Mr Play is a brand-new online casino owned by Marketplay Ltd., which uses Aspire Global software to bring players a choice of over 250 games, including scratch cards, live casino games, and slots. The site’s welcome bonus package offers newcomers the chance to enjoy up to £200 of bonus funds and 100 free spins. Plus, you earn bonus points from day one that allow you to climb the VIP tiers and unlock special rewards. So, is Mr Play THE place to play?
A bright blue and white theme provides an engaging interface which looks great on both desktops and mobiles. The simple website layout makes it easy to move around the site, and there are two menu systems – one for the three different game types and the other for the various pages such as Promotions and Help.
The brand’s black moustache logo is something a little bit different and also fun.
The panoramic ad banner near the top of the homepage changes from month-to-month, which ensures that the overall look of the website is always fresh and exciting. At the top-right, there are clearly marked buttons for logging-in or opening an account, and next to these are the language settings and a live chat launcher.
Customer service is available via email, live chat, and telephone between 6 AM and 11 PM, seven days a week. If you run into difficulties out-of-hours, there’s a dedicated Help page which lists common issues and solutions.
The current welcome package at Mr Play offers one hundred bonus spins and a 100% first deposit bonus worth up to £200. To claim, you’ll need to make a first deposit of at least £10, and in return, you’ll receive a 100% bonus and twenty free spins. If you make a minimum deposit of £20 on your second day, you receive a further forty free spins, and if you deposit a minimum of £20 on your third day, you gain another forty free spins. Both deposit bonuses and winnings must be wagered thirty-five times before they become withdrawable cash.
Mr Play also runs one or two monthly promotions. As this review was conducted in December, the special offers were all Christmas-themed. One included a leaderboard challenge that offered a holiday prize while the other consisted of a series of Xmas challenges to win free spins and weekly raffles to win an iPhone X.
Mr Play runs on the same software platform (Aspire Global) as online casinos such as Karamba Casino. The software seems speedy enough and the cashier system is very straightforward. We also like how you can play demo versions of the games.
More than one reference is made to mobile devices in the FAQ, but nothing that explains how to go about playing at the casino on a smartphone or tablet. Having checked, we can confirm that there are no Android or iOS mobile apps, but you can sign-up and play games instantly using your device’s internet browser.
Mr Play is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. The site’s RNG (Random Number Generator) has been independently certified by iTech Labs, and 128-bit SSL encryption is used to protect players’ data. Extra information on security and fair play can be found at the bottom of the website and in the FAQ.
The bulk of the games, of which there are almost 300, are made up of online slots and are provided by top software developers including Microgaming, NetEnt, Play n’ GO, NeoGames, and NextGen. In the mix are familiar player favourites like Starburst, Thunderstruck II, and Avalon alongside newer slot releases such as Moon Princess, Lucky Links, Emoticoins, and Foxin’ Wins: A Very Foxin’ Christmas. Currently, there’s only one progressive jackpot slot – NetEnt’s Divine Fortune – which some players may find disappointing. There are also two exclusive titles – Club Pearl and Lost Island.
With non-live table games, the choices are restricted to Roulette Royal, Blackjack Classic, Blackjack Solo, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, Roulette Pro, and Roulette Lounge. However, you can also enjoy nine live casino games including Blackjack, Roulette, Immersive Roulette, French Roulette, Auto Roulette, Baccarat Squeeze, Baccarat, Blackjack VIP, and Roulette VIP.
Under the title of Scratch Cards, there’s a range of twenty casual games including HiLo54, Darts, Disco Keno, X&O, Bingo Bonanza, and Sampo.
You can use any of the following payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Sofort, Trustly, Bank Transfer, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, Neteller, Giropay, Euteller, EPS, Zimpler, Paysafecard, Wire Transfer, Instadebit, Fast Bank Transfer or Entropay. Withdrawals take anything from three business days for e-wallets to six to eight working days for credit cards and bank transfers.
Mr Play awards reward points for every real cash wager, and the more points you collect, the quicker you move through the seven tiers of the loyalty scheme. New members get perks such as birthday bonuses and faster cash-outs straight away, and once you begin to hit the higher levels, you gain entry to VIP tournaments, weekly free spins, enhanced point redemption rates, VIP welcome packages, monthly cashback, personalised offers, and a personal account manager.
The ever-growing selection of online slots is one of the biggest attractions at Mr Play Casino, and the comprehensive rewards programme is another selling point. However, it’s a light bit light on non-live casino games for some tastes, so it really depends how much you value table games over slots.