Admiral Spot Casino is a ground-breaking online casino that launched in early 2017, and is one of the first casinos at which you can use Bitcoin to fund your account. It has bonus rewards for both new and long-term members, and offers a rare collection of games thanks to its partnership with a little-known software supplier called Wazden. However, although Admiral Spot’s payments are processed by a UK-based company, its owner (Seymour B.V.) is registered, and therefore, licensed and regulated by the Government of Curacao and not the UK Gambling Commission. But, is there any reason to still go dotty over Admiral Spot Casino?
Admiral Spot Casino features a ship’s helm as part of its logo, but that’s as far as the maritime theme seems to go. The black-and-gold colour scheme combined with HD images of the mobile casino on a smartphone and stacks of casino chips gives the site a stylish appearance, although something more along the lines of the sea or ships would make it more memorable.
The Games, Promotions, and Contact page are included in the small main menu bar at the top of the screen, and the welcome offer is advertised beneath it. The login and register section is, as you’d expect, at the top-right, and there’s a button which launches a live chat session stuck to the bottom of the page. The lobby is also viewable from the homepage, and thanks to the separate sections for each game type, it’s very easy to navigate.
Although the Contact page says that you can get in touch via email, post, telephone or live chat, there’s no postal address or telephone number provided.
According to the Promotions page, new players can claim a no-deposit bonus, but although the details state that it comes with scarily-high 100x wagering requirements, there’s no mention of what bonus you get. It also says that you must send verification documents to the casino’s email address in order to get the bonus code.
Admiral Spot Casino allows you to qualify for a 100% welcome bonus of up to £500 when you make your first deposit of £10 or more. This time, the wagering requirements are far more acceptable at 25x your bonus, and you have thirty days in which to fulfil them.
Every time that you top up your account, you can claim a 10% match bonus of up to £250, which comes with 50x wagering requirements. Plus, each friend that you successfully refer to Admiral Spot Casino gains you a Refer a Friend Bonus of £10.
The bespoke software platform that’s used at Admiral Spot Casino is provided by Wazdan and, unfortunately, it can prove a little sluggish. The software gives you access to games in instant-play mode, and you can try most of the titles in the lobby out free-of-charge by choosing the “Play for Fun” option.
We know that Admiral Spot Casino has a mobile casino as it’s displayed in one of the advertising banners on the homepage along with the text, “Play your favourite casino games anywhere you want”. However, it fails to mention how. If you’d like to play at the site on your mobile phone or tablet, you’ll need to enter the casino’s URL into your browser’s address bar or search for it on Google.
Admiral Spot Casino is licensed by the Government of Curacao, but is not licensed or regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and, therefore, UK residents play at their own risk.
A sophisticated RNG (Random Number Generator) is utilised to ensure the ongoing fairness and randomness of the games, and the website is secured via SSL.
As the only software provider (N.B., Wazdan) that supplies Admiral Spot Casino is not usually found at UK casinos, you may be unimpressed with the absence of popular titles. However, if you wish to try out some games that are different to what you’d normally play, you may appreciate the modest selection that’s offered.
Some of the most popular slot games include Hot Party, Magic Fruits, Sizzling 777, and Fire Bird, but unfortunately, there are no jackpot slots available.
Under the tab of “Roulette and Table Games”, you have just five choices: Caribbean Beach Poker, Blackjack, Gold Roulette, Casino Roulette, and Extra Bingo.
Finally, there are six video poker variants: Joker Poker, Turbo Poker, American Poker V, Magic Poker, American Poker Gold, and Three Cards.
While some players will be excited to see that Admiral Spot Casino accepts Bitcoin payments, you can also choose to use more common banking methods such as Visa, MasterCard, Bank Transfer, Paysafecard, ecoPayz, Skrill, and Neteller.
The minimum and maximum you can deposit in a single transaction is £10 and £5,000 respectively, but the minimum withdrawal amount is pretty steep at £50 or more, which is not much good if you’re a low-stakes player.
Unfortunately, there is no VIP programme or loyalty scheme.
The lack of popular games plus the small selection of games is likely to put potential players off joining Admiral Spot Casino. But, the main concern is the lack of a UK gambling license, and although it doesn’t state anywhere we can see that UK players cannot sign-up, we would advise you to look for an alternative online casino that holds a UKGC license.