Established in September 2015, Kaboo is undoubtedly an online casino for a new generation. Its “immersive casino” approach is clearly designed to have broad appeal for younger players, while its “mobile first” outlook meets the needs of players who prefer to play on the go. Part of the Betit Operations group (which also includes Super Lenny and Thrills Casino), Kaboo offers a huge selection of games from a range of different developers, and is highly innovative in its approach to bonuses and promotions.
Bonuses and Promotions
New players to Kaboo receive a no deposit free spin bonus, followed by a Welcome Bonus that consists of two deposit matches and additional free spins.
Sign up for a new account and you receive 5 free spins (in the form of ‘Echoes’), with no deposit required. This is then followed by a two-tier deposit match bonus potentially worth up to £200 and another 100 free spins:
- 1st deposit – 100% match up to £100 plus 50 free spins (minimum deposit £10)
- 2nd deposit – 100% match up to £100 plus 50 free spins (minimum deposit £10)
New players who deposit up to £200 therefore have their bankroll doubled, with free spins being credited in the form of Echoes (read more about these below), and the added incentive of no wagering requirement attached to winnings from your free spins (which are capped at £1000). To activate the bonus, you need to tick “Yes, I want a Bonus” when you make each deposit, choosing the appropriate one from the drop-down menu, and there is a £4 maximum bet when the bonus is in play.
The wagering requirement on the Welcome Bonus sum is 30x deposit + bonus, which is in effect a 60x playthrough (you have 30 days to clear each bonus). This is higher than the industry average, although it needs to be noted that there is no wagering requirement attached to winnings from your free spins, which has the potential of significantly increasing the value of this signup offer.
The signup bonus playthrough needs to be cleared before free spin winnings can be cashed out; however, if you opt not to accept either of the bonuses, then there is a 10x wagering requirement attached to your deposits, and this needs to be cleared before winnings from your free spins can be withdrawn.
Games contribute to meeting wagering requirements at different rates:
- 100% – all slots including progressive jackpots, with the following exceptions: Koi Princess, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Blood Suckers, 1429 Uncharted Seas, Game of Thrones (15 lines), Spring Break, Ladies Nite, Eye of the Kraken, Tower Quest, Lucky Angler, Big Bang, Forsaken Kingdom, The Wish Master, Scrooge, Devil’s Delight, Champion of the Track, Robin Hood, Pearls of India, Royal Masquerade, Tomb Raider 2, Castle Builder, Untamed Bengal Tiger, Untamed Giant Panda, Untamed Wolf Pack, Untamed Crowned Eagle
- 40% – table games (except for those listed below)
- 5% – blackjack, roulette, baccarat (including punto banco), video poker, 3 card poker, live casino games
Overall, this is a signup bonus package designed for slots players, and as such it offers some good value. Doubling your bankroll on a modest initial outlay is a good way to kickstart your account, as are the 100 free spins that come with it. Although the wagering requirement is one of the highest we’ve seen at 60x, it’s put into a bit more perspective by the fact that there’s no playthrough on free spin winnings up to £1000, which could potentially more than compensate for this.
Other bonuses and promotions
Kaboo aims to stand out from the crowd in everything it does, and this goes for its bonuses and promotions as well.
Kaboo has clearly made a conscious effort to move away from the conventional Loyalty Club approach to rewarding its regular players, and while the basic concept behind its Echoes and Missions is essentially the same (i.e., the more you play, the more rewards you get), it is framed here in very different terms, being made to sound more like an adventure or quest game than a casino promotion.
In essence, players are set Missions, of which there are two types: Play and Explore. Each of these is made up of levels that need to be completed, for instance by making a certain number of deposits, or playing a set number of spins, and when each level or Mission is accomplished, your Echoes are awarded.
While this may sound somewhat complicated at first glance, the way it operates is actually straightforward and at all times players have a clear idea of what their accumulated Echoes will be worth when they swap them for free spins in the Echo Exchange through the use of a slider tool (Echoes are valid for 90 days before they expire). Each game requires a different number of Echoes to be exchanged in order to be able to play using free spins.
In addition to Echoes, there are lots of other rewards and promotions for regulars at Kaboo – most of these are by invitation only, so keep an eye on your email to see which ones you’re eligible for. These include re-load bonuses, free bonus money, tournaments, prize draws, and free spins on new release games.
There is also a strong emphasis on rewarding VIPs. This is an invitation-only club that gives you significant additional rewards, including a personal account manager to look after you, priority withdrawals, a lower playthrough on bonuses, and exclusive promotions and events.
Games and Software
As you would expect from a new generation online casino, games at Kaboo are all available in Instant Play (no download required) and come from a range of both large and small developers. A good innovation is the publishing (on the T&Cs page) of the individual RTP of every game.
There are more than 600 games on offer at Kaboo, provided by Microgaming, NetEnt, Play’n GO, Thunderkick, Elk Studios, Yggdrasil, NextGen Gaming and Evolution Gaming.
The selection of 450+ slots games is excellent, and you can enjoy a choice of games in all categories, including:
- new release slots from all developers, including Aloha! Cluster Pays, Reel Spinner, When Pigs Fly!, Spinions Beach Party, Poltava
- themed video slots, like Guns N’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Family Guy, Battlestar Galactica, Hellboy, Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword
- recent smash hit and classic old favourite slots, like Esqueleto Explosivo, Ramesess Riches, Queen of the Nile 2, Agent Jane Blonde, Big Kahuna, Burning Desire, Gold Factory, Thunderstruck (1 & 2), Dazzle Me, Gonzo’s Quest
- progressive jackpot slots, including Mega Moolah, Tunzamunni, Treasure Nile, Major Millions, King Cashalot
The selection of table games is also impressive, with more than 20 different varieties of blackjack, a dozen versions of roulette, and seven different baccarat games. You can also enjoy other games like Red Dog and Pai Gow. The range of video poker games also offers a good deal of choice and includes JoB, Deuces Wild and Joker Poker.
Being a “mobile first” site, the Kaboo mobile casino enables players to access its full range of more than 600 games, making it one of the most comprehensive mobile gaming sites available anywhere in the UK. There is an intuitive user interface, with clear icons for each game, making finding your favourites especially easy.
This also means that syncing your account across platforms and devices is seamless, while mobile players get the full Kaboo experience – this includes the same Welcome Bonus as at the main site, and mobile players also get set Missions, collect Echoes, and can then exchange these for free spins in the Echoe Exchange on any paltform.
All of the games at the main site can also be played in mobile-optimised versions directly in the browser of any smartphone or tablet, and so the mobile casino is accessible across all of the major operating systems, including iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry.
- live chat available 9am – 11pm 7 days a week (GMT)
- phone support (available 9am – 11pm 7 days a week): 0800 011 9572
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- VIPs get dedicated account manager support
Although the range of accepted payment methods isn’t huge, most UK players should be able to find a convenient and accessible method, and accounts can be operated in GBP.
The following payment methods can be used to make deposits: Visa (including Delta), MasterCard (including Maestro), Neteller and Skrill e-ewallets, pre-paid PaySafe Card, and direct bank transfer.
For withdrawals, Skrill, Neteller, Visa (credit and debit) and bank wire transfer are accepted. Withdrawal requests are processed within 24 hours (after a 12 hour pending period), after which time payments into e-wallets are instantly available. Bank wire transfers and credit card withdrawals can take 3-4 working days before funds reach your account.
All payments are processed using SSL digital encryption, and the site is licensed and regulated by both the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gaming Commission.
With its innovative quest theme, Missions and Echoes, Kaboo may not, at first glance, be everyone’s cup of tea. However, for any dedicated slots player the range and quality of the games is hard to go past and should help players to overcome any misgivings they may have. The Welcome Bonus is accessible to most players and, while the playthrough is higher than at most other comparable sites, no wagering requirements being attached to free spin winnings up to £1000 is an innovation that certainly adds to the overall quality of the offer.
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