A self-described and proven "high limit" online casino, Black Lotus Casino is the very latest to come from Taj Asia Enterprises (the same folks behind Lotus Asia), and is setting the bar very high for bonus and promo competition, especially where US players are concerned. Rigorously licensed and regulated by the Government of Curacao, Black Lotus uses BetOnSoft software platform, which offers over 125 HD games, including a standard selection of favorites like blackjack, roulette, baccarat, video poker and even classic slots. Players can download the casino or use browser based instant-play Flash games.
A standout feature of Black Lotus (characteristic of Taj Asia Enterprises) is that it has a healthy presence within the social networking sphere, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube, wherein players have access to up-to-the-moment news, betting action and advice. A subscription to the Lotus Blog (easily done from the lobby/homepage), is also very helpful in keeping up with the latest promotions at Black Lotus. Another highlight (for US players), is that Black Lotus offers a mobile platform, which needless to say, is great for smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. Black Lotus Mobile has a very competitive arrangement of games - higher than most mobile platforms, selection wise. Also, it is impressive to know that Black Lotus is a brand new casino created in 2012, having officially opened in early 2013. And yet, the number of winners and jackpots announced is already a very long list, indeed.
Bonuses and Promotions
New players at Black Lotus Casino, have access to a generous 200% Welcome Match Bonus on their first deposit. With this Welcome Bonus, first time players can deposit up to $250 (to receive $500 free) for a cumulative bankroll of $750. Claiming this bonus begins with signing up for a real money playing account at Black Lotus, and is a very simple, speedy process. After choosing any of the various payment options by clicking on the cashier section in the Black Lotus Casino lobby, players need only enter the following bonus code when depositing (immediately following, players with see the prompt) Use code: BLC500. A minimum deposit of $20 makes way for all budgets. The bonus play-through requirements (the percentage of wagers placed that contribute to meeting the wagering requirement) are standard, and as follows. Keno and slots = 100%. Roulette and 3 Card Poker = 50%. Baccarat = 25%. Video Poker = 10%. Blackjack and Craps = 5%.
Good to know: This casino has a Single Deck Blackjack game. Bonus money must be wagered 45x by White Lotus, Blue Lotus, Pink Lotus and Black Lotus Tier players (see Lotus Players Club info below) before a player can make any withdrawal. For instance: If a player deposits and decides to take advantage of the 200% Match Bonus, they will not be able to withdraw any bonus money until 45x the bonus money amount has been wagered. While these are not the most lenient restrictions we’ve seen at casinos, they are very normal for any casino providing a high amount of bonus money matched (200% free). Meeting the same requirements, existing players have access to a 100% Match Bonus every Friday that matches up to $500 Free on Friday deposits. This offer is for one deposit only and players need to use the following code: TGIF500.
Black Lotus hosts Signature Manic Monday & Whacky Wednesday Tournaments wherein players can buy-in ($10 or use 100 Loyalty Points) to any of the 24 hour tournaments. Manic Monday starts from Monday 6AM EST to Tuesday 6AM EST and Whacky Wednesday starts from Wednesday 6AM EST to Thursday 6AM EST. Winners receive 50% of the prize pool while the 2nd and 3rd place finishers receive 30% and 20% respectively. Perk: Black Lotus Casino doubles the prize pool by generously matching $10 for each tournament entry.
The Free Weekend 24 Hour Blackjack and Slots Tournaments are very popular among players because they are free to enter and fun to play in. Each event rewards cash money to the top 6 players where the top prize is $100. These events start each Saturday and Sunday at 6AM EST and last 24 hours. Saturday Slots Code: SUMBONSATS Sunday Slots Code: SUMBONSUNS Saturday Blackjack Code: SUMBONSATB Sunday Blackjack Code: SUMBONSUNB. These events are powered by Lotus Players Club.
Additional events include rewards like Free Spins and other interesting offers. Be sure to investigate the Lotus Players Club (used at all Lotus Casinos) that boasts 4 different loyalty levels, starting with White Lotus, moving to Blue Lotus, then Pink Lotus, and finally Black Lotus garnering the maximum benefits. Loyalty Points are earned playing all casino games, but at different conversion rates. For example: You earn 1 point for every $10 wagered on Slots, Keno, Roulette, and 3 Card Poker, 1 point for every $25 wagered on Baccarat and 1 point for each $100 playing both Blackjack and Craps.
Security and Banking
Along with noteworthy accolades and accreditations, Black Lotus has adopted the same rigorous security used in the online banking industry, which includes making use of the highest standard of encryption (356-bit SSL) to ensure that all details are protected at the highest level possible when performing transactions online. All credit card and other financial transactions are completely 100% safe and secure. For further assurance, Black Lotus carries the seal of "Norton Secured" by VeriSign.
Regarding the depositing and withdrawing of real money funds, there are a great number of options available, many of which are US friendly. Count on using Visa, Debit, Fast Bank Wire/Transfer. Bank Wire, My Citadel Wallet, Use My Bank, Click and Buy, My Safe Card, Giro Pay, iDeal, UKash, Eco Card and more. Payouts on cash-ns are fast and processed at least twice weekly. As is the case at all online casinos, standard weekly withdrawal limits are imposed.
Casino Review Content Updated: February, 2014
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