Last updated: 26th October 2019
TheOnlineCasino was born into a large family parented by Nektan in September 2018 with the mission to replicate the success of Slots Devil, Arctic Spins, Spins Royale and other popular siblings. It also chose to be a slots specialist and source products from multiple renowned developers, making sure to recruit as many players as possible with a tempting no-deposit bonus and more freebies to follow. Adding MuchBetter to a long list of deposit options has doubtlessly helped but none of it would matter if players weren’t convinced the operator could ensure a safe environment to play at.
It did. TheOnlineCasino was given permission to operate by the esteemed UK Gambling Commission as well as the Gibraltar Government. There’s no doubting fair play thanks to a Random Number Generator certified by an independent testing company, NMI, and regularly published payout reports. Members can thus bet on a range of popular titles with complete peace of mind and reach out to customer support agents if they ever encounter a problem of any kind.
- Languages: English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
- Accepted Territories: UK, Germany, Norway, Finland, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand
Bonuses & Promotions
TheOnlineCasino is generous enough to offer a £5 no-deposit bonus to all newly registered (and in the case of the UK, verified) customers. The freebie comes with a high wagering requirement of 100x and winnings capped at £20. This bonus can only be used to play Shamrock N Roll, Mayan Marvels and Candy Swap.
Once ready to transfer some of their own money, new members also get to claim a welcome package consisting of 200% first deposit match up to £50 plus 50 spins on Starburst, 100% second deposit match up to £200, and a 50% match up to £250 with deposit number three. Each of these offers requires a minimum transfer of £10 and is subject to a play-through requirement of 40x bonus + deposit. The maximum conversion amount is capped at 4x the credited bonus. Free spin wins also have to be wagered 40 times prior to withdrawal. At The Online Casino, bonuses can be cleared only by betting on slots; roulette and blackjack games don’t contribute.
Software & Game Selection
TheOnlineCasino is home to about 550 games and the vast majority are classic and video slots. If spinning reels isn’t your idea of fun, you’ll have very few alternatives to pick from. Super-small selection of table games looks like an afterthought rather than a serious attempt to attract fans of roulette, blackjack, poker or baccarat though the latter may be more than happy with tables hosted by live dealers.
If you had ever played at one of Nektan sites, you’ll well know how to navigate TheOnlineCasino. There’s the usual option to filter products by category – Player Favourites, New Games, Bingo, Jackpots, Live Dealer, Casino Games and Instant Win. Oddly enough, there’s no Slots category so one can only view these by displaying all games or filtering the portfolio by the provider.
- Slots: 470
- Blackjack: 7
- Roulette: 3
- Baccarat: 1
- Video Poker: 0
- Table Games: 12
- Progressives: 9
- Payout: 82-97.46%
- Software: NetEnt, Microgaming, SG, NYX, Pragmatic Play, Yggdrasil, Nektan, Blueprint Gaming, Eyecon, Big Time Gaming, IGT, ELK Studios, Lightning Box, Merkur, Inspired Gaming, Realistic Games, Red Tiger, Foxium, Gamevy, Iron Dog, IWG, ReelFeel Gaming, Rising Entertainment, Rocksalt Interactive
Live Casino Experience
Live Casino compensates for a small choice of RNG table games with 60 Evolution Gaming tables and 11 manned by dealers employed by NetEnt. Evolution’s range consists of multiple Live Roulette games with limits of £0.10-£2,000, standard 7-seat Live Blackjack tables (£0.50-£2,500), Live Baccarat (£1-£2,500) and Poker (£0.50-£250). It’s a pity the operator chose not to include any of the more recent releases such as Infinite and Free Bet Blackjack, Lightning Dice, Deal Or No Deal and Live Monopoly.
NetEnt contributes with a range of Live Roulette (£0.25-£2,000) and Live Blackjack tables (£1-£500) but, more importantly, it provides Blitz Blackjack – a Common Draw game with the potential to accept an infinite number of players. With Free Bet/Infinite Blackjack missing from Evolution’s portfolio, this table is the only guarantee you’ll find a seat no matter when you show up.
- Software: Evolution Gaming, NetEnt
- Live Dealer Games: 71
Nektan offers a pretty long list of deposit options including credit and debit cards, popular eWallets like Skrill and Neteller, online banking tools, pre-paid cards and mobile payment options such as Zimpler. UK residents can also pay via PayPal and Boku. Nektan doesn’t charge for deposits (except for a 15% Boku fee) nor for payouts of £30 or more. However, if you attempt to withdraw less than £30, you’ll have to pay an administration charge of £2.50. Withdrawal processing can take up to 3 working days. Players can make one withdrawal per day and collect a maximum of £10,000 per month.
- Deposit Methods: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, MuchBetter, Trustly, Interac Online, ecoPayz, iDebit, InstaDebit, PaySafeCard, Zimpler, Boku
- Withdrawal Methods: Visa, Skrill, Neteller, MuchBetter, Trustly, Interac Online, ecoPayz, iDebit, InstaDebit, PaySafeCard, Bank Transfer
- Minimum Deposit: £10
- Minimum Withdrawal: £10
- Currencies: EUR, GBP, SEK, CAD, NZD
TheOnlineCasino has a fairly modest FAQ section which addresses frequent queries related to registration, deposits and withdrawals, bonuses and a few other subjects. However, the operator has made customer support agents available at all times so you can have any additional questions answered in next to no time. Contact options include Live Chat, email and phone.
- Business Hours: 24/7
- Live Chat: Yes
- Email: [email protected]
- Contact Phone:+44 203 876 2791
Pros / Cons
- 25 different software developers
- Two reputable licenses
- No-deposit bonus for new members
- Long list of deposit options
- 24/7 live support
- Only a handful of accepted countries
- Limited choice of RNG table games
- £2.50 fee when withdrawing less than £30
- Withdrawals processed in up to 3 days
Let’s be honest, all Nektan gaming sites look the same and The Online Casino doesn’t stand out in any way. Some players may begrudge the lack of creativity while others will appreciate being able to feel at home from day one. Though it’s not an ideal destination for fans of table games or high-rollers, TheOnlineCasino has what it takes to please slots players looking to bet small and medium amounts at a safe venue managed by a trustworthy operator. No-deposit bonus followed by a fairly generous package of match bonuses will serve as an additional reason to choose this site over similar alternatives, providing the player is willing to deal with long withdrawal pending/processing time.