Welcome Bonus

If you are yet to register an account with the operator, Schmitts Casino will offer you a rather juicy welcome package that amounts to a 100% matched deposit bonus – up to a maximum of £100. On top of this, you’ll also benefit from 10 free slot machine spins – all of which need to be used on the Starburst slot title.

Before proceeding with the bonus offer, you need to assess whether or not you are conformable with the 50x wagering requirement. As this is slightly higher than the industry average, cashing out the bonus will be challenging – albeit, not beyond the realms of possibility!

We were slightly disappointed that the operator does not clearly display other key terms linked to the welcome bonus. Instead, we had to thoroughly read through the terms and conditions ourself – which yielded the following:

  • Skrill deposits are not eligible for the bonus
  • The maximum amount you can bet per game towards the wagering requirement is three times the bonus amount. As such, if you claimed the full £100, and placed an eligible bet of £400, only the first £300 would count towards your target.
  • The wagering requirement can only be met with bonus funds. As such, were you to lose your entire bonus balance – and subsequently make another withdrawal, further bets will not count towards the wagering target. In other words, once the bonus funds are gone, the bonus is effectively over.
  • You will have 30 days to meet your bonus wagering requirement. The free spins will expire after 7 days, although you’ll still get the full 30 days to meet any subsequent wagering targets.

Slots Games

In a nutshell, we were very pleased to see that the team at Schmitts Casino have ensured that players have a wide range of slot types to choose from.

This includes everything from classic, old-school slots with just a single payline, to more modern slots that are packed with a range of in-game specials. As such, those hunting feature rounds, random bonuses, wilds, and scatters are fully catered for. In terms of the numbers, Schmitt Casino hosts hundreds of titles, with more and more games being added frequently.

When we unravelled the slots department in greater detail, a number of popular slot games stood out. First and foremost, well-known titles such as Wild Worlds, Rainbow Cash Pots, Arcane Reel Chaos, Bear Money, Dragon Riches, and 5 Ninjas are all available at the casino.

If you’re the type of player that enjoys movie and TV-show based slots, Schmitts Casino also has you covered. This includes the likes of Knockout: The Last Fight, Sherlock of London, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Narcos, and Lara Croft: The Temples and Tombs.

Moreover, we also like the fact that Schmitts Casino has added some of the more ‘innovative’ slot titles into its portfolio, with multiple MegaWays games available. This is where your chosen slot game has surplus of a thousand individual paylines – with wins landed by matching just two symbols or more. This is perfect if you find yourself getting bored with higher-volatility type games.

Suppliers

When it comes to software, Schmitts Casino uses some of the biggest and most established developers in the industry. As each and every developer hosted at the platform is regulated by the Gambling Commission, you will have no concerns regarding fairness – as the operator has its gaming data audited on a regular basis.

Furthermore, we also like the fact that Schmitts Casino has decided to use a good blend of larger software providers, with that of smaller developers that fall into the ‘niche’ category. In terms of the big boys, this includes the likes of NextGen, NetEnt, Microgaming, and Play’n Go. Regarding the smaller slot machine developers it has under its belt, this covers Thunderkick and Foxium.

Progressive Slots

The progressive slots department at Schmitts Casino is somewhat of a disappointment. Not only does the operator host just 12 progressive slot games, but it does not host any notable titles that offer 7-figure jackpots.

This is surprising, not least because Schmitts Casino has partnered with some of the largest progressive jackpot software providers in the space – such as NetEnt and Microgaming.

However, popular titles such as Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune have been excluded. Nevertheless, the platform does host a number of average progressive titles such as Fluffy Too, Heart Burst, Irish Luck, Fruit Fiesta 3 Reel, King Cashalot, and Cash Splash. However, these titles rarely pay more than a few thousand pounds.

As such, if your main passion in the online gambling space is that of progressive slots that pay life-changing wins, you might be best off choosing another slots site.

Mobile Games

While our exploration of the progressive slots department was a letdown, the mobile department available at Schmitts Casino more than made up for this. First and foremost, the operator does not offer a native mobile application. As the casino has been around for more than three years now, it remains to be seen whether or not it ever will.

However, this shouldn’t really be an issue if you like playing slots on the go, as we were really impressed with the browser-based version of the site. As such, regardless of which mobile phone you are using, you’ll have access to hundreds of slot games at the click of a button.

Not only has Schmitts Casino partnered with a number of software providers that are well-known for their dedication to mobile gaming, but the overall platform itself has benefited from some highly innovative mobile optimization skills.

For example, when we went through the process of depositing and withdrawing funds with our Android device, the process was super seamless. Moreover, you also have the option of contacting support via the mobile version of the site, which is an added bonus.

Customer Support

When it comes to customer support, you have two main options available at Schmitts Casino. As we noted in the above section, you can speak with a customer care agent via live chat – which can be done on the desktop site or on your mobile phone.

Alternatively, you can also contact Schmitts Casino via an online support ticket. Although you should expect a slower response time, we did receive a reply to our enquiry on the welcome bonus within about two hours, which was more than acceptable.

Had we wanted to speak with an agent instantly, we would have opted for the live chat option. Nevertheless, it is important to note that the customer support team at Schmitts Casino does not operate on a 24/7 basis. Instead, you’ll need to contact the team between 7am and 11pm.

As such, you late-night slots players will need to wait until the morning if you need assistance!

Conclusion

In summary, choosing Schmitts Casino as your proprietary slots site comes with both its advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, we were pleased with the number of slots available on the platform – which covered all slot types. Moreover, the actual layout of the site – both in terms of the desktop and mobile site, is flawless. We also like the fact that Schmitts Casino has partnered with some of the best software developers in the online arena.

However, the operator also has its flaws. Notably, the progressive slots department is rather below-par. Although Schmitts Casino uses well-established developers like NetEnt and Playtech, it has decided against joining their ever-growing progressive jackpot networks. As such, you’ll miss out on popular jackpot games like Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune.

Finally, although the 100% welcome bonus of £100 is generous, it would have been nicer if the wagering requirement was slightly lower than 50x!

Stephen Addington (PhD, MSc, BSc)

Researcher and expert in applied mathematics covering the areas of combinations, configurations, probabilities and games of chance within slots machines. Consultant to various gaming developers and suppliers. Published author and speaker. You can read more about Stephen on my author profile page