Updated: 13 Mar 2018
Shadow Bet Casino Review
Shadow Bet Casino is one of those very few casinos, which have “bet” in the name but do not offer any sports betting options. Maybe, they are hidden somewhere among the shadows so that no one can see them. Anyway, we are here to reveal you all the secrets of their casino, so let’s do it!
Shadow Bet Casino does offer a decent game collection powered by several top-notch providers, including NetEnt, Microgaming, and IGT. Sounds great! If only the navigation was convenient… They also kindly explain you all the deposit and withdrawal rules, but they do not want to tell you a lot about the support service for some reason.
If you can not imagine playing casino games without bonuses, then we bet you’ll be disappointed when get to their Welcome Bonus. It doubles your first deposit up to €100 and gives you 200 free spins on top. However, the wagering requirements are more scary than those shadows - 35 times the bonus plus deposit.
- Licenses from the UK and Malta;
- Supports 14 different languages;
- 12 software providers;
- Dozens of live games;
- Huge list of the restricted countries;
- Limited support working hours;
- No phone support;
- Unacceptable wagering requirements – 35 times the bonus plus deposit.
Shadow Bet Casino was launched in 2016. It is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority. They have no issues with fairness and security – your data is protected with SSL encryption so that no one can steal it. Just check the list of the restricted countries before registering, as it includes over 150 territories. If you are not on the list, consider yourself a Master of Luck.
Let’s have a closer look at the website itself. First of all, if you are a kinda timid guy, you have to be warned about seeing different shadows on their pages. Otherwise, the site looks modern and stylish. You can find provider badges on the bottom of the main page and choose one from 14 language options, which include English, German, Mexican, Spanish, Brazilian, Swedish, and others.
If you are kinda timid guy, you have to be warned about seeing different shadows on their pages.
Support Service: When it comes to their support service, the things are getting shady. They let you know that you can contact them via live chat and email, but they do not specify their working hours, which is pretty weird, as for us. Not to mention, there is no “FAQ” on the website.
Banking: Thank God, they provide you with all the important information about their banking. You will have several methods of withdrawing funds: Visa, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, EcoPayz, and Bank Wire. We were surprised, but your withdrawal requests will be processed instantly in most cases. Moreover, the payout limit is much higher than in most casinos – you can withdraw up to €5,000 per transaction (Paysafecard is an exception - €200).
Software and Game Variety
As you might have seen, Shadow Bet Casino is powered by 12 software developers. You will find here many games from such industry-leading companies as NetEnt, Microgaming, IGT, as well as from some less-known providers – Edict and Genii. If you are hunting for a diverse game library, then you are in the right place. The only game type that lacks in quantity is video poker. Let’s have a look at some of their game titles:
- Slots: Starburst, Lost Vegas, Gonzo’s Quest, Twin Spin, Foxin Wins;
- Jackpot Games: Mega Moolah, Fruit Fiesta, King Cashalot, Fruit Fiesta;
- Table Games: Pontoon, Blackjack, Roulette, Punto Banco, Baccarat;
- Video Poker: Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild;
- Other Games: Electro Bingo, Germinator, Hole in One.
It seems that the casino developers weren’t trying hard to make their game lobby easy-to-use. The games are simply filtered by type, and there’s a search bar hidden in the upper right corner. They even managed to fill up their lobby with the game thumbnails of low resolution.
Mobile and Live Gaming
Most of the games offered at Shadow Bet Casino can be played on smartphones and tablets. If you prefer playing on the go, you’re welcome. The mobile casino looks modern and offers many gaming options.
Playing with live dealers is really exciting and entertaining. Thankfully, you will have many live gaming options to choose from. As we expected, the casino features just the different variations of Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat.
Bonuses and Promotions
Though the Welcome Bonus banner is full of shadows, all the bonus terms are not shady but clearly explained. Your first three deposits can bring you up to €1,000 and 200 free spins in total. The first deposit will be doubled up to €100. You will get 20 free spins immediately and 180 more spins during the next 9 days. The second deposit gives you a 50% bonus up to €400. The third one - a 25% bonus up to €500.
Though the Welcome Bonus banner is full of shadows, all the bonus terms are not shady but clearly explained.
As we said, the bonus terms aren’t shady… they are shitty! You will have to wager the sum of the deposit and bonus freaking 35 times. The free spins go with the same requirements and can be used on the following slot games: Wild Wild West, Starburst, Aloha, and Pyramid. If you are used to playing as a high-roller, you will have to slow down a bit, as the maximum allowed bet while playing with the bonus funds in only €7.50. The free spins winnings are credited as bonus funds and have to be wagered 35 times.
Players from the UK get a slightly different offer. There are no bonuses for the second and third deposits, only the first one is matched up to £100. The wagering requirements are the same - 35 times the amount of deposit plus bonus. The 200 free spins are also here, and this is where it gets better. For the UK players they come wager-free!