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KatsuBet is a new player in the online casino world. Except they bring something a little different to the table by operating with not only regular money, but cryptocurrencies as well.
You might have known the brand by its former name “Mars Casino”. A much loved site and for good reason! But is this new version worth your time? Let’s take a look at what we know so far.
KatsuBet is currently owned by Dama N.V who is the owner of a few other crypto-based casinos already on the market. The site was formed in 2020 with an obvious Japanese theme to their website images as well as their name. Although “katsu” is known as a Japanese chicken cutlet in English speaking countries, in its native Japan its meaning is close to “success”.
Legal & Legislations
You might be wondering if this new casino is safe and legal. Well, the great news is yes!
KatsuBet is a fully regulated online casino which is currently regulated by the Government of Curacao located in the Caribbean. They follow all legal parameters and legislation.
This is outstanding as many existing crypto casinos have little to no legal standing which can put off potential customers. This puts KatsuBet on a good standing within the crypto market.
It is an easily accessible site for most countries, except just 7 locations which are currently unable to use the platform. This is likely just due to different licensing laws (similar to when you want to watch a tv show online in another region – sometimes you are geolocked). This could be partly due to how new the site is. If your country cannot currently access the site, check back in the future as they may now be approved.
Rest assured, those who can access the site, your data is protected! KatsuBet has an SSL certificate which holds top-level encryption to keep customer data safe. This is of utmost importance.
So, we already know that crypto and FIAT (what we know as regular) currencies are allowed on the site, but what ones exactly?
Crypto: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Tether (USDT)
FIAT/ Regular: Euro’s (EUR), United States Dollar (USD), Australian Dollar (AUD), Canadian Dollar (CAD) and Russian Ruble (RUB)
You can expect to pay in your deposits using the industry standard methods such as card payments, prepaid cards and bank transfers. When using Visa, Maestro or Mastercard there is always a small fee. There is no fee when using cryptocurrencies though which definitely gives KatsuBet some more brownie points.
So, if you’re checking out reviews of a casino, we will assume you already have some interest in joining the site. This means you will need to know about the games available for visitors to play.
The good news is that there are over 5000 games for players to choose from. This includes, but is not limited to slots, table card games, some live dealer games and jackpot titles.
From the homepage, the card table games are the least advertised as they do not feature on the “top features” feed. If you want to join a table game you will need to manually search for these off of the homepage.
As well as these various game categories, you also have the option to play crypto-only games if you wish. This is one of the most appealing features of this site compared to some competitors who only offer the expected currency.
If you plan on withdrawing with the standard methods you can expect up to 7 days to receive your money depending on the banking institute you are with. When using cryptocurrencies and the e-wallets you can expect the transactions to be within the hour on average. This is yet more reason why using crypto may actually be more beneficial on this platform.
There are many different bonuses to entice the players to stay with the site. These vary drastically from generous welcome offers through to regular weekly promotions for those who stay with KatsuBet as a loyal regular. These could be free spins, promotional “loot boxes” and Katsu points. As you progress your way through the site there at 8 VIP levels you can work towards. Each of these levels gives you cashback rewards starting from Jade Talisman offering 3% all the way to Kabuto offering 20%!
The first 4 deposits a player makes will offer the best offers – if you remember to type in your promotional code!
1st deposit code: 1DEP – you will be matched 100% up to 1.5 BTC and 100 free spins
2nd deposit code: 2DEP – you will be matched 75% up to 1.5 BTC
3rd deposit code: 3DEP – you will be matched 50% up to 1.25 BTC
4th deposit code: 4DEP – you will be matched 100% again up to 1.5 BTC!
Customer support at KatsuBet was surprisingly better than many comparable online casinos due to having both a live chat bot and an email option. If you happen to send an email you can expect a slightly slower turnaround compared to using the basic live chat features.
Be prepared however, that complicated matters must still be sent via email as the live chat has limited function.
There is a detailed FAQ section which covers many possible topics of enquiry that a customer may have. This saves a considerable amount of time when you don’t need to wait a day or two for an email reply!
Be warned, there does seem to be slightly less assistance available for cryptocurrency related enquiries. But that’s not to say you won’t have your questions answered, just that it may take longer to get an answer than if you were using regular currencies.