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Genesis Casino Review

Website: https://www.genesiscasino.com/
US Players: US Players Are NOT Accepted
Online Since: 2018
Bonus:
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License: Malta & UK
Software: Microgaming, NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Nyx Interactive, Play 'n Go, Quickspin
Location: Malta
Banking:
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  • Excellent selection of games
  • Good customer service
  • Mobile friendly casino design
  • Weak bonuses and promotions
  • 24/7 live chat is not available

Welcome to another one of my brutally honest casino reviews! This time, I
have the pleasure of reviewing a brand new casino, Genesis Casino. Right away,
the idea of a casino that has launched so recently would give me some cause for
concern, but once I started doing some research on the site, my mind was put
more at ease.

This doesn’t mean that I am giving these guys a free pass. Even though the
site comes with some pedigree in its background, it is still a brand new
offering, so I am going to make sure I take a look at absolutely everything this
site has to offer players before giving it my personal recommendation. My focus
is always to provide my readers with the best, most thorough reviews of online
casinos, and this is what you will find below.

Ratings Breakdown

Overall

I am very pleased with what I found from this new brand. As you will read in
the detailed review, the parent company has brought many best practices to the
new platform, and while there are some mild deficiencies, I still think this
site deserves the marks it has received. Have a read through the review to get a
sense of my process while I tested the different areas of the site.

Game Variety

With software suppliers like Microgaming, NYX, and Evolution Gaming among the
many offered at this site, Genesis Casino has one of the best games selection of
sites I have reviewed. The quality of the games is top-notch while having all
these providers means that the content is diverse and plentiful, so there is
bound to be something for everyone who plays here.

Banking

With banking at online casinos, I like to subscribe to the “If it ain’t
broke, don’t fix it” mentality. While I have reviewed sites with dozens of
additional payment solutions, if this caisno doesn’t need those partners to
achieve the approval rates it desires, then as far as I am concerned the fewer
options, the better. What matters is that you are able to get your money to and
from the site with ease, and this casino achieves that goal.

Bonuses

This is where I am the most disappointed in the casino. I was a bit bummed
out to read the details of the Welcome Bonus, especially when you consider how
few ongoing promotions are available on the site. Also, there isn’t enough
information about the VIP Program to determine its value to players. I hope the
casino spends some time being a little more proactive in acquiring and retaining
players as this is a critical factor in the overall success of the company.

Customer Service

I have no complaints about the support department at Genesis Casino. The
support area is well-designed, with a great number of FAQ already posted. The
site gives you multiple ways to contact their agents, and I have read no
complaints about response time to date. Hopefully, you won’t need to use the
support team often, but if you do, I am happy to report that it is excellent.

User Interface

I love the overall design of the website, and the lobby of the casino
provides an easy-to-navigate interface. My only knock against the interface is
that the video poker games (of which there are many) aren’t given their own tab,
causing them to get a bit lost in the lobby. That is a quick fix that if made
would move this mark up to a perfect score in my mind.

Mobile Compatibility

Given that the company doesn’t offer its games to countries that have a
conservative view of online gambling, I am a bit shocked that I didn’t find
native apps for Apple or Android devices. However, the company has done an
excellent job of converting their desktop product to mobile, and my experience
with the mobile product was more than satisfactory.

The Basics About Genesis Casino

Genesis Casino comes to us from the folks at Genesis Global Limited, which is
a Malta-based company that has been in the online casino business for many
years. Some of you may recognize the names of a couple of the sister brands to
Genesis Casino – Spinit Casino and Casino Cruise. The parent company has decided
that now is the perfect time to launch another brand into the casino space,
having launched this brand in early 2018.

Genesis Casino has two gaming licenses – one from the Malta Gaming Authority
and one from the UK Gambling Commission. As a result, players should feel very
comfortable with the safety and integrity of the site. These regulators are tow
of the most stringent in the industry (and two of my favorite to deal with).
They keep a watchful eye on the operator’s business and financial well-being to
ensure that player deposits are being properly managed.

Of course, my readers will know that one drawback of being licensed by these
two jurisdictions is there is a long list of countries who are prohibited from
playing at Genesis Casino for real money. This includes the following nations:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • France
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Montenegro
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Despite these restrictions, the review must go on for readers who live in
countries that are allowed to create accounts at this site! I was excited to
create my account and make a deposit so I could see what Genesis had in store
for me with this new brand.

The Casino

Genesis Casino is currently offering only casino games to its players, which
is the same as the other brands under the Genesis Global umbrella. That’s fine
with me – I like playing the other forms of gambling as well, but sometimes I
just want to focus all my attention on a casino site. With my deposit cleared, I
was ready to hit the casino lobby. Here is a summary of what I found during my
playing review.

Software

Having reviewed a couple of the other sites from this owner in the past, I
was curious to see if the company had taken a different approach to their
software partners for this new brand. In many cases, companies will vary the
offering to use the brands for cross-promotion purposes. I was pleased to find
that this site uses the same software as the other Genesis Global brands – while
it could have gone the other direction, these software companies are too good to
leave out of any of their offerings.

  • Microgaming
  • NetEnt
  • Evolution Gaming
  • Nyx Interactive
  • Play’n GO
  • Quickspin

This list includes some industry heavyweights, as well as some leaders in
niche products. Overall, this is a great sign for lovers of different content,
and as you will see during this review, the diversity is special at Genesis
Casino.

Slots

These days, the majority of my playing reviews starts with the slots area of
the lobby. While I am a bigger fan of table games and video poker myself, the
bottom line is that having this many software vendors in one spot is designed to
bring more unique content to the slots catalog. This site definitely does not
disappoint, as there are hundreds of slots to choose from. I like the way you
can filter the slot games in the lobby, so you aren’t overwhelmed with all the
choices.

My first stop is always the Jackpot games, mainly because if I am going to
play a slot machine, I need the motivation of trying to become an instant
millionaire! There are loads of jackpot games at Genesis Casino, ranging from
smaller individual machine prizes to the big Network Progressive games from
Microgaming like Mega Moolah. This title has made several players
multi-millionaires with one spin over the years. While I didn’t end up being one
during my testing session, it won’t stop me from trying again and again!

Rather than list all the hundreds of available titles, I thought I would give
you a sneak peek at what you will find when you hit the slots tab of the casino
lobby:

Video Poker

Ok, now that I was done with a couple hours of spinning reels, it was time to
take my casino talents to the Video Poker section. I am a video poker nut, and
can often be found sitting at these machines in land-based casinos for hours
while chasing elusive Royal Flushes.

The video poker selection of the Genesis Casino lobby is bountiful, but the
casino doesn’t give the games their own tab in the lobby. The easiest way to
find them is to search for them, so I thought I would list the options here for
you. There are some great titles here, and many of them give you the option of
playing multiple hands at once, increasing the overall excitement with every
deal of the cards.

Table Games

While I didn’t have the greatest video poker session (you can’t win them all,
right?) I carried right on to the Table Games area with the hopes of changing my
luck. As always, before I start playing, I look to see what game variants are
available. I was not shocked to see so many versions of blackjack in the lobby
given who the software providers are for this brand.

After a quick scan, I was off to play some Pai Gow Poker, which is one of my
favorite table games to play in any casino. If you haven’t tried it before, I
highly suggest you give it a shot, and if you need any pointers we have a full
page dedicated to the game
on our site.

Here are the types of games you will find when you head to the Table Games
section of this casino:

Live Casino

Great news for those of you who are fans of Live Dealer casino games like I
am – Evolution Gaming is the provider of these tables for Genesis Casino! If you
don’t know about Live Dealer games, these are becoming very popular with online
caisno players. One reason is that with a live dealer being streamed onto your
device, you feel much more like you are at a land-based casino, including the
fact that the speed of the game is much closer to that of a live table.

The dealers are being broadcast from the 8 studios that Evolution owns around
the world. This vendor is definitely the leader in the Live Dealer space, having
focused solely on these games in over a decade of experience. Here is the game
that is featured in the Live Casino at Genesis Casino:

  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Casino Hold’em
  • Dream Catcher
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
  • Three Card Poker
  • Caribbean Stud Poker

Banking Options

With licenses from the UK and Malta, and only offering real money games to
players in countries where online gambling is considered to be legitimate, the
payment options at Genesis Casino are some of the most well-known across the
industry. Although the company could have chosen to work with more processing
companies, it is smart of them to limit the number of options as that gives each
current processor a higher volume of transactions. This volume, in turn, could
bring down the costs over the long run. The approval rate for these methods must
be very high otherwise I am sure we would see many more in the cashier section
of the lobby.

I always recommend to my players that you use e-wallet payment solutions if
they are available as these are the ones that will likely process your payouts
the fastest, and of course, I want you to get your money as quickly as you can
when you walk away a winner!

Deposits

Credit Card

Deposit Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $5000

Neteller

Deposit Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $5000

EcoPayz

Deposit Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $1000

Maestro

Deposit Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $5000

Paysafecard

Deposit Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $300

Skrill

Deposit Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $5000

Entropay

Deposit Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $5000

Withdrawals

Credit Card

Withdrawal Fees: None

Process Time: 1-3 Days

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $2300

Neteller

Withdrawal Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $2300

EcoPayz

Withdrawal Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $2300

Bank Transfer

Withdrawal Fees: None

Process Time: 3-5 Days

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $2300

Skrill

Withdrawal Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $2300

Entropay

Withdrawal Fees: None

Process Time: Instant

Minimum Deposit: $10

Maximum Deposit: $2300

Bonus Promotions

When a company manages several individual brands, it is easy at times to
simply copy over parts of each site to lessen the workload. This is typcially
what I find when looking at the promotions department at sites. This doesn’t
make a lot of sense to me, however, as this is the best way for a site to
perform A/B testing on marketing pieces before delivering them to each of the
brands. I am going to look at a couple of the offers in more detail here for
you.

Welcome Bonus

I am always curious to see what a casino chooses to offer new players as an
incentive for making an initial deposit. The Welcome Bonus at Genesis Casino is
definitely structured differently than at some of their other brands. However, I
don’t like the way it is promoted on the main page of the website. The homepage
promises a $1000 welcome offer, but when you look at the details, it is a bonus
spread over 4 deposits with diminishing returns:

Deposit Match Max bonus Bonus Code
1st 100% C$100
2nd 50% C$300 WGEN2
3rd 25% C$300 WGEN3
4th 25% C$300 WGEN4

While I understand what the casino is trying to do here by ensuring bonus
hunters don’t take advantage of the offer, let’s just call it what it is – a
100% Bonus to $100 on your first deposit. The rest of those deposits are
considered reload bonuses in my head, especially since they don’t offer the same
percentage as the initial deposit. At any rate, it is great to see that there is
a bonus at all. The wagering requirement for this offer is 40x the bonus amount,
which is entirely manageable.

VIP Program

While there is a VIP Program at Genesis Casino, there isn’t much detail about
how to qualify for the program nor is there information on the different tiers
that can be achieved. I am a bit surprised by this as the other brands from this
owner offer more detail about their programs right on the website. I am hopeful
that this is just an oversight on the part of the brand, and more importantly I
hope the program works as well as the other brands.

The site does offer you some insight into what you will receive for becoming
a VIP player, including:

  • Dedicated Account
    Manager
  • Exclusive Bonuses
  • Exclusive VIP Events
  • Monthly VIP Prize Draw
  • Personalised Birthday
    Presents
  • Personal Withdrawal
    Service
  • Holiday Packages
  • Flights to Las Vegas

Mobile Compatibility

The Genesis Casino offering is fully compatible with the majority of mobile
phones and tablets. The site and games are built in HTML5 for the most part,
meaning that they can be seamlessly accessed by desktop or mobile. The games I
tested all seemed to play exactly as they do on the PC version of the casino,
and with no software to download, you aren’t taking up any of your phone’s
valuable memory to store graphics for the casino games. Overall, I found the
experience on mobile to be quite acceptable, and while I would like to see the
company release native apps for iOS and Android devices, I understand the
difficulties of doing so with so many different software providers on board.

Customer Service

If you are having an issue with the casino you cannot solve on your own, then
it is time for you to contact the folks at Genesis Casino’s support department.
The support section of the site slides out from the right-hand side of the page.
First, there is an excellent Frequently Asked Questions section which covers a
fair number of general questions from players. If you need to speak with someone
directly, I suggest using the Live Chat function right on the website. However,
the site also has a series of phone numbers for players in different countries,
so you do have the option of picking up a phone and speaking to someone in
real-time as well. The casino doesn’t seem to use social media as a support
option at this stage, but I am sure it won’t be long before that becomes a
reality.

Summary

Even though Genesis Global had the option of using a cookie-cutter design for
this new brand, they chose to go the other way, trying to create a different
look and feel to the site while continuing to provide the high-quality games
offered by its sister brands. Overall, I think the company did a good job
although there are some small changes I would like to see the site make to
improve their overall rating. There is some low-hanging fruit that maybe was
overlooked to launch the site during this timeframe, but I am hopeful that the
site will acknowledge these minor oversights and make the appropriate
corrections.

Verdict

I am happy to recommend Genesis Casino to my readers. Although I have picked
the site apart, the areas that I think need fixing aren’t going to cause
significant loss of enjoyment for most players, and the game selection is so
good that I think you will have an excellent journey with this new casino brand.

FAQ

Can I use my account from a sister site at Genesis Casino?

No, unfortunately, you cannot use the same login credentials for this site.
You will be forced to create a new account when you want to start playing, but
on the positive side, this will also give you access to the site’s Welcome Bonus
as a new player.

Why can’t I use Bitcoin to deposit here?

Bitcoin has become a popular alternative to traditional payment methods for
online gambling sites in the past few years, but the truth is that the
cryptocurrency is still risky, so many operators are not interested in having it
on their sites. While this will no doubt change as Bitcoin becomes less
volatile, for the time being, you won’t be able to use it as a deposit method at
Genesis Casino.

Why can’t I see some of the games you mention when I am playing the casino?

This can happen because some of the software vendors have their own lists of
Restricted Countries -those who cannot access their games for real money. These
lists may have additional countries that aren’t on the regulator’s list, so in
these cases, a supplier may be restricted from view for players who otherwise
can register and play real-money games at the site.

GreatGreat
Overall 90%
Game Variety 100%
Banking 90%
Bonuses 60%
Customer Service 90%
User Interface 90%
Mobile Compatibility 80%
Welcome Bonus Up to $1000