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Casino Action offers the largest welcome promotion of any of the Grand Mondial casino sister sites. That ought to be good news. If you’re a fan of ever being able to withdraw your money, though, it’s very bad news. The £1250 matched deposit welcome bonus at Casino Action requires a monstrous spend of £3200 across five deposits to unlock the full amount and offers no value for money against that spend. However much bonus cash you end up with, you’ll have to wager it x2000 before withdrawals become possible. That means an almost laughably ridiculous £200,000 spend required for a £1000 matched deposit bonus.
Such terms and conditions are entirely anti-player, and no casino that offers them is worthy of custom. Unfortunately for Apollo Entertainment Limited, that’s every single one of the Grand Mondial sister sites. The other facts to note about Casino Action are that it has a superhero-inspired comic book theme and a selection of large progressive jackpot slots, but that’s immaterial in light of what we’ve already said.
Because of the state of the bonuses on this platform, smaller welcome promotions are actually better than big ones from a player’s point of view. The smaller the bonus, the less time you’ll be stuck trying to clear it. With that in mind, Casino Classic instantly becomes a better bet than Casino Action purely because it “only” has a £500 (at most) matched deposit welcome promotion, for which an £800 spend is required across just two deposits. Again, it’s not worth considering – but the casino forces you to accept it when you register to play there.
Casino Classic is almost featureless, lacking anything that resembles a theme, but you’ll find an interesting portrait of one of the vampire characters from Microgaming’s Immortal Romance slot on the homepage. That’s an acknowledgement that all the games at this casino – and all the other Grand Mondial sister sites – come almost exclusively from that provider and its partner studios. Variety isn’t a strong suit at Apollo Entertainment Limited.
The theme of Casino Action is superheroes. The theme of Casino Classic – insofar as it has one – is classic casino games. We’re really not sure what the theme of Quatro Casino is supposed to be. The name of the iGaming site comes from the Portuguese word for “four,” and there’s a lost-looking Viking on the homepage. The style of presentation at Quatro Casino is so slapdash that it almost feels like the operator threw the site together without a single care about what it looked like. That might be the reason for Quatro Casino’s lack of popularity among UK players, who are (by and large) a discerning bunch.
Keep an eye on the ticker of recent big winners that scrolls across the Quatro Casino homepage – it’s very rare that you’ll see jackpot amounts paid out in pounds there. Based on the currencies that go scrolling past, Quatro Casino’s biggest markets appear to be Canada and the Eurozone. We wonder how many of the Grand Mondial sister sites that’s also true of.
We said we were confused about the Quatro Casino, but we didn’t rule out the possibility that it might be supposed to have one. Villento Casino definitely doesn’t have one, and as such, it has to be considered the most boring of the Grand Mondial sister sites to look at (with the exception of Rich Reels Casino, which we’ll touch on in a moment). The only impression you’re likely to be left with five minutes after you leave Villento Casino is that its homepage is red. Aside from that, we’d be surprised if you remembered anything about it at all unless you had a particularly good win there.
Players at Villento Casino seem to have access to occasional “sweepstake” prize draws, which is something we haven’t seen advertised at any of the other Grand Mondial sister sites, but there are so few details about the promotion available at the site that we can’t really say for sure that it’s available here either.
Yukon Gold Casino could have had the best theme of any of the Grand Mondial sister sites if Apollo Entertainment Limited hadn’t made a couple of utterly inexplicable choices while putting the casino together. The backdrop photo of Canada’s mountainous Yukon peninsula is beautiful and would have been enough to establish both a theme and an atmosphere. The effect is rather ruined by the needless inclusion of a cartoon monster made out of rock and a nonplussed-looking man who appears to have wandered off the set of the most recent entry in the Grand Theft Auto series of video games.
While the offer of a whole 125 bonus spins for just £10 as a new player might seem enticing, don’t forget that Apollo Entertainment Limited imposes the same wagering requirement on free spins winnings as it does on matched deposit bonuses, so any joy you might get from hitting a jackpot will be ruined when you realise you’ll have to wager it x200 before you can withdraw it.
Most of the Grand Mondial sister sites are simply bad. They’re not fun online casinos to play at, but at least they work, and they’re safe (within reason) because they’re covered by a UK Gambling Commission licence. Rich Reels Casino is also covered by Apollo Entertainment Limited’s UK Gambling Commission licence, but we’re expecting it to be de-listed from the licence in the not-too-distant future. The casino is broken and doesn’t seem to be a going concern anymore.
When we tried to access the site on a laptop computer, our browser popped up with a security warning. Even when we chose to ignore that and proceed to the site anyway, it was virtually non-functional. With Rich Reels Casino in its current state, nobody should spend money on it. We’re not even sure it’s working well enough to process a deposit. Unless the site has been temporarily taken down for repair and refurbishment, we expect it to disappear altogether soon.
Grand Mondial Information
|#No. of Sister Sites||27|
|Best Sister Sites||Casino Classic, Casino Action, Yukon Gold Casino, Villento Casino and Quatro Casino|
|Owner/Operator||Apollo Entertainment Limited: 122, Andrea Debono street, Naxxar, NXR 4030, Malta|
|Sister sites status||27 Active, 0 White Labels and 0 Inactive sister sites. 27 total sister casinos.|
|UKGC Licence page||UKGC Licence: 38620|
|Grand Mondial Facebook page|
Grand Mondial operator – Apollo Entertainment Limited
You found our website because you’re looking for Grand Mondial sister sites. The good news is that you’re going to find plenty of them – there are nearly thirty of them on the Apollo Entertainment Limited casino network. The bad news is that most of them are of the same quality as Grand Mondial, and some of them are worse. Apollo Entertainment Limited knows how to provide quantity, but it’s not great at quality. In fairness to the operator, most of the casinos under its umbrella wouldn’t have seemed so bad ten years ago or more, which is when the majority of them were launched. The big problem is that most of them haven’t seen many – or many – updates during the years since. They’ve been allowed to fall badly behind the times. Some of them appear to be on the verge of falling to pieces.
Apollo Entertainment Limited isn’t a casino operator that has much to say for itself. You won’t find any Apollo Entertainment website, no matter how hard you look for one. Trust us – we’ve tried. The company has zero social media presence and never makes public statements. It’s essentially unknowable, and we assume that it likes things that way. Some of the very few verifiable facts about Apollo Entertainment Limited are that the operator is based in Malta and holds a valid and current Malta Gaming Authority licence to go with the more prestigious licence it holds with the UK Gambling Commission. Beyond that, everything people think they know about this company is guesswork.
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Grand Mondial Sister Sites Welcome Bonuses
It would be fair to say that welcome promotions at Grand Mondial sister sites fall into two categories – free spins promotions and matched deposit promotions. It might be more accurate to say that they all fall into one category – “dreadful” – but we digress. At Grand Mondial, a minimum first deposit of £10 is enough to unlock one hundred and fifty free spins on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah slots game. If you’re fortunate enough to win anything from the game, you’ll get to experience the frustration of trying to wager it x200 before you’re able to withdraw it. That’s the highest wagering requirement we’ve ever seen at a UK-facing casino site and is unfair to players. There’s no realistic prospect of ever being able to reach it.
If you scroll all the way to the bottom of Grand Mondial, you’ll see that there’s a second promotion mentioned in passing. It applies to second deposits only, and it’s a one-off matched deposit of up to £250. That’s quite a large sum for a single-instance matched deposit bonus, but given that it comes with the same wagering requirements as the main welcome promotion, it’s more of a hindrance than a perk. After players make their first two deposits, there don’t appear to be any further promotions to claim at Grand Mondial. For that, they should feel relieved.
Top Games at Grand Mondial
When it comes to Grand Mondial, we’re not sure whether we should be talking about “top games” plural or “top game” singular. Almost all the games at this casino come from Microgaming or one of Microgaming’s many partner studios. The only exceptions to that rule are games that come from a tiny development studio associated with Apollo Entertainment Limited. As such, the range of (around 550) casino games at this casino is somewhat limited. The only game that gets mentioned by name on the casino’s homepage is Mega Moolah, and even that’s only because of the “Millionaire Maker” slot’s association with the Grand Mondial welcome bonus. If you look closely, you’ll see there’s also a single graphic of Thunderstruck II, which is a myths and legends-themed slot from the same provider. It’s also very nearly a decade old, which is a fair reflection of how dated Grand Mondial feels.
Customer Support and Licensing
If you have a problem and you need assistance right away, Grand Mondial offers a live chat facility. There are agents available on live chat round the clock every day, but there could be queues if it’s a particularly busy time. If, on the other hand, you can afford to wait a while for a response, you could email firstname.lastname@example.org and get assistance that way instead. Grand Mondial quotes a two-day turnaround for responses to emails. This casino is one of nearly thirty listed on the Apollo Entertainment Limited UK Gambling Commission licence under reference 38620.
Withdrawal Speed and Support
It’s considered good manners for casinos to have a specific payments or withdrawals page accessible with a single click from the homepage, thus enabling players to know where they stand when they ask for their money. Grand Mondial doesn’t have one of those. The next best place to look for payment terms and conditions is in the casino’s FAQ section. Grand Mondial doesn’t have one of those, either. In fact, Grand Mondial doesn’t even specify withdrawal turnaround times or accepted methods in its full terms and conditions. As such, we can’t tell you how fast (or slow) withdrawals at this casino are or which methods you might be able to use.
Final Thoughts on Grand Mondial
When you’re brand-new to Grand Mondial casino, the site raises your expectations with its welcome promotion and then cruelly dashes them by attacking nonsensical wagering requirements to the promotion. That’s the worst possible way to get off to life at a casino site. We suspect a lot of players will be put off by the welcome promotion alone. Given how little information the casino makes available about how it handles withdrawals, perhaps that’s for the best.
Grand Mondial Sister Sites Player Reviews
Here are the thoughts of your fellow players about Grand Mondial. The reviews are all real, but we’ve paraphrased them to keep them brief.
The people who run this casino are cheats. The games are programmed to make sure players lose. I’ve lost massive amounts of money here; don’t let it happen to you. Mahadeva, December 14th 2022. Source Trustpilot.
Grand Mondial has excellent customer support. They never rush you out of chat. I’ve always safely received my money from this casino when I’ve asked for it. I especially enjoy the live poker games.Dave, October 30th 2022. Source – Trustpilot.
This site refused to pay out a jackpot I won and then closed my account without being asked to do so. It’s definitely a scam; it took loads of my money but closed my account as soon as I won.Adam, October 19th 2022. Source – Trustpilot.
I made my first deposit and got free spins and bonus cash from it. I was lucky enough to get a win and cashed out for £518. It took 48 hours to arrive. I don’t like the wagering requirement, though; it wasn’t always clear how much more I needed to spend to get past it.Justin, July 4th 2022. Source – Trustpilot.
I had my biggest losing streak ever at this casino. It has a weak selection of games. I’ve even asked customer service to delete my account once, but they didn’t do it, so I’m still here trying to win something with no luck. Koo, July 5th 2022. Source Trustpilot.