Monthly Archives: August 2011

Roxy Palace Casino’s Hot New Promotions Line-up

Roxy Palace Online Casino has always been a great, offering a solid Microgaming powered player experience on a number of casinos games as well as excellent and friendly 24/7 customer service. Its one potential flaw lay in the fact that its promotional offerings were limited and somewhat standardised in comparison to other casinos but we’re very pleased to see that that is definitely a thing of the past!

Super Bonus Promotion

This week, Roxy Palace announced a plethora of new promotions that are sure to put a smile on your face! First on the list is their new Super Bonus wherein members at their casino will be eligible for a weekly bonus of up to €/$/£1,200! The bonus is divided into two parts, the Weekend Super Bonus and Midweek Super Bonus, each with its own particular bonus offerings. VIP members will receive the additional benefits of higher bonus returns according to their status with Platinum VIP’s receiving 30% up to €/$/£600 for every deposit up to €/$/£2000, Gold VIP’s a 30% bonus up to €/$/£400 with deposits up to €/$/£1,335, while Silver members receive 25% up to €/$/£125 for deposits up to €/$/£500 and standard members receive a 15% bonus up to €/$/£25 for deposits up to €/$/£170. These bonuses do carry a wagering requirement of 30x the bonus amount.

Free Spins Frenzy

In addition to the Super Bonus promotion is the Free Spins Frenzy which is scheduled to take place every Monday at Roxy Palace. To participate, you are required to deposit a minimum of $100 and simply play your favourite casino games and you’ll earn 1 point for every 10 credits wagered during the promotional period. These points are then tallied at the end of the event and the top scoring 100 players will earn their share of the prize pool of €/$/£3,000 worth of free spins. Furthermore, the top 2 players will receive added free spins, divided up as follows:

1st prize: 40 free spins (valued at €/$/£600)
2nd prize: 25 free spins (valued at €/$/£300)

All free spins will be played on the ever popular Thunderstruck II online slot and all winnings will be managed like bonuses.

Hot Slots League

There is the Hot Slots League promotion which takes place every Wednesday and Thursday and promises 2 days of spinning and €/$/£3,200 worth of prizes. To participate you have to deposit a minimum of $100 and play your favourite slots on these days and like the Free Spins Frenzy you’ll receive 1 point for every 10 credits wagered with the prize pool being shared by the top 100 players. First place wins €/$/£800 and second place wins €/$/£400.

Finally, VIP players don’t forget about Week-end power points available at Roxy Palace where you can receive 2x (silver), 3x (gold) or 4x (platinum members) the usual loyalty points when you play selected games at the casino over week-ends.

So get on over to Roxy Palace and be part of the action now!

Customizing Card Game Settings

Card Games

Last week we discussed how to customise your Microgaming Slots Experience and we had numerous queries regarding the customisation of other casino games, and it’s not only slots that can be tailored to fit your specific needs and preferences. Every aspect from sound to screen size can be adjusted on table games too. This week however, we’re taking a look at one setting that seems to be very popular, namely the card dealing speed in table games like blackjack, poker and baccarat.

Many players love the slower paced games where they can see cards leaving the shoe and appearing on the table in front of them, some seasoned casino players however, have grown weary of the pace of card games offered by online casinos and have mentioned to us that they’d like to speed up the game a little. With the new customisation options offered by most casinos, you can do just that! You just need to know where to look!

Casinos offer a variety of speed settings from slow and medium to fast and very fast. In the fastest mode, players can disable animations of the cards, making them appear in front of them instantly once the “deal” button is pushed.

Each software provider offers slightly different mechanisms for altering card speed and its associated animation, so we’ve decided to review some of the options from the two leading software providers in the industry below:

Microgaming Powered Casinos

At Microgaming powered casinos like Royal Vegas Casino you will only be able to adjust the card speed settings once the specific game is open. You then select the options button which will open a screen (see screenshot below). Click on “General” options and you will see the speed settings (slow, medium, fast and fastest) and select your desired speed. If you want to turn off the card animation click “Quick Deal” towards the bottom of the box. You will also notice that you can select the sound settings on this screen and switch off the casino background sounds if necessary. Switching off the game sounds is an option for those who require it, but usually it’s best to leave all audio on as it definitely adds to the enjoyment of the game.

Microgaming Casino's Game Settings

Playtech Powered Casinos

Playtech powered casinos like Europa Casino allow players to customise their games from the casino lobby and within the game itself. If in the lobby, click on the “options” button situated on the bottom right hand corner of the screen, a new box will appear (see screenshot below) and you must then click “Game Options” and adjust the card speed by clicking on the plus (+) or minus (-) icons labelled “game speed” to speed up or slow down the game. Should you wish to disable the game’s animation, select the “Fast Play (Play without animation)” option.

The same settings can be accessed from within a game by clicking on the “menu” button and then choosing the “options” tab.

Playtech Casino Game settings

As you can see from the above, it’s quick and easy to tailor casinos games to the way you want them with a few simple adjustments and if you don’t like your tweaked settings, you can always reset them to default without any problems at all. So next time you enjoy your favourite card games, remember, you have the power to make it the best for you!

Customizing your Microgaming Slots experience

Custom Slots

In today’s world nearly everything can be customized from furniture to cars because more and more manufacturers are realising that not everyone is or likes to be the same things. When it comes to online casinos, the concept of customisation is the same and leading software providers like Microgaming are continually adding more and more features to their games to ensure that players are able to enjoy their gaming experiences to the fullest by tweaking the various aspects of their favourite online casino games to ensure that they are just the way they like them.

If you didn’t know you could adjust the settings of your favourite online slots, you definitely can and we’ve compiled a list of options available to you so that next time you play you can do it in your own way!

Screen Size

Before you access any of the games in a casino you can determine whether you would like them to appear in full screen mode (which is generally the default) or on a minimised screen. Many people like a minimised screen so that they can perform other functions on their computers while playing at an online casino. Generally online slots are not as enjoyable on the minimised screen version due to the detailed graphics within these games that need to be accommodated but card games and video poker appear just fine in the smaller screen mode.


Some people love the sounds that online casinos employ to set the atmosphere of the casino, making it feel like you have just walked into a land based venue full of people and excitement, not to mention the sounds of each game as the reels spin and the bells sound as paylines are hit, others of course could do without the noise. While we feel that the sounds only add to the enjoyment of the games, Microgaming casinos do offer you the option to control the sounds within the casino and games in the form of three distinct components:

  • Background Sounds: This is the tune that you’ll hear when the reels of your slot are idle.
  • Game Sounds: This is the sound the spinning reels make.
  • Win Sounds: These are the special bells and whistles that go off when you hit a winning combination within the slot game.

You can elect to disable any or all of the above if you choose at any time and should you wish to add them back again later do so with a simple click.

Reels Spin Speed

If you’ve ever wished you could speed up the pace of slots game play, you can! This option is available in “Options Menu” once you’ve opened the slot.

In the default setting the slots reels usually come to a stop one at a time, increasing your anticipation of whether your combination is likely to be a winning one or not and generally adds to the excitement of the game. You can however enable the “Quick Spin” option where all reels stop rapidly and show the result almost immediately. This will speed up the pace of the game for those with little time or patience, but be aware that you’ll probably end up spending more money more quickly in this mode and may not get as much enjoyment as you should out of the game.

Regular or Expert Mode

The default setting on Microgaming powered slots games is the “regular mode“, you are however able to activate the “Expert Mode” within the games settings. In doing so, you will be presented with a number of auto play options with which to customise your “auto play” settings. In regular mode you can select 5x or 10x autoplay but in the expert mode you can select the exact number of spins you would like on autoplay and how to stop these (ie. Only after the set number of spins is complete OR after a predetermined amount is won).

As you can see from the above, many of the main aspects that comprise your favourite slot are adjustable according to your personal preferences, giving you more control of how you experience and play your favourite online slot. While we generally find that the default settings are the most enjoyable it’s always great to be able to make a game your own and eliminate anything that detracts from your enjoyment. So next time you’re at a Microgaming powered casino like Ruby Fortune, why not do a little customization of your own. Enjoy!

Playtech’s New Slots concept offers a money-back guarantee!

Mr Cashback Slot

Most quality products carry a money-back guarantee, but imagine if your favourite online slot offered the same?

While the concept may seem a little too good to be true, leading casino software giant Playtech recently unveiled this ground breaking concept in the form of their new aptly named Mr Cashback slot machine which became an instant hit with players across the globe. Not only is Mr Cashback packed with exciting multipliers and bonus features as well as a jackpot prize of 7,500 times your wager, but in an industry first, this slot which is solely available at Playtech powered casinos, also offers players the opportunity to win their money back on non-winning lines.

Yes, you read that right! The game is programmed in such a way that if a specific payline doesn’t payout within fifty consecutive spins you’ll be refunded 50x the bet line, putting some of your hard earned money back in your pocket and ensuring your satisfaction with every game.

According to a Playtech representative, the group is committed to continually pushing the limits in game development and providing casinos powered by its software with unique and entertaining new concepts and features within the games on offer. Given the popularity of the cash back feature, it would seem that players are very appreciative of the company’s efforts and let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy getting money back that you thought you had lost!

So don’t delay, play the new Mr Cashback Slot today and even if you don’t win on every spin, you’ll still be winning with cash back rewards!