PlayOJO Casino Review
PlayOJO is an online casino that makes its manifesto clear – it is a casino for everyone. Whether you’re a high roller or a just for fun player, whether you are in it for the thrill of the big-time wins or just to spin and relax at the end of the day – this PlayOJO casino wants to offer a service that suits all. The reason it stands out from the rest is that it believes in bonus fair play – no tricky terms and conditions, no winnings you can’t claim – just play your game and collect your winnings – “No Wagering, No Bullshit”. In this PlayOJO review, we will look at all areas of the site to see if it does have the appeal that it claims and if it really is as good as it promises.
Bonus Terms & Conditions
- All free spins are subject to no wagering requirements.
- All spins worth $0.10
- Spins valid only for Book of Dead slot
- Free Spins must be used within 24 hours of being issued.
PlayOJO was originally launched in 2017 and made an impact straight away. Just a few months after the launch, the company received the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award from the EGR – which is one of the most reputable award ceremonies in the iGaming industry. What’s more, in 2019 PlayOJO also won awards for Social Responsible Operator of the Year and also the Best Casino Operator of the Year at the Malta iGaming Awards.
The online casino is owned by Maple Marketing and SkillonNet Ltd. It also has a number of sibling casino companies including Lucky Nicki and Slots Magic. As such, it has a lot of experience behind it and will meet exactly the same exacting standards as these other well-established companies. The PlayOJO casino is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority. It also employs state of the art SSL encryption technology to make sure its players are completely secure and protected.
However, it is the lack of wagering requirements on the PlayOJO casino site that is really what makes it stand out from the rest. Every single free spins offer and reward available on the site is free of wagering requirements, which means that whatever you win, you keep. So, although their online casino bonuses might not look as big as others, in the grand scheme of things, they may well be worth more – as you get to keep what you win without having to wager your own real money funds.
Clearly, that’s a huge selling point, but does the rest of the casino measure up? Well, that’s exactly what we are going to be looking at in this PlayOJO review.
Overall, PlayOJO certainly offers up an excellent variety of casino games, with over 3000 top titles on offer – with a whole host of different themes, features and payouts available. You can enjoy thousands of slots, including Megaways games such as What the Fox Megaways and Gonzo’s Quest Megaways and even a huge number of jackpot games such as Mega Fortune, Fishin’ Frenzy, The Goonies, Tiki Treasures Megaways and many more – around 100 in total, although we did miss Microgaming’s Mega Moolah, which was a little disappointing. However, there are plenty of opportunities to win millions.
As is the case with many NZ online casinos, many of the games are geared towards online pokies and slots players, and this is true with PlayOJO – there are not nearly as many card games and table games as there are real money slots. Currently, there are around nine RNG roulette games, just a couple of RNG blackjack tables, around 17 video poker games including Aces and Faces, Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better and more – and that’s about it – which isn’t many considering the size of the casino. There is also a special Bingo area of the site which is new and offers hundreds of fair, online bingo games all day every day, as well as scratch games and Slingo options.
PlayOJO has made it very easy for players to find exactly what they are looking for. On the main menu, players can opt to enter the casino or the bingo section. In the casino area of the site, the games are split into:
- Slots Play
- Roulette Play
- Live Casino
- Card Play
- Daily Jackpot
- Jackpot Play
As well as this, there is an advanced search, so that players can look for a specific game, which comes in handy if you know what you are looking for.
In the Bingo section of the site, they have broken it down into different areas:
- Bingo Rooms
- Slots Play
- Scratch Games
In this area of the site, there is also an advanced search bar to find individual games.
PlayOJO casino game providers
Currently, if you want to try out any of the PlayOJO games, you will need to sign up with the relatively new online casino first.
PlayOJO has a live casino that is passable. It is, by no means, the most in-depth live casino we have ever seen. However, it does offer the basic selection of live games – and games by Evolution Gaming, no less – one of the best live casino providers in the world. It has around 45 games in all, including 12 roulette games, around 23 blackjack games and other games such as poker, baccarat and more. Here are some of their most popular live casino titles to look out for:
- Grand Roulette
- Casino Hold’em
- Immersive Roulette
- Power Blackjack
- Benelux Slingshot
- Dragon Tiger
- Mega Wheel
- Speed Baccarat
- Baccarat Squeeze
- Texas Hold’em
- Three Card Poker
- Caribbean Stud Poker
If you want to play at PlayOJO regularly, then PlayOJO rewards loyalty with its Club OJO. As soon as you join the club, you’ll start moving up the levels and gathering the rewards as you go. With each game you play, the closer to the next level you will get and the more rewards you can expect.
With the PlayOJO club, you can see your progress through the levels on a smile bar – and as you get through the level, the smile gets bigger until you hit the next level and the smile will reset. With each level comes more rewards – including free money back every time you play.
Moreover, after every couple of levels, you will reach a special level that allows you to spin the special PlayOJO Wheel which can reward some very big free spins packages.
If this is something that interests you – and you are a loyal player looking for a casino that rewards loyalty, then head over to our Top VIP Casinos in New Zealand page to find out the best VIP clubs around.
Of course, no good online casino would be without a decent Android and iOS app – and that is true of PlayOJO. Currently, PlayOJO offers an online casino app that you can find in the Google Play Store and also the App Store. It is free to download. However, in order to download the iOS version of the app, your mobile device requires iOS 8.0 or higher.
The app, however, has been perfectly developed and is a state of the art mobile casino experience allowing players mobile gameplay that many other casino operators have trouble matching. Many of the most popular PlayOJO games can be found on the app and you can also access all of the same bonuses and promotions on mobile as desktop.
Downloading the app is easy, free and allows you to play on the go in a matter of seconds.
As it stands, PlayOJO is purely an online casino site and does not offer its players the opportunity to enjoy sports betting markets.
As we were expecting, PlayOJO does accept most of the most popular casino deposit and withdrawal methods in New Zealand including bank cards, eWallets and more. With all of your payment methods, the minimum deposit at the casino is NZ$10 and all deposits are instant.
We were a little unhappy with the deposit fees attached by PlayOJO, which is not only irregular but also very unwelcome. They have attached a 2.5% deposit fee to bank cards, ecoPayz has a deposit fee of 3.5% and Paysafecard is a hefty 5%. This needs to be taken into account when depositing on the site.
The current deposit methods include:
The PlayOJO casino offers all the same withdrawal methods as it does deposit – apart from Paysafecard. Surprisingly, there are no fees for withdrawals, which is a relief, particularly after the addition of deposit fees. Minimum withdrawals are NZ$10 and there are no maximum withdrawals.
The time it takes for withdrawals very much depends on which withdrawal method you use. Bank cards take between 2-6 working days, eWallets which facilitate fast payouts at casinos – such as PayPal, Neteller and Skrill – are usually processed within 24 hours and Wire transfer can also take between 2-6 working days.
The PlayOJO casino customer support department isn’t available 24 hours, but it is contactable for players all around the world, including New Zealand, between 06:00 and 00:00 GMT (between 18:00 and 12:00 NZST) every day of the year – including bank holidays and weekends.
Players can opt to contact the support team via live chat (which is the fastest method), there is a phone number available (+1 647 724 4691) and also email – [email protected] Email can take a little longer and may be answered in around a day.
In addition, there is also an FAQ Help section where players can look up frequently asked questions such as registration, deposits, withdrawals, bonuses etc.
- Founded in 2017
- PlayOJO is regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and is operated by SkillOnNet Ltd, Office 1/5297 Level G, Quantum House, 75, Abate Rigord Street, Ta’ Xbiex, XBX 1120, Malta, under the gaming license issued by the Malta Gaming Authority (license number MGA/CRP/171/2009/01) issued on 1 August 2018.