Mr Green Casino Review:
Pretty much all of our reviews here at online-casinos.com start with mentioning the software that the casino in question is using. It's pretty much a standard that the casino will be operating using a package from one of the big name software suppliers such as Microgaming or Playtech. Mr Green is somewhat different though in that whilst it is using big name supplier games, the casino actually offers a selection of games from amongst other NetEnt, Microgaming, BetSoft and IGT – the latter being suppliers of land-based games found in casinos all over the world. This is pretty exciting and certainly indicates why this casino brands itself as a “casino playground”.
Given this wide selection of games (and given the fact usually each casino supplier would expect games to be accessed from within software they themselves provide) the only way Mr Green has been able to bring everything together is to operate as a no-download, browser-only site. However, this isn't necessarily a bad thing as it means there's no hassle with downloading and installing. Plus unlike a number of sites that offer no-download gaming, since this is the only way Mr Green can be played they've put a lot of effort in to presenting a really slick site that certainly enhances the overall gaming experience.
Sadly Mr Green isn't available to everybody – like a number of online casinos Mr Green doesn't allow players to sign up from United States and indeed players from some European Countries (e.g. France) are also on the banned list. Generally though Mr Green welcomes the majority of players and the registration process is easy. Interestingly players have to prove ‘ownership' of details through the use of a validation code sent via SMS to the player's mobile. Of course, this does mean a player has to have a mobile number to play here but I suppose in the modern world this isn't extraordinary. Player accounts are denominated in whichever currency makes sense for that player's country of residence. So being a Brit I was set up to play using the British Pound although a range of other currencies such as the Euro are also available.
Given the non-US stance of this casino, it means a variety of deposit options are available (with US-facing casinos many deposit options are restricted). Players can use a number of eWallet solutions (e.g. NeTeller, MoneyBookers etc.) as well as a selection of ‘real world' options such as debit / credit cards. Minimum deposits are £10 (around $15) for cards and just £1 (around $1.50) for eWallet buy-ins. These floor values are about the lowest we've seen and will certainly appeal to those who like to gamble on a small budget.
What's more, initial deposits can be immediately boosted with Mr Green thanks to the healthy 100% match bonus available. This bonus comes with a wagering condition of 35x the bonus amount awarded which isn't too bad. However, the rules also allow for players to have the bonus removed before wagering conditions are met (although not if the bonus funds have been played). Additional bonuses such as free spin promotions are regularly added to players accounts, although these free spin promotions usually only end up adding an extra credit or two to the players balance. Certainly Mr Green doesn't appear to be the most generous of casinos when it comes to free money although of course for many this isn't a bad thing as it means they can simply deposit, play and withdraw without wagering terms getting in the way. To get me started I put £100 in to my account choosing not to accept a bonus.
One thing that really impressed me with the Mr Green cashier is the focus on responsible gambling. It's not something we often write about at online-casinos.com but it's a really important element of enjoying this hobby. Mr Green not only invites people to set limits on sign-up but also allows players to set deposit limits, loss limits and even wager limits (along with the usual options around self-exclusion). This is superb and kudos should be given to this casino for the thought in this area.
The Mr Green lobby offers to group games by type (e.g. Blackjack games, Video Slots etc.) although a handy in-lobby search makes finding games easy. And of course, with the use of software from a variety of different providers the choice of games is huge – from the variety of Blackjack games to the wealth of Progressive Jackpot games players really can have it all here.
Launching games is easy and after players have selected whether they want to play for real or for fun (an option for almost every game) the game ‘zooms open' to fill the majority of the screen. What's nice is that even though these games come from a variety of makers they all have a very consistent look and feel thanks largely to the Mr Green presentation factor. One thing I really liked was the ‘recent games' ribbon found running across the bottom of the screen making going back to a favourite really easy. The in-game ‘fun facts' pop ups (where a fact related to the game being played appears) also made for a somewhat unique gaming experience.
Of course, players usually like to learn about things such as betting limits and at Mr Green games can be played for pennies as well as for some serious wads of cash. The ‘Professional' Blackjack game is a case in point where a minimum of £50 per game is matched by the equally high max bet of £2500 per spot (with three spots available). With the ability to wager £7500 on a single game, high-rollers certainly will love this place, although for me personally even the thought of betting amounts like this scares the hell out of me!
I opted for the much more sedate Face-up 21 game which takes the classic Blackjack game but adds the twist that both the dealer's face cards are dealt face up! Of course, there is a down side too which in this case is the fact a dealer wins all ties apart from a Blackjack but this novel rule change can certainly make playing more exciting knowing every hand what the target score to beat is!
I also checked out the Video Poker selection and was actually quite surprised to see that the selection here wasn't that great. Classics such as Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild are available but certainly some of the more exotic VP games aren't available here. Even more surprising is the fact that apart from a few multi-hand games, this variety of game is also not plentiful here. I'm not really sure why this is the case given the wealth of games that Mr Green do have access to should they wish to make them available. As such, although I had a bit of a dabble (with nothing really to report in terms of wins!) I left the VP lobby slightly disappointed.
This dissatisfaction was short lived though as I entered the ‘crown jewels' part of this casino which is the Slot lobby. A great range of games are available including many found in Vegas itself (thanks to the IGT provider link) such as Elvis, Kitty Glitter and Star Trek. Many of these offer huge jackpots too – indeed at the time of playing the site was shouting about their latest £2.7m winner who hit lucky on the Mega Fortune game.
I decided to try my luck on the NetEnt-provided Jack and the Beanstalk game. The thing I love about this slot is the ‘moving wild' feature. Get a wild on any spin and the wild then moves one space to the left until it disappears off the screen. This means that should a wild be hit on the 5th reel then 5 free spins are granted with at least one guaranteed wild (the one that's moving). Of course, should other wild symbols hit this can lead to some massive payouts. This is also true of the free-spin bonus round itself where collecting key symbols awards players with increasing number of stacked wilds and even full expanding wilds if 9 keys are collected during the free spin phase. Sadly it wasn't my day for winning anything on this slot but it sure was fun and having played this game before, I know how handsomely this slot can pay out!
I did have more luck on the Elvis game on which I landed the three discs required for bonus activation more than once. The sub bonus games then give players a number of ways to hit big although again I seemed to struggle to get even 10 times my bet as winnings!
I went on to play a handful of the other games available at Mr Green and one thing that really impressed me was the use of graphics and sound to really make the gaming experience fun. I think this is because many of the games are identical to those found in casinos all over the world and in the past online games have lagged behind their real-world counterparts. At this casino players can join in the fun just as if they were in Vegas itself!
Despite my fun gaming session at this casino my luck really did desert me and even with a few more deposits I went on to suffer quite a nasty loss. I suppose that's payback for a nice win I'd had elsewhere! Mr Green prides itself though on pay outs and although it can take 24-48 hours for winnings to be processed, players can rest assured that cash handling at this casino is on the up and up.
This is true also of the support offering which is available via telephone and email as well as via a handy in-lobby live chat facility. I tried this out a couple of times with various queries and my questions were met with helpful answers pretty much instantly. Support only really is needed when there's an issue but it's good to know help is on hand when things do go wrong. Sadly I wasn't able to coax an additional bonus for my losses out of support despite my best efforts!
In summary, despite not having anything to show for my play efforts, I can see why people rate this casino. A huge selection of games are available that are well presented via a very slick user interface. Attention to detail is obvious and things like the support offering go that bit further to make this a truly class gaming site. The selection of Video Poker games is somewhat disappointing and withdrawals could be processed slightly quicker but all in all this is definitely a site worth visiting. Not all gambling sessions can result in a win but for me this is still a place I'll put on my ‘try it again someday' list. Maybe you'll like it too!
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Like all of the Mr Green site, the cashier operates via the player's browser window given this is a no-download casino
A small bet but a winner nonetheless as my hand beats the dealer's at the Caribbean Stud Poker table
The Elvis Slot paytable shows the different combinations that a player is aiming to land
Even players that have activated their real money account can still play every game for 'fun' - Here I check out the Ghostbusters Slot
With a minimum bet of 50 credits and my balance holding just £7 I have to walk away from the Professional (VIP) Blackjack table
Many of the Video Slots are fully themed with entertaining introduction videos such as this one for Jack and the Beanstalk
I hope to land another treasure chest thus activating the bonus round on the Jack and the Beanstalk slot
Not a definite winner but a matching pair is at least a decent starting point on this Jacks or Better Video Poker game
Support is offered via various mediums at Mr Green including via in-lobby live chat
The well-presented lobby offers a variety of games from various providers including Microgaming, IGT and NetEnt
As part of the security sign up procedure players are asked to validate their mobile number through the use of a code sent to them via SMS message