Go Casino Review
Go Casino is an online casino established in 2009 with games supplied by WGS Technology. It is operated by Hambledon N.V. and is registered under the jurisdiction of Curaçao. Last updated: August 22, 2011.
Review of Go Casino
Go Casino is the latest offering from the Curucao-based Hambledon N.V. group, responsible for other recent success stories Online Vegas and Golden Casino. Having played and tested the other casinos in this group thoroughly, we knew what to expect from Go Casino - a bunch of entertaining games, bonuses bigger than Texas, a regular schedule of fun slots tournaments, and the all-important red carpet rolled out for players from the USA. So did it live up to our expectations? In a word, yes, but if you want to know more, read on to find out.
Closed to new players
Hambledon N.V. has closed all of its casinos to new player registrations from May 27, 2011. The casinos remain open to existing players, however we believe that there is a good chance that they will be closed permanently in the near future.
Vegas Technology Software
Go Casino is powered by Vegas Technology, a company that made its name by providing authentic casino experiences that feel like attending a real casino while still retaining the advantages offered by playing on a computer - and it shows. The software is available as a small download which should take only a few minutes on a standard broadband internet connection.
Installation on a Windows-based PC was painless – I just clicked Next a few times, and it simply worked. There isn't a Mac based version of the software available, but it installs just as easily in Vmware or Virtual PC running on a Mac, so if you have virtualisation software available, you'll have no problems there.
Go Casino Gaming Choice
You might find the number and variety of games available to be a little bewildering initially - where exactly should you start? Suffice it to say that if you enjoy spinning the reels, you're going to love Go Casino – there are so many top quality slots available here that you're spoilt for choice. My personal favourite is The Reel Deal, a slot based on the Deal or No Deal television show where you play the suitcase game as the bonus round. But there are plenty more to choose from, many of which are obviously "inspired" by famous TV shows or movies - note they are not completely authentic though, but on the bright side that means no expensive licensing fees to recoup with lower payout rates, right?
For table poker fans, you can enjoy Caribbean Stud, Tri Card poker, Pai Gow, and Mulligan Poker, among others. Also, I counted at least 15 different variants of video poker. Beyond that, there is also a good selection of table games on offer at Go Casino. To start with, there's both American and European roulette (it's the same game, but the European one has a lower house edge). You can also play Craps, four different kinds of Blackjack, Red Dog, War and Baccarat.
Go Casino naturally features the same schedule of slots tournaments (and other games too for that matter) that its sister casinos have become reknowned for. We here at Casino Listings have been telling everyone who will listen how much fun these online tournaments can be, and its good to see another casino that "gets it". The schedule features daily freerolls and real money tournaments that cost only pocket change to enter. Add in some bigger weekend tournaments where you can win 5 figure sums for the investment of a tenner and you've got something that appeals to everyone.
Don't forget if you want to keep track of which tournaments are coming up, you could do a lot worse than bookmark our continually updated online casino tournaments page.
Go Casino Promotions and Bonuses
Go Casino has one of the most generous welcome bonus offers around - few casinos offer as much or as regularly as they do. The big draw, and their current claim to fame, is that they match your first 20 deposits 100% up to $1,000 each, for a total bonus of $20,000. Yes, granted, you have to keep depositing to get the full benefit, but even so, most casinos only offer a 100% match on your first deposit, and usually only up to a few hundred dollars. The bonus is playable on slots or keno games only.
Banking Options at Go Casino
Go Casino accepts most major credit cards as deposit methods. Beyond that, the list is somewhat limited. They will happily accept funds from NETeller and Moneybookers for non-U.S. players. When withdrawing your funds you can add wire transfers or a plain old cheque to that list. While the range of options is not the biggest, our experience with Golden Casino and Online Vegas has shown that you can expect fast payments after an initial identity verification check, and they seem to have the payment processor middle-man problem solved for those of you in the USA.
Recommended, especially for US residents looking for a good online casino with trusted payment solutions.