Cabaret Club is a casino operated by the Palace Group. The Palace Group is made up of several large online casino properties, including Spin Palace and Mummy’s Gold. Cabaret Club has similar features to the other Palace Group casinos, with some minor differences. Like all the Palace Group gaming websites, the pokies (and all other games) are designed exclusively by Microgaming.
One of the most striking differences between Cabaret Club and the other Palace Group sites is the way the site looks. Red velvet curtains, shiny gold and silver highlights, and artificial shadowing and 3D effects give it a sort of gaudy look, but one that’s not out of place in the world of casino gambling.
How well does Cabaret Club serve the needs of pokies players like you? I’ll look into all the important aspects of gambling at Cabaret Club below, with particular attention paid to the pokies games and features at the site.
The game library at Cabaret Club is noteworthy for its size, which is a little bigger than other Palace Group sites. At the time of this review, Cabaret Club is home to some 300 different contests, compared to the 150-175 found at the other Palace sites. Unfortunately for pokies fans, the larger library does not mean a larger selection of Microgaming pokies – more on this later.
Cabaret Club takes part in the Palace Group’s Loyalty Program, which rewards players with $10 units of free bets based on the amount of their wagers and how often they play. This Loyalty Program makes it easy for casual bettors to earn rewards for their play, and has all but taken the place of traditional casino bonus and promotions promos at the Palace Group’s various online casinos.
About that game library – Cabaret Club has a total of 330 games available right now, of which only 121 are pokies. That means more than 200 non-pokies titles are available. If you like pokies, but also like to play a little blackjack or roulette on the side (like I do), you’ll appreciate the large collection of non-pokies titles. Of particular interest is Cabaret Club’s blackjack selection, which is now up to 32 different rules variations of the casino classic.
Microgaming produces a lot more than 121 pokies games. That’s the current total of pokies at the site, which is probably a downer for pokies fans, especially considering other Palace Group casinos have some 250 poker machine titles in their libraries. The truth is, Cabaret Club is not a pokies-specific gaming site, with a larger collection of table games and other gambles besides poker machines.
That said, most pokies fans won’t be disappointed to find a variety of 3-reel, 5-reel, progressive, and themed titles from one of the world’s best-known designers. Microgaming produces video feature pokies, progressive pokies, and classic titles designed after the poker machines of old, and all of these are represented by Cabaret Club’s game selection.
Bonuses & Promotions
Cabaret Club runs two different promotional offers – one as part of the Palace Group newsletter, the other a welcome match bonus. Referral and reload bonuses, once a part of the Group’s promotional programs, have been replaced with the Loyalty Program described above. Other members of the Palace Group are making this same move.
The Palace Group newsletter bonuses are available to any member of any Palace Group Casino. These are essentially promotions encouraged players to try different Microgaming titles. Play on these games is incentivized either with extra bonus clearance or a rebate offer.
The more robust arm of Cabaret Club’s two-prong promo system is the welcome match bonus. First-time depositors can earn up to $600 in free bets based on the size of their deposit. The casino matches all first deposits at a rate of 100% up to $600.
Be careful of the terms and conditions of this and any online casino bonus. Read closely and it’s clear that this is a difficult bonus to earn much money with. Gamblers have to wager 50x their deposit plus bonus amount before any of the bonus cash is available.
In other words, to earn $20 in bonus cash, you’d have to wager $2,000. This type of bonus is aimed more at players that make big deposits or place large wagers. Other pokies fans who want to earn some cash back should look into the Cabaret Club’s Loyalty Program, which pays out rewards in $10 chunks of free bets.
It’s worth point out that pokies players are in a unique position to earn cash with this welcome bonus, since only pokies bets count 100% toward that 50x playthrough requirement. It’s almost as though Cabaret Club wanted to hold a pokies-specific welcome bonus. This is a nice bonus for fans of poker machine gambling.
Cabaret Club is not a perfect fit for all pokies players, but what casino is? Some players will find the Microgaming library a little bit limited, with the majority of games looking remarkably similar and following similar rules. The promotions program is not worth much to pokies fans who chase bonuses. But none of these complains take much away from the overall experience at Cabaret Club. The design is flashy, the games are available in a decent variety, and the Loyalty Program can be lucrative for the right type of pokies player.