I Played In Sticky Wilds — How Was It?
I’m telling you a lot about how to choose the right casino in theory, but it’s time to get more practical here. I decided to try all the casinos personally with a fixed NZ$40 ($30) budget and see which of them are nice and profitable, and which are not worth spending your time and money. Today’s choice is Sticky Wilds, so let’s start with a short overview of the experience I got while playing there.
The process of signing up was fast and easy, and soon I was ready for my first deposit. I used Mastercard to top up the account and it took a couple of seconds only for the money to be transferred to the casino.
You know I’m a fan of pokies, so I started with Midas Golden Touch, the famous Greek-themed game made by Thunderkick. Even though its 96.1% RTP is not too impressive, players love this pokie for great graphics and lucrative features.
As it was my first time playing in Sticky Wilds, I obviously wanted to claim the welcome bonus, which happened to be the cashback. Instead of matching my first deposit like most of the casinos do as a welcome gift, Sticky Wilds promised to pay me NZ$35 ($25) in case I don’t double my first deposit myself. The offer sounded weird and unusual, and I was there to make sure everything was fair, so my only choice was to lose all the money intentionally and see what happens. To cut it short, I got my NZ$35 within a day but still don’t know whether I’ll be able to withdraw it.
The first experience from Sticky Wilds casino was generally good, but now let’s look at the website in more detail.
Sticky Wilds Review — 6 Criteria of Evaluating the Casino
To evaluate online casinos to the full extent, I created a list of the 6 aspects that I will check in every website. Thus, I’ll be able to tell which one is better and which casinos are not worth trying at all. Here are my evaluation criteria:
Licenses and certificates
As online gambling in New Zealand is not explicitly legal and players can’t expect any protection from the local government, checking the casino license is always the first thing to do. International online casinos should be safe, and the safety should be proved by MGA or Curaçao license.
When it comes to Sticky Wilds, everything is nice and legal here as the casino is licensed by Curaçao eGaming, and that’s a reputable licensing institution. What it means is that Kiwis can safely make their bets here and be sure that no frauds are coming and no pirated games can be found on the list.
Banking methods available
The choice of depositing and withdrawals options offered by Sticky Wilds is rather wide and includes Visa/Mastercard, Neteller, Neosurf, Skrill, SIRU mobile, etc. You can check the full list on the screenshots below.
I had absolutely no issues with my Mastercard deposit, though I can’t say the same about the withdrawal as it’s been 5 days since I initiated it and I still haven’t got my money. I’ll update this review later to tell you whether I was able to finally get the withdrawal or not.
As for the withdrawals options, the choice is not so big, and the player can choose among Visa/Mastercard, AstroPay, bank transfer, and Paysafecard. The default withdrawal method would be the same as the depositing one, but you can always change it in the Cashier section.
Bonuses and cashbacks
If you take a look at the Sticky Wilds Promotions page, you’ll see that there are a lot of active offers available, but I believe that the $25 Risk-Free Deposit is the most lucrative one of them. All players who made a deposit of minimum $30 can apply for $25 cashback if they couldn’t double their deposit. Here is how you do it:
That’s not the offer you come across every day so I’ve been willing to try it and see whether it really works — and it does! Soon after I lost my deposit, $25 was sent to my account together with the confirmation message.
The choice of games
I must say that the number of games you can play in Sticky Wilds casino is more than impressive: there are 2901 titles, and the new ones are added regularly. If you prefer trying the game for free before making any real money bets, you’ll be glad to know that most of the games in Sticky Wilds have free demos available.
I was completely satisfied with the choice of pokies and table games, though I must say that the casino definitely lacks live-dealer products as there are only 40 of them at the moment. I really hope that the list will be extended soon.
I love betting on the go, so mobile compatibility is one of the most important factors for me when it comes to evaluating an online casino. And, unfortunately, I was not really impressed by what Sticky Wilds has to offer for mobile gamblers. The mobile version of the website is limited in the features when compared with the full-scale one. For example, there is no way to filter games by a provider which makes the game selection process more complicated.
To be fair, the lack of a couple of features is the only inconvenience that happened to me in Sticky Wilds mobile casino, as the website was working smoothly and I didn’t notice any bugs or crashes.
Customer support quality
Unfortunately, the customer support was the thing that I absolutely didn’t like in this casino. Even though the website clearly promised me 24/7 live chat and email support, I was surprised to find out that there is actually no live chat at all:
So I had to write an email to ask a couple of questions about my cashback and decided to ask about the live chat issue too. After some (long) time of waiting, I got a reply that answered my cashback-related questions but didn’t have a single word about the live chat. It’s up to you to decide whether you are okay with this kind of customer support, but I drew my conclusions here.
Other things to know about Sticky Wilds
Before I end this review, I must say that Sticky Wilds casino is quite good when it comes to user-interface. Besides, there are several features that might help to prevent gambling addiction and help players manage their gambling bankroll.
A player can set a limit on the size of the deposit, time spent in a casino, the amount of money lost. Besides, it’s possible to freeze the account at any moment which is definitely a good thing. It’s always nice to see the casinos that care about responsible gambling, and Sticky Wilds gets all my respect for this.
Now it’s time to give my final opinion about Sticky Wilds casino. The website is generally good, especially for the new players as they can get quite a lucrative offer. There are a lot of games to choose from, and deposits are fast and easy. There are some minor disadvantages as well: the mobile version of the website needs improvement, and there is a strange issue with a live chat that doesn’t exist despite the promises. Nevertheless, Sticky Wilds gets a good rate and I would recommend it for betting as soon as I get my money withdrawn.