Online Casino Newsroom that provides news on online gaming and online gaming sites has now the Cherry Red Casino, powered by the Real Time Gaming (RTG) software, in its list of casinos recommended to the US online casino players.
Online PR News – 31-January-2009 – – OCN, the Online Casino Newsroom that provides news, reviews and links to 100+ online gaming sites has now added the Cherry Red Casino in its list of recommended casinos with special focus on online casino players residing in the USA.
Since the US government introduced 2006 the anti-gambling law UIGEA, Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act 2006, the financial institutions in the USA, including banks and online payment services like Neteller, Click2Pay and others, are not allowed to carry out monetary transactions with operators of online gaming websites.
NETeller, which was started in 1999, quit the United States in January 2007, abandoning two-thirds of its business after authorities arrested the two founders of the leading provider of epayment on a conspiracy charge over the handling of billions of dollars in illegal gambling proceeds. As a consequence of such a harsh course of action by the US justice, several epayment organizations who have online gambling operators as merchants left the USA to operate from offshore.
As a further consequence, some of the leading providers of online gaming software like Cryptologic and Playtech also left the country and stopped accepting players from USA. However, world’s biggest provider of online casino software, Microgaming, was still open to US players until November 2008 when they obviously decided to withdraw from the US market, and the online casino websites powered by their software started refusing to allow US players to open any casino account where they can deposit money for wagering.
Since then, OCN is performing intensive assessments of online gaming sites with focus on their suitability for US players, who form a key group of the visitors of the Online Casino Newsroom site. The Cherry Red Casino has satisfied all selection criteria as described below.
1. Real Time Gaming (RTG) is the provider of Cherry Red casino software. RTG also continues providing technical service to US players.
2. The casino is offering the service of the following payment methods which can be used by US residents to deposit and withdraw funds:
- Visa, Amex and MasterCard credit cards, Moneybookers, eWalletXpress, Click2Pay and UseMyWallet.
3. Since the casino is powered by the Real Time Gaming (RTG) software, well known since 1998 as a source of attractive, innovative and multifaceted online casino games, it was obvious to OCN that the quality of the games provided to the players will be impeccable. However, not all casinos always offer to their players the entire range of games provided by their respective software providers. An overview of the menue of games in the lobby of the downloaded casino showed that the Red Cherry Casino offers the entire assortment of RTG games. You will find there over 90 games, including 50+ video lots and three reel classics, around 20 table games including a variety of blackjack and poker games, over 20 video pokers ranging from 1 Hand to 100 Hands, around 10 specialty games including roulettes, sic bo, keno and 4 different scratch cards, and also 12 progressive games. For a regular casino player, not only the quality and diversity of the games offered are deciding factors, but also the look and feel of the casino lobby and the functions offered there. The Red Cherry Casino can claim very high marks in this respect. It has an excellent graphics and a very clear and easily navigable layout of all the important functions. Whether you want to choose a game, see which games you played last, check exclusive bonus offers, go to the cashier or contact the 24/7 customer support, you will find everything literally at your finger tips.
4. Like all casino gamblers, the US players are always looking for good promotion offers. They will definitely find this casino to their taste: Attractive bonus offers with very moderate wagering requirements! E.g., a 100% matching welcome bonus up to $777 in first two deposits which needs to be wagered for each deposit only 15 times together with the deposit amount. Anyone who prefers to play slots or keno may claim a 400% matching bonus up to $2400 which must be wagered only 20 times together with the deposit amount. There are other special bonus offers for Blackjack and Video Poker games, besides various weekly and weekend promotions.
5. Before recommending any online casino to online players, the quality of the customer service must be thoroughly tested. OCN did so over a period of time to check the casino’s 24x7 support via phone and email in the USA and also on other continents. The results are very satisfactory. The support team is obviously competent, friendly and efficient. Most importantly, the cash out is correct and prompt.
6. The casino is licensed and regulated by the Government of Nicosia, Cyprus. It has a secure way of transferring funds to and from the players account.
7. Last but not least, it is easy to download and handle the casino on a player’s desktop computer.