Online Gambling

All Star Slots

All Star Slots is a Real Time Gaming (RTG)-powered casino that recently switched owners (March 10). Now part of the well-respected Club World Group , All Star Slots combines the best quality games the casino has always been known for with the efficiency of cash handling and top quality support that Club World is famed for. One of the big draws at this casino is that US players are accepted and as such can get the high quality service usually associated more commonly with European-focussed websites.

Software and Games:

RTG is a well known developer of casino software and the fact that All Star Slots have chosen to partner with this company definitely says something about what the casino is trying to achieve. The quality of the software is great and players should have no problems downloading and installing the casino (note that there is no browser-based version of All Star Slots). It certainly bodes well when casinos run their casino with quality software – it costs more to license but the rewards for players are huge. A great game selection, good game quality and above all a fair result in each and every game (thanks to the ‘tried and tested’ random number generator). Of course, the usual mix of games can be found here including table classics such as Blackjack, a range of single and multi-hand Video Poker Games and a wealth of classic-style and video-style slots.

Game Presentation:

The All Star Slots games are all accessed via a menu system in the casino lobby and are grouped by type to make game navigation simple – Video Poker fans will find their own VP menu, for example, whereas slot fans can dive in to their own section of the casino. Despite the name ‘All Star Slots’, a huge number of both slot and non-slot games are on offer here!

In terms of game quality the games measure up pretty well under scrutiny. The graphics are not exactly ‘lifelike’ in the sense there is not 3D animation. However, the graphics are certainly up to scratch and most importantly it’s easy for a player to understand what’s going on and to interact with the game via the simple-to-use interfaces. All games play out as per their land-based counterparts and a big plus with All Star is that the game play is perfectly smooth with no server-based lags or stutters in animation.

Every game has sound effects to enhance the playing experience and many games contain nice touches to increase a player’s excitement. For example, if a slot game requires 3 symbols to appear to trigger a bonus round, the reels take an extra long time to land if a player already has 2 symbols with appropriate sound effects enhancing the excitement levels still further.

When it comes to betting ranges, slots can be played from pennies per line with maximum bets costing anything up to $125 per spin. Table games are slightly on the low side when it comes to limits – at the Blackjack table, for example, bets can only be posted up to $100 on each spot (and only two spots are available). Generally though most people should be satisfied with the betting levels and with RTG software limits can be changed for individual players and so high roller may be able to negotiate different betting limits to more suit their requirements.

Another thing to note with All Star is that a huge number of random and progressive jackpots are available to win. These continue to climb in value until they pay out and thanks to the fact the machines are linked to those at other casinos, it means pay outs can get pretty tasty!

Cash, Deposits and Withdrawals:

All play at All Star Slots takes place using the US Dollar currency, although given this casino is open to US residents this makes sense. For any other players the deposits and withdrawals are still processed in dollars but will be exchanged to the home-currency by the banking institutions used.

Deposit options available depend on the player’s location. However, All Star Slots works hard to get a players deposit working so a range of both ‘real world’ (e.g. credit card) and ‘virtual’ deposit options are available. These include newer payment methods such as PayLinq which are a God-send for US players who can often struggle to fund their online gambling hobbies.

Payouts are requested via the Cashier and All Star Slots has a great record of promptly processing these. Generally players can expect withdrawals to be processed around 24-72 hours after request which is pretty decent, particularly since casinos serving US players can sometimes find it hard to move money around. All Star Slots certainly know what they are doing in this area and our experience of cash outs has been nothing short of perfect.

The only thing to note is that payments are capped at $3000 per week and although players can win more than this, payments will be made in instalments. Again, as with the betting limits this suggests All Star is aiming more at attracting the low-mid level players rather than the absolute whales.

It should be noted that All Star Slots will often require ID to be sent before initial withdrawals will be processed, particularly if credit / debit cards have been used to deposit.

Bonuses and Terms and Conditions:

All bonuses at All Star Slots work via the use of coupons. These are a great way to manage bonuses and means those that want the extra money can get it instantly (by redeeming the coupon before making a deposit) whereas those that don’t can simply deposit and play without the hassle of unwanted money turning up.

In terms of bonus money up for grabs, All Star offers massive 100% match up to $787 for all new players. These funds must be turned over 20x (including deposit) on slots or 50x on other games (wagers on Baccarat, Sic Bo, Roulette and Craps are excluded games even on this higher-wagering coupon). Although the wagering requirements are high, this is pretty much the norm nowadays and those on low budgets may still appreciate the chance to prolong their play.

Loyal customers can still get bonus money and pretty much every day there is some coupon or another offering anything up to 50-60% match bonuses. Again though, the wagering conditions may put people off)
In addition to the coupon bonuses a comps scheme runs that pays out approximately $1 for every $1000 wagered in the casino.

Customer Support:

Customer support comes in the form of email, phone, fax, live chat and post – so pretty much any contact method you can think of! Club World Group are well known for being easy to contact and at All Star Slots it’s no exception – expect quick and courteous responses and the real-time facilities provide instant help around the clock.

Other Comments and Summary:

In terms of casinos that allow US players to be members, All Star Slots comes near the top of the list in terms of service offering. A good game selection with nicely presented games meets a player’s expectations and most importantly, any money won is processed without delay. The owners of this group have a solid reputation and most importantly know how to operate in the tricky world of online gaming. For those that want a reputable, trustworthy casino with some nice bonuses and a generally fun playing experience thrown in for good measure, this casino definitely hits the spot.

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