Ancient Egypt is a well-trodden theme in slot gaming, with numerous titles released that use the days of pharaohs and pyramids as their main source of inspiration. Temple Nile, a casino in its own right, also uses the Egyptian template, but actually takes the player on a unique journey where they can be rewarded with all manner of rewards and cash prizes.
Founded by the White Hat Gaming company and licensed by both the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority, Temple Nile offers stacks of slots and casino games sourced from the leading software houses, as well as providing a live casino where you can experience the thrills of the roulette wheel and the blackjack table from the comfort of your own home. And there’s not a single fez in sight.
There's a come-one-come-all approach to software partners as far as Temple Nile is concerned, with most of the main players in the industry supplying their games to the casino.
The likes of NetEnt, Microgaming and Play'n Go are synonymous with quality titles that offer fun gameplay and rewarding payouts, while lesser-known names such as Bally, Realistic Games and Red Tiger bring innovation aplenty. The live casino benefits from being powered by Evolution Gaming, who is the powerhouse of the live streaming space.
The great news for players is that the design team behind Temple Nile have devised a complete re-skin for the mobile platform compared to the main site, which ensures a tailored experience can be enjoyed. All of the menus, buttons and sliders have been designed with smaller screen sizes in mind, so you can navigate your way around the site with ease no matter what device you're using.
The games have also been streamlined for mobile devices, and open up in a nice lightbox so that you can get stuck into your favourite titles without any annoying glitches getting in the way. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this review there wasn’t a Temple Nile app currently available in the various stores.
If you’ve played at any of White Hat Gaming’s other online properties, such as The Grand Ivy, Dream Jackpot or Casimba, then you'll know already that the user experience is high up on its agenda.
Okay, so the main website could be designed a bit better. It’s very ‘busy’ with lots of different sections seemingly merging into each other, but once you've scrolled past the first part of the page you'll find everything you need. The games are laid out in a neat tile-based format, and you can easily switch between categories thanks to the interactive menu, which moves up and down the page with you as you scroll – but not in an intrusive way.
And here’s a nice touch that you don’t see often. The terms and conditions of the welcome bonus (more on that shortly) are displayed as clear as day at the bottom of the homepage. You really don’t see that very often, and it’s those little flourishes that enhance the user experience at Temple Nile considerably.
Despite only being established in 2018, Temple Nile has already built a healthy library of games. There are hundreds of slots, which include the best of the latest releases to those all-time classics: Starburst,Gonzo's Quest and the likes.
There’s a large number of traditional casino games too, and you can use the blackjack, roulette and poker headings to navigate to your favourite variants of each. Elsewhere, you can try your hand at baccarat, pontoon and many other table-based titles. And of course there’s the live casino, where you can play blackjack and roulette at real-world tables streamed directly to your chosen device.
The welcome bonus at Temple Nile is both generous and easy to understand. Your first deposit will be subject to a 200% bonus for you to use as you please, as well as 30 bonus spins to truly welcome you along. And there’s more besides, with your second deposit subject to a 25% bonus up to £800 plus 25 bonus spins, and your third rewarding you with a 50% bonus (up to £200) and 50 free turns on the Book of Dead slot.There’s not a huge range of other promos to get excited about, although the Temple Bazaar – where you can exchange loyalty points for holidays, gadgets and shopping vouchers – really is a fantastic addition.
Should you need to contact customer support, you'll find the live chat team available 24 hours a day. Emails are also responded to in good time, although unfortunately there isn’t a telephone support line available at present.
Payments are accepted via all of the usual suspects, including Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller and paysafecard.
Temple Nile is an outstanding addition to the online gaming community. There are so many high-quality games to choose from you won’t know where to start, and the Temple Bazaar loyalty programme is an idea that sets them apart from the competition.
|huge range of games from leading software developers||clunky design of main website|
|exceptional loyalty scheme||no telephone support|
|easy-to-use mobile site|
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