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A new bitcoin casino has launched in the last while called King Billy Casino, and this Look At gives a rundown of how the casino works as a player.
Based on the Softswiss platform, King Billy Casino features a wide variety of slots, jackpots, table games, as well as an extensive range of live casino games from all the top casino game providers including Ainsworth, Amatic, Bgaming, Booming, Bsg, Elk, Endorphina, Evolution, Ezugi, Gameart, Habanero, Isoftbet, Netent, Nextgen, Playngo, Pragmatic, Quickfire, Spinomenal, Thunderkick, Vivogaming and Yggdrasil.
So to start, I registered an account, and made a deposit using their bitcoin payment provider. Within a minute or two, this was on my account and ready to play even though it hadn’t confirmed on the blockchain. This was matched by a first time deposit bonus automatically, doubling my deposit.
I started to play some of the slot games on the site, including 3 Charms Crush, Ancient Egypt Classic, a multi-line slot game, Good Girl Bad Girl, another multi-line slot game, and then Lucky Lady Slots, which is a jackpot slot game.
While doing this, I ran into a small error, and after contacting support who responded within seconds, they let me know that there was a limit on the bet size of 2.5mbtc (as this is the denomination of the bitcoin casinos use) while I had my deposit bonus in place.
King Billy has a sequential deposit bonus. The first is a 100% deposit bonus up to 1 bitcoin, as well as up to 200 free spins on a limited number of slots, which are given 20/day for 10 days. The second bonus, using WELCOME2 gives a 50% bonus up to 1 bitcoin, the third using WELCOME3 gives a 25% bonus up to 1.5 bitcoin, and the fourth and final bonus gives 25% bonus again up to 1.5 bitcoin. There is a minimum deposit of 10mbtc (0.01 bitcoin), and bonus winnings must be wagered 35 times to be eligible for withdrawal.
Also, some of the games were restricted to me as I had deposited in crypto, as the casino also supports euro, but there was still an extensive range of games I could play.
Before playing some of the games, I was prompted to fill in some of the information in my profile, such as name, date of birth and so on, and after entering this I could continue playing the games I wanted. While I was in the settings screen, I also had a look at the responsible gaming options, and it has a wide range of options to let you set deposit limits, loss limits, ager limits, session limits, as well as putting in a cooling off period. This is good to see, and in line with the modern approach taken by GambleAware.ie and other similar controls.
While the site features a range of computer based card and table games including blackjack, video poker and roulette, I dived into the live casino for an hour or two. There was an easy filter to narrow down the live games that were available to me with the betting limit I had, so I tried a number of them.
I tried the Casino Holdem first, which had a friendly dealer who was broadcast in high definition and with clear audio, chatting away to people on the table. After that, I tried a couple of variants of blackjack, my favourite card game. I tried Classic Blackjack, and also a variant called Live Blackjack Party. They also have a live spinwheel game called Dream Catcher where the presenter spins the wheel and depending on where it stops you can win between 1x and 40x your bet.
However, the game I settled on and played the most, having a couple of dozen hands was Infinite Blackjack, which at any given time had at least another 40 people playing.
In order to increase the bet size over the 2.5mbtc limit, I logged back into my account and forfeited my initial deposit bonus. This dropped my balance down, but enabled me to browse a wider range of games, and increase my stakes in Infinite Blackjack.
I played this over two days, winning some, losing others, and after my play session I thought I’d try to withdraw the balance of my funds, going into the withdrawal, putting in my bitcoin address and submitting it. However, very shortly thereafter it was declined, and I contacted support who said that I’d need to upload a copy of my photo ID in order to process a withdrawal. This was straightforward to do, and after this I was able to withdraw my funds back to my account. While I didn’t top up by e-cash (which would require uploading copies of the receipts), or by debit card (which would require uploading a photo of the card with some numbers blocked) as well as id, this step is part of their compliance program.
So overall, what was my experience on King Billy Casino like? It’s been a while since I’ve used a softswiss betting site, and the platform has gotten multiple upgrades since I played last. King Billy Casino’s design is nice, with a royal theme. There is a wide selection of games from lots of different providers.
The graphics of the games was nice, the controls were easy and responsive, and the audio for the games that had it was nice and crisp.
I was particularly impressed with the live casino, given that there was an extensive range of games, many of the tables had lots of people on them, and chat was hopping although in a lot of different languages which I didn’t mind. The hosts and hostesses were also friendly, chatting away to the audience of players.
So overall, if you’re looking to try a new bitcoin or euro casino that has a good range of slots, table and card games, as well as an extensive range of live casino games, King Billy Casino is well worth a go.