Monthly Archives: April 2013

Casino Tropez Progressive Jackpot Pool Passes $9 Million Mark

Casino Tropez Jackpot Slots
One of the most well-known and popular Playtech powered online casinos, Casino Tropez has been in operation since the early years of the online casino industry. It is always one of the first casinos to receive Playtech’s latest new games releases and also offers players a number of on-going casino bonuses and promotions.

In addition to its stellar reputation and player offering, Casino Tropez also currently offers progressive jackpot fans a massive offering with a pool that has recently passed the $9 million mark. Two thirds of this massive total is made up by four popular online slots as follows:

The Gladiator Jackpot Slot with a current jackpot total of $2.3 million and climbing is not won in the traditional manner where symbols line up, but rather through a bonus game triggered by 3 wild symbols appearing on reels 2,3 and 4 simultaneously in the base game. The bonus screen offers a selection of 9 helmets made of either gold, silver or bronze and the values of each helmet comprise the total bonus. If however, the helmets are all gold, then the Gladiator Jackpot is hit and Casino Tropez’s latest millionaire is announced.

Next in the line-up is the Beach Life progressive jackpot slot whose total currently stands at an incredible $2.2 million. This jackpot has paid out many times over the years with the highest jackpot win at over $8 million in February of 2012! To be in line to win, you must wager on all 20 paylines and hit five wild sun symbols on line 20.

The ever popular Gold Rally progressive slot takes third place with a current jackpot of $840k after being won recently and reset. The total climbs each day and to win on this unique slot, you’ll have to the scale symbol appear in all nine spots of its 3×3 grid.

The Monty Python Spamalot progressive is another slot at the $800k mark – and this one is a challenge! Probably one of the most exciting, but also most difficult slots to win on, you will have to trigger the free spins round and then collect the Jackpot Game symbol which appears on reel 3 five times before you are given entrance into the Holy Grail Jackpot game. This game is then comprised of 6 levels where you are required to make winning choices to advance through the levels. If you reach the sixth level and make the correct pick you will win one of two progressive jackpots namely, the Holy Grail Jackpot or the Slightly Less Holy Grail Jackpot.

With so much money up for grabs there has never been a better time to play progressive jackpot slots at Casino Tropez!

Full Tilt Poker Founder Strikes Plea Bargain

Ray Bitar
Two years after being charged on five accounts and facing a maximum prison term of 65, online poker tycoon, Ray Bitar who operated Full Tilt Poker, has abandoned his defense and struck a plea bargain with US prosecutors as he awaits heart transplant surgery in California.

The 41 year old is the second of a possible 11 senior poker execs and payment processor intermediaries to be charged with money laundering, online gambling offences and fraud since the case broke two years ago. Shortly after his indictment, Full Tilt Poker was forced to shut down and all assets were frozen, leaving hundreds of thousands of players across the globe and Full Tilt employees wondering what would happen next.

The fraud and money laundering charges against Bitar however were just the start of Bitar’s problems as investigations revealed that he and his co-conspirators had been secretly cleaning out supposedly ring fenced customer accounts who thought that they had safely deposited cash and winnings.

Full Tilt was accused of becoming a “Ponzi scheme” by US attorney Preet Bharara who stated that the company had created a $350 million deficit through its underhanded actions, leaving scores of players empty handed.

In light of this information, a new indictment was issued and Bitar was forced to return to the US in July of 2012 to face the charges. He issued a statement through his attorney stating that he was aware of the fact that many people were angry with him and he could understand why. He also acknowledged that Full Tilt should not have been in a position where it could not refund players money.

Earlier this week, Bitar’s lawyer John Baughman confirmed that an unusual plea bargain had been struck due to Bitar’s extenuating health issues which see him currently awaiting a heart transplant.

In spite of US laws which made it illegal for banks to process payments to and from US citizens for internet gambling, Full Tilt Poker, along with PokerStars, flouted the rules and continued to accept wagers from the US.

The two poker rooms are said to have used a string of intermediaries who set up fake online retail websites – supposedly selling everything from golf clubs to appliances and clothing, and even offering people a way to settle medical bills, all under the guise of masking deposits into poker accounts.

While attempts were made to prosecute Isle of Man based PokerStars, the company made a deal in July of 2012 and forfeited $547 million to US authorities. Unlike Full Tilt Poker, it continues to trade outside of the US and agreed to rescue Full Tilt, promising to reimburse funds owed to players outside the US to the sum of $184 million. As part of the settlement founder Isai Scheinberg has stepped down as director, and while he is facing three criminal charges in the US, he is said to be at large.

€25K Rock ‘n Roll FreeRoll at Golden Riviera

April is yet another exciting month at Golden Riviera Casino and online slots tournament enthusiasts will be delighted at the fact that they are launching their third multiplayer slots Free Roll tournament of the year. The new tournament is set to have a Rock ‘n Roll themed that promises to rock your world with a guaranteed prize pool of €25,000 and 50,000 in Voyager miles to be won which will go a long way to helping you to secure a place for two on the Casino Treasure Cruise across the Caribbean.

The 25k Rock Star Free Roll Tournament kicks off today, the 12th of April (at 17:00 GMT) and runs until midnight on the 22nd of the month. Entry is free and all you have to do to take part is be a member at Golden Riviera casino and register for the tournament. You will then go head to head with other players on the legendary 5 reel, Thunderstruck II video slot during the tournament period and play your way up the tournament leader board. The players who top the leader board at the end of the tournament period will receive their share of the guaranteed €25,000 prize pool and Casino Voyager Miles.

In addition to the tournament new players signing up at the newly revamped Golden Riviera Casino will also be welcomed with their choice of one of two welcome bonus options. The first is a $/€/£2,500 Free Play bonus where you will be able to play free at the casino for one hour with 2,500 credits. The other option is to select the three tiered deposit bonus of up to €500 which gives you a 100%, 25% and 50% bonus on your first three deposits respectively.

There is never a dull moment at Golden Riviera casino, and the Rock ‘n Roll slots tournament looks set to be yet another highly entertaining and rewarding event. So get on over to Golden Riviera Casino now!

April’s Lucky Charms Promotion at Royal Vegas Casino

Lucky Charms

After a month of March Madness the Fortune Lounge Group of online casinos shows no signs of slowing down and as could be expected have already launched their April promotion entitled “Lucky Charms” at online casinos like Royal Vegas.

We’ve all had our lucky streaks but have you ever had one that lasted a whole month? It’s now possible with this promotion which gives players the opportunity to win a mystery prize every single day!

According to the Royal Vegas Casino website, the casino will be giving away €40,000 worth of prizes from 1 to 30 April 2013. All you have to do to take part is simply sign-up (if you’re not already a player at this casino), sign in to your player account, head to the “my promotions” tab within the console and open the Lucky Charms Calendar. Similar to an advent calendar, click on that day’s specific charm to open a magic box that will reveal the prize that you could win.

The prizes consist of Free Spins, Casino Credits, Deposit Match Bonuses, Cash back on your losses, Free entry into tournaments with cash prizes as well as actual Real World prizes…the mystery is just which one you’ll be able to win on which day!

So don’t just have a lucky day, enjoy a lucky month with Royal Vegas Casino now!