Bell Fruit Casino United Kingdom 2017 Review

Score: 4/5

Bell Fruit Casino is an online casino that’s owned by Greentube Alderney. If you’re something of a frequent visitor to online casinos then you may recognise the name Greentube – it’s a smaller sector of the larger online wagering company known as Novomatic. Novomatic themselves are based in Austria, and make both real-world and online slots games. They also own a small number of other online casinos.

If you’re from the UK, then you very probably recognise the name ‘Bell Fruit’ too. This Nottingham-based company were once one of the biggest manufacturers of real-world slots (or as us Brits would say – ‘one-armed bandits’) in the UK for many a year. They were snapped up by Novomatic, and now Novomatic are using the ‘Bell Fruit’ name on this online casino establishment.

The Bell Fruit Casino is licensed in the UK by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission.

Welcome bonus

100% bonus up to £200

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There is, of course, a welcome bonus available here. Were you genuinely expecting anything else? Here it is a one hundred percent bonus up to a maximum of £200. You have to make a deposit of at least £10 if you want to earn a bonus. Whatever you deposit, the casino will match it with bonus money up to that limit of £200.

There are – again of course – wagering expectations to meet when you are playing with bonus cash, and at the Bell Fruit Online Casino you have thirty days from the award of your bonus if you want to turn your bonus money and any winnings into money that you are able to withdraw. You will need to wager the value of your bonus only (note, not the deposit as well) a total of thirty-five times. That means, for example, if you claim the full bonus of £200, then you will need to perform £7,000 (£200 x 35) in wagering. Please be aware that this is the amount that you need to wager.

You cannot meet wagering requirements by playing table games or progressive jackpot games. You also cannot meet your play-through expectations by playing on any of the live casino games that are available at this site.

If you are unsure about anything regarding the welcome bonus, you can check the site’s T&Cs for more information, or you can email the site’s help desk.

Range of games

The company Bell Fruit were mainly concerned with one-armed bandits, but don’t think for one moment that it’s only online slots games that are available here!

There are plenty of online slots available, though – over one hundred and thirty of them in fact. The sad news though is that NetEnt is not included as a software provider here, which means you’re missing a lot of the very best slots in the business if you play here. Novomatic are the chief supplier of gaming here, which is another thing that shouldn’t surprise you, given that this is a Novomatic-based casino. Some of their best slots includes Book of Ra, Garden of Riches and Rainbow Reels.

There are table games here, but you are unlikely to be blown away by just how many – five in total! The complete list is:

  • American Poker II (video poker)
  • Roulette S
  • Royal Crown 3 Card Brag
  • Royal Crown Blackjack
  • Royal Crown European Roulette

We’re sorry, but five casino games is not nearly enough!

There are more tables at the Bell Fruit Casino Live Casino. We counted thirteen, in fact – four versions of blackjack, eight versions of roulette and one version of baccarat.

That’s your limit at the Bell Fruit Online Casino – no casino poker, arcade games or scratch cards to speak of.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • No withdrawal limits
  • Reasonable welcome bonus
  • Earn £10 for each player you refer to the casino
  • Some good live casino options

Cons

  • Lack of software-based table games

Layout and usability

The nicest thing about the layout of the Bell Fruit Online Casino is that it is very compact and well-organised. There are only four menus – ‘Home’, ‘Slots’, ‘Table Games’ and ‘Live Casino’ – it really could not be simpler!

To arrive at a specific game you will need to click on the menu item of your choice then choose from the grid of thumbnails that pop up. It could not be more intuitive. Click on a thumbnail and your game will launch. This is a HMTL5-based casino, which means it will work automatically in all leading browsers and OSs.

For other options you just need to select the menu in the top left-hand corner. You can also select the games from here, check out the promotions, get a little bit of help or find out something about the people behind this online casino, if you should want to.

This online casino is something of an oddity as it still offers a mobile app for smart phones and tablets. Most online casinos these days simply use an adaptive HTML5 site. The Bell Fruit Casino app is downloadable for both Apple and Android devices, although it’s really unnecessary as the site has an HTML5 version – just visit the site using a mobile browser as that’s all really that you need to do.

Promotions for existing customers

It has to be said that the Bell Fruit Online Casino is pretty cool when it comes to exisiting promotions …

Among the other promotions we could find here was a fairly typical ‘refer a friend’ bonus. Quite simply, you have the chance of earning yourself ten pounds in bonus cash if you refer a buddy to this casino. Before you start making hundreds of referrals there is one thing you also need to know – each friend then has to sign up to the casino, make a deposit of at least ten pounds themselves and play at least ten online games. Once they’ve jumped through all these hoops, you will get your £10 bonus.

The site does run promotions on a regular basis – when we visited the site there was a £20 ‘Safari Bonus’ to be had. If you spend £10 on the slots King of the Pride or African Simba you would receive back ten percent of your losses up to £20. Promotions change frequently so make sure you check the site’s promos page.

VIP/loyalty scheme

The Bell Fruit Online Casino is willing to reward you for your loyalty. There is a ‘Loyalty Casino Bonus Programme’ available here, and it’s split over five loyalty levels – bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond. For every one pound you stake at this casino, the guys and gals here will award you twenty points. Over each monthly period you will be assessed by how many points you have earned, and awarded the appropriate loyalty status, as follows:

  • 5 – 49,999 points – bronze
  • 50,000 – 149,999 points – silver
  • 150,000 – 549,999 points – gold
  • 550,000 – 1,799,999 points – platinum
  • 1,800,000+ – diamond

Depending upon which level you reach, you will be awarded a monthly cash bonus with no wagering requirements. For silver players this is only £3, but for diamond-level players this is a £100 bonus. Higher level VIPs are also able to covert their points at a higher rate – a 50% bonus for gold players and a 100% bonus for platinum and diamond players.

Special features

As we mentioned above, the vast majority of software – in fact nearly all of it – is supplied by Novomatic themselves. They do have some good games, like the afore-mentioned Book of Ra, but on the whole people do not generally get too excited when Novomatic are mentioned as a software provider, especially when – as is evidence here – they are the sole providers.

There’s nothing really ‘special’ about this site. There’s not even a live chat function, which is a given at most other sites. You can only contact this online casino via email (direct or by using a web form) or telephone.

Other betting options

Novomatic are specialists in casino software only, so there are no other betting options available here – no sports betting, poker or bingo.

Conclusion

An image of 4 casino ratingHow you feel about this online casino depends upon how you feel about Novomatic games, as Novomatic are the only software providers here. They do have some good games (as mentioned in the review), but beyond a dozen or so games, there’s really nothing here to get too excited about.

We’d love to see a few more ongoing promotions here too. This online casino has been around for a while now, so they really ought to up their game a little to offer more bonuses for their regular players. There is the VIP scheme, though, but even they you can only get cash, and not exclusive event invitations of the services of a dedicated account manager, as allow schemes permit.

The above is why we cannot bring ourselves to award the Bell Fruit Online Casino the full five stars, so it gets four. This is still a very decent place to play though, especially if you like the output of Novomatic.

Money options

  • Payment methods available: Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafecard, wire transfer.
  • Currencies available: GBP
  • Deposit limits: min: £10; max: £10,000 per month.
  • Withdrawal limits: min: £10; max: no limits.
  • Withdrawal times: eWallets: 24-28 hours; credit/debit cards: 3-5 days; bank transfers: not offered; cheques: not offered.
  • Pending time: 24-72 hours.

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