Monster Casino, a Nektan owned brand, is looking to instill some much needed terror into your lives, friendly terror that is. Yes, Monster might have a scary name, but it’s a gentle yellow and green website that caters to most gaming needs. Style wise, it’s similar to many other casinos under the umbrella of Nektan: there’s simplicity, basic layouts, and accessibility in abundance. All in all, this site is off to a great start, but we all know how fickle new sites can be once you get playing, so we’d better check it out more thoroughly.
As you’ve probably guessed from us saying ‘new’ earlier on in our review, this is a gaming site fresh for 2017, making it one of the youngster within the Nektan franchise. The company has many sites, all of them designed to cater to a different audience, but all of them essentially delivering familiarity instead of innovation.
Just like in the past, there’s two licenses in effect: the UK Gambling Commission one, and one from the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority. These two licenses ensure that all necessary regulations are met, and that Monster Casino is a safe place to game. If you need more reassurance however, rest easy knowing that all personal information is encrypted. Although this is good to know for many, certain countries, such as the US, Russia, and Turkey, won’t be able to play with this brand.
When it comes to making your way as a newbie, Monster has your back with two starter offers, one of which doesn’t require any money being exchanged. Just by becoming a member you’ll be rewarded £5, a small but reasonable prize for taking the plunge and joining. However, this sweet deal comes with a whopping 100x wagering requirement, which is a lot larger than the other welcome bonus wager, which is a smaller 30x. We’ve honestly never seen a figure this high before.
In regards to the other bonus, you get three deposit bonuses on your first several deposits, with each of them able to gift a total of £500 in monies, as well as 50 free games. For you to get that top amount, you’ll need to play with at least £10, then savour the 200%, 100%, and 50% reward matches. One thing that Nektan always guarantees is originality when it comes to the welcome package, with each site of theirs being different in some way, even if ever so slightly. The differences however, do stop when you check out the VIP room, as this is the same as Spin Princess Casino: little information is given on how to join, other than receiving an invite. Players will be able to get special offers unavailable anywhere else, once they become a Privileged member.
As we all know, Nektan is running the show here, but that doesn’t mean that the label hasn’t received help from other developers, quite the opposite in fact. The likes of IGT, Microgaming, and Aristocrat have come together to ensure that all customers, paying and otherwise, get to sample the delights of their creativity. We say ‘or other’ because non-paying customers can play the odd game, with the slots being the most accessible of all; just look for the ‘demo’ option.
Of course, not all the titles offer free play versions, like the Live Casino, and so you will have to become a member if you’re looking to do more than tryout a few spins. But that’s okay, as the registration process is a simple one, and once you’re in you’ll have many more titles to choose from. There isn’t hundreds upon hundreds of activities, but there’s more than enough to keep most gamers busy, which is the main thing us casual players are looking for.
What we love most is how often new games are released, such as Giant’s Gold. These exciting and freshly created titles are exclusive for Monster Casino customers, making this a truly unique experience for all.
In terms of banking, there’s quite a few payment methods to choose from, with the old faithfuls of Skrill and Visa making an appearance, though others such as Boku are in the mix too. Whichever one you go with, be aware that a min deposit of £10 is needed, and a min withdrawal of £20 is required before the transfer can begin. Speaking of which, you might have to wait up to five days before that money appears in your account.
Should you wish to know which currencies these providers allow, that ranges from British Pound Sterling to Australian Dollars to Swedish Kronor and beyond. Some older Nektan sites only allow British Pounds, so to see a broadening of monies is most welcomed.
For small issues, or ones you deem as such, you can access the FAQs via the bottom of the homepage. If however, you need more assistance, that’s when you need to select the Support widget; in doing so you’ll be given four options. The fastest one is that of live chat, though there’s also telephone, email, and then a postal address. These options are standard across all Nektan sites, as too are their opening customer service times, which are from 8am until midnight, seven days a week. We grant you it isn’t the most generous of services we’ve sampled, but it does what it has to to ensure that customers are satisfied.
Monster, much like any other Nektan owned site, runs well and delivers on all fronts. As per usual, there’s a few niggling aspects that could do with ironing out, such as the tedious pop up windows of the promos and FAQs, but these are design flaws at best. The games themselves run exceptionally well, and should provide hours of entertainment. And one thing we can promise you: if you like one Nektan site, you’re bound to like them all!