Part of the Casino Rewards group and one of the first licensed Microgaming casinos in the industry, Colosseum Casino was launched in early 1999 and has not only built up a huge player base but also an impeccable reputation over the years.
I've played at the is casino many times in the past but having the software loaded on my desktop means that I haven't visited the actual website in years, and so this review gave me an excuse to do just that.
To be honest, at first glance the homepage doesn't do anything for me…I guess that with such a colossal name and reputation I just expected a very different, more ornate look and feel. It's unique though in that it's not your usual layout, and while some of the information is there, I personally like it all to be clearly laid out in a well designed and user friendly format.
The redeeming feature about this casino though is the advertisement for the 267 games offered at Colosseum Casino, once you see that you can almost put all your personal design preferences aside. And so I decided to check out the Welcome bonus and promotional offerings at this casino.
Colosseum Casino promos
You will also be eligible for an extra $20 if you use Neteller as your preferred payment method. As usual, Terms and Conditions do apply and players must wager 5 times their bonus in order to transfer their winnings to a Real Account.
Other than that, all other promotions are Loyalty based and so I decided to check out what they advertise for their program.
Colosseum Casino has a similar Loyalty program to most others out there where the more you spend the more you earn. Basically, every time you play as a real player, you earn Empires which are deposited as cash into your account each month. The only difference is that at Colosseum ALL games apply whereas at some other casinos, only selected games earn points.
Colosseum Casino will pay your bonus directly into your account from the 10th to the 15th of the month following the one in which you earned the bonus. An e-mail notifying you how much you have won and how many Empires have been carried over in your account will also be sent to you.
And so, with that information clear in my head, I decided to go through their start up…
Download and Registration
Colosseum Casino offers you the option of Real and Fun play on either their download version or their no download Flash casino version. I usually opt for the Download versions (as I did previously with Colosseum Casino) because they have the full set of games and additional features that the Flash versions don't offer. That said, and having played on the Flash version in the past I can honestly say that it is equally fun, with amazingly smooth gameplay, so it's really up to you which version you choose.
If you do choose the Download version, the initial file size is 352KB but additional space will be needed for all the additional games that come with this casino. While it might take a while to download, this casino is definitely worth the wait. It's really simple too…just follow the prompts and the software will install once it has been downloaded.
Next, you will need to register an account by providing a few personal details, as well as a username and password. Once that is done you're all set!
Already owning an existing account at Colosseum Casino, I headed straight for the cashier to fund my account.
One of the great things about Colosseum Casino is that they employ state of the art technology to guarantee the maximum level of security and privacy for your transactions, so that you can fully enjoy your gaming experience with them because you have complete peace of mind.
You can also make deposits and play in US dollars, British Pounds, Euros or Canadian Dollars. As usual I elected to make my deposit of $100 via Neteller, but Colosseum casino offers a wide variety of methods which include Credit Card, eWalletXpress / 900pay, Citadel, Bank Transfer, ECO Card, Moneybookers, Pay Spark, Click2Pay, UseMyBank, Instadebit, and Ukash.
You'll find that your deposits will be made quickly and easily and you'll be ready to check out their games offering in no time, which is exactly what I did.
When it comes to their games offering Colosseum Casino has one of the largest on the net and I must say it's quite overwhelming even knowing where to start as they literally have every casino game imaginable available for their players.
Thankfully, games are ordered by genre and so you can at least select the type of game you like before going through an extensive list of variations. I seldom start with Video Poker, but this time round I thought it would be a nice change.
Colosseum Casino currently offers over 30 video poker and power poker games including Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild variants with numerous multi-hand games for each. The Video Poker Jackpots include Progressive Jackpot Deuces and SupaJax. I decided to play Jacks or Better and had a good few hands on the multi-hand versions, and my balance soared. Then feeling brave and unable to resist I set out for the progressive Supajax which was a lot of fun but not as kind to me. I decided to stop before I put a dent in my initial balance and hoped for better luck at the Blackjack Tables.
Once again, there are seemingly hundreds of varieties to choose from. I started out with Spanish Blackjack but after a few hands reverted to the more familiar Atlantic City Blackjack. After a good streak and feeling lucky and brave again, I tried the Multi-hand version, which is relatively fast paced and highly entertaining, but eats into your balance if you're not careful and play on the higher end of the wagering limits. All in all the game play is smooth and the graphics are excellent!
Next I checked out a few of the other table games like European Roulette Gold and Cyberstud Poker, then headed on to Red Dog, Keno, Sic Bo and Scratch Card. These are more unusual games and not really my cup of tea, so I headed to the good old Vegas Craps tables to test my luck, which was apparently on a roller coaster ride today! After an initial three wins, I was back on my losing streak and decided to console myself by playing slots.
While there are a number of Reel slots on offer, I skipped these and went straight to my favorites…the Video Slots. For a change I played the Golden Goose Series (yes, all four variations) and then went on to Loaded. For some reason, this game is always lucky for me and I hit an $800 win in less than 10 minutes (jumped up and down for about 5 after that) and finally tried out the new Mega Moolah progressive jackpot which has a minimum payout of $1 million! Here I won $250 after about half an hour and although there are many games I would have loved to have played, I'd been here for a good couple of hours and decided to take my winnings and run!
Cashout, as usual, was a breeze and within a couple of days my money was back in my Neteller account.
On customer support I can speak from experience…in general the Colosseum Casino support team is excellent. They are available 24/7 via toll free telephone to a huge list of countries as well as e-mail and also have an online feedback facility and Live Chat support.
Every time I've dealt with them, it has been a pleasure.
If you can get past the look of the homepage (or maybe it's just me), this casino really has it all, great games, a good signup bonus and excellent ongoing comps and bonuses. I would definitely recommend Colosseum Casino for all types of players, no matter what your budget. Try it today!