Online Gambling

Caribbean Gold

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Founded in 1997 by the English Harbour Group, this is one of the oldest casinos still running on the ‘net and with its popular new-member and loyalty bonuses it continues to attract players from across the globe. The fact this reputable casino accepts US players is also a big factor in the popularity of this casino.

Software and Games:

Caribbean Gold is a Vegas Technology-powered casino as with all the properties managed by the English Harbour Group. This is a decent choice of gaming platform as it means the casino can offer players a fair game selection including favourites such as Baccarat, Blackjack, Jacks or Better Video Poker and Keno amongst others.

As with many casinos, the best gaming experience is achieved through playing at the download version of the casino. However, a no-download Flash casino is also available meaning those on slow connections or non-PC computers (e.g. Macs) can also get in on the action.

The casino is fully licensed by the government of Antigua and Barbuda and the fair Random Number Generator (RNG) delivers a completely random game to players regardless of how they choose to bet. Caribbean Gold takes pride in being ‘better than Vegas’ and with a near-98% payout rate this casino delivers on the promise.

Game Presentation:

The Caribbean Gold casino has a rich, elegant theme running throughout with the casino lobby overflowing with the concept of wealth and opulence. The approach to quality continues with the games with each virtual recreation of a Vegas classic distinctly polished. Although the games are not the best we’ve ever seen, the mix of quality graphics, sound effects and animation ensure that players still get a decent playing experience for their money.

What’s more players can bet from just pennies with many of the slots literally being playable for just $0.01 a spin. Of course, high rollers can bet more and table games generally accept bets between $1 and $200 (and at Blackjack with 5 spots that means combined $1000 action per deal). Similarly high-rolling slot players can bet upwards of $200 per spin –that’s serious gambling!

All the games have an easy-to-understand interface making it intuitive when it comes to playing a game and with over 100 games to choose from there’s definitely a lot to keep the player occupied at this casino!

Of course, people play at casinos to win money and at Caribbean Gold there are a fair few jackpots to be won – some of the progressives at the time of playing stood at many hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not bad for playing a game!

Cash, Deposits and Withdrawals:

The Caribbean Gold website states a number of deposit options are available including the usual mix of credit / debit cards and eWallets. However, at the time we played only EcoCard, MoneyBookers, Click2Pay and Credit card were available within our personalised cashier. This may be a temporary thing although it is advisable that players check they can deposit using their desired method before continuing the download process.

Withdrawals are processed regularly with the casino paying winners around 3-5 days usually after a cash out request is made. This isn’t the fastest we’ve ever seen but this casino is regular when it comes to paying winners and the casino wouldn’t still be going strong if cash handling was as problem. The only thing to note is that a $5000 weekly limit is imposed on withdrawals and it’s standard policy at this casino to ask for player documentation before an initial withdrawal will be approved.

Bonuses and Terms and Conditions:

A healthy $1000 bonus is on offer to all new members made up of four $250 bonuses (100% matches on a player’s first four deposits). This casino also has regularly weekly match promotions as well as special tournaments (haunted $100,000 at the time of writing) that aim to give players a boost on their deposits.

Of course, all bonuses need to be wagered before cashouts can be made and at this casinos rules state 20x deposit+bonus. All games can be played pretty much although only slots carry their full weighting towards play through (e.g. $1 wagered counts genuinely as $1 towards wagering requirements).

On top of the promotions listed a VIP Plan is also in place with various membership levels. This offers further bonuses in the form of comps which can be cashed for a variety of prizes and merchandise. Members will also get tailored promotions. The key really is to play regularly – you’ll soon get noticed by the VIP team!

Customer Support:

Support is offered via live chat, email and telephone (toll free from the United States). However this casino is very much focussed on getting US players and as such the support team are only available 8:00am until 4:00am ET. This is a slight disappointment, particularly for non-US players. However, the support team (when available) are very helpful and do respond to requests promptly. As such, although this could be improved this casino doesn’t lose too many points in this area!

Other Comments and Summary:

Caribbean Gold is a long-running casino and it’s easy to see why it continues to be so popular. Of course, the fact it accepts US players will help, but all players regardless of geography will be impressed by the game selection and overall quality of this casino. Add to this decent cash handling and a reasonably decent support offering and you’ve got a winning combination. This might not be the best online casino ever, but it certainly is worth giving a spin if only to try something a little different.

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