Windows Casino Review
Windows Casino is an online casino established in 1998 with games supplied by Playtech. It is operated by HECTYC B.V. and is registered under the jurisdiction of Curaçao. Last updated: November 21, 2014.
Review of Windows Casino
Windows Casino is a Playtech casino licensed by the Curacao Government that has been around since 1998. At one stage it ran RTG software and had a terrible reputation. However the change of software, new management and the passage of time has seen the casino operated smoothly and professionally for the last few years. Just so we are clear here, despite what the casino may be trying to suggest by their name, this casino has nothing to do with Microsoft and it is not the official casino of the Windows operating system.
Software and game selection
There are over 120 games in total at Windows Casino, including a variety of both progressive and non-progressive slot machines, Marvel Comics licensed games, classic table and card games, video poker and more. The casino is available as both downloadable software and an instant play flash site which you can play via your web browser. Both the instant play and downloadable games have high quality graphics and sound and present an excellent gaming environment. Some of my favourite available for play at Windows Casino include Gladiator, Wolverine, Streak of Luck, Thor and Great Blue.
The progressive games are part of the Playtech jackpot pool, which means the jackpots build up quickly via play at the large number of different Playtech casinos. Our jackpot tracking service keeps tabs on the jackpots, and some such as Beach Life are regularly won for 7 figure sums. You can see the current values of all the jackpots at the casino in the table below.
For the players that prefer table games, Playtech games have high production values and feature some good variety such as Blackjack Switch and a Blackjack game with rules that include surrender. The cards are dealt smoothly and the speed of play can be adjusted to suit your preference.
Banking and Support
Windows Casino accepts a wide variety of payment methods including all major credit cards and e-Wallets (see right of page for full list). Most deposits are credited to your balance instantly, while withdrawals at this casino are considerably slower. Cashouts are held for a minimum of 48 hours in a pending state that allows you to reverse (and potentially lose) your winnings, and in all my withdrawals from this casino have taken anywhere between 3 and 5 days to come through.
One thing for the high rollers and progressive players out there to take note of is the withdrawal limitation of $5000 per week. The T&Cs do not say one way or the other whether this limit applies to progressive jackpot wins. As I have come across many Playtech casinos that do in fact include progressive wins in their small monthly withdrawal limits, the omission is more than a little suspect. The only prudent course of action is to assume that the limit includes progressive wins, and certainly my attempts to glean the answer to this question from the live chat support were unsuccessful. Speaking of which, 24 hour a day customer support is provided via phone, live text chat or email, and there are operators available speaking a variety of European languages.
Windows Casino is a decent option for fans of Playtech games. It has high quality games, 24/7 support and has been around for over a decade, albeit with a chequered history. High rollers and those of you who enjoy playing the mega progressives should be wary of the small weekly withdrawal limits though.