Reviewed By Adam Kenny
BetStorm is a new for 2021 site that offers both sports betting and casino play, although for the purpose of this review we are going to concentrate purely on the casino side of things. This excellent site has been put together by ProgressPlay of Malta, who are already a big player in the online casino realm. BetStorm therefore joins sister sites Britain Bet, The Online Casino and Casimpo.
For New Zealand players BetStorm is owned and operated by MuchoGaming NV of Curaçao and runs under a licence applicable to the laws of that country. This is not a top tier licence, but BetStorm does have higher tier licences (UK, Malta) for other jurisdictions, so this is nothing for you to worry about.
|Games from around 60 software providers||Site design could do with an upgrade|
|eWallet payments may only take a day|
|Beneficial rewards scheme|
The welcome offer available at the BetStorm Casino is straightforward and easy to understand. If you make a deposit after signing up at the site, you will be rewarded with a 100 percent matched bonus up to NZ$200 with promo code: STORM200. Once you have signed up for an account you have thirty days to claim your welcome bonus and complete your wagering requirements. No matter how much you deposit you will not receive a welcome bonus greater than NZ$200. When you have used up your bonus you must complete wagering requirements of 50 times over before you can withdraw.
BetStorm – like all ProgressPlay sites – runs a large number of casino offers. Many are seasonal, so make sure you check your promotions inbox for deals and high roller bonuses in the new year, Easter and at Halloween! Some casino offers are available all year round though, such as the following:
If you like a lot of variety in your online slots and casino play (and who doesn’t?) then you will be delighted in what you find at BetStorm, as were we. There are simply too many video slots and casino game providers available here to list! There are plenty of big names too, such as Blueprint Gaming, Eyecon, Microgaming, NetEnt and Play’n GO. This leads to countless top class video slots being available, like NetEnt’s Starburst, Microgaming’s Immortal Romance and Eyecon’s ridiculously popular Fluffy Favourites.
If you prefer casino play to games of a slotty nature, then you are just as likely to be delighted. There are countless versions of roulette, blackjack, baccarat and video poker plus a decent numer of games that you might struggle to find elsewhere, such as casino solitaire and dragon tiger.
The game lobby itself is easy to use with game selection achieved via small thumbnails. There is a search function too plus you can filter games if you want to review titles supplied by a specific provider. You don’t have to worry about the fairness of the games here as all ProgressPlay sites are properly licensed.
BetStorm would not be a competitive casino for 2021 if it did not have a live casino, so it’s really swell that it does. There is only one provider but at least it is the best in the business – Evolution! The main tables are blackjack and roulette, but there is baccarat, dragon tiger and three card poker too. There are plenty of tables available at all times, especially for blackjack and roulette.
The dealers are of course all professionally trained, this being Evolution. You are guaranteed a brilliant, casino-like experience whenever you sit down at a live table here.
When you first look at the BetStorm site you may feel a little disappointed. It is not the most modern-looking online casino site you’ll find on the internet and if we are honest, we feel it is time the site had a makeover.
Having said that the site is perfectly functional and easy to use. The menus will direct you to the new games at the site, featured games, the slots, casino and live casino games such as roulette, games with jackpots and casual games. You can look at all games if you want to and if you assign games as favourites, you’ll find them with ease when you next log in. As we have already mentioned there is a search function plus filters.
The site does not have dedicated apps for your phone or tablet, but there’s no need to concern yourself in this regard. You can play here using any mobile device via your preferred browser. Just navigate your way to the site and BetStorm will configure itself to work perfectly. We have seen better mobile sites, but BetStorm is still perfectly workable on a phone or tablet. It loads as fast as you’ll want it too and navigation is just as easy as with the desktop site.
Visa and MasterCards are the main payment methods that are accepted at BetStorm, and you can run your account in New Zealand dollars. Unlike your UK friends, you can use both debit and credit cards here.
The other methods available are Paysafecard, Trustly, MuchBetter, ecoPayz, Interac, AstroPay, Skrill and Neteller. The minimum accepted payment for most methods is NZ$10, but for some it may be NZ$20. There are no fees for making a deposit and most deposits will be processed instantly.
Withdrawals can be made via Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Trustly, AstroPay, ecoPayz or Neteller. For cards it may take between three days and a week for your money to get to you. For other payment methods a withdrawal commonly takes just one or two days. The site has a general minimum withdrawal limit of NZ$2.50.
When compared to the other pokie sites, BetStorm has a ridiculous number of games, and almost certainly more choices your average new online casino. The biggest names available are most definitely NetEnt and Microgaming. In total there are around sixty game providers available here if you add them all up.
The offering of online pokie games at BetStorm New Zealand reads like a who’s who of the very best pokie games available – Gonzo’s Quest, Moon Princess, Wild Santa, 9 Pots of Gold, Reel Rush, Starburst, Reactoonz … if there is a slot you love then the chances are you’ll find it here to take for a spin.
With plenty of slots available, you can imagine that the payout rates at BetStorm are generally on the reasonable side. Look for slots such as Starburst where the RTP is above 96 percent. RTP is a measure of a slot’s ‘generosity’ and the higher the RTP, the better.
The table games have the standard RTPs that are attached to them globally, as it were. For example, all European/French roulette titles have a house edge of 2.7%, and for American that rises to 5.24%. Check the instructions for any title you play – the RTP should be indicated.
There are plenty of jackpot slots at BetStorm but the bigger slots with massive progressive jackpots such as Mega Moolah and Major Millions are missing, which is a shame – especially if you like playing online slots where there’s a chance of winning a life-changing amount of dollars.
The biggest jackpot available at BetStorm is probably the one attached to the Microgaming slot Cash Splash. The record win from this game is US$134,929 with the average win being around US$22,000.
We’ve already mentioned many of the biggest slotting and casino software companies who have their wares on offer at BetStorm out of that impressive total of sixty. Other impressive names available at this fine online casino site include Betsoft, ELK, Foxium, Habanero, Play’n GO, Pragmatic Play, Snowborn Studios and Thunderkick. Never has the phrase “spolit for choice” been more apt.
The registration process at BetStorm is very easy to complete. From the site’s landing page the button you are looking for is ‘Join Now’. Click that to kick things off (the registration process can be done via desktop or mobile). You need an email address and a mobile number to start your registration application. Fill in these fields and choose a password, then click ‘Submit’.
The next step is to fill in your name, gender, date of birth and full address. You can also choose at this stage to receive (or not) marketing messages from BetStorm, plus you will need to check the box to confirm that you are over 18 years of age.Click the ‘submit’ button when all this is done. You’ll then be sent an email asking you to confirm your account. Reply to this activate your account, and then you will be all set to enjoy the countless slots and games available to you at BetStorm.
The easiest way to get in contact with BetStorm should you need to is via the live chat function. Please be aware that the site does have an extensive list of FAQs so check there first to maybe save you a little bit of time.
Customer support live chat is available here at most times of the day. We used the live chat facility and we are happy to report that our query was successfully answered within one minute. If your query is not particularly urgent then you can send the site an email via a form that is available. Live chat and email are the only ways of getting in contact with BetStorm.
This online casino has an established ‘Rewards’ system on top of the many bonuses that it offers. You earn points by performing tasks such as trying a new game, making a deposit or claiming a bonus, earning badges and claiming rewards as you do so.
You can then ‘spend’ these points at the Rewards Store, which offers free spins, deposit bonuses, cashback deals and much more. Naturally, the higher the level you achieve, the better the available rewards become.
BetStorm has its own responsible gambling section. When you complete your registration at the site, you can set daily, weekly, or monthly deposit limits, plus wager and loss limits too. You can also self-exclude here for a limited period or completely – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that if you do self-exclude at BetStorm you will also automatically be excluded at all sites run by Muchogaming NV.
You cannot knock BetStorm for the number of options it provides – online slots, casino games, live casino tables and payment methods. Even the most critical online casino player will find plenty to occupy them at this site. The number of bonuses is a excellent too, plus there’s that appealing rewards scheme.
The site could be better looking, we guess, but at least it is fully functional and easy to use. We have certainly seen more than enough for us to recommend BetStorm to you, and it’s with pleasure that we do just that. You won’t encounter stormy casino weather here ever, that much seems certain!
It is NZ$2.50, or for wire transfer NZ$50.
YES! With over 60 providers, many of them top tier, BetStorm casino does indeed have a good selection of games.
It is, but bespoke mobile apps are not available. You can visit the site on any mobile browser.
It does not have a high tier licence, but that’s not too much of a concern. It does belong to the PCI Security Standards Council to protect your financial information.
For cards, between three and seven days. For other methods, maximum two days.
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