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Quite where the name 18Bet derived its name is open to conjecture, but it may be that you have to be 18 to bet legally, which just happens to be the first of the casino’s Responsible Gambling criteria.
“Every day we see to it that your online betting experience is relaxing, enjoyable and a successful sequence of events,” is 18Bet’s ethos – so let’s see if that sequence of events is every bit as relaxing and enjoyable as they make it out to be?
Signing-up is pretty easy to do, and there are a choice of language and currency options. There is also a select choice of deposit options. However, be warned, Credit Card Deposits may accrue a charge of up to 2% of the transaction – boo! By this time, you should be armed with the generous first deposit bonus and your deposit, but if experience any problems then get in touch with the casino via live-chat or email – they seem pretty helpful.
Then it’s just a case of deciding which of the 400+ games you want to play to fulfil your wagering requirements. Slot players can use some helpful sub-headings to guide them towards the many different Microgaming slots they might like to play, such as Hot Games, New Games, Featured Games, Bonus Slots and Jackpots.
If you’re more of a games player, then you can try your hand at Live-Blackjack, Live-Roulette, and Live-Baccarat, whilst there more variations of these games in the 34 available table games. The casino also has a sister sportsbook if you want to take-in some sports-betting action.
1,000 Euros Of Bonuses Up For Grabs
As well as the generous first deposit bonus we highlighted at the top of this review, 18Bet offer second and third deposit bonuses with even bigger percentage bonuses. If you missed the first deposit offer, you can have a 100% bonus of up to 500 Euros. However, on your second deposit you can enjoy a 150% bonus of up to 300 Euros, whilst on your third deposit you can enjoy a 200% bonus of up to 200 Euros. However, these big and very generous bonuses do come with a not so generous wagering requirement of 40x both your deposit and bonus on each occasion. Slots, with the exclusion of Jackpot and Mega Spin slots, count 100% towards your wagering requirements.
There doesn’t currently appear to be any sort of VIP Scheme or Loyalty Club at 18Bet, but players can look forward to a monthly offer that varies each month. The Easter Offer of an 80% deposit bonus of up to 250 Euros was followed by an April offer of a 110% Bonus of up to 330 Euros + 10 Free Spins of Wild Orient.
If you dip your toes into the 18bet Sportsbook, you can also enjoy special sports-betting promotions such as Monster Combo Cashback, and Correct Score Mania.
Slots And Subheadings
We’ve already mentioned some of the subheadings that you can use to narrow down your slot search, and here are just some of the great games you can play, and a few reasons why you might want to play them.
18Bet were advertising that they had over 8 Million Euros of Jackpots to play for, and the eternally popular slot Mega Moolah was responsible for a fair old chunk of this. Other popular jackpot games include the Batman-themed Dark Knight, and the colourful Major Millions.
In the Hot Section it was no surprise to see some of Microgaming’s big-budget games that are based on TV Hit Shows and Films, and these included Game of Thrones, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, and Bridesmaids – in which you can enjoy a night on the town with the bridal party from the hit movie. Meanwhile, they don’t come much hotter than Playboy.
Topping the New List was another slot named after a hit TV show in Bullseye, whilst there’s plenty of eye candy in Bikini Party, and ghosts to zap in Peek-A-Boo. It would be rude not to throw-in a couple of personal favourites – so I’m recommending a few spins of the brilliantly named Bar Bar Black Sheep, and Girls With Guns: Jungle Heat – in which you must battle a crazy drug lord to get out alive, let alone rich!
18 And Ready To Go Out
Whether you’re 18 or 80 (or even older if you’re still enjoying it), you can enjoy instant-play at the 18Bet Casino on a wide-range of mobile gadgets. The website says it will open in the browser of any device and, whilst it worked on mine, it’s as simple as typing in 18bet.com to try it on your favourite devices.
18Bet offer helpful 24/7 live-chat, and a helpful contact-us email department which allows you to pose questions to 1 of 5 departments: Help and Support, Payments, Marketing, Affiliate, VIP.
So Is 18 The Magic Number?
Just like many casinos, there are pros and cons to weigh-up. There’s a decent selection of currency and deposit options, but you’re not going to be chuffed by 2% credit card charges if that’s your normal deposit option. You may also not like the fact that 18Bet don’t offer a VIP Scheme, but I actually prefer the prospect of a new and generous monthly deposit bonus and free-spins to look forward to. Finally, if you’re not a Microgaming fan then it’s probably a no. However, I think Microgaming offer a great range of games – one I’ll be definitely happy to fulfil the wagering requirements of the 18Bet Welcome Package on!