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Summer Slots Series Online Casino Tournament To Award $500K

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Slots Galore Casino is our top choice for entering the Summer Slots Series

Slots Galore Casino is our top choice for entering the Summer Slots Series

It’s that time of year again, folks. No, I’m not talking about Spring cleaning, although since it’s still technically Spring, there’s still time for you to get out the duster and mop. Who am I kidding, right? Anyhow, this being the OCS gambling blog and all, what I am referring to is the wildly popular, annual $500,000 Summer Slots Series hosted by English Harbour Gaming Ventures (EHGV.

The flagship online casino operator of Vegas Technology Software-powered gaming destinations, EHGV manages some of the most popular U.S.A. online casinos in business today, including Slots Galore, Millionaire Casino, Super Slots and English Harbour Casino herself. Boasting all of the credentials that make for a safe and fair place to spin the reels, EHGV casinos make for a solid place to grab some free casino bonus cash, and certainly for taking part in online slots tournaments with guaranteed cash winnings.

SummerSlotsSeries2In the case of the aforementioned $500,000 Summer Slots Series of tournaments, obviously, there is lots of cash up for grabs, albeit not all at once. The way the tournament works is that it is broken down into four stages. Over the course of all four stages running from June 1 to August 31st, a total of $500,000 will be give out to over 1,500 players.

Stage 1 is taking place right now, continuing through the month of June and guaranteeing $100,000 in cash winnings. The breakdown of winnings dishes out $50,000 to first place, $20,000 to second place, $7,500 to third, $2,500 to forth and fifth, and $1,000 to the remaining top ten finishers. In total, the top 275 players will receive winnings (both casino credits and loyalty points). Tournament action takes place on the enormously entertaining “Funky Chicken” video slots, with entry fee and rebuys (up to 500) costing $10. Each rebuy qualifies for 75 credits.

Stage 2 runs for the entire month of July and ups the payout from $100K to $150,000. This time around, all action is hosted on the “Shaaark!” video slot (another fun and entertaining bonus slot) with the same entry and rebuy rules as Stage 1. Building on Stage 1, the top 500 finishers will receive a payout; however, with more money to give away, first place receives $60,000, second gets $25,000, third place bags $10,000 and all other finishing spots receive double the amounts awarded leaderboard placers in Stage 1.

Both Stage 3 and Stage 4 fittingly take place throughout the hottest month of the year – August. In terms of betting action, Part 3 is where it’s at, as Part 4 is simply a $75,000 cash award which goes to the player with the highest combined balance over all three tournaments (June-August). Part 3, which takes place on the “California Gold” slots, is the most generous stage of the Summer Slots Series, giving out a total of $175,000 in winnings and extending the leaderboard from the top 500 finishers to the top 800 scorers. First place walks away with $75,000, 2nd-5th place get the same as Stage 2, 6th-10th get an additional $500 ($3,000 each), while the next 190 finishers get the same payout as that given in Stage 2. Those players who make the leaderboard seated from 201st-800th place receive $25 each.

It is never too late to join the Summer Slots Series. In other words, even if one of the tournaments is already underway, you can join at any time. Furthermore, you will always be eligible to receive the Stage 4 payout of $75,000. All it takes is a big jackpot win, albeit seasoned tournament players will tell you the more you wager, the better your chances of winning at slots tournament.

While all of English Harbour’s online casinos make for a solid place to open an account, Slots Galore offers the best welcome bonus in our opinion, not to mention 25% reloads on all further deposits. The first deposit bonus is worth 100% up to $1,000 Free and has a low 20x play-through. Furthermore, all games (except European Roulette) count toward the wager requirement – at varying degrees, of course – with tournament play wagers also helping meet the play-through. Needless to say, many other online casinos prohibit tournament play with bonus money.

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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.

Online Vegas Casino December Slots Tournament Schedule

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Online Vegas December 2009 Slots Tournament

Just another reminder it’s the last day of the month and the new tournament schedules at leading online casinos will be coming out tomorrow. Of particular note is the lineup at Hambledon NV’s network of online casinos – Golden Casino, Go Casino, Online Vegas and Crazy Slots (what else is knew, right?). Oh yes…and have I mentioned the progressive jackpot tally here is now worth over $2 million? If you ask me, something is bound to bust soon.

For anyone who didn’t catch our last post about Online Vegas Casino, we recently reported on the Black Friday slots tournament here, as well as the last weekender tournament of the month, which is actually taking place this very second. Wrapping up tomorrow at 8 pm (EST), the “See You in December” tournament guarantees $75,000 in winnings, and was the second largest tournament of the month.

December is looking like much of the same, only better. Online Casino Suite has been given an early peek, and we are tickled pink to report that December is guaranteeing more jackpot winnings than November. Not sure if it was the EHGV network, but I recall last year’s online casino tournament schedule was being billed “A December to Remember”. And there you have it – another December to Remember, if you ask me.

The big tournament of the month is guaranteeing $200,000 in winnings, with $55,000 going to the top finisher. It starts on December 4th and runs through Christmas Day, so if you haven’t already checked out Online Vegas, now is a good time. If you are from the U.S., don’t bother trying to open an account at Golden Casino, for tomorrow is the official day Golden will no longer be accepting players from the USA.

Online Vegas allows U.S. players to open free accounts and access their suite of Vegas Technology Software casino games via download or Instant, no-download Flash. A member of the Curacao Internet Gaming Association, Online Vegas abides by the strict responsible gaming standards imposed in The Netherlands, Antilles (Curacao), and also uses a CFG audited software platform by Vegas Technology). For more info, read the OCS Online Vegas Casino Review.