Platinum Play Casino is a proud member of the Fortune Lounge online casino group, where Over $27 million in progressive jackpot payouts have been awarded to players. Considered one of the oldest and most respected casino groups in business today, Fortune Lounge was named Top Casino Group by the 2005 GOM online players poll. The group is now made up of eight online casinos, three poker rooms and a bingo room under the Platinum Play name.
As for Platinum Play Casino, they are arguably the flagship site at Fortune Lounge. Founded in 2004, Platinum Play Casino is powered by Microgaming software, holds a Safe and Fair Seal from eCOGRA (the leading independent, non-profit player advocate and gaming fairness certifier), and are legally licensed and regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. This essentially means that you are playing at the highest levels of safety and fairness possible. With odds better than Vegas and guaranteed account security, this is an excellent place to wager real money online.
What makes Platinum Play stand out from many other sites is their active community of players, scope of promotions, gaming options and customer service.
Being powered by Microgaming Software, Platinum Play offers a wide range of online casino games. There are over 400 available on the downloadable platform, while an instantly accessible Flash platform with a somewhat smaller selection of games is available as well.
Whether you download the software or login with Flash, Platinum Play will give you a $/£/€1,500 Free Play Bonus to win up to $/£/€100 in Free bonus money. Simply play through the $/£/€1,500 in free credits at least once in a 24 hour time period, and transfer up to $/£/€100 in winnings above the original $/£/€1,500 with a $/£/€20 deposit. In essence, this amounts to a 500% Bonus. Whether you win or lose anything from the free play, Platinum Play offers a solid 100% Match Bonus worth $/£/€200 Free. The play-through is 30x, and all games, including Craps, Baccarat and Roulette, go toward the play-through in tiered percentage amounts. Platinum Play also offers the option of getting a 10% bonus on a first deposit made with EcoCard, Neteller, Click2Pay or EntroPay (non of which are available for U.S. players), up to $/£/€100 Free.
***Note*** Do not make any withdrawals before you are finished playing through both bonuses or your bonus money and winnings will be forfeited (this is the general rule at all online casinos). If you are unsure whether or not your first bonus has been played through in its entirety, simply login to your bonus manager or contact customer support 24/7 and they will gladly help you. Again, all bonuses have a 30x play-through and are game specific, meaning different games contribute a different percentage to the play-through (all slots contribute 100%).
While this is definitely a great way to get started gambling for real money at Platinum Play Casino, it's the reoccurring promotions and tournaments that keep players coming around and helping to build a thriving community. Just so you don't think I'm exaggerating, take a look at the Promotions page on Platinum Play's website and click on the International Casino Games link.
Every year, Platinum Play gives out $1 million in prizes to players who participate in their weekly promotions and/or sign up with the International Slots League Tournaments. By doing so, you will be eligible to become 1 of 100 players who get a free luxury cruise and a 1 in 25 chance of winning $50,000 in cash. The more you participate, the better your chances. If you are a lover of slots, you certainly don't want to pass this over. The International Slots League Tournament is jam-packed weekly schedule of slots tournaments, most of which are free rolls (meaning there is no tournament entry fee). Last year's International Casino Games promotion culminated in a cruise on the Mediterranean, where one lucky attendee took home $250,000. Fortune Lounge has also given away a new Ford F-150, Mustang and Jaguar. You get the point.
When it comes to payouts, they are above average at Platinum Play Casino. Just click the eCOGRA logo at the bottom of the page and you will see independently audited reports showing a yearly average exceeding 97%. To get a better idea of how this equates into real winnings, visit the Recent Winners page to see a list of recent hundred-thousand dollar plus jackpots won by Fortune Lounge players. Year to date overall payouts at Fortune Lounge are now over €100 million.
Two more things worth mentioning in this online casino review are regarding Platinum Play Casino's banking options and Casino School. First, the banking options: Depending on where you reside, all of the leading eWallets (Neteller, Click2Pay, InstaDebit, FirePay etc...) are accepted here. The cashier also accepts credit/debit cards and money transfers. Many of these methods automatically come with small bonuses too. If you are new to making a deposit/withdraw at an online casino, Platinum Play has a detailed "Banking Information" page that walks you through, step by step, on how to securely make instant deposits and withdrawals. All payments are processed through Fountainview SA (Luxembourg) and Selborne Ltd (Gibraltar), using 128-bit encryption guaranteeing account security and fraud prevention.
As for Platinum Play's Casino School, this is essentially an in-depth tutorial on how to play all of their casino games, including game rules and software navigation. I have yet to come across such a comprehensive tutorial as that freely offered at Platinum Play. It is truly a great resource that should be used by new players. Get all the free practice you need and take a shot at winning up to $100 in free credits with no risk at all. In conclusion, we give Platinum Play Casino two thumbs up. The odds, promotions, community and customer service make this a great online casino to call home.
Casino Review Content Updated: July, 2014
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