SCasino is an online casino that runs on the well-known Playtech software platform. Whilst the layout gives the impression of a casino based in the Swiss Alps - complete with a backdrop that wouldn’t look out of place in a Toblerone advert - Scasino is licensed out of Gibraltar. SCasino is owned by GVC Holdings, a FTSE 250 listed international gaming and sports betting group, that also owns other well-known brands such as BWIN, Party Poker, Party Casino, Casino Club, Sportingbet and Casino Las Vegas. SCasino has slots, progressive jackpots, card games, roulette and more for players willing to brave the Alps.
Let’s start this Scasino review by focussing on the desktop site. As soon as you enter the site, it’s apparent that the S of SCasino can only stand for Switzerland. Although it’s not explicitly stated anywhere on the site that this is the case, it is more than implied! First up there’s the logo itself for SCasino. It’s a red square with a white club face on it, that’s very reminiscent of the Swiss national flag. Then there’s the backdrops to the banners at that reside at the top of the page. We see picturesque mountains, that could easily be mistaken for the Swiss Alps, which have a red train that looks just like the Bernina Express passing through. There’s also the interior of what looks like a Swiss precision engineered timepiece! All of which adds up to a clean look and feel to the site.
The top banner section of the site is bright red and has a tab to open the live chat window, as well as options to change the language, and tabs to sign in and register. Just below are further tabs for All Games, Promotions, About Us (which leads to a page that is refreshingly informative), Banking, Previews, VIP, Support and Download. The rest of the page is dedicated to large clear icons of a selection of featured games, against the clean white background that runs throughout the site. At the top of the game icons you’ll find tabs that will allow you to switch away from ‘Featured’ games and display games by type: New, Slots, Jackpots, Roulette, Cards, Live, All Games.
There’s a couple of nice touches that can also be found regarding the display of games. Firstly, you can choose how the games are sorted: Default, New, Jackpot Size, or A-Z. You can also choose how the icons themselves are displayed, with different grid views and a list view also available. It may not sound much, but it’s a nice touch that adds to the overall experience of using SCasino. At the very bottom of the homepage you’ll find the usual tabs for Terms & Conditions, Responsible Gaming, Fair Gaming etc. If you like to try before you buy so to speak, select the Previews tab and you’ll be taken to a dedicated page of games available for Demo Play. There’s a good selection with titles from all of the game types available on SCasino. It’s a good opportunity to find a title you like before needing to sign up and commit your cash.
Time to start playing at SCasino
If you’re not into software downloads because you don’t want to laden your already full hard drive any further - and don’t mind playing a reduced selection of games - then you can get started quite quickly at SCasino. Hit the Register tab and a window will appear that will allow you to enter your details and register your account. When registering you’ll need to provide the usual documentation to confirm your identity and choose your currency. The currency choice is important, as this cannot be changed until you reach a zero balance again. As with most sites, SCasino aim to have your registration processed within 72 hours.
If you want the full game selection available at SCasino, you’ll need to download the software. This is easily done via the Download page. Simply run the installation, read through and accept the ‘license agreement’ by hitting ‘accept and install’ and the download should begin. Once the installation is complete you can either create an account, or login if you already have an account at SCasino. Please note that only people aged 18 or over can sign up for a player account.
You won’t need to climb the Alps to get bonuses at SCasino
When you start playing at SCasino you’ll get to make a choice as to what Welcome Bonus you would most like to receive for taking your play to the casino. You can choose between a match bonus or a cashback offer. As with all bonuses, it’s worth reading the terms and conditions before choosing your bonus as wagering requirements and game weighting apply, as do minimum deposit and maximum bonus amounts. You can also choose from a variety of promotions to suit your preferred game type, such as a Table Bonus, Cash Back, Slot Bonus, or Free Spins Golden Chips.
All players at SCasino are automatically treated as ‘members’ and entered into the SCasino Privilege Program. There are various levels, Member, S Member, Premium Member, Elite Member, First Class and Black Card. Each level has different requirements for qualification (number of deposits, then number of points) and provides different rewards for continual play. Make it to Elite Member and above and you’ll get your own account manager. Black Card membership is invite only and the domain of true high rollers.
Are the games and software at SCasino as sweet as chocolate?
This wouldn’t be a comprehensive SCasino review without a look at the games available. Running on a Playtech platform as it does, SCasino has all the games you’d expect to find such as the well-known Age of The Gods progressive jackpot series. When it comes to slots, you’re well catered for at SCasino, whether you prefer classic or video slots, movie-based slots (such as Robocop and Monty Python), superheroes, animals or ancient civilisations, there’s a number of titles to choose from.
Table games are well covered with Classic, American and European versions of Roulette, as well as Live Video Roulette, Baccarat and Craps. Cards players will find multiple Blackjack and Poker variations as well as Live Dealer games for both. SCasino also has a wide variety of ‘Casual Games’ such as arcade style sports games, Keno, Sic bo and scratch cards, for when you feel like playing something a little different.
Do the payment options at SCasino run like Swiss clockwork?
There are a wide variety of payment options at SCasino, so you’ll be sure to find a method to suit your preferred payment type, whether that’s by Credit Card, eWallet or Instant Bank Transfer. As with any online Casino there are withdrawal limits and differing time frames depending on your withdrawal method of choice. Check the limits and time frames before choosing your method.
SCasino is as safe and secure as a Swiss bank account
SCasino appears to have the kind of reputation for safety and security that you would expect from a Casino that is part of such a large as GVC. SCasino state that “All personal information transmitted between SCasino and the player is encrypted using the latest technology and all financial transactions are encrypted using 128-bit SSL data encryption”. Additionally, SCasino takes Fair Gaming very seriously, going beyond the standard operation procedure and employing a third-party company, Technical Systems Testing (TST), to complete additional audits and post their findings in a report for all to see on the TST website. There’s even a link to the report on the SCasino site.
SCasino has the usual avenues available for contacting Customer Support, with telephone, email and live chat available. Response times seem good and customer service representatives have been described as helpful elsewhere. Our only complaint would be that the site is missing an FAQs page that details basic information such as restricted countries, currencies available etc.
What’s that? You want to play a video slot from an Alpine themed online casino, whilst in the Alps? Not a problem with SCasino mobile! You can take your gaming on the go with SCasino mobile, no matter your device. Because there’s no app to download, just visit the site via the internet browser of your mobile device and you’re away. The site has the same look, feel and layout as it’s desktop counterpart. So, it’s easy to navigate around and use, and has the same clean feel which comes across really well on a smaller screen.
Play on SCasino mobile with your desktop account
Registering and logging into SCasino Mobile is much the same as via the main site. You’ll find access via the same ‘Log in’ and ‘Register’ tabs at the top of the screen and be taken to the same menus to enter your details. Your account is transferable once created, so whether you’ve registered on mobile or desktop, you’ll be able to access either site.
Yes, you still get bonuses and the Privilege Club at SCasino Mobile
As mentioned in the desktop review, everyone who signs up at SCasino automatically becomes a ‘member’ and enters the SCasino Privilege Club. The various levels are the same across both sites, with the same requirements and bonuses in place. The same can be said of the Welcome Bonuses, you’ll get the same choice between a match bonus offer or a cashback offer upon sign up.
Fun and games at SCasino Mobile
SCasino Mobile has a good selection of games, meaning that those who like to game on the go won’t miss out on any of their favourite gameplay. There’s video slots, progressive jackpots, poker, blackjack and roulette. The games translate well to mobile play, simply rotate your device once you’ve selected your chosen game and you’ll have full screen gameplay. Playtech have some great looking games, so many titles translate well to the small screen with bright graphics and intuitive controls.
Pay on the go at SCasino Mobile
SCasino Mobile has multiple payment options, so whether you’re looking for an eWallet function, credit card or instant bank transfer you’ll be able to pay in and withdraw with ease. There are also various currencies to choose from too, when you create your account.
Our Verdict – SCasino Casino: Hitting the Alpine heights of online casinos, with Swiss precision!
Ok, the whole Swiss thing may well be nothing more than window dressing given the Gibraltar based jurisdiction of the casino, but it works. It certainly gives SCasino a unique feel. The layout of the site is great, it’s clean to view and easy to use, with a few nice touches of functionality thrown in too. Getting started is easy, with no need for software downloads, simply register and go. The game selection, whilst not the biggest around, is more than adequate. There are multiple variants of games i.e. American or European Roulette, well known video slots titles and some big progressive jackpots in play. Playing and finding games is easy thanks to the great layout, large thumbnails and view options on the site.
SCasino comes under the GVC Holdings banner and has a seemingly good reputation for fairness and security. You can be certain that you’re gaming within a secure environment. Feedback regarding Customer Support also seems fairly good across the board. SCasino also offers a solid VIP Program, called the Privilege Club, to reward loyal players. Bonuses are customisable to a degree too, with players given the option to choose their welcome bonus and additional bonus offers. All in all, SCasino is a nicely presented site with a good solid reputation. So, whether you love or hate Swiss Chocolate, skiing or yodelling, SCasino could be the Alpine-themed Casino for you.
- Loyalty Program.
- Instant Play available.
- Free Play of games available.
- Good selection of Payment options.
- Choose bonuses to best suit your gaming.
- Instant Play has reduced game selection.
- Not available to US players.
- No FAQ section.