Yup! It’s time for another one of our honest reviews with all of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Today we take a visit to Roaring 21, owned by the same folks that run CasinoMax and Cherry Jackpot. While neither of the 2 sites just mentioned are favorites of ours really, they are still solid and deserve to be on our list of Online Casinos. Let’s face it. If they weren’t, would I bring them up at all?
- Official URL: https://roaring21.com/
- Deposit bonus: Up to $10,000 in free bonus money on first five deposits
- USA players welcome
- Dozens of slot machines
- Table games and video poker
- 24/7 customer support
- Bitcoin banking options available
Roaring 21 – The Site Front and Back
Visually, Roaring 21 is absolutely beautiful with a clean, blue-ish gray, minimalist background. Maybe I’m biased because I love those colors and I don’t mind staring at this theme that carries over no matter which page you’re looking at.
Up at the top of your page, you’ll find all of the navigation links, albeit only 4 of them. You’ve got the “Download” link for those with a crappy internet connection or would like to do some playing on the go.
“Games” shows you a little selection of featured games, and on this page, you have some links on the left-hand side to break this down into sections to help you find the type of game you’re in the mood for. This is broken down by
- Progressives (their version of the ‘Megasaur’ jackpot is currently at a little over $1 Million. Just pointing that out)
- Table Games
- Video Poker
“Promotions” takes you to get a look at all of the current bonuses going on, (and we’ll tell you some of them as well, toward the bottom of this page!). Lastly, you’ve got a “Home” tab taking you to, you guessed it, the Home Page.
As for the back end, well, of course, they don’t let us look at their code so we’re not able to look for mistakes or flaws. However, this author has been goofing off on the site for a while and has not found any slow down or lag occurrence. Roaring 21 is fast and responsive and everything just feels sleek and modern. They’re using some of the latest software from Real Time Gaming, which as you probably already know, is among the best in the industry.
Clicking on “Games” at the top has the site start to break the available games to try and help you find whatever you’re in the mood to play.
First off, we have your “Progressive” games. This means that while playing these games there is a jackpot attached to the game that slowly grows over time, waiting for someone to grab it. This money comes from either your initial wager or from a “side wager” that you can make while playing. While this is being typed, there are 3 slot games and 3 table games available as Progressive Games.
Next in the menu is “Slots”. This is the heart of “Roaring 21” right here. Many, many slots available and clicking this spot tries to put them all into a category for you to find some to your liking. You’ve got
- 5 Reel
- Floating Symbols
- Bonus Round
- 3 Reel
- 6 Reel
Obviously, just click on the type of slots you’re into and then you’re ready to pick some out and go for that win!
This will bring you into an area populated with some games that aren’t necessarily slot games and have a hard time fitting into other categories. There are board games, scratch cards, table games, Keno, Bingo, and even a “shooting” game where you hang out and shoot fish. Seriously, go check it out!
This will take you to their Table Games selection where let’s face it, you will not find the worlds best selection. Right now there are 10 selections for you to choose from. Of the ten games here, they are all different variations of Blackjack, so if that’s your thing, you’ll probably have a blast right here.
With the other 2, you’ve got Caribbean Hold ‘Em and Caribbean Stud.
This brings us to our last section here, the Video Poker. Let’s be honest here. There’s nothing new here that will “wow” you and make you stand up in your seat.
With the 14 versions available at the time of this writing, they’re all the same versions you’re going to find at any other Online Casino, making themselves very forgettable as far as this department goes.
The games offered here are not bad, not at all, but it is the same ones offered by virtually everyone else.
Sign Up / Safety / Security / Privacy
Signing up to join is quick and painless. You’ll provide your first and last name, your email address, and a username for the site.
After that little bit of info you’ll input your birthday, choose a password, confirm that password and that’s it. You’re all ready to go! Eventually, and especially if you win big, you’ll have to verify your identity. We here are big fans of just doing that right away and get that chore out of the way, but ultimately it’s up to you.
Note – If you did want to verify your ID right away, Roaring does require that you make at least one deposit first.
As for the safety of the site, (the safety of your information) is being protected by 128-bit encryption. Yes, that actually is the lowest of the standards today but still nothing to sneeze at!
For your privacy, they give the same speech everyone else does about how your info is safe, they won’t sell it, they won’t spam you, blah blah blah. Upon writing this review I signed up with Roaring and in the last couple of days I did get one email from them, but I actually do not feel as though I was getting spammed by them. I have not gotten any unsolicited emails and the one I did get from Roaring contained a pretty good “one time just for you” deposit code.
Roaring 21 really does stand out here with a great number of special promotions going on at all times. Whether you are a new player, a reloading player, a credit or a bitcoin user, there’s something for you to be found.
These can all be found simply by clicking on the Promotions tab up at the top of the page after which time all available codes will be displayed for you to take a look at.
For just a small taste of the available promos going on right now, there are currently promos for
- A 200% Welcome Bonus
- A 70% Slots Bonus
- A 300% bitcoin Bonus
- A 200% Mastercard Bonus
and an absolute mess of everything in between!
Heaven forbid you do have a problem and need to talk to someone. Roaring gives you 2 options to contact them being Live Chat and Email. If you do end up needing their email address for anything, it’s just firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just to test it out and see how they operated I went to the Live Chat option and asked a question that one would not know without the use of a live, real person using Google. They answered my question quickly and professionally leaving me very impressed with their customer service.
Trust us. You do not want to find yourself needing customer service and not be able to get in touch with anyone.
Deposits and Withdrawals
As of right now, you’ve got 3 options for deposits and 3 options for withdrawals. Your deposits can be
- Visa – Minimum Deposit $35 – Maximum Deposit $1000
- Mastercard – Minimum Deposit $35 – Maximum Deposit $1000
- bitcoin – Minimum Deposit $30 – Maximum Deposit $1000
and they say that Ecopayz, Neteller and Skrill are all on the way.
For withdrawals, the options are
- Check – Minimum $200 – Maximum $3000
- Bank Wire – Minimum $200 – Maximum $4000
- bitcoin – Minimum $30 – Maximum $4000
and they say that Visa, Ecopayz, Neteller, and Skrill are on the way.
If making a withdrawal with either the Check or the Bank Wire you will also have to pay a $25 fee, however, there is no fee associated with the bitcoin option.
Pros & Cons
Roaring 21 is fast, it’s clean, it’s responsive, and it’s visually appealing. The long list of bonuses are fantastic and the (current) Welcome Bonus is among the best around. Unfortunately, that’s it.
You may have a great time at Roaring 21, and there’s a reason that they’re on our short list of Online Casinos that you can actually trust, no doubt about that.
We just don’t want you to be surprised if after playing a couple of slots that you haven’t seen elsewhere, you may find yourself wanting “more”.