Black Diamond has been about since 2009 and in that time has managed to create quite the casino. One of the most interesting features about the casino is that they accept players from the US, one of very few in today’s marketplace to do so. They also accept players from the UK and across Europe, making the availability of this casino one of the best we have come across.
Black Diamond are quite unique in their approach to online casino in that they aren’t as mainstream as many of their competitors. They use software providers that are still making their own way within the industry, but that means they offer up some unique games, which is a huge positive in such a saturated industry.
Black Diamond entertains one of the biggest ranges of promotions that we have come across. The majority of offers will hit certain times of the year, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Father’s Day and Christmas. Our advice would be to check out their promotions tab for more information on what offers are taking place when you enter the casino. Below we have listed some of the on-going offers that will likely be running as you log in.
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday you are going to be able to get enter a $200,000 showdown from within the casino. The promotion works like a tournament and the more points that you earn, the higher you will rank. The prize money is split up between top 20 players for each day and 1st prize will be over $42,000, so well worth winning.
As with all good online casinos, you will be able to work your way through the Black Diamond VIP club. This club will allow you to earn cash rewards for consistent play at the casino, with many rewards being quite lucrative. There are 6 levels in which to work through, with each requirement you to hit a certain milestone of points to progress. Each level will open up more opportunities to win money and increase the amount of money that you can claim back as well.
Software and Platform
The software on offer includes the likes of Parlay, Rival, Betsoft and Pragmatic Play. There is a good chance that you wont be all that familiar with the majority of these companies and that’s because they simply aren’t all that popular on the mass market. But, that’s necessarily a bad thing as it means that Black Diamond are able to offer up games that very few casinos can and in an industry where so many of the same games can be played at many casinos, this is a positive in our eyes.
You will be able to access the casino via their instant play based casino, with no download option. You can also play games via their mobile casino app, which you can access via a smartphone’s browser.
The site comes with a number of cool features throughout, with a dedicated search section and also an indicator to show how many people are playing each game. You will also be able to see which games are available on mobile, which we think is important as many players like to carry on games from their desktop on to their mobile when playing on the go.
As we mentioned, the software providers on offer mean that you will be playing casino games that many of you wont have heard of. To be honest, the vast majority of games we hadn’t heard of, but that made it all the more exciting to find something new. There are hundreds of games to choose from throughout and whilst the overall quality did vary a little more than the mainstream brands, on the whole we are very confident that there will be something to please pretty much all new players into the casino.
Slots is where you are going to find the largest range of games to choose from and this is where we thought the casino was at its strongest. The games on offer have the widest range of quality here though, with games ranging from amazing, to very poor. Some of the standout titles for us had to include Arrival, Great 88, 7 Monkeys and Lions Roar.
There are just two blackjack variations unfortunately and these include Royale and Single Deck. It’s a very basic offering and will suit some players, but for those of you are looking to really delve into a ton of variations for blackjack, then you are going to be left fairly disappointed with this range.
Roulette offers a similarly poor choice if truth be told with just Crystal, Black Diamond and Titanium to choose from. These games were actually twists on the more traditional game, which worked quite well actually, but again, if you are looking for any sort of depth, then you will be disappointed.
With Video Poker you are going to enjoy 5 different titles, including Jacks or Better, Joker Poker x 2, Deuces Wild and Deuces and Joker. The quality of the games are pretty mediocre, but then for video poker there’s only so much you can really do with these games.
Some other games that you will be able to play are scratchcards, keno, Baccarat and Weed Whacker.
The jackpot section was probably the most surprising section on the site, and for all the right reasons this time. It comes with 8 different games to choose from, which are slots but vary in their themes. The best thing about them all is the sheer size of the jackpots on offer. We thought that given the popularity of the software providers, the jackpots would be fairly small due to low footfall, but we were very wrong. The jackpots ranged from £50,000 right up tot £2.8million, with all but one being £1million +.
About Black Diamond Casino
Black Diamond are owned by the Deck Media Group, who have been making steady progress in terms of their portfolio over the last couple of years. The brand has been about since 2009, which makes it the groups oldest casino and it’s clear that over the last couple of years they’ve gone to great lengths to be as accommodating to prospective customers as possible.
Given that Black Diamond accepts players from the US puts them at a huge advantage over their competitors and makes it one of the best sites for these players.