Cookie Casino is a cute and tasty treat bought to Kiwis by N1 Interactive, a big operator out of Malta in the EU. They’ve taken a fun and cute approach to their site design, and a great focus on pokies and live games.
Cookie Casino Welcome Bonus
Okay, first up we have to first explain what Cookie Casino’s welcome bonus is versus what you might actually get. So here’s how it works:
- First deposit — they’ll match you 100% up to $150 plus 120 spins (Use code CAKE)
- Second deposit — they’ll match you 50% up to $150 plus 100 extra (Use code SWEET)
So far so good. Not the best in the world, but it’s free money. BUT… What they don’t tell you straight off the cookie tray is that you have to make your first deposit a minimum of $25, NOT the $10 minimum deposit they list on the deposit page (which is how much we deposited). Now to be completely fair, that tidbit is listed on the small print on the terms and conditions page. But there is nothing about that when you deposit or enter your bonus code. What’s worse is when we contacted them, they said there is nothing they can do about it. Even if you go back to deposit another $25, the bonus isn’t available to you.
Cookie Casino offers an okayish welcome bonus, but be warned, they don’t make it clear you have to make a minimum deposit of $25 to qualify for it.
Cookie Casino Wagering Requirements
So like most other online casino sites, Cookie Casino offers you a tasty welcome treat, but they will also put some conditions on those bonuses so you just don’t run away with the cookie dough. Here’s how it all pans out with Cookie Casino’s wagering requirements. So let’s assume your first deposit is $25, you will get an extra $25 as a welcome bonus. Cookie Casino requires a wagering requirement on that $25 of 40x. That means you have to gamble that bonus money 40 times, or $1,000 worth of gambling, before you can withdraw the winnings from the bonus. The wagering requirement for the free spins is also 40x.
Cookie Casino’s wagering requirement of 40x is pretty much bang on average for the online casino industry, so they sit in the middle of the cookie tray here in terms of competition.
Top Pokies at Cookie Casino
We wouldn’t say that Cookie Casino has the most pokies on the planet, but we definitely stopped counting after scrolling through their first few hundred pokie choices. Some of their better known pokie titles are:
- StarburstArcade Bomb
- Ancient Script
- Zombie Queen
- Book of Aztec
- Safari Sam
- Vegas Diamonds
- Viking Age
- Book of Fortune
- The Mystery of Eldorado
- Stone Age
- Tahiti Gold
- Valley of the Gods
- Slotfather 2
You can search by software developer or title, but there aren’t really any other ways to browse the games. We always like it when you can sort by most popular, so it’s a shame that option isn’t there. Otherwise it’s all well laid out, and it loads super-quick which is a nice bonus as it can be really frustrating when the games take all day to load.
Cookie Casino has a decent range of pokies for Kiwis who love a roll on the reels — it’s not the biggest range out there, but you should find what you need.
Cookie Casino Promotions
We’ve already had chinwag about Cookie Casino’s welcome bonus (including the not-so-good stuff about it), but they also have a few other promos that are worth mentioning.
- Tuesday Free Spins — Pretty simple, if you deposit at least $25 on any Tuesday, they will give you 30 free spins on Book of Dead (Use code TUESDAY)
- Sunday Reload — If you deposit on any given Sunday, you’ll receive a 50% bonus upto $150, as well as 50 free spins on Honey Honey Honey (Use code SUGAR)
- VIP Programme — Starting from your first deposit, you progress down ‘Cookie Way’, earning bonuses and spins along the way. There are 30 levels, and you need points to progress to each level. Each $15 deposit gets you 1 point. So for example Level 1 is upto 25 points, level thirty is 5,000,000 points.
Cookie Casino’s small but simple promo offerings may or may not appeal to you, but at the very least their Sunday Reload promo is quite attractive.
Mobile Gaming on Cookie Casino
If you’re more of a keen punter on your phone or tablet, it can be a pain when a casino site doesn’t work quite as well on your mobile device. Casino sites are getting better and better at being mobile friendly, and given that Cookie Casino is pretty new, the mobile experience is pretty bloody good. Cookie Casino doesn’t have any app you need to download, as you can just load it up on your mobile device’s internet browser, and the site automatically goes to mobile mode. Everything loads up pretty much just the same as it would on your computer, and it doesn’t matter whether you have an Android or iOS phone or tablet, it all works the same.
Cookie Casino loads up great on all mobile devices, and you won’t miss out on any functionality at all.
Cookie Casino Software Providers
The base for any good online casino recipe will always be the software developers that the site partners up with. In fact if any site doesn’t have at least some of the top developers on board, the site will be rejected by players from the get-go. Cookie Casino hasn’t skimped on spending money for the good ingredients, as they’ve partnered with a bunch of the top software developers as well as just a pinch of the smaller software providers.
- NextGen Gaming
- Yggdrasil Gaming
- WMS Gaming
- 2By2 Gaming
- Plus more than 30 other developers
Cookie Casino has all of the top software developers on board, meaning you’re bound to find a tasty punting treat on their site.
Games on Cookie Casino
As we mentioned before, the recipe for a great online casino often comes down to the software developers they partner with, as they are the ones providing the games. Since Cookie Casino has nearly all of the top developers providing their games, we can’t fault them on their selection of games. Beyond their pokies, they also have:
- Scratch Cards
- Plus a great range of live games
We should make a point of their live games, as Cookie Casino has really put the icing on their cookie with a great range of live games where you can gamble with real people from around the world.
Cookie Casino has a great selection of games, with an awesome range of live games that add to the flavour.
Cookie Casino Banking and Payment Methods
It’s a bit of a challenge for most gambling sites to offer a ton of payment options to Kiwis for a few reasons. The first being we are a small market with not too many payment methods of our own, and the second being since most gambling sites are in Europe, their payment methods aren’t available to us. Here’s what Cookie Casino has for Kiwis:
- Skrill (online payment option)
- Neteller (online payment option)
The minimum deposit is $10, but remember, don’t get fooled like we did here — you’ll need to deposit $25 on your first deposit to qualify for the welcome bonus. Deposits by all methods are instant, with withdrawals on Visa and Mastercard taking 1-3 banking days, and withdrawals on Skrill and Neteller should be instant.
Cookie Casino has an okay-ish selection of banking and payment options, that will all be safe and reliable for Kiwis.
Cookie Casino Customer Service
New Zealand is obviously on the other side of the world to these Europe-based online casinos, so it’s always an issue if we need to fit into their time zones for support. Luckily though Cookie Casino has live, 24/7 support, which is a god-send for God’s Own. We contacted Cookie Casino about our unfortunate lack of welcome bonus, and it took them about 12 minutes to respond to us. While they weren’t gushing with friendly customer service, and they didn’t fix our problem, at least they gave us the info we needed quickly.
Cookie Casino has quickish 24/7 chat support, just don’t expect it to be super-friendly.
Conclusion — The Gist of It
Don’t get us wrong, Cookie Casino has a fun design and all of the bells and whistles for a great gaming experience — but the feeling of getting the wool pulled over our eyes with the welcome bonus left a bad taste in our mouths. If you follow our warning about that first deposit though, you should have plenty of fun at Cookie Casino.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to play on Cookie Casino?
We reckon they are — they are licenced in Malta and have a good reputation for safety and fairness.
Can you bet sports on Cookie Casino?
No, Cookie Casino is more about pokies and live casino games.
Is that welcome bonus on Cookie Casino for real?
Yes! But read about the wagering requirements to make sure you’re okay with it.
Is it legal in NZ to bet on Cookie Casino?
Yeah, it’s all good, just make sure you are over 18. Otherwise it’s totally legal to play on Cookie Casino in NZ.