Golden Lion Casino is a licensed online casino that can be played through its client (download+install) or through Instant Play (browser-based). We were supposed to skip reviewing this online casino because we initially thought that it does not accept bitcoin deposits. However, after making an inquiry, we learned that this is actually a bitcoin-accepting online casino.
The account registration form of Golden Lion Casino is relatively long. You will be filling out quite a number of fields including fields for your first and last names, username, password, address, country, city, email address, postal code, and phone number. You will also be asked to indicate your preferred currency and to enter a pair of secret question and answer to be used in case you forget your password. Also, don’t forget to indicate your title (Mr/Ms/Mrs). We initially failed to proceed with our account registration because we missed the “title” part.
There is no more email verification step needed for you to complete your account registration. You can directly proceed to log in once you’re done with the registration process. The email you will get from Golden Lion Casino will only inform you about the different bonuses and promotions available.
Golden Lion Casino User Interface and Site Languages
As mentioned, you can play on Golden Lion Casino by downloading the desktop client or directly through your web browser (Instant Play). This review will focus on the Instant Play or browser-based interface. The desktop client is basically the same as the client offered by other online casinos using the Rival software so the experience should be similar. Generally, playing through the desktop client lets you enjoy the games without or with very minimal issues. The browser-based (Instant Play) version of the casino can have some stutters especially if you are using a computer with inferior specs.
The (browser-based) Golden Lion Casino interface is intuitive except for the “Profile Page” part (more on this below). It’s unlike what you may have already seen in other online casinos but it should be easy to figure out.
What you will see on the main user interface is the collection of games available (at the center), the Options button (near the upper right corner of the site), the Help button (beside the Options button), the Cashier button near the lower left corner of the site, and buttons for converting comp points to cash and claiming bonuses. There is no conspicuous button for opening your “Profile Page.”
If you want to go to your profile page to add more details or make some changes, just click on the Cashier button then click on the Details/History tab. This will lead you to your My Details page, which is essentially your profile page. This is where you can add more of your personal details, edit your details, and change your password. This is also where you can view histories of your transactions, from your wagers to the promotions you availed, deposits made, withdrawals made, and reversals.
Golden Lion Casino implements an automatic session timeout. If you leave the casino window idle for a few minutes, you will be automatically logged out. If you are someone who tends to forget log out of your account, we recommend that you avoid checking the button that lets the site remember your login details. Yes, doing this will make it easy to log in to your account after you are timed out but this also makes it easy for others to access your account without your permission.
Also, of note, the Golden Lion Casino website seems to be resource-intensive. We noticed a large spike in our device’s temperature as this online casino’s website was loaded. It’s a significant increase of 5 to 10 degrees Celsius. If you have a low-spec computer, you may experience lags or freeze with your browser with this kind of temperature increase.
The Golden Lion Casino website can be viewed in English and French texts. The language toggle is on the upper left corner of the site.
The Games on Golden Lion Casino
Golden Lion Casino offers hundreds of games in a variety of categories. Below is a summary of the games we found when we did this review.
- The Slots category had more than 200 games when we did this review, including popular titles such as Ten Times Wins, Golden Gorilla, Rise of Poseidon, Megawins, Mystic Wolf, Diamond Dragon, Big Cash Win, and Thunderbird. Golden Lion Casino offers 3-reel slots, video slots, progressive slots, as well as 3D slots. There’s also an i-Slots category that had 23 games in it.
- The Table Games category featured 12 games namely, Roulette-European, Blackjack, Blackjack Multihand, Casino Battle, Roulette-American, Poker3 Heads Up Hold’Em, Red Dog, Craps, Baccarat, Ride ‘Em Poker, and Pai Gow.
- Golden Lion Casino also had a Video Poker category that listed 7 games: Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Deuces and Joker, Joker Poker, Aces & faces, Tens or Better, and Double Double Joker.
- Lastly, there’s a Specialty Games category that had 16 games. These were Keno, Cast for Cash, Bingo-American, Penguin Payday, Sudoku Number Box Game, Bingo 30 Ball, Vegas Jackpot Keno, Beach Bums, Gunslingers Gold, Tiki Treasure, Bingo 80-Ball, and Pirate’s Pillage.
All of Golden Lion Casino’s games come with Play for Fun and Play for Real versions. As such, we can consider this as a free bitcoin casino.
The games require Flash so if your browser does not support it, you may have to look for another browser (Firefox, Edge, or Opera).
We can’t praise the games’ loading time but they’re not that bad to be irritating. The graphics are around average. They shouldn’t become a distraction or something that should make the games less enjoyable. As stated in the discussion we had on the game interface, you may notice that the site slows down if you have been playing on the site for extended periods of time.
Golden Lion Casino Software and Game Fairness
The game software used by Golden Lion Casino is Rival, a well-known name in the online casino industry, particularly for those that offer client-based online casino playing. Unfortunately, the games offered on the site are not provably fair. Golden Lion Casino, however, guarantees that its games are fair and free from the rigging. As stated in its FAQ page, the random number generator used in the games of Golden Lion Casino has been certified by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).
Golden Lion Casino Is Mobile-Friendly
Golden Lion Casino has no mobile apps for Android or iOS devices. It’s website nevertheless is mobile-friendly. This is not because it uses a responsive web design but because the site has a special version intended for mobile device access. This mobile-friendly version of the site scores a mobile speed test score of 62/100 on Google’s mobile website speed testing tool. It provides a good enough mobile gaming experience without significant issues or problems.
Currencies Accepted, Deposits, and Withdrawals
Golden Lion Casino supports five currencies namely, US dollars (USD), Australian dollar (AUD), euros (EUR), British pound (GBP), and South African rand (ZAR). These are the currencies you can choose from during account registration.
Deposits can be made through the following payment methods. EcoPay, Skrill, Neteller, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, ). You may also use your comp points as your deposit. They will be converted into the fiat currency equivalent for your account and reflected in your account balance.
Withdrawals, on the other hand, can be made through the methods detailed below:
Bonuses, Promotions, Player Rewards, and Affiliate Program
There are several bonuses and promotions being offered on Golden Lion Casino. They are as follows:
- 100% Welcome Bonus of up to 500 USD. This is essentially the first and second deposit bonuses equivalent to 100% of the amount deposited but not more than 500 USD, or a total of 1,000 USD if you avail of it in your first and second deposits. Code: LION500.
- 150% Slots Match Bonus of up to 750 USD. This is the bonus you get for your first deposit when you play slots games. Code: LION750.
- Monthly Bonuses. View the table below for the details:
- Free Chip Non Deposit Bonus. These are essentially free chips or free money bonus given to first time players. This bonus comes with a 50x wagering requirement and a 2x maximum cash out.
- Weekly Cashback. This bonus/promotion is not mentioned in the Promotions page but is in the Terms and Conditions page of Golden Lion Casino. Wagering requirement is 45X for lots and 50x for card games.
- Comp Points. Like other leading online casinos, Golden Lion Casino provides loyal players with comp points, which can be redeemed for fiat money (1 USD for every 1,000 comp points )
The Golden Lion Casino Terms and Conditions states that it accepts registrations for players from anywhere around the world except the following: India, Israel, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Canada. With only these countries listed as the restrictions, it can be inferred that Golden Lion Casino is a US-accepted bitcoin casino. We verified this fact by contacting live chat support and we’re glad to report here that US players are indeed accepted in this online casino.
Policy on Anonymity
If you are looking for a bitcoin-accepting online casino because you want to gamble anonymously, Golden Lion Casino is unfortunately not a good option for you. This gambling site clearly indicates in its Terms and Conditions that it reserves the right to verify the identity of its players. It will void winnings, confiscate balances, and terminate the accounts of those who are found to have provided incorrect or misleading information upon signing up for an account. Similarly, Golden Lion Casino reserves the right to terminate accounts and forfeit balances if a player’s name does not match the name on the credit cards or proofs of identity submitted.
Golden Lion Casino License, Regulation, and Security
A registered online gambling operation, Golden Lion Casino is licensed and regulated in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Nothing much about its license and regulation is presented on its website, though.
When it comes to security, Golden Lion Casino promises that it has all bases covered. The site uses HTTPS or SSL encryption to protect players’ data and transactions. This online casino claims to employ the most advanced technology for ensuring and protecting player privacy. Also, all financial transactions are said to be secured using sophisticated RSA public/private encryption mechanisms.
Golden Lion Casino Player Support
If you have questions or other concerns, you can contact Golden Lion Casino through email, telephone, or live chat. Send your email inquiries or request for assistance to firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com if it’s related to banking). Golden Lion Casino’s telephone number is +1 888 959 44 28. If you want to contact support through live chat, just click on the persistent Live Chat button on the upper left corner of the site. As mentioned in the introductory part of this review, customer support is available 24/7 through live chat.
Pros and Cons
- Licensed bitcoin-accepting online casino
- Supports multiple payment methods
- Good collection of games
- 24/7 Responsive live chat support and toll-free telephone support
- Games available are not provably fair
- Deposit interface has not bitcoin deposit option although bitcoins are accepted
- Flash required for Instant Play or browser-based playing
- Anonymous playing not allowed