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Red might not be a Bluey or a Kelpie, but it’s not like most dogs run their own online casinos. Powered by the RealTime Gaming (RTG) platform, Red Dog Casino is his domain, a playground filled with high-quality games and compelling treats for punters of all kinds.

Is this one dog you’ll want to give a bone? Find out below in our casino review.

What's Ace at Red Dog Casino?

RTG casinos always provide punters with a great mobile experience, and Red Dog Casino is no exception. Unlike other online casinos, which look to simply shrink down their existing layout to a smaller screen, Red Dog offers an app-like experience. Different parts of the casino can be accessed by tapping on the associated circle icon, and while you do need to log in to even play for free, we’re big fans of RTG’s approach to mobile casinos. That said, not every game at the casino may be playable; older, Flash-based titles were unsupported on the devices we used.

While online casinos typically make their payout percentages available, it can be difficult to find the return-to-player (RTP) for specific games. Red Dog is committed to maximum transparency, detailing not only the RTP of every game they offer, but also how much it’s been played and the biggest win on each machine. This transparency is incredibly refreshing; not only does the punter not have to search for this info itself (if they are even able to find it), the casino’s proactivity goes to show that they want everyone to have a great time, with no smoke and mirrors.

While Red Dog Casino offers major and minor improvements on the RTG casino formula, at the end of the day its casino section and the games it has available are still largely the same as other casinos using the platform. A lot of the changes they’ve made are bonzer, so it’s a bit disappointing that they couldn’t go just a bit further.

Getting Up and Running at Red Dog Casino

One of those areas of improvement is in how Red Dog signs up new punters. Click through from this page to gain access to our bonus offer, and instead of that gray RTG signup form, you’ll be asked to fill out something much less overwhelming, and with a much better design.

We would like to note that all of the typical information usually collected by RTG casinos is required, including a phone number. On the plus side, the form doesn’t specify that it has to be your mobile number, and you won’t be asked to verify your account through that number.

Casino Games

The biggest reason to give Red Dog Casino a fair go is its large selection of pokies, especially compared to other RTG casinos. There are over 180 unique slot games to play, a few of which have progressive jackpots. While these games are the same ones you’ll find at other RTG casinos, they’re all pretty spiffy and we’d recommend giving them a fair go. New games are also added regularly, so there will always be something new to try out.

While Red Dog does have an excellent pokies selection, its other offerings to leave a bit to be desired. Table games like Blackjack, Roulette, and Poker are represented, but only with a few different versions. Even if there isn’t a huge quantity offered, there are several games that are underrepresented at online casinos, such as Sic Bo, War, and yes, even Red Dog.

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Pokies Power Promotions

While some punters may care heaps about the games available at an online casino, others are interested in how the available bonuses can extend their bankroll. While Red Dog Casino does have a small number of promotions available, they’re so ace you’ll be howling at the moon.

Red Dog’s welcome bonus is an absolute ripper 225% match bonus, available for your first five deposits, and with an extra 20% added to Neosurf and Bitcoin deposits. Given that Neosurf are pre-paid cards and they’re only for specific amounts, this is a really generous bonus to make sure everyone has a grouse time.

Also on offer is a game of the month bonus, earning you up to 140% and 40 free spins on that chosen title twice a day. Lastly, the casino’s 24/7 bonus scales depending on how much you deposit, with 120% on deposits of $30 and up to 160% for a deposit of $150. The 24/7 bonus is the definition of a self-serve bonus, as you can use it whenever you’d like, and as many times as you like.

While we would have liked to see a few more bonuses – or some more variety in the type of promotions available – we can’t argue that Red Dog’s bonuses are downright spiffy.

Customer Support and Banking

If there’s one thing that a casino needs to nail, it’s their customer support experience. Punters should be able to have faith that any issues will be swiftly and properly handled by their customer support team. In a time when many casinos are focusing almost exclusively on 24/7 live chat and email (though Red Dog certainly has those as well), it’s very nice to see a casino offer an Australian phone number to call if there’s a problem or issue.

The minimum deposit at Red Dog depends on the payment method you’d like to use, with Neosurf being the lowest at $10. The minimum deposit when using Bitcoin is $20, and for credit cards, Visa or Mastercard, that number is $30. This is a bit higher than minimum deposit amounts at other casinos, but it’s not unreasonable. When withdrawing from Red Dog, there is a minimum of $150 across all payment methods, but what is a beauty is that there are no fees, and no matter how you want to withdraw, it won’t take any longer than five days.

The Bottom Line

Even if there isn’t a lot of variety in the amount of games from other RTG casinos, and outside of pokies its offerings are a bit weak, there’s still heaps to love about Red Dog Casino. The changes they’ve made to the RTG experience, such as the improved sign-up form and expanded withdrawal options, do a lot to make it more appealing than other options, and the number of promotions, while small, are very generous and flexible. Not only do we strongly recommend Red Dog, we hope that more RTG casinos follow in its footsteps.

About the Author

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James Gompertz

James has been working in the online betting industry for 15 years, firstly in-house at two major betting companies in London and Malta and then for the last few years, as a freelance writer.

He lists Blackjack as his favourite Casino table game, Elk Studios as his preferred software provider and the Family Guy slot as his favourite pokie. In his spare time he cooks, watches cricket, manages a Fantasy Football soccer team and watches old movies. He also spends many an hour wondering what all the fuss is about regarding the Starburst pokie.