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Casinos Offering Online Keno

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

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If you’re searching for a casino online that offers keno, you won’t have to search very far (See our top recommendations near the end of this post). The fact of the matter is there are literally thousands of online casinos accepting real money wagers these days – and just about every one of these destinations offers online keno.

That’s because Keno offers a high House Edge, and well, the House really likes that! If you’ve never played keno before, let’s just say that it doesn’t offer much in terms of putting the odds in your favor. Online Keno is a lottery style game that takes luck to win. This said, just as the traditional lottery is very popular the world over, Keno is a popular game with casino gamblers looking for a fun time and opportunity to win huge jackpots.

In regards to playing casino online keno, as mentioned, there are many destinations to choose from. Here at OnlineCasinoSuite, we’ve been publishing reviews of real money online casinos for over a decade. This has not only given us unique insight into the best online casinos in business today, but also the software platforms that power the games behind each casino. We invite you to see for yourself by testing out the fun-money gaming platforms, which most every reputable online casino offers.

Depending on where you reside, some casino online keno games will not be available for play – the reason being that in order to access the games you will need to register and open a free account, which some countries like the United States, impose restrictions on. If you happen to be from the US, there are just a handful of reputable software platforms available.

Our top recommendation for a USA-friendly software platform offering online keno is Real Time Gaming (RTG). Our top recommendations for RTG Casinos can be seen here.

For European and Canadian bettors, there are several more options available. However, if we had to pick just one, our top software platform for playing online keno is Microgaming. Not only is Microgaming’s one of the most user-friendly keno games we’ve played, the jackpot networks available through these Microgaming Casinos are the largest on the internet. Networks like the Jackpot Factory and Fortune Lounge are known for dishing out giant keno jackpots, and even creating several online millionaires over the years.

Remember, when playing keno at online casinos, spread your wagers out so that you can enjoy the entertainment factor that Keno affords. Just like the lottery, play in moderation. With some good luck, you truly could walk away with big money!

New Online Casino Games:Microgaming June 2010 Launch:Soccer Safari Slot Machine

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Now that's what I call a Soccer Safari. Look out World Cup 2010!

Now that's what I call a Soccer Safari. Look out World Cup 2010!

White label internet betting software developer, Microgaming, is starting the month of June off with a new release of online casino games, including two new video slots and a new Gold Series table game. The most timely of the bunch debuts just prior to the start of the 2010 World Cup being held in South Africa. Called “Soccer Safari”, this 5-reel, 30-payline multi-feature video slot is like a cross between Microgaming’s popular safari-themed Mega Moolah and the game of soccer.

Offering 25,000 in the base game, over twice as much with free spins and 12,000 in the bonus round, “Soccer Safari” is a pretty loaded slot machine. There are plenty of scatters, wilds (including an expanding wild), free spins and a bonuses, including a Gamble Feature to obtain quadruple winnings.

The primary wild symbol is the Soccer Safari logo, while the Zebra serves as an expanding wild, 1x multiplier and free spins trigger when it comes up on reels 1 and 5. In free spins mode, the Zebra will expand the 1st and 5th reel, which serve as held wild symbols, while the reverse takes place for the sixth free spin (reels 2 thru 4 are held, 1 & 5 are re-spun).

To get into the bonus round at “Soccer Safari”, it’s all about winning the match. In other words, it’s the Trophy symbols that will give you the opportunity to win up to 50x winnings. Specifically, it takes three or more Trophy scatter symbols anywhere on the reels to trigger the “Go for Goal” bonus round. Once inside, choose a team, then choose a player to take the penalty kick, which if getting passed the keeper, will award a 10x-50x multiplier. Nobody goes home empty-handed in the bonus round – even a missed penalty kick will deliver a 5x multiplier.

That said, if you would like to increase your own chances of not going home empty handed, it is advisable to take advantage of one of the many bonus offers available at Microgaming online casinos (not open to U.S. residents).

RTG Software Adds Two New Real Series Video Slots to Online Casino Games Portfolio

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Leading  U.S. facing online casino software developer, Real Time Gaming, aka RTG, has launched two new video slots, boosting their portfolio of online casino games to well over 125.

Although still short of the 200 mark, it’s only a matter of time before RTG’s online casino games portfolio reaches that milestone and earns bragging rights in the company of giants like Microgaming. And not that RTG doesn’t have anything to brag about already. In fact, their current portfolio beats out Rival Gaming, Vegas Technology and certainly gives Playtech and Cryptologic a run for their money. The only one standing out from the rest of the pack is Microgaming. And, as mentioned, nobody comes close to the size of Microgaming’s online casino games portfolio.

On the heels of St. Patrick’s Day, “Lucky Day” is an Irish-themed 5-reel, 25-payline video slot as part of RTG’s “Real Series” of slot machines (now over 60 games in the series). Offering a random jackpot and a free spins feature with a massive 3x winnings on six free spins and a 2x multiplier on the seventh free spin, while permitting a free spin retrigger up to five times (resulting in 35 free spins), Lucky Day has the potential of living up to its name.

For all the hockey fans out there, not to mention fans of free spin bonuses and random jackpots, Hockey Hero saves the day. An entertaining game that probably would have proven popular during the 2010 Winter Olympics, Hockey Hero offers 25 paylines and a chance to be sent to the penalty box for free spin bonuses. Not necessarily what you want to do in a real hockey game, going to the penalty box means more money and a chance at winning a 10,000 coin jackpot.

For more information about Real Time Gaming and the highest rated RTG properties, visit the OCS RTG Casinos page.

Jackpot Factory Casinos See Treasure Nile and Mega Moolah Paying Big

Monday, January 4th, 2010
Jackot Factory Casinos

Big Slots Jackpots as usual at Jackpot Factory Casinos

For the Jackpot Factory group of online casinos, big jackpots are not uncommon. Yes, smarty pants, that’s why they call themselves the Jackpot Factory. Another reason why the Jackpot Factory focuses on the….well, jackpots…is simply because of their relationship with Microgaming Software and Microgaming’s vast progressive jackpot network.

Before I go on further, if you are from the United States and are wondering if the Jackpot Factory is right for you, save yourself some breath and energy and don’t bother. Jackpot Factory, and ALL Microgaming online casino licensees for that matter, are not open to U.S. citizens. Call it unfair. I call it bad governing courtesy of the Bush administration.

Anyhow, enough of that. You can bet that just as soon as the U.S. starts regulating online gambling, the Jackpot Factory will open it’s doors across the pond once again. So, make a mental note.

Now, where was I? Oh yes, big jackpots at the Jackpot Factory. In particular, it’s been the Mega Moolah and Treasure Nile video slots that have paid out the most considerable sums over the last week or so. Mega Moolah, alone, paid out nine large jackpot wins over the month of December at Jackpot Factory’s All Slots Casino, including a $10,00+ win on Christmas day for one lucky player. Mega Moolah, which has the potential to grow in the millions (having almost reached £5 million at one time), also dished out a rather large $70,000 jackpot to one player.

As for Treasure Nile, this is one slot machine that consistently pays out huge numbers, and is one of Microgaming’s oldest progressive jackpot slot games. It’s most recent newsworthy action generated over $179,000 in winnings for two players. One player walked away with over $66,000, while the other scored a massive $112,674 jackpot on Treasure Nile.

To see the current jackpot tally at the Jackpot Factory (currently worth over $3.3 million), go to AllJackpots.com and click the Live Jackpots tab on the homepage.

Cash Splash Video Slot Pays Big at Microgaming Online Casino

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Cash Splash Progressive Video Slot Pays $108,000

Cash Splash Progressive Video Slot Pays $108,000 - Play Cash Splash at Microgaming Online Casinos

Yesterday turned out to be an early Christmas for one lucky player spinning the reels on Microgaming Software’s “Cash Splash” progressive video slot. Breaking for $108,577, the jackpot win has, thus far, been the largest all week across the boards at leading online casino software developers. Following Rival Gaming’s “Money Magic” bust, which paid out over $85,000 to a U.S. player over the weekend, “Cash Splash” first churned out a $71,904 jackpot on Monday, only to be followed the very next day by the $108K payout.

Obviously, “Cash Splash” has been accruing a large sum in order to be hitting numbers consecutively like this. And indeed, being part of Microgaming’s massive jackpot network, not to mention the popularity of the game itself, “Cash Splash” consistently accumulates jackpots in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Currently – just a day after the $108,577 jackpot win – “Cash Splash” is about reach the $166,000 mark.

That doesn’t necessarily mean “Cash Splash” is bound to hit again tomorrow, although that could very well happen. 🙂 Being a progressive jackpot game, or for that matter – a slot machine – there simply is no telling when a big payoff will come. Granted, when a progressive jackpot busts and is reset to the default value, players tend to wager less on that particular jackpot. The general sentiment is that the smaller the jackpot, the less “worth” that game is to players who are looking for a big online slot jackpots. In other words, unless the jackpot has reached a value deemed “worthy” of having a go, jackpot hunters will generally shy away.

On the other hand, the larger the jackpot, the sooner it will pay off handsomely, i.e., the max jackpot will be hit, which in the case of the more popular games oftentimes is in the millions of dollars. Consequently, progressive jackpot online casino games tend to have an exponential snowball component to their structure – the larger they get, the larger they get in a shorter amount of time due to an increase in play.

In the case of “Cash Splash”, the fact that two big jackpots paid off in two consecutive days, shows that the world of online gambling is never 100% predictable. While there is a certain degree of predictability for the most part, the one thing that cannot be disputed is that unless you’re in the game, you can’t win. Not to throw the “pressure card” at you or anything, if you’ve never gambled at the online casino before, don’t be afraid to give it a go. Even if you try it out just once, there’s a chance you might become the next online millionaire.

If you are totally intrigued about Cash Splash (and why wouldn’t you after reading such a vivacious blog post, right? 🙂 ), here’s more about Microgaming’s Cash Splash video slot:

Cash Splash is a five reel, fifteen payline game with a fixed coin denomination of $.20. Up to fifteen coins can be bet per payline, making the maximum wager $45 per spin. In order to be eligible for the max jackpot, every payline must be wagered upon. However, only one coin per payline is required, thus making the minimum jackpot-eligible wager $3 per spin. The maximum regular payout is 6,000 coins, with multiplied winnings going into effect when the blue scatter symbol shows up anywhere on the reels. The “Cash Splash” wild symbol does not substitute for the blue scatter symbol, but it does for all other winning combinations.

The Place to Play Free Online Casino Games is at the Best Online Casinos

Thursday, December 17th, 2009
Play Free Online Casino Games at the Best Online Casinos

Play Free Online Casino Games at the Best Online Casinos

Free this, free that, everybody wants something free! Why not, right? It’s free! Well, that’s not necessarily true. There’s a big, I mean HUGE, difference between free and “free with strings attached”. In other words, by the time you’ve dealt with all the “strings” what you first thought was free ends up costing YOU! For all of your experienced online gamblers reading this, you probably think you know where I’m going with this. And yes, while I am alluding to the “free” cash bonus offered at online casinos, I wanted to talk about the one truly free thing you can count on at the best online casinos – free casino games.

The fact that monthly search result stats show there are thousands of online surfers on the hunt for free online casino games is a testament to the popularity of the concept “gambling as entertainment”. But then again, it could also mean there are people out there looking to brush up on their betting strategy and game rules before hitting their favorite land-based casinos. Either way, free casino games on the internet are pretty easy to find these days.

Keep in mind, not all “free” casino games are actually free. There’s the software bundle that lets you play a particular casino game for free (usually a strategy-based card game), but then tries to extort money out of you by offering some secret strategy that you can learn firsthand on your new “free” casino game. Sure, you don’t have to buy into the strategy, but just like betting systems, the temptation is still there! Another not-so-free casino game is one that allows you to play a “downgraded” version of the game, although at the time you don’t know it’s downgraded. After playing a few hands, you are then offered a chance to use the “new and improved” version of the game – with a one-time or monthly fee, of course.

There may be some other software bundles floating around out there that offer no-strings-attached free casino games, but if you ask us here at OCS, we will tell you that your best option to play free online casino games is at the online casinos themselves. Makes sense, right? The thing is, unless you are a savvy online gambler (which you should be one step closer to becoming after reading this 🙂 ), simply testing out the free casino games with the intent of possibly opening a real money account at a later time, there’s many other players who are weary of even stepping a virtual toe inside the doors of an online casino. Most of these players don’t know a thing about online casinos, and consequently, are scared of getting ripped off or having their personal information stolen, or as I mentioned earlier, weary of the free online casino games not really turning out to be free after all. So, they stay away.

True, while it’s the hope of online casinos to eventually get you to open a real money account, there is no obligation for you to do so at the best online casinos out there. Now, if you want to cut right to the chase, all of the online casinos listed here at OCS offer no-strings-attached free online casino games. All you have to do is download the software or enter the Flash Casino, provide a valid name and email address, and you will have access to a full suite of free online casino games. Don’t worry about sharing your email. While you would likely get spammed sharing your email with unscrupulous online casino operators, like I said, if you stick with the online casinos listed here at OCS you have nothing to worry about.

When you login for the first time – and every time for that matter – you will be given the option to “Play for Fun” or “Play for Real Money”. Obviously, if you are looking for free online casino games, you will select the “Play for Fun” link. Once you are logged in, you will notice your account balance will have 1,000 credits. Don’t get too excited; Remember, it’s fake money. If your balance ever gets down to zero, simply click on the cashier link and you will have the option for adding more free credits – for as much and as many times as you like. If you ever decide that you are ready to play with the “big dogs”, simply choose click the “Play For Real” link and you will be directed to provide your deposit information through an encrypted server. The great thing about this setup is that the Free mode software platform is the exact same thing as the Real Money platform – the casino games play exactly the same, with the one difference being that money is or isn’t on the line.

So, if you are looking to play free online casino games, don’t let the real money online casinos scare you off. When they say “free casino games”, they mean it. Bonuses? That’s another matter altogether, and perfect fodder for another blog entry.