Drake Casino Review
- Bonus & Wagering
- Payout Percentage
- Customer Support
”Drake Casino’s no-download software saves you time since it allows you to get stuck into your favorite games right from the get go. We are impressed with it kaleidoscope of promotions which gives you more bang for your buck.”
Drake is licensed in Curacao and operates under the laws of Netherlands Antilles. The operator has been online since May 2012 and its mobile version up-and-running since November 2012. It is one of the better online casinos for US players to wager at.
Deposit Bonus and Wagering Requirements
Let us have a look at the fiber that binds Drake Casino. To begin with, if you are a newbie you’ll receive a lucrative welcome bonus package of up to $5,000 strung out over three deposits. The first bonus is a match bonus of 100% up to $2,000. The second bonus is 100% up to $1,000 and the third, 100% up to $2,000.
To qualify for a bonus you must deposit $25 or more. Games that count 100% towards the completion of the play through requirements are all slots.
‘‘Wagering requirements for deposit bonus coupons can be up to 40 times the sum of the deposit plus the bonus, unless otherwise stated. Wagering requirements must be fulfilled for each and every deposit bonus used.”
I must admit the bonus package is superb but it’s the amount of wagering attached to it that concerns me. To be honest a one-legged man’s chances of winning an arse kicking contest is better than you clearing the wagering restrictions attached to the bonus. Keep in mind that it is a ”sticky bonus”.
*The bonus wagering merits our court jester badge. If management lowers the WR attached the bonus the badge will be removed.
The operator is powered by Betsoft and Proprietary software. They offer superb graphics and animations flushed with an array of customization features. If one takes the gaming realism into account, not only does it guarantee superb entertainment but it also indicates the level of professionalism backing the casino.
A selection of 160 games that includes a nice variety of 3D slots, progressives, table games, video poker and specialty games can be played. Daily and weekly promotions will keep loyal depositors busy. The software of Drake Casino is available only in the instant play and suitable for Mac and Linux users.
In addition to its software; a quality rewards program rewards loyal depositors with comp points based on the amount of cash wagered.
Unfortunately the operator offers limited deposit and withdrawal methods. The reason for this is it focuses primarily on the US market. Withdrawals can take up to 12 business days before they’re processed. Customer support can be contacted 24/7 via e-mail, toll free numbers or live chat.
In summary. Despite its youth, Drake Casino is perhaps one of the better operators for players from the United States. It caters to a new generation of players by offering them a huge deposit bonus, cash back on losses, quality software and a lucrative VIP program. The only downside is its limited banking options and the very steep play-through requirements attached its sign on bonus offer. Otherwise recommended.
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Bonuses & Promotions
Apart from its welcome bonus offer of up to $5,000 Drake Casino offers a slew of promotions.
Free Rewards Points to Win Free Spins: Simply sign up and register to earn your 1,000 free VIP Rewards Points. Redeem points to enter our weekly sweepstakes to win up to 100 free spins!
5,000 Free Rewards Facebook/Twitter Bonus: Players who follow the site on Facebook or Twitter will receive a whopping 5,000 Rewards Point thank you bonus which is valued at $5.
Weekly Reload Bonuses: This is without a doubt the highlight of the casino’s bonus package. Players are offered a Reload Bonus of 75% on Tuesdays, on Thursdays 50% and on Saturdays a Reload Bonus of 100%.
Weekly Casino Rebates: Based on a player’s wagering activity the previous week, Drake will credit players with 10% of their losses on Tuesdays. On Thursdays Drake will credit 50% of mobile losses incurred on Wednesday.
Banking at Drake Casino
In comparison to other internet casinos, Drake does not offer many deposit and withdrawal methods. Deposits can only be made in US dollars. If other currencies are used it will be exchanged to US dollars at the current exchange rate.
Deposits options: MasterCard, Visa and Cash Transfer
Withdrawals: Bank Wire, Cash Transfer
*The minimum withdrawal amount is $100 and the maximum withdrawal is $5,000 per week. Any amount more than this will be paid out in installments of $5,000 per week until the amount is paid in full. The casino endeavors to process all withdrawals within a period of 72 hours up to 12 business days.
Drake Casino offers in excess of 160 plus Betsoft games.We are not going to list every single game but just some of the popular ones.
21 Burn Blackjack, Baccarat, Single Deck Blackjack, Pirate 21, Pontoon, Caribbean Poker, Oasis Poker, Craps, Roulette (American and European), Casino War, High Roller tables and many more.
The majority of the games are slots which includes a variety of 5 Reel 3D slots, 3 and 5 reel slots and progressive games. Some of the popular slots games are 2 Million BC, A Night in Paris, Gladiator, Glam Life, Gold Diggers, Heist, House of Fun, Lost, Ned and his Friends, Safari Sam, Slotfather, Three Wishes, Tycoons and Viking Age.
The Cash Grab Progressive Slots form a 23 game progressive Jackpot series that pays out at regularly.
Pyramid Aces and Faces, Pyramid Bonus Poker, Pyramid Double Joker Poker, Pyramid Bonus Poker, Pyramid Jacks or Better and so on.
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Israel, The Netherlands, The Netherlands Antilles, Antigua & Barbuda, Peoples Republic of China, North Korea, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, Libya. US states not allowed: Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Washington
What's Hot & What's Not
- US Players accepted
- Huge welcome bonus offer
- Superb graphics and animations in the slots games
- Quality promotions
- Limited banking options