No human has ever been on the fourth planet of our Solar system, except for Matthew Damon and some characters from Hollywood heavy-hitting blockbusters. Australians who want to be among the first to set their foot on Mars are invited to the same-name online casino that is imbued with the look and feel of the Red Planet. The space journey will be exciting and not at all boring because the casino has over 1300 games from 15+ providers, a saturated bonus program, tournaments, a VIP program for loyal astronauts and dozens of jackpot games. Mars is a no-download legal casino accessible straight via a web browser.
To say the least, it is unusual to see Mars exploration as a central theme in any online casino yet creative masterminds of the gambling site fitted this unique theme into the visual design, making it look seamless. Slot machines standing on the red sands of the deserted planet, a cosmonaut in a spacesuit playing roulette on Mars, aliens drifting around the planet – all of these startles at first but as time passes, it comes to be perceived as a matter of course. Anyway, the visual design and the entire cosmic theme materialized in the online casino deserves high praise.
Payment options: Bitcoin and fiat money
Mars is one of a few online casinos to deal with bitcoins and other popular cryptocurrencies (ethers, litecoins, Dogecoin) for Australian users. Fiat money deposits are also accepted via credit and debit cards (VISA, MasterCard), electronic wallets (Neteller, Skrill), wire transfer and a few prepaid vouchers (paysafecard). Limits per transactions are suitable for low rollers because the minimum amount for deposit is $10. Most payment methods have fees but they are imposed by operators themselves, not the online casino. Bitcoin transactions are free of charge, except for cases that a user pays a fee voluntarily to prioritize confirmation of the trade.
The withdrawal limit is low, at $5000 per month (or in bitcoin equivalent). Before creating a request to withdraw money, the user has to make sure to have wagered at least three times the size of the last deposit, otherwise the withdrawal request would not be processed. Depending on the method, the min amount also varies, for example, $10 is the min cashout for VISA and Litecoin; $20 for paysafecard and BTC0.0005 for bitcoins. Know Your Customer procedures are normally performed on the first withdrawal and on withdrawing $1000 or higher.
Online pokies and progressive jackpots in Mars Casino
The casino hosts games from Quickfire, Amatic, Betsoft, BGaming, Booming, Platipus, Yggdrasil, Thunderkick, Play’n’Go, Habanero, Gameart and other providers. This diversity results in a huge number of video pokies offered for the AU market. The lobby conveniently contains just a small portion of games by default. For a full list of games, a user needs to click More Games under the list several times. The default representation can be further refined to a single provider by clicking on the related name. For example, choosing Pragmatic will hide all games except for those part of the Pragmatic platform. When moving a cursor over a game icon, two play options become visible, for real money and for fun – the former requires sign up, as one can guess.
It may take hours or days to try all pokies offered in Mars Casino because the list is too extensive and lacks sorting options. If one would like to play say classic pokies with three reels, he should apply effort to locate them inside the Slots category, which contains ALL pokies, regardless of the reel layout and other features. Anyway, this small inconvenience is offset by the abundance of providers and pokies.
The Jackpot tab is laden with iconic and less-known progressive pokies such as It Came from Venus, Mega Gems, Charms & Clovers, Greedy Goblins and Legend of the Nile (progressive games from Betsoft are in place only). Pokies from that vendor are famous for million-worth jackpots and interesting gameplay that will cater for everyone, not only jackpot fans.
Variety of table games in Mars Casino
At least 10 blackjack variants are offered in the online casino. Generosity of the game content leads to availability of numerous blackjack versions. Along with classic tables, there are some rare tables such as Blackjack Surrender (The Surrender option is rare these days), 3-Hand Blackjack (an Australian user can play with three initial hands at a time), Super 7 (blackjack with a side bet), European and American blackjack. The same stunning variety is created for roulette fans: American, European and French roulette from a couple of providers is a good reason to visit Mars Casino and give it a spin. Unfortunately for Australian users, live casino tables are excluded from the online casino offer.
Mars Mobile casino: Enjoy 1000+ best titles
There is a dedicated, subdomain-based mobile site with the same cosmic theme and lots of other features. User-friendly and easy-to-use, the mobile casino offers almost the same functionalities as its desktop peer. A user can sign up (and log in) into the mobile casino, claim and wager bonuses, create deposit and withdrawal transactions and perform other activities in a comfortable casino environment.
Welcome package with 3 bonuses
The three welcome bonuses are credited automatically one by one, on placing $20 on the account. The max bonus amount is $100 for each bonus, and it should be wagered x40 times. On top of the first deposit deal, a user is granted 50 free spins (25 + 25 for two days) on BGaming pokies. A bet size cannot be higher than $5 per spin when playing a bonus through.
Reload bonuses, free spins and cashback
On Mondays, users who deposit $20 get a 50% reload bonus up to $50 (BTC0.006). The bonus must be wagered x40 times before it can be withdrawn (this is a non-sticky bonus).
Australian players who deposit frequently into the online casino can split their transfers into three installments to qualify for 25 Martian Free Spins, which are granted on each third deposit of a day. Free spin winnings are wagered with a x40 playthrough.
The cashback policy differs from similar offers in other casinos. Cashback is awarded to players who have placed deposits every day for 4 days in a row. It does not matter whether the deposited money was lost on betting or not, a 15% cashback is granted anyway. The bonus amount is subject to the same x40 WR as most Mars bonuses.
As of this writing, the casino features one regular tournament that runs every week. Players are enrolled automatically when placing real-money bets on any pokie and a bet size should be equal to or exceed $1 (BTC0.00015) to contribute towards the tourney progress. The ranking system is based on bet amounts, so AU users who put more money into play are going to be in the top 10 list. Having a x40 WR, prizes vary between $10 and $50.
If to assign points to major casino aspects, Mars Casino would get 9 of 10 for the game content and 6 of 10 for the bonus system. The mobile casino operates smoothly with no issues detected. As is said in the review, the visual representation of the game list could have been better but the vast game library can eke out some minor pitfalls. The online casino is definitely recommended to Australian gamblers who love pokies.