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Online Vegas Makin’ News With Bonuses and Tournaments

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

If you like online casino slots, blackjack and video poker tournaments, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Online Vegas. Hosting a wealth of tournaments, many of which are either free to join or cost chump change (excuse my French), Online Vegas is an approved and highly recommended online casino here at OCS. Not that it’s hard to “make news” in the world of online gambling – what with just about every play-for-money site out there billing their welcome bonus as “news” – Online Vegas certainly qualifies for newsworthy status right now.

Yes, Online Vegas does indeed offer a generous welcome bonus to new players. Worth over $5,000 on the first 10 deposits ($500 just on the first), it is one of the best out there. In addition to this, Online Vegas offers a fantastic loyaly promotion giving up to 20% cashback on losses and weekly deposit bonuses. In short, over $11,000 is given away here every month – no matter if players opt for reload bonuses or not.

But what’s even better about Online Vegas – if you ask me (thanks for asking) – is the deluge of free tournaments taking place here all the time. In fact, there is a free slot tournament offered here every day. Of course, what’s the value in a free tournament if there isn’t plenty of cash to be won? Well, that’s where Online Vegas’ reputation and experience comes into play. In business for several years running, Online Vegas has managed to attract quite the following – so much so that it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say it is one of the most popular U.S. facing online casinos in business today.

You see, with more players participating in tournaments, Online Vegas is able to guarantee more…well…guaranteed winnings. For the month of September this tally was worth over $425,000 in guaranteed tournament winnings. In fact, it’s still not too late to stake a share of the prize money this month. The last of the Weekender Madness tournaments guarantees $30,000 in winnings, and goes down from Friday, September 24th to Tuesday, September 28th.

And September isn’t a fluke either. It’s been like this at Online Vegas for as long as I can remember. Granted, my memory isn’t the best (no thanks to my…err…habits), however, for at least the last two years Online Vegas has been guaranteeing hundreds of thousands of dollars in tournament winnings every month. Fueled by a large wide area progressive jackpot network that includes the likes of Go Casino and Crazy Slots (linked via Vegas Technology’s CFG fairness certified software platform), the winnings here are for real.

Naturally, the slots tournaments are the most popular and more frequent, yet there is also a great selection of daily video poker and blackjack tournaments paying out pot percentage winnings, as well as guaranteed bonus bucks. Everything from pot percentage 24 hour $0.99 Blackjack tournaments to three-day Jacks or Better video poker tournaments are available round the clock. So what are you waiting for? Don’t say more news, because let me tell you brothers and sisters (to quote my cousin from the backwoods of Tennesse) it ain’t get no better than this.

iGaming News Reports on the Return of Curacao as a Formidable Regulatory Jurisdiction

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

curacao_egamingIf you work in the online gaming industry, there’s a chance you have a subscription to iGaming News. If not, what are you waiting for? Anyhow, if you’re totally cool like me (I’m talking Lady Gaga coolness here) and already have a subscription šŸ™‚ then you will have noticed the latest issue has a good chunk of information about Curacao.

For all the online bettors reading this, Curacao probably rings a bell. And no, I’m not talking about it’s appeal as a beautiful place to vacation at (FYI, Curacao is a Dutch Caribbean island, and consequently, a beautiful place to vacation at). But Curacao is also a key player in the “international” online gambling industry.

Being one of the first jurisdictions to regulate online gambling (1993), Curacao has steadily developed into one of the most sought after jurisdictions for online casino operators looking to set up shop while offering some degree of regulatory credibility to their players. These days, as pointed out in iGaming News, Curacao is being viewed as a top contender for betting site operators looking for more reasonable licensing costs and tax solutions (without being a tax haven). Curacao does not impose separate taxes on gaming revenue, while only subjecting an operators net revenue to a 2% tax rate.

But it hasn’t always been that way. Being a jurisdiction where many operators chiefly do business with U.S. players (much like Antigua & Barbuda), the passing of the US online gambling ban, aka UIGEA, not to mention being left off the UK Gambling Commission’s white-list, sort of put a dambper on Curacao’s rise as an internationally recognized regulatory jurisdiction, albeit a handful of popular U.S. facing online casino operators have been holding up here since the beginning.

However, now that the UK’s bilateral regulatory policies, which permitted white-listed operators to do business with UK citizens without requiring them to hold a UK license, are not being embraced in other EU countries like France (where a National regulatory policy is serving to protect State-run interests), Curacao is being seen in a new light. With the possibility that operators will likely need to hold multiple licenses in order to do business in EU countries with non-bilateral regulation, Curacao could very well become the “go to” destination for operators looking to expand.

So, if you’re a player and have ever wondered why so many online casinos are setting up shop in Curacao, that’s why. It’s not because there is no regulation (which is currently the case in Costa Rica, although that could very well change in the near future). Curacao’s “State Ordinance concerning the exploitation of hazard games on the international market by means of service lines” aka, P.B. 1993 no. 63 has you covered in that area (Contact the Netherlands Department of Justice and or www.curacao-egaming.com if you want more info).

Essentially, it all comes down to affordability, while maintaining credibility. In a market where national regulation is fueling State-run monopolies and overrunning a more internationally friendly regulatory regime, Curacao’s E-zone co-location services (which permits online casinos to operate in other regulated markets – pending, of course, on the laws of said regulated markets) is looking very promising. With the chances of a UK white-listing very likely, as well as e-Commerce Parks approval to host online gaming operators licensed by the Alderney Gaming Commission (which is already white-listed in the UK), as iGaming News points out, “The Return of Curacao” is imminent.

Looking for a Curacao licensed and regulated online casino to wager with. OCS highly recommends Go Casino, Aladdin’s Gold and Online Vegas.

Grande Vegas Casino Awards Two Trips to Foxwoods Casino Resort

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Grande Vegas Online Casino is just giving the business away!

Grande Vegas Online Casino is just giving the business away!

As reported earlier, here at OCS, Grande Vegas online casino has been set to give away two all-expense-paid trips to the famous Foxwoods tribal casino in Connecticut. Entering every single player into the raffle draw (who made at least one real money wager inside the online casino this Summer), Grande Vegas has just unveiled the lucky winner.

Published via a Lyceum Media press release, the news should have some head’s turning by now. It’s one thing to announce a promotion and illicit participation from players. It’s another thing altogether when said promotion has come to fruition and there is a reaction from the lucky winners.

Sure enough, the two lucky winners (Sheila S. from New York and Taylor C. from California) had something to say about their good fortune. Sheila S. said, “My husband is ecstatic about going to Foxwoods but I bet he’ll be spending more time on the golf course than in the casino!”, while Taylor C. had this to say:

“I first checked out Grande Vegas when I heard they had the biggest progressive jackpots that we American online casino players can play for,ā€ said Taylor C.Ā  ā€œI do recall reading about the Foxwoods contest in a player newsletter at the beginning of the summer but Iā€™d honestly forgotten about it. So it was quite a surprise ā€“ a really pleasant surprise ā€“ when Customer Support contacted me to tell me to start packing for my free trip to Foxwoods!ā€

It’s not very often often that online casinos give away free trips to players. It’s certainly not very often for an online casino to send their players to a brick ‘n mortar casino at that. If you ask me, it’s like giving business away. But then again, that’s Grande Vegas for you. One of the top-performing U.S. facing, RTG-powered online casinos in business today, Grande Vegas doesn’t hold back in the promotions department.

In addition to their long-standing welcome bonus offer of 100% up to $100 Free on all new depositing players, Grande Vegas is giving away an additional match bonus worth $100 Free (aka, the Cosmopolitan Bonus) until September 22nd, and a 77% bonus up to $154 Free until September 30th.

And for all the table game bettors out there, Grande Vegas offers an outstanding ongoing cashback bonus. For all deposits up to $5,000 in a given week (contingent on all wagers being made at table games), Grande Vegas will give 5% back, while deposits over $5,000 will receive 10% back. Best of all, the cashback bonus money only needs to be played through one time over before it is eligible to be cashed out. Read the OCS Grande Vegas Casino Review for more information or Visit Grande Vegas Directly to claim your $100 in Free cash today.

Free Casino Resort Getaway and Ongoing Bonus Offers at Grande Vegas Online Casino

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
Make wagers at Grande Vegas Casino in August for a chance to win!

Make wagers at Grande Vegas Casino in August for a chance to win!

I don’t know about anyone else, but when an online casino opts to give away trips to brick ‘n mortar casinos as part of its monthly promotional deals, I say, “Right on, Man!”. What makes it even more dope is when we’re talking about U.S. facing online casino at that.

For all of you who need an introduction, well then….introducing Grande Vegas Casino. Having their doors open to U.S. players since 2009, I suppose you could say this Real Time Gaming powered betting destination is still something of a “new” online casino.

And while you may certainly think that to be the case judging by how many special offers they have (it’s a common practice for newly launched online casinos to dish out huge bonuses and special promos), Grande Vegas plans to keep their promotions schedule loaded to the gills.

Back to that brick ‘n mortar casino offer: In order to become eligible for an exclusive, all-expenses-paid trip to the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, all you have to do is make a real money deposit in July or August (in this case, August). That’s it. A random drawing will select the lucky winner, who – it’s safe to say – is going to be in for a real treat. Foxwoods Casino is one of the best on the East American Coast, in my opinion, even outdoing some of the casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. Offering casino table games, video poker, slots – basically, everything you can find in Vegas, except in beautiful Connecticut – Foxwoods Casino is sure to please the most fastidious of gamblers.

Since we’re on the topic of promotions and bonuses at Grande Vegas Casino, I might as well tell you everything else they are offering real money players currently. Whether you win the trip to Foxwoods or not, there are several free bonus offers available this month.

The WILDE bonus is a 77% deposit bonus up to $154 Free with a 30x play-through that can be used on all slots, video slots, scratch cards and keno. The coupon code is WILDEAUG10 and can be claimed once through August.

If you’re looking for a solid weekly bonus offer, Grande Vegas’ 100% City Bonus is a great option. This week’s bonus celebrates the city of Beijing and can be claimed through August 19th. If you’re reading this after the fact, no worries ’cause there will be another weekly bonus behind this one. The bonus is worth up to $100 Free, has a 30x play-through and can be claimed in the cashier under the “Redeem Coupon” section with the bonus code BEIJING.

For the table game online casino gamblers, Grande Vegas has an ongoing cashback bonus offer available worth up to 10% cashback on weekly losses incurred playing table games only. Losses on weekly deposits from $20-$5,000 are eligible for 5% cashback, while weekly losses on deposits of $5,000 and up are entitled to receive 10% cashback. Just note that the cashback bonus can ONLY be used when no other bonuses are taken, and only applies to table games. In other words, contact an account manager at grandevegas@swiftassistance.com to find out if and when you are eligible to receive this bonus.

Oh, and there are slots tournaments available at Grande Vegas as well. But more on those later. Read the OCS Grande Vegas Casino Review for more info or Visit Grande Vegas directly.

Do You Know 100% for Sure You’re Getting a Fair Hand at Online Casinos?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

I don’t want to be one to gloss things over or shy away from accepting the “big picture”, so let me just say that many a U.S. online gambler is getting ripped off and doesn’t even know it.

How’s that you ask? How could I ever know such a thing unless I myself was doing or taking part in said ripping off? Well then, for all of you who would find it hard to believe that an unregulated online casino would do such a thing as steal money from under your nose, I beseech you to break out the smelling salts.

While the internet certainly breeds a convenience factor for online gamblers, not to mention all sorts of “free” promotions, the sheer fact that anyone can launch an online casino from just about anywhere in the world, means there’s a greater chance of coming across a shady enterprise.

This is nowhere more apparent than the waves of business activity that befall the still-in-demand U.S. internet betting market. Even with the dropping out of the top online casino software developers from the American market, there have been plenty of online casinos to sprout from thin air and take in millions of dollars from the coffers of gambling hungry Americans.

And no, not all of them are doing so honestly. If you look thoroughly enough at an online casino’s website, there is a good chance you will find something about “fairness”. I mean, let’s face it, you should, should you not? Any online casino that doesn’t brag about it’s fair odds isn’t doing much to earn player trust.

However, saying the games are fair isn’t enough – at least not in today’s unregulated American market. Sure, if the casino was being regulated by an esteemed gambling commission, this would speak for itself. However, even those online casinos which are regulated in strict jurisdictions are still forthright with their credentials and ongoing performance on the odds front. In other words, making payout percentage reports available for perusal should be a given.

However, many a so-called US online casino does not publish monthly payout reports, nor provide details about their regulatory requirements.

Now, some people will point out this doesn’t necessarily mean the online casino is cheating anyone. One could theorize that if an online casino never paid it’s players out, it would eventually go out of business due to word of mouth. However, the grim reality is that online casino operators have the capability of changing the software source code and subjecting players to unfair odds. That way, nobody gets paid out because there is no money to be paid out.

In a way, online gambling is like living in New York City. A slum lord doesn’t care if you move out and proclaim to everyone how sleazy of a landlord he is. The slum lord knows there will be another commuter, another transient, another life coming and going through the city that never sleeps, and who will rent out your old apartment, never the wiser…that is, until the person reaches the day in which the truth of the landlord becomes clear…and the vicious cycles repeats itself yet again.

So what’s the big deal about publishing a monthly payout report anyway? If you ask me, to not publish a payout report is prone to cause suspicion. What is the online casino hiding? Why are they holding back? I mean, come on, it’s not that difficult to have a payout report published. Apparently, these online casinos do not honor the concept of earning player trust, but rather, are in the business of taking money from uneducated bettors. But you can’t really blame ’em, can you. If players are willing to cough up their money, no questions asked, of course they are going to take it.

Remember, lot’s of these online casinos are not even being properly regulated. There certainly are a handful of honest operators, who despite not being required to meet certain regulatory standards, do so anyway on their own accord. These online casinos are the minority, however. The fact of the matter is that the other 90% of US facing online casinos could or could not be offering a safe and fair hand. Do you want to take that risk? Or would you rather get educated first. If it’s the latter, by all means, stick around here at OCS. Join our Online Casino Forum and start asking questions.

Current Ongoing Daily Bonuses and Promotions at Club USA, UK, Euro Online Casinos

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Club USA Casino Special Daily & Weekly Promotions

Club USA Casino Special Daily & Weekly Promotions

If I was to make an educated guess (hold on to your hats, folks) I would say that the start of each new month is when online casinos come out with new promotions and bonuses. Not only does the start of the month come on the heels of the end of the month – a pay period for most people – it’s when many people balance out their monthly budget and determine whether or not they have enough spare money to gamble online (remember, only gamble what you can afford to lose).

Fittingly enough, the start of the month is when all online casinos come out with a new monthly tournament schedule – that is of course – if they offer tournaments to begin with. And the same for monthly promotions and bonuses to a lesser extent. In other words, many of the advertised monthly offers you find at online casinos do not change from month to month. You can basically count on receiving the same bonus package each month.

That is, of course, unless you are playing at an online casino such as those in the Club World Casinos group. With dedicated casino portals operating for players in the States (Club USA Casino), in Europe (Club Euro Casino) and Great Britain (Club UK Casino), Club World knows how to get around and keep players coming round. One of the ways they stand out in doing this is by offering daily new bonuses.

For example, here is Club World’s daily bonus package covering the first week of the month: From Monday, August 2 (midnight Sunday EST) to Wednesday, August 4 (one stroke before midnight), players of any loyalty status can claim a 60% bonus with 25x play-through to be used on slots, keno and scratch cards (Coupon Code: HOTPOT60) and/or a 45% Bonus with a 50x play-through to be used for Blackjack, Video Poker and all other table game wagers (Coupon Code: CASHPOOL45).

Following this round of bonuses (Thursday, August 5 through Sunday, August 8), Club World is offering three 75% slots/keno/scratch card bonuses (Coupon Code: ENJOY75) and a 60% bonus that can be claimed an unlimited number of times (Coupon Code: FORTUNE60). For Blackjack, Video Poker and all table games, an unlimited 45% bonus is available (Coupon Code: WINNING45). The same terms and conditions apply as in the aforementioned offer.

As always, read the full terms and conditions before claiming a bonus. If the terms say you can only cash the bonus three times, and for some reason or another, the cashier is allowing you to claim it for a fourth time, DON’T DO IT. Come withdrawal time, especially if you’ve won big money, you will likely be denied your funds earned off the bonus play.

Club World is a UK based/managed online casino using a TST fairness certified RTG software platform to power all casino games and receives ongoing regulation overseen by the Curacao eGaming Licensing Authority (Netherlands, Antilles). Visit Club World or read the OCS Club World Casino Review for more information.

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.

There are Those Who Would Stand in the Way of Regulating Online Gambling in USA

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

The fight to get online gambling legalized in the United States, or rather, getting the UIGEA online gambling ban overturned (which just so happens to be marked by carve-outs for various forms of internet wagering, such as horse racing), is far from over folks. I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but while getting Congressman Barney Frank’s Internet Gaming Regulation Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (IGREA) marked up for a vote in the Senate is a huge victory, the war – yes, it’s a war – has only just begun.

The fact remains that many U.S. politicians are opposed against regulating online gambling for one reason or another. Well, I suppose the more succinct statement is that many U.S. politicians do not understand the protocols and effectiveness of regulating online gambling. And the sad part is that many of them do not even want to understand. In other words, those politicians who represent constituents who tend to take a negative stance toward gambling, whether it be kitchen poker games or online casino gambling, will simply preach what the choir wants to hear, and ultimately, what will get them into office or reelected.

And what’s that that’s getting preached, you ask? Well, according to Idaho First District Republican candidate, Raul Labrador, it’s that regulated online gambling will “prove disastrous for families across the nation.” Besides impeaching Nancy Pelosi, Labrador believes (like a good dog), that children and adults with addictive personalities will be just “one click away from throwing thousands of dollars away.”

And while it’s more like several clicks and several faxes (just to prove identity) away from wasting your money gambling at online casinos, (see, I’m not actually refuting that you could indeed throw thousands of dollars away), Labrador and others from his camp (guess which one), refuse to see that actually regulating something will make it harder for illegal activity to take place, i.e., prohibition in the twenties.

Just like you could very well walk away a winner or a loser at a Las Vegas casino, online casinos play by the odds, which yes, are mostly in the favor of the casino. However, you might be surprised to find that the best online casinos actually offer better odds than their land-based counterparts. Just take a look at the monthly payout percentage reports to see for yourself. And if you really need to see a tangible example of online gambling actively and effectively being regulated, just look at Mother England, where the latest UK Gambling Prevalence Study still shows no increase in problem and underage gambling since online casinos were legalized in 2005.

Really folks, it’s important to know who those politicians who adamantly stand in opposition to regulating online gambling are. If you happen to reside in the district they either represent or hope to represent in an upcoming election, do your part to ensure they can’t cast a biased and uninformed vote against online gambling regulation. In the potato State, Idaho, the name is Raul Labrador. Don’t vote for him. Instead, cast your vote for Walt Minnick, who was one of the seventy co-sponsors of the IGREA.

Go Casino and Online Vegas Publishing CFG Monthly Payout Reports by Jacobson Gaming

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

CFG-SealThere’s no doubt you’ve heard of Go Casino and Online Vegas Casino, especially if you’ve surfed amongst the pages here at OCS. Rated in the Top 10 of all online casinos approved and reviewed at OCS, Online Vegas and Go Casino have endured the test of time and earned a fantastic track record with players from all around the world, including the USA. Owned and managed by the same company, Curacao-based Favian International N.V., Go Casino and Online Vegas are an exemplary definition of self-imposed transparency.

What I mean by this, is that unlike other online casinos which either lack in transparency completely (i.e., many of the gaming establishments based in Costa Rica) or are mandated to maintain a high standard of transparency (i.e., eCOGRA approved online casinos), Go Casino and Online Vegas hold themselves up to their own high standard of transparency.

So, what exactly do I mean when I say “transparent”? Well, first and foremost, a transparent online casino is one which does not just tell it’s customers how safe and fair they are, but provides documents prepared by recognized and accredited third parties attesting the same. The three most important documents you, the player, should always look for is a validation seal provided by the authority in charge of regulating the online casino, a software fairness seal attesting to the inherent fairness and proper functioning of the Random Number Generator (RNG) programmed into the software, and lastly, monthly payout percentage reports.

It’s important to have all three of these documents, or at least the first and the third, because a software validation seal alone does not guarantee the online casino isn’t tweaking the source code from month to month, especially when the casino is not being strictly regulated or not regulated at all (as is the case in Costa Rica). The payout percentage report essentially tells all.

That said, after the “glowing” introduction for Go Casino and Online Vegas, it should go without saying that these two online casinos have all three of these documents to show for. And the great thing about it all, is that they aren’t even required to do so. Is that a gesture of good faith, or what? While Go Casino and Online Vegas are certainly regulated on an ongoing basis (through the Curacao eGaming Licensing Authority; Netherlands, Antilles), until recently, they were not even required to link to a regulatory validation seal. Now, you can see that seal on the homepage of both casinos (as can you at all online casinos licensed in Curacao).

What’s even better, is that both Go Casino and Online Vegas are now publishing monthly payout percentage reports prepared by the esteemed independent software testing house, Certified Fair Gambling (Jacobson Gaming), which is overseen by mathematics and analysis expert, Dr. Eliot Jacobson (jacobsongaming.com), and whose associates include the likes of actuary, Michael Shackelford (The Wizard of Odds). They also hold credentials attesting to the inherent fairness of their licensed software platform: Vegas Technology.

So, just what do the numbers say, pray tell? See them for yourself! Here is the pdf document for the Go Casino June 2010 Payout Report and the Online Vegas June 2010 Payout Report. In the future, just click the CGF logo on the homepage of both casinos to see the most current payout reports.

This is pretty huge folks, especially for Vegas Technology Software. I can probably count the number of U.S. focused online casinos actually publishing monthly payout reports on one hand – and Go Casino and Online Vegas are two of them.

Now, this isn’t to say that other online casinos are not offering a fair hand or even receiving monthly audits. It’s simply that they are not taking the extra step to publicly share this information with their players and prospective players, at that. This is what online casino operator transparency is all about – and it’s something that we here at OCS will continue to urge other online casinos to step up. Currently, we are directing our efforts to encourage a number of highly rated RTG, Rival and Top Game-powered online casinos to publish monthly payouts.

In the meantime, OCS highly encourages prospective players to visit Go Casino and Online Vegas to claim thousands in free welcome bonus money, free tournament entries, staking a claim at over $410,000 in guaranteed tournament winnings for the month, and yes, getting a safe and fair hand. Read the OCS Go Casino Review and Online Vegas Review for more information.

July, 2010 Kicks Off Part II of EHGV’s Summer Slots Series

Monday, July 5th, 2010

The explosive booms and bright flashes in the sky can only mean one thing for Americans. Well, take that back. It could perhaps mean two things, depending on just how deep your love of internet gambling and online casino slots tournaments runs. So yes, America’s Day of Independence has certainly arrived. And so too has the second part of EHGV’s Summer Slots Series.

Now underway at our favorite EHGV online casino, Slots Galore, the month long internet slots tournament runs until July 31, 2010, and guarantees $100,000 in prize winnings. Depending on how much you play through the month and how lucky you get, you could very well be one of five-hundred leaderboard finishers to walk away with cash winnings. Not only is this a large prize poll in terms of actual guaranteed winnings, the sheer number of prize recipients is above average.

Of course, the further down the leaderboard, the less the winnings. But with a minimum of $25 for the 201st -500th finisher, that’s certainly nothing to balk at. Moving up from there, players who finish 101st-200th place will receive $50, 41st-100th will walk away with $100 and 21st-40th will be granted a cool $200 each.

To make the top twenty, however, is what it’s all about. This is where we are talking thousands of dollars for each winner. 11th-20th place will each receive $1,000, while 6th-10th will get $2,500, 4th and 5th place each get $5,000 and third place nabs a nifty $10,000. From here, it’s a big jump for the first runner-up, who will walk away with $25,000, while the top finisher pockets a generous $60,000 in winnings.

The cost to join is only $10, which will get you enough credits to have a solid go spinning the reels of the “Shaark!” video slot. It goes without saying that if you really want to stand a chance at winning, you will need to procure more credits with a $10 rebuy. It makes sense to do so, especially considering that with five rebuy’s you will gain a free entry into part three of the Summer Slots Series, taking place the entire month of August and dishing out $175,000 in guaranteed winnings. Furthermore, the biggest winner of the overall three-month tournament will receive an additional $75,000 grand prize.

And if you just can’t get enough online casino slots tournament action, Slots Galore also offers weekly tourny’s with $5 entry fee, dailies with $3 entry (all day) and $0.50 entry (45 minutes). There’s even Blackjack, Video Poker and Roulette tournaments for all you strategy-minded players. Check out the OCS Slots Galore Casino Review for more information on this top-rated U.S. facing online casino.