Megaways Casino Review
Megaways Casino may be a new kid on the block but it is in fact a rebrand of an old favourite. In 2014 StarSpins was launched as a slots only sister site to Jackpotjoy. Fast forward to 2021 and StarSpins has been spun out to dry and replaced by Megaways Casino. Megaways has become one of the buzz words in online slots and so its no surprise that a site dedicated to these multi-line games has emerged. However like it's new sister sites at Rainbow Riches Casino and Monopoly Casino is Megaways Casino any better than other sites hosting these games? And is it an improvement on it's previous incarnation?
On a plus point we think the new Megaways Casino site looks a lot better than StarSpins. Although they're pretty similar in terms of design - and the standard Gamesys look - Megaways does look fresher and more inviting in it's purple haze. It doesn't scream Megaways to us though and although there are a few popular games at the top of the site it looks and feels like Virgin Games, Jackpotjoy, Rainbow Riches Casino etc. That's not a bad thing but it doesn't make it stand out from the crowd. As you'd expect the site is designed to be accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop. No app is required should you wish to wager using handheld devices.
Megaways Casino Welcome Offer
New players to Megaways Casino are offered free spins on either Doubly Bubbly or Secret Of The Phoenix as welcome bonus. To receive these spins you need to register, login, deposit and then wager £10 on games. You have 30 days from when you make your first deposit to complete the qualifying requirements. Once you've completed this then you'll be rewarded with the spins as a bonus. Any wins generated from the free spins are paid out as cash and these have no wagering terms associated with them. Like all other Gamesys sites you'll not have to worry about wagering terms!
We felt that Star Spins had a good selection of slots but perhaps not enough for it to be different from other sites. Megaways Casino has a lot of the games you'd expect such as Starburst, Slingo titles, Rainbow Riches etc. plus of course a whole raft of Megaways games. We counted over 40 different titles from the likes of Fluffy Favourites, Centurion, Bonanza, Diamond Mine, Star Clusters, Eye Of Horus, Wheel Of Fortune, Reel King, Tiki Totems and Return Of Kong. If you like playing Megaways slots then this may well be the site for you. That said you can find multiple Megaways titles at other sites such as Foxy Games and Gala Bingo!
Star Spins Promotions
One thing we liked about StarSpins was it's Community Jackpots. These eventually were shared with Monopoly Casino but now seem to have been dropped. Nothing seems to have been added in their place but Gamesys' own progressives such as Double Bubble and Secret Of The Phoenix Jackpots have been joined by Jackpot King slots and Daily Drop Jackpots. As well as Megaways there are other slot titles including 15 Monopoly Games, 15 Rainbow Riches games and various slingo titles. The organisation of the games could be better as they're all pretty much listed under one page.
In terms of player promotions, Megways Casino does still offer a daily free to play game. Depositors who have deposited at least £10 can opt to play either Doubly Bubbly, Daily Rainbows or Search For The Phoenix for the chance to win spins or cash prizes. Note you do need to visit each day for the best chance of winning. We're surprised that a new game based on a Megaways title wasn't introduced to celebrate the change of name. There are still other player promotions but these are usually for the chance to win a Box Bonanza game. These bonus games give you the chance to win cash prizes that have no wagering terms.
Although Megaways Casino is mainly about the slots it still does offer casino games. The choice however is still fairly limited with multihand blackjack, blackjack match, european roulette, phoenix roulette, hit-me bacarrat, three chance poker, Hi-Lo and Keno making up the numbers. Live gameshows have become part of the Live Casino set up too and titles in that section include Mega Ball, Monopoly Live, Crazy Time and Soccer Studio. We do wonder whether they'll be a Megaways Live game along the lines of Buffalo Blitz sometime in the future. It's that kind of content that would make Megaways Casino stand out a little more.
We did like the StarSpins brand and felt that it was a good alternative for fans of Jackpotjoy but who perhaps didn't want the bingo. When Monopoly Casino then launched with the same community jackpots StarSpins lost a lot of it's exclusivity. Replacing it with Megaways Casino seems a little odd to us though as it's really StarSpins minus the community jackpots. In terms of titles it doesn't offer too much that we think is exclusive. It will need more top unique titles to really become the place for players to play Megaways slots.