Turns out you CAN teach an old dog new tricks! Karamba Casino, a leading and respected name in the online gaming industry since 2005, has recently created a new branded look and feel, upgrading not only its overall atmosphere, but its welcome offer and promotions to match.
The brand promises ‘fun everyday’, and the team at Karamba try to make that happen by treating each day as a celebration of some kind, like inviting their players to find their daily surprise called ‘The Daily Karamba’. This change seems to be making some big waves among the online casino world.
Karamba is owned by ASG Technologies Limited, a company based in Malta. It operates via licences gained from the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission.
New players and long-time players alike are catered for when it comes to casino bonuses at Karamba, including a generous welcome offer and a variety of ongoing promotions. Also, in comparing their loyalty program, we found it to be outstanding and of great value. What really caught our eye, is that every offer we’ve seen has been simple to understand and clearly displayed.
Here’s the breakdown of the welcome bonus, anyhow:
- Day One: A 100% matched bonus up to £200, plus twenty bonus spins
- Day Two: Forty extra bonus spins
- Day Three: Forty extra bonus spins + ‘Extra Bonus Surprise’
The minimum deposit you need to make in order to receive a bonus is £10. To get your free spins bonus on the second day you need to make a second deposit of at least £20, and then again the same on day three. All bonuses, and all free spins winnings need to be wagered thirty-five times over before they can be withdrawn, and you have twenty-one days in order to meet your wagering requirements else your bonus winnings or free spins winnings are withdrawn.
All games have different ratings when it comes to wagering, and the full list is so long that to reproduce it here would take up most of the rest of the review. The bare bones are given here, but you MUST consult the full list before you decide whether you are going to make a deposit here or not.
- Video poker, roulette, ‘Quick Play’ games, ‘Hi Lo Fever’, baccarat, three-card poker, keno, some slots – 0%
- Blackjack, ‘Magic Spinner’ – 10%
- All NetEnt games, many slots – 50%
- All other games – 100%
Don’t forget to consult the full list!
Range of Games
Karamba have an impressive range of exclusive in-house games that can’t be found anywhere else (the most popular ones being Fruity Friends, Mighty Sphinx and Reel Bandits). The site also offers a wide range of slots and casino games all from a range of world class providers such Netent, Microgaming and Amaya.
Karamba Casino also offer their players an incredible live casino experience courtesy of Evolution Gaming Software. Having won multiple awards crowing this software provider as the best supplier of live casino games, it isn’t hard to see why Karamba chose to partner with Evolution Gaming. You will be able to enjoy a few of the following enticing casino classics straight from your laptop, PC or mobile:
- Live Roulette
- Live Blackjack
- Live Baccarat
If you prefer software titles to live casino play, then there’s no reason to concern yourself here as plenty of titles are available. These include roulette, blackjack and video poker.
Pros and Cons
- A very decent array of online slots games
- Safe and secure – all important details encrypted
- Very high levels of customer support
- Colourful, attractive site
- Not enough table games
- The way the games are filtered is not intuitive
Layout and usability
It’s apparent that Karamba has tried hard not to simply be another generic online casino site. One thing that makes it stand out from the crowd is the fact that the team at Karamba always do things the ‘Karamba’ way, trying to make their players feel like they’re part of one huge party by injecting a little bit of fun into everything the brand does or says.
With a cheeky blue feathered parrot as a mascot, we couldn’t ignore the fact that Karamba are putting fun at the forefront, and this certainly shines through their entire site, from the design of the lobby to the way all promotions and bonuses are offered.
When it comes to the Karamba mobile site, we can easily sum it up with “a seamless playing experience on all platforms”, but we’ll elaborate. It’s clear to see that Karamba are catering to their ever growing following of mobile players by enabling quality on-the-go play of their best games through their app and mobile site. Whether you are in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England or elsewhere you can continue the riotous Karamba fun on your smart device.
Promotions for existing players
There are not full details of the type of promotions available to regular players here, but we can deduce enough from the barest bonus to make the following summary:
- The Daily Karamba – surprise special offers on a daily basis, where players can expect free spins, bonus cash, match ups, tournaments and more.
- Friends With Benefits – bonus free gifts, tournaments and giveaways on a frequent basis.
- Did Someone Say Bonuses – multiple bonuses, all-night bonus bash, chat bonuses.
- Monthly Cashback Craze – cash back on your casino losses each and every month.
- Free Spins Fest – constant free spins giveaways.
That racks up to a whole host of freebies. All you need to do is log in to your Karamba account to see the latest promo goodness that’s on offer for you.
They love their regular players at Karamba Casino, they do. So much in fact that they offer a welcome scheme that runs over seven tiers. To rise through the VIP layers you need to earn Reward Points (RPs) and you earn one RP for every $40 you wager on real money games.
The seven tiers are as follows: New Member, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Premium and Prestige. Each time you advance to the next level of the scheme you receive a bonus – for example twenty-five free spins for reaching ‘Bronze VIP‘ status, and fifty free game plus a 50% matched bonus for becoming a Gold VIP.
You can also exchange your RPs for real cash to use at the site. The redemption rate depends upon which level of the VIP scheme you currently stand. New Members have to use thirty-five DPs for £1 of play, but Prestige VIPs only need fifteen.
Top level VIPs (ie.e Platinum and above) get the best benefits, including higher deposit and cash out limits, personalised offers, a personal account manager and monthly cash back benefits.
As we mentioned, Karamba source games from the top providers, and they’re also working hard at making their own materials fit the standard. Graphic quality is high, as you would expect from these leading names, providing a great viewing experience on top of a great playing experience.
Recently nominated for the best customer service and support award by EGR due to their dedication to go over and above when it comes to customer service, it’s fair to say that Karamba are leaders in this field.
Somehow they manage to keep their cheeky party vibe alive throughout their customer service channels whilst still offering professional (multilingual) assistance with a personal touch – available via multiple channels, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Other betting options
You might indeed yell ‘Ay! Karamba!’ at this news but we’re afraid to relate that the casino offering here, as fine as they may be, are all you’re going to get. If you’re looking for additions such as poker, bingo or sports betting here, then you’re going to be disappointed. We unsure if Karamba has any plans to increase their wagering offerings in the near future, but current casino action is the limit of their wagering endeavours.
Besides their upgraded offers and the new branded look and feel, we see Karamba’s strong points as being their impressive mobile gaming capabilities and their fun-loving attitude.
On their site they claim that a big welcome offer is a promise of an even bigger playing experience. So players are not only be rewarded with a competitive welcome offer and daily bonuses, but also with an overall great online casino site to use them in.
We will have to award Karamba four out of five stars as their unique quirkiness offers a different kind of gaming experience which the Casino UK team just haven’t seen replicated anywhere else. So as they say, “Let’s go Karamba!”
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- Currencies available: AUD, CAD, EUR, NOK, GBP, SEK, USD, BRL, DEk.
- Deposit limits: min: £10, max: no limits.
- Withdrawal limits: min: £10, max: £7,000 per month.
- Withdrawal times: eWallets: 24 hours. Credit/Debit cards: 2-5 days. Bank transfers: 3-5 days. Cheques: 5-7 days.
- Pending time: 48 hours.
- Email: [email protected].
- Phone: 0808 238 7557.
- Live Chat: 24/7.