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YakoCasino in a nutshell

YakoCasino is an online casino that opened its doors in February, 2015. It’s now run by L&L Europe Ltd, having previously been under the control of EveryMatrix. L&L Europe are well known throughout the online casino world, having brought many other casinos online, including the All British Casino, the All Irish Casino and the All Australian Casino (you might have noticed a theme here).

Originally licensed solely by the Malta Gaming Authority, YakoCasino now has good news for UK-based players – it has arranged a licence from the UK Gambling Commission which means that online casino players from all across the UK are legally allowed to play here. This is something that is sure to place a smile on the faces of all UK punters as this vibrant and colourful casino has already gained for itself a somewhat stellar reputation.

So, will you find Yako the place to go, or will it be a case of ‘yuk-o!’ – read on to find out our expert opinion.

What’s the look and feel of YakoCasino?

Let’s get one thing straight – YakoCasino does not go in for the boring old online casino look. You won’t find predominantly black screens here for example – everything is much more purdy with purples and golds on an ‘easy on the eye’ white background. It’s a spectacular colour scheme choice that works purrfectly!

The site is very responsive too – top notch stuff. Just click the ‘hamburger’ button in the top left hand corner of the screen and your options spring into view. Choose a gaming style and all the titles you desire will appear on the main stage as selection thumbnails – it really could not be more simple!

  • Bright, fun design that’s particularly suited to mobile

  • Desktop users are still presented with mobile-like menus

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What games are available at YakoCasino?

It’s certainly games galore at YakoCasino! The emphasis is of course on slots with the two top providers here being NetEnt and Microgaming – two of the best players in the online casino realm. This means that plenty of slotting treats are in store for you – classic titles such as Avalon, Bar Bar Black Sheep and Muse: Wild Inspirations are all available for you here. There are plenty of slots with progressive jackpots – such as Major Millions – here too.

Away from the slots there are tons of table games available here too – roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino poker are all very well covered with multiple versions of each. There’s also pontoon, punto banco and ‘Red Dog’. Video poker receives great coverage too with all bases available – in fact there are just under twenty versions available. There are plenty of scratch cards and arcade-style games available too.

The only ‘moan’ here perhaps is the lack of live casino games. We could only find three blackjack tables and two roulette tables – not enough!

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  • Roulette
  • Keno
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat

The top two gaming providers here are (as previously mentioned) Microgaming and NetEnt, with able support provided by Amatic Industries. The live casino action is provided by Evolution Gaming.

Live support is always available, and you can even ring these guys up if you feel the need to.

The mobile version of this site mirrors the desktop site one hundred percent in terms of both functionality and eye candy.

Can I play at YakoCasino on mobile?

Being designed with mobile users firmly in mind (in fact, the desktop site exatly mirrors the mobile site), Yako Casino provides a very smooth and entertaining mobile experience. Those who play exclusively on their mobiles won’t be disappointed.

What promotions are available at YakoCasino?

The first thing that’s likely to put a smile on your face is the promotional welcome bonus that’s available here. First up, all new players who register here are entitled to ten lovely free spins – no deposit required. Secondly, you can claim a one hundred percent matched welcome bonus that’s worth £/€222 (or $333 depending upon your currency choices), and thirdly, you can add another 222 free spins to the ten freebies you acquired when you completed your registration.

Let’s look at these immense welcome deals in more detail. Getting your ten free spins is simple enough (and your ten free spins are available on the NetEnt slots Starburst, Aloha! Cluster Pays, Pyramid: The Quest for Immortality or Joker Pro) – all you have to do is sign up!

When you gain your matched welcome bonus you will always start to play with your own funds first, which means that should you score a mega-win you’re free to cash in without bothering about any wagering needs first. Once or if you run out of your own funds then your bonus cash comes into play. Before you can cash out any bonus money winnings you need to wager the total amount of the bonus you acquired forty times over, and within thirty days, too. Any winnings from your free spins are treated as bonus cash and so the same wagering needs are in force as with the deposit bonus cash. You need to complete wagering for any free spins winnings within forty-eight hours of receipt.

You can only use slots and ‘other’ games to meet your wagering commitments, and all these games count one hundred percent towards your needs. You cannot use video poker titles or table games to meet wagering requirements at all. You cannot use any bonus funds at all at the site’s live casino. Note that this bonus is entirely optional – if you don’t want to take the bonus (or any bonus for that matter), then you don’t have to.

To receive a bonus you need to make a minimum deposit of $/£/€10 or 100SEK/NOK, and all bonuses offered by the casino are solely available to players from Finland, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, United Kingdom, South Africa and Austria. The welcome bonus is not available should you choose to use either Skrill or Neteller as your chosen deposit method.

There are always other promotions on the go at this online casino, including reload bonuses and free spin offers. Every Monday there’s a cash back bonus offer where you’re eligible for cash back on your losses for the previous week.

The site does run a VIP scheme, but it is not for any old Tom, Dick or Harriet. If your account activity warrants it, you will receive an invitiation in your casino account inbox. VIP players receive special VIP-only bonuses, the attentions of their own personal account manager and all kinds of gifts and promos.

Paying cash into your YakoCasino account is super easy, thanks to the number of payment providers that are available at this site. It will come as no surprise to you that Visa and MasterCard credit cards and debit cards are both suitable for use here, as are Trustly, Skrill, Paysafecard, EnterCash, Zimpler, Neteller and ePro.

The minimum accepted deposit is €10 or €30 if via a bank transfer. There’s no maximum amount, and there are no fees for depositing. If you want to make a withdrawal from your account, then the minimum accepted withdrawal is €20. You cannot withdraw more than €5,000 in any one single working day. You will need to supply ID if you make a large withdrawal.

Any withdrawals should be cleared by the casino within twenty-four hours. If you withdraw to an eWallet then your money should be with you within twenty-four hours or even less. Withdrawals to credit and debit cards depend upon how long your bank takes to process payments, but your money should appear in your account three or four days after your withdrawal request. Note that you cannot withdraw via a cheque.

Does YakoCasino have a VIP Programme or Loyalty Scheme?

The site does run a VIP scheme, but it is not for any old Tom, Dick or Harriet. If your account activity warrants it, you will receive an invitiation in your casino account inbox. VIP players receive special VIP-only bonuses, the attentions of their own personal account manager and all kinds of gifts and promos.

What are the pros & cons of YakoCasino?

There’s a lot going for YakoCasino, and they check most of the boxes required by modern, mobile-wielding casino players. Here’s a breakdown of the main pros and cons:

  • Funky-looking site design
  • Super speedy pay outs with no fees
  • NetEnt and Microgaming titles
  • Fast and attentive customer support
  • Not enough live casino games

The final verdict

What’s not to like about YakoCasino? Well … a few more live gaming tables might not go amiss, but that’s a very very very minor quibble. There’s a certain vibe about this fine online establishment that’s really exhilarating and it certainly makes playing a pleasure here. You can’t really go wrong with any online casino that has NetEnt and Microgaming among its contributors, after all.

With super speedy payments and no fees the financial aspect of this site gets a big blue check mark from us as well. We’re really quite enamoured with this funky online casino, and we’re willing to go as far as to shove a few chips on a wager that you will be too!

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