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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.

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.

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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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.

April Tournament Schedule at EHGV Online Casinos and Go Casino Looking Good

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

It’s the last day of March folks, and you know what that means. Yes, less winds and rain…hopefully :). But it also means the end of English Harbour Casinos (EHGV network) March Madness slots tournament and the beginning of yet another loaded round of slots tournaments the World Wide Web over.

EHGV has not officially announced their April schedule as of yet, but if it’s anything like March, slots players will undoubtedly be satisfied. The March Madness tournament, which ends at midnight tonight (check time zone differentials inside the online casino software platform), is dishing out $300,000 in guaranteed winnings to tournament players, including $150,000 just to the first place finisher alone. And this was in addition to daily and weekly pot tournaments and weekly slots free rolls.

The other big U.S. facing online casino network offering impressive guaranteed monthly slots tournament winnings is Hambledon NV, whose most popular site, Go Casino leads the way in traffic and customer ratings. In March, Go Casino was guaranteeing over $480,000 in tournament winnings. April 2010 looks even better with over $500,000 in guaranteed winnings, as well as three free tournament entry’s per player. The full schedule will be posted on Go Casino’s tournament page at midnight tonight.

Another thing worth mentioning about EHGV and Hambledon is they also offer casino game tournaments. EHGV online casinos have bi-weekly Blackjack and Video Poker tournaments, a monthly video poker tournament and weekly Roulette tournaments with pot percentage winnings. Go Casino offers daily weekday Blackjack tournaments with $0.99 entry fees and pot percentage winnings, and comprehensive video poker tournament schedule every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with $1.99 entry fees and $1,500 guaranteed winnings.

March Madness $300,000 Slots Tournament Begins at US Friendly Online Casinos

Monday, March 1st, 2010
Slots Tournament Where Madness Ensues!

Slots Tournament Where Madness Ensues!

March is here people’s, and you know what that means! Wind gusts, heavy rain, college basketball and cold beers. It’s madness, I tell you! What, didn’t hear about the cold beer part? Oh ya, that’s always been associated with March, not to mention April, May, June, July…you get the picture.

Of course, most people associate the phrase “March Madness” with college basketball. However, all the serious online casino gamblers out there also associate March Madness with online slots tournaments. And I’m just talking about any online slots tournament – I’m talking about a slots tournament befitting of the title, “March Madness” peoples!

If you haven’t heard already, “March Madness” is a $300,000 guaranteed slots tournament hosted by US friendly, EH Gaming Ventures online casino network (Vegas Technology Software). It’s the largest tournament of the month, and one of the largest all year. The first place finisher alone is guaranteed to walk away with a massive $150,000. The remaining $150K in guaranteed prize winnings is shared down the line, with second through fifth place nabbing $10,000 each, sixth through tenth place pocketing $2,500, eleventh through twentieth place each receiving $1,000 in cash, and so on down the line.

The tournament begins today and lasts until March 31st. All tournament play takes place on the raucously fun and popular “Magic Monkey” bonus video slot, which offers five reels and twenty-five paylines of action. Check out our Magic Monkey slot machine review (coming soon) for more details on how to navigate and play the magic monkey (such dirty, dirty minds you have 🙂 ). The tournament entry fee is a meager $10 – considering the guaranteed payout – and, of course, buyins are allowed. In fact, they are encouraged, for like any online casino slots tournament, the player with the highest accrued balance at the end of the tournament wins. It’s that simple.

Signing up to play is just as simple. Open a free account at any EH Gaming Venture US Casinos (VIP Slots Casino, Slots Galore, Super Slots Casino are the OCS best picks), login to view the online casino lobby, select the Tournaments link and click the Join button for the $300K March Madness Slots Tournament. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up some beer. What, you think this is Vegas? Although I can’t promise you a cocktail waitress, I can promise that you will soon understand why beer and March Madness go hand-in-hand!

$75,000 See You in December Online Slots Tournament

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Go Casino Slots Tournament

With Thanksgiving over and the new month just around the corner, online casinos are gearing up to kick off a new monthly tournament schedule – well, at least those sites that even offer tournaments to begin with. These days, it’s rare not to find any tournaments, especially slots tournaments, at casinos vying for the “best online casino” status.

One such destination, or rather, network of online casinos, is Go Casino, Online Vegas and Crazy Slots. Tied together in similar fashion to what brick ‘n mortar casinos would call a wide area progressive network, these three casinos share the same tournament feed. Well, four to be exact – Golden Casino is in the network too – but if you didn’t hear already, Golden will no longer be accepting U.S. players come December 1, 2009. The other aforementioned casinos will stay open to U.S. players. Regardless, these slots tournaments typically have more participating players and higher guaranteed jackpot levels.

For example, in the month of November, this network was guaranteeing over $340,000 in tournament winnings – and that’s not even counting the video poker tournaments. Daily and weekly tournaments take place round the clock, while a “biggin” is usually had at least once a week. The big ones in November were a $150,000 guaranteed Thanksgiving free roll, $50,000 Weekender earlier in the month, and the Black Friday tournament which just wrapped up. Oh, and let’s not forget the one that’s going on right this second, and is still not too late to join.

Kicking off yesterday night at 8 p.m. was the “$75K See You in December” weekend madness tournament. Guaranteeing $75,000, it goes down until Tuesday, December 1 (8 pm EST) and costs just $13.99 to join. There’s a 325 stake with a 20 wager minimum on the Reel Deal slot machine to be eligible for cash prizes handed out down the line to 300 players. First place will nab $21,000, while the smallest award will be worth $20 in bonus bucks.

For more information on the online casinos participating in these slots tournaments, visit the OCS Vegas Technology Casinos page.