When a casino has sister brands such as Royal Swipe and Mobile Wins, we always expected great things from Fruity King. And when it finally showed up on our mobile screens in 2014, we could hardly wait to get spinning. It has a comprehensive collection of nearly 100 games, mobile billing deposits available, plus promotions that run every week. So we think Fruity King is definitely high up there with the crème de la crème of mobile casinos, which is why we compiled this Fruity King casino review.
Why Fruity King?
If you read our Royal Swipe Casino review and/or Mobile Wins Casino review, then you will be aware that all of them are owned and operated by ProgressPlay. This means two things: one, the game selection is near identical and second, the entire casino experience is equally as good as on the other casinos.
Although it's a pity (and we have to note this) that Fruity King has scrapped it's free £5 (no deposit) bonus and it's no longer available when players join, it still offers a pretty generous £200 first deposit bonus. This might fall short of convincing some of you to join and indeed, why should you if you can get a welcome bonus package worth £800 at Mobile Wins when you join?
Well, the only difference we can notice is that Fruity King offers a more bright and friendly atmosphere than Mobile Wins and is much more approachable. Plus you can use mobile phone billing to make all of your deposits, which makes Fruity King a serious contender among all the mobile casinos that we're reviewed.
|Type of casino||Mobile and desktop, instant play|
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|Customer services||Live Chat or Contact Form|
Welcome Bonuses and Current Promotions
While at least there is a welcome bonus and a handful of promotions too, Fruity King doesn't win our hearts over when it comes to enticing us to keep going back to it for more gambling action.
Just the deposit match, then…
When you open up a casino site, you expect to see no deposit bonus offers posted on banners everywhere. But on Fruity King, the search has yielded no results and also revealed a sad truth – the site doesn't offer its players a no deposit bonus. Well, you can't have it all, can you?
While casinos such as Spin Genie and Chomp pride themselves on offering extra spins and free cash to get new people to join, we guess that Fruity King are just counting on the excellence of their site and their games selection to win new players over. Does it work? You tell us.
We know that the 100% first deposit match of up to £200 isn't going to impress many these days and when you add the 50x wagering requirements to the mix…Well, this sort of welcome bonus sure isn't looking spiffy. If you do decide to entertain this offer, then keep in mind that the bonus funds expire in seven days.
There are some good promotions on Fruity King
Although we expected nothing after such a ‘flat' welcome bonus, the promotions at Fruity King are quite decent, if not different from those at its sister casinos.
- Weekly Surprise – if you love surprises, then you will love this promotion. Every week, random players will be given random rewards for their continued loyalty, so if you suddenly find your account boosted, know that it's the good Fruity King fairies that have rewarded you.
- Spin the Slots – a weekend tournament, this promotion will make you want to play all of the slots available on Fruity King and rake in the rewards in return. There are extra spins and VIP points up for grabs, so don't miss out.
- Monday Madness – we all need a little ‘pick me up' on Mondays so Fruity King are running this promotion. If you deposit between £20 and £50, then you'll get a bonus £20 too!
- Game of the Day – watch your inbox as Fruity King will let you know what the slot of the day is, so you can rake in extra rewards and prizes by playing it.
- Cashback Day – every Thursday, a cashback of 10% is offered to all players at Fruity King. You must deposit at least £30 between 10AM and 23:59PM to qualify and claim the bonus via contacting a support agent.
- Big Cash Weekend Race – every once in a month, this nifty little tournament takes place at Fruity King. The more VIP points you collect throughout the weekend, the higher your chance is to score the top cash prize of £100!
The VIP scheme
Well, of course you get a VIP scheme at Fruity King, but it's nothing to shout about, really.
For every loyalty point that you wish to receive, you must wager £16, or the same in EUR and USD. Of course, if you happen to be a high roller and the VIP points simply accumulate in your account, there is no harm in knowing that birthday presents, a VIP support hotline, a personal manager, anniversary bonus and other rewards await you.
There are five levels overall, each with an increasing amount of benefits to you, but if you are just a casual player, we reckon the VIP scheme is not really worth your while. Just think about this – you'll need to spend £8,000 to get to Bronze level and that just gives you the added benefit of converting more loyalty points to cash per day. Should we even go on? Nah, don't think so, don't bother.
A mobile games count of 99 seems impressive – just one short of a nice round number. Featuring developers like Thunderkick, Microgaming, NextGen Gaming, Elk Studios and a few others too, Fruity King's game portfolio is it's strongest point.
Many mobile games at Fruity King
The OCD personality inside of all of us can't wait until Fruity King get their games count up to 100, but until then you get to enjoy precisely 99 titles from developers we mentioned above. Among the most notable slots are titles such as the gorgeous Taco Brothers, Starmania, Psycho, Esqueleto Explosivo, Foxin' Wins and Lucky Leprechaun, among others.
Fruity King also boasts 10 progressive jackpot titles, such as Thunderstruck II, TunzaMunni, King Cashalot and others. There are also a couple of variants of roulette, poker and blackjack available, in addition to Deuces Wild. So all in all, plenty of choice, whether it's modern video slots that you enjoy, jackpots or the regular card games.
On the desktop version of Fruity King, there are more titles, but that is to be expected. Log in on your PC if you wish to play any of their Live Dealer games and browse through the wider selection of slots, too.
There are quite a lot of depositing and withdrawal methods available at Fruity King and although the information on all the banking details differs per page on the site, unfortunately, we will try and bring you a consolidated version of how things really are.
Depositing at Fruity King
The following are all the deposit options that we were able to find across all Fruity King pages on depositing: mobile phone billing (SMS), VISA, VISA Debit, VISA Electron, VISA Delta, MasterCard, Maestro, JCB, Solo, Switch, Diners Club, Discover, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafecard, Ukash and iDEAL.
This mobile casino accepts GBP, EUR and USD for players to deposit and play with, so all the major region of the world, more or less, is catered for. Although it is pretty clear that all of the ways to deposit are instant and free to use, the minimum and maximum depositing amounts are not all cited. Here are the few that we could find:
- Neteller – maximum deposit of $250 upon account registration and $2,500 when bank account approved
- Paysafecard – minimum £10 and maximum of £700
- Mobile phone billing – minimum £10 and maximum £30 per day
Don't hold us responsible if any of these have changed or weren't even available in the first place! With contradicting information that we found throughout the site, it's always best that you check with the customer support before choosing your deposit/withdrawal method and amount.
Withdrawals are rather slow
But the good news is that at least withdrawals will cost you nothing! Whichever method of withdrawal you use – credit/debit cards, Neteller, Skrill, cheque, bank transfer or iDEAL – there is a withdrawal pending period of three working days. Of course, during this period you can reverse your request, but it's really quite a long time to sit around and wait for your cash, don't you think?
After that's passed, there is a processing time of one business day (7 business days for iDEAL), plus the transfer time of anywhere from 1 day (Neteller, Skrill, to five business days for bank transfers and up to 28 business days for cheques. As you can see, definitely not the fastest cashout times ever, but we think it's manageable.
Lastly, the minimum withdrawal amount for e-wallets and cheques is £20 and bank transfers should be £50 or above. The maximum withdrawal per account per week stands at £1,500 and £3,000 per month (except progressive jackpot wins).
If you run into any kind of problems while playing at Fruity King casino, then you've got yourself two options on how to call help. No, a flare isn't one of them, although we wish – just for the fun of it!
There is Live Chat and there is a form that you fill out and get someone to write you back. First, the existence of Live Chat is commendable, despite the fact that it's open between 6 AM and 23:00 PM GMT only. The staff are polite, straight-to-the-point and..helpful, which is all you need when asking for help, really. And although we'd prefer help to be available to us whenever we need it, we think it's pretty fair working hours and will meet the needs of the vast majority of players.
Second, there is the contact form and you can expect an answer during the hours cited above too. While many other casinos will pride themselves on answering within hours, sometimes even minutes, of your query, Fruity King are quite happy to announce that they endeavor to reply within 48 looong hours! Is it just us or is that quite excessive? We are sure that it doesn't take that long most of the time, but at least they could be more ambitious and helpful via email.
So, let's round this Fruity King mobile casino review up. This is a mobile casino that isn't very unique or super special in any kind of way. It's welcome bonus doesn't have a no deposit part and there is only the £200 first deposit bonus match to greet the players at the door.
Granted, there are plenty of promotions that run every week and seasonal ones too, but it certainly won't be enough to keep everyone interested. Especially the high rollers may be dismayed at the fact that the VIP scheme is lousy to say the least and definitely doesn't offer a fair return on one's investment.
The upsides of this casino are two: the games portfolio and the fact that you can deposit via mobile billing. With nearly 100 titles to choose from, featuring games from some of the best developers out there, there is definitely fun to be had at Fruity King. We just think they could try harder at making this mobile casino a stand out one. And that's why we've conducted this Fruity King casino review and concluded that this mobile site is worth three out of five stars.