King Billy Casino Review

King Billy Casino arrived in 2017 and has been taking the Austalian casinos scene by storm ever since. It’s licenced by Curaçao and has won players’ choice and best casino rewards since its conception.

The design, as well as the navigation, is superb, with everything being clearly accessible. Finding games is easy, as well as customer support, T&Cs, and anything else you’d need on an online casino webpage.

King Billy hasn’t had any major controversies, and its reputation is squeaky-clean. It partners with AskGamblers.com to form a complaint system involving a third party. That makes sure any disputes aren’t dictated solely by the casino.

Their payouts were checked by auditors, so the fairness of their games is confirmed. All in all, the reputation of the casino, mixed with its licences, leaves players with very little to worry about.

T&Cs Analysis

King Billie’s terms and conditions don’t read well and contain some inconsistencies. Some of the clauses sound malicious to players, and these appear slightly too often to be blamed on just poor writing.

As with any online casino, the fact that they haven’t made major mistakes shouldn’t be your sole comfort. Even though the casino reputation is great, some caution is advised.

While this isn’t too bad, it leaves room for “errors” to happen when anyone wins big. As you can imagine, that’s not exactly a common occurrence but shouldn’t be possible at all.

Imagine going to a casino and seeing that the slot displays are busted, the roulette wheel is broken, and all the cards are torn and folded, and the casino says “Yeah, that’s not our fault.” The clause at hand is basically the online version of that.

“Don’t hold us accountable for anything.”

 

If you’re an experienced online gambler, you probably set aside time to read through the T&Cs of any internet casino you play at. Well, you don’t need to worry about that at King Billy since they can just decide that you’ve broken the terms and terminate your account.

These two rules come in a pair and basically make it so they can shut down your account for betting during a technical failure. Now, we believe players shouldn’t risk their accounts and winnings for something that’s the casino’s fault. Instead of offering compensation for technical shortcomings, King Billy does the opposite.

 

A small addition to the previous segment. They can also terminate your account if you’re a professional gambler whatever that is.

Oh but don’t worry, they can also terminate your account whenever and without any reason given.

It’s like they copied parts of the terms and conditions of another casino, and then continued writing their own. While we would consider the second clause fair, there’s no telling which would be used. Furthermore, they define an inactive account as an account which a player hasn’t logged into or out of.

 

We arrive at the conclusion that if you play year-round and never log off, they can take all your money. Yikes.

The first worrying factor here is that any type of collusion is a broad and undefined term. Is hanging out with a buddy that plays the same game collusion? Maybe.

 

Secondly, gambling games are run by RNG and most of them have been around for hundreds of years. If there were any existing strategies that work, casinos wouldn’t exist. Additionally, the terminology is still very vague. And what do they even mean by gaining unfair winnings?

It’s clear that they meant that it’s forbidden to use third-party software to play the games, but what’s with the phrasing? Robots aren’t yet sentient enough to play casinos, and a computer is a programmed device. Not malicious but definitely carelessly written.

The clause doesn’t even say they need reasonable proof, and suspicion shouldn’t be enough to confiscate the bonus winnings of a player.

Games

King Billy works with many providers, including NetEnt, IGTech, Evolution Gaming, Pragmatic Play, and Amatic Industries. Plenty of games are available, including slots, table games, and just about any other casino game you can imagine. The casino also offers games with live dealers, which some players prefer. Here’s a list of only some of what the casino offers:

 

  1. Slots: Gonzo’s Quest, Fruit Zen, Dead or Alive, Dracula, Birds, Starburst
  2. Video Poker: Double Bonus Poker, Joker Poker, Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better
  3. Table Games: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Texas Hold’em
  4. Live Casino: Baccarat, Blackjack and variations, Roulette, multiple Poker variants

 

The full list would be impossible to cover since it consists of over 1,800 games in total. Instant play is available on the site, meaning you won’t need to download the games to play them. The site works on mobile without any restrictions, so those who like to play on the go will be satisfied as well.

 

All in all, as far as games are concerned, King Billy is among the top dogs of online casinos. Just take care, some providers don’t service particular countries, so some of their games might be unavailable to you. For the full list, you can take a stroll through the terms and conditions.

Financial Information

While the terms stand on shaky legs, the casino definitely took care of having more than enough payment methods. Those playing for real money can rest assured that their preferred method of investment is available as there’s a ton of credit/debit cards and e-wallets supported. The casino even joined the recent cryptocurrency trend and accepts Bitcoin and others as valid transaction options.

 

Withdrawal options are equally plentiful, encompassing cards, e-wallets, cryptocurrencies, as well as adding bank transfers.

 

The withdrawal times are also amazing, with both deposits and withdrawals being instant via most mediums. The exception are bank transfers, which can take 1–3 bank days. The pending period of withdrawals is up to 24h, meaning you don’t need to wait long to claim your winnings.

 

King Billy accepts a multitude of currencies, namely:

  • EUR
  • USD
  • ZAR
  • NOK
  • AUD
  • NZD
  • RUB
  • CAD
  • BTC
  • ETH
  • BCH
  • LTC
  • USDT

And their conversion rates are as follows: EUR 1 / USD 1 / ZAR 15 / NOK 10 / AUD 1.5 / NZD 1.5 / CAD 1.5 / RUB 50 / 0.001 BTC / 0.01 BCH / 0.01 ETH / 0.1 LTC / 1 USDT

 

Many of you are wondering why that’s even important, but there’s a good reason. Not all deposit and withdrawal options are available for each type of currency, and since currencies are different, some requirements are as well. You can refer to the exchange rate to figure out how much the min and max would be in your preferred one. For the sake of convenience, we’ll be using USD as a reference for the rest of the text.

 

The minimum deposit you can make is $10 or an equivalent, which is the standard for most online casinos. The max amount you can deposit at once is $4,000.

 

For withdrawals, the minimum is also $10 but can only be retrieved via Astropay. The maximum per single withdrawal is $4,000, and that’s also the max you can cash out in one week. The monthly limit is $16,000, but the casino may make exceptions for VIP customers.

 

Note that not all transfer options are available in every country, so be sure to check beforehand.

Bonuses

Most of the bonuses at King Billy Casino are either deposit-based bonuses or free spins. Some of the offers can enhance your gameplay significantly, but the welcome bonus is pretty disappointing.

 

The deposit bonuses mostly need to be played through 35x, which is slightly above what we consider okay. All bonus funds last for a month (30 days). If you don’t meet the wagering requirements, they’ll disappear. Free spins expire after only 24h, and all winnings from them have a playthrough of 35x unless stated otherwise.

 

Slots are the only game that gives a 100% bonus playthrough contribution, table games and video poker are at 5%, and other games don’t contribute at all. Jackpots, progressive jackpots, and live dealer games don’t contribute. A full list of slot games that don’t apply can be found in the bonus T&Cs, so keep an eye out for that.

 

Players from Sweden can’t participate in any of the bonuses, and a ton of countries (see T&Cs) are exempt from no-deposit bonuses. Each no-deposit bonus needs to be wagered through 49 times. The max award a player can receive from a no-deposit bonus is $50.

 

The casino doesn’t offer any no-deposit bonuses on their website but claim to sometimes offer personal bonuses to players. We’ll assume that these would mostly be no-deposit bonuses.

Welcome Bonus

Upon sign-up, players are greeted with a welcome bonus, with the opportunity of $1,000 and 200 free spins.

 

It’s made up out of four separate deposit bonuses, the first matching your deposit, the second matching 50%, and the rest 25%. You can make up to $200 on each of the initial two, and the third and fourth two award up to $300. Be careful, though, as you’ll need to input a code (welcome2, welcome3, welcome4) to activate the bonus offers after the first one.

 

The free spins are awarded on the first day but not all at once. You’ll get 20 a day, and each batch of 20 will expire in 24h (this is also true for other free spins on the site). So if you want to max out the welcome bonus, you’ll need to invest $3,000, and play through the spins each day.

 

While wagering with the welcome bonus, your bets are capped at $5. You can’t claim only the spins, or only the deposit; they come in a package and can’t be separated. To start receiving free spins, you’ll need to bet through the funds you deposited once.

 

For a welcome bonus, this one’s pretty pitiful, and it requires a playthrough of 49x, making it even worse. The spins you receive apply to the Starburst slot game, and if that one’s unavailable for whatever reason, they got to Fruit Zen.

VIP Membership

King Billy, as is the online casino norm, set up a VIP program for its loyal customers. The system is mostly automated, not being invite-only like on some online gambling parlours. To become a VIP member, you’ll need to accumulate king points which you’ll receive by simply betting. The wagering requirement to get a single king point is $50 for slots or $250 for table games and video poker, excluding even roulette bets and double options on video poker.

 

The membership comes in tiers as follows from lowest to highest: Baron/Baroness, Duke/Duchess, Prince/Princess, and finally King/Queen. Becoming a VIP isn’t easy, however, as you’ll need 500 points to reach even the first rank, which is $25,000 worth of slot bets. The Duke/Duchess rank requires 3,000 points, and Prince/Princess takes 20,000. Those wishing to achieve the penultimate rank also need to deposit $20,000.

 

King/Queen is the singular invite-only tier, and while we’re not certain how invites are handled, it’s safe to assume the rank is reserved for the highest high-rollers. So since the ranks are difficult to achieve, you might be under the impression that the rewards are grand as well. We’ll go over those and let you decide for yourself.

VIP Rewards

Firstly, the VIP currency can, at any point, be exchanged for cash. It needs to be played through three times, which is not too steep. When cashing in King Points, the value you get depends on your rank. Citizens cashing in King Points get $1 per 100 KP, and after that, the reward progresses to $3/$5/$7/$8 through the ranks.

 

It’s important to note that even if you use your king points, they will still contribute to your VIP status. If you happen to gather 300 points, cash them in, and get 200 more, you’ll become a Duke/Duchess. Additionally, you won’t drop in rank if your points fall below the rank threshold.

 

The added, and perhaps more beneficial reward is a cashback option. The site calls it the King’s Gift, and it’s available for Duke/Duchess and up. Since it’s technically a bonus, we’ll go more in-depth about it in the following section.

Other Bonuses

Surprisingly, the other bonuses on the site aren’t nearly as bad as the welcome bonus. There are some cool promotions that can enrich the casino experience meaningfully.

Slot of the Month

Slot of the Month is a cool promotion that gives players 50 free spins on a few select slot games. The bonus is redeemable weekly and requires you to deposit $20 and enter the code MONTH. All of the casinos usual free spin rules apply to spins attained this way.

Spin & Win

The bonus claimable daily with $50 or more deposits, and gets you 100 free spins on Book of Dead or Book of Pyramids. The max win isn’t the largest, capping at $100, but if you manage to win the $100, it’s 200% the required deposit.

 

You’ll need to play through what you win on the free spins 25x, while the deposit bonus has a long list of slots it doesn’t apply to; check the T&Cs.

King’s Miners

Another noteworthy bonus is the King’s Miners, which is only available once per week to cryptocurrency players. An up to 51 mBTC will yield a 51% deposit match as long as it’s larger than ten mBTC. The bonus needs to be played through the regular 35 times, with a max bet of 0.25 mBTC.

 

The funny thing is that King’s Miners, while being a middle-of-the-pack promotion, is better than the later stages of the welcome bonus (just to put into perspective how poor that one is).

The King’s Gift

The King’s Gift is perhaps among the best promotions an online casino can offer. It’s no surprise it’s only available for VIP users. They’ll get a cashback of 7–13% depending on their membership level.

 

A guaranteed bonus that makes up for 13% of your losses sounds like a gamblers wet dream, and that’s why it comes with a particular condition. Your net loss over the past week has to be $500 or higher, not including other active bonuses. Still, since VIPs play big, and sometimes lose big, getting back some money is a great way to tilt your win/loss balance favourably.

 

The minimum amount that can be refunded is $35. The cashback period is calculated as the week before the bonus is issued, more exactly from 00:00 UTC Thursday until 23:59 UTC. The bonus is available only to players who have completed their first four deposits and is calculated using the following formula:

 

Duke / Duchess: (pot — winning amount — received bonuses) × 0.07.

Prince / Princess: (pot — winning amount — received bonuses) × 0.10.

King / Queen: (pot — winning amount — received bonuses) × 0.13.

 

A piece of vital information is that the bonus isn’t available for cryptocurrency users.

Extra Weekend

The least noteworthy of the promotions (but still better than the 3rd and 4th steps of the welcome bonus), Extra Weekend is a 25% match paired with 25 free Gonzo Quest slot spins. The promo is only available on Mondays, and the max bet is $5, with the regular 35x playthrough.

 

To acquire the bonus, you’ll need to deposit $50 at least, and the max match you can get is $100. It isn’t available to those who use cryptocurrencies, and you’ll need to deposit four times before claiming the bonus.

Tournaments

King Billy offers what not many casinos do and hold daily tournaments lasting 12 hours. The winning players will be awarded King Points, though the points you receive this way won’t count towards increasing your VIP tier.

 

To participate, you’ll simply need to play one of the games developed by Blueprint or Thunderkick, the casino’s new providers. Participation is automatic, but you should have all your account info filled. The first prize is 3,000 KP, and the last, going to the 16th to 20th player, is 100 KP.

 

You’ll get one tournament point per $1 you wager on the games. Only real-money bets will count towards the tournament score. If you’re lucky enough to receive a prize, you’ll need to play through it three times to claim it.

Customer Support

The casino appears to have the usual trinity of email, phone line, and live chat customer support methods. Upon contacting customer support, however, we found out that the phone line is out of function. They use the number on their website to call players regarding special promotions and such. Calling the phone line, as a customer support representative told us, wouldn’t yield much, but the casino would send an email inquiring about what you needed.

 

Even without the phone line, their customer support is great. It’s available in no less than six languages, including English, German, and Russian.

 

The live chat team is quick to respond and remains kind no matter how dumb your questions are. We tested the last claim ourselves. Another bonus is that you’re able to use live chat without a registered account, so you can check anything you have second thoughts about before signing up.

 

The live chat representative accurately answered all our questions and clarified or confirmed points when needed. They were even kind enough to copy/paste clauses from the T&Cs instead of just saying “it’s in section 2.4.5” or something similar.

Summary

King Billy is a great casino, both for starters and more experienced gamblers. It offers a great gameplay experience as well as cryptocurrency gambling, holding an edge over a lot of older casinos in that regard. The reputation so far is great, and customer support is on quite a respectable level. The banking options are among the best we’ve seen, including the withdrawal times of the winnings.

 

However, it’s not perfect. There are a lot of restricted countries, and the bonuses aren’t that great. The welcome bonus, for example, is only really good on its first step, and the requirements to cash in on the bonuses are quite high.

 

If you’re looking for a new online casino to frequent, we recommend registering an account at King Billy. You’ll get the welcome bonus as well, if for nothing else, then the 100 free spins.

Rating

Reputation: 5/5

Software and Games: 5/5

Banking Options: 4.5/5

Banking times: 5/5

Support: 3.5/5

Bonuses: 2.5/5

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