Lucky 18 Casino Review

Lucky 18 Online Casino is the newest Real Time Gaming licensee and U.S. facing online casino to hit the World Wide Web. Owned and managed by Trumpala Holdings Ltd (registered in Cyprus at Agias Fylaxeos and Zinonos Rossidi 2, Limassol, Cyprus) Lucky 18 has started things off with a bang by offering one of the best welcome bonuses we've seen in a long time (more on that further down in this review). As we've said here before at Online Casino Suite, newly launched online casinos often offer very generous bonuses as a means to create buzz amongst the online gambling community - And Lucky 18 is a perfect example.

What makes this online casino a contender to open a real money account with is the fact that it's management team has offered a strong token of trust to the online gambling community, including several other leading gaming portals. As mentioned, Lucky 18 is powered by Real Time Gaming software. The entire platform has been certified to be inherently fair and offer better odds than Vegas casinos by renowned testing house, Technical Systems Testing (TST). A trusted source for verifying fair odds, proper Random Number Generation (for unpredictable hand results) and backend audits, TST is one of a handful of testing houses to be accredited, approved and whitelisted by the UK Gambling Commission.

When you first reach the Lucky 18 website, which is (please don't type in for this will take you to another type of website altogether if you get my drift), there is an impressive Flash feature that allows you to view different Flash graphics describing some of the features of the casino. Near the bottom of the homepage is a picture bar showing some of the games offered - grouped as Craps, Roulette, Slots, Video Poker and Blackjack (there are over 100 games offered). Simply click on each individual picture once and the image will fade into two text links offering you to play for Real Money or in Practice Play mode.

If you click on the Real Money link, you will be taken directly to the sign-up page. If you click on the "Practice" link, you will be sent to a screen listing all the games in that category, as well as a playing screen for testing out the game in true form with unlimited fun-money credits. This is an outstanding feature of Lucky 18 Casino, that quite frankly, not many other online casinos offer. While most reputable casinos will allow you to play with unlimited fun-money credits, the ease and accessibility which Lucky 18 allows players to do so is excellent. There's no need for a download, and just as long as the necessary Flash components are installed on your computer, you will have immediate access to the games. Of course, the download version is available as well, which we recommend if you want a larger selection of games and even sharper graphics.

Here's where things get really interesting. All new players who sign-up now will be offered one of the best welcome bonuses on the Web. You don't have to take it, but it would be in your interests to do so if you want some extra padding on your bankroll - and especially if you enjoy playing slots. The bonus itself is worth a total of $1,800 Free over the course of three deposits. The first deposit is a 100% bonus up to $1,000 Free. The second deposit is worth 50% up to $500 Free. The third deposit is worth 75% up to $300 free. Usually, online casinos save the largest bonus for last. Obviously, Lucky 18 has entirely reversed this process.

Although table games are restricted from meeting the low 15x wager requirement on this bonus, players are allowed to play all games without penalty. Once the wager requirement has been met, however, all winnings derived from table games will be deducted from eligible bonus money withdrawal. Just remember that if you decide to make a withdrawal before the wager requirement is met, all winnings will be void. As opposed to digging around for all the finer details of the welcome bonus, all of this information is clearly posted on their promotions page, which is another testament to the transparency and great communication skills of Lucky 18's customer service department.

Speaking of customer service, live support is available 24/7 and includes both toll-free telephone for international and UK players, and email contacts for general, technical and banking support. As for the cashier, it is built to process all transactions with 128-bit encryption and SSL servers (the best security on the internet), and accepts deposits through Visa and Mastercard debit/credit cards, Maestro, eWalletXpress, ECO Card and Click2Pay. Credit and debit cards are apparently the method of choice for U.S. players, and Lucky 18 Casino will do everything in its power to accommodate each player's financial needs.

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