Updated: 05 Feb 2018
Magic Box Casino Review
Magic Box Casino is stuck in the past, and there’s nothing you might want to go there for. Except maybe an acute attack of nostalgia. Even then you’re probably better off with an old Arnold movie. The game collection is decent though, thanks to Playtech. However, it’s not a rare diamond, as Playtech games can be found in many casinos these days. The casino doesn’t offer a mobile website. When you try to learn more about their bonuses, it simply redirects you to another casino. They really thought no one would notice such a pig in a poke? Not to mention, the casino has a bad reputation among several other watchdog portals due to not discussing player complaints. Holy Moly...
- License from the UK;
- Over 10 years online;
- Wide selection of payment options;
- Hosts live games;
- Outdated design and interface;
- Doubtful reputation among other watchdog portals;
- No live chat;
- No mobile version of the casino;
- No Welcome Bonus.
Magic Box Casino was founded in 2006, and it seems like it was designed to look outdated right from the start. It is regulated by Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner and UK Gambling Commission. The casino is associated with the Bwin Group, which is known for not willing to discuss player problems.
The website feels like a time capsule from the last century when dial-up was the thing and pictures were loading line by line for two full minutes, top to bottom (oh how we wished it was at least the other way around in some cases). Sadly, the “fallen-out-of-time” feeling doesn’t come from the design alone.
“The website feels like a time capsule from the last century when dial-up was the thing.”
Banking: The choice is pretty decent - there are Neteller, Skrill, Credit cards, and some local payment methods. There’s also Instant Bank, who has been Trustly for 5 years now. Have they been in cryogenic sleep for ten years and just woke up?
Customer Support: Support options are also archaic: email, phone, fax (who uses those anymore). Live chat? Apparently not yet invented in Magic Box Casino’s time frame.
Software and Game Variety
Magic Box Casino runs on Playtech software. There are all kinds of sections on the website - Roulette, Video Poker, Progressive slots, Table games and more. When you click them, you automatically download the casino software. While instant play option is also available, you won’t see any games until you register an account.
Once you download the software, it turns out that the games collection is pretty good, as expected from Playtech software. Let’s see what can be found in their library:
- Slots: Gladiator, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Desert Treasure;
- Table Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Red Dog;
- Video Poker: All American, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker;
- Scratch Cards.
Mobile and Live Games
Alright, did you really expect it to work on mobiles? We didn’t. Magic Box Casino doesn’t even try - it just redirects you to the sister casino (Casino Las Vegas) when you open it on a mobile device. This is probably the best they could do.
“Magic Box Casino has nothing to offer these days.”
Live games, though, are rather well covered (fortunately they discovered this fantastic cutting-edge technology). You’ll get your standard Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack, and Casino Hold’em in several variations.
Bonuses and Promotions
The promotions page currently lists only one item - Daily promotions (accompanied by a picture of 2011 calendar).
Nevertheless, on the main page, you can see a Welcome Bonus offer. According to the text in a small icon, you can get a 100% match bonus up to €500 with 50 free spins on the top. The wagering requirements are also mentioned there - 20x the sum of the deposit and bonus value. However, when you click on that icon, it redirects you to Casino Las Vegas again. Thanks, but no thanks.