LuckyThrillz Casino Review
LuckyThrills Casino puts a charging bull on its logo, apparently referring to the lucky thrills of trying to save your ass from the horns and hooves of the raging beast during the annual encierro of San Fermin. Though, of course, the casino has none of that drive. It’s actually much more of a detective story than a thriller. It raises questions like “how the hell do I find the games which actually contribute to my wagering requirements?” and “is there any filter so I can structure the games in a coherent way?”, even though the software library isn’t that big, featuring some 350 games from typical suppliers such as NetEnt, Microgaming, and NextGen. The 100% welcome bonus offers a mysterious choice of up to £150 or £300, with 100 bonus spins at 35x bonus WR, leaving you to wonder what is the principal difference between the two offers. Well, let’s take the magnifier and investigate.
- Slick website;
- Licensed by UKGC & MGA;
- Good reputation among gamblers;
- Great VIP bonus program.
- Opaque terms on wagering contributions;
- Modest library, few video pokers & table games;
- Low monthly withdrawal cap.
LuckyThrillz is a new brand of Aspire Global Casinos (AG), established in 2017. As the name has it, the casino is lucky to have a reputable parent that gives it instant recognition in the world of eGaming. AG also equips its new venue with a quick and stable gaming platform with 128-bit SSL encryption, an iTechLabs-tested RNG, and a double license by UKGC and MGA.
The website boasts a slick macho design in red and black, with the word ‘COJONES’ clearly visible between the lines. The homepage initial loading may be a bit lengthy, but for the rest of the time, the site runs rocket fast. The navigation isn’t very hard, but we wish that it had filters for categories, and the games were more neatly organized.
Customer Support: the LuckyThrillz live chat is not integrated with the website, and looks worse than a patch of tattered old denim on a tuxedo. It’s also not 24/7, so in the off-work hours, you’ll have to refrain to email. The Help section, however, is very explicit and actually helpful, so there’s a good chance you won’t even need to bother opening that ugly chat window.
Banking: LuckyThrills works with most major and local payment systems for deposit, with the exception of Paypal and Bitcoin. Withdrawals are available via Neteller, Skrill, Entropay, Instadebit, and card/wire transfer. Withdrawals may take up to 3 days with Skrill and Neteller, 5 days with other e-wallets, and about a week for card and wire. The payments are accepted in USD, GBP, EUR, CAD, and SEK. The minimum deposit and withdrawal is $10, and the monthly withdrawal cap is only $7,000.
Software and Game Variety
LuckyThrillz has a rather modest software library of about 350 titles, but it features most of the popular games from top developers like NetEnt, Microgaming, Play’n GO, NextGen and Thunderkick. Slots players won’t complain – sometimes we almost wish to stumble upon a completely slotless casino somewhere – but video poker fans might be disappointed, since there are only three poker games on the website. Table games are in the same sad state. Scratchcards are abundant, though: there are more than two dozen of them.
- Slots: Viking Runecraft, Wild Blood, Starburst, Big Win Cat
- Table Games: Blackjack Classic, 3 Card Solitaire, European Roulette
- Video Poker: Deuces Wild, Joker Poker, Jacks or Better
- Scratch Games: Queen of Diamonds, Egyptian Oasis, Wings of Cash
Mobile and Live Gaming
The mobile version is a bit clumsier than the desktop one, in terms of both design and loading speed. It also has no separate menus for game types, but other than that, it works pretty well. And the live chat looks so much better on mobile devices!
Surprisingly, live games weren’t overlooked and abandoned like video poker. LuckyThrillz features five types of Roulette, and two types of Baccarat and Blackjack. A nice set for starters, though an additional poker room could make it even better.
Bonuses and Promotions
Custom Bonuses™ seem to be the new big thing in casino promotions. What it really means is giving the player a selection of two slightly different welcome bonuses, calling them Pipo and Pepe, and pretending it’s a real goddamn choice. Following the trend, LuckyThrillz casino offers a 100% Luck or Thrill bonus (surprise-surprise!) of up to £150 or £300, respectively. The minimum deposits for these offers are £20 and £50, and the 100 additional Starburst spins, which come with the package, are played at £0.1 or £0.5 bets. The maximum bet in the bonus mode is $4 or $2.5 if Skrill or Neteller is used for deposit. The 35x bonus wagering requirement on these offers looks quite good, if you’re not familiar with Aspire Global. This group of casinos has an extremely smartass wagering contribution system. So before jumping to conclusions, check out how different games actually contribute to these requirements.
The only thing these guys mention explicitly on their bonus terms page is the software that does not yield anything at all. Then, under an inconspicuous link, they put the whole range of games which contribute 10% and 50%, and then just say, ‘the rest contribute 100%’, the ‘rest’ being some 100 titles. Well whoop-de-Mozart-funking-do, that is so bloody helpful!
Every other promotion beyond the welcome offer is integrated into LuckyThrillz six-tier VIP program, which awards comp points, 1 per each €40 wagered. At lower levels, it mostly offers free spins, while the top tiers add solid monthly cashback options, additional deposit bonuses, and superfast cash-out to the package.