Founded in 2019, this online casino likes to do things a little differently compared to the majority of rivals out there. Therefore, the site has largely thrown its lot in with the cryptocurrency Ethereum, which is Bitcoin’s main competition. Having said this, you still have to convert non-Ethereum cryptocurrencies into FUN (another cryptocurrency which is used to play the games) to use this site, or else play exclusively with Ethereum. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here, so let’s go over some of the other things first of all. We’ll begin with the Crypto Casino games themselves (custom-made for FUN), the welcome bonus you can expect as a new player, and the level of customer support you will receive. Let’s get started…
The Crypto Casino bonus for new players is also slightly different from what you find at the majority of online gambling sites. So, instead of a first deposit bonus or a welcome package made up of multiple deposit bonuses and loads of Crypto Casino free spins, this brand is offering 50% cashback for your first week at the site. This is valued up to €1,000, which is not bad at all, although we sincerely hope that you don’t have a run of form that bad during your first week! Strangely, the main promotion page hadn’t been updated properly, so one of the steps noted a deal called the €250 Play Booster Package – this suggests to us that the casino formerly offered more of a regular welcome bonus, which may or may not return in the future.
The main advantage of the cashback deal is that it acts as a kind of insurance policy against bad luck – you can play as much as you like during the first week, safe in the knowledge that any losses will be cut in half and you’ll be able to play with the funds received as cashback. The other advantage is that there is no Crypto Casino bonus code to enter when making a deposit, which really helps to speed things up. Please note, however, that the welcome cashback offer was scheduled to end on 31 October 2020 at the time of writing, so this may be rolled over for subsequent months, or another welcome bonus promotion will come in to replace it. We will update our welcome bonus banners to reflect any changes in the new player bonuses.
Bonus terms and wagering requirements
One of the main terms and conditions to be aware of is that each time you start a new session during your first seven days at the site, you will need a minimum of 5,000 FUN in your account (this is roughly equivalent to €15, so it’s not that much at all, but it’s worth checking each time). Any losses incurred during your first seven days from sign up will be calculated the following week and credited back to you as bonus funds. And, when we saw mention of bonus funds, we assumed there would be wagering requirements attached to them. However, we went through the promo terms and the main terms and conditions page for you (you’re welcome) and there was nothing of the sort mentioned. Therefore, what the casino gives back is yours to play. Nice!
Promotions and bonuses
On the Crypto Casino promotions front, the outlook is fairly bleak. In fact, we only found one offer running at the time of conducting our review of the site. This was a Refer a Friend promotion. The concept is a simple one that you may have seen from other sites or even at your workplace. However, to us, it does seem to reek of being a pyramid scheme in some respects. That’s because whenever your referee makes a bet, you will earn 25% of that bet as commission regardless of if they win or lose. Then, as soon as your referee has wagered a grand total of 50,000 FUN, then you will receive 1,000 FUN as a bonus from the casino. Plus, you can refer an unlimited number of players (whether they’re friends or not), so the site is marketing this as a way of building a sustainable income.
Instead of going down the usual route of employing the services of dedicated games studios such as NetEnt, Microgaming, or Playtech, for example, this online casino has decided to go with a relatively unknown company called FunFair Technologies. This company specializes in blockchain games, which means that every single round is recorded and verifiable, which makes the titles provably fair as you can review every transaction should you wish to. However, in terms of game selection, going with this blockchain specialist has limited the number of titles. So, let’s take a look at the major categories and see exactly what you could be playing soon…
Slots and table games
Normally, the largest games category at an online casino will be slots running into the hundreds or thousands. That’s not the case here, however, as the specialized games that run on FUN tokens numbered just seven in total at the time of writing. So, your options here are fairly limited, but we expect more games to be added in the coming months and years as the crypto games platform matures. On the plus side, you do get some video slots and retro fruit machines, so both sets of fans will be happy. And considering that there aren’t many slots as yet, there is a wide range of themes that will appeal to a broad base of potential customers. The full list of slots is as follows: Five Fruits, Fergus O’Fun’s Shamrock Riches, Cyber Hunter 2060, Fate of Thrones, Treasures From the Crypto, Astro Wilds, and Bounty on the High Seas.
As for table games, which you will find under the Casino subcategory, has 12 releases available (at the time of writing) from which to choose. This includes a European Roulette title, two types of blackjack, and another two versions of baccarat. For blackjack and baccarat, there are VIP versions for those that like to go big or go home. Video poker has a few options, one of which is labeled as Video Poker, and three others: Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, and Let it Ride Poker. Rounding off the selection nicely are three other titles: Pirate Dice, Hi Lo Max, and a game called Cho Han. So, all in all, more releases would certainly be appreciated, but the current roster does cover all the bases and provides more than enough options for now.
Crypto Casino jackpot slots
Disappointingly (especially for those who dream of winning the big one and retiring early to a private island resort), there are no jackpot slots, nor are there jackpot games in other categories either. We have no idea if FunFair Technologies (the supplier at this site) has any plans to build progressive jackpot games in the future, but they would certainly be welcome at this site and others. However, in the meantime, players at Crypto Casino will just have to make do without any jackpot slots. So, we’re docking points here, but we are hopeful for some future releases.
Instant win games
The last subcategory (aside from Favorites, where you can store your go-to options by clicking on a star icon on the game tiles) is labeled as Instant Win. These are predominately made up of scratch cards and we were excited to see that four of them had a ‘New’ sash across the game tile (again, at the time of writing), meaning more titles are being added to the collection over time. The four newbies are Crypto Trader Rush, Legend of the Ninja, The Getaways, and Banana Blast. So, again, you can see quite a wide range of different themes here, which should keep boredom at bay for a good few months at least. The other notable titles in this section are Keno Kong, Wheel of Fun Fairground, Fun Dice, Raceday Horses, and The Great Cheese Heist. Therefore, we’d say that there’s a fair amount of wacky themes available here!
The overall design of the Crypto Casino site is very good – it feels slick, modern, and intuitive. The only really annoying bit is that the Promotions page is on a separate URL and clicking the link to get there will automatically load a new tab, which feels rather old school in terms of design and usability – we far prefer having the option to open a new tab or window should we choose to do so, not have it thrust upon us. Other than that minor grievance, however, the rest of the website works just as expected. Up top, you have links to Welcome, Promos, Games, and Help, followed by a button for Join/Sign Up/Deposit (depending on your login status at the time).
Hovering at the bottom of the screen at all times are the same multifunctional/context-driven button as just mentioned above, as well as a More tab (this duplicates the same links as found at the top of the home page), and another button for launching the Live Chat functionality. Then, everything else you might need is in the footer, so you’ll need to scroll all the way down to get there. The links are divided into different categories as follows: Main, Info, Help, and Social – the latter being links to Crypto Casino’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In this area, you will find useful stuff such as Responsible Gaming, Help & Support, and the general Terms.
There are no apps to download or anything like that because the Crypto Casino mobile casino site simply works on any screen, no matter from where it is accessed. The site has been built in a responsive way to automatically detect the device you are using, whether that’s one of Apple’s iOS smartphones or tablets or an Android equivalent, then resize and slightly rearrange things to fit. So, you can take advantage of the touchscreen to interact with any of the games in a more meaningful way than you get by just using a mouse. In fact, we preferred playing the games from an old iPhone SE as it felt more intuitive. Plus, there’s no problem using any of the other functionality from a mobile device – the Live Chat, for example, worked perfectly on mobile.
Heading to the Help & Support page from the link provided in the footer of the site brings you to an FAQ section with a search bar up top for finding answers via keywords. We highly recommend reading through this page in full, especially because it explains exactly how to deposit with one of the available cryptocurrencies then convert them into FUN tokens for use within the games themselves. Also, this page is a good reference for things like the sign-up process, the game rules, and that Refer a Friend scheme we mentioned above.
These are the main categories in the Crypto Casino FAQ:
- Sign Up & Registration
- How to Deposit
- Gameplay & Platform
- FunFair Wallet
If you have a very specific question about your account or you want to know something not covered in the FAQs, then Live Chat is your best bet for getting answers quickly – we were always answered in this way within a minute every time we tried it. This functionality is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Failing that, you can always send an email over to the team and receive a response within a few hours. However, there is no phone number to call if you wanted to chat directly with someone, so we have to dock a few points from the brand here.
No regular Fiat currencies (such as euros, dollars, or pounds, for example) are accepted here, so you will have to set yourself up with a crypto wallet to play here – everything is explained well in the FAQs on the Help & Support page, so have no fear if you’ve never tried them before. Ethereum is the main cryptocurrency here and can be used directly in the games, though you can also deposit in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, Tron, or Edgeless and then convert them into FUN tokens to use the site. Withdrawals are then made back in the same cryptocurrency you used to make the initial deposit. And because crypto can be transferred instantly from a wallet (an exchange may take up to 24 hours), there’s no waiting around other than the short period in which the payments team checks over your request for security reasons. Brilliant!
Verifying your Crypto Casino account
As with all online casinos nowadays, the verification process begins with an email sent out to you as soon as you register. Within that, there will be a link upon which you can click to be taken straight back to the casino as a bonafide player. Then, when you’ve racked up a few wins and want to make a withdrawal, you will be asked to complete some security checks. This is a straightforward process that simply involves uploading copies of your photo identification (such as a passport, driver’s license, or national ID card), as well as something showing your full name and address like a bank statement or a utility bill received within the last three months.
As a crypto casino (the name is very apt!), there really is only one respected option when it comes to licensing your brand in various territories around the world. Therefore, this online casino has opted for the license supplied by the Government of Curacao. This means you’ll be in safe hands playing at this site. Plus, there is full 128-bit encryption used throughout to keep your data as safe as can be. Furthermore, cryptocurrencies have to be one of the most ironclad forms of payment possible over the internet. All in all, then, we have no worries whatsoever.
This has been one of the weirdest casino’s we’ve reviewed simply because it is at the bleeding edge in terms of payment methods, crypto games, and promotions to attract new players. However, once we got over the initial reservations that always come with something new, we had a great time. All it really needs now is a lot more games to keep all the different types of players happy in the long run. If you want a site that does things differently, try Crypto Casino!