In the past couple of years, ProgressPlay has proven itself to be one of the most ambitious sports betting companies around. Rather than focusing on just one brand, it has launched a whole series of sportsbooks.
Monster Casino is the latest example. Launching in 2021, it provides not just a casino – as the name suggests – but a fully-featured sports betting platform too. In this comprehensive Monster Casino review, you’ll learn everything you need to know about this brand new bookie’s mobile features. We’ll cover its special offers, betting markets, payment options, and plenty more besides. Ultimately, we’ll tell you whether or not the Monster Casino app is worth your time and money.
Sign up offers are one of the main ways in which young bookies seek to bring in new customers. Unsurprisingly, Monster Casino are using this tactic too. Specifically, they’re attempting to attract newcomers with a classic Bet £10, Get £30 welcome offer.
On the surface, this naturally sounds like good value. To get a better sense of the deal’s quality though, let’s look at some of its most important terms and conditions:
The basic value proposition here, of a 3:1 return, is excellent. We also love the lack of minimum odds for your qualifying wager, which means that every single market is fair game.
Unfortunately though, this deal is held back from being truly great by the rollover requirement. Needing to wager through your free bet winnings 10 times is a seriously big ask. The fact that your winnings for doing so are capped at only £20 also takes some of the shine off things. Overall then, while this welcome offer is a decent introduction to the Monster Casino brand, it’s hardly going to blow you away.
ProgressPlay tend to avoid providing actual, standalone mobile betting apps for their brands. Unfortunately, this is the case with Monster Casino too. There is no mobile app whatsoever at the time of writing, for either iOS or Android users. And, based on ProgressPlay’s history, this doesn’t seem likely to change any time soon.
As such, you will be entirely reliant on the mobile version of the main website. We’re pleased to say, therefore, that this is actually very good indeed. The interface has been skilfully adapted for mobile devices, with the developers making use of collapsable and scrolling menus to facilitate smooth and easy navigation. The layout is generally intuitive, and – visually – this mobile version arguably looks better than the main desktop site.
Functionally, the mobile site also works extremely well. We experienced no crashes at all, and pages loaded smoothly on both a WiFi and mobile data connection. Crucially, the odds for live matches updated quickly and regularly too, and all the same markets and features – including the cash out tool – have been ported over from the desktop website.
While the Monster Casino sportsbook was only founded in 2021, the original casino was actually launched back in 2017. Strangely, considering ProgressPlay’s aforementioned reluctance to create mobile apps in general, the casino section does actually have its own mobile app.
There’s only an Android version at the time of writing, and it doesn’t seem as if an iOS app has ever been created. Still, the Android app is actually pretty respectable. It carries a decent range of features and casino games, and the interface – while hardly exceptional – will still provide good enough for most punters.
While – as noted – there’s no actual Monster Casino sports betting app, the mobile version of the main website actually has a lot going for it. We briefly touched on a couple of its better points above, but it’s time to get stuck into the details of some of the things we liked most about the Monster Casino app.
At first glance, the interface of the Monster Casino app might not blow you away. Visually, it’s certainly not the most spectacular platform around. Stick with it though, and you’ll soon see this is a textbook case of substance over style.
This is, quite simply, an incredibly intuitive layout, and seems that way from the first time you use it. It feels like everything is located exactly where it should be, meaning you never have to fight the interface, and the bright, fun colour scheme only adds to the enjoyment.
The range of betting markets you get access to via the Monster Casino app is absolutely enormous. At the time of writing this review, there were a ridiculous 2,800+ individual pre-game markets, with over 120 live betting opportunities as well.
These are split across over 30 different markets, ranging from the very biggest sports of all – like football and horse racing – to more niche offerings like handball and bandy. While the former naturally tend to have a greater number of markets, fans of the latter are also very well-served here. Monster Casino can’t compete with the biggest bookies around in every respect, but this is definitely one area in which they are able to do so.
When it comes to payment options on betting sites, it’s always a simple case of ‘the more, the better’. After all, the more payment methods a bookie provides, the wider the number of people who might be able to use it.
Monster Casino absolutely excels here. We were genuinely surprised by the variety of options you’re given, which compares favourably with much bigger betting apps like Bet365 and Betfair. Obviously debit card and bank transfer are in place, but there’s also a good selection of eWallets, and you’re even given the choice to use both prepaid cards and cryptocurrencies.
When you’re being given poor prices by your bookie, you’ll always face an uphill struggle to turn a profit, regardless of how good your picks are. We’re pleased to say that with Monster Casino, however, this is certainly not an issue.
As in several areas, while Monster Casino don’t exactly excel here, their odds are good enough to get the job done. We compared the prices on some of the biggest markets to those being offered by other non-premium bookies, and found Monster Casino’s to be at least competitive.
Our only issue here is the lack of boosted odds; either for markets chosen by the bookie itself, or via odds boosts given to users. The solid nature of the basic odds, however, ensures this isn’t too much of a problem.
We’ll cover Monster Casino’s full range of ongoing promotions in more detail shortly. For now though, we want to praise one particular aspect of the selection: its variety.
On most sports betting apps, the vast majority of special offers are targeted at fans of either football or horse racing. That makes sense, as they’re obviously the two biggest markets, but this still ignores a significant portion of the betting public.
Once again, we were pleased to discover this wasn’t an issue on Monster Casino. In addition to the usual deals for football and racing, they also provide promotions for fans of rugby, motor racing, basketball, and several other sports too.
Compared to the very biggest and best betting apps out there, the Monster Casino mobile website isn’t exactly ‘feature-packed’. In truth though, you don’t actually need many of those features to have a modern and enjoyable betting experience. Monster Casino still does manage to provide you with enough tools to do exactly that, with these being some of the most noteworthy examples.
The rise of live betting has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for punters. To their credit, Monster Casino have smartly chosen to fully embrace this development, and provide outstanding live betting tools for their customers.
Live betting is given not one, not two, but three subsections on the app: Live Overview, Live Multiview, and Live Calendar. The first and third options show you all current and upcoming live markets respectively. Live Multiview is the most intriguing of the trio, however, allowing you to pick a series of ongoing games to keep an eye on at once.
As touched upon, the range of live betting markets is extensive, numbering well over 100 matchups at any given moment. The odds for all of these refresh regularly, providing an accurate reflection of the latest goings-on. Naturally there’s a slight drop-off in the variety of betting markets, compared to pre-match, but you’re still given plenty of options. A live Europa League match at the time of writing, for example, had over 40 different individual markets on its own.
Finally, we found the actual placement of live wagers to be highly responsive too. This is crucial, as it gives you a great shot at getting the market you please, at the exact odds you want.
Actually placing in-play wagers only represents half of live betting’s possibilities, of course. It’s also vital that you can cash out existing wagers, and Monster Casino also provide this key feature to their players.
The quality here is generally just as high as for the placement of live bets. Odds also update frequently here, and are generally fair relating to the actual state of a given market. Again, the tool is also highly-responsive, meaning that – should you choose to cash out a bet – you’ll be able to do so swiftly.
Elsewhere, we were also impressed with the general availability of the cash out option. Even a number of premium bookies will keep this ‘greyed-out’ far too often, which can be incredibly frustrating when you’re desperate to bail on your bet. With Monster Casino, however, we rarely found this to be an issue.
Unfortunately, as with the vast majority of non-premium brands, there is no live streaming at all available on Monster Casino. That’s not shocking in the least, but what we were pleasantly surprised by was Monster Casino’s substitute. In place of actual streaming here, you’re given a visualisation tool instead. This is available not only for ongoing football matches, but for other major markets like tennis and basketball too.
In itself, the inclusion of a visualisation tool is nothing special; most bookies will provide this, if they’re not able to put actual live streaming in place. What actually is special here is the sheer quality of the visualisation tool. It updates extremely regularly, letting you know everything from when one team launches a dangerous attack in a football match, to when the other team recovers the ball safely.
Of course it’s preferable to actually watch the game yourself, but this visualisation tool does a fantastic job of helping you to keep up with the action, and giving you a sense for a match’s momentum. Also aiding the cause here is a decent selection of live statistics, which – for football – cover everything from red and yellow cards to corners, fouls, and even offsides.
Multiples betting offers a higher-risk, higher-reward alternative to regular singles wagers. The issue here though, is that – with many betting apps – actually putting these bets together and placing them can be time-consuming and frustrating.
That is certainly not the case on Monster Casino, thanks to the inclusion of an excellent bet builder. This lets you open up the markets for any major football match, and – thanks to a handy ‘link’ icon – see all the bet types which are eligible to be combined. After that, you can add or remove selections to your heart’s content, with the odds updating constantly as you do so. Once you’ve crafted the perfect same-game multiple, you can effortlessly set a stake and confirm the wager within your betslip.
We’ve mentioned this already, but it certainly bears repeating: the selection of betting markets you get access to on Monster Casino is absolutely fantastic. It’s no exaggeration to say that it really does rival – and, in some cases, surpass – the market selections on much bigger and more famous betting apps.
A whopping 30+ sports are covered in total, which is an impressive number in anyone’s book. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most notable inclusions, and get a quick round-up of your other options.
Football is the biggest online betting market in the UK, by a distance. It’s no surprise, therefore, to see that it’s also the clear focus of the Monster Casino betting app. In fact, almost half of all the total markets on the platform are devoted to the beautiful game.
The coverage here really is incredibly impressive. Every domestic, continental, and international matchup you could realistically ask for is available to bet on, covering both top-level and lower-league fare. Not only that, but the depth of the coverage – regarding the range of available bet types – is just as great. Alongside common choices like Match Result, Over/Under Goals, and Both Teams to Score, you’ll also find a wide selection of player props, team props, and handicaps for most major matches.
The ‘sport of kings’ is the second-biggest overall betting market. It can be difficult to license for gambling purposes though, which is why its coverage tends to generally be inferior to that of football on betting apps.
Monster Casino do indeed have horse racing in place on their mobile platform. Perhaps because of those licensing issues, however, it’s limited strictly to courses in the USA. As any racing fan will attest though, that’s certainly better than nothing, and still represents between 80-100 individual races you can wager on most days. Both Race Winner and Each Way bet types are available, and – in both cases – the odds tend to be very strong indeed.
Between its year-round calendar, and unpredictable nature, it’s no surprise that tennis is one of the most popular betting markets around. Bookies underestimate its appeal at their peril, but – to their credit – Monster Casino have not made this mistake.
Instead, you’ll find a very impressive tennis section on the Monster Casino betting app. This tends to include around 100 pre-match events at any given time, and the coverage for live matches adds even more to the selection. Naturally you can bet on all four of the slams here, but you’re also able to wager on tour events in both the men’s and women’s games throughout the year, all from the comfort of your mobile device.
The three sports listed above will probably draw the majority of the betting action. With the Monster Casino app, however, that really is just the tip of the iceberg, with around 30 more options available in total.
Most notably for British bettors, these include all your old favourite classic markets, such as cricket, golf, rugby, darts, snooker, and so on. You can also wager on a range of motor racing and combat sports, plus American leagues like the NFL, MLB, and NBA. Monster Casino also show love to less-heralded markets like chess, athletics, and cycling, and a great eSports subsection – including Dota 2, CSGO, and LoL – rounds out the collection nicely.
The ‘Bet £10, Get £30’ welcome offer for the Monster Casino app is solid, but – thanks to its hefty rollover requirement – won’t appeal to all bettors. Whether it does or not, after that free bet is used up you’ll be reliant on the ongoing promotions to get your betting bonuses.
Monster Casino do provide a good quantity of options here, with several different types of deals on offer. The actual quality of those offers does vary significantly though, as you can see below.
This isn’t the flashiest of Monster Casino’s promotions, but – for our money – it’s the best. We’ll focus on the football version here, but you can also get essentially the same offer for a few other sports, including basketball and rugby.
In essence, this is a classic ‘cash back’ offer. To qualify, you must deposit at least £10 using the promo code ‘VARCB’, then bet £50 or more on eligible matchups. Do so, and – after seven days – you will be given back 10% of all your losses. This applies all the way up to a generous £500, and – best of all – there are absolutely no wagering requirements on your rebate.
We’re big fans of the ‘leaderboard’-style promotion, and ProgressPlay are easily one of the best betting companies for providing these deals. We’re pleased to say they’ve also done so with the Monster Casino app.
In this case, you must deposit at least £10 using the promo code ‘BOARD’, then wager £50 or more on any sports you please. You will then automatically be entered into a competition against all other qualifying users, and – if you’re one of the five most successful players in a given month – you’ll win a cash prize of between £50 and £150, depending on your position.
The ‘Rewards Programme’ is essentially the loyalty scheme for the Monster Casino app. Like other such deals, it provides you with more and more prizes as you continue to wager.
There are a few ways to gain points for this Programme, including being a winner in the leaderboard contest and completing ‘Missions’. Once you’ve gained enough points you can spend them on goodies within the Rewards Store, including free bets, cashback deals, free spins for the casino, and more.
On the surface, this deal seems like a great, reliable way to get your hands on some free bets. In reality though, it’s held back by the same shortcomings as the welcome offer.
To trigger this deal you need to bet at least £25 on selected cricket matches, and you’ll get a £10 free bet in return. This must be used at odds of 1.50 or greater, but this can happen on any sports market you please. The catch, however, is that any winnings must be wagered at least 10 times before being converted into real money.
There are a few areas in which the Monster Casino app simply can’t match those provided by the biggest and best brands around. The range of payment options provided for punters, however, certainly isn’t one of them.
The variety of payment methods here is impressive to say the least. Naturally the likes of bank transfer and Visa/Mastercard are in place, but so are plenty of other choices. Fans of the speed and convenience that eWallets offer will be pleased to find PayPal, Netller, Skrill, and more all included. If you prefer a prepaid option then you’re able to choose Paysafecard instead, or you can fund your account directly through your mobile device using Payviaphone.
We’re happy to say that no fees at all are charged for deposits, and almost all of these will be processed instantly. Unfortunately though, it’s not such good news when it comes to withdrawals.
For starters, every single withdrawal you make from your Monster Casino account will be subject to a £2.50 fee. Obviously that won’t exactly break the bank on its own, but it’s certainly annoying. In addition, all payouts are subject to a three day ‘pending period’, which automatically makes this one of the slowest betting apps around for withdrawals.
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After some serious disappointments relating to its payment methods – and withdrawals specifically – the Monster Casino gets back on track in a big way when it comes to customer service.
Most importantly of all, you can get in touch directly with the support team via live chat. This is extremely easy to access, even on your mobile device, and we found the support to be both quick and helpful during our testing. If your enquiry isn’t so urgent, you can simply send an email instead.
In addition, you’ll also find a decent FAQ section on the Monster Casino mobile site. The articles here tend to be short, but still do a good job of solving the most common issues, and you can quickly find the help you’re looking for via a handy search function.
Being such a new brand, it’s highly unlikely you’ll have heard of Monster Casino before. As such, it’s only natural to want a little extra reassurance before trying out this betting app.
Most importantly of all, Monster Casino are fully licensed and regulated by both the UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority. This means that they are held to the highest standards for both security and fairness.
In addition, Monster Casino have also published details on a few of their security measures. These include 128-bit SSL encryption, powerful firewalls, and the use of renowned independent companies to handle all payments.
The Monster Casino sports betting platform is completely new, having only launched in 2021. A casino section was in place prior to that though, and – as noted in our introduction – there’s plenty of experience behind this brand courtesy of ProgressPlay.
This company has provided white-label betting platforms for a long time, and – in recent years – they’ve launched a whole series of their own sportsbooks. Like its parent company, Monster Casino itself is based in tax-friendly Malta.
For the most part, the Monster Casino app delivers what experienced punters may have come to expect from a ProgressPlay brand. It provides you with a massive range of markets, a good selection of payment methods, and solid customer service, all housed within a highly-usable interface.
Unfortunately the same frustrations are also carried over, including the small charge for withdrawals, and the sizable rollover requirement for the welcome offer. For our money though, these minor complaints are easily outweighed by the many positives. Overall, there’s definitely enough here to hop onto the Monster Casino mobile site, try out one of the enticing ongoing promotions, and give this young brand a real shot.
A brand new sports betting platform, only launched in 2021. It was created by industry veterans ProgressPlay, however, who have years of experience in creating sportsbooks.
Technically, no. While there is indeed an app for the casino section, ProgressPlay haven’t yet created one for the sportsbook. Instead, you’ll need to use the excellent mobile website.
Absolutely. It’s a classic ‘Bet £10, Get £30’ welcome offer, in which you deposit and wager at least £10, and are given a £30 free bet.
There are several varieties available. Our favourite is the money back special, but you can also find free bet deals, a loyalty scheme, and a competitive leaderboard.
You’ve got plenty of options. Naturally debit card and bank transfer are included, but you can also use prepaid cards, eWallets, and more.