Updated: 04 May 2018
K8 Casino Review
We have few guesses about K8 Casino’s name, but they all look far-fetched. It might be a reference to the first Soviet atomic submarine, sunken in times of the Cold War, which is a queer thing to refer to when you’re trying to name a casino. It could also be a premium-class school or a police squad of physically handicapped dogs. Like the K-9 but a little worse, you got it, right? We don’t have a clue now, but maybe something will come up in the review itself.
The K8 Casino website is standard, without the slightest hint of originality. Here you’ll find more than five hundred games from the bigwigs of the gambling industry: Microgaming, NextGen, NetEnt, and several more. They welcome you with a medium-size 100% deposit match bonus, up to £100, with the wagering requirements of 30 times the bonus and deposit. It isn’t an offer you can tell your friends about. The apparent problems of this casino are the enormous list of restricted countries, which covers the whole Europe, except the Great Britain. Also, the poor collection of payment methods, and irresponsible support service.
- License from the UKGC;
- Full mobile compatibility;
- Top-notch software providers;
- 550+ games;
- Fully functional sports betting platform;
- Live games available.
- Too many country restrictions;
- No phone support;
- No 24/7 customer support;
- Too few banking options;
- Bonuses only for the UK players;
- Stiff wagering requirements: 30xB+D.
K8 Casino website looks exactly how you thought it would look like. It’s modern and well-designed, but it has no soul. We won’t say that it’s a ginger, but there is nothing different from similar websites. The navigation seems okay and the games can be sorted by the alphabet or by popularity. There is also a search bar, if you know exactly what you’re looking for.
The Casino is licensed by UKGC, and we suppose that it’s focused on the UK and Chinese gamblers, because the list of restrictions is very wide and includes most countries of Europe (Finland, France, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, and others). Overall, this list counts over 70 countries. The hieroglyphs on the logo and the Chinese language option are confirming our suspicions. No to mention, the only available currency at this casino, is the British Pound.
We suppose the casino is focused on only UK and Chinese gamblers.
Banking: The banking methods appear to be a weak link here: there are only two of them for both deposit and withdrawal: credit cards and Neteller. You can also withdraw your funds via Bank Transfer. The withdrawal pending time is from 24 to 48 hours. Neteller transfer time is 24 hours, and for credit cards, it’s from three to five days. Maybe they’ll add more options in future, but for now, the choice is far from being decent.
Customer Support: The support service can be reached via live chat and some in-site messages, and there is no info about their working hours. We suppose that if they were online 24/7, they would’ve stated it somewhere. Too bad, we wanted to see some phone number to call in case of major issues. At least, the casino can be followed on social media like Facebook and Twitter.
Software and Game Variety
The game variety is alright: they have more than enough games from such top-notch developers as Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen, Play’n Go, Quick Spin, as well as from other lesser companies. There are over 550 games in total, 25 of whom are table games and 25 are “other,” which includes video poker.
The game lobby has convenient navigation: all the games are properly divided into their categories, and you can use a search bar. We could just recommend them to add an additional provider filter.
- Slots: Medusa II, Starburst, Immortal Romance;
- Table/Card Games: Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Red Dog, Hold’em, Caribbean Stud;
- Video Poker: Deuces WIld, Jacks or Better, Bonus Poker;
- Other Games: Irish Gold, Lucky Scratch, Monkey Keno.
Mobile and Live Games
The K8 Casino website is fully mobile compatible, and you can play there on any modern portable device, smartphone or tablet.
The casino also has six tables for those who like live games. You can choose between Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, two types of Hold’em and a Three Card Poker. It’s enough for most players, and for us too.
Bonuses and Promotions
K8 offers two welcome bonuses: one for sports and one for the online casino. The casino one is a 100% deposit match up to £100 with the 30x D+B playthrough requirements. The amount isn’t impressive, and the WR’s aren’t too. Except that there is a clause about bonus expiration. It states that the bonus funds and bonus winnings will be deducted from your account on the date of expiration. Nothing to worry about, from the first glance, but look here: in the case of a net loss of bonus balance, this loss will be deducted from your qualifying deposit amount.
In the case of a net loss of bonus balance, this loss will be deducted from your qualifying deposit amount.
It means that they will deduct not only the current bonus balance, but the original amount of the bonus received. Customer support could not clarify this clause for us, so we will stick to our conclusion: if you claimed a welcome bonus at K8 Casino - don’t wait until it expires. One more thing you should keep in mind, you can get the Welcome Bonus here unless you are the resident of the UK.