Operated by participants of Bitcoin Ecosystem 2013, Funcasino is an online casino committed to anonymous gambling online. It was started in April of 2014 and has since grown into an online gambling destination many players can trust. The fairness of the games being offered have been tested through an independent RNG certification by iTech Labs Australia. This RNG test was conducted in accordance with the standards of Malta Lotteries & Gaming Authority.
Funcasino may not have the largest array of games but it offers a respectable collection. These games include card, poker, roulette, slots, video poker, and casual games. Funcasino also offers high roller games with prizes 10x higher than those of regular games. There are also casino games with live dealers. Just like most leading online casinos, all of the games are to be played online. There are no downloads required except for the updated Flash plugin for web browsers.
Playing on Funcasino is mostly a straightforward process. It’s mostly just the basics you can observe in other online gambling sites that use bitcoins. The maximum deposit bonuses, though, are slightly higher at 1.5 BTC. Although there’s nothing special or distinctive with this bitcoin gambling site, there’s also no reason not to give it a try.
Funcasino Website: Good Not Great
Funcasino’s website is fairly decent. It looks lively even though there’s very minimal text content in it. The images look fun but if you happen to browse through most of the parts of it, there’s nothing much to find except for the games. You’d feel some sparseness in the text content, as if it’s a newly launched site. The Frequently Asked Question page, for instance, is stingy on details. Nevertheless, it feels familiar and easy to navigate. It’s just like what most online casinos look like. The pages load quickly and we have not encountered bugs or defective elements and pages.
Lightning Fast Funcasino Registration
Signing up for a Funcasino account is a quick process. The only details being sought are the email address and password. There’s a field for a Bonus Code but it’s not necessary. We tried looking for a bonus code to add and found one (WELCOME3 = 25% + 90 FS on stickers) but nothing was reflected on our account when we checked later on.
There’s email verification required before the account registration can be completed. The verification email promptly arrived on our inbox so we were able to complete the process in less than 15 seconds
Minimalist Account Dashboard
Just like those of many other online casinos, the account dashboard for Funcasino is characteristically simple. It provides quick access to the most frequently used functions: balance monitoring, BTC deposits, transaction history viewing, bonus monitoring, affiliate signup, and profile customization. It’s a basic dashboard that even newbie bitcoin gamblers should be able to quickly figure out.
For the deposits, Funcasino recommends Cubits to those who still don’t have their bitcoin wallets and balance.
Decent Collection of Games at Funcasino
Of course, this Funcasino review wouldn’t be complete without discussing the games.
Funcasino offers a multitude of games grouped in 7 categories: Card Games, Casual Games, Lottery, Poker Games, Roulette, Slots, and Video Poker. The Card Games category lists 9 games which include variations of blackjack, baccarat, and pontoon.
The Casual Games category has 4 games namely, Heads and Tails, Horse Racing, Minesweeper, and Scratch Dice.
The Poker Games category features 6 games including Texas Hold’em, Oasis Poker, Casino Hold’Em, Caribbean Poker, and Trey Poker.
There are 4 games under the Roulette category. The Slots category has the most number of games listed. There are 33 games on the list although close to half of them are just variations of a game in the list. Lastly, the Video Poker category lists 2 games. These are Jacks or Better and Wild Texas.
In addition to the aforementioned games, as mentioned in the earlier part of this Funcasino review, there are also high roller games available. There are 27 of them. If you play these games, bear in mind that bonuses don’t apply in them. The minimum bet requirement here is 1000 bets for slots.
There are also live games on Funcasino. The games feature live dealers. The live game interface can be viewed in different languages (more than the languages usable on the main site). Unfortunately, we were not able to test the games because they required some form of authentication.
The games have their respective help guides, sound adjustment controls, and the option to make the game go fullscreen. If you are not familiar with the rules and betting specifics of the game you picked, just click on the Help button on the upper right side of the game page.
If you choose to “Play for Fun,” your account will be loaded with 10,000 worth of FUN currency. This is obviously play money you can use to try the different games without wagering your bitcoins yet. It (along with whatever FUN currency you win in the process) cannot be converted to bitcoins later on. The “Play for Fun” versions of the games can be accessed without logging in or signing up for an account.
Funcasino Gaming Platform and Software
Funcasino was developed on a platform written in Ruby. The team behind this online casino claims that the site is protected by an enhanced security system. The games are provided by SoftSwiss, a well-known name in the world of online gambling. The games have been verified to be fair by iTech Labs. The live dealer games, however, are provided by Ezugi.
All of the games are provably fair. Players can do the test for fairness through the purple button that sticks out on the right side of the individual game page (as shown in the image below). For the uninitiated, it’s important to read what being provably fair is all about. Otherwise, it’s no use trying to put the provability test to work.
Not Suitable for Mobile Gaming
It’s a letdown that Funcasino does not have mobile apps for either Android or iOS devices. This lack of a mobile app is made worse by the website design. The site has no mobile version and does not employ a responsive web design so what you see when you load it on a mobile browser is the same layout of the one you can find in the desktop version. If your phone or tablet supports Flash, you can play the games but you would have to go through the hassles of zooming in and out and swiping across directions just to hit the right links to go to the games.
Currency Used, Deposits, Withdrawals, and Betting Rules
This Funcasino will have to contradict the information provided by other reviews regarding the accepted currencies in Funcasino. Based on our evaluation and research, this online casino only accepts bitcoins (BTC) or at least has only been dealing with bitcoins over the past year. Using Cubits, the minimum deposit amount is 0.000001 BTC while the maximum is 50 btc. A 0.2% fee is charged for deposits. For withdrawals, the minimum is 0.0001 BTC while the maximum is similar to the deposit maximum at 50 BTC (also through Cubits). A 0.2% withdrawal or cash out fee is also charged.
Withdrawals of up to 5 BTC are instantly processed in the automatic mode. Withdrawals higher than 5 BTC, however, require manual approval.
The minimum bet on Funcasino is 0.001 BTC.
The following are the bonuses offered by Funcasino.
- 100% first deposit bonus, maximum of 1.5 BTC
- 50% second deposit bonus, maximum of 1.5 BTC
- 25% third deposit bonus, maximum of 1.5 BTC
The minimum deposit of 0.2 BTC should be met to avail of the bonuses. Not The bonus should be wagered 35x to be earned. The games don’t have equal contribution to meeting the wagering requirement. The contribution allotment is as follows: 100% for slots, 25% for poker, 25% for roulette, 20% for video poker, and 5% for card games.
Players Restrictions, Language Support
Funcasino does not specifically provide a list of countries where players are not allowed to play. However, its Terms and Conditions page mentions that the site is only for players who are of legal age and are residing in countries where online gambling is legal and the use of gambling software is not outlawed. With inputs from other reviews and sources online, this Funcasino review assumes that US players are allowed to play using bitcoins on Funcasino.
The Funcasino website is available in a total of five languages. Aside from English, it can also be viewed in Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.
Funcasino Customer Support
Customer support is mainly through email and live chat. To send email messages, you need to fill out the online form in the Support page. The chat facility is easily accessible through the green “Chat with us!” button that can be seen near the lower right corner of all the pages of the Funcasino website. This live chat facility is powered by Userlike. What’s great about this live chat facility is that it supports the sending of screenshots. This is an excellent feature that makes it considerably easier to clarify things especially involving website errors and technical matters. It’s just unfortunate that at the time we contacted customer via the live chat facility, nobody was available to answer our question. You may also directly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funcasino Licensing, Regulation, Privacy, and Security
This Funcasino review failed to find specific details about the online gambling licensing and regulation of Funcasino. However, we are inclined to believe that this online casino is reliable. As mentioned, the games offered are provably fair and the site has been inspected by an independent third party for safety and security.
Need to Know More?
Funcasino also lists the percentages in games paid to players. They are as follows: 97% for slots, 99.2% for blackjack, 98.5% for baccarat, 97.3% for roulette single zero, 94.7% for roulette double zero, 96.5% for Let It Ride Poker, and 94.7% for Caribbean Poker.
Pros and Cons
- Emphasis on anonymity
- Good collection of games
- Familiar processes and interface
- High roller games available
- Instant bitcoin deposits and cashouts
- Live chat not online 24/7
- After-game withdrawals for high roller games may take some time to process
- Mobile gaming not supported