Karamba Casino is a colourfully designed online casino that’s been up and running since 2009. According to its bio, its owners consider themselves “the experts in all things slotty”. Karamba offers multiple benefits to its members, including a 100% first deposit that comes with 100 free spins, redeposit bonus codes, and a VIP scheme that’s open to all funded players. There’re over 200 games to choose from in the lobby, including slots, scratch cards, table games, instant wins, and live dealer games. Plus, you can enjoy games on-the-go by downloading the Apple mobile app or visiting the mobile-optimised website. So, will Karamba have you sambaing with excitement or are there hidden flaws that’ll make you want to dance the night away with a different provider?
Karamba Casino looks enticing and attractive thanks to its grinning parrot mascot and brightly coloured graphics which advertise the latest offers. The operator has made sure to display the UK Gambling Commission’s seal of approval right at the top of the homepage, which leaves you in no doubt that everything’s above board.
We like that you can browse the lobby directly from the homepage, and it’s also good to see a list of recent big winners along with the dates and times of their wins to prove they’re as recent as Karamba claims, and not months old.
At the bottom of the site, there’s a chatty introduction to Karamba which gives you a good overview of the kinds of games available, the VIP programme, and the mobile app.
There’s also a concise menu that lets you move between the lobby, the promotions page, information about the mobile casino, and an option to play demo games.
If the FAQ page fails to answer your query, you can contact the team by live chat, email, telephone, or fax between 8 AM and 1 AM, seven days a week.
Karamba Casino offers a dazzling welcome package to first-time depositors. Simply add £10 or more to your new account, and in return, you’ll receive a 100% bonus (up to £200) and 20 free spins. If you deposit a minimum of £20, you’ll also get 40 extra spins on Day 2, and 40 extra spins plus a bonus surprise on Day 3. The wagering requirements are fairly average at 35x, and it’s worth noting that you’ll need to use your free spins within 24 hours else they will expire.
Once you’re a funded member, you’ll be invited to take part in The Daily Karamba promotion, which lets you start every day with a mystery treat such as a bonus or free spins. And, from time-to-time, you’ll be offered free spins to use on the site’s top-paying games. The other promotions form part of the VIP scheme, which we’ll be covering in further detail later in this review.
Karamba Casino uses Aspire Global software, which is a rarely seen software provider which has been around since 2005, and also powers the likes of Prime Slots, Betiton, and Lucky Bets Casino. It’s a reasonably reliable platform that lets you quickly load up your chosen games, and also gives you the chance to play titles from fourteen different games manufacturers.
Karamba Casino clearly displays information about playing via your mobile on a dedicated page. If you own an Apple device, you can download the mobile app from the AppStore. For any other kind of mobile device with a modern internet browser, you can visit Karamba’s main website and play games using your mobile web browser. You can also scan the QR code or submit your email address to instantly load the site or get an SMS link to directly access Karamba.
Karamba Casino is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. As the Fair Play policy explains, each game uses a random number generator to ensure fair results. The site also uses SSL encryption from iTech Labs to protect your sensitive data.
Karamba Casino offers video slots, casino games, live casino games, video poker, and instant wins, so there’s something for every type of player to enjoy. However, compared to most popular UK online casinos, Karamba’s selection of games is quite small. For example, there are only 77 slots and no progressive slots are listed. Plus, some of the games appear to be wrongly categorised in the lobby, with table games appearing in the slots section and vice versa.
Karamba advertises some of its slots as exclusives, such as Mighty Sphinx, Rainbow Charms, and Reel Bandits. However, these can be played at other casinos which stock Neo Games titles.
On the plus side, you can enjoy nine types of live dealer games, including French Roulette, Baccarat Squeeze, Blackjack Party, and Immersive Roulette.
You can use any of the following payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Paysafecard, Neteller, Ukash, Entropay, Wire Transfer, iDeal, ClickandBuy, Giropay, and Maestro.
Withdrawal times are three working days for e-wallets and six to eight working days for credit cards, debit cards, and Entropay.
Withdrawal requests are put into a pending state for 48 hours, during which time you can choose to reverse them. Provided you don’t choose to reverse your request, it will be processed within one day.
As soon as you start playing with your own funds, you’re automatically enrolled in the site’s VIP programme. The programme consists of seven different levels – New Member, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Premium, and Prestige. You can move up the ranks by collecting loyalty points, although the top two levels are invitation-only. There are some very good perks on offer, including express cash-outs, birthday bonuses, free spins on Sundays, invitations to VIP live tournaments, personalised offers, and monthly cashback.
For the most part, Karamba Casino has many attractions including varied and generous VIP rewards, live dealer games, good promotions, and an excellent mobile platform. However, it fails to compete with most popular UK casinos due to its relatively small selection of games.