Launched at the beginning of 2016, Rizk Casino holds licenses with Malta, Curacao and the UK Gambling Commission. They also feature multiple software providers, including Betsoft, Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Play'n GO, Quickspin and Thunderkick.
The first thing that sticks out when you visit Rizk Casino is how they advertise “Real Rewards – No Bullshit.” They also feature Captain Rizk flying above a city as some sort of branding effect. I could care less about Captain Rizk, but the offer of real rewards and no B.S. did catch my attention.
What also caught my attention is the large selection of games here, totaling almost 300 by my count. These games are connected to a promotion called the Wheel or Rizk, which I’ll cover later in the loyalty section. But right now, let’s move to the promotions and see if Rizk’s billing of real rewards is true or simply marketing hype.
Rizk Casino Promotions
Let´s start with the welcome bonus. At the time of writing, the homepage reads, “Deposit €50, play with €150,”. When you translate this it means that it’s a 200% match bonus up to €100.
A bit of a downer are the different wagering requirements for different bonuses. Rizk starts off with a 35x the bonus wagering requirements before you can cash out your welcome bonus. However, when you keep reading, the terms state that 200% match bonuses carry 45x wagering requirements, which is a little high for industry standards.
Beyond this, though, Rizk Casino does feature some interesting promotions. At the time of this writing, they’re giving away two tickets to the European Athletic Championships, running a Rizk cash race and featuring monthly raffle winners. Many of these promos are connected to the Wheel or Rizk, which is covered in the following section. I also see that in the past few months, this casino has given away trips to an NHL game (St. Louis), St. Petersburg IIHF World Championship and UFC Fight Night in London.
Rizk doesn’t have a traditional loyalty program, but rather the Wheel of Rizk that has been mentioned. The way it works is that you play real money casino games to fill up your power bar. Once the bar fills, you get one spin on the Wheel of Rizk, which features a number of prize spaces on it. Every time you fill up your power bar, you move up a level and the Wheel or Rizk contains more lucrative prizes. Each time you reach the 10th level, you unlock the Super Wheel of Rizk, where rewards are doubled.
As for the available prizes, you can win cash bonuses, raffle tickets (for weekly drawing), free spins, jackpots (available on level 10), Super Spins (each worth €1) and Mega Spins (each worth €3). If the wheel lands on a skull and crossbones, you don’t win anything.
Despite how I feel about the welcome bonus, this rewards program based on the Wheel of Rizk is a pretty interesting idea. The concept of earning spins on a wheel that could deliver you a jackpot or free spins worth up to €3 is more original than just about any loyalty program out there.
Rizk Casino Games
Another aspect that I like about Rizk Casino is the large amount of games they offer. You can search through this library of nearly 300 games by category, alphabetical order or by provider. Some of the popular slots that you’ll find here include 300 Shields, Aliens, Aloha! Cluster Pays, Break Away, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Universal Monsters: Dracula, Enchanted, Game of Thrones, Guns ‘N Roses, Gonzo’s Quest, Greedy Goblins, Hitman, Kings of Chicago, Medusa II, Playboy, South Park, Terminator 2 and The Dark Knight.
You will also find a live dealer casino here with blackjack, roulette and French roulette, but keep in mind that you must bet real money to play. Virtual table games include blackjack, European roulette, French roulette, Pai Gow and Red Dog.
The live casino is always a nice touch, however, you really have a choice between two different games in roulette and blackjack. So the primary reason to play at Rizk from a games perspective is for their large slots selection.
Download and Registration
This is an instant play casino, so you don’t need to download any software to play. Also, you can play at Rizk through your Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.
Rizk allows you to try their games without creating an account, but note that you won’t even be able to create an account if you’re from the US, Afghanistan, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Syria and Turkey.
Rizk Casino has the bare minimum of deposit and withdrawal options. You can only deposit using Visa, MasterCard, Neteller or Skrill, and cashouts can only be made via Neteller, Skrill, Visa and bank transfer. The minimum for withdrawals is $20, and the maximum cashout is $5,000.
The primary methods of contacting Rizk Casino are through email and live chat. In fact, they push live chat pretty heavily by featuring this option off to the side of the main page. You can also send a hand-written letter, although chances are that you won’t be doing this.
I certainly don’t think that the welcome bonus falls under the category of Real Rewards No Bullshit. In fact, I think that Rizk should probably change their tagline to something more accurate and just as catchy like Spin for your Rewards. Also, the number of banking options is pretty thin here. On the positive side, I really like the Wheel of Rizk concept and having the rewards center on these spins. The game selection here is also very good, especially if you’re a slots player. So if you can use one of the deposit options and the slightly high bonus wagering requirements don’t bother you, then Rizk Casino is a decent choice.