Island Casino is part of the 5Dimes family of sportsbooks, a fact which immediately puts them in the winner’s brackets.
However, don't be fooled by the name. While Island Casino does indeed have a full Vegas style casino, they're also a leading sportsbook with reduced juice, high betting limits and super fast cashouts.
Island Casino Review
We have said in the past just how much we adore 5Dimes sportsbook. We feel that the firm is among the finest online books that we have ever encountered. Because of our great feelings toward 5Dimes, we were absolutely thrilled when we found out that we were being tasked with reviewing its daughter site, Island Casino.
Does Island Casino live up to its lineage? Read on to find out.
A Different Look
Hailing itself as a casino first and a sportsbook second, Island Casino has a much different look than any other sportsbook that we have ever played at. With a Caribbean look and feel, we can honestly say that Island Casino is unique, but not completely in a good way.
The site’s sports betting layout is technically brilliant. Island Casino features all of the same great lines you will find at 5Dimes (being related definitely has its advantages here). During our time at Island Casino, we found ourselves able to place wagers on the following sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Motor Racing, Boxing, MMA, Rugby, Olympics, and more.
We really do love the variety of sports here, and its offerings would be perfect, if not for the somewhat dated look that the layout has. It appears that the site’s interface is starting to show its age, and really can’t compete with newer sites with polished interfaces in this aspect.
Island Casino’s live dealer does not have this issue though, and we found ourselves separating ourselves from the great sports betting experience to put down a few dollars on the virtual blackjack tables. The group working the tables are very friendly and provide an experience that contains the polish that we wish the look of the sports section had.
The standalone casino isn’t as nice as the live dealer, but it is still very functional and fun. We were able to kill a bit of time here, but we really found ourselves wanting to go back to the sports betting section to wager on another great line.
Lovely Banking, Better Service
All of the great betting services in the world wouldn’t mean anything if Island Casino’s banking and support service were awful. Thankfully, we are proud to report that we had absolutely no issues with both putting money into, and pulling money out of our Island Casino account.
Financial options for deposits are handled with Visa, Person 2 Person, Money Orders, Neteller, Instadebit, Skrill, Moneybookers, Click2Pay, and Sportsbook Transfer.
We ended up deciding to use a Visa card, and we had our money instantly credited to our account. Deposit bonuses were also instantaneously available, and we were off and betting in less than two minutes.
Withdrawals were easy and fast. We deposited $100, and ended up withdrawing $400 from Island Casino a few days later. The withdrawal process ended up taking just over 24 hours, and we had our money into our bank account that quickly.
Customer service is just as fast and efficient as the banking process. Help is available through email, telephone, or live chat. We ended up posing a few questions regarding bonus rollover, and found the staff to be very helpful and fast.
When we write a review on a sportsbook, we honestly try our hardest to cast away our perceived notions and give a site as neutral of a review as possible. With that being said, we knew that the fact that Island Casino is associated with 5Dimes was a great indicator that this is a quality sportsbetting site.
We loved the fact that Island Casino had some of the most impressive betting lines that we have ever seen, and although the betting interface is plagued by a dated look, it is still an awesome product.
Combining the good book with a stellar live dealer casino, passable standard casino, Island Casino definitely has a lot going for it. The back end of the system is as great as well, and we found the banking and customer support functions to be some of the best that we have encountered in Central America.
Overall we have to give Island Casino our highest recommendation. The site is a fantastic and we will be going back to play more in the future.