This is my review of KatsuBet Casino.
If you have been following the online casino industry for a while already, you may have heard of a company called Dama NV. This long-time casino operator released quite a few casino brands and there seems to be no stopping them. KatsuBet Casino, released in 2020, is clearly one of their more recent endeavors.
The name KatsuBet instantly made me think of Japan and the Japanese language. And lo and behold, KatsuBet’s logo looks a lot like it was made up of kanji. Despite this, the brand’s real-life roots are in both the island of Curacao and Cyprus.
How good is KatsuBet, you ask? We will talk about it!
Looks and feel of KatsuBet Casino
Despite the obvious Japanese theme, KatsuBet does not appear all that Asian. Some of the homepage carousel images do give me Japanese vibes, but that is about it. All in all, this is a modern online casino meant for widespread use.
There is nothing that noteworthy to say about KatsuBet’s visuals, besides the fact that this is probably one of the crispest casinos that Dama has put out. Compared to 7Bit Casino, for instance, KatsuBet runs considerably more smoothly.
Bonuses and rewards
KatsuBet has a large welcome offer available for all of its new users. The deposit bonuses in the package are worth 100%, 75%, 50%, and 100% again. Bonus codes will need to be used in order to redeem these bonuses.
Unlike with some of Dama’s other casino brands, KatsuBet is pleasantly forthcoming about its bonus terms and conditions. Then again, I did find one rule that could almost be considered a trap! When you look at the bonus terms section, the page clearly states that the maximum bet while playing with bonus funds is 5 euro (or the equivalent in other currencies). The funny thing is that if you scroll further down, you will find that the welcome offer comes with its own distinct set of rules and only allows bets of 1 euro or less to be used. Coincidence? This is the kind of tomfoolery that I detest.
Let us assume that you deposit 50 euro and receive a 50 euro bonus at KatsuBet. This would take your wagering to 2,250, which would require at least 2,250 spins to complete. With less strict bet limits, it would make sense to raise your bet at some point to be able to complete your wagering more effectively, but here you basically have to grind to your heart’s content.
While I would not advise people to join KatsuBet for the bonuses, joining them for the wide array of games would make more sense. There are countless game providers here; around 80 to be exact! Among the companies present are Microgaming, NetEnt, Nolimit City, Pragmatic Play, Play’n GO, Push Gaming, Quickspin, Red Tiger, Thunderkick, Big Time Gaming, ELK Studios, Yggdrasil, and more. On the live casino side of things, the likes of Evolution Gaming and Ezugi push the envelope even further.
Safety and security
Dama NV and its casinos have mostly become known as trustworthy casino brands. Having said that, you should still always be careful with casinos operating under the Curacao license, as this license allows casinos to get away with more unruliness. For instance, I do not think that casinos with the Malta Gambling Authority license would get away with the quote-on-quote stunt that KatsuBet pulled with its bonus terms and conditions.
Banking options at KatsuBet Casino
You will not find a lot of omissions from KatsuBet’s list of payment methods. Everything from credit cards to e-wallets and cryptocurrencies can be found here.
When I asked customer support about processing times for withdrawals, I was told that processing usually only takes a few hours, but sometimes it might take more. When I asked them to elaborate, I was met with a stock answer of them not being able to provide any time frames. Make of it what you will, but I have heard this same answer at other Dama casinos as well.
You can catch KatsuBet Casino’s customer support agents via live chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While it did not take long for me to get someone to talk to me, I did have to wait for their answers quite a bit.
My experience at KatsuBet Casino
KatsuBet is a decent online casino for players looking for tons of games to sink their teeth into. It is a shame, however, that the casino bonuses here are nearly worthless because of their strict maximum bet limitations.