The BetBright Casino hasn’t been been around for years on the online gambling scene, indeed the Ireland-based company was first launched in 2012 as a sportsbook, and have just recently expanded to offer casino functions as well to its customers. BetBright is operated by Dedsert Limited and the casino section has been in service since 2014.
The BetBright online casino only caters to UK and Irish customers, and the gaming selection is leaning heavily on Microgaming titles – although you will find both Rabcat and NetEnt hits among their slots.
Over the past few years BetBright have risen to challenge BoyleSports’ and Paddy Power’s stranglehold on the online gambling market in Ireland. It operates in the UK via a licence granted to it by the UK Gambling Commission.
The BetBright Casino is – much like every other online casino on the planet – very eager to gain new customers. That’s good news to you, since it means they will offer a welcome bonus with very favorable conditions.
All in all, you can get up to £600 in casino welcome bonus as a new customer at BetBright. The bonus is divided into three stages, all with a different percentage of matched deposit.
- Stage 1: 100% up £200
- Stage 2: 50% up to £150
- Stage 3: 75% up to £250
You will have to wager the bonus for a minimum of fifty times before it’s possible to cash it out, or to cash out any winnings you may have landed. Make sure that you opt in at the time of the deposit, and avoid using eWallets like Skrill, Neteller etc, as they won’t make you eligible for the welcome bonus.
The BetBright casino bonus is very straight-forwarded and only consists of the aforementioned three stages. The fact that the rules are very clear also contributes to making this a really good, albeit simple, casino bonus.
Not all games are created equally when it comes to meeting the wagering requirements of this bonus. Slots are, by far, the best way of meeting the wagering requirement fast. With the exception of a few special games (listed below) every bet will be worth one hundred percent of its value when it comes to meeting the wagering requirement. The same goes for keno.
Traditional table games like roulette, blackjack, poker and live casino games will only count to eight percent of the value you bet. The same goes for most video poker games. Some video poker games, however, will not contribute at all to the wagering requirement when you bet on them. All Aces Video/Power Poker is one example, All Jacks is another.
Baccarat, Craps, ‘Red Dog’, sic bo and instant win games will contribute to the wagering requirement with zero percent of what you bet on them, so steer clear of these games if turning over your bonus is the main goal.
The following slot games will only contribute with fifty percent to the wagering requirement:
Summer Holiday, Big Bad Wolf, Bikini Party, Couch Potato, Dragon Dance, Retro Reels – Extreme Heat, Super Nova, Retro Reels, Mega Joker, Jackpot 6000, 1429 Uncharted Seas, Blood Suckers, Kings Of Chicago, Devil’s Delight, Simsalabim, Lucky 3, Zombies, Machine Gun Unicorn, Mirror Magic, Demolition Squad, Jack Hammer 2, Fruit Warp, Xing Guardian, and Hot Ink.
Range of Games
BetBright casino is a great site for all of us slot lovers. We counted to more than four hundred slots in the main casino, and that number is increased almost on a daily basis. There are games from many of the best developers in the industry, giants like Big Time Gaming, NextGen, Rabcat, NetEnt, Genesis Gaming, Nektan, 2by2 Gaming, ELK Studios, 1x2gaming, and Evolution Gaming. Since the casino is powered by Microgaming, you can expect to find a vast range of games from this developer as well. Check out the ‘Games’ section and you will find another sixty games or so, although these only feature NextGen Gaming titles.
All the games are provided through a web-based platform, a mobile page and an app for mobile devices such as Android and iOS.
For those of you that manage to leave the slot section (it’s close to impossible, we know) there are many different table games to be enjoyed. This is a bona fide hit or stand heaven for all blackjack fans out there: you will find no less than thirty-two (!) versions of the classic casino game. Roulette is not that badly represented either, BetBright sports sixteen versions of this game.
Other table games to be found are baccarat, Sic Bo, Red Dog, and several poker games. You will also find twenty-eight video poker titles, including Aces and Eights (one hand and multi-hand), All Aces, Bonus Deuces Poker, Bonus Poker, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, and Tens or Better.
We are not very impressed by the live casino selection, however, and BetBright have nothing on the really great live casinos out there.
Pros and Cons
• Wide selection of slot games
• Live chat, UK freephone, and email support available 7 days a week
• Generous welcome bonus package
• An extremely stylish mobile website
• No VIP scheme
• Mundane design of the web platform
Layout and usability
The BetBright online casino is definitely not original or innovative in any way. It is painfully obvious that the designers took a look at hundreds of other online casinos and thought “why not do like everyone else?”
What you get is menus down the side and under the advertising banner on the top. Below that you will find the games laid out in a grid. We could say that we have seen this a thousand times before, and truth be told we have. It’s getting pretty old by now, and we much prefer the more innovative design of the top competitors on the continent.
The mobile version of the site is a whole different story. Here we are talking about an extremely stylish design and flawless usability. It’s pretty clear that the original design team must have been fired and a new one hired to develop the BetBright mobile site. We sure do like the new design team more than the old one.
Promotions for existing players
BetBright isn’t exactly a casino that goes out of their way to spoil existing players. You will not find a single casino promotion aimed at existing players, so once you’ve used your welcome bonus there are no more offers available.
Punters are more lucky, given that there are ongoing offers like acca insurance, and the sports book promotions are also updated regularly.
At the moment, BetBright doesn’t offer a VIP or loyalty scheme.
We probably already covered what makes the BetBright online casino so special – that superb live casino, the ‘Reel Thrill’ slot races that take place at the rate of four an hour, and the ‘soon to be announced’ VIP club.
One thing we also need to mention is that you have to ability to set your own limits at the BetBright Casino – the amount you can deposit, the amount of time you spend at the site, and the amount of money that you lose before you call it quits. All these are excellent ideas for people who find they enjoy online gambling just a little bit too much.
Other betting options
Being a sports book first and foremost, it comes to no ones surprise that this is BetBright’s real forte. One innovative feature is the integrated wallet. You only have to deposit once and then you are able to use these funds at both the casino, the sportsbook, the live casino, and all other parts of the site. This is very handy if you want to spin the reels in the new Jurassic World slot and then place a bet on an upcoming Premier League game.
BetBright’s sportsbook covers all major and many minor markets. There’s also an in-play section, if you want to bet on games that have already started. Punters can claim the special sports bonus offer and get up to £50 in free bets.
We have but a few complaints when it comes to the gambling experience on BetBright casino. The first one being that the website is plain (even bordering on boring), but what’s more important is the lack of bonuses for existing players, and the absence of a VIP scheme. We would like to see both of these issues addressed, and then we would be able to give BetBright a top mark. Don’t get us wrong: it is a good casino with a juicy welcome bonus, but still not at the very top of our list.
- Payment methods available: Visa, MasterCard.
- Currencies available: GBP.
- Deposit limits: min: £10; max: £15,000 per day.
- Withdrawal limits: min: £10; max £4,000 per week.
- Withdrawal times: eWallets: not offered; credit & debit cards: 3-5 days; bank transfers: not offered; cheques: not offered.
- Pending time: 24-28 hours.
- Email: [email protected].
- Phone: 0845 399 6570.
- Live chat: 24/7.