INTRODUCTION TO Thunderbolt Casino
"Thunderbolt Casino has been tailored to perfectly fit the needs and desires of online gamblers in South Africa. The website was recently updated, while the Real Time Gaming software used for the casino is always fresh and with new games in the lobby. Licensed by the Curacao eGaming Commission, the online casino can be trusted with real money transactions and it adds quite a bit of extra funds with its big bonuses, promotions and loyalty program."- Ava Korrine
The website actually makes quite the impression from the very start. It is not your regular online casino site but a very modern piece that shows off the main aspects of the casino in style. It doesn’t take long to get used to the main page however and more info on the important topics is close by. The improvements also extend to the different pages but the actual casino lobby from Real Time Gaming will be familiar to fans of the software provider.
It is clear that Thunderbolt Casino is aimed at South African players and it comes with great bonuses that start with a R10000 welcome package. Banking methods and customer support options are presented as part of the presentation on the main page as well so users can get an idea of the services that come with this popular casino online.
Thunderbolt Casino Review
"Thunderbolt Casino benefits from the great software that Real Time Gaming has to offer and this also means that players can access it on all sorts of devices."
The website is actually a good indication of the software used by the operator and with everything looking sharp, users can expect to find HD games once they decide to join. Real Time Gaming has a rich portfolio that can be enjoyed in its entirety by downloading the casino software from the site. This is not only free but very fast since the app is pretty small and can be installed within a couple of minutes.
For a similar Thunderbolt Casino experience, the software also comes with a non-download option that works from the browser. The lobby will change to show a much simpler interface with quick buttons for logging in and signing up. Great looking graphics are normal for RTG.
"The gaming action comes in more than 200 different forms as the casino is packing a good collection of games that includes slots, video poker and table games."
For the full selection of games that Thunderbolt Casino has to offer, players must access the lobby from the installed application. Here is where the many games will be shown and with just a few clicks of the mouse, each player can find the perfect fit. Slots with five reels are by far the most popular and they also represent the majority of the games. Some can have progressive jackpots that get bigger when real money bets are made, going up into the millions of South African Rand for one prize.
Of course, many casino players in South Africa enjoy other types of games as well and Thunderbolt delivers the needed variety with tens of video poker machines, table games and more. Blackjack, poker, craps, keno, roulette, baccarat are all included in the collection, as are many other online casino games.
"The cashier will not impress with a large number of accepted payment methods but it does include popular options that many gamblers are very familiar with."
Starting off with deposits, users can choose from web wallets, like NETELLER, Skrill and EcoPayz, credit or debit cards from the likes of Visa and MasterCard, instant deposits with SID, and even Bitcoin. The last mentioned option is a new addition to the banking system that is quickly gaining ground on the internet. Regardless of the chosen deposit option, ZAR is the only supported currency and the funds will become available instantly in the account.
The Thunderbolt Online Casino review also found withdrawing real money to be very easy. Most of the available banking methods support cashing out, with the only exception being MasterCard, although the minimum limit for a transaction can vary quite a bit. It will take between two and three business day to receive the money and this applies for every withdrawal option available at the casino.
Bonuses & Promotions
"The bonuses and promotions at Thunderbolt Casino are quite shocking and new players are welcomed properly with a welcome package that goes up to R10000."
After registering on the site, the first deposit will start a series of bonuses designed for new customers. Coupon codes are needed to get the offers and FLASHMATCH1 will trigger a 100% bonus up to R2500. While the maximum amount remains the same, the percentage improves for the following two bonuses to reach 125% and 150%, respectively. Remember to use the codes FLASHMATCH2 and FLASHMATCH3 here. After that, the code ULTIMATEFLASH will award another R2500 for free, without even having to deposit anything.
Without having to use a complicated program, Thunderbolt Casino will reward its loyal customers for each bet they place. After putting real money on the games, comp points are generated in the account at a rate of one point for R10 wagered. Some games can have double rates as part of special promotions. When at least 100 points are accumulated, they can be redeemed for R1.
There are weekly and monthly reload bonuses, specials and free spin offers to benefit from. One of the attractive promos is the 180% bonus up to R4000 available every Monday. There are even mobile bonuses to increase the bankroll for betting on the go.
"The way players choose to connect to Thunderbolt Casino is based on personal preference since the operator does its best to cover all devices."
A drawback that becomes obvious when talking about device support is that the online casino only has downloadable apps for Windows PC. The software doesn’t work on Mac and there are also no native applications for mobile devices. As a way around this problem, the no-download version of the site is much easier to access on PC and on Mac and it is based in Flash.
By simply entering the URL of the casino in the web browser on a mobile device, be it a smartphone or a tablet, the website will maintain its unique style but shrink it down to fit on the screen. Tapping the Play Now button here will present a mobile optimized lobby with big buttons for games, promotions and menus. The device itself doesn’t matter since compatibility covers Android, iOS and Windows on mobile. BlackBerry, iPhone, Samsung, OnePlus and iPad are just some of the brands used by South African users to play at Thunderbolt Mobile Casino.
"The mobile casino has tens of slots and different other games so bettors who are interested in a few quick rounds throughout the day can easily start on a smartphone."
Despite the fact that the number of games available at Thunderbolt Mobile Casino is much lower than the total collection from RTG, the lobby will present nice options for the different categories. In order to save space, these are grouped into slots, table games and more games. For slots, there are over 45 entries, while mobile table games are limited to blackjack and poker.
Mobile roulette, keno and video poker are in the third category and users must be signed in to play. For new players, the games have some extra info so one can learn on the move. Also, the mobile casino has quick links for support if needed and it will also present the current promotions.
"24/7 support will guarantee that customers get the great services to match the other sections of Thunderbolt Casino."
After checking out the support service first-hand for the Thunderbolt Casino review, the results are very good. There is always someone ready to take the call or answer to emails and the website makes it very easy to use any of the three contact methods. Live chat will also be featured in the lobby and on the mobile casino.
In addition to the contact options, the website also has a section for quick support where users can find answered questions on a variety of topics. From bonuses to withdrawals, everything is nicely covered and it is certainly worth browsing the FAQs a bit.
"The way the online casino presents itself has definitely made a good impression on us and we can safely say that it is a recommended choice for RTG fans in South Africa."
The verdict for the online casino review is a bit of a mix and this can be seen in the overall rating. Although the operator has plenty of great things to offer, it does come with some limitations for the games and that is what ultimately costs it a few points. With that being said, Thunderbolt Casino is pretty awesome and will take care of customers from the moment they join. As a result, we can only give it two thumbs up.
To recap everything that makes Thunderbolt Casino a top choice for South African players, we have to start with the fact that it is a reliable real money gambling website that is fully licensed and certified. This makes for a secure environment where the hundreds of casino games can be displayed in style. The software extends the gaming possibilities to include an impressive mobile casino that will fit on your iPhone or Android device.
Then we have the bonuses and the promotions that are very hard to ignore. Every deposit can come with a large sum of free money and then there are the loyalty points added when betting. Deposit today with any of the available banking methods and start with a doubled bankroll at Thunderbolt Casino.