An award-winning casino, 777 is a fun and light-hearted place to play pokies and jackpots. There’s also a splash of table and card games, along with some exciting live dealers. Paired with an endless stream of promotions, the excitement goes well beyond the adrenaline from the casino games themselves. The casino is well designed, based on a summer in Las Vegas, happy American diner theme, and getting started is a piece of cake.
First of all, there is a no deposit bonus at 777. It’s worth $21, and all you have to do is sign up for an account, and the offer will be sent to you via email. Then, with your first deposit at 777 Casino, you’re entitled to a Welcome Bonus. Here’s how the standard deal goes: Option 1: 100% up to $200
- 100% up to $200
- Use bonus code WELCOME777
- Wagering requirement is 30x deposit
- Pokies, jackpots and all instant games such as keno and scratch cards contribute 100% to the requirement; Roulette and table pokers like Pai Gow and Caribbean Poker 20%; Blackjack, Live Casino games, video pokers, Baccarat 10%; Craps 5%.
This is a pretty good welcome bonus. The 100% matching rate is standard, but it does let you go up to $200. Regarding the terms, 30x is a fair wagering requirement, even a touch better than average. And as usual, gaming contributions favour pokies and jackpot games. Most established casinos don’t offer higher bonuses than this because they know they have a lot to offer to their players. Now, considering that 777 Casino was awarded “Best Online Casino of the Year” in 2015, there is every reason to max out on this opportunity. Option 2: Up to $1,500 in first week However, you can also choose the alternative Welcome Bonus. It’s slightly more complicated, but here are the details:
- 1st deposit: 100% up to $100, use bonus code 1LUCKY7
- 2nd deposit: Use bonus code 2LUCKY7, wager your 2nd deposit 3x, and get 30% back as freeplay – up to $350
- 3rd deposit: Use bonus code 3LUCKY7, wager your 3rd deposit 3x, and get 30% back as freeplay – up to $350
- 4th deposit: Use bonus code 4LUCKY7, qager your 4th deposit 3x, and get 30% back as freeplay – up to $350
- 5th deposit: Use bonus code 5LUCKY7, wager your 5th deposit 3x, and get 30% back as freeplay – up to $350
- Wagering requirement on freeplay winnings is 30x
- Offer valid from first 7 days from making first deposit
You get standard welcome bonus with your first deposit – it only goes up to $100 instead of $200 as in the default welcome bonus. However, with your next 4 deposits, you can get quite a bit of bonus cash. You have to wager your deposit 3x, and then you can get 30% of it back as bonus cash, up to $350. We recommend this bonus option for high rollers because it does take a bit of depositing and wagering before your 30% turns into $350. Casual players are better off with the first bonus.
777 Casino’s strength lies in pokies. The casino has games from several big name developers, such as NetEnt, Playtech, IGT, Dragon Fish, Random Logic, Barcrest, and Evolution Gaming. You’ll find progressive jackpots like Millionaire’s Genie, Steampunk Nation and Irish Riches, to video pokies like the all-time favourite Starburst, Twin Spin, Jack Hammer and the Big Lebowski. True table gamers may be slightly disappointed with the options at 777, although there is still actually a fair selection for casual players to go with here. Multi-hand Blackjack, plus classic American Blackjack are on offer, along with some table pokers. Roulette includes American, French and European Roulette, plus High Limit Roulette games that go up to $2,000 bet per spin. There are also Roulette games that are more catered to the average player’s budget, such as 3D Roulette and Low Stakes Roulette that start at just $0.50 per spin, and is a great choice for beginners. The Live Casino at 777 is also a charm. The games include Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Baccarat, Hold’em and Roulette, all hosted by fantastic live dealers. 14 lovely croupiers work at 777, and it’s great to have the live video streamed smoothly to your side of the screen. 777 is an instant-play casino, built on HTML5 technology. There’s no software to download – it all runs out of your web browser – whether you’re on a desktop, or your phone or tablet. It’s completely mobile.
Of course, to win the coveted title of “Best Online Casino of the Year”, 777 Casino offers more than just great games. There’s also an amazing choice of promotions. Check out the “Daily Delights” under the Promotions section. There is literally a promotion for every single day of the week. Monday is Jackpot Marathon, where you can get up to $100 to play the 7 featured jackpots. Tuesday is a mystery free play bonus, and Thursday gets you freeplay according to the games you’re into. If you like Live Dealer games, then there is the Live Blackjack Jackpot that could double your winnings, and the Live Roulette Promotion, that gets you $77 every time the ball lands on a 7. Both promotions run on a daily basis.
Sadly, there is no toll free phone support for New Zealand, but customer service can be reached 24/7 via email. This is one of the cons about the casino, but the Help section is actually helpful, so it’s something that we can live with. Email: [email protected]
New Zealanders need to note that 777 banks only in US dollars, the British Pound and in Euros. When you sign up, select the currency you want to play in, and remember you will have to stay with it. You can exchange the New Zealand dollar into your currency of choice when you make a deposit, so it’s easy. Withdrawal requests are subject to a pending period of 3 business days, which is a bit slow, although Gold VIP members do get their requests processed in 1 day. In terms of banking methods, it’s the usual suspects like Paypal, Skrill, Neteller and Entropay, on top of credit cards and bank transfers.
777 Casino is a great choice for pokie players – it didn’t get named as “Best Online Casino of the Year” in 2015 for nothing. On top of a great choice of pokies and jackpots, there is a small but fine selection of table games and a live casino. Then there’s bottomless servings of promotions with tons of free play involved. Banking is a bit slow, but all in all, the patience does pay off.