King Billy Casino is an online casino established in 2017 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: July 5, 2019.
King Billy is someone I'd expect to meet when visiting the local trailer park. In my mind I can picture a man with a vinyl cape wearing a crown made of Bud Light boxes. Online betting group Direx N.V. has other thoughts though, as their king is a white haired stud that would just as soon sire a child with your hot sister as slay a dragon. This Billy is the namesake behind King Billy Casino, which looks to see you testing your luck to take home some of the king's royal stash.
King Billy is run on an internet browser-based platform known as SoftSwiss that loads and works all through your web browser, which is the standard these days. Through the website you'll register, deposit, play, and withdraw funds. The site is well-developed, very fast and easy to navigate, and you'll have no issues finding where you want to go. In addition to the standard desktop version of the site, you'll find a mobile version of King Billy Casino as well. The site looks good on your small screen, so unless your vision is that of a 100 year old crone, you'll likely not have any issues navigating on your phone.
The game library is near identical to the other SoftSwiss casinos. You have access to titles from the likes of Microgaming, Endorphina, Booming Games, Habanero, Yggdrasil, and more. The slot selection is the largest part of this library, with more than 1600 video slots to try out. With so many on offer you're bound to find some excellent titles like Terminator 2, Miami Nights, Playboy and others. However depending on where you live, certain game suppliers may not be available to you. For example there are no Microgaming games for Australian visitors. The titles can be filtered by developer and there is a fast search box function to let you find the game you're looking for if you already know its name.
Progressive jackpots are offered, letting you try to join the millionaire's club with prizes like the Mega Moolah Mega, which holds the Guinness World Record for largest online jackpot win, as of press time. Disappointingly, the list of progressive jackpot suppliers includes Betsoft (or BSG as they are listed on King Billy) which is a concern as they have a track record for ripping off a would-be progressive jackpot winner and offering unwinnable jackpots, among other transgressions. Our usual warning about avoiding all Betsoft games no matter which casino you are playing at applies.
Outside of slots, you'll find standard table games like blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and more. The real standouts here are the live dealer games, which are powered by Ezugi and Evolution Gaming. These live dealer games are the closest thing you can get to a land casino experience, and I prefer them, as they offer a slower and more realistic experience than regular online games, giving me more time to enjoy the game and of course making my money last longer!
As I have come to expect from SoftSwiss casinos, I was able to deposit in both regular currency and Bitcoin at King Billy. The site maintains separate balances in each currency which means you can play fully in Bitcoin without converting to and from another currency. However sometimes need to switch around between your balances to play specific games, especially those that do not permit play in Bitcoin. You can deposit your money using credit cards, bank transfers, eWallets, and cryptocurrency. Payout times are very fast, especially using Bitcoin, with payouts processed as quickly as a couple of minutes after a withdrawal is submitted. There is a withdrawal limit of €4,000 per day, €8,000 per week, and €16,000 per month, so those who win staggering amounts may have to split up their requests.
Customer support is reachable through live chat and email. I reached out to the support team and was helped by a rep named Robert, and he helped me out with some bonus terms within about 20 seconds of hitting the chat button. I didn't test the email support aside from the usual automated responses and confirmations that you get when submitting a withdrawal, but I'd expect it to be as effective as chat, albeit slower.
This casino protects player information by using SSL encryption, which is what I expect to see at every casino nowadays. This basic step is common sense, but there are still some betting sites that don't use it. We only recommend you play at casinos that protect your data with SSL.
It also holds a Curacao gaming license through master licensor Antillephone but, far from being kingly as any regular readers of our reviews will know, this sort of license is only fit for a pauper. Curacao has no dispute intermediation procedures, no third party arbitrators, and an extremely "hands-off" approach to regulation. While it may offer some credibility to the casino in the eyes of unwitting players, it offers nothing in reality to players and should be viewed in that light. That is not to say that I found the casino to be doing anything wrong on untoward, but a reminder that Curacao licensing seals are worthless always bears repeating.
The topic of game fairness isn't really addressed at all by this casino, at least as far as I can see. The casino claimed to us that they have a 97% payout ratio, but I didn't see any data to back this up. And really, even if true, you can take a single payout figure with a hefty grain of salt as we all know that different games can have wildly different payout rates. What I would like to see is information on each game that lists its theoretical payout rate, and even better would be the actual rates for each month.
Some of the game suppliers such as bGaming, SoftSwiss' in-house game brand, support provably fair gaming which enables you to use cryptography to verify that the game results your receive are fair and random. On the other hand we know very well here at Casino Listings that games from Betsoft and Pragmatic Play (formerly TopGame), both available at this casino, have been found to not pay out fairly in the past. Caveat Emptor.
Responsible gaming does have its own page on the King Billy site, which is good, as other casinos in the family bury the information in their terms and conditions. A great point in Billy's favour is the extensive responsible gambling settings that players can control, such as cool-off periods, deposit limits, play limits, and self-exclusion. Many casinos don't make these tools readily available to players, so I must give credit where it is due.
King Billy Casino is par for the course in terms of what I have come to expect from a SoftSwiss casino. The game selection is good so long as you avoid the games from the likes of Betsoft and Pragmatic Play, it supports Bitcoin play, and the payout speeds are excellent. The operational side of things is where the casino can most improve, as their Curacao license isn't worth the paper it is written on, and the payout limits may be a little anaemic for those of you with larger bankrolls. I think King Billy is worth checking out if you are an experienced casino player, and especially so if you prefer to play in Bitcoin.
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