32 Red Casino
32 Red wins awards. Lots of them. In fact, it’s just won the coveted eGaming Operator’s Casino of the Year award, and it’s not surprising: this is a genuine players’ site, spoken of in revered tones by those who take their betting seriously. Set up by a former managing director of Ladbrokes, it’s now a nine-year old listed company so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands when you play here.
Eligibility and Jurisdiction
32 Red Plc is a British-owned company licenced in Gibraltar. Players in the USA, Turkey and France are not permitted to play.
Software and Graphics
You can play online or download, with greater choice and more serious games on the download version. The downloadable games look visibly different as well, with detailing such as the realism of the casino chips and the ambient noise adding up to a superior experience.
The navigation is easy on both versions, with the Windows-based tabs and menu bar on the download version being particularly instinctive and easy to use. The overall feel mirrors that of most high street betting chains that have gone online: dark, soothing colours with a bookmaker’s atmosphere rather than casino decor.
Although both powered by Microgaming, the two versions are clearly aimed at different types of player: on the download version there’s 8 different Roulette games – about what you’d expect on a decent online casino – whereas Blackjack, on the other hand, comes in a whopping 42 different varieties with tournament play adding more on top. This is clearly a download for those who enjoy the application of strategic play rather than a breezy flutter, and their approach to slot play confirms this as well: the download version has over 300 machines in every conceivable variety, listed from A-Z with a thermometer rating and the current jackpot displayed (the largest of which, at the time of writing, was a very healthy £7.5m, on Dolphin Coast).
Both versions offer plenty of videopoker games along with Craps, Red Dog, Sic Bo and many other table games. However, that’s not to say there aren’t fun, instant play games if you want them – although if you want these the online version should be your choice as it has a separate arcade tab with one of the best selection of instant play games we’ve ever encountered: there’s 36 scratchcard games, Keno, racing, Pachinko – and even a selection of quiz games.
Bonuses and Promotions
There’s a £32 bonus for every £20 deposited, up to a maximum of £160, i.e., a deposit of £100 will attract a bonus of £160. However, bets must be 6.25 x stake or less to qualify, and there’s a wagering requirement multiple of 30. The Red Ruby loyalty scheme offers up to 1 point for every £10 wagered, depending on the type of game played (as usual you’ll be steered towards the slots…), with 1000 points gaining you £10 worth of chips. The Club Rouge VIP scheme is by invitation only, and you’ll receive up to 3 points per £10 bet, again with 1000 points worth £10 in chips..
Deposit with Maestro, Mastercard, Solo, Visa, Paypal, Neteller, Moneybookers, Click & Buy, Paysafe, Eco, Click and Pay, Entropay, UKash and Direct Transfer. Withdrawal times vary considerably, from 5 working days by credit card to less than 8 hours with Neteller.
You can ring 0808 180 3232 at any time, email at [email protected], contact via 24 hour instant chat or use Skype (skype_32red)
32 Red displays all the expertise and pedigree of a high street betting giant, yet by carefully designing two distinct versions of their casino they’ve made sure everything’s in place not just for their hardcore punters but for less serious players as well – a canny move that works to great effect.