Quasar Gaming Casino Review
Quasar Gaming is an online casino established in 2011 with games supplied by Euro Games Technology and Novomatic. It is operated by Quasar Ltd and is registered under the jurisdiction of Malta. Last updated: June 19, 2014.
Review of Quasar Gaming
Quasar Gaming will feel instantly familiar to the many fans of Novomatic (or Novoline as they are known in Germany) slot machines that can be found throughout land casinos mainly in continental Europe and the United Kingdom. All the games at Quasar are offered "instant play" via your web browser as opposed to a software installation.
Novomatic game selection
While there are an increasing number of online casinos that have started to integrate Novomatic slots into their gaming collections, most offer barely a handful to choose from. However Quasar Gaming offers a much wider choice than we are used to seeing, with 38 slots available for play at the time of review and all of them Novomatic. Some of the highlights include Book of Ra and Book of Ra Deluxe, Katana, Lucky Lady's Charm, and Lord of the Ocean. If you have not played these games before, they tend towards the high variance end of the spectrum and you can have dry spells before hitting a monster win in a free spins round, especially with the expanding scatter symbol feature that you find in Book of Ra Deluxe or Lord of the Ocean for example.
The casino also offers Blackjack, European Roulette, Baccarat and Sic Bo, plus three types of video poker. Obviously that is not a very large selection of non-slot games, but at least there are other options if you want to take a break from the slot machines. There are four progressive jackpots currently available for players to win. King's Treasure was the largest prize at a shade over €215,000 at the time of this review, and Golden Sevens was also in six-figure territory.
The interface used to select your game impressed us with its unique attempt to simulate a land casino environment. When you pick a game, you are taken to a screen that shows rows of machines, some occupied and others not. You can pick an unoccupied machine to begin playing, or you can choose to spectate "over the shoulder" of another player who is currently playing. In this mode you can see their spins and it can be quite fun to watch someone playing at much higher stakes that you are used to for example. Thumbs up to Novomatic for trying to bring more of the land casino experience online. Another unique feature found on the games at Quasar is the ability to go back and view a replay of any of your previous spins in your current play session. That one can certainly come in handy if you have to leave the room while the autoplay is switched on, only to find that you missed a big win when you come back and sit back down again.
Payments and customer service
The deposit and withdrawal methods at Quasar are adequate (see list on the right), and they have the majors covered with transactions accepted via credit cards and well known e-wallets, or via bank transfers. The withdrawal process is extremely fast in our experience. We cashed out a small amount and were paid within 6 hours, without an identity verification taking place. However as the casino operates under Maltese jurisdiction, you will be required to verify your ID once your withdrawals pass the minimum amount specified in Maltese law (around €2000 at the moment). We also found the transfer process between the "Main wallet" and the "Casino wallet" to be a little puzzling considering you can only play casino games here, as opposed to other sites that operate separate wallets for poker or bingo for example.
Customer service is contactable a number of different ways, including email, phone and live chat. The casino supports many different languages so you are able to speak to a support representative in your native language. When we tested, we waited less than a minute to speak to someone via live chat, and our query was answered on the spot. One thing that caught our eye is the easily accessible controls available for you to set daily loss limits, wager limits, and even temporary or total self exclusion from the casino. It is pleasing to see that Quasar pays more than lip service to responsible gambling efforts.
There is a lot to like about Quasar Gaming. If you're reading this review you probably already know whether you like the Novomatic games. If you do, then this is one of the better casinos to choose with a wider selection of games than most others.
Quasar Gaming Jackpots
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