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mr.play Key Features

New customers can claim up to $100 as a welcome bonus and existing players can enjoy the benefits of ongoing promotions. The sign up offer is generous and the raft of loyalty bonuses is a good incentive to bet with MrPlay. At the time of writing the main offer for existing players was the Acca Boost. All-correct multiple bets earn extra winnings on a sliding scale from 4 to 15 selections of 4% to 77%. The extra winnings come in the form of real money.

The in-play betting interface provides a live action on all the main betting sports. There are fast markets for tennis and football, betting on things to happen in the next 1-5 minutes. Customers can choose to cash out bets before expiry. The Play Bot feature provides tips across several sports but clearly there are no guarantees of their success but they are a good guide to potential outcomes and the betting markets.


  • Easy to activate generous welcome bonus.
  • Package of bet-specific offers for current players.
  • In-play betting platform with cash out.
  • Fast markets for tennis and football.
  • Tips from the Play Bot feature.


  • No downloadable app.
  • Live streaming not available.

MrPlay Welcome Bonus

Newly registered account holders located in New Zealand are eligible for a welcome bonus for a maximum of $100 in bet credits. Customers must create an account which involves specifying a Username and Password and populating required fields. There is an optional bonus code which activates the offer. The MrPlay welcome bonus is subject to the following specific Terms & Conditions:

  • New customers residing in New Zealand and existing members do not qualify.
  • Minimum deposit of $10 within 14 days of registering.
  • 100% match deposit bonus.
  • The maximum bonus is $100 in the form of bet credits.
  • Odds restriction or 1/1 or bigger.
  • Wagering requirements of nine times the bonus.
  • System bets do not count.
  • Any winnings from the bet credits do not include the stake 
  • The bonus credits expire after 30 days.
  • General MrPlay Terms and Conditions apply.

The wagering requirements could be excessive for some customers but they can claim a smaller bonus. It is a 100% match deposit bonus because the qualifying deposit equates to the bonus. The offer is clearly explained and there are no hidden rules. It is achievable within the time frames and provides a good reason for signing up and making the first deposit. The bonus is a good starting point for betting on sports in pre-match and in-play markets with MrPlay.

Payment Options

MrPlay accepts deposits in New Zealand dollars. Payment methods are limited to Visa, Mastercard and Skrill. The qualifying deposit cannot be made using Skrill. Overseas operators have many more payment options, including Bank Transfer, Paypal and paysafecards. New Zealand bettors mainly make payments using credit and debit cards.

Deposits are immediate and free of charge and the minimum deposit is $10. Customers can withdraw funds using the same providers. Withdrawals are subject to standard delays and some providers impose a charge for carrying out the transaction.

mr.play Betting Markets

MrPlay Betting Markets

Here is a table that shows the most popular betting sports at MrPlay:

 Football - YES

Racing - YES

Tennis - YES

Rugby Union - YES

Basketball - YES

Cricket - YES

'Sports' is an option on the main menu of the MrPlay Homepage. The original core products were the casino, live casino and scratchcards and then sports betting was added to the site. The main body of the sports page displays rolling banners for the current offers. Today's main betting events appear below these banners. There is also a link to Play Bot which provides tips but with the proviso that profits are not guaranteed.

There is a Search box on the left hand side of the screen, used to locate a sport, league or team by entering keywords and phrases. Featured Links list the most popular leagues which are generally related to the main domestic football competitions in Europe. The full list of sports appears below these links, initially by popularity and then n alphabetical order. Customers with MrPlay in New Zealand can bet on about 30 categories which is about average for the market.

Football Betting

Football is the most popular betting sport at MrPlay. The site features odds from about 100 countries and over 200 leagues and Cup competitions in total. MrPlay issues football odds mainly in pre-match and in-play betting but there are also ante post markets for the outright winner of a wide selection of leagues and domestic, continental and international Cup competitions.

Members in New Zealand bet on their own Premier League but England’s Premier League is the most bet on football competition. MrPlay displays the 1X2 market (Home Win, Draw, Away Win) with a link to about 170 related markets which appear under the following headings:

  • Main
  • Goals
  • Halves
  • Corners
  • Period
  • Players
  • Specials
  • Cards

At the time of writing there is no Bet Builder feature but this could be introduced in the future. Customers can follow Premier League tips provided by the Play Bot feature.

Next Most Popular Sports

Racing in New Zealand includes horse racing, greyhounds and harness racing. The service with MrPlay includes domestic meetings and fixtures from overseas. The most popular markets are Win, Place and exotic forecast bets. Customers can place ante post bets on future races.

The tennis betting product features matches on the ATP and WTA tours, Challenger events and International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournaments. Bettors can place wagers on the winners of upcoming Grand Slam championships and international team competitions.

Rugby Union is the national sport of New Zealand and popular for betting. Even though domestic betting is popular, the major turnover events are the Rugby Championship in the Southern Hemisphere and Six Nations in Europe. Every four years, the Rugby Wold Cup attracts many bets.

There is no strong basketball league in New Zealand so most of the betting is on overseas competitions. The Euroleague is the equivalent of the Champions League in football. However, the NBA in North America is by far the most bet on competition.

Cricket is another well-supported sport in New Zealand and popular for betting. Customers in the country place wagers on international fixtures involving their country. MrPlay offers odds on Test matches and series, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 fixtures and domestic cricket. 

Customer Support at mr.play

Account holders residing in New Zealand can contact MrPlay by Live Chat and email. The support department is open from 08.00am until midnight, seven days a week. A detailed FAQ facility covers the most common issues for customers. There is also a Help section that provides information about the functions of the site, including account information and betting.

MrPlay is committed to promoting responsible gambling. Customers can adopt measures that can be used to control gambling, such as deposit limits and self-exclusion. The operator has partnerships with bodies in New Zealand that provide support and advice for problem gamblers.

App & Site Experience

One of the areas for development at MrPlay is the mobile service. There is no downloadable app for mobile users in New Zealand but the browser version can be used on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The lack of and mobile apps is common for operators serving the New Zealand market.

The website has a slightly old-fashioned feel in terms of design and colouring and neither are distinctive. However, the menus, banners and links make for easy navigation to specific areas of the site. Ongoing promotions are displayed prominently.

The value in the odds compares favourably with other New-Zealand facing operators. Recreational bettors may not notice the slight variances in the margins. However, the higher-staking players will be attracted by better odds for the main sports and markets.

Overall, sports bettors in New Zealand enjoy a positive betting experience with MrPlay. The welcome bonus provides a decent incentive to open an account. Ongoing promotions serve as a good loyalty program for active members who make regular deposits.

mr.play Final Verdict

Sports bettors in New Zealand have a good destination for their wagering at MrPlay. The welcome bonus is transparent and achievable within the timeframes. Offers for current players are varied and generous and the Odds Boosts in particular provide a good inducement to place accumulator bets.

Clearly, one major weakness is the absence of downloadable apps but this situation could change in the future. There is also potential to develop the design of the website to make it look more modern and sharp. However, all the major functions work well.

The in-play betting platform provides live betting opportunities with cash out betting across a number of sports. There are excellent measure in place for banking, customer support and responsible gambling on a solid sports betting site for residents of New Zealand.

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