Perhaps the most surprising fact about Regent Casino’s addition to the online casino market in 2018 is that it took until 2018 for a site called Regent Casino to be added to the online casino market.
A site that is far from unique in its appearance, Regent Casino sounds like it should have been in the market for years, and it swiftly becomes apparent that this is the impression the site is trying to give off.
Regent Casino comes from Marketplay Ltd, which makes it interesting, because the operator only has one other online casino to its name, but that casino is Mr Play, a genuinely excellent casino that has found great popularity with players.
Mr Play caught the attention by being different, a unique and immersive design, a collection of excellent games, it had everything a new site needs.
However, this does set the bar for Regent Casino, being the difficult second album of the Marketplay Ltd collection.
Of course, that isn’t to say this site has no chance, but a lot of the reputation of the operator hinges on it, so it should be as good as, if not better than its predecessor.
Unfortunately, it does not take long to realise that much of what makes Mr Play great is missing from its new network sibling.
Design and theme
If there is one colour scheme that has been used enough in the world of online (and indeed land-based) casino by this point, it is black and gold, but that doesn’t stop Regency Casino giving it a good go.
As a result, the site immediately feels dated and derivative. Somewhat impressively, Regent Casino also manages to look both plain and busy, neither of which are particularly effective.
The banner across the top of the page includes various serious looking casino players, a theme which also continues down the page.
That is one thing to be given to Regent Casino, its nothing if not consistent, in design, in colour scheme, everything is on theme, arguably too much.
Navigation is simple enough, thumbnails on the homepage are able to be changed by category so it won’t take long to find what you’re looking for, while any information you could need about promotions, or the Regent Casino site itself is also readily available on the homepage.
Regent Casino isn’t a bad looking casino, but it might actually be worse, it’s boring, and boring is something that has not proven to be popular with the online casino community, who have a lot of choice at their disposal.
So, Regent Casino can’t live up to Mr Play in terms of design, but when it comes to gameplay, it does much better.
Having a very similar collection to its network brethren, Regent Casino offers titles from a wide range of software developers that includes Ainsworth, Blueprint Gaming, BG, Booongo, ELK Studios, Evolution, GameART, Inspired Gaming, iSoftBet, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, NeoGames, Play'n GO, Pragmatic Play, Microgaming, Realistic Games, SG Digital, and Thunderkick.
Live casino games are a clear focus here, as would suit the gold encrusted casino theme of the site, but slots are also readily available in abundance, as are table games and more.
Whatever you may be looking for in terms of games, the chances are you will be able to find it at Regent Casino.
However, it doesn’t feel like enough. Regent Casino is essentially just an inferior version of Mr Play, and while it will surely appeal more to some, for most, the original is always going to be the best, and Regent Casino just can’t keep up with the pace.