Mr Green comes with a free £350 welcome bonus and 10 free spins on the Scarface, Starburst and Fruit Shop slots and this Swedish owned Mr Green is certainly no IKEA flat pack casino.
Since the casinos launch in mid-2008, Mr Green claim to be the first of a new generation of online casinos. A strong statement indeed, but one backed up by a number of interesting features. First off, the clean and fresh site design couple very well with the instant-only casino software powered by giants such as Microgaming, IGT Interactive, Net Entertainment, Betsoft and NYX Interactive.
Cleopatra combines with Monopoly and Cluedo create one of the best progressive jackpot networks around.
Other impressive features aren’t quite so obvious at first. Take the ‘My Home’ account page where the latest bonuses available appear, an email inbox, games played, bonus history and account history; all of which are available without the need to click more than once. The casino will even suggest new games to try and with over 200 of them, this can be pretty helpful.
The transparency of Mr Green is good to see. As a matter of fact, we even get to read about Fredrik, Henrik and Mikael, the three friends who founded Mr Green. While this information doesn’t bring you luck or jackpot wins, it does instil trust and it’s always nice to put names and faces in the otherwise faceless online gambling industry.
Anyone who has ever driven a Volvo knows just how crazy the Swedes are on safety. This leads us to Mr Green’s most impressive (and responsible) initiative, Green Gaming. Green Gaming is a safety feature which, among other things allows you to set gambling limits. The three different types of limits – deposit, loss and wagering – are designed to ensure that you don’t spend more time or money gambling than is healthy. It is initiatives like this which have no doubt won Mr Green awards such as Internetworld’s best online gambling site three times as well as the industry’s eGR Awards.
Overall, it’s hard to put your finger on it but the whole Mr Green package somehow feels just right. The presentation, the design, the games and the decent bonus leave you feeling like you really are playing somewhere unique and special.
On sign up at Mr Green we were given a nice welcome of 10 free spins on the Scarface, Starburst and Fruit Shop slots before even needing to deposit. While these free spins won’t necessarily win you millions, it’s a nice introduction to the casino and is pretty generous when you add it to the welcome deposit bonus.
The welcome bonus rolls in at up to £350 and comes in the form of a 300% matched bonus split over four deposits. Similar to most other bonuses that you’ll find at Mr Green, the wagering requirements are 35x bonus and deposit while blackjack, roulette, table games, video poker and games in the ‘Other Games’ category don’t count towards them. Not great but after all this is a ‘slots’ site.
The minimum deposit on eWallets is a ridiculous £1 as opposed to £10 on cards. However, we strongly recommend you go for at least £50 to take maximum advantage of the bonus.
Being able to choose games from five different software providers is blissful and having the best of the bunch in one place is the cherry on top. That said, there are some titles absent but in all honesty, we really didn’t care.
Of those which have made the cut, quite a few are what we would describe as ‘soft slots’. These are slots which perhaps have a storyline to them or don’t appear in traditional slot form. If you’re not sure what we mean, check out Betsoft and Net Ent titles such as Madder Scientist, Frankenstein and Gonzo’s Quest. The latter being a ground breaking 20 fixed line slot with up to a 15x multiplier where the symbols fall as blocks rather than spin.
More recognisable big name slots like Tomb Raider, Thunderstruck and Cleopatra plus your standard sprinkling of roulette, blackjack, video poker and stud also make an appearance.
There are more than 25 jackpot games available at Mr Green casino. Of this selection, the stand-out jackpot by some distance is IGT’s MegaJackpots, which at the time of writing stood at £3.5 million. This jackpot is attached to the Cleopatra, Monopoly and Cluedo slots.
The rest of the jackpots on offer tend to be considerably smaller but do seem to payout quite regularly – as you’d expect. The Net Entertainment slot Arabian Nights is certainly worth keeping an eye out for as it has been known to give out million pound jackpots such as the one that went to a 52-year-old Swedish woman in November 2011.
Mr Green certainly made the right decision in choosing Microgaming’s Spin3 to power its mobile offering. Impressive HTML5 rendered slots such as Mermaids Millions, Major Millions and Tomb Raider can be found among roulette, blackjack and a small selection of other games.
The mobile-friendly interface has been kept simple and the log in process allows you to use your online account details, which keeps things quick.
But where things really get interesting is with the Net Entertainment Touch games such as Jack Hammer and Victorious (see left). These games are quite something with the spin options and buttons being moved aside to allow for the best detail on the reels that we’ve seen. Not only that but the Sticky Win feature means that you also have a great chance of winning some big money.