Grand Vegas Casino Review

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grand vegas casinoGrand Vegas is a Curacao-licensed and regulated online casino having become very popular with U.S. bettors in a very short time. Launched in 2010, the track record of Grand Vegas Casino's management team actually spans back much further, having successfully operated several well-known US friendly online casinos since the first decade of 2000. Visit the GrandVegas.com homepage for links to a current license validation certificate, as well as instant access to the no-download Flash version of the software platform to try out their games firsthand, including slots, video poker and Las Vegas-style table games offered by Vegas Technology for free.

When playing with real money it is recommended to use the download version. While there is certainly no compromise in security or quality of play, the download does offer a wider selection of games (over 100), and the connection is more stable. OCS also recommends players take advantage of Grand Vegas Casino's new welcome bonus, worth 100% up to $555 Free. With a minimum deposit of $25, players will have $50 to gamble with, while a deposit of $555 makes a bankroll of $1,110. The play-through is a very low 15x with ALL games (aside from European Roulette and Progressive Blackjack) going toward the wager requirement on a percentage basis. For example, all slots wagers count 100% dollar-for-dollar in meeting the play-through, while more odds-friendly games like Craps count 30% of every dollar wagered. This isn't bad at all. In fact, it's very rare to find a welcome bonus that permits games other than slots and keno to go toward the wager requirement.

USA players will be glad to know that Grand Vegas also offers the option of prepaid gift card bonuses. Any first-time deposit with a prepaid gift card is entitled to 100% up to $600 Free (claim code GV005), while the second and third gift card deposits will receive 10% up to a generous $1,000 Free (claim code GV006). If you are not familiar with a gift card bonus, they are essentially prepaid VISA cards (Vanilla, NetSpend, Awards2Go) that must be purchased offsite, then used like a normal debit card. After opening an account with Grand Vegas, contact customer support through the cashier interface of the software platform, and they will be able to fill you in on exactly the way to go about obtaining and using your prepaid gift card (as methods change over time).

Those players who become "regulars" at Grand Vegas Casino are eligible to receive ongoing, surprise promotions (notified through email), while re-depositing players can take advantage of Grand Casino's weekly bonuses worth 50% up to $1,000 Free on Tuesday's (claim code GV001) with 20% up to $2,000 cashback on losses from the day (claim code GV002), and 75% up to $1,000 Free on Friday's (claim code GV003) with 25% up to $2,500 cashback on losses from the day (GV004). In other words, if you're going to gamble during the week at Grand Vegas Casino, it would be in your best interests to do so on Tuesday's and Friday's at a minimum.

There's another good reason to gamble during the week at Grand Vegas - the tournaments. And not just any tournaments. Grand Vegas is synced up with one of the largest and most loaded tournament schedules of any online casino, let alone a US friendly online casino. Check out the tournament link on the Grand Vegas homepage. Here's a taste of what you will expect to find every month (Slots, Blackjack and Video Poker):

- $30,000 Guaranteed Weekend Madness tournaments every Friday @ 10:30 pm EST until 11:30 pm, Monday.
- $500 Bonus Buck Quickie's starting at 9 pm EST every Monday-Friday
- $2,500 Bonus Buck Weekends every Saturday at 9 am until 10 pm EST Sunday, with $0.99 entry fees.
- $1,500 Guarantee Frugal Friday's every Friday from 9am to 9 pm EST with $1.99 entry fee.
- Pot percentage slots tournaments every Sunday with $2.50 entry and top 41 players paid out.
- Red Eye pot percentage slots tournaments with $2.99 entry every day from 12:30-8:30 am EST.
- 24 hour $8,888 Guaranteed ($4,444 Bonus Bucks/$4,444 Cash Winnings) Slot tournaments every Monday-Thursday starting at 10:30 pm EST.
- $2,500 Bonus Buck video poker tournaments with $1.99 entry every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 pm EST
- $0.99 entry Blackjack tournaments every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (8 pm EST) with pot percentage winnings.
- $750 Guaranteed slots tournaments every Monday-Thusday (7pm-2am EST) with only $0.25 entry fees.

Another thing OCS likes about Grand Vegas Casino are the payouts. Multi-thousand-dollar winners are made at Grand Vegas just about every day. For a firsthand account - other than giving the blackjack tables a go :) - check out the Recent Winner's page updated (just about daily) on the Grand Vegas website. At the time of publishing our Grand Vegas Review (January, 2011), there were three huge winners from the month prior. An $11,400 jackpot was hit on the Tiki Lounge, while two jackpots worth over $20,000 each were hit just before Christmas day - one by a player wagering on Progressive Blackjack (and who had only signed up just three days prior) and another on Christmas Eve, playing the Coral Cash video slot.

Here are a few last things to keep in mind when opening an account at Grand Vegas Casino:

- Several deposit methods can be used to fund real money accounts, including VISA and MasterCard. Third party eWallets are accepted (depending on player jurisdiction), as are prepaid gift cards.
- Aside from progressive jackpot wins, withdrawals are limited to $8,000 per week. This is a common practice at ALL online casinos, and quite frankly, $8K/week is on the high end.
- The minimum withdrawal request is $100 for a bank wire, and $50 for all other withdrawals. Please note that first-time withdrawals can take 5-10 business days, due to security clearances.

Casino Review content updated: June 2011