This new casino site balances classy graphics with a fun selection of games. They certainly look the part, but will their monkey mascot bring you luck or is the site just monkeying around?
Cheeky Riches uses a luxurious purple and gold colour scheme to set their games on. The home page looks professional and stylish, with fully working links and easy access thanks to clearly labelled tabs.
Other than this however, there is little graphic design, with the same background used on every page on the site; all games and other pages appear as an overlay on the homepage. The site’s logo and mascot is a quirky purple monkey which is repeatedly used, adding some fun to an otherwise bog-standard website.
Registration is quick and easy, just how you’d want it to be.
Support and FAQ’s are clearly defined and easy to find wherever you are on the site, just look to the top right-hand side or scroll down to the bottom of the page.
There is a great amount of options for help and support on this site. An email address, phone number, postal address and live chat are all listed, which is great. The live chat works well, and the tab can be closed down out of the way, but then opened up again anytime you need. Unfortunately the support isn’t offered 24/7, so you’ll need to be patient when it comes to response times.
The FAQ’s are very detailed, with specific subheadings used to help answer typical questions and reassure users that their personal details and information are all kept secure.
At the time this review was written, there was only a small selection of different promotional offers to tempt you. There is a Wild West spin theme and a win-boost special on Wednesdays. Keep an eye out for errors, as the website is not always kept up to date: at the beginning of October they were still advertising a bonus spins bonanza exclusively for September… Anyone got a time machine?
For new customers only, the welcome package offers a first deposit which receives a 200% match bonus of up to £50, plus 50 free spins on Starburst, one of their leading games. A second deposit has a 100% match bonus of up to £200 and on your third deposit, there’s a 50% match bonus of up to £250. Minimum deposit is £10 with 30x wagering requirements.
Terms and conditions are clearly highlighted and any rules are clarified.
The actual gameplay is basic but nicely laid out so there are no distractions while playing. Additionally the network loads quickly so there is no hanging around.
You won’t have a problem finding a game at Cheeky Riches, as the top tabs categorise the games into useful sections such as player favourites, new slot games, jackpots, new casino games, live casino games, and exclusive offers.
Otherwise, you can scroll through their large selection of games, which can be overwhelming as you’re spoilt for choice here. There are many original games and fun themes such as Cleopatra, Guns and Roses, The Invisible Man (yes, that 1930s H.G. Wells story) and many naughty takes on Disney stories (Miss Red and Miss White).
If you want to up the stakes there are options to play live, on games like roulette, golden ball, auto roulette, RA roulette, blackjack and VIP blackjack.
The games are accessible on all mobile, tablet and desktop platforms, but do not have a dedicated app or mobile friendly platform which you can download. This is not too much of a problem, as the website runs as well on a smaller screen as you would expect on a laptop or computer.
The website is lacking a mobile-dedicated page with suitable user information, but there is no limitation to what the games are on offer when played on your mobile or tablet device.
Cheeky Riches is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission which also includes links to the external sites, as a guarantee it adheres to the legal standards of fair gaming.
There is a detailed responsible gambling page which offers information, advice and help for staying in control when gambling, in association with the registered charity Gamcare and gambleaware.co.uk.
The games use a Random Number Generator (RNG), to further ensure fair gaming, and they closely monitor use in-house by Nektan (Gibraltar) Limited experts. They have three RNG test certificates from the UK, Malta and Gibraltar, plus full pay out reports easily accessible to anyone on the fair games page, which can be found at the bottom of the site. You will find all pages covered by security certificates, with encryption to protect your transaction payments.
With 200+ games, including roulette and slots to play, there is plenty to keep you busy. There are a few different providers, so the content of the games ranges considerably. The website is pretty standard otherwise, and certainly its basic layout lacks originality (you only have to look at VegasBaby.casino.co.uk to see what I mean).
You can keep track of what other users are particularly enjoying thanks to the tag which labels popular games ‘hot’, as well as some exciting live games which were mentioned previously. Amidst this selection there are over 30 roulette games and 16 jackpots.
There are plenty of payment options additional to your usual Visa and MasterCard options, so you can pay using all major E-wallet providers such as Neteller, boku and Paysafecard. Transactions can take between 3-5 working days with a maximum withdrawal of once every 24 hours. The minimum you can withdraw is £20. The website is lacking an option for PayPal however, which is a shame.
Cheeky Riches offers a new and exciting reward scheme for loyal players. The VIP programme is called ‘Privileged’ and is an exclusive offer by email invite only. Being a ‘Privileged’ member entitles you to cashback offers, weekly bonuses, deposit rewards and free spins.
The website keeps the details of this exclusive offer fairly secret, and doesn’t use loyalty points or a tier system to work your way up. This means there is not much incentive to keep returning to the website and even if you’re a regular user, you might only feel like you’re only semi-important.
Cheeky Riches deals out a good hand, with plenty to keep you busy, polished graphics and easy accessibility and usability across the platform. Where there may be hundreds of options for roulette, slots and other casino games, their VIP reward scheme is far from special, while the bonuses and promotional offers aren’t worth getting excited about. However, if you’re looking for some fun on a comfortable and safe site, you will certainly not be disappointed.