- Top titles and exclusives.
- Site has great player menu options.
- Good selection of promos.
- Customer support very accessible.
- Optimised for mobile, desktop and tablet.
- Fully Licenced by UK Gambling Commission
- Link to Terms and Conditions
Northern Lights Casino
£500 Bonus + 100 Free SpinsVisit Casino Full Ts&Cs apply. 18+. New players only. 1st 3 dep. only, Min dep. £10, Max Overall Bonus £500 & 100 spins on Cleopatra, 30x Wagering (dep + bonus), 4x conversion. 1st deposit - 100% match up to £100 in bonus funds & 10 spins on Cleopatra. 2nd deposit - 100% match bonus up to £150 in bonus funds & 25 spins. 3rd deposit - 50% match bonus up to £250 in bonus funds & 65 spins.
This is a great casino for slots. It is designed by people who understand what players want - the interface is easy to use and there are lots of fun promos. There are also table games such as roulette, but no video poker. The operator is Nektan, which licenses its technology to lots of casinos - about 100. Northern Lights is a relative newcomer from its stable but is already proving popular with players.
Northern Lights uses the Nektan global gaming platform. The games software providers are too many to list, but there is an immense variety including all the big names such as NetEnt, Nextgen Gaming, Micro Gaming, Evolution, IGT and Aristocrat. You can select any providers, or a group of them, to see just their games, which is useful.
Many of the slots are rendered in HD. If you have an HD-ready device, you should get really good definition on the games for a realistic gaming experience.
Northern Lights has a great range of slots, including Starburst, Cleopatra, Fortune Favours, Rainbow Riches, Golden Goddess, TED, Genie Jackpots, Batman, Superman, Justice League, The Flash, Green Lantern, Psycho, An Evening with Holly Madison, James Dean, The Pig Wizard, Baccarat, Blackjack, Cats, Thunderstruck II, Chilli Gold, Paws of Fury, Secrets of Atlantis, Planet of the Apes, Slots-o-Gold, and Spin Sorceress.
To help you find your favourites quickly, there are some pre-selection buttons you can use to access categories of slots, such as new games, jackpots, live dealer, casino games, instant win or exclusive. There are also seasonal categories such as St Patrick’s Day, which has more leprechauns and shamrocks than you could shake a stick at.
You can also see which games are currently flagged as ‘hot’. Northern Lights Casino has also had the clever idea of letting the player select whether they want to play slots with very big wins or slots with very frequent wins, or perhaps somewhere in between.
There are five selections you can make according to your playing style. There is a demo mode whereby you can see what the slot is like if you don’t know it; however, you have to register your details before you can use it. The casino also has table games such as hold’em and other types of poker, baccarat, blackjack and pontoon.
Mobile product & app
There is no app, but this is definitely a mobile-friendly site. It says all its games will work on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phones and tablets; in fact, if you have an unusual model of phone and you are having trouble, you can contact Northern Lights and it will try to get it working for you.
The casino has roulette, including immersive roulette and extreme live roulette, and lots of types of baccarat and blackjack. The poker games are a bit more limited, but there is casino hold’em, Caribbean stud poker and three card poker. There are no live dealer games or video poker.
Payment options include Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, PayPal, Skrill, Paysafecard, Trustly, Zimpler and Solo. Players can also pay by mobile credit using Boku; however, this attracts a transaction charge and the minimum deposit is £15 rather than the £10 with all other methods.
The maximum deposit is also lower with Boku, with a maximum of £30 per day. Boku only works with EE, O2 and 3 networks. You will also need a different option for withdrawals.
You can withdraw once every 24 hours. The minimum withdrawal amount is £20, and the maximum is £2,000. The pending period while checks are made can be up to three days, and it will take three to five days for the credit or debit people to process the payment to your account.
Top marks to Northern Lights for having a full set of contact details that are easy to find. A lot of casinos could do with following its lead. In addition to live chat, there is a telephone number and email address. Live help is available from 8am to midnight GMT/BST.
Northern Lights features the GambleAware and GamCare logos at the foot of its homepage. The responsible gaming section of the site is good, and the staff are trained to discuss problems with customers. You can self-exclude, take a reality check, take time out, limit deposits and so on.
Security is good; for example, no one can see your password when you log in. EU and UK data protection policies are followed. All transactions are encrypted and securely transferred.
Fairness and legitimacy
The casino’s random number generator (RNG) has been certified externally by NMI, which is an accredited testing facility. NMI has been auditing gambling services for over 40 years and has a team of auditors, mathematicians and security experts on hand to make sure that Northern Lights slots play fair by gamers.
If a dispute arises between a player and the casino, Northern Lights will use IBAS. This is an independent adjudicator that can investigate disputes. Northern Lights’ Gambling Commission registration shows a clean bill of health with no sanctions.
Northern Lights offers a welcome bonus of up to £500 with 100 free spins on a specific slot - at the moment it is Cleopatra. The offer is split over your first three deposits and you can use it only on selected slots. The wagering requirement, which is for the deposit and bonus together, is 30x. You have to play through this before any winnings can be converted to cash. When you make your first deposit, you will get a deposit match of 100 per cent up to £100 and your first 10 spins on Cleopatra.
The second deposit is up to £150 and this is matched with bonus funds and the next 25 spins on Cleopatra. The third deposit gets a 50 per cent bonus up to £250 and 65 further Cleopatra spins. The Cleopatra spins are worth 20p. The minimum deposit amount at each of the three stages is £10.
The most you can convert from bonus funds, which includes free spin bonus funds, is 4x the amount of the initial bonus you received. Playing blackjack and baccarat does not count towards the wagering requirement.
There are quite a few slots that you can’t use bonus funds on - these are listed in the bonus terms and conditions and include some favourites such as Planet of the Apes, Vikings of Fortune and Jimi Hendrix. There are about 60 titles that are off limits.
No deposit bonus
You can sign up and try out the games without making a deposit - you will get a £5 welcome bonus.
Free spins bonus
Free spins feature as part of the welcome bonus, both with and without deposits. They are also awarded for loyalty and for certain deposits.
Bonus codes, vouchers and promo codes
There are promos and bonuses that are tied to specific dates and periods, after which they expire and new ones pop up; for example, you might find that just for today there is a 25 per cent match bonus for existing customers depositing up to £100. There are the usual term and conditions about only playing certain slots, and the bonus may take a couple of days to reach your account.
There are also cash stake tournaments that run for five days or so. One game is nominated and there is a leaderboard listing the top 100 points earners and the number of points they have earned on the game. The maximum prize is usually £250, with a total prize pot of £1,000. The minimum stake is £10 and the only cash ‘play for real’ stakes contribute to the results.
Players whose stakes place them in the top 66 on the leaderboard win a share of the £1,000. The first prize is £250, the next five are £50, the seventh to 16th places get £25, and players 17 to 66 get £5.
Existing customer bonuses, loyalty programmes and reloads
The loyalty scheme is invitation only - but you can ask Northern Lights to invite you! Invitation is by email, so make sure your email address is up to date. ‘Privileged members’ get weekly bonuses, cashback offers, free spins, deposit rewards and various other promos.
Northern Lights FAQs
- How do I sign up to Northern Lights??
From the main lobby, click the ‘login’ button and then ‘join now’. You have to fill in the sign-up form and give an email address. You will also need to choose a security question from a selection of about a dozen. You will then be sent a five-digit code to authenticate your details.
- What is the contact number for Northern Lights??
Telephone: 020 3700 0990.
- How do I login to Northern Lights?
Click on the login tab and enter your details.
- How do I close my Northern Lights account?
Contact customer support and tell them that you want to close the account. It may take some days before any funds arrive back in your account, but this is not unusual.
- Is Northern Lights a rip off/fraud?
No, it is authorised and regulated by the Gambling Commission and operates within the regulations laid down here and in Gibraltar, where it is based.
- Do you have to download software to play at Northern Lights?
No, Northern Lights is an instant-play web-based casino. You don’t have to download anything - you can just start playing.
- How can I withdraw my casino bonus at Northern Lights?
You can’t withdraw your bonus until you have satisfied the wagering requirement. When you get the bonus, check the terms and conditions to see the restrictions on withdrawing the bonus and any winnings that you have accumulated using the bonus.
- Is the Northern Lights bonus legitimate?
There are several bonuses, and they are all legitimate. Any restrictions are explained in the terms and conditions, which are available as a link on each bonus promotion page.
- Are there wagering requirements attached to Northern Lights bonus?
Yes, check the terms and conditions on each bonus to see the requirement. There is a link to the conditions on each bonus promotion ad.
- Why can't I withdraw my Northern Lights bonus winnings?
You have probably not satisfied the wagering requirements - check the specific requirements for each bonus.
- Can I keep the money I win on my Northern Lights free spins bonus?
Yes, but there may be a wagering requirement. These vary from one bonus to another, so check the terms and conditions on each bonus.
- Does Northern Lights have an app?
No, but it is optimised for mobile, PC and tablet. You don’t need to download software or go to an app store - just start playing.
- Is there a bonus specifically for mobile players at Northern Lights?
- Does Northern Lights mobile casino accept PayPal?
- Can I pay Northern Lights Casino with my phone credit?
You can pay by Boku; however, there are some charges and restrictions. See the main review for details.
- Do I have to download the Northern Lights app to play on my mobile?
No, you can play without an app.
- Can I play Northern Lights on a Windows phone?
You should be able to; if you can’t, customer support will try to help.
- Can I play Northern Lights on iPhone?
Yes, it is optimised for play on iPhone or Android smartphone.
- Does Northern Lights have mobile casino tournaments?
Not as such, but there are cash sweepstakes on the site.
- Does Northern Lights allow top up by text/SMS?
You can pay by Boku; however, you should note that there is a surcharge for depositing in this way and the minimum deposit is £15, which is higher than for other forms of payment.
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