Cheeky Riches is a relatively new online casino, having arrived on the scene in September 2017.
This site did not arrive alone however, as Cheeky Riches is a site on the Nektan network, and a barrage of sites are unleashed on the iGaming world pretty much every month on that network.
Nektan have become something of a parody of themselves over time, creating sites that are essentially clones of each other, changing the name and a small amount of the design work on a layout, filling it with exactly the same content as the last, and calling it a new online casino.
The online casino playing audience are not stupid, and they caught on to what Nektan has been doing a pretty long time ago, so you’d think this would inspire them to do something about it, and maybe put all their effort into one online casino, instead of just trying to release as many as they possibly can.
This puts a lot of pressure on new Nektan sites like Cheeky riches, who have to bring something at least a little different to the table in order to stand out, first from their network brethren, and ultimately from the mass of online casinos that exist on the market.
So, does Cheeky Riches look capable of successfully breaking the tradition of dire, faceless Nektan sites?
Design and theme
If you thought that the word Cheeky being in the title of this site didn’t necessarily mean there’d be a monkey involved in the design, you haven’t had enough experience of the painting-by-numbers attitude that Nektan take to site creation.
A purple and gold colour scheme, which manages to simultaneously look like multiple other sites, and worse than all of them, does nothing to bring this site to life.
As is the Nektan way the attention towards the artwork dissipates very quickly once you scroll down the page, with the banner at the top of the homepage being about the only bit of actual design that you’ll see.
Past that, there is a plain background behind the thumbnails allowing quick access to games, which can be effective, but is not in this case, instead just making it feel like the designers just gave up once they’d completed the first fifth of the page and just pressed ‘fill’ for the rest.
Even by the low standards of Nektan sites, Cheeky Riches has a pretty appalling design, which is almost an accomplishment when you think of how far down the bar has been set.
While doing the limbo under the expected disappointment level of a Nektan site in terms of design, Cheeky Riches does a better job of keeping up when it comes to the games on offer.
If there is one positive that can always be claimed by a Nektan site, it is that there is a strong collection of games on offer, and Cheeky riches maintains that reputation with titles from the likes of 1X2 Network, Big Time Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, Core Gaming, edict egaming, ELK Studios, Evolution, Extreme Live Gaming, Eyecon, Felt, Gamevy, IGT, IWG, Nektan, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Realistic Games, Red Tiger Gaming, SG Digital, SG Gaming, and Williams Interactive.
Such a myriad of games guarantees that even the pickiest players will find something in the mass of live dealer titles, slots, and table and card games available at Cheeky Riches.
There is no arguing with the quality of the games on offer here, and if that is your only priority, then Cheeky Riches is worthy of your consideration.
However, if you expect anything else from an online casino, anything at all, it’s probably better to go elsewhere.