18Bet Casino Review
Just like Usain Bolt who didn’t win his last race because of some shit, 18Bet Casino also can’t become really awesome because of some shit. And this “shit” is a stiff wagering requirement on their three-tier Welcome Bonus. The casino gives you €1000 in total, but you should wager the bonus plus deposit amount 40 times! Everything else is cool. 18Bet Casino is a Microgaming casino, which means you’ll find some great games here. The player support is adequate, with a live chat and email address for you to use. The withdrawal options are plentiful, and there are no extremely low withdrawal limits, like in many other modern casinos. We can’t really dog on this casino, honestly.
- Available in 10 different languages;
- 24/7 support service, including live chat;
- 400+ games from Microgaming;
- Live games available;
- Awful wagering requirement - 40xB+D;
- €12 maximum bet during an active bonus.
18Bet Casino is a big gaming portal. We’re gonna be looking at the casino portion of the site obviously. They got their start in 2012 and have kept suitably up-to-date in terms of design. Currently, they hold a license from the government of Curacao.
Generally, we’re not fans of this huge-ass designs, because it’s hard to focus on just where we need to look when all the information is plastered on the same page like this. On the other hand, it’s still better than ancient websites like Vegas Slot Casino. That said, we’re looking at a decent selection of games that we can filter by game types - even down to how many paylines there are in a particular slot.
Customer Support: The site carries a pretty decent FAQ that is rather in-depth and, if you can believe it, reasonably helpful. They do have a live chat feature included. Thankfully, it’s available 24/7. You can also email them or call a phone number. Call us blind, but we couldn’t actually locate the phone number.
Banking options are actually sorted by country, giving you a better understanding of what options you have.
Banking: Banking options are not bad. In fact, when you check the banking options that you have, it’s sorted by country - very helpful. For most players, you’ll be seeing such withdrawal options like Skrill, Visa/MasterCard, EcoPayz, EntroPay, PaySafeCard, and Neteller. The only catchy thing that we found in their T&Cs is that the casino can charge withdrawal fees if you haven’t wagered your deposit amount at least 5 times.
Software and Game Variety
18Bet Casino is a Microgaming casino and carries many of their most popular titles. The site has taken the time to sort the games by payline number. However, they have forgotten to add a search bar. As you may have guessed, this is a slot dominated site. Overall, you can find here around 400 game titles.
Another Microgaming casino. That said, it has the games you want to play.
Let’s take a closer look at what can they offer you:
- Slots: Terminator 2, Avalon II, Game of Thrones, Playboy, Immortal Romance;
- Jackpots: Mega Moolah, Major Millions, Fruit Fiesta, Aztec Treasures;
- Table Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Oasis Poker, Pai Gow.
Mobile and Live Gaming
18Bet Casino has a fully functional mobile version. Though the selection of games is smaller than in the desktop version, all the options work well on most modern smartphones and tablets.
Live gaming is also available here, and you’ll find Blackjack, Sic Bo, Casino Hold’em and Roulette as options for you to play.
Bonuses and Promotions
As a newcomer, you are looking at a three-tier €1000 Welcome Bonus that works as follows:
- First Deposit: a 100% match bonus up to €500. (Use bonus code WIN500)
- Second Deposit: a 150% match reward up to €300. (Use bonus code WIN300)
- Third Deposit: a 200% match up to €200. (Use bonus code WIN200)
As always, the devil is in the details. Looking closely at the T&C, we see that the wagering requirements are 40x the deposit and the bonus together. So, Tommy Danger made the first deposit of €100 and received a €100 bonus; he’d have to wager €8,000 before he could withdraw any of his winnings. Holy Moly… The welcome bonus terms look like the most obvious way for them to improve, and the example of Royal House Casino shows that such improvements do happen.
Other important info to keep in mind is that the maximum allowed bet during an active bonus is €12. Um, ok.