AU Slots Casino Review
AUSlots won't surprise you with its Aussie themed website that specifically caters to the players from down under, but it also welcomes international players as long as you're not from the US, UK, or a handful of other locations. More than 400 slot games from multiple software providers make up a good sized casino that also has live dealer table action, but it's the video poker area that's surprising with 72 varieties including some lesser known games.
For the most part, this relatively new casino seems to have done everything right. It has a unique theme and website layout but is still easy to use. There are enough bonuses to keep those promotion-loving players happy enough, and the pages of games go on and on. The mobile product is good, and there are e-wallet options, and some additional service options like paysafecard and iDebit to satisfy most players' financial needs.
One of the best features of this site is the variety of games and not just slot games. Table games, video poker, and live casino options are diverse and plentiful. The only reason that it doesn't get the full five-stars is that it doesn't offer some of the more traditional three-reel slot versions that some die hard players specifically seek out.
Two key words here - full disclosure. We're pretty harsh when i-Casinos don't put a nice comprehensive menu of deposit and withdrawal information front and center for everyone to access, including potential players, as opposed to keeping it under lock and key until an account is fully registered. Anyone considering using the service should know his or her options first. On the flip side, Mirage Corp has a known reputation for fast cash outs.
The bonuses are pretty middle of the road but this is a new site and service, so we want to give it the benefit of the doubt and hope to see something fun and unique pop up to provide some additional entertainment and cash out opportunity for players. The welcome bonus of 100% is relatively standard and, unfortunately, so is the 30 times rollover.
What changes the entire picture, though, is that if you accept a bonus, your real cash deposit gets combined with it. Even if you're lucky enough to satisfy the rollover and come out ahead, you can't cash out more than ten times your deposit. They're limiting the withdrawal of your own money.
Again, not a lot to go by yet since it's a new service but it does offer both an email option and a live chat that's known to be quickly and efficiently answered.
The site is easy to use and transfers well to mobile devices. However, it's a bit frustrating to have to keep clicking a button for more games to be revealed and, that particular button can sometimes overlap with the live chat access button unless you scroll up a bit on your computer.
Overview of AUSlots.com
AUSlots is owned by the Mirage Corp N.V. based in Curaçao (no relation to the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas). The company launched its first i-Casino, LuckyStar.io, in 2015 followed by SpaceLilly.com the following year, and now AUSlots takes center stage. The licensing for all three is provided by the Curaçao Gaming Commission. LuckyStar and SpaceLilly have received decent reviews across the board, especially regarding timely payouts for players.
AuSlots services are open to legal players around the globe except for residents of the following areas:
- Hong Kong
- North Korea
- Papua New Guinea
- South Korea
- nited Kingdom
- United States
A surfboarding kangaroo and a casino party on the beach, these are just a few of the cartoon graphics that comprise this Australian-themed website. Whether you're scrolling through the game selections or reviewing bonus options, you're treated to some fun images and descriptions that never deviate from the down under premise.
There may not be a sportsbook or poker room, but the casino is overflowing with gaming options. Typical sites are slot-heavy and that's where the majority of their focus lies. AUSlots does have plenty of those reels to spin, but there are also over 100 table games and 72 video poker varieties, so you don't need to head to the slot banks to be treated to plenty of choices.
Aside from the little Aussie-related design touches, there are a few other details that enhance the user experience, including the reference to pokies. The homepage has a scrolling marquee, but it doesn't promote the winners, it showcases new things happening for its players. There are announcements of new games and additional payment methods that we think are a nice touch. If you don't look at deposit options every day or have the 408 slot titles committed to memory, some new additions would certainly be unnoticed.
Those announcements also convert to full blog posts and there's a handy blog menu right at the top of the site.
Another thing we noted, that seems to now be the trend with new i-Casinos, is the promotion of the game providers right on the homepage. Some of the veterans also include this information but not nearly as many as today's new additions. A lot of sites like AUSlots now utilize several software companies so they feel that it's a benefit that players or potential players should recognize.
Bonuses & Promotions
We didn't find any one-off promotions like contests or tournaments, but it's still early as AUSlots just opened its virtual doors a few months ago. It does, however, offer a choice of two welcome bonuses and some ongoing promotions for loyal players.
The Classic Pokies Welcome Offer is a standard deposit match offer that will provide as much as a $150 award. The minimum deposit needed to take advantage of this or the other welcome bonus option is $20. Unfortunately, AUSlots has the unwelcome rollover requirement of 30 times the deposit and bonus combined. It also has a $7.50 per bet limit using bonus cash.
This is a welcome offer that new players can select as opposed to the 100% deposit match and if activated, it's triggered by losing the initial player's account deposit. The way that it works is if you lose your first time out in the casino or live casino, you can get 20% of your casino losses back (up to $200) in a cash back style bonus. For live casino play, it's 10% up to $100. There is a play through requirement on the refund but it's only listed as two-times as opposed to 30. This is for your first time out though. It's not an extended offer.
AUSlots wants players to keep coming back time and again so this loyalty reward and the reload bonus, that we'll get to next, is specifically for return players who deposit and wager regularly. This reward is a free gift that is emailed to qualifying players from the customer support department on Mondays. If you register and have been logging in and making some bets somewhat consistently, you should be receiving your weekly surprise... TBD.
This one rewards players for depositing over and over... and over again. The players that reload their account daily are the ones that reap the most benefit. Hmmm, is that really an advantage though if you're transferring money into your betting account consistently? In any case, the first reload of the week is rewarded with 10% bonus match up to $150 as well as ten wager-free Free Spins on one of the pokies. The second deposit in a week increases the free spins to 15. The 10% match up to $150 remains the same throughout, but the free spins continue to increase to 100 if you're "lucky enough" to reload your account seven days in a row. The wagering requirement for this reload bonus is reduced slightly to 25 times.
You must be a resident of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, or Switzerland to participate.
If you're new to online casino gambling, be sure to read through the terms and conditions for any bonus program you're interested in accepting. Rollovers can be difficult to satisfy and, on AUSlots.com, only slot games contribute to the requirement. If you are a table game player, you still need to hop on a slot machine and bet until your wagering obligation is met. Table games don't provide any rollover assistance, but slot games add up at 100% of the amount you stake.
We also want to mention that, if you opt to accept a bonus, your overall winnings are restricted. You can only withdraw up to ten times your original deposit when you come out ahead after complying with the rollover. Think about that, you deposited your own money, you accepted a bonus, you complied with all of the wagering requirements, and yet you're still limited on how much you can win. Any additional winning credits above and beyond the 10X your deposit amount are forfeited.
Just as we've noticed a trend of i-Casinos promoting their game providers, we also noticed that most are not providing a good detailed list of banking methods including deposit and withdrawal options, fees, turnaround times, and maximum limits.
We're not sure why these things are such a well-kept secret as it detracts from an otherwise good service. Anyone considering registering and funding a player's account wants to know how they can do it and what's involved. There are some logos at the bottom of the homepage so we can speculate on some things, but banking varies per region so each method may not be available to all customers.
Now that we got on our soap box and proclaimed frustration in this area, here's what we pieced together about banking transfers with AUSlots that you may find helpful.
iDebit and instaDebit don't have logos included with the rest, but the handy scrolling marquee announced that they'd been recently added to the list of payment alternatives.
In the Terms and Conditions section, it does state that deposits may incur fees and it will depend on the method chosen, so that's something to be aware of and keep in mind as well.
Minimum Withdrawal - $20
Maximum Weekly Withdrawal - $3,000
Maximum Monthly Withdrawal - $6,000
Processing Time - internal processing time is two days then additional time depends on the financial provider
E-wallets - additional 24 hours
Credit Cards - additional two to four business days
Bank Wires - additional three to seven business days
You're going to find a slightly different gaming selection depending on your geographic location. Some regions don't allow for NetEnt games, and others are excluded from the Universal Monsters collection that includes Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and The Invisible Man.
Monsters aside, you should still find a vast array of slot games for all kinds of tastes and gaming preferences.
AUSlots offers both a casino and live casino but does not have sports betting, horse racing, or a poker room on the site.
Video Slots comprise the biggest section of the casino, but you should be impressed with over 100 table games and 72 video poker machines. There is some overlap in games as some of the providers offer similar ones, but there are so many themes and tables and types of poker that there isn't much missing aside from the traditional three-reel slot versions.
As far as the games, the quality is good. The software is current and features the latest in technology. There is a bit of a lag time in unveiling the games though. It could be attributed to a large number of selections, but you also have to click a button to reveal more and more of the titles as only 28 open up at a time.
AUSlots does an above average job of making the majority of the slot and table games available on smartphones and tablets. The odd thing is that, out of 72 video poker machines, only three translate to mobile format.
You're not going to find a classic slots section or even a breakdown of three reels and five reel games. AUSlots is a video slot casino so there's a video slot section and a jackpot section and that's the extent of the one-armed bandits.
The software is provided by Pragmaticplay, Onetouch, Isoftbet, NetEnt, Gameart, QuickSpin, BetSoft, and Xplosive.
The four games noted to be player favorites are:
- Fruit Shop
- Blood Suckers
- Dead or Alive
- Mega Joker
- Lucky Angler
- Pin Up Girls
- Hockey League Wild Match
- Nacho Libre
- Romeo and Juliet
- Platoon Wild
- Creature from the Black Lagoon
- The Tipsy Tourist
- 2 Million B.C.
- Beverly Hills 90210
- The Love Guru
- Paranormal Activity
You're not going to find the huge millionaire making titles provided by companies like Microgaming, but there are still quite a few bigger money potential games.
- Slots Angels
- The Olympic Slots
- Jackpot Rango
- Basic Instinct
- Super Multitimes Progressive HD
- Platoon Reels
- Good Girl Bad Girl
Over 100 table games are quite an impressive collection. Again, it's the use of multiple providers that allow for such big numbers, so you will see some games like Blackjack offered in a few similar versions.
The casino just added a new Baccarat game, actually three new games as it's offered in Low, Mid, and High limits.
- Multihand Blackjack
- Roulette Crystal
- Zoom Roulette
- Caribbean Stud
- Red Dog Progressive
- Casino High Low
- Casino War
- Atlantic City Blackjack (Low, Mid, High)
- Casino Hold 'em Poker
- Punto Banco
- Stud Poker
72 is a huge number of video poker games, especially since most of them are unique to each other. It's quite odd that there are only three available in the mobile casino but it may be something that this relatively new provider is working to build.
- All American Double Up
- 100 Hand All American
- Bonus Deuces
- Double Joker Poker
- Split Way Royal
- Poker Pursuit
- Joker Poker Wheel
- Joker Poker Big Beer
- 50x Poker Play
- 4x Joker Vegas
- 100x Play
- Poker 3 Heads Up Hold 'em
- Stud Poker 3D
- Virtual Racebook 3D
- Triple Wins Star Ticket
If you're curious about virtual sports and want to see them up close, AUSlots provides a ten-sport virtual area. Your eyes may fool you at first as it looks like the real thing with its advertised "live broadcasts," but these are simulated sports with random outcomes that are based on real stats.
You can place a bet on any of the continuously running events:
- Horse Racing
- Greyhound Racing
- Harness Racing
- Motor Sports
- Race Circuit
- Ping Pong
Five different live casino areas with multiple tables in each (14 mobile games)
AUSlots took live casino providers Evolution, Ezugi, and NetEnt and gave them each their own live casino within the live casino. Yes. We meant to say that. You click on a section, and then new tables open up.
- Evolution - Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Poker
- Ezugi - Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette
- Ezugi Live - Europe - Automatic Roulette
- NetEnt - European Roulette, French Roulette, Blackjack
- Ezugi Live - East Europe - Blackjack, Roulette, Casino Hold 'em
- 24/7 Live Chat
- Email - su[email protected]
The one consistent comment we found from players is that customer service inquiries are responded to very quickly.
Aside from the Aussie themed website, it's hard to put your finger on what stands out about this particular casino but it just seems to work. It's designed a bit differently, so you feel like you're getting a new casino experience and there certainly are plenty of games to keep you busy for quite awhile.
The bonuses aren't really all that different from many of its competitors and, from what we can tell anyway, financial options are fairly standard as well. All that being said, we still think there's something special about it, and recommend that you take a look for yourself.
We do need to add that, despite the massive number of games that are already live, the site still seems to be in its initial launch phase. There are some minor misspellings and some references to LuckyStar.io, its sister site. Just a little cleanup work is needed to bring it all up to speed.
Whether you're a slot, table game, or video poker player, there's a lot for you to take in on AUSlots.com and, except for video poker, the majority of games are ready and waiting for you on your mobile device as well. The service is straightforward. There isn't a confusing concept to decipher or drawn out complicated contests to entice new players or retain current ones. It's just a good all around casino website that has enough bonus programs to satisfy, but not too many to overwhelm or detract from the main event which is the gaming itself.