This is my review of Arlekin Casino.
Do you not just love it when online casino names have epic backstories? I certainly do, as it gives me the chance to make my casino reviews that much more original. When writing about online casinos, you are often going to have to write about rather similar services. Although each casino is indeed unique in its very own ways, one could say that the vast majority of them still have more in common than they have differences. Arlekin Casino, for example, is another brand emanating from the offices of Dama N.V—a well-known casino company with an army of casinos behind it!
When you pronounce the name Arlekin, it is going to sound a lot like “harlequin,” which is undoubtedly exactly what Dama was going for. This common zany Italian and French character were, of course, popularised by the caped crusaded series. In Batman, Harlequin is a wacky supervillain, and Arlekin Casino is seemingly pulling no punches while trying to appeal to the fans of the famous comic.
Arlekin Casino was established in May 2021 and was still ultra-fresh at the time of me writing this review!
Looks and feel of Arlekin Casino
Even with the stylized name Arlekin Casino, this brand does not seem to shy away from potential copyright infringement lawsuits. On top of the page, you will see Arlekin herself looking a lot like she does in Batman. What is even more striking, though, is that she is throwing around a card that has the image of a joker in it. And no, this is not just any joker but a white-faced guy in a purple jacket and with green hair. It almost makes you think that the casino must have a license to use his liking…
All that unnerving stuff aside, Arlekin Casino looks very good. The comic style of the site and all the dark colors give this place a cool vibe that makes you feel like you are at an actual back-alley casino trying to evade the cops while you gamble… What is more, the casino’s user interface is definitely worth its salt with all the bells and whistles that you would want from a modern establishment like this.
Bonuses and rewards
A four-tier welcome offer waits for Arlekin Casino’s first-time visitors. Here is how things were looking at the time of writing:
1st deposit: 100% up to 200 + 100 free spins
2nd deposit: 100% up to 200
3rd deposit: 50% up to 250 + 50 free spins
4th deposit: 75% up to 300 + 50 free spins
Even though at least the first two of the bonus percentages have been kept nicely high, the bonus terms are not that bad either. At Arlekin Casino, you are tasked with wagering your bonus 40 times over before being able to make withdrawals. This is very decent indeed as most casinos will want you to wager both your bonus and deposit 40 times before they turn into real cash.
Monday Reload bonuses and Friday Free Spins also exist at Arlekin. For more information on those, feel free to visit the site and scroll around!
Dama has been in the industry long enough to have been able to enter into a considerable amount of agreements with many of the gaming studios of the world. As a result, Arlekin Casino comes loaded with both games and different game providers. All in all, there should be over 50 studios here! Granted, not all of them are the kind that you have heard of (CT GAMING, Jaderabbit, Kiron, Petersons, Platipus, Avatarux, Augustgaming etc.), but a fair share of them are indeed household names when it comes to the industry. Blueprint Gaming, ELK Studios, NetEnt, Nolimit City, Play’n GO, Playtech, Pragmatic Play, Push Gaming, Quickspin, Red Tiger, Thunderkick, and Yggdrasil, in particular, are famous for their amazing slots action.
Live casino fans at Arlekin will also be satisfied to hear that Evolution Gaming is part of the fray with its several great table games!
Safety and security
Dama online casinos regrettably never seem to operate under any other than Curacao licenses. But while the Curacao license is certainly not one of the best licenses out there, at least Dama seems to have a mostly spotless record in the industry. I tried digging around dirt on them, but it seems like they have gotten their bases covered. Being that they have created dozens of casinos, you would think that they are indeed somewhat of a responsible company. Having said that, a stronger license would still definitely not hurt!
Banking options at Arlekin Casino
Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Skrill, Ecopayz, and bank transfer are all among the payment methods you can use at Arlekin Casino.
When asked a general question about the casino’s withdrawal speeds, a support agent came back with a copypaste answer explaining how withdrawals can sometimes take some time and essentially telling me to kindly wait a little bit. This was kind of funny since I had not even indicated that I had any withdrawals pending. It kind of makes you wonder whether the withdrawals are often late or if the template has just been created as an answer to all the impatient winners out there.
Arlekin Casino’s customer support system is open 24/7 and can be accessed after navigating through a series of FAQ questions. Although annoying, I guess this makes sense for a company that has so many brands—and customers—under its huge umbrella.
My experience at Arlekin Casino
If you have seen one Dama casino, you have pretty much seen them all. These brands always have tons of games and neat enough bonuses, but the licensing situation is always a bother. With Arlekin Casino especially, it is hard to turn a blind eye to what seems like copyright infringements. And while these are certainly not my copyrights being infringed upon, the safety and security of the site do still take a hit.
You decide whether you want to play here or not!