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GamingClub Casino is a long-running site, having been established in 1994 when online casinos were still in their infancy.
The site is operated by Bayton Limited/Baytree Limited, making it part of the CityViews Group.
This popular set of sites, including SpinPalace and Jackpot City, serves many regions including Australia and Japan.
This site promotes itself by its wealth of experience and a professional approach. A green and black colour scheme lends a mysterious and sophisticated air to this brand, which is reinforced with animated tiles and casino photography on the home page.
Within, the site reflects the Microgaming layout used by GamingClub’s sister sites. The site has the air of a real casino moved online, which is supported by a strong welcome package and welcoming flavour text. The site is also supported by the eCOGRA seal of approval, for safety and fairness.
The games are displayed on clear tiles at GamingClub, just under the main advertising graphic. The games are easy to see and can be sorted by popularity or by categories. There’s a useful search box, or players can mark favourites. Some of the tiles flip to reveal more games, a nice animated touch that comes as a surprise.
The loading times are pretty good, if not exactly instant, with a smart overlay. The games appear in a large space, but unfortunately cannot be made full-screen. The overlay includes the site’s top strip, with some useful links, plus a background matched to the slot, which is a great touch.
Microgaming is the sole provider of slot and table games at GamingClub, which does naturally effect the selection.
Though the games only come from this one provider, Microgaming is a huge name with some of the most popular titles in the industry. Players have a choice of high-quality graphical adventures like Forbidden Throne, or a classic like Ariana.
Halloweenies offers a fun, spooky slot, or there’s the famous Lost Vegas. Several titles have progressive jackpots, including Mega Moolah, one of the biggest networked jackpots in the industry. The site also has several big-name tie-ins, like Game of Thrones and Terminator 2.
The table game selection here includes 30 blackjack games and nine roulettes, so there’s really no shortage in that regard. Players will find the traditional felt-top European Roulette Gold Series, or the more extravagant Wheel of Riches. There are multiple video poker variants as well as craps, baccarat and red dog.
GamingClub offers several live dealer games, but these come through another provider- Evolution. This well-known software is some of the best out there, offering crisp live streaming of dealers and tables from luxurious studios. The site offers baccarat, blackjack, roulette, hold ‘em and more, with additional games and variants playable after entering the separate live dealer lobby.
The interface allows players to see which rooms are busy, what the stakes are and a little preview of the footage. The new Dream Catcher money wheel game is available too for a more casual experience, instead of dry, serious roulette. The games have detailed interfaces, including statistics and chat.
Though GamingClub lacks any apps, players will find a useful mobile guide on the main site, which directs them how to find the site through a mobile browser. This includes details on how to access the site and how safety works for mobile devices.
The game selection is reduced for mobile players, but the flagship games are all available, with mobile touch controls. Some players may even prefer the simplified mobile layout, which keeps everything neat and is surprisingly easy to navigate.
The GamingClub team can be reached through live chat, phone and email support. Live chat is perhaps the easiest method, but the phone lines are a good option too, thanks to multi-region and language phone lines for several different regions.
These methods are open 24/7 and the team are very welcoming, but the site lacks an FAQ for everyday issues that players might solve for themselves.
GamingClub Casino is protected by 128-bit SSL encryption, making player details as safe as possible on site. The site’s security certificate is provided by the well-known Comodo service. The site is also covered by the eCOGRA mark, meaning that this independent body has verified the site’s safety and security.
This site is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, with details viewable on the site footer. There’s a responsible gaming area too, with important anti-addiction advice and controls.
This site has a simple cashier, which loads into a large panel. Players can click a method, enter an amount and be done in moments. There are even links to join new methods for the first time. Withdrawals should take around the usual 3-5 working days, but may be longer for international payments.
GamingClub Casino accepts MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards, EcoPayz, Citadel, iDebit, EntroPay, Skrill and more methods, but they are largely region-dependant.
Pros and Cons
PROS: eCOGRA seal of approval, 24/7 multi-language support, evolution live dealer games, large Microgaming slot selection.
CONS: Lack of mobile apps, site is a little clunky to navigate.