Owned by ElectraWorks Limited and run by Global Gaming Net as part of the Bwin Group, the Casino King site is one of the oldest online casinos available having been launched in 1997 originally. The site has gone through many changes over the last 18 years, but it now runs completely on Playtech software while holding licenses from the regulators in Gibraltar and the United Kingdom. Is the site still locked in the past or does if still offer something in this day and age?
Games at Casino King
Players who choose to play at Casino King can select from two different methods of playing the Playtech software on offer as this online casino offers both download and instant play versions of the site. The former of these two clients can be downloaded on Windows machines only while both Windows and Mac users can access the instant play software in their web browser.
The download software is the standard Playtech client used by sites owned by ElectraWorks as the game filters are listed on the left hand side of the casino while a site specific background is displayed. In this case it is a red shaded roulette wheel with a crown sitting in the middle of the wheel.
Although it is a generic software available at Casino King this does not take away from it as with more than 250 games available for players there is plenty for players to avail of and be entertained by on site. The slots section offers more than 150 different slot games arranged by Video Slots, Classic Slots and Jackpot Slots with the headlining collection being the networked Marvel games with a jackpot of almost half a million Euros at the time of writing. Playtech have a even more licensed slots accessible too with Gladiator and Monty Python games offering more than €4.5m in total jackpot funds, while Sweet Party is the highest paying game on site at almost three million Euros.
For those that enjoy games with a little more skill to them than pulling a lever Casino King offers more than 70 versions of virtual and live as well as single and multi player blackjack and roulette games. On top of these are handfuls of other casino table games such as craps, baccarat and casino hold'em amongst others.
As well as this vast variation of game types players can also access scratch card, virtual sports, keno and bingo games on top of a number of other skill games too so there is plenty for all casino fans, no matter their favoured game type.
The instant play casino is very similar in many ways to the download casino, but the background of a casino within a castle sets it apart from its more serious big brother. There are fewer games available for the instant play casino but the difference is minimal and players can access the exact same amount of game filters, although by scrolling left to right or right to left through them at the bottom of the casino page, for an almost identical experience.
The only issue we have with the software at Casino King is the lack of a mobile client for gaming on the go.
Registration process at Casino King
Players are prompted to create an account the first time that they open the download software as a window appears after clicking Play for Real Money. Once all the player's personal and address details are entered along with choosing a password and currency an auto generated username is displayed for players to access their accounts and play. Once they've logged in they're ready to deposit.
Players can also register their accounts via the Create Account button on the login screen of both the download and instant play software should they not wish to open an account straightaway.
Deposit and Withdrawal options at Casino King
All of the sites operated by ElectraWorks Limited share a cashier so players are able to avail of the same deposit and withdrawal options wherever they play in the group. The deposit options are many and varied with players able to fund their account using credit/debit cards, eWallets, pre-paid solutions and a wide ranging number of localised bank transfer methods.
Withdrawals can be returned by a number of these options, although the local options, pre-paid cards and MasterCard all are unable to be used to withdraw funds to. However, players are able to receive a bank draft or bank wire if they have used a deposit method that does not have a withdrawal option attached. The maximum that players can withdraw per 30 days is either £6500.00, €7500.00 or $10000.00 and once requested it will take up to 96 hours for the funds to go from a pending state to have been processed.
Promotions running at Casino King
The welcome bonus at Casino King allows players to receive bonus funds on their first two deposits on site with a 100% bonus up to £/$/€100 and a 50% bonus to a maximum of £/$/€200 available. Both the deposited and bonus funds must be rolled over 25 times to release the bonus and there are a number of restrictions on these. The industry standard ten and zero percentage earning out restrictions are in place on a number games while players are able to wager no more than £/$/€5 per hand to have it counted towards releasing the bonus funds.
As well as this there is are comp point, Refer-a-Friend and three tier VIP programs with the last of these offering faster withdrawals, better comp point redemption rates and exclusive promotions and bonuses. Players can also avail of reload bonuses using specific pre-paid and eWallet deposit methods plus daily, weekly and monthly promotions that can all be tracked via the promotions calendar on the webpage to ensure that any bonuses are never missed.
No bonus funds credited at Casino King are withdrawable and all will be removed from withdrawals requested.
Security at Casino King
The one major security concern we had with Casino King involved once we had registered and had out generated username displayed on site we were emailed our password in plain text. The site utilises a banking industry standard 128-bit SSL encryption on all personal and financial data, but password information is being sent as plain text then this could easily be intercepted.
However, with all games regularly tested for randomness and fairness by auditing giant Technical Systems Testing - with the audit reports posted on site - and the site meeting all of the strict regulations from the UK and Gibraltar Gambling Commissions we feel that the site is secure except for the password issue.
Customer support at Casino King
The site offers several email addresses, telephone numbers and fax contacts as well as the convenient live chat software for players to contact a friendly and helpful support team 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Any issues raised or questions asked are resolved and answered quickly and efficiently no matter the method of contact at Casino King.
Casino King Details
- Website http://www.casinoking.com
- Deposit Methods Abaqoos, ClickAndBuy, Delta, Entropay, GiroPay, iDeal, instaDebit, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit, NETeller, Skrill, UKash, PaysafeCard, Visa Electron, Laser, Moneta, Euteller, Przelewy24, Sofortuberwaisung, eKonto, Webmoney, Multibanco, EPS, Dineromail, Lobanet, Click2Pay, POLi, Instant Banking, Sporopay, eCard, Mistercash, Ticket Premium
- Withdrawal Methods Bank Wire Transfer, ClickAndBuy, Visa, Visa Debit, NETeller, Skrill, Visa Electron, Moneta, Webmoney, Click2Pay, Bank Draft
- Withdrawal Limit $10,000 AUD, $10,000 CAD, €7,500, £6,500, R80,000 ZAR, KR70,000 SEK, FR10,000 CHF or $10,000 USD per 30 days
- Currencies Australian Dollar, US Dollar, Euro, Canadian Dollar, Pound Sterling, South African Rand, Swedish Krona, Swiss Franc
- Restricted Countries Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Curacao, Cyprus, Estonia, Israel, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), United States, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
- Languages English, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, French, Russian, Dutch, Japanese
- Country of License Gibraltar, United Kingdom
- Casino Types Download, Instant Play
- Live Chat Yes
- Software Playtech