The Grand Ivy Casino in a nutshell
The Grand Ivy Casino is a growing online casino owned by Caddell Limited NV, although the casino itself is operated by Imperium Network Solutions Limited. Caddell Limited are a Curaçao company, so it’s appropriate that this online casino runs under a Curaçao licence, although it has a UK licence too. Caddell also owns G’Day Casino and Reel Island.
We’re not sure who thought ‘Grand Ivy’ would be a decent name for an online casino. We couldn’t find that phrase anywhere else on the web, so it’s a rather odd juxtaposition of words. The site also claims to be “the world’s most thrilling online slot and casino experience” which is quite a boast.
So, will Grand Ivy Casino grow on you, or will it be something that you’ll avoid as much as poison ivy? Read on to discover our thoughts …
What’s the look and feel of The Grand Ivy Casino?
Regular online casino players will not find anything amazing about the design of The Grand Ivy Casino. Menus to the left and above, thumbnails in-between – it’s all very standard stuff down to the black and gold colour scheme.
Grand Ivy aims to look like a high-end hotel and it certainly carries that off! Decked out in (tastefully) in black and gold, the casino is also user-friendly, with plenty of games and goodies to explore.
None! This site looks great and the sense of luxury really comes across.
What games are available at The Grand Ivy Casino?
Slots lead the way at The Grand Ivy Casino. Fortunately, NetEnt are on board, which means many of the best slots games available on the net can be played here, including the new (for 2016) Guns n’ Roses slot. There are 180 online slots available here in total.
Table games are slightly less well represented, with seven unique versions of blackjack, eight versions of roulette, plus baccarat, casino poker, ‘Odd one in’, red dog, ‘Sharp Shooter’ and ‘Six Shooter’.
There are four versions of video poker, eleven scratchcards and nine virtual sports games to round off the selection here.
The Grand Ivy Casino does have a live casino, but only roulette and blackjack are available.
The main software providers at The Grand Ivy Casino are NetEnt, as mentioned previously. The other games at the site have been provided by Betsoft (not for UK players due to licensing restrictions), WMS, Thunderkick and NextGen Gaming.
The site has a mobile version with a reduced number of games for Android and iOS users.
We tried out the site’s 24/7 support and results were satisfactory, if mixed.
Can I play at The Grand Ivy Casino on mobile?
Players can send themselves a link to the Grand Ivy mobile casino through a handy feature on the site. Grand Ivy functions perfectly on mobile and offers the full complement of features
What promotions are available at The Grand Ivy Casino?
Grand Ivy Casino certainly gives you a grand welcome in the form of a £1,500 welcome bonus, one hundred bonus spins and no less than five hundred loyalty points.
That total £1,500 welcome bonus and free spins offer is split over your first three deposits as follows:
- First deposit: 100% match bonus up to £300 + 25 free spins on Starburst
- Second deposit: 25% match bonus up to £800 + 50 free spins on Guns n’ Roses
- Third deposit: 50% match bonus up to £400 + 25 free spins on Gonzo’s Quest
To get your hands on this tasty bonus all you need to do is register with Grand Ivy Casino and make a deposit. The minimum deposit you need to make is £10.
Your wagering requirements before you can withdraw your bonus are 35x the bonus amount. You can only use slots, ‘fun’ games, scratch cards and ‘ball’ games to clear your play-through requirements. You cannot use table games, poker games, ‘virtual’ games or hi lo games at all.
Please be aware that the following slots games only count twenty percent towards play through requirements: Blood Suckers, Dead or Alive, Devil’s Delight, Kings of Chicago, Beetle Frenzy, Gold Rush, Jackpot 6000, Lucky 8 Line, Magic Love, Mega Joker, Pirate’s Gold, Safari Madness, Super Nudge 6000 and Big Bad Wolf.
Your winnings from your free spins are counted as bonus money, so you will need to play-through them as you would any other kind of bonus money. As far as we could see there was no cap at the site on the amount you could win from your bonus spins.
The Grand Ivy Casino also runs other promotions, such as a ‘slot of the month’, a weekly slots tournament and the ‘Grand Ivy Tour’ for which the first prize is a Mercedes Benz SLC 200 Sport!
Details about the site’s loyalty scheme are rather hard to find. We asked their support and they pointed us in the right direction. Every wager you make at The Grand Ivy Casino earns you loyalty points. For every £10 you spend you are awarded a number of points depending upon the activity you are partaking in. The amount ranges from 0.25 per £10 for blackjack, to 2.00 per £10 for slots, scratch cards and keno. You can exchange every 1,000 points you earn for £5 of bonus money.
All the usual suspects are available when it comes to funding your account: Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards plus POLi, Neteller and Paysafecard (now incorporating Ukash).
The minimum deposit accepted is £10, and the maximum within any 24-hour period is £2,000 although you can get pre-approval from The Grand Ivy Casino for larger amounts.
The minimum withdrawal is £30, and the maximum is also £2,000 per day.
Your deposit will be transacted instantly. Withdrawals take slightly longer – 24 to 48 hours for eWallets and three to five days for credit and debit cards. You can also fund and withdraw via bank transfers, but they take a little longer.
Does The Grand Ivy Casino have a VIP Programme or Loyalty Scheme?
The Grand Ivy offers an extensive VIP program, as you would expect from a casino of this calibre. Players can claim perks such as access to private tournaments, lower withdrawal limits and tailor-made offers.
What are the pros & cons of The Grand Ivy Casino?
The Grand Ivy does a good job on its appearance and useability. The mobile offering is up to scratch and even the most experienced player will find something interesting to do on this site.
- Decent bonus offer with free spins plus reasonable wagering conditions
- A good number of slots games - 180 in total
- Some top promos - win a Mercedes Benz SLC 200 Sport!
- Site follows a very mundane template
- Lack of video poker games
The final verdict
We’re sorry but we find The Grand Ivy Casino’s claim that they are “the world’s most thrilling online slots and casino experience” to be a brag that’s largely without enough substance. Several other sites have gamification features that really do up the entire online casino experience for their users, and that’s one thing The Grand Ivy Casino is defintely lacking.
Having said that there’s nothing much wrong with The Grand Ivy Casino, and the presence of NetEnt is a good sign for any online gambling establishment. It’s just that overall, there’s nothing here we find that’s really worth getting excited about.