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Roxy Palace Bonus Breakdown

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Roxy Palace has continually held ranks among the most competitive player rewards, giveaways and bonuses. It’s one thing to remain a constant top rated casino for so many years in the online gaming industry and another to continue to provide innovative player bonuses. Let’s face it, the Roxy Palace bonus schedule is one that appeals to many types of gaming enthusiasts online.

With a wide variety of casino games, award winning software, and top notch customer service, free money at Roxy Palace is a powerful perk most any online gamer would be wise to take advantage of.

So without further ado, we’ve investigated the latest Roxy bonus offers and put together the following info about the two main bonus features for players to take full advantage of. While Roxy Palace has daily and ongoing prize giveaways, we will explain the Welcome Bonus (deposit bonuses) and the Sign Up Bonus (no deposit bonus).

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Roxy Palace Welcome Bonus

This deposit bonus offers new players up to £350 Free. The first 2 deposits will be matched 100% (up to £350 total). To become eligible for this generous offer you simply register as a new player and the first two deposits will be matched.

Fine Print: Your first deposit is matched up to £150. The second deposit will be matched up to £200. While this “second deposit encouragement” style of bonus is typical, it is worth mentioning. Additionally, registered players will have access to the Roxy Palace daily promotions. Lastly, you do not have to deposit the maximum; a small £10 minimum is all you have to deposit to be matched at 100%. The play-through is just 25x with 100% of slots wagers and 10% of Roulette, select Blackjack and Video Poker games meeting the play-through. All other games are inelgible for play.

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Roxy Palace Sign up Bonus

This is the other main Roxy Palace bonus we want to tell you about. For new UK players, this “try before you buy” offer works with both instant play or download play. Its easy to do. Simply sign up for either instant or download play using a valid UK debit/credit card. Customer service will be sure to credit your account within 15 minutes. No deposit is required and you will receive £10 free.

Fine Print: You have 7 days to use this bonus at Roxy Palace. What we like about this offer which many other online casino bonus plans do not include, is that you can still get the new player match (explained above) by simply making a deposit. Of course, the £10 minimum stands. Please note that the maximum cashout of winnings on this bonus (after meeting a 100x play-through) is capped at 200. Also, 100% of slots wagers will count toward the play-through, while other games will apply 10%.

Important: This UK resident offer is not rewarded at Roxy Palace Mobile Casino.

As with most any and all casinos that provide bonuses, there are withdrawal requirements. In all fairness, you will not be able to sign up for any player reward and then take that free money out of your player account without first meeting required game-play terms. Meaning, you cannot just create a UK account get the free £10 and then take that money right our and be on your happy way. Yes, the money is free, but free to use at the casino.

Beyond these two main player benefit offers and the day-to-day promotions and giveaways, Roxy Palace has a VIP program that carries its own additional player promotions. Inquire at Roxy Palace by clicking on the VIP Link.

General Casino Information:

Beyond a generous Roxy Palace bonus program and awarding winning style, this well-known online casino has been in successful business for years. Roxy uses Microgaming software, providing players with an almost boundless variety of casino games to choose from (more than 500 games) and holds an eCOGRA Safe and Fair certificate. Roxy is authorized by the Lottery and Gaming Authority of Malta and is UK based. This online casino is one of the most transparent brands in gaming online today. So, be responsible and have some fun using the bonuses!

US Favorite, Superior Online Casino Giving Away $50 for Limited Time

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

The No-Strings Attached $50 Bonus for a Limited Time at Superior Casino

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Superior Casino has long been an approved online casino here at OCS. Listed on our homepage, Rival Casinos page and main online casino reviews directory, Superior Casino has served our readers well over the years. See the OCS Superior Casino Review for a little background.

As can (and does) happen at all online casinos, player complaints sometimes surface – usually regarding a delayed payment. While in many cases, blame can be placed on the casino, oftentimes (especially during these current times leading up to the enforcement of the UIGEA), delayed payments can happen out of the control of the online casino.

Needless to say, many players jump the gun, and their complaints often paint an unfair picture of the online casino. That said, when the OCS Complaints section of our Player’s Forum was recently posted with a complaint about Superior Casino, we were pretty confident the player would get paid out (assuming they had not committed fraud or broken any of the terms and conditions). Indeed, a representative from Superior Casino handled the complaint with excellent customer service and the player was paid! It turned out to be a fixable processor issue.

In a way, you could say it was great advertising for Superior Casino. Heck, since their face was “on our desk” so to speak, we decided to go see what Superior Casino was up to and paid a visit to their “News” page. Herein is actually another perfect example of why Superior Casino is well….superior to most other online casinos. Unlike other casino “news” pages that either publish irrelevant information or are drastically outdated, the news at Superior Casino is timely, good news. In fact, their latest promotion (which I’m going to tell you about in just a second) – not to mention past offers from the prior week and months – has prompted us to make it a regular thing to check out the Superior Casino news page more often.

So, how does a $50 no-deposit bonus sound? I know what you’re thinking – What’s the catch? Like all no-deposit chips there are probably some hefty restrictions, right? Well, actually…not really. Would you actually believe there are no wagering conditions for this bonus?

Seriously folks, all you have to do is open a free eWalletXpress account with a minimum $25 deposit. Make sure your eWalletXpress account is synced with the Superior Casino cashier and simply email Superior’s casino host, Stephen Vaughn (host [at] superiorcasino.com), and inform him of your deposit. Allow up to 24 hours for the free $50 to be credited to your account, and you will then be able to do whatever you want with your $25 deposit and $50 bonus – even cash it out if you so please. You heard right – There are no wagering conditions to cash out this bonus! Oh, and if you’re worried about using eWalletXpress, don’t be. It is one of the safest eWallets available online, and has been around for many years. It’s even available for USA players.

There you have it. Not only is Superior Casino a great place for some excellent ongoing bonuses and promotions, they are one of the most US friendly online casinos out there. Heck, they even have a page dedicated just for USA players. And if you happen to be a fan of movies, Superior has a unique “Movie Trivia” page with special giveaways for anyone who can guess their latest  bit of movie clip trivia. Oh, and if you use Facebook (if not, what are your waiting for?), be sure to become a fan of Superior Casino on Facebook. By doing so, you will be eligible to take advantage of tons of special offers, ranging from no-deposit bonuses to free spins on the slots. Just last month (when Superior launched its Facebook page), they were giving away $35 chips to new fans!

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Get $15 Free at Superior Casino for Playing New Rival Gaming Video Slot: Candy Cottage

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Today, Rival Gaming Software launched a new online casino video slot – and no, it’s not another I-Slot. Sorry to disappoint all the I-Sluts…err, I mean I-Slot fans out there. But seriously, you wouldn’t believe how devoted some players are to I-Slots. Admittedly, they do get me a little hot and bothered, but that’s only because of the realistic animations of curvaceous vixens. Come on, I’m only human! God help me all the same!

Anyhow, as exciting as it always is to get a new I-Slot, this time around, Rival has unveiled a five-reel video slot with some interesting features. Of course, I’m going to tell you all about this new game, called Candy Cottage. But if you want to cut right to the chase, Superior Casino is giving away a free $15 No-Deposit Bonus chip to anyone who wagers at least $10 on Candy Cottage by Monday, March 15, 2010. Keep in mind, that’s a no-deposit bonus, so we’re talking some serious cashout restrictions.

Anyhow, as I mentioned, Candy Cottage is a video slot. It offers five reels and twenty paylines of betting action themed on the story of Hans and Gretel. Slightly creepy – but in a fun way – this game brings to life the crazy kid-eating Witch, the not-so-adorable Hans and Gretel, and lots of candy. Coin sizes range from 1 penny to $0.25 and up to ten coins per line can be wagered. Doing the math, that’s a max bet of $50 if betting the max denomination and max coins. Most players will probably stay away from the larger bets anyways, considering Candy Cottage isn’t a progressive jackpot slot.

What is most interesting about this slot is that it only takes two of the top paying symbols (Hans and Gretel) lined up on a single payline to pay a jackpot. Generally, it takes three symbols. The greater frequency of jackpot wins makes up for a lesser frequency of free spins, which are triggered by three or more Gingerbread House symbols. The good news is that all free spins pay triple winnings, thus giving them extra bang when they do hit.

The wild symbol (the child burning furnace) is expanding, meaning it will expand to fill the entire third reel when it can connect the first/second and fourth/fifth reels together on a payline. That means an even greater chance of winnings on multiple paylines. As for the bonus round – yep it has a bonus round – it is triggered with 3 or more cages (guess what they are used for?…cue diabolical evil laugh). If you are good with a computer mouse, you will love this bonus. It takes some skilled maneuvering, as the bonus consists of moving little greedy Hans all over to eat candy falling from the sky – each successfully eaten candy converting into free cash.

So, there you have it folks. Candy Cottage isn’t an I-Slot, but it sure does stand up to Rival Gaming’s reputation for delivering some of the most entertaining and lucrative slots at USA online casinos. If you would like to experience Candy Cottage firsthand, aforementioned Superior Casino offers a live Flash version to play for free (no account required). If you do decide to play with real money, make $10 in wagers on Candy Cottage before March 15th and Win a free $15 no-deposit bonus chip. Read the OCS Superior Casino Review for details.

Newbie Gambling Tips: Reading the T&C’s – Maximum Cashout on Casino Bonuses

Monday, December 21st, 2009

As OCS has recently launched a Complaints Forum to help mainstream issues and disputes that players might have with ANY online casino operator, the value of such a forum has become clearly evident in the first post alone. In this particular case, a player had received a promotional mailer from Cleopatra’s Casino, which needless to say, is NOT an online casino listed and approved in the OCS online casino reviews directory.

The mailer was advertising a $25 no-deposit bonus, which is basically $25 free to play with – no additional deposits required. Albeit the terms and conditions for this bonus were posted on the Cleopatra’s Gold website, they were not posted on the flyer itself. The player, being a somewhat newbie to online gambling, thought “Great, what do I have to lose?”, and decided to take advantage of the no-deposit bonus, not reading the full T&C’s.

Now, wouldn’t you know it, but luck would have it that this player hits a large jackpot while using money from the $25 no-deposit bonus to make wagers, and consequently, meet the wager requirement. For this bonus, the play-through was 60x, meaning the player would need to wager $25 x 60 ($1,500) before they would be eligible to cash out any winnings. First of all, 60x is a little high. But oh well, right? Hit a $4,000 jackpot and that’s a piece a cake.

But this is where things get tricky. There is also a term that says the maximum amount of free cash that a player can withdraw from no-deposit bonus winnings is one-half the bonus amount. Ya, you did your math right. That would be $12.50. So, here we have this player with a $4,000+ balance, and all she can cash out is $12.50. Does that sound fair to you? Well, it doesn’t to me either. However, since Cleopatra’s Casino has this term posted on their website, technically, they are protected. The fact that they did not post the terms on the mailing is unethical and shady, and precisely why you should avoid playing at Cleopatra’s Casino.

The one bright side of all this is that at least the player did not make a huge deposit of their money, only to have it frozen and not paid out. Needless to say, there are plenty of lessons to be gained from this experience: 1) ALWAYS read the terms and conditions of a bonus before claiming it. Look it up on the website, or if you can’t locate the T&C’s, get them sent to you in writing via email. 2) Always think twice before claiming any bonus, especially no-deposit bonuses (generally, these have stricter wager requirements). 3) Don’t play at Cleopatra’s Casino. Not only do they impose unrealistic terms on their bonuses and engage in unethical marketing, they are associated with a very shady group of betting sites – Futura properties.

This also brings up another lesson: deciphering whether a bonus has a maximum withdrawal requirement. The fact of the matter is that most people just want to know what the play-through requirement are, i.e., how much money has to be wagered before becoming eligible to withdraw, restricted games and time restrictions. Most players don’t even realize there might be a maximum cashout on bonus winnings! And the casinos don’t make this information that readily available either. Oftentimes, this particular condition is buried further down on the bonus T&C’s page and not included with the section dealing with play-through requirements. Once again, don’t ever assume. Always read the ENTIRE terms and conditions.

Now, it just so happens the player in the above-mentioned scenario was from the U.S., and admittedly, there simply are not as many good bonus options out there (at least as they once were). In other words, U.S. players need to be even more careful than the rest of the lot. Online Casino Suite’s topmost recommendations are the EHGV Casino group: Millionaire Casino, English Harbour, Super Slots, VIP Slots and Slots Galore and the approved RTG Casinos listed Here (aside for Pure Vegas, which imposes a maximum $100 cashout on their no-deposit bonuses). If you choose to play at Go Casino, Crazy Slots or Online Vegas, keep in mind that all sign-up bonuses at these destinations have a $500 maximum cashout.