Cashino is a classic online casino site, which has actually appeared from a chain of real-world gambling venues. This site is operated by Merkur Interactive and packs games from several developers, as well as a unique radio stream. Will this casino be worth your cash?
The design at Cashino is quite neutral, using a blue background and a series of colourful tiles. Though a stronger theme would be nice, the design is elegant and simple, without being pretentious. Most of the artwork on the site comes from the games, but this looks fine and adds some sparkle.
The registration process is swift here, though you will need to complete a captcha and click a verification email. Once logged in, there’s a top navigation bar which shows account info and the various site links, without being intrusive. Individual pages are easy to read, while contact tabs appear on all pages to make support easy to find. A great extra touch on this site is the Jackpot FM feature, a dedicated radio station for players to listen to while on site! This is really fun and a great way to add value and uniqueness to a site.
The help link takes you to a fully detailed contact page, with a getting started guide, useful FAQs, payout information and of course contact details. The guide and FAQs are very useful for new players, hopefully dispelling some concerns or questions.
The Cashino team can be reached by email, live chat and phone, plus the site lists Twitter and Facebook pages. The team are helpful and very friendly on live chat.
Cashino has a very simple welcome bonus, offering a 100% cash match on your first deposit, up to £250. This is using the code ‘CASHINO’. This comes with a pretty standard 40x wagering requirement, so it’s straightforward enough and the wagering information for this is clearly given in the promotions area.
The site also offers cashback on the slots and a way to instantly claim 500 C-card loyalty points, worth £5. However, after this, promotions appear to be a little thin on the ground.
On the games section, you will see a very large selection of clear tiles, showing the top games. A few category buttons let players switch to slots with different line amounts or to table games, plus there’s a search function. You can also see information about each game, or ‘favourite’ them.
Games are very quick to load here, appearing in a floating panel, with the overlay varying slightly depending on the provider. This includes a menu for cashier and other features, while the site itself is faded into the background. A larger view would be ideal, but it does look smart and unique.
There are no mobile slot apps for Cashino, but players can very easily visit the site on a mobile or tablet browser, to get a compatible version of the site. The site does lack information regarding this.
The mobile view has the same style and scheme as the desktop site, but with a vertical slant. There are condensed menus and a simplified layout which is ideal for the smaller space. The games are easy to play with a single tap, appearing in landscape view with full touch controls.
Cashino is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, with details given on the site footer. There’s also a responsible gaming page, with detailed advice and links to helpful organisations. The site also works with G4, the Global Gaming Guidance Group to ensure good practises.
Site security is covered by SSL encryption. The site has a secure certificate too, provided by GeoTrust. All in all, security and safety are monitored to full industry standards here.
The game selection includes a few providers at Cashino, always a good way to create variety in themes and types. iSoftBet provide some excellent titles, including the official Beverly Hills 90210 slot for some retro TV action. They also provide Neon Reels, for very high-quality graphics and something a little different. Several of the games here are provided by Merkur, the parent company, such as Big Buck Bunny based on the animation of the same name. Scientific Games is present with Cash Stax and Jewel in the Crown. While there could be more titles here, the selection is fun and should entertain most players.
The table games are very limited, including just three roulette games and four blackjacks. However, American Roulette is very nicely made. The site does not have any live dealer games unfortunately, but does have a good casual bingo title.
Cashino accepts payments by MasterCard, Visa, Maestro and PaySafeCard. The lack of e-wallets is a bit of a disappointment, but may not bother some players.
The cashier is found at the top right, opening on a large panel with very clear controls. Entering an amount and method is very quick. Withdrawals start at a low £5, with no fees. They should take the standard 3-5 working days to arrive.
Cashino uses a special C-Card reward system. These operate both in the real-world venues and online, with a slightly different setup. You can earn one reward point for each £10 spent. Once you get over 500 points, you can redeem them for £5. They can also be exchanged for vouchers for Marks & Spencer, Love2Shop or Cashino venues, which could prove very handy. However, there is no distinct VIP treatment mentioned here.
Cashino is a very interesting site. Moving away from a typical template, it stands out for a good design, the quirky Jackpot FM radio, a nice mixture of games and a bespoke rewards programme. Not enough sites are distinct or memorable enough, so it’s always a big positive. The presence of some unusual and less-seen games is also a plus point, if you’re a slot veteran getting a bit tired of the typical NetEnt games. Only a few little issues with payments and some other aspects betray that this site is secondary to the real-world Cashino chain.