Ikibu Casino – Intro
Leading on from the tradition set by sites like Casumo Casino and Spin Genie, Ikibu Casino is a fully gamified casino, offering us not only the chance to play slots and casino games online and on our mobiles, but also a whole playable site of levelling up, hidden content and special prizes of achieving goals. The site itself looks great – a lot of time has been put into the graphics to ensure the world created is vivid and brings us in as we play. This is the full package casino, where everything you could possibly look for is catered for, and then some.
Why Ikibu Casino?
If Ikibu Casino were to have a motto, it would probably be something along the lines of “Come for the 340+ games and £200 welcome bonus, stay for the spectacularly crafted casino world we’ve created for your entertainment. You know, that, or something similar to that… Maybe something a little sharper. Ikibu knows it’s a great casino to play at – it offers a genuinely attractive welcome bonus, teams it with literally hundreds of games from a wealth of world class developers, and tops it all off with great banking options.
The real centrepiece of Ikibu’s offering is its Journey – the levelling up adventure you take through the casino as you play more. Like other gamified sites that came before it, Ikibu has recognised the importance of creating a world for players to get lost in, and has gone to lengths to make that world seem appealing and real.
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If you’re the kind of person who struggle to choose what they want when they have too many options – like if you spend most of your evening pouring over your choices on Netflix because there’s so much you can be watching and can’t decide – well, honestly, Ikibu might not be the casino for you. The site boasts a staggering 340 games from 11 different developers. Represented are slots and casino games from Microgaming, NetEnt, Nyx Interactive, Play’n GO, WMS, NextGen Gaming, Aristocrat, Thunderkick, Elk Studios, Genii and Sidecity.
There are loads of slots available – many that you will never have heard of before – and there’s every casino game under the sun available to play. It must be said that the only thing I saw which really felt like a drawback was that despite the rich gamification and such a big selection of games on offer, the casino still only offered most bonuses and extra spins through NetEnt games. It would be nice to see them branching out a little and letting us enjoy extra spins on a variety of games, especially considering how important they are in the casino (more on that below).
Welcome Bonuses And Promotions
Before we get straight into what the welcome bonus is, I have to give you a little context on how the gamification of Ikibu Casino works. Just like any gamification system, Ikibu has a currency you’re able to earn as you play – it’s called Seeds. Seeds can be spent in the island shop for bonuses, prizes and most importantly extra spins. Ok, got that now?
So then you come to the welcome bonus. Ikibu definitely isn’t skimping, as it offers a 100% match bonus on your first deposit up to a total of £100, plus another 50% bonus on your second deposit, up to a total of £100. That means in all, you can claim up to £200 extra on your first two deposits and play for even longer. What’s more, you’ll also be credited 5,000 seeds into your account to kick things off – to put that into context for you, that’s the equivalent of 50 extra spins on Starburst.
Most of the other bonuses and promotions available are linked to the gamification in some way or another. As you unlock new content and move up levels, new deposit bonuses will be made available, and you’ll be able to purchases extra spins with your seeds on new and different games.
We have to admit to being pretty blown away by the array of banking options on offer at Ikibu. It’s obvious that the team behind the casino has put a lot of thought and research into their deposit and withdrawing options. You can deposit using EcoPayz, Maestro, MasterCard, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Visa, Sofortuberwaisung, Euteller, Trustly, Skrill and Zimpler, while withdrawals can be made via Bank Wire Transfer, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Visa, Euteller, Skrill, Trustly and Zimpler.
It’s really great to see services like Trustly and Zimpler not only represented, but both represented at the same casino. These are the banking options of the future, and its forward thinking of Ikibu to host them. Clearly a casino marking itself out for the future. Another great point worth mentioning is that Ikibu has a super high limit of £10,000 a week on withdrawals, meaning it doesn’t discriminate against big winners like some other casinos.