BetUK Casino in a nutshell
BetUK Casino is a casino that’s run by Intellectual Property & Software (IPS) Ltd, and is primarily geared towards UK-based players. IPS are based in Alderney in the Channel Islands, and run a number of online casino concerns. Some of their better known wagering portals include Slot Boss Casino and Pink Casino, which is an online casino aimed at those online gamers who like to explore their feminine side. They also run a number of online bingo sites. BetUK Casino runs via licences issued by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, and the UK Gambling Commission.
As you might suspect, BetUK Casino has an iconic British mascot, that being a bulldog decked out in red, white and blue. This bulldog says his name is Sterling, and that his site offers a casino experience like no other. The doggy mascot at Mr Smith Casino might have something about that, or another bulldog mascot at Casino British. What is it about Brit-based casinos and dogs?
Of course what you’ll want to know is whether BetUK Casino is the dog’s dangly bits, or a complete dog’s dinner. Keep on reading, and you might just find out …
What’s the look and feel of BetUK Casino?
That red, white and blue motif is carried on throughout BetUK Casino. While most online casinos go for the traditional black background, BetUK Casino has reversed that trend completely and gone for a blackground that’s completely white. It makes for a very striking appearance.
Everything else is probably how you’d expect it to be at any online casino – a series of tabs can be used to point you in the right direction depending upon your current casino preferences. Once there, you select the game you want via a thumbnail. One nice touch – each game has an info tab so you can learn a little about it before you take the plunge.
This casino has a pleasantly patriotic colour scheme without being too overwhelming. It is easy to use and the Blog section offers a lot of useful content for sports betting enthusiasts.
This is primarily a sports betting site though it offers a respectable selection of casino games. Players should be aware where BetUK’s focus lies.
What games are available at BetUK Casino?
We couldn’t find many dog-themed games at BetUK Casino, and we’re not sure how Sterling feels having the ‘Top Cat’ slot as a featured game! Also featured are plenty of slots from all the top providers, including IGT, NetEnt and Bally. If you’re looking for top slots aside from Top Cat, then try Cleopatra, Fluffy Favourites or Jack and the Beanstalk.
Table games are restricted to five versions of roulette, and three versions of blackjack. You can add nine versions of video poker, plus one scratch card and arcade keno to that list.
The live casino action that’s available here includes baccarat, blackjack, roulette and casino poker.
IGT are the main software providers here. Completing the software line up are Bally, EyeCon, NetEnt, Microgaming, WMS, Realistic Games, Bede Gaming, Evolution Gaming, OpenBet and SG Gaming.
Mobile players will be pleased with the rather spiffing smart phone-optimised version of this casino.
Live support is available, but not in the early hours of the morning.
Can I play at BetUK Casino on mobile?
The mobile BetUK experience is simply great – big buttons, clean layout and all the features of the main site. You can also download the app from iTunes and the Play Store.
What promotions are available at BetUK Casino?
So, is the welcome bonus here a doggy delight? Well, the first thing to howl in pleasure at is the fact that there are no less than FOUR bonuses to be had for newbies, spread over your first four deposits here.
The first is a one hundred percent cash match welcome bonus up to a limit of £150. You need to deposit at least £10 in order to claim this welcome offer. Once you’ve used up this welcome cash, you can take advantage of three reload bonuses. Each reload bonus is a fifty percent reload bonus up to a maximum of £200. That’s a grand total of £750 in welcome and reload bonuses.
Wagering conditions are pretty spiffing – only twenty times the combined total of your deposit and the bonus amount. With the first deposit bonus you have thirty days in which to meet your wagering requirements, but with the reload bonuses that time limit dwindles down to a mere seven days.
Sadly, not all games contribute fully towards wagering requirements. Indeed some popular slots do not even contribute fully towards wagering requirements. For example Immortal Romance and Twin Spin only contribute fifty percent, and Gonzo’s Quest does not contribute at all. You can see the full list in the ‘excluded games’ section at the site. As for casino games, h-lo and video poker only count ten percent, blackjack contributes five percent while roulette and live casino games do not contribute at all.
The site offers other bonuses on a regular basis. Just keep checking their promotions page for details.
If you want to be top dog at this site then you’ll have to wait until you receive an invitation to the site’s VIP club. This seems to be a bit of an exclusive clique, as membership is by invitation only. VIPs receive generous promotions, cash back offers and reload bonuses every month.
Although there are no deposit fees at BetUK Casino, there are only a tight number of payment options. The other eWallet that is accepted is Neteller, and the only other non-traditional payment provider recognised is Paysafecard. Other than that, it’s the usual Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards. Deposits are processed instantly, and the minimum accepted is £10. There are no maximums.
You can withdraw to the same method(s) by which you deposited. The minimum amount you can withdraw is £20, and the maximum is £10,000 in any one twenty-four hour period. All withdrawals should be processed within five days, although withdrawals to Neteller are likely to be quicker than that.
Does BetUK Casino have a VIP Programme or Loyalty Scheme?
Invite-only, the BetUK VIP club offers bonus deposit matches, reloads and cashback offers.
What are the pros & cons of BetUK Casino?
BetUK is a breeze to use and we like the extra effort that went into creating a newbie-friendly site that also appeals to veteran players. It should come as no surprise that BetUK’s sister site is none other than industry titan LeoVegas!
- Bonuses on your first FOUR deposits
- Decent wagering expectations
- Great slots from IGT and NetEnt
- Mobile version looks just great
- Could do with more non-slots games
- Limited payment providers
The final verdict
For UK players, there are an increasing number of Brit-focused casinos, and BetUK Casino can be considered to holding its head up among the best. Not all is perfect though – we would like to see a few more casino games, especially given the number of providers that are available here.
Where BetUK Casino we feel scores highest though is with the range of deposit bonuses that are offered. They are not crazy bonuses like the ones some online casinos offer, but the wagering conditions are very fair, so you do actually have some chance of winning cash for free!
For UK players, we give a great British thumbs up for BetUK Casino.