One of the most loaded semantically words in English, and probably all languages, is the “K word”. It seems that there is a King for everything under the skies and a King or two of the skies themselves. There are kings of comedy and kings in a deck of cards. There is a King of Spain and many kings of pain. There are Kings of the Wall Street and Sacramento Kings. So, when one more King salutes you, especially in the online gaming world, you usually acknowledge cautiously.
We did hold our horses a bit with King Billy, but it turns out that we shouldn’t have. The Curacao operator, a member of the Direx N.V. family of casinos (although with a very different look and feel than the rest of the family) was founded in April 2017 and is already considered a hit and praised by both the industry and the players. Add to the above this reviewer and read below why!
There are so many weird casino characters out there, some them right away ridiculous, that when you come across an interesting, fully fleshed out mascot and accompanying casino theme, you feel satisfaction combined with relief. King Billy, a medieval theme, saturating the King Billy Casino is one of the most pleasing personas we have met in a very long string of reviews, arrogant, sexy and lovable at the same time.
We don’t want to be blasphemous and put this mascot at the same level as Mister Green (yet), but it is obvious that the team over there at King Billy has a strategy and a marketing plan. King Billy is omnipresent, as Kings usually are and he is used extremely well in both the design of the site and the interaction with the players (who, by the way are called “Citizens” in the casino’s lingo).
However, a King by himself would never be enough without the rest of the package. And the package is here, in the form of more than 2.000 games, several methods of payment, speedy transactions and a support department that will go out of his way to make the player (excuse us, the “Citizen”) feel pampered and well taken care of
Bonuses & Promotions
Entering King Billy’s Kingdom, you are greeted by a visual of the King holding four fingers up, for his “Big 4” Welcome Bonus. And big, indeed it is: For your four first deposits, you players (“Citizens”), get a bonus of up to €1000 plus 200 Free Spins. Also, there is a 5 No Deposit Free Spins bonus on Starburst or Fruit Zen to whet your appetite.
Mondays in the Kingdom start nicely with the “Extra Weekend” promo. We are informed that by decree of His Majesty, the weekend in the land has been permanently extended to three days (way to go King!), so you can start your week with some nice bonuses.
Thursdays are another day to look forward to in King Billy Casino, since it is the day of the cashback, which can reach a mighty 13%. Regarding the rest of the promos, there is a nice, daily Free Spins replenishment promotion called “Spin & Win”, as well as the “King’s Miners” (nice name King!), which is a Bitcoin offer.
Finally, there are Tournaments aplenty in the Kingdom, which reward the loyal players with lots of daily prizes, mainly Free Spins. Also, do not miss out on their various promotions, inspired by very different between the events, like Saint Patrick’s Day or the International Star Wars Day. They give the casino a touch of originality (as does their well thought and very funny blog, a definite must read).
Games & Software
We have been monitoring King Billy Casino for the better part of a year now and one thing they have been really improving is the number of providers and games. All the big guns are here (Betsoft, Bgaming, Endorphina, Evolution Gaming, GameArt, Habanero, iSoftBet, Microgaming, NetEnt, NYX, Play ‘N Go, Pragmatic Play, IGtech, Amatic, Yggdrasil) with all the latest releases heavily promoted.
Slots and video slots are plenty in King Billy Casino with table games not lagging behind. There is also live gaming, although there is one provider we would like to see (and were told it is on their way): Evolution gaming. Finally, since almost a third of casino players now log in from their smartphones, we must point out that the mobile version of King Billy Casino responds beautifully and is a joy to the eyes.
Payments & Security
King Billy Casino has not been adding only games in their short history. They have also added payment methods by the bucket, making every casino player (okay, “Citizen”) feel happy and confident. Take note of deposit methods in King Billy Casino: Alfa-Click, Bitcoin, Ecopayz, iDEAL, iDebit, Instadebit, MasterCard, Neteller, Paysafe, Qiwi, Skrill, Visa, Sofort, SEB, Swedbank, Astropay, Interac, Trustly, Zimpler, and Yandex.Money.
SSL encryption guarantees that what happens in the Kingdom of Billy stays there. Furthermore, there are top industry auditors, as should happen with every casino worth its salt. In the case of King Billy Casino, games are audited by iTech Labs, one of the most trusted third-party agencies.
The King Billy support department gets an excellent grade. Although some would argue that they overplay the “medieval theme”, making the whole experience a little cheesy, we love it when we are “yes-my-lorded”! The boys and girls at King Billy Casino respond quickly in mail and 24/7 Live Chat and seem always eager to please.
In a world where online casinos are born at an unprecedented daily rate and most of them look like photocopies, it is good and refreshing to see a casino that does the extra mile, respects the players (even though it insists on them being called “Citizens”) and offers nice and well thought promotions and tournaments. King Billy, an already awarded online casino for 2017 is highly recommended for all types of players.