The StarGames Casino is one of the most popular online casinos in the world, with more than seven million players registered on its site. This should not be surprising given that the site offers support for multiple languages making it more accessible to players in non-English speaking countries. Among the languages offered on the site apart from English include Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Polish and Croatian. However, American players are prohibited from playing on the site due to legal restrictions against online gambling in the US. StarGames is registered in Malta and fully compliant with all pertinent EU regulations.
The games are powered using Novoline software, an industry-leading provider of gaming software, as well as proprietary software developed internally by the site. This helps ensure that you are getting as realistic a gaming experience as possible, with authentic sound effects and visuals. Casino players who are accustomed to playing at real-life casinos now no longer need to undergo the bother of going to one of them since you are getting a comparable experience in front of your computer.
In addition, the provides an incentive to new players to sign up in the form of a 50% match bonus when they make their first deposit, up to a hundred euros, which they can use to play casino games on the site and maybe hit it big by winning the jackpot. However, there is a playing requirement for the bonus that requires you to play the amount of the bonus twenty-five times before you can cash it out.
You can deposit money using a variety of methods including credit cards such as MasterCard and Visa, as well as payment solutions like Moneybookers and NETeller and the site accepts currencies such as euros and the UK pound. Withdrawals are remitted through wire transfer to the player’s bank account, or using payment solutions such as Moneybookers and NETteller.
However, the first withdrawal may take up to ten days since the site has to undertake an identity check on the player first; subsequent withdrawals will take much less time. Regular players can claim their winnings twice-monthly but those who have gained a high ranking in the StarGames Bonus Club can withdraw up to five times a month.
StarGames Bonus Club is the casino’s incentive program that lets players earn points for every real-money game they play, even during tournaments. More points entitle players to handsome monthly rewards based on the status level they have achieved. There are five levels you can achieve ranging from Bronze to Diamond, which give you privileges such as faster and more frequent withdrawals, as well as faster ways to earn points. Plus, if you refer a friend and they sign up for an account on the site and start playing, you get a ten-euro bonus.
The site charges a certain amount in fees to players playing on the site. The main charge is the ‘rake’, which is computed as a percentage of the total amount wagered by the player, with a sliding scale applied. In addition, there is a one-euro fee for every payout as well as penalties for inactive accounts, cancellation of already-completed payments and deletion of player accounts.
StarGames promotes responsible gaming by giving the player the option to set account limits and suspensions. For example, the player can set a monthly deposit limit, meaning that once they have put that amount into their casino account, they will no longer be able to put money into it. There are also casino limits that allow them to set a maximum stake or loss amount for a certain period, i.e. a day or a month, after which they will no longer be allowed to play, or play only for a particular amount of time. The player can also opt to suspend their accounts for a certain period or indefinitely.
Types of Games
There are three categories of games available on the site: online slot games, video poker and popular traditional table games such as blackjack, baccarat, farkle (read farkle rules) and American and European roulette. You don’t need to download any software and you can start playing all the games online at once. There are also live-dealer games that you can participate in with an actual dealer on site, with communications conducted through live-chat.
If you would like to try out the games first without risking real money, there is a free play feature that lets you do so once you register for an account. You play using the site’s virtual currency, Stars, which are only usable as stakes on the site and are not convertible to cash. When you register on the site you are automatically awarded 500 Stars as well as being given Bronze status. You will continue to be awarded Stars if you log-in daily. Stars can also be bought using real money in the StarGames shop.
Some of the popular video poker games on the site include Deuces Wild, Joker’s Wild, Jacks or Better and Marilyn’s Poker II. There is an even bigger variety of online slot games, including the very popular Ramses II, which is a five-reel, ten-payline game with a great bonus feature that is triggered when three or more Book of Ra symbols appear and which gives not only ten bonus spins but a 2x multiplier that doubles all winnings. Progressive jackpot games are also available which give huge payouts since the size of the jackpot is accumulated from all of the virtual slots in a network, and continues growing as long as it is not hit.
The Star Games Casino has one of the better customer support systems in the online gaming industry and is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week through email. Phone support is available but is charged a certain amount per minute, and is available seven days a week from eight am to ten pm Central European Time but you are assured of talking to a knowledgeable and friendly customer service representative who is sure to address all your needs in a timely and courteous fashion.