Good old G’Day Casino! There’s no country quite like Australia. The land down under is associated with many a trait and function. Pristine beaches, the tropical bush full of sinister creatures, sun, surf, drunken backpackers, safari shorts and those hats with the corks dangling from them. Its native creatures are probably the weirdest in the world. There are cassowaries (essentially massive turkeys with killer talons), koalas who are constantly of their tits on eucalyptus, massive marsupials that will box your face off and man-eating crocs. Then there’s the brilliant platypus, which is essentially a beaver with a duck’s face. Oh and Alf Stewart. It’s one heck of a place, an outdoor thrill seeker’s dream. It’s not, however, very obviously associated with gaming – but G’Day Casino intends to do something about that. This celebration of all things Aussie has some special tricks up its sleeve. The onl thing not Aussie about this site is their UK Gambling Commission license, but that’s a good thing.
How Does G’Day Casino Look?
To answer this question directly, we’d say ‘a lot better than it used to look’. Why? Well, it used to be a bit garish and gimmick heavy. We’re all for a theme but we don’t like it when casinos stray into gimmick territory and if we’re honest, G’Day Casino once did. There is little point labouring that point though. Since a massive revamp in (by our reckoning) 2015, it’s a much more stylish site and all the better for it.
The Australian theme is pushed where possible of course. Surfing kangaroos and crocodiles advertise bonuses and the Sydney skyline sits along the top. For miserable Europeans, it provides a bit of escapism and wanderlust that’s proved popular. Elsewhere, the site is still fairly busy visually and uses text sparingly. It’s a classic casino at heart with a theme that sets it apart. It’s not quite as slick as some of the most well-designed casinos out there but it stills looks good and fits together nicely.
Is G’Day Casino Easy to Use?
G’Day Casino is easily navigable from the home page. There’s a top menu, which is a little overshadowed by a large banner that sits beneath it advertising the latest promotions. From there, you can coast to different sections of the site including the different game types (casino, live casino and bingo) and the help section. A side menu also allows quick access to more specific video casino games sections and thumbnails provide one-click links to popular games further down the page.
We never cease to be impressed by a casino that offers customer support 24/7 and G’Day Casino is one of them. The team may not sleep much, but they are a knowledgeable and amiable bunch who we have always found helpful. The live chat opening hours ensure help is hand regardless of your gaming preferences. If a casino is going to pay tribute to our Antipodean cousins, we suppose it would be a bit a daft if they didn’t cater to Australian time.
Which Games Can You Play at G’Day Casino?
You can play live casino, online slots, card games, table games, scratchcards and bingo at G’Day Casino. It’s a selection that’s almost as varied as the flora and fauna in the Atherton Tablelands and should be enough to ensure you don’t need to look elsewhere. As slots fans, we’re delighted to see that many of our favourite games are included. G’Day list them under the name ‘Pokies’, which is Aussie Slang for ‘Slots’ and include nearly everything from NetEnt, Nextben Gaming, NYX, Betsoft and Leander Games. They’ve added a bunch of MicroGaming titles to their catalogue too, cementing their status as one of the best games providers amongst online casinos in operation today.
There’s a small selection of jackpot slots that leans heavily on the NetEnt big boys Mega Fortune, Hall of Gods and Arabian Nights. Between those, you have a few opportunities to play for one of those life-changing 7 figure sums. The live casino only has five games to play so in truth, if real life interaction is your thing, you might want to look for something a little more extensive. Similarly, the selection of poker and table games is neat and tidy rather than big and bouncy. G’Day Casino does offer variation, but there’s little doubt that online slots are the priority.
GDay Casino Welcome Bonus
We’ve done well to get this far through the review without mentioning the G’Day Casino welcome bonus. It’s a biggie that doesn’t skimp on portion size, a point encapsulated by an enormous starter featuring of 100% up to £500 plus 50 bonus spins. You will notice that the size of G’Day regularly change the game on which the free spins can be used. At the time of the most recent update to this review, they are available on Starburst. The 100 free spins are awarded upon deposit. You must play through your bonus cash 35 times before withdrawing any associated winnings.
Pleasingly. G’Day Casino backs the offer up with a succulent 2nd deposit bonus too. You get a 50% cash bonus up to £250. Pay in €20 and get €40 to play with; credit your account with €/£500 and you’ll have €/£750 to stake. There’s no distinction between the rich and poor here. To polish off a famous Australian welcome, you receive a further bonus with your 3rd deposit of 50% up to €/£100 respectively and a further 25 spins on Hotline or Fruit Spin
To recap the bonuses
1st deposit: 100% up to £/€100 + 25 spins on Jungle Spirit or Planet of the Apes.
2nd deposit: 50% up to £/€250
3rd deposit: 100% up to £/€150 + 25 bonus spins on Hotline or Fruit Spin
Gday Casino Free Spins
Gone are the days of the GDay Casino no deposit bonus offers. It seems they have chosen to accept the UK Gambling Commissions “recommendations” and end the casino no deposit promotions. You won’t see 60 free spins or even 50 free spins from GDay Casino anymore – sorry folks. But, in reality, no deposit bonus free spins only serve to entice you into the casino and allow you to try the odd slot games. With the restrictive terms and conditions, you had no chance of winning significant real money on “free spins”. As such, we applauded Gday Casino’s move.
Why Become a Regular Player at G’Day Casino?
G’Day Casino adopts a creative approach to bonus offers, and more often than not there is something going on. There’s a stack of regular promotions for a start, all of which are crisply explained on the Promotions page. The ongoing 10% bonus on all deposits (should you want it) stands out for its uniqueness but look out for the free spins offers on Wednesdays as well as cash bonuses, cash back and mystery prizes the rest of the week. There’s a promotion for every day of the week, and a loyalty points scheme to reward regular players. The casino does lack VIP support, however, so super high rollers may find themselves in unfamiliar territory.
The G’Day Mobile Casino
G’Day Casino advertises their mobile site from the web version. They even give you the option of texting your phone directly from the site with a link you can use to download and access the games from your iPhone, iPad, smartphone or tablet. It’s convenient but may feel intrusive to some. Luckily, you can also punch G’Day Casino into your browser’s URL to load it from the web.
The mobile site is actually considerably less Australian than its desktop counterpart, with only the site’s kangaroo logo really making an appearance. They’ve made it less busy and that’s a wise move for the small screen. Impressively, they have also incorporated their excellent live chat portal into the mobile version because mobile casino players sometimes need help. We’ve used both the Ios and Android casinos and found them both to be very responsive and playable. The G’Day mobile casino is an impressive one.
Our G’Day Casino Verdict
The triple bonus welcome package and 50 spins on offer to new players at G’Day Casino always threaten to steal the headlines. There’s a good reason for that of course – any welcome bonus that stands out from hundreds of others is worth its weight in gold – but we don’t want to neglect the rest of this online casino. It really does boast an excellent games selection these days and the design revamp has done it the world of good too. We love the mobile site and commitment to customer satisfaction at G’Day. Even the theme becomes loveable over time. It’s a rewarding casino that’s worth bookmarking.