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Only Gamble Online With a Licensed Casino

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Before you gamble on the web with money make sure the online casino holds a gaming license first. There are some casinos currently operating online without real gaming licenses. These online casinos that run their games without a proper license are more likely to cheat their players. This is why its so very important to find a licensed online casino if you’re going to be gambling with real money.

Here at Online Casino Suite we only list internet casinos that hold a legitimate gaming license and are regulated by one of the major online gambling regulators. Our team has been wagering at online casinos for almost two decades and we’ve seen every kind of casino you can imagine. Some casinos come and go like the wind. You don’t want to make a deposit with just any casino on the Internet. Finding a reputable licensed casino online will help you to have a better experience gambling at their casino.

You can find a list of licensed online casinos on our casino reviews page. Our guide to online casino reviews provides rankings of the best licensed casinos on the Internet. Each of the casino sites we listed on onlinecasinosuite.com have proven their trustworthiness over time and come highly recommended by the Online Casino Suite review team.

Online Blackjack GameWe suggest looking for casinos that have average payout of 96% or higher and bonus play through requirements of 35x or less. Not all casino games are included when it comes to bonus wagering requirements so be sure to carefully read the bonus T&Cs to make sure your games of choice count towards the play through requirements. If you like to play blackjack for example, the casino might not count blackjack play towards to wagering requirements. Or they may require higher play through requirement of 50x for blackjack game play.

Visit the OnlineCasinoSuite.com homepage to find a licensed online casino approved for gambling on the net.

New Online Casino Review at OCS Qualifies for Homepage Listing

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

There’s a new face in the online casino reviews directory here at OCS. In fact, this highly rated Rival Gaming powered online casino even made it to the OCS homepage. How’s that, you ask? What gives one online casino homepage precedence over another? Heck, as strict as we are at granting listings in our reviews directory, period, how is it that some online casinos are listed, while others – albeit equally qualified – are not.

Errrrrrrrrrr!!!!! (sound of screeching car tires) Hold it right there! What’s that you say? Two equally qualified online casinos may not get equal exposure here at OCS? One may not even get any exposure at all? Well, pray do tell, what gives?

First of all, these are some great questions. How do you know that we aren’t a conglomerate working on behalf of all the online casinos listed at OCS? For that matter, how do you know we are not Russian spy’s working on behalf of the President Pootin (I mean Putin) and his submissive love buddy ice skating pal, Evgeny Plushenko (who won the gold medal in Vancouver, by the way)? Seriously though, this would entail a conflict of interest and some serious bias would it not? And as much as I want to say, “Rest assured, OCS does not work for any of the online casinos listed on our site”, we fully understand that the most skeptic of the skeptics still might have some reservations trusting our word.

That’s why we always encourage our skeptic readers to do some further research and find out what others are saying about a particular online casino. And believe me, there is plenty of information out there. Google is your best friend! The only thing is that much of this information isn’t backed up, but is simply hot air. That’s precisely why you will find lengthy and detailed reviews of each of the online casinos listed at OCS. Not hot air, mind you, but rather, facts and objective observations.

But this still doesn’t necessarily explain why two equally qualified online casinos may not get the same amount of exposure on our reviews pages, does it not? Well, here’s the thing. OCS is not a directory of online casinos. In other words, we are not exhaustive, as opposed to a site like Online Casino City, which albeit, more exhaustive, does not provide the detail and comprehensive nature which our reviews provide. If we comprehensively reviewed every online halfway decent online casino in business today, we would be more like the Wikipedia of online casinos and overwhelm our readers with too many choices.

The other aspect you must consider is that while two online casinos are equally qualified in their credentials, that does not mean they are equal in areas of bonuses, payouts, customer service, loyalty rewards and a host of other factors. OCS takes into consideration the overall package. Believe us – It’s not about money. That’s precisely why we don’t accept paid advertising.

And yes, we take into consideration the fact that some online casinos are more willing to work with us than others. This is a good thing, for our selectiveness gives us more say when dealing with potential player complaints. Online casino operators know how hard it is to get listed at OCS. They would be foolish to not amicably deal with player complaints that potentially come through OCS. In other words, they are more willing to work things out with players when OCS is involved. When our referred players are happy, that makes us happy. Mind you, that doesn’t mean we are always going to take the side of the player. But if there is a dispute, a lag in customer service or any grey issue that needs resolving, we will always jump to the defense of the player.

In conclusion (let’s bring this back full circle, shall we?), that new addition to the OCS online casinos reviews section and homepage I talked about in the intro paragraph, certainly qualifies for a featured listing at OCS. The site is none other than Ruby Royal Casino, and as mentioned, is a licensee of Rival Gaming software. There are many Rival Gaming licensees in business today, and here at OCS we have just six Rival Gaming powered online casinos listed on our site. They all stand out for different reasons – And for Ruby Royal, it’s the fact they are the first – and currently – only Rival online casino to be given an operator TST approval.

For those not familiar with what a TST approval is, it means that the Ruby Royal Casino software platform has undergone extensive testing to ensure it is safe, fair and cannot be manipulated. TST, by the way, is an internationally recognized software testing facility. Furthermore, Ruby Royal Casino submits itself to ongoing payout audits, thus confirming payout percentages, which are verified by the actual TST reports linked through the Ruby Royal website. Considering the history of Ruby’s management team – Bonne Chance NV/Silverstone Overseas Ltd (which has been in business for nearly ten years), and the promotions offered at Ruby Royal – 200% up to $1,000 Free Welcome Bonus on a single deposit with 15x play-through – it’s pretty obvious to us that Ruby Royal Casino deserves to be on the OCS homepage.

For more information, read the OCS Ruby Royal Casino Review

Casino Club Adds Two New Online Slots to Download Platform

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Casino Club, which is the sole Boss Media powered online casino reviewed and listed here at Online Casino Suite, has just just announced the launch of two new online slot machines now available on the downloadable casino software platform. Titled “Twin Win” and “Age of Vikings”, the two new games promise to provide an equal share of entertainment and potential winnings.

Twin Win is actually based on a traditional UK fruit machine, and should certainly prove popular with British players who call Casino Club home. Not to be confused with IGT’s 5-reel, 15-line, Caribbean themed brick ‘n mortar casino slot machine, Casino Club’s Twin Win online slot features Joker symbols, Lucky Dice, Triple 7’s, and of course, all kinds of fruit. A ten payline game, Twin Win, offers a jackpot award and a “gamble” feature called the “Double-up”. The best feature of the game, however, is a Criss-cross bonus round (hit three bonus symbols from left to right), which awards 10,15 or 20 game rounds with greater odds of winning in the regular game.

As for Age of Vikings, this is a bonus video slot with not one, but two bonuses. The first bonus round – the Gold Bonus Game – is engaged when three Moneybag symbols are hit on the reels from left to right (only the three leftmost reels will hit), while three or more Viking Shield symbols from left to right on any paid reel will engage a Wheel of Fortune style bonus game. Outside of the bonus games, Age of Vikings offers big winnings with a Scatter symbol (the Viking Axe) that pays from 2x to 400x winnings.

As mentioned, both new slots are only available for download. The good news is that they can be played for free with a fun money account at Casino Club, not to mention the fact that downloading the software platform is quick, easy and highly recommended for the most stable connections to the server. The Flash platform offers just under twenty slot machines for instant play, while the download platform offers over twice as much, including a more comprehensive selection of table games. Read the OCS Casino Club Review for more information on this highly respected, Malta licensed online casino.

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Searching for a Tropical Online Casino in the Dead of Winter?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
My Tropical Fantasy at Paradise 8 Casino (Check out my Balance...Booya!!)

My Tropical Fantasy at Paradise 8 Casino (Check out my Balance...Booya!!)

Not sure about you, but where I’m at, it’s the brunt of winter, snow and ice are on the ground, the sky is grey, trees are bare, and needless to say, I’m ready for a little warmth and sunshine. I know beggar’s can’t be choosers, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I’m also ready for a Pina Coloda, private cabana , some flip flops and palm trees swaying in the tropical breezes.

But, since that’s not going to happen, I do what’s next best – virtual reality. Now, I’m not talking about the whole goggle headset and touch sensor gloves experience or like they do in Avatar, but I am talking about some of the best Web technology out there.  Low & behold, this being an online gambling blog and all, wouldn’t you know that I’m talking about online casino gambling? 🙂

So, in my fantasy to be basking in the sunshine and dangling my toes in the water, I started to mull over all the online casinos with a tropical theme. I started going down the list, and at one point I remembered Casino Del Rio, but soon realized they had turned into an “eco” themed online casino – still not a bad thing, but not what I was looking for in order to fulfill my fantasy. I mean, I eat organic food and recycle and all that, but at the moment, I need a tropical fantasy like a baby needs its bottle! 🙁

After a few more minutes of sobbing and narrowing down online casinos by software platform, I found myself perusing Rival Gaming, and landing upon an online casino, which to be honest, was one that I am not as familiar with as some of the others in my book of top picks. Not that I’ve been impartial to Rival-powered Davinici’s Gold, Superior Casino and Sloto Cash, I just didn’t have the good chance of playing at……drum roll please…..Paradise 8 Casino – the object of my tropical fantasy desires! The funny thing is that Paradise 8 has been around for quite a while, and of all their Rival brethren, actually offers one of the best, if not the best bonus packages currently. Try a $10 no-deposit bonus followed by 100% up to $300 Free, or 2-part bonus up to $800 Free on slots, or 100% up to $350 Free on table games.

Now, I know it may sound peculiar to some of you for an online casino to make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise. However, there is something to be said for full-screen imagery (definitely play in full screen mode people), the right music, and of course, having a couple Pina Coloda’s in your fazizzle.

When you first open Paradise 8 Casino, the first thing you will see is a high definition photo of what is very likely a poolside resort in Hawaii. Choice! The water looked so good, I actually tried to dive into the screen. Okay, maybe I had more than a couple Pina Coloda’s 🙂 For your information, the photo posted with this blog is actually a screen shot of the latest welcome screen at Paradise 8. Ya, so after logging back in, I noticed the lobby screen had changed. I’m not sure if this is a regular thing or a difference between the initial download and regular login screen – either way, it get’s my tropical kicks off.

Backed by some very relaxing tropical lounge music dubbed with little parrots and birds chirping away in the background, I seriously was halfway into my tropical fantasy before I even logged into Paradise 8. The only thing missing was a bikini babe to walk by and remind me that she was way out my league. And honestly, that’s all I needed. Let’s just say the diversion of the online casino games took over from there. So there you have it – If you too are looking for a little tropical getaway via an online casino, Paradise 8 lives up to their name – Your best bet if you ask me. Now, if only I can get turn the virtual reality into reality – bikini babe and all! Signing out then, ’cause I guess I better get to wagering!

Read the OCS Paradise 8 Casino Review for the most current information.

Ongoing Bonuses & Exclusive VIP Promotions at Mansion Online Casino

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

The latest online casino to go under the knife here at OCS is none other than Mansion Casino. Being a Playtech Software licensee, that makes a total of seven Playtech powered online casinos reviewed and recommended here at OCS. Considering there are hundreds of Playtech licensees (some of which will likely make it to our directory when the time warrants) means that you can expect to receive the best service and finest gaming packages offered at the casinos listed on OCS Playtech Casinos page.

That said, Gibraltar licensed Mansion Casino, which has been in business for nearly six years, offers a comprehensive lineup of ongoing promotions and bonuses, including some of the most exclusive VIP loyalty clubs. Currently, Mansion Casino is giving away extra comp points as part of their “Money Machine” promotion and is finishing up the “Triple Jump” promotion, which began on January 19th.

Mansion Online Casino's Money Machine is in Full Gear!

Mansion Online Casino's Money Machine is in Full Gear!

Money Machine takes place through the month of January and basically ups the comp point conversion ratio from the standard $10 in bonus money for every $3,000 wagered to $10 in bonus money for every $1,000 wagered. Simply play for ten days during the month, and the day in which the lowest comp points are earned will be applied to the heightened conversion ratio.

Mansion VIP Players Win a Shot at Winning a $4,000 Casino Getaway

Mansion VIP Players Win a Shot at Winning a $4,000 Casino Getaway

As for the Triple Jump promotion, the first jump, so to speak, was a free bonus worth 50% up to $300 Free (up to $500 Free for VIP’s). The “second jump” of the promotion took place on January 20th, and consisted of using the bonus money to earn even more free money by hitting a targeted number of casino comp points.

The final part of the “Triple Jump” promotion is taking place right now (until Monday, January 25th) and encourages players to use their bonuses from the previous two rounds to compete in a $10,000 guaranteed slots tournament. The top ten finishers and eight additional lucky players will share the guaranteed pot accordingly.

Throwing a little extra luck into the equation, the eight additional players to receive tournament winnings will be determined by “hotspots”, spaced every fifth place from 15 to 50. In other words, the player who finishes in the 45th position will win, yet the player in the 16th position will not. Personally, I’m not sure how the players finishing in places 11-14 and 16-18 (the next eight successive positions following the first ten winners) will feel about losing to the player in 50th place, but that’s the way it goes! And for extra icing on the cake, any VIP players who finish in the Top Five positions will earn double winnings.

As I mentioned already, Mansion Casino obviously takes care of their VIP players, which like at all online casinos, is a status given the longer one sticks around as a real money player at Mansion. The exclusive “Hospitality Events” available for VIP players are certainly worth the effort to earn VIP status. The next big Hospitality Event includes five $4,000 packages consisting of one year’s membership at the famed Les Ambassadeurs casino in London ($1,000 value), airline flights for two to London, a two-night stay at a first class London hotel, a hosted evening at Les Ambassadeurs, $500 in spending money and an optional theatre trip. Between September 18, 2010 and October 11, 2010, VIP players will receive one entry draw for every $1,000 wagered during the promotion window.

And guess what else? All real money depositing players are entitled to exclusive promotions, which Mansion sends out via email. You just need a registered account and that’s that. Visit Mansion Casino to open one today or read our Mansion Casino Review for more information. And if you’re ready to get right to it, Click Here to download Mansion Casino’s full suite of innovative Playtech Software online casino games, which can be played with unlimited fun-money credits or the real thing.

How Much Time Do We Actually Spend Reviewing Online Casinos?

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Casino Reviews

If you’ve read the online casino reviews section here at OCS, you will know that we are very selective about the gaming sites we list in our directory. There are approximately fifty online casinos approved and reviewed in our directory, which represents probably less than 1 percent of all the online casinos in operation today. Considering that we have just seven listing’s on our Best Online Casinos page, you could say that all of the casinos listed on our main reviews page are worthy of the “Best” status.

What some reader’s may not know is that a good portion of our time is spent screening online casinos that don’t even make it to our reviews page! We take great pride in unearthing all the details and terms/conditions that players should know about for each online casino that approve and recommend. In other words, while we can guarantee you will receive a safe and fair hand at any of the sites listed at OCS, it’s in everyone’s best interest to read the full reviews of each casino. This just isn’t filler, people!

Sure, the numbers on the bonus chart look great. But how do you know if the wager requirement allows bets on the Blackjack table? You don’t unless you read the review :). Furthermore, some of the casinos accept U.S. players, and some do not. The extra three minutes it takes to read a full review will save you more time than trying to open an account at an online casino, only to find out when your deposit does not go through that players from your jurisdiction are not permitted to open an account at that particular site.

Online Casino Suite is certainly honored that our reader’s take our word for it, so to speak. Our primary mission is to provide unbiased and factual information to players, and consequently, build player trust in our recommendations. That said, we can’t be every place at every moment. One player’s great experience at an online casino might just be another players worst nightmare. This is precisely why we have recently launched a gambling forum and will be incorporating a “player comments” section for each of our online casino reviews in the near future. By doing so, this will give players even more to think about and temper the fact that while we strive to be as fair and objective as possible, it’s the player’s word that counts the most!

For more information on some of the particulars that go in weeding out the many requests we get from casino operators seeking to be listed in our directory, the next blog post will interest you.