Updated: 16 Mar 2018
NettiArpa Casino Review
NettiArpa means “online lottery” or “online jackpot” in Finnish. We would’ve made fun of this casino name if it were in English, but in this case, we can't say anything as we’ve never seen a casino with a similar name before. NettiArpa Casino is a cool gambling venue for Finnish players and admirers of the elven language.
The game library is unique in its structure: they have only 50% of slots, and the other games are mostly scratch cards, with rare pieces of card games. The overall number is about 250, from Microgaming, Play n’GO, NetEnt, Elk and some others.
The Welcome Bonus looks good: it’s a 100% match up to €500 with the wagering requirements of 35 times the bonus. The casino is owned by AspireGlobal, so you better expect some messed-up stuff with their wagering requirements. The casino itself looks interesting, but the lack of other languages makes it a bit difficult to use for non-Finnish speakers.
- Lots of banking options;
- Licensed by MGA;
- Almost 10 years of experience;
- Huge choice of non-slot games.
- No languages except for Finnish;
- No 24/7 support;
- Tricky bonus terms.
NettiArpa Casino was established in 2009. It is regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority. The casino holds a certificate issued by iTech Labs, so you have no reason to doubt the fairness of the games. The Aspire Global’s ownership makes things look not so good, but their bullshit terms are only about bonuses. We’ll get back to it a bit later, we promise.
The website looks clean and nice, but there is a faint scent of outdatedness. We couldn’t figure it out for a few minutes but then got it: the website covers only a half of the screen - all other space is empty. These guys haven’t troubled themselves to put anything there, or to even make the site itself a bit wider. It’s a wide-screen era, guys, time to update your design!
The website looks clean and nice, but there is a faint scent of outdatedness.
The website’s available only in Finnish, but if you really want to play here - just use Chrome, and it will translate the pages automatically. It seems that if these guys haven’t added other languages for almost ten years - they aren’t going to do it now or later, it seems. Just guessing, folks.
Customer Support: There are a lot of ways to contact the support team - start a live chat, make a phone call, send an email or even use a fax! You can reach the casino agents every day, but only from 07:00 to 00:00.
Banking: The banking options are abundant: they have most basic variants, such as Neteller, Skrill, Bank Transfer, credit cards, and lots of exotic Scandinavian options: Nordea, S-Pankki, Danske Bank, etc. The withdrawal time-frame takes up to 24 hours for e-wallets and 4-5 days for Credit Cards. The casino also has a payout limit, which is set to €10,000 per month.
Software and Game Variety
NettiArpa Casino provides games developed by NetEnt, Play’n Go, Microgaming and some other companies. Overall, it offers more than 250 games. They don’t follow the regular online casino pattern. What we mean is that they provide more than 50% of non-slot games such as keno, bingo, scratch cards and card games as opposed to just having a truck load of slots everywhere with other types of games sprinkled among the site. Let’s take a closer look at some of their game titles:
- Slots: Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst, Aloha! Cluster Pays;
- Jackpots: Divine Fortune, Wizard of Gems, Cosmic Fortune;
- Table/Card Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Solitaire, Baccarat;
- Video Poker: Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker;
- Specialty Games: Keno, Bingo, Scratch Cards.
The navigation around their game lobby leaves much to be desired - no provider filer, no alphabetical filter, no extra game filters at all, and even no search bar. They simply displayed their games like “Take it! You know what to do!” Luckily, the games are sorted by type. Thanks for that, at least!
Mobile and Live Gaming
NettiArpa Casino can be played on the go, but remember, that you won’t be able to enjoy all the games. The mobile version of the website offers only somewhere around 50 games.
Live games are available too, but again “BUT”... the selection is pretty small. You can try out only Baccarat, Blackjack, and Roulette.
Bonuses and Promotions
Right after you register at NettiArpa Casino, you receive €5. They say this “bonus has no requirements”, and you can use it for playing any game. It’s not really clear whether they meant that it has no wagering requirements attached, as the bonus goes to your bonus balance, so you’d better check the terms yourself if you know Finnish.
Right after you register at NettiArpa Casino, you receive €5.
The first deposit can bring you a 100% bonus up to €500. The minimum amount to deposit is €10. The wagering requirement is 35 times the bonus amount, which is not a huge pain at all considering what other casinos are asking for these days.
Before claiming this bonus, you should know something about Aspire Global casinos. All of them, including NettiArpa Casino, have tricky terms about wagering contributions of games. Long story short: most of the games available are contributing only 50% of bets towards the wagering requirements. What’s worse, there is no list of games that contribute in full: you have to search for them on your own. We consider this method unfair. You’re warned now.