Released at the beginning of 2018, Bright Star Casino is a latecomer to the already very busy online gambling party. But the savvy developers of this shiny new platform have managed to turn this supposed disadvantage into a blessing by including features older, more established gaming sites lack and omitting the bells and whistles most online punters neither want nor need.
Quite sensibly, Bright Star Casino has followed the trend of partnering with a whole glut of software providers to ensure punters get the biggest bang for their buck in both quality and variety. NetEnt, Microgaming, BluePrint, Elk Studios, Thunderkick and QuickSpin are all here, along with a host of others. The live casino section is in safe hands too, with both NetEnt and Extreme Live Gaming taking care of business. As you’d expect, Bright Star Casino looks great and operates smoothly on mobile devices, plus it can be accessed directly via your browser so there’s no need to download any app.
To its credit, Bright Star Casino manages to pull of the often difficult trick of being simple and sophisticated at the same time. It’s very easy to use yet looks suitably smart and stylish. The homepage has everything: games, promotions and links, neatly arranged in a cool, uncluttered way. The sleek design ensures pretty much everything you’d want to know or need to find out is just a click away too.
With around 400 games on its shelves, Bright Star Casino certainly isn’t lacking in game options. And with around 275 of those falling into the slots category, it’s fair to say punters with a penchant for slots are ridiculously well catered for here. Fans of more traditional games will undoubtedly find something to float their own iGaming boat too, with approximately 35 table games, 16 blackjack offerings, 15 roulette titles, and seven scratch card games also vying for attention. There’s a healthy array of live games (15+) as well, all of which provide seamless and consistently smooth playing experiences. Clear category tabs and a handy search function makes finding games by title/genre/age a breeze.
As mentioned before, the sleek set up of Bright Star Casino ensures navigation is a largely straightforward and stress-free experience. One of the highlights is the fact there aren’t that many games displayed on the homepage. This completely mitigates the uncontrollable yet time-consuming urge users have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of a title-packed page, only to scroll all the way back up again. Unfortunately, this convenience has yet to extend to the mobile casino element.
If there is a blot on the platform’s copybook then it lies in the fact the filter buttons attached to the top bar don’t move with you as you scroll down the page. A minor blemish, particularly as a Return-to-Top button hovers alongside at all times, but a blemish all the same.
Promotions and Bonuses
Players who sign up with Bright Star Casino are eligible to take advantage of a Welcome Deposit Bonus of 100% up to £200. This is hardly groundbreaking, but it’s still a nice enough way to kick things off on a new platform. Naturally, other offers become available once you've registered. These include free spins on certain slots, as well as happy hours, daily/weekly specials and cashback offers on all losses. Unsurprisingly, most offers last for only a short period of time so you’ll need to keep your eyes and ears open to benefit from them fully.
Deposit and Withdrawal
Depositing is a straightforward and instantaneous affair with MasterCard, Visa, Maestro Neteller, Skrill, VISA, QIWI, Trustly, Paysafecard and Direct Bank Transfers all accepted. Withdrawals are also simple enough, although they are by no means swift. This is because Bright Star Casino enforces a policy of making most players (but not those in Sweden) wait at least three business days for any withdrawal requests to be processed. Maximum withdrawal amounts are set at a modest £3000 per week/£6,000 per month. Happily, this doesn’t include progressive jackpot winnings.
Support and Security
Bright Star Casino is undoubtedly one of the better sites around in terms of customer support. A handy Live Chat portal is ever present on the screen in the form of a speech message bubble and you can email customer support direct from the Contact Us page. Both options are available 24/7. A well thought out FAQs page is on hand as well.
Security wise, payment data and other sensitive information is fully encrypted using 256-bit SSL encryption. In addition, Bright Star Casino also maintains a policy of asking players to verify their identification with a driving licence, passport or national ID card to help protect against fraud.