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Doyle’s Casino Kicks Off Online Slots Tournaments This August

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Doyle’s Casino is one of our favorite RTG-powered, US facing online casinos here at OCS. Besides the fact Doyle Brunson himself has given his personal assurance that his namesake online casino is committed to providing the best customer service and an outstanding gaming package, Doyle’s Casino has truly got it going on in the realm of promotions and tournaments – basically what serious online gamblers expect to receive on an ongoing basis.

When Doyle’s Casino first received a listing on our main online casino reviews page, they were offering a generous welcome match bonus worth up to $1,000 Free, up to 25% insurance on weekly losses at table games, slots and video poker, as well as 150% bonuses for wagers on select new online casino games and a “Rock Around the Clock” bonuses dishing out up to 30% Free to returning VIP players.

That’s a lot of promotions, is it not? Well, guess what? They’re still available for the taking. And apparently, they are going to be available indefinitely. But that’s not what I want to talk about really. The thing about Doyle’s Casino Online is that – like I said before – they offer much more than a diverse package of bonuses.

In terms of tournament play, Doyle’s Casino has long offered online blackjack tournaments – something which more and more U.S. facing online casinos are beginning to do. And, obviously, poker tournaments are a mainstay at Doyle’s Room (which yes, casino members can also sign up with). But until now – and I repeat, until now – Doyle’s Casino has shied away from slots tournaments. Perhaps wanting to draw more focus on the blackjack tournaments, I suppose the demand for slots tournaments is too great to ignore.

Kicking off the month of August, Doyle’s Casino is hosting “Grand Opening $50 Free Rolls”, taking place four times a day (12 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm) from August 2-7. For the remainder of the month, $50 freerolls take place twice daily at 5 pm and 8 pm (Eastern Standard Time). In addition to the freerolls, Doyle’s Casino is hosting weekly tournaments guaranteeing $750. These kick off every Saturday at 7 pm, and cost $10 to join.

For gamblers familiar with the Real Time Gaming online casino software platform, the Real Series of slot machines should ring a bell. In the case of Doyle’s slots tournaments, all action will be initially held on “Loose Caboose”, “Crystal Waters” and “Texan Tycoon”.

Visit Doyles Casino or Read the OCS Doyle’s Casino Review for more information.

Ode to US Online Casino Gamblers: Where to Win Big This Fourth of July

Sunday, July 4th, 2010
Proof "that our flag was still there" and that U.S. citizens are still gambling online

Proof "that our flag was still there" and that U.S. citizens are still gambling online

Happy Fourth of July! In true spirit of this holiday, let us celebrate U.S. online gamblers. Since the American government doesn’t seem to care about protecting and guiding their citizens who, no doubt, are going to continue gambling online regardless of anti-online gambling legislation, Online Casino Suite is stepping up to the plate with patriotic flare!

That said, let’s talk some facts, shall we? For American gamblers in search of large jackpots to be won online, there are not as many options as there once was in the good ‘ol days (circa pre-2005) when the likes of Microgaming, Playtech and Cryptologic were in the U.S. market. But while these top-shelf, white label software developers certainly carry a large load of money to be won at progressive jackpot games, the fact of the matter is that – being open to the global online gambling market – there are more players vying for said progressive jackpots.

In other words, the greater the jackpot, the more competition. It’s the same concept as online casino slots tournaments – the more people participating, the greater the amount of guaranteed winnings. And the more the guaranteed winnings, well, the more players will keep signing up to play. In essence, it’s the snowball effect. Granted, winning a large progressive jackpot is contingent on a number of factors, the greatest of which is making a max bet and clicking the mouse at the precise millisecond at which the RNG decides to dish out the perfect combination of winning symbols.

The bottom line is that with the big-three aforementioned software developers bowing out of the U.S. market, it could be fathomed that U.S. players would no longer have any good options to win big at progressive jackpot networks. The only problem (well, not necessarily a problem) is that U.S. players were not swayed by the protectionist hankerings of their government (or the select few Bush puppets who snuck the UIGEA in as an attachment to a Port Security bill), and so continued to gamble on the Web at online casinos remaining open to U.S. players. As a result, the progressive jackpot networks at these online casinos practically blew up ten fold.

Real Time Gaming Software undoubtedly benefited the most from this consolidation of progressive jackpots. With most RTG powered online casinos open to the U.S. market, and many (not all) RTG casinos in good standing with players, American’s who were not already playing at RTG casinos began to frequent those RTG sites with solid reputations. Rushmore Casino profited immensely from this change, while Go Casino and the EH Gaming Ventures group further expanded their progressive network.

In fact, Go Casino and the Vegas Technology group (English Harbour, Millionaire, VIP Slots) benefited so much from this flow of traffic, they were able to host daily casino game tournaments guaranteeing hundreds of thousands in winnings every month. Naturally, their progressive jackpot networks benefited as well.

Go Casino, which shares jackpots with Online Vegas Casino and Crazy Slots Casino, now has a progressive jackpot tally worth over $2,000,000 and monthly tournament winnings worth over $400,000. The EH Gaming Ventures group of online casinos also has a hefty progressive jackpot tally and is currently hosting their Summer Slots Series tournament, guaranteeing over $500,000 in winnings.

As for Rushmore and sister online casino, Cherry Red, they have a progressive jackpot now worth almost $4 million. “Jackpot Pinatas” has reached the $1.6 million mark, “Aztec Millions” is fittingly worth over $1.2 million, and the combined total of “Shopping Spree” and “Mid-Life Crises” video slots have surpassed the $1 million mark.

Two other US facing software developers/online casinos with progressive jackpots worth mentioning are Top Game and Rival Gaming. Although smaller than Real Time Gaming, they have steadily been growing over the last five years. However, as with RTG, not all online casino operators using Rival and Top Game should be trusted. Many of them are based in jurisdictions where regulation does not take place, and although not necessarily intending to rip people off, simply do not have the experience necessary to keep an online casino afloat.

Where to turn to then? Well, not to toot our own horn or anything (ok fine, we’re tooting) but here at Online Casino Suite, we have taken great care in listing only those RTG, Rival, Vegas Tech and Top Game powered online casinos that have the experience and track records befitting for a recommendation. Having a personal relationship with the owners (we get to know them before granting a listing), we are very confident you will get a safe and fair bet at all of the online casinos listed on our online casino reviews page. Furthermore, if a dispute were to arise, we have direct channels for contacting the right people in charge.

In conclusion, this Fourth of July, celebrate your own rights as an American citizen and get educated about gambling online with OCS. We are here to answer any questions, and as always, ready to help in any way we can.

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.

If you are ready to get in on the action, open a free account at Slots Galore Casino. They are our top recommendation. Read the OCS Slots Galore Review for more info. Please note that players residing in Louisiana, Maryland, Oregon, Missouri, Canada and The Netherlands are not permitted to open accounts.

Online Roulette Tournaments Availabe at U.S. Facing EHGV Online Casinos

Saturday, December 26th, 2009
Play Online Roulette Tournaments at English Harbour Online Casino

Play Online Roulette Tournaments at English Harbour Online Casino

Fans of the big spinning wheel, shiny bouncing ball, and black ‘n red checkered board, listen up! Roulette tournaments can now be played online. And not that they weren’t available before – I mean, if they were, nobody ever told me! Online roulette tournaments certainly weren’t available for US and UK players at reputable online casino networks like the English Harbour Gaming Ventures Group, which includes Millionaire Casino and, of course, English Harbour Casino herself.

You heard right. EHGV is now hosting online roulette tournaments in addition to their popular lineup of online slots, video poker and blackjack tournaments. Powered by Vegas Technology (EHGV is actually the core network that helped originally found Vegas Technology), this is a roulette game boasting outstanding graphics, user-friendliness and playability. In other words, it was always a treat to play online roulette at English Harbour Casino, whether it be by yourself or with a friend looking on. Now, you can play it with other players, all the while giving you an opportunity to put less money at risk and winning more.

Just how much, you ask? Well, by the looks of the tournament schedule on the English Harbour Casino website, it’s as much as it wants to be. Being that the prize pool is the pot, the winnings depend on how many players buy-in, which in this case, is just $5. So, if you have 1,000 players participating, you have a minimum prize pool of $5,000. That’s not even counting multiple buy-ins per player, nor the likelihood that even more players will be participating in the games. Remember, this is one of the only ongoing online roulette tournaments currently available.

The EHGV group is currently hosting four weekly online roulette tournaments, networked between several online casinos (thereby bringing in even more players). In the land-based gambling world, this would be akin to a wide-area progressive jackpot network. The last online roulette tournament for December is taking place right now (starting on Thursday, December 24th, wrapping up on December 31st), while the former three online roulette tournaments each kicked off on a Thursday evening (December 3/10/17).

If you are new to the EHGV group, a word of warning. While English Harbour Casino and sister site, Millionaire Casino, both offer outstanding ongoing welcome bonuses, please note that wagers on European Roulette are NOT permitted. Therefore, if you decide to open a real money account at either casino in order to participate in the online roulette tournaments being offered, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT CLAIM ANY WELCOME BONUS MONEY. Unfortunately, European Roulette is the only game that cannot be played with bonus money. If you have plans to participate in any other online tournament (blackjack, video poker or slots), then by all means, claim the bonus money and put it to good use.

Countdown 2010 Online Casino Slots Tournament

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Millionaire Casino 2010 Countdown Slots TournamentAsk any current player of the EHGV network of online casinos, and they would have told you about the Countdown 2010 slots tournament. Although I didn’t catch wind of it until today, it’s just getting kicked off, and will continue throughout the entire month of December until, well, the New Year. In other words, sign up now if you want your best shot at winning a share of $201,000 in guaranteed slots tournament winnings. You can do so free right now at several Vegas Technology Casino, however, if you need some guidance, OCS gives a high recommendation to Millionaire Casino, where you can also receive $5,000 in free bonuses on your first three deposits.
Then again, you could also hold off on signing up until next week or even the end of the month for that mater. Not your typical extended slots tournament, the 2010 Countdown is just that – a countdown of four weekly tournaments leading to a grand finale on December 28, 2009. The first of these weekly tournaments is taking place right now, and will wrap up on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 12 pm EST. The guaranteed cash prize winnings is $40,200, with $10,000 guaranteed for the first place finisher. Second place will take home $7,500, third place will receive $5,000 and the next two finishers down the line will win $2,500 each. The remaining winnings will be divvied out to the next 240 top players, receiving cash awards ranging from $500 to $10.
The remaining three weekly tournaments will follow in same suit, each played out on a different slot machine. Week two (December 7th-14th) will be “The Right Prize” slot, week three (December 14th-21st) will be on “X Marks the Spot” (my personal favorite), week four (December 21st-28th) will be on “Reel Deal” slots, and the final showdown (December 28th-31st) will go down on “The Vegas Party” online slot machine.
Being some of the more popular slot titles at EHGV online casinos, the selected tournament games offer a wealth of bonus rounds and winnings. In fact, Vegas Technology Software has been long prized for the performance of their slots. The speed, graphics and reliability are top-notch, and players have rated them highly compared to other leading software platforms like Microgaming, Cryptologic and Playtech. And considering that many Vegas Technology casinos are open to U.S. players, let’s just say they are very popular.
The finale showdown tournament, which as mentioned, takes place beginning at 12 pm, December 28, 2009, ups the prize ante even more, paying out $20,000 to the first place finisher, $2,010 to the next four players down the line, and $201 to the remaining top 60 players. Overall, the 2010 Countdown slots tournament guarantees more cash winnings than any other tournament this month. However, considering that it is broken into segment tournaments, the $200K slots tournament taking place at Go Casino, Crazy Slots and Online Vegas still takes the cake for overall cash award amounts (top finisher being paid $55,000). Nonetheless, the 2010 Countdown is a great tournament for players looking for less of a long term commitment, thereby saving on the rebuy fees. Furthermore, the top 200 winners of each weekly tournament will receive a free entry into the final showdown.