Hippodrome Casino Review
While Hippodrome is one of the biggest names in the land-based casino world, their online casinos doesn’t disappoint.
Hippodrome Casino offers players the same branding and razzmatazz they would find in one of the brand’s iconic London casinos, alongside an excellent live dealer line-up and vast array of slot games, table games and live dealer games.
Microgaming power the casino’s armoury of games and there is sure to be something for everyone on this easy to use, quick to load casino site.
The branding is in keeping with Hippodrome’s land-based values, meaning the site has a very upmarket look and feel to it both its desktop and mobile casinos.
After a very expedient registration, players are given a carousel style lobby with a very sleek design, befitting this luxury brand. They can scroll through the top games, browse categories or use search.
The layout is intuitive and smart, an upgrade from the bog-standard page of tiles. Upon choosing a game, players are taken to a special view with a background that matches the slot. There is a top strip with deposit controls and a recommended games button.
The slot selection is provided by Microgaming, the world-renowned developer. Though having just one provider does limit selection to a degree, there’s actually a bit of everything to be found here.
There are movie and TV tie-ins like Jurassic World, Tomb Raider and Game of Thrones. Or, there’s a host of original slots like Thunderstruck II, Life of Riches and Immortal Romance. Microgaming covers everything from zombies to classic Egyptian themes. Players can also spin up huge progressive jackpots, through the now famous Mega Moolah titles. There are even 3-reel classic slots.
When it comes to table games, the site offers several options. For example, there are over 6 roulette rooms, including European and American variations.
There’s an array of blackjack types too, with Vegas Strip standing out in particular. The site supports these with the less-seen games of craps and baccarat, plus a video poker suite. There’s certainly no shortage of things to do here.
The live casino games at Hippodrome are provided by Evolution. Players have a vast selection, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Casino Hold ‘Em, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud and Texas Hold ‘Em.
There’s even the colourful gameshow-like Money Wheel!
Each of these game types packs several rooms, allowing different stakes, dealers and of course VIP options.
The software is fast to load and shows sumptuous studios, with very professional and practised live dealers. Players can chat and see various game statistics, or even choose camera layouts.
Hippodrome Casino has an app for Apple devices, which functions much like visiting the site through a mobile browser does for Android or other platforms.
The latter method is broadly compatible and will work fine, but the app may have the edge for regular players.
The mobile setup uses a static menu at the bottom for navigation, while the main screen area is perhaps a little cramped and small. Still, it’s easy enough to use and the game selection is all intact.
Overall, the site is very sleek and manages to retain the look and feel of the desktop site.
Support is very easy to find, thanks to a large button along the top navigation area. This opens a link for email or live chat- there is no phone option, unfortunately.
On the plus side, the live chat is open 24/7 and it’s very easy to use. The staff are quick and seem happy to help.
The site offers plenty of generic terms-related information, but lacks an FAQ area to help players solve day-to-day issues.
The Hippodrome site is protected by a secure certificate, provided by Rapid SSL. This includes full 128-bit encryption to protect players’ personal details. In addition, the site carries the eCOGRA seal for fairness and safety.
The banking section of the site opens on a panel, with a simple set of buttons to follow. The process takes only a minute and is very easy to use. Withdrawals are similarly easy and appear to take around the usual 3-5 working days, without any notable fees.
This site accepts Visa and MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, PayPal and PaySafeCard, covering all the most popular methods. A few more types, such as EntroPay, might be helpful but this selection should serve most players.
Great range of Microgaming titles, good Apple App, plenty of live dealer games, smart and sleek site design.
Mobile site a little cluttered, information could be easier to find.