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Spela Casino Verdict
All-in-all, Spela is another excellent online casino from the team at Genesis Global Ltd. Although it could do with more clarity about how the VIP scheme works, the things that the casino gets right are particularly good. For example, there’s the strong library of games, the dual bonus/free spins welcome package, the chance to claim free spins and bonuses every week, and exceptionally fast payouts.
Design & Usability
Like its sister sites, Spela is what we like to call “well-dressed”. It uses aqua blues and marine greens set against a black background, and its brand logo is a forward arrow featuring a spade from a pack of playing cards.
The welcome offer instantly gets your attention as it sits in pride of place at the top of the homepage against images of characters from popular slots. You can sign up either by clicking the “Play now” button beneath the welcome offer or the “Sign Up” button in the top right corner.
The menu is accessed by clicking the hamburger menu (N.B., the three horizontal white bars) at the top-left of the page. The search bar is also located on the top bar and lets you search for your favourite games.
At the very bottom of the page, the payment methods are listed above links to Spela’s social media pages and information about licensing and regulation.
Software & Gameplay
The operator’s own software is used to power Spela, and as Genesis Global casinos have an excellent reputation for giving players a high-quality playing experience, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.
We love that there are so many games from different software providers to choose from and you also get the option to try games out for fun before deciding whether you wish to play them for real.
Safety & Security
Spela Casino is regulated and licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, and the UK Gambling Commission. The operator also takes security very seriously, and hence, the latest SSL technology and a range of PCI-compliant payment methods are in place to protect your data.
Payments & Withdrawals
Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Paypal, Neteller, Skrill, Giropay, Paysafecard, Boku, Euteller, ecoPayz, Entropay, Trustly, Interac Online, EnterCash, iDebit, Instadebit, EasyEFT, and Sofort are available to use at Spela.
The deposit and withdrawal limit is £10 and all withdrawals requests are processed immediately.
There are three ways to contact the support team at Spela – email, phone or live chat – although we were unable to find the team’s opening hours.
You may be able to solve your own issue by consulting the FAQ, and there’s also a password reset section within the “Contact Us” area.
Bonuses & Promotions
A generous welcome package awaits newcomers at Spela Casino. So, when you make your first deposit of at least £10, don’t forget that you have the option to claim a 100% bonus worth up to £100 plus 100 free spins to use on Starburst.
There are two other ongoing promotions that you can take advantage of at Spela. Friday Feeling offers you a 25% bonus of up to £100 every Friday when you top up your account from Monday to Thursday with £50 or more. Monday Blues lets you claim free spins on Tuesdays when you deposit and play through at least £10 from Friday to Monday.
Terms and Conditions: 18+ Full T&C's Apply. New players Only. £10 min deposit. £5 max bet using bonus. 40 x wagering applies. Bonus valid for 14 days. 20 Spins on Starburst games will be credited instantly + then 20 per day for 4 days. Free Spins valid for 72 hours from credit. Max Free Spins winnings £100. Skrill + Neteller excluded. Always refer to Bonus Terms – www.begambleaware.org
Spela Casino doesn’t have iOS or Android apps for mobile devices, but you can still enjoy a choice of over 600 games by signing up or logging in to your account via your mobile web browser.
The mobile casino is a joy to use as it’s very responsive and simple to navigate.
Variety & Originality
Spela is home to more than 1,300 games, including titles from Play’n GO, Yggdrasil, Microgaming, and NetEnt.
The lobby is divided into three separate tabs for Slots and Jackpots, Live Dealer, and Casino Games.
Within the Slots and Jackpots tab, you’ll find games such as Gonzo’s Quest, Vikings Go Berzerk, Fire Joker, Immortal Romance, The Wild Chase, Hall of Gods, and Mega Fortune.
Live dealer games iclude Dream Catcher, Lightning Roulette, Baccarat Controlled Squeeze, and Infinite Blackjack to Speed Roulette, Football Studio, Three Card Poker, and Texas Hold’em.
In addition, there are casino games like Multi-Hand Vegas Downtown Blackjack, Advanced Roulette, European Blackjack Re-Deal Gold, and Aces & Eights Poker.
Loyalty & Rewards
Spela’s VIP programme is very vague as the VIP page only advertises the range of benefits a VIP player would receive, and not how you can become a member of the scheme and how many levels there are.
That said, the perks look very attractive and they include personalised birthday presents, exclusive promotions, dedicated account managers, exclusive bonuses, a personal withdrawal service, VIP monthly prize draws, holiday packages, and exclusive VIP events.