Buran Casino opened up in 2017, just like many of its sister casinos. Araxio has enough casinos and thus enough experience by now to know what they are doing. Whilst many of their casinos are similar in their set-up, offering similar bonuses and promotions, they mostly manage to be different enough not to leave us feeling as if someone copied and pasted everything.
Buran, for instance, gives us a more futuristic feel. Buran is apparently the name of a Soviet spacecraft from the 80s. Whilst the casino is certainly marketed at Russia and Eastern European countries, visitors from the rest of Europe are just as welcome.
The casino offers a great selection of games, impressive progressive jackpots, tournaments and a VIP program as well as a good welcome bonus, which gives new players up to €500 extra and 200 free spins.
If you’re wondering whether you should sign up here, check out a few advantages we found for you:
|Software: Microgaming, NetEnt, Rival, iSoftbet, Quickspin, Yggdrasil Gaming, Amatic Industries, Euro Games Technology, Elk studios, Push Gaming, Pragmatic Play, PariPlay, NoLimitCity, Red Tiger Gaming|
|Support: Live Chat, Email, Phone|
|Play on: Computer, iPhone, Android|
|Currency: Euros, Polish zlotys, Russian rubles, Swedish Kronor|
|E-Wallets: 24 h|
|Credit/Debit Cards: 3-5 d|
|Bank Transfers: 3-5 d|
Casinos operated by Araxio Development N.V. have a tendency to bring us the same or very similar bonus offers. So, the welcome bonus at Buran Casino will look rather familiar to you. That’s not a bad thing, mind you, because at least you know what to expect.
New players can grab a welcome bonus of 100% and up to €500. The minimum deposit required to claim the bonus is €20. Upon making your deposit, you will need to contact customer services in order to have the bonus activated. Then you’ll receive your first 20 free spins. The remaining 180 spins will arrive in increments of 20 for the next 9 days in your account.
By the way, whilst it isn’t mentioned anywhere, it appears as if you can use the free spins on just about any slot you like (except for a few excluded ones).
As is the rule at Araxio Development casinos, you will need to wager the bonus funds and your initial deposit 30x each before a withdrawal is possible. You have 10 days to achieve that, which is why we recommend you don’t claim the full bonus amount. It is very difficult to wager €30,000 in such a short time when your maximum allowed bet is €5.
Also, only slots and ‘other games’ contribute to the wagering requirements and some slots contribute either very little or not at all. A full list of exceptions can be found in the bonus rules over at Buran Casino.
Keep in mind that a violation of the bonus rules is one of the main reasons at any online casinos that result in cancellation of winnings or bonuses. So, read the bonus terms carefully.
Once again, you’ll recognize that you are looking at an Araxio Development operated casino, because their live casino offering is usually similar across all their casinos. Working with Ezugi and Evolution Gaming, you get an unusual combination of live tables at Buran Casino.
Whilst Evolution Gaming is undoubtedly the most popular and successful provider of live games, Ezugi is rarely found anywhere and we didn’t even realise that they provided live tables until we came across our first Araxio operated casino.
Whilst the selection of live tables is not huge, it is at least varied. You’ll be able to play Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Dream Catcher and a few different Casino Poker games.
If you’ve checked out any of our reviews of Buran Casino’s sister casinos, you’ll know which game developers Araxio Development N.V. works with. The list includes NetEnt, PariPlay, BGaming, Play’n GO, Endorphina, Ezugi, Microgaming, Quickspin, Yggdrasil Gaming, NYX Gaming, Amatic, EGT, GameArt, Betsoft, Thunderkick, Push Gaming, Elk Studios, Amaya and Habanero as well as a few others.
The operator has obviously chosen not just some of the biggest names in the industry, but also a few of the most innovative and popular developers out there.
You can expect to play slots such as Wild Scarab, House of Doom, The Lab, Easter Island, The King, Highlander, Planet of the Apes, Fruitoids, Planet Fortune, Pied Piper, Dragon Ship, Halloween and many other games here.
But, as usual, Araxio’s casino have much more to offer than that. Sorted into various categories, players can find a slew of other casino games here: Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Punto Banco, Red Dog, Casino Poker in various incarnations, Video Poker in over a dozen versions as well as a few scratch cards and random dice games that are hidden here and there.
There’s lots of variety to be had here, and if you have a preference for the games of just one developer, you’ll be happy to hear that you can simply sort all games according to provider as well.
Buran Casino offers progressive jackpots from EGT, Push Gaming and Betsoft. That’s a very unusual combination of providers in this section and notably absent are obviously the big progressives from NetEnt and Microgaming, though the casino works with both developers. Whilst only the Betsoft jackpots The Glam Life and Mega Glam Life tend to reach 7-figure wins of the truly life-changing variety, we’ve discovered that EGTs jackpots easily reach at least 6-figure sums, which makes them very attractive as well.
Among the jackpots on offer you’ll find:
Be aware that the Betsoft jackpots are not sorted in the jackpots category. But you can find them when filtering according to providers.
As far as we have been able to ascertain, Araxio Development N.V. runs their customer service base for all their casinos from the same place. The phone numbers to contact are the same as are the opening times for some of the departments.
General help is available around the clock, whereas the finance department has limited opening times, though during the week they promise to process transaction requests within 24 hours. The best way to contact the customer service team is via their live chat, though emails are welcome as are phone calls.
In the FAQ section you’ll find a few answers to some questions already, but the section is relatively small, and information is limited. Any major problems will have to be addressed with the team directly.
Araxio Development N.V. is currently only licensed through the Curacao eGaming jurisdiction. As you know, we’d prefer a European license from Malta or Gibraltar on top of that as it adds confidence in an operator and another layer of player protection.
That said, there’s nothing wrong with a Curacao license and we have not heard about any major complaints against either Araxio or Buran Casino.
The casino provides assistance when required, takes responsible gaming seriously and even offers a separate link for ‘Complaints’, so players know who to address in case of any issues.
Unless you have an account at the casino, you will find very little information about payment options in advance. The casino does not have a dedicated page informing us about relevant details such as transaction times, limits or possible fees.
We do know that Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill, paysafecard, bank transfer and a few other options are available for deposits and most of them are available for withdrawals as well.
The I.D. process before making your first big withdrawal is very thorough and involved, which means it may take a little longer than you might be happy with.
Generally speaking, funds need to be played through 3x before a withdrawal is possible. This is usually due to the prevention of money laundering requirements. And withdrawal limits depend on your VIP status at the casino. As a ‘Cadet’ you can withdraw €10,000 per month. As a ‘Marshall’ you can withdraw up to €50,000 per month.
Considering the name of the casino, a space theme is not unexpected. It is mostly only hinted at, though, and not too overt in its execution. But you can find little rocket ships in the design and a space background in some of the moving banners on the homepage.
The colours are dark grey and dark blue and do remind us of space rather than a dungeon, for instance. Graphics throughout the page a crisp and well executed, giving the site a professional look.
Navigation is easy and straightforward. The main menu can be found on the left-hand side and takes us to all the important areas. Further information can be found at the bottom of each screen and if you’re in the Games section, you can find various filters to choose when looking for games. It’s all very well done, and we have no complaints here at all.
The only gripe we have with Buran Casino’s mobile site is that it may be a little slow when loading. That is probably due to the graphics, which take up some bandwidth, but overall, we quite like the mobile casino.
You can access all parts of the casino easily. The menu drops down from the top right-hand corner, which is curiously different to the desktop site but no problem. Not quite intuitively, you have to figure out for yourself that you can scroll the games categories sideways in order to find all of them. On a small screen you may not be able to see right away that this is an option. Once you find yourself wondering where the jackpots or the live games may be found, you’ll give it a try and scroll right to find them.
Beyond that the mobile page is well done and offers everything that you can find on the desktop site as well.
Araxio Development N.V. is very good when it comes to offering incentives for their players to stay at their casinos. Some online casinos offer nothing beyond their welcome bonus, leaving us wondering why anyone would find it attractive to stay with them. But those of you who like to peruse regular bonus offers, should be happy at Buran Casino.
Two weekly reload bonuses are available here. One will offer you 50 free spins. The other a 50% reload bonus and 50 free spins as well. There are also two cashback offers, which we already know from some of their other casinos: one for 15% when simply playing your favourite games, and a 10% cashback offer for playing live casino games.
Loyalty points are earned when wagering on any of the games or by participating in some of the numerous tournaments. Usually, you can also find big network tournaments from NetEnt or Yggdrasil, where you can win awesome prizes. But the proprietary tournaments will usually win you a few thousand loyalty points.
And those will come in quite handy when you participate in the VIP program. This is also something all Araxio casinos offer. The differences tend to be in what the levels are called. Since we have a bit of a space theme going, you can become a Cadet, Lieutenant, Commander, Captain or Marshal at Buran Casino.
The exchange rate for earning loyalty points increases from level to level, you get a higher allowance for monthly withdrawals, more bonus offers and eventually an account manager as well. All in all, it’s quite worthwhile.
As you will have noticed, we have found only a handful of issues with the casino and none of them were unusual or overly bothersome. We’d like to see a longer timeframe for players to use their bonus funds and attempt to meet wagering requirements. Adding a European gambling license would be great as well and fixing some of the smaller issues around the casino is probably just a matter of time.
If you want to become a space cadet at Buran Casino, we have no reason to recommend against it. Maybe don’t go all out when it comes to claiming the welcome bonus, but beyond that go ahead and have some fun.
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