Thrills Casino Review

You won’t even want to enter the casino until you finish the welcoming “Daredevil?” video that greets you. Right off the bat, you know that the experience will be different and, although the casino features over 600 slot games, the live dealer casino is the star with 36 tables open in the mobile casino alone. Promotions are fun and go beyond the standard match deposit variety with prizes up for grabs based on casino play.

Rating: 3.5/5

A new, fun and innovative online casino experience.

Pros

  • More than 600 slot machine games.
  • The live mobile casino has 36 tables.
  • Millions in jackpot prizes.
  • Rollover-free free spins.

Cons

  • Unavailable to US players.
  • No publicly posted banking information.
  • Vague welcome bonus details.
  • Dew specialty and video poker selections.

At First Glance

You can tell straight away that this will be a different type of casino experience as the design itself is so unique. It’s rare that you’re greeted by a daredevil video or at least a “wannabe” daredevil. You’re immediately drawn in and, whether you play or not, you’ll remember it.

Before we get into our opinion and all of the ins and outs of this casino, we want to say that players, for the most part, are extremely complimentary of the service. They enjoy the site, the games, and the quick payouts. Yes, there are a few complaints here and there because we’re talking about money, but nothing widespread or substantial. It’s definitely one of the more liked gaming sites out there today.

We’re impressed that the company tried to put out something that stands out from its competitors and we do like the concept. There’s just so much information on the homepage before you even get into the casino, and there’s still a lot missing.

For example, the welcome bonus is stated as £1,500 in four deposits, but we’ve never been able to locate a breakdown that adds up to that amount.

Then, keeping in mind that potential new players need to know what’s involved in getting a player’s account funded, we immediately looked for the essential list including fees and turnaround times, and it was not to be found. It’s not outside the casino, and it’s not inside the casino. You need to take a chance and register first and then find out what options are available to you. There are some icons at the bottom so that we can ascertain the basics, but there’s also a note in the terms and conditions section stating that there could be some deposit charges assessed.

Thrills is a part of the BetIt Group based out of Malta and was the first of three sister sites to launch. The spin-off, SuperLenny, was introduced the next year and then Kaboo followed in 2016. In 2016, Thrills received a makeover and is referred to as Thrills 2.0. The group secured Malta and Curaçao licensing as well as a remote license from the UK Gambling Commission. It obviously has ties to the Gaming Innovation Group as betitgroup.com forwards to GIG, but there’s no doubt that BetIt’s products are in a league of their own.

The smart take on internet gaming is promoted through some popular commercials, and it’s exciting to see a company not take itself too seriously and make a leap to put out something that isn’t cookie cutter. If we asked you take a look at this site as well as nine other online casinos and then told you to recall them next week, we bet Thrills is top of mind.

Sending Money to and from the Site

All of the bases seem to be covered well except when it comes to banking with this online casino, and then things go a bit awry. We’re not saying that payouts aren’t fast or deposits aren’t quick and easy, but two issues take away from the overall excellent service:

  1. Deposit and withdrawal information is not posted for everyone to review.
  2. Some deposit fees apply.

Regarding the second issue, the terms and conditions state that some charges may be assessed depending on the deposit method, but that’s where it ends. There are no details and no way for non-registered customers to take a peek. You’re just expected to register blindly.

For some, this isn’t a big deal. You’re used to playing online, and you’re well equipped with your e-wallet or your easily approved credit card. It doesn’t impact your decision to move forward or not. But, do you want to go through the process if you’re going to be charged deposit fees? At least it would be helpful to know what they are so you can decide ahead of time.

We happen to think that internet casinos have an obligation to provide information on the entire service to all players considering signing up with them. We understand that options and fees vary depending on geography, and operators have that ongoing challenge of catering to so many people that it’s difficult to provide everything, but the basics would be helpful.

So, here’s what we managed to compile based on the financial icons at the bottom of the site and through some of the terms and conditions information.

Deposits

Visa
Minimum Deposit: €10
Turnaround Time: Instant

Mastercard
Minimum Deposit: €10
Turnaround Time: Instant

Maestro
Minimum Deposit: €10
Turnaround Time: Instant

Pre-paid cards
Minimum Deposit: €10
Turnaround Time: Instant

Online Bank Transfer
Minimum Deposit: €10
Turnaround Time: Instant

Skrill
Minimum Deposit: €10
Turnaround Time: Instant

Neteller
Minimum Deposit: €10
Turnaround Time: Instant

Paysafecard
Minimum Deposit: €10
Turnaround Time: Instant

InstaDebit
Minimum Deposit: €10
Turnaround Time: Instant

Bank Transfers
Minimum Deposit: bank dependent
Turnaround Time: 3-4 business days

Although prepaid cards can’t be used for payouts, they’re a great option for anyone who runs into a problem getting their regular debit or credit card approved. Not only are they easier to use, but they have strict limits that help to keep players’ budgets in check. Even Las Vegas casinos are slowing converting over to prepaid card use on slot machines.

Withdrawals

Internal approvals should be completed within 24 hours and the maximum withdrawal for each 24 hour period is €50,000. The amount is dependent on the financial method used, though.

Visa Credit or Debit
Turnaround Time: 3-4 business days

Mastercard or Maestro
Turnaround Time: 3-4 business days

Prepaid Cards
Unavailable

Skrill
Turnaround Time: within 24 hours

Neteller
Turnaround Time: within 24 hours

Bank Transfer
Turnaround Time: 3-4 business days

Bonus Promotions

Although the majority of the current promotions still rely on the old deposit matAre you a player who loves deposit matches? Do you tend to decline deposit-match offers but still love promotions and value adds?

It doesn’t matter how you answered, you’re in luck either way. There’s a rather standard bonus, albeit with a higher award amount available, plus some fun promotions that connect to a Freebies Vault as well as provide grand prizes like vacations.

Four-Deposit Casino Welcome Bonus Package up to £1,500 plus 20 Super Spins: we’ll try to break this down for you because there’s so much to it but it can add up to some real value for new players, especially anyone who goes beyond the first award.

Deposit #1:
Deposit match with a 30 times rollover on both the deposit and bonus combined. After the first deposit, 20 Starburst Super Spins are released at a break down of five spins over four consecutive days. Super Spins pay ten times as much as they’re worth €1 each. Regular free spins have no wagering requirements, but super spins come with a 20 times rollover on any winnings.

Deposit #2:
Deposit match with only a 15 times wagering requirement

Deposit #3:
Same as above with 15 times rollover

Deposit #4:
Final deposit match and needs to be completed within 30 days of the original acceptance. This one has 25 times play through, though.

Keep in mind that Neteller and Skrill users can’t take advantage of the welcome bonus package and, additionally, players in certain regions either receive a reduced offer or are also exempt.

Summer Grand Prix:
This is obviously a seasonal promotion but should give you an idea of fun things to come. A trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is up for grabs, and any players who bet on the specified daily wager games are eligible to participate. You’re racing for the most wins and a shot at the leaderboard.

The Bonus-O-Meter
The meter automatically keeps track of the number of bonus rounds entered in featured and promoted games. Players that reach different levels end up with some freebies from the Freebie Vault. What’s a freebie vault? Read on.

Freebies Vault
Every registered player has access to the vault to see if he or she has prizes or free spins at any given time. The vault is filled either randomly at the discretion of the casino or through campaigns and promotions in conjunction with the bonus-o-meter. There’s a menu link to this area, and the offerings are personalized.

We appreciate the fact that promotions go beyond the usual bonus match programs. It’s a bit monotonous talking about “deposit $100 and get 50, but then play it through 30 times” and players must feel the same. The Summer Grand Prix and the chance for actual wagering to convert to some entertaining games and prize opportunities are more of a value-add in our book.

Game Selection

Total Number of Games: 704.

Mobile Casino: 297 games convert to mobile format. It’s not the biggest mobile casino we’ve seen, but it includes a sampling of everything, including the live casino. What we especially like about this mobile casino is the incredible quality of the graphics. They’re bright and eye-catching and make the play on the smaller screen enjoyable.

Software: 13 software companies are used to put together the entire suite of games, and it’s publicized as being powered by NetEnt. Some of the big progressive jackpots are part of the Microgaming collection.

With 619 slot games available (246 on mobile), you’ll have no worries if you’re used to playing elsewhere. You’ll find some of your favorite games that are featured through many internet casinos along with some obscure titles that will make you a trend setter.

Jackpot games and progressive jackpots aren’t quite as plentiful but using Microgaming allows players to get in on the top action available online like through millionaire-maker Mega Moolah.

The live casino is much larger than the regular table game area so, if you’re not picking up on something you like playing against the computer, you can try your hand at a live table instead.

Final Conclusion

Compared to what you may read elsewhere, we may be a little bit stingy with our ratings. This is a very well-liked casino, and the experience that players have is, of course, takes precedence. But, for anyone new to Thrills and especially to online gambling itself, a few things are missing that we feel should be on this website.

The missing banking information is top of the list. We searched and went through terms and conditions and through anything we could find in search of a good list of approved methods and any applicable fees, and it was an unsuccessful pursuit. For all those potential customers thinking of registering, they should have this information right at their fingertips.

As we mentioned, the terms and conditions also state that deposit fees could apply and that’s a big no no on our list of good customer service attributes. Paying to deposit and risk your own money before you’ve even decided on a game to play? It just doesn’t make sense.

The mobile casino, although it’s visually impressive, doesn’t carry as many games as it could. It’s great that there are a lot of live dealer tables, but more and more players are using their smartphones over a regular PC or laptop and would benefit from a larger selection of mobile slots and regular table games.

Now that we’ve got the nit picky things out of the way, we can see why this would be a popular choice for many online players. It’s just a fun product. The lively atmosphere is immediately established, and it carries throughout the site.

Kudos to the team at BetIt for providing some non-deposit match promotions for its loyal players. The Grand Prix contest, the Bonus-o-Meter, and the Freebies Vault all lend themselves to the entertaining premise of this site.

We were excited to see some new promotions and a new and innovative concepts, so we may have minimized the large slot catalog that’s offered as well. Over 600 games is a substantially sized area, and players should appreciate the combination of software companies resulting in a customized menu.

The only thing missing in the slots arena is some additional sorting. With so many titles to review, it would be helpful to have them separated into more categories or for players to be able to sort by game attributes, software provider, or theme.

If you want to be daring and make the jump to a fun and clever online casino, Thrills should hit the mark.

Basic Information

Website
thrillscasino.com

Founded
2013

License
Malta, Curacao & UK

Phone
+44 8000 119 572

Live Chat
Yes

Game Selection

Casino
Yes
Live Dealer
Yes

Sportsbook
No

Racebook
No

Poker
No

Bingo
No

Specialty
No

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4.5/5
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