Ikibu is one of the online casinos in the portfolio of MT SecureTrade Ltd., a company known for casinos with strong individual themes and "gamification" elements that make them more intriguing than the usual generic gambling floor. Billing itself as "A Casino Journey", Ikibu's setting is a volcanic Pacific island occupied by monkeys and other cute jungle creatures. Players progress on a quest through the island as they make wagers.
Available Games and Software
Ikibu focuses on casino games and has a live dealer section, but there is presently no sports wagering or table poker available.
The casino's slots selection consists of about 300 games from a mix of 25 different software developers, including the big names like Microgaming and NetEnt. A handful of progressive jackpot games are in the mix including titles with million-pound majors like Mega Fortune and Mega Moolah.
Both the table game section and the live dealer casino cover the core elements: baccarat, blackjack, roulette and so on. The selection here is modest, however, with most of the focus on slots.
The only other gaming option at this time is about half a dozen video poker variants.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Account funding can be done with Visa, MasterCard, Trustly, Neteller, Skrill, Zimpler, Euteller, Paysafecard and Sofort. You can both deposit and withdraw with any of these methods with no fee charged, but you can only withdraw using methods you've made at least a £10 deposit with in the past.
Safety and Security
Ikibu Casino is registered with and overseen by both the Malta Gaming Authority and the UKGC. Disputes are mediated by the third-party Independent Betting Adjudication Service.
Bonuses and Player's Club
The central feature of Ikibu Casino is the Journey, which takes you across the island as you make wagers. Each new stop you reach on the journey earns you a bounty of seeds, which can be exchanged for free spins at various slots. You may want to try to time your arrival at these new stops on Mondays because you'll get bonus seeds for it.
Another gamification element incorporated by Ikibu is the Races. These seem to take place at least once per day, and sometimes there are three or four per day. These bonus challenges offer you rewards (like big hauls of seeds) for meeting certain conditions at certain games or for placing high enough in a slot tournament.
If you're a new player looking for a welcome bonus, your first deposit will be matched 100% up to a total of £100. You'll also get a bonus of 2500 seeds (which can be traded for 100 free spins) if you deposit at least £10 your first time out.
Is Ikibu Casino Worth It?
On the plus side, Ikibu has a fun and refreshing theme, and those who enjoy having badges and achievements incorporated into their casino experience will likely appreciate the Journey feature. On the less positive side, the game collection here is smaller than most, especially if you want to do anything but spin slots. With 25 software providers, however, there is plenty of room for expansion. And Ikibu may well get bigger as it only just came online in 2016.