21Casino is a very regal-looking casino that’s been created by the gambling gurus at Imperium Network Solutions (INS) Limited. If you’ve played at a few online gambling establishments then the chances are that you have played at an INS Casino before, as there are plenty of other online gaming sites that the company owns. Three we can think of off the top of our noggins are Miami Dice Casino, The Grand Ivy Casino and Reel Island Casinos. It bodes well for 21Casino that all these sister casinos are very well thought of, and have scores of dedicated followers.
If you’re a UK-based player then you’ll have no issues playing here as 21Casino is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. This is a legal requirement if an online casino accepts players whom are based in the United Kingdom.
The bonuses available at 21Casino are a little odd – when it comes to percentages and bonus amounts that is! The site has made full use of the ’21’ motif, as you will shortly find out. If you’re wondering why there is such a thing about ’21’ when it comes to gambling, well, it’s the ‘bust’ number when you’re playing blackjack (or pontoon as some Brits might know it). Score over 21 in blackjack, and you’ve lost!
First up in the bonus stakes is a deal that awards you 21 free spins on the classic NetEnt slot Starburst. The best thing about this deal is that you do not have to make a deposit in order to get your freebies – just completing the registration process is enough!
You can receive another ten freebie spins on any NetEnt game of your choice if you make a deposit once you are registered. What’s more, you’ll earn yourself a 121% bonus up to any amount of your choice upon that deposit.
To earn yourself your extra welcome bonus cash you need to make a deposit of at least £10. There’s no limit to the amount of cash you can deposit as your first deposit at this site. Before you can cash out though you will need to wager the amount of bonus money you receive a minimum of thirty-five times. So, if you make a £100 deposit you will receive a £121 bonus, which will then have to be wagered thirty-five times over (35 x £121 = £4,235).
Free spins winnings are capped at £100. You must use all your free spins within twenty-four hours of receiving them, else they will be removed from your account. All free spins winnings are treated as bonus cash and must therefore be wagered subject to the usual wagering conditions (all wagering expectations can be found listed in the promotional T&Cs associated with the bonus offer).
Not all games contribute fully to your wagering needs, as follows:
- 100% – slots, fun games, virtual games, scratch cards, ball (i.e. keno) games, ‘hi lo’ games.
- 20% – the following slots: Blood Suckers, Dead or Alive, Devil’s Delight, Kings of Chicago, Beetle Frenzy, Gold Rush, Jackpot 6000, Lucky 8 Line, Magic Love, Mega Joker, Pirate’s Gold, Safari Madness, Super Nudge 6000 and Big Bad Wolf.
- 10% – table games
- 5% – casino poker games
- 0% – any slots with a progressive jackpot
Be aware that deposits made using either Skrill or Neteller will not be eligible for a welcome bonus. As with all bonuses, we recommend that you read in full the T&Cs associated with the bonus before you decide whether or not to claim it.
Range of games
The list of providers at 21 Casino is pretty intense. All the big names are available, including NetEnt, Microgaming and NextGen Gaming. Of course this means that all the biggest and best games are available too.
Slots-wise you’ll find all the latest slots mixed with some real classics. Included in the ‘new games’ list you’ll find Sugar Parade, 108 Heroes and Super Fortune Dragon. As for classics, you can’t really beat Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest or Mega Moolah.
No fear if you’re not a slotting fan as there are plenty of table games on offer here too – dozens in fact! All the casino classics are covered so blackjack, roulette and baccarat fans will be as happy as pigs in the proverbial!
For a real change in direction you’ll also find bingo games, video poker games, scratch card games, instant win games and even virtual betting titles (all football related) !
There are several games with live dealers here, including ‘Dream Catcher’ which is a ‘spin the wheel’ type game with its own be-suited presenter. On the more ‘traditional’ side you’ll find live baccarat, blackjack, roulette, casino poker and even three-card poker. There are plenty of tables, so you’ll always find a seat alongside an array of your fellow virtual players.
Pros and Cons
- Lots of games from plenty of providers
- A fine array of ongoing bonuses and promos
- Simple, effective VIP/loyalty scheme
- Nice-designed site, desktop and mobile
- Withdrawal times are not the fastest
Layout and usability
We generally do really like INS sites, and 21 Casino has not proven itself to be any kind of exception to this rule. The site is well-designed and ordered, and it’s a breeze to use. Just a couple of mouse clicks is enough to take you to anywhere on the site that you’re likely to want to be.
You can filter by provider too, which is another increasingly common aspect of modern online casinos. If you’re a fan of NetEnt slots in particular (and who isn’t?) then you can quickly filter out all other titles – although we do encourage you to give other providers’ titles some consideration before you do!
Promotions for existing customers
Make sure you also check (and keep checking) the special deals that are on offer at this place. For example at the time of this review there was the chance to win vouchers from either Amazon or GoGift if you played slots at the site. If you met requirements (deposits and wagering) as set by the casino, then the shopping vouchers were yours to be claimed.
Additionally at the time of this review Season 7 of Game of Thrones had just been unleashed in the eager viewing public and 21 Casino were celebrating the fact that winter has finally come by giving double bonus points for all loyalty points earned while playing the Game of Thrones slot at the site.
If you’ve been paying attention then you will have noticed that we have already mentioned loyalty points here, so you’d be right in guessing that a loyalty scheme is available!
You earn loyalty points here in the usual manner, by playing games of course! Your earning rates are as follows:
- Slots & scratch cards – two points per £10 bet
- Video poker & bingo – one point per £10 bet
- Blackjack – one point per £20 bet
- Roulette – one point per £40 bet
You also receive a nice five hundred points when you make your first deposit at this site. You can exchange every two hundred loyalty points that you amass for £1 in bonus money, although you cannot start redeeming loyalty points until you have amassed one thousand of them.
Presently you can only redeem loyalty points for cash, but 21Casino says that it will add other ways in which you can redeem your points soon. You also reach different levels as you redeem points, and if you redeem enough then you may reach the celebrated ‘Platinum’ tier where the true rewards, bonuses and extra-special VIP treatment awaits.
Get ready for the full list of providers that the site can offer you … here goes … Microgaming, NetEnt, Betsoft, NextGen Gaming, 1x2Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, Aristocrat, Genesis Gaming, Leander Games, Amaya, Quickspin, Ezugi, Thunderkick, 2 By 2 Gaming, Games Warehouse, ELK Studios and Lightning Box! Wow, that certainly is an impressive list!
You can contact the casino via live chat, or if you’d prefer by email at [email protected]. Note that both live chat and email support are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, so if you do get stuck it’s reassuring to know that help is always on hand.
These days of course you do not need to be tied to your laptop or PC in order to indulge in a little online gambling. You’ll no doubt be pleased to hear then that 21Casino does a nice line in mobile online gambling solutions.
Other betting options
It’s casino games-only here, at this moment in time, at least. There are certainly no sports betting options available as yet, and no bingo room or poker site. The site does have bingo and poker options, but software-based only.
We like 21Casino – a great deal in fact, and a great deal is exactly what you’ll receive if you sign up for an account here. There are more than enough games to shake any kind of stick at, and plenty of on-going promos and bonuses too! Whatever type of online casino activity makes your heart go a-flutter, you’re bound to find it on offer at 21Casino!
- Payment methods available: Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, iDeal, Sofort, GiroPay, Trustly, dotpay, Sepa, OchaPay.
- Currencies available: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, NOK, SEK, USD, ZAR.
- Deposit limits: min: £10; max: no limit.
- Withdrawal limits: min: £30; max £25,000 per week.
- Withdrawal times: eWallets: 24 hours; credit & debit cards: 2-5 days; bank transfers: 3 days; cheques: not offered.
- Pending time: 48 hours.
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: no number given.
- Live chat: 24/7.