Deckmedia is one of the better US friendly online casino groups that we have run across, and the company has a reputation for its casinos consistently paying out winnings in a timely manner. The group owns several casinos that run on different software platforms, which gives players the chance to play different games at casinos run by the same people. Red Stag Casino runs on the popular, but not widely offered, WGS Technology platform. How does it hold up against its sister sites?
Software and game selection
Red Stag Casino is powered by WGS Technology (previously known as Vegas Technology). This software isn’t adopted by nearly as many casinos as other US friendly platforms like RTG or Rival, so it is a welcome change of pace for those of you in the United States. The casino is available as both a downloadable piece of software or through a web-based platform, both of which are nearly identical in terms of games offered and presentation. I found the registration process to be simple, and within a few minutes I was registered and ready to make my first deposit.
The game selection at Red Stag Casino is diverse, with the casino offering more than 150 games. Players will find no shortage of slot machines, table games, video poker titles, and parlour games. The games are generally well-presented, as slots oftentimes bring colourful graphics, fun themes, and immersive features, and the table games have a nice high-end feel and options to enable a lightning quick deal that I enjoyed. WGS slots are middle of the range these days when it comes to graphical and aural splendour compared to the latest slot machines from industry heavyweights. However one big advantage of these slots is the speed with which the games load, as it is among the quickest you will find.
Players looking to hit it big will find that there are six slot machines with progressive jackpots as well as a progressive blackjack game, all of which have hefty prizes should you get lucky and hit the winning combination. Another way to win big is through Red Stag’s tournaments, which are regularly scheduled and have entry fees ranging from free to a few dollars. The WGS Technology tournaments system is still the best one online in my opinion. There can be real skill and tension involved as you start with a small balance and do your best to build it up to a point where you can win – and of course judging when to stop playing and holding what you have. This is far better than the mindless Microgaming tournaments where you just click spin as fast as humanly possible in order to total up your wins during the time limit.
If you are a gambler who likes to play on the go, Red Stag Casino has a mobile casino that mixes in classic slots, video slots, video poker, blackjack, roulette, and tournaments all onto your smartphone or tablet. While the library of games isn’t nearly as large as the desktop site, I was still impressed with the variety of games I was able to play through my iPad.
Banking and Customer Support
When it comes to banking, Red Stag Casino does a good job offering a variety deposit and withdrawal options to players. The casino offers deposits via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Skrill, Neteller, Quick Cash, Sofort, and Paysafecard, although as an American player I was restricted to credit card deposits. The casino has a maximum withdrawal amount of $2000 per week, which is definitely on the low side, even compared to other U.S. friendly casinos.
I played a fair bit at Red Stag and ended up winning a bit of money and opted to receive a check by carrier. I do have to say that although this operator does issue payments quickly, there are a number of fees associated with check or wire services. For my $250 check to be processed I had to give up a $30 fee. Still, they do a good job of processing payments, and I received my check inside of a week.
Customer support was helpful, as I dealt with a woman named Carla who helped me to understand the loyalty point system present at Red Stag. I found her to be quick to answer, and I was satisfied with the answers she gave me.
Security, Fairness, and Responsible Gaming
Security is a matter that Casino Listings takes very seriously, and we check each and every online casino we review to ensure that your private information is protected according to modern security standards. Red Stag’s website does not use encryption at all times so you will not see the security padlock that you may be used to seeing at other sites when browsing with a secure connection. However our tests showed that the casino does employ encryption at appropriate times so that your logins and financial transactions are secure and cannot be intercepted or snooped on by third parties. Still, it would be more reassuring for the not so technically inclined to be able to visibly see that their connection is secure by default.
Deckmedia holds an AntillePhone license to operate its casinos from the jurisdiction of Curacao. This sort of license is not rated highly by us at Casino Listings as the jurisdiction has no player support processes and does little to regulate its own licensees. The casino claims to have had its RNG audited for fairness, but this tells you nothing about the payout rates of the games. Nor does the casino publish any audits that report the monthly payouts of its games. While I trust this operator to offer a fair casino, they can do a lot better than this.
One thing that was a bit of a disappointment was the fact that Red Stag Casino does not directly address responsible gaming on its site at all. Most casinos have a page dedicated to identifying problem gambling behaviours while also referring players to organisations that can provide assistance. The better ones offer players the ability to set limits on their gambling via a set of self administered account settings. It is a real shame that Red Stag does not offer any of this, but really this is par for the course for casinos operating from the almost unregulated Curacao jurisdiction. If you do want to set any limits on your play at this casino you will need to contact customer support and make a request with them.
Red Stag Casino has some good things going for it: an experienced operator, the good library of WGS games, and reasonable payout times for American players. Still, it is clear that this casino lags behind the industry leaders in other facets of its operations, most notably in the small weekly payout restrictions, non publication of payout rates, and the lack of responsible gambling controls.
Red Stag Casino Jackpots
These are the current progressive jackpots at Red Stag Casino as recorded by our casino jackpots tracker. Click a jackpot name to view detailed statistics, jackpot graphs, and win records.