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PlayZilla sportsbook for NZ players: 2024

Checked byJovana Gjorgievska
88/100 Expert Rating by Elena I.
100% up to NZ$150

PlayZilla emerges as a leading option for bettors in New Zealand who desire a comprehensive betting experience, offering a diverse range of sporting categories, swift and convenient payment methods, and attractive sports bonus offers.

This impartial PlayZilla sportsbook review covers various aspects such as sports coverage, odds, betting features, safety measures, and customer support, ensuring you have all the necessary insights.

Pros and cons

  • Unique betting features
  • Competitive odds
  • User-friendly site
  • Curaçao license
  • Low live payouts
  • No mobile app

General ratings

88 / 100 Expert Rating by Elena I
91Betting features rating
90Bonus rating
88Odds rating
85Payments rating
82Safety rating
90Platform rating
88Support rating
90Sports & markets rating
How we rate?
82% Playscore based on 1 critics

General info

Launch date 2021
Company behind Rabidi N.V.
PlayZilla sportsbook mobile screenshot

PlayZilla sportsbook bonuses

We all know that one of the first things you’ll check out when signing up at PlayZilla sports betting site is the bonuses. And that’s why we’re going to look at them first. New players can get a strong welcome bonus right from the start.

The welcome offer starts with a matched deposit bonus of up to NZ$150. There are low wagering or rollover requirements of just 1x and minimum odds of 1.8 to claim.

PlayZilla sportsbook also offers regular players a chance to enjoy a weekly reload bonus and cashback on their losing bets.

Bonus facts

Welcome bonus100% up to NZ$150
Wagering requirement5 x deposit + bonus
Minimum depositNZ$10
Bonus codeN/A
Bonus types availableCashback, accumulator boost, weekly reload, boosted odds

Players can also get an accumulator boost as well as boosted odds. These can be claimed via mobile devices on the mobile browser site, as no PlayZilla betting app is available.

Bonus rating

90/100 Excellent range of bonuses
  • Decent welcome offer
  • Various ongoing promotions
  • Odds boost offers
  • High wagering requirement

Kicking things off at the PlayZilla betting site, I gave the bonuses a high score. I don’t have much to complain about here.

The deposit bonus is incredibly similar to that offered by Excitewin, except PlayZilla has far better wagering or rollover requirements.

I found that PlayZilla sportsbook offers a 1x wagering requirement and needs a minimum of NZ$20 deposit compared to Excitewin’s 6x and NZ$40 deposit required for that first deposit bonus.

And, even though I was quibbling (and dropping points) for the rather low-value welcome offer, it’s still better than BetVictor, which only matches up to NZ$100.

Overall, I was pleased to see the very strong showing of bonuses from PlayZilla sportsbook, which is why this criterion gets such an excellent score.

Playzilla sports and markets

Accessing a wide array of sports is a must when playing online. Ideally, we want to see around 30 sports on offer, with international and domestic sports events featured.

PlayZilla sportsbook has 39 different sports. These include top American options like American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey. Each has many betting markets.

NZ options include rugby union and league, horse racing, cricket, etc. Australian sports also feature heavily here.

Total number of sports to bet on39
Top marketAmerican football
Unique marketE-sports
Top eventsNBA, NFL, AFL, NRL, Rugby World Cup, Bundesliga, ATP

PlayZilla sportsbook also boosts its betting options by bringing in virtual sporting options. They are only available as e-football and e-basketball, adding another dimension to the platform.

Available events

  • nba logo
    NBA
  • nfl logo
    NFL
  • nrl logo
    NRL
  • premier league logo
    Premier League
  • ufc logo
    UFC

Featured betting markets

  • american football
    American Football
  • soccer
    Soccer
  • tennis
    Tennis
  • baseball
    Baseball
  • basketball
    Basketball
  • boxing
    Boxing
  • cricket
    Cricket
  • esports
    Esports
  • horse racing
    Horse Racing
  • racing
    Racing

Sports & markets rating

90/100 Huge selection of sports, including esports markets
  • 39+ sports available
  • Offers virtual sports
  • Covers niche sports
  • Limited uncommon sports markets

With the exceptional number of sports offered here, how could I not give this sportsbook a high score? I was very impressed.

To emphasize how excellent it is, Betway offers betting markets in 35 sports, with PlayZilla sailing past with an extraordinary 39 sports on offer.

Although it doesn’t beat bet365’s impressive 43 sports, PlayZilla does have those aforementioned virtual options, which puts it on par here.

I was also amazed to find some uncommon sports here – want to wager on ski jumping, anyone? Or would you prefer to bet on lacrosse? Whatever you are looking for, PlayZilla sportsbook has it all.

Soccer is among the strongest options, with hundreds of betting markets (880+). There are numerous sporting events, including the English Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A.

Racing is also huge here. And we’re talking horses, greyhounds, and harness races. Races are found in the racebook section to keep things organised, and there are sport event options worldwide.

Betting features at PlayZilla

Betting tools are the perfect way of getting more out of a sportsbook, so we always want to see a range of different options.

PlayZilla sportsbook has a comprehensive selection including cashback on live bets helping players to claim a win before things take a turn for the worse.

There is an easy-to-use bet slip and bet builder found at the top right of the main betting page. As mentioned, live betting is an option, as is live streaming for some of the events.

Betting features facts

CashoutYes
Bet builderYes
Live streamYes
Live bettingYes
Betting exchangeNo
Quick betsYes
Systems betsYes
Virtual betsYes
Other betsYes

PlayZilla sportsbook also offers virtual betting options. Virtual bets can be found in the body of the main sports betting markets.

Betting features rating

91/100 Strong selection of betting tools but only a few live streams
  • Handy bet-builder feature
  • Quick accumulator bets
  • Virtual betting available
  • Too few live-streaming events

Again, this is another stellar section of the site. I was pleased to find all the main betting tools I wanted to see on a betting site were present and correct.

PlayZilla also beats out some of the popular names in the industry, such as MyBookie. It takes the lead here because MyBookie has no virtual, but PlayZilla sportsbook does.

These virtual options only include football and basketball. But this is a growing area, and PlayZilla is still in the minority regarding sites offering this type of action.

I would have liked to see more live streams on offer too. Currently, it’s all rather limited. But when Stake has no live streams, PlayZilla still comes out on top.

Finally, I was pleased to see a range of bets on offer, which meant I could easily choose my preferred option. Adding multiple bets to the same bet slip was a breeze.

Additional features: Obviously, virtual betting is the big thing here. This is where the betting site uses software to simulate sporting events. Players then bet on these. It’s a crossover between casino games and sports betting and is becoming increasingly popular at many different sportsbooks. Often players bet on their favourite sports this way over more traditional betting.

Odds

Odds are the foundation of any sportsbook, meaning they must be competitive if players are to join and stay at a betting site.

Top sportsbooks should have a payout percentage of 95% to 97% if they want to get an excellent score with us. PlayZilla sportsbook is at an impressive 95.92%.

There are a number of top sports and events that help to bring this score up so high, and these include ice hockey (96.12%), basketball (95.9%) and football (95.64%).

Betting odds facts

Average payouts95.92%
Average live payouts91.65%
Boosted oddsYes

Live betting odds drop a lot here, but this is to be expected as most sites offer worse odds when it comes to in-play betting due to the nature of the bets.

Odds rating

88/100 Competitive future odds but very low odds on live matches
  • High average payout percentage
  • Excellent basketball and football odds
  • Below-average live odds

For the most part, I was pleased with what I saw here in terms of the odds. For traditional betting, these are actually above average.

PlayZilla has some of the highest odds out there across top sports. It even beats out Royal Panda, where the average payout percentage is 95.2%, something I didn’t think possible.

Of course, the different events and leagues play a part in bringing up the overall payout score, but this is not surprising. Just know you won’t get such competitive odds on smaller leagues.

I took off points from PlayZilla sportsbook for live or in-play betting. It’s normal for live bets to drop a couple of percentage points compared to traditional betting odds.

But I wasn’t expecting a 4% drop. This is poor, especially when William Hill has 95% live betting payouts. I just had to take points off for this.

Payment methods

Often, players do not consider the importance of being able to choose which payment method to use when signing up for a sportsbook, but it’s important to have that choice.

PlayZilla offers 18 different banking methods (usually, we’re happy with ten!), many of which include cryptocurrencies for a more eclectic selection.

Impressively, almost all 18 options can be used as deposit methods; however, when it comes to withdrawal options, Neosurf and Paysafecard cannot be used. Withdrawals also add bank transfers into the mix.

Payments facts

Total number of payment methods18
Best optionSkrill
Minimum depositNZ$20
Maximum depositNZ$10,000
Minimum withdrawalNZ$20
Maximum withdrawalNZ$10,000
Average deposit timeInstant
Average withdrawal time1 – 3 days
Average deposit feesNo
Average withdrawal feesNo

The minimum amount for deposits and withdrawals is NZ$20 across the board. There’s a maximum withdrawal of NZ$10,000 for most payment gateways, although card payments are a bit lower at around NZ$4000 per transaction. There are no fees in place. Deposits are instant, as are some withdrawals, though typically, these take 1 to 3 days.

Deposit methods

  • skrill logo
    Skrill
  • neteller logo
    Neteller
  • visa logo
    Visa
  • mastercard logo
    Mastercard
  • paysafecard logo
    Paysafecard
  • neosurf logo
    Neosurf
  • ecoPayz logo
    ecoPayz
  • flexepin logo
    Flexepin
  • muchbetter logo
    MuchBetter
  • bitcoin cash logo
    Bitcoin Cash
  • bitcoin logo
    Bitcoin
  • crypto logo
    Crypto

Withdrawal methods

  • skrill logo
    Skrill
  • neteller logo
    Neteller
  • visa logo
    Visa
  • mastercard logo
    Mastercard
  • ecoPayz logo
    ecoPayz
  • bank transfer logo
    Bank Transfer
  • muchbetter logo
    MuchBetter
  • bitcoin cash logo
    Bitcoin Cash

Payments rating

85/100 Speedy and convenient payment methods, including crypto
  • Offers eight crypto options
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Speedy withdrawals
  • Low maximum withdrawals

I was very happy to see so many payment methods on offer. It’s refreshing to be given so many choices, even if 8 are cryptocurrencies.

That said, PlayZilla is still not at the top of the pile, as Winz.io, another crypto site, has 21 options. And I was disappointed to note that PayPal deposits were not available to fund your PlayZilla account. For me, this is a surprise miss.

I was happy with the deposit requirements of NZ$20, as this is not too shabby. And yes, that’s even with TAB’s NZ$0.01 minimum.

I was also impressed with the layout of the banking options and how the information for each was provided. In short, I love being given all the payment info easily, which influenced my score.

Safety features

When playing online, you give your private details to a betting site. With this in mind, you must ensure your data is protected, as is your gambling.

PlayZilla sportsbook is fully licenced by Curaçao. This means that the site follows rules and regulations as set out by that jurisdiction pertaining to player safety and data storage.

Clicking at the bottom of the page, you can find a wealth of information in the privacy policy, including how data is stored, who it is given to and when you can request that your information is removed from the site.

Safety facts

RNG auditingN/A
Seals of trustN/A
Responsible gamblingGamCare, Gamblers Anonymous, Gambling Therapy
SSL encryption256-bit
Ever blacklistedNo
LicensesCuraçao Gaming Board
Self-imposed spending limitsAvailable
Self-exclusionAvailable
Cooling off periodAvailable
Account authenticationRequired
Two-factor authenticationAvailable

Further to this, there are solid responsible gambling tools in place. These include the ability to self-exclude, cool off and even set budget limits within your account.

Licensed by

  • curacao gaming control board logo
    Curacao Gaming Control Board

Trusted by

  • gamcare logo
    GamCare

Safety rating

82/100 Excellent safety, along with various responsible gaming tools
  • Fully licenced site
  • Good responsible gaming options
  • 256-bit SSL encryption
  • Only Curaçao license

Again, I was really happy with what I found here. And I would hope so, as this is arguably one of the most important sections in this PlayZilla sports review.

If I am going to be a little negative, then this has a Curaçao licence, which isn’t as good as 888Sports, which has licences from the MGA, the UKGC and Gibraltar. But it’s still a licence.

While there is SSL encryption and this sportsbook uses Internet TLS 2.0, Ladbrokes has 2046-bit encryption, which is industrial-grade security. However, security is security, and it’s all here at PlayZilla.

I liked how easy it was to get to the responsible gambling section – it’s not hidden at some sites. And it was very accessible without confusing jargon. I’m keeping the high score here.

Customer support

No matter whether a site works incredibly well all the time, you must have a way to get in touch with the support team. Ideally, we like three 24/7 methods to be on offer.

PlayZilla sportsbook offers two contact options in the form of an email and a live chat. Both of these are accessible on the mobile-optimised version of the site.

The live chat is sticky and can be found at the bottom right on each page. Clicking on it brings you to an agent in less than a minute.

Support facts

Customer support availability24/7
Live chatYes
Email[email protected]
Contact no.N/A
On-page support FAQ

Clicking on the link in the main page’s footer takes you to the FAQs. This section contains answers to the main questions players tend to have or directs them to support.

Support rating

88/100 Reliable and responsive support team available 24/7
  • 24/7 live chat
  • Prompt response times
  • Knowledgeable support team
  • FAQs info is limited

While overall, this was another really good section for the PlayZilla sportsbook, I did drop the score simply because some options were lacking.

For instance, there’s no phone here at PlayZilla; in contrast, PlayUP offers one. Not that I need a phone, but it’s nice to have the option.

I will also say that PlayZilla is similar to Excitewin in many ways here. The only way it stands out is that the FAQ is marginally better in layout and usefulness.

However, I am still giving this a good score because I couldn’t be happier when I got in touch with staff via live chat. They were super helpful and answered all my queries with alacrity.

Platform and usability

Finally, we always look at how easy it is to use the betting site and whether you can play on the go when using its platform.

First, the theme and design of the PlayZilla sportsbook are simple yet modern. The text is large, making it easy to read. It’s a dark theme, which is easy on the eyes.

It’s also fully mobile-compatible. Although there is no app, you can access everything from live betting to payment methods from your phone’s browser.

Usability facts

Sport filtersYes
Search functionYes
Web UXExcellent
Mobile UXGood
Load speed0.9
Other productsCasino, Esports, VR

There are several other verticals attached to PlayZilla as well. These include a comprehensive casino with a wide array of games, including pokies, poker and live dealer games.

Platform rating

90/100 No mobile app is available but makes for it with seamless mobile optimisation
  • Mobile-friendly site
  • Easy to navigate
  • Helpful sports filters
  • No mobile app

As I come to the end of this review, you’ll notice that PlayZilla completes this criterion with flying colours. And it deserves to.

I am a sucker for dark themes, but it makes everything easier. And this is in direct contrast to LeoVegas, which has lots of white space. I am just not a fan.

I also really enjoyed the layout and large text of PlayZilla. I wasn’t going to get lost here, thanks to the sports filters, clear sports list and even search functions on offer.

It’s uncluttered, too, despite providing a lot of information. Compare this to 22Bet’s rather slow-loading, dated-looking site, and it’s no wonder all the points are going to PlayZilla sportsbook. Maybe I dropped a few points for lacking an app, but that’s it.

Expert verdict

As we conclude this PlayZilla review, we can happily say this is an excellent betting site. It’s home to more than 35 sports and looks to be growing.

There are a wealth of bonus offers for both new and regular players. Better still, the wagering requirement and minimum deposit limits are both low.

The site is very intuitive and offers a strong mobile platform that enables Android and iOS devices to have seamless access to all the available features.

PlayZilla sportsbook is a cryptocurrency site with 18 different payment methods on offer. This is complemented by a good 24/7 support team that can help you should you have an issue with your online gaming.

FAQs

Is PlayZilla safe?

Yes, PlayZilla offers a safe and secure gambling platform for Kiwi players to access. It’s fully licenced by Curacao, which means it has to follow specific regulations when offering its online gambling services. Player data is protected via SSL encryption protocols, and good responsible gaming protocols are in place as well.

What bonuses does PlayZilla offer?

There is an exciting first deposit bonus for new players signing up to the PlayZilla sports betting site. The PlayZilla welcome bonus matches your initial deposit 100% giving you bonus cash to place bets. Regular players can use exciting offers such as reload bonuses each week, a cashback bonus and odds boosts.

How long does it take to withdraw from PlayZilla?

PlayZilla prides itself on offering up speedy payouts, and this is due to the eclectic mix of payment methods it has on offer. Typically, crypto and eWallets offer returns within a day. However, card payments and bank transfers do take a bit longer, with the time it takes to withdraw money being as long as three days in some cases.

Is there virtual sports betting at PlayZilla?

Yes, unlike many other betting sites, PlayZilla sports betting site is home to a number of VR sports betting opportunities. Currently, the main options are football and basketball. These virtual sports can be found among the regular sports offerings. The selection for virtual sports is not as big as it could be, but it is growing.

Is there a PlayZilla betting app?

No, currently, there is no PlayZilla app available. However, you can still access the site via your mobile device. All you need to do is log in to your PlayZilla account on your mobile browser, and you’ll be logged in and able to place bets when you’re out and about. The mobile site matches the desktop one, offering the same sports betting tools.

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