The Gaming Club was one of the first online casinos to open its doors to players at home in 1994. In the meantime, the company has become a permanent fixture in the industry and has been able to defend its position strongly in recent years. A fraud or a rip-off can be thus excluded, since here already for over 20 years seriously and reliably one works. This is no coincidence, as the provider relies on Microgaming’s developments. They always go down well with the players, but are at the same time only one of many interesting aspects of the house.
Our experience at a glance
Behind the casino is Bayton Ltd., which in turn is a 100% subsidiary of the well-known Palace Group. The enterprise is licensed and regulated thereby by the Maltese Lotterie and gambling authority. Additionally the offerer lets still further examinations of its offer accomplish, so that all players can count here always on a correct and transparent Portfolio.
That is likewise not from bad parents and offers place for more than 500 different plays. The program is offered in a download version and an instant game variant. In our experience, the customer support that can be reached around the clock, the lucrative new customer bonus and the additional bonus offer for existing customers can also be convincing.
Gaming Club in Check: Fraud or serious?
If you look at the company’s past, you can completely rule out fraud or rip-off. The Gaming club is one of the pioneers of the industry and discovered already 1994 the market of on-line Casinos. So early only the fewest today’s offerers were active, so that we speak here without doubt of one of the most traditional and oldest Casinos. Since its foundation, the company has never attracted negative attention, so the entire group has a very good reputation. In addition, the cooperation with the well-known gaming provider Microgaming also promises some seriousness and security, after all, the developer also wants to maintain his excellent reputation.
The Gaming Club, or Bayton Limited, is equipped with the license of the Maltese lottery and gaming authority. The MGA is responsible for numerous on-line Casinos and bet offerers and knows itself therefore in this range in the best way. The regulation takes over likewise the authority of the small Mediterranean state, whereby the last doubts about the security or respectability were created from the way.
The casino offer in the Gaming Club
The portfolio of the provider is available in two different versions. In addition to download software, an instant game variant can also be used for which no special system requirements or free storage space need to be fulfilled. However, according to our experience, the download version is currently a little more extensive. While more than 500 different games are available here, the Instantplay version currently has more than 400. In both cases, however, the portfolio is divided into different categories so that a quick overview is guaranteed. In this context, the integrated search function is also very popular in the test.
Slots and slot machines
The slots and slot machines are divided into two different categories in the Gaming Club. That is not unusual, finally some customers attach for example more importance to the modern video Slots, while other players swear on the classical remarks. The video slots, of which there are currently around 250 different games on offer, are clearly superior in terms of numbers. Microgaming has done a very good job in both cases, however, and has integrated some highly interesting games into the offering. Among the modern variants, for example, “Ariana”, “Avalon 2” or “Break Away” are to be mentioned, while the classic slot machines include “Black Sheep”, “Bulls Eye” or “Break da Bank”.
Table and card games
Our experience with the gaming club has shown that an enormous focus is placed on Black Jack. Here the offerer puts 31 different play tables to its customers at the disposal, with which each card play fan should be actually well served. The whole becomes interesting additionally by the fact that here different play variants are offered. In addition to the classic Black Jack, you can also play “Atlantic City Black Jack Multi Hand”, “Double Exposure Black Jack Gold Series” or “European Black Jack Multi Hand”. Roulette, on the other hand, is currently only available in eight different game variants, including French, European and American as well as Multi-Wheel Roulette or Premier Roulette. This category is filled up by 16 further table games like Baccarat, Craps and different Pokervarianten.
Video Poker Arcade Games
Video Poker is offered after our experience in 24 different play variations. There is therefore a very decent selection, which is complemented by 58 arcade and bingo games. In addition to different bingo types, “Beerfest”, “Bunny Boiler” or “Dragon’s Fortune” are also included.
16 different jackpot games are also available and provide many players for the very special thrill. Here often profits of several million euro can be collected, so that a view can be worthwhile itself into this category. Top prizes of sometimes more than nine million euros guarantee, for example, “Mega Moolah” and “Mega Moolah Isis”. At the same time, various video poker games have also been equipped with progressive jackpots.
A clear minus point in our test is the missing live area in the Instant-Play. Currently, the live dealer area is only available in the download version, which is not necessarily an optimal solution. Nevertheless, it must be clearly stated that Microgaming has done a good job in the live area. The croupiers and dealers at Roulette, Black Jack and Baccarat do their job reliably and are friendly and communicative to all players. The graphics and quality of the games are also not to be criticized.
The payout rates of the casino are regularly reviewed and published by the British eCOGRA. With this test agency it concerns one of the most professional and most respectable agencies at all, so that also on this way it is guaranteed that in the Gaming club respectably and honestly one works. However, the results of the last tests were also very strong values, which promote an average payout rate of almost 96 percent to daylight. Absolute top scores are provided by the table games, where the average odds are over 98 percent. With the slot machines and Poker it is over 96 per cent. Black on white is thus clearly confirmed that cheating and rip-off can be completely ruled out. Instead the Gaming club with its payout ratios makes a quite good figure.
Gaming club bonus for new customers
New players in the Casino profit after their registration equal doubly, because the new customer bonus is spent in the Gaming club for the first two deposits of the new customers. That makes in our empiric report naturally a good impression and might many players likewise be pleased. Even a little stronger the offer becomes thereby by the fact that also the computations of the bonus amount can be regarded as very fair. For the first deposit there is a deposit bonus of 100 percent, with which up to 200 Euro bonus money can be collected. With the second deposit a bonus of 150 per cent applies, with which up to 150 Euro can be additionally collected. In total, a welcome package of up to 350 Euros is waiting for the new players.
In both cases, a minimum deposit of ten Euros is necessary, which in our eyes can be described as appropriate and fair. It is also important that qualifying deposits are made within seven days of account opening. Immediately after the transaction, the bonus amount will be transferred to the player’s account. The amount can now be wagered but is not yet available for withdrawal. In order for this step to be completed as well, the casino’s wagering requirements must be met.
In this case, there is no real time limit for fulfilling the requirements, which is why the conditions can be described as very fair. Nevertheless, the bonus may not remain unaffected on the account for longer than two months, as it will otherwise be removed. In order to cash out the bonus, the amount must then be wagered 50 times at the casino. The different ratings of the games have to be taken into account, because only the slot machines, the keno or the scratch cards contribute the stakes completely to the fulfillment of the requirements. With Video Poker and Black Jack it is ten percent, Roulette does not contribute unfortunately at all to the fulfilment of the requirements.
Deposit and Withdrawal
Deposits to player accounts can be processed in several ways according to our experience. The customers can use the electronic purses of Skrill and Neteller, the Paysafecard and the credit cards. This is not the biggest choice, but it should offer at least one possibility for every player to deposit money. No fees are charged. A minimum deposit sum does not exist either and is therefore only symbolically one Euro.
Similar is it with the payouts, where however a minimum sum of 50 Euro must be guaranteed. That is not necessarily optimal and straight for the inexperienced players a quite high hurdle. Beyond that for the disbursements by bank transfer fees at a value of five euro result, if the disbursement sum amounts to less than 500 euro. In general, however, payouts are processed using the same method that was used for the deposit. In addition, all players must complete an identity check before their first payout, for which a copy of their passport or identity card is required.
Pluspoints are clearly awarded in our test for the encryption of payments. Each transaction is completely secured with a 128-bit SSL encryption and is therefore always protected against unauthorized access. That is not completely unimportant and underlines again the respectable function mode of the offerer.
security and regulation
Beside the more than 20-j?hrige success history of the enterprise naturally above all the official license of the Maltesischen Lotterie and gambling authority supplies the necessary measure of security. The authorities of the country take each candidate exactly under the magnifying glass and assign only afterwards the hot desired licenses. In addition to this, the company will also be regulated by the Maltese authorities in the further course of the process, so that fraud or rip-off can be ruled out at any time. Additional security features, such as the eCOGRA checks or the SSL encryption of the site, also strengthen trust.
In the bottom line, therefore, no deficiencies can be found in the security area, so that in this category in any case a good grade can be awarded. No player has to worry about his own security. In addition, customers are also protected against possible gambling addiction, in which, for example, limits or blocks can be set for their own account.
support and customer service
The casino’s customer support was primarily convincing in our test with its excellent accessibility. The employees are available around the clock and can be contacted by phone and live chat. An E-Mail is therefore renounced so far. Highly pleasing is after our experiences that for the telephone Hotline no fees result, since it concerns a free 0800er-Nummer. The live chat is always free anyway.
Qualitatively we also can’t find any bad words about the support. The employees make a very qualified impression and score points with their friendliness. That is only conditionally important, speaks however nevertheless clearly for the offerer. Regarding the speed there is to criticize with the telephone and live Chat naturally likewise nothing with the telephone.
User friendliness of the web page
Receive the players with their attendance in the Casino only once of the starting side, which scores above all with a modern and responding appearance. In the later process the access refers then however only to the lobby, with which it concerns purely the plays and auxiliary functions of the account. The overview clearly comes to the fore here, the graphic design is placed at the back. Optical highlights are not to be expected here, but every customer can easily navigate through the entire offer in the shortest time.
The appearance cannot really be criticized, especially since some helpful filter and additional functions have been integrated. New games, for example, always appear directly in their own category. Favorites can also be defined. Bottom line can be drawn such a divided conclusion, which is to be praised in the functionality clearly, in the respectability however still a few doors open leaves in the Ansehnlichkeit.
The mobile App of the casino is offered at present in two different variants. Users of Apple devices enjoy access to a native download variant, all other players have to switch to a web-based alternative. There are no significant differences between these two versions. The graphics were of course optimized for the mobile device and additionally enhanced by an intuitive design. The strong functionality of the website, respectively the lobby, remains unchanged.
Unfortunately, the game portfolio, which is currently still very limited, has not been retained. In our experience, however, there is also good news, because every month new games are optimized for mobile devices. It is certainly interesting to note that the Gaming Club App also uses 128-bit SSL encryption. In addition, some of the games can also be played in offline mode if no connection to the Internet is possible.
In terms of seriousness and security, there is no reason to worry in our eyes. The Gaming Club has been active in the industry for over 20 years and is therefore one of the oldest providers. If that is not a sign for honest and successful work, then what? In addition, the company holds official licenses from the Maltese MGA, which completely ensures that the gaming club is serious and trustworthy. A rip-off or a fraud are therefore not to be feared here. The range of games on offer also makes a good impression, even though unfortunately a live casino still has to be dispensed with at the moment. However, fans of slot machines and slots, who own the majority of the offer, get their money’s worth. There are additional plus points in our test also for the new customer bonus, with which up to 350 euros can be collected. All in all a very positive impression, which we could collect in our test.
Great games and great graphics! I’ve been using the Casino Gaming Club for a while and it just doesn’t get boring. Constantly new games spice up the process and invite again and again to new adventures. I can only recommend the casino.
written 38 months ago
I want to be able to play mobile at a casino. The Gaming Club Casino has given me the opportunity to do this. I am not restricted in the app, because all functions are available to me.
written 37 months ago
I find the bonus in the Gaming Club particularly appealing. It was the reason why I registered. Already with the first deposit I received a bonus of 200 Euro.
written 33 months ago
I think the Gaming Club has been around as long as I play games on the Internet. So it’s been quite some time, so I’ve been registered at this online casino for ages. So far there have been no problems, neither with payouts nor with customer service.
written 23 months ago