4.3 Maria Casino

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Maria Casino Review

Maria Casino first opened its doors in 2007 and was initially aimed at a female audience. That probably also explains the inclusion of Bingo as a product, which is fairly unusual for an online casino that is not a one-stop-shop.

Operated by Platinum Gaming Limited, who are at home in Gibraltar, Maria Casino is part of the Kindred Group (former Unibet Group), one of the largest gambling companies in the world with more than 15 million customers in about 100 markets.

In the decade that Maria Casino has been around it has constantly improved its service and has gained quite a popularity not just in the Scandinavian markets but also in the UK, where the casino also receives its license from.

Maria Casino offers quite an attractive platform and players can enjoy an impressive number of games from NetEnt, Microgaming, IGT, Genesis Gaming, ELK Studios, Thunderkick, Yggdrasil Gaming and many other suppliers. You’ll find plenty of slots here, table games, a live casino and a dedicated Bingo client.

Take your pick among three welcome offers when signing up here and grab up to €100 extra plus 40 free spins on Starburst. Some of the main advantages of playing here are:

  • Well over 400 games from various providers
  • UKGC licensed and eCOGRA certified
  • 24/7 live chat and telephone support
  • Attractive website design
  • Great mobile casino
  • Part of the prestigious Kindred Group

Facts

Games: 550+ Established: 2007
Payout:
Jurisdiction: Malta (MGA), United Kingdom (UKGC), Denmark (Spillemyndigheden), Sweden
Software: Microgaming, NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Play'n GO, IGT, Jadestone, Blueprint Gaming, Quickspin, Nyx Interactive, Relax Gaming, GTS, NoLimitCity
Support: Live Chat, Email, Phone
Play on: Computer, iPhone, Android
Languages: Svenska
Currency: Croatian kunas, Czech Republic korunas, Euros, Hungarian forint, Norwegian Kroner, Polish zlotys, British pounds sterling, Swedish Kronor, Swiss francs, Brazilian real, Romanian lei, Denmark kroner

Facts

E-Wallets: 24-48 h
Credit/Debit Cards: 3-10 d
Bank Transfers: 3-10 d
100% up to €100
Type: Welcome
Wager requirements: 40x
Bonus code:
Min. deposit: €10
25 Free Spins
Type: Free Spins
Wager requirements: 30x
Bonus code:
Min. deposit:

Bonuses & Free Spins

Maria Casino doesn’t offer huge bonuses with their sign-up offer, but they cater to various needs and budgets and you won’t have to spend a lot of money here, if you don’t want to.

  • Receive a 200% match bonus and up to €20 when depositing €10 plus 40 free spins on Starburst (10 free spins for the next four days each)
  • Receive a 150% match bonus and up to €60 when depositing €40 or more plus 40 free spins on Starburst (10 free spins for the next four days each)
  • Receive a 100% match bonus and up to €100 when depositing €10 or more plus 40 free spins on Starburst (10 free spins for the next four days each)

Bonus money can’t be withdrawn and winnings from bonus money can only be withdrawn after the bonus has been wagered 25 times. Free spin winnings need to be wagered 15 times before they can be withdrawn.

Not all games contribute equally towards completing the wagering requirements:

  • Bingo – 200%
  • Slots (with a few exceptions) – 100%
  • Table games and Video Poker – 10%

Overall the bonus terms are pretty straight forward and easy to understand. But we do recommend you real the full terms and conditions over at Maria Casino.

Over 400 games to pick from

Whilst we know plenty of online casinos that offer twice as many casino games or even more than that than Maria Casino, we also know that quantity is not as important as quality. At Maria Casino you can be certain to find quality games.

Maria Casino works with an impressive number of game providers, among them Ash Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, Elk Studios, Felt Gaming, Genesis Gaming, IGT, Leander Games, Mazooma, Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Play’n Go, Quickspin, Rabcat, Relax Gaming, Thunderkick, WMS Gaming as well as Yggdrasil Gaming.

Among the nearly 400 slots currently available you can find Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel, Sakura Fortune, Viking Runecraft, Matsuri, Siberian Storm, Super Heroes, Wild Wild West, Double Dragons, Scruffy Duck, JokerPro and many more brilliant games.

Variety is guaranteed thanks to the more than 60 table games that are offered at Maria Casino. Here you can find plenty of Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack and Casino Poker tables. Additionally 9 Video Poker games are available at Maria Casino and among the so-called “other games” you can find Keno and a few fun games that defy classification.

The number of games at Maria Casino is constantly growing, mostly thanks to new slot releases. But the focus will certainly remain on quality over quantity here.

Enjoy Bingo rooms and Bingo mini games

Maria Casino is especially well-known as a casino for Bingo offers. This may be owed to the fact that Maria Casino was established as a casino specifically catering to a female audience. In any case, the offering is of particular note. You will find a number of Bingo rooms here that you can join at any time. Not all of them are open all the time, of course.

Jackpots will vary, but most rooms offer progressive jackpots that can easily grow into five- or six-figure sums.
Additionally you can play a number of Bingo mini games, which can be fun and perhaps a little less nerve racking than playing one of the rooms.

Find the main jackpots at Maria Casino

Once again Maria Casino doesn’t go overboard on the number of jackpot games available. Indeed, at the time of writing this review there were only 14 jackpot games available. Whilst some of them come with life-changing wins, most of them won’t climb higher than five figures.

The biggest jackpots are:

  • Mega Moolah
  • Mega Fortune Dreams
  • Arabian Nights
  • Major Millions

Clearly quite a few big jackpots from popular providers, who are also present at Maria Casino, are missing. It is noteworthy, however, that not all games from all suppliers are necessarily available in every country, since there are licensing restrictions that may result in games from some providers being unavailable in some countries.

Additional jackpot games at Maria Casino are Holmes and the Stolen Stones, Divine Fortune or Caribbean Stud Poker.

No jackpots

An excellent 24/7 customer service

The customer service at Maria Casino has an excellent reputation. It used to have a great reputation even when they weren’t available 24/7. But now that you can actually contact the team around the clock, we’re even happier.

Prompt, polite and helpful – that’s what you get when you have a chat with the customer service team here. You can contact them via live chat or telephone or send them an email, if you prefer.

Additionally Maria Casino offers a comprehensive and easy to navigate FAQ section that will answer plenty of questions before you’ll find a need to actually talk to someone. And then there are the casino guides, another section of help guides on just about any casino-related topic you might think of: live roulette basics, casino tournaments, slot game glossary, paylines explained and much more. If you’re new to online casinos, this is where you find easy explanations on just about anything.

Very limited payment options

It’s not that easy to find out which payment options are available at Maria Casino. Without having to login to an account you won’t find much about the payment methods, though some questions are answered in the FAQ section. We know therefore that Visa debit and credit cards, MasterCard, paysafecard and bank transfers are available as deposit methods.

Visa debit and credit and bank transfer are also available for withdrawal. But that’s about where it ends.

It actually appears as if eWallets are not very popular at Maria Casino and you won’t find the usual company logos on the website, indicating that they’re accepted as deposit and withdrawal methods. Indeed, very few logos for payment options appear here and practically no mention is made in the FAQ section apart from the ones stated above.

We’re not entirely sure what’s behind this, but have to assume that Maria Casino simply prefers to deal with current account and credit cards rather than eWallets and the like.

At least there don’t seem to be restrictions on how much money may be withdrawn at a time, per week or per month. None are mentioned in the terms and conditions anyway.

A UKGC license and several certificates

Whilst at home in Gibraltar, Maria Casino actually receives its license from the UK Gambling Commission. It also seems to be the only license the casino displays or makes mention of, though in older reviews you may find mention of a MGA license.

As a mainly UK-facing casino it is the UKGC license that matters the most and since the UKGC is one of the strictest gambling jurisdictions around, we have no issue with only one license in this particular case.

Additionally Maria Casino is a member of the EGBA and the RGA and they have an eCOGRA certificate on top of that. Safety and security as well as responsible gambling are big topics are Maria Casino and players can definitely feel protected here.

What’s missing are payout information, however. Whilst the casino works with eCOGRA and other mediating services in case of customer disputes, there’s a slight lack in transparency when it comes to the RTP information of Maria Casino. You may find individual RTP in certain games, especially slots, but the overall payout information of the casino cannot be found on the website. This would be particularly informative, because of the Bingo section, which is not something you find everywhere and could play an important factor for players when deciding on whether or not they want to give Bingo a try.

A very modern and sleek design

Maria Casino is thoroughly modern in its design. The website is very sleek and a little bit gimmicky with a few effects. Whilst the backdrop is of a dark, slightly blueish gray, a few red highlights add some colour and game logos brighten the atmosphere.

It’s clear from the front page that the intended audience is located in the UK, because you are looking at London’s cityscape with the Shard prominently in the middle. This is modern London, too, which is quite a telling choice.

Navigation runs smooth, but the page is heavy on the graphic elements and loading can take a moment here and there. Still, this is one good-looking site, especially if you like it very modern.

Download the mobile app or use the mobile browser

When you open Maria Casino on your smartphone or tablet you’ll find a pretty good mobile-friendly page. The design is very similar to the desktop page, only adapted for the smaller screen and thus more compact. But overall you’ll know where you are, especially if you’re familiar with the desktop page.

But Maria Casino also introduced a mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS and it may just be the better option. You get almost the full casino experience with the app, meaning slots, table games, Bingo, live casino, safe withdrawals and deposits as well as access to the customer service team. Even personalisation has been improved for the mobile app, giving you a great experience when playing on the go.

Regular promotions and tournaments

Maria Casino is among those casinos that run promotions frequently. Apart from getting specific welcome promotions and some specials in the Bingo section (here tournaments in particular), the casino features network promotions like the ones NetEnt prefers or shares in promotions that are available within the Kindred Group.

There may not be a ton of promotions, but there’s usually something going on, which means you can win extra cash or VIP trips or, if nothing else, free spins on featured slots.

On top of that there’s a separate links to a tournament section. This one doesn’t refer to Bingo tournaments, but mostly slot tournaments. Those are also favoured in the Kindred Group and you’ll find new tournaments pretty much every single day. They usually feature different slots, have different aims (such as getting the highest equalised win across 20 rounds) and different prize pools.

There’s quite a variety here and lots of fun. If you like slots and wouldn’t mind earning a little extra cash, the tournaments are definitely for you.

Conclusion: A great little casino with few flaws

This is by no means a big casino. The number of games available is already indicative of that. And Maria Casino has positioned itself as a casino for a very specific target. They’re aiming for the UK market above all others, though players from other countries are accepted as well. The casino was initially conceived to cater to the female audience, though that seems no longer entirely true. And it’s also a casino for Bingo fans.

All things considered the casino is doing quite well in catering to its intended audience and it does a lot of things really well. The design is great, the quality of the games is fantastic, as is the variety. You get promotions and tournaments and a modern gambling platform.
What we’d like to see improved are payment options, which simply seem too few. And a little more transparency in the payout information. Adding a few more jackpot games also wouldn’t go amiss.

Overall there’s nothing that would prevent us from recommending Maria Casino, however, so check it out, if you like nice little welcome bonuses and in particular if you are a Bingo fan.

4.3/5 By Casinoshark

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