Since 2005 Lucky Red Casino has demonstrated again and again a commitment to excellence, integrity, and reliability. With over 100 different games – including a gambler’s main arsenal like roulette and blackjack – there’s no shortage of opportunities to win. There’s a real classic feel to Lucky Red and they’ve really capitalized both on the authenticity of their games and their presentation, as well as on the tangible pull of nostalgia. Even though you’re playing online, it makes you want to take out that old tuxedo from the deepest part of your closet, shake out the mothballs, and straighten your collar while you click the mouse. It definitely says something about a gambling website that makes you feel like James Bond without ever having to go out – all that’s missing is the vodka martini, shaken not stirred.
By utilizing the latest in real time gaming software a player avoids some of the perils of other sites that aren’t as well maintained and suffer from lag. The easy-to-download application is speedy and very manageable, even for the most technologically impaired (that’d be me). They’re also audited by Technical Systems Testing (TST) which is a third party auditor that helps to authorize the gaming process and ensures that the games are operated fairly. As the hands that are dealt are also operated by a third party random number generator, you can be certain that the odds are not stacked against you. This is one of the features that I was most concerned about, and felt very confident and assured to know that I was being treated justly. Besides that, Lucky Red also has an excellent FAQ section on their website, which answers just about any question you could have, and anticipates just about any kind of problem or concern you might have, from age restrictions and explanations of the deposits and bonuses, to technical queries about how to make transactions.
Included in the FAQ section was a very clear and well-written explanation of how the betting system works – specifically, the two different comps. I really liked the Free Cash comps which allow you to redeem a coupon and immediately have credit put on your account. There are also Deposit comps that increase the winning power of your deposit by giving you extra chips to play with, and is a unique and enticing way to ‘shake’ the game up. Finally, Lucky Red also incorporates ‘progressive jackpots’, just like an actual lottery where the value increases incrementally until someone finally wins. This might not sound special, but given the circumstances and who’s playing, the end jackpot can end up being quite large.
Many gambling sites will offer you a first time welcome bonus as well. This helps (especially for beginners like myself) to establish yourself and give yourself a fighting chance, which I think is an excellent feature. But with Lucky Red I was particularly impressed, because they gave you $4000 as the welcome bonus, which was more than enough to get started, and it also allowed me to explore a number of the games to see which ones I was most comfortable with, without having to worry right off the bat about whether or not I would have to replenish my funds.
On top of that, Lucky Red also offers the possibility of playing with real money, or with ‘fun’ money that doesn’t have any monetary or transferable value. Again, for a beginner like myself, this is a huge bonus – I can play the games and see which one I’m good at or have a natural feeling for, and then when I’m comfortable I can opt to play with real money. This gives a significant advantage to the player, I’ve found, and is one of the reasons that Lucky Red has become my primary gambling site.