Barbados Casino is an online casino established in 2017 that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by Aspire Global International Ltd and is registered under the jurisdictions of United Kingdom, Malta and Sweden. Last updated: June 20, 2019.
Barbados is a tropical island paradise located in the Caribbean, not too far from the northern coast of South America. The online-only Barbados Casino takes the island as inspiration for its name and theme, but appears unrelated in any other way to the island. It is in fact a white label operation running on the Aspire Global platform, and it opened its virtual doors in 2017.
Barbados Casino uses a web-based instant play platform that has well and truly become the norm for online casinos these days. This has proved far more popular than the old days of downloading and installing software into your computer. Everything you do on the site, from registering to depositing to playing is all accomplished through your browser, and the site is well-designed and easy to navigate. Mobile support is also fully baked in, and Barbados Casino performs equally well on smartphones and tablets.
The casino has games from an array of different developers, including Play'n Go, NextGen Gaming, Nyx Interactive, Net Entertainment, Microgaming, and more. An overwhelming amount of the games are video slots, and you'll find hundreds of the titles on offer. They are presented in the almost ubiquitous grid of game logos and there is a quick search box that you can use to type in a game name if you know what you are looking for. Aside from that, there is no real way to sort, filter, or slice and dice the very long list of games up by game provider or features. One thing I noticed missing was the massive progressive jackpots that you usually see at casinos that have games from Microgaming or NetEnt. There was no Mega Moolah, Mega Fortune, or Arabian Nights to be seen at this casino which is a shame.
Unfortunately when it comes to table games and video poker the selection is a little anaemic. I counted three games of video poker - Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, and Joker Poker - along with a handful of live dealer versions of Blackjack, Baccarat, and Roulette. The live dealer games are provided by Evolution Gaming, who are regarded as one of the leading live game broadcasters. It must be said that in this department the choices are very limited.
The casino has a VIP program in place for members, with the tiers New Member, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Premium, and Prestige all available dependent on your gameplay. The casino doles out various bonuses to players who get to higher tiers, with those in the upper echelons getting monthly cash back.
The banking system at Barbados Casino is good in terms of the options you have at your disposal to deposit and withdraw from the casino. You get a huge selection of credit card, eWallet, and local banking methods to deposit and withdraw funds from the site. However the shine wears off a bit when you find out that the casino holds all withdrawals for at least 48 hours before paying out. In fact the quickest the casino claims that it will pay you is 3 days for an electronic wallet withdrawal.
This casino also has a monthly withdrawal limit on winnings of just $7000, unless you are classed as a VIP player (i.e. you deposit a lot at the casino over a sustained period of time). So if you have a win that is significantly bigger than this you'll likely be waiting a while to see all of your winnings. This limit is towards the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to online casino withdrawal policies. However to be fair, we have reviewed other Aspire Global casinos that limit monthly payments to even less, so in that context it is a small improvement over similar casinos running on the same platform.
Customer support is available through live chat, email, and telephone from 6 am to 11 pm GMT. The team was fast to respond to my test request, and they were able to give me general information about the first deposit bonus on offer. As per usual with most online casinos though, if your questions are more complex you may have to deal with a manager to get a solution.
Security is addressed using SSL technology, which encrypts your personal, financial, and gameplay data as it moves between the casino and your computer. This data is only readable by authorised casino servers, and protects you from hackers that may exploit vulnerable connections to lift data.
The topic of fairness is addressed well, as the casino presents a certificate to show that their software's RNG is legitimate from iTech Labs. The casino also carries gaming licenses from the UK and Malta, which stand as being two of the better regulators out there in regards to holding operators' feet to the fire when violations occur.
Responsible gaming has a lengthy page dedicated to the topic, and the casino does a good job of implementing different controls to help stop problem behaviours. These controls include self-exclusion, play limits, deposit limits, and reality checks from time to time. Links to outside gaming counselling groups like Gamble Aware are also available for use.
Barbados Casino is more or less an average betting site. While the layout is easy on the eyes and it's great to see the back end of the site ticking the right boxes, the low withdrawal limits, slow payout times, and relative scarcity of table games really keep the casino from being a true paradise for punters.