Royal Bet Casino offers a wide variety of games that play with good graphics and usability. However, the odds for the player are average at best for some games, and quite unfavorable for others. I’m very disapointed in the payout percentages for their video poker machines. I gave Royal Bet a rating of 3.75 chips. Everything works well, but the odds for the player just aren’t as good as what can be found elsewhere.
Royal Bet Casino and Sportsbook, based in St. Kitts, offers both online casino and sportsbook services. For the purposes of this review, I have only reviewed the casino portion of their website. They have a very straightforward and easy to navigate website, with options to view their pages in 7 different languages: English, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, German, and Chinese. Customer service phone numbers and e-mail addresses are conveniently spotted on several of their pages.
New members get a 10% bonus on their initial deposite. Royal Bet offers deposite options of Visa, Master Card, Discover Card, check, money wire, ecash, and bank/debit card. Members also get bonuses at a rate of 0.25% for the amounts they wager. They call these Value Credits. For example, after you have placed $10,000 in wagers, you receive 1,000 Value Credits. These 1,000 Value Credits can then be exchanged for $25 credited to your account. Royal Bet also offers additional Value Credits if you maintain a $500 balance in your account each month.
Royal Bet uses the popular Togel Hongkong Softec software package from Starnet Communications International, Inc. You have the option to register and receive a free CD in the mail, or you can download the Royal Bet Casino “Lite” version of the software package. This is a file size of 5.32M, and you get a handful of the available games. In order to get the complete package of 20+ games, you simply click on the “download games” button in the program, and pick which game you wish to add. This is a somewhat tedious process as each time you add a game you are exited from the server and must relogin in with your name and password to pick the next game you wish to download. Once you do this for all the games you think you’ll wish to play, you’ll never have to go through the process again though until they add something you like to their list.
Royal Bet also offers 4 java games online. They are Blackjack, Jacks or Better Video Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, and one slot machine. You can play these for fun or for real money. I had trouble with the java games as both the blackjack and slot machine games locked up my machine and forced me to reboot. I’ve ran into a similar problems at other sites under the Starnet family when I try to play the same java games there as well. The same games and rules are in the downloadable version of their software, so for the purposes of this review I spent most of my time playing off of that instead of the java version.
The software package they use which you can download is actually quite nice. Graphics on all the games are very pleasing. I played for fun only, not real money, but you are still connected to their server, and I found game speed to be very quick for all games. The Craps game boots up, but as soon as you place a bet and go to roll the dice, you are notified that the game is currently offline. Other than that, I never once ran into any software or server problems while playing. There are 22 different games if you download the entire package. Overlap occurs with 4 of these being Bingo variations, 4 are Video Poker variations, 2 are slot machines, and 2 are Pachinko variations. All in all, a nice variety of games to choose from. I’ll go into more detail on each in the game section below.