- Demo mode available
- Includes bingo
- Mobile app
- Exclusive Roulette
In 2015 StarVegas arrived in the world of online gaming in Philippines. 7 years later, this operator has mutated into AdmiralBet, in an operation that is still a brand change. It has the corresponding licenses from the AGCO to offer casino games, and it also has a bookmaker and online bingo. The name change is due to internal company issues: the same operator is behind it.
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Behind AdmiralBet Casino we find the company BeatYa Online Entertainment PLC, which like many other gaming operators is based in Malta. This company was created in 2006, and is part of Greentube, one of the many subsidiaries of NOVOMATIC, one of the biggest names among casino game providers. In addition to the Philippines, AdmiralBet Casino operates in countries of the European Union.
Our experience at AdmiralBet Casino
As usual, AdmiralBet Casino shares its domain with the betting section although in this case the main business is the casino so it would be appropriate to say that betting shares with the casino and online bingo. In any case, on the home page we can directly access the Casino section and its respective games or the bingo section.
The navigation is really simple and the readability of the page is very pleasant. We click and the most prominent games appear, provided by NOVOMATIC. We have slots, blackjack, roulette and bingo, a complete offer at first, but as we will see later, it has some important gaps. Fortunately, we have the possibility to try many of their games in demo mode, even without being registered at AdmiralBet Casino.
We were also impressed by the payment methods offered and the casino app, although customer support could be improved. Additionally, the VIP Club that was available at StarVegas, which has since closed, is no longer offered. To get a better understanding of what AdmiralBet Casino has to offer, we will delve into the most significant aspects of this casino.
Slots, roulette, blackjack and bingo make up the game offering at AdmiralBet Casino. While it is true that the three almost mandatory games in any casino are present, plus bingo, it must be said that there are missing variations of roulette or blackjack. The games bear the NOVOMATIC seal, and as previously mentioned, we are lucky enough to be able to try out most of them in demo mode to familiarize ourselves with them before playing for real money.
We have hundreds of slots in a constantly growing slot machine catalog. As expected, these slots come in different themes, and we have filters such as jackpot slots, classic slots, penny slots, and high-paying slots. All you have to do is click on the desired option and the filter will be applied. In jackpot slots, we can always check the current jackpot amount which can easily reach six figures.
Counting the live roulette options, we surpass fifteen tables. The majority of the roulettes are European, although we find some French or American roulette that help expand the possibilities. Each table has its different betting limits, so any player will find a table for their level. There is an exclusive roulette, the Lux Roulette, in addition to the Grand Croupier series roulettes with Chiquito de la Calzada, María Lapiedra, El Dioni or Sonia Monroy dealing the game.
The blackjack option is somewhat limited, with tables such as Blackjack Lux and Royal Crown Blackjack being the most noteworthy. The latter option has higher betting limits, and it's striking that in both versions of the game, always in European mode, we can only play with 3 hands, when in most online blackjack tables, multi-hand or not, we have up to 5 hands available.
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On paper, we found a good offer with live European and French roulettes, lightning roulettes with multipliers to improve the prize, automatic roulettes or fast ball roulettes. However, once inside we see that many of the tables do not have a dealer. Something common in automatic roulettes, but should not happen in other tables.
Although it's presented to Philippines as bingo, we're actually talking about videobingos where the user has 4 cards and only has to wait for the balls to smile upon them and the appropriate combinations to appear on their cards. Some have extra games with which we can win an extra prize.
AdmiralBet Casino allows Philippines to use the most common payment methods both when depositing funds into our account and when withdrawing our winnings. You can make your deposits using credit or debit cards such as Visa and MasterCard or with digital payment methods such as PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Sofort, Trustly, Apple Pay or PaySafeCard prepaid cards. It is worth noting that the minimum deposit is 10$, and the money is transferred immediately.
The process is very similar when it comes to withdrawing our profits. Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, or Apple Pay are all accepted methods. Due to obvious reasons, PaySafeCard is not available, however, we can request a bank transfer for our profits instead. If possible, the deposit and withdrawal will be made using the same method and again, there is a minimum withdrawal amount of $10. The operation take up to 24 hours due to verification processes, although bank operations can cause transfers to be delayed even further.
AdmiralBet Casino is a 100% reliable operator. If not, it would not have obtained licenses from the AGCO to operate in Philippines or the corresponding licenses from different countries in the European Union where it also operates. If it has obtained these licenses, it is because it complies with both Spanish and community regulations and guarantees Philippines a safe game, based on the principles of cleanliness and honesty.
If we look at their website, we can see the logos for +18, Play Well, Self-Exclusion, or Safe Gaming, synonymous with safety. There is even a responsible gaming phone number. Moreover, AdmiralBet Casino has the necessary measures to protect the data and funds of its users. These measures include requesting additional information when authorizing withdrawals or verifying your account if you have not provided sufficient information.
AdmiralBet Casino Mobile App
Although AdmiralBet Casino's website is perfectly adapted for playing from our mobile devices, it's always preferable to have the AdmiralBet Casino Online slots app, the operator's official app. As its name indicates, it allows Philippines to play the slot machines and casino games it offers - it's not enabled for sports betting - with our mobile or tablet. iOS users can download it from the APP Store, while Android users have the .apk file to download from the AdmiralBet Casino website and manually install it on their devices.
AdmiralBet has significantly improved its support service compared to StarVegas. There is a live chat that we can open in the bottom left corner of the casino by scrolling down. If you click it, a window with a form will open. It is available seven days a week, but only from 9am to 9pm, similar to the contact phone number, 900 431 703. Another option is to write to [email protected], especially outside of these hours.
As mentioned earlier, we have a responsible gaming phone line. You can reach Philippines at 900 838 852 from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Additionally, you can find answers to your questions in the FAQ section, which can be accessed at the bottom of the page. The questions are categorized by topics ranging from game deposits, technical issues, or the StarVegas-AdmitalBet transition. You can also find Philippines on Facebook (@AdmiralBetUS) and Instagram (@admiralbetes), or on our YouTube channel.
AdmiralBet Casino: Opinions and conclusion
One of the key aspects when evaluating a casino for any user is the games on offer, and although we can find slots, roulette, blackjack, and bingo, the feeling is that we are left somewhat wanting. Not because of a fairly complete selection of slots and bingo (or video bingo), but because of the limited variety of roulette and blackjack. Although there are several roulette tables, the vast majority are European, and the selection of blackjack is one step behind other operators.
The customer service also leaves something to be desired, with no chat option and a phone that practically only attends Philippines during office hours, when other operators offer phone assistance even until midnight. Other than that, the experience is quite positive, starting with easy navigation and continuing with the existence of an app to play from anywhere, the offer of payment methods, and the demo mode in all its games.
If you want to play with an alternative slot catalog or in an exclusive roulette, AdmiralBet Casino is the place for you; and if it manages to polish some aspects it can be an excellent option for the future.
- Demo mode available
- Includes bingo
- Mobile app
- Exclusive roulette
- Does not have VIP club