Wild Tornado Casino is an online casino established in 2017 that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by Direx N.V. and is registered under the jurisdiction of Curaçao. Last updated: July 8, 2019.
Tornadoes are something that's both captivating and terrifying at the same time, and I say that as someone who has been subjected to tornado activity a few times. Recently I had a tornado pass a few miles south of my house and the weather surrounding it got pretty wild, with wind blowing, hail falling, and a massive amount of rain. This operator of Wild Tornado Casino has tried to somehow link the captivating nature of the storm phenomenon with a casino, which I'm not sure is the most obvious connection. So, does it sweep in a great betting experience, or does it blow?
Wild Tornado Casino uses a browser based platform called SoftSwiss to power its services. Everything runs directly in your browser, meaning that you don't have to download any extra software or plugins to get going. SoftSwiss casinos are well known for mixing traditional casino suppliers that run using regular currency such as Net Entertainment, Microgaming, and Play'n Go with more esoteric suppliers that offer Bitcoin denominated games like Belatra, Amatic, and Endorphina. Not all the games are playable with Bitcoin though so you will find your options somewhat restricted if you are looking for cryptocurrency only play. The platform itself is well-developed, even if it doesn't have much of a tornado theme apart than the casino's logo. Mobile play is available, with most of the games on the platform offered to those with smartphones or tablets.
There are hundreds of different slot machines to choose from at Wild Tornado, and the site's interface makes it easy to browse and search for specific titles. You can break down games by genre, and if you're looking for a particular game, you can do so quickly via a search box. There are a ton of different themes and features present in those games, and there is more than enough choice there to keep even fussy slots players happy.
For those who like to play the progressive jackpots, there are a few that may be played. However I was disappointed to find that the majority of the jackpot games are from Betsoft, a supplier that we have blacklisted for offering jackpots that could not be won, and refusing to pay out a jackpot in accordance with the game's paytable. This is not the only rogue supplier whose games are present at this casino: you can add Pragmatic Play to that list too. As usual we recommend that you steer clear of any and all games published by suppliers that we have blacklisted.
There are also table games and video poker machines that can be played, but the selection is nowhere near as diverse. I counted blackjack, roulette, baccarat, Hi-Lo, and Caribbean Stud for tables, with several variations present to boost numbers. There is a large selection of video poker machines available for play too.
The banking system at Wild Tornado is good, as it supports deposits through credit card, eWallet, and Bitcoin. As per usual with SoftSwiss casinos, you have separate balances for each currency and you can switch between them as you play, depending on the game supplier (some won't let you play in Bitcoin for instance). Withdrawal options include bank wire, eWallet, credit card, and Bitcoin. Bitcoin withdrawals are recommended as the payout times are as quick as a few minutes. There is a €4,000 max withdrawal per transaction, but you can queue up multiple transactions at one time. Probably the only other notable point about the withdrawal system is that you need to withdraw a minimum of at least €50 if using regular currency.
The customer support team can be reached through live chat and email. Using the chat function, the support reached out to me instantly, and getting responses only took seconds. The team is able to answer the various banking and bonus questions you throw their way, making them acceptable in my eyes. For anything more complex you can expect to have to go through email support channels to reach a more senior employee.
Wild Tornado uses standard SSL encryption to help protect your information from being poached by hackers. It's vital that you only play at casinos that feature encryption, as it ensures that your communication, gameplay, and personal information stays private as you play and transact at the casino.
The site holds a gaming license from Antillephone Curacao via the operating company Direx NV. However this doesn't mean much as Curacao is a "regulator" in name only and doesn't offer anything in terms of support for players with disputes, nor action against rogue operators. It is the license a casino gets when it only wants the appearance of being licensed as opposed to being properly regulated.
The casino does not publish any audits of the fairness of its games, nor does it publish payout numbers, either theoretical or actual. That said it does aggregate its games from a variety of different suppliers, the vast majority of which are independently audited and tested. However as I have noted above there are a couple of suppliers in there that we regard with extreme skepticism, namely Betsoft and Pragmatic Play, so avoid their games at all costs just like you should at any other casino. Some of the games, notably those published by bGaming which is the in house SoftSwiss developed brand, have a "provably fair" software mechanism that allows you to cryptographically check that the results of a game were not tampered with by the casino.
There is a responsible gaming page at Wild Tornado and they do a good job of explaining the different controls you can place on your account should you need them. There are deposit limits, loss limits, wagering limits, and self-exclusion controls available inside your account settings. Links to outside counseling groups like GamCare and Gamblers Anonymous are also included.
All-in-all, Wild Tornado Casino is very similar to other SoftSwiss casinos that I have played at, and I regard that as a good thing for the most part. It has a huge variety of games, and serves as a good option for those of you who want to gamble wholly with Bitcoin without exchanging it back and forth for fiat currency. While I never like seeing Pragmatic Play or Betsoft games in a library, the site is a decent option provided you avoid those suppliers' games.