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Golden Lion Casino Highlights
Golden Lion Casino was established in 2016 and accepts American as well as players from many other countries. The website www.goldenlion.im is offered in English and French. The mobile online casino offers games from Rival which is less remarkable than the fact that it also provides many slots from Betsoft. You’ll find 180+ slot games, along with 14 video poker games and a negligible number of table games.
Golden Lion Casino free play is available for all video poker, table games and slot. However, you’ll need to register an account, if you haven’t already done so, and login.
Playing real money games will require that you make a deposit in US dollars or Bitcoins. Unfortunately, Americans lack the choice of e-wallets, voucher payments, instant banking and mobile phone payments solutions of their fellow Canadians or Europeans. Credit cards are the standard go-to option in your choice of Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or Discover.
Golden Lion Casino states that it is Curacao-licensed. However, the casino does not display the Curacao eGaming logo in the footer as required, so be advised.
Golden Lion Casino mentions that the random number generator (RNG) of their games are certified as fair by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI). The site does use SSL encryption, so your data is protected while travelling between you and the casino.
As one might expect from the name Golden Lion Casino, the casino has gone with a photo-real image of a lion as its mascot, which looks pretty sleek. We’d say the links to various parts of the website are where we think they should be for the most part. At the top, you’ll find promotions, games, banking info and an app download link for desktop.
To the bottom, you’ll find the FAQ, and Terms and Conditions which seem to disappear once you’ve logged in. When logged in, you see the games with filters off to the left side to help you zero in on what you’re after. Golden Lion Casino does not offer any live dealer games.
The ‘Cashier’ button is on the bottom left, where you can go to the bank menu to deposit or withdraw, or promotions menu to browse what’s on offer.
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Golden Lion Casino customer support is available 24 hours and 7 days a week in English. There is the option to speak to a live person via a chat box, which we suggest you do if you have a simple question. You can also fire off an email to [email protected] or call the direct line at 1-888-959-4428.
Keep in mind that the support team is on Eastern Standard Time (EST). It’s ok to reach out to customer support. However, you may find that your answer is either in the FAQ, T&C or elsewhere on the site, so we advise that you check there first.
When making a Golden Lion Casino deposit, players have a choice of USD payments using a credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Discover/AMEX) or in Bitcoins from a crypto-wallet. USD and Bitcoin deposits are instant, so you’ll be ready to play games at Golden Lion Casino for real money right away.
The T&C do mention a possible pass-through fee but does not elaborate further. Note that after your first deposit, the casino may contact you to verify details on your account.
Golden Lion Casino withdrawals are subject to verification which usually takes no more than 4 business days. Remember that you cannot withdraw bonus money. In total, the casino may take up to 7 business days. However, first-time withdrawals will take up to 2 weeks as you’ll likely be asked to provide documents proving your identity, age and address.
You’ll need to complete a payment verification form containing your savings/checking account details, and credit card authorization agreement if you used it to deposit. To avoid the risk of a declined cashout request, always enter all personal information correctly.
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There is more than one Golden Lion Casino welcome bonus. Hence, it’s rather unfortunate that new American casino players can only choose one. We received a welcome offer email, offering a choice of match bonuses plus a 100% cashback bonus offer on the first Bitcoin or USD deposit.
These same promotions are available in the promotions heading within the Cashier section. Remember to opt-in before making your first deposit, or they may be lost. As all bonuses come with T&C, it’s your responsibility to read them before getting started.
New players can find a Golden Lion Casino no deposit bonus before making their first deposit on video slots, specialty games, bingo, scratch, i-Slots and 3-reel slots. It has a 50x playthrough requirements and max cashout of $100. See T&C for full details.
This bonus has a 40x playthrough (turnover/rollover) requirement on the deposit + bonus. Casino Battle, BetSoft Promotion-Ineligible, Betsoft slots, Roulette, Blackjack, DoubleUp, video poker and progressive slots are ineligible.
This bonus has a 45x playthrough (turnover/rollover) requirement on the deposit + bonus. Casino Battle, BetSoft Promotion-Ineligible, Betsoft slots, Roulette, DoubleUp, progressive slots and slots are ineligible.
This bonus has a 60x playthrough (turnover/rollover) requirement on the deposit + bonus. Casino Battle, BetSoft Promotion-Ineligible, Betsoft slots, Blackjack, DoubleUp, video poker and progressive slots are ineligible.
A 100% Cashback bonus was offered to us in an email. Speak to customer support for additional info.
Regular players can benefit from Golden Lion Casino promotions (daily and monthly) when making a deposit of $25 or more on slots and card games.
As per the T&C, slot games (3-reel slots, keno, video slots, i-slots, scratch cards and bingo) have a 40x playthrough requirement. Card games (bingo, blackjack, video poker, scratch cards and keno) have a playthrough requirement of 45x.
Aside from being fun, Golden Lion Casino slot tournaments with real money deposits have no withdrawal limits. These events are organized regularly, allowing players to have some fun for a chance of prizes.
A player with a real money balance falling below $10 after depositing in the last 7 days with no pending withdrawal can qualify for a cashback bonus with no cashout limit. It has a playthrough requirement of 45x on slots, 50x on card games and 60x on roulette games. The amount of cashback depends on the player’s VIP class. Speak to a customer service rep for more details.
Claiming any bonus is easy and found under the promotions menu in the Cashier section, click on the ‘Claim now’ or ‘Unclaim’ button to add or remove it. You’ll then need to make a deposit. Remember you can’t make the deposit first and then claim the bonus.
Comp Points have become so popular with Americans that they’re almost standard at most Bitcoin casinos that accept US players. They’re easy to take advantage of because they don’t require anything in particular from a player other than playing. Every 1,000 points are the equivalent of $1 of real money with no max cashout. Golden Lion Casino Comp Points are collected at rates that increase depending on a player’s VIP class. A VIP host can provide further details on this.
Although a few alternative online reviews we found mentioned live dealer games at Golden Lion Casino, we went through the site and found none.
Golden Lion Casino real money games include different categories of slots, table games and video poker. You can play Golden Lion Casino games and slots for free if you want to try them first. However, it does require you to register first if you haven’t done so already.
While free play at Golden Lion Casino does not place your bankroll at any risk, any punter will tell you that it just does not feel the same. For starters, you can’t keep anything that you’ve won. You also cannot claim any bonuses or collect points in free play mode.
Golden Lion Casino table games are heavily limited to four Rival games: American roulette, 2 blackjack games and another card game. It’s not the ideal casino if you’re into table games, unfortunately.
Golden Lion Casino video poker games represent a better selection with about 14 card games from Rival, some of which are Multi-Hand. Although video poker games include Jacks or Better, Tens or Better and Deuces Wild, the selection is still not great.
The most exciting category by far is the slots. Not only are there over 180 slots, but some of these are from Betsoft, which we think is one of the best providers around. If you are familiar with Betsoft, then you may recognize Wolf Moon Rising, Bamboo Rush and Ogre Empire.
Progressive slots are restricted to only 3 games. Still, the choice of other 3-reel slots and video slots are much more favorable, using a diverse range of themes, features, special symbols and more.
There are no Golden Lion Casino specialty games available at the present time.
Golden Lion Casino mobile is available for an instant play browser on an Android or iOS device, and there is also a mobile app version of Golden Lion Casino. Still, we thought the mobile casino experience needs some work as it felt a little bare bones.
Golden Lion Bitcoin casino has some positives, beginning with the fact that they welcome Americans from all states with US dollars or Bitcoins. Having Betsoft slot games got our attention, much like the golden lion mascot.
As we like bonus choice, having more than one welcome bonus to pick from, and a cashback bonus offer thrown in also caught our interest. It is also possible for new players to find a no deposit bonus code online. We can’t fault the deposit speeds, either meaning playing for real money takes no time flat.
To the negatives, the limited number of non-slot games and absence of live dealer games may be an issue for some. Aside from Rival and Betsoft, there’s no other provider software.
Although Golden Lion Casino may not apply any withdrawal fees, the same may not be true of deposits with a pass-through cost which seems arbitrary. We prefer things to be transparent, which is why we also took issue with the absence of the Curacao eGaming license logo.
Withdrawals are capped at $2,000 a week, which is low and only available via wire transfer which we didn’t like. Some US casinos are now allowing credit card withdrawals and most support Bitcoin withdrawals. A note on the match bonus, the playthrough requirement on slots of 40x (bonus + deposit) seemed steep to us. A VIP program does exist for regular players, but again the details are vague, so you need to ask.
We would like to recommend Golden Lion Casino. However, we’d first need to see it iron out a few things concerning withdrawals, bonus terms, game selection and their mobile casino design.