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Genting Casino Review
About Genting Casino
Genting Casino is the official online casino from the global Genting Group who are the UK's largest casino operator with more than £11 BILLION behind them. If you've spent any time in a UK casino then you may know who they are - Genting's portfolio includes 40 casinos in the UK.
Genting's properties include, to name just a few, the Circus, Maxims and Mint casinos. They own Crockfords in London (the world's oldest private members gaming club, established in 1828) and Birmingham's Star City, one of the UK's largest casinos.
You have the option of downloading the casino software to your PC or playing the 'Instant Casino' with no download required. The Instant Casino is ideal if your PC is short on available memory or if you're playing away from your normal computer. It's also Mac-compatible.
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You'll have more than 150 games to choose from when you download Genting Casino. The Instant Casino (no download version) has 60 games. The action here is powered by Playtech software.
Not all games are included with the initial download. The core favourites (roulette, blackjack, etc.) are already in place but the majority of games need to be downloaded before you play them for the first time. These additional game downloads are simple to do (you'll see "click to download" instead of "click to play") and most of them take just a few seconds. We found the speed of all downloads at Genting Casino to be surprisingly fast. In any event, you can play other games whilst downloading additional games so nothing really slows you down.
The stakes at Genting Casino are refreshingly varied and we found some nicely low minimum and maximum stakes. This means that Genting Casino is equally suitable for online casino newcomers and experts. You can play blackjack with stakes as low as £1 a hand and roulette from just 25p. Check out the progressive jackpot games where a small part of each bet is put aside into a separate jackpot. These games kick out massive winnings and if you hit one, there's a good chance you won't be going to work tomorrow.
Genting Casino's collection of games includes a live dealer casino section which should be an excellent addition to their collection - there are live dealer blackjack, roulette, baccarat and sic bo where you can watch a real dealer and chat with other players. You can 'tip' the live dealer if you're feeling generous.
You can play for fun instead of real money whenever you log in to the casino. This can be a really good feature, especially if you don't know how to play some of the games. It's also nice to have a bit of a risk-free play when funds are low.
The 'payment methods' section of Genting Casino's website gives a full list of all deposit options. Most players will use a credit/debit card but there are quite a few other options too.
The full list of banking options are credit card, debit card, Neteller, Moneybookers/Skrill, Click2Pay, Click and Buy or Bank Transfer.
All the above deposit methods will mean instant funds in your account with the exception of bank transfer, which takes between two and five days.
Genting Casino have low minimum deposit requirements. If you're using a credit/debit card then you can start with just a tenner. If you're using any of the e-wallets listed then you can deposit anything from two quid upwards!
Genting Casino's transactions are private and secure. The casino make the point of mentioning that they constantly review and update their security. Given the size and nature of the casino's parent company, we have no concerns.
We were pleased to note that there is no maximum withdrawal amount at Genting Casino. We have criticised several online casinos for placing weekly limits as low as £2,500 on withdrawals so it's great to see that Genting Casino haven't made any such restrictions.
Comp Points and VIP Players
All players at Genting Casino earn 'comp points' as they play. Regardless of whether you win or lose, all bets you place will earn comp points which can then be exchanged for real money in your account. 100 comp points equals £1. It's easy to forget about these points when you're playing and can be a nice surprise to check your balance to find you have enough to exchange for cash.
Comp points are nice but if you find yourself becoming a long-term player or a high roller then Genting Casino are likely to contact you to discuss their invitation-only VIP Programme. This programme is different for all players. In the words of the casino, "This isn't a one size fits all programme. We personally tailor everything to suit you and how you play."
The VIP Programme offers exclusive promotions and bonuses which will be matched to your preferred games. There are five levels of membership according to how you play. The first level is called 'Plus' and gives you extra bonuses, prize draws and exclusive newsletters. The levels move up all the way to 'Club Prestige' level and each level has its own benefits, including a dedicated VIP manager, no deposit bonuses, invitations to exclusive VIP events, increased table limits and international trips.
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