Archive for March, 2014

Drake Casino Bonus and Promo Updates

Monday, March 31st, 2014

online-casino-bonus-moneyOne of the reasons Drake Casino is on our top online casinos list is due to the ongoing bonuses and promotions on offer for both new and existing players. To keep players in the loop, here are the latest events taking place daily, weekly and ongoing. Be sure to read our full casino review of Drake Casino for all this casino’s other information and reputation details.

Weekly Bonus Events

Three days a week, Drake provides ongoing bonuses to loyal players.
Tuesday: 75% Reload Bonus – Players at Drake are rewarded with a 75% deposit match style bonus when making a deposit on any Tuesday. .
Thursday: 50% Reload Bonus – Every Thursday existing players are offered a 50% deposit match style bonus when depositing at the casino.
Saturday: 100% Reload Bonus – Weekends at Drake are fruitful with a generous 100% deposit match style bonus to kick off your weekend with a padded bankroll.

Weekly Casino Rebate

Every Tuesday, players at Drake Casino are rewarded with an insurance style promotion that gives them 10% back on any loses incurred the previous week. 10% cash back is automatically deposited each Tuesday at 4PM EST and is calculated from each Tuesday to Monday prior.

Weekly Free Spins Sweepstakes

Slots fans at Drake Casino have a chance at winning free spins each and every week. Simply sign up to the Reward Program and receive 1,000 points. Visit the VIP Rewards Plan section to redeem these points for sweepstakes. Tip: Make certain your email is correct and up to date. Winners are informed each Wednesday via email. VIP Rewards Points are automatically accrued according to game play amount after you enroll for free. They are earned on every bet. Amount rewarded depends on the games you play (Table, Slots and more).

Facebook and Twitter Promo

Social media is in full swing at Drake Casino. There’s a generous 5,000 Loyalty Points Bonus here! Players simply contact Drake Casino via email (emailsupport@drakecasino.com) after they “like” the Drake Casino Facebook page and/or “follow” the casino on Twitter to be rewarded with 5,000 Loyalty Points (equivalent to a $5 bonus). If you didn’t know already, social media is the best way to find out up to the minute announcements and extra player perks the fastest way possible.

Rewards Game of the Month

Each month at Drake, players who choose to play the Game of the Month are rewarded an extra perk. This game is announced at the beginning of each month and players will receive twice the amount of VIP Rewards Plan Points by playing it. For example: the March 2014 game is Sugar Pop.

Insider Tip: Keep your email up-to-date! Drake Casino will contact its players on a very regular basis to offer what it calls Exclusive Email Promotions. Players will find that these email offers will increase in both frequency and value the more the player takes part. The Drake Club and Mobile Rebates are competitive and players find them to be some of the most rewarding perks to complement everyday game play and bonuses.

Expect about 11 to 12 options between the Welcome Bonus 100% up to $5000 for newbies and the other various offers on the casino bonus menu at any given time. Most wager requirement thresholds are 40x here before you can access winnings, which is not the best we’ve seen online, yet typical of most online casinos. This casino is not out of control with the need for coupon codes; however they are easy to find if ever needed and provided with each offer as you go. If you have any questions about these or any other promos at Drake Casino, this casino is extremely transparent and all players have complete access to clearly explained terms and conditions. There is 24/7 Live Support 365 days a year at Drake. Good Luck!

SatochiDice Named in SEC Bitcoin Investigation

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The hits just keep on coming for the virtual currency, Bitcoin, as it is now being reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is carrying out a formal examination into dealings between the online exchange, MPEx, and Bitcoin online casino, SatochiDice.com. Specifically, the issue at hand is based on SatochiDice’s stock sale of Bitcoin via MPEx.

A letter of request regarding the transaction(s) was sent to MPEx by the SEC inquiring about an online exchange for trading that was Bitcoin related. In the letter, a request for access to contracts and other various documents relating to SatoshiDice.com was asked for.

MPEx confirmed to Bloomberg News that it received the inquiry and is confident it did not break any laws relating to the inquest. The SEC letter names SatoshiDice as the basis of its investigation, yet states no specific interests or details, which is typical SEC practice.

An SEC investigator/spokesperson stated that the SEC is very interested with the dealings between the Bitcoin-based online casino and MPEx, going on further to say that Bitcoin-denominated stock exchanges are illegal. In the US, federal law states that securities-based trading platforms need to be licensed. The SEC’s choice to open an inquiry does not mean the company’s staff broke rules per se; it’s simply an official inquiry.

Online gambling industry insiders won’t find this inquiry as a shock, as Bitcoin and everything related to the currency is under the microscope in one way or another. While it is understood that one can invest in companies with Bitcoin currency, the investigation is based on whether unregistered exchanges or broker dealers operated in violation of the securities laws or not.

While MPEx is forthcoming that it did, in fact, receive the letter from the SEC formally requesting information, those at the SEC are less than forward with information regarding this investigation.

What we do know is that SatoshiDice listed shares on MPEx in August of 2012. This fact is confirmed by MPEx. It is also reported that the SEC letter seeks “all documents or contracts” as vague as it sounds. In a nut shell, the SEC wants to look at all documents surrounding the sale in 2012.

MPEx does not currently have SatochiDice listed at this time. This is a simple question of regulation and making an example of any new type of currency’s legality within the system and how it is legally perceived altogether. Beyond the concept of online gambling itself being continually developed and accepted legal, so too is the concept of virtual currency.

Because this is a first where trading in this realm is concerned, we honestly doubt much will come of this investigation directly related to this dealing. Perhaps some blood and sweat will come from it, but it’s more probably to say the SEC is just poking its head in the hotbed. US securities laws in the grand scheme of things do not pertain to MPEx because Bitcoin doesn’t necessarily fall under the legal definition of money.

Virtual currency acceptance is another matter. Satochi’s tie to Bitcoin is easy. The Bitcoin concept was at one point loaded with much hope and potential. The once highly popular digital currency’s concept was born from a 2008 paper written by one or more computer programmers under the name Satoshi Nakamoto.

Club World Casinos Promo Updates

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The long running, top-rated online casino here at OCS, Club USA, has some interesting events taking place right now. Here’s the latest scoop:

The Daily Event

Typically held from Thursdays through the weekends at Club USA, the current event allows you to “Go For That Big Win!” This new Unlimited All Games Bonus is offering a weekend of unlimited use; Whatever casino game you decide to play, you are able to use this bonus as many times as you need. Log into your account and provide code: RPLA67GOFORIT. The bonus is worth 67% Free, and there’s a low 25x wagering requirement before you can cash any of the winnings out. This code will allow you to use any games, but understand that each game (slots, table and such) counts a different percentage toward the wagering requirement, which is typical of any casino online.

This is a Thursday through Sunday promotion. You’ll find that most all of this online casino’s Daily Events take place in this manner. There is a new event each week similar to this one, so if you’ve missed out, don’t worry. Just check back each week! You’ll see recent, previous events still listed to get a taste of what takes place on a regular basis. Codes will be available in the Daily Events area of the casino, as well.

St. Patrick’s Day

The new Follow Our Rainbows To Find Your Pot O Gold! Promo is taking place this month but has already started, so get moving! This event has players simply using three different rainbows to get their pot of gold. Here are the codes for this event:

Rainbow 1 – 65% Slots Bonus. Use code: RPLS65RAINBOW
Rainbow 2 – 67% Slots Bonus. Use code: RPLS67RAINBOW
Rainbow 3 – 70% Slots Bonus. Use code: RPLS70RAINBOW

Use Code RSLS20POTOGOLD one time for 20 free spins after you’ve completed the other promos (rainbows).
Hurry, as this event is limited in time!

Jackpot Comps

Club World and Club USA casinos are now offering 2x the standard rate of comp points on all of the casino progressive jackpot online slot games. Comp points always convert to cash here, and this double-the-points offer makes every real money bet you make a potentially lucrative one points wise.

Slots Tournaments

Current slots events at Club USA are boasting some of the highest cash and prize pools ever, as the player base increase here has definitely added a competitive vibe to the casino when playing its well-known slots tournaments. There’s a slot tournament to match any and all bankrolls here. Players can use special coupons they earn to claim tournament chips and put themselves in the direct course for winning huge prizes.

Newbies Get Cash

Welcome Bonuses are deposit based at Club USA. Any new player gets the option of using a 100% Deposit Bonus up to $777 using code: BIGSLOT for use on Keno, Slots and Scratch Cards.

Table game players have access to a 100% Deposit Bonus up to $150 using code: NEW100 for use on games of skill, such as Blackjack and Video Poker.

Head over to Club World Casino and Club USA today for your part of the action. This online casino has been in our topmost rated line up for several years running now.

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.

NJ Online Gambling Showing Increased Earnings

Friday, March 7th, 2014

With the first online gambling revenue reports being less-than-great in New Jersey, the numbers are now beginning to look better. The latest results show growth of NJ’s iGaming market has improved in the last month. More precisely, NJ real money online casinos – all based from the Atlantic City brick and mortar casino brands – have shown an overall 9% revenue increase.

Of the now 16 casinos online available to those located within NJ state lines, a 28% gain in January (from previous 2013 numbers) took place, earning a combined to $9.5 million. As of February 2014, the same casinos generated $10.3 million in gambling revenue, creating the aforementioned 9% jump.

The NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement numbers may begin to stabilize soon (as some analysts are predicting), yet for the time being, revenue is still gradually increasing. While some analysts are crying out insecurities in regards to revenue, if you ask the CEO of 888 Holdings, which uses Caesars Entertainment as its land base, he’s pleased with the results thus far. After all, it is not as though the numbers are declining.

As a whole (including land-based gambling income), NJ’s 11 casinos from the fabled Atlantic City area won nearly $209.5 million in February. While this number still shows a decline in overall earnings at less than 1.5%, it also shows the bleeding is lessoning. Keeping in mind that the area had a casino closing (Atlantic Club) in January, this number is not to be scoffed at.

The Golden Nugget Atlantic City was the most impressive earner. With an increase well over 25%, this casino posted the biggest monthly gain, earning $12.5 million. The Golden Nugget holds its ability to gain customers from the now-closed Atlantic Club as its number one source of increased income. Having done so, the Golden Nugget was able to create 100 new jobs.

Other results show that Revel Casino Hotel earned $10.9 million, and the Tropicana Casino and Resort held impressively with generating $19.7 million. Respective of each casino’s numbers, this equates to about an increase of 20.7% for these two casinos.

Resorts Casino Hotel gained an 11% increase with $9.7 million in revenue, and Caesars Atlantic City was up 5.8% by earning well over $25.5 million.

Trump Casino is in the doghouse, as its NJ casinos flatlined were earnings are concerned. Both of the Trump Entertainment Resorts properties – Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino and Taj Mahal – were down between 24-25%.

Atlantic City’s decade of defeat is counting on online gambling to come to its rescue. The decline in income over the last 7-8 years in particular is due mainly to the explosion of casinos in neighboring states, and was only compiled by the recession. No sooner did NJ feel some improvement with the recession when Superstorm Sandy slammed into the NJ coast, crippling the local economy as it was only starting to revive itself.

The race for supremacy in New Jersey’s aggressive gambling market remains a contest between the Borgata/PartyPoker site, and Caesars Interactive/888 and WSOP branded sites. The Borgata earned a little over $4 million online in February 2014, while Caesars Interactive earned about $3.3 million.

In the first couple of months of 2014, Atlantic City’s casinos have won $385 million at brick and mortar locations – a 7.7% decline from the same time in 2013. Online based earnings settled at $19.7 million in the first two months of this year so far. Obviously there are no numbers from this time last year to compare to. According to records, about 250,000 online gambling accounts have been created in New Jersey since the state began online casino wagering on Nov. 21, 2013.