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The online gambling industry keeps on reinventing itself. As such, it adheres to the old saying: “You gotta roll with the punches.” This is particularly spot-on when it comes to online casinos licensed in Curacao that still accept players from the United States and Australia.
This is precisely what Diamond Reels Casino did. The operator, which is powered by RealTime Gaming, offering players a mixture of 330 plus casino games that are divided into slot machines, table games, video poker, scratch cards, bingo, keno, and progressive jackpots. What this tells us is that the variety is high-grade, and you won’t get bored since its promotional deals are structured around its games.
Exclusive bonus for players
Players from United States not accepted
The welcome bonuses given to first-time players are not there to exploit the player because their terms are attainable, and they are not top-heavy. A bonus package with varying match percentages spread out across three bonuses of up to $350 including 175 Free Spins is there for the taking:
• The first bonus is 150% up to $100; this includes 50 Free Spins. (DR150)
• The second bonus is 100% up to $150, including 50 Free Spins. (DR100)
• The third and final bonus is 200% up to $100 plus 75 Free Spins. (DR200).
You can claim a bonus once you made the qualifying deposit of $25 (or more), and have provided the relevant bonus code. It’s also important to note that the ‘Free Spins’ and each bonus can only be used to play Nova7s, Witch’s Brew, and Cash Bandits 2.
Bonus funds are released once you have completed the WR (wagering requirement) of 30x the deposit and the sum of the bonus (30xd+b). We’re not going to give you an explanation of all 3 bonuses because their terms are exactly the same, so we will only explain the first one.
When you deposit $100 and provide the code (DR150), Diamond Reels matches your deposit with another bonus of $150. Your bankroll just shot up to $250 which can be used to play Nova7s. In the spirit of fair gaming, you must clear $7,500 (30x$100+$150) in bets before you can cash out your winnings.
• Slots and bingo games count 100% towards the bonus
• Scratch cards and board games, 25%
• Keno, 10%
• Table games, progressives, and tournament wagers are excluded (0%)
We suggest you use the bonus to play slots rather than scratch cards. Free Spins bonuses are capped at $100, in other words, if you accept them, you can’t win more than $100. The maximum bet per spin for each bonus is $5. Any bet per spin above this and you’ll risk losing your bonus and associated wins.
The promotional offers continue long after you have claimed the match bonuses. Bonus offers encompass daily and weekend offers.
Merry Mondays – ‘Chase the Blues Away‘ with a bonus of 139% up to $100. The bonus can be claimed twice by using the coupon code ‘MON139′. The play-through attached to it is 45x the deposit plus the bonus sum. Players can can make use of this bonus to play any slot machine in Diamond Reels’ arsenal.
Twin Tuesdays – ‘So nice, you got to spin it twice‘! The first section of the bonus is up to 50 Free Spins (courtesy of Diamond Reels), and the second is a slots/pokie bonus of 90% (TUES90).
Wunderbar Wednesdays – A match bonus of 99% spread across 3 deposits is offered on Wednesdays. You can claim each bonus with the following coupon codes: Club/Silver (WED99), Gold (Wed198), and Diamond Coupon (Wed445).
Top-Up Thursdays – You can top up your bankroll with a bonus of up 55% up to $160, and 93% up to $160. The bonus code for each bonus is ‘THURS160‘.
Funky Fridays – ‘Funky up your Friday’ with a 107% match bonus up to $100 that can be claimed 4x. The coupon code for this bonus is ‘FRI107‘.
Weekend Fever – Another slots bonus tailored explicitly for the weekend is a bonus of 50% to 70%. Based on your VIP status at Diamond Reels Casino, the match percentage of the bonus increases. For example, Diamond VIP players can claim a match bonus of 70% (MATCH70). You can use the bonus only to play slots. We highly recommend The Mariachi 5, with significant winning potential, its colorful flush of graphics, plenty of bonus rounds, and its RTP above 96%.
Big Rewards – Depending on your VIP status, this promotion offers a cashback of up to 20% on your week’s losses.
*Bitcoin depositors receive an extra 10%.
Diamond Reels Casino’s loyalty program has four levels: Club Tier, Silver, Gold, and Diamond. As your VIP level increases, so will the perks you receive. For example, Gold Card members earn 1.5 comp points for every $/€1 wagered while Diamond Card members earn 2 comp points for every $/€1 wagered. Not to mention the other perks such as faster cash out times, a dedicated VIP manager, Free Spins, and exclusive bonuses.
Diamond Reels is powered by RealTime Gaming that gives players a choice between two software options, namely downloadable or Instant Play. The latter software option enables you to access the various games on your desktop or mobile phone’s browser.
Mobile players must install the casino’s app on their phones before they can play the games. More than 330 casino games such as slot machines (3D, progressives, 3 & 5 reel classics), baccarat, blackjack, craps, American and European Roulette, Pai Gow Poker, Casino War, Caribbean Stud Poker, Vegas Three Card Rummy, Red Dog, video poker, bingo, keno, and scratch cards are on the menu.
Slots allow you to pick and choose from a robust selection of online slot machines. The games are further divided into progressive jackpots, 3, 5 & 6 reels, and 3D slots. The feature games are primarily RTG’s newest releases such as Fire Dragon, I, Zombie, Ancient Gods, Mermaids Pearls, Fish Catch, and Ancient Gods.
Although the visual fidelity of the RTG slot machines is not as sharp as that as Betsoft’s, we can clearly see that it is catching up fast. We already recommended The Mariachi 5, but luckily this is not the only slots that are flush with plenty of in-game features. At the site’s menu, we see top slots like Trigger Happy, Stardust, Wu Zetian, and Bubble Bubble 2.
Slots/Pokies are unique because they require no skill, their jackpots (non-progressive) are huge, some of them have RTP’s that’s above 96%, they are divided into low, medium, and high variance, and they offer plenty of Free Spins with big multipliers. The site’s weekly and weekend offers make provision for slots play, and its rewards scheme favors slots players too.
Standard Blackjack – It is played with 6 decks of cards and the dealer hits on a soft 17. Surrender is not offered, and the average return is 99.46%.
Perfect Pairs Blackjack – Played with 6 decks of cards surrender is not offered, and the dealer hits on a soft 17. The RTP is 99.46%, so whatever you do, don’t split your Aces.
Pontoon – Pontoon pays 2.0. We advise to always hit on a soft 17, and split your Aces. Pontoon carries an RTP of 99.35%. Pontoon is one of our favorites because it’s only played with 2 decks of cards. The fewer the number of decks a Blackjack game has, the more advantageous it is to the player.
Match Play 21 – The dealer hits on a soft 17, and it pays 1.5. So we recommend that you split your Aces. Match Play 21 is played with 6 decks of cards, surrender is allowed, and the RTP is 99.27%.
Face Up 21 – This is another popular blackjack game that is played with 6 decks of cards and the dealer hits on a soft 17. When you have 9 to 11, then double up. Surrender is not allowed, and don’t split your Aces. The RTP of face UP 21 is 99.25%.
Super 21 – Of all the blackjack games, Super 21 has the lowest RTP of 98.94%. Super 21 is played with 6 decks of cards, and surrender is allowed. Another important tip, don’t split your Aces.
Diamond Reels Casino has an excellent selection of video poker that includes: Aces and Eights, Jacks or Better, Sevens Wild (multi-play), Pick’Em Poker, Loose Deuces (multi-play), Sevens Wild, Bonus Deuces Wild, Double Jackpot, Double Double Bonus, Bonus Poker Deluxe, and Joker Poker.
Their average return to player percentages ranges from 97% to 99.78% (Aces & Eights), which explains why video poker is such a sought after casino game by so many players. To get the most out of video poker, you must know the odds of each hand, bet the maximum 5 credits, know the hand ranking of each hand, and which card to fold.
Currently at Diamond Reels online casino, there are 10 progressive jackpot slots running . This includes Aztec’s Millions, Shopping Spree 2, Spirit of the Inca, Megasaur and Jackpot Cleopatra’s Gold, which offers the biggest payouts.
The question now is if it is worth the effort to play a progressive jackpot at Diamond Reels? That’s entirely up to you. With that being said, the withdrawal limit is $5,000 per week, and progressive wins are included. This means that if you win $1 million, you will receive a payment of $5,000 per week. This will continue until the full amount is settled. If you do a simple calculation, it will take more than 16 years before you are paid in full. In general, we are impressed with Diamond Reels’ policy as far as payouts go, but this is one area it needs to improve upon.
Yes, you can! Even though the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) prohibits financial institutions in America from clearing credit/debit card payments to and from online casinos, it’s legal. Citizens from the United States can gamble at online casinos as long as the casinos are based in offshore jurisdictions, and the player is older than 21.
Players who need to get hold of Diamond Reels urgently can do so through the site’s live chat text facility. We spoke to ‘John’ on live chat who was friendly, and he answered a few of our questions professionally. Shortly after it was back to gaming for us, thanks to John hooking us up with a few free bonuses. Other than live chat, email support ([email protected]), and toll-free telephone numbers for the USA (1 866 311 6263), and Australia (1 800 124 389) are listed.
We are glad to see that the operator addresses Responsible Gambling by giving players the option of self-excluding themselves from the casino for a specified period.
There have been a few complaints hurled Diamond Reels’ way, but they were primarily from bonus abusers who had multiple accounts. Individual players wagered more than the prescribed $5 per spin playing slots (which is not allowed.) Since the operator services the American online casino market, the verification process takes a little longer than that of International players.
The casino does not post the RTP of its games, and neither does it state which company audits its software. As a result, you’ll always have a few players who complain about this. We tested the games ourselves by depositing small amounts of Bitcoin. We can thus honestly say that the games are fair because payouts occur on every random spin, and we managed a few decent wins.
Diamond Reels Casino is a trustworthy site that already paid out tens of millions of dollars since it has been in business. Player privacy is protected by Secure Socket Layer encryption keys, and we’ve never heard of a security breach where hackers gained accesses to player information. Lock your login details to the casino away, and don’t share it with anyone.
1. Players don’t read the terms before they accept a bonus.
2. Make sure you understand the game’s rules, odds, and betting strategy before you play it. If you play a slot machine, your average bet per spin must be within the confines of your bankroll.
3. After a big win, don’t become greedy, and when you lose, don’t blame the casino. Cash out 70% of your winnings through Bitcoin, and play with the rest.
Payment and withdrawal methods provided are Visa/MasterCard (coming soon), American Express, Wire Transfer, and Bitcoin. The smallest deposit is $25, and the weekly limit on withdrawals is $5,000 through Bitcoin, American Express, and Wire Transfer.
Once you have provided the KYC-documents (verification papers) such as a copy of your passport, ID book, or driver’s license, bank statement, and utility bill, you can request a withdrawal. This withdrawal verification procedure can take up to 48 hours.
The maximum withdrawal is $5,000 per week, and unfortunately, progressive jackpot winners are not paid in full. If you want a trouble-free gambling session use Bitcoin. It is quick and easy, a country’s gambling laws do not apply to it, and Bitcoin withdrawals are cleared within 2 – 24 hours. Withdrawals through wire transfer are handled within 5 – 10 business days. We are inclined to understand that VIP players can withdraw more money, but they’ll have to clear this with the casino manager first.
In summary. Diamond Reels Casino is a trustworthy site that has earned its stars and stripes, and it receives a ‘Yes’ vote from Casinowhizz.com. It’s a well-balanced casino with a lovely bouquet of RTG games that’s coupled with top-of-the-hour promotions, an excellent VIP program that rewards loyal depositors, and its customer care is good.