TigerGaming first appeared on the scene back in 1999, so they pack plenty of experience when it comes to online gambling. In an industry such as this, it is often a good sign when a company sticks around so long as it shows they are able to keep their customers happy and that they play strictly by the rules.
Website Design – Menus and Navigation
As you might expect from a site named TigerGaming, the main colour scheme is orange and black with the two colours dominating all pages on the site. The logo is very much in keeping with the general theme with distinctive claw marks and a tail visible on ‘Tiger’.
Finding your way to various areas of the website, for example, Live Betting or Poker, is very straightforward with links clearly available on the bright orange menu bar that stretches across the screen. When you have selected your desired area of the website, more options will feature underneath the main header menu or down the left-hand side.
They have not gone too heavy on the text here, preferring to display what text they do have in a larger, more easily seen font. On the betting section, drop down menus will swiftly appear when clicking on the various sports, for example, Soccer, so finding what you are seeking is a task easily and quickly completed.
Registering at TigerGaming is an incredibly straightforward task that will not take much more than a minute or so of your time. Simply type in your name, email address, password, home address, phone number, date of birth and mother’s maiden name and you are all sorted. If you miss anything off, an error message will appear as you click ‘create an account’.
After successful registration, you will be sent an email containing your username and password. You simply need to activate your account by clicking on the link before you can get playing.
Sports Welcome Bonus
TigerGaming offers new players a most generous welcome bonus of a 100% match of your first deposit up to the value of $1000, providing they make a minimum deposit of $55. Simply enter the code TG1000 when making your first deposit as a new customer to enjoy the extra funds.
In order for players to fulfil the terms of the bonus, they must roll it over 14 times, doing so on the sportsbook and not any other part of the site. Players have 30 days in which to meet the wagering requirement, and no withdrawals will be processed before this has been satisfied.
The TigerGaming sportsbook is largely tailored towards American sports with baseball, basketball and American football all featuring on the popular picks list. All MLB, NBA, NFL and NCAA and CFL matches are all covered as well as some international fixtures. The final sport making its way onto this illustrious ‘popular’ list is Soccer with leagues and competitions featuring from all over the world covered.
Aside from this, TigerGaming also offers boxing, cricket, darts, golf, handball, hockey, martial arts, snooker and tennis. They also have sections for auto racing, futsal, lacrosse and the Olympics but you will often find that there are no relevant events/races/matches, which should come as no surprise for the Olympics of course with it only taking place every four years.
For most sports, only the very core markets are covered so for baseball. This means run line, money line, total runs and innings betting. For NFL you’ve got spread, money line and total points, as well as betting on individual halves and quarters. It is a very similar situation with Soccer, but there comes a little more choice in big matches with the likes of the time of the first goal, the half-time result, both teams to score and correct score also added. You will also find there are some outright markets here too such as title winner and relegation betting.
There is little else beyond the few main options though with the overall choice incredibly limited compared to some more familiar bookmakers we cover here. Often sporting events come with no additional markets, leaving with you a simple win/lose/draw choice (or similar). Sports betting isn’t where TigerGaming made its name, and it is clear to see this with the relatively limited range of markets offered.
You won’t find many live sporting events on TigerGaming either compared to many other betting sites, but they do cover a reasonable selection of major sporting events for in-play betting action. Anything that is currently live will be available to select in the top left of the Live Betting page while further down you can see the schedule of what will be added later on.
Like with non-live betting, the markets for live betting are limited with customers only usually able to select from a very small handful of the most commonly chosen markets. For tennis, for example, this includes winner, player to win set 1, the total number of games and winner of selected games.
When selecting a particular match, you will be able to see the current score in the middle of the screen, but that is as far as it goes for useful information. There is no in-built streaming service, match stats or moving graphics telling you where the ball or puck is at any given moment. The simplicity of the live betting service makes it very easy to use, but it may lack the depth to which many players may have become accustomed.
When heading onto the Sports betting section of the site, customers can select from the decimal, fractional or American odds near the top left corner of the screen.
In terms of prices offered, TigerGaming is competitive when it comes to American sport, usually offering a rate slightly better than average. This is their speciality, of course, and it is here where they have the smallest margins. Prices on sports outside their bread and butter aren’t so strong, but they are still reasonable enough: neither overly generous nor particularly skinny.
Sports betting products
As sports betting is not really the main focus for TigerBetting, it doesn’t come with any special features like cashouts, live streams or build your own bet features. The only useful addition is the ‘Quick Bet’ feature which is accessible during live betting which lets you place your bets with real rapidity.
By clicking on the Casino tab, TigerGaming will display a selection of its feature games on a large moving banner and through several graphics found underneath. There is a varied choice of these popular options, but players can choose to focus their search by clicking on one of the menu options at the top of the screen: Table Games, Slots, Live Casino, Video Poker and Speciality Games.
In terms of choice among each section, there is enough to keep you busy at TigerGaming, but they lack the deep selection that is often available in most areas at other online casinos. Their slots section is bulked out with well over 100 games to choose from with a great mix of different themes and formats, but this is their strongest area. By contrast, for Speciality Games there are just eight options, mainly variations of Keno and there are just a couple of different choices for baccarat. The Table Games offering is a little better stocked with six different roulette options, including American and European, 13 types of blackjack and 11 table poker variants.
Anyone interested in trying out the online casino at TigerGaming can take advantage of their wonderfully tempting welcome bonus. Players can receive a 100% top-up on not just one deposit, but their first three when using the code TGCASINO.
Players simply need to deposit between $25 and $1000 to qualify for the 100% matched bonus. This bonus needs to be wagered 40 times before the deposit, and bonus amount (plus any winnings) can be withdrawn. Winnings made on slot games contribute 100% to the wagering requirement, Roulette contributes 20%, while Baccarat, Blackjack and Video Poker contribute 10%. Players have 30 days in which to meet this rollover requirement.
There is a small selection of Live Casino games a TigerGaming including some options in high definition. Players can choose varieties of Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and Super6 with the range of choices available being dependent on what time of day it is. Some tables, as in a real casino, are limited to a certain number of players, but most have the unlimited capacity so you will never have to spend any time waiting around.
When first loading up a Live Casino page, players will be instructed to enter a screenname which the dealers will call you by, as opposed to your account username. For each table, you can select different monetary limits so that you have chip amounts relevant to the size of bets you wish to make. The jewel in the crown at TigerGaming is the Blackjack Early Payout game which has an incredible 99.5% payout rate, which is far superior to most online casino games.
It is Poker which is TigerGaming’s speciality, so it is no surprise that players are greeted with a whole host of different options when visiting the Poker landing page. There is always a variety of weekly challenges and leaderboards, a $10,000 monthly freeroll tournament and other promotions such as Money Night Football.
There is also plenty for the traditional high stakes player here with an excellent choice of tournaments and handsome prizes on offer. Seasoned players looking for a twist on the much-loved card game, however, can take part in things such as ‘Six Plus Hold’Em’ where all cards lower than a six are taken from the deck. There is also Windfall Poker that seats you on the table with just two other players as you seek to earn up to 2,000 times your buy-in.
Bursting with different options, TigerGaming’s poker selection can seem a touch intimidating to the novice player, but there is no need to be put off. The website includes a very useful ‘New to Poker?’ guide under the main menu as well as a list of Poker Hand Rankings and Glossary. After giving these pages, a quick read through you will be good to get stuck into the action. Players can choose to play on their browser and but dedicated apps are available for PC and Mac as well as Android and Apple smartphones.
Much in keeping with the other welcome offers available at TigerGaming, new customers can also enjoy a 100% matched bonus when heading to the poker tables. The bonus is paid in $10 increments every time you collect 5,000 Comp Points, something you acquire simply by playing. To claim the offer, simply fund your account with at least $50 then email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the 100% bonus – using Bonus Code NEWTG in the subject line. On top of this, you will also enjoy four free entry tickets to the $2,500 GTD Weekly New Player Freerolls.
Mobile services of TigerGaming
Despite a notice to say that the Live Casino will soon be available on mobile, some games have already been streamlined for mobile use (via the browser). Plenty of work has gone into making the Live Casino mobile compatible as the different tables work seamlessly across smartphone interfaces. Many non-live casino games are not mobile compatible; however, smartphone users can still access most slots, four blackjack games and European Roulette among a small handful of others.
The mobile site includes the same menus as the desktop version, but with the addition of ‘Racebook’, that is horse racing. Only on mobile can you find the link to horse racing markets from across the world as it is strangely absent from the non-mobile site. It is only when going through your mobile that you can see the option for ‘Classic Casino’, but this is still a work-in-progress with no content yet added to it at the time of writing. Otherwise, the two versions are largely the same with the mobile site making good use of drop-down menus, allowing you to select different sports/events/markets easily.
TigerGaming players are big on bitcoin with over 80% of them preferring to deposit via the cryptocurrency. While this is overwhelmingly the most popular choice, players can also select from a range of other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, BitcoinCash and Ripple. For all these, the minimum deposit is $20 with the maximum amount, either $25,000 or $50,000. More traditional methods of deposit are available and include Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover, but for these players need to put a minimum of $50 into their accounts. Other options include Skrill, Eco and Neteller, which all come with a low $10 minimum deposit.
Customers seeking to deposit very large sums of money may be best off using the Bank Wire Transfer system. For this payment method, which takes three to five days to process, there is no upper limit to what players can deposit.
|Payment Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit|
|Bank Wire Transfer||$1,000||Unlimited||3-5 days|
|Neteller||$10||$10,000||Up to 24 hours|
|Skrill||$10||$5,000||Up to 24 hours|
|EcoPayz||$10||$10,000||Up to 48 hours|
|American Express||$50||$5,000||3-5 days|
|Bitcoin||$20||$50,000||Up to 24 hours|
|Litecoin||$20||$50,000||Up to 48 hours|
|Discover||$50||$5,000||Up to 24 hours|
|Payment Method||Withdrawal Minimum||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Bank Wire Transfer||$1000||$3,000||Up to 15 days|
|Neteller||$25||$5,000||Up to 24 hours|
|Skrill||$25||$5,000||Up to 24 hours|
|EcoPayz||$25||$1,000||Up to 48 hours|
|Bitcoin||$20||$10,000||Up to 48 hours|
|Litecoin||$20||$10,000||Up to 48 hours|
|Dash||$20||$10,000||Up to 48 hours|
|Ethereum||$20||$10,000||Up to 48 hours|
|BitcoinCash||$20||$10,000||Up to 48 hours|
|Ripple||$20||$10,000||Up to 48 hours|
Security and Regulation
TigerGaming is Verisign secured, meaning that as a customer, you can be certain that your personal information is safe and secure. Their website also states that “security measures have been established to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.” Cookies are used to allow personalised marketing but are strictly never used to identify individuals or their activities.
Commission Kings, who also have three other brands among their repertoire, oversees the free-to-join affiliate programme for TigerGaming. They have a dedicated affiliate team that allows partners to earn income from all channels. The more money partners help bring to the website, the more richly they are rewarded with the largest commission cap standing at 35%. Commission payments are always made within 30 days of a given month’s end although in most cases they are paid after just 15 days.
How do I verify my account at TigerGamin?
Simply click the link emailed to you following registration to verify your account and start playing.
What to do if I forgot my password?
You can reset your password by typing your email after clicking ‘forgot login details’. Password reset instructions will then be sent to your address.
What do I do if I have problems logging in on TigerGaming’s website?
Customers who are unable to access their accounts despite having the correct username and password should erase all temporary internet files. Should the issue persist, email support@TigerGaming.com for support.
Does TigerGaming accept players from the US?
TigerGaming accepts players from many countries across the world but not the US at the time of writing.
Can I increase my deposit limit?
Yes, but in order to do this, you must contact the customer services team and provide them with proof of your identity.
What is the ‘spread’?
Spread relates to the number of points a team is expected to win or lose by. Should a team be -7 on the spread, and you decide to bet on them, they will need to win by more than 7 points for your bet to win.
How do I request a payout from TigerGaming?
Head towards the Cashier page and select the ‘payout’ button before choosing how much money you would like to withdraw. Players should make withdrawal requests between Monday and Friday 9:00 (ET) and 13:00 (ET).
Can someone I live with open an account too?
Only one account with TigerGaming is allowed per household, per person, per family or per IP address, so someone living with you would not be permitted to open an account if you already have one.
I suspect some poker players of working together to beat me. What can I do?
If you suspect other poker players are working together in an unfair or unethical manner, please contact customer services, and TigerGaming will investigate. They do not tolerate collusion in poker games and may close people’s accounts if they are found to have acted unfairly.
TigerGaming pride themselves on their wide range of payment options and the fact they became the first major name for offering 24 hour guaranteed payouts.
Most of their user base comes from Canada, but players are accepted from most countries around the world, including most of those within Europe, the only exceptions being France and Malta. Despite having American sports at the core of their betting markets, TigerGaming does not accept wagers from USA-based customers at the time of writing.
Customer care & contact details
You can contact the customer services team via email on support@TigerGaming.com. Alternatively, there is a Live Help facility which can be accessed by clicking ‘Contact Us’ at the bottom of the website.
Rating & Conclusion
Having sports betting, casino games (including the live casino) and Poker all in one place makes TigerGaming a convenient place for online gambling fans. It is only likely to suit the most casual of sports gamblers though, and true casino enthusiasts may also find themselves a little underwhelmed by the lack of choice.
If Poker is your main passion, however, TigerCasino will be right up your street as here the website, and dedicated apps, really excel. Such is their passion towards providing a high-quality poker experience that they encourage players to leave feedback via a form available on the main menu to help them improve.
In other respects, TigerGaming does a decent job on the whole. There is a good range of payment methods with quick withdrawals offered providing they are requested during working hours. The site is easy to use and equally easy on the eye, but you may sometimes have to refresh a page before it loads properly. The mobile site tends to run a little smoother, although it is rather basic in design and doesn’t have the full selection of games compared to the desktop site.
Overall score: 7/10