Are pokies the same as slots?
For our international readers, “pokies” is an Australian slang term for slot machines. All information that refers to pokies across this review and the rest of our site is completely interchangeable with the word slots – both mean exactly the same thing. Check out our pokies terminology guide for more slots-related lingo.
New player welcome bonus at Casino-Mate.com
One awesome thing about the Casino-Mate overhaul is that the pre-existing welcome bonus remains unchanged, so new players still get access to the huge $1400 welcome bonus that has been on offer at Casino-Mate for years, with the addition of 80 free spins. Register for an account, deposit at least $20 (or your currency equivalent) and here’s how the welcome package works:
- First deposit – 100% match up to $200 + 20 free spins
- Second deposit – 50% match up to $300 + 20 free spins
- Third deposit – 50% match up to $400 + 20 free spins
- Fourth deposit – 50% match up to $500 + 20 free spins
The free spins are eligible to be used on a selected pokies game of Casino-Mate’s choice and will be credited to your account after each deposit.
The best part is, if you were a member of the old Casino-Mate site, you can claim this welcome bonus all over again by adding promo codes NEWCM1, NEWCM2, NEWCM3 and NEWCM4 when making your first four real money deposits with the updated platform.
Note: Casino-Mate’s sign-up bonus is subject to a 50X wagering requirement, which is up there with the higher play-through requirements set by casino operators. Also, any bonus deposits and free spins will expire within 30 days if not used.
Ongoing Casino-Mate promotions
The sign-up bonus isn’t the only incentive to play at Casino-Mate. Once you’ve exhausted this welcome offer there are several ongoing promotional offers at Casino-Mate, including daily offers like Make Money Mondays, Money Match Maker Tuesdays and Wednesday’s Surging Bonus Booster. These promos are subject to change at any time, so head to Casino-Mate.com and check out the promotions page for further information and any new promo offers.
Casino-Mate’s exclusive loyalty rewards program Club Mate also has some excellent bonus incentives for loyal players and VIPs, with access to larger withdrawals and all kinds of gifts and freebies.
Casino-Mate instant-play casino software
Whereas the old Casino-Mate website provided players the option of downloading exclusive casino software or playing download-free over your Web browser, the new and improved Casino-Mate is a 100% instant-play site, with no downloads needed. Just click and load whoever game you like directly over your browser, with all games available for free play in practice mode and for real money bets.
Casino-Mate mobile pokies site
For those who prefer to play pokies on the go, Casino-Mate also offers an instant-play mobile platform which is compatible with all major smartphone and tablet makes and models. All you need to play a selection of the most popular pokies and table games is a reliable and secured Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G internet connection.
Note that the downloadable native app that was available with the old Microgaming powered Casino-Mate site no longer exists. If you strongly prefer to play using an app, read our guide to creating your own casino Web app.
Casino-Mate pokies and other games
Pokies make up the main focus of the casino, with hundreds of slot games to choose from using all kinds of themes and formats, including 3D pokies, video pokies, classic slots, All-Ways pokies and more, with new games added regularly. The selection of progressive jackpot pokies is on the smaller side, with Casino-Mate hosting a handful of BetSoft’s local area 3D progressives including A Night in Paris, Enchanted, It Came from Venus, Slotfather and Mega Gems.
In addition to the pokies, Casino-Mate also hosts a large selection of BetSoft video poker titles and table games including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and poker from a mix of software developers. The site even has Spigo’s Solitaire and Freecell card games which can be played for real money, which is something we rarely see at online casino sites.
Casino-Mate does not host live dealer games. If you’re looking for live dealer titles, we recommend Mucho Vegas which offers games from leading live dealer provider, Evolution Gaming.
Real money payment options at Casino-Mate
Players at Casino-Mate have several good options when it comes to playing for real money, with Casino-Mate accepting the following safe deposit methods in a range of currencies:
- Instant bank transfer
All deposits are processed instantly. Withdrawals can only be made using Visa, Instadebit, Skrill and Neteller and can take from three to five business days to process. As far as we know, Casino-Mate has a pretty good reputation for making swift pay outs, making this a dependable site for real money play. Be aware that you will need to provide proof of identification before you are able to withdraw any of your winnings, but this is standard procedure for any reputable casino site.
Casino-Mate customer service and security
Casino-Mate is a fully regulated site that is protected by 128 Bit SSL security so you can rest assured your privacy is well taken care of. For any questions or assistance, you’ll find a comprehensive FAQ section along with a fully serviced customer help area, with assistance available via email, live chat and local telephone helplines.