Karjala Kasino – Fun-loving and reliable, just like the Karelian people!
Karjala Kasino is a relative newcomer in the online gambling field. Established in June 2017 this Finland based casino has a delightful Karelian theme that marks the casino’s design and Karelia facts are sprinkled across the website. Karelia (Karjala in Finnish) is a province in Eastern Finland with a rich history and mythology that adds a charming twist to the overall casino experience. Karjala Kasino is mostly geared towards Finnish players, but is attracting some adventurous casino enthusiasts from all around the globe. The casino website is currently available in English, Finnish and Norwegian, but there are plans to introduce German, French and Swedish in the near future, along with customer support in more languages.
Karjala Kasino is operating under a Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licence which is one of the most reputable agencies in the casino business at the moment. An MGA licence sets a lot of responsibilities and rules for fair gaming policies on the casino, so players on Karjala Kasino can rest assured that they are having fun in a safe and trustworthy environment. The casino is committed to Responsible Gaming guidelines and you have the option to set restrictions on your playing. Karjala Kasino also holds a Swedish licence but, like so many others, has had to temporarily freeze its services for Sweden because of new regulations. The Swedish site should be up and running again as soon as the casino incorporates BankID functionality into their payments.
The website has a fresh, no-frills design that keeps the site simple and easy to navigate. All the functions are easily found either in the side menu in the top left corner or in the info banners at the top and bottom of the page. You can play on PC/Mac, smartphone and tablet, although there are a handful of games that can only be played on a computer.
Registering to the casino is pretty straight forward. You are asked to fill in your name, email, phone number, date of birth and address details. Once you confirm that you are over 18 years old and accept the Terms and Conditions, you’re ready to go! You will be sent an SMS to verify your phone number and after that you will get your first batch of welcome bonus spins.
What’s more, once they get the BankID integrated at least Finns, Swedes and Germans can skip the registration process altogether and start playing instantly.
No Deposit Welcome Offer: 100 Bonus Spins upon Registration
I already mentioned you get some bonus spins after registration. Karjala Kasino has a generous 100 bonus free spins welcome offer that doesn’t require a deposit. You will get 10 spins per day divided over the first 10 days after opening your account.
The offer is available for players from Finland, Austria, Canada, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland.
Second Welcome Offer: Choose 500 Bonus Spins or 500€ Bonus Money
And that’s not all! Karjala Kasino also has a second welcome offer which lets you choose either 500 free spins or 500€ worth of bonus money. You can claim the bonuses on your first 5 deposits (or later, the offer is not going anywhere and you can use it whenever suits you best). If you go for the bonus spins option, you get 500 spins in Book of Dead: one of Play’n Go’s most popular slots. The minimum deposit for this offer is 10€ per bonus.
Apart from the welcome offers Karjala Kasino has a rather aggressive bonus programme with customized bonus deals nearly every day. Different types of offers include bonus spins, reload bonuses and login bonuses for spins or bonus money. Karjala Kasino also has a VIP programme that boasts cashbacks, loyalty bonuses, anniversary presents and quicker withdrawals among other things. The wagering requirement for bonuses is generally 50x and the max cashout is between 200-500 euros. VIP’s enjoy smaller wagering requirements and bigger cashouts as well.
On top of the personalized daily, weekly and monthly bonuses, Karjala Kasino hosts different kinds of tournaments and prize draws. In the past prizes have included dream holidays, electronics, gadgets and cash prizes.
Games on Karjala Kasino
Karjala Kasino has 1200+ games in their selection and the number is constantly rising. They have a huge variety of slot machines and the most popular table games, live dealer games, video poker and jackpots worth over 10 million euros. Some popular slots you’ll find on Karjala Kasino are Starburst, Book of Dead, Star Joker, Wins of Fortune, Pyramid: Quest for Immortality and Reactoonz. Other favourites include Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Lightning Roulette, BlackJack Multi-Hand, Speed Baccarat and jackpots like Mega Fortune, Hall of Gods and Arabian Nights.
Karjala Kasino has games from most major game providers such as:
- Play’n Go
- NYX Gaming
- Evolution Gaming
- Red Tiger
- ELK Studios
Karjala Kasino accepts a wide selection of different payment methods. Depending on the country you come from the deposit and withdraw options available to you include Visa, Mastercard, Trustly, Euteller, Sofort, Entercash etc. You can also deposit with Neteller, Skrill and Paysafe, but note that these methods cannot be used to claim bonus offers.
There are no additional charges on deposits or withdrawals and as Karjala Kasino holds the MGA licence all winnings are tax-free. Withdrawals are usually handled within a few hours, although some payment methods take longer to process. You can start playing without sending additional verification documents, but these will be requested once your deposits and withdrawals reach a certain threshold.
Karjala Kasino uses the latest SSL encryption to keep your bank details safe and secure. They don’t share any of your information with third parties and your details are handled with confidentiality.
Karjala Kasino’s customer support can be contacted via chat or email. They currently offer support in Finnish and English and are introducing more languages in the near future. The chat is open every day of the year between 10:00-01:00 CET. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and have a relaxed vibe and also time for a little bit of small talk while solving your queries.
- Generous welcome offers
- Daily bonuses
- Good customer support
- Good game selection
- Safe and secure casino
- No BankID functionality yet
- Swedish services frozen at the moment
- Customer support only in English and Finnish (but more languages are coming soon)
Overall rating: 9,4/10.