I first opened an account with Phoenician way back when; at this time time they were still powered by Real Time Gaming. When they launched they caused quite a stir in the industry by becoming one of the first casinos to offer instant cashouts to Neteller. Times move on, however and Phoenician reappeared, this time with Microgaming Viper software, and they recently reinstated the popular instant player payments.
The first time you cashout you will have to send your documents in for verification, but once they are authorized you will be entitled to instant payments from then on. The amount you are able to withdraw instant varies depending on your VIP level, as a Platinum VIP I am allowed to withdraw between $250 and $2500, but players at the Valued Level are allowed to withdraw between $100 and $500. I tested the instant payments by requesting a cashout for $500, it took about a minute and a half before a message was displayed on my screen detailing how the withdrawal was to be paid it comes as a series of refunds from deposits which had been made in the past so instead of a single $500 transaction there were a series of smaller transactions. When I clicked proceed the money was in my Neteller account instantly.
The games play fast and smoothly, and there is the usual autoplay features and expert mode which comes as standard with Micro Viper. There is very little lag, even at busy times and the upgrades download quickly and smoothly.
Phoenician have regular promotions on certain days for example Mondays are Munchkin Mondays, Thursdays are Thunderstruck days and Slots Sundays feature tournaments using the Golden Goose Bonus Slots. There is also a loyalty point program and a Wheel of Cash feature which awards you a cash bonus of up to $2500 at random intervals. So far I have won around $500 from the Wheel of Cash
If you are looking for a casino where there is lots going on I would recommend Phoenician, particularly if you are a slot player as most of their tournaments are geared up to slots. Plus of course you don't have to wait around for your winnings!