While we hate to bring up difficult subjects, the UK has left the European Union and will be completely out of the international club as 2021 dawns. This does actually have quite serious implications for the online gambling industry, which by its nature has tended to be international.
It shouldn’t get in the way completely of players playing at international sites like this one though, a nicely branded and long-established member of the BML Group Family of sites.
If you’ve played at Vetsafe, Betsson, or Liveroulette, then you’ve played a BML site.
The company is based in Malta and has also previously run the Mr Smith Casino, and the Vernons site.
The site’s design and branding are pretty low-key, without any really splashy visual features, and it feels like they want to let the games do the talking. A selection of 1,800 slot titles has a pretty loud voice, and there’s also a great live casino offering here that’s bound to bring in players.
AS the UK leaves the EU, Brits seem keen to make it clear that it’s an organisation they’re leaving not a continent, and is this site a way to show you still love your European neighbours?
Let’s have a look!
Pros and Cons of CasinoEuro
We like this site, but no-one’s perfect so let’s run a critical rule over CasinoEuro.
Legal, licensed, and legitimate
Every time you even look at a casino site your first check needs to be on its licence. No site can legally offer games to players in the UK without an up-to-date licence from the UK Gambling Commission. You should immediately leave any site you find that tries to offer you such services.
Here, all is in order, Casino Euro is included in the licence – account number 39579 – for BML Group Limited, who have an address in Malta, and are licensed to provide bingo, casino, and betting remotely to UK customers.
The site is obviously legitimate too, with all the information you’d expect to find on a modern casino site.
Did we mention the thousands of games?
Games make the world go around, and Casino Euro is a well-stocked globe trotter in that respect. The site tells us itself that it has more than 1,800 games on offer. These numbers are very hard to keep up to date and accurate as new titles are added all the time. We don’t doubt them though, and the site is packed with popular titles from the front page in.
PayPal casino site
PayPal is the gold standard of online payment systems. The company cares so much about its reputation that – even though they were the leading payment processor in the sector – they completely left the gambling industry while the US had a legal controversy about online gambling.
PayPal on a casino site is a sign not just that you can use one of the world’s best payment methods, but it’s an extra sign that the site is good quality because PayPal don’t work with everyone.
A Massive Live Casino
Live casino games are the cutting edge these days. Click on the live preview tab at Casino Euro and you’ll get an excellent selection of games. There were 76 live games when we visited, and they offered a huge choice of the most popular casino classics. But beyond roulette and blackjack, there’s a big choice of other games too, including those big TV game show-inspired titles that are so popular at the moment.
Help me if you can…
Help and support services are the most important thing in a casino site. Seriously, if you can’t access your account or you’re not able to withdraw the money you need to be able to get an answer and you need to be able to get it quickly. So we’re pleased to have found a live chat window, an email address and the option of phone support at Casino Euro – name a more iconic trio!
There are so many positives at Casino Euro, but nobody’s perfect. Our complaints here are pretty minor though. We kind of like the branding of the site, but we know that’s just our taste, and it’s very plain by modern standards. You don’t have to love neon colours and flashing lights to think that the design of Casino Euro might have taken a step or two beyond tasteful and even become a bit boring!
Games and Software
The lifeblood of any casino is its games. CasinoEuro promise us more than 1,800 titles, and that’s a huge number even in today’s market, but are they good quality and are they easy to find your way around? Let’s load some up and see.
Slots dominate the home page at CasinoEuro. They are listed in a number of ways: Top Games, New Games, Daily Jackpots, and Featured Games.
Such classifications aren’t easy to define in a concrete way, but going through the titles so defined is a good way to get an idea of what’s on offer at a casino site. These games will change with time.
Top Games on our visit were: Danger High Voltage, Book of Dead, Jammin Jars, Western Gold Megaways, and Starburst.
New games included: Lion Gold Super Stake, Book of Jokers, Valley of the Gods 2, Lucky Fridays, and Feline Fury.
Daily Jackpots lists games that must pay out within a 24-hour period. This is a popular new feature that has been pioneered by developers Red Tiger.
The titles listed in this way at Casino Euro were:
Wild O’ Clock, Cash Volt, Crystal Mirror, Mega Jade, and Divine Ways.
The jackpot totals included a super drop of £18,000+ and more than £600 due to drop in the next hour when we visited. Not bad!
The Featured Games tab is selected by the casino team, though it is likely to include already popular games, as well as big titles from big developers that need to be promoted.
Featured games included: The Dog House Megaways, Primal Megaways, Reactoonz, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Bonanza, Legacy of Dead, and Razor Shark.
There’s also a more standard jackpots tab listing progressive jackpot prizes. We found: Mega Fortune, Mega Moolah, Piggy Bank, Mega Fortune Dreams, and Hall of Gods.
Table Games at EuroCasino
Table games are available in two forms: live casino games and simulators.
Looking at simulations first, there’s a big choice at Casino Euro, with 32 titles.
They include all of the top casino games, from good developers.
We found 14 roulette games at Euro Casino and they included all of the usual rule variants.
We found 11 blackjack simulators at Euro Casino. This included rule variants, different numbers of packs, and a different number of hands.
We found three table game poker games at Euro Casino: Casino Stud Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, and Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker.
Bonuses at Euro Casino
Bonuses are a constant in the casino industry. Anything that is so pervasive in a hugely profitable industry is there because it serves a purpose. This purpose is delivering players to casino sites and compelling them to spend more time and thus more money at their site.
Please learn how to judge bonuses and do consider whether or not you accept a particular offer before you click the box to opt-in.
Welcome Bonus at EuroCasino
The biggest, most valuable offer at any casino is always the welcome offer. This is because once you have signed up and accepted a welcome offer you are probably going to spend a decent amount of time and money at a site.
At CasinoEuro, the headline offer is threefold: offering 40, 120, or 250 free spins for signing up and depositing.
To qualify for 40 free spins you must deposit and play with £25. Your spins will be on Danger High Voltage.
For 120 spins you need to deposit and play with £100, for spins on the same machine.
The 250 spins are yours if you deposit £200.
That’s the headline, but the headline is never the full story.
Terms and conditions you also need to consider are:
You can’t access this offer if you use Skrill or Neteller (and Moneybookers), some of the most popular online payment systems.
The rewards seem to follow the spending: so you must deposit and play with your money before you win the free spins. This reverses the usual process, though that may be no bad thing.
The best news in the small print is that there is no wagering requirement on the money you might win from your free spins. That’s great news. Wagering requirements require you to deposit and play with a multiple of your bonus before you can withdraw any winnings associated with your bonus.
But, of course, you have to deposit and play to even get your “Free” spins, so CasinoEuro have sort of redefined things here.
You must use your free spins within 5 days of receiving them, and you have 2 weeks to claim the offer after signing up.
The playthrough from the original deposits are limited to certain games: Danger High Voltage, Mega Jade, Book of Dead, Primal Megaways, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire or the Dogs House Megaways.
There are a number of standard clauses too, things that limit the way you are allowed to play around bonus funds, including a maximum bet amount (£6 or 50p a bet line).
Other Promotions at CasinoEuro
Once you’ve signed up you want to see some commitment to keeping your custom. That’s why ongoing promotions are a good sign that a casino cares for its customers.
There are just a couple of extra promos at CasinoEuro:
The first is a bit of a cheat: it’s a Daily Jackpots, styled as a promotion – but this is just a game category. You can play these games and you might win or you might not, but Casino Euro won’t offer you any extra bonus or freebie in association with this. So we’re not sure this is even a bonus.
The second promo is a cash giveaway. This is a prize draw for which you can win entries by playing. Each day you can play at particular games (slot game son Monday, live casino games on Tuesday, slot games on Wednesday, roulette games on Thursday, slots again on Friday, any casino game on Saturday, and slots on Sunday). For every £10 that you play with, you’ll earn an entry to the prize draw, up to a maximum of 100 entries.
Prizes every day add up to £12,000, and over the period of the promotion, the total was £375,000. The prizes included a first prize of £3,600 and the second prize of £900. They drop off after that with prizes of £90, £45, £23, £9, and finally £5 going to larger groups of people ending in 800 people getting the fiver.
This was the promotion during September 2020, so you need to check this promotion when you arrive at the site and sign up and see what’s on offer for you now.
Loyalty Schemes and VIP
There is no loyalty scheme that we can find at Casino Euro. Most casinos these days offer a loyalty scheme as soon as you sign up. Not at Casino Euro, although it looks very much like their regular promotions are going to act somewhat like a loyalty scheme.
VIP play is often made available by invitation only so the only way to find out if it actually exists is to play at the site – and spend a lot of money! We couldn’t find any details of VIP facilities at the site on our visit.
Live Casino at Euro Casino
Live casinos are what everyone wants these days. CasinoEuro are well ahead of the trend with a big selection of the most popular games from the most popular developers.
Live casino games work slightly differently from other games, and players need to bear this in mind when they play them.
Because live games require staff to keep them running they are more expensive to run. That means staking normally starts at a higher level. It’s also impossible to run free live casino games, so free games are very rare – and you can’t have a demo mode. So, if you don’t know a game you should make sure you’ve checked it out as a simulation and played it on demo there.
Live games do not all run all of the time. Live games may stop and start to a timetable, and you may arrive at a live game and find there are no spare seats for you.
Live casino games also encourage a new sort of relationship in casino play. Please make sure you play them safely, and with money that you can afford to lose. You are not here to impress anyone, and you should treat casino staff with respect at all times.
The live casino at CasinoEuro on our visit had 76 games playing.
Of these there were:
Nineteen roulette tables. This includes rule variants like American roulette, European roulette, and French roulette. You can also play for different stakes, with betting from 25p to £4,000 for example. There are also experience variants like immersive games with multiple cameras and high-speed games. Branded titles included Blaze Roulette, and the majority of games are developed by NetEnt and Evolution Gaming, the two most popular live casino game developers by far.
We found 15 blackjack tables at CasinoEuro. This included VIP games, exclusive games, and games with different staking limits and rules, including common draw blackjack to allow multiple players.
Other Live Casino Games at CasinoEuro:
Beyond the old classics you’ll find also:
- Baccarat, in a number of variants, including dragon tiger.
- Game shows like Crazy Time and Dream Catcher.
- Poker including Caribbean Stud, and Texas Hold’em.
- Virtual sports like Football Studio.
Mobile Casino and App
A casino without a mobile site will not survive 5 minutes in 2020.
Casino Euro has an app that you can download for iOS or Android devices.
Apps can be more convenient, but they can also tie you to a site by putting an icon on your home screen. The freedom to walk away and play somewhere else is something that is a player’s most powerful weapon in having a great online casino experience.
With the CasinoEuro’s app, you can do pretty much everything you can do with the desktop site, including playing for daily jackpots and playing live casino games on mobile or tablet devices.
Money is the oil of the online casino sector. You need a way to get money into your account, and if you do win a great big jackpot you need to be able to receive it.
We’ve already established that three payment methods (Neteller, Skrill, and Money Bookers) are not eligible for the welcome bonus at Casino Euro, so let’s have a look in more detail at their payment systems.
MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafecard, Trustly, Entropay, and Instant Banking by Citadel.
You can deposit in at least seven currencies, but you cannot switch between them once you set up your account.
You will need to provide ID once you have deposited the equivalent of €2,000. You may also be required to provide ID in order to withdraw money, including passport or id-card identification, or high-tech id solutions.
The maximum withdrawal is the equivalent of €50,000 in most jurisdiction. No limit is provided for UK players.
You must withdraw to the account and payment method by which you deposit your money. There are fees and varying wait times for some withdrawals.
If you need help you can click for 24-hour chat support anywhere on CasinoEuro.
You can also try the email address: [email protected]
There is also a telephone number, though it is an international one on: +356 22 60 31 00
On our visit, there was a call-back box, but it wasn’t functioning.
The Final Verdict
How do you pick a good casino site?
You could do a pretty good job at constructing a list of what a good casino site needs by cruising around CasinoEuro for an hour or so.
The site has a huge selection of games. This includes a great range of providers, and the games are well categorised and presented.
They’ve made a great job with jackpots and they have the Daily Jackpots tab that is so popular these days – and you can see why.
We’ve checked all the licensing for you and can tell you that CasinoEuro is completely safe to use, and you know you can play fair games with confidence. And you can use a great selection of payment methods to get at your money.
The design is nice – though maybe not to your taste if you want a little more colour in your life.
There are minor downsides beyond that design. They mainly relate to the information at the site and the way that it is presented to players as they arrive. There are some contradictions between the information available in different parts of the site. And we don’t like being told that a simple list of games amounts to a promotion. It was quite hard to get at some information – including payment details – that we think ought to be more readily accessible.
The welcome offer is an interesting one, and we suggest you take a close look and decide how you should judge it. It has no wagering requirement! That’s a massive plus from the off, but that doesn’t mean you get your free spins for free, and, in fact, you still have to deposit and play with cash to unlock the welcome offer – so it feels like Casino Euro have achieved a great breakthrough in clever phrasing rather than a great breakthrough in genuine and generous welcome offers.
Those minor quibbles aside though, we have no hesitation in using Casino Euro, particularly for live casino play, and especially with their mobile act, and they show that they’ve learned a lot in their nearly 20 years in business.