Archive for February, 2014

Golden Palace Casino March Action

Friday, February 28th, 2014

golden palace casinoIf you have any experience playing online, you’ve no doubt heard of Golden Palace Casino, or its advertising reputation back in the day, to say the very least. One of the original online casinos catering to those outside the US market, Golden Palace Casino may not be sending someone streaking through a euro football match anymore, but its springtime promo lineup is on par with the same excitement.

Continually keeping up its lure, Golden Palace Casino has just released some very enticing and potentially lucrative bonuses and promotions for March and the Spring Season. Huge winnings are on the horizon and some large cash rewards are possible to any and all players taking part.

Promising both new and existing players a great lineup, the brand new Weekly $250,000 Tournament is a very popular event, taking place weekdays (Monday to Friday), with a top prize worth $50,000 in cold, hard cash.

 Golden Palace is also inviting players to wager on its Million Dollar Raffle taking place the entire month of March. Get in the action for a chance to win one of the 10 grand cash prizes worth $100,000 each. Increase your chances of winning by purchasing multiple raffle tickets…As many as you can, that is.

While the two new aforementioned promotions are for a limited time, there is additional, longer-term action at Golden Palace as well. The famous Daytona Gold Tournament at the Palace takes place every Tuesday. Then there’s the ever popular $100,000 Tournament that takes place Monday to Sunday. The Gravy Train Tournament that takes place every Wednesday. There is also a Free Rollers Tournament held every night. Check times according to your time zone. Typically, the Free Rollers event is EST at 8PM through 1AM.

Why Golden Palace? Beyond this casino’s past advertising shenanigans, it is a top-notch destination, having been online for well over a decade. Now that Golden Palace has left the crazy ads behind and removed itself from headline-catching marketing ploys, this online casino rests firmly and confidentially on its reputation as one of the best run internet wagering sites available today.

Golden Palace’s Playtech software suite of hundreds of casino games provides endless gaming online, including 3D games. In fact, there’s plenty to preview before you start, as Golden Palace has a webpage that includes previews of its online casino games, not to mention full table action with Live Dealer gaming. Solo Mahjong and one of the best collections of Asian favorites like Sic Bo are also available here.

Don’t let March get away from you! Enjoy your Spring Season with access to some of the most popular action-packed tournament schedules online today. For more exciting promotions and possibilities for fun, strongly consider joining Golden Palace Casino (or at least give them a visit) and get a feel for the action of a real casino experience for yourself. Good luck!

Smart Technology to Boost Online Gambling

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

mobile gambling research 2016By the year 2018, the worldwide total of revenue generated by gamblers using smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices to place real money wagers online, is expected to reach $62 billion. A far cry from the $10 billion generated in 2013, the mobile sector of the online gambling industry is still in its infancy.

While $10 billion wagered by simply using phones and iPads from various corners of the world is impressive enough, we are now looking at projected estimates topping 6 times this number in only the next 4 years.

The renowned Juniper Research recently did extensive investigation seeking out the value of mobile gaming. Findings within this research show that impending legislation is the keystone in the success of its massive projections by 2018. The further development of available casino games on targeted mobile devices will also greatly impact increased revenue.

It is estimated that the new beginnings of successful mobile gaming launches in US markets such as Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, has prompted other states to begin legislating online gambling, and now targeting the mobile aspects from the get-go.

Worldwide, operators are being lured into developing mobile casino platforms, due to burgeoning competition and sheer demand. The growing success of free game play for entertainment – which although doesn’t directly compete with the real money wagering concept – remains to show how successful and attractive games such as slots and poker can be on mobile devices.

An increasing number of lottery programs are also paying very close attention to this new wave of technology, and are looking keenly where potential expansion is concerned. Historical lack of competition in the lottery industry has represented a very small overall motivation to further develop with newer technologies. However, with so many new options for lottery players to perhaps play other similar types of games for real money online, retail ticket providers will now need to push distribution through online and mobile venues to remain competitive. With this scenario fresh on the horizon, its impending action is all but laid out.

While the subject of mobile platforms and solutions is now being addressed fully all over the world, various markets such as the US – where online gambling is now approved in a handful of states – stand to gain millions in additional revenue within the first year alone of launching a mobile casino platform for consumers to wager with complete convenience.

New Jersey – where the online industry has been slow to take off – stands to make up for lost time with mobile expansion fully underway. Additional US states are bound to pay closer attention to new projections where impressive figures are now being eyed.

Slots Club Info and Weekly Promotions at Manhattan Slots

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

If we had to sum up Manhattan Slots Casino, it would be this: Manhattan Slots is an exciting and extremely engaging online casino that creates an atmosphere of entertaining gaming action coupled with a frenzied urban vibe that you’d expect right out of New York City. For more general info, please see the OCS Manhattan Slots Review. For the latest in their online promotions, take a look below:

Weekly Promotions @ Manhattan Slots

The Weekly Bonuses at Manhattan Slots are geared around the weekends, and are updated every week. If you are late reading this, no worries, as there’s easy access to the very latest events once you visit the Promotions section from the casino’s homepage. Bonus codes do change, but are also easily accessed. Right now, deposit at least $30 this weekend at Manhattan Slots and get a 60% bonus match plus 20 free spins to play the popular slot, Builder Beaver. This week, use code: RDLS60GOING for the bonus when depositing. This bonus comes with a low/typical 25x wager requirement and the free spins are for 20 – .25cent spins (max payline is 1 cent). This is a download casino promotion.

Slots Club

Manhattan Slots provides an automatic entry into its 4-level Slots Club, wherein you are rewarded with perks as you play. The more gameplay, the more perks. Auto-enrollment into the club happens after your third successful deposit with the real money online casino. You’ll become a Club Class member after the third deposit. The following explains it all in more detail.

Club Class gives you back 0.11% cash back on all your wagers. This level also comes with one 65% deposit bonus each month and a permanent 55% deposit bonus. This level comes with a 25x wager requirement when given bonus money.

The next level is the Business Class that gives you one 70% deposit match each month and a permanent 65% deposit match while at that level, as well as 0.13% cash back on all bets you make. This level comes with a 25x wager requirement.

The 3rd level in the Slots Club is the First Class level that gives you one 75% deposit bonus each month and a permanent 70% deposit match during your First Class standing, as well as 0.15% cash back on all your bets. This level comes with a 20x wager requirement when given bonus money.

Lastly, the pinnacle status at Manhattan Slots is the Premiere Class, where you’ll get one 100% deposit match each month and a permanent 75% match while you are a Premiere Class player, as well as 0.17% cash back on every wager you make. This level comes with a 20x wager requirement when given bonus money.

All levels of the Slots Club come with VIP Rewards and Loyalty perks that increase in value as you move up levels. Free chips and extra bonus events are also a part of this well-designed player scheme.

Casino Info

Manhattan Slots is one of the UK’s leading online casinos for slots and has been in the business since 2004 (it’s the latest property launched from the world renowned Club World Casino Group). Powered by well-known and highly respected RealTime Gaming (RTG) software, Manhattan Slots is a US player friendly casino. While this casino tends to cater to female players with its feminine touches and high-end New York shopping vibe, it has something to offer any player.

Virgin Group Entering Online Casino Action in NJ

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Look out New Jersey (NJ), here’s Virgin Group. Shortly after initial online gambling revenue reports have come in with less than great results, we now learn there’s a new online casino by Virgin in the making for the NJ market.

Gamesys, which acquired the Virgin Games sector of the Virgin empire in 2013, is bringing the brand to the online realm in the Garden State through its partnership with the well-known Tropicana property.

While we’ve actually known the brand partnership was given the go-ahead some time ago, the online site is actually going live this week.

Online gambling began in New Jersey in late November with high hopes of it becoming the solution (or at least a big part) to Atlantic City’s gaming revenue slump dating back to 2006. While New Jersey peaked out, earning a massive $5.2 billion in that year, it nonetheless fell prey to neighboring competition from newly developed Indian casinos in Pennsylvania and New York. Even though New Jersey has been a longtime gambling destination for the East Coast, times have changed…and are still changing, indeed.

Revenue from traditional gambling last year was expected to fall to around $3 billion. The dawn of online gambling has said to be a solution; But New Jersey will have to stay ahead of the curve if that’s so. The most heavily developed online gaming state in the US, New Jersey is still struggling with competition from Delaware, which has also gone live with online casinos.

Now that Virgin Casino is opening its virtual doors this week, it will be interesting to see the second set of gaming revenue results, knowing that Atlantic City’s 12 land-based casino resorts are counting on furthered success – perhaps now more than ever. A handful of these land-based resorts have already launched over a dozen online wagering sites.

Companies like 888 Holdings, PokerStars and Gamesys Limited (which already operates the jackpotjoy.com website) have effectively launched casinos online in the state; However, traffic is not as high as initially anticipated.

Virgin Casino joins several other internet gambling sites that have been given the regulatory green-light, which include the Trump brand, Caesar’s and Borgata, the latter of which currently runs the most successful site of the lot. New Jersey is the third state to allow online gaming – following Nevada and Delaware.

In the last five weeks of 2013, New Jersey online casinos brought in just $8.4 million in revenue. But for 2014, revenue is expected to jump to as much as $500 million. And Gov. Chris Christie is hopeful the tally can climb to $1 billion.

Virgin Casino had to delay its launch of the highly anticipated debut in the New Jersey marketplace after technical issues with its online casino software were recognized during a soft run. These issues stemmed from payment and login criteria, and not the casino games. Other casinos launching in the NJ market have encountered similar bumps in the road.

As you’d expect from Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Casino will be as flashy as his approach is to most all business adventures. The first casino from the Virgin brand to take wagers outside of the UK, this casino will definitely be expected to stand out from the rest of the pack. Just think of the amazing approach the Virgin name has had on travel by airplane and you’ll understand the potential this casino will have under the Virgin brand.

One promotion at the casino is already being discussed with much ado. Tropicana’s Virgin Casino is going to provide what it calls a Community Jackpot, which rewards all players with a bit of money every time someone else playing at the online casino hits a jackpot. This is a good start to expected fun and excitement attached to Virgin anything!

At press time, it is believed that the Tropicana online casino by Virgin will have about 23 online slots and additional various casino games available. Stay tuned!