Here's the hearty letter we "wrote" to Villento a while ago:
Dear Villento Casino. It’s time to move on, friend, it really is. Do some face-lifting (or rather full-on plastic surgery), meet some new, younger and prettier friends (NetEnt, Quickspin, Betsoft, and Playson, for instance, cause now you cooperate only with Microgaming and features about 550 games), get livelier, and don’t be such a cheapskate - and there might still be good times ahead. Furthermore, do something with that first deposit bonus wagering requirements - it’s 60 times the bonus amount, while the bonus itself is a 100% match up to £150! In everything else, you are a blast. Sincerely yours, HolyMoly.
Surprisingly enough, some of it has been heard! The website definitely looks prettier now, and there are live games aplenty. Way to go. Now, a decent welcome bonus and modern slots, please?
Villento Casino UK was founded back in 2005. It is licensed by the UKGC, MGA, and Kahnawake Gaming Commission and approved by eCOGRA’s Safe and Fair seal. At the moment, they only accept players from the UK. The website has recently received a face-lift and now looks more-or-less up to the modern standards.
It is hard to review the casinos like Villento. We know it used to be good. It might still be okay in fact, for those who didn’t see newer, prettier and more interesting casinos. It does some steps in the right direction, but we don't think it's enough just yet.
This casino used to be good, and it struggles to keep us with the times.
Customer Support: In case you need help, the casino has around-the-clock online customer support. Their agents can be reached via live chat and email. They also offer you to send them an email with your telephone number and full name, and after a few minutes they will call you back.
Banking: Banking methods are reasonably diverse: debit and credit cards, Skrill, Neteller, Trustly, and more. Your withdrawals will remain pending for 2 business days. The withdrawal limit is £4,000 per week, but it only applies if you happen to withdraw five times more that you total deposits at once.
Software and Game Variety
They offer Microgaming games through a downloadable client or an instant-play lobby. Basically, if you’ve seen one Microgaming casino - you’ve seen them all. The total number of games is over 500, but most of them are really old. The instant play mode redirects you to a generic Microgaming platform (that perfectly matches the casino in the looks and age). Anyway, here are some games you can play here:
- Slots: Asian Beauty, 108 Heroes, Avalon;
- Progressives: Major Millions, Mega Moolah, Treasure Nile;
- Table Games: Classic Blackjack Gold, Euro Roulette, American roulette Gold;
- Video Poker: Aces and Eights, Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild.
One thing that helps them stand out from the crowd of nearly identical Microgaming casinos is the collection of exclusive games. Well, "collection" is probably not the right word here because there are, like, three of them, but it's still nice.
Villento Mobile and Live Games
It is surprising, but they do have a mobile version. It leads you to the very same generic platform by Microgaming, just on mobile. It works rather good, even better than the desktop version, so there's nothing to complain about.
This is an old-school casino that managed to provide some modern live games too.
The Live Casino section powered by Evolution Gaming features a rather diverse list of live dealers games - standard Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack, as well as more rare Sic Bo, Three Card Poker, and Caribbean Stud.
Bonuses and Promotions
The Welcome Package for new players comes in five stages. Let’s have a look at this massive bonus:
- First Deposit: a 100% match reward up to £150;
- Second Deposit: a 50% match reward up to £250;
- Third Deposit: a 30% match reward up to £200;
- Fourth Deposit: a 20% match reward up to £200;
- Fifth Deposit: a 50% match reward up to £200.
This amounts to £1000 total, but the percentages are too low to be worth it - in order to receive the full advertised amount you need to deposit £2717. Besides, the wagering requirement for the first deposit bonus is too high - 60 times! Although, the subsequent bonus amounts have to be wagered 30 times, which is fine. Keep in mind, that some games contribute less to the wagering requirements.
The minimum deposit required to get each of the bonuses is £10. As always, be sure to read the full bonus terms before you claim anything.
Villento Casino UK is also a member of the Casino Reward Loyalty Program. The rules are pretty standard - play games, earn points, exchange them back into cash, grow in VIP level, get extra rewards. This would have been a generic unimaginative loyalty program if not for the recently launched "Time of Your Life Sweepstakes" promotion. In a nutshell, it works like this - depending on your VIP level (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond) you get 1 to 5 tickets. Each level also unlocks a new category of prizes. You choose the prize you want in each category, and once every three months you get a chance to win them. The more tickets you have, the higher are your chances. The prizes are cool too - home appliance kits, vacations, real-life adventure quests, bikes, etc.