Established in 2020, Golden Crown is a casino that caters to Australian players, focusing solely on this market. It’s using a gaming license which is issued by Curacao, and the company operating it is called Hollycorn NV, from the same country. Hundreds of high-quality games are available through them, and the casino sources this content from multiple well-known developers.
A big focus is on the green colour, with the design of the Golden Crown. There is a bit of gold added in several locations, as a bit of an accent, but dark green is predominant otherwise. It’s easy enough to use, no issues there. The promotions are first to load in, followed by the list of games and the main categories.
A total of six-game categories are listed at Golden Crown Casino, with Pokies, Roulette, Card Games, Live Casino and Other being the ones among which the titles are split. Popular and New categories are also present, allowing us to get a glimpse over what their players prefer, and see how often they get new titles as well.
It’s a fairly long list of developers which are helping Golden Crown form their collection, with names like Belatra, Bgaming, Big Time Gaming, Booming Games, Booongo, Fantasma, iSoftBet, Maxwingaming, Nolimit City, Northern Lights, Nucleus, Platipus, Playson, Push Gaming, Relax Gaming, Spinomenal and Sthlmgaming.
Actually finding a game that you like could be difficult. The categories do help, as does the option to select only content from certain developers, but that requires knowledge about the games beforehand. If you want games with certain themes, reel setups, features or volatility, you’re out of luck. There are no tags or filters to help you find content that you’d enjoy.
Pokies: 17 different providers are present with pokies in this category. You either select your favourite provider or use the search box to locate a game that you enjoy. Otherwise, you have to scroll through hundreds of titles, to find something that catches your eye through its thumbnail. As I mentioned above, I’m not impressed with the way the games are organized and advertised to the player; they could’ve done a better job presenting them and helping him find something fun for him.
It’s always interesting seeing what kind of games are popular, or what the casino is pushing in any case. In the Popular section, the top titles mentioned by them are games from the likes of Platipus (Bison Trail or Cleo’s Gold), Belatra (An Escape from Al Catraz) and Nolimit City (Poison Eve).
Roulette: There are about four different developers here as well, so you get several versions for Roulette, though mostly they revolve around the same few types (European, American, Zoom and French).
Card Games: Three providers will bring you a wide variety of card games, and you have Nucleus, Bgaming and Platipus to thank, for the content you see inside. The variants available range from different types of Blackjack, to Casino Hold Em, Oasis Poker, Pontoon, Hi-Lo Switch, Pai Gow and plenty of others.
Live Casino: The category is present, but it’s nowhere near as well populated as it is at other casinos. I’ve noticed only 9 titles present in all, with Roulette and Blackjack for the most part. Three different developers contribute, but Evolution is missing. The ones present are Alg, Vivogaming and Tvbet.
Other: Various instant games are added to this category. Scratch cards, Plinko, Rocket Dice, Heads & Tails, Sic-Bo, Bingo, along with others, are present inside. Contributors include Belatra, Bgaming, Nucleus and Spinomenal.
Mobile players can access the site directly and play on the responsive version which allows you to play on your Smartphone or Tablet, whether it’s an iOS or an Android.
Free Spins Wednesday is another major promotion that the casino relies on. It gets you up to 50 free spins, for which you need to make a regular deposit. 30X is the number of times you have to wager the amount won via free spins, before you can cash them out, with a max bet of 1.50 AUD.
Another common promotion of theirs, the Reload Weekend Bonus will give you a 50% match on your deposit, of up to 1,000 AUD. Deposits of at least 30 AUD are required, while wagering requirements are at 40x.
The casino mentions that they’re tested regularly, to ensure that they have the best security measures in place and that the information of their clients is protected. SSL encryption is used, but that’s pretty much the standard these days.
The Curacao gaming license offers the player some protection, but not as much as those from European jurisdictions, so that’s actually a bit of a downside as far as I’m concerned.
You’re not going to find a very long list of payment options here, and the reason is simple, the fact that Golden Crown is an Australian casino. Even so, you can use AUD, USD, EUR or NZD, as well as several Crypto Currencies (BTC, BCH, DOG, ETH, LTC, USDT).
Deposits are made either via Visa/Mastercard or through CoinsPaid (crypto and regular currency). All of them are processed instantly, and there are no fees attached. The range is between 20 AUD and 7,500 AUD/NZD, and up to 5,000 EUR/USD.
Withdrawals are free for Visa (50 AUD to 7,500 AUD range) and CoinsPaid, but it will cost 37.50 AUD if you want to use bank transfers (750 AUD/500 EUR minimum withdrawal). Time-wise, it’s instant only through CoinsPaid, while the other two methods require 1 to 3 banking days for processing time.
24/7/365 customer support is not as common as you’d expect, so I appreciate the fact that Golden Crown Casino has that kind of ability to help their players, should the need arise. They make themselves available through live chat, email and contact form.
A casino that focuses on a single market, such as this one, is typically able to do a better job at covering the needs of local players. With a focus on Australia, Golden Crown gives the locals access to excellent pokies and other types of games, sourced from 17 providers, and that’s a good collection to be choosing from. I liked their welcome bonus, and the payment options list might be short, but it manages to cover the needs of the locals, while also adding the crypto option into the mix.
As far as downsides are concerned, this casino is still new and not fully trustworthy, especially with a Curacao gaming license that doesn’t offer a player the same amount of protection as one from Malta or other EU-based jurisdictions. The way they organize their games is not ideal, but that’s something that can be improved easily enough.
It looks promising so far though, and I’m interested in seeing where they’re going to take this one from here.
7 Oct. 2020, by Ari Waknine
Wagering requirement: 40x
Winnings from the free spins will also have to be wagered 40 times.
Minimum deposit: $20
The minimum deposit can be offered in different currencies such as USD 20 / EUR 20 / AUD 30 / CAD 30 / NZD 30 / mBTC 5 / BCH 0.1 / DOG 10,000 / ETH 0.1 / LTC 0.24 / USDT 20.
Bonus Expiration: 14 days
Players have 14 days to complete the wagering requirements once the bonus is claimed.
Thinking of starting with Golden Crown Casino? Their first deposit bonus is going to be appreciated by all players. They will match the amount you put in at 100%, and you get as much as $1,000 or 100 mBTC this way. They also add 100 free spins, which can be played on a slot called Aztec Magic Deluxe.
The maximum bet is AUD 1.50 per spin while working towards those requirements.
Golden Crown is a new casino, founded in 2020, which uses a gaming license issued in Curacao. It’s not a fully reliable casino, mostly because it doesn’t have a long-enough history in this industry so far.
Hundreds of pokies, roulette, card games, live dealer tables and instant games are available, provided by a total of 20 different providers (3 for live casino and 17 for the others).
New players get a 100% match, for deposits between 30 AUD and 1,000 AUD (or 100 mBTC), along with 100 free spins on a slot called Aztec Magic Deluxe.
Only a couple of payment options are listed, but all Australians should have access to them. Visa and Mastercard for regular deposits, while CoinsPaid works with crypto as well. Withdrawals are not possible via Mastercard, but they add bank wire transfers for this.
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