If you have been to a land based casino at any time in the last few years, the chances are that it was a Grosvenor Casino. They boast establishments in all of the UK’s major cities and while online and mobile gaming may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking at the brand, they have taken the obvious step of branching out. What remains to be seen throughout the course of this review is whether they have taken the easy option and just looked to offer additional gaming opportunities to existing players, or if the mobile casino is worth going out of your way to play at even if you have never visited an offline casino in your life.
We cannot speak for the land based offering, but online and mobile gaming from Grosvenor is governed and accredited in Alderney and also of course by the UK Gambling Commission. We can only assume that the latter partnership is a longstanding one, as the Gambling Commission was looking after land based players long before their online counterparts were forced to register under the law. Either way, the Grosvenor brand is big enough and reputable enough that we have no concerns at all in terms of the reliability and security of their mobile offering.
Games and Software
Whenever land based casinos look to translate their offerings online, you can be sure that they will go out of their way to grab as many of the same offline games as they offer as possible as part of their online experience. Grosvenor Casino fits that bill perfectly, as they have focused more on land based developers than anything else, with even the likes of NetEnt and Microgaming not managing to make the cut here. Instead, the focus is on the likes of IGT, Aristocrat, Bally and Barcrest – this is basically a treasure trove of mobile action for anyone that likes the games that they have been playing in person for the past few years. There are some online exclusives too, just to pad out the selection, with the likes of NextGen and Ash Gaming also involved and it makes for a well-rounded range that may be lacking some of the biggest names, but still delivers as far as top notch action is concerned.
An extension of the obvious draw of playing with Grosvenor on a phone or tablet is that their own live dealer casino can be accessed through these devices too. They even have their own branded tables in some cases, so it is actually possible to play just like you were at the casino without needing to actually be anywhere near.
A Warm Mobile Welcome
New UK players at Grosvenor can take advantage of one of the biggest instant bonuses that we have ever encountered when they head here for the first time, with £20 being credited to your account within two hours of signing up. Not only is that the biggest instant cash bonus that we have ever seen, but it is also subject to some incredibly fair turnover requirements. Players literally only have to play through that cash once for it to become withdrawable, so creating an account here almost feels like a no brainer. The one caveat is that you have to already be a Grosvenor Casino member, as in the land based version of the casino, so if it makes sense to get £20 for your time and expenses through visiting the venue first, we would definitely recommend doing so.
On the other side of the coin, the deposit welcome bonus is smaller than we have seen often. Simply deposit £20 and the casino will match it – you cannot get more and you cannot make a smaller deposit and still get a bonus, so that is basically it. Fortunately, the generosity of the casino continues in terms of turnover, as players will only have to play through this £20 five times to make it withdrawable and this one is available to any UK player, regardless of if they have visited a Grosvenor Casino previously.
Perks of Playing There
As noted, Grosvenor Mobile Casino or, more specifically, creating an account there, is verging on being a no-brainer simply because the welcome bonuses are so alluring. You will be missing out on some of the most popular mobile games around when playing here, due to the lack of NetEnt and Microgaming action, but if IGT, Bally and the others are not your idea of a good time then you are probably not part of the target audience anyway! Withdrawals from the casino are by no means the fastest although they are certainly decent enough for most needs, and a soft cap on those withdrawals of £15,000 per day can soon be overcome by chatting to customer support. There will definitely be an audience for this casino out there and they have done an excellent job of transferring the offline experience to the mobile gaming space so, with that in mind, we have no hesitation in recommending this brand to our players.