The branding behind Genesis Casino is so memorable – particularly that large image of an astronaut on rocky, moon-style terrain holding a roulette wheel – that this is a company that's sure to enjoy a long and lucrative future in the online gaming industry. Owned and operated by Genesis Global Ltd, which has also brought SpinIt and Casino Cruise to the gaming public, Genesis Casino is licensed by both the UK Gambling Commission and the Maltese Gaming Authority.
From a player’s perspective, we appreciate the funky visuals and the clever branding, but the question we have to ask is whether there a strong product to go with the marketing pizazz or not?
The team at Genesis has brought together an eclectic mix of software developers behind the site, which ensures players get a varied, but above all else high-quality, gaming experience.
There are the mainstays that all players like to see: NetEnt, Microgaming and Play ‘n Go. There's also a selection of more independent, focused games houses that have a habit of producing unique and innovative content – firms like Quickspin and NYX. As for the live casino channel, that is managed by the most respected name in the business: Evolution Gaming.
Genesis is focused solely on casino gaming; without the distraction of a sportsbook or poker channel to detract from its operations. And so the platform has been purpose-built to satisfy the needs of casino aficionados.
Desktop gamers are treated to a website that looks great and is a doddle to use too, although you will need to grease up your scrolling finger! (More on that later). If you load up your mobile browser you'll find that Genesis Casino has been ever so slightly rejigged there, but that the general DNA of the site is still the same.
Oddly, at the time of writing this review there is no dedicated app available to download from the App Store, although the parent company has produced apps for SpinIt and Casino Cruise. Perhaps a Genesis app is a work in progress...
There's a whole galaxy of games available at Genesis Casino, if you’ll pardon the pun, with more than 1300 titles available to desktop players, as well as a smaller but perfectly formed selection at the fingertips of mobile users.
There are well over 800 slot games to choose from and while accusations of quantity over quality might be levelled at other firms, don’t forget that Genesis has partnered with the likes of NetEnt, Microgaming and others. So, you are getting plenty of first-class titles to choose from.
There are more than 70 table games too, with a number of variations of blackjack, poker and roulette, plus cult favourites like Baccarat, Pai Gow and Punto Banco. Genesis is also home to one of the most well-stocked live casino channels around, with in excess of 70 types of roulette, blackjack and poker to try.
The Genesis Casino has been built with the user experience in mind, so you will find navigating your way around to be a breeze. You will however need to have a sturdy scrolling finger at your disposal! Genesis uses parallax scrolling in its layout, which means you need to scroll downwards through the 1300-strong game library to find the titles you want to play.
Unfortunately, this is one of the few downsides to this casino, with game location something of a frustration unless you know exactly which one you want to play; then you can use the search bar at the top of the screen. Otherwise, this is a casino site that is a doddle to use and rather easy on the eye into the bargain.
Promotions and Bonuses
The welcome package available is described as a ‘big bang’ by Genesis, in keeping with the astrological theme, and the deposit bonus and free spins available do that billing justice!
There is plenty more to get excited about too, with Weekly Mission Bonuses ensuring you can get your hands on lots of goodies for completing your exclusive tasks, while Lightspeed Monday’s offer free spins to help you get through the first day of the working week.
Deposit and Withdrawal
Genesis Casino accepts a myriad of payment methods for deposits and withdrawals. All of the major credit/debit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard and Maestro.
You can enjoy instant withdrawals via Skrill, Neteller and EntroPay and if you like to keep things simple then there's always the option to carry out an online bank transfer, which will see funds hit your account in 3-5 working days.
Support and Security
There are three ways to get in contact with the Genesis team: via phone (this is a free phoneline based and manned somewhere in Europe), email or by using the site’s live chat feature.
As for security, Genesis has left no stone unturned in its mission to keep players’ details safe. The site has 128-bit SSL encryption built in for maximum safeguarding and all funds are held by a secure, third-party banking institution.