Casino Wishes Review
Casino Wishes is one of several new online gambling destinations which have joined the global gaming scene in May 2018, and one of the few that accept UK players and no others. Managed by the experienced EveryMatrix and operating with the UKGC license, this brand new casino offers a staggering choice of over 900 games, some from familiar providers and some not so familiar.
Casino Wishes Review: will genie make your wish come true?
First Impressions: Rub the Lamp to Release the Genie
Rubbing the magic lamp has released a genie capable of fulfilling wishes, though its image displayed all over the site doesn’t mean you’ll get to win every single time. The magical theme inspired by a popular Middle Eastern folk tale has been half-heartedly applied, but at least the structure of the website remains as simple and user-friendly as we’re used to seeing at EveryMatrix casinos. You can use the top menu to check available promotional offers and access the support section. You can also select a game category to see if your favourite titles have made it to the list.
Register to Get a Wish Worth £150
Genie will grant you a wish worth up to £150 by doubling your initial deposit, matching the second by 50%, and awarding another 100% match with the third. Each time the maximum amount is set at £50 and the bonus subject to 45x wagering requirements. All standard and straightforward though it’s worth noting that only bets placed on slots will contribute.
start off by collecting up to £150 in bonuses
Once in, Genie Gets Frugal
Genie’s Monday Wish comes as a 100% bonus up to £50, and rubbing the lamp on weekends delivers 30 bonus spins for a deposit of £25 or more. Spins can be used on Book of Dead by Play’n GO, and both weekly promotions feature the same play-through requirements as the welcome bonus. Genie’s Loyalty Program is your standard point collection scheme with varying game contribution. The majority of slots and scratch cards generate points at a 20% rate, meaning that £1 bet earns you 0.2 loyalty points. At the same time, wagering on table games and Video Pokers delivers only 5%, so it might take some time to accumulate 200 points convertible to £2 in cash. As far as regular offers go, that’s about it, though genie advises that you check your inbox on regular basis as their might be tailor-made offers and exclusive promotions coming your way.
Deposits & Withdrawals: Limited Payment Options
Genie refuses to work with any currencies other than EUR and GBP and allows you to deposit a minimum of £10 via credit / debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Maestro) or Trustly. Limited choice, right? Reading through the Casino’s T&C, I’ve seen a mention of E-Wallets, prepaid cards and Bank Transfers, so hopefully there’s a longer list of payment methods soon to come, along with clearly displayed withdrawal limits. All I can see at the moment is that the processing of my cash-out request might take 24 to 48 hours.
Multi-provider Site Offers 900 Casino Games
Casino Wishes disposes of the need to download anything; simply find the game you like and launch it instantly in your web browser. The operator has created an amazing collection of about 900 games thanks to developers such as NetEnt, Microgaming, Nyx, Play’n GO, WMS, Barcrest, Bally, Saucify, Playson, 2by2 Gaming, and a few others. Free-play has been enabled but is available only once you open an account.
Casino Wishes Review: Video Slots
A surprisingly long list of video slots contains all the “bestsellers”, including Gonzo’s Quest, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Thunderstruck II, Bust the Bank, Viking Runecraft, Wild North, Foxin’ Wins, Hugo, Taco Brothers… I could go on for hours, seriously. Such a large choice makes it difficult to pick what to play first. If it was up to me, I’d definitely launch beautiful Bally’s Titanic with multiple creative features, NextGen’s Joker Jester with a few unique bonus rounds, and super-cute and fun Small Soldiers by Saucify.
buy 1st class ticket to gain access to all features
Casino Wishes Review: Classic Slots
I keep moaning about the lack of sections dedicated to classic slots but no one seems to care. Which, in this case, is a real shame, as there are tons of 3-reelers to choose from. Microgaming contributes lavishly with the likes of Cool Buck, Cash Crazy, Gold Coast, Couch Potato and Triple Magic. Play’n GO provides Gift Shop and several other good old-fashioned titles, but also Fire Joker, a classic enriched with re-spins and a multiplier wheel.
classic with re-spins and a multiplier wheel
Casino Wishes Review: Jackpot Games
Genie offers a chance to collect massive rewards in a single spin by providing 20+ Progressive jackpot games. Once again, the most popular titles are accounted for, which means you’ll find Mega Moolah, Hall of Gods, King Cashalot and Major Millions, but also Casino Stud Poker with a progressively increasing prize.
Casino Wishes Review: Live Games
Live dealers have not made it to Casino Wishes. It remains to be seen whether it was a strategic decision or is it due to the site being work in progress.
Casino Wishes Review: Table Games
The above doesn’t mean fans of table games are left hanging. Feel free to choose among 40 Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Poker variants, and play games such as Hi-Lo 13 European Blackjack, Casino Hold’em, and Astro or Chinese Roulette.
Blackjack with hi-lo side bet
Casino Wishes Review: Video Poker
Video Poker section counts close to 30 games and includes, among others, Aces and Faces, Wild Sevens, Double Bonus Poker and Louisiana Double.
Casino Wishes Review: Other Games
A collection of about a dozen other games is an interesting mix of Bingo (Flying Pigs, Bugs Party, Pharaoh Bingo), Scratch Cards (Scratch Ahoy, Hole in One), and Keno, with the addition of unique Triple Chance Hi-Lo.
play bingo with up to 12 extra balls
Customer Support Takes Weekends Off
The support tab on top of the screen displays conveniently structured FAQ list promising to answer all relevant questions related to registration, bonuses, deposits and withdrawals, security concerns, and a few more subjects. Does it deliver? Well, I’ve seen better, so make sure to note direct contact options. Live Chat is theoretically the fastest way to get help, though here it’s only available Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm UK Time. The only other option is to send an email and allow for up to 24 hours for an answer to land into your inbox.
Desktop or Mobile?
If a genie can fit in a small lamp, I was sure it could adapt to a smaller screen of an iOS or Android mobile device. And it does! Necessary layout changes have been made and more than 500 mobile slots, table games, Video Pokers and other games can be played on the go. The choice is great, but displaying one game per row in portrait format makes going through the entire list a tedious task.
genie adjusts to smaller screens
Casino Wishes Review: Conclusion
EveryMatrix sites generally deliver well across the board, but Casino Wishes seems to have strayed a bit. On the one hand, the website offers tons of great games in more than one category and an above average mobile catalogue. On the other, it features a modest promotional portfolio and supports very few banking methods. Perhaps the Casino is still fine tuning their offering and intends to fix these shortcomings in not-too-distant future. We’ll just have to wait and see, but if you want to play with the extensive game collection and don’t mind funding it with credit and debit cards then this is a great casino choice.