PlayUK Casino review
PlayUK Casino is licensed by both the Gibraltar Gaming Commission and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission and powered by Nektan. With a selection of excellent games including games by Aristocrat, NextGen Gaming, Net Entertainment and Nektan, the site is primarily made for UK players, though players from other jurisdictions are also accepted.
Site layout and usability
The casino lobby is done up in in a royal blue and gold with the side bar and advertising fonts in a clear, san serif white. First impressions are of an attractive, yet easy going casino, nothing too pushy but a lot of selection.
Up front you’ll find the welcome offer, which is quite generous by current standards, providing you with up to £500 and 50 free spins on the Starburst slot just for signing up. Registration is quick and easy and takes but a minute or two.
Tabs include mobile slots, which takes you straight to all the best mobile optimized slots the site has it offer, which includes nearly all of the slots in the slots section, meaning that PlayUK takes their mobile casino seriously, always a good sign.
The home page offers up the most complete set of navigation tools, with the site slightly resembling a sports book in look and feel. The left hand side bar has a number of categories, including favourites and jackpots, as well as instant win and an all games button, hot games, a section where you can choose you game by provider, which we thought a thoughtful addition, and tabs for win size, covering very big, big, regular, frequent and very frequent, another thoughtful touch enabling you to spend more time playing and less time looking around on the site.
Once you’re actually on the casino floor, navigation is done using the side bar on the left, with options of home and player (your account details) up top, followed by their medium sized but well diversified slots section, the live casino section with 32 live dealer games featuring a phenomenal selection of incredibly attractive dealers doling out the cards in variants of blackjack, baccarat and roulette, most of which can be played either individually or as multi player games to increase the fun.
The mobile tab is beneath that and takes you to a page with slots, blackjack, lotto and scratch card offers all of which have been fully optimized for your iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows powered device.
As a fairly new casino on the market, and somewhat smaller than many of its competitors, which actually makes it a bit easier to use all in all, the promotions are limited in range but generous. On top of the £500 welcome bonus with 50 free spins, there is also 10 free spins on Starburst for new players only and a 100% match bonus offer.
The VIP program consists of 4-tiers running from Silver, with a £2,000 minimum deposit, all the way to Elite with a £20,000 minimum deposit and substantial VIP perks such as a individual personal account manager, exclusive promotion offers, special gifts, faster deposits and withdrawals (withdrawals usually take 72 hours), higher table limits, a weekly loyalty program and lifetime membership.
At the bottom of the left-hand side bar you’ll find the support tab, which takes you to live help, an email and telephone number, with email replies coming back within 24 hours even outside of business hours, which for the phone line are 08:00-00:00 GMT/BST.