"See your cards dealt," is the tagline that introduces new players to Global Live Casino. The live dealer tables are an obvious focus for this online casino site, but there's so much more we have to analyse in this Canada review.
GlobalLive Casino has a high-roller welcome bonus that's open to new players who deposit €100 or more. Players who meet that requirement can receive a 100% bonus matched up to €500 on their first deposit. This bonus offer is available only by using the promo code "WELCOME125", so don't forget to note it down exactly.
The high-roller welcome bonus also comes with 125 free spins on Iron Sky: The Coming Race, which is a slot game based on a hilarious action movie. Free spins aren't addressed in the terms and conditions (T&Cs), but you can expect for any winnings to be credited as bonus funds. In this welcome offer, the bonus wagering requirements are set at 38x unless stated otherwise.
If new players want to deposit less than €100, then it's possible to receive a 100% bonus up to €100 by submitting the promo code "WELCOME25". The main difference with the high-roller bonus is that only 25 free spins will be provided. This time, the bonus free spins are provided for John Hunter: Big Game Hunter.
After making the first deposit, all new players can think about claiming the second deposit bonus. This can be triggered with the promo code "SECOND50" and will entitle review readers to a 50% reload bonus worth from €50 to €200. And further boosting the appeal are 50 bonus free spins for Freya: Arrow of the North.
Up next is a Monthly Reload Bonus for players who deposit €100 or more and enter the promo code "GLC20". The reward will be a 50% reload bonus potentially worth up to €300. Also featuring in this bonus offer will be 125 free spins for the Wild School slot.
Casino Global Live can be generous to players who deposit. However, it would also be great to see more bonus offers that could be claimed with no deposit. With so many spins given away on slots, this would be a viable route to giving a bonus to players with no deposit needed.
There's a stumbling block in that Global Live Casino Canada didn't accept CAD deposits as of this review. Consequently, any review readers who join must commit to using EUR to claim any of the bonus offers. The future acceptance of CAD would enable this online casino to start providing exclusive no deposit bonus deals for players living here in Canada.
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Casino Global Live is accessible through a digital software platform curated by PlayPearls. The Malta-based software specialist maintains the core platform and also provides games, but isn't the only contributor. In this review, it was a bonus to see software also included from BetSoft, Quickspin, Red Tiger, Play'n GO, Endorphina, Fugaso, Spinomenal, We Are Casino, Inbet and the Art of Games.
We found the software easy to access during our review. The gaming platform is made available through an instant-play site that uses no download online casino software. You just need to create an account and deposit if you want to wager. Alternatively, you can try fun mode and play with no deposit first.
This online casino is like most in that Windows and Mac players can join. Google Chrome is a great browser when visiting from a Windows desktop device, while Safari is a top option for a MacBook. Flash is a widely used plugin by many casino sites, so don't be surprised if you're asked to install or update an existing download.
Here in Canada, it's possible to play Global Live Casino on mobile with a tablet or smartphone. The leading options are iPhone, iPad and anything on Android, whether made by Google, Samsung, Sony or HTC. Huawei isn't guaranteed long-term access to the Android platform, so there could be compatibility issues here.
This Canada review found that Casino Global Live operates as a browser-based mobile casino site. For the most part, our review readers are happy with this approach. Meanwhile, we have to point out that this site operates well and is easy to explore, but there are alternatives if you would prefer to download Canada mobile casino apps.
Global Live Casino Canada is one of the more high-end gaming destinations on the market. The live casino suite broadcasts from an array of luxurious casinos from around the world, featuring Expo Casino, Oracle Casino, Portomaso Casino and Fitzwilliam Casino. Roulette is the most common option available, with blackjack in short supply.
The broadcast of live dealer tables from world-famous casinos is a nice touch, but it was surprising not to see a larger suite of options. For instance, Evolution Gaming is a specialist developer that can provide casinos with all sorts of live dealer tables around the clock. Many of these Canada live casino sites have Evolution table games.
Before highlighting any games, review readers must be made aware that it's possible to use fun mode and play with no deposit. Each game provides a fun mode button that is used with no deposit and or an active account. It's worth trying if you want to experience any specific games before signing up.
Some video slots can appear complicated with their bonus features, so don't forget to try playing in fun mode with no deposit. This lets you overcome any unfamiliar rules before starting to wager. You can also use this strategy for understanding with poker rules or quirky table games.
Global Live runs an online poker channel and a variety of virtual casino tables. Being able to play Craps is great, while the other top tables include European Roulette and Common Draw Roulette. In terms of cards, the best options are Double Attack Blackjack, Blackjack Double Exposure, Pai Gow Poker and Oasis Poker.
For a quicker gaming experience, try the eye-catching slot creations offered in 28 Spins Later, Aladdin's Lamp, Alkemor's Tower, Barbary Coast, Cash Tank, Cloud Quest, Dangerous Billy, Event Horizon, The Glam Life, Heist, Ivan & the Immortal King, Las Vegas or Mafia Story.
No Canada review is complete without checking which payout percentages are available:
There weren't many progressive jackpot slots to review here, and this seems to be the reason why no winner stories have been shared on-site or elsewhere online. Yes, there's a winners' ticker to review, but no amount seems especially high. With no progressive jackpot category available, you can seek out these individual titles from among the BetSoft slots: Slots Angels, Mr Vegas and At the Copa.
Global Live Casino Canada has excelled so far in this review. However, we do have to be critical in this review category, but it's understandable given that no deposit can be processed in CAD. Instead, the operator will convert CAD deposits into EUR, which was the only currency option at the time of our review.
This online casino accepts only a handful of credit cards and eWallets to deposit with. Your options to review are VISA, MasterCard, Skrill and Neteller. If there's ever an overhaul of the cashier section, then we would lobby the operator to accept CAD-based deposits made by the likes of Instadebit, Interac or iDebit.
GlobalLive Casino is clear in its promise of 24-hour support. The main contact page provides the option of an email address or submission form. Neither is especially quick, however, and we have to advise that review readers use the live chat platform if possible. This is usable for registered players who have signed in.
During the review, we also came across a FAQ page that doesn't have any questions to read. Nevertheless, you can use this section to review key operational aspects of the casino site, such as T&Cs, refunds, privacy and responsible gaming advice.
As for fairness, this review found that the online casino operates with a licence obtained from Curaçao Interactive Licensing N.V. and which is ultimately granted by the Government of Curacao. In addition to the licence, we found an on-site seal to show that the software is tested by NMi. The only concern is that the link was broken and we were unable to review any recent payout percentages for game categories.
Global Live Casino has long been a cornerstone of the industry, having been established by Platypus B.V. in 2004. PlayPearls is entrusted with running the core software platform and all gaming content is provided to players under licence from the Government of Curacao.
Over the years, this brand has kept a trustworthy image. After checking several casino portals, this review found only a couple of complaints. Resolutions were usually found and any cases without merit were rejected. Any issues can be discussed directly with the operator and, hopefully, a solution can be found without seeking independent mediation.
Global Live Casino is accessible to review readers here in Canada and from many other parts of the world. Nevertheless, we found that no deposit can be accepted if players live in any of these restricted locations: Asia, Australia, France (including overseas jurisdictions), Italy, Israel, Netherlands (including overseas jurisdictions), Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and US (including overseas jurisdictions).
One of the first features we spotted for the review was the language button in the top right corner. Any French-speakers here in Canada can use that button to switch over from English. Elsewhere in the review, there isn't much else to report. Not when this online casino is yet to introduce CAD or any Canada payment methods, such as Interac or iDebit.
The Global Live signup form doesn't automatically select Canada as your chosen country or telephone extension, so be prepared to select these. This will add another minute to what is otherwise a quick registration process. The form requires a password of at least six characters and doesn't need it to be strong. We must advise our review readers to use a more complicated password with a mix of eight characters or more.
Although Global Live functions only in EUR, the €500 bonus and 125 free spins are generous enough to warrant converting from CAD. The €500 bonus can be used on a variety of video slots and select table games. Meanwhile, the 125 free spins are usable on the amusing Iron Sky. Watch out for future bonus promotions and make sure to try out the stunning live casino suite.