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Although tested by iTech Labs, Casino GrandWild didn't publish any reports on payout percentages for this Canada review:
The very latest winnings are reported on the wall of current winners. During this Canada review, the winnings were only a few bucks here and there, with no player scoring a progressive jackpot at the time. In a news review, we were also unable to identify any significant winners.
In time, the lack of major winners could change, what with GrandWild Casino Canada hosting well over 100 progressive jackpot games. Mega Moolah features at the head of a pack that includes The Glam Life, Mega Glam Life, Dynamite Riches, Dragon's Fire Megaways, Fruit Fiesta, Cash Splash, Ocean Fortune and the Daily Jackpot Drops from Red Tiger.
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Before making a withdrawal (permitted up to $10,000 per week), players must undergo account verification in a know your consumer (KYC) review process. In addition to an identity check, which can entail the uploading of scanned documents, GrandWild will also review your transactions for unusual behaviour patterns.
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During this Canada review, we also found that GrandWild contracts all software testing the independently-operated iTech Labs. For the moment, however, no payout percentage report is available to review. But we were able to review the Antillephone operating licence granted by the government of Curacao.
Although owned and operated by Highweb Services Limited of Cyprus, GrandWildCasino is managed under a licence held by HighWeb Ventures N.V. of Curacao. In terms of age, this online casino was launched in 2013 and much has changed by way of technical improvements, as revealed so far in this review.
At the time of review, only two complaints had been submitted by players with a notable online casino portal. Meanwhile, another portal has received complaints from users who played at casino sites cloned from GrandWild. With slight concerns surrounding the reputation, review readers shouldn't hesitate to contact the Antillephone licensing body with any significant complaints.
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