Slots Empire Review
Slots Empire Casino is a Spartan Empire themed online casino with an eye-catching design and look. Licensed in Curacao, this relatively new casino may give players endless bonuses, but does it have enough on offer to find a place in the busy iGaming market?
What We Liked
- Accepts international players
- Live chat support
What We Didn't Like
- Low RTP
- Small game selection
- Few payment options
Slots Empire Welcome Bonus
The welcome bonus at Slots Empire is in keeping with the theme. Upon making the first deposit, players join the ‘Infantry Legion’ of the Spartan-style army that makes up Slots Empire. This promotion is impressive, with a 220% deposit match.
Unlike most welcome bonuses that punish players for using certain payment methods, Slots Empire rewards those who deposit with Neosurf and Bitcoin (BTC) with an extra 20% on the bonus amount.
Minimum deposits vary here; Neosurf players can deposit as little as $10, while the BTC minimum is $20. A gift card deposit has a $25 minimum, and credit card payments must be at least $30. The code INFANTRY triggers the bonus, which has a relatively average 35x wagering requirement. The maximum amount per wager to qualify is $10, meaning 35 qualifying $10 wagers are needed to hit the requirement.
Some games do not apply to the wagering requirement, but slots and video slots do, as do keno, scratch cards, and others.
This is an impressive welcome bonus, especially for those using modern payment options to gain an extra 20% on the amount. For a new casino, Slots Empire's welcome bonus has helped this site stand out from its rivals.
Registration with Slots Empire
To register for an account at Slots Empire, a customer must be either 21 years old or the relative age to gamble in their jurisdiction, whichever is higher. To register, simply click on the 'Sign Up' tab on the Slots Empire casino site, and then follow the directions.
Players will be asked to enter certain personal information including name and date of birth and to accept the terms and conditions of the site. The customer’s email must then be verified, which is done through a confirmation link sent to the user's email by Slots Empire.
Once confirmed, the customer can make a deposit and take advantage of the welcome bonus, as well as enjoying all the games and services available on the casino site.
Slots Empire usually requests ID verification on the player's first withdrawal, but it can happen during registration for several reasons. If so, the player will be contacted and asked to provide documents verifying their identity (a passport or national ID card is fine) and potentially proof of address, such as a utility bill or bank statement.
These copies of documents are normally processed quickly, and players won’t normally have to provide ID more than once.
This is a standard registration process, and where ID is not necessary, is finished in minutes.
Banking at Slots Empire
The banking options at Slots Empire are impressive in some ways but do lack some popular methods. There are very few eWallets, for example; NETELLER, PayPal, and Skrill are all absent. The popular Australian eWallet POLi is available with Slots Empire, but only for deposits.
Gift cards are available through both Mastercard and Visa, while Bitcoin and Neosurf are also offered (the latter for deposit only), with Bitcoin providing the highest deposit limits. All withdrawal methods are fee-free, which is a definite benefit for players.
The use of modern banking options is nice, but the lack of many old favorites seems unnecessary and results in a shortage of total options.
While Slots Empire does not state a maximum processing time for withdrawals, they are usually released quickly. The biggest downside is that there are only three withdrawal options (Bitcoin, bank wire, credit card) and the minimum withdrawal is a steep $150. This withdrawal limit alone is likely enough to put many players off, and understandably so.
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Slots Empire Game Variety & Providers
The quality of Slots Empire as an online casino is hit and miss, and that is very much echoed in its game selection.
Only two developers provide the software here: RTG and Visionary Gaming. This is disappointing to say the least, given its competitors feature games from a wide variety of developers. It may change, but for now, it lets the site down.
Also working against Slots Empire is its download requirement for certain gaming options. While instant play is available for desktop users, players must download the casino software to gain access to all games on Slots Empire. Many won't be able to do though, because it is only available for Windows. Such prohibitive measures will undoubtedly lose Slots Empire a few players.
That said, the games that are here are solid, there is a lot of entertainment to be found. Navigation is simple and effective, and despite what the name may suggest, Slots Empire offers a lot more than just one type of casino game.
Slots Empire provides just over 190 online slot games. For some slot fans, this won't be nearly enough.
Granted, this is a new casino, and more may be added. But for an online casino with a name like Slots Empire to not provide slots from the likes of Barcrest, Microgaming, NetEnt, Play’n GO, Playtech, Quickspin, Red Tiger, WMS, or Yggdrasil (to name just a few of the notable absences), it might struggle to appeal to seasoned slot players.
This is no insult to Realtime Gaming or Visionary. Both provide high-quality games, but players expect more variety than two developers can provide for one online casino.
There is a good mixture of new and classic Vegas slots, and a few do stand out (Cash Bandits 2 and Lucha Libre 2 are great fun) but there just are not enough games to sustain any long-term interest. The lack of big-paying progressive jackpot slots doesn’t help either.
One benefit of the limited number of slots is that they’re easy to navigate, and the categories are well-organized. But that isn't enough to make up for the one thing players visit Slots Empire for - slot games.
The table games tab at the Slots Empire casino site reveals 21 games, which is suitable as many of them are blackjack variants, with a few poker games available as well as roulette and rummy. At first glance, that appears to be all that’s on offer. Take a look at the Specialties tab and you'll find several more roulette games as well as keno and Sic Bo.
It’s an odd decision to split games that would normally classify as table and card options in this way. Even when counting up the titles present under both tabs, there are still not many games in comparison to many other online casinos.
With a name like Slots Empire, this could be forgiven with the logic that this online casino focuses on slots. The disappointing slots selection just reiterates the need for Slots Empire to broaden its games portfolio.
When it comes to live dealer games, Visionary Gaming provides a decent suite. Live dealer blackjack, American and European roulette, baccarat, and Super 6 are a few of the options available on Slots Empire. Like the rest of Slots Empire's portfolio, there isn't an exhaustive list of games available, but players can find enough to keep them entertained.
Since many jurisdictions have changed the law on free games, unregistered players can no longer use demo versions. As a result, many casino sites have stopped offering free games. Unlike its rivals though, Slots Empire delivers legions of free casino games to its players.
Demo games are available to players who are not logged into their account, which would be fine, except that due to the laws mentioned above, the number of players who can take advantage of these games is limited. There are also no free or demo games available to mobile users.
Aside from the table games, the Specialties tab at Slots Empire houses a few more games, including scratch cards, bingo games, and a few others.
This collection expands the gaming variety slightly and offers some decent titles to play when players fancy a break from regular casino games.
However, as in every other game category, the collection here simply does not feel like enough, especially when compared to popular sites that offer hundreds of games under each tab.
Slots Empire Promotions
There are various deposit match bonuses available at Slots Empire, with the 24/7 bonus giving up to 150% (for $150). The 'Game of the Month' meanwhile sees a deposit match and free spins on deposits on a specific game for any given month. There is also a refer-a-friend bonus for players who refer friends who deposit at Slots Empire.
There is also a VIP program here, but it’s relatively hidden on the site. This time it is for good reason, however, as the VIP club is exclusive and only available by invite from the casino.
Players lucky enough to get an invite will be able to benefit from personalized bonuses, a dedicated account manager, and much more.
Slots Empire Mobile Experience
There is no mobile casino app available from Slots Empire, but players can access the site directly from the browser on their mobile or tablet device.
Unfortunately, this has a severe downside. As even desktop players have to download software to gain access to all the games available at this casino site, mobile players, who cannot download anything, are left with even less to choose from.
The most notable loss is that there are no live casino games available for mobile players, but each game category also has a reduced range of games on offer.
The mobile site is fine. It works well on mobile and the design has been optimized to suit smaller screens. The software is also compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows devices.
Given the banking options suggest that Slots Empire wants to give mobile users an optimal experience, a lack of a mobile app and lack of game variety on portable devices indicates mobile players are not a priority for the casino site.
While desktop players can enjoy free games when not logged in, mobile players are not able to play demo versions of any of the games available at Slots Empire at all.
Slots Empire Customer Support
Slots Empire makes contact easy, with players able to contact via phone (+1 850 2734 930) by e-mail ([email protected]) and by using the live chat service.
The 24/7 live chat is the easiest and quickest way to get a response, but customer support is good whichever way a player chooses to contact the Slots Empire customer support staff.
Slots Empire Verdict
Slots Empire has asserted itself as a new kind of online casino through its promotions and engaging design theme. These won't distract players from several key elements missing from the casino site, namely banking options and games.
As with sister sites like Red Dog Casino, Slots Empire is more notable for what it doesn’t have than what it does. The presence of Bitcoin and Neosurf in the banking options is great, but there is no reason why NETELLER, PayPal, Paysafecard, Skrill, and others had to be sacrificed for these options to be present.
In terms of navigation, Slots Empire appears to have divided games into different categories with no apparent logic behind it (European Roulette is under the Table tab and American Roulette is under Specialties). What's odder is that Slots Empire's live dealer games won't appear to players until after they've registered.
Overall, players want two things from casino sites: games and the chance to win real money. If there aren't enough titles for players to enjoy, extortionate withdrawal limits, or few banking options, then no amount of impressive promotions or slick designs will compensate.