About Rushmore Casino
Rushmore Casino was established in 2007 and operates under the Rushpod Investments RV name, which is licensed in Curaçao. Despite a very attractive looking site with a variety of games accessible to play from directly within your web browser and even more of a superb quality range of games available via download, this site can struggled with an every increasingly negative reputation when it comes to withdrawal of winnings. So is it worth it to rush to the games at Rushmore Casino? Let’s find out…
Bonuses and Promotions
Bonuses work a little differently at Rushmore Casino to what you might be used to. They kick things off by offering a Welcome Package worth $888, which is made up of deposit offers on your first 2 deposits, as follows:
– 1st deposit: 100% bonus up to $400
– 2nd deposit: 100% bonus up to $488
The bonuses are not credited automatically: you have to make your deposit first, then go back and enter the relevant coupon code in the ‘Redeem Coupon’ section of the cashier before you’ll see your bonus. After that, you can play with your bonus money straight away, which is unlike most other casinos, where you can’t actually get your hands on your bonus until you’ve wagered it.
However, be aware that there are also a number of unusual terms and conditions associated with these, and in fact all other, bonuses offered at Rushmore Casino. For example, the bonus money is just for playing with and you can’t cash it out, only winnings made from your bonus can be cashed out after fulfilling the wagering requirements. Playing certain games with the bonus money will void any winnings you’ve made with it up until that point so do check out the T&Cs first, don’t just assume you can play your favourite games with it. Also, if you try to make a withdrawal before you’ve met the wagering requirements, your bonus winnings will be voided. This includes trying to withdraw your deposit amount so again, be very careful to read those T&Cs and remember, if you don’t want a bonus, just don’t enter any coupon codes.
In addition to the welcome bonuses, there are also other special first and second deposit bonuses, such as the High Roller bonuses, the Blackjack Special Bonus of 200% up to $1,000 and the Slots Special Bonus of 400% up to $2,400, as well as the weekly and weekend bonus offers. Bear in mind that there are deposit method restrictions on many of these bonuses too.
A couple of unusual bonuses that just have to be mentioned are the Second Chance Chip bonus and the Authorization Cash Bonus.
The Second Chance Chip bonus is basically a chance for you to cancel any pending withdrawal you may have and carry on playing with it at Rushmore Casino, with the guarantee that if your account falls to zero on your reclaimed withdrawal money, you’ll get a bonus to kind of compensate. While this does seem like quite a good offer that kind of guarantees you win even if you lose, we think it’s bordering on unethical and possibly encourages irresponsible gaming.
The Authorization Cash Bonus offers you 10% of your last 5 deposits back in cash once you fill out an authorization form within a month of your first deposit. It’s an interesting offer that you don’t see around much, but again, be sure to check out those T&Cs first.
The only other non-bonus related promos mentioned on the Promotions page at Rushmore Casino are the $10k Slots Tournaments, which is just a mention of the events with no associated offer, the VIP Rewards program, the only real benefits of which are the fact that bonuses can be redeemed, you get better comp point conversions and bonus and cashback offers, and the Refer a Friend promo, which rewards you with $15 for each depositing friend you bring to the site.
Rushmore Casino’s software is provided by Real Time Gaming, who also power a substantial number of other online casinos and having been around since 1998, they’re one of the older online gaming software providers out there. Their reputation for providing top quality games with stunning graphics and sounds is reflected in Rushmore Casino’s selection of games, which all load quickly and run pretty smoothly. The games are colourful and exciting with complimentary sounds that don’t detract from your enjoyment of the game.
Real Time Gaming releases new games on a regular basis and you have the choice of enjoying the full range of games via the traditional downloadable version of Rushmore Casino, or, for instant gratification, you can play a selection of games via a flash-based version of the software from within your web browser. Note that certain games and tournaments aren’t available in the flash-based version.
You’ll find a good variety of games at Rushmore Casino, with Table games such as Blackjack, Baccarat, Let ’em Ride, Caribbean Poker, Rummy, War, Red Dog and more; at least 10 progressive jackpot games; around 100 slots of varying themes, including some exclusive to Rushmore Casino; 17 versions of video poker; and a selection of games the site classes as Specialty Games, which include Roulette, Sic Bo, Craps, Keno, Bonus Bingo and more. A big downfall of Rushmore Casino is that you can’t test drive the games for free like you can at many other sites, but you can get a screenshot of them along with some basic info about them via the Preview Games page.
Rushmore Casino offers a reasonable selection of payment methods, including VISA, Mastercard, AmEx, Diners Club, JCB, Click2Pay, ECO, Moneybookers (Skrill) and Neteller. Minimum deposit amounts vary depending on what method you choose and withdrawals are subject to restrictions of a maximum of $2,000 per week, which isn’t that great if you win a large jackpot amount.
Be aware that a large number of complaints have been made recently regarding late payment of withdrawals in association with Rushmore Casino.
Support is available via a number of freephone numbers for the US, UK and Canada, and via charged numbers for those outside of these countries, also via email and live chat on a 24/7 basis. There’s also a decent FAQ section on the Rushmore Casino site that’s worth consulting before contacting support.