Gamers and online gamblers prepare yourselves! Coming soon is the latest project from former GiG chief executive Robin Reed. Later this year, Reed is planning to launch a new online casino firm. It’s called Ichiban, which means “number one” in Japanese.
Reed created Ichiban, a Japanese-themed online casino, as a way to bring online gambling and the best online casino games to Japanese gamers just like you.
As for what the final product will look like, we won’t know for sure until the site goes live. But with enough research, we were able to combine speculation and press releases to give you a good idea of what you can expect from Ichiban Casino.
Ichiban Casino is owned by Ichiban Games, a successful international gaming business. Ichiban operates with the intent of creating an all-in-one online gaming experience. According to its website, Ichiban brings together “hundreds of games from the biggest suppliers in the Asian market” to give players “the choice of playing casually and socially, entering tournaments, holding leaderboards, and, of course, playing for real money” all with the same player account.
Ichiban Casino is one of many endeavors by Ichiban Games to reach more people in the Asian gaming market. With all the hype surrounding its release, Ichiban Casino is almost a certain success for the iGaming business.
Ichiban Casino Welcome Bonus
To entice new players and reward them for signing up for an account, Ichiban Casino will follow suit and offer an attractive welcome bonus. New players can expect a welcome bonus that includes free spins, cash back, or a specific amount of money added to their Ichiban account when they sign up and make their first deposit.
Many online casinos offer additional promotions for new and returning players. It is very likely that Ichiban Casino will offer a live casino bonus for players who make a deposit and place a bet in the live casino. The same is likely to occur with sports betting, if Ichiban does, in fact, include a sportsbook on the site.
What truly determines whether an online casino will be successful is the game selection available in its lobby. Japanese players not only want to have a lot of games to choose from, but they want to have the opportunity to play the best games provided by the best developers in the online casino industry.
There will be over 1,00 games in the Ichiban Casino lobby. We already know that gaming providers like NetEnt, NYX Gaming Group, Quickspin, Play‘n Go, and more are working with Ichiban. This means you can expect games like Dracula’s Castle from Wazdan and Sahara Nights from Yggdrasil.
Most of the games in the Ichiban Casino lobby will be slots, but players will also be able to enjoy progressive jackpots and popular table games like blackjack and roulette.
Further supporting the idea that there is something for everyone to enjoy at Ichiban Casino, they will provide a live casino with real-life dealers. This allows for the most realistic online gaming experience available in Japan.
Ichiban Casino will provide gaming and gambling opportunities for all eligible players in Japan. But even more impressive will be the way Ichiban manages to keep its site organized and user-friendly. Sorting games by name, provider, popularity, and other features will allow users to easily find the game they are looking for.
All online casinos have some form of wagering requirements. Without them, the casino would constantly lose money and be unable to stay in business. Typically, wagering requirements are attached to a welcome bonus to prevent new players from simply taking the bonus money, immediately withdrawing it, and walking away with the cash.
Wagering requirements vary greatly from one casino to the next. To find out exactly what wagering requirements are attached to your Ichiban Casino bonus, you’ll have to wait and read the terms and conditions. Based on other popular online casinos in Japan, you can expect the wagering requirements to be as low as 20x or as high as 60x.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Making deposits and withdrawals to and from your Ichiban Casino account will be quick and easy. The exact accepted payment methods haven’t yet been announced.
To keep up with competitors and ensure that the most Japanese players possible can play at Ichiban, they are likely to accept the most popular payment methods, including:
- Bank transfers
- Credit/debit cards
This means players can expect to choose between payment methods like Visa, Neteller, Skrill, and Trustly.
No information about maximum and minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts have been disclosed yet.
As for how long it will take for Ichiban to process deposits and withdrawals, deposits are typically processed instantly but withdrawals can take up to five business days to go through, depending on which method you use.