Cherry Casino is an award-winning website that’s been around since 2000. The casino was founded by Bill Lindwall and Rolf Lundström of AB Restaurang Rouletter and later Cherryforetagen – companies which went on to create a highly successful spin-off known as Net Entertainment. With Cherry’s operators boasting decades of experience in offline and online gaming, and Cherry Casino offering players a tasty trio of products (casino, live casino, and sports-betting), it’s hard to imagine the site being anything short of five stars.
Cherry Casino is beautifully designed, and we can’t help but notice that the colour scheme and graphics bear a strong similarity to another NetEnt-powered Swedish website, Mr. Green Casino.
The clean off-white background contains pictures of players at the roulette and poker tables in land-based casinos, and a man celebrating a big win in his living room holding his mobile phone aloft. The brand’s logo simply uses two cherries and the name “Cherry Casino” in gold letters.
Log-in and registration links are provided next to the welcome bonus link at the top of the homepage, and beneath these, you’ll find a menu that allows you to move between the Casino, Live Casino, and Sports Betting pages, as well as tabs for other areas of the site including Campaigns, My Account, and FAQ. There are also sticky tabs on the left-hand side, which you can expand to find out more about the current special offers or view the customer service department’s contact details.
Further down the homepage, you can read about the history of the brand and the awards that the site has won, as well as view the current values of the progressive jackpot slots.
The Help Centre tab contains a searchable database of questions, and also gives you the option to contact the customer support team by live chat, email or online contact form. The live chat service operates seven days-a-week but closes overnight.
The promotions on offer at Cherry Casino are all unique and contain bespoke artwork. You can take advantage of casino and sportsbook offers, which can range from daily free spins and slots tournaments to holiday prize draws and cash races. You will also find tailor-made offers listed on your account page.
As a new player, you can claim up to £150 extra to start playing with when you make your first deposit of as little as £10. The 100% welcome bonus requires you to wager your bonus and deposit amount twenty-five times before you can make a withdrawal.
The games lobby lets you quickly view the options by categories such as Classic Slots, Video Poker, and Table Games, and you can also use the search box to find a particular title. When you hover your mouse over a particular thumbnail, you’re given the option to “play for fun” or play for real, which is a nice touch for players who are keen to know more about a game before handing over their money. The games all load very quickly within a window in the centre of the screen, and along the top of this window, there are buttons which allow you to make a deposit, get help or return to the lobby. You can choose to play the games in full-screen mode if you prefer.
Although we were unable to locate any information in the FAQ regarding mobile device compatibility, one of the articles under the “What’s New” page mentions that you can play on the go with your mobile or tablet. It would appear that there are no mobile apps as the Cherry Casino is already optimised for both mobiles and desktops, so all you need to do is log-in using your web browser on your smartphone or tablet.
Cherry Casino is licensed and regulated by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, as well as the Malta Gaming Authority. The casino is 100% secure as all information is encrypted using 256-bit SSL technology, the certificate for which is issued by DigiCert. RNG (Random Number Generator) software randomly generates the outcomes of the games to ensure that the results cannot be manipulated by the customer or its players.
Cherry Casino offers games from NetEnt, Microgaming, Amaya, Play’n Go, and Yggdrasil. The options for the Casino portal include video slots, table games, jackpot games, video poker, and classic slots ranging from The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays, Jungle Books, and Mega Fortune to Punto Banco, French Roulette, Joker Poker, and Super Nudge 6000.
In the Live Casino, you’ll find four live blackjack tables and six live roulette tables which are manned by NetEnt live dealers, and the choices include Auto Roulette, Roulette High Roller, and Common Draw Blackjack Low Roller among others.
If you wish, you can also visit the Sports portal where you can place bets on a wide range of sports such as volleyball, football, tennis, basketball, American Football, and ice hockey.
The payment methods include credit and debit cards (e.g. Visa, Visa Electron, and MasterCard), e-wallets (e.g. Paysafecard, Neteller, and Skrill), and bank transfer.
The minimum deposit amount is £10, and withdrawal requests are usually processed within 24 hours.
Your VIP level is determined by the amount that you deposit over a three-month period. It takes £1,000 to achieve Bronze VIP level, £3,000 to get to Silver, £10,000 to reach Gold, and £50,000 to achieve Platinum. Once you’ve reached a specific VIP level, you are allowed to maintain it for six months regardless of your account activity. The benefits of being a VIP aren’t very clear, but we understand that you can expect exclusive promotions and regular personalised bonuses.
Although Cherry Casino just falls short of our prestigious five-star rating, it’s still one of the best online casinos we’ve encountered. There’s an excellent line-up of games and offers, and both the mobile and desktop sites are extremely user-friendly. If there were more details on the VIP system and mobile play, and the support hours were extended to 24/7, we’d happily upgrade Cherry Casino to five stars.