There's a robot waiting to greet you at X1 Casino, and if we reveal that the site has an outer space look and feel to it, you might guess there'll be some aliens involved too. But you'll marvel at the appearance of the site, along with planets and spaceman beyond, and that's only the beginning of the experience waiting for you at X1 Casino. Shall we check it out to see what else might be there?
The casino reveals its series of software developers early
Yes, once you check out the categories in the casino, you'll spot a providers area over to the right of the page. That arrow to the side of it reveals the impressive list of developers on offer, and it includes Betsoft, Play'n Go, Red Tiger Gaming, Spinomenal, and many others. So, you can choose to see only those games from a named developer if you wish. You can even choose two or three and make them all appear at once.
The lobby gives you access to all the games as default
This is handy to know as it means you can see everything when you first arrive. However, there are so many games to check out, narrowing the field a little can help you navigate the giant X1 Casino website.
The orange button leads you to the form to join the casino
You'll know the drill, we're sure… just complete the form with accurate details and you'll soon have an account set up and ready to use.
Make sure you check their signup restrictions first though
Casinos always provide restrictions on who can join, and this casino is no different in that respect. The terms and conditions lead us to the necessary info as usual. The terms state that you must be aged 18 or over, although you should be older than the minimum age where you live. You must also be able to find your country in the list on the registration page. Be aware, too that NetEnt slots are not available everywhere, and examples of this rule are given in the terms and conditions. The country area of the signup form does not appear until after the first step, so check with live chat to see whether you can join first if you don't want to add your details.
Does X1 Casino offer all the casino games you might want to play?
It does offer a lot, yes, including categories for jackpot games, Megaways slots, and even games that allow you to buy your way into the bonus feature. With a good array of categories to explore, it's simpler to find a game you'll like at X1 than it might be at some other casinos.
What about playing some slots?
You've surely got lots of those to dip into. When you reach this area of the X1 Casino, you can see the game provider name underneath. This is useful if you know you shouldn't play NetEnt games in your location, for instance. We found lots of sensational slots to try, with more cropping up all the time, too.
Is it possible to try some of their games for free first?
Yes, you'll see a message inviting you to play for fun if this is the case. You won't always find this possibility available, but mostly it is. You can then load that version of the game to learn more about it.
Paid games are then much simpler to find if they suit your playing style
It allows you to decide on the right games to play as well, something that is crucial if you want your budget to go as far as possible. Don't dive straight into the first slot you see - look around and get some ideas before pressing ahead.
The new area has more than just slot games on offer
You'll see some other games cropping up there occasionally as well, depending on which developers decide to release other titles along the way. It's certainly worth noting.
Have you spotted the promotions area yet?
As one of just three sections to visit from the top of the site, it's simple to reach it. You can expect it to take a while to read about all the available deals though - they've got lots of them to check out. Every day looks like a busy day in the promo area.
Tournaments are possible too
There's no area reserved for these, but the last thing we saw on the promotions page was news of a tournament from GameArt - another of the developers on offer at the casino. This could mean all future tournaments appear there as well.
We didn't see news of casino winners anywhere
We did find out about plenty of jackpot games to play though, by visiting the relevant part of the lobby. You won't see the jackpot amount on offer until you go into the game, but it's thrilling to know they're there.
What about comp points?
There didn't appear to be any evidence for these - no page devoted to a VIP program and no chance of seeing any in the promotions area either.
Mobile and app potential for X1 Casino
With no sign of an app to download for any device, you can expect to see a website that looks impressive no matter how you view it. So, sign up for an account and then decide how you're going to play. Switch from a computer to a smartphone or tablet whenever you like.
You can play the demo titles without registration
This helps you experiment and try plenty of the available games, although the ones that do not offer demos are out of bounds until you become a member.
Does X1 Casino offer an instant play format?
Yes, all the games work in a browser with nothing else to download.
Affiliate info is absent
Having searched all corners of the site to help us write this report, we discovered there was no sign of an affiliate program anywhere. This could be something they add later, though.
No room for sportsbook action at X1
This is purely a casino and that's how we like it, since it packs a lot in. Once you've been there for a few minutes, you'll forget about any thought of a sportsbook.
No forum or blog features included
Few casinos take this route, so it wasn't a major surprise to miss out here.
Land in the live casino to try some real dealer games
You'll see the live casino area in the menu, and once inside, you'll spot the Evolution Gaming logo next to lots of their games. You can expect far more than just blackjack and baccarat here, with those roulette tables not far from reach too. There's Texas Hold 'Em, Crazy Time, and even some dice games to check out.
Making deposits at X1 Casino
The casino has over a dozen deposit methods to sort through on their payment methods page. Everything is well laid out, with minimum deposit amounts available for each one. If that column shows a zero, it means you cannot use that method for depositing.
Find out about making a withdrawal on the same page
The minimum withdrawal amount will either show a zero, in which case you cannot withdraw that way, or a low minimum if you can.
Does Bitcoin appear among the possibilities?
No, there is nothing to suggest any virtual currencies are listed at X1 Casino.
Help begins when you go to the FAQ page
The site provides a detailed FAQ covering several notable areas, including VIP and account areas. Customer service is another topic to note, and this confirms that you can use online chat if you want to. This appears in the bottom right corner, as it always seems to, with a few fields to complete before you begin the chat.