Archive for August, 2014

Crazy Vegas Casino Adds New Mobile Games

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Crazy Vegas Casino has just launched 3 new online video slots to its growing selection of mobile casino games. Mystic Dreams, Bush Telegraph and Silver Fang went live on the mobile platform at the beginning of August and are said to be gaining popularity rather swiftly.

As these online casino games are made in HTML format, online gambling enthusiasts will have access to them using their smartphones, tablets, or other mobile devices with an active account at Crazy Vegas Casino. Bonuses are attached to mobile gameplay as well.

Here are the highlights and features of teach of these three distinctive, culturally earth-centered online casino slot games:

Mystic Dreams

This Canadian Native American themed video slot includes 5 reels and 243 pay lines with free spins, wild symbol and a scatter feature. What could be described as being set in the northern cold in the enormous and icy landscapes of an ancient ancestral Indian tribe, Mystic Dreams will take players back the to the Indian tribes in Canada of yesteryear. Think dream catchers and many other well-known traditional aspects of Indian culture. This video slot has the most paylines of the new games available.

Bush Telegraph

Bush Telegraph is easily described as being all about the Australian way of life where communication matters. There’s the Bush and there’s the Outback. And this video slot is all about the Bushland in the Outback. If players are looking to take a walkabout in the Australian outback and go on a new adventure, then this 5 reel video slot is a great game to try at least once. This is an easy to play 15 payline game with a wild symbol scatter symbol and free spins triggered where you could get 10 free spins at once. A gamble bonus game is also available. The graphics are uncomplicated and gameplay is smooth.

Sliver Fang

Silver Fang is definitely going to prove to be the favorite 5 reel slot for those who have always had a penchant for wolves and their way of natural beauty, life and respect. This super easy to play slot has few features, but those needed for great entertainment are all there. Climbing mountain peaks where the weak should never tread, Silver Fang is a video slot that keeps it simple with fifty paylines, a wild symbol and a scatter symbol.

Crazy Vegas Mobile Casino

Crazy Vegas Casino is operated via the Vegas Partner Lounge network of 10 online casinos and is eCOGRA approved. New players can use a 3-deposit style Welcome Bonus of $/€/£500 Free. Using the mobile platform, casino players are welcomed to use the bonus as well as other ongoing promos on offer, many of which are exclusive for mobile platforms. All games at both Crazy Vegas download casino and mobile casino are powered by the ever-popular Microgaming software suite, which means the gaming graphics are top-notch and the general experience of the mobile platform is very smooth. If you have any further questions about promotional wagering requirements and/or any other operational issues, Crazy Vegas Mobile Casino also has 24/7 online assistance.

Check out the $/€/£3000 free credit for an hour promotion if you are a real big slot fan. Mobile players always have access to the best promos and free spins are rewarded to loyal players on a regular basis.

California Delays Online Poker Bill

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

After a laborious 5 year span of trying to execute an effective bill to legalize online poker in California, it seems as though another year will slip on by until we see another attempt.

Many industry insiders would argue that it was largely expected that online poker would have a good future with seemingly swift legislature after the US government decided to leave the decision up to individual states for regulation of various forms of online gambling activity. Yet, it all seems practically lost, as attempt after attempt has been unsuccessful to bring forth a viable bill legalizing poker online in California.

Just last week, California lawmakers involved in getting poker legalized online came to the decision that bills in favor of legislation will have to wait it out again. California Senator Lou Correa actually vacated his current bill, SB 1366 altogether, and Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer has postponed his bill, AB 2291, for the time being.

When various states initially lined up in favor of online wagering activity after being given the green light to legislate, all eyes were on Nevada and its neighbor California, where many gaming insiders believed a business deal largely known as an interstate compact would be created without much delay. California was never in favor of legislating non-skill based games, but a deal to pool poker players from each state would have created extra revenue and make both parties happy.

In the timeline since initial buzz was created and several bills were put forth in California to get the ball rolling, many key topics have caused snags in the plan of California going ahead with online poker legislation. The future in California now depends upon the ability for lawmakers to iron out the hurdles at hand. The next time any possible advancement could take place is now December 2014, effectively making 2015 the next possible year to place any poker wagers online in California.

According to Jones-Sawyer, who is now effectively left holding the bag, the ultimate issue behind the bill’s shelving was that there was no longer enough time in this session to work out the language issue with the bills. He stated that he will have a new bill on the floor in December, essentially giving all stakeholders an additional five months to reflect. Others would say this is a calculated delay by proponents themselves.

There is heavy tribal involvement in the state of California, and it’s is widely expected that tribes will also use this extra delay as time to watch the Amaya deal unfold and learn a thing or two. Watching Amaya’s dealings within the New Jersey online gambling market will be a wise move as it could reveal important information regarding the outcome of PokerStars’ attempt at reentry into the US market via Amaya, which is wrapping up purchase of the largest online poker brand’s parent company.

Also at hand, and referring back to language issues, horse racetracks are involved in the proposed legislature in California. There is a potential for time-consuming legal challenges that could cause further delay with any online casino, gambling or poker legislature should the tracks not be included in the ability to join the market for online gambling in California.

Its is also expected that racing involvement – not necessarily wagering on races – but taking poker bets at tracks online, or any other aspect for that matter, would increase competition; But a racetrack’s overall effect on the market would be meager should PokerStars make its way back into the US fold. If a PokerStars deal is struck, a racetrack deal would inevitably materialize – sooner than later, too.

Until December, we’ll be watching the outcome of PokerStars via Amaya.

About Lotus Players Club

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Lotus Players ClubOnline casinos are notorious for attracting both new and loyal patrons by providing bonuses, promotions and various casino events on a regular basis. And some casinos are more focused than others at providing real value to these provisions.

Not all, but many online casinos are owned/operated by a parent company that oversees multiple online properties. These types of casinos typically have clubs, loyalty programs and provide players at their casinos with similar, yet targeted offers. Most all cross over with loyalty, comp and VIP programs, meaning, the points you earn at one online casino could be cashed in at another.

The Lotus Player Club is a great example of a wide-range loyalty program. Founded in 2010, the Lotus Player Club is provided by the Lotus Group, which owns and operates 3 online casinos, including Lotus Asia, the high-end Black Lotus casino, and the newer mobile casino, Fone Casino. Each casino has its own set of bonuses and promotions, yet the loyalty perks (comp points) cover all three casinos, which have earned much praise and trust. Over one million accounts are held within this brand and wagers are accepted by the US and nearly 200 other countries.

These types of clubs are more attractive to many players for the convenience factor. After all, most online casino bonuses – where you see free deposit matches and such – come with many stipulations. Having access to other types of perks like VIP, comp and loyalty points is an added benefit.

An important thing about player bonuses and promotions is to understand that nothing comes for free. You will not walk into a casino to find a pit boss waiting to give you a free room with dinner unless you have proven your likelihood to wager a certain amount of money. The same concept goes for online casino bonuses. No casino will give you a free deposit match without wagering requirements. Typically, an online casino will make you wager the amount of any free bonus 20-50 times the bonus value. As for Lotus, this brand typically imposes a wagering requirement we deem to be at the higher end at 45x.

However, for programs like the Lotus Players Club, players are rewarded with points and prizes as they go (without any additional requirements once earned). The more you play, the more points you earn. These points are different than a deposit bonus style promo. Once you earn them, they are yours to do with as you wish. Some points hold cash value while others hold credit. Either way, they are typically free from additional stipulations.

The Lotus Players Club itself is divided into four levels called Loyalty Tiers. Beginners start within the White Lotus level, then Blue Lotus, Pink Lotus and finally the top level, Black Lotus. As you earn more loyalty points at any of the three casinos, you keep moving up in levels with increasing benefits. Joining the program is free and simple.

Tournaments and competitions are also organized by Lotus Players Club, and feature other perks like high-end prizes and trip giveaways. From the Free Weekend and Manic Monday to Whacky Wednesday promo, there are plenty of things going on at most times.

Belonging to the Lotus Player Club, you are eligible to participate in exclusive events that are held almost continually. Taking part in these events is a great way to accrue Loyalty Points that will move you up the leader board to the next club level.

Beyond earning points, there are a couple interesting events, such as Thank God It’s Friday (held at Black Lotus Casino) and Whacky Wednesday (at the mobile platform based casino, Fone Casino). These are deposit match bonus events that do come with wager requirements, so be aware. Here are more details about these two offers:

Thank God It’s Friday is a deposit bonus using casino code: TGIF500 (at deposit). Deposit at least $20 at Black Lotus and your money will me matched up to $500 should you choose to do so. Match money can be used playing any game unless specified otherwise.

Whacky Wednesday is also a deposit match style bonus using code: FONE500 (at deposit). Deposit at least $20 at Fone Casino and up to $500 for a 100% match.

Remember, unlike the points you earn at the Lotus Player Club, these two promos come with wagering requirements as mentioned.

Caesars Entertainment’s Bet Smart Recieves Accolades

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Caesars Online Casino Play Responsibly

Caesars Entertainment, whose Caesars Interactive Entertainment subsidiary is operating three online casinos within the New Jersey online gambling market (read the OCS review of Caesars New Jersey Online Casino), is continuing to garner praise with its successful Operation Bet Smart program. This year’s Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW), held last week, honored Caesars Entertainment for its continued efforts to support healthy gambling, online and off.

Caesars was the initial casino brand to break new ground in combating problem gambling, and in fact, has been an advocate of this topic for some 25 years, even before online casinos took off. Operation Bet Smart was created many years ago and is still working diligently to ensure Caesars players at its online casinos and brick ‘n mortar locations are safe, secure and educated properly about problem gambling.

As the computer age has inherently changed the landscape of gambling, Caesars has kept up without missing a beat where proper game play is concerned. As technology has changed, policies and programs surrounding responsible gaming have changed as well – And Caesars Entertainment strives to continue with its award winning advocacy and awareness initiatives.

In 1998, The American Gaming Association (AGA) created RGEW to promote responsible gambling across the board in order to enhance awareness about improper gambling issues within the ever changing industry. What is interesting here is that Caesars was already anchored with the pro-healthy gambling environment even before the AGA created RGEW.

Caesars Entertainment has a history of working together with the US National Council on Problem Gambling since 1995 to develop the first resources to promote healthy casino gambling. In fact, Caesars helped the Council establish utilitarian resources, such as the first phone help lines. Caesars has since been awarded by the Council many times over.

Most recently, Operation Bet Smart has morphed into a major sector of the brand, and Caesars now heavily markets its awareness brand and continues to develop new initiatives and outreach programs designed to ensure that its business practices encourage responsible casino activity.

Caesars has used Operation Bet Smart to effectively train and certify more than 200 Responsible Gaming Ambassadors (RGAs) throughout the US gambling market. In addition to Operation Bet Smart, Caesars works to combat underage gambling with Project 21. These types of advancements have come in very handy since the online casino gambling industry has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry.

Caesars’ notable achievements regarding responsible gaming include developing the very first self-exclusion feature where online casino and land based players are able to remove themselves from the ability to gamble online or off. They have even worked with developing software that tracks unstable behavior when placing bets online. These initiatives include the policing of proper banking transactions and services.

Caesars has spent nearly $3.5 million to develop defenses within technology to enforce its innovations and has even taken to the TV screen for advocacy of proper gambling whether from home or at a casino in person.

Last week’s Responsible Gaming Education Week is the perfect platform for both consumers and casino brands to better understand the very importance of safe gambling online and at casino properties located within regulated markets.

The three online casinos in New Jersey where Caesars Interactive Entertainment hosts gambling from include the aforementioned CaesarsCasino.com, WSOP.com and HarrahsCasino.com. All three casinos online have the support of all resources regarding safe, secure and healthy gambling.

While all major casino operators have various features in place for safe gambling, success-wise, there is no relative comparison to the support of proper online or land-based play that we see from the Caesars brand. The video below says it all:

Weekly Top Online Casino Bonuses and Codes

Friday, August 1st, 2014

arnold on his iPadThis week and for the upcoming weekend and beyond, there are some competitive and attractive online casino promos, bonuses and events taking place. Featured here are those currently being offered by Club World, US player friendly casinos online. Check out the following: (Codes are included!)

Club World Online Casinos/Club USA

From July 31st through the weekend until Midnight August 3rd, players at Club USA Casino will be able to take part in a very interesting promo. It’s all about celebration. Well, celebration of an action hero actor that just happened to run the state of California for a time or two.

Arnold Schwarzenegger just turned 67 this week on July 30th. In all efforts to celebrate the action hero actor, Club World online casinos, including Club USA are holding a 67% Deposit Match on all games.

This event is taking place all weekend and players are even allowed to use the Deposit Match Bonus up to 6 times during the promo. In true Arnold fashion, you will want to say “I’ll be back” to play and “hasta la vista, baby” to any casino bonus hassles. We couldn’t resist that :).

All you’ll need to do to take advantage of this great casino promotion is use coupon code RPLA67ARNIE at the time of deposit (up to 6 times) and the casino will even give you an additional bonus player chip which will be worth the average value of your previous deposits. This 67% All Games Bonus is only taking place this weekend!

Aladdin’s Gold Casino

Another of our top-rated US player friendly casinos OCS holds in high regard is Aladdin’s Gold. This casino online offers some of the highest deposit match promotions, a 200% bonus on all new player deposits for 7 days, unlimited.

Beyond the everyday offers with some of the very lowest wager requirements on bonuses we’ve ever seen – like Club USA – Aladdin’s Gold is also holding a 67% Deposit Match during its Money Back Weekend going on right now. Through August 3rd, use code RPLS67WOOSH and receive a free $50 bonus chip when depositing $250 or more and 67% Match up to 4 times using the same code.

Then from Monday through Wednesday (August 4-6th), there’s another great promo taking place. It’s called the Ninja Training event, and it gives $30 depositors 30 free spins on the ever-popular Ninja Training slot game when using the code ROLS30NINJA at deposit time. They are also extending the 67% Match up to 3 more times Monday through Wednesday on any game when you use the code RPLA67STAR at deposit. Ninja Training is one of Realtime Gaming’s gems – packed with randomly triggered jackpots, multipliers, grouped wilds, prizes and more.

Aladdin’s gold is celebrating 10 years as one of the most interestingly themed online casinos out there today. So, if you want to feel as though you’re spending time in Morocco with lots of free spending cash without leaving your living room, get to Aladdin’s Gold Casino and enjoy some of the loosest wagering play-through requirements online.

A word of note: Both of these casinos have preview modes available to test games before you wager or deposit so that you can make sure these casinos are a good fit for you.

We hope you enjoy your weekend at your favorite online casinos, including our top-most recommended ones. Have fun. Play safe and use these promos to the advantage of your bankroll. No matter what your budget, these promos have significant value.