For pokies players, the range of games at Spin Palace is excellent, with old favourites and new releases across all categories, including progressive jackpots.
Signing up for a new player account at Spin Palace earns you a three-level deposit match bonus that can be worth up to $1000:
To claim all three tiers of the bonus, three deposits worth $2350 need to be made, which will increase your initial bankroll to $3350 (as well as giving you 500 loyalty points to kick off). If all three deposits are made within 7 days of opening your account, the overall deposit match rate is almost 43%.
There is a 50x wagering requirement attached to the Welcome Bonus, which is higher than the current industry average, although for pokies players it is made easier by the fact that both regular games and progressive jackpots contribute 100%:
An overall match of 43% on three deposits of this size make the Spin Palace Welcome Bonus an attractive one for very regular pokies players prepared to make a decent-sized investment at the outset. However, someone who plays only now and then and doesn’t want to make that big a commitment probably won’t be able to benefit from the full bonus, although they can still get the 100% match on their initial deposit. Therefore, for the occasional player, or those who also like to play other games besides pokies, there will be better value signup bonuses elsewhere.
The Loyalty Club at Spin Palace is the means through which regular players are rewarded. All new players are automatically enrolled and receive 500 points by way of introduction. Points are awarded at a rate of 1 point for every $10 wagered, which can be exchanged (in lots of 1000) for casino credits, where 1000 points earns you $10 to play with. The six levels of membership in the programme are Blue, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Privé, and the higher the level you attain, the greater your potential rewards.
Spin Palace is a Microgaming casino that features more than 350 games, including over 250 high quality pokies in all categories. Games can be played either via free casino software, or in Flash (Instant Play) where no download is required. Some games can be played for free in demo mode, although this is only possible if you have registered for an account. Each game has its own useful description page that tells you how to play and win the biggest jackpots. The range of games includes:
In addition to pokies, at Spin Palace you can enjoy more than 100 table games, including blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat, as well as video poker and parlour games like keno. There is also a live casino where you can play baccarat, blackjack and roulette streamed in real time and dealt by real dealers.
The Spin Palace mobile casino can be accessed on all major operating systems, although each has a different selection of games available.
Players using Android devices can download one of three apps – Tomb Raider, Blackjack or Mermaids Millions – from the Android Market, Google Play or by going to www.spinpalace.com in your device’s browser. However, the apps are not limited to these games, and once installed other games on the platform can also be accessed, and these include both old favourites and new releases, as well as Mega Moolah and Major Millions progressive jackpots. Roulette, JoB video poker and parlour games are also available on Android.
If you use an iOS device (iPhone or iPad), you can either play via an app that can be downloaded from iTunes for free, or by going to i.spinpalace.com in your browser. There are currently 12 Microgaming mobile pokies to enjoy in the browser version (more are available via the app), which includes a mixture of new releases, Microgaming classics, and progressive jackpot slots like Mega Moolah, Major Millions, Treasure Nile and Cash Splash. Video poker, blackjack and bingo can also be played on iOS devices.
Blackberry users can access the mobile casino directly in their browser by going to www.spinpalace.com to enjoy a collection of mobile pokies (including Tomb Raider, Fruit Fiesta, Avalon, Mermaid’s Millions and Thunderstruck) and progressive jackpot games like Major Millions, Mega Moolah and Treasure Nile. You can also play roulette, video poker, baccarat, 3 card poker and scratch cards on a Blackberry.
If you have any other sort of mobile device, there is a customised WAP site where 6 mobile pokies and 3 progressive jackpots can be played in the browser by going to www.spinpalace.com; tap on a game and it will automatically download.
The same username and password can be used on any platform and any device, so accounts are synced seamlessly. You also receive the same Welcome Bonus when you sign up in the mobile casino, while the same range of payment methods are also accepted.
Accounts at Spin Palace can be operated in NZD$ and there are several different payment methods available. These include Skrill and Neteller e-wallets, EntroPay and EcoPayz pre-paid and virtual cards, Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards, and direct bank transfer. All of these methods can be used for both deposits and withdrawals, although in the case of MasterCard it’s advisable to check with your provider as it is not always easy to make withdrawals using this card.
With the exception of direct bank transfers, deposits are credited to your account instantly and there are no fees attached. Most withdrawals are processed within 48 hours of a request being made and in the case of e-wallets and virtual cards, your money is instantly available once processed. It should be borne in mind that with credit cards and bank transfers, there will be additional processing time on top from your financial institution.
With an overall pokies RTP of 95.96%, a great selection on Microgaming games, and a sign up offer that suits the dedicated player, Spin Palace remains one of New Zealand’s premier pokies sites. Although the layout and design of the site itself looks a little dated now in comparison with newer casinos (it was launched in 2001), the gaming experience itself remains first rate, and for those who like high quality games combined with variety, Spin Palace remains an excellent choice.