BetsKing Casino Review
- Bonus & Wagering
- Payout Percentage
- Customer Support
If the Jackpot does not exceed €50,000, the amount will be paid out through Bank Wire in one payment. But if it is more than €50,000 it will be paid out through bank wire in installments of €5,000 per month until the amount is paid in full.
”Backed by award-winning software, a stable gaming platform and knowledgeable staff BetsKing Casino lives up to its namesake”.
Right, let’s light this candle. As a member of the B3W group, BetsKing Casino is licensed in Malta and owned by Hermes Gateway Limited. Malta has become the yardstick for industry standards. How come? In the event a player is embroiled in a payment dispute with the operator, the jurisdiction acts as mediator between the player and the online casino.
My initial impression of BetsKing is a good one. Although the operator’s website is devoid of the usual bells and whistles don’t let this put you off. It is powered by B3W, Cryptologic, Igaming2go, NextGen, Leander, Microgaming and Net Entertainment. With its ‘Instant Play’ software its game variety covers a medley of slot machines (classics, 3 and 5 reel varieties and 3D), towering jackpots, a live dealer casino, video poker, table games, keno, bingo and lottery.
Deposit Bonus and Wagering Requirements
To entice you to sign up, BetsKing offers a match bonus of 100% up to €$333. The bonus is entirely optional. To ‘unlock’ the bonus you must deposit 10 credits or currency equivalent. As if the deposit bonus is not enough the operator even throws in an additional 33 free spins to play Starburst. Winnings gained from the free spins must be turned over 20 times before it can be withdrawn.
Games that contribute 100% towards the clearing of the wagering restrictions are all slots, lottery and scratch card games. The bonus can also be used to play video poker, keep in mind that it only contributes 25%.
”In order to make a bonus withdrawable, the initial deposit plus bonus must be played through the number of times specified in the bonus offer/promotion terms & conditions. Players from Poland, Kazakhstan and Russia must play through the deposit plus bonus 200 times before the welcome bonus becomes withdrawable.”
The reason why the operator imposed the above mentioned clause is because players from these countries are notorious bonus abusers and tend to be fraudulent.
We pride ourselves the way we write our casino reviews. Suffice it to say we leave no stone unturned. I might add we do miss a couple now and again. I came across the following bonus term under the ‘Terms and Conditions’. Note, it only applies to players who accept the deposit bonus and is not applicable to non-bonus players.
“Any player who increases their starting balance by more than double will be prohibited from reducing their bet size by more than 50% for the remainder of the bonus wagering requirements. This will be calculated on the largest bet size made up until that point. If a player is deemed to have acted in this way it will be considered abusive play and will result in the confiscation of any bonus and accrued winnings and the suspension of the player’s account. For example if a player’s starting balance was £100 and they have a win or series of wins that takes their balance above £200 while betting £10 per round, they would subsequently have to complete the remaining bonus wagering requirement with bets of £5/round or greater.”
This is the area that separates the good operators from the bad ones. Suffice it to say that BetsKing excels in this department. Not for one moment did it give me the impression that its support base is under staffed. The casino can be contacted through email, telephone (call back) or live chat.
I must point out that live chat is only available from 08:00 to 00:00 (CET). A comprehensive FAQs at the footer of the website covers deposit and withdrawals, security, software glitches and so forth. If you’re a newbie please go through it before you sign up.
In summary. BetsKing Casino covers all aspects of online game play. Its deposit bonus is on par with that of industry standards. The software diversity compliments its game library well and it is licensed in Malta. However, if the operator wants to be a serious contender it must offer a rewards system to its regular depositors, lower the amount of wagering attached to the welcome bonus and increase its daily withdrawal limit. Recommended.
Bonuses & Promotions
Apart from the sign on bonus to new players, BetsKing does not have many promotions on the go at the moment. The operator’s affiliate manager notified me that it will have a slew of promotions on offer within the next couple of months. If you’re a returning player you’ll receive email alerts which keeps you posted on forthcoming promotions.
Banking at BetsKing
Deposit methods that can be used are Bank Wire, Ecocard, Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Carte Bleue, Neteller, Skrill, PaySafeCard and Ukash.
Currencies accepted: Euros and US Dollar. The minimum deposit and withdrawal amount is 25 Euros.
”Upon opening an account, all Players are susceptible to the same limits – daily €/$ 2000, weekly €/$ 7500 and monthly€/$ 16000 (these might vary from time to time).”
Can’t say I’m impressed with this clause. The daily withdrawal limit is a bit on the low side and might ”spook” high rollers. It would be nice if BetsKing can increase the amount. *Manual flushing is not allowed.
Withdrawal requests via e-wallets (Neteller and Skrill) will be processed within 24 to 48 hours. Two to three days for credit and debit cards and bank transfers can take up to 5 business days. If you request a withdrawal for the first time ensure that you have the proper verification documents on hand.
With a host of software providers under its belt comes a decadent game selection. It goes without saying that the NetEnt and Microgaming casino games lead the pack. The bulk of the games are slots machines followed by table games, a live casino, sports betting and lottery games.
When you click on the ”Casino” tab you’ll see some of the popular NetEnt games. Games like Gonzo’s Quest, Blood Suckers, Jack Hammer 2 Fishy Business and South Park need little introduction. Not only are they flushed with 3D graphics and animations but they come with bonus rounds, free spins, scatters, wilds and multipliers. Each game has its own customization features such as coin denomination, audio, Auto Play and graphics settings.
Live Dealer Casino
Normally reserved for your refined player. You can play live baccarat, blackjack, craps and roulette against the dealers. It’s interactive game play at its best. You can chat to the dealers and to fellow players if you like. Although it’s not the same as being at a real casino I must admit it comes pretty darn close.The live games are also not subjected to a random number generator but purely on skill.
Live games are streamed from a live studio via webcam to your computer. The live games cannot be played for free but only for real cash. Should you encounter any problems while playing you can always ask the pitboss for any assistance.
Games worth mentioning are Mega Moolah, Major Millions and Lotsaloot. At the time of writing Mega Moolah tipped the scales at an incredible $2 million plus. When playing a progressive jackpot always bet the maximum bet. The reason for this is simple if you hit the jackpot it pays out in full. I’ve heard about a player in a Las Vegas casino that hit the progressive jackpot and only won $400 as opposed to $1million.
The most important thing to remember about progressive slot machines is that the payouts other than the jackpot are not as good as on other machines. Reason being a portion of every bet made goes towards the jackpot pool. In other words they are high-variance games.
Not a huge variety offered. I enjoy playing video poker since it’s a semi-skilled game. Strictly speaking your odds against the house is 50/50 that’s if you play sensibly and the software is fair. Old time favourites like Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild and Joker Poker also grace the list.
BetsKing states that the Random Number Generator for the various software providers are tested regularly to ensure transparency. However, it does not post the findings of the audit reports or the firm who audited the software on its website. If you don’t know how the random number generator of a slot machine is calculated we provide a detailed explanation on it.[addtoany]
France, United States
B3W, Cryptologic, Microgaming, Net Entertainment and Nextgen
US$ and Euro
English, German and Turkish
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