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Latest Promotions: Jackpot City, Lucky Nugget and Roxy Palace

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

uk online casino bonusesHere are the latest promos, bonuses and other various events taking place currently at some of the best UK casinos online today! The first two up, Jackpot City and Lucky Nugget, are both from Belle Rock Entertainment, the sub-company owned by Carmen Media.

Jackpot City Casino‘s Double Deposit Bonus provides a 100% deposit match for new players up to $500 over their first two deposits. This is an extension of Jackpot City’s original 100% deposit match up to $200. New players will now get an additional 100% match up to $300 on the second deposit they make as well. This has been in effect for awhile and it will probably stick. Also, the Oktoberfest in July Promo is happening right now and provides up to $500 in bonus action for existing players. This casino has an active Facebook page and is updated regularly with offers and announcements.

Sister casino to Jackpot City is Lucky Nugget, where two immediate bonus schemes are available – and both have to do with your bankroll! The High Roller Bonus offers a 100% up to $1000 on your first deposit, and the Player Bonus is for 150% up to $200 on your first deposit. Lucky Nugget also currently hosts Free Spins Mania that provides continual free spins action on some of its most popular slots. The Free Credit Frenzy offers free credits on various games, while the Loyalty Program awards players with Loyalty Points, which vary from 1-3; given for each $/£/€ 10 you deposit, depending upon the games you play. Slots play earns the most Loyalty points, which can be converted into casino money. At this time, Lucky Nugget has a Facebook page, but it is not nearly as active in use (providing promos and updates) as Jackpot City is.

Lastly, you’ll want to check out Roxy Palace, where there are also two immediate bonuses to consider for new players – the Welcome Bonus offers up to £350 free on your first two deposits (100% match up to £150 on first deposit and 25% up to £200 free on second deposit) and the No Deposit sign up offers UK players claim to a free £10 chip. The Roxy Palace VIP option is probably your best bet right now, as this is the kind of casino where you simply phone in and demand VIP status. Depending on how much you plan to play, a personal assistant is basically assigned to you, and will help you manage your account and provide you with heightened amounts of bonuses and promotion solutions.

For some UK online casino action, these three destinations are worth a gander at the very least. All of these online casinos are worth a friendly personal chat or phone call to customer service for even more detailed daily, weekly and monthly events.

Victor Chandler Casino Licenses Best of Wager Works Software

Monday, September 20th, 2010

And you thought these girls are hot? Wait 'till you see the new Wager Works online casino games at Victor Chandler!

And you thought these girls are hot? Wait 'till you see the new Wager Works online casino games at Victor Chandler!

The Victor Chandler website just got a bit more expansive now that a deal with Wager Works Software has procured a lineup of some of the funnest online casino games out there. Given even the twenty-something, drop-dead-gorgeous dealers who help run Victor Chandler’s live dealer online casino, this new lineup of games is sure to spice things up (abeit I wouldn’t mind if one of Chandler’s dealers – the oldest of whom was born in 1984, by the way – was to spice things up in however she sees fit. 🙂

Now, before I get myself into trouble, let’s give credit where credit is due, shall we? International Gaming Technology (IGT) subsidiary, Wager Works, is to owe for the innovative selection of slots that now call the Victor Chandler website home. Well, not all of them. Victor Chandler uses software from several developers – showcasing the best that each has to offers through the innovative “Open Bet Platform”. In the case of Wager Works, these include Monopoly (With Pass “Go” Bonus & On a Roll), Wheel of Fortune, Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold, Elvis Top 20 and Ca$hino.

If you are an avid land-based casino player, you may very well recognize some, if not all of these slot machine titles. That’s because all of them were originally developed into brick ‘n mortar casino slot machines and brought to the land-based industry by IGT. Having sole licensing rights to turn these titles into their virtual counterparts, Wager Works has become a niche developer, if you will, offering what no other software developer can – popular, branded games.

I take that back – there certainly are other software developers in the business of branding slot machines. Need I mention Marvel Slots? (Albeit the games you can find at Cryptologic and now Playtech online casinos were not initially developed into brick ‘n mortar games). However, the fact remains that Wager Works casino games have a history that – call me crazy – almost make you feel as if you actually are inside your favorite brick ‘n mortar casino – minus the cocktail waitress, lack of clocks and tacky carpet, of course.

If you’re NOT from the U.S., give the Victor Chandler website a visit to see for yourself. Or you could just as well give a call to the OCS top Wager Works site, Virgin Casino. But then again, how bad do you want to interact with Silvia from the live blackjack table?!

William Hill Vegas on a Winning Streak With Big Jackpot Winners

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
See the Recent Winners List at William Hill Online for a dose of payouts.

See the Recent Winners List at William Hill Online for a dose of payouts.

William Hill’s virtual Las Vegas online casino, William Hill Vegas, recently scored it’s largest winner to date. Or perhaps I should say a lucky player at William Hill Vegas has scored the largest jackpot to date – for both Will Hill and the player! Coming in at nearly half-a-million pounds, let’s just say it’s one of the largest jackpots to be won online, period!

The lucky player – referred to as Eni O. – hails from London, which is precisely where William Hill is headquartered. Even though the big win was hit one month ago, it’s still making news at a number of online gambling news sites – including OCS, obviously!

Eni had this to say in regards to the win: “I’m absolutely over the moon. I’ve had a few small wins on williamhill.com in the past, but this is incredible – I’m lost for words! I just want to hug that plucky little leprechaun.”

What’s even more newsworthy is that while Eni’s £420,948.21 jackpot win (on the Leprechaun’s Luck slot machine, hence the shout out to the plucky little leprechaun) is an impressive feat, the fact of the matter is that jackpots in the hundreds-of-thousands take place all the time at William Hill Vegas. Within the last year, there were twelve wins that nearly hit or surpassed the £100,000 mark.

The three wins that hovered just below 100K were for £85,000 on the Pharaoh’s Treasure progressive video slot, £76,000 also on Pharaoh’s Treasure and £74,000 on Alice’s Wonderland. The “Chests of Plenty” slot has produced three different £100K+ wins (the largest coming in at £176,000 last October), while “Alice’s Wonderland” has scored the fifth and second largest wins at £150,000 and £256,000. The third largest jackpot within the last year was for over £234,000 on the Leprechaun’s Luck slot, which as mentioned, was home to the largest jackpot to date at nearly £421,000.

William Hill Vegas is part of the William Hill Online network of internet wagering sites, offering everything from sports betting and casino games to bingo, poker and skill games. Will Hill Vegas is is owned and operated by WHG International Ltd. and is licensed and registered with the UK white-listed Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, which on a side note, is proving to be a more fitting regulatory jurisdiction than the UK Gambling Commission for an increasing number of UK/Europe based online casino operators. Read the OCS William Hill Casino Review for more information.

41st Annual Comic-Con International to Draw Light on Marvel Online Casino Slots

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

InterCasinoMarvelSlotsWith the 41st Annual San Diego Comic-Con International taking place this month, it seems fitting to give a nod to super heroes. More specifically, for the sake of this blog, it seems fitting to give a nod to the original Marvel super hero slots by Cryptologic Software.

Of course, now there is Marvel slots by Playtech – and Cryptologic has even expanded it’s own repertoire to include DC comic book characters – but for now, let’s keep our sites focused on Cryptologic’s contribution to the world of online gambling super heroes. I mean, after all, Cryptologic’s Marvel Slots have become the most successfully branded online slots to date.

Currently, there are seventeen different Marvel comics branded in Cryptologic’s Marvel Slots series, with some superhero’s even getting multiple versions. Hulk, for example, has two titles under his belt: “The Incredible Hulk” and “Hulk – The Ultimate Revenge”. Think of it as just as another comic in the series, or in the case of online casino gambling, more ways to wager.

The indomitable Spider Man also has two titles: “Spiderman” and “Spiderman Revelations”. Again, it’s pretty much the same theme and playing structure but with different ways to wins, bonus rounds, and of course, a slightly different story line told by Cryptologic’s impressive animation graphics.

Other titles in the Marvel Slots series include, “Captain America”, “Blade”, “Ghost Rider”, “Iron Man”, “Silver Surfer”, “Daredevil”, “The Punisher”, “The Sub-Mariner”, “X-Men”, “Electra”, “Fantastic Four”, “Thor” and for when you just can’t get enough Wolverine from the X-Men slot, there is a game dedicated to the razor bandit himself, fittingly titled, “Wolverine”.

Besides the entertainment value itself, another reason why Marvel online casino slots are so popular with players is the fact that they offer random jackpots and are interconnected with their own wide area progressive jackpot of sorts. To win one of three random jackpots, one needs to only be playing. No winning symbol combination is required, and the size of the jackpot depends on the size of the wager.

For more details and information on playing rules and jackpot awards, be on the lookout for a new blog series reviewing each and every one of  Cryptologic’s Marvel Superhero slots.

In the meantime, OCS recommends giving longtime UK favorite online casino, Inter Casino, a visit and opening a free account. Inter Casino allows players to wager in “fun mode”, offering unlimited practice credits to try out all of their online casino games, including their full suite of Marvel Superhero Slots. And if and when you are ready to play for real money, you might want to consider stretching your bankroll with a 100% Match bonus which was recently upgraded from £125 Free to £225 Free (Bonus claim code ICWCB). With hardly any game restrictions and a low 12x play-through requirement, this is certainly a bonus worth claiming. Read the OCS Inter Casino Review for more information.

All Slots Online Casino Dishes Out $25,000 Jackpot Win to Canadian Player

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

eCOGRA certified All Slots online casino is no stranger to huge jackpot wins. A member of the long-standing Jackpot Factory group of online casinos, Microgaming-powered All Slots is synced with one of the largest wide area progressive jackpot networks on the internet.

How large, you ask? Well, let’s just say that the Jackpot Factory has paid out over $4 billion in payouts since 2000. As for the current progressive jackpot tally at the time of publication, it was worth $6,244,388 – and that’s minus the recent $25,000 jackpot dished out to a Canadian player spinning the reels on the popular “Totem Treasure” video slot.

More precisely, the big winner goes by the screen name of Lynn R., and hails from British Columbia, Canada. A member of All Slots since the very beginning of the Jackpot Factory empire (nearly ten years ago), Lynn R. is what we in the online gambling industry like to call a loyal player. In fact, the Jackpot Factory’s Director of Player Affairs, David Brickman, said, “She’s (Lynn) been a loyal player for a long time, and it’s always exciting to see persistency pay off.”

Indeed, persistency certainly does pay off. Of course, nobody knows for sure exactly how much Lynn R. has wagered over the years (let alone how much she’s lost and won), but it’s probably safe to say that she has at least broken even. If not, perhaps it’s time to take the money and run Lynn! From a player’s perspective, one can only be so loyal, can they not?

One last thing worth mentioning about All Slots online casino is that in addition to being a haven for big jackpot wins, they are also known for churning out frequent winners. I mean, what other online casinos actually have a “Winners” page linked up through the main navigation menu on their website. Check out AllSlots.com to see for yourself. And – assuming you do not reside in the U.S. – be sure to look into opening a free account and taking advantage of their $5,000 Welcome Bonus package (100% up to $200 Free on the first deposit).

Virgin Casino Launches Noah’s Ark Slot; More Weekly Promos

Friday, June 4th, 2010

noahsark2Virgin Casino, a gaming arm of Virgin Games, has announced the launch of a new video slot machine from WagerWorks. Noah’s Ark is the newest offering from this incredibly popular online casino. Noah’s Ark is a 30-payline video slot game that has a unique Split Symbols™ feature. The Split Symbols™ feature counts as two different symbols instead of just one. This offers a twist to the traditional video slot game where a winning payline can has over 10 matching symbols.

Warren Eloff, Product Manager at Virgin Casino, is quoted as saying, “WagerWorks have created yet another fantastic slot. Noah’s Ark is one of many great recent additions to our ever expanding casino, which offers games from a number of top developers. With the delightful animating animals that celebrate wins, the Split Symbols feature and free spin bonus, slot fans will love playing Noah’s Ark and enjoy winnings of epic proportions!” Virgin Casino has over 200 casino games and it is one of the most popular online casinos in the UK and throughout Europe.

Virgin Casino has a new slot game, which despite it’s name, isn’t just for the devout. Well, then again that all depends on what one is directing their devotion toward. If its spinning the slots, then by all mean, this new game is sure to please. Introducing “Noah’s Ark” video slot – a highly entertaining game with 30 paylines of action and a unique split feature that can create up to ten matching symbols per payline. Along with a free spin bonus, the action at Noah’s Ark is nothing short of biblical proportions.

If you need to see for yourself, just Visit Virgin Casino and open a free account to test Noah’s Ark out for free with unlimited fun money credits. Heck, while you’re there, be sure to check out their Recent Real Money Winners. You might even be inclined to take advantage of their standard 100% Match £100 free welcome bonus with 25x play-through on all slots, instant win games, Phantom Belle video poker and Ten Play Bonus Video Poker.

And if you are totally blown out of the water by Noah’s Ark (no pun intended), Virgin Casino is offering a special promotion from Monday, June 7th through Friday, June 11, 2010, in which they are giving away 20,000 in bonus cash. Simply wager a minimum of £175 on Noah’s Ark (as well as other select games) to earn a £5 bonus and a maximum of £3,500 to earn a £100 bonus (subject to wagering conditions) each day during the promotion period.

If you don’t want to wait until June 7th to get started playing with free money at Virgin Casino, and would rather pass on the 100% Match Bonus, Virgin is giving away a solid reload bonus right now. It’s worth 50% up to 75 Free and has a play-through of 20x. The bonus code is RELOAD, and while there are several game restrictions, this is a good offer for anyone who has played at Virgin before and still has an account in good standing.

With a name like Virgin Casino, one might just wonder if experience has got anything to do with running a successful online casino. And not that Virgin Casino hasn’t experienced the roll of the dice, the tossing of the roulette balls, obtaining a BJ on the felt tables (okay, I’m going a little bit overboard with the sexual innuendo’s aren’t I?) – the title of “Virgin” simply comes from parent company, Virgin – you know the one that has business ventures in everything from transportation to music.

More specifically, Virgin Casino is a branch of Virgin Games, which was launched in 2004 and also manages a poker room and online bingo room. One of the top UK facing online casinos in business today, Virgin Casino also has good “cred” due to their licensing of Wager Works online casino software. Wager Works is a subsidiary of the renowned land-based slot machine manufacturer, IGT, whose reputation precedes itself. Furthermore, Wager Works is a beacon for regulatory compliance, having received accreditations from Technical Systems Testing (TST), Gaming Associates and ongoing compliance with the UK white-listed Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

Our only complaint about Virgin Casino is their slight lack in transparency. For one, they do not provide links to monthly payout reports. Perhaps, with a branded name like “Virgin”, management thinks there is no need to be transparent with players. However, in this day-and-age of competitive and sometimes dangerous online gambling waters, it would serve Virgin Casino to be more forthright with the online gambling community. A good example would be 32Red. Better yet, just visit the OCS Best UK Casinos page for our top picks.<

Casino Splendido and 32Red Thunderstruck With Ongoing Promotions

Friday, May 14th, 2010

You’ve probably heard by now that Microgaming has launched the new, highly anticipated “Thunderstruck II” video slot. All of the top Microgaming online casinos are talking about it – and better yet, many of them are hosting ongoing promotions in honor of what will very likely turn out to be one of Microgamaing’s more popular video slots, and even more popular than the original “Thunderstruck”.

Not every Microgaming online casino has integrated “Thunderstruck II” on their downloadable software platform. Of those that have, 32Red and Casino Splendido were amongst the first. Considering both of these sites offer a great lineup of promotions to begin with, “Thunderstruck II” or no “Thunderstruck II”, there is lots of free money and extra comp points up for grabs at both of these eCOGRA approved online casinos.

A quick rundown on the promotions offered at both casinos are as follows:

Casino Splendido is still offering their 100% Match bonus worth up to £120 Free with a 30x play-through (all games eligible for play-through according to tiered percentage scale). Their ongoing current promotions include a slots competition (May 14-17) – in which EVERY qualifying player will receive a cash prize and the top three winners will go on for a chance at winning £4,000 – and double comp points on the following select games (May 13-16): Great Galaxy Grab, Tomb Raider Secret of the Sword, Big Top, Stash of the Titans, Adventure Palace, French Roulette, Roulette Royale, Multi-hand European Blackjack, Poker Ride and Aces & Faces Video Poker.

32Red Casino is still giving away their amazing 320% welcome bonus worth £32 Free for every £10 deposited up to £320 Free. The play-through is 30x, and all games go toward meeting it, except for Craps and Megaspin slots. Also, please note there is a maximum stake or coin equivalent of 6.25 per bet until the play-through is met. Ongoing promotions include “Ruby Tuesday” which awards double comp points on the following games (currently): Thunderstruck, Magic Multiplier, Spring Break and Sugar Mama. Every Thursday is “Red Letter Day“, which is a pot of 1,000 free chips shared between five randomly selected active players. Returning depositors in the month of May can receive a 100% bonus up to £32 Free (in addition to regular Club Rouge loyalty bonuses).

March 2010 eCOGRA verified payout percentages at Casino Splendido averaged at 95.87% for all games, slots returned 94.91%,  poker games at 96.77% and table games paid out a whopping 98.73%. Not bad to say the least. As for 32Red Casino, payouts here average an impressive 97.54% on all games, with slots coming it at 95.9%, table games at 98.8% and poker games almost siding on the players advantage at a sharp 99.3%. To put this in context of actual winnings, yesterday’s top winners at 32Red were valued at £6,545 (Neil W.), £5,035 (Mark H.) and £2,822 (Donghong L.). As for Casino Splendido, their top winners this week included £3,000+ wins on Avalon and Texas Bonus Poker Gold, £2,000+ wins on Major Millions (5 Reel), Mega Moolah, Cashapillar, and multi-hand Atlantic City Blackjack, including four separate wins on Thunderstruck II. See there, I told you Thunderstruck II was going to be popular. 🙂

For more information on 32 Red and Casino Splendido, see the OCS 32Red Casino Review and Casino Splendido Review.

Inter Casino Gets Makeover in More Ways Than One

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

If you haven’t been over to Cryptologic-powered Inter Casino in the last few months, now is a great time to give the “oldest” online casino in business today, a visit. I say “oldest” in parentheses simply because there are other online casinos sure to argue they were launched before Inter Casino, but if you ask me – all things considered – Inter Casino is the oldest, having launched in 1996.

So, what’s all this fuss about dropping by Inter Casino these days? Well, most importantly, there are some great new bonuses and promotions being offered for non U.S. players right now. Secondly, Inter Casino has received a huge design makeover, pretty much making their website entirely unrecognizable to players who knew it since, well, pretty much since it was launched nearly fifteen years ago.

At first, I thought the extent of Inter Casino’s makeover was a little too much, but then considering how long Inter Casino has kept the same look going, it made more sense they were feeling the need to give their image a complete makeover. It’s like that pair of jeans you’ve grown so used to wearing. Sure, they do the job and stay on your butt, feel comfortable and  look nice. But times are a changin’, and fashion/design is especially an evolving phenomenon.

This also explains Inter Casino’s recent decision to launch a Twitter page and tap into the booming social media networking sector. A smart decision, if you ask me, for there is no denying the role of social marketing in an increasingly competitive World Wide Web. The fast-paced world of Twitter seems especially suited to the ever-changing online gambling industry.

For more information on Inter Casino, as well as all of the new promotions and bonus offers being offered, including a 100% slots bonus up to £125 Free and a 100% games bonus up to £80 Free, read the OCS Inter Casino Review. The new logo will give you a taste of the new design.

Inter Casino Using Twitter Quiz to Give Away Free Bonus Cash Online

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Wanna Follow Inter Casino at Twitter?

Wanna Follow Inter Casino at Twitter?

Using Twitter for business networking certainly isn’t a new concept. In fact, I believe Twitter gets more social networking action than both Facebook and Linkedin these days. However, using Twitter to give away exclusive online casino bonuses, well, let’s just say that’s a little more of a novel approach to sending out the Tweets. As for online casinos using Twitter, I can probably count them on one hand. Ya, I use my fingers to count, so what!?

One of these Twitter-centric online casinos is the highly rated, UK-based Inter Casino, which happens to be a familiar name on the reviews pages here at OCS. Come to think of it, Inter Casino is pretty familiar name period. I wouldn’t necessarily say a household name (what casino is?), but a familiar one at least! In business since November of 1996, Inter Casino is arguably the oldest online casino in business today, and has certainly been around the block a few times.

On one of these recent laps around the block, Inter Casino noticed Twitter – or at least decided it was night time to put the social networking service to the test. Judging by their tweets, it looks like they started using the service less than four months ago. Impressively, they already have over 70 followers, and as of yesterday (that I know of), have begun giving away free no deposit cash bonuses as part of a tweetin’ quiz promotion. Now, 70 followers may not sound like much considering there are tweeter with thousands of user’s. But the fact is that many people use Twitter just to gain a large following, but don’t even listen to the Tweets. Inter Casino seems to be taking the approach of building a steady and community of followers who are either in the business or love to gamble online.

As for their latest tweet quiz, the first person to have tweeted back the answer to how many months Inter Casino has been online was given £10 free. And considering they actually reveal the month they were launched, anyone who can do a little math will know the answer. Read the OCS Inter Casino Review for more information.

2009 UK Gambling Commission Survey Reveals Nothing Out of Ordinary

Friday, February 12th, 2010

As the States move one step closer toward online gambling regulation – or, at least, one step closer to approving legislation to study the impacts of online gambling and the feasibility of regulation (go Barney Frank!) – the UK Gambling Commission, aka The Commission, has just released more data resulting from a series of comprehensive surveys aimed at gauging gambling habits of UK bettors, as well as overall player demographics.

In light of the upcoming release of  the 2010 Gambling Prevalence Study, which is a comprehensive analysis of gambling trends in the UK that takes place every three years, the most recent set of survey stats apply strictly to 2009, and essentially show nothing different than that of the 2007 Gambling Prevalence Study data.

Consisting of two questions – one pertaining strictly to remote forms of wagering, including computer, mobile phone and television online casino wagering, the other pertaining to all forms of wagering both on and offline – the survey engaged some 7,000 adult participants, over half of which had participated in at least one form of wagering over the past four weeks of being surveyed.

Not surprisingly, the most popular betting activity was the National Lottery, followed by scratch cards and charitable lotteries. The next most popular betting activities down the line were neither surprising to researchers, and included horserace betting, slot machines and private betting amongst close circles of friends and family. UK online casinos were not amongst the most frequented of gambling destinations.

If anything, the latter revelation regarding private wagering is most interesting. While this still shows that many bettors do not fully trust UK-based gambling operations, over 50% of survey respondents consider the UK gaming industry trustworthy as a whole (up slightly from 2008). Further revealing that gambling is being looked upon more favorably in the UK is a greater number of people (14% surveyed) associating gambling crime with addicts committing larceny, rather than organized crime and money laundering.

While this does not entirely paint a better picture of sentiments toward gambling addiction, it nonetheless shows that awareness of gambling crime is expanding and that organized crime is being effectively prevented and dealt with. Furthermore, gambling addiction is still within normal bounds, even as remote online wagering activity has seen a moderate increase of about 1%.

Certainly proving that online gambling can and is being successfully regulated and managed, UK Gambling Commission statistics will indeed likely serve as a comparative benchmark for US officials if and when legislation is passed to study and set forth online gambling regulations of its own.