Updated: 24 May 2018
Fone Casino Review
For a “Mobile Casino totally dedicated to Pure Mobile Gaming” Fone Casino does a piss-poor job. About 60 mobile games - it’s just not exactly what we’d call an outstanding collection. The desktop version isn’t great either, with sluggish instant play mode and no live games. The selection of banking options is very poor, and the minimum withdrawal amount reaches up to €100. Not to mention, they have several unresolved issues regarding payouts. It might be worth a shot anyway - the Welcome Bonus is average (100% first deposit match up to €1000 with 50xB requirements), the VIP program is excellent, and Saucify games feel like a novelty.
- Round-the-clock support service, including live chat;
- HUGE amount of the first deposit bonus - €1000;
- Nice VIP program with unusual rewards;
- Limited selection of banking methods;
- Minimum withdrawal - €100;
- Small game library - just around 130 game titles;
- No live games;
- €8 bet limit during an active bonus.
ScratchFone Casino is a member of Lotus Players Club that opened in 2013. With a “Pure mobile gaming” for a slogan, SSL encryption, and the license from Curacao, they strive to offer unparalleled casino experience to mobile players in the first place. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though.
The desktop website doesn’t look great by modern standards. It’s catching your eye, and even too much. There’s just too much red color around, so that it looks very bloody. The navigation is fine though. However, when you decide to play, you’ll be redirected to a registration form. So, you won’t be able to try out their games before opening an account.
Furthermore, Fone Casino seems to have several unresolved issues with the illegally denied payouts, which is a bad mark of their fairness. Also, they are a part of the Grand Prive Group, which has a questionable reputation among some trusted watchdog portals.
Banking: Deposit options are alright: credit cards, Neteller, Skrill and several more. But the withdrawal options are poor - you’ll have only Neteller, ActorCard and Bank Wire at your disposal. What stands out is that the minimum withdrawal amount is €100, and Skrill is missing from the withdrawal options list.
Customer Support: The support service is accessible 24/7 through the live chat, email, phone (toll-free for the US) and even fax.
Software and Game Variety
Fone Casino is powered by Saucify (formerly BetOnSoft) and offers both instant play and downloadable option. Of course, their games are not nearly as popular as the games from Netent or Microgaming, but it might be a good thing - you are likely to find something new here. The casino advises you to use the latter in order to get access to the full library of games. Even then their number is not particularly impressive - just over 130. Anyway, let’s check out what they have:
- Slots: Zodiac, Perfect Date, Elemental 7, Sirens Serenade;
- Table Games: Roulette, Blackjack, Three Card Poker;
- Video Poker: Aces and Faces, Deuces Wild, Rocket Jacks Poker;
- Other Games: Captain Keno, Lucky Scratch, Berry Picker.
Mobile and Live Games
Alright, if not for the “pure mobile gaming” motto, we would have said that Fone Casino works fine on mobile gadgets and wouldn’t give it a second thought. Taking the motto into account though, we don’t find the casino living up to it. Don’t get us wrong, it does work fine, but the games are too few (about 60), and the navigation is inconvenient (you get the page full of games and just scroll it horizontally till you hit the end).
“The mobile casino does work fine, but the games are too few (about 60), and the navigation is inconvenient.”
Live dealer games are missing. We’d like to see them sometime soon of course, but we honestly doubt they’d add them.
Bonuses and Promotions
For a Welcome Bonus, you get a straightforward 100% first deposit match up to €1000. What’s irritating is that there’s no link to the full bonus terms on the promotions page. Once you find them deep within the website, you’ll learn that the wagering requirements are 50 times the bonus amount, while the maximum bet is €8. Not really bedazzling, but we’ve seen worse. But what’s weirder is that you’ll see several bonuses from other casinos in their bonus terms.
As soon as you register you enter Lotus Players Club. At first glance, it looks rather dull - play games, earn points, grow in tiers and levels yada-yada. It gets better when you see the rewards section. Apart from the usual free spins and bonus credits, if you wager much enough, you’ll get access to prizes like iPads, TVs, digital cameras, jewelry, golf bags, saxophones and such.
“If you wager much enough, you’ll get access to the VIP program prizes like iPads, TVs, digital cameras, jewelry, golf bags, saxophones and such.”
As always, be sure to check other promos to see if there’s something interesting.