Fika Casino is a Swedish-owned online casino site that runs on Nektan software, and features games from big-name e-gaming brands including IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt, and Williams Interactive. It offers no-download desktop and mobile slots, table games, and live casino games, and new players can currently claim up to £500 of bonus funds plus fifty free spins across their first three deposits. But is Fika all that unique-a considering more and more new online casinos are opting to join the Nektan network? Let’s find out!
The Fika Casino uses an unusual background of a quaint cobbled street where the name, “Fika Casino” appears outside a café in front of a row of tables and chairs. And, both playing cards and jewels that are recognisable from NetEnt’s popular Starburst slot are strewn across the cobbles.
The site layout uses the standard Nektan format, with a top navigation bar allowing you access to your account, language settings, and the cashier followed by a rotating advertising banner and the fully browsable games lobby.
The brand’s logo uses the colours of the Swedish flag and a casino chip.
The customer service team can be contacted via email, live help, telephone or post, although the support hours are not listed. There’s also a brief list of FAQ which explains more about security, fairness, depositing, cashing-out, and how the bonuses work. However, as all of this information is presented via a mini-popup window, you have to do a lot of scrolling to get to the bottom of the list.
The welcome offer is pretty standard for a Nektan casino, and it gives you the chance to claim up to £500 and 50 free spins on Starburst when you begin funding your account. To take advantage, you’ll need to make a first, second, and third deposit of at least £10, which makes you eligible for a 200% first deposit bonus of up to £50 plus 50 spins, a 100% second deposit bonus of up to £200, and a 50% third deposit of up to £250. Bonus funds carry a wagering requirement of 30x the sum of your deposit and bonus amount. Therefore, if you deposit £10 with your first deposit and claim a £20 bonus, you’ll need to play through 10x20 (i.e. £900) before you can convert any winnings to withdrawable cash.
The other promotions include regular offers as well as monthly specials, which range from Happy Hour bonuses, free spins, and weekend reload bonuses and cashback deals.
The lobby presents the list of available games using large thumbnails, which you can click on to play for real or in demo mode. There’s also a search box that allows you to find specific games, and six different game categories that let you focus on Casino Games, New Games, Jackpots, Exclusive, Player Favourites, or All Games.
The Nektan software allows each game to load impressively quickly, and you can play in full-screen mode while still retaining access to user controls such as the cashier and lobby.
Fika Casino doesn’t offer any mobile apps, nor does it have a mobile page. However, you can play at Fika Casino using the web browser of your mobile phone or tablet. As the site is optimised for both desktops and mobiles, it’s just as easy to play on the move as it is at home.
Fika Casino is home to slots and casino games from NetEnt, IGT, Lightning Box Games, WMS, NextGen, Realistic Games, and Nektan.
There’s everything from classic slots like Avalon and Get Fruity to jackpots slots such as Winstar, Top Cat, Genie Jackpots, and Mega Jackpots Siberian Storm. Plus, there’s a whole host of new releases that are added to the site every week.
For casino games, you can choose between Blackjack (e.g. Classic, European, Hi-Lo, Perfect Pairs, Lucky Lucky, and 21+3), Baccarat, Pontoon, Punto Banco, and Roulette. There are also eight live dealer tables from Extreme Live Gaming which host games like Auto Roulette, Dolphins Roulette, and Blackjack.
You can use any of the following payment methods: MasterCard, Visa, Trustly, Visa Electron, Skrill, Neteller, Zimpler, Boku, and Paysafecard.
The minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts are £10 and £20 respectively, and you can withdraw up to £2,000 at a time. Fika Casino doesn’t charge any banking fees, except for Boku payments which attract a rather high 15% fee. Withdrawals can take up to three working days to be processed.
Like its sister sites, Fika Casino uses the invitation-only Privileged VIP scheme. There’s not much information about the programme bar the mention of free spins, cashback, weekly bonuses, and deposit rewards, so if you’re a high roller hoping for the red carpet treatment or a regular player who wants to earn comp points, you’re likely to be disappointed.
Fika Casino offers a good mix of games, and an excellent mobile platform. But, there’s nothing we haven’t seen before at other Nektan casinos. We’d like to see a no-deposit offer as well as some unique promotions and games introduced, as we feel that this would help Fika stand out from the ever-growing number of sites on the Nektan network.