To name their gaming hangout, the founders of Yako Casino turned the Bantu, the prevailing language in South-East Africa. Translated it means literally “Yours”. So there you go, welcome to “Your Casino”, a place to play, have fun and score massive jackpots like Marcus from Canada did on a rainy November day in 2016 when he triggered a staggering CA$11,633,898.44 jackpot win on the Mega Moolah slot from Microgaming.
In line with all brands in the L&L Europe group, Yako Casino operates in regulated markets only under licenses from the MGA Malta, the UK Gambling Commission and the Swedish Spelinspektionen.
Bringing a fresh breeze and vibrant colours to online gaming when the casino was launched in 2015 on the Everymatrix platform, it quickly became a players’ favourite, performing especially well in Scandinavian countries as well as the UK. It surely caught the attention of the people at L&L Europe, who went on to acquire Yako Casino in 2017, just two years after its launch.
Expect a bright purple colour pop when you visit Yako Casino the first time as it is the only brand in the L&L Group that does not have the typical site template. Which in itself isn’t a bad thing since the original creators built the site with mobile gaming in mind. However, the registration procedure has been brought in line with the group’s form which allows signing-up within two steps that don’t take any longer than a few minutes.
Once that is done, we strongly recommend do complete the account verification as it will avoid any trouble or delays in case you want to withdraw any winnings. UK players have no other choice as the new regulation coming into force on 7th May 2019 demands a mandatory KYC check to be done before they are able to make their first deposit.
Whenever you are ready to play for real money, a visit to the banking lobby will reveal the payment methods that are available to you. Yako Casino offers a wide range of options, some being specific per country like Trustly, GiroPay or Interac Online while others such as debit/credit cards or e-wallets are globally available.
New players can look forward to a generous welcome package that comprises no-deposit bonus spins after registration and a large bonus on their first deposit (subject to change). Please note that in order to claim a bonus at Yako Casino you will need to activate it on your account page. Plus, deposits via Neteller or Skrill are not eligible for the welcome package. Wagering requirements apply to all bonuses or winnings from bonus spins. However, your cash and bonus balance are kept separately and you will be able to withdraw any winnings and cancel the bonus if you do not dip into bonus funds.
Thinking of what game to play? Yako Casino offers the full L&L Europe suite with classic and video slots, tables games and Live Casino games. More recently, they added Lottery to their portfolio where you can bet on the outcome of lottery draws. As for slots, you will find most major providers such as Blueprint Gaming, IGT, Scientific Games, Microgaming and Netent plus a good range of new or upcoming studios like Big Time Gaming, Elk Studios, Thunderkick and more. The Live Casino tables are powered by Evolution Gaming.
You had a lucky session and are ready to withdraw? Then you will be pleased to know that L&L Europe is a reliable payer, albeit not the fastest. Any withdrawal requests submitted before 5:00AM (BST) on a workday will be processed on the same day. Anything after will have to wait for the next day or Monday if you action the cashout over the weekend. Yako Casino does not process withdrawals on Saturday and Sunday, something we hope they will change in the future.
Yako Casino offers friendly and professional customer support in a variety of languages and that 24/7/365. They can be contacted by phone, email, Live Chat or onsite message. For added convenience, the website is available in five languages – English, Finnish, German, Norwegian and Swedish.
Well, how did the tour of “my” casino go? Surprisingly, I liked the unusual purple colour as well as the entire site layout. Missing are a sorting tab by provider or A-Z, although the default list is arranged alphabetically. The promotions page could have more offers but reports from players indicate that Yako Casino is regularly sending out personalized offers to active players. Overall, a very positive impression that would incline me to recommend Yako to anyone looking to open a new casino account.