We were a bit surprised when we first stumbled upon LuckyNiki.co.uk.
Other than their black and pink color scheme, which doesn’t exactly instill trust, we noticed that their graphics are all anime.
There’s nothing wrong with this. It’s just… different.
What’s sort of interesting about LuckyNiki is that she has a backstory. Apparently, she found a lucky four-leaf clover. This gives her the power to turn other people’s luck around.
It’s a little cheesy, but it’s better than the casinos who come up with some weird, random name who look like a carbon copy of everyone else. They have nothing special that helps them stand out.
Despite all the faults we’ve found with LuckyNiki, we can least give them props there. They most certainly stand out.
Speaking of faults, we found several. We’re going to share those with you, because our goal is to write the most transparent and honest reviews we can. We want you to know exactly what you’re getting into when you join a casino.
It’s not all bad, though. There are some good things here, which eventually led us to conclude that LuckyNiki will be a good fit for some players, while not so much for others.
Which are you?
Find out by reading our review below.
- Website: www.luckyniki.co.uk
- Launched in 2016
- Licensed by Malta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 0203 150 2541
Hit & Misses
- Daily Promotions
- Plenty of Quality Slots
- Website Feels Buggy (Doesn’t Work Well)
- Weak Welcome Bonus & Additional Offers
- Several Broken Graphics on the Site
- US Players Not Accepted
LuckyNiki.co.uk Basic Information
Here’s a little bit of background info we managed to find about LuckyNiki:
They’re operated by Skill on Net Ltd and have been online since 2016.
Skill on Net is a white label solution. They’ve been online since 2005 and provide more than 1,200 slots and table games to their partners. Some of their other casino partners include: QueenVegas, Slots Magic, Mega Casino, and Casino and Friends.
Finally, LuckyNiki has licenses from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC). Both are top-notch gaming regulators.
Restricted Countries – Who Can Play
Players from the following countries cannot play at LuckyNiki.co.uk:
- United States
We were pretty excited to check LuckyNiki’s casino out after seeing the long list of software developers they work with. Many of them are top names in the industry.
You’ll find out who they are in our slots section.
However, after digging through some of the sections of their casino, our excitement turned to disappointment. They don’t have nearly the quantity of games you’d expect.
The quality is still there. That’s important and does count for something. But it doesn’t mean much when so many other casinos can say the same thing and still tick the quantity box.
We also struggled to create an account. After several attempts, we finally got it done. However, they continued to ask us to reenter our information afterwards throughout the course of our stay. It made it nearly impossible to review certain parts of their casino.
Keep that in mind as you go through the following sections.
One other thing before we get started:
LuckyNiki has a virtual sports section. Here you can bet on things like the (virtual) World Cup, darts, tennis, and more. It doesn’t make the casino any better, but it does add a little to the overall experience you’ll have here if you choose to sign up.
With all that in mind, let’s dive into their games.
Here are the table games we found during our review:
- European Roulette Pro
- French Roulette Pro
- American Roulette Pro
- American Blackjack Turbo
- European Blackjack Turbo
- Punto Banco
Seriously, that’s it.
We didn’t stop there. We gave them the benefit of the doubt and used their search bar to look up these games.
- Pai Gow Poker
- Caribbean Stud
- Three Card Poker
No luck, though.
You’ll find a few of these table games in their live dealer section. The problem is, not everyone wants to play live casino games. Nor do they want to play for higher (min) table limits, which live games usually have.
That’s our biggest complaint.
Moving on, we opened up their American Blackjack Turbo game (in practice mode). The graphics looked realistic and all the features and gameplay buttons were easy to find and use. No complaints there.</p
Unfortunately, we were unable to confirm their table stakes during our review. Based on our experience with their software providers, though, we’d expect them to start at $1 and peak at anywhere from $100-$500.
You’ll find more than 15 video poker games at LuckyNiki Casino. Here are your options.
- Aces & Faces
- Jacks or Better
- Deuces Wild
- Jacks or Better – 25h
- Deuces Wild – 3h
- Joker Poker – 3h
- Joker Poker – 25h
- Jacks or Better – 3h
- Joker Poker
- Aces & Faces – 10h
- Joker Poker – 10h
- Aces & Faces – 25h
- Jacks or Better – 10h
- Deuces Wild – 10h
- Deuces Wild
- Aces & Faces – 3h
Their video poker selection is impressive at first glance. Especially since so many casinos we’ve reviewed recently have less than 10 unique video poker titles.
However, if you look a little closer at this list, you’ll see that LuckyNiki is one of those casinos. They have only four unique poker titles. The rest are multi-hand variants.
The multi-hand variants are cool, and they do improve this section. It isn’t enough to overcome the lack of games, though.
With the negatives out of the way, let’s move on to the positives we found. There are a few.
Graphics are one of them. We opened up a Jacks or Better 25h machine. It had an amazing design in the background which sat on top of a deep purple background. Lights blinked in the background, too, which made the design pop off the page.
In fact, everything design-wise looked modern. This is a stark contrast to past reviews where most poker machines looked like they belong on an early 90’s Windows computer.
The game worked just as well as it looked. We played several hands and experienced no lagging. This was a bit surprising given the issues we had elsewhere in their casino.
We played for fun money during our review. However, the stakes mirrored what we experienced at similar real money machines elsewhere. Which means you can expect to find minimum stakes to vary between $0.10 and $1 and max stakes to vary between $25 and $100.
It’s possible you’ll find a machine with higher stakes, but you won’t know for sure until you create an account and make a deposit.
After the last couple of sections, we were hoping that LuckyNiki did a much better job with their slots. That shouldn’t be that difficult to pull off, either, because of the software providers they work with.
For example, you’ll find slots from the likes of:
- Evolution Gaming
- Skill on Net
- WMS (Williams Interactive)
- Nextgen Gaming
- Amaya (Chartwell)
- Big Time Gaming
- Lightening Box Games
- Blueprint Gaming
A very solid lineup, indeed.
We were relieved to see that – from a 30,000-foot view –their slot section was much better than the rest. There were significantly more slot machines to choose from. LuckyNiki also had many titles we recognized from other casinos.
For example, here are some of the slot machines we found:
- Gonzo’s Quest
- Cleo’s Wish
- Danger High Voltage
- Vikings Go Berserk
- Immortal Romance
- Hansel & Gretel
- Golden Fish Tank
- Valley of the Gods
- Zeus God of Thunder
- Wild Play Super Bet
- Thunder Struck II
- Moby Dick
- Amazon Queen
- Mega Moolah
- The Naked Gun
- Top Cat
- Super Monopoly Money
- A Dragon’s Story
- A While on the Nile
- Easy Slider
- Ozwin’s Jackpots
- King Kong Island of Skull Mtn
- Viking Vanguard
- Ooh Ahh Dracula
- The Invisible Man
- Zombie Bar
- Invaders from Planet Moolah
- Professor Bubbles
- 221b Baker Street
- Frogs ‘N Flies
- Cash Wizard
- Pirate Plunder
- Star Trek Red Alert
- Blood Suckers
- 50 Dragons
Their slots section definitely doesn’t disappoint. There’s plenty more where these come from, too.
Which brings up a good question – where should you start?
We’re fans of licensed slot machines. These are machines that revolve around movies, TV shows, celebrities, pop culture, and more. Game developers get permission from whomever owns the rights to these properties to create slots around them. Often, these rights are exclusive to a handful of developers.
This means you won’t find these games everywhere, which increases the value of LuckyNiki by a little bit.
Here are a few examples of licensed slot machines you’ll find at LuckyNiki:
- The Invisible Man
- Star Trek
- Monopoly on the Money
If you’re a fan of any of these properties, then playing their slots will give you the best of both worlds – them and gambling.
What’s better than that?
If those don’t do it for you, we do have a couple other suggestions:
- Invaders from the Planet Moolah – We played this (or a very similar machine) in Las Vegas. This has cascading wilds, which are always fun.
- 221 B Baker Street – Who doesn’t like Sherlock Holmes?
- Planet of the Apes – A classic series of movies.
- Ted – Based on the funny movie from American Dad and Family Guy creator, Seth McFarlane.
- Mega Moolah – This is a hugely popular progressive slot machine that has paid out millions of dollars in prize winnings. It paid out more than $50 million in 2017 alone.
They also run slots tournaments. It looks like the buy-ins range from $3 to $7. The player pool varies a lot. We saw some tournaments with 25 players, while other tourneys had 250+ players. It’s such a cheap form of entertainment, though. You should check it out regardless.
The bottom line – you simply cannot go wrong with the slots here at LuckyNiki. It’s easily the best part of their casino.
If we had a suggestion, it’d be to add some filters that make it easier to sort their slots. That way you can find something you want to play quickly. As is, you have to browse through their entire list of slots. That can take a long time.
Considering how weak their other sections are, though, we’ll take their slots section however they want to give it to us.
Beggars can’t be choosers.
Live Dealer Games
After their table game and video poker sections, imagine our surprise when we saw that LuckyNiki has a live casino.
Their live dealer games come from a few different software developers including: Evolution Gaming, NetEnt and Extreme Live Gaming.
Here are some of the games you’ll find:
- Common Draw Blackjack
- VIP Blackjack
- Manual Shoe A Blackjack
- Auto Roulette
- VIP Roulette Pro
- French Roulette
- Classic Roulette Deluxe
- Auto Roulette Low Limit
- Golden Ball Roulette
- Sizzling Hot Roulette
- Casino Hold’em
- Baccarat Squeeze Live
- Italian Roulette
- Lucky Lady’s Roulette
- Dolphin’s Roulette
- Super 6
- Casino Admiral
- Reel King Roulette
- Blackjack Italian
- Deutsches Roulette
This list gives you a good idea as to how diverse their live dealer game selection is. The other tables they have are variants of the games above. For example, you’ll find VIP tables, low/high limit tables, tables where you can speak different languages, and more.
Our past experience with NetEnt and Evolution Gaming tables tells us that you’ll have several options for how to play their games. You can chat with the dealers or your tablemates. You’ll also be able to play a few of their games simultaneously.
As for stakes, you can expect limits to be as low as $0.10 to $1, depending on the game, software developer and variant. Roulette tends to be under a dollar, whereas most table games are in the $1 range.
On the high end, you can expect table games to be in the $2,000 to $10,000 range. Roulette players should be able to play as high as $75,000.
LuckyNiki’s live casino is their second strongest section, or first, if you prefer table games. It takes a little bit of the burden off their weak table game section, too. But only if you can find a game/stakes combo that works for you.
The following are details about how to fund your LuckyNiki account and cash out your winnings.
Below is a list of your options.
The minimum deposit is $20. All deposits should clear instantly.
They say on their site they accept PayPal, too. However, that wasn’t an option available to us.
You can cash out using:
- Bank wires
The min cash out is also $20. The max you can cash out is $5,000 per transaction and $10,000 per month. We think limits suck, especially at $2,500 per week. However, it’s not out of the norm by any stretch.
The biggest bummer is that they don’t make an exception (in their terms and conditions) for progressive jackpots. All they say is that wins of $5,000 or more may take longer to payout because they’ll need to verify the win first.
You’ll pay a $10 fee on bank wires, unless you cash out more than $500. In that case, wires are free. They don’t post fees for any other banking method. But they do say that they’ll pass on any fees they have to pay onto you.
Payments will clear anywhere from within seconds to as long as 7 business days. It depends on the banking option you use.
LuckyNiki.co.uk has a couple of offers running. We’re going to go over each one below.IMPORTANT!It looks like their offers change daily. For example, when we viewed their welcome bonus, they said it was only good until the end of the day. This applies to their other offers, as well. We point this out so that you don’t get your hopes up on any specific offer we talk about below.
- Welcome Package – Make a deposit of $10 or more and receive 25 free spins for their Ninja Master slot machine. This has a 30x playthrough on any winnings you receive.
This offer gives us the feeling of ‘meh.’ It’s something, but it pales in comparison to most offers you’ll find elsewhere. This is especially true when they make you playthrough any winnings you receive before you cash them out.
They have additional offers – their daily offers – which change every day. For that reason, it doesn’t make much sense to talk about them here. They won’t be available when you sign up. That said, we will list their offers below, so that you can get an idea of what they typically offer.
Here are the daily promos they were running when we reviewed them:
- Mystery Prize – Sign up and get 100 free spins for one of their slot machines.
- Daily Tournament Prizes – Buy into one of their slot tournaments and you can win free spins and/or a piece of their $100 prize pool.
- Win to Win Again – Play a specific slot (in this case, Ninja Master) and win 50x exactly. Contact support once you accomplish this and you’ll get 25 free spins for another machine.
These aren’t ground shaking offers, but they are something to claim.
We liked how they list how long each promotion will last, as well as how long you had to wait until you could claim the new ones. Each (new) offer had a timer on it so you can see how much longer you had to wait.
We can see this making people feel antsy to get their bonus and play.
- VIP Program – Lucky Nicki has a VIP program, too. They don’t say much about it on their website. What we can tell you is that you’ll receive bonuses every time you move up in levels. You’ll also receive exclusive bonus offers and invites to events.
We sent them an email to ask them more about their program. They got back to us almost 6 days later with some information. Here’s what we found out:
You’ll receive 1 point for every $20 to $160 you wager. It depends on the game and how high or low its house edge is.
Your points will determine your VIP tier. There are 6 tiers in all.
- Red Diamond
You’ll earn extra incentives the further up the VIP ladder you climb. For example, you can receive perks like this.
- A level up bonus
- A bonus for maintaining your current level
- Special monthly bonus offers
- High deposit limits
- Faster cash outs
- A birthday bonus
It’s a pretty standard VIP program.
That said, one thing we noticed is how few perks are available to the bottom 2 tiers. You need to aim for at least Gold if you want to earn anything special. Their VIP scheme is heavily weighted towards the middle and top.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, if you know you’re not going to spend $20,000 per month – the minimum you need to spend to reach the Gold level – you might not want to include their VIP program into your final decision.
LuckyNiki has an instant play mobile casino. This means you’ll access their casino and play their games from your mobile web browser. There’s no app to download.
The main casino page is a little busy, between their “about us” videos and list of daily promotions. Their navigation is easy to find, though.
The game pages are laid out well, too. Though, like their desktop casino, we think they could use a couple additional filters in their slots section.
There are just far too many games to sort through, especially on a phone or tablet.
On the bright side, it looks like most, if not all the games on their main casino are available on mobile. Once you know what you like to play, it’ll make sense to favorite it so that you can easily find it later from your phone.
LuckyNiki doesn’t say anything about what devices are supported. We know they use Flash for their games, though.
Based on our experience, Android and Apple users should have no problem here. There’s a good chance that Windows users can play here, too.
You can contact LuckyNiki.co.uk using:
PHONE: 0203 150 2541EMAIL: email@example.comLIVE CHAT
It’s great and, sort of surprising, that they offer phone support. It’s not something you see often, so here’s a virtual high five to LuckyNiki.
We shipped them an email to ask them a couple questions for this review. We received their first response in about 16 hours. This isn’t bad, but it’s not great, either.
What’s worse is that they wanted our account information to help us out. We only asked about their offers, which should’ve been doable without needing additional details. This forced us to reply and wait longer to get a response.
They responded about a day later with the response they’ve should’ve sent the first time around.
Then we sent a second email to ask about their VIP program. It took them almost 6 days to get back to us.
That’s a HUGE mark against them.
Conclusion – LuckyNiki.co.uk
We’re sort of torn here.
There are a few things LuckyNiki does well. They have a different look than you’ll find at any other casino. We can’t think of another one offhand that uses anime.
They also have a strong slots and live dealer section. These two are LuckyNiki’s best qualities. There are plenty of high quality games to choose from.
We also like their daily offers. They keep you wondering what the offers will be from day to day. It gives you incentive to come back.
That all said, there were many things we didn’t like about LuckyNiki.co.uk. In no particular order, here they are:
- We found several broken graphics on their casino. This gives you the impression that it’s not maintained well or often.
- Their website felt buggy.
- We struggled to create an account.
- Even after creating an account and giving them our details, such as our address and phone number, they repeatedly asked us to give them this information again. This doesn’t exactly instill confidence that your information is safe.
- Their table games and video poker sections are subpar.
- Their offers are weak.
- It took them 5+ days to respond to one of our emails.
We could keep going, but you get the point.They’re not a bad casino, but they have lots of room for improvement. Which is why we wouldn’t recommend making LuckyNiki.co.uk your first choice for where to gamble online.