mFortune Casino in a nutshell
mFortune was one of the first established mobile-only casinos, and hence has now become one of the longest-running. It’s owned by InTouch Casino Limited, whom are based in Stourbridge in the UK.
The mFortune mobile casino is one of two mobile casinos operated by InTouch, the other being PocketWin. Both are very UK-centric, including running under UK licences.
This casino may have once been at the forefront of mobile casinos, but plenty of other online casinos have since caught up. Is the mFortune casino still relevant? Will you win an mFortune there or mB*ggerAll? Read on to find out ..
What’s the look and feel of mFortune Casino?
You can’t really take mFortune’s design too seriously. They have gone for the ‘bingo’ end of the market rather than the dedicated serious casino player, so everything is colourful and cuddly. They take their poker offering a little more seriously though, but it’s obviously not working judging by the scarce number of players playing there.
What games are available at mFortune Casino?
Unfortunately, all the games at mFortune are bespoke. This means that the company makes them themselves, rather than use external software providers such as Playtech or Microgaming.
We tried some of mFortune’s slots and we can only say … oh dear. Most of them are simply clones of each other – for example, ‘Snakes & Ladders’ and ‘Burger Man’ are the same game but with different graphics. If mFortune want to see themselves taken seriously as a mobile-friendly casino, they are going to need to get some external providers on board.
The casino section has four games. European Roulette, Blackjack, Hi-Lo Poker and Texas Hold’em Poker. The latter is a UK licensed poker room. According to figures sourced from elsewhere, on average around twenty-five players use the mFortune poker room in any one 24 hour period. This compares to 24,000 at PokerStars!
The mobile site also runs a mobile bingo room with traditional 90-ball bingo.
All software has been engineered by mFortune themselves. There is no live casino, nor live help.
Despite this being a mobile casino, the games do work on desktops and laptops too – at least the slot games, roulette and blackjack do. For the poker and bingo clients you need to install the software onto your mobile device, be it a smart phone or tablet. The site should work on all mobile devices.
What promotions are available at mFortune Casino?
mFortune has long had the policy of offering new players a free, no-deposit fiver when you download their casino software to your device. All you need to do to receive the free £5 is to sign up with them – nothing more. You’re then free to download the software and use your freebie fiver to gamble upon as many games as you choose.
There’s also a 100 percent matched deposit bonus up to £100 that new players can take advantage of. Basically, no matter your first deposit, mFortune will match it with the equivalent in bonus funds up to £100.
If you introduce a friend to mFortune you receive £5 free credit for your casino play, along with fifty percent of your friend’s first deposit as a bonus.
Naturally, it’s not all a case of ‘feel free to grab as much money as you can’ – all these bonuses come with terms and conditions attached. The welcome bonus is eligible on deposits from £3 upwards, and the maximum bonus you can claim is £100.
Your play-through requirements for all bonuses are only x1 – this would be amazing if your bonus money could be withdrawn, but unfortunately it can’t. You do get to keep any winnings you make from any of your bonuses, but you cannot withdraw the bonus money itself. Not a penny. What’s more, once you make a withdrawal all your bonus money vanishes.
All games seem to make the same contribution to your x1 wagering requirements. We could not find any details of game contributions in the site T&Cs anyhow.
You’d expect a mobile casino to accept phone bill payments, so it’s a relief that mFortune does allow this. You logon to your account and hit the banking button. You can then select the amount of your deposit – either £3, £5 or £10. Once you’ve done this you’ll receive an SMS confirmation of your deposit, and you’re ready to play. Your deposit will appear on your next phone bill, and you’re limited to £30 in phone bill deposits per day.
You can also deposit using your credit or debit card, Skrill, PayPal or Paysafecard. You can withdraw to Visa cards, Skrill or PayPal, and withdrawals take around three days to process.
The final verdict
We’re certain that mFortune means well, but in the seven or so short years this mobile casino has been online, it has sadly turned into something of a dinosaur. The world of online casinos (including mobile casinos) evolves at speed, and mFortune simply has not evolved with it.
The games are really basic and lacking. For example in the blackjack game you have to play your hand before the dealer receives his second card. If the dealer has an ace, you’re offered insurance, but you still have to play out your hand before the deal draws his second card. If you do take insurance and the dealer does recieve blackjack you’re informed ‘Insurance colected’ (sic). It’s all a little too amateurish.
If you do try your luck here, allow us to read your mFortune – we see a future in which you won’t be staying here very long.