Monthly Archives: May 2015

Win a Car and More with Betfair Casino

Betfair Drive Promotion

We’ve seen some pretty amazing online casino promotions over the years, but Betfair Casino’s latest one really will really get your engine running!

This leading online casino is offering both new and existing customers the opportunity to win £100,000 worth of prizes between now and the 30th of May 2015, PLUS a chance to win a brand new Ford Fiesta ST!

This competition is open to all UK and Irish players and to enter all you have to do is play the Free “Daily Prize Drive” on the Betfair casino site in order to earn entries into the Live Draw which will take place during a broadcast from Betfair’s Live Casino on Sunday the 31st of May 2015 at 9pm BST (UK time).

The best thing is that you can play daily in order to earn more entries and increase your chances of winning not only the car but one of the great prizes that are up for grabs including free spins at the casino, arcade, bingo and exchange game bonuses, poker tokens, and high street vouchers to the value of £100,000 which are distributed at random each day.

*Terms and conditions do apply so make sure that you review these before you play. PLAY NOW!

Factors affecting your Winning Potential at Casinos

While we play at online casinos for entertainment, most of us are still interested in how to maximise our chances of winning at the games we play, after all, winning is half the fun! If you’re even remotely interested in improving your odds at the casinos, then you need to be aware of the factors influencing them, how they work and what you can do to offset them.

Here we’ll take a look at house edge, payout rate and volatility, three of the primary factors affecting your winning potential, and what they ultimately mean to you as a player.

In essence, the house edge is the average amount of money that the casino will take from you over the long term on a particular bet, based on the size of that bet. For example, a casino game that carries a 5% house advantage like certain slots, will payout on average $0.95 for every $1 spent. This means that the higher the house edge, the lower your chances of coming out on top over the long run because the house edge is always at play and you’ll effectively be losing that amount on average with every wager you make, so you end up being able to make fewer bets over the long run before your bankroll is depleted, which of course equates to lower chances of hitting the jackpot.

In simplified terms, the payout rate for a slot or table game is calculated by subtracting the house edge from 100. For example on a slot where the house edge is 5%, the payout rate is said to be 95% which is generally the percentage of the bets you make that you expect to get back on average over the long term. For example, in the game of European Roulette, the house edge on the even bet is generally around 2.7%, so the payout rate is said to be 97.3%. This is generally a higher payout rate than most slots, but slots still offer good chances of winning because jackpots can be hit on a single spin. In a game of Roulette however, it will generally require a few good spins in a row to equal that amount, which is far less likely.

Finally, one needs to always remember that none of these factors exists independently, and Volatility always comes into the equation and does affect the wins you achieve even if the house edge is constant. Volatility is for a lack of a better word how “spread out” your results are from the average projections. In roulette, volatility is generally very low, while some slots, like progressive jackpot slots, have very high volatility. This means that that you can experience some major swings in wins and losses even though the house advantage stays the same. Volatility is also the factor that can most influence your bottom line, so manage your casino bankroll wisely and account for times when you have to endure ongoing losses while you wait for the next upswing.

Win 7 Nights in Dubai with Roxy Palace

Roxy Palace Ariana Slot promotion

As part of Microgaming’s May 2015 New Games Release, the Ariana online slot went live at Roxy Palace this week, joining a host of other aquatic themed slots that are keeping players at the casino entertained whenever they play.

To celebrate the new game launch and offer their players even more chances to win, Roxy Palace is offering one lucky player the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to Dubai for you and a partner which includes 7 nights in a luxurious Ocean Deluxe Twin Room at the Five Star Atlantis Palm Hotel, a spa or activity package valued at over €600 and €1,000 credited to your casino account.

The promotion runs from the 6th until the 27th of May 2015 but even if you don’t catch the full term, don’t worry as it is a prize draw so there’s always time to get your entry in before the promotion ends. To be eligible for the draw, all you have to do is wager €25 (or your currency equivalent) on the Ariana Video Slot at Roxy Palace during the promotional period and you’ll automatically receive two entries into the grand prize draw.

For even more opportunities to win, for every €25 you wager (or the equivalent thereof in your currency of choice) on the aquatic themed Mermaid Millions, Fish Party or Dolphin’s Quest slots, you’ll receive an additional 2 tickets into the draw.

Aquatic themed online slots
Play any of the above aquatic themed slots for added chances of winning!

The main prize draw for the Dubai Luxury Break package prize will take place on the 28th of May 2015 and the winner will be announced thereafter. While there can be only one winner of the trip to Dubai, two additional winners will walk away with €500 each. The draws for these prizes will take place on the 14th and 21st of May 2015 respectively and the cash will be credit to the winners casino account in both instances.

There has never been a better time to play at Roxy Palace Online Casino, so dive in, enjoy some great aquatic themed slots and you just might find yourself discovering the wonder of the Atlantis Resort in Dubai!