It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No, it’s a mobile casino of hippo proportions and it's designed especially for those Microgaming devotees among us. Although it doesn't have a no deposit bonus, the casino does reward its new players with a 100% first deposit match and nearly a hundred mobile titles to spend it all on. Most importantly, what's unique about this place is that part of the casino's profits are donated to the World Wildlife Fund, so if you'd like to be playing for a good cause too, read this Hippozino review.
Although the name of this mobile casino would leave you imagining something really heavy and big, the reality is that this great casino fits right into your pocket. As the slogan says, it's your ‘casino anywhere', and it really does show by the way it's adapted to mobile. Plus, there is no download necessary, which makes it one of the least clunky and the most modern looking mobile casinos out there.
Right off the bat, you're bombarded nearly a hundred Microgaming titles, including a lovely selection of the best slots from boutique developer Elk Studios. There's roulette, blackjack and other card/dice games too, so no matter which type of gambling you like, you won't go all hungry, hungry hippo on us.
And of course, our lovely mobile bill depositing method is available at Hippozino, which makes us love it even more. What can be better than lazying around on the couch, making the quickest deposit in the world via mobile billing and continuing to play all our favourite casino slots for the rest of the Sunday afternoon?
Now that sounds just like our cup of tea, so we decided to take a closer look. Here's the scoop.
|Licensing||UK and Malta|
|Type of casino||Mobile and desktop, instant play|
|Bonuses and promotions|
|Customer services||Live chat or email form online, from 6:00AM to 23:00PM (GMT)|
Welcome Bonuses and Current Promotions
Don't be fooled by the sheer size of the Hippo(zino); it sure can run. And by running we mean many bonuses and promotions. Here's what's available currently.
First deposit match of 100%, a slightly disappointing start
Ok, we'll admit it. Maybe the hippos need much more money than us and Hippozino does indeed donate a considerable amount of its profits to the World Wildlife Fund, but they've got a slightly disappointing welcome bonus.
It definitely isn't a super massive welcome bonus consisting of no deposit extra spins and hundreds upon hundreds in free bonus cash that we have to come to expect from virtually any mobile casino. Why can those casinos afford to offer free money, extra spins and THEN up to three or even five deposit matches up to thousands of pounds, but ones like Hippozino can't? Or they simply don't want to?
In any case, the 100% bonus of up to a decent £200 is presented as something awesome and surrounded by flashing lights and falling bank notes. It means your first deposit is essentially doubled and you could even end up playing with £400. Yet, the reality of it is, you've still got to clear the 50x wagering requirements and do so within a limited time.
As you can tell, we aren't really fans of Hippozino's welcome bonus, although as they say, they “believe a warm welcome is a must”. We'll have you know that this welcome bonus leaves us stone cold.
Weekly promotions make up for shabby bonus
But thank god for the regular promotions at Hippozino, because otherwise this mobile casino would have absolutely nothing going for it in terms of customer incentives. There's something for nearly every day of the week and every occasion:
- Monday Madness – making the most dreadful day of the week a little bit better is this Hippozino promotion. Again, it's a deposit cash match, but it's quite a regular promotion at casinos. When you deposit from £10 to £20, this amount will be doubled and you will have twice the money you intended to have to play slots with – fun, fun, fun. So if you don't necessarily need to make a deposit, hang on until Monday when you can take advantage of this promotion.
- Game of the Day – every Wednesday, you get rewarded for your loyalty by being awarded extra spins on a slot that's selected for that week. There is absolutely no deposit necessary to participate in this promotion. Instead, a simple email will be sent out to those who qualify, i.e. have made an approved deposit in the last two weeks, telling you which slot is participating that Wednesday. All you will have left to do is log into your Hippozino account, play and make sure to use up those extra spins within a week, because otherwise they'll be gone!
- Cash Back Thursdays – deposit however many times you'd like and get 10% every time. To be eligible, deposits must be made in between 10AM and one minute shy of 12AM GMT. Only deposits of £30+ count and your 10% will be credited to your account when you contact customer support manually.
- Insurance Thursdays – the mini-weekend day, Thursday seems to be a busy one at Hippozino. This second promotion which runs that day let's you relax a bit cause you've got the added safety net of casino insurance. It works pretty simply. 10% of your net losses will be returned back to you to try and win again. To qualify, you must deposit a cumulative amount of £50+ during the day, no matter if it's one big deposit or multiple smaller ones and use the promo code INSURE when you deposit. Keep in mind that the maximum sum you can receive back as a bonus is £200.
As you can see, the bouquet of promotions at Hippozino is varied and plentiful. There are deposit bonuses, cash backs and refunds on your losses. So it puzzles us as to why the same generous strategy can't be applied to the casino's welcome bonus too. We are sure many more players would register and stick around Hippozino if in addition to the awesome promotions, there'd be an even cooler welcome bonus. Oh well.
The VIP scheme of Hippozino pulls out all stops
Everyone likes to be pampered every now and again, and Hippozino sure know how to please their most loyal customers. You'll be happy to find out that as you join the VIP programme and move up the five levels from Bronze to Platinum, you'll get bonuses and rewards that are bigger and simply better. And joining is free, so why would you not?!
We'll give you a taste of what being a VIP is all about at Hippozino. When your birthday comes, you'll receive a special bonus, when you need an extra helping hand, the VIP support team is on stand by, when you need a little pick me up on a gloomy Tuesday afternoon, you're rewarded with gifts and exclusive bonuses.
That and much more can be expected when you're part of the in-crowd at Hippozino. Definitely worth a shot getting in.
Powered by Microgaming, undoubtedly one of the world's largest remote gambling companies, Hippozino takes customer experience to heart. That's why they offer over 200 slot machines on their desktop version and nearly a hundred slots on mobile. That's not only slots actually, but table and card games like roulette, blackjack and even live dealer tables are all available. Oh, and scratch cards too, but all available on desktop only, we should note.
Microgaming all the way
If you're not a fan of Microgaming, then what are you doing reading a review of a Microgaming-centric casino? Just kidding. But if you really don't like Microgaming, you're going to have pretty slim pickings at Hippozino, as there are only a handful of Elk Studios titles such as Taco Brothers and a few NextGen Gaming slots like Starmania available next to all the Microgaming grub.
The most popular and the best performing mobile slots are all featured, from Avalon II, to Bridesmaids, Game of Thrones and the likes. And although we didn't check all 98 games on their mobile performance, the ones that we did play at Hippozino seemed to have smooth transitions, beautifully spinning reels and crisp features too.
If that's your sort of thing, you'll be glad to know that there is no deposit necessary to play at the casino, be it on desktop or on mobile. There are new games being added continuously and you'll always find all the brand spanking new titles of Microgaming for sure.
Progressive jackpots and live dealers
But it isn't all about dozens and dozens of Microgaming titles at Hippozino, because equally as much emphasis is placed on progressive jackpot slots and live dealer game tables. Although live dealer tables are only available when you play on desktop, the Progress Play platform that it runs on makes the gameplay exciting and unique.
If it's card games you're after, then all sorts or roulette, blackjack, poker and baccarat are on offer at Hippozino. We kept the best for last – there are all the major jackpot machines that you could think of, all from Microgaming of course. So you've got your Immortal Romance, your Mega Moolah, your Cashapillar and even the seasonal Deck The Halls.
All in all, there is a great spread of games at this mobile casino. The stash of games is much larger on desktop, but with nearly a hundred titles to play on mobile, you're not going to go unentertained for a minute. Just try to keep up with all the action!
Exceptional banking services are available at Hippozino casino and we're not just saying that because mobile billing is available (and you all know we're biased towards this innovative deposit method). All the major credit and debit cards, all the best e-wallets and even some prepaid options are all valid ways of depositing and withdrawing at Hippozino
Using one of the many deposit methods at Hippozino
Needless to say, all of your financially sensitive information is encrypted and secured so you don't need to worry at all when you wish to finally commit to depositing at Hippozino. That said, there are many ways you can do so: VISA, VISA Debit, VISA Electron, VISA Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, JCB, Solo, Switch, Diners Club, Discover, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafecard, Ukash, and iDeal are all available, as is the mobile phone billing method.
Although we are strong advocates for using the simplest and the most convenient method of them all, a.k.a. mobile phone billing, you might be wanted to deposit more than the maximum £30 that you can deposit with mobile phone billing per day, so e-wallets and credit/debit cards are certainly not a bad choice.
All deposits are processed instantly, so you can see money in the bank nearly the same second your transaction is completed. What's more is that Hippozino don't charge you any ridiculous fees, and the only fees you could possibly incur is those from your banking method provider.
Hippozino withdrawals are also pretty straight-forward
As with every casino, the deposits seem to be smooth sailing, but when it comes to withdrawals, there are more terms and rules and conditions. Anyway, here is a quick run down of the methods you can use to cashout your latest big win (maximum £1,500 per week, £3,000 per month):
- Credit/debit cards (VISA, Maestro) – minimum £20, pending 3 days, processing 1 day, transfer 6 days
- E-Wallets (Neteller, Skrill) – minimum £20, pending 3 days, processing 1 day, transfer 1 day
- Ukash – minimum £20, pending 3 days, processing 1 day, transfer 1 day
- Cheque – minimum £30, pending 3 days, processing 1 day, transfer 5-28 days
- Bank transfer – minimum £50, pending 3 days, processing 1 day, transfer 4-10 days
- iDEAL – minimum £50, pending 3 days, processig 1 day, transfer 3 days
Unfortunately, speed is not a strong-point when it comes to withdrawal times at Hippozino mobile casino. All cashout requests remain pending for at least three business days (during which you can reverse your withdrawal), plus it takes one more business day for them to be processed. It's only then that a withdrawal is released and depending on which method you're using, it can get to you that same day or after nearly a month like the snail mail cheque.
The support that's available at Hippozino should be plenty to set everyone right. And although there is no phone help or email to get in touch with them, there is an email contact form and most important of all, there is live chat!!!
Could you believe someone can be so happy when there's live chat support available at a mobile casino? No? Well, it's THE best way to resolve any and all issues – free, instant and convenient too.
Granted the live chat people are only available from 6:00AM to 23:00PM GMT, but that should cover the absolute majority of players. Who's got terribly pressing questions, issues and concerns at 3:00AM? Go to sleep!
Hippozino is a stylish and modern mobile casinos, and we have no stones to throw at it. Well, nearly none. A sizable pebble could be launched towards this casino for their lack of a convincing welcome bonus, but that's about all.
First, by playing at Hippozino, you'll be helping the World Wildlife Fund save the hippos of this world. And although the exact donation amount is not disclosed, having a charitable cause is both novel and noble in the remote gambling industry.
Second, there are so many promotions that run every week that you'll be delighted. Don't miss out on opportunities to claim cash back, insure your losses or double your deposits.
Lastly, we'd like to reiterate that the games portfolio of Hippozino is filled to the brim with awesome Microgaming slots and boutique developer machines, including the most popular progressive jackpots and casino card games too. There is no more time to waste – head straight to Hippoznino on your mobile for great fun.