Galewind Software is one of the smaller game and software providers for the online gambling industry and do not have a huge game portfolio, but the games that they do offer are very well made and provide a great gaming experience.
Galewind’s focus is on offering casino games for betting sites, poker rooms and bingo parlors online. The casino can be highly customized to fit with the rest of the gambling site, so don’t expect all Galewind casinos to look the same. Lobby design, games offered, table limits, and minimum and maximum coin amounts are just a few examples of factors that can vary. Instead of seeing Galewind’s logo on tables and cards, you may see the individual site operator’s logo.
Galewind offers two loyalty systems – Rebate and Bonus – and it is up to the gambling site operator to decide which one to use (or both or none). They can be applied to specific games and/or specific members. Galewind also provide administration services for operators.
Galewind Software Corp. was formed in 2007 by experts with extensive experience from the online casino market. Galewind holds a Seal of Approval from Certified Fair Gambling (CFG) and their Random Number Generator is certified by both CFG and iTEch Labs. (iTech Labs tested the RNG for compliance with the standards of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, and the UK Gambling Commission.) Galewind also holds a Core Service Provider Associates Certificate from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).
In 2009, Galewind received a lot of attention in gambling circles by paying a winner $39,900 out of their own pocket when one of their licensed casinos went rouge and refused to pay a blackjack player. Galewind also promptly revoked the casino’s software license, thereby effectively shutting it down.
Games from Galewind is found on gambling sites such as Pinnacle, 888, Spin Palace, Party Casino and EU Casino.
Basic facts about Galewind
Owner: Galewind Software Corp.
Certified by: iTech Labs, Certified Fair Gambling
Gambling license: Alderney Gambling Control Commission
Downloadable casino: No
Browser casino: Yes
Live casino: No
Mobile casino: No
Games & Software
Galewind have three different casino products available for casino operators:
Practice – a play for free casino
Production – a real money casino
Tournament – a tournament casino
The Practice Casino use the same processing code and RNG algorithm as the Production Casino, and every other aspect of the gaming is the same as well – but you wager play money and can only win play money.
The Production Casino is for real money play and can be easily integrated into a gambling site. As a a player, you simply use the Casino Cashier to effortlessly transfer money between your ordinary account and the casino wallet. In addition to all the regular games, there is a high stakes room offering High Stakes Blackjack, High Stakes Baccarat, High Stakes American Roulette, High Stakes European Roulette and High Stakes Craps.
The Tournament Casino let you buy into tournaments with real money. Once you enter the tournament, all tournament play takes place using tournament money. This way, the tournaments become fair for everyone. The system is very similar to the one utilized by poker rooms online. Both standard tournaments, fixed value tournaments and jackpot tournaments are available. Some tournaments are open for all casino customers while others are invite-only.
Downloaded casino or browser play?
All casinos from Galewind are browser casinos that need the Adobe Flash plug-in to work. You can get the plug-in for free from Adobe.
Galewind does not have a live casino.
Galewind does not have a mobile casino.
Galewind have two progressive jackpot games: the Silver Spurs slot and the Bells & Whistles slot.
Both slots have five separate progressive jackpots – one for each of the chip values. So, the jackpot that can be won when you wager a 0.01 chip is not the same as the one available when you wager the 10 chip. When a jackpot pays out, it is seeded at 4 000 times its associated chip amount. Thus, the 0.10 chip jackpot seeds at 400, while the 5 chip jackpot seeds at 20 000.
You need to bet on payline 9 to have a shot at winning any of the progressive jackpots on Silver Spurs or Bells & Whistles. All game rounds feed their associated jackpot amount with 0.03 times the total bet, even those that does not involve payline 9. Example: You make a 3-payline wager using the 0.25 chip = a total bet of 0.75. 0.75 x 0.03 is 0.0225 and that is you contribution to the 0.25 Chip Progressive Jackpot.
List of Galewind games with progressive jackpots:
Bells & Whistles
Examples of slots from Galewind
Bells & Whistles
The Red, White & Blue
Gems of Isis
Crazy 8 Line
Take It Or Leave It!
Examples of table games from Galewind
High Stakes Blackjack
High Stakes Baccarat
High Stakes American Roulette
High Stakes European Roulette
High Stakes Craps
Pinnacle Hold ‘Em
Pai Gow Poker
Pinnacle Stud Poker
Three Card Stud
Examples of video poker games from Galewind
Jacks or better
Double Joker Poker
Examples of other games from Galewind