The first thing you’ll notice about this site is the counter on its start page boasting how much in winnings Red Stag has paid out since its inception; at the time of this writing, that was nearly $37 million. I want me some of that! And speaking of wants, Red Stag Casino knows what players want – free stuff! Bonuses, prizes, rewards, giveaways, promotions galore await the player at Red Stag and that alone raises them above most other online casinos.
They have a VIP program providing special, personalized benefits to choice players. They also have a companion multi-player Poker Room for an occasional change of pace.
Bonuses & Promotions
The signup bonus is 20% on a minimum deposit of $100, maximum bonus $200. They have a $30 referral bonus. In addition to those typical industry standard promos, Red Stag also got a little creative on us. For example, one weekend every month is considered a “Red Stag Weekend” rife with all sorts of bonuses, giveaways, etc. On top of that, every Wednesday is also Red Stag, with $500 giveaways to the 5 th, 50 th, and 500 th player to log on and start playing as well as the opportunity to double your winnings on the slots and video poker. Treasure Chest Thursdays give up to 20 people a juicy redeposit bonus. Another recent and enticing promotion is the chance to win a new 32ft luxury yacht. As if that weren’t enough, Red Stag Casino sends one lucky player each month to Monte Carlo for a full week. And not to be outdone in any way by a mediocre competitor, they also made sure to have the kind of Comp points program we’ve grown to expect from our choice online casinos.
Software & Graphics
Red Stag uses Real Time Gaming Software which is like the young, hot-shot ruffian (think Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise in his golden days) to Microgaming’s stalwart general (think Robert Duvall). The graphics and sound are slick and stylish. The games are fast-paced. For a newer product, the software seems to be quite stable and reliable. The interfaces are intuitive and easy to read, even for the greenest of novice. I’ve had (and heard) no complaints about fairness or accuracy. Real Time seems to be a real good time.
112 games at last count including American and European Roulette, both Atlantic City and Vegas Pai Gow, Red Dog, War, Let ‘Em Ride, Baccarat, Caribbean Stud and progressive Craps. Most of the table and card games have a nice betting maximum of $200 for all you high-stakes players. There’s a nice assortment of slots and video poker machines too.
Payouts, Cashouts & Security
Red Stag Casino bankrolls are fully insured. The electronic random number generators that run their games have been compliance tested and approved by Technical System Testing. Additionally, independent reviewer SafeBet gave Red Stag a Gold rating in 2001. The esteemed Electronic Gaming Commission has approved Red Stag to display their seal of approval. All payout percentages are posted on the site. The casino uses digital SSL encryption and multi-level Firewalls to protect your security. Withdrawals are processed within 7 days from the date of request.
In addition to a flurry of category-specific email addresses, a 1-800 number and a live chat service, Red Stag help also has an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) handle for even easier access. They promise to try to respond to all email queries within 12 hours. VIPs get extra-special, personalized support.