Goldman Casino Review
There are things that just can't be missed. We must say that the owner of the Goldman Casino has an eye for boobies. He really does, and it can be seen right from the start, on the main page's header. It will be difficult to leave it now, to start writing a review, but we'll try hard. Few more seconds, please. Ok, let's go! Goldman Casino is a white label casino of the Progress Play Limited, and that means that it has the stupid wagering requirements and the predatory UK users' account dormancy terms. It might still be awesome in all other aspects, so let's not revolve around it. The casino is operating under the laws of the UK and Malta, which is a perfect set of regulators. They offer more than 400 games from 25 developers, among which you'll find such kingpins as NetEnt, Microgaming, and NextGen. The Welcome Offer is enormous: it's up to €1000 over three first deposits, but the very first bonus is a 100% deposit match up to €200 with the 50xB WR's. All told, Goldman is good enough to try your luck there, but not good enough to claim their bonuses.
- Licensed by the UKGC and the MGA;
- 25 reputable software providers;
- 24/7 customer support;
- Lots of withdrawal options.
- Too long withdrawal times;
- Too high wagering requirements;
- Sticky bonuses;
- No phone support.
Goldman Casino has a whole package of legal and security stuff that's necessary for every modern casino. Their website is appropriately secured by Thawte's SSL encryption, to make sure that all your transactions will remain private. They have a decent licensing: there is no one above the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority regarding gambling regulation. The gaming lobby is presented in English, German and Swedish languages, which is good, but not very impressive. If you started adding languages, you could make a list somewhat wider. They have their list of RTP published for all their slots, which is fair and must be a mandatory rule for all casinos, as we think.
As for the website itself - it's average. It's not the worst website that we saw recently, but not even close to being right. Bland design, the abundance of "play now" buttons and bombastic manifests make you feel that these guys are about to sell you some cheap shit. Anyway, you won't spend too much time on that website, because as soon as you register, you'll be redirected to the game lobby that looks more or less modern. The problem is that it's the standard Progress Play lobby and the only thing that reminds us of the Goldman Casino is its logo in the upper left corner. If you're starting to think that we're too finicky - relax, we're not. The lobby is pretty good, comparing to other ones, and you can conveniently navigate it through several game sections, software filter, and a search bar.
The last thing that needs to be mentioned here is the Goldman Casino's, or rather the Progress Play's terms about account dormancy. It applies to the UK users only and states that their accounts are being considered inactive after six months from the last login. Since that day the casino starts to levy the fee: they take 10% of the total account balance each month until it comes to zero. It's not a typical behavior to leave your funds in the casino account for more than a half of the year, but if you do long breaks - you're aware now.
Goldman Casino has a whole package of legal and security stuff that's necessary for every modern casino.
Banking: The banking options are the same as for all other Progress Play casinos, with the same advantages and drawbacks: the choice is wide but the times are shitty. They offer credit cards, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Trustly, bank transfer and few other options for withdrawal, and you'll need to wait four days until the transaction will start being processing by your payment provider. The total withdrawal time for e-wallet withdrawals is five days, and for credit cards, it will be six days.
Customer Support: The Customer support service is available round-the-clock via live chat and email. The problem is that the operators aren't very polite, and they'll just cut you off if you ask something that they don't know or don't want to tell. Maybe we just were unlucky and got a bitchy one. Anyway, the bad taste remained.
Software and Game Variety
The software and game choice are on a decent level in Goldman Casino. The game library isn't massive, but 400 titles are pretty much enough for everyone. Don't forget that you'll see the best games from 25 different providers, among whose there are such big bosses of the industry as Microgaming, NetEnt, and NextGen. All sections have enough games, except the Video Poker one, because they don't have it at all.
- Slots: Thunderstruck II, Planet of the Apes, Robin Hood;
- Table/Card Games: Blackjack, Roulette, Hold'em, Baccarat;
- Video Poker: Deuces Wild, Louisiana Double, Double Bonus;
- Other Games: Pharaoh Bingo, Sunset Delight, Enchanted Woods.
Mobile and Live Games
The casino is fully mobile compatible and provides a good gambling experience on both smartphones and tablets. Live games section looks abundant, but then you realize that there are only three games: Roulette, Blackjack, and Baccarat. Not bad, but we want more.
Bonuses and Promotions
Goldman Casino offers 15 different promotions for every taste: they have daily and weekly bonuses, cashback, tournaments, surprises, and of course, the welcome bonus. The Welcome offer is spread over three first deposits, and its total amount is up to €1000. The first deposit has a 100% match up to €200 with the 50xB WR's. Not too generous already, right? Unfortunately, that's not the end yet. The bonus is sticky, which means that when you meet the WR's the casino will deduct its original amount from your balance. In fact, they're not giving a bonus to you, they're lending it, and you have to give it back in case of a win. We'll tell you a little secret: when we're trying to rate such bonus, this is the spot when it hits the ground, and we can't remove any more points. Unfortunately, this one has one more drawback: its wagering requirements might double if you're playing under some jurisdiction:
For members located in certain jurisdictions the Deposit Bonuses may be cashed out only after an amount totaling no less than 100 times the Deposit Bonus Amount has been wagered.
There is no list of such jurisdictions, so you should get yourself prepared, and ask the support about this, before claiming a bonus.