Lucky Nugget Casino
Lucky Nugget is part of the well regarded Belle Rock online casinos group. It’s on Microgaming, so it has over 300 games and also offers monthly 100% match loyalty bonuses. Note that the first deposit bonus needs to be claimed within 72 hours of signing up or it is forfeited. Withdrawals are processed the day after requesting your cashout and unusually Lucky Nugget does cashouts at weekends too. The support response is slower than many (8 hours for me) and they don’t alow cashouts back to a credit card, although they do give you plenty of other options. Support aside, Lucky Nugget was pretty good all-round, although UK and Europeans may find 32Red which has the same games, more suitable. It is probably among the most popular online casinos with Americans however.
The Lucky Nugget online casino is part of the reputable Belle Rock group of casinos using the solid Microgaming Viper platform, complete with “Expert Mode” – essential for novices and very useful for pros too. Its main strength is in its reputable brand name and high value player promotions (as i write, there are nine cars up for grabs!) and its one for the more serious player looking for peace of mind and good support rather than the bonus hunter – the bonuses are unremarkable (see below) but you do get a good service here with no worries about payments or the like. With masses of slot games, video pokers and table games on offer, Lucky Nugget always gets the latest games added pretty much as soon as they appear. Feature slots include, arguably, the best non-jackpot slot machine in “Thunderstruck” (it’s addictive so be warned!) and there is a bonus here for lovers of Thunderstruck in that Lucky Nugget also has the “Belle Rock” slot which is identical to Thunderstruck and offers an alternative when you hit a bad streak. Rich in video pokers, we also find all the Microgaming Video Poker variations including Double Double Bonus, Double Bonus and Bonus Poker. Utilising Microgaming’s “Viper” software, Lucky Nugget also has the “auto-hold” and “auto-play” feature ensuring optimum strategy betting and is essential for novices and those who like to play fast or go for a drink while the casino plays itself! Trust me, this is one hell of a useful feature!
Like most MG casinos, Lucky Nugget utilises the “Reverse Withdrawal” facility meaning each time you cash out you have a certain amount of time to “reverse” the withdrawal. At Lucky Nugget this carries a 24 hour window and while it doesn’t suit everyone, you can email support who will flush withdrawals for you ahead of that if you wish (for more specific data check out Luck Nugget online casino in the OCDB). Their support isn’t the fastest, but it seems to respond well within the 24 hours they advertise – I found 4-6 was about the average waiting time if emailing. Lucky Nugget offers a good range of electronic banking options such as NETeller, Click2Pay etc along with credit/debit cards, and has the unusual but excellent facility to choose where to withdraw to every time you cash out. Cashouts are generally back in NETeller the next day and if NETeller is your option, then I made a first cashout of $3,500 without being asked for ID too, which makes a pleasant change. One would imagine if this was direct to a card then you would be asked to provide ID for security – that’s normal across all online casinos that don’t use a proprietary system like Ecash.
The signup bonus needs to be claimed via the website within 72 hours of registering and is credited within 48 hours of the claim. However it is only wagerable on the slots and video slots with a hefty x20 wagering requirement (x30 if you live in Poland, Israel, Denmark or China!). There is also a loyalty scheme awarding 0.01% cash-back on all wagers. Thankfully and unlike some casinos, this is started automatically when you open an account – no need to register seperately – and cash is credited back to your account on the 6th day each month if you have accumulated over 1000 points. Under 1000 and its carried forward to the next month as is normal.