Royal Oak Casino is home to one of the smaller libraries of casino games you’ll find during your deep space exploration, with way less online slot games available compared to legit sites. There is also a fairly lame sportsbook section for users who want to switch up their wagering habits.
Please don’t let the vile gold and black design fool you – this online casino is currently operating without a legitimate US license. Loose terminology used in their FAQ section suggests users “might fail to pass” their KYC procedure, yet Royal Oak Casino offers their services to the American market, knowing that the Curacao license they hold is deemed redundant. This shows that Royal Oak Casino cannot be trusted.
- December 2020: Royal Oak Casino begins offering lame casino services and dodgy sports bets to customers
- December 2020: Teams up with some of the industry’s worst gaming developers
- July 2021: I updated my Royal Oak Casino review
Not a meteoric market availability – Seriously disappointing
We all expect to see certain sports when we land on a casino’s homepage. However, as a US crew, heading into outer space can be somewhat unpredictable as most operators are European-centric. That means their leading lights are soccer and cricket, as many of our online gambling site reviews highlight.
As a commander of this vessel, I can report that US markets nearly totally ignored at Royal Oak either. Bonuses and promotions also barely cater towards the American market, with the operator’s license holding no legal standing within the US. This means anyone depositing and taking advantage of these markets from the US, will have no legal backing should Royal Oak prove to withhold funds, discredit bonuses, or act in an otherwise illegitimate manner.
The odds suck at Royal Oak Casino
I set off on my journey to evaluate Royal Oak Casino’s odds compared with the cosmos’ other leading contenders. To do this, I picked the outright winner of the NBA Finals between the Suns and Bucks. Like most providers, the Phoenix Suns are considered the favorites here, yet this didn’t stop Royal Oak from offering way worse odds than you get at legit sites.
There are many reasons Royal Oak would look to offer such pathetic odds. Regardless of their reasoning, it is important to remember Royal Oak only offer such pathetic odds to dupe poor punters and because they have not spent company money on credible US licensing.
In-play crashes to be expected at this lame betting site
With the nature of sports in mind, being able to place wagers in-play should be a nice addition to any platform. However Royal Oak Casino gets it all wrong. The process is anything but seamless on-site (requiring you to select the “Live” tab in order to view which markets are currently available), the ability to cash out barely works at all. Cash-out is a great feature provided it is working as it should – offering users the chance to pull out of bets before they have fully resulted. However, it appears Royal Oak has a tendency to suspend these options on tightly contested matches or, in some cases, not offer this option at all. Another reason to avoid Royal Oak Casino.
A terrible welcome package for space cadets
Did you think I was going to leave you drifting through space without mentioning the sports bonus welcome offer? Not a chance! Nowhere else will you see a sports bonus this bad! The offshore platform offers a 100% match-up deposit bonus but the overall size of this deal is disappointing.
Wagering requirements do exist, which is frustrating because you must play through your deposit multiple times before you can withdraw any winnings. It is also worth noting a 20x wagering requirement is huge when compared to other legitimate US operators – we think you can find much better elsewhere.
All that glistens is not gold in the Royal Oak Casino
The sports section of Royal Oak Casino’s website is limited, and the online casino component is equally bad. Space travellers desperate to test out the virtual felt on the blackjack tables should avoid the nasty 100% deposit offer as it is a seriously dodgy deal.
Attempting to dishonestly lure in the US market again, Royal Oak also offers a slightly bigger bonus for any casino users who deposit using cryptocurrencies. This as a sneaky technique utilized by offshore providers to entice US customers on-site and it should be completely avoided.
Online slots boasting planet-sized problems.
Like you, I’m a big fan of online slots, so I happily tested the titles on offer at Royal Oak to see if they were up to scratch. Firstly, the number of online slots is pretty lame, with a limited number of releases to choose from. Secondly, they are all developed by the least reputable studios in the business, which means they use antiquated software and the gameplay sucks too.
I was horrified to see that the slot gameplay resulted in a few issues with my account credit. After a rather strenuous back and forth with customer support, mixed with some rather rash responses, I found myself on the wrong side of the galaxy, with my betting credits magically falling into the abyss. After a little digging, it appears I wasn’t the only slot player to fall to this fate.
Dodgy terms of the table and live casino bonus play
I understand that slot machines aren’t every player’s cup of tea, which is why I also checked out the live casino and table games component of the operator. Royal Oak aims to appeal to the masses and encourage bettors from all walks of life to join their non-US licensed operation. However, we are wise to their lame games, and this is one of the reasons we were compelled to compile this review.
The different types of table and live casino games on offer were pretty poor. Customers can play only a small number of titles that are only found in international casinos, such as Coin Pusher Cai Shen Dao. But further cementing their position as an illegitimate provider, Royal Oak offers little in the way of Return to Player (RTP) percentages or, without extensive research, confirmation of what percentage of your stake contributes towards your bonus wagering requirements.
Funds found floating in orbit – Avoid this site!
If you’re fretting about whether this operator will be overly complicated, then we have BAD NEWS! This platform is a total nightmare whether you’re on terra firma or in Earth’s orbit. The tabs at the top of the homepage are confusing, and it’s easy to get lost in this site. Chances are that you will either scroll down through the options or select a market from the menu on the left-hand side of the site. The latter applies to the sportsbook, whereas the former is for the online casino. Either are equally bad.
As with most offshore operators, placing wagers, viewing market availability, and depositing into your account are all done with a few problems. Plus it’s fairly unlikely that your deposited funds will reach your account.
Scary UFOs spotted in the lame payment options
I was able to find a limited mix of payment options available at Royal Oak, including some UFOs – that’s unblockable funding options to you, new cadets.
As many of you will be aware, any US residents who look to send funds from their bank to an offshore gambling resort will find their transactions blocked. Unfortunately, offshore sites have become wise to this news and have started utilizing the king of UFOs – cryptocurrencies.
Due to the very nature of cryptos, your data and privacy are secure and kept hidden (to a degree) from any third parties, meaning you can riskily send your money directly to Royal Oak. Unfortunately, this has led to some US customers (who clearly haven’t read our review) reporting their crypto deposits going missing, bonus credits being unreleased, withdrawals being rejected or voided, and accounts being closed. More reasons to avoid Royal Oak Casino.
My Royal Oak Casino review uncovered terrible customer service
Finding evidence of an intelligent lifeform isn’t scary concerning customer service – it’s essential. While there isn’t a dedicated phone line, it’s important to know that Royal Oak Casino offers a pretty dismal live chat function and an email address for anyone in my crew who wants to put questions in writing.
As we continue to stress throughout our review, Royal Oak is not governed by state laws, and their license holds zero legal standing across the US. Unfortunately, nearly all customers who have reported problems regarding deposits and withdrawals have noted just how terrible, rude, and unprofessional the support from Royal Oak agents had been. A warning sign that you should divert your ship away from this betting platform quickly!
Virtual markets at Royal Oak Casino are out of this world, and they can stay there!
One feature that momentarily piqued my interest is the use of virtual reality sport. VR betting is something you don’t find often at offshore casinos, yet my Royal Oak Casino review made contact with a handful VR markets. These cover a limited range of sports from the ever-popular soccer, basketball, and baseball, to the vile activity virtual cockfighting – just another example of why ROYAL OAK CASINO SUCKS!
While this may be a novelty at first, the lengthy loading times, outdated wagering page, consistent error messages, and glitching entertainment will be enough to put you off within a few minutes… Although, the misspelling of strength whilst selecting my cockerel was enough for me.