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It’s clear what kind of casino Fruity Wins is supposed to be just from looking at its homepage. It was designed to be the retro member of the Planet Rock Casino sister sites family, delivering big doses of nostalgia with its callbacks to a time when slot games were played in physical cabinets rather than on the internet, and went by the name of “fruit machines.” In terms of decor, Fruity Wins gets it all right. It’s not an especially flashy-looking site, but a flashy-looking site is the opposite of what you want if you’re trying to deliver a retro feel.
Unfortunately for Fruity Wins, everything falls apart when you visit the “promotions” page. There, you’ll see an attention-grabbing advert for a welcome promotion worth £1000. Don’t get excited by it. The real welcome promotion at this casino is only worth half that amount. The other promotions on the page are so old that they expired in 2020, yet they’re still listed in a way that suggests they’re active and valid. We’re not sure what’s gone wrong here, but it’s obvious that someone’s taken their eye off the ball at Fruity Wins. Fortunately, it’s the only one of the Planet Rock Casino sister sites that has this problem.
Belgravia Casino styles itself as “Belgravia Casino London” and tries very hard to convince you that it’s an online casino with links to the real world. If you know a thing or two about the casino scene in the nation’s capital city, you’ll know that there is indeed a real Belgravia Casino. The plot twist is that the real Belgravia Casino belongs to Grosvenor Casinos. As you’re probably aware, Grosvenor Casinos has iGaming sites of its own, and they’re not Planet Rock Casino sister sites. It’s the intellectual property of an entirely different casino network and has nothing to do with belgraviacasino.com.
Having stripped Belgravia Casino of the pretence that it has any connections to any real casinos in London, we find that it isn’t actually wearing much at all that differentiates it from any of the other Planet Rock Casino sister sites. Once you’re past the landing page, you’ll find the template of Belgravia Casino is identical to that of Rich Ride, Dice Den and a few others on the Grace Media platform. The welcome promotion packs a punch at (a maximum of) £500 in matched deposits, but even that isn’t unique to this site. Truth be told, nothing is.
We always think that online casinos are playing with fire when they give themselves names that involve words like “luxury” or “VIP.” They raise the expectations of players, and it’s all too easy to dash them. In order to be seen as a genuinely VIP casino, VIP Bet needs to offer us something that we can’t find at any of the other Planet Rock Casino sister sites. You can probably already guess where this is going. We won’t deny that the landing page of VIP Bet looks fantastic with its gold-leaf trim, but it’s merely window dressing. Like Belgravia Casino, the facade of VIP Bet falls to pieces once you manoeuvre past the landing page and into the casino.
The welcome promotion at VIP Bet is the same as the welcome promotion at Belgravia Casino. Its layout is the same as Rich Ride and all the others we mentioned when we were talking about Belgravia Casino. To make matters worse, it doesn’t even have a live casino or any table game simulators. Not only is VIP Bet not a true VIP casino, but it doesn’t have as much to offer as quite a few of the Planet Rock Casino sister sites that make no such boasts about their status. We’d have judged it less harshly if it hadn’t tried to make us believe that it’s something more than it really is.
If you’ve been around online casinos for a while, you might have played at Captain Wins when it was a Nektan site. Nektan was a big-name casino operator for a while but closed down a few years ago. When that happened, Grace Media wasted no time rifling through its former casinos and picking up the ones it wanted to keep. Captain Wins made the cut, and that wasn’t a surprise to anyone. Superhero themes have never been more popular than they have in the past few years, and the cartoonish style of Captain Wins made it feel lively and fun. It was clear that it would make a fine addition to the ranks of the Planet Rock Casino sister sites.
By now, you’ll have noticed that we’re talking about Captain Wins in the past tense. That isn’t because the casino’s closed down – it hasn’t – but it may as well have done from the point of view of players in the UK. In 2022, Grace Media decided to make Captain Wins one of a glut of casinos that it either closed down or cut from the UK market. There are players overseas who still have access to Captain Wins, but we don’t. What a shame.
We’ve referenced Rich Ride a couple of times already while talking about the other Planet Rock Casino sister sites. In form and function, Rich Ride is what Belgravia Casino and VIP Bet look like once you’ve moved past the landing page. It’s more than obvious that the same template underpins the functionality of all three of these casinos, but that’s fine. It’s a solid-enough template, and it makes the casinos easy to use. There’s no sparkle or flair about the appearance of Rich Ride and nothing that resembles a theme, but it has a few hundred table games and slots to keep people interested.
We’d say that Rich Ride is VIP Bet without the delusions of grandeur, but that’s not true. Rich Ride has plenty of delusions of grandeur. To find them, all you need to do is cast your eyes to the bottom of the homepage. Among the many eyebrow-raising claims you’ll find there is the suggestion that Rich Ride is the most illustrious online casino site in the UK. We guess whoever wrote the casino’s promotional text decided to shoot for the moon, but it’s fair to say that they’re wide of the mark.
Planet Rock Casino Information
|Name||Planet Rock Casino|
|#No. of Sister Sites||121|
|Best Sister Sites||Belgravia Casino, Fruity Wins, Awesome Spins, Captain Wins and VIP Bet|
|Owner/Operator||Grace Media (Gibraltar) Limited: Suite 7, Hadfield House, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA,|
|Sister sites status||4 Active, 32 White Labels and 85 Inactive sister sites. 121 total sister casinos.|
|UKGC Licence page||UKGC Licence: 57869|
|N/A – not on Twitter|
|N/A – not on Facebook|
Planet Rock Casino operator – Grace Media (Gibraltar) Limited
Grace Media has only been involved in the iGaming business for “a cup of coffee,” as the Americans might say, but it’s shaken a lot of things up during its limited time. It’s also shaken itself up. When the company was founded in 2019 as the brainchild of individuals with a combined forty years of relevant casino experience, it based itself in Manchester. The following year, it received a UK Gambling Commission licence and got to work. It took barely two years before it realised that having a UK headquarters might have been a mistake. Most of the casino operators that are big in the UK are based overseas for tax efficiency purposes. Grace Media joined them in 2022. That year, the company obtained a new office in Gibraltar to use as an HQ, changed its name to Grace Media (Gibraltar) Limited to reflect the change, and got a new UK Gambling Commission licence in its new name. To all intents and purposes, though, the real work of running Grace Media is still done in Manchester.
Planet Rock Casino is an outstanding example of Grace Media doing something that it only does rarely – making a casino site of its own. The rest have been cherry-picked from casino operators that have either gone bust or otherwise departed from the marketplace. Grace Media picked over the bones of both ElectraWorks and Nektan when those former giants went down and ended up with a portfolio of more than one hundred casinos. More recently, it’s brought that number down. Deciding that quality is more important than quality, Grace Media has killed off over eighty old sites and identified about forty to stick with. The company has shown it’s not afraid to make big changes, though, so who’s to say what it’ll do next?
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Planet Rock Casino Sister Sites Welcome Bonuses
The welcome promotion at Planet Rock Casino isn’t repeated at any of the Planet Rock Casino sister sites, which is a rare example of genuine exclusivity on the Grace Media platform, and may be a reflection of the casino’s big brand status. Newcomers to the site can claim a one hundred per cent matched deposit bonus of up to £100, accompanied by one hundred free spins on Starburst. The downside is that the associated wagering requirement is x40, which is both higher than the UK average and higher than any other Grace Media casino. Bonus conversion is limited to x4.
In theory, the promotions you’ll find listed on the relevant page at Planet Rock Casino are chopped and changed on a regular basis. In practice, you’ll find that the new promotions that get added are almost identical to the ones that have been removed. They’re almost always free spins bonuses – all that changes is the number of spins on offer and the deposit required to unlock them. When we visited Planet Rock Casino to write this review, we were offered fifty free spins for a £10 deposit. Wagering requirements and conversion limits associated with these promotions are the same as those associated with the welcome promotion.
Top Games at Planet Rock Casino
The selection of games at Planet Rock Casino is where the site comes into its own. About ten years ago, legendary bands and musicians from the history of rock music began to work with casino companies to create “jukebox slots” or “jukebox games.” Often, these games will have bonus features themed around the band, images associated with the band (often the band members themselves) on the reels, and a backing track of the band or recording artist’s greatest hits. These slots are obviously a little niche, as they’re of little interest to people who don’t like the bands in question, but to fans, they’re like catnip. The most successful game of this kind ever created is the official Guns n’ Roses slot, which is a NetEnt product. That’s available to play at Planet Rock Casino, as is the official slots game of Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath fame. Jimi Hendrix died decades ago, but that hasn’t prevented him from also having a featured slots game at Planet Rock Casino. There are plenty more, too.
Customer Support and Licensing
Planet Rock Casino’s support team is available to speak to you via live chat at any time by using the link provided in the bottom corner of the website or through the support page. If you can’t get the live chat facility to work, you can send Planet Rock Casino an SMS message on 07401302049, and someone will reply to you. The casino is listed on and covered by Grace Media (Gibraltar) Limited’s UK Gambling Commission licence, which is number 57869. The operator has no fines or sanctions on its record with the regulator.
Withdrawal Speed and Support
Planet Rock Casino’s approved withdrawal methods are debit cards (Mastercard or Visa), e-wallets (MuchBetter or PayPal), or Trustly. The speed of service you’d expect with those electronic payment methods isn’t there, though. Planet Rock Casino offers no chance of getting your money out any faster than two working days. At worst, you should wait no more than five working days – but that’s far, far too long. There are casinos on other networks that can give you your money immediately.
Final Thoughts on Planet Rock Casino
This is the casino that all the Planet Rock Casino sister sites aspire to be. It’s the best casino on the network in terms of brand awareness, presentation, and originality. If you’re a rock music fan, you’re likely to love it. It’s imperfect, though. Our biggest bugbears about Planet Rock Casino are the fact that the wagering requirements here are 25% higher than they are at any other Grace Media casino and its withdrawals are too slow. You may find others.
Planet Rock Casino Sister Sites Player Reviews
Here are the thoughts of your fellow players about Planet Rock Casino. The reviews are all real, but we’ve paraphrased them to keep them brief.
Despite its big-name backing, Planet Rock Casino is yet to attract any reviews from players on any major review websites. We find that surprising. We presume that reviews will turn up eventually, though. When they do, we’ll pick them up and list them for you here.