How’s those new year resolutions going? February is the best time of year to throw off the constraints of those pesky resolutions and also it’s that time again when here at Best NZ Casinos we’ve done a close inspection of the world of online casinos to bring you the best online casino for January 2019. You might have remembered from last month that Jonny Jackpot took the top honours for January – have they held on?
If you’re new to this blog and to Best New Zealand Casinos, here’s a look at the criteria we look for when trying to decide who takes home the big prize (I don’t think we actually have a prize… I should look into that).
Casino Games: Game selections are what make a casino. Part of this criteria is the variety of games on offer, the number of games overall that the online casino offers it’s customer and we have a good in depth look into the payout rates of each of the online casinos.
Casino Experience: When reviewing online casinos this is a big thing! How much fun do you have when visiting an online casino site – how much fun should you be having. How fast the games load and how easy it is to find your favourite game and navigate around the site.
Casino Bonus: Welcome Bonuses are generally the first thing you see when you go onto an online casino site. We take a fine tooth comb to the welcome offers and trawl through the fine print so you don’t have to.
Casino Support: This is an area that perhaps a lot of people overlook when choosing their online casino. It’s okay we get it, it’s exciting choosing an online casino. So we’ve done the work for you. We put the support teams to the test, from their knowledge of casino promotions to their ability to help with tricky issues.
ONLINE CASINOS 2019
We sent out our team to search high and low (really just the internet if we’re being honest) to find the best online casino for February. We argued and debated, ranted and raved. All convinced we’d found the best online casino. After disrupting the office for a couple of weeks, with our debating skills and sometimes all-out nerf wars, we were told to… well we can’t really say that. But we decided to pick our top three and go from there (we were also running out of nerf ammunition).
Here’s the short list for you.
Top Online Casinos – February 2019
|Casino||New Player Offer||Visit|
|Jonny Jackpot||NZ$1000 Welcome Bonus + 100 Free Spins||Visit|
|Spin Casino||NZ$1000 Free||Visit|
|Rizk||NZ$150 Free + 50 Free Spins||Visit|
This area is probably the one that we argued over the most. The number of games vs the selection of games. In terms of the number of games, Jonny Jackpot came out on top with over 1,500 games to choose from. Rizk came out at a firm second with over 1,300 and Spin Palace again fell short of the pace with just over 600 games.
When it came to game selection we struggled with this a lot. There were arguments for and against quality over quantity. We also factored in the number of game developers that each of the three casinos were partnered with. Jonny Jackpot has over 50 developers to choose from. Both Spin Palace and Rizk just didn’t have anywhere near this amount of developers, which means that when the dust settled we felt they didn’t have a wide range to offer their customers. Needless to say that Jonny Jackpot hit the… jackpot on this one. Sorry we couldn’t resist.
This was actually a criteria that we all agreed on – it surprised us as well. Rizk Casino has a kind of superhero feel – our first reaction was that it’s Flash themed. (I don’t know if we can say that, but that’s certainly the feel it gives when you first enter the site). The red, yellow and black theme runs all the way through the website. Which is easy to navigate and user-friendly. They swear on the site – so just a heads up if you approach language like Captain America (don’t know if we can say that either but we thought we’d follow through on the superhero theme).
Spin Palace has this kind of artsy bubble writing theme going on. That’s the only way we can think to describe the first impression. Whilst the landing page looks modern, the menus within Spin Palace have a dated feel, or a rushed feel. They’ve taken a lot of time on the landing page and the artwork and images in the background. But the menus let the whole website down. In saying that Spin Palace probably has the most informative site, as they have a stack of information that goes with each of the menu options.
Jonny Jackpot has this cool mint green theme going on that’s eye-catching and stands out when you compare all three together. The menus are easy to navigate and the whole site has a user-friendly feel to it. There’s great search engines within the website and the modern theme runs through the entire website. The website is laid out in a ‘common sense’ kind of way. You can’t get lost, literally we tried and failed. It’s just a well designed website with an eye-catching theme.
This is always a hotly debated topic involving match bonuses, free spins and wagering requirements. There was probably more nerf ammunition fired over this topic than any of the others. Everyone has their own opinions when it comes to what’s the best bonus offers. Here’s the breakdown for the three short-listed casinos.
Spin Casino offers new customers match bonuses across your first three deposits. Not only that, they are all 100% match bonuses – which is a rarity in the online casino world. The total possible match bonus with Spin Palace is NZD$1000, (up to $400 on the first deposit and up to $300 on both the second and third deposits). Having to split your deposits to take full advantage of the bonus, however doesn’t suit some people. Read our Spin Casino Review.
Rizk Casino is probably a little on the low side when talking welcome bonuses. They deposit match up to $100, which when compared to Spin Palace and Jonny Jackpot is low, very low. They also offer 50 bonus spins. Which they spread out over 5 days and 5 different machines. Kind of an odd way of doing it, but hey at least it gives you a new machine to try for five days. They also have the lowest wagering requirements – just 20X. Read more in our Rizk Casino Review.
Jonny Jackpot, we covered these guys last month. And the bonuses they offer is one of the main reasons why they are on the February list as well. With a 100% match bonus of up to $1000, which can be done on your first deposit and 100 bonus spins on Starburst. I mean what can we say, in terms of best deals Jonny Jackpot snags top prize again. We’re not even going into the daily bonuses they have – do not get us started! Find out more by reading our Jonny Jackpot Review.
To be honest not a lot has changed since last month regarding the support from both Spin Palace and Jonny Jackpot. We didn’t spend a lot of time testing this two out again, we did however contact Rizk as the newcomer and were pleasantly surprised. The live chat is easy to find and the agents we spoke to were really helpful.
One negative that came up with all of our chosen three casinos is the lack of any other method to contact them. Without delving into the website like some sort of hacker genius the only other way to contact them is via email. We know that we live in an online world, but sometimes you just want to talk to a real person. And we felt that whilst all of the casinos offered both live chat and email contact methods, only Spin Palace was quick to give us their customer service phone number.
Overall, after another epic nerf battle. New skool or old skool, techies vs non-techies. We settled on the fact that Spin Palace had the most helpful customer service team. Every time we contacted them the reps were knowledgeable and super friendly and helpful.
BEST ONLINE CASINO 2019 – FEBRUARY This isn’t going to come as a surprise to many of you, but overall we felt that Jonny Jackpot were the frontrunners for February 2019. If you still haven’t signed up with Jonny Jackpot, click HERE to join. Seriously – two months in a row – get clicking!