Times Square Casino is an online casino that is part of the Game Tech Group, which immediately raises two red flags.
The more serious of these is the fact that Game Tech have a history of unethical practices, having been caught offering bootleg NetEnt games in the past. Game Tech were punished for this indiscretion, and they no longer engage in such things, meaning that there is no active reason for distrust, it’s simply worth having all the facts before making your choice as to whether to play at a new online casino.
The second red flag is not as serious, but can be just as off-putting. Game Tech tend to create clone sites, in that a large percentage of online casinos on this network have pretty much exactly the same content in terms of games on offer, and how a page is structured.
So, when one hears that a new Game Tech site called Times Square Casino has been released, the first thing to check is whether it is different in any way from the myriad of Game Tech sites which already exist.
Pleasingly, in appearance at least, Times Square Casino actually does feel a little different.
Design and theme
It’s surprising that it’s taken this long for one of New York’s most famous landmarks to be put front and centre for the design concept of a casino site, and Times Square Casino has really run with the concept.
The site is full of images of Times Square and the New York skyline, immediately transporting you to the hustle and bustle of Times Square.
In terms of navigation, we are used to an identical system at Game Tech sites, with the variety of game categories listed down the side. However, Times Square Casino flips the script.
The theme takes priority here, so the game categories are instead available via a drop-down menu, with the space on the homepage being utilised to allow instant access to suitable game categories including “At the Movies”.
Many of the most popular slots at Times Square Casino are accessible via thumbnails on the homepage making navigation simple here.
This was a bit of a risk, being that navigation at Game Tech sites is well-known for being simple, but changing the structure has not affected this, and Times Square Casino doesn’t only look the part, it also allows you to travel around the site with ease.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the games on offer, Times Square Casino does not keep up the good work, instead what you will find here is a list of games that is nearly identical to that at many other Game Tech sites, and actually contains less titles than many of its brethren.
With software being provided by 1X2 Network, ELK Studios, Extreme Live Gaming, GameART, GameScale, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, NYX Gaming, and Stars Group there are certainly good games here, many of them, but when it’s something we’ve seen before so many times at other online casinos on this network, and better in many cases, it’s hard to feel anything but indifference when looking at the titles on offer here.
But that is not to say the collection is bad, if you are new to the world of online casinos, then there is more than enough on offer at Times Square Casino to get you started, but if you have any experience in the industry, especially if you have played at any other Game Tech Group site, then there’s nothing for you here.
Times Square Casino is a great-looking site with a strong concept, but without more games on offer, it will always look better than it is.