- Website – www.omnicasino.com
- Launched in 1997
- Licensed by Curacao eGaming
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone – (268) 480-8980
Our Unbiased Omni Casino Review
It’s sort of funny …but in an industry like this one – especially online – the guys who do it right stand out so clearly amongst the rest.
That’s the case with Omni Casino.
Before reviewing Omni, I reviewed a few other casinos who focus on the South African market. These casinos were okay, but aren’t worth bragging about. Other casino review sites agreed with me, giving them average ratings.
What a night and day difference reviewing Omni. They have a stellar reputation across the web, high ratings and a thumbs-up from most major review sites we check out opinions against.
The bottom line – you should join Omni Casino right now if you’re in the market for a new online casino.
But, if you need more information – and nobody would blame you if you did – you’ll find everything you need to know below.
Who owns and operates Omni Casino? How long have they been in business?
They’re owned and operated by Peak Interactive N.V. They’ve been in business since November 1997 which, at the time of this review, is about 6-months shy of their 20th birthday.
Omni has won multiple awards between (online) gambling magazines, review portals and gaming associations. You can see them all at there website at www.omnicasino.com.
Are they licensed and regulated? Are their games tested for fairness?
They’re licensed in Curacao, and their games are tested regularly by TST.
Who Can Play
Who can’t play at Omni Casino?
The following countries are restricted from joining Omni Casino:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Netherlands Antilles
- South Africa
- The Philippines
- United Kingdom
- USA and its Territories
How is their reputation?
It looks like they have an excellent reputation.
On AskGamblers.com, they have only 3 complaints (after 20 years in business!), with 1 complaint unresolved. They have an 8.59 rating and are a Certified Casino.
They have a 9/10 on CasinoListings.com. They’re also a WizardOfOdds.com Endorsed Casino as well as an Accredited Casino on Casinomeister.com (and have been since 1999).
Finally, ThePogg.com recommends them, and has given them a 7.9/10 rating.
Overall, they have an outstanding reputation within the industry (and in some instances outside of it, such as the awards won from Playboy Magazine). I’ve not seen any major complaints or scams worth reporting, either.
How do I contact Omni customer support?
You can get in touch with Omni support using the following:
What payment methods do they accept?
Your options include:
- Visa Electron / Delta
- Diners Club International
- Bank Transfer
- Paysafe Card
- Internet Banking
- Giro Pay
- Boleto Bancario
All options can also be used to withdrawal EXCEPT FOR Paysafe Card and Ukash.
For all non-progressive cash outs, the max you can cash out is $10,000 USD per month. Anything larger will be paid out in installments (at $10k per month) until your balance is paid in full.
The exception is progressive jackpots. These are paid in larger installments, with the amount varying based on how much you’ve won.
Here are the different payment plans (jackpot / monthly payment):
- $250,000 / $30,000
- $250k to $1 million / $75,000
- $1 to $3 million / $200,000
- $3+ million / $300,000
I’m not a fan of monthly payments, especially as little as $10,000 per month, but at least they make an exception for progressives.
They also charge a re-seed fee for a couple of their progressive slot machines. These range from $50,000 to $100,000, which seems absolutely ridiculous. I’ve not seen the re-seed fee used elsewhere – although I wouldn’t be surprised if other casinos use them – so I’m not sure what the standard is.
But $50-$100,000 can make up a large chunk of the prize money, so it seems a little unfair.
The other thing I don’t care for – they charge a $5 monthly maintenance fee if you do not log into your account for 90+ days.
Do they offer a welcome bonus? What are the terms?
They do, and it’s called the ‘God Size Welcome Bonus.’ This is an $1,818 bonus with 118 free spins. It’s spread out over your first 5 deposits, like so:
- 180% match up to $360 + 18 free spins
- 50% match up to $300 + 50 free spins
- 200% match up to $300 + 15 free spins
- 50% match up to $258 + 15 free spins
- 300% match up to $600 + 20 free spins
Before you can claim the next offer (#2, #3, etc.), you’ll need to have a balance of less than $5. Otherwise, the bonus and/or any winnings can be voided at Omni’s discretion.
Each bonus has a 40x playthrough on the deposit + bonus. Any winnings from the free spins has a 40x (total) playthrough. You can only play slots and keno, too. And, there are several slots that are restricted. So, you’ll want to read their terms and conditions carefully before you start this promotion.
Games you cannot play on this offer (or just about any of their other offers) include: table games, card games, video poker and arcade games. This includes, but is not limited to: roulette, baccarat, blackjack, jacks or better, pai gow, sic bo, craps, red dog and casino hold’em.
The max you can bet is $6 (per slot machine).
High Roller Bonus
If you don’t want the offer above, you can claim the high roller bonus instead. Make a deposit of $1,000 or more (on your first deposit), and you’ll get an extra $500.
The playthrough on this is an even $15,000. The max wager is $6, and the same game exclusions from the bonus above applies.
Are there additional offers you can claim?
Here are their evergreen offers.
This is an interesting promotion that they’ve been running every month since 2011. It looks like they guarantee you’ll win as long as you qualify.
Here’s an idea of how this works:
Every (qualifying) day you play, you’ll be awarded with one ‘Hot Seat Point.’ The more days you play, the hotter your seat gets. The hotter your seat gets, the more money you win.
Here’s what that looks like:
- Chilly (5-6 days): $15
- Warming (7-11 days): $40
- Warmer (12-17 days): $105
- Toasty (18-22 days): $215
- Hot (23-27 days): $330
- Jackpot Hot (28+ days): $500
From the sounds of it, if you play for 28 consecutive days YOU WILL WIN $500. However, you need to read the terms and conditions. The most important part is this:
**A minimum of $1,250 in "total wagers" placed per gaming day is required to earn one (1) "Hot seat point."
That’s how you “qualify.”
So, this promotion isn’t as simple as showing up, placing a bet and collecting your point. You need to spend $1,250 before you can collect your point, and more than $35,000 to collect enough for the $500 prize.
Certain games and/or bets won’t count toward this promotion. On the upside, none of the winnings from this promotion have a rollover before you can cash out.
This offer is for video poker players on Fridays and Saturdays. Get a royal flush in hearts and they will double the payout up to $1,000. This is available on all single line video poker games.
They run offers every day of the week. They date these offers, so it’s possible these change, but I don’t know for sure since I haven’t visited their site in a while. Here are their offers from the past week to give you an idea of what could be available:
- Sunday – Get a 77% match bonus up to $77 on your first two deposits of $30+
- Monday – Get a 110% bonus up to $110 on your first deposit of $30+
- Tuesday – Get up to 5 bonuses with matches ranging from 50% up to 160%
- Wednesday – The Hot Seat Promotion mentioned above
- Thursday – Get a 125% match bonus up to $125 on your first 3 deposits of $30+
- Friday – Double the payout on royal flushes (in hearts)
- Saturday – Get a match bonus up to 200%
Since these may change, you should bookmark their weekly promotions page to keep tabs on what offers are available on there website.
Sunday Rain – Start the week off with a bonus. Every Sunday you can get a 50% match up to $115. All you have to do is make a deposit of $20 or more.
That’s it for their evergreen offers. This is a pretty good list of deals. It gives you a reason to come back and play every day.
I recommend reading their general terms and conditions, too. Their standard playthrough is 25x the deposit plus bonus, which is better than the welcome bonus playthrough above, but still average to a tad high in comparison to other casinos.
They have several game restrictions, too, which is important to know about BEFORE you opt-in for a bonus.
Do they have a comp point and/or VIP program?
Their VIP program is called Club O. There are 3 levels to this program:
The first thing I noticed is that, as you move up in levels, you’ll need fewer points for every $1 in cash back you want to claim. Silver level members will need 100 points, while Gold needs 85 and Platinum 75. You earn points at the rate of 1 point per $10 wagered.
From there the perks you can earn include the following:
- Birthday bonuses
- Slot and table game tournaments
- 2-5x comp point days
- Direct offers
- Higher deposit limits
- Live event tickets
- Extra cash back
- Spa days
- Higher game limits
- Vacation packages
- No fee express cash outs
And more. You can see everything here on their website.
What software providers do they work with? What kinds of games can you play?
They use Playtech software. This means you’ll have 175+ games to choose from. Playtech covers all the bases from slots to blackjack, which they list under the following categories:
- New Games
- Our Favorite Games
- Video Slots
- Live Games
- Table & Card Games
- Video Poker
- Keno & Arcade Games
- Scratch Cards
I’ll be listing some examples of games you can play from most of these categories in the next section.
What are some examples of games you can play?
Here are some of the games you can play, and any thoughts we may have about them.
- Heart of the Frontier
- AOG - God of Storms
- Time For A Deal
- Roaring Wilds
- Jurassic Island
- Wild Wishes
- Space Invaders
- AOG - Goddess of Wisdom
- Buffalo Blitz
- Neon Life
- AOG - Fate Sisters
- AOG - Prince of Olympus
- Halloween Fortune II
- Miss Fortune
- Top Gun
- Gladiator Jackpot
- Zhao Cai Tong Zi
If you’re into playing the newest games, this is the section to bookmark. Notice the Top Gun, Space Invaders and Gladiator slots. Not sure if those had to be licensed, but all 3 are from classic movies and video games.
Depending on where you look, these may be listed under slots -OR- slots and video slots. Some of your options include:
- Britain’s Got Talent
- Captain’s Treasure
- Chinese Kitchen
- Dr Lovemore
- Dragon Kingdom
- Easter Surprise
- Everybody’s Jackpot
- Highway Kings
- Hot Gems
- Ice Hockey
- John Wayne
- Rubik’s Riches
- Roaring Wilds
- Santa Surprise
- Silver Bullet
- Triple Profits
- Tropic Reels
- Ugga Bugga
- Vacation Station
- Lucky Panda
- Magic Slots
- Marilyn Monroe
- Monty Python’s Spamalot
- Mr. Cashback
- Ace Ventura
- Age of the Gods™ King of Olympus
- Age of the Gods™ Furious 4
- Age of the Gods™
- AOG - Fate Sisters
- AOG - God of Storms
- Fountain of Youth
- Funky Monkey
- Gladiator Jackpot
- Halloween Fortune II
- Jekyll & Hyde
- Ji Xiang 8
- Jin Qian Wa
- Juicy Booty
- Jungle Boogie
- Jurassic Island
- Sultan’s Fortune
- Sun Wokung
- Thai Temple
- The Great Ming Empire
- The Pyramid of Rammesses
- The Winnings of OZ
- Wild Wishes
- Zhao Cai Tong Zi
- Buffalo Blitz
- Captain Cannons
- Cat in Vegas
- Chest of Plenty
- Nian Nian You - Yu
- Party Line
- Purple Hot
- Queen Of Wands
- Tres Amigos
- Wacky Waters
- White King
- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
- Wacky Waters
The wife and I play A LOT of slots whenever we go to Las Vegas. Without a doubt, our favorite machines are the licensed titles revolving around our favorite movies, video games and TV shows. There are several of those here, such as Marilyn Monroe, Jekyll & Hyde, Gladiator and Rocky.
Then, you have fun themes that remind you of (licensed) movies or games, such as The Winnings of Oz.
Between the themes, licensed titles, video, classic and 3 and 5-reel machines, chances are there’s a slot machine for everyone – even if you don’t usually like playing slots.
- Live Roulette
- Live Blackjack
- Live Baccarat
- Live Hold’em
- Live HiLo
It’s great to see some live games. I’ve reviewed a few other South African-focused casinos recently, and neither of those casinos offered live dealer games. This automatically gives Omni a leg up.
Depending on where you look, they’ll have these games listed under either the table games and card games headings or under the blackjack, roulette and others headings.
I want to show you all the variations you can play, so I’m going to show you the latter:
- 21 Duel Blackjack
- Blackjack Pro
- Blackjack Surrender
- Blackjack Switch
- Perfect Blackjack
- UK Blackjack
- 3d Roulette
- American Roulette
- European Roulette
- French Roulette
- Multi Wheel Roulette
- Marvel Roulette
- Premium American Roulette
- Premium European Roulette
- Premium Roulette Pro
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- Casino Hold ‘Em
- Pai Gow Poker
- Red Dog
- Sic Bo
- Tequila Poker
I like all the different blackjack and roulette variants. This is definitely something you won’t find at other South African online casinos. And the best part is, it doesn’t come at the expense of having other table games. While Omni doesn’t have the biggest selection, they cover all the basics. And I think that’s going to satisfy 90+ percent of the people who play here.
- Pick-em Poker
- 2 Ways Royal
- 4-Line Aces & Faces
- 4-Line Deuces Wild
- 4-Line Jacks or Better
- 10’s or Better
- 10-Line Jacks or Better
- 25-Line Aces & Faces
- 50-Line Jacks or Better
- Aces & Faces
- All American
- Deuces Wild
- Jacks or Better
- Jacks or Better Multi-hand
- Joker Poker
- Mega Jacks
They cover lots of options here, which is great to see. One thing I don’t see, though, are 100-hand options. I’m also surprised not to see more multi-hand variants for each game rather than one 50-hand variant for one machine and then a 25-hand variant for a completely different one.
Keno, Arcade Games & Scratch Cards
- Around the World
- Bonus Bowling
- Derby Day
- Dice Twister
- Frankie’s Fantastic 7
- Heads or Tails
- Medusa’s Gaze
- Mini Roulette
- Penalty Shootout
- Pop Bingo
- Spin A Win
- Wheel of Light
- 3 Clowns Scratch
- A Night Out Scratch
- Beetle Bingo
- Classic Slots
- Dolphin Cash Scratch
- Easter Surprise Scratch
- Fantastic Four Scratch
- Football Mania
- Irish Luck Scratch
- Pink Panther Scratch
- Rocky Scratch
I’m not into these sorts of games, but with titles like Heads or Tails, Rock-Paper-Scissors or licensed titles, such as Pink Panther and Rocky, I could see myself giving these a shot.
Overall, they offer a wide assortment of games. I can’t see anything obvious that’s missing. The only people that will be unhappy with this casino, I think, are those who have a very specific game (thus software provider) in mind.
What devices is their casino compatible with?
Their casino is accessible by download or your browser (instant play). This means that players on Windows, Mac and Linux should be able to play here.
I get the feeling that there are probably more games available via download than on their instant play casino. So, if you’re feeling a little underwhelmed by their browser games, then check out the download instead.
While their casino appears to be somewhat mobile responsive, it doesn’t look like they have any mobile compatible games. When I tried to check their website from my phone, I got a popup that suggested I check out their sister casino (CaribicCasino.com), instead.
That’s disappointing. At the same time, at least now you know – in case that’s a deal killer – so you can sign-up there instead. It looks like they have a good reputation, too.
What do we like most about Omni Casino?
Here are some of the things I like most:
- They have tons of games. More than quantity though are all the different types of games they have. It’s not just slots – they have blackjack, roulette, scratch games, video poker, live dealer games and multiple variants of each.
- The welcome bonus can be claimed in full over 5 deposits. This isn’t at your own pace, but theirs; I still think it’s manageable for most people. What’s more important is that I didn’t see an expiration date, which means you don’t have to be in a rush. This helps people with even the smallest of budgets take full advantage of the bonus.
- They have an excellent reputation with the industry’s leading review portals. That’s a big accomplishment for an online casino, especially one who’s been in business for nearly 20 years.
- I like how they exclude progressive jackpots from their monthly cash out limits (though, I’m not a fan of any cash out limit).
What do we like least?
Here are a few things I don’t quite care for:
- The monthly cash out limit ($10,000). That’s about par for the industry, which is good news. But I’m not a fan of it because brick and mortar casinos don’t operate that way (to the best of my knowledge). When you win, you get to cash it out – in its entirety.
- The bright side is that they made an exception for progressive jackpots – you get to cash out more each month depending on how much you win. I’m not a fan of those limits, either – you should be able to cash it all out at once (if you want). But at least the limits are higher, so it won’t take you years to get it all.
- You can’t play their games for free – at least not without creating an account first.
- I’m not a fan of their monthly maintenance fee (after 90 days of not logging in, you’ll be charged $5/month). I don’t care that it’s a nominal amount.
Do we recommend Omni Casino to our readers?
Absolutely. I’ve reviewed a few Real Time Gaming powered South African casinos recently, and they pale in comparison to what Omni has to offer in terms of promotions and games.
Then there’s their reputation. That alone has to make you think twice about choosing one of the other guys – with an average reputation, at best – over Omni.
The bottom line – give Omni Casino a try. Everyone recommends them.
Create your account today.