Bonuses and Promotions
Signing up for a new real money account at NetBet earns you a no deposit free spins bonus and a deposit match bonus, along with the chance to take part in a draw to win a further 500 free spins.
Simply registering for a new account gives you 25 no deposit free spins on one of four great online slots: Starburst, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cosmic Fortune or Tornado Farm Escape. To claim your free spins, all you have to do is enter the casino bonus code “NETBET” when you sign up and your free spins will be available within 24 hours.
Any winnings from your free spins (up to £250 – a greater amount than is usually the case) are automatically credited to your bonus account for you to continue playing with, and can be cashed out once the 40x wagering requirement applied to this sum is met (the 25 free spin offer is not available if you sign up for your new account in the mobile casino).
In addition to free spins, when you make your first deposit into your new account you also receive a 100% match bonus (up to £200), which effectively doubles your bankroll. When you set up your account and make your first deposit, go to the Bonus section and click on Bonus Available to trigger your introductory bonus.
However, it’s important to note that first deposits made using Skrill or Neteller do not qualify for the signup bonus (although they can be used for subsequent deposits). Also, the bonus amount is non-cashable i.e., winnings made from your free bonus can be cashed out (once you meet the wagering requirement), but the bonus sum you received can’t.
The wagering requirement attached to the Welcome Bonus is 30x, which is amongst the very lowest available anywhere today. However, it is important for slots players to note that while the majority of slots contribute to the playthrough 1:1, there are some slots (and other games) that make a lower contribution:
- 100% – online slots, except for:
- 80% – Cash Wizard, Illusions, Moon Goddess, Super Fast Hot Hot, all NetEnt slots (except those listed below)
- 75% – Blood Suckers, Reel Steal, Zombies
- 70% – Wild Rockets
- 60% – Jack Hammer, Jack Hammer 2, Wild Water
- 50% – Frankenstein
- 25% – Arabian Nights, Bonus Kenny, Fishy Fortune, Geisha Wonders, Gold Rush, Mega Joker, Super Lucky Frog, Tiki Wonders
- 20% – Lucky 8 Line, Magic Love, Pirates Gold, Simsalabin
- 10% – Hall of Gods
- 3% – Super Nudge 6000
- 10% – video poker (except for NetEnt video poker = 1%)
- 0% – blackjack, baccarat, poker, punto banco
The third part of the Welcome Bonus for new players is the chance to take part in the 5000 Free Spins Giveaway. Once you make your first deposit into your account, you’re automatically entered into a prize draw (drawn on the first Wednesday after you sign up) where the first prize is 500 free spins on one of four slots: Aloha! Cluster Pays, Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest or Twin Spin. The second prize is 250x free spins, with prizes being awarded right down to the five-hundredth player in the draw, who collects 5x free spins. Any winnings from your free spins (up to £250) are credited to your bonus account to keep playing with (subject to a 40x playthrough).
Overall, while there are some drawbacks to this signup offer, there is nevertheless a lot to recommend it. Most players should be able to unlock the full bonus amount. The 25 no deposit free spins are a good addition, as is the automatic entry into the free draw for even more free spins. While the wagering requirement is amongst the lowest around at 30x, this is somewhat offset by the fact that not all slots – in particular, NetEnt slots –contribute to the playthrough 100%. The fact that first deposits made using Skrill or Neteller don’t qualify for the Welcome Bonus is also a negative.
Other bonuses and promotions
There is a regular programme of promotions and special events at NetBet that offer good rewards and prizes.
For instance, in the Game of the Week promotion, any bet of £1 on that week’s highlighted game puts your name into a draw to win £100. There are also daily promotions running all the time, like Cashback Monday Roulette, Tuesday Mystery Game, Thursday Live Cashdrop, Happy Hour Friday and Saturday Mobile Spins.
These are in addition to the weekly free slots tournament held each Wednesday, which carries a first prize of £250.
Games and Software
NetBet offers games from a large number of different software developers and game providers. There are more than 200 slots to choose from and, although there are some casinos with a larger number of slots games, you’d be hard pushed to find a site that offers players more variety. When you’re trying to find a favourite game, they are categorised both by type and by provider as well.
The selection of slots includes games from Ainsworth, Amaya, Aristocrat, Bally, Barcrest, Betrader, Cadillac Jack, High 5, Incredible Technologies, Isoftbet, Leander, Lightning Box, Novomatic, Playson, Quickspin, Shuffle Master. These are in addition to slots from the biggest names in the industry:
- Microgaming – the slots on offer include well-known favourites such as: Ariana, Agent Jane Blonde, Avalon 2, Bikini Party, Game of Thrones (ways to win), Gold Factory, Immortal Romance, Hitman, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, So Much Sushi; as well as new releases like Pretty Kitty, Reel Spinner, Suntide, Win Sum Dim Sum
- NetEnt – Aliens, Attraction, Dazzle Me, Egg-O-Matic, Flowers, Jack and the Beanstalk, Guns N’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix
- IGT – Family Guy, Day of the Dead, 100 Pandas, Balloonies, Cleopatra, Double Diamond, Ghostbusters, Transformers
- NextGen – Easy Slider, Fortunes of the Amazons, Foxin’ Wins Again, Merlin’s Millions
In addition, there are 20 different progressive jackpot slots to choose from: Mega Moolah, Major Millions (Microgaming); Cosmic Fortune (NetEnt); Isle of Plenty Mega Jackpot, Cleopatra Mega Jackpot, Siberian Storm Mega Jackpot (IGT); Bewitched, Super Lady Luck, Super Fast Hot Hot, Mona Lisa Jewels, Super Multitimes Progressive, Kobushi, Absolute Super Reels, Jackpot Rango, Diamond Wild, Ultimate Super Reels, Basic Instinct, Rambo (iSoftBet); Jackpot Jester 50,000 (NextGen)
Table game players will also find essential casino games like:
- blackjack (including multi-hand, single deck, Atlantic City and classic)
- roulette (European, French, American)
- baccarat (including high limit)
- Casino Hold’em and Casino War
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- punto banco
NetBet also has a separate Live Casino site, where games are streamed and dealt by real dealers, and where you can play roulette (including immersive roulette by Evolution Gaming), blackjack, baccarat, Casino Hold’em, three-card poker and Caribbean stud poker.
As well as the main casino site, NetBet also has sports book, in-play betting and poker sites, in addition to their new Vegas site.
New players registering for an account in the mobile casino receive a 100% match on a first deposit (up to £200), as well as automatic entry into the 5000 Free Spins Weekly Mobile Giveaway. Like the promotion at the main site, this competition gives players entry into a draw where the winner receives 500 free spins on a specified slot.
To access games in the mobile casino, either scan the QR code on the Mobile page on the main site and you will instantly be redirected, or go to the site directly in the browser of your smartphone or tablet. There is no need to download an app, as all games are available in mobile-optimised versions that can be played in the browser of any Java-enabled mobile device, including iOS, Android and Windows operating systems.
The selection of mobile slots (including progressive jackpots) is extensive and is probably one of the largest available, and features slots games across all categories and by all the providers featured on the main site. The mobile casino is easy to navigate, with games usefully organised to make finding your favourites simple.
- telephone support: 020 3608 6024 (available Mon – Fri 08:00am to 11:00pm; Sat – Sun 08:00am to 10:00pm GMT)
- live chat available Mon – Fri 08:00am to 11:00pm; Sat – Sun 08:00am to 10:00pm GMT
- email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- useful game guides available for all games on the site
- extensive FAQ pages
There are a variety of banking and payment methods available for UK players. These are:
- Skrill and Neteller e-wallets (although if used for an initial deposit, these methods don’t qualify for the Welcome Bonus)
- pre-paid PaySafe Card
- direct bank transfer
- Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards
It also possible to use eCard, NetBet’s own free payment card that enables you to make deposits via direct bank transfer rather than using a bank card or e-wallet.
Withdrawals are made using the same method as were used to make deposits, but where this isn’t possible players will receive a bank cheque instead. However, withdrawal processing times are not especially fast when compared to other UK sites: Skrill, Neteller and WebMoney withdrawals take between 2–4 working days; Visa and MasterCard withdrawals take between 4-8 working days; and bank transfers take between 4-12 working days.
All financial transactions at NetBet are carried out through Websecurity Transactions using sophisticated coding technology (md5RSA/sha1 encoded at 1024 bits) to ensure the highest levels of security.
NetBet is a site that stands out for the sheer variety of gaming experiences it offers. While the range of slots on offer is not the largest you’ll find, the variety certainly is impressive and makes this a casino for true slots aficionados. The Welcome Bonus should be accessible to most players and is enhanced by the addition of a no deposit bonus and the chance to win further free spins. While the wagering requirement is lower than most other comparable sites, the fact that all slots don’t contribute to the playthrough at the same rate is a little confusing, although most players should have no difficulty in clearing the bonus.