Joreels Casino is a relatively new online casino. At first glance, this casino’s design is a bit awkward – the list of casino games appears only as you scroll down past the welcome offer, rather than through a top or side menu. However, this is probably because the desktop version of the casino was adapted from mobile – which is a lot more intuitive. And when you get past the initial navigation quirk, you’ll find a stash of pokies from a range of developers big and small. But fellow Kiwis – beware of some banking snags! Not only is the NZD not accepted, but there can be deposit and withdrawal fees involved if you’re not careful.
New players are greeted with a 100% Welcome Bonus plus an extra 50 free spins on some of NetEnt’s most popular slots.
This isn’t a particularly outstanding bonus. 100% to 100 Euros isn’t really something to write home about. The wagering requirement is a bit high at 60x, although it’s a bit lower for free spin winnings. Then quite a few slots contribute less than 100% to the requirement. Despite this, this deal from Joreels does have some redeeming qualities – mainly that over the first 5 days, you’ll get daily free spins to play some hot pokies for free. Then the winnings are capped at a relatively high amount so when Lady Luck knocks on your door, you can be ready to get some serious cash. Of course, it’s also sweet that you only need to put down a tenner to claim the deal!
And after you play through your first bonus, a second deposit bonus of 50% awaits.
Clearly, this casino has a soft spot for pokies. The games are loosely divided into different kinds of reels, like “Most Popular”, “New Reels”, “Live Reels” and “Risky Business”. Players can also search for games by developers. Although it might be the new kid on the block, Joreels does boast a great collection of games from 10 suppliers that range from the industry giants to smaller companies that have developed a cult following – NYX, Microgaming, Play N Go, Yggdrasil, Betsoft, Red Tiger, NetEnt, Quickspin, Evolution and Genii ensure that there is something for everyone.
Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the spinning, and Joreels is equipped with an excellent live casino from Evolution Gaming, with 30 blackjack, 11 roulette and 5 baccarat tables, complemented with table poker favourites like Hold’em, Caribbean Stud and more.
While not the most elegant desktop casino, Joreel mobile casino flows smoothly and follows a standard design with a menu on top for easy navigation. Joreel’s HTML5 casino means that there is nothing to download – players can get going immediately just be going to the casino’s website from Chrome or Safari, or another browser on their mobile device. It works equally well on both iPhones and Androids.
After the welcome greetings, Joreels Casino has plenty of specials to keep the wheels rolling. Every weekend, players can get a very generous scoop of 40 free spins simply by making a minimum deposit of just 20 Euros. The spins are for different games and you can win up to 5,000 Euros, so keep an eye out for some free play on some very hot pokies. Keep in mind that the free spins will expire after 24 hours, so don’t sit around and wait. More deals and promotions are available and delivered directly to your inbox when you register for an account and sign up for the Joreels newsletter.
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Banking is unfortunately one of Joreels’ weaknesses. To begin with, players from New Zealand will have to play with Euros here. Now, while that is not a big issue, the snag is that there are transaction fees in most cases when it comes to both deposits and withdrawals. Skrill and Neteller, one of the most popular payment methods will both incur transaction fees. There’s are lots of methods accepted, but most deposit methods will charge a 3 to 3.8% deposit fee. Methods that don’t come with a deposit fee include Ecopayz, Trustly and bank transfers. When withdrawing, Euteller, Trustly and Instadebit have no fees. Others charge a flat fee from 0.50 to 2.50 Euros, except Skrill and Neteller, which will cost you 1%. Bank transfers will cost 10 euros and will takes 3-5 working days.
Now, bearing in mind that at Joreels, players are required to withdraw and deposit from same method, then it’s worth choosing your method wisely. Trustly is the only method that doesn’t incur fees, although it’s not the most widely use method with Kiwis. We also recommend Ecopayz, which will get you free deposits, and withdrawals will only be a 50 cent fee.
While the desktop design is a bit underwhelming, Joreels Casino scores a lot of points in its variety of slots from different game providers, along with a healthy portfolio over at its live casino. Regular free spin promotions will keep many players happy, especially since winning possibilities can be quite high. However, banking with the casino is annoying, with deposit and withdrawal fees – we recommend going with Ecopayz or Trustly for the most efficient and cost-effective payment methods at this casino.