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Saga Kingdom is a fairly underwhelming online casino. Interestingly enough, the house was launched all the way back in 2013, which makes it more than a decade old at the time of writing. It has not aged well, however. There is not a single feature that it has, which other online gambling houses have not done better since.
For example, players are treated to a decently organized library of casino games. Taking a closer look at it, however, reveals a pretty low amount of games. There are exactly 15 Game suppliers, so that is no wonder. A casino which cannot offer you a decent range of things to play obviously has a pretty fundamental issue!
But what is more concerning is the payment policies of Saga Kingdom. There is absolutely no information on what depositing with it looks like. We expected to see that reflected in the Terms and Conditions, but that was not the case. Withdrawals are also quite unreasonable. There is a fee possible, charged by the casino. Houses these days avoid taxing their players for cashing out!
Additionally, we just don't like the Bonuses. There are two of them in total, and they are both very unattractive. All in all, we cannot recommend the casino. We believe it has not stood the test of time. If you want to learn more about its failings, check out the following review:
As we said, there are just two bonuses that are offered by Saga Kingdom. There is also a Bonus Points system. Here is each of these promotions at a glance:
|Cash out limit
|Live Welcome Bonus
|100% up to €50
Usually we are happy to see multiple Welcome Bonuses. The ones here, though are another story altogether. One of them can be picked with your initial deposit, and the other will be discarded. Let's take a look at each of these promotions:
- The Welcome Bonus is usually the most generous of the roster of an online casino. In this case, there is a massive 500% multiplier for the bonus. This means that cashing in €10, the minimum required, will net you €50 in Bonus funds. The minimum you can get the bonus with is actually fair enough. Most casinos require around €20 for such promotions, but we are happy that Saga Kingdom has gone lower than that. The issue is the lack of information about the maximum bonus one can get. As you will see, the other Welcome bonus has a very low maximum, so that might very well be the case here as well. What's more, the wagering requriement for the promotion is not specified. The Bonus Terms and Conditions state that in such cases the default requirement is 1x, but we somehow doubt this to be true. Usually, such promotions need to be wagered 30x to 40x, so make sure you watch out for that if you accept the bonus. It is unclear whether the promotion has a cash out limit at all.
- Secondly, the Live Welcome Deposit Bonus is the alternative to the previous promotion. It is aimed at players who prefer live gaming experiences, and offers them access to a 100% boost for their first deposit. The minimum deposit requirement is not mentioned here, and we hope it is as low as the one with the Welcome bonus. However, it could also be €20 or even more. The maximum bonus amount, which we said was disappointing, is just €50. Casinos usually go all out with their welcome bonuses, as we pointed out above. Additionally, there is no mention of the wagering requirement of the promotion. This could mean that it has the default 1x amount, but we sincerely doubt that to be the case. Of course, Saga Kingdom fails to mention whether there is a cash out limit as well.
One thing you might be wondering about is whether there's a Sports Welcome Bonus. After all, this casino does include a sportsbook. The answer is no. If you are a sports lover, you will not be able to get anything in terms of a Welcome bonus.
After you have played through the previous promotions, Saga Kingdom will offer you bonuses via its Bonus Shop. Here is how that works:
- Every €1 you bet in the casino nets you 8 Points, and every €1 you bet in the Sportsbook grants you 10. These Points are the in-house currency which is used within the Saga Kingdom Bonus Store. What you can purchase there are different bundles of Bonus Cash and Free Spins. The Terms and Conditions of these bonuses is completely unknown, however! They can have any wagering requirement, low cash out limits and so on. So we are not sure that bothering with the Store is even worth your time.
Saga Kingdom also has a couple of Jackpots it runs. Even though it advertises these as promotions, they are just another casino game. Instead of offering a steady and predictable source of Bonus cash, like a good Recurring bonus should, winning a Jackpot is an entirely uncertain event. So they cannot replace a regular bonus policy. Additionally, Saga Kingdom advertises Drops and Wins on its website. This is an ambitious Tournament, run by Pragmatic Play. The Supplier hands out €225 000 as a prize pool each week, to the players who score the most on its slots. However, this Tournament is not hosted by the casino itself, rather, it is run by Pragmatic Play. It can actually be accessed from most casinos which offer the games of the Supplier. What's more, the Tournament is not really a replacement for a predictable set of weekly or monthly bonuses because of the same reasons why the Tournaments are not!
Overall, the promotions of a casino are one of the first things that new players look forward to. Not offering them anything is a surefire way to make sure that your casino is not competitive.
While there are a lot of issues with every other aspect of the casino's services, we should say that we are impressed with the regulation over it. The house has obtained a prestigious license with the Malta Gambling Authority (MGA). It says as much on its website:
The house is alleged to be run by Aqua Vitae Limited, a licensed casino operator. We checked to see whether that was true. Doing so only simply us to click on the MGA logo you can see on the screenshot above. This is a Digital Seal, which leads the player to the register of the MGA. As it turned out, Aqua Vitae was indeed licensed:
However, in order to prove that the casino we are currently reviewing also holds the regulatory approval of the MGA, we scrolled down to the list of approved domains:
It is here where we found the websites associated with the casino operator. This proves that Saga Kingdom is telling the truth about its regulation. Said regulation really makes the house competitive! The MGA is very strict and has rules about what protections the player should have access to. Since this is a licensed house, you can fully expect them to be in play with it! Here is what those rules are:
- The data you share with an online casino contains a lot of sensitive information. That is only natural, because houses need to perform various KYC and AML checks. The reason for that is combatting financial crime and making sure that player' information is stored safely is very important. The MGA has long realized that and implemented guarantees for your data safety. Houses licensed by it need to encrypt all the information they gather. This makes data leaks and hackers obtaining it very unlikely.
- Secondly, the games you can play with the casino are provably fair, because of its regulation. What does that mean? Well, every game you can bet on has its own Random Number Generator. This is a complex mathematical algorithm which dictates when you win and when you lose. In the interest of ensuring there is no foul play, licensed houses need to submit these algorithms for audits. The audits are performed by impartial professionals, who are able to go over the generators and see whether they pay out as much as they are supposed to. Therefore, when dealing with licensed casinos, you can always be sure you would be playing a game of chance.
- Thirdly, there is also a lot of focus placed on combatting problematic gambling behaviors. Casinos need to offer players sufficient information so that they can know what said behaviors can look like. Furthermore, houses let you know where you can find help when you are dealing with addiction. But that is not all. MGA-licensed houses need to also let you get control of your betting behavior via a series of self-exclusion measures. From setting custom deposit limits, to enabling time out warnings and even closing down your account, there is a comprehensive framework of options you have access to when playing with licensed houses. This makes the online gambling world safer and more fun for everyone to play in.
All in all, we are very happy that Saga Kingdom is licensed like it is. In general, we recommend playing with such houses over their unregulated counterparts. Back to our review, however. Here is a list of the languages that the casino is available in:
Curiously enough, it only supports English. At the same time, there is a very big focus towards the Norwegian market, so one would think the house would translate its website to the language of Norway.
Regardless, let's take a look at a list of the restricted countries as well. Those are jurisdictions where online gambling is prohibited, so Saga Kingdom cannot offer its services there:
Deposit and Withdrawal
Cashing in and out of the casino can be done via credit cards, crypto and one single e-wallet. In general, we expect to see a lot more options available for players. The more ways of depositing, the more casinos can ensure you have access to what's most convenient to you. Still, the range of options here is not terrible. Let's take a look at the deposit conditions and the currencies you can use:
Currencies: Euro (EUR), Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT)
There are just two crypto tokens available for deposits, which is unfortunate. Additionally, the FIAT currency you can use to cash in is just the euro. Once again, this is puzzling given the focus towards the Norwegian player by the casino.
What's more puzzling is why Saga Kingdom has not mentioned its minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts at all! Since the entry cost for the Welcome bonus was €10, we can presume that to be the minimum deposit too. Such an amount would actually be quite fair, but it is even possible that Saga Kingdom lets its players cash in with even less. Still, it would be nice for that to be outlined in the Terms and Conditions.
Furthermore, there are no fees by Saga Kingdom, but third party charges might apply to your deposit. These can be currency exchange fees, if you are not cashing in via euro, or payment provider processing fees. It is always left up to the player to cover both of these. Now, let's also examine the withdrawals policy of the house:
|up to 24 hours
|€5 fee possible!
|up to 24 hours
|€5 fee possible!
|up to 24 hours
|€5 fee possible!
Fist off, we should mention that there is a wagering requriement of 1x your deposit, which needs to be cleared prior to cashing out. Such requriements are a very common AML measure which you will find with the overwhelming majority of casinos. The minimum deposit requriement is €20 too, which is higher than the presumed minimum deposit, but still a fairly decent amount. We see no problem with it either. Withdrawals are said to be processed within 24 hours, which is actually very competitive. So far so good.
Where the withdrawal policies of the house start to feel off is with the lack of information about the maximum you can cash out. There is also a mention of a fee being imposed on every third withdrawal within the same 30 day timeframe. Here is what that looks like:
€5 might not sound like much, but we don't like the fee at all! Note that withdrawal fees being charged by casinos is a very odd thing nowadays. The way online gambling houses make their money is exclusively from your online gambling! Such fees cannot be justified in any way.
Also, if you are charged that fee, you will still need to pay any possible third party charges and exchange fees, as we explained above! Charging players for multiple monthly withdrawals is a very archaic policy which we hope Saga Kingdom gives up on.
Finally, there is also a fee for inactive accounts:
Such fees are common, and the size of this one is fair enough, too!
Games and Game Suppliers
A full list of the Game Suppliers with the casino can be found on its website. Here are the ones we saw listed:
At the start of our review, we mentioned there were exactly 15 Suppliers, no more and no less. Compare that to most other casinos, which are able to offer the titles of upwards of 50 Suppliers, and you will see why we consider Saga Kingdom to be so underwhelming. Still, here is what you could play here:
- Slots: There are a good variety of Slots, and you can find Megaways, Bonus Buy games and so on in their own categories of the casino's library. This does make for a much easier timer navigating said library. Among the slots you could play here are some pretty recognizable games. For instance, those include Sweet Bonanza, Gates of Olympus, Big Bass Bonanza, Mustang Gold, Elvis Frog, Wolf's Gold and so on. Overall, this is a fine enough collection of Slots, but it could be better.
- Table Games: There are only live-dealer table games. We don't really consider this an issue, but it should be pointed out that virtual dealer games are not present. The live-dealer games you can play include Baccarat, Poker, Blackjack and Roulettes, and there is generally a good variety among them. The Live Casino section of Saga Kingdom's library is actually fairly competitive.
- Game Shows: Finally, there is a good amount of Game shows too. Lightning Roulette, Cash or Crash and Dream Catcher are just a couple of the fun live gaming experiences you could dive into.
- No Crash games are available, which is fairly disappointing.
As for the Sportsbook of the casino, we found it to be decent enough. It featured a good amount of events overall. You could bet on massive sports like Football or Tennis, or stick to niche events from games like Waterpolo. Even a couple of eSports could be accessed from it. Live and prematch betting were both available. However, there are no Sports bonuses and this means the Sportsbook is not as fun or rewarding as it could be.
Saga Kingdom is a licensed and safe casino. Unfortunately, that is not enough for it to stand apart from the thousands of other licensed houses which exist. The services it has to offer have to be competitive, which they are not. From a limited amount of bonuses to unfair withdrawal fees and a low amount of games, there is no reason for us to recommend checking the house out!