As far as our opinion goes when it comes to Genting Casinos, specifically their offline offerings, they do not have as many actual casinos throughout the UK as some of the main competitors such as Grosvenor, but the casinos themselves are far bigger and more luxurious. It is almost the classic quantity or quality argument and in that regard, Genting definitely wins on the latter. Plans for UK super casinos seem to come around reasonably often, but they never really gain much traction, but we consider the Genting venues – at least the ones that we have visited – to be the closest that players can come to such an experience right now. Of course, none of this gives any indication at all as to what to expect from their mobile gaming offering, but that is precisely what we are looking to find out all about as part of this review.
As seems to be the case with all of the major land based casino names that have transferred their skills to the online space, Genting is registered for online and mobile activities with Alderney and of course the Gambling Commission. Generally speaking, the bigger the name, the more assured that players can be of great security and fairness at the casino and we have no doubt at all that when playing here, your money is safe and the games will be fair.
Games and Software
As we have noted previously in our review of the Grosvenor Mobile Casino, many of the land based brands like to position their mobile offerings as being a portable extension of the offline experience and the best way in which to achieve that is through the games. We will all have a pretty good idea of just what constitutes ‘popular’ on these gaming floors and Genting has stuck with what they know here, with the likes of IGT leading the way in terms of developers. That means that players will have access to mobile versions of some all-time classics, including the MegaJackpots versions of top games like Cleopatra and Siberian Storm. The casino has also dropped in some Novomatic favourites too, which makes sense given that Book of Ra Deluxe continues to be one of the best performers out there on the land based reels, and while this selection is not as big as at a dedicated offering such as Stargames, it is still a worthy inclusion.
There are some online only game offered here, most notably those from NextGen, but our next port of call when assessing the game selection simply had to be the table games. There are plenty of mobile blackjack and mobile roulette games to play here, but the ace in the hole is definitely the live dealer action, which is fully available on mobile devices to give the true impression of really being there.
A Warm Mobile Welcome
Genting simply does not mess about when it comes to welcome bonuses and players will surely impressed by the size of the welcome, which can be worth up to £1,000, matched at a rate of 100%. Big bonuses generally come with some reasonably strict terms and this one is no different, as players will need to play through their bonus funds at least fifty times on the slots in order to allow a cash out. If you are a table gaming fan, which we would imagine most Genting visitors would be, then you would need to play through even more, with 200 times on baccarat and poker games and a massive 500 times on blackjack. Then again, if you have got the time and the basic strategy down to an art, it is still of course eminently possible to turn bonus funds into real ones here.
Perks of Playing There
One thing that we definitely like about Genting’s mobile offering is the fact that you can link your online account to the one that you use in their real casinos. This not only allows a little bit of cross promotion, but also ensures that you can cash out anything that you win on a mobile device at the casino’s cash desk, and withdrawals do not get any faster than that as long as you are in the right place at the right time! Generally speaking, withdrawals are pretty average, with card receipts taking around three days to be completed, but that should still be fine for most players, especially with no withdrawal limits in place. The lack of the big online names will be an issue for some players, but the main target audience that Genting looks to attract will be absolutely thrilled with what this mobile experience has to offer.