Founded over 20 years ago, TigerGaming is certainly one of the more established brands in online gaming. As well as offering casino games and sports betting, the brand (founded in 1999) also focuses heavily on poker. They take pride in their variety of payment options, speedy payouts and wide range of promotions, just some of the things we will explore in this unbiased review.
- Click the Register button in the top righthand corner of the screen.
- All the information required by TigerGaming will appear on the screen. All fields must be completed, including your mother’s maiden name.
- When you have completed all the fields, click the large ‘Create account’ button. By doing this, you are agreeing to the TigerGaming terms and conditions.
- You will receive an email confirming your registration. Inside you will be given your unique username.
- You can use this username to login to your account, but your email address is also accepted.
Players can also register over the phone by calling 1-800-977-4717.
Website review – layouts and navigation
As you might well expect, TigerGaming has adopted an orange and black theme throughout the website. Alongside the claw-slashed company logo and catchphrase “wild since ‘99”, TigerGaming has a more distinctive brand identity than many gambling companies have managed to come up with. Their sportsbook is rather less unique, sticking very much with a plain vanilla layout that is straightforward in both appearance and usability.
Other areas of the site, for instance, their poker and casino offerings, are far more image-based. However, the quality of the images varies substantially. Poker includes some very slick-looking graphics while some of the images used at the casino are rather low in quality. Fortunately, this has no major impact on the ease of use as relevant sub-categories makes finding groups of games on the casino as easy as you like. You may have a slight issue finding a specific slot though as there is no search tool and there are only three slots per line, making a list a lengthy one.
Betting on Sports
TigerGaming users can bet on sporting action but the sportsbook available here is absolutely nothing more than a token offering. Incredibly limited in-depth, many quite substantial fixtures only have two or three betting options, usually spread, money line and total points/goals. Sometimes you can find more than this, but any extras will feature on one single page of ‘props’ bets. In addition, TigerGaming fails to cover more than a small range of sports and rarely goes lower than the top-tier leagues/competitions for them.
The only real redeeming feature to the sportsbook is that it features a quite decent selection of special/props bets. These can include things such as next head coach for a certain team, name the two Super Bowl finalists, NBA Rookie of the Year, or a big name player’s next team.
Although you should not expect great value at what is such a limited sportsbook, TigerGaming actually does a decent job with some of their odds. For major American sports such as NFL and NBA matches, payout rates can fluctuate around 96% or even the 97% mark. Across other sports, the rate drops somewhat, but even so, the prices offered are generally reasonable when compared to some other firms.
Decimal is the default odds format, but users can choose to have odds shown in fractional or American style form if they prefer.
First Deposit Welcome Bonus – 100% up to $1,000
Sports betting is far from the priority at TigerGaming, but this has not stopped them offering a huge new customer offer worth up to $1000. To claim your bonus money, simply enter the code TG1000 when placing your first deposit worth at least $55 and TigerGaming will double the size of your balance.
While the potential amount up for grabs is huge, it does come with a few strings attached:
- The bonus money comes with a 14x rollover requirement.
- The rollover amount must be met within 30 days.
- Bonus money acquired via this promotion can only be spent on the sportsbook, not at the casino, poker et cetera.
- No withdrawal can be made for 30 days after the bonus has been credited.
- Deposits made via Neteller or Skrill will not qualify for this offer.
Given the tiny-size of the sportsbook, it should be no surprise to learn that live betting is not something covered in any real depth either. TigerGaming will add high-profile fixtures across the likes of football, basketball, hockey, tennis and soccer but that is about it. Regardless of what sport it is, users will see nothing more than the current score (and game time if appropriate) as neither match statistics nor line-ups are provided.
The only positive thing we can say is that some fixtures, mainly soccer matches, do come with a few alternative betting markets. It is only a few, but they tend to cover popular options such as the next team to score, to win the rest of the half and draw no bet.
The ability to cashout is an essential addition to the arsenal of any bettor in the modern-day. It allows players to lock in some profit whenever they start to think that their bet is not going to end up being a winning one. While it is a tool, we very much appreciate, it is not something you will find at TigerGaming. All bets placed here are final and cannot be sold off at any point before the final selection concludes.
Live streaming services
In order to increase the thrill of in-play betting, some online bookmakers gain permission to stream matches live on their site. It is an increasingly popular feature but not something offered by TigerGaming. As a cheaper alternative, some sites opt to display an animated match tracker, but this is also not something you will find here.
The fairly modestly sized TigerGaming Casino largely comprises of games from just two developers: Betsoft and Rival. There is no abundance of choice as a result but what the casino can provide is a solid offering across a range of the most-loved games. There are over 100 different slots to choose from, 13 different blackjack games, six options for roulette, 11 table poker variants and 11 video poker selections.
When also adding a few options for the likes of craps, baccarat and keno, the range of games on offer is a respectable one. There is no option to try games for free, but users do have the option to add them to their favourites list should they want speedier future access. Players should also note that TigerGaming runs some casino-exclusive promotions such as their monthly leaderboard and free spin frenzy Thursdays.
Casino First Three Deposit Bonus – 100% Up to $1,000
If ever you fancy trying your luck at the TigerGaming Casino then you will not want to ignore their sign up offer. It is a rewarding but straightforward promotion which promises to match your first three deposits up to the value of $1000 when using the bonus code TGCASINO. Although this is the same reward as the sports betting offer, different terms apply as we highlight below:
- This bonus can be used on your first three deposits only.
- The minimum deposit to claim this bonus is $25.
- The deposit and bonus amount come with a 40x wagering requirement before the bonus (and any winnings) can be withdrawn.
- Wagering contributions are as follows: slots (100%), blackjack and most poker variants (10%)*.
- Players have 30 days to fulfil the rollover amount otherwise the bonus fund and associated winnings will expire.
*Despite stating otherwise on the standard bonus contribution table, money spent on roulette and baccarat will not count towards the rollover amount for this offer.
It is fair to say that live casino play at TigerGaming is not the most immersive experience. Behind the table and dealer, it is not uncommon to see staff members working on computer screens. At one point during one of our blackjack sittings, the dealer had to wait while the floor surrounding her was hoovered. Whether it is vacuum cleaners, other dealers, or pop music, there is often an abundance of background noise distracting you from the casino experience.
TigerGaming has attempted to cut down on costs by supplying their own live table in-house, and it rather shows with the poor quality of the setting. Many players would view this as being highly unprofessional and might avoid them because of it. We cannot be critical of everything they do though because they do offer some high definition streams, they cater to a range of budgets, and they have adapted their games for mobile use.
Poker play is what sees TigerGaming really come into their element. Bursting full of fantastic promotions and daily tournaments, there is always something for poker enthusiasts to sink their claws into. Day or night, users will find several active tables as the platform is powered by the Chico Poker Network. No limits Texas hold’em, Omaha H/L and six-plus hold’em are just some of the tables you might find here. Each table lists the average pot size as well as the number of seated players, so you know exactly what type of game you need to prepare for.
Before taking a seat at any of the tables, ensuing you opt into the weekly and monthly leaderboards. Just by playing on the tables during select times, you can be in with a real shot of claiming a sizeable cash prize. This is not something targeted for novice players, but beginners will not feel left out playing here. Users new to the world of bluffing and flushes will find a helpful guide, an extensive poker glossary and a hand ranking page all available within just one click.
100% Poker Welcome Bonus
Although this is yet another 100% matched deposit offer up to the value of $1000, you do not claim it in the same way as the other two. Instead of entering a bonus code when making a deposit, you must first fund your account and then email email@example.com, requesting the bonus. Put the promo code NEWTG in the subject line and once received, the support team will top up your balance.
The key terms of the offer are as follows:
- The bonus funds are not credited all at once. Instead, they are handed out in $10 instalments each time a player reaches 5,000 COMP points.
- The promotion applies to the very first deposit only.
- The deposit amount must be between $50 and $1000.
- Players have 30 days to claim to release their entire bonus fund allocation.
- Withdrawing money before the full bonus has been released will stop any further bonus money top-ups.
Options for deposits and withdrawals
Although there is a range of deposit methods available at TigerGaming, the vast majority of users opt to deposit via Bitcoin. In part, this is because card payments are hit with a 7.5% processing fee, whereas cryptocurrencies are processed for free.
|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|
TigerGaming does offer to process all withdrawals within 24 hours, which is fast by industry standards, but this only applies within the working week. Make your withdrawal late on Friday night, and, likely, it will not be approved until Monday.
TigerGaming Mobile apps
There is not a mobile app you can download for the sportsbook or casino, but when it comes to poker, TigerGaming has pulled out all the stops. Not only do they have a fantastic mobile-compatible site, but they have dedicated apps for Android and iOS devices. To get access to either app, simply scan the QR displayed on the TigerGaming site, and you can begin the installation from this point. For those of you who usually play on your desktop, you do not need to feel left out as there are some excellent apps for you to download too. Dedicated software can be installed for either Windows or Mac, both providing an outstanding, smooth and fast poker experience much like on mobile.
TigerGaming Affiliate Program
TigerGaming is one of four brands that fall under the affiliate network run by CommissionKings. Like most programs, it is free to join with the amount of commission paid dependent on how profitable your referred customers are to the company. The lowest cut you can receive is 10%, but this can rise to 35% should you become extremely active. Any queries about the affiliate scheme should be directed towards firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find more information about the affiliate program of TigerGaming on this website: https://www.commissionkings.ag/.
Questions & Answers
How to activate and verify your TigerGaming account?
To activate an account at TigerGaming, all new players need to do is click the activation link sent to them by email. Additional verification is not required as standard, but TigerGaming may ask for documents confirming your identity if you deposit by card.
How can I recover a forgotten password?
First of all, click the TigerGaming login button and then select ‘Forget Login Information?’. You will then be prompted to enter your username or email address, type this in and click proceed. A few seconds later, you will receive a link allowing you to create a new password.
What is the TigerGaming rakeback percentage?
No rake is taken before the flop in Hold’em or Omaha, and none is taken from uncalled pots. When there is called hand in the pot, generally TigerGaming takes $0.01 for every $0.20 (5% share), but each table does come with a maximum limit.
How do I earn COMP points?
For every cent that players contribute to the rake and for every cent paid in tournament fees, they will earn themselves 1 COMP Point.
Is there a no deposit bonus available at TigerGaming?
At this time, TigerGaming does not offer any kind of no deposit bonus.
Can players from the US play at TigerGaming?
Although players from around the world are eligible to play here, TigerGaming is not allowed to take any kind of bets from US-based customers.
Can I make a withdrawal at any time?
No, before you can make a withdrawal, you must rollover the deposit at least once.
Can I trust that games are fair?
Yes, and to ensure this, TigerGaming uses a pair of state-of-the-art algorithms for generating random numbers for its casino games. For poker, they use multi-layered and multi-step shuffling algorithms which mean that the likelihood of an identical deal is minuscule small.
TigerGaming is licenced through Curacao-based Thot Management NV, but they do outsource their payments to a Maltese company, Troy Logic Limited. Little is known about Thot Management, but we do know that they operate using a sub-licence issued by the Curacao government, number 5536/Jaz. Aside from this however they largely operate in secrecy, but the fact they have been on the go for over 20 years does indicate they are entirely trustworthy.
TigerGaming Contact Details
The customer service team at TigerGaming works 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can be contacted via the TigerGaming live chat service or by email. When emailing email@example.com, remember to include your account username/number within the enquiry.
Final rating and conclusion
Given how wildly they differ in quality, it is best to rate TigerGaming on each area of the site separately. Starting off with sports betting, the offering here is an extremely limited one which will barely satisfy even the most casual of bettors. The odds given are okay, and it is fine for outright markets but stray outside of this, and it has virtually no redeeming qualities.
While the casino is a marked improvement over the sportsbook, it is by no means great. There is a decent degree of variation for the most commonly featured casino games and a few exciting promotions but nothing that truly gets you off your seat. Moving onto the borderline unprofessional live casino offering and you never get the sense of being at an actual casino when playing there. While some players might be more forgiving of its flaws, we failed to really engage when playing at the TigerGaming tables.
The saving grace at TigerGaming is its poker section. Although it is far from the biggest or best around, we can genuinely see both experienced and beginner poker players enjoying the system on offer. Well maintained apps allow for a seamless experience on a range of devices, and there is a cracking welcome offer for new customers. Throw in some exciting promotions regularly plus a reasonable rake percentage, and you have got a platform that can really help draw in players. It is a shame other parts of the site are not so strong.
Overall rating: 3.9/5