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Online Vegas Makin’ News With Bonuses and Tournaments

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

If you like online casino slots, blackjack and video poker tournaments, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Online Vegas. Hosting a wealth of tournaments, many of which are either free to join or cost chump change (excuse my French), Online Vegas is an approved and highly recommended online casino here at OCS. Not that it’s hard to “make news” in the world of online gambling – what with just about every play-for-money site out there billing their welcome bonus as “news” – Online Vegas certainly qualifies for newsworthy status right now.

Yes, Online Vegas does indeed offer a generous welcome bonus to new players. Worth over $5,000 on the first 10 deposits ($500 just on the first), it is one of the best out there. In addition to this, Online Vegas offers a fantastic loyaly promotion giving up to 20% cashback on losses and weekly deposit bonuses. In short, over $11,000 is given away here every month – no matter if players opt for reload bonuses or not.

But what’s even better about Online Vegas – if you ask me (thanks for asking) – is the deluge of free tournaments taking place here all the time. In fact, there is a free slot tournament offered here every day. Of course, what’s the value in a free tournament if there isn’t plenty of cash to be won? Well, that’s where Online Vegas’ reputation and experience comes into play. In business for several years running, Online Vegas has managed to attract quite the following – so much so that it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say it is one of the most popular U.S. facing online casinos in business today.

You see, with more players participating in tournaments, Online Vegas is able to guarantee more…well…guaranteed winnings. For the month of September this tally was worth over $425,000 in guaranteed tournament winnings. In fact, it’s still not too late to stake a share of the prize money this month. The last of the Weekender Madness tournaments guarantees $30,000 in winnings, and goes down from Friday, September 24th to Tuesday, September 28th.

And September isn’t a fluke either. It’s been like this at Online Vegas for as long as I can remember. Granted, my memory isn’t the best (no thanks to my…err…habits), however, for at least the last two years Online Vegas has been guaranteeing hundreds of thousands of dollars in tournament winnings every month. Fueled by a large wide area progressive jackpot network that includes the likes of Go Casino and Crazy Slots (linked via Vegas Technology’s CFG fairness certified software platform), the winnings here are for real.

Naturally, the slots tournaments are the most popular and more frequent, yet there is also a great selection of daily video poker and blackjack tournaments paying out pot percentage winnings, as well as guaranteed bonus bucks. Everything from pot percentage 24 hour $0.99 Blackjack tournaments to three-day Jacks or Better video poker tournaments are available round the clock. So what are you waiting for? Don’t say more news, because let me tell you brothers and sisters (to quote my cousin from the backwoods of Tennesse) it ain’t get no better than this.

Slots, Blackjack, Video Poker and Roulette Online Casino Tournaments: May 2010

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
May 2010 Tournament Schedule Sample at Slots Galore Casino

May 2010 Tournament Schedule Sample at Slots Galore Casino

For anyone looking to find a solid selection of online casino game tournaments – ranging from slots to roulette – the EHNV group of online casinos is an outstanding network to join. Made up of old favorites like Millionaire Casino and English Harbour Casino and Super Slots, these days it’s VIP Slots Casino and Slots Galore which are making waves with players from the U.S. Any of these casinos make for a great place to sign up – but if we had to choose just one right now it would be Slots Galore. The reason being is their welcome bonus, which is worth100% up to $1,000 Free on a single deposit. The play-through is only 20x and ALL casino games go toward the play-through except for European Roulette.

The big tournament for the month of May, 2010 is fittingly called the May Money-Maker, and is a $100,000 guaranteed slots tournament taking place from May 1-31st.

Weekly slots tournaments consist of $3,000 guaranteed freerolls and pot percentage prize pools, which in effect, means the winnings can get pretty high. The more players, the greater the prize pool. Needless to say, EHNV is very popular, so no worries there. A different slot machine is chosen each week, and entry fee is just $5. Next tournament runs May 16-23rd, followed by May 23-30th. As for the freerolls, well, they are free to join! The next weekly freeroll runs from May 17-24th, followed by May 24-31st. Please note that you can join a weekly tournament at any time. Of course, the more you wager, the greater your odds of winning.

As for daily slots tournaments, there are over thirty to choose from, ranging from $0.01 to $5 entry – all of which offer pot percentage winnings. The bulk of the daily slots tournaments have a $3 buy-in and run from 12:01 am to 10:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.

In addition to slots tournaments EHNV offers Roulette, Video Poker and Blackjack tournaments. Video Poker tournaments run every Monday-Thursday and Friday-Sunday. Weekend tournaments are played on Deuces Wild and the Monday-Thursday tournament is played on Jacks or Better. A monthly video poker tournament called the May 100-Hand is played on Deuces Wild and runs from May 1-31st. All video poker tournaments have a $5 entry fee and pay out The Pot.

As for Blackjack tournaments, these include the Weekend Blackjack Classic played every Friday through Sunday and the Head2Head played every Monday through Thursday. Weekend tournaments have a $10 entry and guaranteed prize pool of $5,000 while the Head2Head weekday tournament has a $5 entry and pays The Pot.

Most rare of all in the online casino tournament field are Roulette tournaments. However, knowing this all too well, EHNV offers weekly online roulette tournaments on the American Roulette wheel. The entry fee is only $2, and winnings are pot percentage. The next tournament begins May 13th and runs through the 20th, followed by the last of the month from May 20-27th.

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April Tournament Schedule at EHGV Online Casinos and Go Casino Looking Good

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

It’s the last day of March folks, and you know what that means. Yes, less winds and rain…hopefully :). But it also means the end of English Harbour Casinos (EHGV network) March Madness slots tournament and the beginning of yet another loaded round of slots tournaments the World Wide Web over.

EHGV has not officially announced their April schedule as of yet, but if it’s anything like March, slots players will undoubtedly be satisfied. The March Madness tournament, which ends at midnight tonight (check time zone differentials inside the online casino software platform), is dishing out $300,000 in guaranteed winnings to tournament players, including $150,000 just to the first place finisher alone. And this was in addition to daily and weekly pot tournaments and weekly slots free rolls.

The other big U.S. facing online casino network offering impressive guaranteed monthly slots tournament winnings is Hambledon NV, whose most popular site, Go Casino leads the way in traffic and customer ratings. In March, Go Casino was guaranteeing over $480,000 in tournament winnings. April 2010 looks even better with over $500,000 in guaranteed winnings, as well as three free tournament entry’s per player. The full schedule will be posted on Go Casino’s tournament page at midnight tonight.

Another thing worth mentioning about EHGV and Hambledon is they also offer casino game tournaments. EHGV online casinos have bi-weekly Blackjack and Video Poker tournaments, a monthly video poker tournament and weekly Roulette tournaments with pot percentage winnings. Go Casino offers daily weekday Blackjack tournaments with $0.99 entry fees and pot percentage winnings, and comprehensive video poker tournament schedule every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with $1.99 entry fees and $1,500 guaranteed winnings.

London Blackjack Open Final Qualifiers Now Taking Place Online

Friday, December 18th, 2009
London Blackjack Open Final 2009 at Empire Casino

London Blackjack Open Final 2009 at Empire Casino

In the world of online gambling, tournaments mostly catch buzz with Poker and slots players. In other words, there’s simply more money to be won playing online poker and online slots tournaments. Besides skill games like Gin Rummy, the only other games you will find being played in tournament style at a small number of online casinos is Blackjack and Video Poker. Even then, the size of the tournaments is nothing like the numbers generated by slots and poker.

This is precisely why a Blackjack tournament the likes of the London Blackjack Open Final warrants some serious attention. In the blackjack tournament circuit, this is one tournament which the top blackjack players in the world have at the forefront of their radar’s. Scheduled to take place on January 30, 2010, the London Blackjack Open Final has a prize pool of £25,000, including £10,000 for the first place finisher alone.

Again, this is just a chunk of change compared to WSOP and WPT poker tournaments and the online slots tournaments offered at EHGV’s online casinos. But don’t tell that to a professional blackjack player, who for the most part, play blackjack for the intellectual challenge just as much as they do for the money. And for real, £10,000 is a really nice payoff anyhow.

If you enjoy playing online blackjack to begin with, winning a seat to the London Blackjack Open Final is worth taking a shot at. Several online casinos are currently hosting satellite qualifier tournaments, including the popular Euro betting sites, William Hill, Stan James and Paddy Power and other members of the Game Account network, which just so happens to be hosting the main event offline tournament at Empire Casino in Leicester Square, London.

Check out any site in the Game Account network (out topmost recommendation is Will Hill) for twice-daily online satellite qualifier tournaments culminating in weekly semi-finals awarding a free seat to the London Blackjack Open Final.

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