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Casino Dames Verdict
While Casino Dames is essentially the same as its sister sites, the way in which it’s packaged and presented makes it one of the most female-focused and fun-looking casinos in the Nektan network. So, if you’re a woman who’s been put off by sites that seem too serious or masculine, we recommend that you take a closer look at Casino Dames.
Design & Usability
Fair play to Fortuna Gaming for managing to make Casino Dames look unique, appealing, and as different as possible to the other Nektan casino brands.
The casino is undeniably targeted at females, as the homepage is decorated in hot pink colours with images of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s standing next to each together enjoying casino games on their smart-phones. This instant conveys the message that the site is female-friendly and fun-loving as well as mobile-friendly.
Across the top of the site, there’s the brand logo which features the word “Dames” written in a woman’s handwriting, and beneath it, there’s a clearly-structured menu that displays all of the different game types as well as promotions. The registration area is also easy to spot, and the welcome bonus offer leaps out at you from the screen. While we’re on the subject of the welcome offer, we’re pleased to see that the key terms and conditions are also advertised in a larger-than-usual font, which indicates that the owners are keen for the casino to be as transparent as possible.
Want to join up? Well, go right ahead, because if you didn’t lock eyes on the pink “Register” button at the top-right, you’re highly unlikely to miss the bright-yellow “Sign Up” link beneath the welcome offer.
The remainder of the homepage shows you some of the site’s most popular games. Underneath it, there’s a very chummy introduction to any new females who are considering becoming members.
Software & Gameplay
The games lobby at Casino Dames uses a series of tabs to introduce you to all of the different game types such as Casino Games, Live Dealer, and Jackpots. There’s even a search box that can help you find your favourite games nice and quickly.
Once you’ve selected a title to play, it will load in a separate window featuring the pink Casino Dames branding. Along the bottom of the screen, you have the option to head back to the lobby and pick another game, pick a recently-played game, play full-screen or make a deposit.
Safety & Security
Casino Dames is fully licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. SSL encryption is used to give you a secure connect and keep your payment information from being intercepted. The NMI logo indicates that the RNG has been proven to be fair and random, and IBAS independently deals with any player disputes.
Payments & Withdrawals
The accepted banking methods include Paypal, Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Neteller, Skrill, Trustly, Boku, and Paysafecard.
You can deposit amounts of £10 and above and withdraw £20 or more per transaction. The withdrawal processing time averages three business days.
An FAQ page is on-hand to assist you with common queries and issues, although you can only scroll through it rather than search it.
Telephone and live help are available between 8 AM and midnight from Monday to Sunday, and emails are responded to within 24 hours.
Bonuses & Promotions
The welcome offer comes as a package that gives you the potential to claim up to £500 in bonuses and 100 spins at one of the UK’s most popular online slot sites. Your first deposit of £10 makes you eligible for a 100% bonus up to £50 and 25 spins on Cleopatra. Your second qualifying deposit nets you a 100% bonus up to £200 and another 25 spins while your third deposit of £10 or more lets you claim a 50% bonus of up to £250 followed by 50 free spins on Cleopatra. To be able to withdraw any bonus winnings, you must play through your bonus at least thirty times, and you can convert up to four times your bonus winnings into real cash.
Casino Dames features the standard Nektan promotions, which include monthly specials and ongoing offers. For example, on certain days, you can claim a 50% match bonus on your first qualifying deposit of the day. The monthly special on our last visit was a Da Vinci Diamonds-themed cash stake tournament, where every £10 wagered earned players an entry into a prize draw for the chance to win a share of £2,000.
Aside from the image of female players enjoying mobile games at Casino Dames on the homepage, device compatibility is not discussed anywhere on the site. But, as those of you who’re already familiar with Nektan casinos probably know, you don’t need a special app to play on smart-phones and tablets as the website is optimised so that you can access it via your device’s internet browser.
The mobile version of Casino Dames looks almost identical to the desktop one, but the navigation and gameplay are made easier for smaller screens via menus and buttons that can be tapped and swiped.
Variety & Originality
While the catalogue of games on offer at Casino Dames is identical to other Nektan casinos, it’s varied and extensive enough to get a thumbs-up from us.
Not only are there 23 different software providers to choose from, but there’s also almost every game type imaginable.
For live dealer games, you have both NetEnt and Evolution Gaming tables that host the likes of Caribbean Stud Poker, Live Baccarat, Speed Baccarat, Dream Catcher, Auto Roulette, Double Ball Roulette, and Blackjack Party.
There’s a myriad of online slot games such as Flaming Fox, Lucky Wizard, Paws of Fury, Top Cat, Mega Moolah, Mega Jackpots Golden Goddess, Wild Scarabs, Starburst, and Bonanza.
The casino games range from American Roulette, Oasis Poker, Punto Banco, and Texas Hold’em to Pontoon, European Blackjack, and Blackjack with Lucky Ladies Bet.
There are many instant wins on offer too such as Tripoll, Cash Buster Towers, Big Money Slingo Bonus, Mayan Legends, Boss the Lotto, and Colour Cubes, plus the full range of Nektan in-house slots.
Loyalty & Rewards
The VIP programme at Casino Dames is called Privileged, and you’ll be privileged indeed if you’re a member as it’s an invitation-only scheme. The site doesn’t give much away about the entry requirements, but the perks of the three-tier programme seem fairly attractive. Examples of the benefits that you could receive include VIP hospitality, anniversary bonuses, redeposit bonuses, a personal account manager, and birthday bonuses.