As avid gamers, you’ve likely played with a Nektan label by now, with them often regarded as one of the most well known companies within the industry. Part of their charm is that their websites tend to maintain a similar aesthetic and design, thus allowing users to feel more at ease when going from one to another. This sameness can be felt when playing with the newly released Egypt Slots; although fresh for 2018, this is a traditional Nektan release. The design is in-keeping, with Egyptian imagery utilised for impact, while the layout is streamlined and easily accessible. We’re not sure how much promise this Nektan site holds, as it seems like all the rest from the label, but we’ll try our best to uncover the secrets of this Egyptian tomb of gaming.
Seeing as this is a Nektan operated and owned venture, that means that the licensing that governs the company also does the products made by them, and so Egypt Slots holds a dual license. This comes from two well known governing bodies: the UK Gambling Commission, and the Government of Gibraltar. Brief details regarding this can be found, in small print, at the bottom of each site’s webpage, while further details can be gleaned from the Nektan team.
In regards to its origins, Egypt Slots was launched in mid 2018, around June time, and so it’s one of the youngest iGaming brands on the market. And yet, in spite of this, thanks to Nektan being in charge, Egypt Slots has an optimally functioning interface, as well as services. In our opinion, this is the perfect way to go about creating a successful online casino, as the experience often allows small issues to be ironed out early on, prior to release.
When non-gamers think of online casinos, they thinking of betting and the games, not the other components that go along with it, components like promotions. Promotional materials are a huge part of the scene when it comes to Nektan’s brands, as we can see from Egypt Slots. The company hasn’t filled the website with endless options, but has instead chosen to mix regular bonuses with seasonal ones, all packed in alongside a special VIP club.
Those who are looking for regular promotions, aka ones that don’t expire any time soon, should start with the welcome package, as it can earn you bonus monies up to £500 in worth. To get this total however, you’ll need to make three £10 deposits at the bare minimum to qualify, with only the higher allocations scoring the top bonus figures; this is because users get two lots of 100% bonus matches, followed by a 50% one. No matter your budget, you’ll still receive the 100 free Cleopatra spins, which have been broken down into groupings for each of the deposit bonuses. Topping this fair deal off, is the low x30 threshold of the wagering requirements – as some of you will know, certain online casinos have much larger rollovers for users to overcome.
Moving onto the other deals, there’s many cash booster to be had, primarily for when you make a deposit, though there’s also one designed to ramp up those winnings as well; the three Booster Bonuses, and the Winning Wednesday, play on specific days each month. And as for the VIP club, that’s an exclusive inner circle that anyone can join, though you have to be willing to make a lot of deposits (at least £2,000 worth) if you’re to keep progressing up that VIP ladder.
The games of Nektan’s Egypt Slots are diverse in nature, bringing to the table roulette, video slots, progressive jackpots, live casino dealers, and mini games, all of which come from different software developers. It’s a melting pot of iGaming content. Microgaming, NextGen Gaming, and ELK Studios are just three of the numerous software providers you’ll discover here.
All of the titles can be accessed from the homepage, making Egypt Slots the ideal platform for those looking for quick gaming needs – you can be logged in and playing within a few minutes flat. Furthermore, the activities play on mobile devices as well, so that you never have to miss out when away from home. The only downside we can see, is that the one armed bandits are the largest games collection you’ll find, with all other activities being much lower in numbers.
Much like the promotions and games, the Nektan operated Egypt Slots also has a fairly positive banking system, in that multiple currencies are allowed, including that of EUR, SEK, USD, and GBP. What is more, several top payment providers are permitted, meaning you can bank with Visa, Skrill, Boku, and many others. This is ideal for those of you who don’t just rely solely on your credit cards to transfer your money.
However, while a lot of the banking details are to our liking, there’s a few areas we’d like to see improvement, chiefly that of the withdrawal policy. For a £30 transfer or above, the same number of processing days are needed, with the overall process taking up to seven business days. Considering there’s new casinos out there that can complete all banking within three days or less, we find this lengthy time frame disappointing.
Lastly, we come to support, which we have to say is a little misleading in its wording; Nektan have stated that emails are 24 hours, leading some to initially think that services run around the clock. However, Nektan then go on to say that emails are answered within 24 hours, which highlights one of two things, one, that services have cut off times, and two, that emails aren’t the fastest way to get answers.
Customers can talk to the team between 8am and midnight, using either live chat, phones, or emails; there is a postal option also, but we don’t suspect that many users will use that for anything other than major queries/complaints.
When it comes down to the bare basics, Nektan has made a new casino that surpasses what most of us look for in an online iGaming brand. That being said, in regards to being an exceptional games hub, they sadly fall short. Egypt Slots is best described as an average online casino, designed to satisfy the casual gamer audience, with its appeal not really stretching to those who are more serious about online gambling.