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Microgaming to Launch New 5 Reel Slot

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Microgaming powered online casinos have a new online slot to look forward to as early as Oct 5th. The new game, Red Hot Devil, is a video slot with 5 reels and 25 different pay lines. The Red Hot Devil slot boasts the latest content rich technology fans of this software platform are accustomed to, yet unlike many other types of themes we see online at casinos, this one boasts one sexy female devil.


When playing this game, which happens to be launching at Platinum Play on the 5th, and other various Microgaming casinos such as Crazy Vegas, Go Wild, and Jackpot City, players will be paid for adjacent symbol combos on a pay line. These wins will be multiplied by the wager amount per line. The scatter symbol stands-in for all of this slot’s symbols, and wins from the scatter symbol are multiplied by the total wager placed and are supplemental to pay line wins. During the Red Hot Multiplier Free Spin Round, the scatter symbol will only show on reels 1 and 5. The same concept applies in the Red Hot Wild Reels feature.

As most video slots do, Microgaming’s new Red Hot Devil also features a Wild Symbol which stands-in for all the game’s symbols (except the scatter symbol). Unlike the Free Spin Round’s scatter symbol that appears on lines 1 and 5, this Wild Symbol shows on lines 2, 3 and 4.



During the Free Spins with Red Hot Multiplier feature, players will be given 10 free spins starting at a1x multiplier level that will then increase in value between 2-10x. The number of Scatter Symbols shown will determine the x value. During this feature, all wins in will be multiplied by the active multiplier, too.



During the free spins feature of the new Red Hot Devil slot, players will also be given 10 free spins starting at a 1x multiplier level that will then randomly turn wild each spin when on reel 2, 3 or 4. When the scatter symbol appears on reel 1 or 5, that whole reel turns wild in value. Should a player get lucky enough to see the Scatter Symbol on both lines 1 and 5, the Free Spins feature will be triggered yet again to give another 10 free spins to the player.



The Pick Until Pop style Wheel of Fire feature that is included with this new Microgaming slot obliges the player to choose from 10 different orbs of fire, each of which embodies a special offer until they pick unsuccessfully.

Many of the casinos we have rated and reviewed do feature Microgaming technology, but most of them do not accept US players. Lastly, if you do chose to accept a deposit match style bonus to play this new slot at any online gambling casino, be aware of wagering requirements, as always.

Crazy Vegas Casino Adds New Mobile Games

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Crazy Vegas Casino has just launched 3 new online video slots to its growing selection of mobile casino games. Mystic Dreams, Bush Telegraph and Silver Fang went live on the mobile platform at the beginning of August and are said to be gaining popularity rather swiftly.

As these online casino games are made in HTML format, online gambling enthusiasts will have access to them using their smartphones, tablets, or other mobile devices with an active account at Crazy Vegas Casino. Bonuses are attached to mobile gameplay as well.

Here are the highlights and features of teach of these three distinctive, culturally earth-centered online casino slot games:

Mystic Dreams

This Canadian Native American themed video slot includes 5 reels and 243 pay lines with free spins, wild symbol and a scatter feature. What could be described as being set in the northern cold in the enormous and icy landscapes of an ancient ancestral Indian tribe, Mystic Dreams will take players back the to the Indian tribes in Canada of yesteryear. Think dream catchers and many other well-known traditional aspects of Indian culture. This video slot has the most paylines of the new games available.

Bush Telegraph

Bush Telegraph is easily described as being all about the Australian way of life where communication matters. There’s the Bush and there’s the Outback. And this video slot is all about the Bushland in the Outback. If players are looking to take a walkabout in the Australian outback and go on a new adventure, then this 5 reel video slot is a great game to try at least once. This is an easy to play 15 payline game with a wild symbol scatter symbol and free spins triggered where you could get 10 free spins at once. A gamble bonus game is also available. The graphics are uncomplicated and gameplay is smooth.

Sliver Fang

Silver Fang is definitely going to prove to be the favorite 5 reel slot for those who have always had a penchant for wolves and their way of natural beauty, life and respect. This super easy to play slot has few features, but those needed for great entertainment are all there. Climbing mountain peaks where the weak should never tread, Silver Fang is a video slot that keeps it simple with fifty paylines, a wild symbol and a scatter symbol.

Crazy Vegas Mobile Casino

Crazy Vegas Casino is operated via the Vegas Partner Lounge network of 10 online casinos and is eCOGRA approved. New players can use a 3-deposit style Welcome Bonus of $/€/£500 Free. Using the mobile platform, casino players are welcomed to use the bonus as well as other ongoing promos on offer, many of which are exclusive for mobile platforms. All games at both Crazy Vegas download casino and mobile casino are powered by the ever-popular Microgaming software suite, which means the gaming graphics are top-notch and the general experience of the mobile platform is very smooth. If you have any further questions about promotional wagering requirements and/or any other operational issues, Crazy Vegas Mobile Casino also has 24/7 online assistance.

Check out the $/€/£3000 free credit for an hour promotion if you are a real big slot fan. Mobile players always have access to the best promos and free spins are rewarded to loyal players on a regular basis.

All Slots Casino Adds New Games

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Avalon SlotAll Slots Casino has added some new and exciting slot games to its its already impressive ECOGRA certified, Microgaming casino platform. While new games are not uncommon at All Slots (or any Microgaming online casino, for that matter), some of the action involved is. More on that in a minute. First, let’s talk games!

Loose Cannon is the new slot for adventure lovers and available using All Slots’ download format and in-browser (no-download) play. Loose Cannon has players working to triumph in the high seas using cannons to ward off failure. This 15-symbol, 5-reel, 243-payline non-progressive slot game packs a top-out $600,000 jackpot. There’s a scatter symbol feature and free spins available playing this game. There’s no multiplier, but the Wild Cannon feature turns all 15 symbols wild if you hit it!

Untamed Crowned Eagle is available in the same formats as Loose Cannon and also is a 5-reel, 243-payline gem of a game with free spins to win and scatter symbols. Animal, nature and bird lovers should enjoy this non-progressive slot. It’s certainly worth checking out!

Tiger’s Eye is a new slot machine that is also available through the All Slots Mobile Casino. Feel the exotic surroundings of India in this jungle-themed online slot that has the vibe of mythical power and good fortune as you fend off the ferocious tiger. This 13-symbol, 5-reel, 40-payline non progressive slot game boasts a stacked wild feature, scatter symbol and multipliers. A top prize of $100,000 is available playing Tiger’s Eye online slot.

Mayan Princess is a slot that’s been around, but is yet another mobile formatted game for those of you on the go. Mayan Princess is a 20-line video slot with a Mayan theme, including pyramids, warriors, leopards, alligators, birds and the Mayan Princess herself! As you’d expect, this online slot from Microgaming has a bonus feature of free spins and multipliers that take games to increasingly higher levels.

All Slots now features more than 500 download games, more than 400 in browser games to play and a wide selection of mobile games to keep you happy no matter how you choose to access this casino online.

New Action

As mentioned, some of the promotional action at All Slots has been updated as well. With a total of $5,000 in regular bonus money up for grabs this year at All Slots, your gaming will last longer. Beyond the 4 deposit up to $500 Welcome Package that offers up to $200 free on the 1st deposit, players have much more to choose from in the form of ongoing perks.

A no-strings $5 free chip for using the Mobile Platform your first time is like having your “on the way to work coffee” paid for while you check out the games on your commute! All Slots Casino has one of the largest selections of high-def games featuring easy touch technology for seamless mobile play right from your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.

And if you love slots, do not miss out on the massive World Series of Slots tournament hosted at All Slots, where up to $500,000 is up for grabs.

Treasure Nile Hits Again at All Slots Casino

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Treasure Nile Video SlotThe Treasure Nile progressive jackpot video slot is gaining a lot of interest these days as its jackpot has been hit more than once by players at All Slots online casino in recent days. Following a big jackpot win worth $220,119 in October, another lucky player scored a nice $45,550 playing the mobile version of this popular slot machine.

While All Slots is not a USA-player friendly casino online, our readers from Australia in particular will be interested in the fact that both players to hit the jackpot hail from the land down under.

For anyone unfamiliar with Treasure Nile, it is a vastly popular five-reel, nine-payline progressive video slot powered by Microgaming – All Slots’ software provider. Treasure Nile has thirty-five possible winning combinations which can double a player’s chance to land a winning spin both left to right and right to left.

Using a primordial Egyptian theme, Treasure Nile takes players back to Egypt’s beginnings with reel symbols that include pharaohs, scarabs, pyramids, ancient scrolls, gold necklaces, asps, the Sphinx, and an ankh. When 5 Pharaoh symbols line up on the 9th pay line, it’s jackpot time. This slot is, in fact, the very first 9-line video slot game released by Microgaming.

The progressive pot for Treasure Nile resets at 40,000, and as you can see, the second winner hit pretty fast after the first player won the $220,119 jackpot. Historically, we’ve seen this game hit around $60,000, with the record jackpot produced by the game to be $520,625.

There are some interesting features about this video slot that add to the game’s value. The wild pyramid symbol acts as a substitute for all other symbols except the game’s scatter symbol, the scarab. Treasure Nile was the first online slot to feature a scatter symbol. Worth mentioning is that there is no payout involved if five wilds hit, but players get the pay for 5 pharaohs; the highest jackpot outside the progressive jackpot at $3,000. We highly recommend wagering the max bet (as always) to have bets on all paylines. The scarab pays out when 3 or more are present at 5x your wager (up to 50 times).

As we’ve recently covered in another All Slots related article is that All Slots is hosting Bring Vegas Home, a promo that just started to coincide with its UK commercial advert debut. Using the Bring Vegas Home promo, players in the UK are given a £33 free play, no deposit necessary event. Since its start about two weeks ago, we’ve seen UK players hit jackpots around £18,000. Unfortunately, only players in the UK are privy to this perk. However, as you now know, this hasn’t stopped Aussies from hitting it big at All Slots.

Players are always able to visit All Slots Casino to view the latest action, including promos and bonuses at any time.

Fone Mobile Casino Review

Friday, November 1st, 2013

The latest OCS approved online casino to launch from Taj Asia Enterprises N.V. (Louts Asia CasinoBlack Lotus Casino), and part of the Lotus Players Club program, is Fone Casino. Launched in late 2013, Fone Casino is entirely committed to the mobile sector of the online gambling industry. Self described as a “Play Any Time Any Where” casino; this mobile platform comes with all the licensed and legal stability you count on from Taj Asia’s solid reputation. Fone Casino operates under the strict guidelines set forth by the Government of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Think of Fone Casino simply as the mobile version of Lotus Asia Casino and/or Black Lotus Casino. These casinos are all US player friendly. Note: We’ve provided hard-to-find codes within the Bonuses and Promotions section just below.

Safety, Security and Responsibility

Fone Casino utilizes the highest standard of encryption to ensure that all player and gaming and account details are completely protected to the highest level available when performing transactions online. At Fone Casino, all credit card and other financial transactions are safe and secure using 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. As you probably know and expect, SSL provides security and data reliability for all communications over networks such as online financial transactions. Fone Casino boasts the seal of “Norton Secured” by VeriSign.

Upholding a stellar gaming reputation online also requires fair gaming for all. All games of chance at Fone Casino are based on a Random Number Generator (RNG), which uses widely recognized algorithms to generate random numbers. This practice is guaranteed through leading third party verification certification via iTechLabs Australia.

Like Lotus Asia Casino and Black Lotus Casino, Fone casino uses BetOnSoft gaming software, which enables easy, fast, secure and hassle-free downloading of the gaming software. At Fone Casino, players can use customer services that permit one to review and examine previous hands/spins to see historical performance results. Another feature at Fone Casino is its Cashier Statement system that allows players to review any or all of one’s financial transactions (deposits and withdrawals) through the casino banking system.

Fone Casino completely supports responsible gaming. Above and beyond typical concerns within the gambling community on the Web, Fone Casino regularly updates its players about the harmful effects of excessive and underage gaming. Players may be required to email proof of their age as and when requested.

Bonuses and Promotions

As you will find at Lotus Asia and Black Lotus Casino, Fone Casino also provides you with a 100% match welcome bonus up to $1000. At Fone Casino, you’ll need to use the code: Fone1000 for the bonus to activate at deposit time. There is a small minimum deposit required of $20 for most all promos and bonuses. If not, the minimum deposit here only climbs to about $25; typically this happens with the “free spin” offers.

Players also have access to most other Lotus Players Club promotions and bonuses when playing at this mobile casino. Whacky Wednesday is provided to all players, rewarding them with a 100% match with their first deposit every Wednesday up to $500. Use Bonus Code Fone500 for this offer.

When playing at Fone Casino using the Lotus Players Club benefits, this 4-tiered rewards program gives you access to perks such as match bonuses, free spins, no deposit bonuses, lucky draws latest casino bonuses, birthday gifts, anniversary offers, event tournaments, various player competitions, and prizes like jewelry, electronics and even amazing vacations. The Lotus Players Club is divided into four loyalty tiers of “White Lotus,” “Blue Lotus,” “Pink Lotus,” and “Black Lotus.” You’ll earn more loyalty points whether you are playing at Lotus Asia Casino, Black Lotus Casino, and of course, Fone Casino. Your status climbs as you play more. While we’ve witnessed lower wagering requirements and playthrough requirements, many of this casino’s promos and bonuses come with a 45x wagering requirement, which is not the highest we’ve seen. All online casinos have stipulations in place that require you to wager a certain amount of money when using bonuses and promotional money rewards before you are able to withdrawal those monies.

Mobile Games Selection

For a mobile casino, Fone Casino provides quite a large selection of casino games. You’ll have access to BetOnSoft software mobile game versions, including classic slots, video slots, various table games, video poker, and other specialty games. We noticed that among the most popular slots you can play on your mobile device (Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, iOS devices, Android, Tablets and other mobiles) are the new Yeti Hunt i3D Slots, Cash Flow, Max Cash, Buckin’ Broncos, among many others.

Banking

Several US player friendly banking options are in place at Fone Casino. This mobile casino also shares most of the provisions you’ll find at sister casinos Lotus Asia and Black Lotus. You can deposit to your Fone Casino account using the following methods: Credit Cards, Neteller, iDeal, Skrill (Moneybookers), GiroPay and others. All Taj Asia casinos are known for fast payouts and excellent customer service when needed.

Customer Support

Rest assured that no matter what time of day, you’ll have access to live or personal help via several types of outlets such as toll-free phone, live chat 24/7, email, or even through Lotus Players Club outlets. Any casino worth your business will be there 24/7 and Fone Casino is no exception to this philosophy.

Lastly, while this is a new casino (launched 2013), Fone Casino is firmly planted within the Taj Asia Enterprises N.V. group, providing players with a complete set of entertaining casino games, backed by a reputation for providing the industry with accountability. We highly recommend this new mobile casino and will continue to update its status as a top casino within our recommended casinos regularly.

Play Craps Online For Free

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Have you played craps online yet? No, it’s not a rhetorical question. Okay, well maybe it is.

Let’s just say that whether you have experience playing craps or not, it can be one of the more difficult casino games to play (whether online or offline). Sure, part of the allure of gambling is the excitement that comes with chance. But more so than slots or even some poker games, the game of craps demands some experience for there to be any favorable outcome beyond the limits of chance. Quite honestly, unless your bankroll (play money or not) is limitless, this is a game where practice is vital.

The good news is that there is no shortage of venues for you to play craps online for free. Most online casinos that accept real money wagers also provide a free platform that can be played with unlimited fun-money credits. You are not required to bet with real money, and in fact, there is very little involved in getting setup to play the free gaming version at internet casinos. Typically an email is required, however some destinations, like Drake Casino (one of our top picks for US players), do not even require you to register.

To experience the very latest in casino software and for the most realistic way to play craps online there is no better place than an online casino. Operators of the best online casinos have shelled out serious money to provide players with the best entertainment and most realistic gaming experience possible. Why not take advantage of free software like this? And when playing intricate games like craps – especially when learning how to play – this is an important factor to keep in mind.

At some point, you may decide you have the hang of it, and begin to wager real money at the Craps table. In this case, it will be easy for you to create the real money account and you’ll already know the software like the back of your hand. You may also realize that it is not the game for you. Either way, deciding to play craps online for free before you commit to anything further is an intelligent move. One thing is for certain; You will be pleasantly surprised at how realistic online casino software can be when playing craps.

Once you find your favorite place to play craps, you’ll want to arm yourself with an understanding of the main craps strategy, and namely, which bets to avoid.

Inside Scoop

First and foremost, the main strategy for craps is to not be intimidated by the intense looking table! Seriously though, once you get past the intimidation factor, it is all good. The very fist thing you need to learn is how to make a passline bet. In the beginning, you will not need to concern yourself with anything else. There are typically 40 different wagers on the craps table. Most of these bets, such as proposition and hardway bets, have horrible odds that you should steer clear of. Sure, in the case that you are playing craps for free, it won’t hurt to venture into some serious risk; But for strategy sake, hang around the passline bet for now. After all, you do want to win, right?

Here’s how it works. When placing a passline wager, online or anywhere else, you place your bet on the passline before a new shooter begins their turn. This first throw of the dice is known as the come out roll. If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11, you win. It’s that simple. If the shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12, you lose. Should the shooter roll any other number, that number becomes the point number. The shooter must roll that number again before a 7 shows. If the point does show again, you win even money for your passline wager. Should a 7 show again before the point number is rolled again, you will lose your wager. A passline bet on its own for a comeout roll has a low house edge of 1.41% (.85% after getting the point established). To further help lower the House Edge even more, you will need to back the odds on your passline bet.

This is a basic start for you to try when playing craps online for free and when learning the game  (before you ever wager real cash). Keep in mind that while standing in a casino in the middle of the Vegas Strip may be intimidating enough to make you never step up to a craps table, online casino software takes a bit of getting used to as well. Again, craps is a multifaceted casino game. Take our advice and pay a visit to any of the free play casinos here. You will not find better quality gaming for free anywhere else. And have fun!

The Real Value of Playing Free Internet Casino Games

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Play Free Casino GamesWhether you are just learning how to play casino games or you are a seasoned gambler, there are plenty of reasons to play free internet casino games. The first reaction many of you real money players are asking is why? How could you possibly gain anything, let alone real money winnings, by playing free internet games? Read on friends, and you too shall see the light.

For all you die hard must play for cash players out there, how do you tackle a new game? Do you just jump in and throw your money away until you have the hang of it? Well, hopefully not. Or, might you consider learning the game by playing the free internet version first? Hopefully the answer is yes to the latter question, because whether you’re learning new games, brushing up on strategy (to help you win more of the real thing) or you simply want to give your bankroll a rest, consider using an online casino’s free version of games.

All online casinos provide free unlimited casino games. This is how potential players decide if they like a certain casino. But let’s just say you are not in the market for an online casino, but simply want to learn how to play craps. This is not the easiest game to learn at internet casinos when real money is being wagered. There is a lot going on at a Craps table, with lots of action and a ton of wagers to consider. In other words, learning to play craps with real money is likely to end up being a very expensive lesson.

Drake Table Games

Also consider the fact that you can go back and forth between real money and free internet casino games. Some days you may want to focus on strategy and sheer entertainment and on other days you may want to use your newly found skills to participate in an internet tournament for real money.

Drake Casino GamesHere at Online Casino Suite,
our recommended site for free internet games is Drake Casino. While you can certainly play with real money at Drake, this is the only BetSoft-powered casino we have listed within our recommended casinos online that provide free internet play without all the hassles. Drake Casino provides a variety of instant games that you can use. What stands out in particular is that Drake Casino does not require players to sign up for a complete real-money account or provide an email address to play the free games. At Drake, you simply click on the Online Casino Games link (found easily at the top and bottom of the main casino page). Once you click, you will see a selection of games such as Bonus Poker (a multi-hand poker game that is fun and very entertaining) and the popular After Night Falls video slot (to name just a few). Table games are also available and the no hassle free internet casino feature is made for entertainment and excitement.

Whatever your interests may be for playing online casino games, the ability to hone your skills and preview a real money game before you play with your hard earned cash is the true value of hitting up a free internet casino like Drake.

Practice makes perfect. While gambling is a pastime of luck for the most part, practice will certainly make it the best experience it can possibly be. Where strategy trumps luck, practice also makes for better game play. Playing casinos games free is a win-win situation. The only issue we can possibly find with playing casino games for free without cash involved is that you can’t walk away with any winnings. But you certainly will not walk away uneducated or down on your bankroll!

Online Slot Machine Games 101

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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Ever wonder exactly what makes a slot game a slot game, other than its theme, that is? Perhaps you’ve found a new interest in playing online slot machines. Maybe you’ve been playing the same slots for years and want to venture out into a new type of machine. Whatever your interest is in slot machines, online or offline, this article contains useful information for you to consider when playing at your next online casino.

In the past ten years of online gambling, slots have risen to new popularity thanks to software development and the addition of new game styles. These days, you are less likely going to find a slot machine that will display three cherry symbols across a straight line to win money. Today’s slots have distinct themes and a lot of extras all in the name of entertainment and intrigue. There are even new slot machine games that involve a bit more thought to play, making them desirable to those who want a bit more interaction and intensity.

Like lottery systems, slot machines use random number generators that generate a random sequence of numbers. In the case of a slot machine, based on the number sequences needed, the generator displays an indeterminable sequence of numbers (symbols) continually at the rate of up to thousands per second. As soon as the player clicks the play, start or spin button, the most recent random number sequence determines the result. This means that the result will vary depending on exactly when the game is played. This means even a millisecond earlier or later, the result would, in fact, be different.

progressive jackpot slotsThere are many, many different online slot machine games available for play. The easiest way to keep up with them all is to group them into their appropriate category, which are 3-reel slots, multi-line video bonus slots and progressive slots.

The classic 3-reel slot is the simplest form of all slot machine styles, but not the most intriguing. It’s a good slot for beginners, as wagers are easy to make and the payout schedule is the easiest to comprehend. In most cases, wild card symbols are prevalent here too.

Multi-line video slots with bonus rounds are very popular and provide a lot more excitement and entertainment value. There are more potential winning sequences, and players can win an increased amount of prizes based on revealed sequences on more than one line. For example, there can be diagonal matching symbol sequences as well as straight line winning sequences. Games vary, but the main concept is that there are multiple lines of symbols revealed. Refer to the payout chart to see each line, which on the playing window are identified by different colors and generally a corresponding number in a colored circle.

In addition to free spin features and winnings multipliers, a very popular bonus game feature is available with online video slot machine games, The payout for each type of feature is also revealed within the payout schedule. Bonus rounds are generally entered after an accumulated achievement or specific symbol combination. Bonus feature games generally amount to a “pick and choose” round in which the player selects a hidden prize, revealing either free spins or coins.

Progressive slot machines provide the most potential for huge payouts (If you hit the major jackpot, that is). Progressive slot machine games are played in a variety of styles and themes. You are able to win a variety of under-jackpots and smaller prizes, yet there is a separate, ever-growing main jackpot that is contributed to via a feature that connects this game to a variety of different casinos that also feature the game. This is called a wide-area progressive jackpot network. For example, there is a progressive slot machine named The Price Is Right that is played at several casinos located in different areas and locations. Each machine is played by a different person, but there is a single, huge lottery jackpot that can be won by anyone who is playing this slot machine at any of the locations offering it. This particular slot game is connected electronically to all of the other Price Is Right games. The same goes for many progressive jackpot online slots that are connected over the World Wide Web. In this case, online casinos using the same software platform will offer the same progressive slot machine games, which have indeed paid out millions of dollars at a time.

Playing Video Poker On Line

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

video poker on lineWe need to talk. No, it’s not about the birds and the bees. But sort of. What we need to talk about is video poker, and more importantly, video poker on line. It’s a conversation that is bound to happen, so we might as well get it over with so you can start winning money sooner than later.

I mean, if you are breezing through a casino and do not want to sit down with strangers at a table (who might very well take all the good cards), and you want to play an easy game, but hate slots, then video poker is the game for you.

Seriously though, video poker (like slots) allows for a bit of privacy and you actually have a better chance at winning than you do when playing other video casino games. Yes, you will have to make decisions, very few, and a certain amount of strategy and understanding of poker in general will be necessary.

Video poker offers better odds of victory for you than many other casino games, whether you are playing it on line or not. The House Edge is one of the lowest, making this a great game for winning money as long as you invest some application and understanding of poker in general.

And there’s no other better place to do this than on line. For me personally, video poker is one of only a couple casino games I’ve enjoyed much more playing at home than in a brick and mortar casino (at Club USA Casino, to be exact). I like being able to concentrate, make decisions on my own (I have a great understanding of strategy though), and not to be rushed or worried that some joker (pun absolutely intended) is going to sit down next to me at the casino and take cards he/she has no business taking. It’s like black jack, where everyone hates the guy that sits down at the table and takes all the cards that should have been dealt to you!

So you get it. Now you’re interested in video poker games on line right?  Like any poker you’ve played before (or not), video poker offered at the most worthy casinos always includes the games of Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, and a favorite with regulars, Power Poker – all of which use the basic hand ranking rules.

Jacks or Better is a simple five card game, where you must have two Jacks or a better ranking hand to win the game. It is super easy to learn and very simple to play. Learning hand rankings is the most important part of poker no matter what video poker variation you are playing on line. Strategy comes naturally once you get hand rankings down.

Deuces Wild mixes the game up a bit. This five card game is played with 2’s being a wild card. Again, same hand ranking is involved, but the strategy will shift a bit as many higher ranking hands are possible and inevitable in this game.

My absolute favorite is Power Poker. This game involves playing multiple hands at once. This is one video poker game played well when you have concentration, speed, skill and a great understanding of poker rules and strategy. I’m not saying you have to be a numbers pro to play this video poker variation, however, you will only prevail if you are able to fully invest your brainpower, or are just really, really lucky. And well, some of us are just lucky aren’t we?

Now that we’ve covered the most commonly played video poker games, it’s time to jump in. If you are new to poker, playing at home (on line), is a great way to get your feet wet. Again, this is a game that is best played at home or in a casino where no one is standing over your shoulder. Something else that needs explaining is that most people do not play this specific casino game for atmosphere and sheer excitement. Video Poker is played for winning. Sure we all play casino games to win, but this a game that offers variable odds based on your decisions. The bottom line is that you can control the outcome to favor your wallet if you are playing with a head on your shoulders.

In other words, video poker on line is a game of another type of enjoyment. Duly noted, as I personally have been known to enjoy playing table poker in a brick and mortar casino, but for completely different reasons. As for video poker, playing on line is not going to kill you to try. Good luck!

Live Online Roulette at the Best Online Casinos

Monday, January 21st, 2013

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When it comes to roulette, most people imagine themselves inserted into some sexy scene splashed on a movie screen – You know the part where the guy is about to get the lady and put the bad guys in a smack-down while walking away with the winnings, or that section of the casino where the players are all decked-out in their finest and onlookers gaze with envy, yet they are hesitant to join.

Come on, James Bond right?

What’s not to be attracted to when it comes to the casino excitement of roulette? Think about the luck, the lure, the strategy, odds. You just don’t get the same feeling from many other casino games whether you are in a casino on The Strip, or at home playing online. Unless we’re talking about a striptease slot machine, there are some casino games that are just not as engaging as others.

Truth be told, roulette can be exciting no matter what you are wearing (even those boxers you seem to love to lounge around in at home). Thanks to some serious software advancements like live dealers, you can partake in the same virtual excitement that rivals Vegas, without the need to be timid or get dressed up (heh, heh).

Of course there will be times when you get the chance to go to brick and mortar casinos (and yes you CAN wear jeans in Vegas), and by all means go, but until then there’s some serious action taking place at many casinos on the internet. Some much better than others, I will be the first to admit.

If you are looking for live roulette online, with live dealers that look like they might actually pop out of your computer screen, there are more casinos than I can possibly mention here and now, but for your money and time, a few, come to mind. After reviewing stats, payouts, licensing, awards, and independent auditing, Bet365, 888 Casino and Go Wild Casino are what we consider to be the absolute best. More of the best online casino sites can be found here.

We all know that roulette does not necessarily boast the best odds (not the worst either), but you’ll find that above the chance of a win, the entertainment factor of live dealer roulette is outstanding.

live dealer roulette 1Take GoWild Casino for instance. This online casino offers live roulette, the dealers are, shall we say, not bad to look at, and whether you are male or female, you’ll appreciate the physical attributes of these gals. The actual interaction is quite amazing. Even for live roulette online standards, Microgaming software has really stayed in the game when it comes to development and advanced interaction in gaming.

Whether you want to bet $1-$1000 at a time, this live roulette experience keeps you entertained for the money at stake with new game updates each and very month. Do not take our word for it – If you cannot get to a casino on land, check GoWild Casino and see why live roulette online is the very next best thing to being in Vegas or any other gambling hot spot. For many of you, it is better. Honestly, it’s our number one pick for live roulette game-play online today.

Be sure to consider 888 Casino for the simple fact that they offer similar software to GoWild. In fact, the screen shot images in this post are from Evolution Gaming (which powers a dedicated 888 live dealer casino). Known as an amazing poker casino, 888 Casino has a generous bonus for new clients that is hard to shun. Depending on your bankroll, there is up to $1400 free bonus money to be had. But I will caution that unless you are about to drop some serious money on your initial deposit, $1400 will not compute in your wallet. Alas, bonus and perks-wise, this is my recommendation for those looking for money deals up front. You will not be bored here by any means – It depends upon your needs as with anything else in life, right?

Last but not least, Bet365 encompasses live roulette online as well as a sportsbook for those looking to mix casino games with sports betting (and bingo). Bet365 is convenient in the fact that your account can cover both types of online wagering under one virtual roof. You will not get flashy glitz at Bet365, instead you will find a huge variety. I would say that I am not big on sports wagering, but this is a worthy casino for great reputation and top-notch software, courtesy of Playtech. Be sure to check out both Live Dealer Roulette and the VIP Live Roulette options.

If you haven’t taken notice of table gaming software development, live roulette online is much more exciting than even the other live dealer table games. To each his own, but just look for yourself. There’s nothing like the sound of that spinning wheel, bouncing ball… and the prospects of winning in the air.You may decide it is not for you, but you will not know until you look! Best of luck.