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Hippodrome Casino Review

Hippodrome Casino review by Gideon F on February 25, 2016.
Author's Rating: 4.0 / 5
USP: A London-based land casino with a very good online operation
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Hippodrome Casino

hippodrome casinoIf you have ever been to Leicester Square in London, chances are that you've seen the Hippodrome which is on the corner of Charing Cross Road and Cranbourn Street. And if you haven't been in, it's well worth a visit. There are gaming tables and slot machines on the floor level of the old club, with bars and even a night club spread over the higher floors so that you can peer over and watch the action.

But anyway, enough of the London Hippodrome, we are hear to talk about the Hippodrome online casino, which now runs on Microgaming software with popular slots like Immortal Romance and Thunderstruck (although not the new Playboy slot as apparently the brand isn't condusive to Hippodrome's way of thinking). So what used to be quite an average place to play, is now mixing it with the big boys. You can also play for the big jackpots on Mega Moolah as they run this progressive game here.

hippodrome slotsThere is a decent range of games on this site- all of my favourite Microgaming slots in fact (it´s a Microgaming specialist like UK Casino Club), and it is pretty successful in recreating the Hippodrome "feel" (in as much as you can do this online). They do not offer a desktop download client, however, - all the games are flash based (or html5 if you are playing on your iPad, iPhone or Android phone). I love the animated Hippodrome logo (the chariot and horses) that rears up when the pages are loading- this is a site that has been designed with today's fast connection speeds and powerful machines in mind. It's easy to browse around and test the games for free before you switch to real play (the only games you can't do this on are the ones with progressive jackpots). My only slight bugbear, was that I couldn't find any way of resizing the games which are all embedded, other than by zooming in on the browser (which works I guess).

Hippodrome's customer support is handled by Betway who have good experience in this area. Once my colleague got to VIP status he started to receive a regular monthly bonus (pretty decent size too) with no WR plus a couple of gifts in the post. There basic level customer support is responsive - within 12 hours generally and you get an auto-responder to say your request has been received which personally I am a fan of.

hippodrome slotsThe signup bonus offers add up to £1000: a £250 100% match on your first deposit, a £250 25% match on your second and a £500 50% match on you 3rd. If you are playing slots, you'll need to turn over the bonus 50x before withdrawing any winnings, which is on the hefty side, but it is only applicable on the bonus (and not the bonus + the deposit unlike some other casinos)

The Hippodrome Online Casino, like one of it's primary online competitors 32Red, only features Microgaming games - so bear that in mind if you are a fan of the land-based slots like Pharaohs Fortune, Treasures Of Troy, Cleopatra or Rainbow Riches or Novomatic's 'Gaminator' games like Book Of Ra Deluxe. You aren't going to find it here. But that still leaves you with an excellent choice, and you can also "wander over" to the live tables and play roulette, blackjack and baccarat with live dealers if you like. Cash out times are pretty standard- 48 hours- making this casino a good choice for Microgaming slots fans. I am hoping that they star running some cross promotions with their London Casino, so I can get some freebies online from Leicester Square and vice versa!


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