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Nedplay Casino Verdict
Nedplay Casino is fair, fun, extremely reputable, and packed with a vast collection of Microgaming slots and casino games. However, there are several factors which make it seem inferior to its sister site, 32Red Casino, such as the basic loyalty scheme, and the lack of promotions and live dealer games.
Design & Usability
Although Nedplay Casino makes use of 32Red’s trademark red and white brand colours, it looks different to its sister site, 32Red Casino, thanks to the addition of a grey and black background. The homepage is very neatly designed, with options to download or play at the instant casino via the top and middle section, and a banner that gives detailed information about the welcome bonus.
If you choose “Instant”, you’ll have to wait a few seconds for the casino to load, after which, you’ll be prompted to sign in and pick whether to play in Real Money or Practice Play mode.
The lobby is nice and easy to use. You simply click a section that interests you such as “Multi-Player & Tournaments”, “Blackjack” or “Classic Slots” and use the forward and back arrows to move through the pages of options. To find out more about a particular game, simply hover your mouse over any of the thumbnails.
Software & Gameplay
We don’t have a bad word to say about the Microgaming software as it’s very user-friendly and reliable. There are over 500 games to choose from, and an overview is provided for each one, as well as a “Jackpot Thermometer” which tells you when the top jackpot was last won. With the instant-play casino, quick-launch buttons are provided at the bottom of the screen that let you visit various sections of Nedplay Casino such as My Account, Bank, Help, My Promotions and News.
Safety & Security
The casino is regulated and licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. Security certificates provide encryption to protect financial transactions, and the eCOGRA logo indicates that the site is both safe and fair.
Payments & Withdrawals
You can use any of the following payment methods: MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro, Paypal, Neteller, Skrill, Entropay, EcoPayz, Paysafecard, Ukash, and Wire Transfer. Withdrawal requests remain pending for hours before they are processed on the next available working day. You can deposit and withdraw amounts of £20 or more per transaction.
The support team are on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with any queries. Before you speak to them, it’s worth visiting the online Help Centre which contains a searchable database of common issues and questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you have the option to get in touch via email, instant chat, or telephone.
Bonuses & Promotions
Nedplay Casino offers its newest members a 100% welcome bonus worth up to £100. However, if you’d like to claim it, you’ll need to make a hefty first deposit of £50 – ouch! The welcome bonus also requires you to play through your bonus forty times with a bet size of no more than £6.25 before you can withdraw your winnings.
Existing members can also enjoy a 100% monthly deposit bonus of up to £25. Deposit bonuses come with 30x wagering requirements, and it’s worth being aware that not all games contribute towards the wagering requirements equally.
The only other regular promotion is the $250 Avalon free-roll which you can only enter via the download casino. The free-roll runs daily and offers cash prizes to the top ten players on the leaderboard.
While the inclusion of daily free-rolls is excellent, we would like to see more promotions and events running.
Strangely, Nedplay Casino makes no reference to its mobile site, which can be accessed via your mobile phone or tablet’s web browser. It would be good if this were rectified, and we’d also like to see an iOS and Android app.
Variety & Originality
The variety of games is extremely good, although it’s a shame that only Microgaming is represented. There are more than 320 slots, 15 jackpot slots, 24 video poker games, 30 blackjack games, and 20 table games to choose from, as well as multi-player versions of Avalon, Mermaid’s Millions, and Roulette. Sadly, Nedplay Casino does not offer any live dealer games at present, and we were unable to find any exclusive games.
Loyalty & Rewards
Nedplay Casino gives you loyalty points every time you play qualifying games. For example, every £10 that you spend on slots gives you one loyalty point. You can exchange 1,000 Nedpoints for £10 of bonus chips, and bonus chips must be wagered thirty times before cashing-out. There does not appear to be a VIP programme with different tiers and additional benefits, which we find rather disappointing.