Mr Green Casino
From its standalone launch into the Swedish iGaming market in 2008, Mr Green has grown to become one of Europe’s most popular online casino brands. It has earned a glut of industry awards over the years, including the gong for Live Casino at the 2019 International Gaming Awards (IGA). This highly respected company, which has recently been acquired by British bookmaking giant William Hill, operates under licences from the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.
- Impressive games catalogue
- Excellent mobile casino
- Proactive approach to responsible gambling
- Customer support phone line isn’t free
New players who make an initial deposit of at least NZ$20 receive a welcome bonus of 100% up to NZ$100 when they sign up at Mr Green. Two-hundred free spins on Starburst also come as part of the deal. Caveats include a wagering requirement of 35x bonus (for the deposit bonus) and 35x winnings (for the free spin winnings). Note that only Pokies can be played while meeting the wagering requirements and the maximum wager allowed is NZ$8 on any single round of play, and 50 cents on any single payline. There’s no maximum win on either the deposit bonus or the complimentary spins, and the bonus is cashable.
The Mr Green desktop site is a classy affair. The overall presentation, characterised by green hues, stylishly muted images and rows of glittering awards conjures up a feeling of being in an exclusive gentlemen's club. Navigation is top-notch too, with everything displayed neatly and all of the main gaming categories arranged on a permanent bar across the top of the screen.
There are two mobile versions of the site, both of which are impressive. The first is a web app (i.e. you can play it in your mobile browser) and the second is a native app (the ones you need to download for iOS or Android). The web-app looks and plays almost identically to desktop versions, with even the live game offerings coming in strong. The native app looks slightly different and offers slightly fewer games. However, all offerings have been expertly optimised to work on smaller screens and as such every game loads quickly and plays without hindrance.
Game Variety at Mr Green
With the likes of NetEnt, Microgaming and BetSoft providing the bulk of Mr Green’s titles, and innovative developers like Felt Gaming, IGT, NextGen, Thunderkick and Barcrest also on board, the quality – and quantity – of game offerings here is nothing short of superb.
Pokies are front and centre, with more than 650 titles of every theme and variant. You’ll also find more than 20 Jackpot Pokies – and yes, Mega Moolah is one of them! Table games are on hand too, with blackjack and roulette particularly well represented. Fans of brag, baccarat (virtual and live), poker and video poker won’t be disappointed either.
The Live Casino is arguably the highlight of the entire games arena. With Evolution Gaming doing the honours, all of the offerings are as good as they can be, providing immersive environments that are a joy to play in. The dealers and croupiers we encountered on our roulette, blackjack, baccarat, poker, and Dream Catcher outings made our live action shenanigans a real treat.
Payments and Banking
As you’d expect, Mr Green offers a good selection of depositing options, with everything from bank transfers and credit/debit cards to e-Wallets (Skrill and Neteller) and PaySafeCard. We particularly liked the ‘Quick Deposit’ feature as it lets players add funds to their account without having to leave a game.
Due to the site’s regulatory requirements, players are required to choose the same withdrawal option that they use for depositing. We recommend using Neteller in this instance as it typically pays out within 24 hours. You should bear in mind that modest fees are likely to be levied on each withdrawal transaction.
Mr Green manages to deal with the old adage of ‘pleasing all of the people, all of the time', very well when it comes to betting limits. Take the Pokies for example – you can play on scores of them here for 1 cent per payline. However, those with bigger budgets and larger profits in mind can whack down NZ$1,000 per spin when the coin value and number of paylines are both maxed out.
It’s a similar story with the table games; 10 cents is all you need to get involved with some variations of roulette and blackjack. At the other end of the scale, high rollers can get a sweat on by investing NZ$2,500 / NZ$3,000 on each hand or spin. The live casino is the best place to head for big game betting, with five-figure maximums present on several offerings. Sadly, we were unable (unwilling) to hit the NZ$10,000 max wager on live roulette.
Along with a strong social media presence, Mr Green has a dedicated customer support department that's open 24/7. Players can get in touch by email, live chat or phone, with local charges applying to calls. There's also a modest FAQs section.
Responsible Gambling Features
Mr Green puts responsible gaming front and centre of its operations. Everything involved with responsible gambling comes under the ‘Green Gaming’ moniker, an all-encompassing term (and tool) that effectively details the company’s numerous initiatives to help players who believe their gambling may be becoming an issue.
The Green Gaming tool enables players to set deposit and loss limits, plus session and wager limits. There’s also a dedicated FAQ page and self-assessment test, as well as clear instructions on when/how to take a break and self-exclude.
With its extensive games catalogue, swift payouts, and stylish online environs, Mr Green is a classy operation. Its core commitment to tackling problem is worthy of praise too. In fact, there's very little to take issue with here. We’d heartily recommend seeing what all the fuss is about for yourself...