Is your name David? It doesn’t have to be, but wouldn’t it be cool if it was? There are even legal ways to sign it if interested. Though we will grant that this might just be taking the casino experience a few steps too far.
Prepare your weapon (money) and get ready for battle. Can you slay the beast? This metaphor has some limits: You just want to win some money from your casino, not kill it dead.
That said, David vs. Goliath illuminates the feeling of standing alone against the house. Luckily, you have help from a strong welcome bonus and an instant VIP membership. With Sunday spins, and possibly even cashback, slaying this beast may not be as hard as you may think.
Welcome Package – Triple your first deposit
With a name like Goliath, it would be very strange to discover a puny welcome bonus.
Let’s just put it like this: We are not disappointed! What you will get here is not only a generous welcome bonus but one with a degree of flexibility too.
What do we mean by that? Simply – you have two different options when you make your first deposit. These are as follows:
- 1st deposit: 200% up to £200 when you deposit over £50 OR 100% up to £200 when you deposit up to £50 + 20 Bonus Spins
- 2nd deposit: 150% up to £400 + 10 Bonus Spins
- 3rd deposit: 100% up to £300 + 10 Bonus Spins
- 4th deposit: 50% up to £200 + 10 Bonus Spins
This means you can collect up to £1,100 + 50 Bonus spins across your first four deposits. We won’t make too many more jokes like this, and we are truly sorry, but: Will that make you feel like a giant?
Terms and conditions – read the fine print!
The minimum deposit amount needed to trigger this package of bonuses is £20.
The wagering requirements is x35. This is standard and neither bad nor great.
Different games will contribute differently towards meeting the wagering requirements. At Goliath Casino, most jackpots and table games, as well as some specified slots will not contribute anything towards wagering requirements.
Even within the slots category, some games are set at 50% contribution while others contribute 100%. All NetEnt games are set at 50%. For the full list, please read the casino terms and conditions page.
Goliath Casino Free Spins & Bonus Spins
At the time of writing, Goliath Casino only offered bonus spins as part of the welcome package.
However, it’s worth noting that various tiers of the VIP program offers free play as a reward so players looking for that free spins thrill still have ways to receive them.
Quick 2-step sign up
When you land on the casino you will see a button with the words “Open Account” in the top right corning. Click, and you are already on the way.
The first step literally only requires your email, username and password.
The second step wraps in more details. However, considering how many other casinos do their sign-up process in 3-4 steps, it is very understandable. This is where you will in your:
- First name
- Last name
- Date of Birth
- Full address
- Phone number
Note: This is also where you may opt-out of getting promotions sent your way. Simply uncheck the box if you are not interested.
This completed all you have to do is actually to click “Open Account” – and you are a member. You can already access the website on your account. Though you will also need to verify a code sent to your email to officially get started. Don’t worry, it should already be waiting for you.
No regular promotions outside the VIP club
This is not so much of a negative considering how all new starters join the VIP club. And yes: There is the weekly “Free Play Sunday” where you get spins based on how high up you are in the rankings.
However, if you are looking for your standard promotions there aren’t any. Of course, you can keep an eye on the promotions page to see if anything pops up.
Automatic VIP membership
When you collect your welcome bonus you will be automatically added to the ranks of VIP membership. Of course, you won’t get all the goodies just that quickly. Whenever it is this easy to get into a VIP club it usually means one thing: There are multiple levels.
And oh yes: Prepare to climb!
Stage one, your starting level, is literally just called “new member”. No fancy names, no shiny graphics, just a new member. For all intents and purposes, you are part of a loyalty program.
Collect points and rise
When you first start you need to collect 35 reward points to actually be able to convert them into a bonus. At the top level, you only need 15 reward points. Talk about rags to riches.
There is more, from level two you will also get spins every Sunday, and the number of spins you get will only increase the higher you climb.
Higher levels will also give you many fringe benefits, including a personal VIP manager.
7 levels, with exclusive invitations at the top
We can technically divide these 7 levels into 3:
- You have your new membership level – which really doesn’t do much.
- You then have Bronze, Silver and Gold. These are the levels you can climb to reasonably quickly – and they are all more or less in the same bracket. What do we mean by that? Well, when you join bronze you get access to VIP Tournaments – but that’s it. There are no other new features opened at these levels. You only keep improving on what you have.
- It is when you reach Platinum that all the doors fly open.
Platinum VIP is the highest level you can get to without an exclusive invitation.
This is when you get your personal VIP account manager, and the ability to get personalised offers. Better, you will actually start collecting cashback, and your withdrawal process will be upgraded to “express”.
Once you have reached this level there are no new features to unlock, however – they can be improved. With an exclusive invitation to Premium VIP, or the absolute top: “Prestige VIP”. These give you even better cashback, even better offers and of course, points are validated much faster.
If you are planning on being a big spender or playing the long game, we think you’ll end up having a lot of fun here.
Over 800 slots and casino games
Goliath Casino is home to a solid range of casino games, in a variety of categories. All players, no matter their casino preferences, will find plenty to enjoy here. That said, with under 700 video slots, the selection is actually much smaller than what you will find at many major competitors.
While the amount of games is only about average, they certainly started off on the right foot. We are actually met with an eye-watering selection of titles from some of the best game providers in the business. The list includes:
- Play’n GO
- Elk Studios
Smaller studios are also given a platform here, including Ezugi, Pragmatic Play, Playson, Habanero, Booming Games, Merkur, Ainsworth, Scientific, Blueprint, Realistic, and Lightning Box.
You can actually start to wonder how they didn’t cross that 1,000 game mark.
Live Casino and Table Games
We can’t quite understand why the Table Games section includes Live Casino games without warning. If you are not a frequent player and just gave Goliath a casual glance you would think it did not have a live casino at all.
Well, the games are here, they just don’t have their own section.
The shared tab is called “Casino Games”, and has a little over 50 games in total.
Here you will be able to find a large selection of Blackjack and Roulette, but not too much else. Yes, Baccarat is here, but not in the same variety. There are also a few smaller games like Dream Catchers and Deuces Wild present. Overall though, we are just not too impressed.
A very tiny jackpot selection
Mega Fortune is here, but none of the other major jackpot slots is. In fact, next to nothing is here. You can play Divine Fortune, Cosmic Fortune, Leprechaun Goes to Hell and, erm, Redeem the Dream. And that’s it, at least at the time this review was written. We sincerely hope something else has been added in the meantime.
Play hundreds of games on the go
You can easily become a member, make deposits and play from your mobile or tablet. Just visit the casino by the regular URL in your mobile browser (or search them up), and you are ready to get started.
The entire website is mobile-friendly, with intuitive touch control and thoughtful design. Yes, a smaller screen doesn’t necessarily mean a diminished casino experience. There is no Goliath app, and there is no need for it either. Just log in and play hundreds of games wherever you are.
Quick and easy payments
The major e-wallets and credit cards are accepted. Most players will be quite happy with the selection available, and we hope you are too.
Your current options are:
You will, of course, be able to deposit and play in Pound Sterling. You will also be able to choose Euro, SEK and NOK.
The minimum deposit accepted is £20.
Withdrawals are completed within 24 hours. The minimum withdrawal amount is set at £10. The maximum monthly withdrawal limit is set at £7,000. The only exception is if you are a Platinum VIP member or higher.
This somewhat low limit might disappoint veteran players.
Any withdrawal requests of over £2,300 will require additional proof of identity from the player.
You will be able to reach customer support from 06:00 to 23:00 GMT, Monday to Sunday.
You can contact them directly via live chat or by sending a message to their email: email@example.com.
The fact that you cannot reach support 24/7 is very disappointing. Most major competitors will have support agents available around the clock. Of course, if you are not aiming to play into the long hours of the night, this will not be an issue.
About Goliath Casino
Goliath Casino began operating in February 2018. They are a Malta-based company registered as Goliath Ltd.
Outside of their original MGA licence, they are of course the older of a UK Gambling Commission licence. This means they are under both UK and EU law.
It’s easy to understand why a casino would choose to be named after the biblical behemoth. We are surprised no one picked up the handle before. Do they live up to the name? We guess that is up to you do decide.