Gossip Slots Casino Review
Gossip Slots is an online casino established in 2013 with games supplied by Arrow's Edge and Betsoft. It is operated by Drake Casino Group and is registered under the jurisdiction of Curaçao. Last updated: September 8, 2016.
Gossip Slots Bonus Offers
- Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
- 100% (60xB) → Slots
- 35% (172xB) → Table Poker
- 10% (600xB) → Blackjack, Roulette (American), Video Poker
- Other Information:
- 5x100% Match bonus or 75 Free Spins on their first five deposits.
- Allowed Games & Wagering Requirements:
- 100% (80xB) → Slots
- 35% (229xB) → Table Poker
- 10% (800xB) → Blackjack, Roulette (American), Video Poker
Review of Gossip Slots
Gossip Slots is an online casino that was founded in 2013 and is part of the Drake Group, who also manages Drake Casino. If you can get past the name which makes no sense to anyone I have asked, the casino does look pretty attractive and I was quite interested in taking a deeper look. So how did my visit to Gossip Slots turn out?
Software and game selection
Gossip Slots is run on a browser-based platform that allows you to play directly through your browser window, without the need to download or install any extra software to your computer. The games are supplied by Betsoft Gaming as well as Arrow's Edge, and this gives players access to a full slate of casino games including slot machines, table games and video poker.
The main billing at Gossip Slots is without a doubt the BetSoft 3D-rendered slots, which is problematic due to our blacklisting of the software supplier. When playing these games you are definitely in for a graphical treat as these games are all about the eye candy. The company's games have a tradition of offering crisp and vibrant 3D rendered graphics as well as bonus features that are fun and potentially lucrative. However a nine month investigation that we conducted into their progressive jackpots revealed that they don't always pay out fairly. And in more recent times a player at another casino running Betsoft games was cheated out of a massive progressive jackpot win and paid off a small compensatory amount to stop his public complaints. We advise all players to avoid all Betsoft games entirely.
That leaves you with the games from Arrow's Edge which do not hold up nearly as well, at least in terms of presentation. Many of them are in fact re-releases of older games that were developed by a supplier by the name of Wizard Gaming that dropped off the radar several years ago. At the time they were decent games but it is fair to say that they haven't aged well. With that being said, while not graphically or technologically impressive, Arrow's Edge's games do play smoothly and I ended up spending a considerable amount of time playing the casino's Blackjack and Tri Card Poker.
Banking and customer support
Banking at Gossip Slots is adequate, the casino providing a basic slate of options to American players and expanding their services a bit to provide Skrill, Neteller, and even Bitcoin as methods to deposit and withdraw money. You should be aware of the casino's minimum withdrawal of $100 and that this operator only allows you to withdraw $5000 per week. While this weekly limit likely won't affect most of us, it could impact you if you ended up scoring a huge win. What will impact everyone are the withdrawal fees which are way more than I am comfortable with, such as $60 for a wire transfer and similar percentage based fees on other withdrawal methods. As an American I was pleased though to see that my wire withdrawal arrived after a week which, sad as it may sound, is not too bad for an American friendly casino these days.
Customer support at Gossip Slots is good, with staff available to speak to you via instant message, telephone, or email. I found the staff to be fast to pick up via instant messenger, and I never had an issue with them not being able to help me out. Support staff is generally available between 10am-midnight EST for American punters, which is when the majority of players will gamble.
Security, privacy, and responsible gaming
Responsible gaming is not specifically mentioned at Gossip Slots unless you count a one paragraph mention in the terms and conditions in which the casino only spells out that they are not liable for any damages done by a player with a gambling problem. To me this is a missed opportunity for Gossip Slots, as I feel that casinos have a social responsibility to at least mention problem gaming and recommend outside groups to provide assistance. I hope that Gossip Slots realises this and adds a page to help players; it's the right thing to do.
Gossip Slots is a serviceable online casino that offers something a bit different for American players, who are generally stuck playing the same games from developers like RTG. The casino does do some things well, but the questionable status of the majority of its games along with improvements needed in the withdrawal department ultimately make this little more than a mediocre online casino.