A MegaMoolah.com review of Captain Cooks Casino
With more than 500 casino games to choose from, Captain Cooks Casino bills itself as one of the best places on the net for online gambling. Whether or not that's true is up to players to decide.
This review is intended to help you better understand what is going on at Captain Cooks Casino as well as how you can play, what is involved with making deposits and withdrawals, etc. All bonus offers mentioned in this review are available in GBP, USD, and EUR. Other currencies may also be available such as CAD.
Note that Captain Cooks Casino is not your average online gambling site. You can navigate around the casino's website to your heart's content, but you cannot see the games without first registering. There is no demo mode that allows you to get a feel for the site before you decide to sign up. Once you have installed the casino you can see all of the games, deposit/withdrawal options in the casino lobby on your computer, or from your mobile device.
At the top of the Captain Cooks Casino homepage is a link for retrieving a lost password alongside a drop-down menu allowing visitors to choose their language preference. Just under that is the site's main menu consisting of six links:
- Sign-Up Bonus
- Casino Games
- Winners List
- Contact Us
- Play Now.
Each of the links in the main menu should be self-explanatory. If you click on the 'Winners List' link, your browser will be redirected to a new page listing all the casino's most recent winners. The list is pretty impressive. It is offered in a table that shows the initials of the winner, the game played, the amount won, and the date of the win.
The page also shows some of the sites most recent Mega Moolah jackpot winners. As you might expect, this is something we really enjoyed.
Getting back to site navigation, you will see two persistent links that show up in numerous locations on every page of the site. One purports to be a link that allows you to start playing immediately while the other is a link to the casino software download. Both links take you to the same registration page. That seems a bit sketchy to us, but it's possible that the 'Play Now' link would launch the software after it's installed.
Further down on the homepage are thumbnail graphics for a couple of the site's most popular slots. Below that is a section explaining how you could become an instant millionaire by purchasing 100 chances for a mere 5.00 deposit. There is more information about this on the 'Signup Bonus' page, or you can read about it on our 100 Chances to Become a Millionaire page.
Finally, the last section just above the footer describes the casino's 500 welcome bonus. The bonus will be discussed later in this review. As for the footer, it contains links to the administrative sections of the website. They include FAQs, the 'about us' section, and more.
Captain Cooks Casino games
Captain Cooks Casino offers all the typical game categories you would expect from a modern online casino. Click the 'Casino Games' link at the top of any page to see the four categories of games. These are:
- Slots - Captain Cooks Casino offers a variety of 3-reel and 5-reel slot games. Mega Moolah is at the top of the list for us, but there are plenty of other great titles and classics such as Thunderstruck II and Game of Thrones.
- Blackjack - Blackjack is a mainstay of every casino, be it online or land-based. Fans of this classic card game will not be disappointed when playing in Captain Cooks Casino. You can play European blackjack, classic blackjack, Vegas Strip Blackjack, and even a multi-hand game.
- Roulette - This is another classic game you can find at just about every casino. Captain Cooks offers two European roulette titles as well as both French and American roulette. All the titles follow standard rules and odds. Progressive Roulette Royale may also be available.
- Video Poker - Video poker has really come into its own in the last 10 years or so. Captain Cooks Casino offers a selection of video poker titles covering everything from Jackpot Deuces to Jacks or Better. Games are presented in an arcade format rather than the table or live game format.
Players familiar with Mega Moolah know that it is a progressive jackpot game. Well, it turns out that Captain Cooks currently offers more than a dozen games with progressive jackpots; Mega Moolah is just one of them. Major Millions, Cash Splash, and Tunzamunni are just three more examples.
Bonuses and promotions
Captain Cooks Casino offers one bonus and two promotions. The bonus is a progressive welcome bonus valued at up to 500 in total. Here is what you get:
- Second deposit - a 100% match up to 100.
- Third deposit - a 50% match up to 150.
- Fourth deposit - a 25% match up to 125.
- Fifth deposit - a 100% match up to 100.
The Mega Moolah special promotion is 100 Chances to Win at a cost of just 5. It is available to players when they make their first deposit. In essence, the 5 is converted to a 25 bonus which, when used to place 100 bets at 0.25 apiece, equals 100 chances to win.
Remember the Mega Moolah jackpot game is triggered randomly so you have a pretty good chance of having a shot at the 15 million jackpot that is currently on offer. That's right, 15 million pounds, dollars, euros.. you can win this life-changing amount on an online slot game! How does this compare to land-based casino jackpots such as the huge Vegas jackpots? Read our article: How do we compare to Vegas progressives?
Captain Cooks' other promotion is their VIP club. You do not have to sign up to become a VIP member, just register and start playing for real money. Every session will earn points you will eventually be able to redeem for credits. The VIP program is a multi-level program with six different levels that earn higher rewards as you make your way through them.
Making deposits and withdrawals is pretty easy to do once you download and install the software. There is a 'Banking' link in the software that takes you to Captain Cooks Casino's casino ATM. This is where you deposit and withdraw. Some of the deposit options include:
- Major credit cards - Visa and MasterCard etc.
- Skrill, Netelller, UPayCard - Online electronic payment systems.
- PaySafe - An online multinational payments company.
- Entropay - Instant money transfer via virtual debit/credit cards.
- Cryptocurrencies - Bitcoin is available via third party.
Captain Cooks Casino ostensibly offers multiple withdrawal options as well. Unfortunately, they do not list those options on their website. Their site does say that all withdrawals are subject to a 50 minimum except for DBT/WIRE transfers, which have a 300 minimum.
It would be nice if the Captain Cooks website offered a little bit more information about banking. For example, their site states that withdrawals are first credited back against recent deposits where applicable. It also says that "winnings above the value of your deposits are sent back via your preferred method of payment." Neither of these statements is fully explained.
Captain Cooks Casino offers a mobile-friendly experience. Most of the games are available to play on mobile, including the Mega Moolah, which has been mobile-ready since 2012 thanks to new technology. You can play the world famous progressive jackpot slot on a wide range of iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
Captain Cooks Casino might be a good option if you don't mind downloading and installing the Microgaming deluxe software on your Windows computer, or play from mobile.
From our point of view, requiring downloadable software to play is a big negative for this casino because the software is limited only to Windows-based computers. Mac users are out of luck unless they run a Windows emulator for Mac.
If none of that matters to you, or you prefer to play Mega Moolah mobile, the casino certainly offers an excellent selection of games. Some of its video slots are among the most popular across the web. Their welcome bonus is also good motivation to register and play.
- Good selection of games
- Progressive jackpots
- VIP program
- Welcome bonus
- Easy to use website
- 24/7 support
- Multiple banking options
- Windows-only deluxe casino software
- No free play on website
- Limited information on the website
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