Grosvenor Casino styles itself as the “UK's biggest casino brand" – a bold but justifiable claim.
It's actually part of the Rank Group, one of Europe's leading gambling and leisure businesses. In the UK, Rank operates 57 land-based casinos and 98 Mecca Bingo clubs, and boasts annual revenues in excess of £400 million.
The online version of Grosvenor Casino has been established since 2007, and operates under a strict Alderney licence which means US custom is prohibited. It's one of the few casinos to offer manual flushing – the option to withdraw all your funds in a single transaction.
The brand offers the best-land based casinos in the UK, but does it deliver the goods online?
The welcome bonus offered at Grosvenor seems pretty stingy, but the wagering requirements are superb.
It's a mere £20, and you have to deposit £20 in order to claim it. The playthrough, however is a friendly 5x, and the only restrictions are on even money bets, such as red or black on roulette. Personally, we'd rather claim a smaller bonus that's actually cashable. You must play in the browser-based casino, the live casino or at the poker client, NOT the download version to meet the bonus requirements.
If you're a member of a land-based Grosvenor Casino the deal gets even sweeter. You can claim £20 absolutely free, and you only have to play through the bonus once before you withdraw it. You can also claim a further £20 based on the same conditions as the welcome bonus.
In your first month as a member of Grosvenor Casino you can claim 50 percent cash-back on your losses, up to a maximum of £500. This certainly softens the blow if you do happen to blow a lot of cash, as you can claim half of it back. Just don't get used to the idea!
The site also provides a range of inventive promotions, such as 'Free Spins Friday' and the chance to win ski holidays. They also hold prize draws where the booty includes brand new Mercedes C Class cars.
Finally, Grosvenor Casino operates a hugely beneficial VIP programme, which includes special deals to attend some of the UK's top sporting events.
The casino is split into four sections:
Slots & Games – Over 200 slots including the top slots from IGT such as Bejeweled and Cleopatra. There's also arcade favourites like Deal or No Deal and Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play.
Table & Card – A few versions of roulette and blackjack, plus baccarat and nine variations of video poker.
Poker – the Grosvenor Casino poker client, fuelled by the iPoker network.
Live Casino – Roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino hold'em with live dealers.
The Grosvenor website looks fresh, with a slick black and turquoise theme. The only slight gripe is with the illustrations on the page menus, which are a little slow to load.
Most of the games at Grosvenor Casino come from Nevada-based software developers IGT. There are a few games by Electracade, Crytoplogic and Novomatic.
Game providers: CryptoLogic, Electrade, IGT, Novomatic, Barcrest, Core Gaming.
Grosvenor Casino offers a standard range of deposit and withdrawal options, including credit and debit cards and a few eWallet providers, such as Skrill and Neteller. The processing times are pretty standard for gambling account transactions. Independent reviews report positive experiences with the Casino's cashiers.
|Payment Method||Name||Depositing||Withdrawing||Withdraw Time|
|Bank Wire||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 3 days|
|Credit Card||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|Debit Card||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|Delta||$25 - $5000||$25 - $5000||1 - 7 days|
|Neteller||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|PayPal||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|Skrill||$10 - $5000||$250 - $2500||1 - 7 days|
|Ukash||$0 - $1000||$0 - $1001||1 - 7 days|
|Visa Electron||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|Laser||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
It goes without saying that if you're a member of a land-based Grosvenor Casino, then it makes perfect sense to extend your membership online. For Grosvenor Casino members, there's a potential £60 to pick up, with minimal wagering requirements.
For the rest of us, while the bonuses at this casino are nothing spectacular, the tiny play-through requirements definitely are. If you're still sceptical, then consider the difference between earning £20 by wagering £100, and £1,000 by wagering £20,000, as some (not so) welcome bonuses dictate.
The choice of games is somewhat limited at Grosvenor Casino, but at least they are mainly top-of-the-range titles from IGT. Also, you can hardly go wrong by playing at a live online casino powered by the UK's leading provider of real-world casinos.
With land-based casinos in almost 50 UK cities from Aberdeen to Southend-on-Sea, Grosvenor is the mutt's-nuts in casino experience. That should be enough to reassure you that a trip to their online casino site will be well worth your while.Sounds good, sign me up!