What we recommend instead
Gamesburst is an attractively-dressed online casino that offers a wide choice of games, including those all-important live dealer tables. On the negative side, the withdrawal process is slow and there’s not much in the way of loyalty rewards if you’re not a VIP. But, if you want access to plenty of slots and casino games on-the-go or at home, Gamesburst could well be the perfect fit for your requirements.
Design & Usability
Despite Gameburst being what must be the gazillionth site to launch on the Nektan network in recent years, we rather like the look of its website. Although it conforms to the usual Nektan layout, its mix of futuristic and retro-themed graphics and bright colours capture the eye and the imagination. The site’s background is a neon yellow and red 3D grid within which fruit machine symbols and diamonds hover. The log-in/sign-up area stands out due to its vivid yellow colour, and the Live Chat pop-up window at the bottom-right is also easy to spot.
The large thumbnails that appear in the front-page lobby let you quickly locate games of interest as well as familiar favourites, and the brightly-coloured advertising banner near the top gives you lots of juicy titbits of information regarding the welcome package and the latest promotions.
Software & Gameplay
Although Nektan’s casino software is a white-label solution, it performs better than you might expect. It allows you to choose available bonuses from an on-screen menu and add promo codes in the Cashier, and it also allows you to request reality checks, set daily, weekly and monthly deposit limits, and view your game and account history.
When you’re playing games, you have a choice of “Demo” or “Real” modes, and you can either leave the window at its original size or expand it using the full-screen button.
Safety & Security
Gameburst is regulated and licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. The site handles card transactions via a leading online payment processor, uses a random number generator to ensure fair play, and uses top-of-the-range SSL encryption software.
Payments & Withdrawals
Gamesburst lets you add funds to your account using debit and credit cards, e-wallets (e.g. Neteller and Skrill), Trustly, Pay by Mobile, and Paysafecard. It would be good if these options were extended to include Paypal.
You can deposit amounts of £10 or more, and withdrawal £20+ per transaction. The cash-out process is a little on the slow side as it can take three working days for your withdrawal request to be processed, and a further seventy-two hours to receive your funds.
You can contact Gamesburst using email, telephone or live help. If you send an email, you can expect a response within twenty-four hours, and the telephone and live help services are operated between 8 AM and midnight.
Bonuses & Promotions
Although the promotions are shared between all Nektan casino sites, there’s been a recent flurry of activity on the Promotions page which has given members an exciting range of monthly offers to choose from. Although they are time-limited, the following offers can be considered good examples of what you might expect to find if you visit Gamesburst:
Freaky Friday – get a 50% reload bonus of up to £100 when you deposit £10;
Legendary Spins Drop – 150 members who’ve logged in since 1st January 2017 will receive a random award of 100 free spins on The Legend of Shangri-La Cluster Pays slot;
Twin Spin Deluxe – enjoy 20 bonus daily spins on Twin Spin Deluxe when you deposit £10 using the special promo code;
Cash Drop – 20 prizes of £50 cash will be dropped into players’ accounts;
Tiered Spins – get up to 100 bonus daily spins on Twin Spin Deluxe when you top up your account.
The welcome package at Gamesburst offers you a 100% first deposit bonus of up to £100 and 10 free spins to use on Starburst, a 100% second deposit bonus of up to £150 and 25 spins on Starburst, and a 50% third deposit bonus of up to £250 plus 65 free spins for Starburst.
The wagering requirements for the majority of Gamesburst’s promotions (including the welcome package) are thirty times the sum of your deposit and bonus amount.
Due to the lack of a dedicated Mobile page or the mention of mobile play in the FAQ, it’s hard to tell whether Gamesburst supports mobile devices or not. Luckily, our team has a wealth of experience when it comes to Nektan online casinos, and although you won’t find a Gamesburst mobile app, you can play pretty much all of the games and take advantage of special offers by visiting Gameburst via your device’s internet browser.
Variety & Originality
The Gamesburst lobby is full to the rafters with choices, and you’ve got many famous companies’ games to enjoy, including IGT, Scientific Games, NetEnt, Microgaming, NextGen and, of course, Nektan.
You can select player favourites like Cleopatra, Starburst, Wild Seas, and Bonanza Megaways, or try out new slots such as Twin Spin Deluxe, Treasure of Horus, El Jackpotto, and Blazing Star.
There’s a solid selection of popular progressive jackpots slots, including The Pig Wizard, Paws of Fury, Mega Jackpots Siberian Storm, Top Cat, Genie Jackpots, Gong Xi Fa Cai, Divine Fortune, and Winstar.
The live dealer tables range from Blackjack Party, Speed Roulette, and Dream Catcher to Blackjack Silver, Double Ball Roulette, Caribbean Stud, and Baccarat Squeeze. And, under the Table Games category, you’ll find many more choices including Pontoon, Hi-Lo Blackjack, Punto Banco, Texas Hold’em, and American Roulette.
The instant wins feature Big Money Slingo Bonus, Quick Fire Cash, Colour Cubes, Boss the Lotto, Epic Gems, Lil’ Lady Bingo, and Wheel of Fortune Winnings Words. Plus, under the ‘Exclusive’ tab, you’ll find almost every slot in the Nektan catalogue, including Candy Swap, Meow Money, Heroic, Dragon’s Dynasty, and Big 5 Safari.
Loyalty & Rewards
Like its sister sites, Gamesburst has a VIP club, but it’s fairly secretive about it, plus it’s invitation-only. All that the VIP Club page tells you is that the club is called Privileged, and that its members get to enjoy rewards like free spins, reload bonuses, weekly bonuses, and cashback.