Thunderbolt Casino

 Key Rating: 3.1

Key Rating3.09

Section Ratings:

Ownership and Associations0.53

Software Providers3.8

Games and House Advantage4.61

Promotions and Bonuses3.43

Countries and Languages1.41

Banking and Payouts1.69

Contacts and Support4.33

Supervising Authorities2.63

Standings at Gambling Portals1.8

Player Experiences

  (United States: Virginia is not allowed. See the list of 149 casinos accepting United States: Virginia United States: Virginia)
 
  • Software
  • VA Allowed
    Players residing in United States: Virginia are accepted. Click the icon to play.
  • 100%
    R2500
    Bonus

    Welcome bonus. Click the icon to claim.

  • Slots:86
    Table Games:11
    Video Poker:15
    Arcade and Variety:1
    Game Variety
  • Fast Pay
    Estimated payout time is 5 days. Click the icon for more details.
  • Supported
  • No Live
    Live dealer games are not available. Click the icon for more details.
  • Unsupervised
    This casino is not accredited by any authority which accepts and actively pursues players' complaints. Click the icon for more details.
  • NO INFO
 
  • Licensing authorityGambling Commision
  • Dispute resolverCentral Dispute System
 
 
Thunderbolt Casino Review — Main Takes
Established as South Africa’s most modern gambling destination, Thunderbolt Casino online features:
  • Trustworthy Software
    All games are provided by RTG.
  • Convenient Mobile Adaptation
    Allowing players to easily launch games on all types of modern portable devices.
  • Fast Access from Browsers
    Instant play mode features a smaller selection of entertainment, but it is all accessible via Flash player for those who don’t like downloading software.
  • Stable Downloadable Option
    The very essence of all RTG-powered platforms is the downloadable client, which includes the complete game collection and other benefits.
  • Good Bonus Selection
    All types of promotions for both new and already registered customers.
  • Fully-Stocked Lobby
    All cohorts of games are represented, and there is a choice of entertainment per each classification.
 
General Information
Section Rating: 2.5  
 

Main

Associated Companies
Affiliate Program
SpringBok
Licensed in
Year Established
2014 

Additional Betting Options

  • None

Other

  • None

Languages Supported

Casino Web Site English

Targeted Countries

Targeted Countries No targeted specified

Country Limitations for United States: Virginia

Registration RestrictionsUnited States

Our Take

Thunderbolt was founded in 2014, and a year later was acquired by the Springbok Group. All services are licensed and regulated by the jurisdiction of Curacao. The only language option is English, and the primary focus of interest is the audience from South Africa. South African players contribute most to this website’s traffic, followed by visitors from the USA, New Zealand, Germany, and Hungary. The majority of other countries around the world are accepted, as well.

 

There are three ways to play. The first and classic one is to download and install the software. This process is fast and automatic, and has the sign-up form built into the procedure. Another option is to register and play online from browsers. This variation features a slightly smaller selection of games, and there is no live dealer. Finally, for mobile phones and tablets there is the portable adaptation, which is instant and compatible with the majority of modern gadgets.

 

Login is required even for demo play. Personal information and account settings are the only data needed to become a member and be eligible for multiple bonuses and a variety of betting options.

Contacts and Support

General

Current Casino TimeUnknown

Live chatYes

24/7 supportYes

Website FAQsYes

Phone

International0-800-980-320

UK

Canada US

Other countries

General emailSend an Email

Feedback Form None

VIP email None

Other emailSend an Email

Fax

InternationalUnknown

UKUnknown

Canada USUnknown

Other countries Unknown

Mail Adress

TitleUnknown

Street & NumberUnknown

CityUnknown

Country

Post CodeUnknown

Complaints Handling Procedure

ProcedureComplaints submitted to CDS and resolved by casino

Supervising Organizations

eCOGRA Not Accepted

IBAS Not Accepted


Other Organizations None

Gambling Portals 

Latestcasinobonuses Representative

Casinomeister PAB

Askgamblers Representative

Other

Facebook No Page

 
Banking and Payouts
Section Rating: 1.7  
 

Payment Methods for United States: Virginia

Currencies ZAR  

Payout Times

Advertised payout time

To e-wallets  from 2 to 3 Business days

By cheque N/A

Of that, reversal period Unknown

Reported payout time

For this casino Not enough data

For all associated casinos Not enough data

KeyToCasino estimated payout time 

To e-wallets from 2 to 8 days, best guess 5 days

Non-payment risk  Not enough data

Limits

Max cashout one time 1577

Max cashout monthly 6308

Our Take

Being a South Africa-targeted website, this operator accepts deposits and allows withdrawals only in the local currency. Aside from South African rand, no other currency is allowed. Options to add money to the account or receive wins are also limited. Among the few methods available are several e-wallets, like Neteller and EcoPayz, a few major credit and debit cards, like MasterCard and Visa, and offline bank transfer and its variations - EasyEFT and SID.

 

Limits for payouts are low. No more than ZAR 1,577 is allowed per single transaction, and the maximum monthly amount is only ZAR 6,308. The advertised payout time is from two to three business days. Clients report that quite often they need to wait around five business days.

Fees

Other

 
Web Reputation
Section Rating: 2.0  
 

Gambling Portal Ratings

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Gambling Portal Statuses

Askgamblers StatusNo Status
Casinomeister StatusNot Listed
Latest Casino Bonuses StatusNo Status
Online Casino City StatusNo Status
Casinolistings StatusNot Listed

Our Take

Ratings online vary from mid to high. While Latest Casino Bonuses rates it at 2 out of 5, and The POGG publishes a verdict of 3 out of 10, AskGamblers believes that it is worth 7 out of 10. As to registered users, they enjoy the quality of the software, and a good selection of games. The work of the helpdesk also gets positive reviews. There are no negative comments or complaints. Among suggestions for improvement are requests to speed up the payout process.

 

Any complaints  can be submitted to CDS, or addressed directly to the representatives. The customer support group responds by phone, or in 24/7 live chat.

 
Promotions and Bonuses
Section Rating: 3.4  
 
 
*Total Bonus:  R10500
 
 

Key Facts - Thunderbolt Casino Bonus Review

  • Promotions: Sign-up offers, free spins, ongoing deposit bonuses, and a VIP program are among ongoing promotions.
  • Bonus Codes: These are required for each offer, and we list them all in our review.
  • Game Contribution: While slot machines and arcade games count 100% towards rollover requirements, table games and video pokers contribute up to 100%.
  • Non-Cashable: Only wins won from wagering promotions can be withdrawn, but not the bonus itself.
 

Play-through Requirement and Bonus Structure

  • First Deposit Welcome Bonus

  • Bonus Code
  • Welcome Bonus 
  • Non-Cashable
  • 100%
  • R2500
  • 30XBD
  • S
    Slots
    Contribute: 100%
    Wager: 30xBD
    T
    Table Games
    Contribute: 0-100%
    Wager: 30xBD to Unlimited
    V
    Video Poker
    Contribute: 0-100%
    Wager: 30xBD to Unlimited
    A
    Arcade and Variety
    Contribute: 100%
    Wager: 30xBD
  • Second Deposit Welcome Bonus

  • Bonus Code
  • Welcome Bonus 
  • Non-Cashable
  • 125%
  • R2500
  • 30XBD
  • S
    Slots
    Contribute: 100%
    Wager: 30xBD
    T
    Table Games
    Contribute: 0-100%
    Wager: 30xBD to Unlimited
    V
    Video Poker
    Contribute: 0-100%
    Wager: 30xBD to Unlimited
    A
    Arcade and Variety
    Contribute: 100%
    Wager: 30xBD
  • Third Deposit Welcome Bonus

  • Bonus Code
  • Welcome Bonus 
  • Non-Cashable
  • 150%
  • R2500
  • 30XBD
  • S
    Slots
    Contribute: 100%
    Wager: 30xBD
    T
    Table Games
    Contribute: 0-100%
    Wager: 30xBD to Unlimited
    V
    Video Poker
    Contribute: 0-100%
    Wager: 30xBD to Unlimited
    A
    Arcade and Variety
    Contribute: 100%
    Wager: 30xBD
  • Cash Back Bonus

  • Bonus Code
  • cashback 
  • Non-Cashable
  • 25%
  • R3000
  • 10XB
  • S
    Slots
    Contribute: 100%
    Wager: 10xB
    T
    Table Games
    Contribute: 0-100%
    Wager: 10xB to Unlimited
    V
    Video Poker
    Contribute: 0-100%
    Wager: 10xB to Unlimited
    A
    Arcade and Variety
    Contribute: 100%
    Wager: 10xB

Our Take

There is a large selection of promotions. The welcome bonus is a package on the first four deposits, with the fourth one being no-deposit. Wagering requirements are 30xBD, which is the level of complexity below average. Newly registered gamers can also claim 50 free spins on one of the slots.


Among other offers is 25% cashback. Users of the mobile platform can claim a 5x50% offer up to ZAR 1,000, complemented with 15 free spins on the Mermaid Queen game. Active rollers can collect loyalty points and count on becoming VIP members with additional benefits. Thunderbolt has also introduced the Hot & Cold feature recently. It offers two games and allows players to guess which game is the most popular at the moment, and which one is the least used. The size of win varies accordingly.

 
Games and Software
Section Rating: 4.2  
 

Downloadable Software

Provider Realtime Gaming
Popularity 2 (used by 67 out of 890 casinos)
Game Speed  Medium (BlackJack 16 hpm, Roulette 8 spm, Videoslots 42 spm)
PC Performance  Light (CPU 15%, Ram 200MB, HDD 100MB)
Number of games 0 (Slots: 0, Video Poker: 0, Table Games: 0, Arcade and Variety: 0)

Instant-Play Software

ProvidersTotal
Realtime Gaming Realtime Gaming 164
Total164

Mobile Software

Mobile Version Available

Popular Games on Thunderbolt Casino

 

Our Take

There are up to 200 games by Real Time Gaming. All cohorts - except live dealer in the online version - are available. As with all operators using RTG’s software, the Flash lobby has standard categories: Slots, Special, Table Games, and Video Poker. No other filters or search options are developed.

 

As to the content of each classification, the biggest selection is of slot machines, represented by 3-Reel and video slots, and also several popular progressive jackpots. Unlike this cohort, the arcades are small. Their shelves host only a few options, among which are bingo and keno.

 

The second biggest category is video pokers, with both popular and rarer variations. Table games focus mostly on table pokers and blackjack, and allow bets to be placed on Texas Hold’em, Let’em Ride, European Blackjack, Perfect Pairs, and a few other options. While the online library has a small selection of roulette types, in the downloadable client the choice is bigger. Aside from these games, there are also craps, Sic Bo, and baccarat.