Casino Classic Verdict
Casino Classic is quite a basic site, but it does have some plus points. While the download software is annoying, it suits some users and works pretty well. Once you get used to it, you’ll like having 500+ Microgaming titles there on your PC to use, without having to load each time. The promotions need work but the bonus is there if you want it as a new joiner. Support is also good here, which is a plus point for new players too.
Design & Usability
Casino Classic has a green theme with a very classic logo, looking like a ritzy Vegas sign. The main site uses photo art and though it looks good, it does immediately feel dated. You mostly get text to look at here. The main site’s layout is very straightforward, but of course everything angles you towards the downloaded version.
The software is pretty easy to navigate thanks to a row of colour coded icons at the bottom. However, some things will require you to check the main site. It’s functional, but very outdated. A good choice if you like the nitty gritty and don’t care for bells and whistles, though.
Software & Gameplay
The Microgaming software behind this site is of high quality, as you’d expect from this major brand, but it is a little dated. You should find that it installs and runs well, it just doesn’t look too pretty. You can register during the installation process so it won’t take you long at all.
Finding games is easy on the software. You have a long list on the left-hand side, with expandable categories. This doesn’t look nice but it works, and it’s needed since there’s so many games. The slots load into a basic pop-up with no overlay.
Safety & Security
This site has pages for fair play, responsible gaming and privacy. The eCOGRA service is used to ensure fairness in gaming. Security is covered by encryption.
Casino Classic is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority, with full details posted on the site.
Payments & Withdrawals
Casino Classic accepts payments via Visa, Diners, Maestro and MasterCard debit and credit cards. You can also use PayPal, Neteller, Skrill and Qiwi. You can also use PaySafeCard and direct bank transfers.
The deposit process is easy enough; you can do it all through the installed software, with a basic form to fill in. Withdrawals are pending for 2 working days, then will take 1 or 2 days for e-wallets and 3 for cards.
You will need to pop onto the main site to see full details, such as the phone line and email address, since the contact page of the downloaded software just gives you live chat. Still, it’s good to see all three methods present and the team are quick to respond.
You will also find an FAQ on the main site which covers a lot of information. There is a help section on the software too, focusing on the games and how to play. This site gives you the info, but it doesn’t make it easy.
Bonuses & Promotions
Casino Classic, like many Apollo sites, hits you with a very big potential welcome bonus. However, this is split over several deposits so at first, only the initial bonus is important. Your first deposit gets a simple 100% match up to £100, which has a high wagering requirement of 60x. The second deposit gets 50% up to £100, the third gets 25% up to £100, the fourth gets 50% to £100 and the fifth gets 100% up to £100 again. Altogether that’s a potential £500, which will cost you £1000 in deposits.
Unfortunately, the site’s promotions are not all that strong. There are only a couple at a time and they’re quite simple, but at least they’re there. You won’t see any bespoke artwork. You can take part in wagering races on slots, with cash prizes for top place, if you have the cash to spare. There are some VIP only offers too, like the Time of Your Life Sweepstakes.
This site does not have any apps, or a page to explain mobile functionality, but they do in fact have a mobile site. You can visit the page in your phone or tablet browser and use the same login details.
The mobile slots site is a stripped-down version of the site, but it may be preferable to using the installed software, as you can run it straight in your browser. Still, it is a basic conversion without the best visuals or features.
Variety & Originality
Casino Classic only uses Microgaming titles, which immediately hampers variety. Having said that, the list of games is huge, over 500. There are jackpot slots like Mega Moolah, video slots like Tomb Raider and Immortal Romance and a host of classic slots. Not all of Microgaming’s latest titles are present, but you do have a massive selection of their classics, which is fitting for the site name.
You’ll find American, European and French Roulette, blackjack and other table games. They are not the prettiest, but again it’s good to have a mixture of types, including various video poker games. There are even some surprises, like bingo.
Loyalty & Rewards
You have the Casino Rewards programme at Casino Classic, which is seen on other Apollo sites. You can earn points as you play, to later convert to credit. These points also raise you through membership tiers as they build up.
There are six tiers, which grant various rewards, including true high roller treatment. You can get birthday gifts, exclusive games, extra promotions, priority support, personal VIP hosts and more. Details are still a little thin on the ground, however.