Updated: 28 Feb 2018
Golden Riviera Casino Review
Golden Riviera casino is Sean Connery. Or Christopher Lee. Or Arnold Schwarzenegger. You know, someone who’s old but bears the years with dignity and manages to look good. They got an alright website, nice collection of Microgaming games (and games from several other providers), a viable mobile version and some recently added live games. The bonuses and loyalty program could be better though. At first sight, their Welcome Bonus, which is worth €1400 in total, seems to be promising, but it comes with high wagering requirements - 50xB.
- Over 15 years of experience;
- License from Malta;
- 24/7 support service, including live chat;
- Live games available;
- Relatively high wagering requirements - 50xB;
- €7.50 maximum bet while playing with the welcome bonus.
Golden Riviera Casino was established in 2001 and operates under the license from the Malta Gaming Authority. They are also approved by eCOGRA, encourage responsible gambling, pinky-swear they won’t sell you personal data to anyone and employ 128-bit SSL encryption to protect your transactions. Seem to be genuinely nice guys.
“The website looks old, but not TOO bad even by the modern standards.”
The website looks old, but not TOO bad even by the modern standards. The instant play mode is just a web version of the client and could have been much better though.
We also just have to warn you, that Golden Riviera Casino is a part of Star Partners Group, which has a doubtful reputation among some watchdog portals due to incidents of confiscating player funds. Nevertheless, the casino doesn’t seem to have any issues with payouts.
Banking: Banking options are alright and include popular methods like Skrill, Neteller and Bank Transfer, couples with less common ones - Trustly, Entropay, Ecopayz and more.
Customer Support: Multilingual support team is there for you round the clock. You can contact them through the live chat, email or phone (toll-free for Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Netherlands). Live chat operators are fairly knowledgeable and respond within minutes, as far as we can tell from our experience with them.
Software and Game Variety
In a nutshell, Golden Riviera is a classic Microgaming casino, with everything this implies. Besides, you can find here some game titles from NetEnt, Play N’ Go, Quickspin and some others. Once you download the desktop client you’ll get access to 800+ games (Most of them are available in the instant play mode).
Microgaming’s slots library is rightfully one of the largest on the web. Of course most of these slots are too old and don’t look too pretty anymore, but some titles are just classics and never dies.
Let’s have a look at their game collection:
- Slots: Immortal Romance, Avalon, Thunderstruck, Terminator 2;
- Jackpots: Mega Moolah, Major Millions, King Cashalot, Cash Splash;
- Table Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Keno, Baccarat, Bingo;
- Video Poker: Aces and Eights, All American, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker.
“Microgaming’s slots library is rightfully one of the largest on the web.”
Mobile and Live Games
Golden Riviera casino fully supports modern mobile devices. Alright, maybe not fully - the number of games is somewhat limited - but it’s better than most old-school Microgaming casinos do.
They also have recently added new live games. These include many variations on Live Roulette, Live Baccarat and Live Blackjack.
Bonuses and Promotions
The Welcome Package at Golden Riviera Casino is a three-tier deposit match bonus, with the maximum total amount being €1400. You’ll also get a bunch of “Zero Wager” free spins on top.
- First deposit: 100% match bonus up to €300 plus 100 free spins on Starburst (10 free spins a day for 10 days);
- Second: 50% match up to €500;
- Third: 50% match up to €600.
Wagering requirements are 50 times the bonus amount. Furthermore, you’ll have to make no fewer than 100 bets to meet the wagering requirements. And the maximum bet while playing with the welcome bonus is €7.50.
The loyalty program is rather generic - you get points when playing games and increase in ranks as you do so. The points can then be exchanged into bonus credits.