Space Casino is a relatively new player in the sportsbook game, as suggested by its brand name, they started out offering casino games to players and have diversified into sports. Space Casino is owned by STech Technology UK Limited, they don’t have a huge list of websites that they operate; actually Space Casino is their only one, which allows them to dedicate 100% of their time to the Space Casino brand.
Let´s dig straight into the welcome offers they currently have going on. At the time of writing, you can either take advantage of the casino OR sportsbook welcome offer.
If you opt to sign up for the sportsbook welcome offer, the offer is quoted as “Up To £20 Free Bet”. The way this offer works is via a £20 free bet if your first £20 cash bet loses. So you essentially have two bites at the cherry, if your first cash bet does not win, Space Casino will provide you with a £20 free bet (stake not returned) to give it another go.
Key terms “Place a bet on any sports event and if the bet does not win, we will match your original stake with a free bet up to £20.”
The Space Casino casino welcome offer provides you with 70 free spins in total on Starburst, worth £0.10 each over your first seven days after you make an initial deposit of £10. All the free spins are wager free, which is great because any winnings from these spins will go straight into your cash balance, whatever you win you know will be yours to keep.
We do see a lot of casinos offering these sort of free spin offers, that require you to return for a number of days in order to claim all the free spins. It’s a great way for them to get you used to their site and try to retain you as a customer long term once the sign up offer is completed.
If the casino offer is getting your heart racing, deposit the initial £10 required to claim the 7 days of 10 free spins on Starburst and see if its a site you could see yourself using on a longer term basis.
Key terms “Get 10 spins a day every day for 7 days when you make an initial deposit of £10 or more. Your first 10 will be credited within 24 hours of the deposit being made.”
Review / Initial Thoughts:
I originally signed up for Space Casino when they opened their doors in 2019. I took advantage of the sports sign up offer, I don’t recall if I needed the £20 free bet of if my first bet won, but I have taken advantage of many of their ongoing offers (which we will discuss in more detail later), and the free bets are really easy to use and are available in the betting slip within 24 hours. All you need to do is make sure to select the free bet from the dropdown menu and click “place bet”, this will guarantee you are using your free bets instead of your cash balance.
Support - as with most online gambling establishments, my first port of call is live chat. Thankfully Space Casino don’t let us down on this front, by clicking the “HELP” icon on the top navigation bar, we are directed to a number of options that are available. There is an option to email them, which they quote as being 24/7 - this is not one I’ve tried. I always opt for the “Chat with support” - Available Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 10 pm. There is usually a very small queue (if any at all) and the customer support agents are always really helpful and can deal with lots of queries that you put to them.
Mobile / Apps - The mobile version of the site seems to work well - website is fully responsive so you do notice a seamless desktop to mobile transition. At the time of writing - Space Casino does not offer any specific iOS or Android, but with the quality of the mobile website, I don’t think you would really miss an app. If Space Casino becomes your “go to” casino / sportsbook of choice, just keep them open in one of your mobile browser tabs, and they’ll be ready to go when you need them.
Payments - Debit Card / Neteller / Skrill. I’m a big fan of debit card transactions - yes they can take a little longer to get your funds back to your bank account. Space Casino currently suggests 3-5 days to get your funds back into your bank account (still lagging behind the likes of Paddy Power / Betfair providing instant debit card withdrawals). When it comes to Neteller / Skrill - I believe these are instant withdrawals, however with the terms around using neteller / skill different for the majority of bookmakers - you can miss out on sign up offers / ongoing offers if you deposit via these methods, it´s due to this that I stay clear and stick with just debit card deposits.
Limiting Stakes - I did follow a number of quality tipsters back in the day - Jibber Jabber from OLBG being one, this guy is insane at tipping high odds winners (available at shrewdpunters.com these days). I did hit a few large price winners (10/1+), it was not long after this that I got my horse racing bets stake limited to £1, which essentially makes it worthless. All other sport stakes (including football) still allow decent stakes. I do see lots of bookmakers including the types of Unibet, NetBet, SportNation that operate a similar low tolerance line on horse racing bets. SportNation I still manage to get really high max stakes (£3,000+) but when it comes to horse racing, I’m limited to £1 every time.
Ongoing Offers - What You Can Expect?
We will add any offer we think is worthwhile to the following page, so it´s well worth bookmarking and periodically taking a look to see what´s available (and it will also be located on our full list on an ongoing existing customer offers table). Most ongoing offers from Space Casino are located under their “promotions” tab at the top, most are open to all users (as long as you have not been offer-restricted).
We are also sent emails with a proportion of their offers, so it´s well worth keeping a close eye on your inbox to see what pops in.
As with their sign up offers, we can divide these up by casino & sports. Let´s take a look at a range of the promotions they have on their site at the time of writing (March 2020):
Sports - “Rocket of the Week”
This offer changes from week to week, it´s usually a high profile football game, quite often Premier League or Champions League game. Examples of previous offers can be found below.
“Stake a £10+ Pre-Match bet on Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool and get a £10 Free Bet if your initial bet does not win and Spurs get the win”
With these offers we just need to pay attention to the bets that will qualify for the offer - in most cases its pre-match bets (but the offer has been known to change and be in-play bets) and it´s usually on the 1x2 or correct score markets only. So for the above offer, you would be pretty happy to go £10 on Liverpool to win, knowing if Tottenham cause an upset you would be getting £10 free bet back. What a great insurance bet, the only way you could be without anything to show (cash winnings or £10 free bet) is if the game finished a draw.
As we know Liverpool continue their winning run with a 0-1 win away., Firmino netting towards the end of the first half.
With the Rocket of the Week offer changing each week, we need to really pay attention to the offer that is on the table and decide if we think it has a decent change of hitting before we decide to put our money down.
Sports - “Acca Insurance”
If sport accumulators are your thing, the acca offer could provide you with a great way to insure one of your selections if it lets you down. This requires at least a five fold accumulator to be placed. If four out of the five do the business you’ll not make any profit, however you will be awarded with a £10 free bet that you can use to place another accumulator bet.
Key terms “Place a 5-fold-Accumulator of up to £10 at SpaceCasino and if only 4 of the 5 bets come in, we´ll refund your stake as a Free Bet!”
Casino - “Get 20 Extra Spins”
This offer has been doing the rounds and is changed every few days - in most instances we are looking at playing 200 spins on one of the most popular slots (Narcos, Ozzy etc), usually £0.20 spins in order to get our hands on 20 extra free spins. These spins carry no wagering and all winnings will be popped straight into your cash balance.
Casino - “Space Mission”
Not an offer that I’ve tried myself, in essence it´s fairly easy to follow. First of all you need to opt-in, then load one of the slots that has been selected, once loaded, for example “Easter Island” we can see we are provided with further details regarding the mission and the prizes available:
- Easter Island - Hit Expanding Reals 20 times
- Reef Run - Hit Free Spins 2 times
For users who complete these activities there is a leaderboard and prizes available to the top three users. 1st prize £150, 2nd prize £75 and 3rd prize receives £25.
If you are a lover of slots, this offer can give you extra profits for just playing.
As I mentioned before, checking your emails is a great way to see some of the offers available via Space Casino, the majority of which are open to all users. Below I’ve included a number of offers that differ from the standard existing customer offers above:
Champions League Outright Offer:
“Place a £20+ outright bet on who you think will win this season´s Champions League and we´ll give you a £5 Free Bet after every knockout round match (home or away) in which they concede a goal!”
With a potential four knockout rounds (last 16, quarter finals, semi finals, final) and the last 16 up until the semi finals have a home and away fixture, there is a potential 7 x £5 free bets that could be claimed if your team concede a goal. If we can place a £20 bet on a team that we feel will concede but have a decent chance of actually winning the competition, the £5 free bets will work as an insurance.
Six Nations Offer:
“Stake a £10+ Pre-Match bet on any of the 2020 Six Nations tournament and get a £10 Free Bet if your initial bet does not win and the match ends in a draw.”
This is an offer that I would stay well clear of, it offers very little in terms of value, if we decide to place a £10 bet on an underdog, say Wales playing away at Twickenham against England, the only insurance this offers us is a £10 free bet if the game ends in a draw.
Australian Open Offer:
“Simply stake £20 or more on your tip for the mens or womens singles tournaments and every match they concede a set, we´ll give you a £5 Free Bet for use on the tournament itself.”
Similar to the Champions League offer above, outright bet placed will give us a £5 free bet each time our player concedes a set. Straight away, this offer looks set up perfectly for the Men’s tournament with them playing best of five sets. This year, I was in straight on Djokovic, odds on favorite, but with an excellent chance of winning the tournament. With seven games to reach the final, we have an excellent change of some insurance free bets. 1st round, Djokovic drops a set to J. Struff of Germany, but then took straight sets in the next five games all the way to the final where he won 3-2 to Thiem, giving us another £5 free bet. So from placing a £20 cash bet before the tournament started, I managed to net 2x£5 free bets plus won the tournament outright bet too! Score!