Updated: 05 Feb 2018
Hippozino Casino Review
This hippo theme is quite sophisticated, and it takes us to thoughts of the wild nature, protection of those who cannot protect themselves from us… Oh… Where were we? Oh, yep: they have a nice bunch of games from Microgaming and NetEnt. The live casino is ready for you, and so is the 100% bonus on the first deposit. It comes with 50x bonus wagering requirements though, ergh. We suppose there always has to be something to ruin the party, right?
- Licenses from UK and Malta;
- Nice website is done with taste;
- Live casino’s rich and classy;
- Different bonuses for every holiday.
- Poor customer support info and contact channels.
- Wagering requirements are rather high.
Although the Hippozino Casino name gives a wild impression and visions of huge animals with even huger mouths, their website looks pretty luxurious - with all those glossy letters, deep dark colors where the hippo logo charm has a little to fit in. Wordsmith in the name is cool and catchy, so if they have some fun to offer, you’d be able to remember who they were, right?
The casino was founded in 2012 and is operated by ProgressPlay Limited. It holds two licenses: one from the UK Gambling Commission, another from Malta Gaming Authority. All the security shenanigans seem to be taken care of - 128-bit SSL encryption, firewall protection, secure online transactions.
Banking: To top it all off, they’ve got pretty diverse banking options - usual credit cards, Skrill and Neteller coupled with the less common Webmoney, Trustly, and Giropay. Besides, they have a good info section for each of the available banking options, with support numbers and country specifications, that’s quite useful and handy.
‘Don’t speak, just text - they have no phone line’
Customer Support: gives you two options - either you ask them in the chat in their working hours, and they answer, or you email them, and wait for the feedback. No phone numbers, seems nobody’s ready to talk to you, those damn introverts.
Software and Game Variety
The collection of games is pretty extensive, with titles mostly from Microgaming and NetEnt. All the games are sorted alphabetically by default, you can sort them by providers where games are presented only for a few of them.
There are plenty of games, the biggest section is for slots, while others have more or less of 20 games. Anyway, there’s a choice for classics lovers and a new games section full of freshly launched games where you can find something as follows:
- Slots: Copy Cats, Foxin’ Wins, Neon Jungle;
- Table and card games: Classic Blackjack, Deuces Wild Power, Baccarat;
- Jackpot games: Mega Moolah, Divine Fortune, King Cashalot;
- Exotic games: Germinator, Pharaoh Bingo, Sunset Delight.
There’s a scratchcard games category, with everything but scratchcards. It’s not a joke - there are slots, keno, bingo, lotto, but not a single thing to actually scratch. Alright, there are several games similar to scratchcards in mechanics (like, you have 50 cells, 10 of which hide gems and you have several tries to guess which ones hold them), but it doesn’t really count.
‘There’s a strange bunch of games for exotics lovers’
You can try playing a demo version of any game before getting into deposits and wagers, and then decide if it’s your cup of tea.
Mobile and Live Games
Hippozino Casino doesn’t boast anywhere on the website about being available on mobiles - it just works. The problem with the mobile version is that there’s no way to navigate through the games. They are all on a single page, with no categories or search. Looks rather messy. Just train your eyes scanning the page for a game you want, it is a useful exercise, true story.
Live casino is alright, with your favorite blackjack, roulette and baccarat to choose from. At least they even have a live casino option!
Bonuses and Promotions
Hippozino has daily and weekly bonuses, free plays, happy hours and games of the day. The only thing about them - half of them are seasonal. It’s entertaining - catch yours on Halloween, New Year and other holidays.
The Welcome Package is alright - 100% match bonus up to €200 on the first deposit. You have a decent amount of time to play it through, 90 days, but the wagering requirements are rather high - 50x the bonus. Be sure to check Hippozino's Bonus Policy for more details and note - players are allowed to withdraw not more than €3000 per week and not more than €6000 per month (doesn’t relate to progressives, there you can withdraw not more than €30000 per month).
The VIP club offers additional benefits to loyal players. The rules are standard - every €16 you wager earn you one point. The points are then converted to cash and higher loyalty tiers provide extra bonuses (support hotline, personal gifts, birthday presents, etc.).