With a name that evokes an image of wealth with class, Grand Mondial Casino is one of many Casino Rewards Group casinos. As part of a range of brands with identical layouts, there are few surprises for players that have experienced any of the others, but the formula is tried and trusted and everything works just fine. Grand Mondial Casino appears to be geared towards more sophisticated players but it offers little over the others.
Grand Mondial Casino’s Theme
Grand Mondial Casino’s efforts to create the impression of true prosperity, with a homepage framed in gold trim and a big set of gold-plated dice prominently featured next to the welcome offer, may be seen by some as a little kitsch. The background is an ornate design that suggests elegance, reinforced by a young woman in fine evening wear, sitting in a seductive pose on a fancy chair. Above her the words “Where fortune favours the bold…” are written in a traditional cursive script, superimposed over a black and white map of the world which could evoke the notion of the forever-travelling jet set, or a global market. The name of the casino itself is abbreviated to just ‘G.M.’ and placed in a crest which appears beside the full name at the top of the page.
There is a perfect word in British English to sum up Grand Mondial’s theme – ‘posh’, and one could even call it ‘aggressively posh’.
Specials and Bonuses with Grand Mondial Casino
Grand Mondial Casino has just one sign-up bonus offer to give, but it’s not a bad one. New players can take a total of £2,500 in free casino credits to play with in one hour. The way the promotion works is explained quite succinctly on their signup bonus promotion page. The idea is to give players a chance to try out the games on offer before making a purchase, but they are able to keep the winnings from their bonus credits. Players will need to win £20 over the original £2500 in order to collect any winnings, however if things aren’t going your way you can click ‘Try again’ at any time and the clock and balance will reset, as well as any winnings. A mimum deposit of £20 Real Money is required to claim any winnings.
Grand Mondial Casino also offers a VIP loyalty programme which rewards regular players with frequent specials and bonuses.
Game Selection at Grand Mondial Casino
As with most (if not all) Casino Rewards Group casinos, Grand Mondial Casino has 500 games to choose from with a variety that ranges from new and visually thrilling video slots like Thunderstruck II to classic table games like baccarat and craps. Like the others, they have three game titles with detailed descriptions on their games page, highlighting the most popular choices with their players. Beneath them is a selection of progressive jackpot titles with the current jackpots amounts visible, which is always a tempting sight to behold.
At the time of writing there is no Mobile Casino or Mobile Casino App available for the Grand Mondial Casino.
The Graphics/Software found at Grand Mondial Casino
There is no instant play option at Grand Mondial Casino and a download is therefore required. As they use the tried and trusted Microgaming™ software, the games are of a high quality with polished graphics and smooth functionality. There are three games included in the initial download and additional games will download in the background as you complete the signup process. Depending on your internet speed, some individual games will take some time to download, requiring a little patience.
Money Matters with Grand Mondial Casino
The ‘frequently asked questions’ page explains what banking methods are offered, and all the usual choices are there. They include credit cards, debit cards, e-wallets, direct bank transfers and pre-paid vouchers. Good to know for all United Kingdom citizens of England, Ireland Scotland and Wales is that the Great British Pound Sterling is one of the accepted currencies with Grand Mondial Casino.
One of the key yardsticks by which to measure the quality of any online casino are the support services. It is my belief that every online casino should have support available around the clock, and no fault can be found with Grand Mondial Casino in this regard. They have three means via which to call on assistance, namely live help (online chat), email or toll free telephone number. Although the toll free numbers are country specific (e.g England), if a player is outside of those territories they can email their phone number and support will call them back. The site also features a ‘frequently asked questions’ page which players will likely find helpful, explaining in detail many of the more complicated aspects of claiming bonuses, making deposits and utilising the software.
Overall Rating of Grand Mondial Casino
Although Grand Mondial Casino, despite its fancy décor and gold and silver colour-scheme, is a case of ‘more of the same’ when compared with other Casino Rewards Group brands, it still works. Its layout is simple and elegant and players should find that it offers everything they need. With support on hand and helpful guides on the important matters, even those new to gambling online shouldn’t have much trouble. Grand Mondial Casino gets 4 spades out of 5.