Reviewed By James Molloy
Casinoly was launched in 2021 with a site that features a sportsbook, a dedicated horse racing service and a comprehensive range of slots and casino table games.
The branding has a Roman Empire theme which gives the site a distinctive and unique look. The service also has exceptional substance in terms of the betting options and promotions that complement the image.
The operation is owned and operated by Rabidi N.V. The company is licensed and regulated by the Government of Curacao. That means any bonuses and promotions must comply with the standards introduced and monitored by the regulatory body. Payment systems are managed by a company incorporated in Cyprus which is another indication of a reputable operator.
All new Casinoly players can benefit from a top NZ sportsbetting bonus.
Simply sign up for an account and make a minimum deposit of NZ$40 or more to claim:
This sports sign up offer is subject to the following Terms & Conditions:
This welcome bonus is transparent and the specific rules are achievable within the time frames. It provides a good reason to register with this new operator, make the qualifying deposit and qualifying bet, and meet the wagering requirements in order to withdraw any bonus funds.
Casinoly offers an excellent range of ongoing promotions for existing customers. The value in the offers is excellent, especially as the operation is new and innovative. At the time of writing, current players who have registered from New Zealand are eligible for the following promotions:
Weekly Reload Bonus
The maximum reload bonus is 50% of a player’s first deposit of the week. The minimum deposit is NZ$40 and the maximum bonus is NZ$1000.
Players must have settled bets for the value of the bonus at odds of at least 1.50. The bonus must be wagered 8 times within 30 days at odds of 2.0 and over for singles and 1.50 or bigger for any selection in a multiple bet.
Each week a player will receive 10% of any losses during the qualifying week. The cashback ranges from NZ$40 to NZ$1000 and any credited amount must be wagered three times.
Customers must contact Casinoly to request the cashback which is adjusted for any bonus credits, withdrawals and the current balance at the end of the week.
Accas with three selections or more at odds of 1.80 or bigger will qualify for a 10% boost to any winning bets. The bets must be placed with real cash and any multi solaced using bonus funds will not qualify the boost. The bonus can be claimed by contacting the customer support department once the bet has been settled.
There could be additional NZ free bets at some stage which will complement the fine range of promotions for new and existing customers.
Customers residing in New Zealand can enjoy the benefits of a first-class sports betting experience. The menu structure, banners and search boxes make for easy navigation. All the major functions can be processed without any speed issues.
There is a mobile version of the website that can be accessed using Android and iOS devices. The browser-based mobile service replicates the website in terms of account management and sports betting. It is well-designed and easy to navigate.
At the time of the review, Casinoly had not introduced downloadable apps for Android and iOS devices. However, as this is a new operator, there could be dedicated apps in development. We would expect the Apple Store to feature the iOS version and installing the apk file will be a requirement for any Android release. In any case, the apps should be good mobile products.
Despite the lack of apps, Casinoly is a mobile-friendly sports betting and casino product. You can install the mobile version as long as the browser is correctly optimised. There are no mobile-specific promotions. That is not a major negative as mobile users can claim the standard sports or casino welcome bonus and take advantage of the range of loyalty promotions.
Whether you are betting with Casinoly on your desktop or mobile device, there are no issues with ease of use, speed and navigation. Clearly, both formats have been well-designed to provide an outstanding service. Navigation means you can locate a sport, league or game and place bets in pre-match, live and ante-post markets with no significant delay.
Customers with Casinoly in New Zealand can deposit funds using the following NZ payment methods and providers:
The minimum and maximum deposit limits range from NZ$20 to NZ$4,000, depending on the method and provider. Deposits are immediate and free of charge so having made a deposit you have access to your betting funds with no delay.
Withdrawals can be made using the same methods. There are no fees and processing is immediate but could be subject to delays that depend on the provider. The limits are similar which means you can withdraw a maximum of NZ$4000 using cards and McFinity but NZ$1,000 using the other options and companies offering the service.
We took a small sample for the football match result betting market, also known as the 1x2 (Home Win. Draw, Away Win). There is decent value in this betting which compares favourably with odds from other New Zealand-facing operators. Odds boosts could appear at some stage.
Customers in New Zealand can bet on about 30 sports of which the following offer the most betting markets:
The site features other popular global sports such as golf, boxing, Formula 1 and snooker. However, one of the key benefits of the site is the selection of niche sports, such as:
In addition to the regular sports, customers can also place wagers on Virtuals, Esports, TV and Entertainment, Awards and Politics.
‘SPORTS’ is an option on the main menu on the Casinoly homepage. The Top Leagues list the main betting events of the day, which are generally football fixtures in the major domestic leagues in Europe and US sports at football betting sites.
There is a search facility in which you enter a Team or Championship to locate an event. The betting sports appear in two lists: the most popular and then in alphabetical order. The in-play games appear under the headings of Live Now, Highlights and Upcoming.
There is a dedicated section for horse racing, which offers thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing betting. Customers can bet on race meetings from New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, Australia and other minor racing countries such as Italy and Sweden.
The betting markets include win and each way, which pays out on up to the first three places, depending on the number of runners. The results appear with very little delay after the end of each race in this section of the betting site.
The football menu initially shows matches from international and continental competitions. The main domestic leagues in Europe are then displayed. The other football betting nations are then listed in alphabetical order. In total the football product includes over 200 leagues and competitions from about 50 countries.
The football Jackpot game offers a decent prize for a small stake. You are asked to predict the match result from 10 matches from the major European leagues. The Jackpot prize is shared if there are multiple winners.
At the time of the review, there is no Cash Out option but this could be introduced at some stage. The Betslip becomes active when you select odds from a market. The default stake is NZ$10 but this can be changed. As you add more selections you can choose from single, multiple or system bets. On entering the stake, the potential returns appear and then you click ‘PLACE BET’.
The NZ live betting platform offers live games on the most popular betting sports, including football, tennis and basketball. Betting is suspended after a key event, such as a goal in football. Casinoly shows the latest odds after a short delay.
Casinoly offers a live streaming service on minor matches in several sports, including football, tennis and table tennis and Esports. Customers click on an icon at the top of the event to access the service.
There is no requirement to login or place a bet to gain access to the live streamed events. In the absence of live streaming, the Virtual field shows a visualisation of the progress of play.
Here is a step-by-step guide to creating an account with this operator:
At the registration stage, there is no requirement to provide ID documents. However, some form of identification is requested when you make the first withdrawal. This is now a basic requirement of licensed operators. It would be a concern if you were not asked to prove your age and identity, by sending photographic ID and a document showing your name and address.
The registration process with Casinoly is straightforward and can be completed in a short space of time. When you also go through the deposit process after creating an account, there is very little delay in beginning the registration process and placing your first bets.
You can contact Casinoly by email, telephone and Live Chat. The service is available 24 hours a day and response times are good. The methods to get in touch are available under the ‘Contact Us’ section that appears on the footer of each page.
In addition to these methods, there is also an FAQ facility that provides the answers to common questions about account management and betting.
There are three Casinoly VIP programs that reward the loyalty of current customers. Pantheon and Jupiter involve collecting points and coins from bets to earn cash rewards. There are four levels in the Pantheon scheme and three tiers to the Jupiter programme. The maximum rewards are about NZ$5,100 and NZ$6,000 respectively for each programme.
There is also a VIP program at five levels which does not require any opt-in. New customers are automatically eligible for the programme and progress is made based on turnover. Benefits increase as you graduate through the levels and include the following:
In keeping with the Roman Empire theme the statuses in increasing order of benefits are called Citizen of Rome, Eques, Patrician, Senator and Emperor. The VIP scheme complements the Pantheon and Jupiter reward packages which all create an excellent portfolio of loyalty incentives.
‘Responsible Gaming’ is one of the options in the ‘Security and Privacy’ section that appears on the footer of each page. The main theme of the advice is to maintain control. There is a detailed questionnaire to establish if a gambling problem exists.
Customers can self-exclude for a specified amount of time. In addition, Casinoly has partnerships with bodies that offer support and advice about excessive gambling. There are also measures in place to prevent underage gambling.
Casinoly is a first rate new player in the New Zealand online sports betting and casino market. There are areas for potential development, such as Cash Out and downloadable apps for iOS and Android devices. The Roman Empire theme features in all the key elements of the desktop and mobile website which is a rare type of branding.
These comments are more observations and not negatives and don’t take anything away from the overall positives. There is a generous raft of promotions for new and existing customers. The comprehensive range of sports, leagues and markets on the regular and live betting platforms cannot be faulted in terms of quantity and variety.
Customers are generously rewarded for their loyalty through the Pantheon, Jupiter and VIP programmes. There are effective measures in place for payments, customer care and responsible gambling. In conclusion, there is every reason to recommend this site for residents of New Zealand.
The minimum withdrawal amount with Casinoly is NZ$20.
Customers located in New Zealand can place bets on about 30 sports and novelty markets for TV and Entertainment, Politics, Esports and Virtuals.
There is no dedicated app but mobile users can access the website on iOS and Android devices
The latest encrypted technology provides a safe and secure betting environment.
Withdrawals are processed immediately by Casinoly but there could be delays depending on the provider.
Casinoly is licensed and regulated by the Curacao Gaming Authority.
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