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William Hill Vegas on a Winning Streak With Big Jackpot Winners

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
See the Recent Winners List at William Hill Online for a dose of payouts.

See the Recent Winners List at William Hill Online for a dose of payouts.

William Hill’s virtual Las Vegas online casino, William Hill Vegas, recently scored it’s largest winner to date. Or perhaps I should say a lucky player at William Hill Vegas has scored the largest jackpot to date – for both Will Hill and the player! Coming in at nearly half-a-million pounds, let’s just say it’s one of the largest jackpots to be won online, period!

The lucky player – referred to as Eni O. – hails from London, which is precisely where William Hill is headquartered. Even though the big win was hit one month ago, it’s still making news at a number of online gambling news sites – including OCS, obviously!

Eni had this to say in regards to the win: “I’m absolutely over the moon. I’ve had a few small wins on williamhill.com in the past, but this is incredible – I’m lost for words! I just want to hug that plucky little leprechaun.”

What’s even more newsworthy is that while Eni’s £420,948.21 jackpot win (on the Leprechaun’s Luck slot machine, hence the shout out to the plucky little leprechaun) is an impressive feat, the fact of the matter is that jackpots in the hundreds-of-thousands take place all the time at William Hill Vegas. Within the last year, there were twelve wins that nearly hit or surpassed the £100,000 mark.

The three wins that hovered just below 100K were for £85,000 on the Pharaoh’s Treasure progressive video slot, £76,000 also on Pharaoh’s Treasure and £74,000 on Alice’s Wonderland. The “Chests of Plenty” slot has produced three different £100K+ wins (the largest coming in at £176,000 last October), while “Alice’s Wonderland” has scored the fifth and second largest wins at £150,000 and £256,000. The third largest jackpot within the last year was for over £234,000 on the Leprechaun’s Luck slot, which as mentioned, was home to the largest jackpot to date at nearly £421,000.

William Hill Vegas is part of the William Hill Online network of internet wagering sites, offering everything from sports betting and casino games to bingo, poker and skill games. Will Hill Vegas is is owned and operated by WHG International Ltd. and is licensed and registered with the UK white-listed Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, which on a side note, is proving to be a more fitting regulatory jurisdiction than the UK Gambling Commission for an increasing number of UK/Europe based online casino operators. Read the OCS William Hill Casino Review for more information.

Million Dollar Scratch Card Won Online at Neo Games’ Hopa.com

Monday, September 6th, 2010

hopa-1millionwinnerAnother day, another millionaire online. Okay, maybe it doesn’t happen every day. But in the vast world of online gambling, becoming a millionaire is not as rare as you might think. Granted, the odds that you and I personally will become a millionaire are very slim. Yet, isn’t it that way for everybody else? For those of us who are playing the right games at the right online betting destinations – which, these days, includes more than just online casinos – the odds get that much better.

Case in point is the recent millionaire to come out of Neo Game’s online scratch card site, Hopa.com. You heard right. Online scratch cards are a budding form of internet betting that has become very popular the world over, especially in Europe. This is precisely the area of the world in which Hopa caters to, and probably the region in which the lucky player, Lydie A., to bag the 1 million Euro jackpot calls home. Due to understandable privacy reasons, the location of winning players at Hopa is not divulged.

If you ask me, that’s just another reason to give Hopa a try. Privacy should be a major concern for online bettors, and Hopa (under the directorship of Neo Games) honors that better than most online casinos out there requiring big winners to pose for photographs and the like.

The only other thing we know about Lydie A. is that she has a touch of good luck. Not only is the 1 million win an impressive feat by itself, Lydie A. scored a 100,000 win almost one year ago playing the Super Slot 7 at Hopa – And that was only just months after Hopa was launched by Neo Games. Looks like loyalty pays off in more ways than just rewards points, does it not?

Describing the win to a Hopa representative, which was published in a press release this morning, Lydie A. stated,

hopawinner2When I was playing… and when I saw the amount that appeared on my screen as a win of 25 + 4 zeros, I became stuck to my chair and could not believe what was happening to me. I looked at it, and then looked again at the 250,000 Euros appearing in my cashier! Then, a member of the HOPA team contacted me to congratulate me on my 1,000,000Euros win! I could not believe it because only 250,000Euros were in the cashier but the winning card, itself was showing 1,000,000Euros.

I guess the software platform wasn’t used to dishing out 1 million wins, although the game itself does indeed say the opportunity exists! In fact, this was actually the first 1 million winner at Hopa, and will very likely not be the last. Furthermore, when all is said and done, Hopa has given away several million Euros in just under two years. Last month alone, Hopa gave away over 85 Million to lucky winners! And Multi-thousand Euro winners happen here every day – Check out the “Recent Winners” live feed on the Hopa homepage to see for yourself.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering about the game in which Lydie A. won the 1 million jackpot, it was the multi-scratch card game, Super 3 WOW. Want to find out more? Give Hopa.com a visit.

Odds Out on Emmy Award Nominations: Do You Know a Great Performance When You See One?

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
Whose it gonna be? Eddie Falco for Nurse Jackie? Modern Family for Best Comedy?

Whose it gonna be? Eddie Falco for Nurse Jackie? Modern Family for Best Comedy?

I don’t know about anybody else, but I just have to say I’m pretty damn good at picking the winners of entertainment awards. Okay, maybe it’s just been the Academy Awards, Dancing With the Stars and American Idol (to a certain extent, or rather, for as much as I can endure to watch) up until now, but in the world of internet betting, that could stand to mean some big bucks!

For this last year’s Academy Awards, not only did I correctly pick the winners for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Score and Best Screenplay (I flubbed the “Best Picture” albeit I always thought “The Hurt Locker” was the best movie of the year), I didn’t even allow myself to be swayed by the outcome of the zoo zoo pet races on Jimmy Kimmel. FYI, these were seemingly random races between fur-covered windup toys which actually turned out to be exceptionally accurate!

So now that it’s getting close to the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, I’m starting to think more seriously about futures bets – specifically, entertainment odds, aka, film and television props. The only thing is that I don’t watch television. So, on second thought….

However, being a big movie guy and based on the aforementioned fact 🙂 that I know a good movie and performance when I see one, perhaps I should start watching more T.V. (or at least download the shows nominated for awards) and turn my entertainment (hopefully) into an investment. I mean, isn’t that what online casino gambling is all about anyways!

Perhaps you are in the same boat and are thinking about giving television propositions a go. If so, without further ado, here are the nominations for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (cue brassy music, drums and Billy Crystal). Okay, so maybe not all the nominations – here are the one’s with the best odds of winning according to the props at internet betting site, Bodog:

For Best Drama, the popular series “Mad Men” stands out front with odds of 23 to 20, while the Best Comedy nominee, “Modern Family” comes in at 5 to 7. For Best Actor in a Drama, Breaking Bad’s, Bryan Cranston holds the lead for favorite with 9 to 4 odds., while The Big Bang Theory’s, Jim Parsons holds a 2 to 1 chance at taking home the Emmy. For Best Actress in a Drama, The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies is sitting pretty with 11 to 10 odds, while the popular Eddie Falco from “Nurse Jackie” is posting 3 to 2 odds of winning.

So, just how well do you know a great performance when you see one? So long as you’re not on the nominating board 🙂 you are only a click or two away from getting a real money bet on your favorite show, or better yet, favorite show to win.

Turning to Curacao & Cyberluck for Some Answers About Online Gambling Regulations and Dispute Resolution

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

You might recall OCS launching a blog series not too long ago about online casino transparency and raising the bar for U.S. operators in fostering player trust, not to mention getting clarification on how exactly one can tell if an online casino is offering a safe and fair hand. Well, needless to say, we have been very busy here at OCS doing all sorts of things, not the least of which is investigating player complaints posted on our forum.

We recently received a complaint from a player who is owed some big money (over $80,000) from an online casino (not listed in the OCS casino reviews directory, by the way). Considering this casino uses the same software platform as other online casinos approved here at OCS, and is licensed/regulated in a jurisdiction that governs many OCS-approved US online casinos, we decided to follow up on this complaint and see if we could get some answers to some questions that have been long overdue, not to mention helping this player get paid.

Immediately below is a copy of the email we shot off to Cyberluck NV, which is apparently the Master License holder for online casino operators regulated in Curacao (Netherlands, Antilles). We also sent an email directly to Rival Gaming Software (both emails pertaining to the above mentioned complaint). So, without further ado, here’s the email (still awaiting a response):

Hello, My name is Devon Chappell, and I am the Director of Content and head investigative journalist at the popular online casino reviews directory, http://onlinecasinosuite, aka, OCS. If you are familiar with OCS, you will know that we list a large number of Curacao-regulated online casinos in our directory, providing favorable reviews of who we consider to be the best casinos on the Web. In fact, being a high ranked portal on all the major search engines, many of these casinos receive a large share of their traffic through us.

Vegas Technology, Rival Gaming and RTG-powered online casinos are all listed in our directory, and to date, most all have have performed admirably with players, generating hardly, if any, legitimate complaints. However, since our integration of a complaints forum at the beginning of the year, we have indeed noticed a rise in complaints from players who gamble at some Curacao regulated online casinos. Perhaps this has always been happening under the radar, and now only recently coming to our attention with the application of our new forum.

As I’m sure you know, RTG Software has a dispute resolution service for players – Central Disputes. However, Vegas Technology and Rival do not have any channels for lodging a complaint to my knowledge, and neither does Curacao.

That said, it would be greatly appreciated if you could share information with myself and OCS readers regarding how online casinos are regulated in Curacao (not just licensed), and how players can lodge complaints about casinos not paying out.

I’ve heard that Antillephone NV provides regulation. Is that true? If so, perhaps we should contact them directly?

To make a long story short, we are particularly concerned with a complaint posted by one player under the username of GID88 at Rival Software powered This is Vegas Casino (which does not link to a gaminglicenses.com license validation page, by the way). This player won a jackpot worth approximately $80,000 on the slots but was denied his payout because a chargeback was made on this player’s credit card at another Rival casino (SlotoCash).

We contacted SlotoCash, and they confirmed the chargeback did indeed appear to be a security breach out of the player’s hands, and that the player, being a VIP at that, was permitted to continue playing at SlotoCash pending a freeze on his account to avoid any further security breaches. The player stuck around, the account was unfrozen, and he continued wagering with SlotoCash, only to later give ThisIsVegas Casino a try.

It now looks as if ThisIsVegas is using this “incident” as an excuse to not pay the player their rather large jackpot win. A representative from Rival Gaming Software apparently told the player that the casino’s decision is final and payout could not be forced. And yet, as I said, Rival has no channel for posting complaints on their website.

Now, I would think that the jurisdiction in which ThisIsVegas is being regulated (Curacao) would have some kind of channel for at least posting a dispute resolution request? This is certainly the case in other jurisdictions providing regulation for online casino operators.

I apologize for such a long email, especially considering this may not even be the appropriate email address for doing so. However, as I said, it is difficult finding information about how online casinos are licensed and regulated in Curacao, let alone where complaints can be posted. For example, the UK Gambling Commission has a complaints submission form directly on their website. If you could please direct me to where we can help this player file a complaint through Curacao’s channels, let alone perhaps looking into the complaint yourself, that would be greatly appreciated!

Best Regards,

Devon Chappell
Directory of Content
Investigative Journalist
http://onlinecasinosuite.com

Documenting Your Correspondence and Play While Inside the Online Casino is Always Better Safe Than Sorry

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

If only online gambling existed when this movie was made...

If only online gambling existed when this movie was made...

I recently came upon a forum post here at Online Casino Suite, in which our very own, Suitee, made a comment regarding how important it is to document one’s entire betting experience at any online casino. Whether such documentation includes keeping copies of all emails and live chat transcripts and or video taping one’s actual gaming session, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Not that every online casino out there is ready and willing to cheat you at any given moment, it’s simply that – just like in real life – shit happens.

Needless to say, it’s always advised to get things in writing when dealing with customer service at an online casino. Me personally, I wouldn’t even bother making the toll-free telephone call unless it’s about something menial, like what deposit methods are accepted or whether or not there are going to be any free roll slots tournaments in the coming week. Heck, you could even call just to see if someone answers – preferably a person who has a grasp of the English language. When it comes down to money matters, live chat is the best way to go if you want a fast answer, while email is always a surefire way to keep a detailed record of all your correspondences. Just be sure if you are using live chat to correspond with an online casino that you have a chat software module that enables you to record chat sessions downloaded onto your computer.

As for actually using a video camera to record betting sessions while inside the online casino, admittedly, this is something that takes a little more time, and is something which most players find to be a burden. If you don’t have a video camera, you might just want to look into some video recording software programs out there, which you can install directly onto your computer. Either way, you should record all your playing sessions. It’s really easier than you might think. Plus, if you’re ever one of the unlucky one’s to experience a software malfunction on a multi-thousand dollar win, you wouldn’t even think twice about hitting the record button.

Let me first say that software malfunctions are rare. Getting timed out while in the middle of a bet does happen more often (primarily due to one’s internet connection speed and ISP). However, the best online casinos use software that records the finished hand result even if it can’t be seen on the user’s end. Simply log back into the software platform, and the finished hand result (as well as any wager outcomes) will be updated and available for your perusal.

Even if a slot machine freezes immediately after the final spinning reel outcome and does not award the correct winning amount, online casino staff on the backend will be able to see the malfunction and manually adjust any wager discrepancies at a later time. Again, this does happen, albeit a rarity.

Of course, it helps if you have documented proof of such a malfunction – especially when we are talking about thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. For smaller wins, most online casino managers will step up to the plate and make any necessary changes to one’s balance (for the better) to reflect the payout that would have gone through had not the reels frozen up.

However, when dealing with a smaller online casino – perhaps under-regulated in an offshore jurisdiction like Costa Rica – there is a greater chance the online casino will ignore the malfunction altogether, ignore the players request for a balance correction, and in some cases, ban the player from logging back into his or her account.

This, my friends, is where the power of video documentation comes into play. Let’s say you had videotaped your gaming session and it had captured the actual moment in which the slot reels froze, you would then have substantial evidence that would be hard to dispute. Of course, this wouldn’t make a difference with the roguest of the rogue online casinos. But then again, you are an avid reader of OCS, so you wouldn’t even be playing at a rogue online casino to begin with, now would you? 🙂

How would the online casino know your evidence is something that was not doctored in PhotoShop or another graphics editing program of the like? Well, let’s just say that they would. Still frame captures have been used as evidence in the past for some highly noteworthy dispute mediations, and guess what? On more than one occasion, such still frames were found to be fraudulently doctored at the hands of skilled, albeit immoral gamblers looking for big payout.

On the contrary, timecoded videotape is rock-hard evidence. All it takes is setting up a small camera with decent resolution on a tripod just a few feet away from your computer screen. Use the zoom to frame in close on the screen and hit the record button whenever you start a new gambling session. While you will be changing out multiple tapes in rotation, all you really need is just one. At the end of 60 minutes (most mini DV tapes are 60 minutes in length, although I’ve seen 90 minute tapes), simply rewind the tape and begin recording over again.

Of course, if there was an online casino software malfunction that happened along the way, set that tape to the side to use for documented evidence. On that note, you might want to change out tapes with ten minutes padding at the end, just to prevent the tape ending midway in a wager. Also, be sure to label saved tapes and slide the “record over” tab in the direction that prevents the tape to be recorded over in the future. You wouldn’t want to inadvertently erase over your evidence.

Now, in terms of transferring said footage to your computer for use as an MPG4 or .mov attachment, all you need is to open Windows Movie Maker (for PC’s) or iMovie (for Mac’s) both of which are free programs on your respective computer platform. Very self explanatory, these programs will allow you to peruse through your footage and capture the exact section of videotape (by means of firewire…not a USB), which you would like to keep. The footage will then be saved in a format that can be shared via email, and that’s it!

While the primary hope is that you personally will never need to use such footage to dispute a win, I can’t stress enough how much having that record button on will ease your mind. It’s not going to hurt anything – and once you have a software program installed on your computer or the camera set up and ready to go, there’s nothing to it.

Who Knew You Could Win 50,000 Euros Playing Rocks, Paper, Scissors Online?

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

FastHands

The Complicated Basis Behind Scratch2Cash's "Fast Hands" Multi-Game

Everyone knows you can win it big playing the lottery. Whether it’s a single scratch-off ticket or the six number draw, there are millions to be won giving the lottery a go. If you are looking for a chance at becoming a millionaire, your best bet is to stick with the odds that are one-in-something-millions, i.e., the infamous Powerball lottery. However, if you’re looking to pocket a few hundred dollars or thousands even, you are better off playing a scratch-off ticket.

Such was the case for a lucky player going by the name of Mirco M. Hailing from Italy, Mirco M. just took home 50,000 Euros playing the recently launched “Fast Hands”. A multi-game designed to give players more play for their buck, “Fast Hands” is based on the infamous “Rocks, Paper, Scissors”. A simple and fun game to play with friends at parties (especially after a few drinks), the online version of “Rocks, Paper, Scissors” aka “Fast Hands” offers a lot more stakes than the playground version.

In other words, you can win big money playing “Fast Hands”, as evidenced by the aforementioned win. Developed by software licensor, Neo Games, “Fast Hands” is available at online scratch card website, Scratch2Cash. Where a 95% payout is the norm and one in three cards wins, Scratch2Cash, Malta-licensed Scratch2Cash is one of the top places to go online for lottery-style, scratchoff cards.

It’s also a great place to go for free bonus money. Just like at online casinos, Scratch2Cash offers new players free money just for trying out their games, as well as ongoing reload bonuses to reward player loyalty. If this has your curiosity piqued, the $5 no-deposit bonus is a great way to test out the games for real money firsthand without any risk and win up to $5,000 in cash on a single $5 card or. In other words, there is no obligation to deposit real money if you want to have a go at actually becoming a real money winner.

If you’re ready for more serious action and want to stay in the game longer for winning even more, Scratch2Cash offers a true 100% Match bonus that will give the best online casinos a run for their money. Simply make a minimum deposit of $10 to receive up to $200 in free cash. Meet a reasonable 20x play-through in wagers and any free money left is available for cashing out. Just be sure to meet the bonus terms within three months of opening an account and do not have more than 14 days of consecutive account inactivity. Read the OCS Scratch2Cash Review for more information.

New Millionaire at All Jackpots Online Casino: Largest Jackpot to Date

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Play Roulette Royale at All Jackpots Casino

Play Roulette Royale at All Jackpots Casino

It’s always refreshing to hear when another online gambler becomes a millionaire at an online. Even more refreshing is when the vehicle for doing so is something other than a progressive jackpot slot machine. I mean, let’s face it, the largest jackpots to be found at casinos (both online and in the brick ‘n mortar world) are at the slots.

Although not as generally large as slots, poker game progressive jackpots (like Caribbean Stud) offer a good chance to win big by simply making an ante bet. But with slots, the risk and cost to play is greater. Considering the Casinos edge is higher – as is the cost of making a max wager on all paylines so as to be eligible for the top jackpot – the rewards for getting extremely lucky on a progressive video slot, are often that much greater.

There are other progressive jackpot online casino games as well. Take Microgaming Software’s Roulette Royale, for example, which incidentally awarded a massive $1.33 million jackpot to a lucky player in Greece. That’s right, your eyes are not deceiving you – I said $1.33 million indeed. So, after all is said and done, I guess there really are other progressive jackpot games other than slots that dish out winnings as large as the best progressive wide area slot machine jackpots online.

When you have a network of online casinos as large as Microgaming’s diverse licensees, it makes sense that a progressive jackpot for the game of Roulette could get this huge. Furthermore, since Microgaming largely does business in Europe – where Roulette is very popular (much more so than in the US), the possibility of generating million-plus jackpots at Roulette is a likely reality.

Fittingly enough, the winner of the $1.33 million Roulette Royale jackpot was a member of All Jackpots Casino (only eleven days since opening his account). This eCOGRA certified online casino is a flagship site in the esteemed Jackpot Factory (which also includes the popular All Slots Casino). While no stranger to big wins, All Jackpots Casino has reached a milestone with this newsworthy win. It is the largest jackpot to date ever won at Jackpot Factory. For more information about All Jackpots, see the OCS All Jackpots Casino Review.

All Slots Online Casino Dishes Out $25,000 Jackpot Win to Canadian Player

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

eCOGRA certified All Slots online casino is no stranger to huge jackpot wins. A member of the long-standing Jackpot Factory group of online casinos, Microgaming-powered All Slots is synced with one of the largest wide area progressive jackpot networks on the internet.

How large, you ask? Well, let’s just say that the Jackpot Factory has paid out over $4 billion in payouts since 2000. As for the current progressive jackpot tally at the time of publication, it was worth $6,244,388 – and that’s minus the recent $25,000 jackpot dished out to a Canadian player spinning the reels on the popular “Totem Treasure” video slot.

More precisely, the big winner goes by the screen name of Lynn R., and hails from British Columbia, Canada. A member of All Slots since the very beginning of the Jackpot Factory empire (nearly ten years ago), Lynn R. is what we in the online gambling industry like to call a loyal player. In fact, the Jackpot Factory’s Director of Player Affairs, David Brickman, said, “She’s (Lynn) been a loyal player for a long time, and it’s always exciting to see persistency pay off.”

Indeed, persistency certainly does pay off. Of course, nobody knows for sure exactly how much Lynn R. has wagered over the years (let alone how much she’s lost and won), but it’s probably safe to say that she has at least broken even. If not, perhaps it’s time to take the money and run Lynn! From a player’s perspective, one can only be so loyal, can they not?

One last thing worth mentioning about All Slots online casino is that in addition to being a haven for big jackpot wins, they are also known for churning out frequent winners. I mean, what other online casinos actually have a “Winners” page linked up through the main navigation menu on their website. Check out AllSlots.com to see for yourself. And – assuming you do not reside in the U.S. – be sure to look into opening a free account and taking advantage of their $5,000 Welcome Bonus package (100% up to $200 Free on the first deposit).

Casino Splendido and 32Red Thunderstruck With Ongoing Promotions

Friday, May 14th, 2010

You’ve probably heard by now that Microgaming has launched the new, highly anticipated “Thunderstruck II” video slot. All of the top Microgaming online casinos are talking about it – and better yet, many of them are hosting ongoing promotions in honor of what will very likely turn out to be one of Microgamaing’s more popular video slots, and even more popular than the original “Thunderstruck”.

Not every Microgaming online casino has integrated “Thunderstruck II” on their downloadable software platform. Of those that have, 32Red and Casino Splendido were amongst the first. Considering both of these sites offer a great lineup of promotions to begin with, “Thunderstruck II” or no “Thunderstruck II”, there is lots of free money and extra comp points up for grabs at both of these eCOGRA approved online casinos.

A quick rundown on the promotions offered at both casinos are as follows:

Casino Splendido is still offering their 100% Match bonus worth up to £120 Free with a 30x play-through (all games eligible for play-through according to tiered percentage scale). Their ongoing current promotions include a slots competition (May 14-17) – in which EVERY qualifying player will receive a cash prize and the top three winners will go on for a chance at winning £4,000 – and double comp points on the following select games (May 13-16): Great Galaxy Grab, Tomb Raider Secret of the Sword, Big Top, Stash of the Titans, Adventure Palace, French Roulette, Roulette Royale, Multi-hand European Blackjack, Poker Ride and Aces & Faces Video Poker.

32Red Casino is still giving away their amazing 320% welcome bonus worth £32 Free for every £10 deposited up to £320 Free. The play-through is 30x, and all games go toward meeting it, except for Craps and Megaspin slots. Also, please note there is a maximum stake or coin equivalent of 6.25 per bet until the play-through is met. Ongoing promotions include “Ruby Tuesday” which awards double comp points on the following games (currently): Thunderstruck, Magic Multiplier, Spring Break and Sugar Mama. Every Thursday is “Red Letter Day“, which is a pot of 1,000 free chips shared between five randomly selected active players. Returning depositors in the month of May can receive a 100% bonus up to £32 Free (in addition to regular Club Rouge loyalty bonuses).

March 2010 eCOGRA verified payout percentages at Casino Splendido averaged at 95.87% for all games, slots returned 94.91%,  poker games at 96.77% and table games paid out a whopping 98.73%. Not bad to say the least. As for 32Red Casino, payouts here average an impressive 97.54% on all games, with slots coming it at 95.9%, table games at 98.8% and poker games almost siding on the players advantage at a sharp 99.3%. To put this in context of actual winnings, yesterday’s top winners at 32Red were valued at £6,545 (Neil W.), £5,035 (Mark H.) and £2,822 (Donghong L.). As for Casino Splendido, their top winners this week included £3,000+ wins on Avalon and Texas Bonus Poker Gold, £2,000+ wins on Major Millions (5 Reel), Mega Moolah, Cashapillar, and multi-hand Atlantic City Blackjack, including four separate wins on Thunderstruck II. See there, I told you Thunderstruck II was going to be popular. 🙂

For more information on 32 Red and Casino Splendido, see the OCS 32Red Casino Review and Casino Splendido Review.

King Cashalot Steals From the Rich and Gives to the Poor!

Friday, May 7th, 2010

King Cashalot Steals From the Rich, Gives to the Poor!

King Cashalot Steals From the Rich, Gives to the Poor!

Microgaming Software’s King Cashalot Video Slot is at it again. Following the half-a-million jackpot win hit in February of this year, the jolly old King has decided to bestow his rod of good fortune on another lucky online gambler. King Cashalot has apparently been taxing the crap out of his kingdom, ’cause this time around, he gave away a $700,000 jackpot to a yet-to-be-identified player. Okay, it was $679,791 to be exact. What’s the difference when it’s that much already, right?

Being that it was a progressive jackpot (everybody’s favorite kind of jackpot), the exact location of the winning mouse click, nor the online casino responsible for hosting said winning mouse click still isn’t known. Considering there are well over 100 Microgaming online casinos synced up with Microgaming’s wide area jackpot network, it’s anybody’s guess where the win went down (although I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s one of the online casinos listed on the OCS Microgaming Casinos page).

This latest win is a good sign for King Cashalot, which went for over six months not paying out a max progressive jackpot before February’s $500K win. The amount itself is not that surprising, considering the default jackpot for King Cashalot is $100,000 and average jackpot win is $500,000. Actually, with the $679K win, the average just went up a little more. You do the math – the size of those numbers alone is suffice for me to give King Cashalot another chance. If you want more info on the game specs, see the OCS King Cashalot Slot review.

Now, if you happen to be from the United States, sorry but King Cashalot is not for you. You probably already know that by now. Microgaming, which the US Department of Justice has more scared than a ten year old being forced to watch the original “Exorcist” (“Poltergeist” will also suffice), won’t even let U.S. residents visit their main non-wagering website. Granted, Microgaming didn’t jump out of the U.S. market as fast as Cryptologic and Playtech, but I digress (Can you tell I miss my Microgaming?).

Otherwise, be on the lookout for another big win on the King Cashalot progressive video slot. I’m not going to bet on it, but you know what they say – Big wins often come in pairs.