The Gambling Federation software platform is one of the older small software platforms to still be in operation today. They do provide a full software client, but all casinos using this software provider appear to be run by the software provider itself. As such you will only find Gambling Federation games at Gambling Federation casinos. Some casino players casually refer to the software as GFed.
For such an old software provider the Gambling Federation offers a remarkably limited game selection with only around 25 slots games, 12 Table games and 15 Video Poker games. The table game selection is fair with only a couple of notable absences (Three Card Poker and Casino Hold ‘Em being the most notable). Graphically the games are unremarkable, looking several years out of date at the time of writing this review. Given the rise of some very strong smaller providers like Betsoft casinos and PlayNGo casinos, the games at Gambling Federation casinos are unlikely to be a substantial attraction today.
The Gambling Federation Video Poker comes in a range of 4 different hand numbers (1, 3, 10 or 50) and does offer an auto-hold feature, though it’s likely that this inbuilt strategy does not conform to optimum strategy and only holds winning hands. By default the Gamble feature will appear on every winning hand, but this can be dismissed by checking a tick box. All the Gambling Federation games offer a full sliding scale speed adjustment and this offers a good range for different ability levels of player.
Slots games do not come with an auto-spin feature but tend to offer fairly basic free spin or click random object bonus features. As a standard Gambling Federation casinos do not publish the Return to Player (RTP)/House edge figures for their slots games.
Several years ago Gambling Federation were involved in the loss of a substantial amount of sensitive player information. Reportedly this was stolen by a disgruntled former employee and use to market (send spam) to the players. How far this theft of information went (i.e. whether players payment details were also taken) was never revealed.
In response to this theft of information, rather than informing their player base the Gambling Federation chose to add malware to their casino platform to restrict their players from accessing the sites that were being maliciously marketed to them. Until players started noticing this malware on their systems no effort was made to inform players that their personal information had been lost.
All Gambling Federation casinos have been included in our casino blacklist.