Pots of Luck Casino Overview
Meet your newest online slots friend, Seamus, who is – but of course – a Leprechaun, who wants to guide you around Pots of Luck Casino, a 2016-launched casino site that specialises in slots and that is aimed particularly at mobile players.
The theme then is obvious: Luck of the Irish. We’re not Irish ourselves so we can’t give you an informed take on how Irish people themselves think about this persistent stereotype in the slots world, but a brief look at Irish history would suggest that the people of Eire are not especially or notably lucky.
Slots players seem to love it though, so what can you do?
Seamus is the frontman, but the company behind the green suit is Nektan.
Nektan have a load of online casino sites, many of them, operating like Pots of Luck as a “white label” site. This is a type of online franchising that is common in the online slots world. A company with all the skills and resources to run an online casino site sets up the mechanics of a site, which is then branded and run by someone else, and the revenue is shared between the two (in ways we can’t describe to you in detail and that are presumably commercial secrets).
Nektan are based in Gibraltar, like many online gambling companies. Like all of these companies, they must have UK Gambling Commission license to provide service to UK players. And they do, along with licensing from their host authorities.
The UK Gambling Commission licence is 000-039107-R-319400-015 and it is clean, with no sanctions or “other actions” recorded against Nektan. Checking the licence also gives you an idea of how major an operation Nektan run, they have registered 31 domains with UK GC, have many more inactive domains, and the white label sites linked to the company are even more numerous.
The site is colourful and quite simple, designed for mobile players more than desktop users. It has the content though, with nearly 500 games tiled across the screen, and arranged in a way that makes them very easy to find.
The big focus here is the welcome offer, with a headline figure of £200 and 100 free spins, and we’ll take a proper look at this later on.
Should you join Seamus for a walk to the end of his rainbow?
Let’s have a look.
Pots of Luck Pros and Cons
Sadly, there hasn’t yet been a perfect site, though all the ones we recommend are very high quality.
So here is how we assess Pots of Luck.
1 – Pots of Luck Casino is legal and licensed
First things first: you must never play at an unsafe site, and the best guarantor of safety is a UK Gambling Commission licence. As we’ve shown in our intro, Pots of Luck has that and has a clean record too.
There are further safety guarantees to be found in the Fair Games section where you’ll find three sets of auditing on the company’s games, with a link to reports on the RTP.
2 – Pots of Luck has hundreds of slots
The name Slots of Luck must have been taken, because it would be an appropriate one for this site which focuses very heavily on slots, with few casino games, and much less focus on live casino games.
There are at least 450 games at Pots of Luck, and you should expect that number to grow. The auditing site we use says they come from 42 providers, covering all the big names in the online slots industry, as well as some nice indie producers for variety.
3 – Pots of Luck is great for Mobile players
Pots of Luck is right on trend with its design. The world is going mobile and online video slots players are no exception, with the majority of online players now using their mobiles and other hand-held devices to use online slots.
Pots of Luck is a site designed for mobile users with tiled images and infinite scroll. It’s easy to use – a pleasure in fact – and we’ll look at its mobile facilities more in future.
4 – Pots of Luck Casino gives you a big welcome offer
Welcome offers are a mixed blessings in some cases, but you can’t deny that the 100% bonus on first deposits worth up to £200 with a lovely 100 free spins on Starburst, the UK’s favourite online video slot, looks great.
We’ll take a closer look at this later on.
5 – It’s easy to find your way around Pots of Luck
Having a load of games, particularly on a small mobile screen, can leave players scratching their heads. Pots of Luck do their best to help you out with good categories to help you around the site and to help you find the games you want to play.
1 – Not many live casino games
Live casinos are the must-have at the moment, and Pots of Luck doesn’t have much of one. It’s a slot specialist site, so you need to bear that in mind if you’re going to play here.
2 – Out of the Box
White Label sites tend to be functional and Pots of Luck Casino is no different. With Nektan providing so many sites in the European market it’s very likely you’ll have seen a site exactly like this somewhere else.
Everything works very well, but if you’re looking for a unique, special site then you’ll need to look elsewhere.
Pots of Luck Games and Software
There are nearly 500 games at Pots of Luck. You can get a tour of the site just by going to have a look, and games are arranged in categories to help you check if the games you want to play are there.
Pots of Luck Slots
These hundreds of games are arranged with the most popular first.
These included on our visit, though you should expect all of these lists to change:
Wold Gold, Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest, Drago Jewels of Fortune, Fluffy Favourites, Gold Cash Freespins, 9 Pots of Gold, Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix and more.
Then there are new games, including:
Gems gone Wild Power Reels, Immortal Glory, Banana Drop, Drago Jewels of Fortune, io, Happy Riches, Gold Cash Freespins, Dream Zone, Centurion Maximum Winnus Megaways, and Ali Baba’s Luck.
Then we have the games the site wants to highlight, called here, Seamus’ Picks. These are:
Rainbow Jackpots, Rainbow Riches Free Spins, Pirates’ Plenty Battle for Gold, Megaways Buffalo Rising, Asgardian Stones, Wish Upon a Jackpot, Lucky Leprechaun, Gorilla Gold Megaways, Lucky Wizard, and Who wants to be a Millionaire Megaways.
Then we have the daily drops. This is a relatively new feature in online casino sites. Progressive jackpots are the only games that you can try to win with strategy because there is usually a time element to their play and to their pay-outs. These games now include “daily drops”, which are games that pay out every day – sometimes every hour – and Pots of Luck hosts:
Wolf Gold, Super 7s, Release the Kraken, Pirate Gold, Mustang Gold, Magic Journey, Buffalo King, John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen, Ancient Egypt Classic, and Chilli Heat.
This site being themed the way it is, it’s no surprise to find an Irish tab on the games list too. Here you’ll find: Leprechaun Song, Rainbow Jackpots, Rainbow Riches, Lucky Leprechaun, Finn and the Swirly Spin, Jack in a Pot, Leprechaun Gold, Golden Leprechaun Megaways, Shamrock ‘n’ Roll, and Rainbow Riches Pick ‘n’ Mix.
Among the 40 or more providers here you’ll find: NetEnt, Microgaming, Pragmatic Play, Yggdrasil, IGT, Lightning Box, NYX, Blueprint Gaming, Quickfire, Scientific, Evolution Gaming, and Nektan themselves.
Pots of Luck Roulette
Pots of Luck Casino does not make a big deal of its casino games, and it does not have a lot of them.
They are hard to find, but listed on the front page are a number of live games.
Pots of Luck Blackjack
Blackjack too is not covered so well by Pots of Luck. There are links to blackjack live games on the front page, and Blackjack classic and Hi-Lo Blackjack also make the list.
It’s not unusual to see slots and bingo together, but they usually go the other way around, with bingo sites offering slots to their players. Here slots are the main theme and bingo is thrown in an as extra. It must be popular though, and anywhere you see the Fluffy Favourites slot in the list of the top games is probably bingo friendly because that game exists almost entirely in the bingo world.
At Pots of Luck you can play 90 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo, 80 ball bingo, and bingo blast, in a variety of styles.
Pots of Luck Live Casino
Pots of Luck says it has a live online casino, but it’s very hard to find.
On the games list on the front page, you’ll find references to:
Lightning Roulette Live, Immersive Roulette Live, French Roulette Gold Live, Blackjack Platinum VIP.
But it’s hard to dig down and give you too much detail here.
Pots of Luck Casino Bonuses
Bonuses make the world go around. Or at least, they make the slot reels and casino wheels spin because they are a major part of the online casino world.
We have mixed feelings about bonuses, but the best you think you can do with any bonus is to read all the details and make sure you fully understand it.
*Please note the bonus has now changed to up to 300 bonus spins – see header*
The welcome bonus is designed to get you through the door. That’s why you should look at it particularly carefully because you need to keep in mind what a bonus is for if you’re going to assess it.
Welcome bonuses that just deliver a player to spend the bonus funds they’re granted are worthless to a casino site, they need a long-term relationship, and that’s why a load of restrictions on welcome bonuses mean that you commit yourself to spend a decent amount of time at a site.
In Pots of Luck, the headline figure is very attractive.
There’s a big cash figure of up to £200 as a £100 bonus on your first deposit. Also 100 free spins on the UK’s most popular slot, Starburst.
Let’s have a look at the details though. Pots of Luck have had a wagering requirement of 30-times bonus plus deposit, so, if you deposited the minimum amount of £10 to trigger the bonus then you would need to spend 30 * 20 = 600 of your own cash to access the cash. Withdrawals are capped at four times your bonus too. You have a month to use your bonus.
The free spins stay active for 7 days after they’re triggers.
The upshot of this is the same as with all bonuses: you will not make money from this bonus, or you are very unlikely to, because you’re committed to spending large amounts of money at the site to even unlock your bonus (we haven’t covered all the restrictions here, which include weighting on games to pay off your wagering requirement).
A bonus is a good way to get a look around a site, but you shouldn’t think you’re going to walk away with a lot of cash, or even any cash, using a bonus.
Free Spins at Pots of Luck Casino
Pots of luck has a lovely set of 100 free spins on Starburst. This futuristic looking retro game has been around for a long time now and is regularly rated as the most popular UK online video slot – largely because it features in so many welcome offers like this.
No Deposit Bonus at Pots of Luck
No-deposit bonuses are very rare. To give away cash in return for nothing is not a great business plan. Such bonuses come with even more and even stricter restrictions on the cash than deposit bonuses.
Pots of Luck doesn’t currently have a no-deposit bonus, but you should check back regularly because these offers do change regularly.
VIP Clubs and Loyalty Schemes
Loyalty schemes reward players not just for turning up, but for sticking around and playing games. They’re designed to make you stay at a site for the long-term.
Pots of Luck has a lot of ongoing promos, including happy hours, free spins and deposit bonuses. If you like these sort of offers then you need to make sure you keep your account email up-to-date and that offers aren’t landing in your spam filter.
There is also a VIP Club at Pots of Luck. It operates by invitation, and is a four-tier scheme, running from Silver and Gold to VIP Premier and VIP Elite. You’ll get a personal account manager and a lot of other bonuses besides if you hit the VIP level.
Other Bonuses at Pots of Luck Casino
We won’t cover it in detail here, but Pots of Luck has a separate bingo offer. Most of our players are slots guys so we’ll leave that here for now as you can only cash in one of these bonuses.
Pots of Luck Mobile Casino and App
Mobile players are the bread and butter of the industry now, and a good mobile site or app is a fundamental issue for any good online casino site.
Pots of Luck Casino has been designed with mobile players very much in mind. It has the look and feel that works better on small screens.
There is no app though.
This is a matter of personal choice for you. Some players like the convenience of having an app to take them straight to their favourite site. However, the lifeblood of good casino play is to shop around, and as soon as you’ve downloaded a piece of software you have made a commitment to a site and might be less likely to shop around – that’s why casino sites love them and are keen for you get one on your phone.
This site is well optimised for mobiles and all tablet devices and should be available for you whatever you use to browse on.
A good site needs good payment methods.
Pots of Luck Casino is licensed and trusted and also has great security so you can use it safely, and you can also cash up your account with some great payment methods.
They are: PayPal, Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, Skrill, Trustly, Zimpler, and Boku.
You need to verify your account and your age before you can withdraw cash, and processing withdrawals can take up to three working days. You can make one withdrawal a day to a maximum of £2,000.
Perhaps the best news here is the presence of PayPal, which is a great sign of quality and trustworthiness. Pots of Luck is a PayPal casino and that’s good news for players.
Nothing kills a buzz faster than bad customer support. You want speedy responses from a trusted system, and best of all you want a site that delivers such a good service that you never need to ding the bell for help.
What does Pots of Luck offer?
There is an FAQ section, delivered via pop-up windows, and this is headed up by a list of contact details that start with an email address:
Then there is a UK telephone number that you can call any day from 8 pm to midnight. This is: 0161 870 5948.
Which you may recognise as a Manchester area code. Players like to see concrete links to real-world places that are close to them in casino brands – even if it has no material effect on their experience, so this number will be well perceived.
Finally, you can click for live chat on the bottom right of every page.
Emails should be answered within 24-hours.
The Final Verdict
Pots of Luck Casino is a site that is all about slots. Good slots, popular slots, high-paying slots, all your favourite slots producers, but mostly slots.
The site has slightly more to offer in terms of casino games and even a live casino but these offers are very much not the priority.
Which is slots.
The site is well set up for mobile players, and games are easy to find, with a lot of good categorisations.
The site is well designed in functional terms, but it is not the prettiest we have ever seen.
If you like bingo then there is that option, and the bingo site is a good quality offering with good quality games.
Support seems to be strong, and we like that there is a UK landline telephone number. The payment methods, auditing, and safe gambling support are also good quality.
Our issues with the site aren’t that serious. There are a load of sites like this, and it’s not easy to see why there is a compelling reason to pick out Pots of Luck, beyond cashing in a very generous welcome offer. However, with all the restrictions on that, there are still plenty of reasons to shop around further. And some of the information at Pots of Luck is poorly presented or hard to find. Pop-up windows are a bad way of delivering information, and it was very difficult to get beyond the front page of the site without signing up – most sites are much happier to let you have a look around before you play.
Pots of Luck Casino is a pretty good addition to the online casino world, but it probably won’t change your life – unless you hit a big jackpot!