This is my review of Wazamba Casino.
As you may know by now, there are hundreds or maybe thousands of online casinos in the world. The vast majority of these different brands, however, have been cut from the exact same cloth. Only rarely does one find a casino that really tries something different to differentiate itself from the pack. Especially as an igaming journalist, I yearn for casinos that are creative, innovative and interesting. Judging by the “Innovation in Casino 2020” award that Wazamba Casino has received, this could very well be one of those rare gems.
Wazamba Casino first burst on the scene in 2019. Its creator is the famed Araxio Development NV, which nowadays has a wide array of online casinos under its belt.
I do not know the meaning of the name Wazamba, but I am pretty certain that it has some African and perhaps Swahilian roots… Whatever the case may be, it is now time to get this review underway!
Looks and feel of Wazamba Casino
When you arrive at Wazamba Casino, you immediately get the sense that this casino is somehow different from all the other brands out there. The visuals look remarkably crisp here and there is a nice tropical atmosphere that permeates through the site. One way of explaining things would be to say that Wazamba does not so much look like an online casino but more like an actual online casino slot!
Wazamba even offers its players some satisfyingly deep gamification elements. Your job is to pick from a wacky cast of characters and start your adventure in the middle of a rainforest. After doing so, you get to solve all kinds of missions, earn special coins, and unlock all kinds of extra prizes and bonuses.
Wazamba Casino has not forgotten about user-friendliness either. Every feature that you would want from an online casino is here for you to peruse, including a provider-based game search.
Bonuses and rewards
Both sports fans and casino enthusiasts can redeem welcome offers at Wazamba. The sports bonus is worth 100% up to 100, but since we are more focused on casino gaming here, we will turn our attention to that stuff.
The Wazamba Casino welcome offer consists of a 100% bonus up to 500 and 200 free spins, the latter of which will be dealt out in increments of 20 in the span of 10 days. The wagering requirement for the bonus and the deposit is 35x, whereas the free spins winnings need to be turned over 40 times.
It would definitely have been nice if the wagering requirements were not as high, but at least you have all the neat gamification elements there as well to keep you entertained!
The Wazamba Casino games selection has around 2,000 slots from dozens of popular game studios from all over the world. Some of my favorite providers here include Play’n GO, Pragmatic Play, NetEnt, Red Tiger, Big Time Gaming, Nolimit City, Playtech, Relax, Push Gaming, Quickspin, Yggdrasil, ELK, JTFW, and more. Each of the names I have mentioned here has created plenty of AAA titles over their long tenures in the business.
You should note that Wazamba is not only meant to reel in slot players but sports betting and live casino fanatics as well. Overall, there are 67 Evolution Gaming live casino tables for you to choose from on top of tons of sports markets. It is one wholesome bunch of gambling entertainment, for sure!
Safety and security
Wazamba is one of many online casinos that operate under the Curacao license. This license is known to be one of the less-restrictive licenses for casino operators, which can sometimes attract all sorts of tomfoolery from the people in charge. Fortunately, Wazamba seemingly has an extremely positive reputation as a great and trustworthy casino that has even won some awards along the way.
Banking options at Wazamba Casino
Wazamba has made sure to make deals with the most popular payment providers in the world. Visa, Mastercard, Paysafecard, Skrill, Neteller, Klarna, Ecopayz, and even several cryptos can be used to gamble here.
Withdrawals could be faster. They are processed within 3 business days, which could mean long waiting times for those wanting to withdraw their money on the weekend.
Support is open 24/7 at Wazamba Casino, and, in my experience, wait times seemed to be quite short as well. The level of support could have been higher, though, as the English support agent seemed to suggest that I should maybe talk to a Finnish agent and proceeded to close the chat on me for no apparent reason. Another support agent told me she had gone on a break…
My experience at Wazamba Casino
Wazamba Casino ticked most of the boxes that I look for in an online casino. For one, this is not just your average casino but also has some awesome gamification elements to it. Secondly, there are enough games to drown in. And thirdly, I did like the high number of campaigns even though the welcome offer bonus terms were indeed disappointing.
If you are not from Europe, the lack of an EU license might not bother you as much as it did me. If that is the case, Wazamba should be a great choice of casino.