Security and Fair Play
Gaming License: Casumo operates on a license from the Maltese gaming authority (MGA/CL1/1054/2014) one of the strictest and most reputable remote gaming authorities. In addition they are regulated by the UK gambling commission
Financial Transactions: Casumo uses SSL technology to encrypt all private data including financial transactions
RNG Testing: Casumo states that its software is 3rdparty tested for fairness but no details are provided as to which 3rd party is used.
Currently Casumo doesn’t accept deposits in CA$ with all deposits converted into euros.
The Casumo welcome bonus offers new players a potential $1200 and 200 free spins
First DepositSecond DepositThird DepositFourth Deposit✓ 200% match bonus up to $50 and 200 Free Spins on Starburst
✓ 50% match bonus up to $150
✓ 50% match bonus up to $200
✓ 25% match bonus up to $400
The match bonus must be wagered (played-through) x25 but on deposit + bonus. Any winnings from the free spins must be played-through x30. You can make a withdrawal before clearing the bonus but then you’ll forfeit any bonus money earned. Slots contribute x100 to the play-through, video poker x30 whilst blackjack and roulette don’t make any contribution
Bonus in Practice: On the first deposit you need to deposit just $25 to get the maximum $50 deposit bonus, but to actually get the bonus money though you need to wager 30 x $75 ($25 deposit + $50 bonus) so $2250 in total. On the second deposit to get the maximum $150 you’d need to deposit $300 as this is just a 50% match. Again, to actually get the bonus you will need to wager 30 x $450 ($150 bonus + $300 deposit) so $13,500. Smaller deposits will obviously return smaller bonuses but also smaller wagering demands
Bonus Sum Up: The stand out pick in this welcome package is the 200 free spins on Starburst, one of Net Entertainment’s premier video slots. The $1200 maximum deposit bonus is a hefty sum but the 40% match represents poor value and Canadians can find bonuses offering the same or similar amount but with a better % match and wagering demands at other sites.
Casumo is powered by a number of casino software companies, the main one being NetEnt but also Microgaming, Quickspin, Play ‘n’ Go, IGT, Novomatic, WMS and Thunderkick, a new software Swedish games company launched by ex-NetEnt employees. Like many casinos which originally focused on the Scandinavian region gameplay is solely via the Casumo flash casino, playing the games through the browser after logging in to the site. Registration is quick and easy offering one of the quickest registration procedures we’ve encountered.
The Casumo casino games library contains 200 + games which you access via the game browser tab with the games being arranged according to genre. One particular feature I liked was the full tile for each game giving you a glimpse as to what the game is before you click through.
Slots: The vast majority of the games offered are slots machines and Casumo offers some of the best, most luscious looking video slots around. If you’ve already played at a NetEntertainment casino then you will recognize some of their most popular slots including: Gonzo’s Quest, Aliens, South Park and Jack Hammer, whilst Canadians aiming for that life-changing win can play NetEnt’s jackpots Mega Fortune (which recently paid out $3.7 to won lucky player) and Arabian Nights. For something different players can try some of Thunderkick’s titles such as Esqueleto Explosivo with its fun soundtrack and above average pay-out
Table Games: Casumo offers a selection of Blackjack, Roulette, Video poker and Baccarat games with a few variants for each game. The choice here will generally be enough for most players but hard-core blackjack and video poker players may be better served at a Microgaming casino which puts more emphasis on these games.
The Casumo mobile casino has recently been winning a number of plaudits including the best casino mobile award at the prestigous EGR Gaming Industry awards. Anyone with an iPhone or Android (motorola, nexus, samsung etc) smartphone can access the casino being broser based. The mobile site offers a clean and uncluttered design featuring the same ‘adventure’ based theme as the desktop casino with details of your ‘adventure’ i.e. your promotional winnings also displayed – a feature often left behind on mobile device casinos.
Like their desktop casino mobile slots dominate offering a great selection of slot games to Canadians ‘on the go’. Top lists enable you to find games by ‘most popular’, ‘New’ etc. but not by game provider – as players become ever more savvy about the casino software companies behind the games this is something we hope they add. Still, there is a useful search function enabling you to find any game you’ve got your eye on to play. Table game players will find a couple of roulette and blackjack games.
All the promotions at Casumo revolve around the Casumo ‘adventure’. When you join you adopt a small white character, something between an alien and small white sumo wrestler, who is your avatar on your Casumo adventure. All your playing activity even just logging in and making a deposit can bring you rewards in the form valuables (bonuses and free spins) and trophies (belts, deposits, wins on games). As you play you collect points which take you to higher levels or ‘planets’ on the Casumo adventure, with each new level giving you the opportunity to win ‘valuables’ (free spins and money).
Casumo challenges are casino races where you are tasked to complete certain missions e.g. spinning a slot a number of times, winning a certain no of times etc. Completing missions brings more rewards and if you’re on the top leaderboard you can win extra big cash prizes.
Current Promotions: In addition to the Casumo ‘adventure’ there’s a number of special offers for May
- Game Release Free Spins: Get up to 100 free spins on new game release The Rift from Thunderkick
- New Week Free Spins: Deposit up to $50 and get 100 free spins on Gemix
- Sunday Level Up: Play on a Sunday and get Super Spins worth $3
Bottom Line on Casumo
It’s always nice when a casino tries to do something different than the typical Las Vegas, black, red, gold, VIP program template and with Casumo you certainly get a quirky and refreshing alternative. More traditional minded players and especially those who prefer table games may be better off at one of our recommended Microgaming sites, but for those players open enough to explore a different gaming experience, Casumo with its fine array of video slots and 200 free spins is definitely worth a try.