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Slotland Jackpots Hit Again

Monday, December 16th, 2013

There’s no time like the present. In this case, we mean Christmas presents! Another lucky Slotland player by the name of Charles N. is going to have a wonderful Holiday Season, having hit a respectable $182,782 jackpot playing the ever-popular online slot Ice Queen. In an after-winnings interview, Charles stated that he fully intends to use the money to enjoy a few nice things, maybe a trip, but not for any over-the-top extravagant purchases.

Deciding instead to tick a few boxes off of his personal bucket list, Charles said, “I’ve always wanted to try skydiving, and I’ve dreamed of visiting Peru”. However, “The first thing I’m going to do is host a big celebration with my family and close friends.”

The well-known proprietary software powered casino online, Slotland has been around since 1998, and interestingly enough, launched Ice Queen last year around the holidays. As its name suggests a wintery vibe, Ice Queen is more than your typical online slot game. Beyond the ability to win money playing Ice Queen, the game has an engaging theme and story. The plot of Ice Queen includes a boy who is kidnapped by the Ice Queen, and the sister who tries desperately to save him.  State-of-the-art technology provides players with an amazing bonus game feature. Ice Queen is available at Slotland in both browser play as well as the downloaded casino format. Mobile players also have access to this casino favorite, as well as more than 12 others.

Incidentally, a second player at Slotland by the name of Bobby S. also recently won $135,417 playing another popular slot online. Bobby hit the jackpot playing Heavy Metal, right after switching over from playing Ice Queen. We’re guessing the luck is just flowing with players from this casino as we’ve reported quite a few winners in the past several months.

While other top-rated casinos, such as Silver Oak, Lucky Red and Club USA use RTG software, Slotland has been a hub of jackpot action as of late. Slotland is one of the first and most trusted online gambling spots across the planet. New sign-ups are currently qualified for up to $1000 in welcome bonus offers using the site’s schedule of deposit matches, including a 100% (up to $100) match bonus on their first deposit, then 50% (up to $100) on the remaining deposits (up to 10 deposits).

US players are welcomed at Slotland. It’s a great place for those looking for innovation and excitement outside of RTG casinos online. In fact, Slotland was offering online casino games before RTG software was even developed. Hundreds of thousands of players have made this online casino their home base, taking advantage of some of the best wager and play-through requirements on slots bonuses found, which (as mentioned) are offered on the first ten deposits, and as part of a Monthly Mystery bonus promotion. Fast payouts and a solid in-house progressive jackpot network that hits regularly, are the cornerstones at Slotland.

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.

There is More Lucrative Action at Bet365

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Ok folks, it’s time to make your move to Bet365. We’ve covered some pretty worthy events and promos taking place at Bet365 this month, and yet there’s still some time to get your hands on thousands of dollars in remaining action, cash and prizes.

Poker Events

First up, the Bet365 Poker room is still cranking out thousands of prizes to be won in the high-tilt, action packed $100,000 Premium Giveaway. You have to get moving, though, as the event is halfway through its schedule and ends November 28. You’ll want to make your way right to the Premium Table cash games, at once earning double the chance for winnings.

During the $100,000 Premium Giveaway, to participate you simply need to acquire tickets for each day’s draw, which can easily be done playing poker. Simply play at the Premium Table games (earn the aforementioned double amount as you go), and the more tickets you acquire, the easier it is to win the wide selection of giveaways.

What we like about this event in particular is that when you are playing at the Premium Table cash games, you are also able to secure yourself a prize every day – It’s guaranteed once you reach 15 tickets. Again, this is done much faster when you are playing the Premium Table action.

We also like that you are able to track your action super easy in this event. You can easily use the poker room lobby at Bet365 to track your tickets (real time). Always make sure you opt in when you want to use your earned tickets toward the next draw.

UK Football

If poker is not your speed, there’s some great UK pre-World Cup action taking place for football fans at Bet365. If you read this in time, you’ll have access to some of England’s prep matches for the World Cup. There’s a great betting offer for the England-Germany match taking place at Wembley on Tuesday, November 19th.

What’s more, the Premier League is back with some extraordinary match-ups. On Saturday, November 23rd, Everton takes on Liverpool in a local rivalry, and Man City and Tottenham match up on Sunday November 24th.

Incidentally, there’s an update from the somewhat worrisome Football gambling addiction issues we covered in an article not too long ago: There’s been a ban on employees of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) making wagers on football that will be introduced soon. This particular ban comes into place following the latest series of wagering allegations of the PFA chief executive, Gordon Taylor, who is accused of having made some two thousand different wagers.

Bet365 Bingo Events

Last but certainly not least, the £21,000 Bingo Bonanza is still in action until November 28th. In this November-long event, Bet365 Bingo is giving away up to £7,000 each week from November 8th to the 28th. There’s still time left, just be sure to opt in, play some of your favorite bingo games and get tickets to the prize draws. This event is very close in nature to the poker event. It’s the same concept, just a different casino game.

These are not all of the events taking place at Bet265 this month, but they are the events we really think provide a good chance to cash in. As always, be sure to check the rules and regulations. Alas, these are not deposit bonuses, so they do not come with any additional (over the top) requirements.

Player Strikes Gold at Aladdin’s Gold Casino

Friday, October 18th, 2013

AladinnsGold_CasinoBonusImagine winning close to a half million bucks sitting in front of your computer or handheld device, tapping or clicking away steadily. It happens and it did happen to one such online slots fan at Aladdin’s Gold Casino to the tune of $420,000.

Owned and operated by the Club World Group, Aladdin’s Gold is now known for more than their great player bonus structure, as a lucky 28 year old celebrates the spoils of an enormously successful slot machine run. A member of the online casino for more than 4 years, the fortunate winner wishes to remain anonymous but said he will remain loyal to the casino, and also share some tips with other players on how he accrued his fortune.

Drawn to such popular slots at Aladdin’s Gold such as Pay Dirt, Mystic Dragon and Hairway to Heaven, the player had reportedly been playing for almost 4 days (on and off) during his last session without a set strategy other than simply playing by the seat of his pants – choosing to click and play basically.

And why not play that way? I personally can’t think of much differing strategy when it comes to slots, other than playing the max wager for the max potential payout, or perhaps playing in a tournament with better potential for walking away with winnings. But it’s stories like this that let us know there is a chance to win…and a chance to win big.

Since depositing about $55 at the very beginning of October, this winner carried on placing typical wagers as he won, accruing a nice bankroll, and then wagering a little more than $5,000 in total as he witnessed his winnings continue to increase incredibly fast. The players highest balance in his account was at a massive $465,975 and some of the most impressive winnings were from Pay Dirt to the tune of $249,050 (this was a jackpot won on a single spin), then on to Mystic Dragon to the tune of $132,200 in total. He even tried out the 50 line Monster Mayhem and won a total of $16,100. Triple Twister offered up a total of $22, 950 from two major hits, each worth more than $10,000.

In the last week and a half, this winner has wagered bets amounting to a huge number of about $11 million, and according to Aladdin’s Gold, enjoyed an extraordinary 77,000 spins on this casino’s slots. Needless to say, another key to this player’s success is that he was not scared to risk his winnings and make increasingly larger bets with subsequently larger payouts (Just remember to give yourself markers for calling it quits).

Considering that Aladdin’s Gold has an impressive 200% Deposit Match Welcome Bonus and some of the lowest wagering requirements and play through stipulations available (as low as 15x using Weekly Bonuses), perhaps this lucky player actually had a better strategy in place than he’ll ever know! It’s always been said that where there is smoke there is fire.

Aladdin’s Gold has been online since 2004. This US player friendly casino is licensed in Curacao and consistently goes above and beyond any and all minimum requirements governing its ability to remain in great standing. For more details about Aladdin’s Gold read our comprehensive review or securely downoad Aladdin’s Gold Casino here.

Is the Luck of the Irish Real?

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The Luck of the Irish. Think Leprechauns and rainbows and four leaf clovers and, best of all, pots of gold. I think it is that last one that is in the minds of gamblers when they think of Luck of the Irish: a nice big pot of gold. Or at least a metaphorical pot of gold. I doubt that online casinos and brick and mortar casinos are handing out cast iron cauldrons with a bunch of gold coins in them.

Naturally considering that the phrase is ‘Luck of the Irish,’ most seem to think that the Irish are the luckiest when it comes to casino games and sports betting. They just have some lucky thing in their genes.

Well, let me tell you, as someone who is half Irish in her heritage, I can say personally that the Luck of the Irish is iffy at best and not there most of the time. But do not take my word for it.

Ladbrokes, in well known bookmaker, actually made a study, a survey if you will, of Irish sports betters as compared to British sports betters, and the results just might surprise you.

The study surveyed 56,246 punters. ‘Punter,’ for our non-British readers, is a British term for a person who gambles. More specifically a gambling person who places their wagers against the bookmaker. Of those punters, 5,902 British punters won more than 40% of the time they made wagers. Now compare that to the 3,471 Irish punters who won more than 40% of the time. So it would appear that the Brits will win more often.

But do not throw your lot in with the British and the dispelling of the popular gambling myth just yet. The British only win more often. We have not yet talked about the amount of money won. Overall the Irish win an average of £40.16 more than the British. The puts the Irish as winning 167% more than what the average British punter wins.

So on one hand we have the British who win more often, but on the other hand we have the Irish who win more money than the British. David Williams of Ladbrokes said, “The results of the survey are staggering and have exposed as a myth one of the most widely- accepted sayings in betting history.” Personally, I think he just does not like the Irish too much. After all if the survey is correct Ladbrokes would be paying on average 167% more to their Irish punters than to their British punters despite the British winning more often. And if you were the bookmaker you would be rooting for the group that you pay less money to.

From my stand point I think the myth of the Luck of the Irish is a fun thing to think about it. Neither group really pulled ahead of the other. The British may win more often, but the Irish win more money. So take your pick of which side you want to go with. It is obvious that Williams is rooting for the Brits.

Winners, Big Jackpot Wins and Lots More Money to Go Round These Days

Monday, January 10th, 2011
Check out the Big Winners at Popular European Online Casino, Europa

Check out the Big Winners at Popular European Online Casino, Europa

It’s always good news to hear about big winners at the online casinos. The only thing better is actually being the big winner! I personally have never won a huge jackpot, but have been working in the gaming industry long enough to know that it happens all the time. I raise my hands and bear witness! Give thanks to the Jackpot Gods!

Seriously, just check the Recent Winners Pages at any of the best USA online casinos or best euro casinos, and you will find multiple daily wins in the thousands-of-dollars. In my book, I like to call these big wins. And yet there is another class of winner’s which I like to call jackpot wins – you know the one’s in the hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars spawned from wide-area internet progressive jackpots.

As a matter of fact, one such jackpot win went down less than two months ago at OCS reviewed Europa Casino – one of the top rated euro casinos here at OCS. Worth over half-a-million dollars ($526,713 to be exact), this was certainly a life-changing win for Jocelyn Sirois, who hails from Canada. Not long after the jackpot was verified (hit on the Beach Life progressive video slot), Jocelyn said she would be leaving her job and taking an extended vacation in Arizona to play some world-class golf. Hey, whatever floats your boat – that’s what I say. The lucky lady also said she would be trying to “reinvest” some of the money back at Europa. Sounds great to me – just don’t gamble it all away Jocelyn!

Jackpot wins like this actually happen more than you might think. The number of millionaire’s made from the online gambling industry is in the double-digits, with some online casinos now guaranteeing million dollar slots tournament prizes. Some of the most popular progressive jackpot video slots, like Microgaming’s Mega Moolah, actually have reset jackpot values of $1 million. In fact, Mega Moolah paid out nearly $9 million in 2009 from just three hits (to three winners).

In the case of Europa, their progressive jackpot network is powered by Playtech Software. Beach Life is actually one of Playtech’s most loaded and generous slots. In 2009, it came close to the tally produced by the aforementioned Mega Moolah, paying out $8.2 million from three hits (an average of $2.7 million per hit). And then there are other progressive jackpots like SafeCracker, which despite having a lower average hit amount ($60,000), paid out $10.2 million from 174 hits. In other words, SafeCracker spreads the wealth more.

While all of these big jackpot wins can theoretically be hit at any online casino tied into their respective progressive jackpot network, Casino Europa certainly has its fair share of winners. Just take a look at the Europa Recent Winners chart above. There have been more big winners since the $523,000 jackpot mentioned in this post (including two worth over $40K already this month), but as shown in the Winner’s chart, there have been at least six multi-thousand winners every month at Europa. Makes sense when you consider Europa’s overall payout percentage for December 2010 was 96.54%. Read the OCS Europa Casino Review for more information.

New Zealand Gambler to be Paid his $60,000

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Do you remember a couple of days ago or so when I wrote about online gambling funnies and talked about that online casino in New Zealand—the one let a banned player play and then refused to pay him when he won a jackpot? You do? Good. The last I had heard was that the gentleman in question was still fighting it out with the casino. Well this morning I can finally say what happened to the gentleman.

First let’s meet the guy now that more information is being released. The gentleman in question is Sothea Sim of New Zealand. Sim had himself voluntarily banned from Sky City Casino all the way back in 2004. He cited his concern about the amount of money he was gambling as his reason for wanting to be banned. And I have to applaud Sim. It takes a lot of backbone to admit that you could have a problem and to take the steps on your own to keep yourself out of trouble—that takes a lot of discipline. So six years later Sim creates an account at Sky City Casino. Whether he thought the ban would have expired or whether he forgot that he had himself banned has not been stated, but the point is that Sky City let a banned player create a real money account and gamble for real money.

Somehow I do not think Sky City would have had a problem with Sim gambling online at their casino had he continued to put money into their virtual hands. But, no, Sim had to go a win a $60,000 jackpot with a straight flush in Caribbean Stud Poker last August. “Honestly I was jumping with joy, could not believe my luck…Everyone surrounded me, patted me on the back and stuff,” Sim said about when he won the $60,000 jackpot.

It was then that Sky City remembered that Sim had asked to be banned and they refused to pay him. I am not surprised, no one wants to give up money if they can get out of it—it is not just an online casino thing, it is the common denominator with just about any business. No one wants to let go of their money if a way around paying a customer can be found. And because of Sim’s ban request, Sky City feels that this is a perfectly good reason not to pay the man.

Now Sim describes “The day I won…was the best day of my life and it turned out to be the worst day of my life…I am pretty gutted about everything.”

Naturally Sim feels that this is not a good reason considering that his self-requested ban was six years ago, and began talks with the gambling inspectors in New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs. At first the gambling inspectors were in agreeance with Sky City that Sim’s ban should be upheld. But they then had a change of heart it seems; now the Department of Internal Affairs is on Sim’s side saying that the ban should have expired.

On their own side of hanging on to $60,000, Sky city of course disagreed with the Department of Internal Affairs. They believed that the grounds and conditions pertaining to a ban and a ban’s expiration differed from the opinions of the Department of Internal Affairs; in short, Sky City did not believe that Sim had met reentry requirements to end his ban. But what I want to know is if that was the case—if they felt that he had not met the requirements—then why was he allowed to create a player account and gamble with real money? Seems rather convenient to me—he was allowed to play with real money and it only became a problem when they had to pay him.

Sim’s next step was to seek legal help to get Sky City to pay him his $60,000 jackpot. And finally Sky City is giving up the fight, saying that they have no desire to go to court over the issue. So finally, five months after winning the jackpot, Sim is going to receive his $60,000.

CardPlayer’s Player of the Year Named

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Normally I would not give too much thought to the world of brick and mortar casinos and their happenings. But every now and then brick and mortar happenings pop up on my radar, and I feel compelled to say something one them.

CardPlayer’s Player of the Year is one such blip on my gambling radar. Typically CardPlayer will name their Player of the Year based on a variety of things, in addition to points players in the point race earn through playing throughout the year. Those other things where a player places in a tournament and at the final table; the buy-in amount they make for a tournament; as well as the number of players they are up against in a tournament.

But this year’s CardPlayer of the Year is no ordinary poker player. Thomas Marchese started out as an online poker player, playing in online poker tournaments. This year saw Marchese make the leap from anonymous online poker play to face to face tournament play. And what a year it has been for him indeed.

At the £5k North American Poker Tour (NAPT) Deep Stack Extravaganza Marchese took home $827,648. And then he snagged a fourth place finish in the €25k NL High Roller Event. That fourth place finish brought him $350,125. In fact the only months out of the last twelve that Marchese did not take home any cash was in May, July and December. Not too shabby. There are probably a lot of professional poker players out there that would love to have a year like Marchese.

When the time came to add up Marchese’s total payouts for the 2010 year it was discovered that he had a total of $2,115,160 in payouts. And this is from the sixteen poker tournaments that Marchese played in this year. He amassed another $479,854 from the online poker tournaments he played in this year. And while the $479,854 does not seem like a lot when compared to the more than $2 million Marchese won in live tournaments, it is a lot of winnings from online poker tournaments as such tournaments do not offer up as much.

In talking about his year and his transition, Marchese is quite pleased and he does not feel he is at a disadvantage: “It has been good for me. In previous years I have had issues with patience and things like that. I finally ironed it out and I have a more consistent and patient game. For me, since I come from cash games online and then going to tournaments where there is a lot of deep stack play I have an advantage over online tournament players, who are used to much shorter stacks. I feel like I have a good skill set for live and it has worked out so far.”

And chances are high that this year’s CardPlayer Player of the Year will continue to do well in live tournament player. What I find so extraordinary is that Marchese was not only able to make the jump from online poker tournaments to live poker tournaments, but that he was so successful with it. Many online poker tournament players try to make the jump from online to live, and while they eventually make some success with it, it takes them longer than a year mostly because of the difference in stacks—online tournaments, like Marchese said, have smaller chip stacks to play with, especially when compared to the chip stacks in live poker tournament play.

We here at OCS send our congratulations to Mr. Thomas Marchese and wish him many more successful years of poker tournament play, be it in online poker tournaments or in live poker tournaments

23 Year Old Wins 2010 WSOP Main Event

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

“It is like the most beautiful day of my life.”

So says Jonathan Duhamel, the twenty three year old Canadian who won the 2010 WSOP Main Event. And he was even against the current holder of the WSOP $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship bracelet Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi. Mizrachi also holds two World Poker Tour titles and twenty three WSOP cashes.

Quite the competition Duhamel was up against when you compare it to his two WSOP money cashes and one European Poker Tour. It is like the David and Goliath of poker.

Back in the beginning of July, our young Canadian poker hero started out as just another poker player in the sea of 7,319 poker players. All with such a small record on his back! Nobody really give this kid much thought over the last few months. After all he began as only one in 7,319.

But the closer the Main Event got the more Duhamel began to shine until he became one of the November Nine. But he was not just any member of this year’s November Nine. He came in holding thirty percent of the chips in play.

For those of you who do not know, thirty percent of the chips at this point is more than five of the other players’ chips added together. That is a good number of chips.

Holding thirty percent of the chips in the November Nine made Duhamel a favorite, rising from the obscurity he sat in at the beginning of the WSOP. The chips then went up and down a few times before it came down to Duhamel and John Racener. But Duhamel was still the favorite simply because he held 86% of the chips on the table at that point: 188,950,000 chips versus Racener’s 30,750,000 chips. Forty three hands later Duhamel was the victor.

So now Duhamel has a place in poker history as the first Canadian to win the Main Event of the WSOP. He comes away from the tournaments with $8,944,138 and the diamond encrusted WSOP gold bracelet. Not bad for only being twenty three.

When I was twenty three I was still working on a college degree and working full-time. Duhamel definitely has the more exciting story. Not that I have anything against college mind you. But if you were going to listen to two twenty three year olds tell their life stories up to that point which sounds more interesting: the twenty three year old that is balancing a full-time job and college classes or the twenty three year old that not only won the WSOP but who also made poker history as the first Canadian to do so? No contest, I know.

As for the rest of this year’s November Nine, none of them went home empty handed. Each one of them took home something for making it that far in the WSOP. Here is the breakdown of who won what:

1st place: Jonathan Duhamel, $8,944,138
2nd place: John Racener, $5,545,855
3rd place: Joseph Cheong, $4,130,049
4th place: Filippo Candio, $3,092,545
5th place: Michael Mizrachi, $2,332,992
6th place: John Dolan, $1,772,969
7th place: Jason Senti, $1,356,720
8th place: Matt Jarvis, $1,045,743
9th place: Soi Nguyen, $811,823

OCS extends its congratulations to Mr. Duhamel, who says that winning the WSOP “Is a dream come true right now.” Right now? Sounds like the Duhamel does not intend to exit the poker scene. And nor would I if I were him. At twenty three he has a long, long time left in his poker tournament playing days.

Another Millionaire (Well, Almost) Paid Out Playing Online Progressive Jackpot Slots

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Go Casino, Go Casino, Go Casino, Go! In case you couldn’t tell, 1) that was my rendition of being a cheerleader; and 2) I am all giggles for Go Casino. So why all the praises and cheers? Well, how does a $990,529.74 jackpot sound? And no, I don’t just mean the jackpot by itself – I mean a jackpot winner, ie., someone who gets to spend all that money.

Technically, I don’t think you can say this was a millionaire’s jackpot, but come on – I don’t think another $10,000 is going to keep the lucky winner (Catherin M. from California) from retiring, paying off her mortgage, buying a new house on top of that, a new car or two or three, taking a vacation around the world and putting her kids, grandkids and great grandkids through college. Well, maybe not the college part. Did ya hear? Tuition is reeeedonculous these days!

When asked what she plans to do with the money, Catherine M. said she would be buying a house for herself and her mother, who is getting on in years. Catherine also happened to mention that she is a bookkeeper by trade, but is currently out of work. Out of work and gambling online? Now that’s the American Spirit!

Anyhow, so yes, Go Casino just churned out a millionaire and turned an out-of-work American into an out-of-work American with a whole lot of money. Obviously, this was a progressive slot jackpot that paid out such a large sum. Specifically (and fittingly) it was the “Red, White and Win” slot machine that dished out the precise combination of symbols at the exact nanosecond Catherina M. clicked the Spin button with her mouse (all on a $7.50 bet, mind you). FYI, the other progressive jackpot slots offered at Go Casino are Mega Money Mine, Pay Dirt, Treasure Trail and Win Place or Show.

For anybody who is unfamiliar with Go Casino, they are one of a handful of well known online casinos who accept wagers from U.S. players (apparently). Being powered by a lesser known, albeit highly respectable software platform – Vegas Technology – one might be inclined to wonder where all this money came from. Well, that’s where the benefits of doing business in the US come to play. With an increasing number of larger software developers dropping out of the US market, that means there is more money being funneled into the few remaining online casinos smart enough to keep doing business in the States.


And Go Casino certainly deserves the business. With a proven track record paying out U.S. players, Go Casino knows how to get things done. Furthermore, unlike some operators preying upon the desperation that many U.S. residents have just in finding a place to successfully process real money deposits, Go Casino takes the opposite stance and willingly goes one step further to ensure player trust.

They do this by submitting to a monthly audit carried out by the highly respect, third-party Certified Fair Gambling (CFG). By reviewing actual deposits with paid out winnings made to players, CFG is able to determine the payout percentage on all of Go Casino’s games. Visit the Go Casino Homepage and click on the CFG logo at the bottom of the screen to see for yourself. If you’re too lazy to do that (sheeeesh people!), take it from me….errr… from me, from CFG. September 2010’s payout for Slots was 93.45%, for Blackjack 97.58%, for Video Poker 96.84%, for Table Games 96.2% and for all games averaged across the entire platform the payout percentage was 95%.

Needless to say, that there’s some damn good payout. As for Catherine M’s big win, since this was a progressive jackpot across a wide area network of multiple online casinos, Go Casino can’t use these numbers to figure October’s payout. However, since I am a betting man, I’m betting they will be just as good if not better, than September. Oh and one more thing – if you are actually thinking about signing up at Go Casino, they also are guaranteeing over $410,000 in tournament winnings this month. And that’s the norm. Like I said, Go Casino is a very popular place.