RiverBell’s theme is based on the idea of a casino ship, the kind that you might’ve seen in some Western movies. The paddlewheel ship called RiverBell is shown in the design of this casino, which overall seems to be trying to go for the classy angle in that area. It’s not a new casino, on the contrary, its founding date going back to 1997, in the first couple of years after the online gambling industry appeared. It doesn’t look quite as modern as some of the instant play casinos which have been popping up in the last couple of years, but it is just as playable on mobile devices of all kinds (Windows, Android, iOS) and desktop PCs.
RiverBelle is licensed thanks to Malta’s Gaming Authority, also known as MGA in the industry. An independent audit, from eCOGRA has been run as well at the casino, and they’ve been certified as safe as a result of it. You have about a half a dozen languages in which the site is available, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and a couple of others from Europe.
Software & Games
RiverBelle sports the same casino software as when it first started, being a Microgaming powered establishment. Microgaming has been a provider of software for casinos since the mid 90s, and in all that time they’ve managed to create a large collection of games, covering every single type of online casino category, with the major focus being on slot machines. They still release at least two new titles each month these days, and so the casinos which are powered by them have new content added all the time.
One thing that’s important to note, at Microgaming casinos like this one, is the fact that they can pay a lot of money, especially through progressive jackpots. There are quite a few millionaires that have won such jackpots, both on desktop and mobile versions of their games, and they got their money all at once, as a lump sum, not spread out across multiple years. It’s one of the few developers that can make millionaires out of the players that try their games, and so casinos that use their software tend to be good choices.
The game categories are mostly the expected ones, which every Microgaming casino will have. The slots have the most variety, with features and themes being used to provide you with different experiences from one title to the next. There are roulette, blackjack, keno, scratch cards and all sorts of other games as well. They even advertise slot and blackjack tournaments.
River Belle Bonuses and Promotions
RiverBelle has a welcome bonus, something that no casino can do without these days, and it’s spread into three parts, which are used for your initial deposits. The really good bonus is only for the first deposit, giving you a 100% match and an amount of up to $200. The second deposit will pay up to $250, but at a match percentage of only 25%. Finally, with the third deposit they up the amount once again, to $350, the bonus match being at 50%. A total of $800 is offered in bonuses, but only the first $200 get a good match percentage.
The fun isn’t going to stop there, so even after you’ve made those first three deposits, there will be others to take advantage of. They have loyalty bonuses to offer, there are monthly promotions, as well as weekend ones which start on Thursday and go on until Sunday.
They have a pretty helpful banking page, with a drop down menu which you can use to select your country. Based on that, you will be shown what payment options are available to you. I’ve seen them list options like Skrill, Entropay, Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, Swedbank, Giropay, Neosurf, Paysafecard, Postepay, UseMyFuns or eCheck.
It’s not a modern casino, but it’s just as playable as any of the recent ones. They could’ve offered better welcome packages for new players, but that’s true of a lot of online casinos.