What to Enjoy:
Good customer service
Live dealer games
What we like least:
Not enough software providers
Microgaming and Evolution Gaming
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian
River Belle Casino is a clear winner when it comes to deciding where to play next. Age, history and essentially a legacy are what define the River Belle brand which has been in the business of paying out players as far back as 1997. The River Belle Casino has long prided itself on a good service which upon opening was modelled on the concept of classic American southern hospitality. The casino may not service the American market anymore, but it’s managed to keep its friendliness and professional service.
Bonuses and Promotions
Part of the River Belle’s friendly service is to do with its sizeable welcome bonus offer to the value of C$800. It’s quite a step up from what the casino used to offer, which was a C$200 bonus. Like most operators who provide something nice and decent, this bonus is split into smaller ones, and for the usual reasons – extended time to play, more chances to use bonus cash and the freedom to make a small deposit, see if you in fact do like the bonus offer and the decision thereafter to either continue or not. The River Belle Casino’s bonus is administered as follows:
- 1st Deposit: 100% up to C$200
- 2nd Deposit: 25% up to C$250
- 3rd Deposit: 50% up to C$350
Once you’ve taken up this offer the casino will unveil the rest of its offers and deals to you in the form of daily, weekly and monthly offers – pretty standard stuff. There is a VIP program and a loyalty point system. As is always the case, your eligibility is determined by how often you play for real, this goes for both becoming a VIP player and redeeming loyalty points.
Games and Software
River Belle Casino is powered by Microgaming and yes, I have said this on numerous occasions, Microgaming is one of my favourites. The company just continues to churn them out and deliver almost every time. Don’t get me wrong, there have been times when I’ve been critical of their titles, but on the whole, this company tends not to set a foot wrong. With Microgaming powering the River Belle, the casino is able to offer up online video slots, online video poker, online blackjack, online roulette, keno and baccarat.
All the classics as well as new games are all on offer, so expect old schoolers like Thunderstruck, Mermaids Millions and Tomb Raider as well as new ones like Tarzan, Lost Vegas and Jungle Jim El Dorado.
River Belle also offers up live dealer casino games, adding a large dose of oomph to your gaming experience. Live dealer games have really exploded in the last few years and River Belle has fully embraced these real casino games. Through a partnership with Evolution Gaming, this online casino brings forth a slew of classic table games like blackjack, roulette and baccarat all offered in real-time and conducted by real croupiers.
The River Belle Casino’s percentage payout ratio exceeds 95%, thus placing it within the industry standard.
Mobile casino gaming is possible with the River Belle Casino. The casino promises full device coverage, meaning it goes from PC’s to tablets to smartphones to all the major operating systems as well – Apple, Android and Windows. At the time of going to publication, the casino had set aside a separate website for mobile casino players (m.riverbellecasino.com).
Banking options are aplenty at the River Belle Casino which aims to make depositing and withdrawing as quick and easy as possible. You’ll be able to use an array of credit and debit card options, e-wallets, prepaid cards/vouchers and direct bank transfers. Your options will include eCheck, MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, Instant Banking by Citadel and others.
Customer service at the River Belle Casino has always been top-notch. In fact, since this online casino opened its doors all those years ago, it provided 24 hour customer service via email, live chat and the good old telephone. You may not believe it, but even in today’s day and age of the latest online casinos, there are still operators who offer only email or live chat as a form of player communication.