The Sun Play
100% Second Deposit Bonus *terms apply
50% Third Deposit Bonus *terms apply
First 3 deposits only. Min dep £10, Max overall bonus £500 & 100 spins on Starburst. Selected slot games only. 40x wagering (dep + bonus), 4x Conversion. Full T&Cs apply. See full T&Cs.
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The Sun Play Review
The online casino revolution has been going on for some 20 years now, and it shows no signs of slowing up. During this time, we have seen many well-known brands from other industries make the move over to the online casino world, attempting to find success off the back of the name they bring with them.
This has had varying levels of success, but one thing has proven true, just having a recognisable brand is not enough to ensure success in this highly competitive industry, players also expect you to bring them what they want, and what they want is innovative and fresh ideas that make a site stand out from the pack.
When The Sun, the widely read UK tabloid newspaper, decided to make its move into this market, it clearly was not aware of this necessity, because it chose to partner up with Nektan, a network that, regardless of your opinion on their sites, we can all agree does not exactly scream originality, being that most of their sites are exactly the same in terms of content, and usually very similar in terms of design too.
So, not a great start for The Sun Play, but maybe we’ll be surprised?
Design and theme
Surprising us does not appear to be the intention of The Sun Play, which has the exact same navigational tools that all other Nektan casinos do, which are good, but barely original when you consider the multitude of sites that The Sun Play shares this look with.
Outside of that, the design is very much in keeping with The Sun brand, a red and white colour scheme and a top banner that looks a lot like a tabloid newspaper.
The strange thing is, it isn’t this branding that you notice, due to the dominance of the repetitive Nektan design touches, The Sun Play feels more like a Nektan casino than it does a casino operated by The Sun, which seems to go against the brand recognition logic that, one assumes, The Sun expected to be key to their success in the industry.
If The Sun Play wanted to stand out as an online casino and not just a pale effort by a company from another industry, then their execution was well off, because this site very much feels like the latter of those two choices.
If you want a wide variety of games from a host of different software developers, then with titles coming from Aristocrat Gaming, Big Time Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, IGT, Microgaming, Nektan, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, NYX Gaming, Realistic Games, SG Gaming, and Williams Interactive, The Sun Play has exactly that.
However, and it won’t surprise you to hear this, the games on offer here are pretty much a carbon copy of those available at every single other Nektan site, all of them. It’s hard to get excited by anything when none of it is original, so unless you are a new player to the online casino scene, you really aren’t going to care about the selection of games on offer at The Sun Play.
If you are a new player, you can enjoy a wide range of exciting video slots, and a strong variety when it comes to table and card games too, which may well be enough, for now, but as soon as you start to realise how lazy the execution of this site is, then your interest will probably fade too.
The truth is, there are hundreds of substantially better online casinos out there than anything Nektan offers these days, so it’s advisable to just play at one of those.
The Sun Play Depositing Information
|First Deposit Bonus||100%|
|Payment methods||Neteller, Visa, Mastercard, paysafecard, Skrill, Trustly, Maestro, Boku|
|Accepted Currencies||British Pounds, Euros|
|Restricted countries||United States, Australia, Guam, Puerto Rico, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands US|
The Sun Play Information
|Games available||Slots, Casino games, Roulette, Blackjack, Mobile Games|
|Software||NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, IGT, WMS Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, NEKTAN, Spin Games|
|Companies that own this site||NEKTAN LTD|
|Download Required?||You are not required to download this site, there is an instant play version at The Sun Play|
|Downloadable version also available?||No|
|Play For Fun?||No|
|Licenses||UK Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Regulatory Authority|
|RTP||No information available|
|Support email||[email protected]|
|Support phone numbers||0203 6514653|
|RTP||Minimum withdrawal limit 20 GBP per transaction|
|Maximum withdrawal limit||5000 GBP per month|