21Bet Casino in a nutshell
21Bet Casino is the online and live casino attached to the up-and-coming sportsbook 21Bet. 21Bet is maintained by FSB Technology (UK) Ltd, a turnkey solutions provider who also power Genting Bet, Dafabet and GoWager. The site runs using a licence issued by the UK Gambling Commission.
The entire site (sportsbook and casino) was launched early in 2016. Both sections were immediately noted by gambling pros for their crystal-clear interface and sleek design. 21Bet are the official betting partner of EFL Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, or Wolves as they are better known.
So, is playing at 21Bet Casino likely to keep the wolves from the gambling den door, or is it a site that’s gone to the dogs? Read on to find out.
What’s the look and feel of 21Bet Casino?
21Bet Casino could hardly be simpler if it tried, and that’s a good thing in our view. One thing you’ll notice is the lack of a sliding banner. There is a bit of self-promotional guff on the landing page, but that’s kept to a minimum – another good thing!
All games are selectable via over-sized thumbails, and your account management info is just as readily available.
If you’re interested in sports betting too, then you can click a button and switch over to the 21Bet sports book easily.
21Bet has a straightforward layout across all of its products, which makes it easy for players to get around. All the important pages are within easy reach thanks to the menu bar.
This casino functions perfectly fine though the design could use a little more colour and creativity.
What games are available at 21Bet Casino?
The menu at 21Bet Casino doesn’t mess about – it’s either ‘Slots’ or ‘Table Games’. There are just under one hundred slots, and they are all provided by Microgaming and Realistic Games. This means that 21Bet Casino is one of the very few online casinos where you cannot play NetEnt’s wonderful games. Microgaming’s titles are still well worth a look, though – check out Mega Moolah (which has a stupendous jackpot), Ariana and Thunderstruck (I or II).
Under the ‘Table Games’ tab you’ll find roulette, blackjack, keno and video poker.
The live casino has roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino hold’em.
Everything here is provided by Microgaming and Realistic Games. No other providers get a look in.
Nearly all of the games at this site are available on the mobile version of 21Bet Casino.
Live support is available 24/7.
Can I play at 21Bet Casino on mobile?
21Bet welcomes mobile players to its mobile-friendly site and also offers promotions exclusively for mobile. It hosts a good selection of mobile games across categories and the site performs well on different types of devices.
What promotions are available at 21Bet Casino?
From the off, 21Bet Casino invites you to ‘buy in’ to a £300 cash bonus, via a one hundred percent deposit award.
As long as you deposit £10 or more as your first deposit and you are a new customer, then 21Bet Casino will double your deposit with their own, bonus money cash.
Before you can withdraw your bonus and any winnings you make from it, you must wager the total of your deposit and bonus twenty-five times. Once you start using your bonus, you must meet your requirements within thirty days. There is a limit to the amount of cash you can win from your bonus, but this limit is the most generous we have ever seen – topped at £10,000.
Not all games contribute equally towards your wagering requirements. Game weightings are listed below:
- Slots (including progressive slots) and Scratch Cards – 100%
- Casino hold’em – 25%
- Roulette and Blackjack – 20%
- Video Poker and Baccarat – 0%
Additionally, if you make a bet in roulette that covers more than two-thirds of the numbers on the reels, then it will not count towards your wagering needs.
You can earn an extra bonus at the casino every Monday and Friday. If you stake £50 on Monday on any mobile casino game, you will receive £5 in free credit on Tuesday. If you stake £50 on Friday at the 21Bet Casino, then you will receive a £5 free bet to use in the 21Bet sports book.
The VIP Club here is called ’21 Club’. For the casino this runs on four tiers, from ‘VIP’ to ‘VIP Diamond’. The more you play, the better regarded a VIP you become. Top level VIPs receive monthly cashback of 15% up to £2,500, a £1,000 reload bonus, account management, express withdrawals, special events, rewards and gift and a birthday bonus!
Who loves eWallets? We do! Unfortunately, that’s not a view that 21Bet Casino seems to share.
You can only use plastic here – Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, Visa Electron or Maestro. Not accepting Skrill or Neteller at the very least is a bit of a downer. The minimum accepted deposit is £10, and the maximum is £5,000. All deposits are processed immediately, if not sooner.
The minimum accepted withdrawal is also £10. You can only withdraw to the same card or cards you have deposited from. There are no fees unless you’ve only wagered less than half of the money you’ve deposited at the site, in which case 21Bet Casino will charge you a five percent free or the minimum of £3. Withdrawals take one day to process, after which they should be in your account within three to five days.
Does 21Bet Casino have a VIP Programme or Loyalty Scheme?
The invite-only VIP club adds value to the experience, particularly for high roller players. Perks include exclusive bonuses, the help of an account manager, event invitations and more.
What are the pros & cons of 21Bet Casino?
21Bet has a straightforward online presence, with several products on offer and all neatly organised for easy access. The most popular e-wallet and credit card options are available as payment options but a larger selection would benefit players.
- Sleek, crystal-clear interface
- Decent welcome bonus up to £300
- Bonuses every Monday and Friday
- VIP Club has huge benefits
- Only two providers - Microgaming and Realistic
- Does not accept eWallets
The final verdict
21Bet Casino is very pleasing to the eye, but it’s a little bit lacking. There are not enough providers, and it’s hard to think of very many online casinos that do not accept eWallets. Some people are still a little nervous about providing an online casino with their credit card details, and eWallets act as a convenient ‘buffer’. We hope 21Bet Casino change their attitude soon.
The better news – Microgaming titles, the snazzy, clean interface and those regular promos every Monday and Friday. Unfortunately, until 21Bet Casino decides to accept eWallets and add another provider or two, we cannot play it into our ‘Top 21’ of online casinos.