From $229.00 to $1,646.00 CAD in Less Than Two Hours: A Real Casino Tale
Last April, our members expressed a lot of interest about checking some highly established names on the iGaming scene, so we asked our fellow testers jump in and carry out trials on Casumo, Vulkan Vegas, Lions Slots, Mango, and Fansbet Casino.
All of these reports gave LCB’ers and other followers of our thoroughgoing project, “From the Players, for the Players”, decisive pieces of information when it comes to tracking the industry’s most visited and crowd-pleasing sites for online gambling, so we determined to continue the analysis in the same manner.
This time, however, we are into sharing some facts about the overall user experience from registering to cashing out at a gaming platform whose online history stretches back to 1997. Without further ado, in case you never heard about SIA Casino, (Sports Interaction) this is what you need to know before signing up, verifying, depositing, playing, and withdrawing.
We asked one of our first testers, Coolife, to get down to brass tacks and see whether playing here is worth your time and money.
First, a quick recap:
- Tester of the casino: Coolife
- Date of registering: existing member
- Deposit: $229.00 CAD via credit card on SAT, April 2nd 2022
- Account verification: ID, credit card statement and CC front and back screenshot
- Withdrawal: Payout of $1646.00 received on TUE, April 5th 2022
It seems that Coolife has made quite a fortune here, so stick around to see his full choice of Playtech slots which usually symbolize “a sign of a classy casino”, as he likes to say.
Registration and KYC
Our tester initiated the registration procedure with SIA Casino on 31 March, 2022 but as it soon turned out, he was already an existing member. After talking to an agent on live chat, Coolife learned he had placed a one-time deposit back in 2020 with a welcome bonus of 150%.
Since no current rollover terms were active, our tester was able to proceed and conduct the test. The agent told him that, as long as he plays through the whole deposit once and verifies his account, he is eligible to make any potential withdrawals.
To reinstate the verification process, Coolife first updated his personal info. As there were no further obstacles at this point, he received green light from us to carry on with the test, and then opened the cashier to place a deposit.
By the way, creating an account with SIA Casino via our forum will still require a valid email address, name, date of birth, mobile, username and password in the first step. What comes next is more personal details for security purposes, address and safety questions.
After a quick review of the terms and conditions, our tester started to verify his identity by uploading the front and back side of his ID and then uploaded the Visa card statement. According to the casino, verification can take about 5 business days to review. If the process is successful, players receive a confirmation per email.
It might also be worth mentioning, that there are around 10 different ways to fund your account once registered as a member at SIA Casino. The minimum deposit amount is $20 (or equivalent amount in other currencies).
Coolife deposited $229 CAD on SAT, April 2nd 2022 via his credit card and this process was instant.
If you don’t have experience with credit cards or other banking gateways as means of payment at Canada-friendly online casinos, have a look at our tutorials on how to use Interac e-Transfer
or Vanilla Prepaid:
You’re probably still wondering how our tester managed to walk away with $1646.00 after a minor deposit of only $229 CAD. Well, it turns out that when it comes to gaming, Coolife is quite a magician – he’s an expert for Playtech and iSoftBet slots, the only two portfolios in SIA Casino’s library.
He started with the Age of the Gods: Medusa & Monsters, a legendary title by Playtech Origins from September 2018. So soon realized that his balance isn’t making any progress and switched to Kingdoms Rise: Shadow Queen. This is where his first “bigger” win occurred, amounting $28.00 during regular play and lifting his funds up to $278.78 in total.
Next, it was time for Book of Kings with three progressive jackpots, Gem Heat and Wushu Punch, where he hit an $88.00 prize on re-spins. After this round, Coolife’s balance was fluctuating between $352.02 and $891.19 CAD.
The highest win he struck was $695.00 on Wizard House, which he played all the way up to $1,738.54.
Our tester decided to call it quits posterior to playing several slot games from Playtech when his funds descended to around $1,672.44 CAD after two hours of playing, give or take. Coolife withdrew exactly $1,646.00 and kept the rest to play with for a couple of days while waiting for the withdrawal to get to his bank.
As far is it concerns payouts at SIA Casino, all withdrawals that do not meet the $50 minimum are subject to a $10 processing fee. Only the first withdrawal of the month (regardless of method chosen) is free or processed at a discount rate while the maximum amount that can be won by an individual customer either in the sportsbook or the casino is $200,000 CAD.
The withdrawal receipt came by email on TUE, April 5th 2022.
That’s it. As you can see, Coolife was MORE THAN LUCKY at SIA Casino, having won some $1,443 CAD in total.
We hope that you find these test results helpful and encourage you to learn more about this place by getting in contact with the casino’s customer service representatives, reading our review or visiting the support and complaints thread on the forum.
If you decide to register, don’t forget to claim a $3 LCB chip and redeem shop items since SIA Casino participates in our Member Rewards Program too.
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