Review on Katsubet Jan 2021
We wanted to try out a new Casino and Katsubet was one which we’d heard a bit about. Surprisingly, not the easiest to find when doing a basic google search for a casino but found it quickly enough further along in the results.
Could be because it’s actually the original Mars Casino, renamed. Newly named or “new casino”?… Something has to have changed, right? So we went ahead and checked it out.
How Many Games Do they Have?
Katsubet has a huge range of available games from a total of 57 providers so it wasn’t hard to find something we liked or were familiar with straight away.
Most of the standard games we all know and like were there and nothing that appeared to be ‘dodgy’.
Signing up was easy enough with only email and password needed.
Then from the link in the email, we were sent straight into our logged in account, ready to play.
The depositing methods don’t include cryptocurrency but the usual options of VISA, Mastercard, Neosurf & Ecopayz are there.
- 1st Deposit – BONUS CODE – 1DEP – 100% BONUS & 100 FREE SPINS
- This welcome package has good and bad aspects.
- Min deposit $20 AUD — max deposit $100AUD
Playing the Slots
100% BONUS – max cashout after playthrough is unlimited which is good but the max bet once our $50 was used up (always is used up first) during wagering is only $1.60 AUD and possibly one of the lowest we’ve come across.
Realised this quickly as “INSUFFICIENT FUNDS” came up when we tried to bet any amount over $1.60. And with a $104.00 balance at that time, we went straight to T’s & C’s.
It confirmed that this is the max bet allowed when playing using the welcome bonus money BUT a max bet amount of $9 is allowed after the welcome pack is finished.
On the Plus Side
We were very happy to see that the playthrough is 45X Bonus amount only for this welcome offer as some casinos are asking for 45X the BONUS + DEPOSIT!!
Which, is hard enough at times to get through at all, let alone ending up with any winnings still in your account.
So with $100 balance we played across a few popular & new games for about an hour and had a couple of nice wins but unfortunately, no big winning features.
On the Downside
Had a few delays switching between games and a few frozen spins which needed to be refreshed which made overall gameplay slow and at times, a little frustrating.
And then with the max bet going so low once our $50 was exhausted (which as we all know, doesn’t take long), we ended up with no big wins this time.
One thing we like which we’ve seen at ‘Greenspins Casino’ and a couple of others now is where on the desktop version you can play up to 4 games at once on your screen. Played two for a little bit and that was enough for us this time but, it is still an interesting feature.
Went into the account section and activated the 100 FREE SPINS which were on Wolf Treasure.
All 100 spins can be played at once instead of spreading out over 5 days like some other casino’s, which was good.
Wagering on the free spin winnings is 50X and the max cashout is $100 AUD.
Winning a total of $18.60, and seeing that Wolf Treasure was in a “decent mood”, we stayed and upped the bet just a little to see if the luck continued.
With only one decent win, it all went downhill from there, unfortunately.
So overall, Katsubet / the”new” Mars Casino, does definitely have all the “BIG SHOW’ style and look with its huge selection of games and providers, latest software with multi-screen gameplay options and a decent welcome bonus package for the first 4 deposits, but unfortunately, with its delays/stagnant gameplay and bonus terms and conditions being a little stricter than some, we might give Katsubet a little time and come back in a month and try again.
Coming into operation on 1 October 2020, the Curaçao based Casino has a huge assortment of games. A whopping 5000 according to its bio. That is a lot, and it will give players lots of choices across the various games categories.
KatsuBet appear to have dotted their ‘i’s and crossed their ‘t’s in most areas of their operation – but not all, as you’ll see below in our critique. This level of professionalism will provide a great deal of reassurance to potential customers, though there are a few things which need improvement but generally it’s a good start.
One thing to point out. The group business Direx N.V is being rebranded to Dama N.V, so all the casino’s branded as Direx will eventually change. OK, let’s look at the finer detail.
Operator: Dama N.V (a.k.a Direx N.V)
Partner Casinos: 7Bit Casino, Golden Star Casino, Bitstarz Casino
Casino EST: 1 Oct 2020
Software: 1×2 Gaming, Play’n Go, ELK Studios, Fantasma, Evolution Gaming, NetEnt, Genesis Gaming, BigTimeGaming (BTG), Microgaming, Betsoft Gaming, Platipus, iSoftBet, BGaming, NextGen, Quickspin.
License: Curaçao Gaming Authority
Country Restrictions: France, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Israel, Ukraine, United States, Lithuania, Slovakia, Réunion Island, Mayotte, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, Curacao, French Polynesia, Saint Martin
- iTech Labs certified.
- Which means that RNG has been audited and certified.
- 128bit SSL Encryption.
- Responsible gaming page click here.
- No RTP disclosure as yet.
USD, CAD, EUR, AUD, SEK, NOK, NZD, PLN, CZK, RUB, plus Crypto Currencies (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin)
Deposit Methods: Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, iDeal, Neteller, Paysafe, Bitcoin, Interac Online, CoinsPaid, Wire Transfer, Maestro, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Zimpler, Qiwi
Withdrawal Methods: Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, iDeal, Neteller, Bank transfer, Trustly, CoinsPaid
Withdrawal eWallets: 24 hours
Withdrawal Card Payments: 4-5 days.
Withdrawal Bank Transfers: 2-3 days.
Withdrawal Cryptocurrency: Instant
Pending Time: 0-12 hours
Withdrawal Limit: Typically €5000 max per week. 15000 per month. Bank Transfers is closer to 6000.
Rollover Requirement: Usually 40x on bonus cash winnings, 45x on bonus spins winnings.
Where to start? With over 5000 games to choose from, you’ll have your hands full.
All the latest Slot games are listed on this page: click here.
All the latest table games are listed on this page: click here. These include Poker, Baccarat, Roulette, Scratchcards.
All the latest Roulette games are listed on this page: click here.
Live Casino games are listed on this page: click here.
Jackpot games are listed on this page: click here.
Overall, I found the site navigation to be severely lacking. KatsuBet really needs to improve the online Lobby environment for its customers. It’s no good having 5000 games if you can’t easily access them. The slowness of the website doesn’t help either.
Test/Demo Mode/Try Now
Yes, demo mode is available. You get to play with ‘fun money’ up to $1000 on most games.
- There is a four step welcome/sign up bonus.
100% matching on an initial deposit of up to €100 plus 100 free spins when using code DEP1.
- 75% matching on second deposit up to €100 when using the bonus code DEP2.
- 50% matching on third deposit up to €200 when using the bonus code DEP3.
- 100% matching on fourth deposit of up to €100 when using code DEP4.
- ‘No Deposit Bonuses’ are unavailable.
- Rollover Requirement is 40x on bonus cash winnings, 45x on bonus spins winnings.
- Free spins are to be used on specific slot games per country: Platinum Lightning Deluxe – Canada and other countries, Wolf Treasure – Australia, Caishen’s Gifts – United States.
- There are other daily reload and free spin bonuses on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You’ll need to sign up for those. Refer to KatsuBet’s front Web page for details.
Click on the prominent green button called SIGN UP from the front Web page. You can’t miss it. Enter the details below to initially CREATE your account.
Other details required (for verification and withdrawal purposes) can be entered later.
- Cryptocurrencies supported.
- Mega games to choose from. Over 5000.
- No customer service phone line.
- Site speed is very slow.
- Site gaming interface is erratic.
- Navigation isn’t the best.
- FAQ is a bit sloppy with answers repeated across different sections. Also, some of the answers are very vague.
- Site only uses one language: English.
- Website access only. No Mobile App.
Live Chat: refer website menu (recommended).
Phone: Not available.
Website: Website Link (Australian customers should use a VPN to access the website. Refer our VPN page for more)
The Dama/Direx family of casino sites generally have a good reputation in the online world of casino gaming. As this is a recent addition (though not a new ‘from scratch’ casino), it was able to hit the ground running with an established product, though it still requires fine tuning to make it a regular first cab off the rank casino for many customers.
Much of the improvements required revolve around the online gaming experience. The current state of the website is very slow. I’m not sure where or how it is hosted, but it certainly needs some turbo rocket fuel to kick it into gear. If it isn’t routed through a CDN like Cloudflare it probably should be.
The speed is the main concern, everything else is mainly cosmetic or easily fixable. Much like partner site Golden Star, KatsuBet sits in the above average ranking for online casinos.