Chanz Casino bills itself as a “social casino” and features software from AllWilds, Microgaming, NetEnt and Thunderkick. It’s owned by Dreambox Games OÜ Casinos and licensed by the Estonian Tax and Customs board. This isn’t exactly the UK Gambling Commission or Malta Gaming Authority, but I guess it’s at least a regulatory body of some sort.
As for the social aspect, Chanz Casino is unlike anything I’ve seen so far in online gaming. You’re immediately greeted by large-headed slots characters, and there are pictures of friends doing fun activities like tug o’ war, hanging out, and wearing giant fruit costumes – all under the slogan “Play Together.” The obvious angle here is to get you to invite your friends and share gaming experiences on your Chanz wall (discussed later).
So is the world ready for a real money online casino with such a social angle? I suppose it all depends upon what kind of player you are. If you just want to cut straight to the games and enjoy them without obstructions, then Chanz Casino isn’t for you because it’s cluttered with several images before you even reach the games. Assuming you’re looking for something totally different from an internet casino, then perhaps you’ll love what Chanz social casino has to offer.
If you’re still on the fence and don’t know what to think, keep reading as we cover everything that you’ll need to know about the promotions, loyalty, games, software and customer service.
Any information on promotional offers is current at the time of writing and may be out of date. More current bonus information can be found in the bonus area on this page.The Chanz welcome bonus pops up as soon as you land on the homepage, urging you to take advantage of a package worth €300 + 100 free spins. At the time of this writing, the bonus breaks down into two parts:
1st deposit: 100% match bonus up to €200 + 50 free spins on Starburst slots
2nd deposit: 50% match bonus up to €100 + 50 free spins on Esqueleto Explosivo slots
Keep in mind that this offer may be subject to change at any time, so check the bonus tab next to our review to see what’s currently available.
Chanz also runs some different promos beyond their welcome package from time to time. For example, they ran a promotion where the goal was to catch 77 kangaroos (badges) to win a €2,000 trip to Australia.
Right now, you can get free spins to random games by collecting free spin badges. And, in keeping with the social theme, you can collect bonuses worth up to €25 for every friend that you refer here. Once referred, the friend needs to wager at least €25 for you to get the bonus. The idea here is to create your own “Club,” which is essentially the circle of friends that you share emojis, achievements and messages with on your Chanz wall.
There is a loyalty program in place at Chanz, where you earn points not only for playing games, but also for other actions. However, as of now, these points only result in social accolades and avatars, rather than cashback or free spins like at most online casinos. With most of the bonuses focused on referring friends, it’s little surprise that the loyalty program also focuses on the social side.
This casino proves that they’re not just a social gimmick by featuring 120+ games. This is an above-average selection as far as the industry goes, and you can tell that their offerings are focused on quality. Some of the highly detailed slots that you’ll find here include Aliens, Drive: Multiplier Mayhem, Game of Thrones, Gonzo’s Quest, Guns N’ Roses, Hitman, Immortal Romance, Jurassic Park, Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword, South Park, The Dark Knight Rises and more.
You’ll also find a few non-slots games at Chanz as well. European roulette, Premier roulette, Premier blackjack, Jacks or Better video poker and keno represent the small collection of other offerings. This isn’t exactly a table games paradise, but it gives you a little something to do beyond slots.
There is no download required to play here, and you can try the games without creating an account. Just note that you’ll need to scroll through all the pictures and features that are advertised before you find the games. This casino is also compatible with Android and iOS devices, and it will look pretty good on your smartphone or tablet.
You have a few different options when depositing at Chanz casino. AMRO, BankLink, Euteller, Visa and MasterCard are all banking methods that you can use here. Surprisingly, two options that I don’t see are Neteller and Skrill, which are normally universal at European-based online casinos. So the lack of these highly popular eWallets is not only unusual, but also a slight drawback to playing here. But if you already have Visa or MasterCard and don’t mind using them, then you should have no problem with the lack of Neteller/Skrill.
The main methods of contacting Chanz’s support team include email and live chat. You’ll have to scroll down to the bottom to find these options, which is a little inconvenient. This being a self-proclaimed social casino, you can also use Facebook or Twitter to get a hold of the representatives. I suggest live chat because it’s quicker, and you are more likely to speak directly with a rep – rather than just whoever runs the Facebook/Twitter accounts.
As mentioned before, Chanz Casino is certainly a different experience from what you’ll find throughout the iGaming world. The heavy emphasis on sharing the experience with your friends sets this casino apart from most others. To some, this may be a turn-off because they just want to play slots and other casino games. But other people may really get into the social aspect and enjoy having a circle of friends to play with. As for the Estonian licensing, again, you take your risks when venturing outside major licensing boards. But so far, I haven’t heard anything terribly bad about this casino.
Please note: New Chanz Casino customers Only. 18+. T&Cs and wagering requirements apply. Game contributions may vary.
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