
The bonus sum you receive as part of the Spin Palace signup bonus is subject to a 50x wagering requirement, which is above that of the majority of casinos we list here. For pokies players, however, clearing the bonus is made easier because online slots games —including progressive jackpots — contribute to the playthrough 100%, with other games at lower rates:
- 100% – online pokies, progressive jackpot slots, parlour games
- 8% – table poker, roulette, blackjack (except classic), video poker (except All Aces and JoB)
- 0% – baccarat, craps, Sic Bo, Red Dog, classic blackjack, All Aces and JoB video poker
Progressive jackpot pokies contributing towards clearing the bonus is something of an innovation and in many ways makes up for the slightly higher than average 50x wagering requirement. Not everyone is likely to want to or be able to claim all three levels of the bonus (although if you do, a 43% match rate on the three deposits is better than most), but the straight up 100% match bonus on your initial deposit is a good offer that should enable most players to clear the bonus.
Once you sign up for a new player account at Spin Palace Casino, you immediately start to earn loyalty points (you get 500 on registration as a reward). Once you start playing, you continue to pick up points at a rate of 1 point for every $10 you bet. Once you’ve accrued 1000 loyalty points or more, you can then exchange them for cash (1000 points = $10). The more points you earn the higher your level of membership, and as you progress through all six — Blue, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Privé — the value of your rewards continue to grow.
Regular players also receive a Daily Deal Bonus, as well as randomly awarded bonuses (you’ll get a notification on your screen letting you know you’ve won). There are also daily, weekly and monthly prize draws, plus a host of other fun games and competitions.
SLOTS SELECTION AND SOFTWARE
Spin Palace has an outstanding collection of more than 250 Microgaming pokies in all categories. You can choose to play either directly in the browser of your PC, laptop, mobile or tablet, or alternatively you can download and install the free casino software client. Once you’ve registered for an account, most Spin Palace pokies games can be played for free in practice mode (not available to non-members).
The slots at Spin Palace cover all game styles and categories, including:
- Microgaming’s latest new release video pokies, such as Sugar Parade, Six Acrobats, EmotiCoins, Oink Country Love, Castle Builder II
- Classic 3 reel poker machine games, such as Retro Reels, Break da Bank, Cash Crazy, Bar Bar Black Sheep
- The most well-known and popular Microgaming 5 reel pokies, like Immortal Romance, Thunderstruck (1 & 2), Avalon, Big Kahuna, Bikini Party, So Much Sushi, Burning Desire
- Themed video pokies games, including Tomb Raider – Secret Of The Sword, Game of Thrones (ways to win and paylines), Jurassic Park, Hitman, Bridesmaids, Hitman
- Huge payout progressive jackpot pokies, like Mega Moolah, Mega Moolah Isis, Treasure Nile, King Cashalot, Tunzamunni, Major Millions (3 & 5 reel)
As well as online pokies Spin Palace also features an excellent selection of more than 100 card, table and dice games, including casino classics such as blackjack (8 different varieties), and roulette (American, French, European and multi-wheel). You can also play more than 25 different video poker games and keno.
The Spin Palace live casino features games streamed live in real time and dealt by professional dealers from a purpose-built studio, and produced by Evolution Gaming. The games on offer include blackjack, roulette, baccarat, Texas Hold’em and casino hold’em. Spin Palace is also due to open its own online sports betting site very shortly.
Apple iPhone and iPad users (iOS 8.0+) can download the free Spin Palace Casino app in HD from iTunes — search for ‘Spin Palace Premium Casino HD’. Android users can download a free app from Google Play by searching for ‘Spin Palace Casino: Mobile Slots App’. Alternatively, users of these and other operating systems (such as Windows and Blackberry) can also play mobile pokies and other games directly in the browser of your hand-held device by going to www.spinpalace.com.
The selection of mobile slots in the Spin Palace casino app is not as large as at the desktop site, and features around 60 games, although there is good variety across a spread of categories, including progressive jackpot pokies. Some of the well-known titles on offer include Immortal Romance, Tomb Raider, Fruit Fiesta, Avalon, Mermaid’s Millions, Thunderstruck, Mega Moolah, Major Millions, Treasure Nile and Cash Splash.
You can also play a selection of table games and video poker, while Spin Palace live casino games can also be played on your smartphone or tablet.
New players signing up for a real money account in the Spin Palace mobile app receive the same three tier $1000 Welcome Bonus, and you can manage your account in NZD$ when using the casino app. The same payment methods are accepted as at the desktop site, and your account is synced so that you can easily play across platforms and devices.
- 24/7 telephone support: 1800 769359
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 24/7 live chat
- FAQ pages
You can operate your Spin Palace casino account in NZD$, and you have a number of different payment options available to you. If you have an ANZ bank account, you can use iDebit for deposits and withdrawals, Neteller and Skrill e-wallets can also be used for depositing and withdrawing. In addition, Visa credit and debit cards can be used for both deposits and withdrawals, while MasterCard can be used for deposits only and so should be avoided if possible.
There are no fees for using any of these payment methods, and deposits are credited to your casino account instantly. You can expect a processing time of up to 48 hours when you make a withdrawal request, after which time funds are available immediately if you use an e-wallet or iDebit. With Visa card withdrawals, you can expect further bank processing time of anything up to 3 working days.
Lots of factors combine to make Spin Palace such a popular casino with New Zealand online pokies players: the range of high quality Microgaming slots, the good value signup bonus, the range of mobile slots, and the pokies RTP of 95.79%. The redesign of the site is to be welcomed (the previous version was looking pretty old-fashioned), although it is disappointing that, unless you have an account, you can’t play Spin Palace free pokies games. Nevertheless, this is a well regulated site (audited by eCogra and licensed by the UK Gambling Commission) and overall offers players a first-rate gaming experience.