Casino company Bayton is coming to the Netherlands, is that good news?

Casino company Bayton is coming to the Netherlands, is that good news?

Bayton Ltd. is a casino company from Malta that also wants to get into business in the Netherlands. What kind of club is Bayton and which casinos do they operate?

Bayton JackpotCity

Casino JackpotCity is the showpiece of Bayton. A few weeks ago NOGA, the Dutch trade association for online casinos, announced a new member: Bayton Ltd. Mr. Casino had to think for a moment. Bayton, Bayton, where does he know that company from again? Hell yes, from the online casino Lucky Nugget. That's one of the oldest online casinos in the world. It was founded in 1998. This makes the casino ancient. So old, in fact, that there is not even a live casino where you play blackjack and roulette. Lucky Nugget is not yet active in the Netherlands and for Dutch people not to visit. Those who go to the site are told:'Due to regulatory changes Lucky Nugget is now closed in the Netherlands.' So if you really want to play there are a lot of other institutions for games, for example, with a huge selection of gambling games. That is exactly how the gaming authority in The Hague would like to see it. Only legal online casinos with a Dutch license may be accessible. All other gambling sites must engage in geoblocking.

But is the casino company Bayton Ltd. just as decent? And what kind of casino company is it anyway?


'Bayton is an industry leader'

Bayton Ltd. is officially based in the Gzira district of Malta, not far from the Maltese offices of Jack's Casino Online and LeoVegas.

But what exactly is Bayton? On its own, rather outdated website, the company also asks that question - and answers it:

'Who are we? We are an industry leader in the world of online casinos and gaming. Furthermore, we're international business development specialists, who deliver fresh, exciting products to select audiences.

The result is a remarkable variety of brands in our portfolio, that guarantees deeply engaging customer experiences.

Ah, a variety of brands. So Bayton has several online casinos. Do we know some of them by name, in the Netherlands? Not really.

A selection from the brand collection of the 'industry leader':

Spin Palace, Jackpot City, Lucky Nugget, Cabaret Club, River Belle Casino, Home Casino, Ruby Fortune
A total of 20 websites are listed in the Maltese license of Bayton Ltd. All sites are closed to Dutch visitors.

Sources whisper to Mr. Casino that some shareholders in Bayton would also be shareholders in gambling giant Betway. Betway is registered at the same address in Gzira and is also a member of NOGA.

There is usually no live casino present.
Most online casinos only have slots from provider Microgaming. The bonus terms are often very strict.
On the internet, you can read many complaints about non-payment of winnings and the accessibility of customer service.

The strict bonus conditions, you could also complain about that. At most Bayton online casinos you have to wager the bonus 70 times to clear it. Of course, that almost never works out.

JackpotCity Casino is considered the flagship casino of Bayton Ltd. This online casino looks a bit more modern and does have a live casino, provided by market leader Evolution.


But also about JackpotCity, the sounds on the internet are far from positive. Bayton is coming to the Netherlands, is that good news?
For now, Mr. Casino is not cheering very hard on the banks. Would the casinos of Bayton enter the Dutch market today, they would lose out to the competition. A live casino is a must in 2022. Only slots from Microgaming are far too sparse, even if they do include the big jackpot slot Mega Moolah. And the wagering conditions are, compared to casinos like (20 times bet) or BetCity (25 times bet), dramatic. But you never know. Maybe Bayton will come up with something really nice, for Dutch players.

In any case, Gregory Bettridge, who has been working in the online casino world since 2001 and has acted as managing director of Bayton Ltd. since 2018, promises to do his best: 'We are delighted to join NOGA, as it offers the opportunity to have a voice in the Dutch market and hopefully bring about a positive change in the perception of gaming.

Our primary focus is on the customer, to help them play responsibly and to ensure that their experience is enjoyable and sustainable. As soon as one or more of Bayton Ltd's casinos receives a Dutch license, you will read the findings of Mister Casino and its Testing Team in the online casino reviews.