Casino Planet Casino Review
There’s a spacey, sci-fi feel to Casino Planet, which is a beautifully presented new casino site offering slots, casino games, and a huge live casino from Evolution Gaming to players.
The site is based on the conceit that there’s a planet somewhere out there in space dedicated to casino games. That’s not that attractive an idea to us – you’ve got to have more than one interest, come on! – but it’s an idea they have at least committed to in a site that has an aesthetic style and runs with it.
Casino Planet is the name on the front of the site, but it is run by Genesis Global, a Malta registered company with licensing in the UK and Malta.
Genesis Global run a number of sites, including this one, Casoola, Casino gods, Pelaa, Sloty, Spinit, and Vegas Hero. The company designs, builds and operates its own sites, not running a white label model (something like a franchising system) and has 18 sites currently up with three inactive business names.
As games are added to sites all the time it’s not possible to have an up-to-date total, but it certainly looks like this site, which was launched in 2019 has industry-standard levels of stocking across all levels of the casino scene.
When we visited there were plenty of new titles, including Dragons Fire Infinireels, Adventures of Doubloon Island, and Big Bass Bonanza. They’re coming from a great selection of providers.
There’s more to a site than games though, and we want to tell players that they’ll get the safe, enjoyable experience they have a right to expect when they visit Casino Planet. Should you board the shuttle to check out this floating rock full of fun?
Let’s have a look.
Casino Planet Pros and Cons
Are you perfect? I’m not, though I do try, and we’re yet to find a perfect casino site. Let’s weigh up Casino Planet and see how they shape up.
Casino Planet Pros
1 – Licensed, legal and legitimate
We never ever recommend or review sites that are not legally allowed to operate in the UK. Currently that means they must have a licence from the UK Gambling Commission.
Genesis are the licence holder for Casino Planet, and they have a UK GC account and are also licensed in their home country of Malta (Maltese licences were accepted for UK sites until 2014 and the island is a major hub of the world gambling industry).
The licence is completely clean, with no settlements or sanctions on the more than 20 businesses that Genesis has run.
Sanctions are more common than you might think, so it is worth checking this, although once sanctions have been recorded it’s likely that the site will have undergone some form of restitution as a result of breaking some rule.
2 – Space for games!
Out in space nobody can here you spin!
Vacuums aside, you have plenty of reason to get your slot fingers ready when you travel to casino planet.
Games here are provided by a decent number of top quality casino providers, we counted 10 by clicking on the game provider’s link at the site.
These are big games from well-known producers and whatever your tastes you’ll find something to play at Casino Planet.
This includes well over £20 million worth of jackpots up for grabs on our visit.
Games are well arranged and easy to find too.
3 – All the payments!
Casino Planet has a good, wide selection of payment options for players.
They have PayPal among their selection of e-wallets, you can use paysafecard if you want to use a pre-paid card, boku is available if you want a mobile only payment method, and, of course, the usual bank transfer and cards are available too.
4 – Spin, spin, spin again
The welcome offer has a cash element, but it also has a really generous helping of free spins – up to 200 in fact. While we’ll go into this in depth, including some of the downsides of welcome offers, we like to see free spins making up a good part of the welcome offer.
5 – Pretty colours, bright lights
We’re not superficial people, of course, and we’re sure that you aren’t either, but a bit of good design goes a long way with us.
Too many sites are poorly put together and then have the thinnest veneer of theming sprayed over the top. That can’t be said for Casino Planet which is a very nice looking site that works well and is very easy to get around. That applies on mobile as well as on big screens.
Casino Planet Cons
Sadly, we have to find some bad news for you too. Here it is!
1 – Familiarity
While Casino Planet does well with the depth of its theming and its look it is still recognisably one of a family of sites.
Genesis are a good-quality and legitimate casino site provider, but they have a large number of sites and if you’ve played at one or more of them you will find a lot of familiar things here.
2 – Small families
There’s a big selection of games, but a relatively small selection of providers. The 10 names we found were great quality providers but there’s a whole lot more out there, and hopefully Casino Planet will continue to add games and continue to bring in new providers.
3 – I see a darkness
We liked the branding of this site very much – as we’ve already mentioned several times – and we’re by no means design experts, but putting light blue text on a dark blue background isn’t the way to produce clear, easy-to-read information.
It’s a minor thing, but could be better.
Casino Games and Software at Casino Planet
You want to know about games don’t you?
You won’t have far to explore on Casino Planet to find loads and loads of some of the biggest titles in the industry.
Let’s have a look.
Slots at Casino Planet
Slots are the mainstay of most modern casino sites. Slots are the UK’s favourite flutter online and they’re easy to play and very accessible.
This is the picture we found on Casino Planet.
Top Games at Casino Planet. Most sites will list the most popular games with players when they first arrive at a site. At Casino Planet the titles we found listed this way, were:
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Legacy of Dead, Reactoonz, Fire Joker, Rise of Olympus, Moon Princess, Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness, Rise of Merlin, Gemix, Legacy of Egypt, Mystery Joker, and the Sword and the Grail.
Hot Games at Casino Planet lists the games that are being most player by players. These lists change often, but this is what we found (excluding games not categorised as slots):
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Starburst, Fire Joker, Gonzo’s Quest, Masks of Fire, Dragon’s Fire Infinireels, Augustus, Wolf Gold Reel King Mega, Super Lion, and Adventures of Doubloon Island.
If you want new titles then there is a category for that, and that list was opened by:
Adventures of Doubloon Island, Dragon’s Fire, Wheel of Amp, Solar Wilds, Cobra Queen, Amazing link Zeus, Viking Runes, House of Doom 2 Crypt, Basketball Star on Fire, Ancients’ Blessing, Fishin’ Reels, Emerald’s Infinity Reels, and Buster Hammer Carnival.
Jackpot games were listed separately, giving us: Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Starburst, Legacy of Dead, Reactoonz, Gonzo’s Quest, Rise of Olympus, 9 Lions, Bonanza, Joker’s Luck, Gonzo’s Quest Megaways, Wolf Gold, 10,001 Nights.
In common with many sites, Casino Planet now lists “must fall jackpots”. These are games with progressive prizes that have a time-limit on their pay outs. The titles we found listed in this category were: Jingle Bells Power Reels, Dragon’s Luck, Mystery Reels, Reel King Mega, Robin Hood’s Wild Forest, Pirates’ Plenty Battle for Gold, Wild Wild Chest, Totem Lightning Power Reels, Mayan Gods, Gemtastic, Reactor, Dragon’s Luck Power Reels, and Tiki Fruits.
You can also check out games by genre, in a limited way, with listings for, classic slots (e.g., Super Sync, Rally4Riches, Charlie Chance Hell to Pay, Diamond Duke, Sticky Joker, Chronos Joker, Mega, Super Diamond Wild, Super Fast Hot Hot Respin, Hugo Goal, Jackpot 6000, Triple Tigers), and you can also list Megaways games, including: Bonanza, Gonzo’s Quest Megaways, Temple Tumble Megaways, Who Wants to be a Millionaire Megaways, Piggy Riches Megaways, Twin Spin Megaways, The Dog House Megaways, Extra Chilli Megaways, Aztec Gold Megaways, Divine Fortune Megaways, Aztec Gold Extra Gold Megaways, and Big Bucks Bandits Megaways.
The games providers listed were: Play’n GO, Evolution, NetEnt, SkyWind, Microgaming, iSoftBet, QuickSpin, Red Tiger Gaming, Big Time Gaming, and Wazda.
Casino Games at Casino Planet
You can play table games at Casino Planet. There is a large selection of the most popular table games. They are divided by type, into:
Roulette at Casino Planet
There were 25 roulette games on our visit, and they included all the usual rule variants (European, French, and American) and many different styles of play. Among the titles on offer were: Auto Roulette, Relax Gaming Roulette, Advanced Roulette, First Person Roulette, Golden Chop Roulette, Gold Roulette, Small Bets Roulette, Multifire Roulette, and Roulette x 5.
Blackjack at Casino Planet
We found 28 blackjack tables in the RNG section (random number generator) of Casino Planet. This included most of the usual rule variants (e.g. European, Classic, Vegas Strip) and a lot of different betting and gameplay styles.
Among the titles are: Atlantic City Blackjack, Classic Blackjack Multi Hand, Blackjack Felt, Vegas Strip Blackjack Gold, Vegas Single Deck Blackjack, Classic Blackjack Gold, Atlantic City Blackjack Gold, Single Deck Blackjack MH.
There were also eight baccarat games, including Punto Banco and No Commission Baccarat, and other games including scratchcards, game shows, lucky wheels games, poker games (with dealer), dragon tiger, and more.
Video Poker at Casino Planet
Video poker was not listed as a separate category at Casino Planet.
Bonuses at Casino Planet
Bonuses are the major promotional tool of the casino industry. They need to be understood properly to use them safely and to get the best out of them. Most of all this means that you need to understand what purpose they serve. While bonuses appear to offer attractive free gifts, their purpose is to deliver players who will stay as long term customers and who will spend a lot of money. They are, we assume, successful at what they do.
Welcome Bonus at Casino Planet
The welcome bonus is always the biggest and most trumpeted offer at most casino sites.
Casino Planet is no different, and the headline offer is “100% up to £100”, with the addition that you will get 200 free spins.
Let’s dive into what this means.
You need to be a new player, and you need to deposit at least £10 to qualify for this bonus. You can opt out. You cannot claim this offer if you use ANY E-WALLET, including PayPal.
The wagering requirement for this bonus is 40-times, “before they can withdraw the Bonus or any winnings gained from it”. That means that you must spend, should you deposit £10 and receive £10 in bonus money, £400 of your own money before you can withdraw any money related to that bonus.
Free spins are awarded in tranches of 20, with 20 more added each day until the whole 200 have been handed over on the 10th day. Free spins stay valid for 72 hours after they are awarded and the maximum a player can win from all of them is £100, and the winnings will have a 40-times wagering requirement put on them.
Try to take out money before you’ve completed the wagering and you’ll lose it all.
You have 14 days to meet the wagering requirements. Can you see how this benefits the site: a player who deposits £10 and is then encouraged to deposit and play with £400 in just two weeks.
To pay off this amount you are not allowed to bet more than £5 on any slot or more than £30 in any other bet.
Some games are more equal than others: classic slots contribute 75% of the money spent on them towards wagering, table games just 10% and blackjack just 5%.
You cannot use bonus funds on any progressive jackpot game, any live casino game and any video poker game. A long list of slots is also excluded from bonus use.
There’s also a list of behaviours that players are supposed to not use while they are using bonus funds, including “minimal risk wagering”, which might too many people appear to be the safest and most sensible way to play.
You cannot win any more than £2,000 from bonus money.
Other Promotions at Casino Planet
There is a decent list of other promotions at Casino Planet too.
These included on our visit, a 25% bonus with 10 free spins on deposits at the start of the week. Another bonus of the same sort that is available once a month.
There was also a Pragmatic Play promotion running with a prize pool of £62,500.
This promo was probably running across multiple sites, and it looked like some of the promotional material had not been properly identified for the Casino Planet site if we read one of these promotions correctly.
Promotions change regularly, so if you’re a fan of picking up freebies and prizes you should make sure you check out what is available when you sign up.
Loyalty Schemes and VIP at Casino Planet
We couldn’t find a loyalty scheme at Casino Planet. A VIP “status” is mentioned in the terms and conditions.
VIP status is normally granted by invitation to very high spending players. The sorts of extras that go along with it include better withdrawal terms, faster payments, personal service, and even real life events.
It’s not clear what the terms of the Casino Planet VIP scheme are.
Casino Planet Live Casino
Live Casino games are from Evolution Gaming at Casino Planet. Evolution are the biggest live casino company in the world.
This means there is a huge number of live games, including:
Live Roulette games like Lightning Roulette, Immersive Roulette Live, and Auto Roulette.
Live Blackjack games like: Live Blackjack Speed Blackjack and Freebet Blackjack.
Live Baccarat games included speed Baccarat, Baccarat Commission Live, and more.
There is also a selection of game show-style games, other casino games (including poker, sic bo, and Dragon Tiger), and virtual sports.
Most games can be accessed via special lobbies. You should be aware that most live games are slightly more expensive to play and may not all be open at all times.
Casino Planet Mobile Casino and App
Casino Planet is available on mobiles via a mobile website.
There is no app to download, and you can use almost all mobile devices to play at this site, and to access the majority of their games, including mobile live casino games.
Banking at Casino Planet
Banking comes from:
Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, Skrill, Trustly (bank transfers), paysafecard, PayPal, boku and other sites.
All payments into the casino are instant, but withdrawals may take time to process, including the possibility of a pending process to clear money laundering checks.
Debit cards: 1 – 3 working days; e-wallets: instant; bank transfers 3 to 5 working days, online bank transfers: instant.
Payments cannot be paid to mobile payment apps and prepaid cards.
Casino Planet Customer Support
Hopeful you will never need to use customer support at any casino site, but if you do you need it to be good quality, and fast.
That means that it should be easy to find at the site.
Casino Planet didn’t hide the contact details away.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
There were also full details of how to contact the Malta Gaming Authority to go through their disputes process.
There was not an FAQ document open to non-members on our visit, but there was a section of the site dedicated to responsible gaming. This included a useful list of advice on how to keep an eye on your gambling behaviour.
It also allowed you to set daily, weekly, or monthly spending restrictions.
There was a quick link to closing your account.
There was also information and contact details to allow you to start a cooling off period, to allow you to self-exclude, and to find the GamStop site. Links were provided to gambling information and gambling counselling as well as to filtering systems that will block gambling from your devices.
You can set your marketing preferences so Casino Planet do not send you offers, and you are provided with links to help you cut out gambling advertising from all the big social media platforms.
Casino Planet the Final Verdict
Casino Planet is an out of this world experience!
Let’s start with the cons: the range of providers here is relatively small. And we had a couple of minor design issues where poor colour contrast made it hard to read text. We like FAQs, but there’s a lot of good information around the site despite the lack of that. It’s a shame that users of ALL e-wallets are unable to pick up the welcome bonus.
Beyond that Casino Planet is a really nice site. It is well designed and good looking with a good commitment to its aesthetic.
It offers everything you would expect from a good quality site. There’s a very good range of payment methods and the customer service and responsible gaming information is very good.
Games they have in number and variety. The providers that they use are extremely high quality and they’re used to provide the world’s most popular slots, and contribute to a lively promotions page. The live casino games come from Evolution Gaming, and we don’t need to tell you what a great operator they are.
In a crowded market Casino Planet stands out for its commitment to quality and the breadth and depth of its gaming offer. It is a safe, legal, and legitimate site from a well-respected provider and a site you may wish to check out.