This outer space/extraterrestrial life-themed casino was an Editor’s Pick in Gambling Online Magazine for 2004. With an array of intriguing bonuses and their award-winning software, Sci Fi Casino Online deserves its reputation of being an “out of this world” place to play and, hopefully, win big. All players are eligible for additional rewards through the SciFi Casino loyalty program, the Galaxy Club. For trekkies, aliens, and all forms of space cadet, SciFi Casino may very well become your latest home away from home.
Bonuses & Promotions
A competitive 100% signup bonus, up to $250, starts you off right, plus if you join Sci Fi Casino via an affiliate site, you’ll get an additional $15 free, no deposit required. Additional bonuses are available for specific games, IF, as with the $15 no-deposit bonus, you sign up through an affiliate. High rollers can look forward to a bonus on first time deposits over $1000, with a max. bonus of $600. Probably the most unique and interesting promotion they offer, however, is their Complimentary Cocktails – random drink-themed bonuses of between $3 and $25 offered Wednesdays and Saturdays between 4pm and 10pm in honor of “Happy Hour”.
Software & Graphics
SciFi Casino uses RealTime Gaming software, a platform that benefits from not saturating the industry like most of their competitors. Real Time Gaming won the Silver medal (2-nd place) for Gaming Online Magazine’s “Top Casino Software” of 2004. Though the graphics are more 2D than 3, and the sound effects aren’t necessarily the most authentic in the industry, Real Time software is one of the most pleasing to the eye which, after all, is a huge factor when you’re going to be staring at the computer screen for untold hours on end.
At last count, I found about 30 slot machines and about 20 video poker variants at Sci Fi Online Casino, including many “Bonus” versions with extra opportunities to win big. At the time of this writing, they offered 9 progressive jackpots, including a few not available at non-Real Time Gaming casinos. Of course you’ll find the old standards here as well – Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Keno, etc. And you’ll find here 6 different “international” variations of 21. That ought to keep you busy for a while. And if not, have no fear; the folks at Real Time Gaming strive to introduce new games as often as humanly possibly, which keeps the selection always fresh and exciting.
Payouts, Cashouts & Security
SciFi Casino boasts same day e-Cash Direct payouts (certain restrictions apply). A somewhat annoying, but probably necessary, hurdle to jump through in cashing out winnings is the “Security Form” players must email or fax to the Cashier in order to claim their money. The RealTime Gaming software random number generator used by Sci-Fi Online Casino has been tested and approved by Princeton University. They enforce a strict, zero-tolerance age check policy, ensuring that no underage gambling occurs on their site.
A reasonably dense FAQ section, coupled with a handful of category-specific email addresses, should help you get any issues with the software, the cashier, or the website squared away. But if not, feel free to contact their instant live support team any time of day or night, any day of the week. I promise, despite the misleading (or possibly alluring) icon on the live chat button, you won’t be speaking with an E.T.