KTO is an operator belonging to The Stars Group, a Canadian online gambling company whose head office is located in the suburbs of Montreal (Quebec). Formerly Amaya Gaming until its name change in August 2017, it also publishes PokerStars, the world reference in online poker. It was in June 2016 that KTO obtained approval from the ARJEL (online games regulatory authority) in order to be able to start operating in USA. Since then, it has continued to grow, always offering more disciplines and competitions, allowing live betting, adding the possibility of making Cash Out or creating its famous Spin & Bet. In early 2018, KTO also hired the services of Hervé Mathoux. The presenter of the Canal Football Club arrives as an ambassador in order to help the betting provider to reach a milestone in terms of notoriety on the market. KTO also offers a welcome bonus of up to € 70 in free bets and € 30 in poker tickets.
Betting and sports offer
No major revolution in the sports betting offer with KTO. We find the majority of major championships and major sports are in the spotlight. All types of bets (single, combined, “system”) are accessible. The usual scenarios are available (match result, exact score, goalscorer, handicap, etc.). It is also possible to predict a live meeting or use the Cash Out. The sports betting site stands out above all thanks to its Spin & Bet. An invention of KTO offering you to deposit 10% of your stake in a pot with the hope of multiplying up to ten times your winnings.
The bookmaker rarely offers the most interesting odds on the market, but it remains average. We can thus raise its constancy. KTO regularly positions itself just behind reference sites such as Winamax and Unibet. And if the odds of the betting provider remain mainly below these, the difference remains low. This is particularly the case with regard to football predictions. On the other hand, if you want to bet on other sports, such as basketball, KTO is much less interesting. Its ratings are often among the lowest.
This is one of the big weaknesses of KTO. Indeed, the latter does not have a streaming service in order to follow certain matches live. You have to be satisfied with a live tracker and statistics on the meeting. Even if they are precise and scalable, they will never replace the video and its absence could put off some players. The bets offered during live matches are basic (match result, exact score, handicap, number of goals / points…) but most bettors should find their happiness there.
This is what mainly attracts sports betting fans when they want to register on an online sports betting site: the welcome bonus! The KTO bonus, identical on the site and the mobile application, breaks down into two stages and can bring in up to € 100 (up to € 50 in free bets at first then two free bets and three poker tickets at € 10 each in a second step). To make the most of this welcome bonus, you must make a deposit of minimum € 50 and then place a bet of € 50 on a minimum odds of 2. This allows you to get € 50 free bets in case of poor prognosis. In a second step, you can win two free bets and three poker tickets at € 10 each. To do this, you have to play for € 300 in sports betting within 90 days of your first bet. Your first bet obviously contributes to the wagering requirement of € 300. Please note: Bets offered and unused poker tickets will expire seven days after being credited.
Even if the process to obtain the KTO welcome bonus is not complicated, we advise you to read the terms and conditions of the KTO bonus present in its legal notices. We will detail the steps to take in order to take advantage of the KTO bonus.
Step 1 – First, register with KTO. Choose a KTO username and password and accept the legal notice. The password chosen must be strong to effectively secure your player account. After having proven your eligibility (being over 18, being a resident and not having a KTO account), filling in the registration form and sending your bank details, your KTO account will be opened and you will be able to claim the bookmaker bonus.
Step 2 – You can then make your first deposit. If the minimum amount of the latter is € 10, you must deposit at least € 50 if you want to take advantage of a maximum bonus offer. To credit your player account, you can use many payment methods: bank cards (Visa, Mastercard), PayPal, prepaid tickets (Ticket Premium and Paysafecard) or bank transfers. However, Neteller or Skrill electronic wallets are not eligible for the KTO bonus! You cannot therefore use them for your first deposit.
Step 3 – You must definitively validate your player account. This will allow you to withdraw your winnings to your bank account and benefit from the KTO bonus. To do this, you must send a photocopy of one of your identity documents (identity card, driving license, passport) as well as a RIB. This procedure allows KTO to ensure that you have no other account on the site and that you have a bank account in your name. All you have to do is enter the activation code sent by post by KTO into your player account.
Step 4 – Once you have made your first Silver deposit, you can place a first bet on KTO. Warning ! The offer does not apply to all types of bets, so only single bets, combined bets or Spin & Bet with a minimum odds of 2 are possible. The latter must be completed within 90 days of opening the account.
Step 5 -If your prediction on the 1st bet wins, the net winnings provided by the odds of the bet are directly paid into your player account. If your 1st bet loses, the KTO bonus offers you a free bet of the amount of your bet (up to a limit of € 50) within 36 hours of the outcome of your 1st bet. Warning ! The refunded bet is connected to your first losing bet whose result is known and therefore not necessarily on your first bet placed on KTO. You can also win two free € 10 bets on KTO and three € 10 poker tickets at PokerStars. To do this, you have to play for € 300 in sports betting within 90 days of your first bet. Note that bets offered and unused poker tickets expire seven days after being credited.
We regret the absence of lotto football grids and a live streaming platform to watch live football competitions, live basketball or live tennis.
Support & player protection
As befits a decent casino, KTO offers live chat and email support. KTO dispenses with telephone support, but this is not a particularly negative aspect, since the live chat really friendly and courteous support staff are available around the clock to answer questions. At KTO you can feel in conversation with the employees that you are valued as a player.
From time to time it happens that no English-speaking support staff is available. Here, too, KTO has created a solution: If necessary, a phone call back or email contact is made by a English-speaking employee.
What we noticed negatively is that it is not possible to set deposit or game limits without first contacting support. If you want to be blocked at KTO or want to set limits, you can do this via live support or by email. If you notice problematic gaming behavior that indicates a gambling addiction, the player can have their account with KTO closed within a very short time for a limited time, or permanently.
Deposit & withdrawal
From our point of view, the most important point for a serious online casino is a smooth process for deposits and especially for withdrawals. KTO scores well here. With Sofortüberweisung, credit card, Paysafecard or Giropay, all important deposit methods are available except PayPal.
To request a withdrawal, simply move a slider and press “withdraw”. The money will be transferred immediately to the bank account or to the last deposit method.
After applying for the first payment, KTO usually requests valid verification documents by email. The following must be submitted: a valid address carrier (e.g. cell phone bill) and a valid photo ID (e.g. identity card, passport or driver’s license). After the requested documents have been submitted, the payment will be processed immediately.
I have only made one payment so far, but this was in the 4-digit range and meant a loss for the casino, but the first payment arrived within 12 hours on my Neteller account. Matthias has had similarly positive experiences, making eight disbursements totaling more than 13,500 euros in October alone. Every transfer was carried out via flash transfer and was received in his bank account 24 hours after the application: an absolute top value!
KTO app & mobile gaming
The KTO Casino app is available for Android and iOS . Since the Google Play Store does not allow apps with gambling, you can simply download the file from the KTO Casino website. Installation is very simple and quick. You can find detailed instructions on the KTO Casino page. Players with an iPhone or iPad can easily download the app from the Apple AppStore and install it as usual.
You can then log in to the app with your data and start playing right away. All functions are available and with more than 800 games in the app, almost every slot, jackpot and table game is offered. The live casino can also be played via the app. So you can perfectly bridge waiting times or play comfortably on the sofa at home.
KTO Casino Live Casino
It doesn’t have to stay with the virtual dealers. Finally, KTO Casino offers all players an excellent live casino . With the games from the market leader Evolution Gaming , the casino feeling is guaranteed for at home. At the live casino you sit opposite the real dealer. Thanks to the optimal livestream technology, this works absolutely smoothly with the games from Evolution Gaming and without long loading times.
There is also a large selection for all players at the games. The KTO Live Casino offers Black Jack, Baccarat, Roulette, Texas Hold’Em as classic casino games. In addition, attractive prizes can also be won for the Monopoly, Dream Catcher and Topwheel Treasures wheel of fortune games. The Live Casino ensures long-term gaming fun and with the large selection of games there is something for every player.
KTO is the first adventure casino in the world, captivates and captivates with a previously unique casino concept. The user interface takes some getting used to, but after a short familiarization phase, the operation of the website is relatively easy and intuitive.
Apart from Novomatic and Merkur games, KTO offers everything a player’s heart desires, including roulette and other live casino offers in this online casino. Players who are interested in poker, sports betting or bingo will unfortunately be disappointed at KTO.
We were surprised by the variety of bonus offers, but as a new player you should check the bonus offers before accepting them. For example, players at KTO receive a welcome bonus of up to € 1,200. This bonus is given on the first five deposits. However, the bonus offer could not convince us in this test, as the wagering requirements were too high and the financial portion of the casino was too low.
To increase the long-term fun, the developers of KTO have come up with an exciting belt and level system in which every player’s progress is rewarded with new great bonus offers. The support is consistently good, even if there is no telephone support. There is a live chat available 24 hours a day with competent and friendly staff. With the exception of PayPal, all deposit methods are available. With regard to withdrawals, this provider shows its best side with its excellent payment behavior.
Overall, KTO turned out to be excellent and absolutely trustworthy in our test. In our opinion, KTO is one of the world’s best online casinos. We have rarely had so much fun as this relatively young provider.