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Drake Casino is a relatively solid online casino that has a lot of strengths and a few very specific weaknesses. They've been running since 2012, and while that's not the longest-running site you're going to find online, it has been long enough for them to build up a reputation for paying out when they are supposed to and not holding onto withdrawals for no reason. They've also had long enough to develop a history of solid customer service. When you combine these factors with their license in Curacao, they largely provide an adequate experience.
The main software used at this site is powered by BetSoft. This includes a lot of high-quality games with rendered 3D graphics that are widely considered by many experts to be the best-looking in the industry. They also have some titles from Arrow's Edge. Compared to a lot of the competition, they don't have as large of a game selection as some players might like, but they aren't going to leave you bored with nothing to play either. As is the case with most of their operation, they score on a solid level without necessarily being ground-breaking or top-tier.
The slots are definitely the crown jewel of Drake Casino. BetSoft has done an excellent job with these games, and they cover a wide range of themes and concepts. The graphics and overall visual appear are absolutely outstanding, and it's going to be hard to find any games from other providers that beat what BetSoft has to offer here. With that having been said, there's not much departure from this style like what you'll find with some sites that have titles from multiple software developers all in one place, so your selection is somewhat limited.
The table games provide much of the same story as the slots here. There is a good selection of roulette, Baccarat, craps, blackjack, video poker and casino poker games as well as traditional table games that don't necessarily fall into any of these categories. They are all built around giving players solid visuals, and although you aren't going to be fooled into thinking they're a live dealer casino, they're about as close as you can get to an actual land-based casino experience without having a live dealer.
Banking and Payments
Most of what Drake Casino has to offer is great, but when we get around to the cashier part of the situation, we start to see some weaknesses. First off, their collection of payment options is pretty lacking with Neteller, Skrill, MasterCard, Visa, Bitcoin and a handful of other options only. What's more is that they have a withdrawal limit of just $5,000 per week, and this seems to apply to progressive jackpot wins as well as non-progressive payouts. The fees for their withdrawals are also higher than the industry average.
With that having been said, they are reliable in terms of actually getting your withdrawals and getting them quickly. Especially for US players, they're on par with about the best you're going to find in terms of speed for cashing out.
The customer service and technical support teams are both good at Drake. The telephone support line is broken up into two numbers: one for Americans and another for international players. A number of email options are available for general support, withdrawals, their rewards program and new players so that you can make sure your question goes straight to the correct department.
The live chat option is available 24/7 every single day too, and that's probably the option that's going to be used the most often for the majority of players. We contacted them through the live chat interface to ask a few questions for this review, and they answered us quickly without making us wait. The operator "Daniel" was very straight-forward, but friendly, in his replies.
In general, Drake is a good example of a site that's solid in most areas and that has a couple of small weaknesses. If you use a mainstream payment method like a credit card or one of the more popular electronic wallets, and if you don't mind the larger withdrawal fees than average, then this is a fine place to play.