bet-at-home Casino in a nutshell
bet-at-home Casino is the online casino that’s operated by one of Europe’s major sports books, also called bet-at-home. This company is based in St Julian’s in Malta, and operates via Maltese and UK gambling licences. The company does not run any other casinos.
bet-at-home have been around since 1999, having been founded in Wels, Austria, by Jochen Dickinger and Franz Ömer. After a few years of slow progress the company suddenly expanded in 2004, opening offices in Germany, Malta and Gibraltar. Over time it expanded even further across Europe, but remained largely unknown in the UK. That changed in 2014 when it was awarded a licence by the UK Gambling Commission. The company is now based in Germany, but its casino division is based in Malta.
So, will you want to bet-at-home after perusing our review, or bet-somewhere-else? Read on to find out …
What’s the look and feel of bet-at-home Casino?
bet-at-home’s sports book portal has remained unchanged for a number of years, and the casino options have slid nicely into the minimalist design. The site goes for a blue and green colour scheme with a light grey background, which makes for a refreshing change from the common black background of the majority of online casinos.
The site has number of nice sorting options, including a ‘Feeling Lucky’ button which will select a casino game at random for you.
You can easily access the bet-at-home sports book via the casino site.
What games are available at bet-at-home Casino?
Naturally, bet-at-home Casino is largely slots-at-home. All the slots at the site are provided by NetEnt. There are just under ninety games in total, including a few real classic such as Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest, plus newer titles like Aloha! Cluster Pays and Drive: Multiplier Mayhem.
Table games include five versions of roulette and five versions of blackjack, plus pontoon, baccarat, punto banco, casino hold’em and red dog. There are also four versions of video poker.
The site can offer four live casino games – two of roulette and two of blackjack.
All the software at the site is provided by NetEnt aside from the live casino options, which are provided by Evolution Gaming.
Support is available 24/7, and there is a mobile-optimised version of the casino as well.
What promotions are available at bet-at-home Casino?
UK-based players have two welcome bonus they can take their pick from.
The first bonus offer is a one hundred percent welcome offer that’s available to players wishing to invest a minimum of £1 into their accounts. The maximum bonus you can obtain via this offer is £150.
The second bonus offer takes a little more cash – £375 to be exact. This is a fifty percent bonus, and the maximum you can claim with this promotion is £750.
Non-UK players can also claim this bonus is their national currencies. Read the promo T&Cs to find out how much you need to deposit to qualify for either bonus.
The wagering conditions associated with both bonuses are fairly standard within the industry – forty times the amount of the bonus. You have twenty-eight days to meet your requirements, and if you attempt to make a withdrawal before you have met your wagering requirements, your bonus is forfeited.
All games contribute one hundred percent towards your wagering requirements, with the following exceptions:
- Roulette – 25%
- Blackjack, baccarat, video poker, ‘Oasis Poker’ and ‘TXS Hold’em’ – 10%
- ‘Casino Hold’em’ – 0%
Live casino games also contribute zero percent, and you cannot meet your wagering requirements by using the site’s sports book.
The welcome bonus is the only promotion that bet-at-home Casino offers. There is a £20 free bet available for the sports book.
The site claims to run a VIP scheme, however no details are available to ‘non-members’. We asked support but they said you had to sign up to find out the information. We told them we’d think about it.
The site can offer you a large number of payment options. One nice feature we found is that the site allows you to filter payment options via those that are available for your specific jurisdiction, so if you are in Poland you’ll know that both Przelewy24 and Sofort Banking are available to you, while in the UK they are not.
If you are in the UK then you can use Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club credit and debit cards. You can also use Skrill, Neteller, PaysafeCard (now incorporating Ukash), Western Union, eVoucher or a bank transfer. The minimum deposit is £10, and most deposits are processed instantly. Note that there is a two percent ‘processing fee’ on Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club transactions.
Withdrawals can be processed via most of the same methods, and there are no fees. Some of the minimum withdrawal amounts are not very friendly – £75 for credit cards which is ridiculously high. The message from bet-at-home Casino seems to be that if you are going to open an account with them it’s best to use an eWallet. Withdrawals to eWallets are also immediate (or so the site claims), while other methods take up to three days.
The final verdict
If you like NetEnt’s games (and – if you’re serious about having fun at an online casino – you should) and you don’t mind using an eWallet to transfer your funds, then we’d recommend bet-at-home Casino. The lack of other providers, the extra conditions associated with credit and debit cards and the absence of promotions all give us a little cause for concern though.
If you don’t mind the negative aspects we’ve pick up upon, then bet-at-home Casino seems as decent a place to bet-at-home than any other!