Trada Casino is an online casino established in 2014 that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by TradaGames (Jersey) Ltd and is registered under the jurisdictions of United Kingdom, Malta and Sweden. Last Updated: May 5, 2020.
Trada Casino is a formerly highly rated casino that was forced to change platform suppliers in late 2019 due to the sale of its provider's business to Aspire Global. This was not a change for the better as Aspire Global casinos are fairly well known for their slow payments, low withdrawal limits, and choice to offer reduced RTP versions of popular games.
Trada has an easy to navigate website that is well organised and simple to operate. Registering an account is very easy and only took a minute of my time. All of the site's games are playable in browser and they are organised in a grid layout that shows both a thumbnail and text name for each game, which makes the games easily scannable. There are links that allow you to divide the games up into categories such as slots, live games, and table games, as well as by the different game suppliers. You can also find a game almost instantly by typing its name in a quick search box at the top of the games list. The site works equally well on a PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet.
The game selection at Trada is very impressive, with the casino offering games from Net Entertainment, Microgaming, Playson, iSoftbet, WMS, Quickspin, Pariplay, Play'n Go and more. This gives players access to more than 600 games, the majority of which are video slots, although there are also classic slots available for play as well. I was disappointed to see games available from a supplier that we considered to be blacklisted here, namely Pragmatic Play (formerly known as TopGame).
Another big downer that I must mention is the platform provider Aspire Global's choice to offer popular games with lower RTPs than you may be used to at other casinos. Some suppliers such as Play'n Go offer multiple versions of their games to casinos which have different RTP settings. Aspire Global casinos almost always run the lowest possible RTP setting which ultimately means less spins, less playtime, and less chances of winning for you as a player.
It seems like more and more betting sites are heading toward just offering slots but thankfully Trada is bucking this trend by featuring a good assortment of table games, including Blackjack, Pontoon, Roulette, Baccarat, Oasis Poker, and more. Even better are the live dealer games that the casino has added, which puts you right in the middle of a game broadcast from studios. Table limits on the live Blackjack, Roulette, or Baccarat tables range from as low as £5 all the way up to £5000.
The banking system is well fleshed out at Trada, with the site accepting major credit cards, e-wallets, and direct bank transfers for deposits. As per standard for Aspire Global casinos, withdrawals are held reversible for 48 hours until processed. I was disappointed to find that the old manual flushing service that the casino used to offer where you could contact support and request to be paid immediately has fallen by the wayside in the platform transition.
The casino does implement withdrawal limits which are set at a quite small €7000 per month. I find it curious that UK players are exempt from these limits, no doubt due to pressure form the UK Gambling Commission regulations. It certainly begs the question of why the casino and its platform provider consider it acceptable to have one rule for UK players and another for everyone else.
Customer support is available from 9am-11pm UK time every day of the week via live chat and email. While it would have been nice to see telephone support included, I still found the support to be up to scratch, as they were able to answer the questions I had which included where to find the payout percentages for the games, what the withdrawal limit on my account was, and how to set up a deposit limit.
Trada Casino uses standard SSL encryption technology to protect player information as its sent between your computer and the casino's servers. The site uses this encryption at all times, whether you are browsing, playing, or transacting with the banking department.
Trada is licensed and regulated by both the Malta Gaming Authority and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, which is the world's premier online casino licensing jurisdiction. In accordance with UKGC rules, it discloses that it segregates player account funds from operational funds, meeting what the UKGC classifies as a "medium" level of protection.
You are able to set limits on your account once you have registered and logged in. This includes preset limits on the amount you may deposit, wager, or lose at the casino. There is also a "reality check" function that allows you to set a time interval where the casino will notify you with a message telling you how long you have been playing and how much you have won or lost during that time.
Trada is a casino that has fallen from being among the very best to little more than an average white label in a sea of similar casinos. It has a good selection of games, but the enforced waiting period on withdrawals, low monthly withdrawal limits, and especially the choice to use the lowest permitted RTP settings for their games means that there is very little reason to recommend it anymore.