Ruby Fortune Casino Review
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Ruby Fortune operates under the umbrella of the Palace Group which owns several online casinos, all powered by Microgaming. The Ruby Fortune’s motto is Fair, Easy, Safe, Fun, and they seem to do their best to go by this rule. The website appearance, its graphic style and overall presentation feels old-fashioned in contrast with modern trends. It does lack the luster, glitz and visual intensity that many contemporary online casinos tend to have; however, the reviewed casino contains top-class pokies from the Microgaming lineup and a reasonable bonus system. You may rest assured that the game fairness is not compromised in Ruby Fortune, which is certified by regular eCOGRA audits and its seal of approval issued to the online casino.
Can a user skip registration and still enjoy playing?
The casino allows unregistered players to have access to most of its pokies, table games and other gaming solutions, and play for fun. Once creating a casino account (it takes a couple of minutes), the user can also play for real cash. The same conditions refer to mobile play. For users’ convenience, the casino does not force them to register immediately upon entering the casino but passing registration successfully is of interest to none other than users since they instantly get admission to playing games and obtain the right to claim the first deposit bonus.
The qualifying deposit to unlock the first bonus in the welcome package is $20. The deposit will be matched at 100% up to $150, and the wagering requirement for this and subsequent bonuses is x50. Not all games contribute equally to bonus rollover. Wagering on pokies counts as 100% towards meeting the WR so you will have to bet $5000 to have the bonus money transferred to the real money account. Similarly, wagering on European roulette contributes just 8% so you’ll have to place $62,500 on roulette in order to complete the playthrough.
The second and third deposit bonuses are a 50% and 25% match, respectively, with a total of $600 in bonus money. To grab the entire package, you need to claim the three bonuses within seven days since the account has been created.
Benefits of being a loyal player
From the first day of getting started at the casino, players earn Club Points upon making real cash stakes on pokies, blackjack, roulette and other games. These Club Points act like a virtual currency that can be exchanged into fiat currency at the rate of 1000 points to $10. Meeting certain point thresholds, you move up, unlocking the prizes that are tied to each specific VIP level; these prizes and incentives include (but not limited to) valuable gifts, personalized bonus offers, invitation to sport events, monthly bonuses and dedicated support. Loyalty needs to be earned again and again, meaning that a user has to collect a certain amount of Club Points each month to remain on the same VIP level, otherwise the user will roll back to the next lower level.
Classic and five reel slots are located in dedicated sections, with 16 pokie icons on each page. Clicking (tapping) an icon opens a short description and reels screenshot of the related game. On a new page where the game description is, there is a Free Play button that loads a free demo version of the selected pokies. Notice that not all pokies are available for free.
The casino updates its game assortment with new releases as soon as they are launched by Microgaming, and today there’re around 300 classic and video pokies available at Ruby Fortune. Along with pokies with fixed coin prizes, the online casino features a full range of 13 progressive pokies such as an iconic Mega Moolah, Major Millions and King Cashalot.
Classic pokie devotees have the selection of 80 three-reel games like Fantastic 7’s, Double Magic, Jingle Bells and Jewel Thief. Games are arranged in a random order so use the Search field above the right menu items or surf across the pages to find the game you want. Five-reel pokies are naturally more numerous, with around 220 of them showcased in Ruby Fortune.
The casino is home to many table games from the same software provider as pokies, and most titles are readily available to guests. Tables have different bet limits, from $1 per round to thousands of dollars in some roulette variants. Blackjack has the largest representation with over 40 tables such as Vegas Downtown, Atlantic City Gold Series, Vegas Strip, European blackjack with the Perfect Pairs side bet and Premier Blackjack. Online roulette comes in eight tables, while baccarat has only three tables (classic punto banco, Baccarat Gold Series and high-limit Baccarat). The Instant Wins section displays 40+ arcade games, casual games and scratch cards.
In September 2015, Microgaming signed a strategic deal with Evolution, authorizing the latter to become the key provider of live solutions to European casinos. In the aftermath of the contract, over 400 online casinos have shifted to Evolution live platform; however, there are still a few gambling operators including Ruby Fortune that use Microgaming live content. The range of games is fairly moderate and feature live blackjack, roulette, baccarat and the signature Playboy-branded games.
New Zealanders are offered 12 deposit and 9 withdrawal methods with fast payouts and safe banking transactions. Deposit limits are not explicitly envisaged on the casino website. As for withdrawal limits, a player has a $10,000 daily cap but in some cases the $4000/week limit may apply. The lower figure is for the users who want to obtain the amount that is 5 times higher than his total deposits placed into the casino since creation of the account.
There are three support options for having customer’s issues resolved: electronic mail, 24/7 chat and telephone (calls are free for users of New Zealand). If you are not in an urgent situation, read through their FAQ page to ensure the problem you are facing has not already been described. These contact options are also available for mobile casino users.