Spin Palace: Online Australian Casino Review
We would call this the “conservative” approach to web design. Stately, classic, effective and just a little bit boring.
Try as we might, we couldn’t spot the difference.
Running since the heady days of 2001, this casino was being played even before George Dubya took America back to war with Iraq; before he declared victory in Iraq; and before he was replaced by a black man. That’s how old this is. And why that is of importance of course kiddies, is that it has withstood the test of time. To maintain a consistent track record of good reviews over the course of nearly two decades means that they’re here to stay; and in a much more thrilling way than Madonna.
This was one of the less elderly-looking pictures. (Note: don’t google image search for “old madonna”.)
While Madonna might offer you AU$1000 to play with her these days, we wouldn’t bank on it. SpinPalace, on the other hand, will throw a thousand bucks your way when you sign up to play any one of their 450+ Microgaming offerings.
Bonuses & Promotions
If the AU$1000 Welcome Bonus was that easy, we wouldn’t be here right now writing this. We would be busy setting up dozens of fake email accounts and configuring VPN servers to try and make the most from their generosity. Alas, we are still here. The welcome bonus (or the “golden hello handshake” as their writer puts it) is designed for the loyal punter who keeps coming back. Like most bonuses of this size, it is split up into 3 parts:
- They will match you 100% on your first deposit up to AU$250
- 25% matched up goodness when you deposit a second time, up to AU$300
- 50% match-up on your third deposit, up to AU$450.
So deposits totalling up to AU$2350 will receive the AU$1000 bonus, upping your initial bankroll to a healthy and robust AU$3350. Playthrough requirements are 50x though not all the games pay back the same. Most of the online pokies give back 100%; Roulette, Blackjack and Video Poker pay back a mere 8% and if you’re a fan of Baccarat or Craps then you’re crap out of luck with a not-so-enticing zero-percent return. All up, however, this is a pretty good welcoming handshake.
The Loyalty Club
How loyal are you? Would you join a club for loyalists? Would you kill your own brother if he were to divulge our club’s secrets? Great, because Spin Palace has such a club but possibly better since it doesn’t involve murdering family members but does involve the potential to make stacks of cash.
“Godfather, you know that thing you told me never to divulge? Well…”
Once you become a member of the Loyalty Club you will find a heavy weight lifted from your shoulders and your true calling beckoning you thither. Loyalty carries responsibility and you will be responsible for playing as many games as possible, for each time you place a wager you will be earning loyalty points. These points can be transformed alchemically into casino credits. The more you are loyal with Spin Palace then the more rewards you get. There are six tiers in the loyalty scheme of things and the higher you go the more rewards you get – from between 10-60% more. So be responsible, be regular and be astounded by the amount of good fortune that awaits those who are eager and loyal.
Very Important Person Status
What’s better than being rewarded for loyalty? It’s being given an honorific title that describes the mountain of absolute importance which is you. Unfortunately, Mountain of Absolute Importance doesn’t acronymize too well, but when you reach a certain echelon of awesomeness within the kingdom of Spin Palace, you will then be designated a “Very Important Person”.
Besides from bragging rights, this status gives you membership to an exclusive club of high-flying, wealthy and smiley people such as these:
Such importantly handsome people walk on nothing less than red carpets, and that is the treatment you will receive upon admission. To apply for the huge privilege of being a VIP member, which include elite tournaments and massive cash prizes, one must have earned at least 150,000 Loyalty Points and deposited a minimum of 10,000 Euros. Join now to start your journey towards this highly coveted status upgrade!
Software & Games
Being one of the very first online casinos, you would expect that this casino has it all; and it does. It has everything from Scratch Cards and Craps to Video Poker, Blackjack and, of course, the many, dazzling slots. Microgaming is its backbone with current favourites including Game of Thrones, Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword, Hitman, Hellboy and Thunderstruck II. Spin Palace has a 97% payout rate which is a number of exceedingly royal proportions giving you a high chance of walking away almost as rich as a royal. They are paying out a Buckingham-Palace-sized amount of 5 million dollars every single day – some action you truly want to get in on.
Newly released and sure to be a hit, Spin Palace now offers a “Live Casino” where you can watch real live casino maidens spin your wheel or deal your cards and we will always say yes to real life maidens over pixelated ones.
One of the downfalls we think is that to truly get the best out the system you have to download the casino’s software and games to play. There is a Flash based version of the casino but the games are nowhere near as easily accessible as some of the other places we’ve used. Not a huge gripe but with the ease of simply allowing them to be played directly from a website these days, it is a little bit of an annoyance.
There. We just saved you 5 minutes.
It goes without saying but there are two things here to take immediate notice of: this casino, as already stated, is old– hence, trusted, and it is also licensed by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta. Additionally, it has been certified as safe and fair by the independent agency eCOGRA who do a bunch of security tests before awarding its approval. So you have nothing to fear dear Aussie pundits. Your money is safe here.
Spin Palace has 24/7 support and it easily identifiable at the top of the website indicated by the clichéd stock photo of a chick with a headset on which you can see in the above image. Click on her and a live chat window opens where you can get your problem sorted straight away. Alternatively, there is a handy phone number and email address at the bottom of the page.
Nothing beats dependability. Go here if you believe in the mantra of Volvo: “For life”, as you might not need to go to any other casino for the rest of your life once you get comfortable with Spin Palace.
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Company Details: The Palace Group Casinos
Casino License: Malta Gaming Authority
Date of Review: 11 May 2016
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