It is the belief of many in the online casino world, that Nektan have spent some time ignoring putting any effort into making quality sites, and instead favoured quantity over all else. This has resulted in a never-ending list of new Nektan casinos which are all more or less the same in terms of both design and content, with the only difference being the theme and the logo.
As much as many may believe that Nektan need to change this tactic if they want to succeed, it is clear that Nektan themselves have no intention of doing so, with two new sites arriving on the network in October
The unambitiously named Spins Royale is one of these two sites, and from the outset, it doesn’t look to be doing anything new in comparison to the abundance of brethren sites on the network.
A 100% welcome bonus with 10 free spins is an impressive enough welcome bonus, although, somewhat confusingly, this is actually worse than the offer that is available at most Nektan casinos, seeming to suggest that Spins Royale isn’t only essentially a clone, it’s an inferior one. (4x conversion and 30x wagering on welcome bonus).
There’s a decent enough VIP program and a few nice sporadic promotions, but nothing that comes close to causing Spins Royale to stand out against other sites on its network.
Design and theme
If the promotions available here start the trend of Spins Royale being unimpressive even in comparison to sites it is almost identical to, then the design cements this philosophy.
The background is a block of dark blue with a vague lined pattern on it, as with most Nektan sites, this looks more like a 90s screensaver than it does an impressive modern online casino design.
Past that you will find blocks of colour, designs with artwork taking from popular games in the banner on the homepage (which is by far the most impressive artwork available here, but has nothing to do with Nektan) and a dull and uninspiring logo.
Some sites go for a subtle approach and make a great impact by producing a pleasant, unassuming design that puts the games in the forefront, but that’s not what Spins Royale feels like, instead, this site feels lazy, like no effort or imagination has been put into it at all, almost like work was going into four or five sites at the same time so no care could be taken over any of them.
The selection of games available at a Nektan site is usually its saving grace, with a decent collection coming from a wide range of software developers.
This is one (and arguably the only) way that Spins Royale doesn’t disappoint, with the usual Nektan portfolio of titles from the likes of Aristocrat Gaming, Big Time Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, ELK Studios, Extreme Live Gaming, Felt, Gamevy, IGT, Microgaming, Nektan, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, NYX Gaming, Realistic Games, SG Gaming, and Williams Interactive.
Game categories are well covered too, with an array of video slots and classic slots catering for the rising popularity of this particular game type.
Table and card game lovers will be happy with the choice on offer too, and navigation which includes the ability to search by category, developer, and even the size of the wins each game averages makes it easy to find your favourite games.
If one were to review Spins Royale based solely on the games available, this would probably be more complimentary, but when you take everything into account, Spins Royale is worse than the average Nektan casino, and that stopped being good some time ago.