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Monster Casino Review

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Monster Casino Review

Here be Monsters! This is a 2017-launched casino site from Progress Play, a UK-based UKGC approved casino company that run a large number of UK casino sites.

The site itself is nice looking, with twitter-blue as the dominant colour in a colour scheme that is generally nice, light, and welcoming.

The headline is – at the time of writing this review – a NO-DEPOSIT BONUS! That’s very rare and normally means a relaunch of some sort is going on.

If it’s a redesign, it’s been done very nicely. Even to the casual browser, the site presents itself really nicely, with lots of information very well presented and easy to find. A lot of effort has been put into compiling useful information for players at this site, and while we know – because we’re in the business ourselves – we know that this is done largely for marketing purposes the fact is that Monster has done a good job producing this content and it is genuinely useful, not just Google-bait.

The company behind the site is Progress Play, who whether you know it or not you have probably encountered somewhere in the UK slots and casino market already.

Progress Play are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission to run hundreds of domain names!

You see, you may have met these guys already. They’ve been licensed to provide casino services since 2014, and have had a bingo licence for the same period of time.

The domain names include sites that Progress Play run themselves.

The company also has a large number of inactive domains, and many, many white label sites, including Hot Streak, Evo Reels, and red Spins.

White label sites work like a franchise model. You probably know that McDonald’s work in this way, delivering the food to your local MacDs, while the restaurant itself is run as a separate business by its local owner. And that’s how white label sites work: Progres Play provide the software and much of the machinery needed to run a casino site, and then someone comes up with what they think is a good idea for branding and fine-tunes the service to their tastes and off they go. Of course, the revenue sharing deal they do is something we cannot comment on.

The upshot for casino fans is this though: of the hundreds and hundreds of UK online casino sites, many many hundreds of them are in fact run by the same companies and may have relatively similar set-ups, including the same bonus structure, for example.

You’ll need to work out if this is something that bothers you.

The theming on Monster casino doesn’t seem to go too far beyond a digitised logo, but let’s see if there’s anything scary hiding under the surface of this appealing site.

Monster Casino Pros and Cons

If you’re perfect, we congratulate you, but you’re a freak! Most things are flawed in some way, and that includes casino sites, so let’s see what we find at Monster Casino.

Pros:

Starting on the plus side:

1 – Licensed, legal and legitimate

The first thing you must check at any site you intend to play at is that it is safe for you to play there. If it isn’t licensed by the UK Gambling Commission then you can stop your investigation there because it isn’t!

Monster Casino isn’t just safe, it is obviously entirely legitimate. The company tells us everything we want to know, including that they have good online security and safety processes in place and a data protection policy.

There’s a lot of information on the site that backs up its legitimacy and there are all the links to safer gambling and responsible gambling organisation there too.

2 – Games are the meat!

While we’re sure you love talking about online security as much as we do, the fact is most players go to casino sites just to play games.

And Monster Casino delivers those very well indeed.

The figures we see tell us that the company has stocked its cupboard with over 1,000 games from nearly 80 casino game suppliers.

They are attractively presented and can be listed in a number of ways, which is important when there are so many to choose from.

3 – Mobile is the future

A good mobile site is a good start, but Monster Casino go beyond that and have a good array of payment methods for mobile users. You can fund your play here using Boku, a specialist mobile payment app.

4 – Tell a story

A lot of written content in the online gambling world is very low quality and exists primarily to demonstrate to Google that a site has some knowledge of the subject it purports to cover.

While that is probably the case at Monster Casino too, we salute the company for putting some effort into producing blogs that actually have some interesting information in them.

You probably won’t want to spend that much time reading them – everyone’s here to load up the latest slots – after all, but it is indicative of care taken over this site.

5 – A sleek and friendly design

Design is a matter of personal taste, of course, but we think we can spot quality that everyone will appreciate, and that includes making a design that functions properly.

Monster Casino’s site looks nice in a superficial way – we find the colours agreeable, for example – but it also works well. It’s never hard to find the menu or easy and quick access to the home page or help and support.

Cons:

1 – Look alike

We’ve congratulated Progress Play on a lot of the features they’ve featured on this site. And yet, none of them are new to us because we’ve seen plenty of Progress Play sites before. And it’s very likely that you have too. White Label sites and companies that run multiple sites are (sort of) legitimate ways to run businesses, but the fact is it means that players may well be looking at something they’ve seen dozens of times in other places, just with a different badge put on it.

2 – Well that’s confusing

We found more than one welcome offer described in different places at Monster Casino. One was a no deposit offer, then there were two other apparent welcome offers, one of them probably aimed at bingo players, but listed at the splash site for the casino site.

It’s confusing when we find conflicting information and it takes time to sort out, and most players won’t have that time and will click away or get angry with the site.

Games & Software at Monster Casino

Games are at the heart of Monster, and with over 1,000 of them you need to arrange them in a number of ways, so let’s take a browse of the titles available.

These games will be moved around and added periodically, so all we can do is report what we find at the time of our visit.

Listed as Player Favourites, were: Big Bass Bonanza, Fluffy favourites Megaways, The Hand of Midas, Starburst, Juicy Fruits, Hell’s Kitchen, Snakes and Ladders Game Changer, Fire Forge, Emerald Gold, Fishin’ Reels, Gold Metal Ox, and Rainbow Riches Race Day.

Click to look at new games and you’ll find: Juicy Fruits, Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, Snakes and Ladders, Fire Forge, Emerald Gold, Temple Treasures, Highland Reels, Rainbow Wilds Megaways, Rolling in Gold, Solar Wilds, Fishin’ Reels, and Rainbow Riches Race Day.

There’s also a small selection of exclusive games, they include: Toro Bravo, Gold Metal Ox, Shinobi Supersweep, 1,000 Rainbows Superpot, Gold Creek Superpays, 500 BC Sparta Supersweep, and Book of Amduat. The exclusive games are made by Matrix Studios and we think they are exclusive to Progress Play sites rather than to Monster Casino in Particular.

If you list All Games you get the games that the site wishes you to see, in this case: Jurassic World, Fortune Monkey, Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix, Ivanhoe, Dead or Alive II, God of the Sea, Pixie Wings, John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen, Diamond Mine and Rank Up Dragon.

The site selected hot games are: Ancient’s Blessing, Bompers, Rainbow Riches Race Day, and Temujin Treasures.

The games can also be listed by the provider, and they are: Pragmatic, NetEnt, Microgaming, Blueprint, Scientific Games, Matrix Studios, Big Time Gaming, Crazy Tooth Studios, ELK Gaming, Evolution, EYECON, Four the Player, Foxium, GGames, Games Co, Golden Rock, Habanero, Iron Dog, Inspired Gaming, Just for the Win, Lightning Box, Markor, Merkur, NextGen Gaming, NYX, Realistic Games, Red Tiger, Reel Feel Gaming, Reels n Dice, Rising Entertainment, Rocksalt Interactive, and Skillzz Gaming.

Table Games at Monster Casino

There is a small selection of RNG casino games at Monster Casino. RNG games are simulators, in which players use an interface to play against a mock-up of the real casino game.

The titles at Monster Casino were:

Roulette

Roulette from Markor, 20p Roulette from Inspired Gaming, American Roulette from NetEnt, Roulette from Matrix Studios, Roulette x2 by Golden Rock, and Roulette x5 by Golden Rock.

Blackjack

Blackjack is available as Blackjack from Markor, Blackjack from Matrix Studios.

Other Table Games

You can also play Baccarat from Matric Studios at Monster Casino.

Video Poker

There is no separate listing for video poker at Monster Casino. Video poker is generally considered as a style of the slot game and you should be able to find games via the game search feature.

Other Games at Monster Casino  

There is a large selection of scratch games or instant win games at Monster Casino, including: Toro Bravo Scratch, Eirik The Viking Scratch, 9 Planet Shockers Scratch, Aapo’s Quest Scratch, Fabulous Fairies Scratch, 1000 Rainbows Superpot Scratch, Book of Amduat Scratch, Gold Creek Superpays Scratch.

Bonuses at Monster Casino

There is a small selection of promotions and bonuses at Monster Casino, mostly focussed on welcome bonuses.

Be sure you’re aware of which bonuses you are working with when you sign up at the site and be aware that bonuses change regularly and may not be available to all players at all times.

Other Promotions at Monster Casino

There were no other promotions available at Monster Casino on our visit.

Loyalty Schemes and VIP

There is no loyalty scheme advertised at Monster Casino.

VIP schemes commonly work by invitation, this means if you spend a lot of money you’ll be asked to join a loyalty scheme. Such schemes usually convey quite a lot of benefits and may include personal service and better terms and conditions. Such schemes may also serve as a perverse incentive, asking players to spend more than they are comfortable with, so make sure that you are playing with money you can afford to lose.

Monster Live Casino

Live casinos are a must-have now and Monster Casino have a good quality live casino, delivered by Evolution Gaming.

The games available are:

Roulette: Lightning Roulette, Roulette live, Immersive Roulette, Auto Roulette la partage, Auto Roulette VIP, Hippodrome Casino Roulette Live, American Roulette Live, Auto Roulette Live, Speed Roulette Live, London Roulette Live, Double Ball Roulette Live and more.

Blackjack games are available at colour-coded tables, and also in VIP tables, there are also rule variants like Infinite Blackjack, Power Blackjack, and Free Bet Blackjack. 

You can also play craps, super sic bo, baccarat, dragon tiger, three card poker, hold ’em poker, Caribbean stud poker, and

TV game shows like Crazy Time, Dream Catcher, Monopoly Live, Megaball 100 and more.

Monster Mobile Casino and App

There is a downloadable app from Monster Casino available at the Google play shop for free. This allows you to access Monster straight from the home page of your phone.

You can also download an iOS app for Apple devices.

You should be able to access Monster Casino also as a responsive website via your usual mobile web browser. Most games are now developed as mobile-first titles and should be usable on your device whatever it is.

Banking

You can use these methods to fund your account at Monster Casino:

Visa, Trustly, Skrill, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, PayPal, Zimpler, VISA Electron, Boku, Paysafecard and more.

There is a 15% on deposits from Boku, which is the only deposit fee.

There is also a higher minimum deposit on Boku deposits, of £15.

Withdrawals have a minimum of £10. There may be a 3 working day pending period that clears withdrawals of money laundering and fraud concerns.

Debit card withdrawals can take up to 5 working days to clear.

Customer Support

You can contact customer support at Monster Casino by email at [email protected] Emails are normally replied to within 24 hours. Live chat is available around the clock.

There is a good set of FAQs on Monster Casino.

Responsible Gambling at Monster Casino

There is a good guide to responsible gambling at Monster Casino.

You are invited to email the customer support team if you have concerns about your gambling. You can also use a number of tools like reality checks, deposit limits, time-outs, and exclusion.

There is good advice, and contact details for Gamcare and a number of parental control options, like Net Nanny, CYBER Sitter, and Gamblock and Betfilter.

The Final Verdict

We enjoyed the time we spent checking out Monster Casino, which is a good-quality site that is well designed and easy to use.

And it has games. Games of all shapes and sizes lining up all over this site!

The developers who provide these games are all good quality companies and the site has the licensing and industry accreditations that are needed to assure players that it is safe.

It’s worth mentioning that there is a no deposit bonus, but if you check at the site and find that it is gone, then you shouldn’t be surprised, as such offers are very often short-term. The other welcome bonuses are decent too, and the wagering requirements aren’t too terrible for the industry.

You should be able to use this site safely and there’s a lot of good information not just on safe gambling but also about the gambling industry more generally. Have a read.

The downsides to us come with our usual complaint about the false choice offered by white label sites. Also a couple of errors in the text we read – with conflicting details of different welcome offers.

If you want to really pick on details then you could argue that the concept of a Monster casino hasn’t really been followed through any more than registering a nice-sounding URL and designing a gamer-friendly monster logo.

Otherwise, browse along and take a look at monster Casino because you can pick up a lot about this generally praiseworthy site just by looking at the preview pages. Download the app if you want to go deeper.