Part of the established Casino Rewards group, Golden Tiger Casino is the group’s largest casino and was one of the earliest casinos to be granted a license by Microgaming.
With the Tiger being a symbol of luck and well-being in Chinese Culture, this casino is aptly themed and has a somewhat oriental look and feel to compliment that. At first glance the casino page is VERY red and is probably way less cluttered than most which is always a good thing, although it doesn’t really inspire excitement in me, it does have and interesting “1 hour free spins” promotion flashing and my all time favorite Slot heroine Lara Croft featured on it, and that’s enough to get me to take a look…
Any information on promotional offers is current at the time of writing and may be out of date.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.The promotional offering is somewhat limited compared to other casinos, the quality makes up for it and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Golden Tiger offers a pretty standard match bonus on your first deposit alongside with a not so standard wagering requirement of (at the time of writing) 60x the bonus.
Next, for the purposes of this review I decided to check out the Golden Tiger Casino Loyalty Program.
As a seasoned member of loyalty clubs I can tell you that Golden Tiger Casino’s loyalty club is much like all the others out there where you are awarded VIP loyalty points every time you play. This means that the more you play the more rewards you get and you can monitor these on the casino site. Once you have 1000 points in your account you can withdraw them and what’s really great is that the transaction is processed in real time.
Being a member of the Casino Rewards group, Golden Tiger Casino’s points can be combined with VIP points from any other casino in this group and these can be redeemed at any of the participating casinos.
What’s nice is that you don’t have to sign up for this program, all Real players are automatically members and all you’ll be required to do is activate your account by supplying a login and password by clicking on a link sent in a mail…well worth the effort I can tell you.
With that done I decided to head off to the casino…
Being an existing member of Golden Tiger Casino, I already have the software downloaded on my desktop but if you don’t it’s very easy to get started! You can choose to play at the Flash Casino which requires no download but usually offers less games and features or you can play on the downloadable version which is what I always recommend.
To do that, all you have to do is download the casino by following the easy step by step instructions and then follow the prompts to complete the installation process. The initial download is 264KB, but will increase as games are downloaded in the background.
Once all that is done (shouldn’t take too long) you’ll be ready to register a player account by providing some personal and banking details.
Not having to do any of this, I headed to the cashier to make a deposit.
Golden Tiger Casino bears the eCogra seal of approval and as such you are ensured peace of mind that all transactions and general conduct of the casino will be above board and that your safety and security is given top priority.
Currently, Golden Tiger Casino offers a host of deposit options including Credit Card, Click2Pay, Neteller, Wire Transfer, ECO Card, MoneyBookers, FirePay, Citadel Commerce, UseMyBank and PaySpark. As usual I deposited $100 via Neteller and proceeded to the games lobby to decide what to play.
Powered by Microgaming on their Viper Platform, Golden Tiger Casino has 203 games for you to choose from, including table games, slots, card games and progressive jackpot games. These are laid out by genre in the lobby, so that gives you some form of organization but still doesn’t help you to know where to start with such a selection on hand!
I decided to begin off at the blackjack tables. Golden Tiger Casino offers several variants of blackjack including Vegas Strip and a Multi hand blackjack versions where you can play 5 hands simultaneously per game which turns out to be quite a handful (pardon the pun). A number of new Blackjack games have also been added lately, these are termed the “Gold series” and are well worth looking at. The minimum bet in blackjack is $2 per hand in all versions. After a highly entertaining run I moved on to the roulette tables.
There are quite a few variations of roulette on offer at Golden Tiger and I started off with European roulette, fancying the odds on this in comparison to the America Roulette Tables and even though I like to think I have a strategy, it’s really just a game of chance for the most part and losing proved that! Quite put out I moved along to Video Poker which is always more lucrative.
Talk about a lot of choices, Golden Tiger Casino has stacks of Video Poker variants to choose from including both single and multi-hand games including all of your favorites like Aces and Faces, Deuces and Joker, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker and Jacks or Better. I was highly entertained for hours before deciding to move on to my all time favorite…Slots.
As usual I started off with the Video Slots on offer, favoring the classics like Thunder Struck, Tombraider and Big Kahuna but then also trying out the 25 lines like Loaded and Isis as well as the newer Age of Discovery and Starscape. Being a Microgaming casino, Golden Tiger regularly launches new games, ensuring that you will never be bored. With so many features and free spins on these games, I really got a lot of play for my money, even though I didn’t win big this time around.
If the games I mentioned above are not your cup of tea, Golden Tiger Casino also offers Poker, Craps and Sic Bo as well as a host of others, so just look around.
I decided not to cashin the remainder of my bankroll so that I could come back for more at a later stage but having done this multiple times in the past, I can assure you that you will not have any trouble doing so.
Customer Support at Golden Tiger Casino is a strong point. It is available 24/7 via toll free telephone numbers and e-mail. The customer service reps are well trained and professional and usually answer mails within the better half of an hour. In all my experiences with them, I find it difficult to remember a negative one.
Golden Tiger Casino is a good Microgaming casino with an attractive sign-up bonus for New Players and also offers some excellent ongoing promotions for the regular players. In all the times I’ve played at this casino I’ve had a lot of fun and find it hard to complain about anything at all. I’ve always been treated well here and I’m sure you’ll experience the same. As such I would highly recommend playing here.
Malta-licensed online gambling group Apollo Entertainment – owner of the Golden Tiger Casino – has been rapped over the knuckles by the UK Advertising Standards Authority over an email promo that omitted important details of a GBP 1,500 free bonus offer. The welcome bonus offer failed to make clear that a betting requirement applied before …