Aladins Gold Casino
a brand new online casino (well it was in January 2009 anyway!) from the excellent Club World Casinos group who also
operate Club USA Casino
, a very popular
casino with players from the USA, perhaps unsurprisingly given the name! The opening offer for new players is a
massive 200% bonus
on every deposit
for your first 7 days
The casino software itself is "RTG" - Realtime Gaming - which has been around for years. Unfortunately, RTG don't have the
best reputation when it comes to choosing who they licence too, but the good news is that Club World are one of the few that
are reputable, safe and above board. In fact, they go a step further IMO and payouts are much quicker than not only
other RTG casinos, but pretty much all online casinos servicing the US market. This will be a relief for lots of
players whose freedom to play was compromised by the 2006 UIGEA law which made depositing and cashing out from online
gambling establishments much tougher, not least because it allowed a number of rogue operators to enter the market.
Regarding games, Aladin's Gold
has the full RTG suite which is pretty comprehensive. Like all casinos, you'll find
the usual suspects such as Blackjack, roulette and the somewhat mundane Keno, but here you'll also find a good variation
of single-player poker games. Not just video poker, of which there are many variants, but also more traditional table versions
like Pai Gow, Let 'Em Ride, Tri-card, Caribbean Stud poker and Caribbean Hold'em. For the niche players, Craps, War, Red Dog
and Sic Bo also reside at Alladins Gold.
Slots players are also spoiled for choice. This is my area of expertise as it happens, so I am familiar with all the slots
games here. I have to say that many are high variance - meaning "streaky" - but if you delve into the "Real Series" slots
menu, there are loads of bonus slots with free spins aplenty. Each of these also carries a random jackpot which...prepare to be
amazed...is awarded randomly! It doesn't matter if you're betting 20 cents a spin or $100, you can still get it, although the
chance is commensurate with the bet size. Still, I've seen players hit $4,000+ jackpots from these slots on just a 20 cent
bet before so I know it's possible.
In terms of service, being a new casino it's hard for me to say accurately just how Aladin's Gold
stands up, but bearing in
mind it uses the same backoffice staff and systems as Club USA, I think I am pretty accurate when saying that support is fairly
quick to respond and cashouts are processed once a day, every day including weekends! For USA players, finding a deposit and
cashout option is never easy hese days, but the choice here should mean there is one for every player. Ecocard, Click2Pay,
debit and credit cards, Neteller, CDS, eWallet Xpress and wire transfers are supported, but if your preferred banking option
isn't shown, email Alladins Gold suppoirt and ask. They may have a solution.
To conclude, I'd say that this is not only one of very few RTG-powered online casinos I trust, but likely to become one of the
top performers in the US market over time. As I write, Alladin's Gold casino is offering a 3-deposit signup bonus up to $900 and regular weekly
bonus promotions. Club World do have a reputation for offering lots of bonuses, although as with all casinos, they come with
restrictions so read the terms and conditions carefully. New players may find that there is a weekly cashout limit of $3,000,
although I know from experience that they will drop this for loyal players after a while. It's just fraud prevention.