Euro Palace is part of the Fortune Lounge Group and offers New Zealand players an excellent Welcome Bonus consisting of a free $500 deposit match bonus plus 100 free spins. The range of high quality Microgaming games is enormous, and there is great variety on offer in the mobile casino as well.
With a huge selection of Microgaming pokies and a $500 sign up bonus plus 100 free spins, Euro Palace is one of New Zealand’s most popular online casinos.
When you sign up for a new player account at Euro Palace, your Welcome Bonus consists of a combination of free spins and deposit matches:
To get the $500 bonus, you need to make two deposits totaling $850 within 7 days of opening of your account; this will grow your bankroll to $1350, an overall match rate of 59%. Your free spins will automatically be credited to your account when you make your deposits, provided they are within the specified time frames.
The Welcome Bonus comes with a wagering requirement of 40x, which is about the current industry average. Different games contribute to clearing the bonus at different rates:
The fact that the deposits required to unlock the full bonus amount are not too great, plus the 100 free spins, add up to make this a good signup offer for pokies players. Even if you don’t want to claim the full bonus amount (the minimum deposit is only $10), increasing your bankroll by 59% with two deposits certainly makes the offer appealing, as does the 1:1 contribution of pokies to meeting the playthrough. The accessibility for almost all players is why we recommend this as one of our best-value Welcome Bonuses.
The Rewards program for regular players at Euro Palace has four levels – Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond – and rewards are earned at a faster rate as you progress through these. You ascend the ladder through earning points each time you play (you get 2,500 Reward points automatically when you open your account), with different games giving you points at different rates (every $1 wagered on pokies, for instance, earns you 1 point). You can exchange points for casino credits at a rate of 1000 points = $1.
As part of the Fortune Lounge group, players at Euro Palace can also take part in grand promotions that are held regularly throughout the year and offer big major prizes, such as trips to Vegas and ocean cruises. There is also an invitation-only VIP programme for high rollers.
In addition, there are other chances to pick up rewards, such as when a new game is released. During the promotion of a new release, for instance, simply playing the game can earn you bonuses, free spins and/or Reward points.
There are over 450 Microgaming games on offer at Euro Palace, including more than 300 pokies in all categories. Games can be payed either using the free casino software (PC only) or in Instant Play (PC and Mac) with no download required. Some games can also be played for free in practice mode, without the need to open an account. Games are categorised as either Arcade Slots, Reel Slots or Video Slots to make finding your favourite pokie a little easier (although we would like to see a themed pokies category as well).
The great range of pokies on offer includes:
There is also a collection of over 60 table games to choose from, including more than 25 versions of blackjack (classic, European, American, Double Exposure, Big 5, Spanish), eight varieties of roulette (European, French and American), table poker, craps and baccarat. There are also more than 20 different video poker games (including JoB, Aces & 8s, Deuces Wild) as well as scratch cards and keno.
You can also play a selection of live dealer games, including baccarat, roulette and blackjack, all of which are streamed live in real time with real dealers, and there is also the option of choosing a game dealt by a Playboy Bunny.
You can access games at the Euro Palace mobile casino directly in the browser of your hand-held device, which games supported on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Java mobile phones, as well as iPad, Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry PlayBook, Asus Transformer and Sony tablets.
If you sign up for a new real money account directly in the mobile casino, you are eligible for the Welcome Bonus of $500 in deposit matches plus 100 free spins, and once you create an account, this can be used to log in and play on any platform and any device. You can also use the same banking methods.
Although the selection of games in the mobile casino is more limited than at the main site, there is still a good selection of more than 100 mobile pokies to choose from, with games in most categories, including new releases, popular video and themed pokies, as well as progressive jackpot slots (including Mega Moolah).
Live dealer games, table games, video poker and scratch cards can also all be played in the mobile casino.
There are a range of payment methods accepted that New Zealand players will find convenient. These include EcoPayz, Neteller and Skrill e-wallets, EntroPay virtual cards and PaySafe Card pre-paid cards. Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards can also be used, as well as direct bank transfer.
All of the above methods can be used for deposits and withdrawals, with the exception of MasterCard, PaySafe Card and direct bank transfer, which can only be used for deposits. If you opt for one of these, when you make a withdrawal you will receive your funds in the form of a bank cheque sent by courier.
There is a waiting period of 24 hours before the processing of a withdrawal request begins, during which time you can reverse your decision. Once processing has been completed, funds are available in e-wallet accounts immediately, but bank cheques can take between 3-5 business days to process (there is then further additional delivery time). Credit/debit card withdrawals are also likely to be subject to further processing time by your card issuer.
Euro Palace gives pokies players a great deal of variety, which is always a quality we look for in a casino, as well as a good value signup bonus. The combination of deposit matches with free spins adds worth to the offer, and while the playthrough is only on a par with the industry average, most pokies players should be able to clear the bonus in good time. Overall, we throughly recommend both the games and the overall experience of playing at Euro Palace.