Viva Las Vegas! It may be the overwhelming flashing lights, the casino graphics or the dollar signs that seem to be everywhere, but Casino Classic just somehow reminds me of Vegas…it just has that kind of absorbing atmosphere that instantly makes you want to be a part of the fun. It may be a little kitsch looking but it’s definitely very cool!
Casino Classic is part of the Casino Rewards group, which is fast becoming one of the largest groups in the online gaming industry. They have definitely set themselves apart from so many with their program and their loyalty site that it is difficult to imagine that you would want to join up anywhere else. In addition Casino Classic is powered by Microgaming Viper software, which keeps you coming back every month to try out the new games which they release on a regular basis and when playing at this casino, you belong to a great group where you are always assured of being treated really well.
Any information on promotional offers is current at the time of writing and may be out of date. More current bonus information can be found in the bonus area above.Casino Classic also runs a refer a friend loyalty program which works on a 3-tiered referral system that is similar to a pyramid scheme, you refer one friend, earn $100 and then watch as they refer others and your money grows. At the third tier you will be earning up to $1000 a friend referred. Not too bad for a day’s play!
Once you play at Casino Classic, you are automatically signed up at the Casino Rewards site, which is their loyalty program. Here you can keep track of your play, your stats, your loyalty points and keep up to date with any special promotions they have at their various casinos. You can play at any of their 7 casinos and all your rewards go into your central account at Casino Rewards which is really something very unique.
When you play at Casino Classic you’ll be awarded VIP loyalty points and every 100 points is worth a dollar in chips. There are also regular promotions in which you can earn a number of VIP points. Once you’ve got 1000 points in your account you can exchange them for casino cash when you want to and better still, all transactions are done in real time.
Casino Classic offers player the opportunity to play on the instant play “Flash” version or the Download version which does take up disk space on your PC but also offers a few more games and in my opinion smoother game play.
Should you choose to Download Casino Classic, the process is very easy and all you have to do is follow the prompts once you have started the download. It may take a while depending on the connection you are using and once the process is complete, you will be given the option of playing as a guest or registering a real money account by furnishing some personal information.
Once that is done all you have to do is login to your account and head off to the cashier!
Casino Classic offers player a number of deposit methods including Credit and Debit Cards, E-Check, Neteller, Click2Pay, FirePay, Citadel, PaySpark, UseMyBank, MoneyBookers, ECO Card, and Wire Transfer. They also accept deposits in US or Canadian Dollars, Euro and British Pounds for your convenience.
The entire banking process is safe and secure, so you don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to your banking transactions. This time around I added $100 to my existing balance of $200 via Neteller and headed off to the casino to get started.
Casino Classic has 255 games for you to choose from, including table and card games, slots and progressive jackpot games. You are sure to find all of your favourite Microgaming Classics at this casino as well as all of the latest additions.
Fighting the urge to head straight for the slots, I took a look at the vast number of card games on offer…let me tell you it’s really an undertaking to choose just one from such a vast selection. I finally settled on a game of multi-hand Atlantic city blackjack and was surprised at the wide range of betting limits available, with bets from as little as $1 to $1000 a hand, this casino is sure to suit all kinds of pockets. I stuck to the lower range at this point though and realised just how much one can lose with multi-handed versions. Of course, when you’re winning, then it’s not as bad! Nevertheless, the game play is excellent, with smoothness that is very rarely encountered.
I then looked at the selection of Craps and poker games on offer but tended more towards the Roulette tables and played French Roulette which is growing in popularity lately. This is basically the same as other Roulette games except that when the ball lands on the Zero and you have placed Even-Money bets, the La Partage rule applies. This means that you only lose half of your Even-Money bet amount!
In addition to Blackjack, Roulette, Poker and Craps, Casino Classic also offers a variety of other table, card and parlour games including Baccarat, Casino War, Sic Bo, Keno, Scratch Card and more.
Next I tried out a couple of the Video Poker games, Jackpot Deuces and Supajax and betting ranges on these are from 25 cents to $100. I always enjoy a good game of Video Poker and managed to actually pick up some of the cash I’d lost at the tables on Jackpot Deuces. After 30 minutes of Video Poker play I couldn’t contain myself any longer and headed off to the slots on offer.
Casino Classic has a solid slots offering which includes Reel, Video and Progressive Slots. I started off with Tomb Raider Video Slot and then played Thunderstruck which are some of my favourites but then switched over to MegaSpin Major Millions progressive jackpot which offered a few heart pounding moments as the Major Millions symbols threatened to line up! Unfortunately they didn’t end up lined up after all, but the few moments of anticipation and excitement when I thought they would was well worth it.
All in all I had a great evening and another wonderful experience with Casino Classic, even if I did end up losing most of my money. I decided not to cash in my remaining $50 balance but rather put it back into the Treasure Nile Video Slot and kept on playing.
Classic Casino offers 24/7 customer support in the form of toll free telephone, e-mail and Live Help and there is sure to always be a friendly support agent on the other side of these mediums and the level of service here is beyond reproach.
I’d recommend this casino to everybody, if not only for the fact that you get so much more than a simple casino account, although as I’m sure you can see from this review, you will always get way more than that!
Apollo Entertainment Ltd-owned Casino Classic was in the hot seat this week when the UK Advertising Standards Authority assessed a complaint that challenged an e-mail promotion recruiting new customers to the online wagering website. The promotion was headed “Play Casino with a £500 FREE Casino Bonus £500 FREE No Deposit Required”. Text in the body …