Updated: 05 Feb 2018
Drake Casino Review
Drake Casino is a modern website, and it has nothing in common with the famous rapper. Remember? “You used to call me on my ce-e-ell phone…”, ok, never mind. The casino hosts two software providers (Betsoft and Arrows Edge), giving you access to a sufficient library of nice casino games (though the reputation of Betsoft games is not very clean due to showing not fair results). Frankly saying, the casino won’t make you dancing of joy unlike the musician. First of all, they have serious issues with their withdrawal options - they are limited, and the payout limit is too low. Secondly, there is no entertainment for the live game lovers. Also, the casino welcomes you with a promising bonus, which must be wagered freaking 40 times (the deposit plus bonus value).
- Mobile friendly;
- Many different types of promotions;
- Nice variety of games for all types of players;
- Nice VIP Rewards program;
- Player support isn’t 24/7;
- Wagering requirements for deposit bonus are 40x the sum of the bonus and deposit;
- Poor selection of withdrawal options;
- Low payout limit;
- Confiscating all the funds if the account has been inactive for 6 months.
Drake Casino was launched in 2012. It is regulated by the government of Curacao. At the same time, they say, that the casino accepts players from the UK, but it shouldn’t be possible while the casino doesn’t hold the license from the UK.
One of the most interesting points of Drake Casino - other than most likely accidentally naming itself after Drake the musician - is that it’s decided to carry specific software providers for their games instead of carrying dozens of everything. They still have a complete spectrum of games to choose from. However, their main provider - Betsoft - appears to be not the most reliable company, as their games were caught returning not-quite-fair results. Anyway, the casino’s games are proven fair by TST and the site is 128-bit SSL secured.
Customer Support: Player support is acceptable with having live chat, email and phone available during the majority of hours (daily from 10 AM till midnight).
Banking: There are only 3 withdrawing methods available at Drake Casino - Bitcoin wallets, Bank Wire and QuickCash. Note, that only Bitcoin wallets are free of fees, but while using any other option you’ll have to pay no less than €50 for each transaction. Furthermore, the maximum withdrawal limit is €2,500 per week. It’s not acceptable, as the casino offers jackpot games, where your winnings may be far higher than this amount. Oh, there’s one more thing - if you won’t be using your account for 6 months, the casino may confiscate your funds and even close it at all.
Software and Game Variety
The specific software providers Drake Casino chose are Betsoft and Arrows Edge. These two companies are able to provide all types of games from 3D slots to the numerous card and table game choices.
“The library of games is smaller than many other larger casinos, but they more than fulfill the expectation for performance.”
All in all, while it perhaps have a smaller overall game selection (just around 160 game titles), the games that are here are fun to play. However, some of the trusted watchdog portals say that there was at least one instance when the Betsoft game has shown a non-random result. We don’t wanna say that you should steer away from this casino, but just keep your guard up.
- Slots: Alice In Dreamland, Aruban Nights, Around The World;
- Jackpots: Mega Gems, Game of Kings, Chef Wars;
- Video Poker: All American, Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better;
- Table Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Caribbean Stud.
Mobile and Live Gaming
All you need to do here is take your mobile device and visit the Drake Casino website and, boom shakalaka, you’re using the mobile version. Many of the most popular titles will be available for you. Just be sure you’re using a relatively modern Apple or Android device and you’ll be good to go.
At this time we didn’t see any live gaming option. Should Drake Casino offer it in the future, you can be we’ll change our review to let you know.
Bonuses and Promotions
The bonuses that Drake Casino welcomes you is the stuff of legends. You can get a massive €6,000 in free cash. You can work over three separate deposits:
- 1st Deposit - 300% bonus all the way up to €2,000
- 2nd Deposit - 300% all the way up to €2,000
- 3rd Deposit - 300% all the way up to €2,000
“Maybe Drake Casino does have some connection to the musician because, honestly, this welcome bonus is making it rain - as they say.”
However, don’t jump to conclusions so fast. The wagering requirements are 40x the sum of the bonus and deposit amount. Yup, it was too cool to be true.
Other than that, return players are automatically put into their Red Diamond bonus level which allows you to get a 100% bonus up to €500 on every subsequent deposit a returning player would make.
Finally, there are weekly and seasonal promotions so it pays to check out the promotions tab often.