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Play UK Review
Is it about time that we should all start wondering if Nektan has a problem? The operator appears to be incapable of not releasing online casinos, which would be exciting for players, if they weren’t all essentially the same casino, just with the absolute minimal amount of changes made to make it at least look like a new site, a little.
To be fair to Play UK, this is the anomaly in the collection, as it is not particularly reminiscent of the abundance of other sites that exist on the Nektan network.
However, Play UK does utilise a tool that many Nektan sites have, and that really needs to stop, quickly.
When you step away from the site to another tab on your browser, the Play UK tab will call after you, saying “Hey, Come Back!” which, while it is clearly supposed to be a cute addition to the site, is in fact a dangerous one.
With attention on those who can be perceived as preying on vulnerable gamblers being higher than it ever has been before, to have a site that actually shouts after you if you try to take a break is not conducive to the overall tone of the industry at this point.
At best, it’s a badly thought out idea, and when that’s the best option, it’s probably worth getting rid of pretty quickly.
That being said, and this probably says more about other Nektan sites than it does about Play UK, if this is the only serious complaint to be found, this site has a leg up on its network brethren form the outset.
Design and theme
Play UK may look different to the majority of Nektan sites, which is, in itself, a definitely tick in the positive column, but that is not to say that this site looks particularly exciting, because it most certainly doesn’t.
Awkward looking models have been a mainstay in the banners of online casino sites for a strong while now, but there may have never been a more awkward looking model than the one present at the top of the Play UK page.
This is no insult to the model herself, but the photo is far from what it is intended to be, whatever that may be.
Scroll past that and the Play UK site doesn’t actually look too bad, a white and yellow colour scheme provides the backdrop to a host of thumbnails that in both design and format create a design all of their own, bringing a sense of a games-first focus to the site, which has proven successful for many sites in the past. This approach also means navigation is simple, which helps too.
Granted, this isn’t the best looking site we’ve ever seen, but compared to other NetEnt sites, it looks like a Van Gogh painting!
Nektan have also provided a strong selection of games for their players, and Play UK doesn’t disappoint here either, with titles coming from a range of software developers that includes 1X2 Network, Aristocrat Gaming, Big Time Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, Core Gaming, edict egaming, ELK Studios, Evolution, Extreme Live Gaming, Felt, Gamevy, IGT, IWG, Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Realistic Games, Red Tiger Gaming, SG Digital, SG Gaming, and Williams Interactive, as well as proprietary Nektan software.
With slots, table and card games, live dealer options, and a host of mobile friendly games, there is a lot of variety here.
So, Play UK is undoubtedly a huge step forward in comparison to the other sites on the network, but is that enough to make it a good site? You know what, it actually might be.
Play UK Depositing Information
|Payment methods||Visa, Mastercard, Solo, Paypal, Skrill, Maestro, Pay by Phone Bill, Boku * PLEASE NOTE: Credit Cards No Longer Accepted in the UK.|
|Accepted Currencies||British Pounds, Euros|
|Restricted countries||United States|
Play UK Information
|Games available||Slots, Casino games, Roulette, Card and table games, Live casino, Mobile Games|
|Software||NetEnt, Microgaming, NYX Interactive, NextGen Gaming, NEKTAN, 1x2 Gaming, Leander Games, Genesis Gaming, Thunderkick, Elk Studios Software, QuickSpin, Igaming2Go, Rabcat, Big Time Gaming, 2 By 2|
|Companies that own this site||NEKTAN LTD|
|Download Required?||You are not required to download this site, there is an instant play version at Play UK|
|Downloadable version also available?||No|
|Play For Fun?||No|
|Licenses||UK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Regulatory Authority|
|Support email||[email protected]|
|Support phone numbers||+44 2036217524|