We’re back with another rather interesting test report in November, all thanks to our devoted online casino tester, MarijaS, who became part of the project “From the Players, for the Players”, some time ago.
Without further ado, she paid a visit to Bitcoin Penguin Casino, at the very end of October, a US-friendly betting site. It’s one of those places where customers must proceed with caution, since this brand is unlicensed and disputing any claims with a licensing gambling authority is simply NOT an option. That is why the site has been placed on our warning list in 2020.
The brand’s presence on the market dates back to 2015. Unfortunately, in spite of being active in the industry for quite some time, playing at this venue is discouraged as players are vulnerable to unethical business practices. Additionally, there are frequent complaints about delayed payments and unpaid winnings by their customers, and the casino has not been diligent in addressing these complaints, although they’ve been known to occasionally step up and solve some of them.
With that out of the way, as well as to see whether it’s entirely true, our tester has gone the distance with Bitcoin Penguin for the first time, aiming to bring you hands-on experience about depositing, playing and cashing out at this gaming station.
You may have seen some of MarijaS work as a tester within our project, but if you want to expand that knowledge, stick about a couple of minutes and see what it’s like to shake off the cold with an unlicensed penguin.
In a few words, this sums up the testing:
- Tester of the day: MarijaS
- Date of signing up: Friday, October 22nd 2021
- Depositing: Account topped up with $150 (BTC 0.0024) in Bitcoin on the day of registration
- Upload of documents for KYC: None
- Cashout: Player requests a withdrawal of $69.83 (0.0011432 BTC) on October 23rd (mandatory wagering 3x)
- Payment of $70.15 (0.0011432) received three hours later (amount received slightly higher than requested due to BTC value fluctuations)
Everything seems legit here. Let’s see if things really go with the flow on this site.
Signing up with Bitcoin Penguin Casino is done in a simple step that requires each player to enter a valid email address and a strong password. After confirming their age, choosing cryptocurrency and accepting the terms, new customers are allowed to enter.
For MarijaS, registering took place on 22 October. She immediately received an email with instructions on how to confirm her email address and complete the verification procedure.
Before she could proceed to the next phase, or depositing to be precise, MarijaS quickly updated her profile by setting up a nickname and choosing a country of origin. The rules then say that certain documents are required to speed up the withdrawal, especially if using Neteller, Skrill, credit cards or bank transfer, but our player didn’t upload any documents.
As there was no need to verify her identity, at least at this point, our tester picked Bitcoin to top up her newly opened account and waited a couple of minutes for the transaction to complete.
According to the cashier, the minimum deposit amount for BTC transactions is 0.0001 BTC, however the terms and conditions state that the minimum deposit limit for Bitcoin is 0.0002 BTC, or 0.0003 BTC for a deposit with exchange. Nevertheless, our tester had no issues in this regard, as she funded the account with $150 in Bitcoin, or 0.0024 BTC.
It took around 10 minutes for the deposit to process, allowing MarijaS to finally open the lobby and play her favorite games.
This place hosts a huge library of more than 900+ slots, giving our tester enough room to find a working game.
After making a couple of losing spins on The Ancient Four, MarijaS decided to look her luck elsewhere and gave Pirate’s Map a chance. It’s a last-year’s piracy-themed title with four jackpots, free spins and an infinite number of retriggers.
Getting the hang of it and reaching that 3x mandatory wagering requirement continued with Lucky Fortune Cat from Habanero. Meanwhile, going back to the lobby has revealed that titles from Booming Games always encounter an unexpected error or simply do not load.
Other picks also included Asgardians Dice, Zeus the Thunder II by a provider called Mr Slotty, Fa Cai Shen, Thunder Bird, Platinum Lightning, Domnitors Deluxe and so forth.
A barbaric win occurred on Barbarian Fury from Nolimit City which she played the longest, hitting colossal rewards in the range of $249.00 or more per single round several times!
For a crypto-optimized library of slots, Bitcoin Penguin prides on a good selection of games, powered by more than 14+ software providers in iGaming.
Hitting the bank can occur only after you’ve reached the mandatory 3x wagering requirement on straight deposits used on slot games. For table games players, there is a 10x mandatory playthrough requirement on straight deposits. The casino states that this procedure is in line with anti-money laundering practices and implemented to combat fraud.
After meeting the 3x wagering, MarijaS was able to visit the cashier and withdraw $69.83 or 0.00114320 in BTC on October 23rd.
The minimum withdrawal for BTC users is 0.001 BTC, and there are no cashout times announced by the casino – they do state that most withdrawals are processed automatically and that there are no standard ID checks necessary.
After submitting, the operator informed our player that a never-before-used address during a transaction needs to be confirmed by email prior to the payout due to security reasons. Hence, a confirmation link was sent to MarijaS email.
Couple of hours later, our tester was notified about the reception of money from an external Bitcoin account via Coinbase, 0.0011432 BTC or $70.15 (the final after BTC value fluctuations), which concludes the saga about testing Bitcoin Penguin Casino.
In a way, testing this brand was just like going to a dentist; you’re afraid of the unexpected on your way to the clinic, anxious when asked to be seated and relieved when everything is through.
We hope that our short survey of this place has fulfilled your expectations and provided valuable information. Please let us know what you think about this whole endeavor in the comments.
Play responsibly and stay tuned for more reports coming soon!