UK commuters will be more than familiar with the free “Metro” newspaper having being launched back in 1999 in London. Readers may be less familiar with their online casino – ME Casino, but it’s worth a look; which is exactly what we’re going to do in this review.
Licencing & Security
First off, being associated with a leading UK national newspaper gives the casino that little extra feeling of familiarity and trust/confidence that you don’t get with some of the other independent casino sites. The casino itself is actually run by St Minver, which is part of Gtech G2, which in turn is part of Lottomattica – Italy’s national lottery operator, so again, no need to worry about reputability. In addition to that, St Minver are licenced out of Gibraltar – a jurisdiction on the UK government’s whitelist.
ME Casino uses Gtech G2 to power their casino, but also have games from other leading providers such as Wagerworks and Cryptologic. The proprietary slots are somewhat basic, but a lot of players prefer that to the more complicated slots that exist out there – if you don’t believe us, the fact that you can still play 3 reel slots at most online casinos backs this statement up pretty well.
That said, we understand that there are a pile of new games on the way with titles including Legally Blonde, Plants vs Zombies & CSI Miami, so that’s something to look forward to for all you video slot fans out there!
At first it wasn’t all that clear how to get access to the play for fun versions without having to go through the second stage of registration which requires a minimum deposit of £10, but it can be done. If you go to the ‘preview games’ tab and then select the ‘demo play’ sub-tab, you can access all the games in demo mode via the drop down menu that appears at the top of the game window.
Mainstream payment methods are available here as you would expect. These include Visa, Mastercard, NETeller, Moneybookers as well as Paysafecard and UKash. It’s not clear from just browsing the casino site as to how long it takes to process withdrawals, or even if the same methods as depositing can be used before you actually deposit, but if you trawl through you can find in the terms and conditions that it can take up to 3 – 5 working days to credit funds and that the minimum withdrawal amount is £20.
Support is available 24 hours a day and the team can be reached via phone, e-mail and good old fashioned snail mail. There’s also an instant chat option.
ME Casino is surprisingly doesn’t feel as slick as one might expect for a website associated with a media company, but it does the job nevertheless. There’s an old saying – keep it simple stupid or KISS and ME Casino does exactly that and it works. No overly complicated games or promotions which means you can just get on and enjoy yourself – do be careful to read terms and conditions for these though – the sign up bonus only has a x20 play though, but winnings are capped at £30! That said, we’re not a huge fan of sign up bonuses here, and we always read the T&C’s, so no big deal. All in all, one worth trying – have a go today…