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When it comes to choosing a winner for the best New Zealand online casino this month, we started by cutting our list down to three casinos that are proving a hit with Kiwi players: Captain Spins, SkyCity and 22Bet. You’ll find in-depth casino reviews on our site, but below we weigh up the most important aspects and decide who our favourite is for March 2020. 

Best Online Casino Bonus

We all know it’s the casino bonus that gets the most attention, and we were somewhat spoiled for choice. At the time of writing, 22Bet was offering new Kiwi players a 100% welcome bonus up to $500. You need to sign up and enter the bonus code. You just have to deposit $1 to trigger the bonus, which is automatically credited to your account upon making your deposit using one of your preferred deposit options. The bonus carries hefty wagering requirements of 50x the bonus amount, and stakes when wagering the bonus cannot be more than $5. 

While SkyCity Casino’s match deposit only goes up to $100, it does come with 70 free spins, which are awarded in sets of 10 over 7 days. You need to register and verify your account and make a minimum deposit of $10 to trigger the bonus. The bonus carries a smaller 35x wagering requirement compared to 22Bet Casino. 

Between the three casinos, it’s the Captain Spins bonus we like best. New players who make a minimum deposit of $10 can claim a 100% match deposit bonus up to $1,200 and 260 free spins for Book of Dead. The bonus money and free spins carry a 35x wagering requirement, and the bonus and spins are divvied up after your first 4 deposits. 

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Casino Games

22Bet Casino has an excellent array of games from top software developers like Evolution Gaming, Microgaming and Betsoft. There’s a decent collection of pokies, classic table games and an impressive live dealer section. You can search for games by name or developer or sift through the categories on the left of the screen. 

SkyCity Cash has around 1,000 games on offer and just 4 of progressive jackpots from popular developers like NetEnt and Microgaming. It’s a clutter-free site with categories laid out under the banner. 

Captain Spins has over 1,500 games from more than 80 software developers, including the likes of NetEnt, Microgaming, Quickspin and Play’n Go. For pokies fans, Captain Spins is a clear winner. There are over 1,000 titles to choose from including nearly 70 progressive jackpots. TO keep things varied, there are also 25 classic casino games and a well-stocked live casino section offering a superior real-time gaming experience.

Casino Support

22Bet Casino does have around the clock live chat support and there’s a decent FAQ section. Our only gripe is that if you want other ways to contact the support team, you need to keep scrolling until all the games on your page have loaded to arrive at the Contact link at the bottom of the site. Click on that, though, and you also have the option to complete a contact form or email the relevant department. We found the response times pretty quick and the team friendly enough. 

SkyCity Casino also has a decent FAQ section that deals with everything from registration to banking. To find it, you need to scroll to the footer of the site and click on FAQ. Once there, you’ll also find the option to get in touch with the team through Live Chat or email. The live chat feature is available 24/7 and we found that it loaded quickly, and an agent responded almost instantly. 

Captain Spins has a drop-down menu on the left of the screen where you’ll find a link to Support. The crew is available all day, every day through Live Chat or email support. The page also has an FAQ section, but it’s lacking compared to the other two casinos.

Casino Experience

22Bet Casino offers a casino in a sportsbook layout. It’s pretty cluttered and slow to respond, but there are enough ways to sift through categories or search directly for what you want. You can play the pokies in demo mode before signing up, though, and the big thumbnails make finding the theme you like easy.

SkyCity, on the other hand, is a slick, modern site that is quick to load and uses a fairly clean colour scheme to create a neat layout. It’s a no-frills new online casino only available to New Zealand players at the moment, but that doesn’t detract from the multitude of exciting games you can play.

Captain Spins only recently started accepting players from New Zealand. The Captain offers up a full lobby of games on a platform that’s a breeze to navigate and super responsive. The registration process to us under two minutes, and we could claim our bonus and get playing right away.

Best Online Casino March 2020 

With 3 very different and rather impressive online casinos on our list this month, choosing a winner was never going to be an easy task. We put the casinos to the test in terms of, well, everything from registration and responsiveness to payments, bonuses and customer support and after doing that, we’d like to award Captain Spins Casino our Best Online Casino title for March 2020. It’s slick, fast, full of superb gaming and plays out beautifully on desktop PC and mobile devices. It also has the most generous welcome offer in terms of match deposit and free spins along with very decent wagering requirements for Kiwi players. 

The only way to pick your favourite is to try them all out, but Captain Spins, for us, provided the best overall experience and value out of all three. We can’t wait to see what the Captain has in store in the next month.