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Pyramid's Fortune Verdict
Thanks to the Nektan software that drives it, Pyramid’s Fortune has a significant amount of games to offer players, and a generous welcome package on top. But, while it’s reliable and easy-to-navigate, it’s unlikely to cut the mustard if you’re looking for an innovative online casino that offers something exciting and new.
Design & Usability
The Egyptian theme is reflected all over the homepage. As the ancient Egyptians were keen stargazers, the site’s designers have chosen to use a backdrop of the night sky upon which you’ll also see glowing gold images of ankhs and the Eye of Horus.
The navy-blue background on which the main text is presented looks very smart together with the bright-gold brand logo, the latter of which also features an Egyptian death mask.
Aside from the above, Pyramid’s Fortune follows the generic Nektan layout, but some additional Egyptian imagery is used in the promotional banners which is nice. Easy-to-use menu systems, a membership/registration area, and game categories for the lobby guarantee a smooth ride for new players.
Software & Gameplay
Nektan’s software is becoming increasingly common at online casino sites, and if there’s one good thing to be said for it, it’s that it’s remarkably reliable. Navigation is easy and the games load quickly, but the player experience tends to feel a little impersonal due to the generic nature of the software.
Safety & Security
Pyramid’s Fortune is a fully licensed casino site, which has the backing of the UK Gambling Commission as well as the Gibraltar Gambling Commission. A secure and safe playing experience is ensured through the use of SSL encryption, a secure URL, and IBAS (which provides impartial adjudications on disputes between the casino and its customers when needed).
You can also self-exclude, and set reality checks and deposit limits.
Payments & Withdrawals
The majority of players should be satisfied by the payment and withdrawal options that are offered. There are e-wallets like Paypal, Skrill, and Neteller, credit/debit cards such as Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, and Maestro, plus Pay by Mobile, Paysafecard, and Trustly.
The minimum withdrawal and deposit amounts are also palatable at £20 and £10 respectively.
There are three ways in which you can contact customer support – telephone, live chat, and email. The site offers live chat and telephone between 8 AM and midnight daily, and responses to emails are guaranteed within 24 hours.
Bonuses & Promotions
The usual welcome package that’s promoted by Nektan casinos allows you to claim up to £500 of bonus funds when you make your first three deposits. But, at Pyramid’s Fortune, there’s an enhanced welcome offer that lets you claim as much as £850.
You can claim a 200% bonus with your first deposit (up to £100), a 100% bonus with your second deposit (up to £250), and a 50% bonus with your third deposit (up to £500). Your first qualifying deposit also entitles you to fifty free spins on the Starburst slot. Bonus funds carry a wagering requirement of thirty times the sum of your deposit and bonus amount.
Besides the welcome package, there are monthly special offers such as the 15% Winning Wednesday Win Boost, the 25% Booster Bonus, 10% Weekend Cashback, and Free Spin Frenzy. It’s an acceptable line-up but nearly all of the promotions require you to make a deposit to claim them. It would be good to see some exclusive (i.e. non-Nektan) offers included in the mix.
As we mentioned earlier, Pharaoh’s Fortune has been created with mobile players in mind. To play games here, you just need to visit the casino via your tablet or smart-phone’s browser. If you have a decent internet connection, you should find that the mobile experience is pretty impressive. However, if you’re used to accessing casino games via mobile apps, you may find it strange playing via your web browser initially.
Variety & Originality
As software platforms go, Nektan’s offers one of the widest collections of software providers, including Microgaming, IGT, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, and NYX Interactive. You can also enjoy live dealer games from Evolution Gaming which offers an impressive and extremely high-quality range of table games.
There are mountains of slots to discover, as well as instant wins, table games, and video poker. But, while the variety of titles surpasses our expectations, there’s nothing unique or exclusive due to Nektan promoting the same games at all of its sites.
Loyalty & Rewards
The Privileged VIP Scheme can be found at most sites on the Nektan casino network, and while there’s nothing visibly wrong with it, the lack of clarification about what it entails is frustrating.
Aside from operating as an invite-only scheme, players who are lucky enough to gain entry to the club are supposed to receive weekly bonuses, free spins, deposit rewards, and cashback offers.
Sadly, there’s no loyalty points programme for anyone who fails to meet the Privileged VIP scheme entry criteria.