Das Ist Casino is an online casino established in 2016 that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by Direx N.V. and is registered under the jurisdiction of Curaçao. Last updated: December 6, 2018.
I took two years of German in high school, as I heard my teacher was an absolute pushover. This turned out to be true, and although I don't recall much of what I learned, I sure had a lot of German candy. I did learn enough to know a bit when I see it written, and I thought that maybe this would help me with the German focused Das Ist Casino, but thankfully the entire website is in English. So, is this casino ausgezeichnet, or is it nicht sehr gut?
Dasist Casino is built on a web-based platform from SoftSwiss that lets you play everything through your internet browser. It can be accessed via both desktop and mobile devices, ensuring compatibility in the most spots possible. The site is relatively simple in its presentation, but offers games from a multitude of developers including Net Entertainment, Amatic, Booming Games, Mr Slotty, NextGen, iSoftBet, Ezugi, Endorphina, and more. The provides a wide range of games of varying quality, from Net Ent at the top end down to the comparatively simplistic looking Amatic games at the other end of the scale.
The vast majority of the games on offer are slot machines, and there are several hundred to choose from. Among those the casino includes a bunch of progressive jackpots games, including the well known multi-million Euro jackpot Mega Fortune. Table game players are not left out in the cold, with a small collection to choose from including the likes of Blackjack, Roulette Red Dog, Baccarat, Sic Bo, and 3 Card Poker, among others. Video Poker players can choose from Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, Deuces Wild, and Tens or Better, all in single or multi-hand variants. To cap this off, there are live dealer games of Blackjack, Baccarat, and Roulette that are broadcast from studios.
The banking system is diverse at Das Ist Casino, and provides a series of deposits and withdrawal options through credit cards, eWallets, and Bitcoin. The interesting thing about Bitcoin at this casino is that it is integrated as a first class currency that allows you to deposit, play, and withdraw without exchanging your Bitcoin for another currency in between. The drawback to this is that, due to the fact that some providers do not accept Bitcoin for play on their games, you may have to hold two separate account balances at the casino - both Bitcoin and another in your local currency. For example if you want to play Net Ent games you'll need to deposit Euros or Dollars and you cannot convert your Bitcoin deposits into Euros or any other currency inside the casino.
That said, Bitcoin is the best way to conduct your business as it allows almost instantaneous deposits and withdrawals if you go that route. To illustrate this, my test withdrawal to a Bitcoin address was paid out in under 6 hours, which was great to see. It should be noted that there is a €2500 / 2 BTC weekly withdrawal limit which is lower than comparable SoftSwiss casinos that I have checked out in the past. Also players that win more than €15,000 or 40 BTC may be paid out in monthly instalments, though networked progressive jackpot wins are exempt from this limit.
Customer support is available through live chat and email around the clock, though there is no telephone support option. I more or less found the staff to be average, with decent response times and them being able to find answers to basic questions. Interestingly, the team conversed in native English rather than German, though I guess they could make an educated guess about what language I spoke based on my location.
Dasist Casino protects player information using standard SSL encryption, a technological solution used to ensure that data cannot be hacked by thieves while in transit across the web. It is "licensed" under the jurisdiction of Curacao. I put "licensed" in quotes because reality has shown Curacao to be a non-existent regulator that doesn't lift a finger to help players in the event of a dispute. So in terms of trust or fairness from a player's point of view, a Curacao license means very little at all.
The casino does not published audited payout reports, nor does it present a consolidated list of game returns anywhere on its website that I could find. Depending on the game provider, some of the games report their theoretical RTP numbers in game or in an associated help file. Others including SoftSwiss' own games have a provably fair mechanism that uses cryptography to allow you to check that the game results were not tampered with.
Unfortunately I can confirm that BetSoft and Pragmatic Play games are available at this casino. These are two companies that we have seen release unfair games in the past. We have proven right here that Betsoft runs progressive games with jackpots that are unwinnable at times, and Pragmatic Play has a terrible history under its previous guise of TopGame, at least bad enough to prompt a comprehensive rebranding recently. I recommend that you avoid all games made by either company at all times, and I was sad to see yet another otherwise good casino offering their games to potentially unsuspecting players.
Responsible gambling is addressed properly by this casino. After you have registered and logged in, you are able to set limits on your play at the casino via the account settings section. You may place a daily, weekly, or monthly limit on the amount deposited and/or wagered, or even set a time limit after which you will be automatically prevented from playing any more.
After taking a long look at Dasist Casino, I've come to the conclusion that it's a basically good casino that has some things that it does well, but has ample room for improvement. If you're looking for a decent Bitcoin site to play at, you could certainly do worse than Dasist, but there are other casinos running on the same SoftSwiss platform that have a similar setup with much higher payout limits.