Lapalingo – Intro
Although quite the newbie, this casino has worked hard and well to become a respected name with players in a very short time, and the reasons are various. Lapalingo is known for bringing its winning formula to the table – hundreds of slots, some great promotions, a great selection of other casino games and an excellent level of security. Add them all together, and you’re in for some seriously superb gambling. The casino targets mainly the European market, especially German, Finnish, Polish and Norwegian players and the downside is that there is a seriously long list of forbidden countries. Players from the UK, the USA, France, Belgium and Denmark are not accepted, but to check the entire list and make sure your country is not on the blacklist, head over to Lapalingo’s Terms & Conditions page.
Owned by Rabbit Entertainment Ltd., this casino entices you to give it a spin as soon as you land in the lobby – the clean, white interface pops to life with myriad slots and interactive features. The first impressions promise a stress-free, fun session. In this online casino review, we will be seeing whether Lapalingo keeps the promise throughout.
Lapalingo – Casino Bonuses
- Great Welcome Bonus
- Special lotteries with prizes
- Myriad promotions for returning players
Here’s some great news for all those who love nothing better than to jump all in with a good bonus. Lapalingo loves bonuses too, so much so that it is impossible to escape the myriad promotions they keep throwing at the players. For starters, new players get both a No Deposit Bonus AND a Match Deposit Bonus. But it’s not just about the Welcome Bonus, either, as there’s an entire section on the website dedicated to telling us exactly what every player wants to know. Which is, how we can get more bang for our buck with the promotions at hand. There are lotteries, money drops, slots specials, prize pools, weekly wins and more. Clearly, Lapalingo is the sort of casino that believes in taking no prisoners when it comes to making the entire gambling experience fun. All running promotions can be easily accessed via the Casino Bonuses menu on the top right of your screen, but it’s way more fun to scroll through the brightly-coloured interactive tab that’s right on the landing page.
Lapalingo – No Deposit Bonus
Lapalingo really goes to town in terms of welcoming new players and is one of those casinos that will actually give you free money to play with if you're new to the site. Their current No Deposit bonus is of €10, which is a nice touch considering that you don't actually need to do anything to get this free money, apart from register and play. As soon as you register and you input your phone number, Lapalingo will send you a Bonus Code directly to your phone by SMS. Input this code through the ‘My Profile' page, and your account will be automatically credited with €10. The bonus comes with a 75X wagering requirement.
Lapalingo – Welcome Bonus for European players
Clearly, Lapalingo believes in making a strong first impression, and new players are welcomed with Deposit Match Bonus of 100% up to €500 plus 20 Free Spins. A generous ‘pleased to meet you’ gesture, if there ever was one. You will need to make a minimum deposit of €10 to qualify, and enter the Bonus Code ‘WELCOME’, and the money will be immediately added to your account. Both bonus and deposit carry a 35X Wagering Requirement, which is considerably high. However, given the generosity of the offer, I found this requirement to be reasonable. The max bet allowed while playing the Welcome Bonus is active is of €5 per bet/game round or €0.50 per bet line. The 20 Free Spins are allocated on Starburst, but you can only use them after you have wagered your Bonus money.
This is also a good time to remember that Lapalingo sadly carries a very long list of restricted countries, and that you will not be eligible for the bonus if you’re playing from one of these countries. Do visit the Terms & Conditions page.
Lapalingo – Welcome Bonus for Finland
Here’s the deal: Finnish players do get the same deal as above, but with some differences in the detail. Lapalingo offers a Deposit match Bonus of 100% up to €500 plus 20 Free Spins on Starburst, against a minimum deposit of €10. You will need to use the Bonus Code ‘WELCOMEFI’ and you’re good to go. However, the Wagering Requirement for both bonus and deposit goes up to 50X in this case, and the max bet when the bonus is active is of €2 per bet/game or €0.50 per payline.
Lapalingo – Other promotions
Lapalingo likes to spice things up quite a bit, so even when you’re just looking for a spot of slot spinning, expect the unexpected, with promotions on specific games, themed competitions and more. I myself took a particular shine to a slots-themed promotion that was running recently. Take a bunch of Egyptian themed slots, add Lapalingo to the mix and what do you get? A Race in Egypt – a promotion held together with Pragmatic Play that upped the wow factor of these games to considerable effect. To put it simply, playing a minimum of 10 rounds with a minimum bet of €0.50 on participating slots qualified me for a spot on the leaderboard, with cash prizes given to the top performers. Was I one of them? This time no, but I sure did have fun trying!
You get the gist of what Lapalingo is trying to do here, and it’s not only with this promotion. The casino keeps it fresh, with a series of ever-changing offers. To give another example, every week Lapalino pics a Slot of the Week and injects some extra fun into it with cash prizes or special offers. These can be anything from free spins to a No Deposit cash bonus, so the promotions tend to be quite good. The casino also holds regular tournaments and special VIP promotions.
Lapalingo – Loyalty program/VIP program
Lapalingo rewards returning players with a variety of promotions, and word among us casino charmers is that an official loyalty program with some super perks is fast on its way. There is also an existing club for VIP Players, but there is zero information available about it. This is probably because membership is only by personal invitation of the casino, so presumably, the information would be forthcoming with the invitation. I still admit to finding this lack of information – which appears to be a widespread practice among online casinos – rather annoying. I mean, I’d like to know what I’m missing out on thank you. #FOMO all the way.
But those who do receive the invitation clearly also get their own special promotions, as a quick look at the Promotions tab reveals, with a VIP monthly promotion that is available on to those who receive a personal invitation via email from the casino. The promotion is based on a points system, which are then exchangeable for prizes. Yup, the FOMO is real.
Lapalingo– Available Casino Games
Lapalingo is a definite winner in terms of game variety. Games are powered by all the major providers, from NetEnt to Play ‘n Go, MicroGaming, Gamomat and more. You can play popular titles like Gonzo’s Quest, Bloodsuckers, Thunderstruck, Fishin’ Frenzy, Book of Aztec and more to your heart’s content. There’s a good selection of Progressive Jackpots like Mega Moolah and Who Wants to be a Millionaire; these can only be played with real money.
The Lapalingo casino lobby is a wonderful place, easy to navigate, to search for your favourite game, and also to discover new ones thanks to the ‘Top’ and ‘New’ spots. I particularly enjoy the real-time updates telling me who’s just won on the slots. Very motivational.
There’s also a Sportsbook section if you’re that way inclined.
Lapalingo – Live Casino
Despite not being a mass market casino, Lapalingo delivers a satisfyingly good selection of Live Casino games. There are dedicated Evolution Gaming and NetEnt tables, so with these names you know that you’re in good hands. The selection may not be as huge as with bigger casinos, but there is enough to intrigue and to keep you there with a total of six tables that include Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat variants. The only money wheel game available is Dream Catcher and there are no poker tables at all. So, if you’re one of those super-keen live table jockeys than you may find that a short stop here is enough. For the rest of us, there’s enough to keep us at the table.
Lapalingo – Mobile
Lapalingo is one of those casinos that allow you to enjoy its games on the go with zero hassle. Using a software that allows instant play, you can simply log in in the usual manner off your favourite mobile device and hit the slots, the live games, keno or whatever you fancy on the day. No download is needed, and the site is very well-optimised so – all things being equal and you have a good connection – there will be no glitches while you’re courting Lady Luck.
Lapalingo – Payment and Withdrawal Methods
Lapalingo continues with its streak of efficiency by offering a very good range of payment methods. If you prefer to use payment cards, the casino accepts Visa and Mastercard, and there are also various e-Wallet options that include the ever-popular ones like Skrill, Neteller, Trustly, Ecopayz and Sofort. Trustpay and Paysafecard are also accepted, so you really should have no issues finding your preferred method of money transfer.
Withdrawals can be done via Trustly, Visa, Mastercard, Ecopayz, NEteller and Skrill. You can also request a direct transfer to your bank account, as long as this is done in Euros, which is the only accepted currency. All methods carry a minimum withdrawal of €10, and the timeframe for payment depends on the method chosen. The average waiting time appears to be a 1 to 2-day period, unless you’re requesting a direct bank transfer which can take up to 4 days. The withdrawal limit is very high – €50,000 per user per week, excluding progressive jackpots.
Lapalingo – Customer Support
Encountered a snag? Start with the FAQ section clearly marked at the bottom of the webpage; it is very comprehensive and you will probably find what you’re after. If still no go, there are no live chat services but you can still get in touch with customer support either by using the contact form on the page itself or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in English, German, Finnish, Polish or Norwegian. Currently, customer support is only available between 9am and 11pm GMT, but there are plans to increase it to a 24 on 7 service.
Lapalingo and Responsible Gambling
Lapalingo wastes no time informing you that gambling should be there as a means of entertainment and nothing more. And they are right, of course. The casino has a fully-fledged Responsible Gambling section, with some useful and to-the-point tips about how you can identify whether you have a problem and how you can go about solving it by controlling your gambling. The site refers players who may need additional help to Gamcare, Gamble Aware, GambleTherapy and Gamblers Anonymous, but also offers various means by which a player can choose to self-impose limits on the amount of money or time spent at Lapalingo.
Players can suspend their account temporarily or even permanently though the Limits section and the Player Protection Area in their account. You can also ask a customer support representative to do this for you. However, if you believe that exercising better control on your spending is a better way to tackle the issue, you may also opt to place limits on your bets, losses or even on the time you spend on the site in any one session. This may be done from the Limits page, which also includes the option of an automatic hourly Reality Check reminder.
Lapalingo – Ownership and licence
Lapalingo is owned by Rabbit Entertainment Ltd, which also operates the popular Lord Lucky Casino. Lapalingo was granted is license in 2018 under the Maltese jurisdiction, one of the most reliable in the industry, and operates on the United Remote platform. The latter is known for combining high security features with very advanced technology to bring the player a user-friendly gaming system. A Malta Gaming Authority license combined with a United Remote platform should be enough to set your mind at rest that your money is in safe hands.
For those of you who like to keep an eye on the security features, Lapalingo uses SSL/TSL encrypting, which you will know from the usual ‘https’ or closed lock symbol in the URL. The systems themselves come with an authentication control that requires user registration, and it’s only once the new user email is confirmed that a new account is created. Those of you who obsess with anonymity may not like it, but it’s a very trustworthy Know Your Customer technique that protects both the casino and other players from money-laundering and fraud. The server itself is protected by soft and hard firewalls.
Lapalingo – The Verdict
Does Lapalingo keep its promise to “deliver the best that the online casino market has to offer”? In today’s world of new casino sites, awarding the title of “best” is impossible – but it is indeed possible to acknowledge that Lapalingo is having a very good go at making good on our dreams and hopes. The way the casino describes its services is “exclusive bettertainment”. Well, I was certainly bettertained and I have no hesitation coming back from a couple of spins. I have always had a soft spot for Lapalingo’s sibling, Lord Lucky, and I see no reason not to extend the thumbs up to this newest addition in the family.