Apollo Entertainment casinos
Apollo Entertainment Casinos brands include Villento Casino, Zodiac Casino, Quatro Casino and Rich Reels Casino. Apollo Entertainment Casinos is also known as Apollo Entertainment Limited, licence number 38620 which operates 27 active sites, 0 white labels and 0 inactive brands. This is 27 online casinos in total.
Official Apollo Entertainment Casinos
Apollo Entertainment Limited Information
Who are Apollo Entertainment Limited?That’s a very good question. When a UK-facing casino network company operates the best part of thirty active sites, you expect it to have something of a presence. However, Apollo Entertainment Limited has virtually no presence at all. When you go looking for information about it online, all you’ll find are websites belonging to other companies called “Apollo Entertainment,” which means there are a few businesses out there that should have done more research before settling on a name. For this specific Apollo Entertainment – the one that deals in casino websites – there’s no website at all. On top of that, there are no social media accounts. As best as we can tell, the company doesn’t even put out public statements. That makes it very difficult company to get to know. Without much data to examine, there’s a limit to what we can tell you about Apollo Entertainment Limited. We’ve been able to verify a few facts, though, so we’ll do our best. We’ve been able to confirm that the company was founded in 2008, so it has more than fifteen years’ worth of iGaming experience. We also know that Apollo Entertainment Limited is based in Malta and holds a Malta Gaming Authority licence to go with the one that it holds in our domestic market. That makes it an international casino network operator, albeit a very quiet one. Some sources suggest that the company brings in approximately £20m per year in revenue, but we haven’t been able to independently verify that. One of the key things that differentiates Apollo Entertainment Limited from a lot of casino network companies is that it directly owns and operates every single one of the casino sites that you’ll find listed on its UKGC licence. That’s a rarity for operators that have so many sites, as it’s far more common for big networks to operate a white-label model. Apollo Entertainment doesn’t appear to be interested in offering its services to anybody else or building casinos for any purpose other than wanting to run them directly. Perhaps that’s why there isn’t an Apollo Entertainment website – if you have nothing to sell to anyone save for your casino sites, you might as well let the casino sites do the talking.
Apollo Entertainment AffiliatesBeing a casino network company with no white-label model and (apparently) no marketing outlet comes with its own challenges. When you have white-label partners, it falls upon those white-label partners to bring traffic to their casinos. When you’re operating alone, you have to find another way to drive traffic. Paying for direct marketing is one route, and Apollo Entertainment may already do that for all we know, but it has a second route to attracting new players – a route called “Rewards Affiliates.” You’ll find a link to the Rewards Affiliates program in the footer of each of the casinos that Apollo Entertainment operates. If you have the relevant web engineering skills and you want to make some money, you could sign up to join Rewards Affiliates and develop sales funnels to refer new players to the casinos. Every time a player you’ve referred to one of the operator’s casinos signs up and makes their first deposit, a proportion of that money goes to you. In an attempt to persuade people to become affiliates, Rewards Affiliates – which is entirely owned and operated by Apollo Entertainment Limited – offers a commission rate of fifty per cent during an affiliate’s first month. It drops away after that, so perhaps affiliates don’t stick around for too long. According to its website, the scheme is an award winner, but it’s been a while since it brought in any awards. The last one was “Best Casino Affiliate Manager,” which it picked up at the IGB Affiliate Awards of 2010. Based on the appearance of the Rewards Affiliates website, that might also be the last time the page received any updates. That brings us to a whole different issue with the casinos on this network.
Shabby Chic?It almost doesn’t matter which of the Apollo Entertainment Limited casino sites you visit – they all look the same, they largely contain the same games, and they have the same basic design problem – they look awful. As is the case with any kind of fashion, web design trends change fast and often, but Apollo Entertainment hasn’t kept up with any of the latest trends. The casinos are blocky, dull, and weirdly hard to use. If you use ad-blocking software, you’ll need to turn it off before you use any of this operator’s iGaming sites; they simply won’t work if you leave it on. We’d wager that none of these casinos has received a significant update in a decade. Speaking of wagering, that’s worth addressing in its own paragraph. Some of the Apollo Entertainment casinos offer large cash sums as matched deposit bonuses when players first join the sites. At the premier sites on the platform, that sum could go all the way up to £1000 in matched deposit bonus funds. It sounds like a fantastic offer, but it’s not. The wagering requirement attached to the promotions at Apollo Entertainment casinos is an astonishing and disgusting x200. That wasn’t a typo; you’ll have to wager your bonus two hundred times over before it can be withdrawn. If you max out a welcome bonus and end up with £1000 in bonus funds, that’s a £200,000 wagering requirement. Nobody’s ever going to overcome such a hurdle, and we openly question why it’s permitted.
Apollo Entertainment Limited and the UKGC
As we said close to the start of this article, Apollo Entertainment Limited holds a full and valid licence with the UK Gambling Commission. That means that players at the operator’s casinos are covered by the protections of the licence, regardless of how disgraceful those aforementioned wagering requirements are. The licence number for Apollo Entertainment Limited is 38620, and it’s been in force since November 2014. As of the time of writing, the operator hasn’t received any fines, formal warnings or other sanctions listed against its licence.
The Top Apollo Entertainment Limited Casinos
Insofar as it’s possible for Apollo Entertainment Limited to have a flagship site on its network of desperately mediocre casinos, Luxury Casino is the one. It attempts to emulate the atmosphere of an old-school traditional casino by featuring a short animation of a spinning roulette wheel in its background. Unfortunately, the wheel is black and white, fuzzy, and low-resolution. It’s like watching a YouTube video in 2010. Even with this said, it still looks significantly more glamorous than the majority of Apollo Entertainment’s casinos. It’s also the best-known of the casinos on the network, although none of them are especially well-known.
The lower half of the Luxury Casino homepage is a perfect snapshot of the state of decay that exists at most of the casinos on the network. Underneath a headline proclaiming the fact that there are more than five hundred and fifty games at the casino – hardly a big number by modern standards – is a selection of very dated slots. The official Terminator 2 slots game by Microgaming gets the most prominent position, and that was released in 2014. The presence of several other Microgaming slots in the same block makes us wonder how much variety there is at the casino in terms of providers.
Yukon Gold Casino
Most of the Apollo Entertainment Limited casinos don’t have themes. Those that do have themes often make us wish that they didn’t. Yukon Gold Casino takes its inspiration – in theory, at least – from the mountainous Canadian region known as the Yukon, which had a minor gold rush more than a century ago. That explains why the mountains are visible in the background of the casino. What it doesn’t explain is why there’s also a rock monster on the homepage and a guy in a bomber jacket who looks like he got lost on the way to the latest Grand Theft Auto video game. It’s all very strange.
Yukon Gold Casino forgoes the standard matched deposit Apollo Entertainment welcome promotion in favour of a promotion that gives players 125 free spins on one of the casino’s top jackpot slots. Before you get excited about the idea of this being a materially better welcome promotion than the one at Luxury Casino, the same wagering requirement of x200 applies to anything that might be won from these free spins. In other words, you could land the jackpot and still never see a single penny of it.
No matter what field of entertainment we’re talking about, there hasn’t been a genre more popular in the past twenty years than the superhero genre. The bloom has come off the rose in recent years as the well of good ideas has begun to dry up, but superhero-themed games, movies, and casino sites have had a good run. Casino Action was probably designed and built at the peak of the trend’s popularity about a decade ago. It’s one of the prettier Apollo Entertainment Limited casinos, although that really isn’t saying much.
Casino Action is notable for being even more “generous” with its welcome promotion than Luxury Casino is, with a maximum of £1250 in matched deposit funds rather than the £1000 that Luxury Casino tops out at. We say “generous” because, yes, those same wagering requirements still apply to the full amount, so there’s not a cat in hell’s chance you’ll ever be able to withdraw any cash from the promotion. Casino Action appears to have a more up-to-date selection of slots and games compared to most of its siblings, so perhaps that’s a selling point for those who are willing to overlook the issues with its bonuses.
You ought to be able to predict what you’re getting from a casino with a name like “Casino Classic.” It screams “blackjack, roulette and poker,” and the baise-like green of the background of the Casino Classic homepage appears to reinforce the idea. It’s a little odd, then, that the only graphic that appears “above the fold” on the casino’s homepage is a portrait picture of one of the characters from the Microgaming vampire-themed slots game Immortal Romance. The character isn’t even identified as being from the game, so if you’re not familiar with it, you’d have every reason to wonder who on Earth he is and what he’s doing there.
Further down the homepage, Casino Classic promises players “an unforgettable online casino experience.” Given that “unforgettable” doesn’t necessarily mean “good,” we can probably agree with it on that. The selection of 550+ classic and new slots games that it advertises probably means that the games portfolio at Casino Classic is identical to that of Luxury Casino. Further promises made to players include 24/7 customer support and a rewarding loyalty program, but if we’re right to assume that the terms of the loyalty program are the same as those for the welcome promotion, “rewarding” probably isn’t the right descriptor.
We’re all familiar with the zodiac, regardless of whether or not we believe that our futures can be determined by our star sign. We don’t know if you’re going to have a good day or a bad day today based on your star sign, but we can be reasonably sure that you won’t have the best possible iGaming experience if you play at Zodiac Casino; it’s another Apollo Entertainment Limited casino that comes with all the same weaknesses as the rest. Like Casino Action, it operates a free spins-based welcome promotion rather than a matched deposit. In this case, the free spins are played on Microgaming’s legendary Mega Moolah slots game.
Those of you who have good slots knowledge will know that Mega Moolah has long been nicknamed “the millionaire maker” for the enormous maximum total jackpot that it periodically pays out. Winning such a jackpot would be a once-in-a-lifetime stroke of good fortune – and Zodiac Casino would be the worst possible iGaming site to win it on. Imagine the joy of winning a seven-figure jackpot, only to have that joy immediately extinguished by the realisation that you’ll have to wager it x200 before you see anything come back out the other end. It doesn’t bear thinking about.
Full list of Apollo Entertainment Limited casinos
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