Casino Kiwi Online Casino Awards

Read all about it! The winners of the first annual Online Casino Awards have been announced. Casino Kiwi has awarded these online casinos for their devotion to excellence and outstanding performance in 2015.


Best Online Casino – JackpotCity Casino

It’s never easy excelling in multiple fields or pleasing disparate patrons, but in our opinion JackpotCity did an exceptional job at it in 2015. While many players are likely originally lured to the site by the truly tempting $1600 welcome bonus, that’s not enough to make them stay. It’s the overall offering that does that, turning casual visitors into devoted players, and giving JackpotCity its competitive edge. This includes a wide range of outstanding, ongoing promotions that reward players at various intervals, a great variety of games – including exciting slots, blackjack and roulette titles – and an engaging graphical theme. Other winning features that helped tipped the scales in JackpotCity’s favour are the super accessible mobile casino with its smooth, user-friendly play, and the casino’s superior multi-lingual customer support.


Best New Online Casino – Lucky 247 Casino

Welcome to the world of online gaming Lucky 247, and congratulations in taking top spot as the Best New Online Casino of 2015! This award was honourably come by thanks to numerous outstanding features that proved Lucky 247 a worthy contender in the highly competitive field of online gaming. For starters, we liked the combined welcome offer of $500 free plus 50 free spins. It’s a perfect way to sample the site’s offering. And while the actual game selection is slightly less than other, more veteran casinos – at 250 games and growing, it’s a really great start. Plus, since the casino is powered by Microgaming software, we know the game play is always top-notch. There is also a nice schedule of bonus promotions, a rewarding loyalty programme, and as the name would imply, 24/7 support. The winning formula is completed by an excellent mobile casino, which makes it possible to take all this fun on the go.


Best VIP Programme – Royal Vegas Casino

Who doesn’t like being treated like a VIP? But as you know, the VIP experience can vary greatly from casino to casino. And with so many casinos investing heavily in their loyalty programmes, it’s not easy to come out on top as the Best VIP Program winner. So what earned Royal Vegas this illustrious title in 2015? Its exceptional Loyalty Rewards Programme, which is automatically available to all real money players, from day one (i.e., no VIP ladder to climb). How it works is simple. Each wager is rewarded with a corresponding number of loyalty points, which can, when you’re ready, be redeemed for real cash money. In addition, the more you wager, the more you’re rewarded. That is, players who earn a certain amount of loyalty points each month are automatically awarded with 5-15% more loyalty points. In other words, it’s simple and rewarding!


Best Support – Spin Palace Casino

In an ideal world, everything would run smoothly and you’d have no need for customer support. But sometimes questions or concerns legitimately arise, and when they do, you need to know there’s someone on-hand to help. That’s what makes Best Support such a coveted award, and Spin Palace its winner. Here you’ll find instant access to professional support agents at a single click, direct from the site’s chat function. This instant, real-time help is available 24/7, every day of the year. If you prefer telephone support, you can always call the toll-free number, clearly marked on the site. Or if you’re not in the mood to talk, send an email to support for a quick, to the point answer. And because when you need help you want to speak to someone who understands, you’ll be pleased to know that all agents are native speakers of the language you speak. For our purposes, that’s English, and we know that’s important to you.


Best Promotions – 888 Casino

Many of our readers are drawn to one online casino over the other based on the promotions, and as we see it, rightfully so. Bonus money and free spins are always fun! This year, we’re pleased to award 888 Casino the title of Best Promotions for an outstanding showing in this realm. The welcome bonus of $200 is fairly standard, but it’s pretty easy to redeem – something we like. There’s also the option for what they call the Premium Player Welcome Package, which can garner you up to $1,500 in bonuses in your first week of play. Other winning promotional categories, which you can see clearly marked on 888’s regularly updated promotions page are the casino’s Hot Promotions for seasonal events (like Christmas or New Year’s), and Daily Deals for multiple opportunities at daily bonuses.


Best Mobile Casino – Leo Vegas Casino

In these moving times, we all enjoy engaging in our favourite pastimes from our mobile phones. And in 2015, with more competition than ever, it’s a distinct honour to be named the Best Mobile Casino of the year. So a big “congratulations” goes out to Leo Vegas, and its well-earned title for outperforming the rest of the field with a great little app that goes a long way. What particularly stood out in our minds is the winning combination of simple game play and graphics matched with an excellent variety of slots and other games. Leo Vegas also proved particularly easy for deposits and withdrawals, a huge plus when searching for convenient mobile casino play. Bottom line, we loved Leo Vegas mobile in 2015, and while we can’t imagine it, look forward to seeing if anything better, more user-friendly can possibly come along in the year to come…