Sky Casino is – surprise, surprise! – a sister site to Sky Vegas, so is part of the wider Sky Betting brand that covers sports betting, bingo, poker, Super 6 and Fantasy Football products. It seems a slightly curious proposition in some ways, since new players will wonder why Sky operates both Vegas and Casino, but the free membership of one or the other is actually a one-wallet account that means you don’t have to choose one over the other and can sample both as you see fit.
Also in common with its sibling online casino, Sky Casino is tightly regulated, holding licences from both the British Gambling Commission and Alderney Gambling Control Commission that is your assurance that it’s both a secure and fair place to play for real money.
As mentioned above membership at Sky Casino is entirely free, and it’s a fuss-free procedure that gives you an account with which you can freely roam the wider range of Sky’s betting entertainment if you fancy playing a few hands of poker, daubing some virtual bingo cards or having a flutter on the 2.30 at Epsom from time to time away from the Roulette tables and online slots.
Promotions & Bonuses
- Depsoit £10 Play With £70.
- 100% Match Second Deposit up to £250.
Sky Casino offers quite an unusual Welcome Bonus compared to the usual First Deposit bonuses found at many of its main online casino rivals. 600% is certainly quite a percentage compared to the more usual 100% match, but there are some limitations to be aware of. First, that 600% is only applicable to a first deposit of £10 or more, and is actually only calculated on that tenner, but that’s still a pretty decent inflation of £10 into £70 without any effort. Slightly less appealing is the 50x wagering requirement that goes with that bonus, however when viewed as simply a way to enjoy £60 of free gaming from a tenner down it’s not to be sniffed at.
The Second Deposit bonus you can enjoy here lowers the wagering requirement to 30x and delivers a bundle of bonus cash to match pound for pound deposits between £20 and £250.
Common to both Welcome Match Bonus promotions is the condition that slots can contribute 100% to the wagering requirement, and table and card games 20%. This latter figure is worth noting if you love your table games as many competitors only allow these to contribute 10% to wagering requirements for bonuses.
Sky Casino also routinely offers loyalty bonuses for returning players so keep an eye open for those if you choose to play here.
Sky Casino games are powered by industry-leading software Playtech.
All Sky Casino games are Instant Play titles played directly in your browser.
The Playtech-powered games that underpin the Sky Casino experience are well-renowned for their excellent sound, graphics and animation that create a real sense of playing in an authentic casino environment. Sky Casino also offers Live Casino versions of table game classics such as Roulette and Blackjack to give players an even more immersive experience of playing as if in a land-based club.
The online slots choice is more limited here than in many other online casinos but it’s most definitely not a set of lacklustre duds – Avengers slot, Plenty o’ Fortune, Frankie Dettori’s Magic 7, Gladiator and Jackpot Giant are just a handful of the hit slots that Sky Casino offers, so nothing to worry about on that score.
Sky Casino accepts the following payment methods:
Debit and Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Laser, Entropay and Maestro / Solo.
e-Wallets and prepaid cards: PayPal.
Withdrawals to Debit and Credit cards usually take 2 to 3 working days to process. e-Wallets are much faster and are processed usually within a few hours.
Sky Casino may seem to offer a smaller range of games from some of its rivals, but staying focused on its selection from Playtech is not a weakness in our estimation. The quality of Playtech’s games soon dispel any potential sense of disappointment that certain popular online slots like Starburst and Rainbow Riches aren’t here, and fans of table games certainly won’t feel short-changed by (for example) the smooth Roulette and Blackjack you can wallow in here.
Promotions aren’t bad with Sky Casino, but we have seen better value for money on this score elsewhere. That said, there’s something very agreeable about the whole Sky Casino package that makes it a very worthy contender for your custom. If you want an online experience to come as close to the ‘real thing’ as possible, sparing you the rigmarole of getting to a land-based club for that true casino buzz, then Sky Casino should definitely be on your list of sites to trial.