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In its own words, Wishmaker is an online casino that puts its customers' fun and enjoyment first. It achieves that noble goal by featuring highly gamified, immersive, and creative variants of classic online casino genres like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and poker.
The young online casino has managed to stand out from the crowd thanks to its focus on customer experience, its unique incentive scheme, supported by its proprietary WishCoins and Wishing Well tokens, and the reliance on the best online gaming platforms in the business. The user interface is intuitive and simple, which makes it a good candidate for both desktop and mobile gaming.
Wishmaker has a selection of over 1000 individual game offerings, of which 300+ are comfortably playable on both the desktop and the mobile version of their website. All the major online casino game providers are represented, such as Netent, Microgaming, Evolution Gaming, Yggdrasil, and many others.
Wishmaker is operated by MT Secure Trade, Ltd., a subsidiary of GiG, whose platform it uses. Wishmaker is licensed both in the United Kingdom by the UK Gambling Commission (as of 2015) and in Malta by the Malta Gaming Authority (as of 2018).
Spin value: £0.10. Spins credited in Starburst.
Spin value: €0.10. 200 Spins credited instantly, the rest claimed by logging in daily the following 3 days, 100 per day.
Two options are available for new players from mainland UK; one consisting of 100 “Wish Spins” - which is what we here at TopCasinoSites prefer to call bonus spins (free spins with a wagering requirement attached to winnings) – and one consisting of 500 Wish Spins, with 200 credited instantly. Compared to other top slots bonuses Wishmaker belongs to the upper layers in terms of amount of spins, but the wagering requirement and max. win-cap of £1000 draws down the rating - but keep in mind that a literal bonus bonanza will await after you have been wished welcome at Wishmaker.
Deposit a minimum of £10 for the small welcome package and for those wishing to get the larger slots bonus a minimum first deposit of €50 is required. The bonus of your choice must be claimed within 14 days after creating your Wishmaker account. Winnings from spins must then be wagered a 40x within 7 days in order for them to be converted into cash.
The big bonus spins package will require players to log in on each of the subsequent three days after the first deposit is made. Say you make your first deposit on a Monday. Then one minute after midnight and until 23:59 on the following Tuesday logging in will credit another batch of 100 bonus spins. To claim the rest of the 200 spins, repeat on Wednesday and Thursday. If you fail to log in on one of the days those 100 spins are gone forever.
Spins are credited in Starburst and full terms and conditions apply.
The first feature that sets Wishmaker apart from other online casinos is its proprietary reward scheme, WishCoins. On top of the levels and trophies customers gain by playing regularly, they also earn WishCoins with every bet. These can be redeemed at the Wish Factory, a special area of the Wishmaker website. Apart from buying special game features such as Lucky Gems and Freespins, WishCoins can also be used for purchasing Wishmaker merchandise.
Customers can also acquire Wishing Well Tokens as they level up. The tokens grant access to promotions and experiences offline via the Wishing Well side game.
Wishmaker's VIP players enjoy more generous bonus schemes, a wider game selection, and more extensive customer care. The criteria and conditions for VIP player status are left open.
Apart from bonuses and reward schemes, Wishmaker also hosts a small database of casino tips, which it dubs the Wishmaker Guides. The themes include general articles about casino gaming, banking, and bonuses as well as specific instructional texts about playing slots and table games such as baccarat, poker, roulette, blackjack, and others.
Wishmaker offers a wide variety of video slots as well as a few fruit slots and one Vegas slot game, so fans of the genre will certainly have a choice. You can take most slot games for a free spin (in demo mode) in order to get a taste, but most require login to do so.
Roulette comes in its French, European, and American varieties as well as in alternative incarnations such as Speed, Double Ball, or Advanced. Other table games include the favourites baccarat, blackjack, and different variants of poker, such as Hold'Em, Three Card, or Pai Gow.
All table games are also available in Live format, with a great selection live roulette and live poker options.
The interface of the Wishmaker game selection page is quite austere, with simple lists of classic game choices. Unfortunately, in the live casino and sections for other classic table games, no immediate information on bet limits, free table seats, or any other upfront information are available which is rather inconvenient. For slots it is a completely different story with a myriad of options to filter on anything from theme to special features and providers.
The Jackpots section, somewhat confusingly, only features the jackpot values of a couple of games, and the selection is rather slim. Wishmaker casino is great when it comes to video slot machines, but other sections could do with some more work.
Kalle Karlsson Content coordinator and contributor
Over five years experience playing and writing about gambling.