Lucky Nugget Casino

Lucky Nugget Casino is one of the oldest online casinos around. It opened its virtual doors in 1998 and has been powered by Microgaming ever since. This tailor-made casino is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, endorsed by eCOGRA, and is part of the Bayton Limited. Does a Microgaming only casino have all that it takes to keep players enthralled? We’re here to find out.

at a glance

  • Bonus

  • Number of Game

    250+

  • Mobile Casino

    Android , Iphone

  • Payment method

Lucky Nugget Casino rating

Games and Software

Microgaming fans, prepare yourselves: Lucky Nugget Casino is a purely Microgaming powered online gaming site. No other software providers to be seen anywhere on the virtual horizon. Instead, enjoy every Microgaming title you can image, no interruptions, no distractions.

However, just because this site is based off of one software provider, doesn’t mean the games selection falls short. We’re talking all-time top software provider, Microgaming, after all – this site has great potential and they aim to fulfill it. Head to Lucky Nugget Casino and you’ll find classics like Bar Bar Black Sheep 5 Reel, 108 Heroes: Multiplier Fortunes, Diamond 777, Thunderstruck II and many, many more. As with all Microgaming titles, the games are filled with bonuses and freebies, so playing is always exciting and full of potential.

Progressive Jackpot players are in for a treat, as well. Lucky Nuggets Casino stocks the famous, big winner, Mega Moolah, along with Treasure Nile, Major Millions 5 Reel, Major Millions, Mega Moolah Isis and a handful of others. But Lucky Nugget Casino doesn’t stop there, they’ve got about two dozen video poker games to choose from – All Acces Poker, Aces & Eights Poker and Deuces Wild Poker to name a few. They don’t shy away from other Card Games, too and there’s quite a nice selection. Play unique versions of your favourite Card Games such as Big Five Blackjack Gold Series, Vegas Downtown Multi-hand and Hi Lo 13 European Blackjack Gold Series, among a couple other dozen Blackjack varieties. When it comes to Roulette, players have nine choices including Spingo, Premier Roulette Diamond Edition and Multi Wheel Roulette Gold Series. Essentially, there’s no shortage of games at this casino, despite it being backed by only one software provider. Besides, knowing that it’s Microgaming responsible for all these games is pretty great anyway.

Live Casino

While Microgaming doesn’t create Live Casino games, Lucky Nugget Casino enlisted the help of Evolution Gaming to create their Live Casino selection. As Evolution Gaming is well-known as one of the top software providers for Live games, this is a pair made in casino heaven.

Lucky Nuggets Casino supplies several different versions of Live Dealer Roulette, Live Poker, Live Dealer Blackjack and Live Dealer Baccarat, so you can try different side bets and special wagers. There’s even the Live Dream Catcher, Evolution’s live lottery wheel that spins its beautiful colours to give you a chance to win big. The thrill of playing against a real dealer online can even be experienced from your mobile, as Lucky Nugget Casino is completely optimised for Android and iOS phones – but more on that later.

All in all, this Live Casino makes for quite a nice addition to the typical casino floor. The games play really well and the professional dealers add an element of elegance that always adds to the experience of playing at a casino – online or in a physical institution.

User Interface

There are pros and cons when it comes to Lucky Nugget’s website. We like how the main page features pictures of iconic parts of Microgaming games. It’s welcoming and exciting and makes us feel like we’re about to set off on an adventure. However, this image is REALLY big and we always have to scroll down quite a lot on every page to get to the good stuff: the games.

As for organisation, the top of the page provides you with a few menu options: Home, Casino Games, Promotions, Mobile Casino and Language. You can also find your account information in the top right-hand corner of the page, which is handy. Now here is where things get tricky. For some reason in the Casino Games section, you can only find a selection of the games on offer. If you want to find all the games and search through the different categories head Home and scroll down. Beneath the banner, you’ll find a few categories to choose from: Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Progressives and Video Poker. This is the only way to organise the games as there isn’t a search bar of filter function to help you find things quicker. That being said, as all games are from one software provider, it’s not too hard to search around and find something you like.

All the fine print and more technical information that you might need is down at the bottom of the webpage. You’ll find their Blog, About Us, Loyalty pages and more, available at the click of a button.

Mobile Casino

Thankfully both Microgaming and Evolution Gaming games work with mobile technology. Lucky Nugget Casino is completely mobile optimised so whether you use an iPhone or an iPad or your Android phone for gaming, you won’t have a problem running this site while on the move. We checked out a fair share of the games and didn’t have any trouble getting them to load or play on our Samsung Galaxy phone, which is always promising.

Aside from the games, you can access your account information and even make or receive payments through the mobile site. We had a little bit of an issue getting the Live Chat to start from our mobile – it seemed to redirect us to another access page – but aside from that, everything was smooth sailing at Lucky Nugget Casino via our mobile.

Gamification

We truly wish more online casinos would break into the video game styled segment of online gaming. While it states on the Lucky Nuggets Casino homepage that there are tournaments on offer, we didn’t come across a single one. We love the ideas of missions and tournaments, so were quite disappointed when we didn’t see any on the site, especially as they are so fitting to Microgaming’s great games.

There is a Loyalty Points program that does offer some extra incentive to players but it’s a little complicated. Players earn both Tier Loyalty Points and Bonus Loyalty Points. Tier Loyalty Points contribute to moving up a level through the loyalty program, whereas Bonus Loyalty Points are only useful when it comes to cashing in points for a reward. Loyalty Points are only valid for 90 days and even then your status in the loyalty program is up for debate at the end of every Tier Accumulation Period – it’s not a matter of “loyal for life” with this program, you have to actively maintain your Loyalty Points to keep your status. It definitely isn’t the best loyalty program we’ve seen.

Promotions

It’s almost a given that you’ll receive a welcome offer of some kind from any online casino that you register with. Whether it’s just a few extra spins or a nice bonus cash back offer, welcome packages are nice gestures from casinos to casino-goers all around the world.

Lucky Nuggets Casino does offer a fairly generous bonus package for new members of the site but unfortunately, that’s all they seem to offer. We’d love to see some more promotional offers from this site, especially given their lack of VIP program as well.

Banking

Lucky Nugget Casino provides plenty of easy-to-use methods for conducting deposits and withdrawals on their site. Member can choose from Mastercard, Visa, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill and even cheques in some areas.

While deposits can be instant, with exception to cheques and Bank Transfers which may take a few days once processed, withdrawals have a range of processing times. For all withdrawals, there is a pending time of 1-4 days in which Lucky Nugget Casino is processing your request. Once processed, it takes 1-2 days to receive a payment with an e-wallet, 2-6 days for a payment with a credit card and 3-7 days with a bank transfer. Cheques can obviously take a lot longer as they depend on the post and you could wait anywhere between 5 and 21 days for a withdrawal cheque to come through.

Customer Support
  • Live Chat: Yes
  • Email: support@playersupportcenter.com
  • Telephone: none given
  • FAQ: No
  • Availability: 24/7

Support is friendly and helpful but only accessible through two methods. It would be really great to have an FAQ page to help answer any more basic or common questions.

Our Verdict

This site is for the Microgaming lover. With over 250 of their games available and not a whole lot of perks on offer, you have to be a dedicated Microgaming fan to make the most of your time at Lucky Nugget Casino.