Sky Casino in a nutshell
The Sky brand is a household name in the UK, thanks to its domination of the media sector through broadcasting and telecommunications provision. That clout has been put to use in the company’s casino offering. In actual fact, that offering consists of several online gambling sites, including Sky Bet for sports betting, Sky Vegas for a range of online games and finally Sky Casino for a mix of casino opportunities, geared specifically toward the UK market.
With all of these products, Sky has once again brought its A-game to the table, giving players variety within a structure that is convenient and easy to understand. Here we will be talking about Sky Casino, which offers a unique combination of games in a site that is a pleasure to use.
What’s the look and feel of Sky Casino?
This casino, like the others in the Sky collection, is a breeze to use and easy to master. A handy range of buttons at the top of the page lets players navigate to all the other Sky sites. The homepage offers a curated selection of the latest games in each category.
Access player support through the Help button at the top left of the page. This button could do with being bigger or a little more prominent – the last thing anyone wants to do when they have an issue is waste time looking for the right button.
As per usual, the more technical aspects are at the bottom of the page, including the payment methods, links to the terms and conditions, and responsible gambling resources. Nothing out of the ordinary and a perfectly functional casino site by any standard.
What games are available at Sky Casino?
Sky Casino has taken an interesting approach to the provision of games. Players will find table games, slots, video poker and live casino games. However, it is clear that the Sky gambling package isn’t reliant on one, all-rounder product but on the full range. This means that players looking for slots by a variety of game providers will need to visit Sky Vegas to get what they want. It’s good to note that your account details on one Sky site will also let you in to the others, so there’s no need to memorise even more login information, thankfully.
Some exciting slot titles await in this category section. Enjoy rounds on slots with varied themes and designs such as Ice Cave, Robocop, Time for a Deal and Age of Egypt.
Live casino fans, on the other hand, will be happy to note the variety on offer here. Several variations of roulette, blackjack, casino hold ‘em, and HiLo are available, with multiple rooms on offer for each. Players can also choose from a range of themes and hosts.
Moving on to the table games and what a selection! More roulette, poker, blackjack and baccarat options than you could shake a casino chip at!
Another feature that we enjoyed is that on each game page, towards the bottom, one can get plenty of information about the game itself, from the game rules and what buttons and options mean to a reiteration of the casino’s terms and conditions. A nice touch and one that will serve new and returning players equally well.
The slots section at Sky Casino is home to titles by Playtech and Playtech alone. Given that it’s one of the top studios in the industry, that’s not such a bad thing but fans of other studios might feel a little left out.
The table games and live casino offering at Sky Casino appears to be entirely in-house. Given Sky’s overall quality, these were as good as expected but players who only play games made by specific providers may find themselves put off somewhat.
What promotions are available at Sky Casino?
New players are given a warm welcome at Sky Casino with a deposit match bonus on their first deposit. Sky Casino, much like its mother brand, understands the value of customer retention and has created a welcome bonus that reflects that. The recurring promotions, which we will discuss shortly, are another sign of this casino’s willingness to add value to the player experience.
Your first £10 deposited at Sky Casino will be rewarded with £60 in bonus funds to enjoy in the casino. It may not look like a huge amount compared to the bonuses offered by some casinos, but in actual fact, it is a 600% bonus on your money – few other casinos can match that or even come close!
Players have 30 days to clear their bonus funds, which are bound by x30 wagering requirements. Slightly on the higher side but nothing we haven’t seen before, as play-through requirements go.
Sky Casino offers multiple promotions at the same time, which means that there is always something new to get involved in. There have been promotions linked to big sporting events, ones based on live casino games and others on table games. All have offered attractive prizes and simple participation.
The Players Club also deserves a mention, a loyalty program by another name. Playing Sky Casino games rewards players with points, which are then added up and used to progress through levels. At each level, the player enjoys specific perks, including higher betting limits and exclusive access to bonuses. It has a simple structure that isn’t weighed down by excessive detail – the more you play, the higher your level, the more you are rewarded. As simple as it should be!
Sky Casino accepts GBP and Euro as gambling currency, which suits British players just fine. When it comes to the payment methods on offer, the list is not what one would call impressive.
Sky Casino accepts deposits via Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Maestro, Solo and PayPal. It’s not an extensive list (something we’ve gotten used to thanks to other casinos) but it does cover the most popular credit cards and, a pleasant surprise, Paypal. For the average English punter, that’s often enough choice.
The final verdict
Sky Casino takes a step away from what we have come to consider the standard for such a site. The focus is clearly on live casino games, with an impressive range of titles in this category. It’s also clear that Sky wants its players to visit its various casino products for specific games, which can seem like too much hassle for some players.
That said, it’s a perfectly decent casino with a site that is a pleasure to use and a good range of games in every category except slots.