Sunmaker is a nice little casino which is German-based and focused, but also provides its site in English.
It is very easy to navigate, with no distracting banners or tabs, you can find what you want without any hassle.
The site is also very transparent as to what they offer and what players can expect, and the information is not hidden away in an obscure terms and conditions page either, but provided where you would expect it to be, with the Welcome Bonus conditions next to the Welcome Bonus info, expected Return to Player (RTP) figures in full and listed, and more.
Sunmaker boast regular promos which are well worth looking out for and something of a break from the norm, as well as an intriguing loyalty program and intimate, friendly customer service.
Read on and we’ll flesh out these claims with hard facts, so you can make your decision based on these and not just generalised flim-flam!
Sunmaker has a Welcome Bonus to suit all wallets, and in its way more generous than a lot of so-calledÂ bonuses out there.
It’s split into 3 tiers, as follows:
So in other words if you made a modest initial deposit of 50, you would get a bonus of 75, so have 125 to play with.
If you deposited 120, you would get a bonus of 150, so have 270 to play with.
Deposit 300 and you would have 600 to play with in total, and if you deposited 1,500, you would get 750 bonus, so 2,250 to play with!
Pretty big figures, we think you’ll agree.
Wagering requirements are a modest x25 (only x20 for the highest bracket of bonus) and most games count towards the wagering requirements (though only slots count for 100%, which is quite typical, ‘other games’ count for 50%).
At the time of writing there are a couple of healthy-looking promotions on the go at Sunmaker.
Up until 8 June, 2014, players who log on will ultimately be entered into a draw to win 50, which goes to 5 lucky players every single day!
Then there’s also a 100% Reload Bonus up to 100, again up until 8 June, 2014.
Whilst these are set to end soon, we are confident that they’ll be replaced by other, similarly-appealing promos in their stead.
Sunmaker carries games from little-known (at least in some circles) developer Merkur.
We say little-known, but they do provide a solid service, producing cabinet standup games, as well as gaming machine networking systems, casino management products, marketing services and more.
Such developers tend to be more focused on their own jurisdiction or country of origin, providing back office services and long term relationships as well as games, which may be why Merkur aren’t as high profile as, say NetEnt or Microgaming, but for gaming experience they’re eminently worthy of mention in the same breath as the latter, which brings us to…
Sunmaker at the time of writing have a total of 52 slots available along with 10 card and table games and 8 variety games.
These include some highly innovative slots, like the cutesomeÂ Big Buck BunnyÂ or the myriad-paylineÂ Girls Wanna, which fits neatly into the bling-bling theme of a lot of slots released in recent years.
The table games include a variety of different Blackjack games, Roulette in standard and high roller versions, and other games like Bingo, so there’s something for everyone here.
Jackpots on Sunmaker casino aren’t as lavish as in some other casinos, and at press time there were no progressives linked to the site.
That being said, they promoted their list of winners adequately and with routine updates, and the big wins were in the thousands of Euros in a lot of cases.
In general it seems Sunmaker’s games are quite low variance, meaning that whilst some of the wins aren’t as spectacular as we’ve seen at other casinos, they will payout pretty frequently so it’s a good way to gradually build up a bankroll.
The site publishes the RTP for all of its games and they’re all on the high side, as lofty as 99.49% in the case of Craps!
Once you’ve had a look at their games in the fun mode and know how to play at Sunmaker, you might want to go for real winnings. To do that, you’ll have to open an account with the site and make a deposit. There are several ways to do this; here’s an overview of the payment methods at Sunmaker.
The bank transfer is one way — it’s available either internationally or for select countries. Have a look at the payment options overview for more details. Credit cards are also accepted: Both Visa and MasterCard are welcome. To make a deposit at Sunmaker you can also use one of the up-and-coming e-wallet or prepay services. This site supports Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, Ukash and Paysafecard.
Since Sunmaker is a German site it also makes good use of home grown services Sofort Ãœberweisung and giropay, and players in neighboring Poland are catered for with the dotpay and Przelewy secure payment methods.
In any case, if you want to play Sunmaker for real money, make sure you look at the options available in your country of residence.
The loyalty program at Sunmaker lets members collect comp points (called suns). The program starts as soon as a new member makes their first deposit. For every real-money wager of at least 10 a player places they’ll collect suns. The comp points collected can be redeemed for cash.
As this review is written Sunmaker doesn’t have a mobile site or app available. Looking at the staggering speed of developments in the online market, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they took that step sooner rather than later. So far they’ve been going for instant-play features instead of actual software, so we’re assuming there would probably be an adapted website. We’ll keep you posted, so hopefully Sunmaker on iphone, Sunmaker on android, Sunmaker on Windows phone and indeed everything you’d want from Sunmaker casino mobile will be available.