GameTwist offers an excellent collection of online casino games as well as skill games. These include slots, poker, and bingo. It also supports multiple payment methods. If you want to avail of bonuses, this site also has a few to offer. It’s a great option if you are looking for an online casino that also supports bitcoin betting.
But then again, this online casino has one major handicap that can easily become a deal-breaker for most online gambling enthusiasts. If you want to immediately know what this is, just proceed to the Currencies section of this review.
GameTwist offers a growing list of games. At the time we did this GameTwist review, the site had 214 slot games, 10 bingo games, 8 poker games, 2 scratchcard games, and 11 table games that include varieties roulette, blackjack, and baccarat. There were also 16 skill games featured on the site, namely Backgammon, 4-to-Win, Rummy, Canasta, Rummyclub, Belote, Spite and Malice, Hearts, Pachisi, Solitaire, Scopa, Yatzy Live, Buraco, Prophet, Battlefleet, and Tarneeb.
All games come with their respective information pages so you should be able to get a quick overview of what the games are all about.
You may not see a Play for Fun or Demo option for the games on GameTwist but they actually have a Spectator mode, which allows you to try the games without having to purchase twists yet. Well, these actually don’t matter anyway, as explained in the later part of this GameTwist review.
Game loading time based on our experience was around average to fast (on a 1Mbps+ connection). The games load in minimized sizes by default but there’s an option to load them as pop-ups. They also have fullscreen modes. They’re in 4:3 aspect ratio, something that may not look so suitable for most devices since desktops and mobile device displays nowadays sport the 16:9 aspect ratio or something closer to it.
The games look good in general. They are also adequately responsive. We have not encountered bugs or a slowdown in our web browser as we tried playing them.
GameTwist uses the virtual currency called “twists,” which can be obtained through various payment methods.
These payment methods are credit cards (Maestro, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express), PayPal, PaySafeCard, Skrill 1-Tap, Skrill Moneybookers, Neteller, DaoPay-Call, SMS payments, and of course bitcoins. In other words, you use fiat currency and bitcoins to play on GameTwist. As you buy twists, you will be asked to choose a currency. The currencies in the dropdown list are just the fiat currencies (no BTC), but this does not mean that bitcoins are not accepted. You are only being asked to choose a currency to have a consistent denomination when expressing amounts.
All the details you need to know about the payment methods can be displayed by clicking on the respective “i” buttons for the different payment methods. Bitcoin payments are done through Cubits.
As mentioned earlier, there’s a major drawback in GameTwist. So here’s the sad news: GameTwist does not let you convert your twists into real currency to be withdrawn. Basically, what happens here is that you are just paying for play money if you ever decide to buy twists. Regardless of the amount of twists you win and accumulate over time, there is no way to withdraw them in bitcoins or fiat currency like how it can be done with other online casinos. In a way, it can be said that GameTwist supports bitcoin betting because you can obtain “twists” through Cubits but the winnings you may get as you play with “twists” cannot be withdrawn.
Nevertheless, you don’t have to buy twists to be able to start playing using twists. Right from the start, all players are automatically granted at least 3,000 twists to be immediately used in playing on the site. There are also free twists given periodically.
3,000 Free Twists Upon Signup.
- Good collection of games
- Mobile-friendly site and games, with iOS and Android mobile apps available
- Well-organized website with comprehensive information about the games and GameTwist system readily presented
- Not really an online gambling site. You play with “twists” (credits) that can be obtained through fiat currency or bitcoins but you can’t withdraw your winnings
- No live chat support
- Games are not provably fair