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King Cashalot Online Casino Slot Review

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Gettin' Medieval with Microgaming's King Cashalot Casino Slot

Gettin' Medieval with Microgaming's King Cashalot Casino Slot

Following the recent half-a-million dollar jackpot win on Microgaming’s King Cashalot progressive video slot, I thought it fitting to give the good King Cashalot himself a closer look and all-out review. So, like I said, King Cashalot is Microgaming Software’s doing, and in fact, is one of Microgaming’s oldest progressive jackpot games. Launched in 2004/2005, King Cashalot has paid out some big wins over the years. The default jackpot is $100,000, and only gets bigger from there. It is not uncommon for the accumulated progressive jackpot to exceed $1 million. In fact, the largest win to date is $1.2 million and average jackpot win is $500,000.

As with all progressive slots, in order to be eligible for the big jackpot, a player must wager on on all paylines. Being that there are nine paylines, up to five coins per payline and a fixed coin value of $0.05, a single coin bet would cost just $0.45, while the max $2.25 wager, which is not bad at all for a modest sized bankroll, will get you even more winnings in pursuit of the big jackpot.

King Cashalot is a five reel slot themed after all the best that Medieval Times had to offer. If you consider torture, the Plague and having to wear burlap the best things to come from Medieval Times, well then, I’m sorry to say that King Cashalot will disappoint you. On the contrary, I’m talking about chivalry, feasts, sexy maidens and friendly dragons And as such, you get just that from the reel symbols. The jovial King himself is the wild and multiplier, the Jester is the Scatter, the Dragon serves as the bonus trigger, while various food items, and of course, the Queen and Maiden round out the list of colorful and sharp symbols.

King Cashalot Online Casino Slot Payout Table

King Cashalot Online Casino Slot Payout Table

All winning combinations with a single King serving as a wild will double payouts, while multiple Kings create winning combinations of their own. Five Kings is the ultimate, paying 15,000 credits on a single enabled payline and the maximum progressive jackpot if all five Kings hit on the ninth payline. Being a Scatter, the Jester does not need to land on an enabled payline in order to be in play. If two or more Jesters show on the screen a bonus credit is awarded, amounting up to 50 times the number of credits staked.

King Cashalot Treasure Bonus Round

King Cashalot Treasure Bonus Round

As for the bonus round, this is triggered when three Dragons hit on reels 2, 3 and 4. Called the Treasure Bonus, simply choose a treasure and it will reveal just how much extra you win (multiplied by the number of coins & paylines).

For a list of the top online casinos offering King Cashalot, visit the OCS Best Microgaming Casinos page of our main reviews chart for the best online casino slots.

Jackpot Factory Casinos See Treasure Nile and Mega Moolah Paying Big

Monday, January 4th, 2010
Jackot Factory Casinos

Big Slots Jackpots as usual at Jackpot Factory Casinos

For the Jackpot Factory group of online casinos, big jackpots are not uncommon. Yes, smarty pants, that’s why they call themselves the Jackpot Factory. Another reason why the Jackpot Factory focuses on the….well, jackpots…is simply because of their relationship with Microgaming Software and Microgaming’s vast progressive jackpot network.

Before I go on further, if you are from the United States and are wondering if the Jackpot Factory is right for you, save yourself some breath and energy and don’t bother. Jackpot Factory, and ALL Microgaming online casino licensees for that matter, are not open to U.S. citizens. Call it unfair. I call it bad governing courtesy of the Bush administration.

Anyhow, enough of that. You can bet that just as soon as the U.S. starts regulating online gambling, the Jackpot Factory will open it’s doors across the pond once again. So, make a mental note.

Now, where was I? Oh yes, big jackpots at the Jackpot Factory. In particular, it’s been the Mega Moolah and Treasure Nile video slots that have paid out the most considerable sums over the last week or so. Mega Moolah, alone, paid out nine large jackpot wins over the month of December at Jackpot Factory’s All Slots Casino, including a $10,00+ win on Christmas day for one lucky player. Mega Moolah, which has the potential to grow in the millions (having almost reached £5 million at one time), also dished out a rather large $70,000 jackpot to one player.

As for Treasure Nile, this is one slot machine that consistently pays out huge numbers, and is one of Microgaming’s oldest progressive jackpot slot games. It’s most recent newsworthy action generated over $179,000 in winnings for two players. One player walked away with over $66,000, while the other scored a massive $112,674 jackpot on Treasure Nile.

To see the current jackpot tally at the Jackpot Factory (currently worth over $3.3 million), go to AllJackpots.com and click the Live Jackpots tab on the homepage.

Weekend Online Casino Jackpot Update: Mobile Jackpots and Rival Gaming Pay Big

Sunday, December 20th, 2009
Mobile online gambling at eCOGRA approved All Slots Casino

Mobile online gambling at eCOGRA approved All Slots Casino

This weekend was a good one for jackpot wins, albeit there are no millionaires to report. 🙁 Most promising was a series of big wins scored on mobile devices. Another testament to the growing popularity of mobile online casino gambling, this particular jackpot was worth $10,225, and hit on the Tomb Raider video slot, which is extremely popular with both mobile gamers and regular online casino players.

According to the Jackpot Factory’s, Microgaming-powered All Slots Casino, a mobile player from South Africa using the screen name Karin D. hit the big win using a Nokia mobile device after only one month of opening an account. That’s definitely what you call “good luck”, and goes to show that winning in the online casino can happen to anyone….even on a mobile phone.

If you are interested in giving mobile online gambling a go, it truly is as simple as pie. Go to the “Getting Started” page at All Slots, choose your type of phone (over 1,400 compatible devices, including iPhone, iTouch and Android), enter your phone number and wait for the download package to be sent via secure SMS text. After opening an account through the software platform, individual casino games can be downloaded at the “tap of a touchscreen”, including several slots, progressive jackpot games and table games like Blackjack and Roulette. And don’t forge to take advantage of All Slots 100% Match Bonus up to $200 Free for mobile players. Keep in mind, I am specifically referring to All Slots Casino and Microgaming mobile online casinos in general, which are not open to U.S. residents.

Play Rival Gaming's Money Magic at Superior Casino

Play Rival Gaming's Money Magic at Superior Casino

But don’t let that get you down all my U.S. friends. Even despite attempts by the U.S. government to block U.S. players from online casinos, “good luck” also frequently happens for U.S. residents in the online gambling world! Case in point was this very weekend, in which a yet-to-be identified player scored a $86,006 jackpot playing at the Rival Gaming network of U.S. facing online casinos. The game responsible for dishing out the $86K jackpot was the “Money Magic” progressive video slot, having finally stolen some thunder from Rival Gaming’s “Major Moolah” slot, which has been one of the hottest slots of late.

Currently, the cumulative progressive jackpot total at Rival Gaming Casinos is worth over $26,000, with “Strike it Gold” now worth over $11,000 and the exciting I-slot, “1 Million Reels BC” now nearing the $8,000 mark. Having busted recently, both “Major Moolah” and “Money Magic” are under $4,000 each. For a real-time feed of jackpot tally’s check out Superior Casino. They get our topmost recommendation for Rival progressive jackpot action, notwithstanding the fact that they are one of the only licensees with a real time feed! :).

Don’t forget to take advantage of a free no-deposit bonus worth $20 (maximum cashout of $50), or $1,900 in three free slots bonuses and $1,000 in three free casino game bonuses. PLEAS NOTE, however, that all sign-up bonuses at Superior Casino have a maximum withdrawal of $50. If you don’t want to be kept taking home a big jackpot win early on before meeting the play-through requirement, DO NOT claim this bonus.

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Beach Life Online Slots Bound to Bust at $4 Million Jackpot

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Beach Life Progressive Jackpot at Casino TropezPlaytech’s Beach Life progressive jackpot video slot is about to reach the $4 million mark, now standing a good chance at creating another online millionaire. Gaming portals across the Web and gambling forums are rife with talk about the massive jackpot, which is not a far cry away from breaking more jackpot records.
Beach Life last paid out a noteworthy million-plus jackpot roughly eight months ago. It was worth €1.8 million, and went to a French player at Europa Casino. Approximately eight months prior to that (August of 2008) a player on Beach Life slots hit one of the largest progressive jackpots ever to be won at an online casino. It was worth over $4.2 million. This is very impressive, considering Beach Life was launched just three years ago.
Catching the attention of the online gambling community at large, Beach Life is now growing at an even faster rate as more players – mostly from Europe – open accounts at Playtech online casinos, which are currently not open to USA residents. The jackpot growth is currently at about $30,000 per day – up from the average of $23,000 per day, which has been accumulating from an initial reset jackpot of $50,000.
While Beach Life is available at fully licensed Playtech licensees, some online casinos offer their own in-house progressive jackpot for the game. In other words, just because an online casino offers Beach Life slots, doesn’t necessarily mean they will also offer the wide area jackpot. If you want the big numbers, i.e. the current $4 million jackpot, OCS highly recommends Europa Casino (which has a lucky track record with Beach Life), the long-standing Casino Tropez, or the Italian favorite – Casino Bellini.
That said, here’s a breakdown on the game itself:
Beach Life Progressive Video SlotBeach Life slots are a bonus video slot with 5 reels, 20 paylines and 35 possible winning combinations (2,000 coin minimum jackpot). The coin value is fixed at $/€/£0.50 with a max bet of twenty coins per wager resulting in a max bet of $10 per spin, which is necessary in order to be eligible for the progressive jackpot. Speaking of which, 3% of every wager is put aside toward the cumulative jackpot. When 5 Sun’s (the wild symbol) are hit on the 20th payline, the big jackpot pays!
Beach Life also offers a great second screen “pick-a-box” bonus game that is activated by three bonus symbols (Treasure chest). Additional winnings (2x) are activated by two or more Scatter Symbols (Sandcastle) on a single payline.