Fruit Kings Casino Review
Overview of FruitKings Casino
FruitKings Casino flashed up on my screen as two big blocks of cartoon colour and effectively presented itself as a light-hearted, fun place to play.
Its layout was pretty basic but it did the job – even if the menu on the left of the screen stood out like a sore thumb and barely matched with the design of the rest of the site.
Ultimately the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and we all visit online casinos for the gaming experience. Would FruitKings make me feel like a prince or a pauper?
One thing that always helps is a generous bonus, and new players are offered a decent 100% up to £1000 and 100 free spins on Gonzo’s Quest. The site-wide approach to bonuses, featuring a gift shop and mini-games, was a really nice approach that I hadn’t seen before.
It took me less than five minutes to sign up for FruitKings. All they wanted was the usual information, such as an address, email address and name.
Things were going pretty well before I hit upon a massive stumbling block – FruitKings don’t accept e-wallets! Things got off to a rocky start with this revelation, which made it really difficult for me to withdraw, you can’t withdraw from an online casino back to a MasterCard.
If I’m willing to move past that, the rest of the site was good. The games all played well, things were in the right place on mobile and the customer support was excellent. It’s just such a shame that there was no e-wallet offering!
FruitKings Welcome Bonus
FruitKings first deposit bonus was a pretty basic, ‘generous’ offer. 100% up to £1,000 is good, while those free spins add a little cherry on top.
It’s always worth looking under the hood to see the terms and conditions of the bonus, and FruitKings doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary here. The 100 spins are given to players in three chunks, and players then have 48 days to redeem them, while the bonus expires after 30 days.
The wagering requirements for the bonus is x40, which is on the high side. FruitKings does run other promotions, too, which is always good to see. They have a gift shop, as well as a range of in-game options that allow players to recoup bonuses that can be spent at the casino gift shop. There’s heaps of different options, way more than a lot of other operators, to keep players engaged and coming back to the site.
FruitKings Slots and Popular Games
Pirate’s Quest (Microgaming) is one exclusive to FruitKings so I thought it would be rude not to give this one a crack. I found it difficult to change the amount I wanted to play with per spin – it was set to £2, and in my wayward clicking to try and lower that amount, I exited out of Pirate’s Quest. This was pretty annoying because the game had some really nice graphics and a cool looking mini-game section.
I wanted to play something that I felt more comfortable with the spin price. Valley of the Gods 2 is new to the website. Made by Yggdrasil, this game is an Egyptian/Pheroe themed adventure with tones of mini-games and really crisp graphics – while a minimum bet of 10c won me over. Any win generated a respin that unlocked a few extra reels, and this meant a lucky player could end up with some amazing momentum and a few decent wins.
Gameshows featured pretty heavily on the live casino page so I gave Monopoly Live (Evolution Gaming) a crack. This was a big Wheel of Fortune styled game, but I really liked the GCI Monopoly Man chilling on a chair in the corner – while the hosts sparkly gold blazer added to the sense of luxury.
But there are plenty of other areas for me to explore, so I decided on some roulette. I really like Lightning Roulette (Evolution Gaming) because of the random chaos element to the game as each time ‘lightning’ strikes the wheel, two or three numbers are chosen for a massive multiplier. The dealer is pretty important here, and the lady I got was chatty and kept the game moving at a steady pace which makes such a massive difference.
FruitKings games played really nicely, I’ve got absolutely no complaints with them at all.
FruitKings on Mobile
Fruit Kings had a nice and accessible mobile homepage, even if it was a little too cluttered for my taste. Big buttons meant that the right thing was always clicked on, but the latency of the site let it down a little bit. It would randomly scroll and refresh with little more than the shadow of my finger falling across the screen, which got annoying pretty quickly.
However, that’s a minor fault of the mobile site – which presented itself really well. But what about the games? Victorian Wild, by SlotLab, played really nicely and it was properly formatted – which is always nice to see.
Fruity Bonanza Scatterdrops was a simpler playing experience and it yielded some success, but ultimately didn’t have enough going for it to keep me occupied for a long time.
Over 4G there was a bit of lag when I played the live casino – which is less than ideal because it really ruins the moment. However, it didn’t lag much, just the once while I played, and it’s something I was willing to overlook.
FruitKings offers a live chat support option and email. Livechat is the quicker of the two as it can take up to 24 hours for an email response. I asked them about their deposit options, since Skrill is listed as an option on the website but isn’t available on the deposit screen, and got a rapid reply. The answer may not have been amazing, but at least the service was.
KYC & Documents
There was no account verification required for FruitKings. I asked customer service this, and they said that once ‘certain thresholds’ were passed players would be asked for further verification of their account.
The deposit methods were awful, and I mean almost non-existent. Someone needs to drag FruitKings into 2021, kicking and screaming in necessary. I could only deposit using Visa, MasterCard or Paysafe. There were no options for e-wallets.
I can’t help but feel that this is a massive oversight on FruitKing’s part. A lot of gamblers use e-wallets for deposits and withdrawals, especially as players with MasterCards can deposit but can’t accept withdrawals back to their card.