Larry Casino is an alternative online casino that’s new for 2017. By alternative, we mean quirky, different, and exciting – traits which also apply to Larry’s sister sites, including Dunder Casino and Guts Casino. Larry’s operated by MT SecureTrade Limited which believes in making its online casinos as individual as the people that choose to join them. With Larry Casino, you can enjoy a vast range of games within a beautiful tropical island setting, and the more you play, the more characters you meet, the more levels you unlock, and the more rewards you gain. So, should you book your one-way ticket for “Naked Island” today? Read on to discover our reviewer’s verdict.
There’s no denying that Larry Casino boasts a beautifully designed website. There are fun and comical images of Larry and his friends enjoying the good life in paradise, and a big, bold advert that showcases the new player offer. The prominent sign-up box makes it easy to register an account in seconds, and (like Casumo), there’s a live notification stream that welcomes members as they log in and congratulates players on their latest wins no matter how small.
While the site’s mascot, Larry Laffer, whose fictional and funny story you can read about on the Larry’s World page, is an unlikely playboy millionaire, he makes playing at the casino a whole lot of fun. There’s even a romantic storyline that you can get involved with by unlocking new levels and characters the more you play to help Larry win the heart of his dream girl, Kym.
The only slight issue that we initially encountered was finding key pages such as promotions. This is due to the unusual page titles used by the brand to make it more enjoyable such as Larry’s World and JokeBox. But, once you’ve got used to the terminology, it’s all pretty straightforward.
At the moment, live support is only available between 9.30 AM and 10.30 AM. At other times, you can send an email using the online contact form. Ideally, we’d like to see 24/7 customer service on offer, although there are plenty of well-explained FAQ on-hand which help to answer many common problems.
There are some excellent promotions on offer for newcomers, including a £300 welcome bonus package, which consists of a 100% first deposit bonus of up to £50, a 50% second deposit bonus of up to £100, and a 25% third deposit bonus of up to £150. To qualify for these bonuses, simply deposit a minimum of £10 each time, and make sure you meet the 25x wagering requirements before requesting a withdrawal. You also get forty free spins on your first deposit and twenty free spins with your second, third, and fourth deposit, although the wagering requirements are 40x as opposed to 25x.
For those of you who prefer to try before you buy, there’s the Jokebox promotion which lets you open a free Jokebox every twelve hours without having to place a bet or make a deposit. The boxes can contain cash, coins, raffle entries, free spins, bonuses, Larry’s Roulette spins, and more.
Each week, the site hosts an exclusive raffle where you can win a Larry Laffer action figure. Now, while you might not fancy an ornament of this nature, there’s a very good reason to try and bag one. At the end of the year, every player who has won an action figure will be entered into a prize draw, and the lucky winner will get enjoy “The Weekend of Your Life” – a tailor-made weekend experience.
The site makes use of the iGaming Cloud software platform, which allows Larry to keep his casino unique and always topped up with games from his favourite providers. It’s reliable and delivers high-performance gaming that you can enjoy on mobile devices just as easily as you can on desktops. The lobby can be filtered by game type, as well as searched, but there are no exclusive titles available at the time of writing.
Although there’s no dedicated page for mobile players, the casino’s FAQ confirm that the site is designed to “fit perfectly on all mobile devices”. After searching iTunes for an iOS app and failing to find one, we concluded that the only way to access Larry Casino on a mobile or tablet is by visiting the casino’s main website using your mobile web browser.
Larry Casino is managed by MT SecureTrade Limited, which is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority. The site uses a certified RNG (Random Number Generator) to ensure fair play, and SSL encryption is used to keep all transactions and personal data secure. You can also set daily, weekly, and monthly deposit limits, bet limits, loss limits, and game session time limits, as well as use the Cool Off facility to freeze your account for up to six months while you take a break.
There are heaps of games to choose from, including slots, live dealer games, video poker, virtual racing, bingo games, table games, scratch cards, and jackpot games. These are supplied by famous names such as Thunderkick, Quickspin, NextGen Gaming, NetEnt, Betsoft, Elk Studios, and Microgaming.
While we were concerned that the games catalogue would be a mirror image of other MT SecureTrade Limited sites like Shadow Bet Casino and Ikibu, we’re happy to report that the operator has made sure that different games are available at each of its brands including Larry Casino. However, there are currently no exclusive games on offer.
You can use any of the following payment methods: MasterCard, Visa, Neteller, Skrill, Euteller, Trustly, Sofort, Instadebit, ecoPayz, iDeal, and Paysafecard.
It’s good to see that the minimum withdrawal and deposit amount are both just £10, and that withdrawal requests are processed exceptionally quickly (N.B., within six hours). However, we’re not so keen on the fees that can be applied to some of the available banking methods. For example, withdrawals via credit card, ecoPayz, Paysafecard, and Skrill all incur a £2.50 fee while deposits by credit card and Euteller incur a 2.5% fee.
Rather than using a VIP system that only rewards the biggest spenders, Larry Casino has an exclusive method of ensuring that all funded players receive regular treats. It’s called Larry’s World, and as a new member, you start off at The Hotel (Level 1) whereas the top level is Level 21. As you continue to play games, you’ll level up and collect rewards. Plus, you can also unlock and play different characters.
You can earn coins in many ways, but the most common way is by unlocking the items you find in each Zone, such as The Hotel. Every time you unlock an item, you can choose to claim your objects and coins. You can also win coins through certain promotions, the JokeBox game, and the Larry’s Roulette game. Coins can be spent in the online shop where you’ll find all manner of goodies for sale including free spins, lottery tickets, Super Free Spins, Mega Free Spins, bonus money, and Larry’s Roulette chips. If you choose to buy chips for Larry’s Roulette game (which has six different wheels to choose from, depending on your current level), you could be lucky enough to win free spins, raffle tickets, cash, bonuses, and more. The higher your level, the bigger the prizes there are to play for.
Much as we’d love to award Larry Casino our prestigious five-star rating, there are some areas for improvement that mean Larry only gets four stars. The interactive gaming experience and the fun storyline are excellent, and the fair and unique rewards programme means that no-one should feel left out. However, if a dedicated mobile page were added, the deposit and withdrawal fees removed, and the customer support hours extended to 24/7, we’d happily elevate Larry Casino to a 5 out of 5.