Manhattan Slots Review
Casinos are usually regarded as manly pursuits for the most cunning of alpha males. However, there is an increasing number of women who choose to play casino games on the Internet and the female American online casino player population is experiencing a continuous growth in recent years. The Club World Casino Group is well aware of this market segment and launched a simple online casino platform for the ladies in early 2010 known as Manhattan Slots. It is an interesting take on the online casino experience, but how does it deliver?
About Manhattan Slots
Launched in early 2010, Manhattan Slots is a branded platform under the Club World Casino Group's flag. It aims to break free from the traditional Las Vegas style casino and offer a slightly more feminine touch for the discerning woman seeking an online casino experience in the United States. As a guy myself, this made it a bit harder to appreciate the casino as a whole, but it certainly did breathe some much needed life into an otherwise stagnant marketplace that's overpopulated with the typical glitz and glamour of Las Vegas or Atlantic City on my computer screen.
Manhattan Slots is based on a department store and each casino game is represented by a department. Stereotypical, I know, but it did provide an interesting visual experience as I navigated my way through the “casino” floor. This experience was further assisted by the platform's build on Real Time Gaming software, which is well-known for the more realistic experience it provides casino players. It does mean that Manhattan Slots is a downloaded client as opposed to something you can just log into through your web browser, but the software isn't particularly taxing on computers. I found it to be quick to download, install, and use – the perfect combination. There is an “instant play” option for those who otherwise aren't able to download the software, such as Mac users or those playing from a mobile device like a cell phone or tablet, but it offers a very limited experience in comparison to the dedicated software platform.
As the name of the platform suggests, Manhattan Slots is mostly a slot machine casino. The majority of slot machines are the classic three reel slot machines, but there are also a host of modern video slot options available for players and some contain up to 50 paylines. I found these to be very difficult to follow since there was just so much going on my screen, but I did tend to receive some sort of win with every spin, so they could certainly be a worthwhile choice for those who prefer to see the lights and tokens more often than not.
There are also table games for those who prefer them, too. Roulette and Keno are the most popular options from these, but video poker is also a widely hyped game on Manhattan Slots. I personally quite enjoyed Keno as it seems to be a dying breed in today's American online casino, so it's always nice to see a functional and enjoyable Keno experience made available to players. Bingo also has quite a prominent place within Manhattan Slots' catalogue of games, but I didn't personally test it out for myself.
Deposit bonuses aren't a new thing in the online casino world and Manhattan Slots certainly caters to those who are chasing excellent promotions that could turn into very lucrative payouts in the end. The current sign up bonus sees players receiving 100% up to $747 when purchases are made for slot and keno tokens. For those who want chips to play table games, the deposit stands at 100% up to $150. Needless to say, the platform is clearly skewed towards those who prefer slot machines, but recent consumer studies show one in six female players prefer slot machines over any other casino game. This bonus and indeed the platform itself caters for the overwhelming popularity of slot machines to women.
Because Manhattan Slots is a part of the Club World Casino Group, players will automatically benefit from its network of support personnel. The live chat is manned 24 hours a day, so players won't be hard pressed to find help with any concerns they have at any time. However, concerns related to financial matters must be dealt with through the support ticket system and will have a 24 hour response time. With that being said, I didn't have any personal issues depositing or withdrawing cash and was able to both send and receive funds quickly.
Simplicity is the key here and players are able to make credit card and bank transfer deposits and withdrawals as the main source of financing a bankroll on Manhattan Slots. However, that's not their only option and others include Click2Pay, Moneybookers, and sending and receiving funds through a prepaid EcoCard.
Ladies can no longer say there isn't a casino out there for them. There is, and it's Manhattan Slots. I was quite happy with what I saw throughout my time on this platform and, while it wouldn't become a primary casino in my own personal rotation, it could very well be a great option for those who are bored with the traditional Las Vegas style casino. It's a lighthearted approach to casino gaming with the full-fledged casino experience beneath the surface. I'd highly recommend it.
Author: Steve Mitchell