Updated: 08 Jun 2018
Glimmer Casino Review
Wow, it’s really nice to see that Glimmer Casino has a range of providers, which means their game diversity is off the hook. 28 providers (NetEnt, Microgaming, NYX, etc.), those guys are insane. Top slots like Gonzo’s Quest? Check. Jackpots like Divine Fortunes? Checkity-check. A sweet range of table and card games? ...Nada. Oh well, there are not that many games, we expected to see up to 400 titles. 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 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 the UKGC;
- More than a dozen of different promotions;
- A wide variety of games from 28 top-notch providers;
- Meets all standard security requirements (verified by PCI).
- Restricted countries list covers almost entire Europe and the US;
- Predatory clauses about the UK players account dormancy;
- Too high wagering requirements for some countries - 100xB.
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 the casino’s name. The only thing that’s really annoying is the blinking tab title in a browser, which says “Hey!/Come back!”. Despite the light-hearted atmosphere, Glimmer casino takes official stuff seriously. They are licensed by both Malta Gambling Authority and the 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 readiding 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 log in for 12 months), and in case of inactivity for 30 months the account will be deemed Dormant and closed. There is a surprise for the UK users: their accounts are deemed dormant after six months of inactivity, and the Casino charges such accounts a monthly administration fee, at a rate of 10% of the account balance 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 the 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 Visa/Mastercard/Maestro, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, Bank Transfer, Trustly, and some others. The choice is good, but all withdrawal requests have a pending period of 3 days, then the winnings will be processing 1 day more, and after that, it can take up to 1-6 business days for the funds to be transferred. The max cashout is €3000 per week, and €6000 per month. In case of progressive jackpot winning, a 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 400) are available in instant play mode right on their website, no need to download and install anything. Here you’ll find the games from 28 top-notch providers, but the actual game diversity isn’t that good. They took the hottest games from such developers as Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Quickspin, NYX interactive, and others. 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, Emoti Coins;
- Progressives: King Cashalot, Treasure Nile, Cash Splash, Fruit Fiesta;
- Table/Card Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Vegas Strip;
- Video Poker: Deuces Wild, Double Bonus Poker, Louisiana Double Poker.
Glimmer Casino 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 a 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 a bit 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 all modern mobile devices.
Same goes for live games. Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack; in variations with charming live dealers are readily available.
Bonuses and Promotions
Welcome bonus that awaits new players at Glimmer casino is pretty simple and standard - 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. The 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 these jurisdictions are and suggest that you find out through email. The fact is that this information can’t be found on the website, which is very strange.
The UK citizens get the same bonus with these wagering requirements and other terms. There is just a different currency - pounds.
There are also some other promotional offers, like cashbacks, cash bonuses, and other promos. You can also become a member of a VIP club, which can bring you more benefits.