Archive for October, 2013

Bet365 Doubles Online Poker Purse to $200,000

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Online poker players taking bets through Bet365 should make sure they are completely aware that the prize pool now available at Bet365’s Premium Chase poker promo has now climbed up to at least $200,000 in cash prizes, having doubled its previous worth. This comes in the wake of mass popularity and large player pools. The action is definitely happening on one of the largest poker promos available online today.

Due to the spectacular success of this massive poker room’s latest event, the guaranteed prize pool has been, in fact, doubled. To join in on this event and  make your move toward claiming one of this event’s 5,000 guaranteed prizes, log into your existing Bet365 account (whether you are registered in casino, racing or other areas of the site) or create a new account using Bet365’s $1000 New Player Sign Up Bonus.

With more than 5,000 different prizes totaling more than $200,000, it will be much easier to win your share, if not the lion’s share. Even with so many players, skill-based play comes in very handy here. A lot can happen playing poker online, so be sure to take advantage of this promo by playing Premium Table cash games, as they boast twice the chance to win.

This is how it works: The 5,000 best ranking players in the event each become qualified for a prize (part of the pool) and the more players you overtake (outrank), the larger the value of prize/cash you can get. Be sure you opt in when you sign in to your account and always make sure your email is up to date. When playing in the Chase event, your position is decided by how many Coins you earn. You’ll be awarded with Merit Points to get the Coins. All cash tables with stakes up to $2/$4, £2/£4 or €2/€4 are included in the Chase event. Every variation and limit counts, including Pot Limit Omaha. We highly recommend you play the Premium Table cash games so you’ll earn twice the amount of Coins. The number of Coins needed to increase your prize is displayed right in the lobby.

This is a Chase event. Even though you are aiming to catch the player in front (outrank them), be cautious of others chasing you. If enough poker players get past you, your prize can easily fall back to a smaller one (you can even drop out of the chase completely). Try to stay ahead, play steady, check your status regularly.

At press time, this event has already doubled in value. The overall prize pool is still growing as the Premium Chase progresses in popularity. To track the values and standings we also recommend that you log in to the poker lobby at Bet365 to see the latest figure. Remember, this is a guaranteed event. It is certain to exceed $200,000 by the end of the event. There’s still plenty of time to get moving.

If poker is not your bag, remember Bet365 is a massive betting hub providing a full suite of online casino games, additional poker action that is nearly unparallel to any other poker hub online, and sports events (including racing and more) is all found under one brand where keeping track of your account is simple and easy.

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.

Borgata Nabs First Online Gambling License

Monday, October 7th, 2013

With the start of legalized online casino gambling in the United States, it’s time we start paying closer to who has been given official permission to go live (beyond a partnership between online brands and brick ‘n mortar casinos).

First out of the gate is, arguably, Atlantic City’s most swanky gambling destination – the Borgata Hotel Casino. The Borgata is the first casino property in the New Jersey gambling market to gain full allowance to take wagers at the end of next month.

According to the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, the well-known casino was the first to file a complete application to offer online gambling. The Borgata has chose as its online brand partnership.

Gambling enthusiasts in New Jersey will have a little more on their plate than turkey during this year’s Thanksgiving Weekend, as the official launch date for wagering online will begin the morning of November 26 (so long as a trial period commencing on November 21st and lasting five days, goes off without too many hitches). The trial period will be free of real money wagering and works as a preview for players and a testing period for software and website operations. This is typical and practiced in other online gambling markets.

As will be in the case in all legislated US states, gamblers will have to be physically located within New Jersey’s boundaries to play for real money online. New Jersey stands to be the third state in the nation to offer online gambling (along with Nevada and Delaware), albeit New Jersey has the most highly anticipated launch with most every property set to go live as soon as permits are granted.

The enthusiasm in Atlantic City stems from simple necessity, designed to give the besieged casinos new revenue they so desperately need. Atlantic City’s casino revenue has sunk from a high of $5.2 billion in 2006 to little more than $3 billion in 2012 (and could very well continue to sink below that mark this year). Neighboring states providing brick and mortar competition, Superstorm Sandy and a handful of other damaging events has brought upon New Jersey the worst decline in tourism in the state’s history.

The Borgata definitely has a comfortable edge as the first licensed casino online. Even though most every other Atlantic City property has a partnership underway, licensing for these other casinos is likely to come some months after the November 26th launch, thus giving The Borgata a healthy headstart within the burgeoning New Jersey online gambling market.

Among the other operators that have applied for a license is Caesars Entertainment, which is partnering with 888 Holdings in New Jersey and already has its eye on interstate compacts. Looking to expand straight out of the gate, Caesars has the plan to work with Nevada, through the World Series of Poker brand (WSOP).

Worth noting, in partnership with Resorts Casino, PokerStars may be brought back to life with the US online poker market if New Jersey approves its license application. Poker gaming giant Poker Stars was seemingly put to bed after the huge Black Friday fallout with the US Justice Department. It just goes to show that the online gambling industry is gaining much steam, and further legislature in the US (whether on a State-by-State or federal basis) is only a matter of time.