The Yako Casino Journey
Established in 2015, Yako Casino has provided a stable and entertaining gaming experience over the last five years. The name Yako is derived from the Swahili word ‘your’, which translates to Your Casino, which definitely makes clients feel as if they belong. The driving force of the casino is to provide players with superior gaming experience, and this is done by ensuring that clients are provided by games developed by some of the top developers in the industry.
The site is known for its reliability and fun-filled atmosphere, which is as clear as the sky is blue, the entire casino oozes humour, with their funny marketing and quirky way of labelling various topics in the FAQ section of the website. Due to the vast jurisdiction of their licenses, most players from all corners of the globe are permitted to join the casino; however, it should be within the confines of the region’s laws.
The casino belongs to L&L Europe Ltd, which also owns 12 additional casinos; this should provide players with some assurance that they’re in good hands when it comes to how the casino operates.
Casino Design & Interface
As soon as you land on the home page, the first thing that catches your eye is the carnivalesque violet and yellow colour scheme, which is perfect for this casino and what it represents. The playful nature of Yako Casino can be captured without having to read a thing.
Looking at the layout of the thumbnails, icons, and menus, what we found to be very impressive is how the site is able to adapt to being minimized and stretched. Usually, some casinos would overlook this simple yet important feature, as their sites would implode as the window is resized.
The rest of the page is filled with games from each category. The site is very easy to navigate, even when the browser window has been minimized, and we find it to be quite a user-friendly platform.
Yako Casino on Mobile
Yako Casino has been designed in such a way that it’s able to adapt to most platforms, such as tablets and smartphones. All players need is a stable internet connection, a good web browser, such as Chrome (Android) and Safari (iOS), and they’ll be able to pick up where they had left off in a seamless transition between platforms. There is no application that’s needed to be downloaded, so that means that there’s no need to register again.
Safeness and Security
Safety and security are an integral part of any online casino, as players need to be protected from external elements which have malicious intentions to either steal data or money. Yako Casino has protected its website with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption, which is technically unbreakable. What this does is it takes private information and turns it into information that can’t be read by distorting it.
Players should have no worries about the legitimacy of the casino as it falls under the jurisdiction of two of the most stringent authorities in the world, the Malta Gaming Authority and UK Gambling Commission, both of which have implemented standards which the casino has to uphold if it wishes to retain its license or run the risk of being shut down.
Third-party testing agencies are also tossed into the mix. Agencies such as iTech Labs test the fairness of the games provided by the casino. This ensures that every game you play is completely random, the results of each audit can be found on the website of the testing agency.
Yako Casino Games Selection
When it comes to the game selection, Yako Casino doesn’t disappoint, as they have covered almost, if not, everything. The games are listed under their respective categories and are very easy to find, especially if you know the name, then you can search for it via the search function. Games are provided by Microgaming, NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Bally, IGT (WagerWorks), WMS, NextGen Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, Barcrest Games, Novomatic, and Thunderkick.
Slots are the bread and butter of an online casino as it is what most new players feel comfortable playing due to their simplicity and colourful nature. The slots are of exceptional quality and have titles such as Sausage Party, Rick and Morty Megaways, and Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead.
For those seeking a bigger thrill, the live casino would be a great place to start with multiple variations of Blackjack and Roulette, a similar setup is found in the table games category, with a few additions such as Three Card Poker Shufflemaster and Vegas Single Deck Blackjack. Video slots are available and a multitude of great titles such as Jurassic World and Ghostly Towers, as well as jackpot games which feature the popular Mega Moolah games.
There are quite a few video poker titles such as Jacks or Better Poker, Deuces Wild Poker, and Double Double Bonus Poker. Within the ‘other’ category, you’ll find games like Germinator, Big Break, and Bubble Bonanza.
Deposits can be done via Bank Transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Entropay, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Skrill, EcoPayz, PayPal, iDebit, Sofort Banking,andZimpler all of which are usually instant. There is no cost to make a deposit; however, there will be a minimum deposit limit which varies per currency.
Withdrawals at Yako Casino
When making a withdrawal there are a few things you’d have to keep in mind, the withdrawal time and the cost of the withdrawal. It’s generally best to select a method which allows both deposit and withdrawals, such as Bank Transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill andTrustly. The time it takes for the withdrawal to process depends on the method used, with e-wallets being the fastest from 0 to 3 business days and bank transfers, debit, and credit cards may take up to 6 business days to process.
Yako Casino is one of the rare casinos which has been executed exceptionally well, despite its ridiculous theme. However, the ridiculousness of the site shouldn’t fool players into thinking that this is just another run-of-the-mill casino as they take their clientele very seriously.
There are a few flaws which as the lack of diversity with table games, but this shouldn’t discourage new players from joining what could be one of the more entertaining casinos around. We love that it hasn’t conformed to the overdone black and white, suit and tie theme that most online casinos opt for.