Geared to players from the USA, Ignition Casino offers a casino, poker room and for something a little different; 'virtual sports' - not an actual sportsbook, but betting on virtual racing/sports (complete with CGI highlights) that works very similarly other than the fact that the games are entirely digital.
With a limited number of online casinos currently accepting players from the US, Ignition has a refreshing variety of games to choose from coming for multiple providers including Betsoft, Rival, Genesis Gaming and Realtime Gaming. With approximately 300 games to choose from including a great variety of slots, there's something here for just about everyone (well, other than actual sports betting.)
The casino side of Ignition has pretty much everything you'd expect in an online casino. There are more than 200 slot machines to choose from including multiple progressive games, and the variety is great as the games come from different providers.
Video poker is offered in both single hand and multi-hand* varieties including Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Bonus Deuces Wild, Bonus Poker, Bonus Poker Deluxe, Double Bonus Poker, Loose Deuces and more. (*Not all games can be played multi-hand.) Game presentation is nothing special but more than serviceable, and paytables looked good on the games we tried.
The table game selection is quite good, with Ignition offering a half dozen different blackjack variations, baccarat, craps, both American and European roulette, let 'em ride, 3 card poker, caribbean stud and hold'em, pai gow, roll the dice and rummy. Table limits generally range between $1 to $1000. Live dealer games are also available for blackjack, baccarat, roulette and super 6.
There are also a handful of 'arcade' games, bingo, keno and sudoku available if that's your thing. Overall, this is a well laid out casino with a good variety of games. Some competitors may have a larger selection of slot games, but there's more than enough here for most players - and the overall game selection is better than average and the games well done.
The poker room is pretty standard fare game wise - offering Texas Hold'em, Omaha, and Omaha Hi/Lo games at various stakes as cash games, sit and go and multi-table tournaments. It's more distinctive features are:
Anonymous tables - which some will appreciate and some will not. Players are identified by a random number when they are seated at a table, which changes when they move to a new game. This means you won't know who you're playing against, and you effectively can't use poker tracker software or other similar tools. This is good for casual players, but may disappoint the sharks.
Great mobile support - even though it's browser based, the poker room renders great on just about any smart phone.
"Zone Poker" is a game mode which allows you to play across a variety of tables automatically each time you start a new hand. This makes for much faster game play, because each time you fold you'll near instantly get placed at another table starting a new deal.
Sharing table traffic with Bovada, Ignition also happens to be the busiest poker room that is currently available to US players (and currently the third busiest worldwide in terms of active players.) .
* Please note that players from Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey and New York are currently not accepted.
Ignition casino offers a variety of bonuses to new depositors and existing players, including some preferential offers for those depositing via cryptocurrency (i.e. Bitcoin.)
Currently, new players can get a 300% bonus on Bitcoin deposits up to $3000, split between the casino and poker room (150% towards one, 150% towards the other.) Credit card depositors get a 200% bonus, again split between the casino and poker rooms. The casino portion of the bonus is subject to a 25x playthrough requirement (deposit + bonus amount,) while the poker bonus will be unlocked like most poker bonuses as a result of play time/stakes.
Ignition also offers a pretty good VIP/loyalty program to it's players which offers bonus cash based on playthrough as well as daily cashback bonuses. It's a little tricky to explain, so rather than breaking it down here please see their VIP section for full details.
If you're looking for a place to play and located in the USA, you'd be hard pressed to find many better options for both an online casino and poker room. The biggest complaint we have are some of the transaction fees on credit card deposits and lack of alternative depositing options other than Bitcoin - which may well be a very handy method for dealing with online gambling, but is still far from widely adopted by your average player.