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Sky City Casino – Versus Battle

Sky Tower home of Sky City in Auckland. Copyright Hayes Photography
Sky Tower home of Sky City in Auckland

Sky City Casino is obviously a massive name in land-based casinos in New Zealand, but they have also launched a fairly new online casino site powered by Maltese company MT Secure Trade. Featuring an outstanding range of games, this relative newcomer seems to have it where it counts. But how does it measure up against more established operators? To answer this question, we’ll be pitting Sky City against a pair of top NZ online casinos: Jackpot City and Black Spins. Our areas of evaluation will be promotions, game collection and customer support. So let’s go.

Promotional Variety

Sky City

Sky City features a 100% welcome bonus of up to $100 with 70 free spins. These are subject to competitive wagering rules of 35x. Accompanying this sign up offer is a daily pokies tournament offering players the chance to win $30,000.

Jackpot City

Jackpot City offers a 100% match of $1600 for a new player’s first four deposits. Unfortunately the bonus must be played through 70 times. Uh, and that’s about it in terms of promotions.

Black Spins

The online casino with a silver-fern theme operates a sign up bonus that pledges a 100% match of up to $400 as well as 150 spins on Starburst. Acceptable wagering rules of 30x are in place.

The Winner

We’ll go with Black Spins here. While its bonus match doesn’t appear to be as generous as Jackpot City’s upon first glance, but the first deposit bonus is identical, and of course you do get those free spins on Starburst slot from NetEnt.

Game Collection

Sky City

Sky City boasts an expansive portfolio of more than 2000 games. These are complemented by an outstanding live dealer platform that’s powered by Evolution.

Jackpot City

Jackpot City has a smaller range of casino games of around 480. But they’re from one of the most respected developers in the industry, Microgaming. Its live dealer section is also provided by Evolution.

Black Spins

Black Spins weighs in with 500 online pokies and table games including many of the latest titles. Although not as expansive as Sky City, its live dealer offering is powered by Evolution and Netent.

The Winner

It’s Sky City for the simple fact that it can offer more games. We’ll place Black Spins second over Jackpot City, mainly because they provide live dealer titles from both Evolution and Netent.

Customer Support

Sky City

Sky City includes a reasonably detailed FAQ section covering the usual issues relating to accounts, registration and so on. Live chat is available too.

Jackpot City

As well as a solid FAQ section, players have access to live chat. An email address has also made available. However, a helpline has not been included.

Black Spins

A decent FAQ section is in place that covers potential problems relating to accounts, registrations promotions and so forth. This is accompanied by an email address, a telephone helpline and live chat.

The Winner

We’re going to have to go with Black Spins here – querying gamers simply have more options when it comes to getting in touch.

Overall Winner

So what about the overall winner? Well, we’d suggest that Black Spins just shades it over Sky City. While it can’t match the kind of game variety found on Sky City’s pages, customer support and a competitive sign up bonus make it hard to beat.