Smart Live Gaming Video Poker Review
Smart Live Casino100% First Deposit Bonus up to £100
- Offers Mobile, Download & No Download
- Low to High Limit Video Poker
- Accepts PayPal Deposits
- Play Video Poker on Your Mobile for Free or Real Money
- Regular Bonuses & Cash Back Offers
- Over 12 Video Poker Games to Choose From
- Does Not Accept US Players
Name:Smart Live Casino
Software:Net Ent & Betsoft
Phone:+44 (0)800 2798 510
Bonus:100% up to £100
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Full Smart Live Video Poker Review
The slogan at Smart Live Casino is “Live Smart, Gamble Smarter,” a cutesy tag-line that calls to mind both Lance Armstrong’s mega-popular Livestrong campaign and every school gym coach slogan we’ve ever heard. But don’t let an annoying slogan get in the way of a pretty decent venue for video poker.
Smart Live Casino is powered by Microgaming software, licensed in Malta, and certified for fairness by eCogra.
Incidentally, the slot and video poker games at Smart Live Casino (the two are inexplicably linked) are listed by eCogra as paying out an average of 97.1% as of this writing, a relatively high percentage for an online casino, though probably the video poker skews that number a little bit higher, since our game is designed to give the house a much smaller edge than the vast majority of slot titles. Maybe that’s what they mean by “Gamble Smarter . . . “ that by gambling with Smart Live, you’re playing on games designed to pay out more than your average Internet betting venue.
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Can Americans Play at Smart Live Casino?
Smart Live Casino is not able to accept wagers from players located in the United States, France, and a handful of other territories as of this writing. Check the website regularly, as these conditions are likely to change as anti-gambling laws in these countries change in the coming months. American customers in particular may soon have unrestricted access to sites like Smart Live, thanks to the nationwide recession and a changing cultural attitude towards Internet gaming, not to mention the intervention of a knowledgeable and well-funded online poker lobby.
Smart Live Games
This casino is not exactly forthcoming about the number of games they host, probably because they’re constantly tweaking the lineup. One thing we know for sure, they’re starting to concentrate heavily on slot and video gaming on the one hand and live dealer casino classics on the other. Over a dozen progressive games fleshes out the game section, with new games featured prominently on the main page, updated about once a month.
Video Poker Games at Smart Live Casino
There are only six variants of video poker available at Smart Live as of this writing, a disappointment considering many sites have 50 or more poker machines to choose from. Here are the titles currently available for video poker players:
- Classic Deuces Wild
- Classic Jacks or Better
- Deuces Wild
- Jacks or Better
- Joker Wild
All of these games are single-hand only, so multi-hand players are left out in the cold. The lack of variety is a disappointment, though the games are well-designed, certified fair, and easy to learn. You can even try out free-play versions if you sign up for a free account, to make sure you like the way the game runs before you plunk down your real cash.
Smart Live Bonuses
Unlike most Internet gaming sites, which advertise cash amounts in huge garish fonts at the top of the page, Smart Live Casino offers new customers “1,000 casino credits” for most games as well as “150 free spins” on certain video poker machines as part of their welcome bonus. Further bonuses are available on your second and third deposit, though these offers change monthly, so check the site for the latest offer on second and third deposits and any new reload bonus offers. Whereas most casinos give video machine gamblers the shaft when it comes to video poker, this free credit system is one of the better promotional offers any Jacks or Better junky could find. Read the terms and conditions on the site for more details, including wagering requirements and eligibility details.
Smart Live Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
Depending on where you live in the world, you may not have access to every deposit and withdrawal method accepted at Smart Live Casino. Having said that, generally speaking, deposits at Smart Live Casino are available through the following payment transfer methods:
- VISA / Mastercard
- Direct Bank Transfer
As for withdrawals, Smart Live Casino states a preference for sending withdrawals using the same method you used to deposit, though this is not a requirement and in some cases is not possible. Again, citizens of your country may not be able to use various of these methods. Withdrawal methods at Smart Live include:
- Direct Bank Transfer
You can also request paper check withdrawals via your mobile phone; Smart Live Casino has a smartphone app allowing you to request a paper check at the push of a button, though the website is unclear about how long it will take for you to receive your check. Standard casino withdrawals by paper check take up to 30 business days, so it is probably best to request a withdrawal using one of the above listed methods if you’re interested in getting your money back in a timely fashion.
Smart Live Customer Service
Thanks to live chat, email support, toll-free phone numbers, a postal mail address, a fax machine number, and an extensive FAQ, customer service at Smart Live is easy to access. Some aspects of the FAQ are a little bit silly; for example, the casino dictionary (“A-Z”) defines terms like baccarat and pit boss, phrases that your average online gambler should have no problem working out all on their own. Still, the inclusion of live chat and all the other support access options makes Smart Live one of the more customer-friendly casinos in the Microgaming family.