Casino Extreme Review
Casino Extreme is an online casino established in 2000 with games supplied by Realtime Gaming. It is operated by Anden Online N.V and is registered under the jurisdiction of Curaçao. Last updated: August 15, 2016.
Casino Extreme Bonus Offers
- Other Information:
- Get up to $3000 free on your 1st Six Deposits. Your maximum withdrawal is set at 30x the deposit amount.
- Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
- 100% (30xB) → Slots
Review of Casino Extreme
As a long-standing casino that has been around since the turn of the century, Casino Extreme earned a bad reputation for itself in its early days for enforcing predatory terms and conditions on its customers. As such we did not review this casino until more recent times after it underwent a change of ownership. With promises of fast payouts and fair treatment of punters, I was keen to give this casino a try to see if things really had changed for the better.
Software and game selection
Casino Extreme runs all of its games using software provided by Realtime Gaming (RTG), which will be well known to those of you in the United States in particular. Players are greeted with a very attractive website upon their first visit, and given the choice to download the casino, use the web platform to play, or access Casino Extreme via their smartphone or tablet. Registration was very easy, taking just a few moments for details to be set up and confirmed.
The games are the standard fare you can expect to see at a RTG casino, including dozens of video slots, table games, video poker, scratch card, and keno games. These games range in quality from very good to poor, but with so many choices it is likely you will find a game you enjoy. I myself got set up on the Spirit of the Inca and Triton's Treasures slots, along with some play on the blackjack tables.
As is usual for a RTG casino, mobile play is more limited with only selected games available for play. Still, the games played well on my iPhone, and I never experienced any sort of connection or stalling issues as I tested the casino in my car while waiting for my children to get out of school. It is convenient but if you want the full experience, you're better off playing on your desktop computer.
Banking and customer support
The banking system at Casino Extreme has a variety of ways to deposit and withdraw money, covering common eWallets, credit cards and bank transfers. For those of you in the USA, I found the only realistic options were the use of a prepaid Visa card or Bitcoin.
Withdrawals are a different matter though, as there are a large variety of ways to get your money out. Even better, this is the fastest paying RTG casino that I have seen yet. The casino claims that withdrawals made using Bitcoin or eWallets are processed instantly, and the usual marketing hyperbole aside, they actually appear to live up to this claim. During my test play at the casino, I had a Bitcoin transfer back in my wallet within 15 minutes of my request. Many players report that payments to e-Wallets can take as little as a few minutes, and bank wires can take as little as two days.
If I am going to knock Casino Extreme in its banking area, it is because they limit players to $4,000 a week in withdrawals. This is a middle of the range limit when looking at comparable RTG casinos that accept U.S. players, but that doesn't mean that I still find the practice acceptable. I really don't like to see small caps on withdrawals, as it means it takes longer for winners to be able to get the cash that is rightfully theirs. Thankfully this limit does not apply to progressive jackpot winnings, so if you are lucky enough to hit a monster win on one of RTG's pooled jackpots, you won't be left being trickle-paid for years.
Customer service is excellent at Casino Extreme though, with staff reachable via online text chat, email and telephone. I have yet to see a time in which staff was not available, and I was always chatting with a rep within 15 seconds of bringing up the support box.
Security, fairness, and responsible gaming
There is good news on the security front, as Casino Extreme secures its site and casino software by using SSL encryption technology at all times. This is an excellent thing, as it takes anything sent between your computer and the casino's servers and effectively makes it unreadable by anyone except for the casino server itself.
Casino Extreme is par for the course when it comes to RTG casinos in the fairness and responsible gambling departments. It is licensed by Curacao eGaming but the fairness of RTG's games is not addressed anywhere that I could see, and the casino does not publish any sort of audits or return-to-player information for any of its games. The topic of responsible gaming is handled, albeit sub-optimally, by the casino. You are able to set daily, weekly, or monthly deposit limits on your account but you need to contact customer support to do it rather than setting it through self-servicable account controls. This also means that the casino lacks the more sophisticated controls that modern casinos in regulated jurisdictions offer, such as setting time limits or wager limits on your play. As I said, they are no different to any other RTG casino in this department, but it is clear that they all could be doing better.
Casino Extreme has evolved a lot since the last time I took a look at it many years ago, and in the process has become a good option, predominantly for American players. I love the near instant payouts for Bitcoin and eWallet withdrawals and the always online service department. However there are still improvements that could be made, including tweaking the size of the withdrawal limits and the responsible gambling controls, that would push this casino head and shoulders above its RTG-based competition.
Casino Extreme Jackpots
These are the current progressive jackpots at Casino Extreme as recorded by our casino jackpots tracker. Click a jackpot name to view detailed statistics, jackpot graphs, and win records.
|Shopping Spree II||$388,967|
|Jackpot Cleopatra's Gold||$379,442|
|Spirit of the Inca Grand||$288,641|