So you’re looking for a new favourite casino and the choice is so great that you don’t know which way to turn. Well, how does one that’s overseen by a real life, bona fida superhero sound? Ok, Captain Rizk may not have a ton of gadgets at his disposal like Batman, or the ability to fly like Superman (we are pretty sure the photos of Captain Rizk ‘flying’ are photoshopped) and he may not have, erm, fluffy ears like Superted. But he does have a fine line in casino bonuses and innovative promotions. And sometimes that’s enough.
Rizk First Impressions
Rizk’s superhero theme is as fun as it is unique and makes an immediate impression. The irrepressible Captain Rizk himself is splashed all over the site, clad is his (dare we say) slightly gimpy mask and red/yellow outfit that’s seemingly modelled on a mix of Mr Incredible and Flash Gordon. The site is a thoroughly modern affair with plenty of graphics and intelligently employed flashes of text. For an online casino that uses the slogan ‘Real Rewards, No Bullshit’, that’s pretty important.
Talking of rewards, there’s plenty of those on offer too. Rizk eschew standard expectations with some truly innovative flourishes that will both attract players and maintain their interest (more of those later). And beneath all the unashamedly contemporary look lives an intelligently designed casino with a well arranged games section, easy signposts to key sections. They’ve even included a ‘Rizk Insider’ section, which shares details of releases, promotions and even promises some gaming tips.
Welcome Bonus Package
There’s a benevolent superhero beneath all that lycra, and Captain Rizk proves it with his welcome bonus. If we told you that you only get one free spin without deposit, you’d probably think it was a bit of a stingy deal at first. But this is no ordinary free spin – it’s a free spin on the Wheel of Rizk. Based on the concept of the Wheel of Fortune, it gives you the chance to land a range of prizes including 10 free spins, real money or chunky jackpots. Of course, you could win nothing but that all adds to the excitement. The wheel is part of your welcome bonus but available at other times too. It’s a unique flourish and while some players may find it gimmicky given that the prizes on offer aren’t that sizeable and it’s essentially a lottery game, it definitely adds a dash of excitement to your game time.
The Wheel of Rizk provides you with a great chance to snap up some goodies before you even make a deposit at Rizk. But if you like what you see, as we did, and make a deposit then you’ll snap up a superhero sized cash 200% bonus up to €100. That effectively allows you to triple your money when making your first payment, allowing you to play for longer while paying less. We’d love to see a few free spins thrown in with the initial deposit but the overall welcome bonus package pleases and the Wheel of Rizk is like nothing that exists else where.
Regular Bonuses and Promotions
Rizk’s regular bonuses are amongst the best around. In fact, there’s often so much going on that it’s hard to keep up. Luckily that handy Rizk Insider section collates and collects all the latest promotions in one place so you can access them with a single click. It’s always worth taking a look – because this is a casino with really creative approach to bonuses.
Rizk races give you the chance to pit your wits against other players in an attempt to hotfoot to the top of the leaderboard. Races regularly pop up so keep your eye out to see what criteria you need to fulfil to win some prizes. Then there’s the Rizk power bar, which ‘charges’ as you play. You move up a level when you fill the bar up and in doing so, gain access to heaps of prizes and boosted bonuses. Every time you move up ten levels, you also get to spin the Super Wheel of Rizk, which is just like its little brother but with even better prizes. Throw cash giveaways, prize draws and one of features like the Wheel of Rizk ‘progressive jackpot’ as seen last summer and there’s plenty to keep bonus boffs happy.
- 200% bonus with first deposit
- Loads of unique bonus promotions
- Fun and Interesting theme
- Wide and varied games selection
- 24/7 live chat customer support
- High x45 wagering requirements on cash bonuses
- Some reports of Wheel of Rizk problems
Rizk boasts a well balanced game selection with something for everyone. They have a stack of table games, video poker titles and jackpot slots alongside a wide range of standard video slots. Pretty much all the top providers are well represented – NetEnt, Micrograming, BetSoft, Play N’ Go to name but four – and NetEnt also powers the impressive Rizk live casino where you’ll find a small but classy selection of real life games.
The organisation of the games deserves a mention too. We love to see casinos try something a little different from the standard categorisation of slots – and Rizk have certainly done that. The games are split into sections like ‘Hollywood’, ‘Horror’ and ‘Nights & Lights’. Sometimes the categories seem a little arbitrary admittedly – we don’t understand all the selections in the ‘Best of British’ grouping for example, but it’s easy enough to navigate in and out of the different sections and you can search by game title.
Security and Licensing
Rizk is actually an offshoot of Guts, one of the most popular casinos of recent years. It was established in early 2016 and with such a hefty big brother backing it up, it has gone from strength to strength. Its pedigree is a stamp of quality in itself and Rizk has earned a casino license from the stringent, well respected Malta Gaming Authority to back it up. It has since picked up accreditation from the equally strict UK Gambling Commission, meaning British players can now join the fun.
Fair play, responsible gaming and protection of player data sit at the heart of everything that Rizk does. The Captain himself might not take control of such administrative matters, but just like Batman has Alfred and Lucius Fox, Rizk has an organised and diligent team behind it.
Sometimes new casinos appear on the market looking a little undercooked. But Rizk arrived as a fully formed, all-purpose site that boasted – amongst its many other selling points – 24/7 customer support. Around the clock service is provided by both live chat and email. While there’s no telephone number to call, we’ve found the written channels to be more than adequate. The team are responsive and knowledgeable, giving you peace of mind should anything go wrong.
Captain Rizk is a terrific little online casino with loads to recommend. The superhero theme may not be to everyone’s taste but it creates an unmistakeable impression and a strong brand. Beneath all the comic book styling, there’s also a bunch of innovative bonus schemes, a massive games selection and a secure gaming platform. If you are looking for a happy middle ground between an all out adventure casino and a traditional classic casino then this one is well worth a look. And haven’t even had to make ‘Rizk worth taking’ pun while writing its review.
200% up to €100