It is no secret that the online casino market is one of the most competitive in the world, with countless sites vying it out for a place in the popular market and a piece of the increasing profits the industry enjoys year-on-year.
Obviously, not every new online casino can find success, and many new releases (and a fair few more established sites) will swiftly fade into obscurity due to an inability to stand out against their numerous rivals.
When it comes to standing out, one site that has not struggled is Voodoo Dreams, a relatively new site, soon to be entering its second year in the industry.
With a style and look that is like nothing we’ve ever seen at an online casino, combined with an odd and enchanting name, Voodoo Dreams catches the attention quickly.
Obviously being noticed is only half the battle, it is necessary to be noticed for the right reasons, but Voodoo Dreams intriguing style means that its more likely than most to be given the chance to prove itself to players.
So, once it has the attention of prospective players, does Voodoo Dreams have the ability to win them over? Or does the dream swiftly turn into a nightmare for this interesting site?
Design and theme
When you first arrive at an online casino site, there are a few things that you expect, and Voodoo Dreams does not deliver any of them.
You may be expecting thumbnails of popular games, you will not get it, you may be expecting casino related imagery, you will not get it, in fact, all you’ll get is a logo, a slogan, and a giant head.
This may sound like a bad thing, but it is not, the futuristic black and blue colour scheme and magnificent, minimalist design immediately captivates the imagination and adds an extra dimension to Voodoo Dreams, one that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.
There is a ‘to the games’ tab which will take you to a much more familiar set up, with those thumbnails and that artwork in abundance, but without losing any of the impressive tone set by the first page.
The logo is attractive, with the D of Voodoo and the D of Dreams being represented by one huge D, something we’ve seen done many times, but rarely this well.
With navigation being simple, and a homepage that makes it clear from the outset that this is a site that is after doing something different, Voodoo Dreams is a site that you definitely notice.
For a site that has been a part of the market for over a year at this point, it could be claimed that Voodoo Dreams does not offer enough in terms of gaming options.
That isn’t to say there are no good games on offer here, a selection of top-quality software developers including BetSoft, ELK Studios, Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Play'n GO, Quickspin, SG Digital, SG Gaming, Thunderkick, Williams Interactive, and Yggdrasil providing the titles means that there’s a lot to love, just less than you will find at many of Voodoo Dreams’ rivals.
This wouldn’t be a problem if this was an average site that seemed destined for the middle of the pack, but the unique approach that Voodoo Dreams takes means that it is far more likely to be noticed, and could be a genuine contender for the top of the pile.
Despite having a decent collection of games, if Voodoo Dreams is going to challenge the big guns like it could, then it is going to need to add a few more software developers to its selection,