Black Type is an online gambling brand that’s been around since 2016. Although it originally offered only sportsbook services, Black Type launched an online casino in 2018. Both sports betting and online casino fans, therefore, can take advantage of promotions and swap between the different services at their leisure. And, for players who enjoy playing at live dealer tables, there’s even a live casino available. So, is Black Type Casino the right online casino for your needs? Find out by reading what our reviewer thinks.
It makes sense that shades of black and grey contribute the most towards the site’s design considering the casino’s name. In the header, you have the brand logo which is accompanied by gold-and-black poker chips, and the lobby is displayed directly underneath.
In a way, it’s refreshing that the welcome bonus doesn’t dominate the homepage, although if you don’t navigate your way to the Promotions page, you might not realise that there’s a bonus available.
The top menu bar lets you move between Black Type’s four online portals – sports book, casino, live casino, and virtuals. Another menu on the right-hand-side provides links to the Promotions, Contact Us, and Terms and Conditions pages.
There’s a box that allows you to search for games on the right of the homepage, and a series of modestly sized horizontal boxes which contain adverts for the Game of the Week, the iOS app, the live casino, top games, and the welcome bonus.
The only thing that’s missing is an introduction to Black Type Casino, which would give potential players a better idea of what the casino offers.
The service hours are not advertised on-site, which is probably because the only contact methods are online contact form and email. It would be a vast improvement if either live chat or telephone assistance were made available as there’s not even an FAQ or Help page.
When making your first deposit of £10 to £250, you have the option to take advantage of a 100% casino welcome bonus. Once claimed, you have thirty days in which to meet the 25x deposit plus bonus wagering requirements, and the maximum amount that you can win with your bonus is £2,000.
Although Black Type offers other promotions to sports betting customers, the only other special offer that casino players can participate in is the Game of the Week, which gives you ten free spins when you stake £20 or more on the current Game of the Week.
Black Type Casino uses proprietary software to deliver its instant-play games. The software allows you to try out various games including slots, table games, and video poker in either demo or real-money mode.
Games load in the existing browser window, and you have the option to play full-screen. You can also click the link at the bottom to find similar games to the one that you’re currently playing.
A link to the iOS app is provided on the homepage, and on further investigation, we were also able to source an app for Android devices in the GooglePlay store. Both apps give you full access to Black Type’s four online portals including the casino and live casino. The apps are simple to use and boast a clean design.
Black Type Casino is regulated and licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, and player disputes are handled by IBAS.
According to Point 9.1 of the site’s Terms and Conditions, RNG (Random Number Generator) software is used to determine all outcomes of games on the casino platform. Although the website uses a secure URL, theirs is no further information available regarding security or any evidence of an SSL certificate.
As Black Type Casino is not the only online casino powered by FSB Technology Ltd., the collection of games is quite similar to other sites that use the same software platform such as 21Bet and GentingBet. Still, the selection is quite impressive with slots, jackpot slots, blackjack, roulette, video poker, and live casino games all represented in the lobby.
New titles are added on an ongoing basis, and the major software suppliers include Realistic Games, NYX, Microgaming, Lightning Box Studios, NextGen, and Big Time Gaming.
Black Type Casino only accepts a minimal range of payment methods, which are Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, and Maestro. So, if you don’t own a credit or debit card, you’re stuffed.
You can deposit between £10 and £5,000 per transaction, and withdraw between £10 and £100,000 per day. The casino does not charge customers to make deposits or withdrawals, but due to it only accepting credit and debit cards, cashing-out your winnings can take five or more working days.
Black Type Casino does not operate a VIP programme or a loyalty scheme, which we feel may come as a disappointment to potential players.
While some online bookmakers who subsequently launch online casinos fail to provide players with a wide enough selection of games, Black Type Casino offers a feast of slots, table games, and live dealer games. Its welcome bonus is not only generous but is also accompanied by fair wagering requirements (N.B., 25x). On the downside, there are not enough accepted payment methods or customer service contact options. Nor is there a VIP/loyalty scheme available.