DublinBet in a nutshell
So, no prizes for guessing in which city of the world DublinBet originates from! The DublinBet casino began life way, way back in 2005 as the internet’s first ‘live’ casino. Players could play via their PC and place bets at the Fitzwilliam Casino in Dublin. The casino ran using specialist software created by the UK company VueTec, and still does.
DublinBet has spent the last decade or so expanding its range, both live and online. It now has a second Dublin casino and the Palace Casino in the Isle of Man, and remains one of the few casinos to broadcast ‘live’ from an actual casino rather than a studio.
What’s the look and feel of DublinBet?
We have to give a thumbs up to DublinBet’s design, although we don’t think it’s likely to scoop any awards. The site is very unfussy and responds superbly – in fact it is one of the most responsive online casino sites we’ve yet encountered. Navigation is a breeze and we especially like the fact that bonus T&Cs are explained in very clear terms.
What games are available at DublinBet?
The emphasis at DublinBet is on ‘live’ casino games. Three providers are used: Microgaming, Visionary iGaming and ActualGaming, as well as DublinBet’s VueTec software. There are sixteen live casino rooms available, but only three games – blackjack, roulette and baccarat – are covered.
As well as the live games, there are plenty of other gaming options. Slots are well equipped with lots of the top ‘3D’ slots from Betsoft, and many others from Microgaming.
We uncovered another oddity here. On one of the banner ads for slots at DublinBet, we noticed an image of ‘Gonzo’ from the NetEnt slot ‘Gonzo’s Quest’, yet this slot seems unavailable. In fact no NetEnt slots are available at DublinBet. We contacted DublinBet who said NetEnt (and Yggdrasil) slots are not available in the UK as they do not hold a UK licence.
Other games to enjoy at DublinBet include the standards such as blackjack, roulette and baccarat, plus other games such as red dog, craps and pai gow poker.
Video poker fans have a massive selection of nearly forty games to choose from, and the ‘other games’ section includes scratch cards and instant win games.
DublinBet source their games from a huge number of providers. The live casino action comes as we’ve mentioned for VueTec, Actual Gaming, Microgaming and Visionary iGaming. The live casino action reads like a smorgesboard of top casino providers: Betsoft, NetEnt, Yggdrasil and Microgaming (again). All this makes for an exciting variety of online gambling games.
As explained above NetEnt and Yggdrasil slots are not available to UK-based players here due to licensing issues.
All games are played in the browser of your choice – no need to download and install software.
The mobile version of the site has over 100 games, and is available for both iOS and Android. It’s an HTML-based site which means both Windows Phone and Blackberry users may be able to play via mobile as well.
What promotions are available at DublinBet?
When you sign up for DublinBet casino you’ll find that they will soon be ‘Dublin’ your initial deposit. The casino offers new depositors a 100 percent matched bonus up to €100. Just deposit at least €10 and DublinBet will add the same amount in bonus funds.
There’s a little bit of confusion on the site’s T&Cs as the bonus mentioned there is for 150 percent, not 100. We’ve confirmed with DublinBet that this is a mistake, and it is indeed 100 percent.
The wagering requirements are fairly typical, and it is nice to see they are explained clearly on the promotions page. You will need to play-through your bonus and deposit 30 times before you can convert your bonus into cash that you can withdraw.
So, if you deposit the full €100, you’ll need to wager (€200 x 30 = ) €6,000 before you’ve met the requirements.
The contributions of different games at the site are as follows:
- Slots – 100%
- Live Casino, Table Games – 0%
- Real Casino, Video Poker – 30%
- Other Games – 50%
You cannot make a bet higher than €10 while playing with first deposit & bonus cash. If you do, you forfeit your bonus.
The first deposit bonus is not valid for customers from Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Ukraine, Hungary, Brazil, China, Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Philippines, Turkey, Indonesia, Myanmar or the US.
DublinBet casino has a loyalty program known as SuperPoints (SPs). You gain SPs by spending cash at the casino. You can then exchange those SPs for a neat range of bonuses, from free spins to bonus cash.
DublinBet’s Curacao licence means they are able to offer their services to most countries across the world (only the US and France are actively ‘banned’), so you’d expect them to have a high quota of cashier options.
You can use your Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card, or any of a whole host of other options from Skrill and Neteller to Przelewy and Trustly. There is a €10 minium deposit.
Withdrawal options are less numerous. Visa, MasterCard (not in the UK), Skrill and Neteller only. There are no withdrawal limits.
The final verdict
To find fault with DublinBet, we’re really going to have to get a bit picky. A few more withdrawal options, maybe? And more live games aside from the ‘holy trinity’ of blackjack, baccarat and roulette?
Also, it would be nice if they sorted a UK licence so UK-based players could enjoy NetEnt and Yggdrasil slots and games here.
Other than that, we’ve only praise to heap on this casino. With new online casinos springing up (and disappearring) on a daily basis, it’s reassuring that DublinBet have been around since 2005. All signs point to the notion that DublinBet will continue to flourish.