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NetBet is an online casino that’s been in operation since 2008 and licensed by the British Gambling Commission (UKGC). The company is managed by Cosmo Gaming Limited. It’s powered by a host of gaming vendors and offers an extensive instant play game variety that ranges from high-resolution slots machines, table games, video poker, progressive jackpots, bingo, keno, a live casino and sports betting. I’ve dubbed it a one-stop shop since you can play every virtual game known to man here. It even offers a ‘Vegas’ type casino which received additional points in my book.
From a visual point of view the operator certainly looks the part however player experience could be improved if it wants to compete with the big boys. That out the way let’s have a look at what the site has to offer. The software interface is suited to mobile players and to desktop.
Players from the following countries are not allowed: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Malta, the Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain and the US. If you want to see the full list visit the ‘Casino Details’ section.
To the right end of your screen is the ‘Promotions‘ tab. When you click or press on it you’ll see the promotions on offer to first time and to current depositors. If you’re a newbie and you want to extend your bankroll you qualify automatically for a sign on bonus. Two bonuses are offered. One ”As seen on TV” and the other is a match bonus of 100% up to €/£/$200.
The bonus is entirely optional, if you don’t want it to be credited to your account upon your deposit notify support before hand. To qualify for a bonus you must provide a bonus code, deposit the minimum amount (20 credits) and meet the play-through attached to it. The bonus wagering of up to €/£/$200 bonus is 30 times which is on par with that of industry standards. To qualify for it you must deposit 20 credits.
Generally speaking all slots normally count 100% towards the bonus weighting. The NetEnt slots count 80%, pai gow poker counts 25%, video poker 10% and table games 0%. If you do accept the bonus I suggest you familiarize yourself with its terms and conditions first. The operator does not offers a VIP program or comps on selected games.
With so many gaming vendors under one banner the casino’s game library is massive. It’s powered by NetEnt, Microgaming, iSoftBet, Novomatic, IGT (WagerWorks), NextGen Gaming, Quickspin, WMS (Williams Interactive), Playson and various others. I’ve just listed the popular ones.
The Net Ent and Microgaming games need little introduction. As mentioned many times before they come with a myriad of in-play bonus games, sterling graphics, free spins, scatters, wild substitutions and multipliers. Watch out for popular titles like Gonzo’s Quest, Thundrestruck I and II, Aliens, Jack Hammer, Game of Thrones, Pyramid Quest for Immortality, Drive Multiplier Mayhem and Guns N’ Roses. Incidentally NetBet casino has launched a 5,000 free spins give away on this slots. The majority of the 700+ games are slots. It includes all types from your 3, 5, progressives, to 3D slots. Long story short, it’s a haven for lovers of slot games. Before you play please consult the paytable first. Here you can see which icons offer the highest payouts and how to trigger the bonus games.
If you’re a table game player there are loads of blackjack and roulette variants like multi-hand, single deck, extreme, micro, super 7’s and European. What I like about the card games is that they have simulated dealer voices and you can even hear the cards from being dealt from the shoe.
Video poker players can play a nice variety like Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, All American and Kings of Chicago. The house edge of these games hover around 4.5% to 2%. If you’re good at playing this game why not give it a crack. Just make sure you play the maximum bet at all times since you don’t want to lose out on the maximum payout on four of a kind or even a royal flush.
Next in line are the live dealer games. These games are still relatively new and allow the player to play table games like blackjack, three card poker, Hold’em poker, roulette and baccarat against live dealers. They simulate a real casino environment. The games are in real-time and streamed to your PC or mobile device through a webcam from a land-casino.
Another feather in the web casino’s cap is that it offers Novomatic casino games. Just like the NetEnt and Microgaming games they feature free spins bonus rounds, scatters, multipliers, wilds and quality graphics. The best of the lot are the Book of Ra Deluxe, Mystic Secrets, Pharaoh’s Tomb, Big Catch and many more.
When it comes to mobile gambling, NetBet Casino offers the best and latest HTML 5 games. They come with graphics specifically customized from mobile screens. Games we recommend are Alice in Wonderland, Avalon I and II, Lucky Angler and Koi Princess.
It’s not often I say this but support is excellent. I had my reservations about the operator when I saw the amount of player complaints against it. Since then I changed my mind. Most of the complaints against it are from players who abused its bonus terms.
Quality support is the fiber that binds an operator. The better the support the more happy players there are. Support can be contacted through email, live chat or telephone. The live chat operators are available only from 08:00 to 23:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). A FAQ section covers questions on how to deposit and withdraw, security, bonus rules and so forth.
All I can say is security is good. No need to worry that your personal details will be sold, distributed or even hacked by any unwanted third party. The latest SSL encryption software makes sure of this. It ”garbles” your personal details making it unreadable to hackers.
Each and every software provider employed by NetBet undergoes a rigorous testing process. Their games are tested for transparency and if they pay out randomly. The Microgaming games have been tested by eCOGRA and the rest of the vendors’ games by iTech Labs and TST (Technical Systems Testing). The average payout percentage of all the games is 95.4%-slightly higher than the payout of most NetEnt operators.
You can fund you account with one of the following: Maestro, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Visa, Visa Virtuon, Moneta, Bank Transfer Express, Skrill or Neteller.
Withdrawals accepted: Bank Cards, Neteller, Skrill, Webmoney, Moneta, Qiwi and Wire Transfer, Visa and MasterCard. Withdrawals via e-wallets will be cleared within 48 hours hopefully sooner. If you request a withdrawal using a credit or debit card it will be cleared within 2 to 5 business days. Bank transfers can take up to a week and cheques up to 21 days.
The minimum deposit and withdrawal amount is $£20. First time players that request a withdrawals that exceeds $£2,500 must provide the following verification documents: Copy of ID book, driver’s license or passport, utility bill or bank statement not older than 3 months. There are no withdrawal limits and progressive jackpot wins are paid out in full.
*If you use an e-wallet to deposit you must stake 20% of your deposit before a withdrawal is allowed.