While Casino Planet is brand new on our space-scanners, they haven’t tried to reinvent the warp-drive when it comes to creating their welcome bonus. They follow the same recipe as most sites, this time offering up to $1,500 and 200 free spins upon sign up. It looks like this:
- First deposit — they’ll match you 100% up to $300 plus 200 spins on selected games
- Second deposit — they’ll match you 50% up to $400 (Use code WCP2)
- Third deposit — they’ll match you 25% up to $400 (Use code WCP3)
- Fourth deposit —they’ll match you 25% up to $400 (Use code WCP4)
Please note, if you choose to deposit through Skrill and Neteller, you won’t get the bonus.
While not of supernova size, Casino Planet offers you a very healthy bonus as a new player, and gives you more as you deposit more.
There’s no way to escape the gravitational pull of wagering requirements, so of course Casino Planet has some rules about how much you have to gamble on their site before you can start withdrawing your bonuses we mentioned above. We took a look at Casino Planet’s wagering requirements so you don’t have to bury your space helmet in the fineprint. Casino Planet has a wagering factor of x40, which means you’ll have to gamble your bonus money 40 times before you can withdraw it. So if you deposit the minimum $10, you’ll have to gamble your $10 bonus 40 times before you can withdraw it. It’s totally up to you if you reckon that’s all good — after all it’s free dosh!
While not super generous, Casino Planet’s wagering requirement is actually pretty much industry standard.
Casino Planet gives you a pretty decent selection of slots, and handily they put their most popular pokies at the top by default:
- Book of Dead
- Reel King
- Gonzo’s Quest
- Divine Fortune
- Fire Joker
- Twin Spin
- Reel Rush
Beyond that you can sort the pokies by Jackpots, Video Slots, Classic Slots, and Must Fall Jackpots — pretty good we reckon. There are hundreds of pokies on offer too — our wrists get sore just scrolling through all of the different pokie games. The risks we take for you huh! All in all it’s a really sweet setup, and they make it super easy to find what you’re after.
Casino Planet has heaps of top pokies — more than you’ll be able to play. Best of all it’s set up really well so you can find exactly what you’re after to matter your tastes.
You can tell this isn’t Casino Planet’s first space-rodeo, as they’ve done their best to make sure there are enough promos to keep you coming back to spin reels and flip cards:
- Live dealer casino players get their own up to $100 welcome bonus.
- Random bonuses on future deposits up to $200.
- Once a month get 25% up to $100 on your deposit.
- Once a week get 25% up to $100 Bonus + 10 Free Spins.
Some gaming sites will literally have a promo running each day, so by comparison Casino Planet doesn’t offer a spaceship full of promos — so it’s up to you if you reckon they’ve got enough to keep your reels spinning. There is also a VIP programme, that offers a range of extra bonuses if you’re a big spender.
Casino Planet has a decent but not huge range of promos that run regularly, but nothing out of this world. It’s up to you whether they launch your rocket or not!
The new and shiny thing it is, Casino Planet doesn’t have any problems when it comes to mobile gaming — everything should work fine on your phone or tablet. They don’t have a dedicated app though — maybe it’s just not ready because the site is so new, or maybe they don’t think it’s necessary. Either way we don’t think that’s much of a deal, just load up the site on your phone or tablet’s internet browser and everything should be exactly the same as you left it on your computer. With over 1,500 games, there are bound to be some older games that have hiccups on mobile, but for the most part, it should be smooth space-sailing for mobile gaming action.
Casino Planet offers an expectedly good mobile experience, and although they don’t have a dedicated app, we reckon that’s not a big deal.
As we mentioned, Casino Planet is the 12th site launched by growing Genesis Global, so they know the importance of picking good software providers to partner with. We think Casino Planet has found a good balance of picking just the right amount of quality software providers, without flooding their site with too many games. Top game developers include:
- Evolution Gaming
- Play ‘n Go
- Red Tiger Gaming
- Yggdrasil Gaming
One weird thing we found with the NetEnt games was that the in-game currency was always in Euros rather than NZ dollars. We spoke with the support team, and they said this was at NetEnt’s end, and couldn’t be changed.
Casino Planet strikes a good balance of picking just a small group of quality software providers that provide enough games to keep you happy.
Casino Planet has over 1,500 games in total, which really, is more than you’ll ever be able to play in a few lightyears. That doesn’t mean they are all rubbish though, as there are plenty of decent games on offer:
- Roulette Lobby
- Backjack Lobby
- Executive Blackjack – Green Diamond
- Lightening Roulette
- Auto Roulette
- European Roulette
- Monopoly Live
- Live Poker
- Dream Catcher
- Deal or No Deal
Honestly, that’s just a few of their more popular games, so we’d encourage you to have a look to see if they have something in particular you want — chances are they do! As we mentioned earlier, there was one quirk with the NetEnt games, in that the in game currency always showed up as Euros, rather than NZ dollars. We talked to support about it, and that is something at NetEnt’s end that can’t be changed. A bit of a bummer as it can be confusing, but it’s up to you whether that’s a deal breaker or not!
Casino Planet has a galaxy full of top notch games, we imagine you won’t be struggling to find your favourite game.
Banking and Payment Methods
If you’ve read our reviews before, you know the drill — nearly every decent casino website is based in Europe, so that generally means that all of the payment methods are more suitable for Europeans. With that being said, Casino Planet actually offers a fairly decent range of payment and banking options for Kiwis:
- Skrill (online payment option)
- Neteller (online payment option)
- Ecopayz (online payment option)
- Paysafecard (prepaid card you can buy from dairies)
Be aware that if you use Skrill or Neteller, you won’t qualify for the welcome bonuses, which is a bit stink. The minimum deposit it s $10, with the max withdrawal is $1,900 for most payment methods. Most of the payment methods above should deposit instantly, and pay out in 1-3 days, which isn’t too bad at all.
Casino Planet has a good range of payment options for Kiwis, but we would stick to Visa, Mastercard or Paysafecard.
When you’re dealing with a website that’s on the other side of the planet from Aotearoa, it’s easy to assume you’ll get stuff-all help given the time differences. Good news with Casino Planet though — after a brief warning that they were experiencing high demand on the chat feature, we waited only 7 minutes for help. We asked about the NetEnt currency problem, and while they were unable to fix it (not their fault), they were friendly and got us the answers we needed.
Casino Planet offers great 24/7 support, perfect for Kiwis in NZ time.
Conclusion — The Gist of It
A few quibbles aside, Casino Planet is a slick, easy to explore site with a bunch of top notch gaming options. A decent welcome bonus and friendly support tops off an overall great gaming experience.