Updated: 05 Feb 2018
Glimmer Casino Review
Finally, it’s nice to see that Glimmer Casino has a range of providers which means their game diversity is off the hook. Top slots like Gonzo’s Quest? Check. Jackpots like Divine Fortunes? Checkity-check. Sweet range of table and card games? ...Nada. Oh well. The welcome bonus is a 100% match up to €200, but 50x bonus wagering requirements cause some pain in the rear parts. There are also the other promotions for returning players. Dare we say, it puts a glimmer in our eye? Nah, that’d just be ridiculous.
- Licensed by MGA and UKGC;
- More than a dozen of different promotions;
- Wide variety of games from top-notch providers;
- Meets all standard security requirements (verified ny PCI).
- Restricted countries list covers almost the entire Europe and the US;
- Predatory clauses about UK players account dormancy;
- Too high wagering requirements;
Glimmer casino opened its virtual doors several years back, in 2012. It sets the party mood straight away, with all the disco balls hanging around and people dancing their feet off. Someone might say that it’s a bit garish, but we really like it, as it consorts with the overall theme and casino’s name. The only thing that’s really annoying is the blinking tab title in a browser, that says “Hey!/Come back!”. Despite the light-hearted atmosphere, Glimmer casino takes official stuff seriously. They are licensed by both Malta Gambling Authority and UK Gambling Commission, and strongly encourages responsible gaming, allowing you to set your own limits. They also openly state payout percentages for every single game in their library.
“We’re used to read all kinds of bullshit in T&C, but the dormancy clause is really lame.”
The unusual clause is about the dormant accounts. Casino charges an administrative fee of €5 from each inactive account (user didn’t logged in for 12 months), and in case of inactivity for 30 months the account will be deemed Dormant and closed. There is a surprise from UK users: their accounts are deemed dormant after six months of inactivity, and Casino charges from such accounts a monthly administration fee at a rate of 10% of the balance in the account on the date that it became dormant. Of course, the gamblers rarely leave their winnings on the casino account for such a long time. If you’re from UK and you think about having a six months break from gambling - you shouldn’t do that in Glimmer Casino.
Banking: Glimmer Casino has lots of withdrawal methods, such as Skrill, Neteller, credit cards, bank transfer and some other. The choice is good, but all withdrawal requests have pending period of 3 days, and the max cashout is €3000 per week and €6000 per month. In case of progressive jackpot winning casino may, at its sole discretion, increase the max cashout amount up to €30 000, which is also not very good. It could be worse, though.
Customer Support: This casino has 24/7 multilingual live chat and email support, but they aren’t specifying the list of languages anywhere. They also don’t have any phone numbers, neither free nor paid ones.
Software and Game Variety
All Glimmer Casino games (which is around 270) are available in instant play mode right on their website, no need to download and install anything. Here you’ll find the games from several top-notch providers, but the actual game diversity isn’t that good. They took the hottest games from multiple developers: Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Quickspin, NYX interactive and several more. An incredible all-in-one package with all your favorite titles in one place.
“Here you’ll find games from several top-notch providers, but the actual game diversity isn’t that good.”
- Slots: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Agent Jane Blonde, Andre the Giant;
- Table/Card Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Vegas Strip;
- Video Poker: Deuces Wild, Double Bonus Poker, Louisiana Double Poker.
Glimmer Casino even managed to connect with several progressive networks. There’s NetEnt’s Divine Fortunes and Microgaming’s Cash Splash to name a few, both offering huge jackpots. With the access to several software providers, it’s weird to see somewhat limited choice of table games. Of course, the most popular games are here - roulette, blackjack, video poker. But those of you who prefer something really exotic might be disappointed.
Mobile and Live Games
It would be strange if such an advanced casino missed out on mobile games. Luckily, they didn’t - every game runs smoothly on modern mobile devices.
Same goes for live games. Baccarat, roulette and blackjack with charming live dealers are readily available.
Bonuses and Promotions
Welcome bonus that awaits new players at Glimmer casino is pretty simple - a 100% match bonus on the first deposit up to €200. The bonus is valid for 90 days, so you have more than enough time to put it to good use. So far so good, we even started to think that these guys have nothing to hide… We were wrong. First thing that you have to know is that the bonus wagering requirements are very high (50x the bonus amount), but they can become even higher! As T&C states, the members, located in certain jurisdictions will have to wager the bonus amount 100 times instead of 50. They don’t even say what are these jurisdictions, and suggest to find it out through e-mail. The fact is that this information can’t be found on the website, which is very strange.
“You should think twice before claiming any bonus at Glimmer Casino.”