Yako Casino is owned by L&L Europe Ltd and operates out of Malta. The company holds a Malta Gaming and a UK Gambling Licence and operates a number of other online casinos which include the All British Casino, Yeti and the All Irish Casino. Clearly, a large part of L&L’s business is in casinos tailored to different national markets or cultural identities. In the form of Yako Casino, L&L offer a bright and colourful betting option which accepts a huge variety of different payment methods. Card payments, ewallets and bitcoin are all amongst the various forms of tender accepted.
About Yako Casino
Yako is a word of swahili origin which means ‘your’ so Yako Casino can be directly translated as ‘your casino’. In keeping with the name, the site stakes its reputation on a personalised experience tailored to each customer’s specific needs. In fact, huge play is made of the bespoke service Yako Casino provides. Both the front page and the about page make great effort to stress the importance of each punter being treated as an individual. The opaque nature of this statement is never burdened by specific details of how the casino achieves their aim. For this reason each person is invited to speculate on whether this assertion is the product of the service they offer, or simply the result of creatively written copy.
Yako’s Site Design
Yellow, white and purple are the main colours of Yako Casino and they certainly make for a colourful and upbeat appearance that leaps from the screen. Thankfully Yako opts not to overwhelm the visitor with a host of unnecessary information and options as soon as they arrive, instead plumping for a simple design that is easily absorbed and processed.
Directly below the main banner cycling through a list of bonuses and site features is a list of titles the company has to offer. These are listed in the categories of Popular Games, Video Slots, Slots, Live Casino, Table Games, Jackpot Games, Video Poker and Other Games, with each category displaying 5 titles from left to right. A view all button to the right of each category causes it to expand and completely fill the page. Returning to the main page is as simple as selecting back to categories.
The remaining space is taken up by the footer containing the logos of payment methods and a short blurb about the casino. The overall experience is bright and cheerful, cleanly executed for maximum functionality as well as form. The mobile version of the site, meanwhile, is much the same as the desktop. Changing between devices shouldn’t have to confuse or befuddle the average user, so the congruence between the desktop and mobile incarnations of Yako Casino is certainly welcome.
Array of Games
An impressive array of titles are on offer for those who join Yako Casino. First up are the slots, including video slots and more traditional fruit machines. Games are provided by a range of developers including NetEnt, Amatic, Microgaming and Play’n Go so there’s certainly plenty of options to consider. Unlike casinos which only ever offer games from one developer the games here never feel overly similar or one dimensional.
The live casino experience is not to be dismissed either. With nearly 20 variations of online casino games to choose from there should be something for every taste here. Blackjack, Hold‘em, Caribbean Stud Poker, Roulette and Baccarat are all available, often in a number of different styles and flavours. When a game has two different versions the casino distinguishes them with a letter so you can play Baccarat A or Baccarat B depending on your mood.
Yako Casino further offers regular tables, video poker and jackpot games for which returns can be absolutely huge, running into the millions. These mega jackpot games are at the progressive pot games, which pool huge sums of money for maximum return.
A Wealth of Banking Information
Yako Casino has an extensive FAQ page from which to draw a wealth of information. Frustratingly there is little or no specific information on the cryptocurrency payment options. Yes, the Bitcoin logo is on every page but the FAQ sadly skips over this payment method in all of its explanations. It is a real missed opportunity as the FAQ is otherwise incredibly detailed. The FAQ does confirm that the site accepts credit card, bank transfers, Skrill, Entropay and Neteller. And yes, this site also accepts Bitcoin despite the glaring omission.
All deposits to the site are instantly added to your playing balance, with the exception of bank transfers which need to be processed first by your bank. At worst this may take up to a few days, so if speed is of any importance to you this is not a recommended deposit method.
Withdrawals must be a minimum of £10 and will be returned to the same payment as the deposit was made. Credit/Debit cards and bank transfers take 3-4 days, while e-wallets are instantaneous. From this information you may extrapolate that withdrawals for bitcoin would be similarly speedy, but this would be surmised as the website states nothing. There is no stated figure for a maximum withdrawal.
Signing up at Yako Casino gives you instant free spins upon registration. Just enter a few basic details and you’re ready to go! These spins may be redeemed on Starburst™, Aloha Cluster Pays™, Finn and the Swirly Spin™, or Joker Pro™. Continue the fun with a great welcome bonus on your first deposit (18+ | T&Cs apply | Play Responsibly). As is to be expected with a deposit match bonus there is a wagering requirement, in this case 40x the bonus amount. As you might expect table games do not contribute to this wagering requirement, so sticking to the slots is advisable for punters who are trying to get their hands on their bonus money as quickly as possible.
The casino also operates bonus bonanza days, adding extra playing money to the first deposit of the day on selected days of their choosing. These promotions are offered by e-mail only to specific players and terms and conditions may vary.
A loyalty bonus of 10% on Mondays is Yako Casino’s neat way of reinvigorating tired bank accounts from losses incurred Monday-Sunday. All money returned for this bonus must be used within 3 days of receipt or the winnings are forfeited.