Once you open the site, you are hit with a red and black color scheme. The images are brilliantly edited and strategically placed making this site incredibly easy to navigate. It is such a clean, sleek casino it actually has a beauty about it. There is a community chat section on the right side of the page which you can minimize if that is not to your liking.
Creating an account is a simple process. It requires an email address, password and confirmation and then you need to tick 4 acknowledgement points. That you are 18 years or older, that you are playing for yourself with your own money, read the Ts & Cs and that all information provided is valid. You then click the red registration button at the bottom.
Once you have logged in, you will be asked to confirm your email address using a secret code which is sent to the email address you used to register with. You will also receive a welcome email which showcases their welcome package which we will discuss later in the article.
Very fast depositing and withdrawing options (crypto currencies)
Large variety of games available
Great 24 hour support
Community live chat window available
Community live chat window available
Provably fair games available
High minimum withdrawal amount - $50
Complicated restricted country list
Tough requirements to become a whale
No USA playing allowed
No VPN usage allowed
500 Casino has many interesting promotions available for you to take up.
100% match bonus up to $1000 for a minimum deposit of $25.
40 times playthrough
The bonus amount gets moved to your bonus balance where playthrough will be calculated
Maximum withdrawal is 10 times your deposit amount up to $10 000
Needs to be claimed within 7 days of opening your account
You are also given 50 free spins over 5 Pragmatic Play games - 10 spins on Sweet Bonanza - 10 spins on Gates of Olympus - 10 spins on Starlight Princess - 10 spins on Book of Fallen - 10 spins on Buffalo King Megaways.
When you start playing, you start as unranked on level 0. Once you start wagering you increase your level with wagers made. You then move up their levels and receive rewards as follows:
With my $20 deposit and roughly 2 hours of play I managed to get to level 13 so it might take quite a lot of aggressive playing to get to whale status.
These are leaderboards with generous prize pools. They run monthly with occasional special shorter events with a highly competitive prize pool.
500 Casino currently has a slotrace on Beast Below which is a Hacksaw Gaming slot. The top 20 players with the highest multiplier with share a prize pool of $5000
500 exclusive combo promotion where all you need to do is place a combo bet on Sportsbook and eSports of a minimum of 2 games and then you get entered into a draw to win $1000.
500 Casino offers a wide variety of games. Their main push or focus would be their eSportsbetting though as you can withdraw in CS:GO skins as well as other currencies. There is a menu on the left hand side of the lobby which categorises the following games:
You can search games by their names, providers, types and history of game play. Their game providers do limit which geo locations are able to play specific games, but these guys have it sorted when it comes to giving you the error message up front, which I appreciate.
On each main page there is a game play update where you can see which players are winning on which games. This will help in deciding which game would be best to try and start with and get a feel for the casino games’ volatility.
Coins and Payments
When starting your withdrawal process, you simply click on the bright red “Cashier” button in the centre of the screen up top. You get the options of 17 different crypto currencies as well as Fiat options, specific to your region. You can also deposit using CS:GO skins and Rust P2P Marketplace.
When you select your currency, you are whisked off to another window where you will receive your personal address, with the QR code to scan to. Minimum deposit using BTC is $10 or the equivalent in your local currency.
It took 4 minutes for my deposit to arrive, with a confirmation email and an in casino pop up once the single confirmation required was complete. Withdrawing in the casino is a much similar process. You click on the red “Cashier” button, select withdraw.
I managed to play for about 2 hours with my little deposit, but when I tried to withdraw, I was shaken by the fact that the minimum withdrawal amount allowed is $50. I went back to the slots to try to win and increase my limit - I had wagered my $20 back up - and I lost it all, unfortunately.
After some research though, many in the community have noted that their withdrawal took roughly 10 minutes when using Crypto currencies specifically.
500 Casino offers 24 hour live support, email support and a knowledge base which will help answer a few questions you may have regarding their casino. I had quite a lengthy chat with one of their consultants with my usual newbie questions, and they were helpful and patient and explained everything in great detail.
Geos and Languages
500 Casino has a wide variety of languages available: English, German, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish and Danish.
There is a different list of restricted countries for different sections of the casino. Outright not allowed: USA and its territories, Netherlands, France, Dutch West Indies and Curaçao.
Sportsbook not allowed: Israel, Singapore, USA and its territories and Latvia.
Slots not allowed: USA and its territories, Australia and the UK.
NetEnt games not allowed: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Australia, Bahamas, Botswana, Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia , Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ecuador, Ethiopia. France, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, UK, USA and its territories, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
The casino is fully integrated on mobile and web browser. When playing on mobile using the portrait setting, it works brilliantly. When turning to landscape though, it tends to be very narrow and quite compacted. When you open the menu on the left hand side, or the community chat on the right, the rest of the screen doesn’t really show up, and you can’t use multiple functions when the other ‘overlaying’ windows are open.
Website Response Time
The mobile version of the casino runs smoothly with a great response time when using the portrait version. Landscape mode is a bit of an issue since the functionality lessens. When running the main website through performance testing it received quite a dismal result as there is a lot of content on the website. It didn’t affect my gaming though when I played, it was barely noticeable to be honest. There is a lot to look at and this might be what distracted me from seeing any latency issues.
Security and Community reputation
When you have successfully registered your account with 500 Casino you are asked to verify your email address, beyond that there are no security requirements when using Crypto currencies.
The community is smitten with 500 Casino. Trustpilot has a rating of 4,2 out of 5 with some feedback being seen on negative reviews. AskGamblers have given them a rating of 8,46 out of 10, and CryptoGamble gave them a 8.9 out of 10. There doesn’t seem to be any feedback or reviews on bitcointalk.org for 500 Casino at this time.
For USA friendly casinos, we bring you the following alternatives:
NitroBetting: this is an anonymous casino, so you won’t need to worry about geo blocking.
Betplay: this casino allows for VPN use which means that you can play from anywhere in the world.
This is a great casino with a great reputation and wonderful interface. It is fun, exciting and has a lot to offer, but the terms and conditions are locked down and there is no way around them. If you are from one of the allowed countries, this casino will keep you locked in for a long time. It will take some investment, of both time and funds to become a whale with this casino. Reading through the terms and conditions, they clearly state that this casino is intended for entertainment and not to earn money from. Be wise when depositing, always within your means, but enjoy the gaming that you are signing up for.