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Reviewing Green Dog Casino
I’m a loyal casino player. When I find an online casino I like, I tend to stick with it. I played for years on my former favourite casino, but as much as I enjoyed it there; they didn’t bring me anything new. So I decided to go on an online adventure and throw myself in the jungle of online gambling. Could I find a casino I like from the thousands being thrown at me? And where to start?
Google might know everything, but when you type ‘Online Casino’ and press search, you won’t get any wiser. I went to find some communities that have experienced gamblers to look for advice. There are quite some fora where you can get honest opinions from players who earned their tracks in the business. I got down to a list of about five casinos to try and actually never got passed the first, cause I simply liked it a lot. Yes, I’m talking about the Green Dog Casino.
The Great Makeover
Funny thing, when I saw the name ‘Green Dog’ on top of the list I recognized it. I had been there before years ago! And I remember I was not really impressed by the look and feel. But hey, desperate times ask for desperate measures so I decided to give it another chance. And I’m glad I did! To say the site got a makeover since the last visit is an understatement; this Dog grew up!
It seems this Nektan-powered casino has been assigned to a new team. A quite ambitious one, since with the new team, improvements are being made every day! They run a game blog now where they write exclusive reviews about the ins and outs of different slot games. They even have twitter and facebook accounts that are being updated daily with new games and promotions. So you don’t even have to visit the casino to be up to date with what is going on. And it is social media, so expect cute dog pictures, GIFs and funny videos as well. Even if you are not a casino player, it is worth to follow the account if you are a dog lover.
Bonuses & Promotions
Call me crazy, but I am always a bit suspicious about bonuses. The higher the figures the less I trust they will end up in my wallet. Bad habit and paranoia? Maybe so, but I’ll take that over naivety any day. Green Dog offers three deposit bonuses as a welcome package that can net you a total of £500. This is a number that is close to my suspicion threshold. The way the package is build up makes me feel that it is designed to suck you into the casino, which I don’t mind if I like the casino.
- First Deposit – 200% match bonus up to £50
- Second Deposit – 100% match bonus up to £200
- Third Deposit – 50% match bonus up to £250
There is however a little treat we can all enjoy for free! I found out you get 10 free spins on Starburst directly on sign up. A nice way to try the casino without committing anything. Three deposits aren’t really committing as well, I see it more like profiting! My standards for casinos once I commit are much higher! I expect to be loaded with loyalty bonuses, new game promotions and holiday gifts. Yes, I am a spoiled princess. Bite me.
14 pages with each containing 60 games… those are them (10x 60 = 600 +4 x 60 = 240) 840 games in total! Seeing that I usually stick with games for quite some time, this casino offers me a lifetime of gaming pleasure! The games come from a wide variety of developers, including NextGen, Microgaming, 1X2 Gaming, Genesis, iGaming2go, Net Entertainment. A list of A-class providers, without exception. I’m especially a fan of iGaming2go since they do a great job of adjusting gameplay for a mobile lifestyle. Bloody Love and Anubis being my personal favourites. Out of those crazy number of 840 titles, there are only a modest number of casino games (fifteen) and five live games. This means that Green Dog Casino is especially interesting for all you sport lovers out there. Let’s take a closer look:
If you are into slots, Green Dog will be the casino for you. This man's best friend has fetched an incredible collection for you to play. I especially like some of the Red Tiger games that you don’t see on other casinos a lot. They have a certain humour to them that is unique for this development studio. Take rainbow jackpots for instance with that cheeky leprechaun, he puts a smile on my face even when I’m losing. Another slot feature that I can appreciate is a large number of local jackpot slots. These don’t make you instant ‘never have to work’ rich, but they do present you with a sum of money that can pay for the mortgage or a new car. And you have a better chance of winning them than the mega network jackpots of multiple millions. You can see in advance how high the jackpot is, at the time of writing the biggest goes for about 500k.
It is very easy to find information about the games for yourself on Green Dog Casino. Their selection tool lets you browse through categories in the traditional way (slots, casino games, scratch cards, live games), in the other well-known way (popular, trending, etc.), but also lets you select if you want to win (really) big or want to win (very) often. In other words, there is a volatility filter. In most casinos, I’ve come across it isn’t even possible to see the volatility, let alone search on it!
Table games and volatility are a weird thing though since it really depends on the way you play. It is another indication that Green Dog Casino is heavily focused on slots, though we do see several roulettes and blackjack games popping up. Apparently, the table games that are being offered on Green Dog are worth the effort!
Payment & Support
I consider this as the most important aspect of valuing a casino. No matter how shiny the bonuses look, as long as I don’t fully trust the stability of the casino that receives my money it is a no go for me. This is then also the main reason why I'm advocating Green Dog, the reliability of the support and technology is top level 24/7. SSL-Encryption, licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, live chat; it makes me feel at rest about depositing my money here. Speaking of depositing, you can choose to use Pay via Phone (Boku), Boku Mobile Payment, Creditcard (VISA & MasterCard), PayPal, Bank transfer (Skrill), E-wallets (Neteller & Skrill), Pre-paid card (PaySafeCard).
What makes a good casino? The answer to this question is possibly different for everybody. I value a good fundamental: good support, secured payments, a broad game selection and decent bonuses. Green Dog is not the flashiest of casinos, nor is it the place with the most innovative features. But it definitely is a place where you get value for your money and can enjoy countless slots with some valuable information on volatility that you won’t find anywhere else. The welcome bonus is worth it to give this casino a try and who knows, maybe you will start to like it as much as I do!