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With such a name we expected Brutal Casino to great us with a headbanging Satan and a whole array of hues of red, black, gray and all in between. We were expecting, finally, a metal casino for the metal fans, but what we got was nowhere near that. We don't know what's so brutal about this one, but if ever there was false advertising it's here. In fact, the name that would better suit it is “Mild Casino” because from what we have seen this word best incorporates the package offered here. Read the reviewe to find where things went south.
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At first we did not believe it, thinking we had missed something, but there it was. There were no bonuses by the casino, only third part tournaments, which although welcome, are not enough and are rarely considered by new time players as a core offering. These players almost always want to open an account with the help of a welcome package or some other first time deposit bonus. Well, too bad Brutal Casino hasn't got one, so here's a whole target audience gone down the drain. We just have one question to Brutal Casino: what sort of an audience does it expect to draw without the presence of any bonuses.
The tournaments themselves are all form outside source; even here the casino does not take the initiative. We have Holiday Tournaments, Egypt Gold Rush, and Drops and Wins. All classic, but all precarious, and of course, time limited. At some point they will disappear, and who's to tell what will come next.
Please be aware that each tournament has its own bonus terms and conditions, so if you participate in any make sure to go through these details and strictly adhere to them.
At least there is a Loyalty Program with 6 levels, but it feels quite underwhelming to be honest. The rewards seem to be only bonus money.
There's nothing else to talk about; we have said plenty enough about tournaments and especially third party tournaments, and readers are aware of these. What we wanted to known was what Brutal Casino offered, but it seems that this casino is brutal only in its lack of content, an aspect of the platform that is deeply rooted in all other elements of the casino.
Not having its own bonuses is surely a very bad beginning to a review that will follow the same path of disappointment to the end; bonuses are not the only thing that Brutal Casino is missing, as clients will soon read about.
Bear with us as the legal situation with Brutal Casino is on the more alternative side of things.
The company that operates the casino is called Atum Poisson LTD., which is a company licensed Gambling Authority Of Antigua and Barbuda, and as such under the local jurisdiction of that country. The firm is also authorized to conduct services throguh the Interactive Gaming and Interactive Wagering Regulations.
This is all good on paper, but the truth is that there was no way to validate either statement. For one, there was no seal of license on the footer nor anywhere on the site for that matter. So, despite personally believing the casino (no one would go into such detail to deceive, especially in this industry), we cannot properly and officially state that Brutal Casino is regulated without solid proof, of which we have none.
As far as we're concerned, this is an offshore license. The difference between this and Curacao is that the latter is actually the home to the biggest regulators in the industry, and has long ago escaped the trapping it namesake. However, we have no real information on the validity or internal doings of either the Gambling Authority Of Antigua and Barbuda nor the Interactive Gaming and Interactive Wagering Regulations. We can only suppose that the safety, security, and fairness of the customer are pillars upon which these regulators swear.
And anyway, we find no reason for Brutal Casino to be lying. Online casino are very, very rarely, if ever, scammers, and we have probably encountered one or two such cases during our career. But still, clients should be aware of this uncertain legal situation with this casino. The most common signs of the unregulated casinos are often legal document amendments without prior warning, delayed payments, and hidden fees.
DEPOSIT AND WITHDRAWAL
Currencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), Euro (EUR), US Dollar (USD)
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Lo and behold, Brutal Casino has a payment page with basically what we require to complete our little table of payment details. That's great, but what we did not like is that there is an overreliance on crypto based payment methods, such as BTC, ETH, Tether, Tron, LTC, and more. Readers should know before entering any crypto friendly environment that these currencies are decentralized, and as such are not in anyone's control. This has direct consequence to the value of the coins, meaning that one minute you will be holding a fortune, and the next it will be close to worthless. Although such examples are an exaggeration, they still a precipitating warning.
It's also odd that bank transfers are only available for withdrawals. Which seems counterintuitive but it is what it is.
We have to mention that users may experience payment system fees, which are nothing out of the ordinary. In fact all sorts of transactions have them. These depend on users' personal circumstances, like current jurisdictions, payment method, and casino regulation/base of operation. There also may be currency conversion fees, as well as crypto-related commissions which are the true unexpected factor here.
Note that all deposits have to be played throguh at least once before a client can withdrawal. If it is not rolled over, the casino will cancel the withdrawal request. Also, this requirement is not connected to any bonus wagering, not that there are any, since the casino does not have its won bonuses.
After a period of 18 months during which an account is inactive, i.e not logged into, the casino will start charging said dormant account with a $5 commission per month. This will continue until the account reaches zero, or the user reactivates the account.
GAMES AND GAME SUPPLIERS
The cassino offers a fantastic presentation where its games collection is, we give it props for that. It felt great to scroll throguh the games, and despite the issues we will discuss, the casino nails this aspect, despite some average filtering and organization skills. Too bad that the overall gaming situation with Brutal Casino is downright disappointing, as you will see.
Let's start with the video slot games. We have the big names such as Gates of Olympus, Big Bass Splash, Spell Binding Mystery, 777 Ultra Luck, Rainbow Reels, The Dog House, Treasure of Olympus, Forge of Olympus, Royal Joker, Jane Hunter and the Mask of Montezuma, Sweet Bonanza, Aztec Fire, Black Wolf, Frozen Tropics, and more. But in total there were only 500 slots, and yes the most popular and playable ones are here, there just isn't that much variety to make the collection impressive. In fact, in retrospect, its downright limited, and despite the good presentation, that at times convey the exact opposite message – that of abundance – the games are simply not enough for the casino to be taken seriously.
Then we come to the live games, which are much in the same predicament, if not worse than the slots. It just might well be considering that there are a total of 28 games. But at least we give it props for including very different game types: Vegas Ball Bonanza, Spin the Wheel games, Roulette, Snakes and Ladders, Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack, Dragon Tiger, Andar Bahar, and Teen Patti. That's quite the ride for only 28 games in total. But we noticed that there was no poker.
Brutal Casino continues the disappointing streak by teasing users with Mini games, only to turn up with a mini selection: Aviatrix, Big Bass Crash, Minessweeper, and some others. We can't say that we are impressed, or even glad to see these. If the broker wanted to impress it should have included more than that.
At least the 14 jackpot games are a welcome site, despite being, once again, limited in their numbers. It seems the main theme here is game variety with a very contained quantity, which is not really something we get to see every day.
But the main issue we have with Brutal is that the the casino actually looks like and carries itself as though it has thousands upon thousands of games of games. Instead we get the deceptive 600 games, or so, which is by far the biggest let down here.
All in all we can't say that we recommend Brutal Casino to anyone, no matter what casino you're looking for, nor what level you're on. Even for those crazy enough to be looking for the next big crypto casino, Brutal Casino is not nearly as close as it may seem to be at first. The fact is that the main elements of the platform, namely the golden trio: games, license, and payment grounds – are lackluster and not attractive to users. We think that players will not feel comfortable here.