Viking Slots Casino in a nutshell
Viking Slots is a Norse-themed online casino from Elec Games NV. These gamers are based in Cyprus, and also run Mr Spil Casino, Netti Casino and the superbly-named Lyckoskrapet Casino. We think Lyckoskrapet means ‘Crazy Scratch’ in Norweigan, but don’t take our word for it.
This attractive-looking online casino has an attractive-looking welcome bonus – £/€200 in bonus cash plus 20 spins on NetEnt’s premier (and everyone’s favourite) slot Starburst. The blurb on Viking Slots’ landing page seems to suggest that these bonus spins do not require a deposit, so we’ll have to look into that.
When they weren’t rampaging across Europe, or discovering America five hundred years before Columbus, Vikings were known to spend their down time playing online slots. Would they have enjoyed Viking Slots? Put on your horned helmet and continue reading to find out our verdict.
What’s the look and feel of Viking Slots Casino?
Graphically, Viking Slots creates a stunning impression – when we reviewed this site it was close to Christmas, and we enjoyed seeing the grumpy gorilla from the ‘Go Bananas‘ slot decked out in a Santa hat on the site.
If you win it large at Viking Slots expect to see your success displayed in ‘Valhalla – the Hall of Great Winners’ at the side of the screen. Viking Slots have injected a little bit of humour in their site design, and we applaud them for it.
What games are available at Viking Slots Casino?
Even though Vikings preferred dice games to online slots, it’s slots that form the majority of the gaming options at Viking Casino. There are 120 or so online slots available at the casino, including all of NetEnt’s very best slots, such as Gonzo’s Quest, Hook’s Heroes and Cosmic Fortune.
Casino games are not very numerous at all – three versions of blackjack, four of roulette and some games we’ve not seen elsewhere – such as ‘3 card Solitaire’ and ‘Poker King’. It’s quite a poor selection of titles, in all honesty.
Scratch cards must be popular with Vikings as there’s a high number here – over fifty in total. The gaming portfolio is completed with a handful of video poker titles, plus a number of arcade bingo and keno games.
In 2016 Viking Slots added a live casino to their offerings. You could now play blackjack, baccarat and roulette with live dealers.
All the best slots at Viking Slots are provided by NetEnt – which is understandable as NetEnt are a Swedish company, after all. The other providers here are Amaya (Chartwell), NeoGames, Quickspin and AG Software.
The site is just as lovely-looking on mobile as it is on desktop.
Support is available from 8am until 1am CET. We’d award our experience with the support here a six out of ten.
What promotions are available at Viking Slots Casino?
Let’s examine that welcome promotion in detail – are those twenty spins awarded before you make a deposit? Well … yes and no. As soon as you register a real money account at Viking Slots, you receive twenty spins on Starburst.
Once you’ve then made a deposit, your deposit is matched one hundred percent by the casino, up to the maximum limit of £/€200. If you then make a further deposit the day after your first, you receive forty bonus spins on Fruity Friends. The ‘100 bonus spins’ bonus is completed the next day with another forty bonus spins, this time on Twin $pin.
Unlike their namesakes, Viking Slots do not exactly shout about their promotional terms and conditions. You have to hunt around a little to find them. It took us a while to spot ‘Bonus policy at Viking Slots’ in tiny grey text at the bottom of the page. The terms are pretty standard at 35x the sum of your welcome bonus. So, if you deposit £150 to receive a £150 bonus you’ll need to wager (35 x £150) = £5,250 to cash out.
Sadly, the same terms apply to any winnings you may make from your free or bonus spins, and you cannot win more than £100 from your freebies. The wagering requirement is 50x for your twenty bonus spins on Starburst, and then 35x for your eighty bonus spins. A lot of games – including baccarat, roulette and video poker – make no contribution toward wagering requirments.
It would be much more preferable if Viking Slots’ T&Cs were more transparent.
If you’re socially mobile, you can earn yourself £/€10 by uploading a screengrab of a jackpot win at Viking Slots to the site’s Facebook page.
All new members are automatically enrolled in Viking Slots’ VIP scheme. You begin at ‘New Member’ level and you can progress all the way up through six other levels from bronze to prestige. You rise up the VIP ranks in the usual way – by spending a great deal of your time and cash at Viking Slots casino. Top VIPs receive top level service – bonuses, faster cash outs and personalised offers and deals.
Viking Slots accepts payment via Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards. You can also pay using Skrill, Neteller, iDeal or Paysafecard (now incorporating Ukash).
When you make a deposit at this online casino, it has to be at least £10. There’s no maximum. When you withdraw, you have to make your withdrawal worth at least £10, and you can’t withdraw more than £10,000 per month.
The promised transaction times are disappointingly slow. Even eWallet transactions take seventy-two hours. Credit and debit cards take between six and eight business days and there’s a 48 hour pending period as well.
The final verdict
There’s plenty to like about Viking Slots, but we’re a little disappointed by the lack of casino games. There simply are not enough as befits a top-notch gaming site, and the ones that are available are pretty poor. The slow transaction times are a little grating too.
If Viking Slots were of a mind to have a re-think about these issues, and their bonus terms and conditions were slightly more transparent and less discombobulating, then we’d score them a lot higher. We don’t think Viking Slots will be conquering the online casino realms just yet …