Casino Review – GunsBet Casino
Last updated: 3 February 2021
Here we have another of the Dama/Direx NV family. This time it’s the cowboy themed GunsBet Casino. Their callsign is ‘luckNload!’. How appropriate! It’s catchy, I like it.
Having reviewed their partner site Syndicate Casino just recently, it seems that our Cowboy friends have suffered the same affliction by frontloading their main page with everything under the searing sun. Personally, I think it would be far more effective and visually appealing if a lot of the content on the main page was separated to individual pages.
Anyway, onto the Casino itself. They’ve been in operation since 2017, and like all of the other Dama/Direx NV family of sites, they are registered out of Curaçao.
From the get-go, GunsBet doesn’t offer many bonuses, but with their Welcome Bonus you can invest up to A$1000 and get 150% in bonuses (as in A$1500) but there’s a catch, and that is the 40x rollover requirement for the bonus and the 100 free spins, should you win on those. Overall, it might look appetising but you’ll probably end up with the taste of stale tobacco on your breath.
There’s a few other interesting features with this Casino which we’ll explain further on.
Operator: Dama NV (was Direx NV)
Casino EST: 2017
License: Curaçao Gaming Control Board
Game Providers (alpha order)
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- Has a Responsible Gaming page.
- Has an About Us page.
- Contact Us details (email and phone) are on the main page, including links to social media accounts. Live chat becomes available after you have signed up.
- There is a link to the FAQ section, click this page.
- RTP stats not known overall, though on some games, the RTP percentage is shown in the footer section.
- RNG stats not known.
- 128 bit encryption via https certificate. Click on the key icon in the URL string of your Web browser. The website states it uses 256 bit encryption, but not according to the real-time URL string.
EUR, USD, NOK, AUD, CAD, NZD, PLN, CZK, ZAR, JPY, KRW, BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH, DOG and USDT.
In Australia, options are: Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Neosurf, MiFinity and Bitcoin.
In Australia, options are: Bank Transfer and Bitcoin.
- Withdrawal eWallets: 0-1 hours
- Withdrawal Card Payments: 1-5 days
- Withdrawal Bank Transfers: 1-5 days
- Pending Time: 24 hours
- Withdrawal Limit: 5000 euro per day.
- Rollover Requirement: 40x on bonuses and free spins.
The Games lobby is made up of:
and the Live Casino.
With 5000 games to choose from, there’s a lot to investigate. Good luck.
I had a tinker with a couple of games, for instance Poison Eve was great visually and in demo mode I made a heap of money. Jade Valley was a pleasant experience, no doubt due to the soothing sound. In other games, some wouldn’t load properly or at all. Have fun nosing around.
I haven’t seen a casino offering jackpot games for a wee while now so this was a surprise to see it as part of the Dama/Direx NV family.
Here are the details from the Jackpot Everyday Page:
- The Jackpot is accumulated from all bets made by the Players in any slots and is drawn every day. Obviously the more bets you incur during any day will see your name on the jackpot leader board.
- For each 1 dollar bet (and equivalent in other currencies) the player gets 1 point, the current results are then shown in the tournament table.
- The jackpot is played every day and is divided between three winners in the amount of 70%, 20% and 10% of the prize pool.
GunsBet also hosts a regular weekly tournament when players contest for a cash prize. The most current tournament is accessible from this page. Essentially its much like the Jackpot, the only differences being: you have to play any slots for real money, and the prize pool of €10.000 + 1000 FS is shared between 30 players.
Test/Demo Mode/Try Now
Definitely games can be played in demo mode. It is one of the things I enjoy doing when looking at reviewing casinos, but in this case the results were a little inconsistent.
On some games, there were considerable delays in opening them up, plus in some instances the screen locked up. Some games which I loaded up refused to play at all. Like the Light And Dark slot game.
I’m not saying that my circumstances would be the same for everybody, it won’t, but it is something to be wary of when venturing into demo mode.
It’s one of the areas that prospective players want to analyse before passing over their hard earned cash. And that is, what does this casino have to offer in the way of bonuses? Not a lot really when you initially look at it, but there are some hidden treats if you dig deeper. Let’s take a squizz.
- Welcome Bonus – 150% up to A$1000, plus 100 free spins. Bonus Code: BONUS100. Bonus and spins has a 40x rollover requirement. The 100 free spins will appear in your account 1-3 days after this bonus is activated. They will then be delivered at 20 spins per day.
- Friday Deposit – 55% up to A$1000. Bonus Code: LUCKNLOAD. Bonus and spins has a 40x rollover requirement. The 100 free spins (we assume it’s 100 because the website doesn’t actually disclose it) will appear in your account 1-3 days after this bonus is activated. They will then be delivered at 20 spins per day.
When you first sign up to the casino you are initially given a Tier 1 status called Lasso. There are 7 tier levels and obviously the more that you participate, spend and earn, you will navigate your way up through the VIP chain.
There are seven statuses in the GunsBet Casino VIP Program. They are as follows:
LASSO, REVOLVER, RIFLE, MACHINEGUN, DYNAMITE, BAZOOKA AND WAR CANNON.
As you climb your way through the ranks, you will achieve complimentary points, bonus dollars, free spins and exchange rates (the rate at which you can convert complimentary points into cash/currency). Refer to the VIP Statuses Page for more details.
Surprised to say that this casino offered up one of the easiest sign up processes that I’ve seen.
To sign up, click the Sign Up button on the home page or main menu and enter the required information:
- Password, plus confirmation
- Select currency
- Option to receive promo code for bonuses and offers
- Accept Terms & Conditions and confirm age is 18+
- Click Sign Up Now button.
Once you have signed up, go to My Account > Profile and enter the following details:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Nick Name
- Date of Birth
- Postal Code
- Mobile Phone (verification required)
Click the Save button at the bottom.
There is also a verification section (click tab at top) where you are required to provide documentation related to identity, address, banking and phone details.
- I do like the Wild West cowboy theming overall.
- Very easy and fast sign up process.
- Globally, a good selection of deposit and withdrawal options including cryptocurrency, though not so for Australian players.
- Jackpots and a regular tournament is a nice addition.
- On a smartphone, everytime you page hop, or leave the site page and move the focus elsewhere, the GunsBet website reloads. This is not a good design. If you wish to navigate to other site pages, open them up as new tabs.
- The game loading time took ages on my device and connection. On some games, GunsBet uses a series of hooks which takes you across to the Game Provider site, just check the URL string to see where you are going.
- Some of the games that I played felt very clunky. I’d be wary if the game crashed while you were playing for real money.
- Not all deposit and withdrawal options are valid for Australia, including cryptocurrency.
- Australian withdrawal methods are limited. Currently only two methods are available. This limitation is common across most of the casino’s we’ve reviewed.
- Overlong main page. Needs reducing.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Live Chat: refer website (recommended). This is only available to users that have created an account at the site.
- Phone: International +442080899291
- Website: Website Link (Australian customers should use a VPN to access the website. Refer our VPN page for more)
This Casino is a bit up and down in terms of its performance. Visually (apart from the mass data dump on the main page) there are things that work, especially on the sub-pages like the FAQ page for instance which looks very nice. It’s a pity the same design features couldn’t be applied to the main page as nested elements (click to open and close text sections, also known as folding).
GunsBet claims to have over 5000 games online, I’m not saying that more is better as sometimes the opposite is true. But if you’re a player that is up for the challenge and you have ample time in our lockdown ravaged world to demo as many as you can, then go for it.
The addition of playing for Jackpot money and a weekly tournament will be a drawcard for some players, even if it leads to betting beyond a weekly budget, which is not a good thing.
As mentioned, deposits and withdrawals have limitations for Australian players, particularly as there is no access to cryptocurrency. Will this change anytime soon? I doubt the Australian Federal Government are feeling very charitable.
If you can accept the fact that GunsBet has some flaws, then you might be tempted to give them a go.