Established as recently as 2018, Temple Nile is making waves in online casino gaming thanks to the quality – and quantity – of titles it provides, the generosity of its promotions and Temple Bazaar loyalty programme, and the excellent user experience that players across mobile and desktop can expect.
The icing on the cake is its live casino, which features a carefully hand-picked selection of the best live dealer games around. You’ll find plenty of tables to sit at, and friendly dealers waiting to take your bets around the clock. Online casino thrills don’t come more realistic and exhilarating than this.
If you want to be the best, you have to partner with the best games suppliers – a motto that all live casinos should aspire to. Happily, Temple Nile has made it a reality by linking up with Evolution Gaming and NetEnt, who both power the live dealer experience for the brand.
Evolution is arguably the finest live casino supplier in the business; a fact that was recognised at the 2018 EGR Awards, where it picked up gongs for Live Casino Supplier of the Year and Multi-Channel Supplier of the Year. It’s been another trophy-laden 12 months for NetEnt as well, who continue to go from strength to strength.
One of the bugbears about Temple Nile – and there aren’t many, as this review will attest – is that there isn’t a dedicated app currently available. Whether that will be rectified in the coming months remains to be seen, but in this mobile-driven age it really is a huge oversight.
The consolation comes from knowing that the firm’s mobile site is top notch. Navigate to the Live Dealer page and you'll see all of the available games listed in visually pleasing tiles, and the actual titles themselves open up in an easy-to-follow lightbox so that you can enjoy your gaming without issue – no matter what your device’s screen size. The Temple Nile mobile site is a doddle to navigate around and a joy to use, and that, as we know, is not always the case in the world of online casino gaming.
You can make a case that the main desktop site for Temple Nile is not the easiest on the eye, and certainly that top portion of the homepage is a bit muddled in its design. But if you just want to get down to some live casino gaming and aren’t concerned with such things, then you'll find no obstacles in your way.
Simply click the Live Dealer tab at the top of the homepage to access the brand’s library of games, and you will be taken to a user-friendly carousel where you can see each title and its software developer listed in full. Each of these games is streamed in HD, and in our tests they ran seamlessly with crystal-clear sound too.
At the time of writing this Temple Nile live casino review, there were 17 games listed in the category; a small but perfectly-formed selection. As mentioned, these have been sourced from Evolution and NetEnt, so there are no qualms about quality or unreliability here, and there’s a decent variety available too.
You can try your hand at the blackjack table, where you'll find traditional forms of the game as well as variants including Common Draw. Roulette is well-covered with standard variants sat alongside VIP, automatic and ‘lightning’ versions of the wheel, and players can also try baccarat, Dream Tiger and a mix of poker titles, including Texas Hold ‘em and Caribbean Stud.
Another aspect of Temple Nile that gets the thumbs down is the lack of ongoing promotions that existing customers can take advantage of. That said, there's an exceptional welcome bonus and one of the best loyalty programmes you're ever likely to see at an online casino.
That welcome package is dished out in three separate servings. Your first deposit is subject to a 100% bonus and 30 extra spins, your second earns 25% and 25 free turns and your third will see you pocket a 50% bonus and 50 extra turns.
Every time you play here you earn Temple Tokens, and when you have accumulated a tidy tally these can be exchanged for all manner of goodies in the Temple Bazaar. Holidays, gadgets, gift vouchers and experience days are just some of the items on offer.
While there’s no telephone helpline, the support team at Temple Nile are quick to respond to emails, while the live chat feature of the site is manned 24/7. When the time comes to make a deposit – and hopefully a withdrawal of winnings in due course – all of the usual payment methods are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, paysafecard and so on.
While you can find larger libraries of live dealer games elsewhere, there's something extremely gratifying about playing at Temple Nile. The mobile site in particular is fun to use, the live games are top notch and the Temple Bazaar rewards platform is as strong as you will find in this industry.
|variety of games sourced from NetEnt and Evolution Gaming||no telephone customer support|
|fantastic loyalty programme||no ongoing bonuses/promotions|
|live games optimised for all screen sizes|
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