CLOSED : New Go Casino.
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UPDATE - THIS CASINO HAS CLOSED DOWN. Go Casino is a brand new online casino I decided to check out and give a review here on Online-Casinos.com. Seasoned online gamblers might remember that Go Casino used to be an online casino powered by Playtech software, but this is a indeed a brand new online casino with a new software and everything, only the domain name GoCasino.com has been used in the past by another online casino. For this reason some like to name this venue 'New Go Casino'. The point of all this is, that all players who are new customers at New Go Casino are intitled to a new player welcome bonus. Normally I am a bit skeptical about reviewing brand new online casinos; because history has taught me that way too many brand new casinos have turned into bad casinos a few months after launching. Furthermore, brand new casinos sometimes have a few small software bugs. However, I am not really worried at all that this is going to happen with Go Casino. The reason I am confident that I will be able to recommend Go Casino is that it's a new sister casino to Golden Casino and Online Vegas - all members of the controversial but yet very popular Golden Palace Casino Group. These two sister casinos are two of the absolute most popular online casinos accepting US players.
The software platform that powers Go Casino is delivered by Vegas Technology. Vegas Technology is an old and reliable gambling software producer who recently has been able to close the gap that it once had to it's competitors in regards to quality of the gambling software. This has probably happened due to the fact that Vegas Technology casinos, unlike many of it's competitors, accepts US players and therefore has seen a big increase in popularity as corresponding revenue streams. It appears to me that a lot of this new found revenue has been channeled into improving the gaming software. Vegas Technology has been introducing many new casino games and updating the old classic casino games to meet today's standards.
Visiting the Go Casino web site, the first thing I noticed was the HUGE up to $20,000 welcome bonuses. New online casino players can claim a bonus not only on their initial deposit, but on their 20 first deposits. That adds up to a massive $20,000 in free bonus money if you make the most of it. On your first deposit between $25 and up to $1000 you will instantly be credited with a 100% match bonus. This bonus will be added to a so called bonus account. My mother always told me that nothing is free. When it comes to online casino bonuses my mothers words are most certainly true. If you accept the welcome bonus it comes with minimum wagering requirements making it less attractive then it initially sounds. Please read all the terms and conditions on Go Casino's Promotion page. I sometimes don't accept these huge bonuses since they make it impossible to cash out a quick win - first you will have to fulfill the wagering requirements. If you don't want the bonus it's very important to contact customer support and ask them to remove the first deposit bonus before you start playing ANY games. On the Go Casino web site i also noticed a 'Tournaments' page. Go Casino has a lot of slot tournaments and also video poker tournaments.
Downloading the Go Casino software is an initial 3.09 MB file download. Normally I never have any problems at all downloading and installing casino software on my PC. I recently upgraded to the latest version of Norton Internet Security and this program caused me some initial grief when I wanted to install, but I managed to get it working just fine after changing some Norton settings. These small problems were a good opportunity to contact Go Casino's customer support to find out if they would respond and help like you would expect. Go Casino support staff is available by phone, email and also through live chat from inside the Go Casino software. My phone call got answered and the friendly support staff was able to answer my questions and help me as they are supposed to do.
After a successful installation I registered a real money player account by filling out a short form with some basic information. Players who want to play for fun have that option too - just open a "Fun Play" account instead of a real money account. From the Go Casino lobby I headed straight for the Cashier section to get some cash to play with. A decent range of deposit options are available including credit cards and Solid Debit Card. According to the casino web site they also accept Neteller and Click2Pay, but I was not able to locate these options from inside the casino banking software. It might be due to this casino being brand new; they may not have added these deposit options yet.
I started out by playing blackjack and managed to get a few wins here and there. The betting limits are from just $1 and up to $500 per hand, so that should suit most needs. Several different versions of blackjack are available. I played the European Blackjack version and actually ended up doing pretty good.
Next I tried the progressive slot machine Red White and Win. At the time of writing this Go Casino review, Red, White and Win had a jackpot of more then $796,000 US. The coin size is fixed at $2.5 and you need to bet 3 coins per spin to win the full jackpot amount. This turned out to be a bit of an expensive experience for me considering my limited bankroll of about $100.
Several versions of video poker are available including single hand versions all the way up to multi 100 hand VP games. I tried the single hand Jacks or Better game. It takes coins from 25 cents and up to $10. But the VP game I liked the best was really the Deuces Wild 100 hands video poker machine. In my opinion multi hand video poker is great fun - especially when you are dealt an initial winning hand.
Cherry Blossom Slot Machine is one of the new video slot games recently released. I also noticed that there were several slot tournaments involving this particular slot machine. The theme of Cherry Blossom Slot is 'Japan back in the old days'. We are not talking ninjas and samurais - but more peaceful stuff like cherry blossoms and geishas and similar symbols. This video slot has 25 paylines. I experienced lots of frequent wins during my play. Pick your coin size from just 1 cent and all the way up to $10. Choosing the max coin size, it's $250 per spin - whereas with 1 cent as coin size it's just 25 cent per spin. This video slot offers free spins as a bonus feature, and I won 15 free spins a couple of times during my play. Definitely a nice slot in my opinion. With betting limits for every kind of gambling budget, high rollers and casual players can both have fun playing the Cherry Blossom Slot.
Mega Money Mine slot is a progressive jackpot game with the coin size fixed at $1.5. You need to 3 coins per spin to win the jackpot making for a max bet of $4.5 per spin.
Go Casino of course offers all the classic casino table games such as Baccarat, Roulette, War, Pai Gow and many other table games. I had good luck at the European roulette wheel where I won more then $70 in my second spin playing this game. As always, I was betting straight on number 17. I also placed bets on the lines and corners next to number 17. This is not really a strategy that is supposed to work in the long run - but it has served me quite well over the years; and since no roulette system can win in the long run - my "system" is as good (or bad) as any system out there. When I win - I win big. Another fun table game i tried was Tri-Card Poker.
Lucky 7's slot is a video slot with 7 paylines. Choose your coin size from just 1 cent all the way up to $10. This was where yours truly made a tiny mistake and pulled the wheel with a $10 coin size. I did not hit any winning combination so that mistake cost me $70 for a single spin! Oops. :-) I meant to bet something like 7 cents. But at least now you know what the max and minimum bets are on this slot.
Northern Lights is another new slot machine with a Bonus round. 25 paylines and a coin size starting from 1 cent and all the way up to $10 makes this another good one for the casual player as well as the high rollers - as a max bet with $10 coins is $250 per spin. Dolphin King is a very similar slot machine - in fact more or less identical (apart from the different symbols on the reels.)
Apart from the many slots, progressive games, video poker machines and classic casino table games, Go Casino also offers some special games. One of these special games is Bingo Bucks. I tried it a bit with a $3 bet and actually won $11 playing bingo. Pay Dirt Slot is yet another new progressive game with a $320.000 progressive jackpot. It's $3 per spin if you want to take a shot at the main jackpot. If you bet a lesser amount of coins - your maximum win is 10% of the jackpot. I ended up losing my deposit and initial bonus so I am not able to tell you how the cash out process works. On the web site it just states that's they will pay as quickly as possible.
To sum up this Go Casino review; yes I am definitely able to recommend Go Casino. It has nice software with more then 100 casino games, it's part of a big reliable group of online casinos, and the support staff is helpful and friendly. I would like to see more variation in the slot machines though. There is no need to have 1 billion different slots if they are more or less identical apart from a change in symbols and giving a slot another name. What I want is slots with built in bonus games, something that surprises me. That's just a minor scratch in the overall rating though. For US based players, Go Casino is a solid choice well worth visiting. And for those of you that are into working those casino bonuses, Go Casino has the biggest one I have ever seen. I had great fun during my play at Go Casino and I was definitely entertained for several hours on a small deposit.
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The main Go Casino lobby area
European Blackjack - Player has 21!
Red White and Win Progressive Slot
Single hand Jacks or Better Video Poker Machine
Deuces Wild 100 Hand Video Poker - Every hand is a winner!
Cherry Blossoms Slot - Japanese Video Slot Game
Mega Money Mine Progressive
European Single Zero Roulette - My Second spin and I win big!
Tri Card Poker - A Straight pays 6:1
Lucky 7's - Bugger I lose $70 by mistake.
Northern Light Slot - 25 Paylines
Dolphin King Slot - very similar to the one above right?
Bingo Bucks - I win $11 on a $3 bet
Pay Dirt - Progressive Slot
New Go Casino Craps Table