When you first arrive at this Swedish outfit’s website, one is greeted by a message that you can ‘Play in Style’. While we certainly like style, we like to see it coupled with a bit of substance as well.
While reviews overall are quite positive, we don’t trust anything we read unless we do it ourselves. That’s why we popped garbo.com into our nearest web browser and signed up. Are you curious about the results? Keep reading to find out.
New Player Bonus
The New player bonus makes it worth joining straight off the bat. Each and every new player gets a 100% matched bonus – it goes up to 100 EUR, giving you a chance to build up quite the bankroll from the very first wager.
We advise playing the long game if you want to maximise your bonus. Stick to roulette and blackjack, as these games have odds that are near even. While the play may be a little slow, don’t bet large amounts unless you’ve built up a sizeable bankroll through your initial amount. If you really want, you can wager a few Euros on the slots every now and then as well.
Doing this will ensure you use your bonus in the best way possible, giving you the best chance to walk away a winner. Don’t get tempted to fritter away the bonus money simply because it’s ‘free’ – work the odds in your favour!
Aside from the matched deposit, you also get a chance to win a monogram bag that, by all accounts, is quite valuable. We’re not massive fans of random draws, but it’s a nice bonus that we won’t say no to!
Existing Player Promotions
In addition to the matched bonus (and bag draw ticket), there are also plenty of promotions for existing players. These are designed to keep you around for longer (and keep depositing money), but if you play your cards right you can use these as your own personal cash cow. Follow a similar strategy to the one outlined above and you’re in business.
The promotions will appear either on the website or through your email. We advise that you sign up for the mailing list – sometimes you get messages that can go straight into the recycle bin, but it’s worth it for the nuggets of gold you get every week or two. These come in the form of matched bonuses, but we’ve also seen a couple of promotions with free spins as well.
Slots and Games
This is where Garbo really shines, both in terms of style and substance. You’ve got plenty got games to choose from, though we’re the first to admit the selection isn’t as extensive as some of the other places we’ve seen. Nevertheless, it should be plenty to keep you going!
These are some of the games we’ve been enjoying recently:
- Black Lagoon – Watch out for that monster!
- Elements The Awakening – Another slightly spooky slot, this one is well worth a wager.
- Magic Portals – see whether you can reach that magical world beyond the portal. It’s well worth it!
- Gonzo’s Quest – this one is a major staff favourite and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. It’s got the graphics and sound down, and we almost wish they would make a proper computer game out of this title.
- Arabian Nights – we particularly like this slot due to the chances you have of winning a major jackpot. Millionaire overnight? Don’t mind if we do.
- Disco Spins – hark back to the glory days of Disco with this one.
- Lucky Angler – let’s just say we’ve been luckier with this one than with real-life fishing.
- Starburst – probably one of the most popular slots out there at the minute and it’s easy to see why. It’s loads of fun and it’s well known for being quite a generous payer.
- Frankenstein – Try awakening the beast, we dare you!
- Medusa – This slot is based on the Greek legend, though those winnings were certainly no myth (yes, bad pun, apologies)!
As you can see, there’s plenty for you to choose from. If you’re not a fan of slots, you can always stick to the roulette or blackjack!
The customer service section of the website is a little sparse, but it has everything you need. You’ve got your email support, which is fine for most queries. You can also request a call back using the form on the website as well.
If you want to speak to someone straight away, there’s a support number available. Ring 08-505 149 04 and you’ll get a member of staff ready to help you out. Usually, you won’t have to wait very long at all.
The one thing to be mindful of is that the phone lines are only open between 07:00 and 01:00 (Sweden time). Sometimes it can be a little inconvenient, particularly if you live elsewhere. However, we don’t have any major complaints otherwise.
Deposits and Withdrawals
It’s the standard fare at the Deposits and Withdrawals section of the website, with most major methods accepted without a hitch. We only tried using Visa and Mastercard, but we’re happy to report that the experience was painless and the money was made available right away.
The one we were really interested was the withdrawal policy. After all, most casinos are perfectly fine when it comes to taking money – but will they also give it away? Garbo was fully co-operational when it came to withdrawing our bonus money, which was nice to see. No need to whip out your baby pictures just to prove who you are!
Our Final Verdict
Garbo certainly covers both style and substance. We can’t recommend this Swedish outfit enough – it seems our Nordic friends are becoming quite the hub for casino websites that really deliver and Garbo is no exception.
It covers what you’d expect from a solid casino from A to Z, no exceptions. You’ve got good customer service coupled with excellent gaming, what else can you ask for? Sign up already, you won’t regret it!