Viks United Kingdom 2017 Review

VIKS Casino is a very mobile-friendly casino that’s run by Cyberplay Management Ltd. Casinos, a company that’s based in Malta. VIKS Casino itself is constructed using the white label casino solution provided by EveryMatrix Limited. VIKS has licences issued to it by Curaçao eGaming and the UK Gambling Commission.

VIKS Casino describes itself as a “creation by iGaming veterans who have decided to innovate and not to follow.” This certainly bodes well, and perhaps goes some way to explaining why VIKS Casino has managed to gather for itself a very good reputation in a very short expanse of time. The site has been online since 2016 and plenty of players have expressed their admiration for this online gambling venture.

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Welcome bonus

When you sign up with VIKS Casino you’ll be automatically invited to join their ‘Viking Crew’ and as part of that deal you will receive a sizeable piece of their plunderin’ – a one hundred percent welcome bonus up to £500 plus fifty free spins on everyone’s favourite NetEnt slot Starburst.

That’s a very decent deal, so let’s get delving deep into the details. First up, you need to claim this welcome bonus by making a deposit within twenty-one days of signing up for the casino. You need to make a minimum deposit of £10 in order to receive a bonus, and whatever you deposit will be matched in bonus funds by the site.

You cannot win more than €5,000 (or your currency equivalent) using bonus funds, or €2,000 if you deposited using Skrill or Neteller, unless you win a progressive jackpot (in which case you get to keep all the money).

The wagering conditions associated with this bonus are very reasonable – thirty times the deposit and bonus amount. You have seven days in which to meet your wagering needs. You cannot withdraw any part of the bonus or any winnings thereof until you have met wagering requirements.

When it comes to your free spins you must wager your free spins winnings thirty-five times over before you can withdraw. Free spins must be used within seven days of being added to your account.

One important thing to note – for all wagering requirements, you can only meet wagering requirements by playing on slots. Playing on all other games (including live casino games) makes no contribution towards your wagering needs.

Some slots, such as Creature from the Black Lagoon and Jack Hammer (I & II), only contribute twenty percent towards wagering requirements, while many others (including Dead or Alive, Koi Princess and the Wish Master) do not contribute at all. Make sure you check ‘General Bonus Rules’ on the site to make sure you do not waste wagering time on games that do not count towards wagering.

Range of games

Thanks to EveryMatrix this casino has a substantial number of games from a decent amount of top providers, including two of the very best – Microgaming and NetEnt. Slots-wise, you’ll be in slotting heaven. There are hundreds of slots available for you to play, including genuine classics such as StarburstImmortal Romance and Golden Ticket.

Many of those providers contribute table games as well. There are almost thirty table games available, including baccarat, casino poker, roulette and blackjack.

You’ll also be able to play a dozen versions of video poker here, plus a similar number of scratch cards. The gaming line up at VIKS Casino is completed by a number of ‘instant win’ games such as arcade keno and virtual racing.

The live casino we mentioned previously is provided here by Evolution Gaming and has live baccarat, blackjack, roulette and casino hold’em.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Plenty of live casino games
  • Works well on all devices – PCs, laptops, smart phones and tablets
  • A decent range of payment providers
  • Exceptional customer support

Cons

  • Site layout is a little bit lame
  • Very few promotions beyond the initial welcome bonus

Layout and usability

The first puzzling thing about VIKS Casino is their claim to be ‘innovative’ which begs the question – why use a white label solution provider if you are trying to be innovative?

Brushing that to one side for a moment, VIKS Casino have kind of made the EveryMatrix white label solution their own, so you can’t really tell that much that it’s a ‘generic’ solution. The VIKS branding is very prevalent, and effective in various shades of blue. This online casino also takes a very simplistic approach, with easy-to-use menus and thumbnails for game selection.

You can also access two other sections of the VIKS wagering empire via the casino site – the live casino and the dedicated VIKS sportsbook.

There’s a mobile version of the VIKS Casino of course, for both Android and iOS. No download is required – you simply head to the site on your device via any browser and everything loads on the fly.

We have to say this app is a little unwieldy on smartphones, but it does work a lot better on tablets. On a smartphone the game selection thumbnails are too big, so finding your favourite game is more difficult than perhaps it ought to be. On the positive side, there are plenty of filtering options via the menu, so you can narrow down your search by game type and software provider, which is a help.

All other functions – including the important cashier options – can be accessed via the mobile app, so if you want to add money to your account you do not have to revert to using your desktop or laptop computer.

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Viks Casino Website on Desktop and Mobile

Promotions for existing players

At the time of this review the welcome bonus was the only promotion that VIKS Casino offered. Make sure you keep your attention on the promotions page at the site in case this situation changes!

You may be awarded a bonus or other promotional deal if VIKS Casino think you are worthy enough. Keep checking into your account on a regular basis to see if you are one of the lucky ones.

VIP/Loyalty scheme

The site, at present, does not offer a typical VIP scheme. However, your activity is monitored at the site and if you are sufficiently active, then the VIKS Casino VIP manager will contact you with special, personalised offers. These may include free spins bonus, cash back offers, deposit bonuses, prize draws and even exclusive invitations to VIP-only events.

Special features

The full list of providers available at VIKS Casino is as follows: NetEnt, Microgaming, NYX/NextGen Gaming and Play’n GO. Don’t forget that you can filter ‘by provider’ using the menus at this site, so if you have a particular favourite you can select all their titles.

You can also select from a number of languages at the site including English, German and all the Scandinavian languages.

Other betting options

There’s also a sport betting section at VIKS, so if you like to mix it up when it comes to online wagering, you’re going to find this a convenience. The sports book section is provided by the very popular Kambi sports book providers, which a number of other online sports books, including some big names such as Unibet.

All the major markets are covered at the VIKS sports book – football, golf, tennis, cricket, horse racing and US sports to name but five.

There is no welcome deal for sports book users here, but you can take advantage of a cash back offer. Each week, you can claim twenty percent cash back on all your losses from sports betting on multiples (any single wager that has two or more selections). This cash back can be up to a maximum of €200, and is paid as free bet money. Free bet cash is not returned when wagered, and winnings must be played through five times before they can be cashed out.

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As we said at the start of this review, lots of people have been singing the praises of this online casino since it first appeared in 2016, and we’re certainly not about to start arguing with them! There is very little to moan about here – in fact, hardly anything whatsoever.

Some people may feel that VIKS Casino is a little bland-looking, but that’s really down to personal taste. The important thing is that there are more than enough games here, and a varied selection. Don’t forget those live casino options too, plus access to the VIKS Sportsbook if you like to dabble in a little bit of online betting as well as casino play.

Let’s hope that like the vikings you’ll soon be plundering the coffers of VIKS Casino by winning yourself plenty of tidy jackpots here.

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Money Options

  • Payment methods available: Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, ecoPayz, InstaDebit, Sofort, POLi, GiroPay, Envoy, Euteller, Trustly, bank transfer.
  • Currencies available: AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DEK, EUR, GBP, NOK, PLN, RUB, SEK, USD, ZAR.
  • Deposit limits: min: £20, max: no limits.
  • Withdrawal limits: min: £20, max: £5,000 per transaction.
  • Withdrawal times: eWallets: 0-1 hour. Credit/Debit cards: 2-3 days. Bank transfers: 3-7 days. Cheques: not offered.
  • Pending time: 24-48 hours.

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