Reviewed By Adam Kenny
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It took us a sec, but we figured Casimba Casino’s name comes from combining Casino with the name of a certain animated lion. What we know for sure though, is that Casimba Casino is a roaring good time, and honestly, they don’t really put a paw wrong. In fact, it’s right up there with the best online casinos in New Zealand.
Casimba Casino has been around NZ gambling circles since 2017 and is run by White Hat Gaming, who also created gems like Prive Casino and Dream Vegas. They are licenced in Malta and Great Britain, which means they are up to par with all of the NZ Gambling Commission guidelines.
The welcome bonus is solid, the support is good — but is there anything wrong with Casimba Casino?
Stay with us, because we’re taking a deep dive into the jungle to figure out every nook and cranny of Casimba Casino. If there is something iffy going on, we’ll find it!
|Great range of games||No dedicated mobile app|
|Attractive welcome bonus|
|24/7 support for Kiwis|
No matter whether you're a wee cub or the King of The Jungle, you’re going to want to see a very purr-suasive welcome bonus to get you interested in signing up to a new online Casino.
Casimba Casino does not disappoint here team — they are offering a 200% welcome bonus up to $5,000! On top of that, you’ll get 50 bonus spins and 500 free loyalty points. There is even more to it than that, as they have further bonuses for your second and third deposits.
There are some things to know about, so let’s go over how it all works.
Okay, let’s break down this pretty impressive welcome bonus from Casimba Casino.
First deposit — they’ll match you 200% up to $5,0000 plus 50 free spins on any NetEnt game, plus 500 free loyalty points to go towards your loyalty programme (No code needed).
Second deposit — they’ll match you 25% up to $1,000 plus 50 free spins on any NetEnt game (No code needed).
Third deposit — they’ll match you 50% up to $500 plus 25 free spins on any NetEnt Game (No code needed).
So in practice, this means if for example, your first deposit is $100, they will give you $200 in free credits straight away. If you want to go the max, you can deposit $2,500, and they’ll match your $5,000 in free credits. Then on top of that, you get your 50 free spins and 500 loyalty points.
That scenario is repeated in your second and third deposit, just with the different numbers in the bullet point list above.
To have a look at the registration process and to see how to claim your welcome bonus, you can skip to our Casimba Casino Registration section.
Nothing comes for free in the jungle, so you definitely wouldn’t expect a completely free lunch. While Casimba Casino’s welcome bonus is super generous, there are some strings attached.
If you’re not familiar with what a wagering requirement is, or how it works, it essentially means that an online casino will ensure that you wager (or bet) your free bonuses a certain number of times before you can cash it out as winnings.
In the case of Casimba Casino, their wagering requirement is 35x, meaning they require you to gamble your bonus money, deposit, and extra spins 35x before you can cash out.
So if the total of your deposit, welcome bonus, is $100, you’ll need to bet that $100 35 times, or to the value of $3,500, before you can withdraw it.
In our experience, the industry average wagering requirement is 40x, so Casimba Casino is just slightly better than average.
Put together as a whole package though, it’s one of the more generous welcome bonuses around, so it’s nothing to hiss at.
The rest of the small (paw) print to qualify for the bonus is all pretty straightforward, and we can confirm it’s all above board.
We tested the welcome bonus by depositing our own money, and it’s fur real — You can fully expect that purr-fect 200% bonus.
A few things to remember — unused bonus funds expire after 30 days, and spins after 10 days. While the welcome bonus is in effect, the maximum bet is restricted to $5 per bet.
Beyond the welcome bonus, Casimba Casino only really has two other major promotions, but they are pretty good, and we ain’t lion.
Hey, Casimba Casino doesn’t just talk the talk with the clever name and a few jungle pictures — they walk the walk by giving you the chance to have a holiday Safari in Africa. You can go wherever you want, up to the value of $10,000.
Entry to the promo is pretty simple — for every $50 you deposit, you earn 5 Casimba points. As soon as you reach 1,000 Casimba points, you'll be entered into the monthly draw for the holiday.
If travelling to the other side of the world is out of the question, there is always Casimba Casino’s weekly $500 cash giveaway — in fact, there are 10 lots of $500 to be given away every week.
To enter, deposit a minimum of $200 for the weekly promotional period to qualify. From there, every $80 wagered will give you 1 Ivy point. Once you have 100 Ivy points, you’ll be entered into the draw.
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Much like their other casinos, White Hat Gaming has gone to town (or the jungle) with their game variety — there is so much to do here, you might get lost.
By our count, there are at least a thousand games to play, most of which are pokies, with a good sprinkling of table games, live games, and even little online scratchies.
Actually we take it back, you won’t get lost, because despite there being a massive number of games, they are all pretty easy to navigate and find.
You can filter by: New Games, Favourites, PopularSlots/Pokies Live Dealer, Table, Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Scratch and fun, Provider, or just search for the game’s name.
What’s also pretty cool is that you can try nearly every game on Casimba Casino for free. This is super helpful if you haven’t played a game before and you want to get the lay of the land in the jungle and figure out the rules before you drop your coin.
In terms of table games, you have 50 options, with all the classics like roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker. Then beyond that, you have variations of each of those categories, and even multiple-choice in terms of the software developers. It’s a pretty good range, and it should keep you busy for a while.
While Casimba Casino does have a small range of progressive jackpots, you can’t filter games by that category which sucks a bit. This means you have to enter the game’s name, e.g. Mega Moolah to find it. If you don’t know the name of the progressive slot, you’re going to be very un-fur-tunate.
While we’re talking about jackpots, there is a “Jackpot Total” banner down the bottom of the lobby pages — but this doesn’t seem to refer to anything at all! There is also a banner next to that saying what people have won on certain games, with a link for you to play that game — but yeah, we can’t guarantee those winnings are for real or not.
For live dealer games (which if you haven’t played before, what are you waiting for?) Casimba Casino has a modest selection of 19 games, like poker, roulette, monopoly, dream catcher and others. That’s obviously not a huge amount of games, but they are top quality, and super exciting to play.
Then you’ve got your cute little scratchy-type games, of which they have 21 games, with titles like Koi Cash, PandaMania, and Frogs Scratch. This is a game type that a lot of online casinos forget about, so it’s nice to see them here.
Casimba comes with a range of roar-some live casino games at a variety of stakes. You can play roulette from just NZ$0.10, choose from a dozen blackjack tables at NZ$5-NZ$5,000, or pick one of four game shows from NZ$0.10 a spin.
This king of the jungle takes pride in its live casino streams, which come in HD on both desktop and mobile. The sound quality is excellent throughout and you can hear all of the dealers perfectly. It is possible to open up several streams at once if you're hungry for live action and your machine can handle it.
There are also over half a dozen roulette variants to sink your teeth into in the Casimba live casino lobby. All are provided by Evolution Gaming, so expect the usual fare like Immersive Roulette with its dynamic camera angles, and Lightning Roulette with exciting bonus features.
There are over 90 live dealer blackjack tables in all, although not all tables are open all the time. Classic Blackjack is this lion's mane most popular title, and stakes start as low as NZ$5. Evolution's Blackjack Party allows up to 500 players to join in the fun at any time and Free Bet Blackjack is a great addition for casual gamblers who are feline lucky. It can be played from as little as NZ$1 a hand and you won't have to pay an extra bet for a double down or split.
For high rollers, there are around half a dozen VIP tables to play at. Stakes go right up to NZ$10,000 a hand.
Evolution Gaming's live baccarat tables certainly aren't tame, and the stakes are wide too, around NZ$1-NZ$15,000 for fast Speed Baccarat. Play Live Baccarat Squeeze from NZ$5-NZ$15,000 and re-enact the classic Macau game at home. No Commission Speed Baccarat won't penalise players with a 5% cut for a Banker win. All live baccarat games at Casimba feature on-screen 'roads' where you can view the previous results.
If you like dice games, Live Super Sic Bo offers Asian-style gaming from a lush oiental-style studio. Place bets on the outcome of three dice from just NZ$0.20 a game.
It's always nice to see Evolution Gaming's poker games included in a live casino suite. There are six poker games in total at Casimba, like 2-Hand Casino Hold'em from NZ$0.50 a game to classic Live Caribbean Stud Poker at NZ$1 minimum.
When it comes to the actual user experience in online gaming, well, it can be a jungle out there. There is always the risk that a casino just didn’t take the time to make sure that things run smoothly, and that can ruin a punter’s experience.
Thankfully Casimba Casino has a very well thought out user experience — the layout is clean and crisp, everything loads quickly (even the live games), and you can find whatever you need quicker than a shake of a lion’s tail.
Whether you’re on your desktop device or your mobile device, you shouldn’t notice any big differences in presentation or performance, and everything is optimised really well. This means that if you switch between your computer and your phone, everything should look and play exactly the same with no errors or surprises.
The only little gripe we would have is that the mobile website for Casimba Casino has no fingerprint/Face ID security for logging in, but this is no big deal in the grand scheme of things.
Sign up for Casimba Casino is pretty painless, and only takes about 2 minutes — just follow these steps, just like we did when signing up.
One thing to note is that most casinos will ask you for your photo ID during the registration process — Casimba Casino doesn’t do that, instead preferring to ask for your ID when you make a withdrawal. This makes registration way quicker while keeping things secure when you want to withdraw.
Asking for your photo ID is very normal as it helps them keep your funds secure, so please don’t think there is anything dodgy going on — it’s for your own protection!
Casimba Casino offers all of the usual ways to get your cash in and out of the jungle, and they are all safe, secure, and reasonably quick.
The minimum deposit could be considered high compared to some of the other competition, but at least that makes sure you qualify for their generous welcome bonus. We’ve seen other online casinos let you deposit $10, but they needed $20 to qualify for the welcome bonus, which leaves you pretty buggered bonus-wise.
Just be aware that in terms of your withdrawals, you will be required to cash out to the same card or payment methods you deposited with. This 'source to source' rule is a common security practice at White Hat gaming casinos.
Alright alright, we’ve talked about the other games, but you’re a Kiwi, and you want to know about the pokies! Well, we can tell you that Casimba Casino will not disappoint the pokie-loving punter, as they’ve got over 1,000 pokie games ready to roll.
Here’s just a tiny, tiny look at the big titles they have:
The sign of a healthy jungle is having many different kinds of animals, and all of them are vibrant, colourful, and full of life. It’s kinda the same for an online casino in that you want to have lots of good quality software developers making the games, so you get a good ecosystem of quality games.
White Hat Gaming has a proven reputation for teaming up with top developers, and it’s no different with Casimba Casino — they have a grand total of 119 software providers on board to make sure you get the best gaming experience possible.
There are small software developers like Alchemy gaming with just 3 games, right through to the big dogs like NetEnt who have 142 games. One thing is for sure, you won’t have any trouble finding a good quality, fun gaming experience at Casimba Casino.
Okay, let’s talk about RTP, which stands for return to player, and it’s used when talking about how much a particular game pays back on average.
A game’s RTP is displayed as a percentage, e.g. 96%. So if you gamble $100 on a game with an RTP of 96%, then theoretically, you’d get $96 back. It’s not a hard and fast rule for any one gaming session, but it’s usually how it shakes out over time.
As a rule of thumb (or paw), regular slots don’t usually pay lower than 92%, and the average for video slots is in the 95-96% region. Jackpot slots can pay as low as 91.62%, and as high as 97.17%.
Figuring out the RTP of a whole casino doesn’t really tell you much, but thankfully Casimba Casino has taken the time to create a whole page containing the RTPs of all of their games. We really should give Casimba Casino a good pat here, because this little addition is pawesome.
Progressive jackpots are considered by many to be the king of the gambling jungle, purely because they can dole out life-changing amounts of money, from hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars.
Now while Casimba Casino does have a modest range of progressive jackpots, they are pretty hard to find unless you know the name of the game you are looking for. If you do know the game’s name, you can just enter it in the search box and you’re away laughing like a hyena. If you don’t know the name of the game though, fur-get about it.
With that said, they have most of the old favourites like Mega Fortune, Mega Moolah, and Hall of Gods.
We’ve said it before, White Hat knows how to take care of its punters, and Casimba Casino is no different with its 24/7 support.
There is a live chat option available that we found gave us a live response within a minute or two, which is just outstanding.
There is an FAQ section, but no social media or phone support — but honestly, the live chat support is all you will ever need.
Hey, if you’re the King of the Jungle, you want to get treated accordingly right? Casimba Casino has four levels to their VIP programme and these are Silver Membership, Gold Membership, Diamond Membership and Elite Membership.
We have to say though, they are a bit cagey about exactly what the benefits are, and how you qualify for each level. Basically, they say just play as normal, and apply when you are ready, and they will decide if you qualify.
What they do say that is on offer in general, are private events, tournaments, prizes, and cashback offers. You’ll also get a VIP account manager who will look after you 24/7, but you kind of get that anyway!
Being a White Hat gaming site, we’re sure the VIP perks are very much worth your time, it’s just that they don’t give a whole heap of info on what’s on offer.
Online gaming should be fun, no doubt about it. But if for some reason you find yourself losing your way in the online gaming jungle, there are tools to help you find your way back.
On Casimba Casino, just scroll down to the bottom of any page, and you’ll see a link for responsible gambling. When you go to that page, they will have a full and genuinely helpful list of things they can do to help you if you think you might have a problem with your gambling. There are self-imposed player limits, time-outs, account closure, access to account history and self-exclusion.
If you or a loved one is worried about your gambling habits, don’t be afraid to use these tools, they are there to help.
A few tiny gripes aside, we reckon White Hat Gaming has knocked it out of the park (or jungle) with Casimba Casino.
It’s so easy to get around, everything is buttery smooth, and there are just little touches everywhere that remind you that they know what they are doing.
Add to that the generous welcome bonus, the awesome holiday prizes, and that 24/7 live chat support, and you’ve got one fur-midable online casino experience.
From our testing, Casimba Casino’s minimum withdrawal amount is NZ$30
Fur sure! We would say Casimba Casino has around 1,000 games, ranging from pokies, to poker, to live gaming.
Totally, everything on Casimba Casino will work just as well on your mobile device as it does on your computer.
Absolutely — Casimba Casino is licenced with the Malta Gambling Authority, the Gambling Commission of Great Britain, and follows NZ Gambling Commission guidelines.
We found withdrawals took about 3 to 5 days for Kiwi players on Casimba Casino.
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