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The Casino and Friends sister sites don’t really “do” themes. Sure, some of them have themed names and the occasional themed graphic, but the majority of the casinos were made with a basic template and largely look the same. AHTI Games is a good example of that. AHTI (why the word is capitalised we’re not sure, but that’s how the casino does it) is an ancient Finnish water god, and presumably, it’s AHTI’s face we can see next to the AHTI Games logo. Aside from the presence of his face and the blue background of the casino site, no further reference to him is made. A good casino doesn’t necessarily need a theme, though, and the more important thing to remember about AHTI Casino is that it offers more than 4200 games as part of a collection that grows every week. If you can’t find something you like in all of that, perhaps casino games aren’t for you.
While the Casino and Friends sister sites might not do much with their themes, you’ll find several officially licensed and branded properties among them. Genting Casino is the perfect example of what we mean by that. If you’ve never heard of Genting Casino before, you either live outside the UK, or you live in one of the country’s smaller towns or cities. In the big cities, Genting Casinos can be found up and down the United Kingdom. It’s one of the country’s biggest “in-person” gambling brands, and this digital version of Genting Casino is its official online presence. Taking all of that into account, it’s a little underwhelming. There are plenty of games to play with here, but the presentation of the site is more than a little dated, and the lack of exclusive games is disappointing. A few games with real dealers live-streamed from a real Genting Casino would make a world of difference.
Zebra Wins takes us back to what we said while we were talking about AHTI Games – it’s another example of the Casino and Friends sister sites not doing much with their chosen themes. It shouldn’t take much to establish a zebra theme – all you need is some black and white stripes in the background. Zebra Wins doesn’t even manage to get that right, as the zebra stripes in the background of this casino site are pink and purple. We might be prepared to overlook that if Zebra Wins could compete with the best of the Casino and Friends sister sites on things like games portfolio or bonuses, but it can’t. It has a slimmed-down collection of games compared to the likes of AHTI Games, and there’s no matched deposit welcome bonus for new players to claim. It’s popular, but it’s not one of the best casinos on the Skill On Net Limited platform.
Lucky Vegas is a visual upgrade compared to the Casino and Friends sister sites we’ve looked at thus far. There are dozens of ways a designer could go about the task of designing a Las Vegas theme, but the approach that’s been taken here is an original one. Rather than presenting us with a backdrop of the famous Las Vegas strip lit up at night, we see the city’s skyline just as the sun comes up at the breaking of dawn through an orange-and-purple haze. It’s a striking image and draws our attention to the promotions that Lucky Vegas pushes on its homepage. The value of the bonuses isn’t enormous, but Lucky Vegas imposes wagering requirements of x30 on its bonus funds rather than the x60 you’ll find at most other Skill On Net Limited casinos. That’s reason enough to give this casino site your consideration.
The biggest of the Casino and Friends sister sites have more than four thousand games in their iGaming portfolios. That means there’s enough room to tick off every genre, theme and type of casino game more than once, and gives the Skill On Net Limited casinos the ability to focus on any gaming category. All of the casinos we’ve looked at thus far on this list of the network’s highlights have chosen to focus on slots. 44Aces focus instead on card and table games, which is something you may already have guessed purely from looking at the casino’s name and logo. A video plays and then replays in the background of the casino’s homepage, showcasing its live dealer tables and some of its other star attractions. If facing up against a real dealer or other real players is your preferred form of iGaming, 44Aces is one of the stand-out choices on this casino platform.
There’s an exception to every rule, and Lucky Louis is the exception to what we said about the Casino and Friends sister sites lacking deep, immersive themes. Lucky Louis is – metaphorically speaking, of course – the home of our host, Louis. He’s there on the homepage, waiting to greet you with his best smoking jacket on and a cane in his hand. Louis is clearly a senior gentleman, but he dresses well. You could even say he’s the grandfather of the hipster scene. All the games at Lucky Louis are presented as if they were pictures hanging on the walls of his home, which is an odd way to do it, but at least it’s original. The downside is that there are fewer than one thousand slots and games at the site, so it’s far smaller than most Skill On Net Limited casinos.
We’re not entirely sure that Slots Magic understood the assignment when its name was chosen. When you call a casino something like “Slots Magic” and put a magician’s wand in the logo, you’re expected to follow up with a theme based on magic. Instead, Slots Magic goes with a plain purple backdrop and even hints at a space theme with its tagline, “a galaxy of slots.” This isn’t the first time we’ve complained about the themes of Casino and Friends casinos, though, and Slots Magic is capable of making up for its shortcomings with its massive collection of casino games. There are more than three thousand of them to choose from. That’s not quite every game available on the Skill On Net Limited platform, but it’s more than enough to ensure that players will never run out of choice. On top of that, Slots Magic has access to a jackpot pool which is usually worth more than £10m.
Casino and Friends Information
|Name||Casino and Friends|
|#No. of Sister Sites||55|
|Best Sister Sites||Genting Casino, AHTI Games, 44Aces, Lucky Vegas and Zebra Wins|
|Owner/Operator||Skill On Net Limited: Anapafseos1, Limassol, 3096, Cyprus|
|Sister sites status||35 Active, 15 White Labels and 5 Inactive sister sites. 55 total sister casinos.|
|UKGC Licence page||UKGC Licence: 39326|
|N/A – not on Facebook|
|Casino and Friends Facebook page|
Casino and Friends operator – Skill On Net Limited
When Skill On Net Limited opened in 2005, the first thing it ever did was put a backgammon game online and see if it could make any money out of it. That idea didn’t go very far, so it quickly progressed into making casino websites. Prime Casino is the first iGaming site that Skill On Net Limited ever came up with, and is still online today. Since then, it’s been joined by more than fifty Casino and Friends sister sites – most of which, as you’ll know if you’ve read our review, can be considered objectively better than Casino and Friends itself. Skill On Net Limited calls Cyprus home but operates offices in the UK and has a few more in Malta and elsewhere in the world, too.
If we were to rank all of the Skill On Net Limited casinos in order of success and quality, PlayOJO would be at the top. It’s the site that the operator is best known for, with SpinGenie probably in second place behind it. Skill On Net has tried to repeat the success of PlayOJO with Play Jango, but the latter casino hasn’t really caught on yet. Not all of the casinos on the Skill On Net Limited platform are actually operated by Skill On Net – some of them were made for third parties and are run by those third parties, with Skill On Net providing strategic support and licencing. The operator can even provide casino games if its partners want it to – it owns and operates the Green Valley Games studio.
Casino and Friends review
Casino and Friends Sister Sites Welcome Bonuses
The welcome bonus at Casino and Friends falls into the category of “something’s better than nothing, but only just.” It’s a 50% matched deposit with a maximum value of £20, subject to a minimum deposit of £20. The associated wagering requirement is x30, and the bonus is only valid on slots. The wagering requirement has to be completed within thirty days.
You’ll find the same VIP rewards at virtually all of the Casino and Friends sister sites, with Casino and Friends itself included in that statement. There are six levels to the scheme, with all members becoming “Bronze” at the moment they join and then working their way towards “Silver” at the next level. The following two levels (Gold and Platinum) can be accessed through playing and making deposits, albeit massive deposits if you want to make it to Platinum. The final two levels, Diamond and Red Diamond are open only to those who get invited to them. Players at higher levels receive significant perks like faster withdrawals and bigger deposit and withdrawal limits, plus a dedicated VIP account manager. Players who don’t bet big enough to climb the VIP rankings can still claim small daily promotions.
Top Games at Casino and Friends
Casino and Friends looks almost unfinished, like the designers got bored halfway through putting the site together and wandered off. The whole casino site looks and feels sparse, but you’ll find the most popular games about halfway down the homepage if you keep scrolling. Based on the contents of this section of the site, it seems Casino and Friends hasn’t had any significant updates for quite a while. The top game is Zeus: God of Thunder, which is a 2017 release from WMS and is a little basic save for the inclusion of a wheel of fortune among the bonus features. Slots by WMS are clearly popular at Casino and Friends, as the provider’s Wizard of Oz: Road to Emerald City is also one of its top games. The game contains images and sounds from the classic Judy Garland movie and features an expanding “yellow brick road” reel set. Rounding out the top three is the official Michael Jackson: King of Pop slot from Bally, which has a killer soundtrack and is hooked up to a big progressive jackpot.
Licensing and Customer Support
UK Gambling Commission licence 39326, held by Skill On Net Limited, covers the activities of Casino and Friend. It’s a clean licence; Skill On Net has no fines or other blemishes on its record with the regulator. Customers can email the casino or open live chat if they need assistance, but despite there being a “phone” link, no telephone support is provided.
Withdrawal Speed and Support
Casino and Friends doesn’t have a banking page or an FAQ, so there’s no way of knowing how long it might take to receive withdrawals. We can’t even be sure which deposit and withdrawal methods are accepted. There are logos across the footer of the Casino and Friends homepage, including those of PayPal, Trustly, Apple Pay, Visa and Mastercard, so from their inclusion, we assume they’re all valid for conducting transactions. The lack of solid information is a big concern.
Final Thoughts on Casino and Friends
This is not one of the better casinos on the Skill On Net Limited platform. The website is so sparse that it looks almost broken in places, the games collection is old, and the welcome promotion lacks substance. Throw in the puzzling lack of payment information, and we’re happy to say that most of the Casino and Friends sister sites are likely to offer you a more enjoyable experience.
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