Glimmer Casino in a nutshell
Glimmer Casino is an online casino from ProgressPlay Limited Casinos. ProgressPlay have a few other well-regarded casinos in their online stable, including Power Slots, Pocket Casino and Casino Kings. All their casinos are mainly powered by Microgaming’s software, although there are a few other guest software providers too.
All looks wonderful on the surface at Glimmer Casino, including a £200 welcome bonus – deposit up to £200 and Glimmer Casino will match it with £200 of their own cash in bonus funds.
Of course, all that glimmers is not gold. What will we find when we look beneath the surface of Glimmer Casino? Why not read on to find out?
What’s the look and feel of Glimmer Casino?
We can’t say we’re too lovestruck by Glimmer Casino’s design. We are not in favour of the way you navigate around the site – there are only four menu options: ‘All Games’, ‘Jackpot Games’, ‘Slot Games’ and ‘Casino Games’. That seems reasonable, but to get to a specific casino game you have to type the name of the game in a search box if it doesn’t land on the first page. Again, that does not sound too terrible, but if you type in ‘video poker’, no video poker titles turn up! Instead, you have to type the name of the specific variant in, i.e. ‘Deuces Wild’. We don’t like this game selection process at all.
What games are available at Glimmer Casino?
The main software provider at Glimmer Casino is Microgaming. This means you get to enjoy plenty of Microgaming’s most thrilling slots – titles such as Mermaids Millions, Jurassic Park and Terminator 2.
Able support is provided by NextGen Gaming, Leander Games, Quickspin and Rabcat. This expands the range of slots – look out for Foxin’ Wins and its entertaining sequel Foxin’ Wins Again.
Moving onto casino games, there are enough to keep you coming back for more, but the casino picnic basket here is not as full of wagering goodies as other places – three versions of blackjack, five of roulette and a few varieties of video poker.
There is nothing more ‘outlandish’ than blackjack, roulette and video poker – no craps, sic bo or casino poker.
You do get access to a live casino though – with live baccarat, blackjack and roulette.
As mentioned above, games are supplied by Microgaming, NYX/NextGen Gaming, Leander Games, Quickspin and Rabcat.
Support is available from 6am to 11pm GMT each day via live chat, or email. We did try the chat at a time when it was supposed to be open, but nobody responded to us.
The site work perfectly fine on mobile devices – Android and iOS.
What promotions are available at Glimmer Casino?
Let’s start by taking our forensic equipment to that £200 welcome bonus. All looks nice and clear at first – you deposit any amount from £10 to £200 and you get the same amount added to your account as bonus funds. Nothing complicated there.
T&Cs about this bonus are not too easy to uncover – scroll down to the bottom of Glimmer Casino’s landing page and select ‘Bonuses Policy’ to put the meat on the bones.
There are wagering conditions attached of course – you really would not expect otherwise. These are pretty average when compared to other online casinos – fifty times the value of the deposit bonus amount. The bonus also expires after ninety days.
Different games make different contributions as well, as follows:
- 5% – video poker
- 10% – baccarat, blackjack, roulette
- 100% – all other games, unless specified
Again, all pretty standard but it has to be said that a large number of online casinos do not allow blackjack or roulette to count at all.
That’s basically all you need to know about the deposit bonus available at Glimmer Casino.
The site runs a number of other promotions too. This includes a ‘Game of the Day’ every Wednesday on which you can claim a number of free spins, plus ‘Double Your Money’ deals on Mondays and Tuesdays. There’s also a deal where you receive ten percent back of your casino losses at Glimmer Casino every Thursday.
The ‘VIP Room’ at Glimmer Casino is only open to VSPs (Very Special Players). It’s a five-tier scheme – bronze to diamond. You rise through the levels by earning points, and you need 10,000 points to obtain diamond status. You earn points by spending your dosh at the casino. If you make it all the way to diamond level, expect the services of a personal account manager, special bonuses and even personalised gifts!
Glimmer Casino accepts the following payment methods:
- Credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Solo, Switch, Diners Club and Discover)
- Pay by Phone (£10 to £30 per day only – no withdrawals)
- eWallets (Neteller, Skrill, iDeal)
- eVouchers (Paysafecard/Ukash)
You can also pay by direct bank transfer as well. Most deposits are transacted almost immediately.
Withdrawals can be made to any of the above methods aside from MasterCard, Pay by Phone or Paysafecard/Ukash. The minimum withdrawal is £/$/€20, and the maximum is a rather restrictive £/$/€3,000 per month. Withdrawals take between 24 hours and ten days to appear in your account, depending on your chosen cashier method.
The final verdict
There are many positives and negatives about Glimmer Casino. The positives are the bonus and Microgaming’s appearance among the providers. The negatives are the general untidiness of the site (the cashier section is littered with typos, for example) and the live help that seemed completely inactive whenever we tried to get in touch with someone to answer our queries.
All in all, there are better places at which to feed your gambling bug. When the ‘best casino’ awards are handed out each year, we have to confess that currently Glimmer Casino only has a ‘glimmer’ of a chance of walking away with a gaming oscar.