March appears to have been a busy month for the iGaming circuit, as Rise Casino was launched during that month, as well as several brands. Due to this enormous influx of new sites to explore, we remain skeptical as we explore what these new sites offer, with the retro stylings of Rise coming under our scrutiny. The design isn’t all that impactful, but as the label comes from such renowned operators (an aspect we’ll come to later), we can’t help but feel that this plain looking platform has more to offer us once we’re members. And so, if you’re looking for well over 300 activities, alongside regular rewards and other such means of entertainment, this new casino could be exactly what you’re looking for.
As we’ve already made reference to, Rise Casino is new for 2018, with March being its primary month of release. Another truth of this brand we’ve drawn your attention to is that of the operators, which happen to be Cassava Enterprises, a part of the 888 Group; as you’ll likely know, 888 are huge within this industry. As such, seeing their name attached to anything is a sure sign that the website is going to deliver a thoroughly pleasurable experience.
Even though their inclusion is an assured marker of the quality of the services, the fact that licensing also presides over the website is an added layer of security. In this instance, two governing bodies watch over Rise Casino, coming from the UK Gambling Commission and the Government of Gibraltar. Despite this dual license, gamers within areas such as Spain, Italy and Denmark, will find themselves unable to join; the full details are within the terms, though we’re happy to report that the restricted countries are a small part of them.
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So far we’ve found the site to be accessible, but when it comes to promotional materials, details are severely lacking, with only registered users able to see the full extent of offers. Nonetheless, we’ve taken the time to look for you, finding that first time depositors can look forward to a selection of free games, with a fee of no more than £10 being all that’s asked. That sum of money will get you 25 spins on Fluffy Favourites, a one armed bandit that has proven most popular, and comes from NetEnt. Before you dive in though, don’t forget to use the code RISE when making the deposit, otherwise you’ll miss out on this offer.
From there on in, there’s not much for us to see, except the fact that daily rewards are given to dedicated users, with the rewards often being a single game per day. Although that doesn’t sound like much, it does mean that customers can experience 365 spins throughout the year. However, given how substantial other brands are with their rewards, Rise Casino will need to offer us more than this.
In reference to special membership, nothing (from what we see) indicates that this is on offer at this time, however it may be an element of gameplay that comes into effect as the brand grows. Nevertheless, seeing as how other websites as young as Rise deliver such membership from the off, it doesn’t paint Rise in a proactive light, which some of you may find problematic.
In a similar fashion to the bonuses, the casino fails to allow us great insight into the games lobby, only choosing to allow us snippets to the potential entertainment within. Not that this matters as much as it does with the promotions, as we can see from the brands involved that Rise will be a most exciting platform; Next Gen Gaming, Eyecon and IGT are just some of the names waiting for you.
As you’ll have seen for yourselves, this platform is snowed under with the number of slot machines displayed. That being said, there’s also live casino opportunities, as well as some classic table based activities, much like many other brand out there, so what makes Rise different? Well, in truth, not a lot, with only the sheer number of pokies making this an ideal candidate for those who are addicted to the reels and ringing sound of winning coins. And the added fact that this is an extremely mobile friendly website, with users able to game on tablets, smartphones and so on.
Should you be familiar with the 888 Group and their banking methods, you’ll know that they don’t deliver a wide array of options, however what they do do is give users the chance to use popular and reliable means, such as Visa, Mastercard and Neteller. These should be more than enough to satisfy most gamers, though if you find the methods lacking, it will do you well to search for another new casino.
Between £5 and £10 is the amount of money that’s needed for deposits and withdrawals, with the latter taking as many as five working days, though it could take as little as three. What is more, none of the transactions will apply fees, and no withdrawals will have a limitation applied, thus allowing more freedom to high rollers who frequent this website. As for the currencies permitted, those would be EUR, GBP and USD.
Seeing as how we used the FAQs section to find the above banking details, it goes without saying that such a place should be on your list of stops when needing help. That being said, if you require greater assistance, that’s when you should turn to the contact page, found linked at the bottom of the FAQs.
Once there, customers will see that email and telephone help is what’s permitted, with the UK number toll free to call, while international players receive charges. Furthermore, although the phone lines are open seven days a week, they aren’t in operation until 10am everyday, with the cut off time being 2am. In truth, we miss having access to 24/7 services, but given the operational hours of the support team, they more than make up for those few hours of silence.
Overall, we felt underwhelmed by Rise Casino, with the promise of quality soon waning once we delved deeper into the platform; it’s not that the activities aren’t there, simply that Rise lacks personality. It’s like too many other websites, with it soon paling into the background, and so we forget the brand. Despite this fact, we can’t deny that Rise Casino is fun, fresh and easy to use, which puts the label back near the top of good new casinos.