Casino Mate Review
Casino-Mate is a regulated Australia-friendly online casino optimized for mobile play and featuring over 500 games from Microgaming, Betsoft, Quickspin and Play’n’GO (plus around 5 pokies from the Danish company Spigo). Practice mode is also available to let the players select their preferable games without spending the bankroll. Perhaps the most outstanding aspect about the casino is a big amount of no-wager free spins that accompany welcome bonuses.
Range of games
All the games are displayed on the home page and are grouped under the following categories: Video Slots, TOP 12, New Games, Classic Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Table Games, Video Poker, Jackpot, Other Games and 3D Slots. There is an option to filter the list by provider, in alphabetic order and by popularity. Progressive pokies (20) are shown mixed with other pokies on the list, are tagged with the letter “J” and have a jackpot meter showing the current jackpot value. A variety of titles available at Casino-Mate is very good but what it lacks are live dealer games.
The casino can be visited via a mobile web browser though they provide no details on compatibility with specific operating systems (iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry). The number of HTML5 games is fairly small, with about 20 of them at the moment, but other entertaining content (bonuses, promos, comp points, etc.) is the same as in the desktop version of the casino.
Casino-Mate operates with USD, EUR, CAD and GBP. Players of Australia who choose to deposit Australian dollars will have to convert their local currency into one of the four casino’s currencies. The minimum deposit is $10 while the upper limit is determined by the selected payment method. Withdrawals also have the max limit, and this is $10,000 per week. These figures reflect the general terms and conditions as applied to most gamblers; however VIP members enjoy more flexible payout schemes. Among 8 payment options available at the moment, two are credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) and six are webwallets.
Bonuses and Loyalty program
To start with, a new member receives the 100% first deposit bonus up to $200 upon placing $20 (or greater) into his casino account. After completing the wagering requirement, which is x50 (bonus only) for the welcome package, the player may claim three more deposit bonuses. Further to that, each of the four welcome bonuses comes with 20 free spins on Second Strike, a 5-reel pokie from Quickspin, but free spin winnings per bonus are limited to $200.
As of writing, there are three deposit bonuses that are valid on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each. All of them are based on the same concept of matching the deposited amount, with the maximum of 40% match (Make Money Mondays bonus). A bonus amount needs to be wagered x40 times. On Saturdays, the casino runs the You’ve Got the Power bonus that gives two alternatives of whether to match a deposit or get 25 free spins on Giovanni’s Gems.
Membership in the VIP Club is based on invitation by the casino administration and no exact requirements of how to become member are published on the casino site. There are four factors (Loyalty, Value, Frequency, and Games) that are evaluated for each gambler who applies for membership and these factors are listed and covered at length on the Club Mate page. VIP members are offered exclusive promotions, larger cashouts and other incentives.