Founded way back in 2005, Casino Room is arguably one of the pioneers of the online gaming industry. Though it has done well to stick around for such a long time, the site’s owners (Ellmount Gaming) recently decided to give the entire platform a comprehensive overhaul – and the result is quite startling. While Ellmount’s established reputation remains undiminished, the new and improved Casino Room looks and feels much breezier and ‘gamier’ than its former incarnation. Indeed, it's fair to say that the site, which is licenced by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission, Malta Gaming Authority and Curacao eGaming, really does feel like a breath of fresh air.
- Very modern platform with fuss-free navigation
- Really good selection of high-quality titles
- Friendly dealers and customer support agents
- Live Chat / Skype not available 24/7
The current Welcome Bonus availed to new customers at Casino Room is 100% up to $50 or 50% up to $200 when an initial deposit of $100 or more is made. There are also bonuses offered on players’ second, third and fourth deposits. At present, this stands at 50% up to $50.00 or 25% up to $200.00. The minimum amount needed to trigger the bonus is $20, plus there’s a wagering requirement of 100x. Happily, all of the bonuses are cashable.
As an instant play platform, Casino Room provides a fast and fuss-free environment in which to savour the delights of online casino gambling. Though the site is considerable in what it offers, it's mercifully light on needless bells and whistles, thereby making navigation a doddle. The games are all neatly arranged under their various genre headings and there’s a handy search bar for when you have something specific in mind. In fact, the only ‘staple’ missing is a ‘search by provider’ filter but that didn’t really bother us.
Suffice to say, the site’s accessibility translates effortlessly to mobile devices, with most game offerings fully optimised for Android and iOS use and performing just as smoothly on tablets and phones as they do on PCs and Macs. Apps and/or additional software downloads aren’t required either, what with mobile browser speeds being what they are nowadays. Of course, you’ll need to have the latest version of Flash to access your fave titles on the move but, as long as you do, you’ll find they load up fast and play without issue, regardless of the device you’re using.
Game Variety at Casino Room
With more than 950 titles on its shelves, Casino Room certainly doesn’t scrimp on its game offerings, that’s for sure. And with the likes of Yggdrasil Gaming, NetEnt, Microgaming, BetSoft and Evolution Gaming providing their world-famous wares, it’s no understatement to say this is one site where quality and quantity go hand in hand.
Needless to say, the vast majority of title proffered are pokies, with legendary offerings like Starburst, Jack Hammer and Gonzo’s Quest rubbing shoulders with classic bandit-style games and all the latest new releases. Jackpot pokies are also well represented, many of which offer six and even seven-figure payouts. Understandably, Mega Moolah and Lord of the Rings are perennial favourites in this arena but there are plenty of others to try your hand at too.
If table games are more your thing, then the 40-odd versions of blackjack, roulette, poker and craps are likely to be your first port of call. You’ll also find niche offerings like Mahjong, Monopoly and the ever-enjoyable Dream Catcher money wheel game show on hand to help ensure variety remains the spice of life.
Oh, and don’t forget the interactive offerings over at the Live Casino where immersive games of blackjack, roulette and baccarat are streamed in welcoming environs without interruption. The dealers, who are exceptionally personable and friendly, are certainly a pleasure to spend a little time with.
Payments and Banking
Casino Room Players can use a range of e-wallets, prepaid cards, credit and debit cards, bank transfers and invoice solutions to transfer funds to their Casino Room account. Some of the most popular methods include: Visa/Mastercard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, Click2Pay, PaySafeCard, UKash, iDeal, WebMoney and ClickandBuy. We recommend Neteller for its speed and convenience.
With betting limits stretching toward both ends of the spectrum, high and low rollers are equally well catered for at Casino Room. The minimum and maximum pokies bets, for instance, run the full gamut from 1 cent right up to $125. The limits at the casino tables are nice and varied too, with roulette and blackjack starting from just 10 cents/$1 respectively and maxing out at the $500 mark.
It’s worth noting that the jackpot on Mega Moolah currently stands at a whopping $5,778,815!
Casino Room’s array of customer support options pop up the moment you navigate over to the site’s considerable FAQs page. Along with stalwarts like email and telephone, account holders can get in touch via live chat and Skype (a feature we really like), although these aren’t available around the clock.
Responsible Gambling Features
Casino Room takes its player protection responsibilities very seriously. The presence of a self-test assessment on its comprehensive responsible gambling page, easily accessible from the foot of the screen, is evidence of this. For sure, the company’s backing for preventative action is to be admired, as is its robust willingness to enforce any self-exclusions conscientious players may request.
Moreover, Casino Room also has a dedicated responsible gaming team within its customer support channel and provides links to expert organisations that can provide help and advice to those with concerns about potential gambling addiction.
Casino Room does everything a good online casino should do in this day and age: it works seamlessly, offers loads of really good game choices and responds quickly and courteously to customer enquiries. Combine this with Ellmount Gaming’s already excellent reputation and it’s clear this is one platform that fully justifies its consistently well-earned praise. Highly recommended.