Monthly Archives: June 2011

Royal Vegas Casino Bank Job Promotion

The Bank Job Promotion

You’ve seen Ocean’s Eleven and Twelve and have always wondered what it would be like to be a part of an exciting Vegas heist, well now it’s your turn compliments of the Fortune Lounge Group and their latest promotion entitled “The Bank Job“.

Along with the group’s other properties, Royal Vegas Online Casino has been hosting The Bank Job promotion which began on the 7th of June and will run until the 17th of July 2011 and there’s still plenty of time for you to get in on the action. To date, 22,500 casino credits, 150 Silver Keys and 45 Gold Keys have been won across all participating casinos, and many of those lucky winners played at Royal Vegas.

In the next 3 weeks, 22,000 casino credits, 150 Silver Keys, 50 Gold Keys and $15,000 in cash are still up for grabs in two slots tournaments. The first slots tournament is open to all Royal Vegas casino players who will be vying for their share of 2,500 casino credits, 20 Silver Keys and 5 Gold Keys. The tournament will be played on the ever popular Thunderstruck II slot machine which is the same game that this year’s Grand Slam of Slots tournament played out on.

The second tournament in The Bank Job promotion is reserved for Royal Vegas casino’s VIP players and participation is by invitation only. Of course, prizes are much more generous and players will have the opportunity to win 5,000 casino credits, 30 Silver Keys and 10 Gold Keys. This tournament will be played on another legendary slot, namely Tomb Raider. So lucky entrants will be joining Lara Croft on yet another adventure

So if you’re not already a member at illustrious Royal Vegas online casino, get on over and sign up for their latest promotion because there could just be a key to the Bank Vault waiting for you! New Players will also receive up to $1,200 in bonus offers and many player benefits and promotional offers as you play. Sign up now!

Online Casino Games – Purely for fun or can they be profitable for players?

Online Casino Games

Casino games are a lot of fun to play, making online casinos very popular entertainment destinations for millions of people across the globe. We all know that casinos are in the business of providing entertainment but more importantly they exist to make money.

This means that they employ software designers to develop games that are engaging, entertaining and keep you coming back for more. When it comes to online slots the games are rich in colourful graphics, sound effects and features, and table games like roulette, blackjack, craps, baccarat and poker are designed to make you feel like you’ve stepped into a real casino, some even offer live casino dealers to further enhance the experience.

Let’s face it, playing at an online casino is the most fun you can have at home, other pastimes like watching TV or movies, these just don’t compare in the level of entertainment on offer.

Even though many people say they play these games purely for pleasure, everyone still does so in the hope of winning. And with every game there is a chance of winning, no matter how small. But moving casino games from being purely a pleasurable pastime into a profitable one, does take some knowledge on the players part. Here are a few important things to keep in mind when attempting to do that:

  • Payout percentages, bonus offers and odds on games differ from one online casino to another, so always research the places that you play at to ensure that you are getting the best odds possible.
  • Each type of casino game has different odds too. Video poker generally has the lowest house edge of all the games on offer at casino, so if you’re really only bent on winning it is your best option. Games like blackjack and poker can also make use of strategies to optimize your chances of winning.
  • If you’re not playing purely to win but would like to maximize the chances on a game you love then makes sure you research variations in your favourite genre, you’ll be surprised how much the odds can differ!
  • Learn the best game play strategies for the game of your choice and stick to them as far as possible, these will go a long way in helping you to win more often and sustain a bank roll that will keep you playing for longer.
  • Online Casino Tournaments generally allow for a lot of play time for a minimum buy-in, plus there is always the opportunity to win cash prizes along the way.

While it is possible for casino games to be profitable at times, always remember the reason for playing should be fun. You won’t always see a return financially but having fun can be “profitable” to your mental and physical well-being, and if you’ve enjoyed your leisure time at a casino, then in a way you’re still a winner even if your bank balance doesn’t reflect it. So by all means, play and try to win, but above all, enjoy yourself!

Don’t miss Casino Tropez’s weekend bonus giveaway!

This weekend Playtech powered Casino Tropez will be livening up players’ lives with an all new unlimited 30% bonus on ALL deposits made until the 19th of June 2011. The invitation reads “Use this extra money to play our exciting, interactive Live Games and experience the atmosphere of gambling in a land-based casino right from the comfort of your own home” and we’re sure it’s an offer that won’t be refused. There is also the added bonus of up to 15% should you use any of the preferred deposit methods like Moneybookers, Click2Pay, Neteller or Ukash.

Wagering requirements on the bonus is determined by your VIP status, with Club members and VIP Bronze members required to wager their bonus plus deposit 25 times, while those in the higher VIP membership status ranks are required to wager 15 times the bonus plus deposit total. UK based players may be subject to higher wagering requirements so please check on this before accepting and playing.

Casino Tropez’s Live Dealer games have recently undergone a revamp from new atmospheric lighting to improved camera work and luxurious décor, not to mention that they now also feature a new team of easy on the eyes, handpicked professional dealers that provide excellent, friendly service as they interact with you every time you play. You can choose from Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat on the live dealer platforms at present and the new bonus will ensure that you aren’t strapped for cash on this mid-month week-end. So get over to Casino Tropez now!

Summer’s a treat at Europa Casino

Europa Casino Summer Surprise Promtion

Europa Casino recently announced a new casino promotion that will make new players’ summer a treat!

From the 21st of June 2011 until the end of August Europa Casino will be celebrating summer with its new Summer Surprise casino promotion whereby new players who download the casino software and make their first deposit will receive a sweet summer treat of up to €20 free!  This is in addition to the casino’s existing €2,400 welcome bonus which includes a 100% match up to €100 Euros on first deposit.

Every new player or player that has not yet made their first deposit at the casino will receive a special summer treat in the login message of the Europa Casino lobby.  The “treats” appear in the form of summer themed symbols such as ice-creams, sandcastles, sunshine and sunglasses and bonus amounts associate with these range from €5 to €20 in free money bonuses.  Once you’ve received your treat you just have to contact Europa Casino’s friendly customer support team to claim your bonus and play any game of your choice including some summer themed slots such as Beach Life, Vacation Station or Thai Paradise.

So if you’re not yet into the swing of summer, why not visit Europa Casino and give yourself a special summer treat that will be sure to have you in a sunny mood in no time at all!

Calculating True Bonus Advantages

Casino Bonus

If you’re even slightly familiar with the world of online casinos you’ll know that there are numerous different types of casino bonuses out there.  The most commonly found type is the deposit bonus which has been designed to get the casino player to make a deposit at the casino.  Usually these types of bonuses include a “match” feature where the casino offers to match the deposited amount to a certain percentage for example, 100% of the deposit.  This means that should the player deposit $100 then he/ she will receive a bonus to the value of $100 from the casino.

Though it may seem that the player gains $100, in this example the real advantage is not 100% due to the fact that wagering requirements come into play.  These are integral factors in bonus offerings that people rarely look at in the “terms and conditions” section of the offering and while they may be stated in different ways, they always have the same objective.  Most commonly you’ll find that the wagering requirement is that the deposit and bonus must be wagered a specific number of times before the cashout is allowed.  If you take the example of 100% on a $100 deposit, the wagering requirement could be 25 times the deposit plus the bonus, that is $200 (bonus plus deposit amounts) multiplied by 25, which give you $5000 which needs to be wagered before you can “take advantage” of the bonus by cashing out.

So if you have a total of $5000 that needs to be wagered less $200 in the account (bonus plus deposit) then the $4800 needs to be made up before you can cash out.  This balance may come from two sources, firstly, any winnings you accrue during your game play and secondly through the deposit of further funds by the player.  Obviously the amount from winning is up to chance but is the more preferable option because in fact the player would really have to deposit $4900 to make use of the $100 given to him/her by the casino.  This effectively means that the bonus is a 2% one instead of 100% one.  If winnings do come into play in the equation then the bonus percentage may be higher but as any seasoned gambler knows, you don’t always win.

There are other bonuses where should a player wager a specified amount during a promotional period, then a bonus will be awarded.  In these types of bonuses, no wagering requirements exist as the requirements are already covered in the specified wagering amount to qualify for the bonus.  In a recent promotion, one casino offered a $100 bonus for wagering $3500.  This means that the player gets a 3% bonus.

So next time there is a “huge” bonus on offer at the casino, take a closer look at the wagering requirements and work out the actual percentage that you’ll benefit from instead of taking the offer at face value.