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Spela Casino review (NZ)

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100%/$200 + 100 free spins

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  • Bonus code -
  • Wagering 40x (D+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 chatNo
  • Sports bettingNo
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User rating

3.9

Expert rating

  • Appearance & usability
  • Bonuses
  • Games
  • Mobile
  • Customer support
  • Banking
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Spela means "Play" in Swedish and at Spela Casino we are doing everything to make playing your favourite games as easy and fun as possible! Over 1,300 games from leading suppliers (Like NetEnt and Microgaming) and world-class live casino are sure to make you entertained for a long time.

New NZ players at Spela can choose which casino bonus they wish to claim upon first deposit. Our site was designed with the adventurous spirit and the great explorer in mind. Even so, we have made navigating around our site a doddle.

We are licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority, so you can sign up knowing all-too-well that your safety and security is our main priority. You can also rest assured that we accept deposits in New Zealand Dollars.

Here's what else Spela Casino has to offer:

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Expert's review Russell Hughes

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I like the Spela design. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles but it’s bright, functional and looks good on the screen. A lot of casinos get carried away and have a hundred million moving parts that distract your eye and leave it difficult to focus up, but Spela gets it spot on.

Most casinos have a really simple sign-up process, and this one is no different. I was asked to enter a username, email address and password. The next step was to enter my full address, gender, location and currency.

A $1000 bonus was generous, and it came with the offer of 100 free spins as well as a constant stream of other rewards such as Free Spin Tuesday and Friday Frenzy.

The games were fun and played well - I particularly like the style of Sherlock Bones and the offering of Respin King, while the live casino dealers were incredibly engaging and fun to be around. One thing that wasn’t great was the two-screen freezes I experienced during blackjack, which is never a nice thing to see.

The mobile side of things was well designed and worked fluidly, but the customer service left a little to be desired.

Overall rating:

3.9

Spela Casino's limitless journey of fun begins with generous welcome package. As a despoting players, you have the option of claim a welcome package worth NZ$1,000 + 100 free spins

To get started, simply register for an account and make a minimum deposit of NZ$10 or more to claim:

  • 1st deposit: 100% welcome bonus up to NZ$200 + 100 free spins on Starburst
  • 2nd deposit: 50% reload bonus up to NZ$200 when using promo code SPELA2
  • 3rd deposit: 25% deposit bonus up to NZ$300 when using promo code SPELA3
  • 4th deposit: 25% deposit bonus up to NZ$300 when using promo code SPELA4

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

  • Sign up for a Spela Casino account
  • Verify your account by email
  • Make a minimum deposit of NZ$10 or more
  • Claim your welcome offer
  • Make more deposits to claim more bonuses
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Expert's review Russell Hughes

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While the homepage might not have been eye-catching, the bonus certainly was. An offer of $1000 and 100 free spins is right up there with the best of them, even if the $1000 was spread out across four separate deposits.

Despite this, your first deposit would still yield a decent return of 100% up to $200 as well as those free spins - this dropped to 50% on $200 for deposit two, while three and four yielded 25% up to $300.

A wagering requirement of 40x was a little on the high side, but perhaps understandable given the size of the bonus while the rate of free spins (20 on the first day, 20 a day for four days after that) was also decent.

Spela also included a 100% live casino bonus of us to $100, which is commonplace across the online casino landscape, as well as a range of other bonuses such as Free Spin Tuesday and Friday Frenzy.

First deposit bonus code

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

Significant terms and conditions

  • New NZ players only, 18+
  • A minimum deposit of NZ$10 applies
  • Bonus is subject to a 40x wagering requirement
  • Deposits made via Neteller or Skrill are not eligible
  • Winnings from free spins are capped at NZ$100
  • Please gamble responsibly

Full terms and bonus terms apply.

Extra and no deposit spins

New players at Spela Casino will receive 100 free spins on online slot game Starburst. The first 20 spins are credited instantly following deposit while the remaining spins are given to you at the rate of 20-a-day for the subsequent 4 days.

Any winnings generated from the free spins are capped at NZ$100.

VIP / Special promotions

Loyal Spela Casino players will receive special VIP treatment from us. If you manage to get access to our exclusive elite group, you'll instantly start benefiting from various lucrative perks.

Customised promotions and bonuses and faster-than-normal withdrawals are part of your VIP experience. But what really makes our loyalty program extraordinary are the exclusive VIP events and holiday packages we are handing out to our most loyal members.

No fewer than 1,300 slots, table and jackpot games can be found in the virtual playground of Spela Casino. Cooked up in the creative kitchens of world's most popular casino game suppliers like Microgaming, NetEnt, Play’n Go, Quickspin, Red Tiger and Yggdrasil our lobby can match the expectations of even the most demanding player.

You can spin on old faithfuls like Starburst, Immortal Romance, Gonzo's Quest, Book of Dead and many more. For the jackpot-hunting thrill-seekers, Spela Casino is offering you Jackpots in abundance! Massive winnings are up for grabs in the big-pot stalwarts like Divine Fortune, Mega Moolah or Mega Fortune.

We have built our lobby to be user-friendly so that finding your preferred game is as convenient as possible. For example, online pokies are categorised into video slots, classic slots, jackpots and "must fall jackpots". It's also easy to too all games developed by specific supplier and if you already have certain game in mind, search-function is your friend.

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Expert's review Russell Hughes

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Spela has a prominent slider at the bottom of their homepage that advertises one of their big jackpot slots, Respin King by SkyWind Group. The aim is to collect as many crowns as you can in order to get as big a jackpot as possible, while players can also win free spins as well as cash.

Respin King’s minimum bet was 50c, so this is a pretty expensive game to play - but I did land a $2.50 winner on my second spin and one of the King’s exciting respins. Another spin, this time for a $1 because I guess I was feeling lucky, got me into a wheel of fortune style mini-game that paid out $20 and I left feeling like the King I had just raided.

Another slot heavily advertised was Legacy of the Dead by Play ‘n Go, so I joined them for some fun. With 20c bets, this game is a bit more affordable to play and I was soon spinning away to my heart’s content. The fun red/black mini-game definitely keeps thing interesting and give players the chance to turn their modest returns into someone far higher.

With those two games under my belt, I headed for some European roulette at the live casino. A maximum bet of $1 means that there’s more to lose here, but also a bit more to gain if those numbers come up trumps. The game played nice and smooth, I managed to win a little bit, and I departed for the blackjack table.

During blackjack, I suffered a bit of a lag/buffering issue, which never makes a player feel too at home. The fact that this happened twice in quick succession made it even worse! To be honest, after a few busts I kept playing because the dealer had some outstanding chat - which always makes playing on a live casino a lot more appealing.

There’s only so many times you can take the dealer pushing on 22 or hitting up 21 before the inevitable rage quit happens, so I transferred my gaming to mobile to see if I’d have more luck there.

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 IGT Quickspin Evolution Gaming Red Tiger Oryx Gaming

We at Spela Casino understand that many online casino players like to play their favourite games whenever and wherever they wish. Therefore, mobile playing is nowadays more popular than ever.

We have optimised our site to be fully mobile-friendly. This means you don't have to download anything before playing and everything works as planned no matter what your mobile is. Simple navigation, professional customer service, fast payments and top-notch game selection are among our strengths on mobile as well.

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Expert's review Russell Hughes

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Spela was nicely laid out on mobile with a good colour scheme and a really easy to use format. I gave Sherlock Bones a play, created by Electric Elephant, it’s one of the new games on site. This had a really cool steampunk style that was paired with your classic Sherlock icons like the smoking pipe, a magnifying glass and several funky clues. There was no meat on these bones, though, and after 10 spins I left without much luck.

I did find it a bit difficult to find what type of game I wanted to play - but I settled on Instant Roulette by Evolution, mainly because they had 40c stake options and I wanted to tone it down for a little bit. This game worked really well on the small screen, and one thing I liked about it was the fact that I didn’t have to wait for anyone and I wasn’t being pressured by a live dealer to place my bets.

Everything worked well over wifi and 4G as well.

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 IGT Evolution Gaming Red Tiger Gamomat

There’s a wide range of live casino games from the industry’s most cutting-edge creators Evolution Gaming at Spela Casino. A suite of in-game features such as Bet Behind, Insurance and Hot Players make playing even more exciting and rewarding.

If you like classic table games like Roulette and Blackjack we got you more than covered! There are tens of unique tables with different variants, graphics and even different languages live speakers use while communicating with players.

We also advocate you to try innovative new-generation live games created by Evolution Gaming. You will find popular titles such as Monopoly Live, Deal or No Deal or Dream Catcher at Spela Casino.

Live game information

Total number of live casino games: 60

Live game suppliers

Evolution Gaming

We take responsible gambling seriously and have added various tools to better protect our players.

Setting up strict limits is one of the best ways to make sure gambling doesn't get out of hands. At Spela Casino you can limit your deposits, losses, sessions and amount of wager easily. You can also self-exclude yourself or close your account without any hassle.

Got something you would like to ask us or have you run into some problem while visiting Spela Casino? Our friendly customer service team is here for you! You can contact us via live chat, email and phone but please keep on mind that our comprehensive FAQ section provides good answers to all most asked questions.

For urgent matters we recommend using either live chat or phone which are open daily between 8:00 AM to 0:00 AM. If you prefer contacting us via email, you can send your mail into support@spela.com or complaints@spela.com.

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Expert's review Russell Hughes

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Customer support was provided via a chatbot, email or phone. Chatbots are horrible excuses for a customer support service and they tend to provide the very basic help available - much like a glorified FAQ page.

Email support was slightly better and did manage to answer my questions, however, they took just under 24 hours to respond to my question.

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

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We are required by law to follow certain KYC (Know Your Customer) and anti-money-laundering procedures. We have to make sure all players at Spela Casino are at least 18 years old and monetary transactions are all legit. Be prepared to send us the following documents to prove your identity:

  • E.g. passport, driving licence to proof age and identity
  • E.g. utility bill, bank statement to proof address
  • E.g. screenshot of your debit card to proof source of funds
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Expert's review Russell Hughes

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My account didn’t require any verification before I made a deposit or a withdrawal. When I asked customer service, they said that you are required to verify your account once you’ve total transitions worth more than 200 euros.

We utilise SSL encryption technology, any data passed between us and players isn’t able to be intercepted by any other person or agency.

Minimum deposit for all options is only NZ$10 and there's never any fees in any of our depositing methods. Withdrawals must be made using the same method as when depositing and the minimum withdrawal is NZ$10. .

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Depositing money was easy. I hit the big blue deposit button, chose my e-wallet and pressed continue. I decided not to play with a bonus because I didn’t want to have to gamble over 40 times to withdraw my cash.

There was no transaction fee on the deposit, which is always nice, and I was directed to my e-wallet to complete the deposit with a minimum of fuss. My deposit went through quickly and I was ready to play! However, a $3 fee on my withdrawal is always a little bit of a sucker-punch, and it might be harsh but I feel like that merits Spela losing a star.

My withdrawal was processed in less than 24 hours, so getting my money back nice and quickly made up for the fee a little bit.

Depositing methods

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

Withdrawal methods

Visa Skrill NETELLER Trustly PayPal Maestro EcoPayz

Withdrawal times

Mastercard 0-2 working days, Visa 0-2 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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I'm a trained journalist but I'm also passionate about writing - just ask my mum about the hand scrawled books I created when I could barely string a sentence together! I've found enjoyment and passion on a number of projects; sport, music and travel. Stepping into casino reviews is the logical next step for me.

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