Casino Calzone Review:
Casino Calzone, one of the newest casinos on IGC’s MT SecureTrade platform, was launched early 2017 by a team of Swedes with a long history in the industry. It is a uniquely themed online casino with a nice relaxed and stylish design. The offering is strong with a great looking site that is undeniably easy to navigate and offers new and existing players great bonuses and ongoing promotions as well as a wide variety of the latest slots and table games.
The pizza-themed site, with its cartoon pizza chef character Cal at its centre, may seem playful at first but digging a little deeper one finds an online casino that has strength in depth and in breadth and hits most of the notes that players, seasoned and occasional alike, look for in a new casino.
Loyalty Programme / Gamification
Holy Calzone, Casino Calzone’s stand-out gamified loyalty programme, is somewhat unique in the market in that it remains relevant to players across a wider spectrum than many other loyalty programmes at other online casinos. In common with other casinos you collect points – in this case Cal’s Cash – when you play slots with which you progress upwards in the loyalty scheme but you can also use your Cal’s Cash to buy spin tokens on one of three Holy Calzone wheels where you are guaranteed to win freespins and can even win a cash jackpot. The three Holy Calzone wheels (regular, silver and gold) cost different amounts of Cal’s Cash to spin but with potential for greater rewards on the silver and gold wheels through higher freespin values and higher jackpot payouts.
Site Navigation and Mobile Casino
The site is super intuitive to navigate while being extremely responsive. The layout of the site is deceptively simple with few buttons and menus to distract but all key information is easily reached within a click or two.
The game search tool allows searching by provider as well as various slot categories. The in-game search tool on desktop is a nice touch and allows for quick and easy game search without interrupting current game play.
The mobile casino implementation of Casino Calzone is equally very slick and is compatible with all modern and up to date mobile operating systems. The game selection on site appears to have been made with mobile in mind with the vast majority of the games available on desktop also being available on mobile avoiding having too many “mobile blackspots” on the game front.
Bonuses & Promotions:
Casino Calzone offers a strong suite of bonuses and promotions for new and existing players alike with the Holy Calzone loyalty programme at the heart of many of the offers and promotions.
Cal’s Big Welcome Bonus Package
The attractive welcome bonus package for new players consists of up to €450 real money as well as up to 150000 Cal’s Cash and is broken down as below:
Deposit €10–99: 20,000 Cal’s Cash plus 100% match bonus up to €100
Deposit €100 : 50,000 Cal’s Cash plus 100% match bonus up to €100
Deposit €10–99: 20,000 Cals Cash plus 50% match bonus up to €150
Deposit €100 : 50,000 Cals Cash plus 50% match bonus up to €150
Deposit €10–99: 20,000 Cals Cash plus 50% match bonus up to €200
Deposit €100 : 50,000 Cals Cash plus 50% match bonus up to €200
The minimum deposit required to claim the deposit bonuses that make up the welcome package is €10 for each of the three deposits and a wagering requirement of 45x the bonus amount which must be cleared before any withdrawals can be made. Any winnings from freespins won through Holy Calzone must be wagered 35x before a withdrawal can be requested.
Maximum win and withdrawal from bonus or freespin play is €5000
Cal’s Cash delivery
If you’ve had a cold slot session during the weekend Casino Calzone will help you out as all players will receive up to 5% cash back up to a maximum of €1000 on any losses on slots during weekend play!
Earn Cal’s Cash for every spin you play on slots which you use on the Holy Calzone wheels to win guaranteed freespin rewards. You can choose your own strategy with your Cal’s Cash, save them up to buy more valuable Silver or Gold Holy Calzone wheel spins or even to take advantage of the “bulk buy” offers or you can use them on Regular Holy Calzone wheel spins if you prefer to get instant gratification.
Reload bonuses, Cal’s Cash promotions and freespins offers also make regular appearances to existing players ensuring that not only new players are well looked after.
Games & Software:
All the usual suspects are there in terms of solid game providers. NetEnt, Microgaming, Yggdrasil, NYX Gaming, PlaynGo, Merkur and Quickspin to name a few. In total there are more than 500 games from 8 game providers meaning the casino is filled with the latest and best slots as well as solid and reputable classic slots, table games and video slots. Mega Fortune, Starburst, Dead or Alive, Joker 8000, Book of Dead, Gonzo’s Quest, Sunset Delight, Fruit Warp, Divine Fortune and Knight’s Life to name a few.
You are sure to find your favourite slot for desktop, mobile and tablet. On top of this a selection of live casino games are available as well from Netent Live’s offering.
So, lets play and win huge jackpots every day!
Payments, Safety & Security:
In terms of payment providers and banking all the major options are there. This includes Trustly, Visa, MasterCard, Zimpler, Skrill, Neteller andPaySafeCard. Deposit processing is instant and withdrawals are super fast and speedy as long as you have completed any KYC and your account is fully verified. Once verified, expect your money in your account in less than 24 hours for e-wallets and instant payment methods, often much much faster than that.
Currencies supported are EUR, GBP, SEK and NOK.
- Minimum deposit amount is €10 and maximum deposit amount per deposit is €5000.
- Minimum withdrawal amount is €20 and maximum withdrawal amount per withdrawal is €5000.
Credit card transactions do incur a fee for deposits and withdrawals but e-wallets do not.
Casino Calzone has a maximum weekly withdrawal limit of €10000.
As to licensing jurisdiction Casino Calzone is licensed in by the MGA and UKGC giving players the best protection possible.
Casino Calzone uses SSL data encryption algorithms to ensure that player data is kept secure and also keeps all player deposited funds in a segregated bank account for the best possible protection of player funds.
24/7 live chat support is available in English, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian and the customer service agents are very responsive and knowledgeable and are generally able to resolve most queries on first contact without deferring to managers
Email support is available on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Easy to navigate and responsive site
- Great mobile casino implementation
- Unique loyalty programme in Holy Calzone
- Attractive welcome bonus offer
- No phone support
- Wagering requirements can always be lower
Overall this is a great new casino with strong foundations underpinning the playful theme. A strong selection of slots and table games from the top game providers packaged into a site that works as well on mobile as it does on desktop is nice to see. Integrating its innovative Holy Calzone loyalty programme as an integral part of the attractive welcome bonus package is a big positive as it shows that its loyalty programme is a core part of the player offering and not just an afterthought.
As the brand and operation matures we hope and trust that Casino Calzone continues on this initial trajectory and continues to offer more and innovative promotions as well as maybe adding to its game provider repertoire by adding a few smaller providers. Well worth a deposit or three.
All in all, overall rating: 9/10