22Bet Casino Review
- Offers a live chat service that operates 24/7
- Mobile friendly
- Open about games and providers
- Offers a live chat service that operates 24/7
- Mobile friendly
- Open about games and providers
- Site looks a lot like a betting site
- Color scheme may not gel well with most
In what is traditionally a betting site, is it possible to find solace for online casino goers? Well, it might not be as difficult as initially thought out, because 22Bet Casino does exactly that. Those that like to play online and love a bit of betting can get the online casino experience right here too.
Having been in the industry for some time already, it’s pretty easy to see where all the good ideas come from, but perhaps, also a few ideas that could be improved upon. We dive deep into the world of 22Bet Casino with this online casino review to see what’s going on under the hood.
As far as promotions go, players won’t be left out in the cold with what’s on offer here. 22Bet Casino will give players a 100% welcome bonus up to 300 EUR. In addition to that, there’s also the daily free spins bonus, where players will get to earn 30 free spins in the game of the day as soon as they accumulate 200 EUR worth of winnings on the same game.
We did notice though, that the bonuses will change quite substantially depending on which region you’re playing from. For example, if you’re from the UK, then you’ll be given a more worthwhile bonus on the sports betting side of things, whereas from Canada, there’s more of a focus on casino bonus play. Things can be very different depending on your location.
A few things that don’t change at 22Bet on the casino side of things are the Hot Day boosts that any player can earn as long as they play on the correct day. For example, any kind of deposit and play on Monday will net any player 50 free spins to use, if players deposit using the 50MONDAY promotion. This is available to new and existing customers off a minimum deposit of $20, and only applies to the Starburst slot.
Another online promotion that we took full advantage of, was the Friday Reload. With it, players can get themselves a 50% matched bonus up to $200 when using FRIDAY22. This bonus code will only apply to players making a deposit on a Friday and will only be able to spend their real money balance on NetEnt slots. The wagering requirement for this bonus is only 39x though, so we feel that it’s actually quite a good one to grab. You get 22 extra spins free, with a minimum amount of $20 needed to qualify.
It’s no secret that 22Bet is a betting site first, and that’s fine. We don’t pretend to understand how every online gambler works, and if the site first started out as a betting site, it only makes sense as to why they would continue along that methodology, clearly, it’s worked for them. Upon first visit though, players will instantly have sports betting all up in their faces.
Once you’ve established where you are, you can click out on the top of the screen, visiting the in-play sections, live casino sections, casino sections and promotions. When the option of Casino games is selected at the top, players will find that the menu has a striking resemblance to that of the sports betting section. In fact, the two are almost indistinguishable.
Once there, players can check out all the categories and filters on the left-hand side of the screen. The choice between software providers is apparent, but something that’s not necessarily a powerful tool to use, especially for people who haven’t quite had a lot of time to play at an online casino. Choosing between iSoftBet and NextGen games for someone who doesn’t know about the different providers seems like a rather senseless endeavor.
Thankfully, there is a list of some of the more popular games, not only in the middle of the page, but also on the right-hand side. There, players will also find the top winners from yesterday and the previous week. In and amongst all of the filters, there are some different kinds of games that players will find, like Bonus Slots, Classic Slots, Quick Spin and more, but we did find it to be quite confusing.
Based on what we’ve seen on the site alone, 22Bet has a lot to offer its players. When players look through the games list, they have almost 700 different games to play, with big contributions from well-known software providers. You can filter by these providers, so the option of playing NetEnt, Play’n Go, iSoftBet, High5Games, NextGen, Thunderkick, NYX, Elk Studios, and so many, many more, are all on offer. Something like Iron Dog Studio may only have 7 games, but at least there’s a taste of almost everything out there in the online casino world.
We aren’t quite sure what the official slot numbers are, but what we do know is that 22Bet offers these casino games in addition to the sports betting they have available, the live games and the live casino games too.
The difference between the two is that the Live Games will see players take part in War of Bets. This is a game where players can bet on the winning hand or the winning outcome. These aren’t to be confused with Live Casino games, those that many players will be used to, having a live casino dealer in front of the table.
The live casino games have got plenty to choose from and a number of different tables are always available. If a player comes to the site with the hopes of enjoying some classic Blackjack, being able to play some Blackjack Gold is a little different, but still quite familiar. The same is true of Roulette at 22Bet, there is classic Roulette available, with a number of different Roulette games to give the game the slightest of twists.
Here’s the problem. Because of the sheer number of topics and filters that you can use, a lot of the information tends to get lost along the way. If we had it our way, we’d get rid of the sorting by software provider element and allow players just to search for game name or type. There is a Table Games option available, but it’s not in any particular order and could be considered to be “hidden”.
Once one does manage to get in there, players will find a vast variation of classic table games like European Roulette Pro, Texas Hold’Em Plus, and Blackjack Pro, just to name a few.
Online Video Poker
We appreciated the fact that 22Bet Casino lists its payment options on the site along with minimums, fees, withdrawals, and everything else that you would need to know. Thankfully too, 22Bet also offers a wide range of payment methods for players from all over. They have some of the most popular payment options listed, so you should be good to go as soon as you sign up.
For anyone who has a MasterCard of VISA, standard debit and credit cards are accepted at 22Bet, as are ewallet payment options like Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard and ecoPayz. If you do decide to use any one of these, then you’ll only need to make a minimum deposit of $10 in order to add funds to your account.
Something interesting that 22Bet does is operates a closed loop policy for their banking options. This means that whenever you make a withdrawal of some real money winnings that you have, Bet22 will only process the money to the same account with which your Bet22 account was funded. If players choose to use two or more payment options, then the withdrawals need to coincide with the deposit amount from the payment methods used. While this may sound like a frustration to some, it’s actually a rather foolproof process of protecting players and all their money.
Security & Support
According to their own site, 22Bet Casino implements SSL encryption that is meant to protect data from being decoded or exposed. They have trusted online deposit and withdrawal options and ensure that their site runs according to KYC regulations. As an online casino goer, all the information that is given to them should be safe.
We were quite happy with the way that 22Bet Casino decided to make themselves available to users. Despite the fact that they have so many different games to play, and different branches on which to play at the site, users can still get in contact with them easily. You can send them an email or contact them over the phone.
There’s also a handy contact form that players can fill out, and if all else fails, once a player logs into the site, there’s the option to have a live chat with one of the support team. They respond within minutes and are both professional and courteous. Should none of that work for any player, then there’s always the trusty FAQ to fall back on.
The mobile casino site of 22Bet Casino is actually leagues ahead of the desktop site. While the company itself doesn’t have any applications or anything like that for iOS and Android, there’s a really robust and helpful mobile site beneath it all.
The site is a responsive mobile site which means that all of the players who visit the site with their mobile will get the same experience regardless of what device it is. This supports both old and new mobile phones, as well as tablets too. Some of the games have been repurposed and designed specifically for mobile, so you’ll oftentimes get a better experience on the site with mobile too.
Finally, the only downside to the mobile site is that you may not have the same types of games all on offer to you. Sometimes, the online casinos in question will limit the amount of games on mobile and remove those that don’t have an amazing mobile experience. This can be a bit of a downside to playing on mobile.
Bet22 is a site that is full of surprises. We’d always suggest that you play the mobile version of the site though, purely because the desktop version feels a little dated. Without any support for cryptocurrency, those players who wish to remain anonymous are out of luck with the likes of Bitcoin. But we felt the payment methods were rather adequate.
Bet22 could work on adding a few more promotions to the site, that might be able to draw in a couple more players as time goes on.