Slottica Casino Review
Slottica is one of the newest kids on the block as far as online casinos focusing on the Australian market go.
Armed with a huge number of games supplied by a rich and varied portfolio of software providers, Slottica is showing signs of meaning business.
They’re also a multi-product betting company offering alternative options to just spinning pokies and making tight calls at the Blackjack table. Their offering includes a Live Casino, a Sportsbook and even an option to play pokies where you feel like you’re sitting down at a proper machine in a real casino.
With a good welcome bonus and most other boxes ticked in what we look for in a good casino, this is one that looks to be going places.
Pros and Cons
- Almost 4000 different games to play from lots of top software providers.
- Excellent Live casino offering and additional Live Slots product.
- Lots of promos beyond the welcome offer.
- Site is easy-on-the-eye and simple to use.
- No Loyalty Program.
- Live Chat can be a bit slow at times.
Lots to look forward to here for the casino player who’s always on the lookout for a little extra. Some extra cash, some more free spins, some goodies thanks to placing in a tournament.
A busy Marketing Department at a Casino means lots of promos and there’s always something for you here.
As is the case with a lot of Casinos these days, the Welcome Bonus for Australian players is given out across your first three deposits.
- 200% bonus on the first deposit from 25 AUD. Wagering is 45x.
- 150% bonus on the second deposit from 100 AUD. Wagering is 45x.
- 100% bonus on the third deposit from 150 AUD. Wagering is 45x.
It’s worth making sure you deposit at least 85 AUD first up. Two reasons.
The first is that it’s worth maximizing the generous 200% bonus that you only get the first-time round on your deposits.
The second is that depositing at least 85 AUD gets you 125 free spins on such famous pokies as Wild Wild West, Pyramid: Quest for Immortality, Drive Multiplier Mayhem and Steam Tower.
They’ll be released in batches of 25 free spins a day for five days.
There’s lots more up for grabs well beyond your first three deposits.
There isn’t a day of the week that doesn’t come with an offer where there’s extra cash, gifts or free spins waiting to be claimed.
For example, high rollers wagering at least 850 AUD on a Monday can look forward to receiving a gift worth 85 AUD, irrespective of the outcome of their wagering.
And anytime you deposit at least 30 AUD, you get 30 free spins on the uber-popular Gonzo’s Quest.
Making straightforward deposits also leads to free entry into daily, weekly and monthly prize draws where top prizes include free spins, a Macbook Air 13, laptops, LG TVs, vacations and smart phones.
Ongoing tournaments among pokies players also boast some great prizes, such as cash and enough free spins to keep you busy all night.
At present, there isn’t a loyalty program you can take part in. That’s a shame because the more loyal players deserve to get more back than the casual ones.
However, very active players can take part in lots of tournaments where the more they play, the more likely they are to win something, an opportunity not available at most Casinos.
Casino Payment Methods
There are 13 different payment methods available here, ranging from the old-school bank transfer to E-wallets like Neteller, to everyone’s favourite currency- Bitcoin.
Players should note that not all methods are available for both deposits and withdrawals. As an example, Webmoney is available for deposits but not withdrawals. But Skrill and Neteller are available for both.
So, check which are available for which.
You can withdraw up to 2000 AUD a day, 10,000 AUD a week and 40,000 AUD a month. Withdrawals are pretty quick (72 hours) but bear in mind you’ll need to verify your account by showing relevant documentation before making your first withdrawal.
This is one of the areas where Slottica is trying to distance itself from the crowd.
They’ve gone out and signed partnerships with some of the hottest software providers in the business, including NetEnt, Quickspin, Thunderkick, Play n’Go and Betsoft.
It goes without saying that the more providers a Casino has, the more choice the player has both in terms of quantity and variety because different software providers do things their own way when it comes to making games.
Here are there are just under 4000 different games to play.
The nice thing about their pokies offering is that it combines the classic with the new.
So, fans of Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest, Wolf Gold or Steam Tower can all play their old favourites but there’s plenty of new stuff, too.
With so many different providers there are also some lesser-known pokies worth trying out. Moon Princess by Play N’Go and Frog Grog by Thunderkick are good examples of pokies that aren’t talked about so much but have lots to like about them.
It’s a bit of a cliché but with so many 100s of pokies going, there really is something for everyone.
A word of mention for their quirky Live Slots. Thanks to remote access technology, you can ‘virtually’ be sitting at a real-life Novomatic pokie machine from the comfort of your home. That way you can also experience the sounds and atmosphere of being sat at an actual casino, playing your favourite pokie. Just without all that Vegas-style cigarette smoke blowing around you.
Mechanical table games operate by themselves, meaning there isn’t a Live Dealer (see below) running the show and talking you through it all. You can play the likes of Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and Caribbean Peach Poker this way.
The downside is that it’s arguably less fun without the human presence. The upside is you can play more hands or rounds because it runs at a faster pace.
In Live Casino, games such as Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Andar Bahar (an Indian card game) and Dragon Tiger are operated by real dealers from studios in places such as Malta or Latvia.
The action is streamed and it’s as if you were there. Players who like to interact with other players or the Dealer itself and those who enjoy the more ‘real’ experience have become huge fans of Live Casino since it was first introduced.
There are lots of games you can play here in Live Casino mode, another example of them shining when it comes to games.
As is the case with most Casinos, you can reach them via e-mail, phone or chat. What is less common is for the Live Chat to not always be manned properly.
We’re not big fans of having to wait for someone to get back to you via this method or of having to turn to one of the other methods for a quick resolution of any problem. Live Chat is popular because it’s free and instant so customers should be able to use it whenever they wish.
One of the areas they can improve on.
Still, they’re pretty efficient once you get through and there’s also lots of info on the site about promos and rules. So, they’re a good starting point before you ‘call the Agent’.
Casino Review Overall
It’s early days yet but there’s plenty to like about Slottica already. Good welcome offer, lots and lots of high-quality games, a decent amount of payment methods and a desire to innovate as demonstrated by their virtual pokies offering.
The site is bright and colourful and it’s easy to find everything; not something to overlook when you have impatient casino players around.
Once they add a Loyalty Program and up their game on the Live Chat issue, they’re going to be one of the best around.