Launched in 2008, Celtic Casino was the first online casino to use software from San Jose. The casino is owned by live gaming developer Visionary iGaming (ViG), which is based in San Jose, but it is operated under licence by Costa Rican incorporated company Bravo Storm SA.
Celtic Casino is one of two online gaming sites owned by Visionary iGaming. ViG software platform allows instant play on all live games. Once players have registered they can log on via the Celtic Casino website, and access the games using any pc browser that supports Adobe Flash.
A limited amount of RNG games are available, but Celtic casino concentrates mainly on live dealer games. The game choices for the live games feature prominently on Celtic Casinos website and are easily launched.
Players have the choice of trying the games out for free (fun mode) before committing to registering an account. All lives games are streamed from ViG’s dealer studio in San José, Costa Rica except for the live Irish Roulette, which is streamed from a real casino in Dublin, Ireland. Live games include Roulette, Blackjack, and Baccarat. No downloadable software is required as the games can be launched in the browser. Certain games are available for play in demo mode without account registration.
Multiple simultaneous table play is not allowed however. Live in game dealer chat is a prominent feature in the live games. Celtic Casino is only playable on pc. All the Croupiers are English speaking, most hailing from the United States or the United Kingdom. There are both male and female professional dealers available, all smartly dressed and highly skilled. Also available are slots; however these are simply typical online video slots that are more easily accessible from the live games interface.
Bonuses and Promotions
A no deposit bonus is initially available, and once a deposit has been made players are encouraged to participate in the 50% cash back plan. The sign up bonus is pretty unique among other online casinos in that Celtic Casino offers a cash back on losses in the first week.
Also available are a number of other cash back promotions, monthly drawings, and daily deposit incentives. These promotions are constantly changing, but are always to be found in one form or another.
Support, Banking and Restrictions
Celtic Casino does not accept players from the United States to make use of all of the games, or any real money gaming. They are however able to register and play for fun using the Flash Casino. Accepted Currencies are BitCoins, Euros and Pounds Sterling.
Many different options are available for deposits and withdrawals, including but not limited to American Express, Skrill and Visa. Supported languages are Czech, English, French, Greek, Italian and Russian. As previously mentioned gamers from The United States have only limited access, and gamers from Costa Rica are prohibited completely.
Celtic Casino makes use of the same security technology used by large international financial institutions, which is a 128 – bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) digital encryption. This provides data integrity by generating session keys, which disarranges the transactional information from the private gamer to the casino servers. This prevents a third party from viewing the personal or banking information of the gamer.
Support is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week via email and telephone. The email has a 48-hour maximum turn around time.