Hippodrome Casino Review

pros
  • Great Microgaming games
  • Valuable loyalty rewards
  • Wide range of progressive jackpots
cons
  • High wagering requirement
  • Uninspiring visual design
Conclusion

For slots players especially, the range of Microgaming games is great, with both new releases and old favorites, making this one of Canada’s best slots sites.

at a glance

  • Bonus

    $1000 Bonus

  • Payout Percentage

    98.61%

  • Number of Game

    450

  • Mobile Casino

    Android , Iphone

  • Software

    MicrogamingLogo

  • Payment method

    mastercard paypal paysafe skrill ukash- visa-

Hippodrome rating

Welcome Bonus

New players signing up for a real money account at Hippodrome Casino earn a Welcome Bonus that is potentially worth up to $1000, spread over your first three deposits.

  • 1st deposit – 100% match bonus up to $250 (minimum deposit $20)
  • 2nd deposit – 25% match bonus up to $250 (minimum deposit $20)
  • 3rd deposit – 50% match bonus up to $500 (minimum deposit $20)

Overall, this means that three deposits made within 7 days of opening your account and totaling $2,250 attract a match bonus of $1000, growing your bankroll to $3,250 and representing an overall match of just over 44% (please note that when registering, you’re required to opt in to become eligible for the signup bonus).

The wagering requirement attached to the bonus is 50x, which is substantially higher than many of our online casinos, although slots games do contribute towards this 100%:

  • 100% – Online slots, keno, bingo
  • 8% – Roulette, blackjack (except classic), table poker, video poker (except All Aces and JoB)
  • 0% – Baccarat, craps, Red Dog, Sic Bo, classic blackjack, All Aces and JoB video poker

The overall match of 44% is very good when applied to deposits if this size, and although the playthrough is significantly higher than the industry average at 50x and all three deposits need to be made within a week, the fact that slots contribute 1:1 goes some way to making it quicker to clear the bonus. Ultimately, we look at this as a sign up offer that is best suited to the committed, regular slots player who likes to hold a good-sized bankroll, rather than the casual player or those who also likes to spend a lot of time playing games other than slots.

Promotions

Regular players at Hippodrome earn ongoing rewards as they play through a six-level loyalty rewards program.

The Hippodrome Online Casino Rewards Club awards players 5x loyalty points for every $10 wagered, and as points accrue your level of membership increases: Red (entry level), Silver (5,000 points), Emerald (25,000 points), Platinum (75,000 points, Diamond (1,000,000 points) and Prive (2,500,000 points). Each level has its own rewards and special bonus offers, and loyalty points can also be accrued more quickly as you climb the ladder.

Different games also accrue points at different rates, with slots the highest at 100% along with American roulette, bingo, keno and other parlor games. Other table games and video poker contribute at rates between 2% – 50%.

Loyalty points can also be exchanged for casino credits which are credited to your bonus account, with $10 being redeemable for every 5,000 points collected.

Infrequent promotions: In addition, there are other occasional promotions available, including prizes like luxury cruises for Live Casino players – keep an eye on your inbox and the Promotions page for details of other rewards and prizes

Games & Software

As a leading Microgaming casino, you would expect to find a great selection of high-quality casino games at Hippodrome, and the range that they offer is exactly that. All 400+ games are played in Flash mode with no casino download required and so this means they are all available to play for free in demo mode as well (with the exception of progressive jackpots and Live Casino games).

The range of online slots is particularly impressive, with all game styles and playing tastes catered for. All slots games are usefully listed by category and then by theme, making it easy to find your favorites:

  • Classic 3 reel slots, like Joker 8000, Break Da Bank, 7 Oceans, Happy New Year, Couch Potato
  • Your favorite Microgaming video slots, such as Avalon, Thunderstruck II, Agent Jane Blonde, Golden Princess, Hitman, Immortal Romance, Golden Era
  • 5 reel themed slots, including Game of Thrones (paylines and ways to win), Terminator 2, The Dark Knight Rises, Jurassic Park
  • Microgaming’s latest releases, such as Win Sum Dim Sum, Bar Bar Black Sheep (5 reel), Bikini Party, Dragon Dance, Lucky Twins
  • The biggest progressive jackpot slots, including Mega Moolah, The Dark Knight, King Cashalot, Treasure Nile, Major Millions (3 and 5 reel)

Table game players are better catered for at Hippodrome Casino than at many other comparable sites, with a wide selection of games to choose from, including:

  • 10 varieties of roulette, including European, French and American
  • 15 different blackjack games, such as classic, European and Atlantic City
  • baccarat (including high limit)
  • over 25 different video poker games, including Aces & 8s, JoB and Deuces Wild
  • numbers games like bingo and keno

Live casino: In addition, they have a live casino where streamed games dealt by real, professional dealers can be played, and where the games on offer include Casino Hold ‘Em, baccarat, blackjack, roulette, Three Card Poker and Caribbean Stud Poker.

Mobile Casino

Players can choose to play in the Hippodrome mobile casino either directly in the browser of their mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or via a downloadable app. To play games in your browser on an iOS, Android or any Java-enabled device, simply go to Hippodrome’s website and games are instantly available.

However, it should be noted that this is not a mobile-optimized site so in effect you are viewing the main site on a smaller screen, which does impact on its functionality and ease of navigation.

Apps: A better alternative is the HD iOS and Android apps available that can be downloaded for free from iTunes and Google Play, or via the link on the main casino site (with separate apps for both iPhone and iPad).

Accounts: Players can sync their accounts across all platforms using the same log in details and username, and the same banking options are also available in the mobile casino. Additionally, players who register for a new account in the mobile casino receive the same Welcome Bonus as at the desktop site.=

While the selection of games available in the mobile casino app is not as extensive as at the main site, it nevertheless offers enough variety to make downloading it worthwhile. There is a range of 3 reel and 5-reel video slots, including latest releases, along with a selection of progressive jackpot games, including Mega Moolah. There is also a limited selection of table games, including blackjack and roulette, along with video poker.

Banking

Canadian players can use a variety of casino payment methods to fund their accounts. These include Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, Neteller and Skrill e-wallets (including Skrill 1-Tap), pre-paid PaySafe Card and EntroPay, as well as direct bank transfer. Most payment methods (with the exception of direct bank transfer) credit your account instantly.

Before a first withdrawal can be made, proof of identity needs to be provided, in the form of photo ID, a recent utility bill, and a bank/credit card statement (no more than three months old). Withdrawals are usually processed within 72 hours and funds are credited back to you using the same method as used for deposits, although with direct bank transfer it may take longer than this for funds to reach you. The minimum withdrawal amount is $10.

Security: All financial transactions at Hippodrome Casino are protected with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Digital Encryption in order to protect your personal and financial information. In addition, being an eCogra audited site, the RTP (payout percentages) figures are easily accessible, and with an overall RTP of 95.77% for all games, this compares well with the rest of the industry.

Support

  • email: support@hippodromeonline.com
  • Live Chat: yes
  • Customer service: no
  • Telephone: 1-877-907-4248
  • FAQ: no

Bottom Line

Both in terms of the range of games, the signup bonus and the playthrough, Hippodrome is a site that caters extremely well for Canadian slots players. The selection of Microgaming slots and progressive jackpot games is outstanding, and table game players also have a bigger range of games to choose from than at most other comparable sites.