21Bets is a casino that’s serving up some very appealing features. It’s got a game roster that’s packed to the rafters with huge name slots by developers such as NextGen and Microgaming and an impressive casino app. Plus, it’s got daily promotions, including chances at cashback, free spins and more. If that wasn’t enough, 21Bets is also a mobile billing casino, meaning it accepts deposits via Pay by Phone – perfect for both desktop and mobile players.
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|Licensed in||UK Gambling Commission|
|Currencies||GBP, EUR, USD|
|Casino Type||Desktop and mobile|
|Helpline number||N/A but Live Chat available.|
|Help email||Email 21Bets|
|Number of Games||200+ slots, variants of Blackjack, Roulette.|
|Bonuses||100% 1st Deposit Match Bonus up to £200|
|Wagering Requirements||Hard difficulty (50x on bonuses)|
|Deposit Methods||VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafe Card, Pay by Phone|
|Withdrawal Methods||VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, Skrill, Cheque, Bank Transfer|
|Pros||Good promotions, games and accepts mobile deposits|
|Cons||Nothing unique, relatively high wagering requirements|
21Bets offers players over 200 of the best slots around, table game, live casino rooms and more. It should come as no surprise, then, that this is yet another ProgressPlay powered site. In the past 12 months they’ve impressed us as a software provider by offering an extensive and well formulated games roster, and it seems they’re not about to stop producing high quality sites any time soon.
Within their packed out games collection, 21Bets gives players popular titles from varied software developers, including Microgaming, Next Gen, Thunderkick and Genesis Gaming. With all these big names on board, it’s no wonder they’ve got such a great fan base.
Popular slots include Gorilla Go Wild, Ariana, Taco Bros, Break Da Bank Again, and blockbuster titles such as the Game of Thrones slot and Bridesmaids. On top of that, there’s 11 progressive jackpots, including Cashapiller and Treasure Nile.
For table games fans there’s a decent amount of different roulette and blackjack games, a few poker titles and 5 live casino rooms. There’s also 4 scratchcards too.
When you make your first deposit at 21Bets you’ll be rewarded with a 100% 1st deposit match bonus, up to £200. So go the whole hog and deposit £200 and you’ll have £400 to play with. You need to deposit a minimum of £10 to qualify and the bonus funds should be credited to your account immediately.
On the surface it seems like a good offer, but we’ve got a few issues. You’re bonus funds are tied to high wagering requirements (50x) and if they’re not spent within 7 days they’ll expire. That means an awful lot of wagering within your first week at the casino.
To be honest, we think it’s best not to think too much about this welcome bonus. Of course, if you’re depositing anyway then the bonus will be available, on the off chance you’d wager that much, but as an incentive to join the site, we think it falls a little flat.
Where 21Bets let us down in the welcome ‘package’ department, they’re at least making up for with their other promotions. As with the games roster, ProgressPlay know how to curate, and that’s why there’s so many varied promotions up for grabs. Enjoy cash tournaments, free spins, weekly surprises, deposit bonuses, cash back and more. Here are some of our favourite current promotions:
- Monday Madness – 21Bets want to banish those back-to-work blues, so that’s why they’re giving all players a chance at some extra cash, every Monday. Deposit throughout the day and you’ll be 100% matched, up to £50. This means if you deposit the whole £50, you’ll have £100 to play with. Make sure you use the promo code MONDAY to qualify.
- Spin the Slots Weekend – Over selected weekends throughout the month, 21Bets is giving players a chance to get their hands on tons of free spins! Simply play as normal on any of the set weekends and once you’ve accumulated 125 VIP points, you’ll also receive 20 free spins.
Deposits & Withdrawals
21Bets offers players a comprehensive and varied range of banking methods, so depositing and withdrawing at this casino should be a very easy affair. You can deposit at 21Bets via Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Solo, Swtich, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafe Card or Pay by Phone.
A minimum deposit of £10 is required for every method, and the maximum deposits can vary depending on how you wish to fund your account. Depositing via Pay by Phone is capped at £30 per day, although we’re aware that this is due to third party rules not 21Bets’ wishes, so we’ll let it slide.
Withdrawals will automatically be processed using the same method by which you deposited. However, if you’ve paid via Pay by Phone (and some Paysafe Card transactions), you’ll be prompted to supply extra card/bank details so they can transfer your money correctly. If you don’t wish to do this, 21Bets also accepts withdrawals via cheque or wire transfer but do be warned, these can take a long amount of time to process.
Is There Anything Unique?
Well, the long and short of it is no, not really. 21Bets is another well designed ProgressPlay site and there’s no doubt its a place well worth trying out, but if you’re looking for originality or great design features then you better look elsewhere.
ProgressPlay do produce great casinos, however they all follow the same formula. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with this, and if fancy graphics don’t float your boat then you may not have even noticed. However, for some players, unique casino experiences are key and we’re sorry to say that you could have the exact same experience at any one of ProgressPlay’ numerous other sites.
21Bets is a straight-forward, no frills casino packed with great choice and variation. We can’t argue with that at all, although when some casinos are producing such beautiful and creative sites, 21Bets does sometimes feel very generic and churned out.
Other casinos like 21Bets
Fruity King – Fruity King has been a Droid Slots favourite for years, but did you know it recently became powered by ProgressPlay? Making substantial changes, ProgressPlay added their huge games collection to the site and also made it available to play on desktop too. If you’ve enjoyed playing at 21Bets then we think you’ll love Fruity King as it uses the same well-designed and easy-to-navigate interface.
Kaboo – If you’ve been disappointed with 21Bets’ lack of originality, then why not try out Kaboo? It offers a completely one-of-a-kind gaming experience, with secret missions, chapters to unlock and special bonus games. It’s definitely a darker and slightly creepier site than most, but we can’t fault it on bringing something completely innovative to the table.
21Bets is a very solid and stable casino. It’s packed with choice in every department, and it has all the elements to please players. However, it is definitely a no-frills, down to business casino. Whilst on one hand, we’re disappointed it doesn’t have any unique features, on the other we’re glad we can play our favourite games in a straight-forward manner.
Of course, we’ve still got issues with that less-than appealing welcome bonus but the other promotions make up for it and we love that the site accepts mobile billing deposits.
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Last updated by: Daisy, 15 January 2016