I’ve not tried online gaming sites before, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I was a bit worried that I’d have to be on the ball spotting numbers and matches, but that wasn’t the case at all. Actually it was really easy and straight forward to set up an account and get started.
The game I’d been asked to test was Millionaire Genie. The game takes a little while to load, but it lets you know when it’s done by coming to life with some eastern sounding and atmospheric music.
I was a bit confused to begin with and it isn’t that easy to find the instructions. On the left hand side there’s a button to press that gives you the pay table. You are also told that if you get 3 of a certain symbol in one table, you’ll get free gos. If you get 3 of the bonus symbol you’ll get a bonus game, but I wasn’t sure what that was. There’s no skill involved, in fact it’s effectively a slot machine game. You can opt to let the game run itself and it will spin 10-75 times in a row for you, while you sit back and watch. To be honest I found it a bit dull. Every couple of spins I’d win small amounts of money and lines connecting up the winning symbols would spread across the screen. It was a bit of a mystery to me what was going on, but it didn’t require me to participate or make decisions.
I did quite well at the game: I won 12 free lines which netted me £4.69 and 13 lines which won me £7.82. I was nicely in profit, so I thought I’d have a look at how you go about withdrawing the money. You do have to add £20 of your own money and play some games to do it. That didn’t seem unreasonable. Not unreasonably if you paid by a certain card, then a withdrawal has to go back onto that card, so far so good. What I was surprised about was the need to provide ID before you can make any withdrawals. It’s apparently to help prevent potential online fraud, but I didn’t really get that when you have to make the withdrawal to the card that made the original payment anyway. To be honest, I couldn’t be bothered with all that hassle for the small amount I won, so I just frittered it away on playing a little more.
It was quite interesting to see that there was a randomly allocated jackpot on the site which was well over £500,000. It was building up gradually while I played. I think that’s the sort of money that keeps people coming back for more. I don’t think I will be coming back for more, but the site is fairly easy to use and attractive to look at. It was also pleasing to see some warnings about excessive gambling.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a credit to play Millionaire Genie and have been compensated for writing this review. However, as ever, all opinions are my own.