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Bet Swagger Verdict
Although there are many areas in which Bet Swagger needs to improve, we like that it accepts Bitcoin, and includes an exclusive social networking platform. But, at the end of the day, the fact that it isn’t licensed by the UK Gambling Commission is the main cause for concern. So, if you do choose to sign-up at the site, please be aware that you play at your own risk.
Design & Usability
There’s a lot to take in on your first visit to Bet Swagger’s website. Not only are there two horizontal scrolling lists featuring current promotions and progressive jackpots totals, but there’s also video footage of the site’s live casino. Unfortunately, the high definition video feed makes the end result quite jerky unless you’ve got a particularly powerful PC or mobile.
The website is primarily black in colour with both white and yellow in the text, and the brand logo features the spade playing card suit.
Because Bet Swagger has quite a lot to offer customers, the navigation bar is quite extensive. It lets you access areas on Live Dealers, Casino, Sportsbook, Cashier, Bonus, and Community, and also includes a search box.
There’s a brief introduction to the site underneath the video feed, but it’s partially obscured by the registration form which you cannot minimise.
All-in-all, there’s a little bit too much going on to make the website user-friendly.
Software & Gameplay
Bet Swagger uses Usoft Gaming software. Although the user interface could be improved to make it easier to navigate, there are some unique features that we like. For example, you can see how many times each game has been played and view the player rating out of 100%. You can also see which players are online and look at their profiles (if they have chosen to make them visible), add them as friends, post photos and videos, write private messages, and create your own webcam poker tables.
Safety & Security
Bet Swagger is licensed and regulated by the Curacao eGaming Authority. We were unable to find any mention of a security policy, SSL certificate or RNG test certificate to indicate that the casino is safe and above board. In addition, as the operator does not hold a UK Gambling Commission license, you will not be covered/protected for any withdrawals or deposits that you make at the casino.
Payments & Withdrawals
There’s an interesting mix of payment methods that you can use to fund your playing experience. They range from traditional options like Visa and MasterCard and e-wallets such as Skrill, Neteller, and Paypal to everything in between (N.B., AstroPay, Neosurf, and Entropay), plus the popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
We were unable to find any reference to withdrawal processing times and minimum and maximum withdrawal limits.
The only obvious way to get help is by completing the online contact form and waiting for a member of the team to get back to you. It seems pretty shocking that there’s no live, email address or telephone number, plus the FAQ mention that it can take up to 72 hours to get a response.
Bonuses & Promotions
The bonuses that Bet Swagger runs are a tad confusing as they don’t include full terms and conditions or always state who is eligible to claim them.
Allegedly, when you make your first deposit, you’re automatically credited with a 100% bonus of up to £500, but when it comes to wagering requirements, your guess is as good as ours.
The other promotions that are available are all bonus-based, and change from week-to-week.
Although it’s not referred to anywhere, the Bet Swagger website is already optimised for mobile devices so that you can play casino games on a smartphone or tablet. The mobile site looks almost identical to the desktop version, but the navigation is a little easier thanks to the use of an expandable menu system and touch-screen buttons.
Variety & Originality
Bet Swagger boasts both a varied and original line-up of games, and the fact that it also has a sports book is likely to make the site appeal to a wider audience than normal.
There are 3D slots, video slots, live dealer games, jackpot slots, and table games, and if it floats your boat, there are even live dealer tables which are manned by women wearing lingerie.
The 3D slots include Frankenslot’s Monster, Sin City Nights, 4 Seasons, The Angler, and Charms & Clovers. The jackpot slots include The Slotfather, Greedy Goblins, It Came From Venus, and Good Girl, Bad Girl.
For table games, you have many different options, ranging from Six Shooter, Ride ‘em Poker, Caribbean Stud, and Craps to 21 Burn Blackjack, Chinese Roulette, Three Card Rummy, Pontoon, and Red Dog.
Loyalty & Rewards
There are eight levels in the site’s loyalty programme, which are referred to as Swagger Levels. To reach each level, you must wager the amounts shown on the Cashback page. The minimum amount that you must stake at the site to hit Level 1 is £30,000 which entitles you to 2% cashback, and to make it to the highest level of VIP, you must spend a whopping £7,500,000 which gets you 12% cashback. In our opinion, the scheme offers very little value due to the vast sums of money you need to wager and the fact that the only benefit is cashback.