Maria Casino in a nutshell
Maria Casino is an online casino established by Malta-based sports book giants Unibet. The casino used to have a female-focus, bursting on to the scene in 2006. For some reason, it seems to be very popular in Nordic countries, in Finland in particular. We assume the Nordic ladies love their Netent slots!
This year, Maria got a new lick of paint, and it’s lipstick red branding has now been replaced by a more gender-neutral purple. There’s a new gorgeous flame-haired mascot too, awarding you a £200 welcome bonus and 40 free spins for making a first deposit.
Maria offers casino games, slots, bingo, scratch cards and a live casino. It boasts a cracking, mobile responsive design. Is Maria as smooth as silk, cool as air? Read on to find out!
What’s the look and feel of Maria Casino?
Maria Casino had a makeover in 2016, and we’ve been left gob-smacked by what we see. The site just looks wonderful, all deep purples and crimsons. The site responds extremely well, and is a joy to use. There are search boxes and filtering tools that enable you to get the very best casino experience at Maria Casino. One day, all online casinos shall be built like this. Or at least they ought to be.
What games are available at Maria Casino?
The content at Maria Casino is split into five sections:
- Casino: Roulette, blackjack, baccarat, ‘Beat Me’, casino poker, red dog and video poker.
- Slots: Over 300 slots including classics such as Avalon II, Disco Spins and Space Wars.
- Bingo: A dedicated bingo room with 75-ball and 90-ball games, and some with progressive jackpots
- Live casino: Blackjack, baccarat, casino poker and roulette via live gaming tables
- Scratch cards: Ten ways to scratch and hopefully get lucky
There are well over 400 different games in total – surely enough to keep anyone occupied!
We love casinos that do not stick to the ‘only one provider’ rule, and here you can play games offered by Microgaming, NetEnt, IGT, Jadestone, Relax Gaming, Evolution Gaming, GTS, NYX and Play’n GO. That probably explains why there are four hundred games.
The live casino blackjack and roulette is supplied by Evolution.
Live support is available, but it’s not 24/7.
The site has a mobile version of itself at m.mariacasino.co.uk, and should work on all mobiles and tablets. There are specific apps for Android and iOS as well. Via mobile you can play fifty slots, eight table games and you can use the bingo client.
What promotions are available at Maria Casino?
The casino has three welcome bonuses, and you get to choose your favourite:
- Deposit £10, play with £30 and receive forty free spins
- Deposit £40, play with £100 and receive forty free spins
- Deposit up to £200 and receive a one hundred percent welcome bonus, plus forty free spins
As you can see, no matter which offer you select, it comes with forty free spins! These free spins are only valid on the excellent Starburst online slot from NetEnt, and you receive ten free spins per day during your first four days at Maria.
Your winnings from free spins will need to be wagered fifteen times before they can be cashed out, and you must use your spins within twenty-four hours of receiving them.
The wagering requirement for any bonus is 35x in order to redeem any winnings. You must accept your bonus within seven daus of making your deposit. Make sure you read the site’s T&Cs before you accept any bonus, as there are some additional terms you need to be fully aware of.
There are also what Maria Casino calls ‘Game Stake Contributions’ to take into account. There are basically only three levels to worry about: Slots contribute 100 percent, bingo 200 percent and everything else counts ten percent. It’s rather pleasing that for once game weightings are not incredibly complicated.
Wagers placed on the following do not contribute towards the wagering requirements: Blood Suckers, Dead or Alive, Devils Delight, Jack Hammer, Jack Hammer 2, Thunderstruck and Thunderstruck 2
Maria Casino has a special ‘Promotions’ page where you can keep up to date about all the latest promos and offers. There does seem to a regular supply – slots tourneys, free spin giveaways, prize holidays … in fact there seems to a brand new offer every couple of days!
The site does not run a VIP scheme.
Cashier options at Maria Casino are not as you would expect: Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, plus bank transfers only. No eWallets are now accepted.
The minimum withdrawal is £15. We used to have to deduct several points from Maira for charging a whopping £4 ‘withdrawal fee’ on all withdrawals, but we are glad to see that during their 2016 makeoever they dropped this scandalous policy. Withdrawals to credit cards can take up to ten days.
There’s a limit of £10,000 per transaction but there’s no limitation on the number of withdrawals you can make.
The final verdict
Maria Casino is a vibrant, friendly place to play, offering excellent customer support and a solid catalogue of slots.
It’s a swanky-looking site with a hatful of promotions and a swish choice of welcome bonuses. Ladies will be delighted they can flick seamlessly between casino, slots and bingo.
Our verdict? In the words of 70s American pop group Blondie: “Maria, you’ve got to see her.”