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Desert Nights Casino Review

Desert Nights Casino is an online casino established in 2010 with games supplied by Rival Gaming. It is operated by Deckmedia N.V., Curaçao and is registered under the jurisdiction of Curaçao. Last updated: September 11, 2014.

usDesert Nights Casino welcomes players from the United States.

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        • Other Information:
          • No maximum cashout with welcome bonus.
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        Review of Desert Nights Casino

        Desert Nights is a US friendly casino that is owned and operated by the solid Deckmedia N.V. group, which has a good reputation for running casinos such as Sloto'Cash, Miami Club, and Spartan Slots. The casino was originally launched with Rival software, then in 2012 it was relaunched using RTG software with the Rival software still running for existing players. Fast forward to 2014, and Deckmedia has decided to rebrand the RTG side of the casino to Uptown Aces, and we're back with desert Nights being a Rival-only casino. It may be confusing, but has this transition led to an oasis of entertainment, or were punters better off when things were combined?

        Software and Games

        Powered by Rival Gaming, Desert Nights definitely is a little bit different from what most of our American friends see when they spot an RTG casino. Players looking to get in on the action will want to make sure that they download the casino's software, as some of the titles available aren't provided on the casino's instant play site. Installation and registration is a breeze, taking only a minute or two to get completely set. Once you are set up, you will find that there are dozens of video slots, table games, video poker, and specialty games available for play.

        Slots are pretty colorful at Desert Nights, but you won't find high-end licensed games like you would from a Microgaming, Playtech, or Net Entertainment. The games are very comparable to RTG slots, and there are some real gems out there for you to try out. Some of the better Rival slot machines include Scary Rich with its potentially massive bonus round, Hole in Won which is a golf themed slot with a true skill-based mini-golf bonus game, and Spartan Warrior which can award 100 free spins with a 3x multiplier if you are very lucky. In addition to this, there are the Rival-exclusive i-Slots which are games with interactive storylines that unfold as you play.

        There are some potential 6-figure progressive jackpot titles on offer at Desert Nights, with the casino offering big prizes on One Million Reels BC, Major Moolah, Money Magic, and Strike Gold. You can see the current values at the bottom of this page courtesy of our jackpot tracker. A definite advantage that this casino has over its competition is that unlike most Rival casinos, Desert Nights will pay you the full amount of the jackpot in one lump sum if you win, rather than a multi-year monthly payment plan.

        Table games are also available at Desert Nights, with the casino offering Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Roulette, Craps, Sic-Bo, and more. Table limits are generally low, and there are also some variations that can throw a welcome wrinkle or two to a Vegas classic.

        Banking and Customer Support

        Deckmedia owned casinos are generally well run on the back end of things, making Desert Nights a stable place for players to deposit and withdraw funds from. As we know, USA-friendly casinos are restricted when it comes to payment options, and Desert Nights is no exception. Currently accepted forms of deposit include credit and debit cards and e-wallets, with US players restricted mainly to their choice of plastic.

        Players are able to request a Bank Transfer, EcoCard, Neteller, or Skrill withdrawal, along with a paper check. It should be noted that Desert Nights is very prompt when it comes to conducting their banking operations, as deposits are handled immediately, and payouts are processed within 2-3 business days, though American players requesting a check should expect to wait up to a week before it arrives in their hands. This is a respectable time frame, though nowhere near the fastest in the industry. However we have rarely heard of anybody having a legitimate issue with Deckmedia paying winnings.

        One thing I was disappointed with though is the small weekly withdrawal limit. Desert Nights currently limits withdrawals to $2000 per week, progressive jackpot winnings excluded as stated above. While this may not concern most people who play at low stakes, those of you who like to wager bigger amounts would be advised to look for a casino with higher limits.

        Customer service is very knowledgeable at handling any potential issues or questions that punters may have, and are available 24/7. Agents are on standby to assist via instant message, email, telephone, and fax.

        Summary

        Desert Nights is one of the best of the admittedly mediocre bunch of Rival casinos. The software runs smoothly, the games are colorful and inventive, and the casino accepts American players. While we wish there was a higher weekly withdrawal limit, there really isn't much else for us to complain about with this casino.

        Desert Nights Casino Jackpots

        These are the current progressive jackpots at Desert Nights Casino as recorded by our casino jackpots tracker. Click a jackpot name to view detailed statistics, jackpot graphs, and win records.

        Money Magic $70,738
        Strike Gold $25,972
        One Million Reels BC $24,587
        Jackpot 5x Wins $18,525
        Major Moolah $14,839
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        usbarbadosslim93
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        13 February 2012 - 5:37pm
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        I recently played at this casino, and thought it was really good. Among the better RTG ones out there. It even ran smoothly on my almost five year old computer and didn't make anything stutter (a minor miracle!).

        ptnoctipaulo
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        19 March 2012 - 9:06pm
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        Sorry mate, but this review is outdated or wrong. Desert nights is a Rival casino, not a RTG casino.

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        2 April 2012 - 7:37am
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        Actually no we are right. They recently switched software to RTG for all new players but I believe that customers that still have the Rival software may be able to continue using that for a while.

        Note that this comment was right at the time but they have recently (September 2014) switch this casino back to being Rival only.

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        cadoctor what
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        26 November 2013 - 8:51am
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        This will likely be the first and last post I ever make on a forum about any online casino! I have only just registered in order to warn other players about this casino. I do not know how this casino has a 4star rating on this site (which is a great site btw!) I have many years experience playing online casinos, and I understand that sometimes you just hit a run of bad luck, but the experience i have had in this casino over the past few weeks beggars belief. At one point i had 24 slot spins without a single line win. When the features eventually do arrive, expect tons of free games, with high multipliers, but alas very little winnings. I played the slot Mice Dice on a $1.00 bet, hit the feature - won 23 free spins with a 12 times multiplier and my grand winnings were $21.50. Polar Explorer, again on a $1.00 bet, 8 free games, with 3 bonus wild symbols (so essentially playing 4 wilds) - grand winnings $7.15. I could go on with more examples over the past few weeks, but suffice to say I urge players not to deposit in this casino. Without a word of a lie, I have never seen such repeatedly abysmal feature payouts in any online casino before this one. STAY AWAY!

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        26 November 2013 - 11:19pm
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        Thanks for the feedback and kind words about our site doctor what. We base our ratings on a number of things which we summarise up above in the "at a glance" section and in this case we do believe that they are one of the better options for U.S. based players. Over several years of operating this casino and a few others including Sloto'Cash these guys have proven to be reliable payers when people withdraw and the service and support is good.

        Now as far as game payouts go, we tend not to differentiate between casinos that use the same software because in this case for example they have for all intents and purposes the same games as at any other RTG casino. We do know though that RTG slots have different payout settings (around 97.5%, 95%, 92.5%) that the operator can supposedly change by making a request to RTG. However there is no real way to know which payout settings have been chosen without playing (for a long time), and they can change over time. So what you are experiencing could be a result of the casino having the payout settings lowered or it could be bad luck on games that are usually fairly high variance, as many RTG games are. So as far as game payouts go, if we feel that the software that a casino uses has poor payouts then we would mark all the casinos that use it down, and vice versa.

        Personally I really don't like that Mice Dice game with its "pay extra for the feature" setting. I would like it a whole heap less if I won a good free spins round like that and only ended up with $21.50 too. I haven't played Polar Explorer but it looks like it uses a similar system where you are kind of funding your own bonus round as you play. I've never really liked games that use that system but they seem to be more common these days.

        All I can suggest is that if you enjoy the games and want to give them another shot that you try another casino and see if your luck changes.

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        bybelaff
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        22 January 2014 - 10:44am
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        Hello! Like many others real time gaming casinos, i decide to join desert nights casino because found a no deposit coupon on russian forum, on which i am usually chatting with another gamblers. Of course i decide to give it a shot, like every gambler i like no deposit bonuses, this is no lose offer, which i reject only if casino is very bad (like casinos with top game software). So i just download, registered, enter coupon code in cashier, and i had fresh 25 bucks on my account. And more tasty, it is no deposit bonus, so i just open enchanted garden and start spinning at 0.50. On real money deposit i usually spin lower, but it is free money, and i need to clear a lot of wagering, so i always betting a bit higher to get nice win and manage to clear wagering. This day i am was not lucky, and lost my no deposit bonus, and decide not deposit in desert nights casino my real money, because i preffer to stick to CWC and JPC groups of real time gaming casinos.
        Support: Did not test
        Withdrawals: Did not test also
        Software: OK
        I did not have a lot of experience with this casino, so i give them 3 stars.

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        bypohgo
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        18 March 2014 - 5:51pm
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        Hi, i hope you will enjoy my review of desert nights casino, which is powered by real time gaming, and which is a sister of sloto cash casino. This group of casinos well know, and i think they on the third, or second place across real time gaming group of casinos ( on first club world group, of course). I start my playing with desert night casino long time ago when someone post offer on our local forum about 33$ no deposit bonus. Of course i took it, but did not have any luck. After it i decide to make real money deposit, but of course before it i google a bit about this casino, and did not find anything that will stop me from doing deposit. For lifetime i made at desert nights casino probably 5 deposits, and get 1 withdrawal, verification took 2 days, and i get my withdrawal on third, which of course not so fast liek club world, but much more faster than win palace or some of this dodgy real time gaming casinos. Desert nights casino is defo deserves a go, and can be played. I am almost 100% sure that it is safe casino and you will not find any problems spinnings on it.

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        usnewflorida
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        19 March 2014 - 6:57am
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        I just downloaded the software from their website to play. I was hoping that it was RTG software as this site says. However, it is Rival software that was downloaded . Since I am more familiar with RTG games, I did not play.

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        27 March 2014 - 10:14pm
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        newflorida that is very strange. Did you click through from here or from a search engine? If I click the link on our page here and go to their site it is definitely RTG. The casino was originally Rival and I believe they have both the RTG and old Rival still going but I thought that all new customers would get the RTG version.

        Also I just tried clicking the Download button up the top of this page and it gave me an RTG installer.

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        bgAleswin
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        18 June 2014 - 5:13pm
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        Desert night casino very good one and it is real time gaming software that popular at united states players but for me it is not so popular i have good choices of casinos as i am bulgaria player not usa. I play at desert nights casino few times and this is best real time gaming casino at bonus work because casino usually send me 200%+ bonuses on deposit and this bonuses come weekly also casino have nice promotions with real prizes like tablets or free cash but i never win anything during this promotion i am not lucky or may be casino cheat with this promotion and good prizes no body at real win and it is just scam i not know. I not make any withdrawal from desert night casino because all slots was very cold to me every time i keep lose and lose my deposits and now i stop play at this casino because of this bad luck and cold slots. Live chat working all time and this good live chat few times they give me free bonus money because i lose many money playing at this casino. I think this is good casino and have many bonuses but i not play any more because games look very cold.

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        kzAstanaKZ
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        3 September 2014 - 1:14pm
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        I played at desert night casino couple of times, and i can not say that it is perfect casino, but their good point is that they sent me good and interesting for me bonuses, some of that i can not miss, and this is good. But let me start from pluses and minuses for this online casino.
        + Software. I did not touch instant play at desert nights casino website, i go further and just download rtg application. It works good, no complaints, but game downloaded a bit long, it is not very good because games was created long time ago, and should downloading faster than one or two minutes.
        + Customer support working at desert nights casino 24/7, live chat support confirm this to me, and i prove this, i tried live chat couple of times, and it was online every time.
        + bonuses. Casino send me a lot of different offers, not only bonuses, but also freespins, sometimes i was able to get some free bonus cash just for nothing, it is good casino for bonuses.
        And one single minus for desert nights casino.
        - Withdrawals. My first withdrawals to skrill took 7 days, second 4 days, and third 4 days. It is not very fast compared to top RTG casinos.
        Final mark.
        Good online casino with many bonuses, but a bit slow payouts process.

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        auCL-Ed
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        10 September 2014 - 8:22am
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        These guys have switched from RTG software back to Rival, and renamed the RTG casino to Uptown Aces. We will be updating the review to reflect this shortly.

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        skPeDrone
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        17 November 2014 - 9:00pm
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        PeDrone’s Desert Nights Casino Review
        Casino Software
        This online casino using games created by Rival Gaming. It is operated by Deckmedia N.V., Curaçao. I am quite surprised that a Rival casino is in well-rated casinos, as they don’t have a good reputation globally.

        Welcome bonus
        The Welcome bonus is quite interesting, 200% match deposit, but among Rival casinos it’s quite common, so its considered average.

        Deposits and withdrawals
        There are only a few deposit and even less withdrawal options, I used Neteller and the withdrawal took a minute while I was nervous about it, but In result it processed fine – my deposit of 20 was rised to 60.
        I did not withdraw anything here at all, but I would lie if I would blame the “rival” for that Smile rather my greediness caused that.

        Gameplay
        I played my favorite games, Hole in Won and the other game with bowling theme, really don’t remember the name. They did not pay at all although a lot of features I received (the only cases when they paid).

        Summary
        I recommend this surprisingly casino only for that Rivals are globally infamous and when this is one of the very few that are a bit reputable, then its great opportunity to play Rival safely Smile.

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        nlNumb48
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        19 November 2014 - 12:59pm
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        Desert nights casino using rival software, and for rival my favorite online casinos are absolutely other, i like group that is tropica owned, there couple of online casinos and there is fastest withdrawals in this software. Desert nights casino i played couple of times, and i must admit that this casino team know how to make players want to deposit. They offer many great deposit offers, mixed with some no deposit offers and cashbacks. Bonuses are really that sweet, with big % and not big wagering requirements. Customer support seems good for me, asked them for a freebie once, and they put 25$ to my account without question, of course there was wagering requirements and withdrawal amount was limited, but i am still have played it and have some fun before completely lost it. Withdrawals - not fast at all. Have only one withdrawal request, and did not know why, probably because it is first my withdrawal from this casino, but it took more than 7 days to get my money to skrill , this is obvious very slow and totally destroyed my willing to play in this casino again. But for players who ready to wait withdrawals such amount of time there is prepared good bonuses.

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        skmrohacek
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        21 November 2014 - 8:49pm
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        Desert Nights Casino
        I REALLY don’t believe my eyes! (and I believe them always, as I have not experiencing hallucinations on the daily basis, so there is no reason to doubt about it – or better to say, that there usually isn’t any reason because now there was one!) – a Rival casino and is not red-colored everywhere possible, nor it is voted by every online gambler as “worst casino ever”, and it has also pretty good rating at all! (I was almost sure that when you have only installed a Rival casino on your PC and you get caught, you deserve going to jail for years! Smile ).
        So I enjoyed that fact and then I began thinking about how will I try this casino. It offers 200% first deposit welcome bonus – that is … I really am not able to rate if it is good or not at all, because there is not enough casinos, which to compare this one with! So I told myself that its good and deposited 20, received 60. Full of nostalgy I started with babu crush cruise, or wtf is that slot where you travel around the world in bonus games, and then bowled over – a slot which shows the difference between women and men very clearly (3 or more womens anywhere award you free spins – on the other side, the Mens are jackpot. Joking)) doesn’t it, guys ? lol
        I remember that i did not even regret the money which have I lost quite fast! At least, there was that feeling of a “CasinoListings-approved safeness of a Rival casino" - very rare one, I have played Rivals often in the past it were my most played casino software Smile and maybe also this fact makes me the good mood after lost the balance, although basically I have only lost - or maybe it was just a touch by the "fingers of nostalgia" (I know, translating metaphors is not my primary skill).

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        usnewflorida
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        9 June 2015 - 9:17pm
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        My Experience at Desert Nights

        The last time I played at Desert Nights was a couple of years ago when they were using RTG Software. When they spun off into two casinos ( Uptown and Desert Nights), I stopped playing there and continued playing a Uptown Aces instead since Uptown Aces was using the RTG software that I was used to.

        In any event, early this morning I wanted to give Desert Nights a try. I had heard and read about the Rival Gaming software but I have never played at a casino that was powered by it until today when I played at Desert Nights.

        When I logged in, I noticed they were offering several good bonuses. I chose the 177% and deposited $25, giving me a total of about $69 to play with. After I made the deposit, I realized that their slot games have higher minimum per spin than at any other casinos that I have played at. had I known beforehand, I would have deposited more to take advantage of the 177% bonus.

        Their games had great graphics and sound. In fact, when I played the game Pound Dog, the sound of dog barking felt so real that I thought that a dog was barking in my yard. I tried many slots, some had a minimum of $2 per spin (which was most common). I also played $3.75 and $5.00 slot games. Many of the games with higher minimum per spin tended to have a maximum cash out of $1000. I am not sure why.

        I managed to reach $425 in winnings but could not cash out because I had not met the wagering requirements. I ended losing most of it . With about $5.00 in my account, I wagered $2 on a slot game called Gobler's Gold. To my surprise, I ended wining 40 spins and multiple bonuses. By the time I was finished, I had won almost about $495. To make a long story short, I ended losing another $65 and was able to make a withdrawal request of $400.

        I must say that I like Rival Gaming game but I did not like the cashout limit on some of the games. In any event, I know that in the future, I will have to deposit more than my average due to their high minimum on slots.

        Overall, I did enjoy playing there. Once my withdrawal is processed, I will play there again.

        I will update on the withdrawal process.

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        usnewflorida
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        12 June 2015 - 10:12pm
        #17

        Update on my withdrawal request.

        Well, there was nothing to it. Three days after I made the request, it was approved and the check was Issued. I must admit that I am kind of intrigued by the games at both Desert Nights and Miami Club. Before I played at those two casinos, the only game software that I was used to was RTG and NuWorks. I also played Top Game software but I didn't get paid from casinos using Top Game and I stopped.

        Therefore, it's good to see reliable casinos like Desert Nights and Miami Club that also give you a good diversity of games (The only thing that I don't like at Miami Club is the critter sound some of the games make. But people have different tastes). In any event, I encourage people to try those two casinos out. I will keep playing at both of them.

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        nlnelsnik
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        11 November 2015 - 6:27pm
        #18

        Desert Nights,
        offering rival software now instead of Rtg, which is an good point.
        fact about rival is well known by everybody i think, it's super hard to find a good safe casino to play this software, there are so much casino's who have this software that really make you cooking from the inside with there fake rules, non cashable stuff and so on! but desert nights come's close to an good rival casino, pretty fast payouts, 24-48 hours which is fast, and they don't promote fake bonuses! only bad point which i have is that they send me postal advertising to my home without giving permission for this and i don't appreciate this since it's just spam. desert nights have a really solid customer support team, both on and offline is provided great service. personally there games are kind of hard, on low stakes it's hard to win a big amount, compare to for example netent. but it's more that i grab bonuses there to make higher bets and try to kill my wagering.
        overall a nice experience, but sometimes withdrawals are pending very long, but depends on workload ofcourse.

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