LuckyNiki is among those casinos that are operated by SkillOnNet, in this case via Titanium Brace Marketing Ltd, who are at home in Malta and licensed there as well.
The casino has been around since 2016 and comes with an Anime or Mange theme, whichever you prefer. In any case, Niki is an animated character inspired by the Japanese Anime-style and she even comes with a backstory. That story is a little strange and reads as if it may have been written by someone not entirely firm in the use of the English language. Be that as it may, Niki has apparently always been very lucky and after her luck continued throughout her life, she decided to share it with us. Niki is also a self-confessed gamer and gambler and it seems opening up her own online casino was the logical consequence of both her luck and her affinity for games.
If that sort of thing appeals to you, you might want to consider signing up at LuckyNiki, perhaps her luck will add to your own. On offer are €100 extra along with 100 free spins when you decide to sign up here. Apart from reading our in-depth review as to what’s good and what’s not so good about the casino, here are some highlights that might interest you:
|Jurisdiction: Malta (MGA), United Kingdom (UKGC)|
|Software: Microgaming, NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, SkillOnNet, WMS, NextGen Gaming, Amaya, Big Time Gaming, Quickfire|
|Support: Live Chat, Email, Phone|
|Play on: Computer, iPhone, Android|
|Currency: Australian dollars, Canadian Dollars, Swiss francs, Denmark kroner, Euros, British pounds sterling, Norwegian Kroner, Russian rubles, Swedish Kronor, US dollars, South African rand|
|E-Wallets: 24-96 h|
|Credit/Debit Cards: 2-7 d|
|Bank Transfers: 2-7 d|
Should you decide to sign up at LuckyNiki, you can look forward to a welcome bonus of 100% and €100 extra as well as 100 free spins on the game Ninja Master, which is certainly not your run-of-the-mill Starburst variety.
The bonus terms are rather extensive, which means you’ll be best served to read them over at the casino yourself. But we will summarize the most important bits and pieces for you.
The minimum deposit to claim the bonus is €10. Generally, your cash funds will be used when wagering before your bonus funds and free spins have to be used before anything else (bonus as well as real cash funds).
Bonus money and winnings from free spins generally have wagering requirements of 30x the bonus funds. However, should the bonus cash and winnings from free spins be greater than the initial deposit, wagering requirements will be 60x.
To keep it simple, in order to meet wagering requirements, you should stick to slots and scratch cards when wagering. Most of the time wagering on any other games won’t count towards completing the wagering requirements. You have 30 days to complete wagering.
Whilst the bonus conditions really are quite comprehensive, we consider them fair and if you read them thoroughly, we don’t believe that you’ll go wrong when adhering to them and claiming the bonus.
SkillOnNet seeks to provide their players with a vast library of game from the best providers out there. You can read about new deals they ink with an ever-growing collection of providers regularly in the news. Thus, you’ll find games from Merkur, Microgaming, Amaya, Yggdrasil Gaming, Lightning Box, NetEnt, Blueprint Gaming, GVG, NextGen Gaming, RT Gaming, Play’n GO, Thunderkick, Williams Interactive, Barcrest and others at LuckyNiki.
That means you can find a host of great games by these providers at the casino, including Vikings Go Berzerk, Jungle Books, Merlin’s Millions, Thunderstruck II, Immortal Romance, Tower Quest, 7 Sins, Sunny Shores, Sea Hunter, Great White Elk, Asgardian Stones and many, many more.
At first glance we’d say the number of slots here easily reaches four digits, meaning you get at least 1,000 games in this category alone.
Alas, the table games section, which is easily found in the menu, currently only contains 15 games. Among them you’ll find Roulette, Blackjack und Baccarat in various versions and that’s about it.
LuckyNiki also offers a virtual sports sections, where you can find virtual darts, soccer and even tennis. It’s an unusual selection that you won’t often encounter and that makes up somewhat for the lack of table games.
The biggest downside we encountered here is the fact that there’s not a single poker game, whether casino poker or video poker, to be found here.
LuckyNiki provides us with an unusual choice of live tables, which is mostly due to the fact that we get tables from not just one or two but three providers. Clearly the casino wants to provide us with the very best and since their table game section is otherwise woefully lacking, they’re making it up with the live casino selection.
Here you’ll get live dealer games from Evolution Gaming, NetEnt and Extreme Live Gaming. It’s a rare thing to see all three providers under one roof and we quite like the selection we get here.
Needless to say, the choice of Roulette tables is the biggest here, but Blackjack and Baccarat are also easily available and even Casino Hold’em can be played. Dream Catcher is another popular game provided by Evolution Gaming and Extreme Live Gaming brings us a number of themed Roulette tables.
Also available is a real casino experience provided via Extreme Live Gaming and their brick-and-mortar Casino Admiral in Gibraltar.
We would consider the choice of progressive jackpot games you can find at LuckyNiki to be another one of the strengths of the casino. It’s an unusual selection, but one we quite like. And the biggest and most popular jackpots are all available, aside from Empire Fortune and Joker Millions, however.
Still, you could walk away with 7-figure wins when playing the following slots:
Variety is provided with smaller progressive jackpots such as Genie Jackpots, Ozwin’s Jackpots, Holmes and the Stolen Stones, Winstar, King Cashalot, Millionaires Club III, Divine Fortune, The Naked Gun, Cosmic Fortune and others.
Click on “Support” in the menu on the left side of the screen and you’ll jump right into the extensive support section at LuckyNiki. The first line of support is provided through chat, phone and email support, where the customer service team is available 24/7.
Before you find yourself dialling a number, however, you might want to browse the help section. A number of links will tell you all about signing up, depositing, withdrawing and how to play. But on top of that there’s also an FAQ section which answers further questions you may have. The FAQ section isn’t huge, but it is helpful. And don’t forget to read the full terms and conditions as well.
If you still have questions after going through all the information provided on the website, you can still contact customer service and let them handle your problem.
Elsewhere you may read that LuckyNiki holds a UKGC license. We were unable to verify that that was ever the case and right now the casino only holds a MGA license. That is most certainly enough, and we have not seen major complaints about the casino anywhere.
Additionally, the casino displays an iTechLabs certificate, meaning their games are tested for randomness and fairness. SkillOnNet is known to be working with the Australian auditor, which is always good to see. Click on the icon and you’ll see the full certificate, which is not exactly current but at least still valid.
Whilst we wouldn’t mind seeing another license, LuckyNiki is operated by trusted SkillOnNet and that in itself is reassuring.
It can hardly be surprising that we were unable to find any overall payout information anywhere on the homepage. Few casinos publish these numbers and new casinos hardly ever. LuckyNiki is not brand new, mind you, and they should have established a customer base by now, which would allow them to have enough data to publish their actual RTP numbers.
For the time being no such reports have been made available, however, which means very little in the grander scheme of our review. Of course, we’d like to see the numbers, simply because it is a matter of transparency and trustworthiness for us. But not having the numbers doesn’t mean that casino is not safe for you to play at.
All relevant information pertaining to payment options can be found under the “support” link on the homepage. Payment options are sorted under their own tab and you’ll get a list of the various deposit and withdrawal methods that may be available to you.
Generally speaking, you’ll be able to deposit and withdraw via Visa, MasterCard, ecoPayz, Bitcoin, Neteller, Skrill and entropay, which covers the most important bases.
Depending on where you login from, not all methods as listed above will be available to you. For instance, PayPal is showing up with an icon on the homepage, but it’s not available to customers everywhere.
Minimum deposits and withdrawals are €20 each time (though that contradicts the information that the minimum deposit to claim a bonus is €10). You can withdraw a maximum of €5,000 at once, but unfortunately no more than €10,000 per month. Usually progressive jackpot wins are exempt from such limitations.
Whilst deposits are instant, you may have to wait up to 7 days on your withdrawal, depending on the method you’ve chosen.
Fans of Animes or Mangas will definitely feel right at home at LuckyNiki. The style very much emulates the Japanese comics and Niki herself has pink hair, which is not unusual at all.
Pink prevails among the highlights on the black background as well, though orange is added in there for variety. Overall the site is very colourful, perhaps even a little too much. All the animated characters at LuckyNiki resemble those attractive and sexy comic characters you find in Anime and they all have different coloured hair. You can even watch animated episodes with them that tell you more about Niki’s story.
The layout of the site is straightforward and easy to navigate. It’s almost a little inelegant in places, though it could be worse.
The theme is not going to be for everyone, but online casinos rarely want to entice everyone to join them anyway. There’s an audience for LuckyNiki, to be sure, and we have no doubt the casino will reach those of you who like this kind of theme.
The theme and design has been adapted for mobile play as well. On the mobile page the layout is slightly different, as is to be expected with a smaller screen. The menu folds away nicely, which is always handy. It leaves room for the big banner with Niki in front of a cityscape at the top and interesting information below that. The colour scheme is very much the same here, with a black background and lots of pink.
The page loads quickly enough but can be a little clunky when you first navigate around. That’s hardly surprising with such a graphics heavy page. If your smartphone or tablet aren’t brand new and offer lots of processing power, you may find yourself lagging behind a little bit when playing on this site.
That aside you will have full access to all areas of the casino and full functionality to sign up, sign in, play games and participate in promotions.
At LuckyNiki you’ll be able to enjoy promotions every single day. It appears to be one of their selling points and if we’re being honest, it works. Few casinos are this proactive and many simply give you a one-off welcome bonus and hope that you’ll stick around anyway.
But few casinos have something on offer every day. LuckyNiki is among those few. The offers change daily, so we can only give you an idea of what to expect. But how about 50% top up and some extra spins? Or a free mega spin? Mystery prizes are also available, though the majority of those promotions do seem to focus on spins. That’s hardly surprising, because this casino aims heavily for slot players.
There’s also a VIP Lounge, which is for VIP members. It looks as if everyone playing actively at the casino will be able to join the Lounge. Just play your favourite games and level on up. Benefits include free bonuses, a VIP account manager, invites to exclusive events and more. Nothing extraordinary here, but certainly good enough.
We’ve pointed out the flaws we found at LuckyNiki. There aren’t an awful lot of them, which is reassuring. We would like to see those gone as well, mind you.
LuckyNiki will provide you with a good casino experience, especially if you like Japanese comics. It’s up to you to decide how well the theme has really been done and whether or not it actually works for you. As we’ve already said, it won’t be for everyone. Some like their gameplay and casino experience straightforward and without so many colours and a theme that could have been a little more interactive.
If you can see beyond that, you will find a great selection of slots here, a great choice of live tables, a solid welcome bonus and great daily promotions to avail yourself of.
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