If there is a beacon for integrity, reliability and continuity in online gaming, then 32Red Casino is most certainly one of them. Founded in 2002, it was known as an exclusive Microgaming casino until 2018 when they opened their platform to integrate more game providers. With the updated platform they are ready to stay as solid as a rock for the coming years as increasing competition and more regulations are constantly changing the landscape for online gaming. They also offer a sportsbook, live casino tables, bingo games and a dedicated poker section, making 32RED a comprehensive gaming and betting destination.
They still offer the Viper client that hosts only MG games and allows players to enjoy them on a download platform that is to this day superior to browser-based platforms when it comes to game speed, connectivity and reporting. However, the application is deemed to be taken off the market at some point in the future.
While 32Red was for years a standalone casino, they expanded their reach by acquiring Golden Lounge, Dash and NedPlay. This was followed up with the addition of GoWild Casino and Roxy Palace. The success of the casino group caught the attention of the Kindred Group plc who acquired the entire 32Red Group in 2017.
Ever since their foundation, the headquarters have been based in Gibraltar, offering its gaming services under licenses from Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. To date, they did not acquire a Swedish licence but that might change in the future.
Reviewing 32Red is probably one of the easiest I had to ever do as I have been a player with them since 2009. For more than six years, they were my exclusive gaming hangout before I ventured out in December 2015 to try some of the multi-platform casinos. I will always have fond memories of playing at 32Red as they excelled in every aspect, be it generous promotions, award-winning customer support, reliable payments and at the time an unrivalled VIP program.
They took a step back in 2015 when they introduced 24-hour pending periods and stopped payments on weekends, but it had very little impact on their popularity, simply because the other aspects of how they dealt with players far outweighed the lack of superfast payments. Having said that, they are an absolute reliable payer with transfers to e-wallets being executed every day at exactly the same hour. In all these years, I have never experienced a single delay for a payment.
Signing up at 32Red is a 3-step process where you will be asked for your personal details and address. Once completed, you can look forward to a generous welcome package that is tailored to your country of residence. This can be a no-deposit bonus, a large match bonus, free spins or a combination of all. Please note that wagering requirements apply to all bonuses, subject to the 32Red bonus terms and conditions. Always read them carefully.
In 2018, 32Red stared rolling out its multi-platform concept and offers now 500+ slot, table games, bingo and poker. Their portfolio includes today Microgaming and its Quickfire partner studios – Fortune Factory, Just For The Win, Rabcat, Stormcraft Studios and Slingshot Studios as well as the newly added developers such as NetEnt, IGT and Scientific Games (Bally, Barcrest, Red 7, WMS). The live casino tables are powered by Microgaming and Evolution Gaming. More providers will be added in the coming months.
Being active for so many years, saw 32Red adding a long list of payment methods to its banking lobby. You can choose from credit/debit cards, e-wallets such as Neteller, Ecopayz and Skrill, instant banking options (often country-specific), PayPal, Paysafe Card and bank transfer. All transactions including withdrawals are free.
32Red falls into the medium-fast paying category. Any withdrawals will be held in a pending status for up to 24 hours before they are paid. To my knowledge, the cut-off time was 8 AM GMT. Plus, they do not process payments on weekends. However, they are extremely reliable and execute transfers at exactly the same hour every working day.
This review might be a little biased as it is based on my personal experience. But then, that is how we aim them to be at GMBLRS so readers are getting an honest verdict on any casino. We will highlight the good ones but also expose weaknesses and poor performing gaming sites.
32Red is at the top when it comes to integrity, top for promotions, getting to the top when it comes to the variety of games as they are adding continuously more providers and somewhat in the middle for payment speed. Overall, highly recommended.