Major Tom Casino Review
Major Tom Casino is an online casino established in 2013 with games supplied by Microgaming and Microgaming. It is operated by Digimedia Ltd, Malta and is registered under the jurisdiction of Malta. Last updated: April 19, 2015.
Review of Major Tom Casino
Ground control to Major Tom. Take your protein pills and put your helmet on. The bizarrely themed online casinos just keep popping up, with this one seemingly named after the astronaut character from the classic David Bowie song Space Oddity. Major Tom Casino was established in 2013 and was recently acquired by Digimedia Limited, better known as the Fortune Lounge group of casinos. The casino is licensed in Malta and offers both downloadable and in-browser games provided by Microgaming.
Casino closing April 23, 2015
Despite only having been operating for a little over 12 months, we have received notification that Major Tom Casino is to be closed on April 23, 2015. Perhaps their circuits are dead and there's something wrong?
The Fortune Lounge Group will be closing Major Tom Online Casino on 23 April 2015. The closure will be seamless for players, as their cash and bonus balance, all financial account details, loyalty points and loyalty tier along with game statistics and achievements will be migrated to a Red Flush Casino account, where they can even continue to log in with the same details.
Software and Games
Major Tom Casino is powered by Microgaming, the oldest online betting software developer who has been in operation for 20 years. Microgaming has grown into one of the largest casino game developers in the world, and as a result Major Tom Casino has more than 500 games for punters to test their luck at. The main selection of software at Major Tom is the video slots, of which there are hundreds to choose from. Some of the bigger names you will find in this area include Playboy, The Dark Knight, Avalon II, Thunderstuck II, and Tomb Raider. The choice is massive and although there are some older games in there that are just about due for retirement, on the whole the quality is high.
If you want to strike it rich, some of the slots and table games at Major Tom are connected to the Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network, meaning that there are several hefty jackpots to be won. Examples of this include Mega Moolah and Major Millions, both of which have paid out wins in excess of $1 million. You can see the current value of the jackpots at the casino further down this page.
Table games are also available in abundance at Major Tom, with some fantastic takes on casino classics including Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud, Pontoon, and more. All of the table games play smoothly at Major Tom, and many sport advanced features such as auto-play with strategy selection. Rounding out the game selection at Major Tom Casino are video poker, keno, and parlour games that are sure to offer you a different experience. As is with most of the other games, you can expect a series of fun games with several different variants.
Banking and Customer Support
A casino is only as good as its banking and customer service team, and we can confirm that Major Tom Casino is up to scratch in both areas. There are a multitude of different ways to deposit and withdraw cash from Major Tom, including major credit cards, e-wallets and many localised banking services. Withdrawals are handled in a relatively timely manner, with players seeing their money paid out in a matter of two to three business days in most instances, although we would like to see the mandatory 24 hour reversal period scrapped. Another caveat is the "big win" withdrawal policy that limits players to withdrawals of $2500 per week if they win a sum that is 5x greater than their total deposits during their time at the casino.
Customer service is decent at Major Tom Casino, with the support team available 24/7, and contactable via email, telephone, fax, or instant message. Live chat is our preferred method of talking to casino support and during our test I waited a little over a minute for a chat operator to respond. My questions about the wagering required on the sign up bonus were answered promptly.
Major Tom Casino blasts off and aims for the stars. On most counts it is a very good casino. Without the mandatory 24 hour reversal period and the withdrawal limit on big wins, it could be one of the best. As it is, this is still a very good Microgaming casino and comes recommended.