Liberty Slots Casino is an online casino established in 2011 using games created by Vegas Technology. It is registered under the jurisdiction of Netherlands Antilles. Last updated: May 12, 2013.
From 1997 until 2011, English Harbour was one of the most reliable casinos that we had encountered. The casino had solid software, quick payouts, and had an incredible selection of tournaments. However, this all changed last May, when English Harbour announced that it was closing its doors abruptly, leaving many players scrambling to find another casino. Flash forward to 2012 and a new casino branded as Liberty Slots has entered the scene. The casino is a virtual clone of English Harbour, featuring identical software with a similar looking website and casino lobby.
Like English Harbour before it, Liberty Slots utilises Vegas Technology software as its backbone. The software is good, although these days it is lacking the polish that we have seen from newer operators such as Net Entertainment or Sheriff Gaming. When it comes to the style and presentation of the games, think of Liberty Slots to be similar to any RTG powered casino you might see out there.
Game selection is solid, with a great library boasting many slots, several progressive games, and the traditional Vegas styled table games you would expect to see. These table games are often met with several variations, which leads to more excitement as there is generally a nice twist on these games.
Tournaments are where Liberty Slots really shines. With new tournaments being introduced and held every day, players will be given more than their fair shot at taking home some extra money. These competitions range in price, but many of them are available for free. Games vary from slots to blackjack to roulette, to video poker. Needless to say, you would be remiss if you failed to give these games a chance, as they offer good opportunities to win cash.
Liberty Slots disappoints in the banking department, with many of the options previously available through the Vegas Technology software missing. Current options for U.S. players to deposit money are Visa and MasterCard. The only option for withdrawals for our American friends is a paper check. These often take several weeks to arrive, and it is quite sad to see that this is the only way for them to get money out of the casino.
Players in other parts of the world have it slightly better, as deposit and withdrawals may be completed by Cick2Pay, EcoCard, Moneybookers, Neteller, and Wire Transfer. Players looking to withdraw can also get the same paper check as the Americans.
Customer service is decent, with support being offered through telephone, instant message, and email. We didn't have any problems in particular, but we wish that the response time would have been a little faster in the messaging session.
Just about all reputable online casinos disclose where they have obtained a gaming license, and under which jurisdiction they operate. Liberty Slots does not. Our enquiries to the casino about where they are licensed and indeed if they are licensed at all were turned aside with the explanation that the owners of the casino do not wish to reveal this information.
The casino servers appear to be located in Curacao and the website hosted in the UK, but the CIG does not appear to license the casino or its owners. The casino T&Cs are clearly an incomplete template with crucial information missing or deleted, and the casino refers to itself therein as "The Company". We can only assume that they do not have a license. True, having no license at all is almost no difference to being "licensed" by a rubber-stamp jurisdiction like Costa Rica or Belize, but it is still concerning. Players should be aware that if they play at Liberty Slots they have absolutely no avenue for third party arbitration apart from volunteer mediators without any binding power over the casino (such as ourselves here) should a dispute arise with the casino.
Overall Liberty Slots is more or less a carbon copy of its now deceased ancestor, English Harbour. The games are the same, the software is the same, and the tournaments system will be instantly familiar to experienced players. We do take issue however with the management company taking such great strides to conceal its identity, the apparent lack of licensing and accountability, and the limited banking options for players. For these reasons non-American players should look elsewhere, while for those of you in the USA it sits squarely in the "play at your own risk" basket.