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Like Rizk and Guts, Casino Pop is an online casino that breaks with tradition to ensure that its members are consistently entertained and rewarded. The graphics are great and make the brand really stand out. The excellent games selection and unique promotions also make it a site worth joining.
Design & Usability
There’s no denying that Casino Pop is innovatively designed. It uses a fun and extremely colourful pop art theme, an American diner-style logo complete with a lipstick mark, and advertises both its welcome offers and recent success stories on a rotating banner on the homepage. You can get a flavour of the different game types that are available by scrolling through the well-organised list, and take a look at the latest promotions and the PopZone loyalty system. We like that the homepage contains a latest winners list that’s updated in real-time, as well as a quick launch button for the live chat service. You can also view recommended and ‘hot’ games by clicking the links at the bottom of the site.
Software & Gameplay
The casino runs on proprietary software that provides fast loading times for its games, as well as an easy-to-use lobby that lets you browse by category or search for specific titles. You can play the games in full-screen mode or at around half-size, and there’s a panel to the right that lets you quickly get back to the lobby or your account.
Safety & Security
Casino Pop is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. The games use a tested random number generator to ensure fairness, and Comodo SSL security is used to protect players’ sensitive data.
Payments & Withdrawals
You can use any of the following payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Paysafecard, Skrill, Neteller, and Trustly. The minimum and maximum you can deposit is £15 and £5,000. You should be aware that deposits via Visa, MasterCard, and Paysafecard all attract a 2.5% deposit fee while Paysafecard deposits attract a 5% deposit fee, and withdrawals via Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, and Paysafecard attract a £2.50 withdrawal fee.
Withdrawal processing times are 1 to 3 banking days for bank transfer, Visa, and Mastercard while e-wallet withdrawals are processed the same day.
Casino Pop provides support via live chat and email around-the-clock. While it’s great to see a 24-hour live chat service, we’d like to see the option for players to telephone the customer service team.
Bonuses & Promotions
We’re pleased to see that Casino Pop runs different promotions to its sister sites. Plus, new players have the option to pick one of two welcome offers. The first is called the Bonus Ladder, and it gives you 125% up to £125, 75% up to £150, 50% up to £225, and 200% up to £100 with your first, second, third, and fourth deposit of £15 or more respectively. The second option is a single bonus of 200% up to £75 plus 100 free spins on your first deposit of £15 or more.
The welcome offer wagering requirements differ according to the percentage of the bonus claimed as follows:
- Under 100% = 35x
- 100% to 149% = 40x
- 150% and over = 45x
There are other promotions available, but they change on a regular basis. For example, one recent offer invited players to claim 25% of their losses back on slots. A few times a month, Casino Pop runs a “rePop” bonus which is effectively a reload bonus and free spins on new games.
Every month, the site runs a popTicket raffle with a different holiday destination offered as a prize. Players can win raffle tickets in the popSpin game.
Even though the bonus wagering requirements are quite high, we feel that Casino Pop does an excellent job of running unique and exciting promotions.
Although there’s only a brief mention that mobile devices are supported (at the bottom of the homepage), you can play at Casino Pop by visiting the main website using your mobile phone or tablet’s web browser. The mobile platform is well-structured and just as good as the desktop site.
Variety & Originality
Casino Pop boasts a huge games selection from various providers including Play’n GO, NetEnt, Quickspin, Yggdrasil, Scientific Games, Microgaming, and NextGen Gaming.
There are thirteen progressive jackpot slots including Hall of Gods, Mega Fortune, Divine Fortune, and Mega Moolah, a vast line-up of table games that ranges from Blackjack Monte Carlo Multi-Hand, French Roulette, and Pontoon Pro to Double Zero Roulette, Baccarat, and Punto Banco.
To top things off, there are thirteen live dealer games to enjoy, including Live Auto Roulette, Live Common Draw Blackjack, and Live Roulette La Partage.
The only thing that’s missing is some exclusive games.
Loyalty & Rewards
Casino Pop doesn’t use a traditional VIP/loyalty system as it aims to give its players better rewards on a more frequent basis than its competitors. Therefore, Casino Pop uses part of its profits to award members tangible prizes via its exclusive PopSpin game. Players can win wager-free free spins and mega free spins, Pop Tickets which are auto-entered into the upcoming raffle draw, level-ups which award a new spin on the PopSpin game, cash, and jackpots.
To level up, all you need to do is keeping depositing and playing. You begin as a Bronze member, and can work your way through Silver, Gold, and Diamond.
We have to admit that we like this unique way of rewarding players as every funded player can take advantage, but members at higher loyalty levels get to play for the jackpot prizes, so it seems like a fair system.