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Pelaa Casino review (NZ)

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  • Wagering 40x (B)
  • Forfeitable No
  • No deposit bonus -
  • Special bonus No

United Kingdom

License

  • Minimum deposit$10
  • Currency$
  • LanguageEnglish, Finnish
  • Requires registrationYes
  • Live casinoYes
  • VIP programYes
  • Live chatYes
  • Sports bettingNo
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User rating

4.1

Expert rating

  • Appearance & usability
  • Bonuses
  • Games
  • Mobile
  • Customer support
  • Banking
Mastercard Visa Online bank transfer Skrill +8
Visa Wire transfer Skrill NETELLER +4
NetEnt Microgaming Yggdrasil Play'n GO +7
NetEnt Microgaming Yggdrasil Play'n GO +7
Evolution Gaming

Pelaa Casino (NZ) celebrates fun by bringing together over 1,300 games under one roof. Pelaa, which means ‘play’ in Finnish, invites you to try out its numerous casino games, which have been designed for different bankrolls and player preferences.

We want our players to have the best possible online gambling experience , so we have created fast withdrawals, have a friendly customer support team available at your beck and call and have numerous promotions to keep the fun flowing.

We have kitted out our casino site with hues of blue and white. We have successfully implemented a fresh concept that is easy on the eye. It helps players to navigate across the numerous categories and sections.

Forming part of Genesis Global Limited, we hold licenses from both the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. Our games all use a Random Number Generator that promotes fairness and randomness.

Hop on the Pelaa train and join us for a fun time!

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Expert's review Ijeoma Esther

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Are you ready to "Pelaa"? Most Kiwis might not understand what that means. It's Finnish for play and that's what I'll be doing with the heaps of pokies and live casino games available.

Design-wise, Pelaa Casino's Nordic theme reminds me of the movie "Vikings." Nonetheless, it manages to keep things simple, as evident during sign-up and gameplay.

Featuring a two-step sign-up form like some other online casinos, the process was seamless. Clicking "Time to Pelaa" on the homepage instantly landed me on the first sign-up page to input my username, email address and password. Completing this section took me to another page where I had to fill in some personal information, after which I got signed up and ready to make my first deposit.

Almost immediately, a pop-up welcoming me to Pelaa and prompting me to make deposits for up to $1500 + 150 free spins showed up.

Promptly (as a sucker for eye-popping freebies), I funded my account. Did they make good on their word? We'll know soon enough!

Overall rating:

4.1

If you are ready to get started, get ready to see your bankroll boosted twofold. Take advantage of a welcome package worth NZ$1,000 + 150 free spins. Sign up for a Pelaa Casino account and make a deposit to receive:

  • 1st deposit: 100% deposit bonus up to NZ$100 + 150 free spins on Gonzo’s Quest
  • 2nd deposit: 50% reload bonus up to NZ$300 when using bonus code PELAA2
  • 3rd deposit: 25% bonus up to NZ$300 when using bonus code PELAA3
  • 4th deposit: 25% bonus up to NZ$300 when using bonus code PELAA4

Getting started only takes a couple of minutes. Follow the below steps:

  • Sign up for a Pelaa Casino account
  • Verify your account by email
  • Make a minimum deposit of NZ$10
  • Your welcome bonus will be credited to your account
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Expert's review Ijeoma Esther

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From the sign-up page to the welcome page, there's always one pop-up or the other informing you of the different bonus options on offer. The welcome package at any online casino is crucial. Here, players are eligible for bonuses for their first four deposits. I was anxious to know whether they kept their promises, so I funded my account.

During deposits, you're presented with two options when you tick the "I want a bonus" box. Always trying out the first value that accords me a 100% bonus on my initial deposit, my inquisitiveness got the better of me and I gave the second option a try.

Immediately the transaction went through, my bonus balance was credited and I received the promised 50% bonus on my NZ$10 deposit (the second one) summing up to NZ$15. Was gameplay at the live casino section possible with this offer? Well, not quite - more on that later.

It's important to note that your account balance would be classified as a "bonus" and not "real money." The distinction here is that with bonuses, you can play regular slots and not the live casino. With real money, you can play both without worries. So, make sure to choose one that accentuates your gaming preference.

For players who intend to withdraw their bonuses, they'll need to wager their first four welcome bonuses 40 times. Personally, I feel it should've been lesser as this policy makes it practically impossible for a player to withdraw bonuses.

Also, there's the NETELLER and Skrill bummer. Deposits made with these payment platforms aren't eligible for welcome bonuses. I find it weird that there’s no explanation for this policy.

First deposit bonus code

You don't need a bonus code to claim Pelaa Casino's first deposit bonus.

Significant terms and conditions

  • New Kiwi players only, 18+
  • A minimum deposit of NZ$10 applies
  • Bonus is subject to a 40x wagering requirement
  • Free spins wins are capped at NZ$100
  • Skrill + Neteller are not eligible for the bonus
  • Various game contributions apply
  • Please gamble responsibly

Full terms and bonus terms apply.

Extra and no deposit spins

In addition to the NZ$100 bonus, you also receive 150 free spins on popular NetEnt online slot Gonzo’s Quest.

You will initially receive 15 free spins on Gonzo’s Quest. The remainder of your free spins are credited in batches of 15 over the subsequent 9 days.

Free spins are valid for 72 hours. Winnings generated from these free spins are capped at NZ$100.

VIP / Special promotions

You can count on our casino to deliver you regular offers, including free spins and reload bonuses on a weekly basis.

Loyal players who succeed in making it to VIP level, can look forward to various perks and rewards. In addition to regular bonus offers, they can expect invites to special invites, holiday getaways, birthday gifts and much more.

You’ll also have access to a dedicated account manager.

Don’t let the fresh yet clean interface fool you. As soon as you head to the game library, you’ll spot more than 1,300 casino games, covering various gaming options, including video slots, classic slots, jackpot games and table games.

Games by NetEnt, Microgaming, Quickspin, Yggdrasil, Lightning Box and Red Tiger games are all housed here. You can expect games to be brimming with features, including wilds, multipliers, bonus rounds and much more.

Amongst some of the most popular video slots on offer, there is Book of Dead, Gemix, Vikings Go Berzerk, Starburst, Immortal Romance and Gonzo’s Quest.

We only house the best jackpot games in the world, including Divine Fortune, Super Lion, Holmes and the Stolen Stones, Wild Wild West, Royal Rings, Downton Abbey and Hall of Gods.

We also have a substantial collection of table games, including variants of popular games, such as Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat.

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Expert's review Ijeoma Esther

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Top software developers such as NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Bally, Evolution, Aristocrat Gaming, and others have numerous games on display at Pelaa Casino.

Since this casino thrives on simplicity, different categories such as; slots and jackpots, live casino, and casino games are easily accessible with different subsections underneath. Variety-seeking NZ players might find Pelaa Casino the right fit.

What does every casino player anticipate? Place wagers on games. NetEnt’s Gonzo's Quest was the first slot game I played for the purported free spins. I exhausted the bonus rounds and given the game’s high volatility, I won lots of low-value payouts. Occasionally, I got some massive wins ranging from 415-435 coins.

Exhausting my free rounds, I decided to play more. Being a 10-payline slot, using my actual money set me back by NZ$2 for every spin. Now, triggering the "Autoplay" feature, I noticed my winnings weren't quite at par with the ones I garnered during the bonus rounds. Overall, I won a total of NZ$10.04 before trying out another pokie.

My search for another interesting one led me to "Big Bass Bonanza" by Pragmatic Play. Before I got spinning, there was this message "LOOKOUT FOR RE-TRIGGERS AND MULTIPLIERS." With raised hopes, I sought to make more money - that's why we set wagers right? A spin here is set at NZ$1 and trust me, I took lots of them. After ten spins, I’d won just once, disappointing. There's an upside though, as this game's fitted with the option of changing the view of your real money to a coin value. It isn't significant, but it gives that feeling of having more than you actually do.

Pragmatic Play’s "Wolf Gold" was the next slot on my game test list. Here, there are sounds of actual wolves in the background and I must say, that stood out for me. I wasn't here for long as wins were practically impossible to get. A spin here is NZ$2.50 and after taking a total of seven spins without a win, you'd have probably followed suit.

Up next was the live casino section. Usually, I save this part for last as I never make good winnings, but fortunes change, eh?

Trying to switch things up a little, I headed for the "Speed Roulette Live" to place wagers. Here, all I did was to make bets on numbers present on the table. For every number, there's a NZ$2 bet fee. I made bets summing up to NZ$16 and that didn't make any difference as I lost it all, sadly. Well, my hopes weren't so high, to begin with, so I let that slide.

Some standout features on this table include the autoplay feature for when you're on the move. Also, if you feel bored, you can jump on convos with players using the "Live Chat" feature.

That said, I couldn't seem to use my live casino bonus to set wagers here and this begs the question "why’s there a bonus if I can't use it?" To place bets, however, I decided to forfeit my bonuses, a heart-wrenching alternative. Doing this converted my accrued bonuses to a much lesser "real money" balance.

Desktop game information

Total number of desktop games: 1300
Total number of desktop slots: 1000
Total number of desktop table games: 140
Total number of desktop jackpot games: 70

Desktop game providers

NetEnt Microgaming Yggdrasil Play'n GO NYX IGT Evolution Gaming Big Time Gaming Red Tiger Gamomat Oryx Gaming

Our website is fully responsive on smaller screens, including that of smartphones and tablets. Since our website was created using the latest HTML5, you can enjoy all the features you can find on the desktop version.

You can enjoy hundreds of mobile casino games, including video slots, classic fruit machines, jackpot games, table games and live dealer games.

Your online gambling session is still protected by the latest SSL encryption technology, so you can play with confidence.

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Site usability ranks pretty high here. Design-wise, the blue and white colour scheme is pleasing to the eyes, plus I didn't need to strain my eyes to see certain things like affiliations and payment methods.

Playing games is also a breeze and despite the transition effect not being the best, load times for games is one of the best I've ever seen on an online casino.

Another feature that caught my attention is the "favourites" feature. For instance, when I selected "Big Bass Bonanza", there was an option that read "add to favourites" at the bottom of my screen. Clicking on this automatically saves the game as a favourite and when next you're headed into the casino, going to the favourites category brings out a list of games you've added, saving you the hassle of looking for a specific game.

For a better experience on mobile, you may want to accept "cookies".

Overall, I couldn't find a drawback and for players new to the gambling scene, everything ranging from site interface to load times might leave them coming back for more.

Mobile game information

Total number of mobile games: 600
Total number of mobile slots: 400
Total number of mobile table games: 100
Total number of mobile jackpot games: 20

Mobile game providers

NetEnt Microgaming Yggdrasil Play'n GO NYX IGT Endorphina Big Time Gaming Red Tiger Gamomat Oryx Gaming

Live Casino fans are treated to the best live dealer games, supplied by Evolution Gaming. This means that you can find plenty of variety, in terms of bankroll and variants of popular games.

You can enjoy classics, such as Live Blackjack, Live Roulette and Live Baccarat. Alternatively, you can avail yourself of modern games, such as Deal or No Deal Live, Monopoly Live, Dream Catcher, Caribbean Stud Poker, Super Sic Bo and Lightning Roulette.

All of these live dealer games are front by professional croupiers, who are trained in providing the ultimate experience.

Live game information

Total number of live casino games: 65

Live game suppliers

Evolution Gaming

As a player, you are highly valued and want you to have a first-class experience. Some players might be vulnerable to problem gambling. It is for this very reason, that we have created responsible gambling tools and options to give you better control:

  • Daily, weekly or monthly limits
  • Deposit Limits
  • Loss Limits
  • Wager Limits
  • Session Limits
  • Account closure
  • Self-Exclusion

There are plenty of organisations that are readily available to supply players with counselling, practical help and advice to help you stay in control. You can get in touch with GamCare, Gamblers Anonymous, Gambling Therapy or GAMSTOP.

We have a dedicated Help and FAQ page covering a range of topics. Should you require to get in touch with our customer support team, you can do so as follows:

  • Live Chat
  • Phone: 0800 029 4558
  • Email: support@pelaa.com
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Expert's review Ijeoma Esther

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Customer service is the crux of any online casino, and that of Pelaa Casino doesn’t slouch. When players have their issues promptly solved, there's a feeling of importance attached. I had concerns about withdrawal times, and clicking the "question mark" icon at the top right of my screen doled out some options.

I found lots of FAQs that pretty much covered every question I had, save the NETELLER and Skrill one. For issues that require definite solutions, there's a chat option that instantly takes you to a page for unfettered access to the "Customer Support Bot."

To start a chat, you'll have to key in your name, email, and birthdate. With the chatbot, I got replies before I could blink my eyes. It's that fast. If you do not find the bot’s response satisfactory, clicking the “contact us” icon on the same menu serves up an email and phone number to interact with an actual agent. Responses here aren't the fastest. However, these agents are polite and courteous with replies.

Site languages

English, Finnish, Swedish, German, Norwegian

Email support languages

English, Finnish, Swedish, German, Norwegian

Live support languages

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Phone support languages

-

To comply with regulations, we are required to verify the age and identity of our players. While we hope to do so via automated electronical checks, we may require copies of the below during your time playing with us:

  • Proof of ID (passport, driving license, ID card)
  • Proof of address (utility bill, bank statement, official government letter)
  • Proof of Payment Method
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The only documentation I witnessed happened while signing up and was straightforward, featuring a two-step form. Here, I had to fill in basic details on the first and second page respectively.

A minute after I tapped the "sign-up" button, I received an email with a message titled "Welcome to Pelaa." The details of the message gave a clear insight into what the casino had on offer. I was impressed with this development as this isn't the standard practice of most online casinos I've played in. Well done Pelaa!

I didn't feel too comfortable not receiving an activation link. They’re crucial to ensuring it's actually you registering. Nonetheless, they might have left this bit out to ensure seamless registration across the board.

Clicking the "hamburger" icon, there's a "document upload" option just under "My Pelaa." With a gentle tap on this option, I was notified that documents weren't needed from me at the time.

We work with some of the world’s leading payment providers, which process transactions safely and securely. You can use the below to make deposits:

  • Bank debit and credit cards
  • EWallets
  • Prepaid Vouchers
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Remember the pop-up I got after signing up? Just under, there's a "Deposit Now" icon that's clickable. I was instantly redirected to a page to fill in my deposit amount and select a payment method.

With the full range of deposit options available on Pelaa, using the Visa card option was hitch-free. All I did was input my card details and voila! With a 20 second transaction process time, I was done and instantly, funds landed in my casino account. I also received an email immediately informing me that I had made my first ever deposit - a nice touch.

For withdrawals, I had only one choice, Visa, the same option I used for funding. Here, there's a standard NZ$3 withdrawal fee. Clicking "withdraw" took me to another page where I got a message that my transaction was being processed by the payments team. Unlike other casinos, my bank account got credited and they notified me in just under 24 hours.

Summarily, Pelaa Casino exudes revolutionary vibes with its theme and immersive online gaming experience. Despite being top-notch in gaming and design, there's still more work to be done to attain the "well-established" status some online casinos currently possess.

Depositing methods

Mastercard Visa Online bank transfer Skrill NETELLER Trustly Paysafecard PayPal Boku Maestro EcoPayz Pay by Mobile

Withdrawal methods

Visa Wire transfer Skrill NETELLER Trustly PayPal Maestro EcoPayz

Withdrawal times

Mastercard 0-2 working days, Visa 0-2 working days, Wire transfer 3-5 working days, Skrill 0-2 working days, NETELLER 0-2 working days, Trustly 0-2 working days, PayPal 0-2 working days, Maestro 0-2 working days, EcoPayz 0-2 working days


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Ijeoma Esther

Ijeoma holds a master's degree in Management from the University of Waikato, New Zealand and had previously worked as an Agricultural Development Consultant before her current role as a professional content creator and reviewer.

She's been an avid writer for six years and counting, with a penchant for delivering well crafted, engaging content. Armed with a diverse background, she has ghostwritten multiple SEO articles on a broad range of topics, including top-ranking and converting articles on iGaming and live casinos.

Headed into a land-based casino for the first time while on a vacay in Aussie a few years ago. Pokies were easier to get on as a novice and marked the start of her passion for slot machines. Lately, she prefers spending time playing multiple roulette variations. Her evolving interest in casinos led her to the vast world of live casinos and iGaming, a favourite past time she indulges in when she’s not writing or with family.

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