Schmitts Casino United Kingdom Review 2017

An image of 4 casino ratingSchmitts Casino is an online casino that’s powered by ProgressPlay Limited, a company that’s based in Malta. Founded in 2016, this online casino is one that promotes responsible gambling, security, privacy and award-winning levels of customer support. ProgressPlay have helped many other online casino find their home on the world wide web of wagering, including Hippozino Casino, Conquer Casino and Spin Fiesta. Like all of ProgressPlay’s casinos, Schmitts Casino has licensing from the Malta Gaming Authority, the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority and the UK Gambling Commission.

Welcome bonus

Online casinos rarely offer their players the chance to grab a grand, but here’s an online casino that’s an exception to this rule. When you sign up for an account at Schmitts Casino you are in line to grab yourself a welcome bonus that maxes out at £/€/$1,000. You also get some free spinning, with twenty-five bonus spins to heap on top of that mega-generous bonus.

That one thousand spondoolicks is spread over your first three deposits at this online casino, as follows:

  • Deposit #1 – 100% matched bonus up to £/€/$200
  • Deposit #2 – 25% matched bonus up to £/€/$300
  • Deposit #3 – 50% matched bonus up to £/€/$500

Wagering your bonus could not be simpler. Before you are able to cash out any part of your bonus or any winnings derived from it, then you are required to wager the total amount of your deposit only (note: not the bonus) fifty times over. You can use whichever games you like at the site to meet your requirements, but only five percent of bets placed on any form of video poker (including power video poker) and only ten percent of bets placed on any form of baccarat, blackjack, roulette, ‘jackpot’ games or casino poker will count towards your wagering.

For some jurisdictions, the wagering expectations are doubled. Contact customer support here to find if you’re within a jurisdiction that requires the bonus to be wagered one hundred times over.

You need to make a deposit of at least £20 in order to pick up a welcome bonus, and no matter how much you wager and win, you cannot win more than £20 (or your currency equivalent) from any bonus you receive here. Bonuses will last on your account for ninety days – if you do not meet wagering expectations within that time your bonus and any winnings so far will be removed.

This is really all you need to know about the deposit bonuses available here – as we mentioned Schmitts Casino is an online casino that does not like to over-complicated matters. It is, though, always worth checking the site’s T&Cs before you acquire a bonus to make sure you understand everything that is required of you.

Range of games

Boredom is unlikely to be much of a factor when it comes to Schmitts Casino. This is a multi-provider casino, which means lots and lots of games. For a kick off, there are almost three hundred slots, and that number include classic titles such as Gonzo’s Quest, both Jack Hammer titles and Gorilla Go Wild.

Too many online casinos place too much emphasis on slots games and while there is no denying that slots games are extremely popular, not everyone journeys to an online casino solely to play online slots. Sadly, aside from the live casino games, we found the table games to be a bit lacking here. If fact we could only find a dozen or so non-live table games, and they were all either roulette or blackjack.

We did find eight scratch card games, plus arcade keno.

The live casino site is slightly better. There are multiple versions of live blackjack and roulette, plus a version of baccarat. No casino poker though.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • £1,000 welcome bonus
  • Lots of on-going promotions
  • Detailed information about many aspects of the site
  • Great VIP scheme

Cons

  • Site is a little scruffy
  • Bonus winnings capped at £20

Layout and usability

It was while assessing the layout and usability of this site that the wheels promptly fell off. The interface is just … not very good. For example, if you click on ‘Slots’ you will see live casino games as well. If you click on ‘Live Casino’ you will see software-based titles too. It’s always a bit strange when a new casino pops online and they haven’t done their due diligence as to whether their site functions as is expected, and it spoils customer confidence.

Some games, such as video poker titles, do not seem to be available from any of the menus. You have to type the specific name of a game in the search box provided – for example ‘Jacks or Better‘.

The mobile site seems to suffer from the same issues. We genuinely hope that this is something that this online casino will attend to soon.

Promotions for existing customers

Despite these design flaws, Schmitts Casino scores highly in the on-going promotions bracket. When we reviewed the site, they had a monster promotion up and running – quite literally! If you played the Jurassic World slot enough times, then you got entered into a prize draw when you could win a superb trip-of-a-lifetime to Los Angeles! There were also random cash drops between £100 and £1,000 to be had. Every £25 you wagered on the slot would be enough to grant you one one ticket into this amazing prize draw.

As well as this one off, the site has regular promos each and every week. These included ‘Monday Madness’ where you can claim a reload bonus (the amount offer differs each week), plus weekly free spins to be had on a chosen slots game. There’s also a weekly surprise offer for players who’ve made at least one deposit at the site during the previous fourteen days, and twenty-five percent cash back on your losses at the live casino here, each weekend.

The promotions page at Schmitts Casino is definitely one that’s always worth a read. Make sure you check it out to see the latest bonus goodness that’s on offer.

VIP/loyalty scheme

We have mentioned in passing that Schmitts Casino is an online wagering establishment that seems to understand that keeping things simple is very important. This is true too of the VIP scheme enthusiastic players can enjoy here. For every £16 or your currency equivalent you wager here you can earn yourself one VIP point. The more points you earn, the loftier your place in the VIP scheme becomes, and the bigger VIP you are, the better the benefits that will be swinging your way.

You need five hundred points to reach silver level here, one thousand to reach gold, five thousand to reach platinum and ten thousand to reach the top tier diamond. You can always convert your VIP points back to cash no matter your level, but high-ranking VIPs receive exclusive levels of customer support, birthday pressies, the services of a personal account manager, personalised gifts and an anniversary bonus. It pays to be top of the shop when it comes to being a VIP at Schmitts Casino!

Special features

We mentioned that this online casino is a multi-provider casino earlier. Here you will be able to play titles from Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Thunderkick and ELK Studios.

This is also most definitely a multi-national online casino, although there are only two languages to be had, English or German.

Support is always important at an online casino, and we are pleased to report that Schmitts Casino agrees with us! Online support here is available 24/7 via the site’s live chat function. If your enquiry is not of an urgent nature then you can also email the casino using the online contact form that’s available at the site, or by emailing directly at customersupport@instantgamesupport.com.

Other betting options

Schmitts Casino is a casino-only affair. There are no sports book-type activities, nor a dedicated bingo room, nor a dedicated poker room. If those things are important to you, you will need to go someplace else to get your sports-betting, bingo or poker fix. You shouldn’t though allow your all-rounder intentions when it comes to online play to persuade you not to enjoy what’s on offer at here at Schmitts Casino.

Conclusion

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We give a thumbs up to everything at Schmitts Casino besides the design. It’s just a little bit untidy, and there are things that are in places where they should not be. You might not consider this to be too much of an issue, but how likely are they to be bothered about other issues that might need their attention?

Don’t let this detract from your experience at Schmitts Casino too much though. There are certainly more than enough titles here to keep you entertained, that’s for sure! Plus plenty of promos and bonuses too. Excellent stuff, then, which we hope you will enjoy.

Money options

  • Payment methods available: Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, InstaDebit, iDeal, Sofort, GiroPay, Euteller, QIWI, Trustly, WebMoney, bank transfer.
  • Currencies available: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, NZD, SEK, USD.
  • Deposit limits: min: £10; max: no limit.
  • Withdrawal limits: min: £20; max £6,000 per month.
  • Withdrawal times: eWallets: 24 hours; credit & debit cards: 3-5 days; bank transfers: 3-7 days; cheques: not offered.
  • Pending time: 72 hours.

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