Updated: 21 Feb 2018
Magic Star Live Casino Review
Alright, let’s pretend that Magic Star Live Casino doesn’t advertise live games right in the name (because their live casino currently sucks). What else do they have? Turns out, nothing groundbreaking at all. The games from PlayPearls are rather uncommon and might interest those of you who are tired of omnipresent Netent/Microgaming/Playtech stuff. Are here anybody of those? Nope? We aren’t surprised.
The welcome bonus is alright. You will get a 300% match bonus up to €250 on your first deposit. The wagering requirements are acceptable - 42 times the bonus value - but some additional bonus terms seem rather annoying. Their live chat was unresponsive, but maybe it was just our lucky day. An average casino, overall. Might be worth a try.
- Supports 8 languages;
- 24/7 live chat;
- Live games available.
- No phone support;
- Live Casino includes only several Roulettes.
Magic Star Live Casino was established in 2013, and supposedly makes a great accent on live games. “Supposedly”, because you can’t really tell. We’ll get to that a bit later. The casino is operated by PlayPearls Ltd. and is regulated by the Government of Curacao.
The website looks fine, with a pretty night-skies theme, smooth instant-play lobby, logically organized game categories, and “fun play” available for all the games. We can’t say that all the information is easy-to-find, but you won’t get lost in here, at least. The website supports 8 languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Banking: What the website does miss, is a banking page. The only notion of the banking options available are the logos at the bottom of the website. Anyway, in the cashier (after you register), you’ll see such options like Skrill, Neteller, Bank Wire, credit cards, and several more. The pending period for the withdrawals takes up to 24 hours.
Live chat was not available at the time of writing this article. Is it our bad luck or sloppy support?
Software and Game Variety
Most of the games at Magic Star Live Casino are powered by PlayPearls. You can also find some titles from Art Of Games, RTG, and some other providers. Good thing number one - their games are pretty rare and feel new. Another good thing - some of the slots are fun. Now to the bad things: the total number of games there is about 200, so it may get quite repetitive.
Let’s have a look at some of their games:
- Slots: Fruit Frenzy, Grand Turismo, Gangster City, Asgard’s Gold;
- Table Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow, Casino Hold’em;
- Video Poker: Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, One Eyed Jacks;
- Instant-Win Games: Golden Egg Keno, Scratch and Match, Candy Coins.
Mobile and Live Games
The mobile version of the casino works fine, although it feels like they could have made it much easier to navigate through the games. You get a single column of HUGE game thumbnails of the chosen category, and scrolling through it might take a while. Luckily, there’s a search function available.
Live Games are a specialty of Magic Star Live Casino (at least, judging by their name). However, it makes us sad to see them suck so hard. Currently, they only have a couple of live Roulette tables, broadcasted from several land-based casinos - Portomaso, Oracle, Expo, and Fitzwilliam. There’s also a message, saying that they are working their asses off to improve the section and add more games very soon. We’d like to hope it’s true, but this message was written more than half a year ago. Yep, waiting for some new live gaming options here is probably just a waste of time.
There’s a message, saying that they are working their asses off to improve the section and add more games soon. Too bad it was written more than half a year ago.
Bonuses and Promotions
The Welcome Bonus at Magic Star Live Casino is a 300% first deposit match bonus up to €250. The wagering requirements are not that terrible - 42 times the bonus amount. Of course, they just couldn’t help but put some bullshit items into the bonus terms. For example, only slots and scratchcards are allowed when playing with the bonus. “High risk” players who bet more than 10% of their bankroll in a single bet are getting monitored. Switching between high and low bets for the purpose of completing the wagering may get your bonus taken away and account closed. Read the full thing to get all the details.
They also have “Daily Reload Bonus” and “Reload Wednesday”. Check them out on their Promotions page.