June 2, 2011, 10:10 am (1 year ago)
Caribbean Gold Casino has been in business since 1997 which puts it amongst one of the original casinos online. With eight years experience, they must be doing something right in keeping the player happy, so I realised it was time to give them a visit. Being part of the English Harbour Group, Caribbean Gold Casino is a sister casino to English Harbour Casino and shares their reputation for offering a fair online gambling experience. The casino is fully licensed by the government of Antigua and Barbuda.
Available in both a download and flash version you have the choice of playing on a lighter version of the casino. I took the download option, which wasn't the fast as other casinos I had downloaded, but straight forward. Once in the casino, I discovered that I still had to download many of the games before I could start playing them, thus if your using a dial up connection or your internet is on the slow side, Caribbean Gold Casino may take some time to get going.
Once providing your personal details, you've free to make a deposit and take advantage of the first deposit bonus. Then I signed up the casino was offering 100% match bonus on your first deposit of the amount $50, $100 or $150. I deposited $50 and received the bonus instantly. The casino displays your bonus balance separate to the money you have deposited, which I found to be a nice feature. However, even if you don't wager your bonus, but play with your deposited money and win you are unable to withdrawal more then the amount you have deposited without meeting the wagering requirement on the bonus. The wagering requirement, when I deposited was 16x the bonus plus the deposit, which turned out to be too much for me to make a withdrawal on my first deposit this occasion. After reading the small print on the bonus, I discovered that eight of the casino games are restricted for meeting bonus wagering requirement, which is a greater amount then many other casinos I have visited. Caribbean Gold Casino hosts a wide range of promotional offers, when I playing they where running a sweepstake to give away a Chrysler 300c or Ford Mustang convertible. Check out the promotions page to see the current casino offers.
The casino offers some games that where new to me from my time playing online casinos. The casino offers a good range of slots, video poker and progressive games to choose from and many caught my eye for this review, however there's load more which I could not cover here and worth checking out for your self.