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Rizk Casino is operated by MT Secure Trade Ltd (MTST); the people behind Betspin, Dunder and Guts Casino. Licensed by the Maltese and UK Gambling authorities, it was launched in 2016 with the goal of offering ‘innovative, simple and fair online gaming’. Like all sites under the MTST banner, Rizk benefits from numerous partnerships with major software providers such as Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming and Thunderkick. Gamers will therefore be able to enjoy an impressive assemblage of popular games. And in keeping with a growing number of online casinos, the developers at Rizk have tried to inject a sense of fun and cheer into proceedings. So how do they get on?
To begin with, the Rizk Casino website looks great and is painted in bold shades of red and yellow. A bright logo, which harks back to science-fiction B-movies of the 1950s, immediately underlines the site’s ethos: fun. However, for players slow to catch on, an enormous above-the-fold graphic dominates the homepage and features a glaring welcome bonus as well as the site’s mascot: Captain Rizk.
As with every proper superhero, the good captain has his own powerful catchphrase. But it’s not ‘To Infinity and Beyond’, or ‘Avengers Assemble’. No, Captain Rizk’s motto is, um, ‘Real Rewards, No Bulls##t’. One might assume that his profanity-laden battle cry is something of a contradiction in terms, given the apparent absurdity of using a ‘superhero’ for an adult market. But we couldn’t help laugh.
Superheroes and B-Movies aside, the site layout offers something of a twist on the accepted format. For instance, game thumbnails in the lobby area can be scrolled horizontally or expanded vertically. Although the interior game pages revert to type, with row upon row of thumbnails, we’re not sure there’s a better way of presenting them. Navigation is straightforward and includes an ever-present, left-sided menu.
In new feature has also been added called a ‘withdrawal lock’. This enables players to lock their winnings during gameplay, thus helping them avoid the temptation of putting it all back into the game.
Rizk Casino Bonus and Promotions
As implied by the subtle advertising on Risk’s homepage, new players are rewarded with a 100% welcome bonus up to £100 and 50 extra spins. That means if you deposit £100, then you can play with £200.
Wagering requirements of x20 apply to the bonus and deposit amounts. And although this is clearly stated in a bold font, it’s still disappointing. But as far as ‘transparent gaming’ goes, they’re as good as their word. For full terms and conditions, visit here.
It’s clear from the outset, that the overlords at Risk Casino are rather proud of their Wheel of Risk promo. You can tell by the way they use a small replica in the load-up screen. For the uninitiated, the Wheel of Risk can be spun once a player has filled a ‘power bar’. This is achieved by playing selected casino games on the website. Although it’s not clear how much money needs to be wagered to achieve this task, it’s safe to say that the more cash spent, the quicker the power level rises. Once the bar is full, players head to the rewards section to activate their spins. In return, they receive (yes that’s right), ‘real rewards, no bulls##t’. This should be enough to convince many of the promotional veracity contained therein, although it’s quite apparent that bovine excreta isn’t part of the deal.
Benefits of spinning the wheel include:
- Real Money = money you can spend elsewhere
- ‘Big Ass’ Jackpots = large prizes
- Double Speed Chip = players can level up on power bar twice as fast
- Extra Spins = spins that don’t cost the player anything
- Super Spins = spins that don’t cost the player anything and are worth £1
- Mega Spins = spins that don’t cost the player anything and are worth £3
Rizk Races is another regular promotion that looms large on the website and operates on a daily-basis. Players are able to ‘join for free’ (since when have casinos charged a fee to join slot races?) and need to accumulate as many points as possible within a certain time frame. The more points gathered, the higher their place on the leaderboard.
Points are calculated thus: 10 points for a win, 40 points for three wins in a row and 300 points for three losses in a row. Another 300 points are doled out for big wins (10 times the original bet).
A main race is held at 18:00 and 20:00 and requires players to try their hand at a pre-allocated game. However, for the other races, players are allowed to choose from a wider collection. For the most part, prizes consist of extra spin packages although cash is also awarded in certain cases. It’s also worth mentioning that wagering rules don’t apply here. Praise be.
And that’s it in terms of promotions – not a very large collection by any stretch but at least they’re up-front about the attached strings. They are correct at the time of writing. Please visit the Rizk Casino website for the latest promotions. Full promotion terms and conditions apply.
Rizk Casino Games
The site’s focal point is of course the game lobby and it features and impressive range of 463 casino games. Organised into expandable categories, they include:
- Latest Releases
- Captain Rizk Picks
- Featured Games
- Best for British
- Rising Stars
- Action and Adventure
The interior pages more closely resemble a typical lobby format and allow players to filter thumbnails alphabetically, by type (live or jackpot) and according to game provider. Search functionality is also included while practice play can be activated without logging in. Gameplay takes place in the usual iFrame overlay that may be adjusted to full-screen mode and also includes easy access to the race promotion.
Rizk Casino Slots
Risk’s game selection is dominated by casino slots from the many big-name providers that MTST has signed up with. These are included as a separate category which is ideal for devotees of a particular casino brand. Visitors are able to play major titles such Aloha: Cluster Pays, Boom Brothers and The Wish Master. These sit next to more obscure games like Turning Totems, Platinum Pyramid and ‘An Evening with Holly Madison’ (who?). A progressives/jackpot section is also laid on for big-money players featuring 18 games that include Mega Moolah, Hall of Gods, Siberian Storm and Cosmic Fortune.
Rizk Casino Live Dealer
Rizk’s live casino suite is as good as anything in the industry. The collection includes multiple variations of bricks and mortar favourites such as roulette, blackjack and baccarat. Poker is also available as well as the increasingly popular ‘wheel of fortune’ clone, Dream Catcher. Games are powered by NetEnt Live and Evolution Gaming with the latter’s live lobby also included for quick access to the tables. As can be expected, HD streaming is fully-utilised throughout.
Rizk Casino App and Mobile
The polished visuals of the desktop website have been successfully ported over to smaller devices. The layout doesn’t actually deviate that much on either; the game lobby still features the same scroll-able functionality, but without the expandable categories. On smartphones, navigation is tucked away in a typical responsive menu although this reverts back to its desktop form on tablet landscape modes. To our dismay, Captain Rizk takes more of a supporting role on mobiles and doesn’t feature very much at all. Surely this needs to be addressed?
Rizk Casino VIP Scheme
No VIP scheme is offered at present.
Rizk Casino Customer Support
Rizk doesn’t include a dedicated customer support page and there’s no kind of FAQ section to help solve the usual queries. However, live chat can be accessed via the main menu and a customer care email is also provided.
Rizk Casino Review Summary
Using humour to communicate with casino players can go disastrously wrong if things like website usability and gaming experience are lacking. But Rizk have succeeded in marrying all three elements to create a fun and engaging user experience. The site administrators have also gone above and beyond what’s expected of most casino operators. This is illustrated by the Rizk Insider section, with its constantly updating stream of news and articles, as well as the withdrawal lock function.There are a few shortcomings such as a lack of promotional variety and the absence of a dedicated customer support section. Nevertheless, it’s pretty clear that lurking underneath Rizk Casino’s zany packaging, is a sleek, superbly conceived platform aimed squarely at serious gamers.Play now
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- Game selection
- Multiple partnerships with big-name providers
- No wagering on certain bonuses
- Fully responsive
- Live Dealer
- Withdrawal Lock
- Live chat
- No dedicated customer support section
- Not many promotions
- Lack of deposit methods