Karamba started life as a casino site in 2005. They have built a name for themselves with their dedicated scratch-card section, as well as fabulous video slot game offerings. As a sports betting site, Karamba are well on the way to competing with larger bookmakers.
Licensed in Malta, Karamba offers tax free winnings to EU players. But more than that, Karamba also hold a UK Gaming Commission registration- the prestigious, golden standard of online casinos.
Setting themselves apart from other bookmakers and casino sites, Karamba have crafted the motto CARE to accompany their parrot mascot: Customers Are Really Everything. This motto underpins everything the site offers, from detailed stats sheets for every casino game, (including freely accessible strategy guides) to a well-designed, use-friendly interface that is not overrun with annoying, flashy banners. The customer service team is a 24/7 dedicated group who respond to online chat queries within minutes, and answer the phone before a handful of rings. Karamba really do focus their attention on providing the best service they can to their players- whether casino or sports.
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Karamba is a well known casino, but now offer sport betting markets. Being registered with UK Gaming Commission they are trusted and you can choose between a £10 free bet on their sports offerings, or welcome bonus of up to £200 at their casino.
What offers does Karamba run?
Starting life as lively casino, Karamba has gained quite a following for their infamous casino welcome bonus. New players enjoy a 100% bonus game, up to a total of £200. They also benefit from an extra 100 spins completely free, which are awarded in stages across the first three days of play. It’s super easy to claim the welcome bonus and there aren’t too many tricky terms and conditions. The minimum first deposit is £10, and any deposit up to £200 is matched 100%. As a welcome bonus it is, of course, only for brand new casino players. The free 100 spins are not awarded all at once, but are given in increments across three days: 20 on the first day, 40 on the second day, and a final 40 on the third day. Be warned though, the second and third bonuses are only given if the customer places a deposit of £20. All the bonus money, plus any winnings from the free spins, must be wagered 35x- and this must be done within 21 days, otherwise the money is forfeited.
Karamba do offer a sports betting sign-up offer too, but it’s not nearly as generous as their casino bonus. New sports bettors will be awarded a free £10 bet with the first £10 bet of their own. The player’s bet must be fully settled before the free bet is given. Minimum odds are 1:1 for the qualifying bet, and the free bet must have minimum odds of 4:5. The free bet alos has to be used within 14 days, but other than that, the terms and conditions are pretty standard- a nice, simple welcome bonus for sports bettors.
There’s also a whole VIP rewards section for top bettors, with a host of special promotions. These tend to change quite regularly, but the most impressive offering is the KaramBOOST, which gives players a 77% bonus on accumulator bets that have four or more selections.
What sports can I bet on with Karamba?
The Karamba sportsbook has had quite a bit of investment recently, and is starting to reach the same heady heights as the Karamba Casino. There is a decent range of sports on offer for betting, ranging from the usual football and tennis to more obscure offerings such as hurling, Gaelic football, and floorball. The odds offered tend to be on par with larger bookmakers, and Karamba’s football odds are even quite competitive. Some of the most active sports betting markets with Karamba are;
- American Football
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Racing
- Rugby Union
Karamba Casino/ Live Casino
The casino is where Karamba really comes out on top. Most betting sites these days try to offer a complete gaming experience, integrating casino games with sports betting options, but Karamba are hands down the most exciting casino site on offer- not surprising seeing as that’s how Karamba started life.
Opening the casino page is a bit like entering a disco party- the page is alight with colourful offerings in a well-designed interface. Partnered with a huge number of game providers, including NetEnt, QuickSpin, Cadillac, Microgaming, NeoGames, and Amaya, there is a hugely diverse range of video slot games on offer. Karamba have built a bit of a reputation for themselves with their impressive array of scratch and instant win games, which are fantastic for players looking for a totally hassle-free gaming experience. A lot of ‘big name’ licensed games are available at Karamba, such as Game of Thrones and Monopoly, which is a clear indication of Karamba’s success within the casino world- big names will not allow themselves to be tarnished by shoddy casino providers.
The poker and table games sections are a bit disappointing in light of the exciting assortment of slot offerings. There are less than 20 casino games available, which is a lot lower than most competitor casino sites. However, every game offered on Karamba has obviously been carefully picked to be a top-notch experience. They all run perfectly, and are of the highest quality. Offerings include the usual Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat.
Players chasing the high wins are unfortunately going to be disappointed with Karamba’s casino as there isn’t a single progressive jackpot on offer. Having said that, each and every game does have its own stats page which details the available odds, plus gives players a strategy guide aimed at boosting winnings. So while the top payouts might be found on competitor sites, Karamba have placed a high importance on offering transparent, fair play with top quality games- often, that’s the most satisfying experience.
Karamba Live Casino is still in development, but quickly growing. At the moment, there are only a handful of live tables on offer, but the three most popular game types are covered; Roulette, Blackjack, and Baccarat. Each game type also has a couple of varieties to play, and all tables are led by professional dealers.
Live streaming/ live betting with Karamba
Unfortunately, Karamba doesn’t offer live streaming yet. They are relatively new to the betting industry and haven’t quite progressed to live streaming, although we’re hopeful it is on the horizon. They do offer live betting- though this section is also a little lacking. It runs smoothly and is a simple, user-friendly system where live matches are highlighted in the middle of the online sportsbook; hard to miss. There’s also a helpful schedule of live events at the bottom of the page to tell bettors what’s available next. The range of sports available for live betting isn’t extensive, and neither are the bet options. While players can live bet on football, tennis, basketball, and the other usual offerings, a lot of the smaller sports only have 1 or 2 bets on offer. Once a match is underway, new odds are updated throughout play, with bets such as next goalscorer, or goal in next 10 minutes, etc.
Bets can usually be settled during play, as long as the outcome has been decided. This allows the money to become available again, to be used in another bet.
What is Karamba’s software like?
Unlike a lot of bookmakers, Karamba does not have a dedicated sports betting app. The website is fully optimised for mobile and runs seamlessly on Android and IOS smartphones- so seamlessly, that the lack of app isn’t really a problem. The website automatically redirects visitors to the mobile site if being accessed through a phone, but there is little difference between the web and mobile sites. The main website uses a clean, simple layout with minimal flashy banners, and an easy to navigate system. All this transfers very nicely to smaller screens, whether phone or tablet. Exactly the same betting markets, odds, and even graphics, are offered to customers however they access the site. A handy ‘sticky’ menu is always in view on the mobile site, meaning that login options aren’t lost amongst all the scrolling- quite a nice touch. Karamba Casino players do benefit from a custom app. The app runs just as smoothly as all other Karamba offerings and is available on all smartphone types.
The online sportsbook keeps to the same clean design as the rest of the website, making bettors feel right at home. Live betting options and popular bets are highlighted center stage, while all sports are listed on the left of the screen.
Payment wise, Karamba offers a cashout option with both full and partial withdrawals. Deposits can be paid through a whole host of platforms including Skrill, Neteller, Zimpler, Trustly and Entropay, as well as the usual Mastercard and Visa.
Phone: 44 02033189367
Address: 135, High street, Sliema SLM 1549, Malta
Our verdict on Karamba
As a well established casino, Karamba’s slot game offerings are really top class. The table and poker section needs a bit more work, but is a great option for players who are just starting out. They have a reasonable selection of sports to bet on, with market competitive odds- Karamba may not be offering the same range of bets as larger competitors, but their focus on offering fair, transparent play really shines through.