Game Experience: 7/10
Bonus & Offers: 7.4/10
Support & Payments: 8.6/10
Pixel.bet is without a doubt an esports operator at heart but in between your betting on CS:GO or League of Legends, their live casino offering is definitely worth a try too. Games from the industry’s leading provider, swift deposits and withdrawals made possible by their no account casino concept and polite customer support make this up-and-comer worth your time. The dedication of this small team coupled with the drive of their parent company will undoubtedly see them soar to new heights.
This casino was initially reviewed in November 2018.
Pixel.bet Casino Quick Facts
|Selection||Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Poker, Other card games, Game show|
|Live casino promotions||No|
|Payment methods||Skrill, Trustly, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Bank transfer, Neteller|
|Customer support||09:00 – 23:00, Mon-Sun|
|Compatibility||Desktop, Tablet, Mobile|
|Mobile apps||Not Available|
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Pixel.bet live casino is powered by Evolution Gaming meaning that there are currently numerous live roulette, blackjack, baccarat and other card games to choose from. Although it’s only natural to partner with such a leading software supplier, we’ve heard rumours that they’re looking to broaden their selection of casino games providers to include ones seldom found elsewhere. We do hope these rumblings are true as their no account means of depositing is quickly becoming our preferred way of upping our balance – more on this later.
Back on the Live Casino section of the Pixel.bet website, you’ll find dealer games beneath a heading of the same name in the usual game tile structure. Unfortunately, this area still seems to be in its infancy as each tile is simply an image from the game provider without any indication to the surface’s minimum or maximum bets and real-time information such as the number of available seats in blackjack or the latest roulette numbers. We anticipate that such features will be added in the foreseeable future, especially since this esports operator is part of the game tech company, LeoVegas.
As you’ll continue to see throughout the rest of this Pixel.bet review, no account casinos aren’t for the bonus hunters, they’re for players who want to play with no-fuss. Still, there are Pixel.bet casino bonuses available to registered customers that vary depending on the country you sign up from. At the time of writing, the main Pixel.bet promotion that we found on site was a weekly leaderboard competition that was only valid for esports bets which is understandable as it’s more than likely that their main customer base is made up of esports bettors. However, as their casino product gains traction, we look forward to seeing frequent Pixel.bet bonuses for live casino and slots alike.
The leaderboard competition could be seen as the only form of Pixel.bet VIP programme available on their site. It works on the basis that every €1/10 SEK wagered on esports equates to 1 point on the weekly leaderboard where players are rewarded up to €50/500 SEK. In this way, their loyalty scheme follows the convention set by online casinos that came before it, but again limits its appreciation of frequent play to those who exclusively bet on esports. That being said, we’re aware that their casino is barely a few months old and can appreciate that their loyalty team would need to build a view of their casino player base before establishing a suitable VIP programme. Hopefully it’s on the cards for 2019.
Pixel.bet online casino adopts varying shades of purple as its main colour. The hues vary between different parts of the site and suit this young brand to a T. The main navigation bar leads you to three main sections of the site – esports, casino and leaderboard – with access to further pages tucked away in the footer. So, what does each page look like and is there anything worth noting about its finer details? We sat with our Dell laptops and pulled out our OnePlus phone to take a closer look. Note, that for the purpose of this Pixel.bet review, we’ll focus on the casino and account pages.
Image source: pixel.bet, January 2019
In case you were curious, Pixel.bet esports’ section of the site follows a clean, well-structured layout that very much suits its parent company’s game tech ideals, instead of an Excel-sheet look, but the Casino page is our main area of interest. As casino takes a backseat to esports, their casino section wasn’t given the same love as that of other operators. As we mentioned above, the page layout follows the same commonplace grid-like structure, however, the Live Casino area is especially lacking visual elements that really make it tick. Examples include useful, live information on the game tiles such as available seats, hot and cold numbers, the minimum and maximum bet values, opening times and perhaps some general, brief game descriptions too. In short, the basics are there, we’d simply like to see them build on them. Other areas of the site such as the Deposits, Transactions and Responsible Gaming page are a perfect reflection of their brand ethos too. Each one is clean, free of excess clutter and was designed to be as straightforward to use as possible, only requiring minimum input or exertion from the user – just as it should be.
Pixel.bet mobile casino is a carbon copy of their desktop site. All its elements have been scaled down to fit smaller smartphone screens but the similarities are apparent. The pillars of the brand precede the casino games tiles, causing it to take longer to reach the product you’d like to. We hope to see a redesign of that aspect in the near future. Text-heavy pages such as their FAQ could do with a mobile remodel to by adding collapsible sections as other operators do.
Technology and functionality Pixel.bet describes itself as offering the ”smoothest esportsbook” and a ”pixel perfect customer experience” but does its technology back that up? And if so, how? We picked up those same devices again to assess this aspect.
One thing we noticed right off the bat is that despite the very different layout of, and elements to, the casino and esports pages, going between the two via the Nav bar we mentioned earlier is seamless and incredibly fast. Once on the Casino page, there are groupings for the different types of games – say slots, progressive jackpots and table games – but these aren’t shown as subcategories on the main menu. It may be a minor inconvenience to some but it can be tedious to have to scroll down to find the section you’re looking for. Other than that, as everything is laid out where you’d expect to find it, navigating the site is incredibly intuitive and, as we touched on earlier, fast too.
Similarly, the mobile version of Pixel.bet works in the same way as its PC counterpart. Browsing the site is instinctive via the Hamburger menu that leads to all the major parts of the site. Something we didn’t touch upon earlier that’s especially good to have on mobile is the ability to access your last played games in one place. This is device and browser specific but works for both Bank ID and non-Bank ID customers.
Pixel.bet is primarily a no account casino, and if you’re new to the concept of being able to deposit without creating an account, we’ve got an entire article on the A to Z of no account casinos, so start there. This feature is only available in Sweden and Finland, and means that your account is verified through your BankID instead of verification documents. It’s just as safe and secure but saves more than half the time of verifying your account manually.
Alternatively, traditional Pixel.bet deposits can be made via the green Deposit tab. Once you press or tap it, a smaller iFrame window will appear with the options you can choose to pay with. These payment methods are listed in the table above but may vary depending on the location you’re playing from. Likewise, Pixel.bet withdrawal requests are made from the Withdrawals tab behind your account name.
Pixel.bet live chat is accessible via the red Contact Support icon within the page footer and you’re able to allow push notifications once you’re connected. At the moment, English and Swedish-speaking agents are reachable daily between 09.00 and 23.00 through instant chat and email. The individual we spoke with – who was timely and courteous in his replies – advised that this operator plans to make support available 24/7 in the coming months, which we were happy to hear. There’s also a thorough FAQ page which covers the most commonly asked questions. For such a new casino, we’re certainly impressed with how they’re handling their customer support efforts, and only expect to see great things down the line.
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Pixel.bet is jointly operated by Pixel Digital LTD Malta and Pixel Gaming Group B.V., both of which have a Curaçao egaming licence. Their website is SSL-encrypted to ensure all sensitive customer data is stored securely and all payment transactions are processed by Pixel Digital LTD Malta. While other operators tend to be more transparent with their association to game testing agencies such as eCOGRA, you can rest assured that every game on their site was tested thoroughly by relevant agencies ahead of their launch.
Pixel.bet responsible gaming tools are accessible from the Limits & Exclusions tab. From there you can easily toggle the limit you’d like to set on your account in a few quick swipes. We were especially pleased to see more than only a deposit limit available as many no account casinos don’t go above and beyond with respect to responsible gambling. In addition, the reality check toggle is automatically set to every 60 minutesupon creation of your account which can be set to more frequent intervals if you prefer. All in all, they succeed in making such a crucial part of their site as uncomplicated for Pixel.bet players as possible.
What do you think of Pixel.bet? Would you like to add anything based on your own experience there? If so, send us a quick message with your points at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can but until then see how the Pixel.bet facts listed at the beginning compare to those of other casinos ahead of signing up anywhere.
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