Oshi Casino Review
Oshi Casino is an online casino established in 2015 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: October 15, 2017.
Review of Oshi Casino
Oshi Casino is a multi-provider casino that runs on a SoftSwiss gaming platform. The casino has a huge number of games, a very fast payout process for player winnings, and some decent bonuses. The site specialises in offering Bitcoin jackpots and transactions, so you'll see a lot of prizes advertised in this currency.
Software and game selection
Oshi Casino has a web-based instant play platform that loads up games through your browser window. The site manages to integrate a large number of games from developers like Net Entertainment, iSoftBet, Ezugi, Amatic, Endorphina and more. Registering an account and depositing is quick and easy.
The site has more than 940 slots on their roster, with most of the big licensed games you'd find at other casinos. There are also several progressive jackpots to be won, which can net you some large prizes. Once you navigate to the page that lists all the games, you have quite the range of filters that can be used to slice and dice the games, such as provider, game type, themes, colours, bonus features, reels, number of win lines, and estimated volatility. There is also a quite powerful and flexible game search engine on the site. This is probably the most comprehensive set of filters and search functionality that I have seen at any casino, and it makes discovering new games that suit your tastes a breeze.
In addition to slots, there are a bunch of table games like roulette, baccarat, and blackjack available for play. You will also find video poker, and parlour games that can be accessed as well. The number of games are quite plentiful and there are a bunch of variations as well, which give some extra options to games such as Blackjack. There are live dealer versions of Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, and Keno, all of which are broadcast from studios run by live game developer Ezugi.
Banking and Customer Support
There are many different banking options at Oshi Casino, and you have the choice of depositing via regular currency such as Euros, or Bitcoin. As with all casinos currently running on the SoftSwiss platform your choice of deposit currency affects the games you can play. The reason for this is that some game suppliers such as Net Ent do not allow their games to be played with Bitcoin. So for those games you have to deposit and play in Euros and you cannot convert between Euros and Bitcoin or vice versa.
That said, the best and most commonly used option at this casino appears to be Bitcoin. Using this method, withdrawals are sent within hours of submission which is fantastic. Other deposit and withdrawal methods are available such as eWallets, credit card, and more. While these methods don't pay out as quickly, they are still fast relative to most of the other casinos out there and as mentioned you will need to use them if you want to play specific non-Bitcoin games.
Customer support is available through email and live chat, though there is no telephone support number. I found that the staff picked up on my request within 15 seconds and the rep I spoke with was able to guide me in the right direction in terms of using the clever "choose your own bonus" feature that this casino is currently offering.
Security, fairness, and responsible gaming
Oshi Casino has incorporated SSL encryption technology into the site's architecture, which is good as it means your information is safe and secure while being transmitted to and from the casino. A lot of bad sites won't take this measure to protect players, so seeing it gives me the impression that the site is looking to do things the right way. It also holds a license to operate from AntillePhone, Curacao. In my opinion this does not count for much though as the Curacao licensing authorities don't do anything to help players in the event of a dispute.
In a move that is encouraging, Oshi Casino has an entire page dedicated to fairness and an explanation of "provably fair" gaming technology. The site displays their RNG certifications and links to outside information that explains how the house edge works. This sort of transparency is always good to see. Some of the Bitcoin friendly games on offer at this casino have a provably fair mechanism built in. This uses cryptography to verify that the result of the game was determined randomly and not changed after you placed your bet. There is also a page containing a single consolidated list of the theoretical RTP numbers for each game on the site.
Another feature that I was really pleased to see in terms of fairness was Oshi's "Max Bet Protection." I have been chastising casinos for years for not programming this simple feature that would prevent players from betting more than the maximum allowed under the terms of their bonus (and therefore invalidating their winnings). Oshi are one of the few who have gone ahead and done it, so there is no chance of you accidentally betting too much and disqualifying yourself from a win on a bonus.
That said, it should be noted that the site offers BetSoft games along with the jackpots associated with them. Why is that noteworthy? Well, last year we proved that the jackpots in Betsoft's games may be unwinnable at certain times, and it was widely reported that a player was ripped off and not paid a progressive jackpot that he should have won on one of Betsoft's progressive games, The Glam Life. We advise players to avoid their games at all times. Likewise the games from Pragmatic Play, which you may have heard of under their former name of TopGame, a company with an awful reputation and a track record for publishing games with so called "glitches" that make it impossible to win the largest prizes.
Responsible gaming is addressed by a page where players can find information on fighting problem gambling behaviours and links to outside gambling assistance groups. More importantly, there are self-administered deposit, loss, and wager limit controls that you can access via your account settings page. You can also set a temporary cooling off or permanent self exclusion period. This is industry best practice.
Oshi Casino is a great site to play at. The casino hits a lot of the notes that I require to consider a casino worthy, with fast banking and a huge, easily searchable, library of games at the forefront. I was especially happy to see the max bet protection for those of you who like to claim bonuses, an innovation I have long been crying out for. Avoid the games from the questionable suppliers noted and you are good to go at this very impressive casino.