Phantom bonuses are bad. Wagering requirements of 30 times the bonus plus deposit are kinda bad. Limitations on wins and withdrawals are somewhat annoying. What do you get when you combine all these? A sorry excuse of a welcome bonus at Cherry Gold casino. Seriously, we can't even think of many ways to make it worse. Everything else is just barely better. This place is a mess, stay away.
Cherry Gold Casino was established in 2011. It is powered by RTG and is licensed by Curacao. Casinos like this are dime a dozen these days. Is there anything Cherry Gold stands out with?
Certainly not with the website. Don’t get us wrong, it looks fine. We’d call it Vegas-styled, if it didn’t sound so cliched. Anyway, you probably know the type - bright background picturing a shining casino interior, red-colored theme, and a hot blonde on the welcome banner. What you may accidentally take for a game lobby on the main page is actually just the game previews. Whenever you click any of them, you are directed to the main page of the real lobby, that looks kinda old and simplistic (just like any other generic RTG lobby).
“We’d call the website Vegas-styled, if it didn’t sound so cliched. Whoops, guess we just did.”
The support team can be contacted through the live chat or phone, 24/7. The operators are polite and knowledgeable, and answer pretty quick.
The banking options are kinda scarce: credit cards (can only be used for deposits), Neteller, and Skrill.
Software and Game Variety
Cherry Gold casino uses RTG software, and offers both instant play and downloadable version. The total number of games is around 250.
The slots are fine, although not too numerous. Games like Eternal Love, Rudolph’s Revenge, and High Fashion looks nice and play even better. Progressive slots feature quite impressive jackpots - Aztec’s Millions is currently at €2.2 million, and Megasaur is at €800k.
The casino has a solid collection of video pokers - over 50 games - but other that that the choice is not really stunning. Only the basic variations roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and casino poker are available.
Cherry Gold Casino Mobile and Live Games
Mobile version of Cherry Gold casino doesn’t work, currently at least. It just gives you the “not found” error. Let’s hope they get it fixed soon.
Live dealers are nowhere to be found.
Bonuses and Promotions
The Welcome Bonus at Cherry Gold casino is a 100% match bonus up to €222. The wagering requirements are kinda high - 30x on the deposit plus bonus. Doesn’t sound too good, eh? You haven’t heard it all yet.
The bonus is also a phantom one (meaning the amount of the bonus will be deducted from your account upon withdrawal). Also, “Withdrawal requests made for less than the bonus received will be denied and returned to the player's account”. AND there’s a 10x limit on the winnings. AND only slots, keno, and scratch cards count toward the wagering. It’s like they took all the possible bullshit terms and combined them into one huge stinking pile of a “welcome bonus”. Burn in hell, Cherry Gold.
“These are just that many ways to ruin a welcome bonus, and Cherry Gold casino seems to have used them all.”