The Cherry Red Casino was launched to eagerly waiting gamers in September 2008 amidst a lot of hype and expectation as to its proposed super effects and graphics and the result was every bit as spectacular as the scale of the pre-release promotion. The website’s homepage is stunning with an extremely high quality flash introduction that has all the style, effects, lighting and pizzazz that you would expect from an ultra modern casino.
Owned and operated by Isagro Holdings Ltd, of Nicosia, Cyprus, the Cherry Red Casino is driven by excellent, high resolution graphics and digital audio effects created by the programmers at RealTime Gaming (RTG), one of the industry’s leading producers of online casino software and games.
For playing in the Cherry Red Casino itself, you are faced with a choice of downloading the software package or playing an online flash version of the casino. If you don’t like to load more software onto your PC, the flash version is an excellent alternative and the graphics are of high quality. But for the full dazzling and authentic casino experience, you’re best option is the download, which is fairly quick to import and install on your computer.
Once you have the program running, you are presented with the sign-up page and completing it is something you have to do before you can play the games in the casino. You’ll get your welcome email sent to the email address you fill in, so make sure you use a valid email address. Your login name and password are those that you fill in at registration, which is a nice touch as many casinos insist on creating a username for you that is always impossible to remember.
You have the option to play for fun money or for real money, although it is not obvious how to make that choice. When you first sign up you are then automatically logged in and set up to play for real money with no visible way to change that. You must first log out then return to the log in panel, where you’ll see a button you can click to alternative between real money and fun money, then log back in again and you’re good to play for fun money to hone your skills and gain confidence especially if you are a new player.
To switch to playing for real money, no problem as there is a very large and obvious button underneath each game asking you to “Switch to Real Money”. You’ll also need to register with the cashier on your first time and make your deposit using either MasterCard or Visa credit cards, or one of the online payment methods that Cherry Red Casino accepts. These are all clearly marked on the website.
The first deposit match bonus is a very useful 100% match bonus up to $377 plus a second deposit match bonus of 100% for as much as $400. There are other bonuses available such as week day and weekend bonuses and several related to certain games. Wagering requirements are clearly outlined on the website so you know what you’re up against before you start and there is also an excellent FAQ that covers just about everything you need to know.
Cherry Red Casino has a good selection of games with a mixture of ultra new alongside some of the older and much loved RTG games, especially some of the video slots favourites. However, the graphics with some older video slots games could have been better and were markedly inferior to the later games. In addition to these, there are several variations of blackjack, craps, European and American roulette, baccarat, keno, sic bo, a nice selection of slots, Caribbean poker, pai gow poker, Vegas 3 card rummy, loads of video poker games and keno. The payout percentage is set at 98.63% overall, although this will differ from game to game.
For withdrawals, you’ll need to fill in, sign and return the faxback form as an additional step before you can cash out. You should make a point of familiarising yourself with the terms and conditions published on the website so that you’re completely up to speed on how everything works.
Security for all online transactions is competently handled by their 128 bit SSL encryption and RSA public/private key encryption with fraud control systems to ensure that your money and financial data is as safe as with any online bank.
The Cherry Red Casino has an excellent customer support with phone operators available 24/7 to help you with any problems over toll free lines. There is also email support with a quick turnaround for your peace of mind.
For gamers looking for something new and exciting, the Cherry Red casino is definitely a place to visit with some excellent games sporting stunning graphics and very fast playing speeds making for smooth game play and an authentic feel.