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To Celebrate One Billion Blackjack Hands

Live Like a Billionaire – Play Blackjack & Win Bodog’s Billionaire’s Experience

Play Blackjack for a Billionaire experience!

Bodog’s online casino is about to deal its billionth blackjack hand and to celebrate this fantastic milestone – Bodog is offering online casino players a chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes… and a Billionaire’s Experience!

If you’re the lucky grand prize winner you’ll have one of two Billionaire Experiences to choose from:

1. Weekend in Monaco during the 2011 Grand Prix, which includes (among other sweet perks) luxury accommodations at a top hotel in Monte Carlo, fine dining and a private yacht. 

2. Private Island Holiday in Fiji, which will give you an opportunity to kick back and relax at one of the world’s top resorts – the Bure in Fiji! Live like a billionaire and sip on some of the world’s priciest wines…enjoy full access to the private beach and spa, and you can take advantage of your own personal Bure Manager, who will ensure the perfect holiday isn’t a pipe dream.

All you have to do to get in on the Billionaire’s Experience Prize Draw is play blackjack at Bodog’s online casino. The more blackjack hands you win, the more entries you gain… and the better the chances of winning the grand prize!

But wait! Starting with hand 979 million, Bodog Casino is handing out $1000 for every millionth hand leading up to the big one. The player that hits hand one billion gets $1,000 and a choice between the “Weekend in Monaco” or the “Private Island Holiday” Billionaire’s Experience.

For more details on Bodog’s Billionth Blackjack Hand & Billionaire Experience, head over to Bodog’s Live Like a Billionaire promotions page. Players from around the world including the USA can play at Bodog Casino    Live like a billionaire. Be a Player.
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Add comment January 22nd, 2011

Microgaming Casino Fans Can Look Forward to February

Weighing up the good, bad and ugly of online casino gamingBrace yourself! Here they come… new casino slots out for February.

For those of us who are totally over all the holiday and festive bollocks, there is something fun to look forward to early February. Microgaming, the leading online casino software provider, has announced their latest additions to the now massive games suite available at the top casinos powered by their software.

New Videoslots in February: Rhyming Reels – Queen of Hearts (a nursery rhyme themed addition to the Retro Reels Series Slots), Ruby of the Nile (with plenty of slots action Egyptian-style) and Planet Exotica (a galactic strip club new to the Sneak A Peak slots series).

A new roulette variant, Multi Wheel Roulette, is also to be added in February. It’s part of the industry-leading Microgaming Gold Series. These games are characterised by their ultra-realistic graphics – none of that clunky look that many casino softwares offer.  You’ll be able to bet on up to eight wheels simultaneously. There’s been a good version of multi-wheel roulette available at PaddyPowerCasino.com for some time – and so it will be great to check out the Microgaming take on this favourite.

Canadians, Europeans, Aussies and more can play Microgaming Casino gamesThese new Microgaming casino games will be live at Microgaming online casinos early February and the team at CasinoLabRat.com recommends Spin Palace or Blackjack Ballroom Casino as great venues to play them – free or for real. (Sorry, no US residents can join any casino powered by Microgaming).

 

Add comment January 19th, 2011

Life Changing Casino Payout for One Lucky Player

One very lucky player at a Casino Rewards online casino group site recently hit the Mega Moolah progressive slot jackpot slot for $4 170 128. We don’t have many details at this stage about this great win, but the player was playing at popular Spin Palace Casino (operated by UK based The Palace Group who run 5 Microgaming powered casino sites like Mummys Gold & Ruby Fortune).

We also know that, unlike many jackpot wins at other casinos, Microgaming will pay out as one payment rather than drip feed the winnings or negotiate a considerably lesser payout for quick payout.  … it’s actually one of the main reasons why we rate Micorgaming-powered casinos so highly in our casino reviews and ratings.

Mega Moolah Classic progressive slotMega Moolah Summertime is one of the successful Microgaming Mega Moolah game series that share the same progressive jackpot. The slots are: The MM original (African animals theme), MM Five Reel Drive (Road trip!), MM Isis (Egyptian riches) and MM Summertime (sultry seasonal fun).

The MM progressive jackpot never drops under $1,000,000 and every bet on all of the MegaMoolah games at all Microgaming-powered casinos contributes to the total jackpot pool. This means that even after a huge payout the jackpot is quickly back up to a “life changing” win amount. The current Mega Moolah top jackpot is already over USD/CAD/GBP/EUR 1.5 million and pays out in the currency the winning player is playing in.

Check out Spin Palace Casino today (sorry, no US based players due to your antigambling legislation)

Add comment September 8th, 2010

Ladbrokes Online Casino – Willkommensbonus von 100€ sichern

Ladbrokes haben kürzlich unsere erstklassigen Gaming-Produkte auf dem deutschen Markt eingeführt, sie sind auf den folgenden Domains abrufbar:

Online Casino – Willkommensbonus von 100€ sichern

Wir möchten dir als neuem Spieler bei Ladbrokescasino.com einen 100% -Willkommensbonus von bis zu 100 kostenlosen Chips anbieten.

Noch nie war es so einfach, einen Willkommensbonus zu erhalten … Folge einfach den Anweisungen unten und dein Bonus wird innerhalb von 48 Stunden* an dich ausgezahlt.

100€ Willkommensbonus

Add comment August 18th, 2010

Online Casino Assessments for 2010: 85% Fail Testing

The first quarterly assessment of the hundreds of online casinos that are put through their paces by the team at CasinoLabRat.com is now well underway.

CasinoLabRat.com is an alliance of industry professionals who systematically and objectively evaluate online casinos, online slots venues and card rooms (the good, the bad & the ugly high risk ones). Online Poker is specifically assessed by specialists from sister site, PokerLabRat.com.

CasinoLabRat.com Test Team for 2010

 

 

Casinos are assessed against formal test critera with reviews and ratings published. They make recommendations so you don’t have to lose your shirt to dodgy operators or waste your time playing endless mediocre Blackjack, Baccarat, slot machines and other casino games.

CasinoLabRat.com fails or rejects a staggering 80-85% of all sites they test and based on legal advice have elected not to publish negative reports or a “blacklist” of the really fraudulent casinos they encounter.

All casinos featured on this strangely stylish web site have passed the testing and members of the test team continue to play at each casino as long as it’s review is posted on their web site.

The latest reviews will be updated for March 2010 shortly but 2 new casinos that have really caught the attention of the CasinoLabRat.com test team are will be reviewed joined the recommended list are Manhattan Slots and Dafa888 Casino.

Manhattan Slots Casino now live - worth a look!Manhattan Slots is a sassy, girlie, sex-in-the-city styled slots parlour powered by the latest Real Time Gaming casino software. This casino’s fun player promotions include the opportunity to go in the draw for an amazing $10,000 shopping spree in Manhattan!  Players from around the world including the USA enjoy this casino.

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Dafa888 Casino specialists in Asian gamblingDafa888 Casino specialises in providing the very best in gambling experiences for Asian players. Renowned for it’s Live Dealer games including Baccarat, Blackjack and Sic Bo Dafa888 also offers a good suite of popular slot machines, videoslots and videopoker all powered by industry leader Playtech.

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Add comment March 3rd, 2010

Surely its YOUR turn to win big? Major Progressive Jackpot Payouts!

Winning big at online casinos in SeptemberProgressive jackpots at online casinos across the net seem to be being hit left right and centre at present. There have been some amazing wins, unfortunately none of them mine… but hey, I love to read about the big wins, as it keeps me thinking that perhaps I’ll be next.

Here’s some great examples of why I keep playing progressive slots:

Microgaming has just reported a win of $1 242 562 on a 25 cent bet on Mega Moolah by Polish player Radoslaw M. The excited Pole said that when the big win flashed up on his computer screen he was too scared to touch the hardware! (I would be too! Can you relate to that?) He’ll be flown to London where to be presented with the big cheque.

The Megamoolah slot, which features at online casinos such as Ladbrokes Casino and Spin Palace Casino, is a multi-level progressive that pays out in 4 tiers. The second highest level, Mega Moolah Major, was hit first and ended up paying out $47,081. Then, a few hours later, Radoslaw hit the highest level on the progressive to receive over $1.2 million in winnings.

Microgamings original MegaMoolah Progressive SlotStatistics show that over the past year, the Mega Moolah progressive has hit, on average, once every four days, with the average payout sitting at $33,000. There are now a range of themed slots all feeding the MegaMoolah jackpot (the original with a african animal/witch doctor theme, Five Reel Drive for car enthusiasts, Mega Moolah Summertime (for a day at the beach) and the latest release MegaMoolah Isis (ancient Egyptian theme). Microgaming are apparently planning to add another MegaMoolah slot in the near future… so watch this space.

Not only, but also: At RTG-powered ClubUSA Casino an American player won a stunning  $1 427 499 jackpot on Aztec Riches slot. Vegas Technologies-powered Pay Dirt progressive hit a jackpot worth a reported $435 271, and another player scored the jackpot at Cryptologic Casinos of $421 074.

See if your luck is with you – play MegaMoolah progressive today at Ladbrokes Casino or Spin Palace Casino (sorry, no USA residents can join Microgaming-powered casinos due to your government’s stance on anti gambling)

Add comment October 10th, 2009

Casino Makeover at Victor Chandler Impresses Maus

However unlikely it may sound for an online gambling site to deliver more than their hype, Victor Chandler has exceeded our expectations. Really! We knew the team at VC were tarting up their tired old Chartwell-based online casino, but having finally got around to checking out the makeover, we were astounded!

Instant Play Blackjack, up to GBP1000 per wagerThe new VC Casino, powered by Net Entertainment, is really quite jazzy. Yes, it’s still not a Microgaming or Playtech casino with hundreds of games to choose from (and all those amazingly animated slot machines…) but, for table and card game players who just want instant gaming action with a touch of style, VCCasino is actually now hard to beat!

As Victor Chandler has a reputation that spans more than sixty years in the gambling industry you can take it as a given that they have all their back office processes and the support aspects 100%.

TXS Holdem at Victor Chandler CasinoMy pick of the card games is Txs Holdem poker – great to practice those opening hand decisions… and you can play for free or for real. There’s a good Bacarrat and even the range of Blackjack games give you some excellent wagering options, especially if you’re a system bettor.

My pick of the new VC Casino slots was probably Secrets of Horus, but the The Super Eighties and The Groovy 60s slots are fun too, and I recommend them if you’re a true slots junkie.

Great Video Poker at VCCasino Video Poker at Victor Chandler’s new Casino is also surprisingly good. My favourite was All American (pictured). It might be your too!

You can play all games for free (no registration required) or for real money (becoming a member at VCCasino is free and easy with a whole host of secure deposit options available).

Yes, there’s a £100 joining bonus if you’ve not got a VC account, but the reality is – you’re better just to join up and play… casino bonuses (and not just VC’s) are generally for the mathematically challenged (ie. stupid) and simply more hassle than they’re worth. 

Victor Chandler Casino: Fair, Fast, Funky! Mike Maus
RED CARD MEDIA LIMITED
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Add comment September 8th, 2009

How to Play and Win at Craps

Craps - popular and fun at the casino!Dice can be traced to prehistoric times when primordial fortunetellers threw sacred arrows, bone, sticks and stones on the ground to predict the future for his tribe. A cubical die dating back to 600 B.C. was found in Egypt. Dice went through a long evolution of shape, size, form and markings. They were made of wood, stones, bones, animal teeth and horns, nutshells and seeds. American Indians fashioned four-sided knucklebones for dice. In Greek and Roman civilizations, dice were made of more expensive materials like ivory, precious stones and materials, and porcelain.

The game of craps first began in Roman times, but was known as “dice.” Emperors Augustin, Nero and Caligula were devoted players and even cheated at the game. Craps derived from the English game called Hazard in the 18th Century. When it came to France in the 19th Century, it was called craps, from the word “crabs,” which means pair of ones. In 1865, dice-maker John H. Winn published an improved version that led to the way the game is played today.

Craps is an easy game to learn.

How to make a “pass line” bet will get you started. Don’t be concerned with most of the other 40 bets, mainly the proposition and hard-way wagers because their odds are dreadful.

A simple pass line bet, with a low house edge, works like this: A bet is placed on the pass line before the shooter rolls. If the “come out” roll is a 7 or 11, you win. But if it comes up 2, 3 or 12, you lose. If any other number is rolled, that becomes the point number. If the shooter rolls that number again before a 7, you win even money on your pass line bet. But if a 7 comes up first, you lose.

Once the point is set, an additional bet can be made behind the pass line wager. This “odds bet” is the only wager that does not have a house edge and is paid off with true odds. Most casinos offer double odds, which allows a wager twice the pass line bet.

The key to winning is two little words: playing smart.

Other parts of the puzzle, as several experts point out, include a solid game plan, effective money management, discipline and confidence to carry out the plan and knowing how much you are ahead or behind. Most important is discipline. You must set up goals and stick to them. Remember that winning a little is much better than losing any amount.

Next is to understand the bets.

Players must know the rules and comprehend basic and not-so-basic bets. The way to upgrade your prowess is the “p” word: practice, practice, practice. And you can practice free at some Internet websites. No matter your strategy, the key to developing winning online systems is percentages. Smart players limit the risks and look for the best odds.

Optimal craps strategy is comprised of simple pass line and come bets. That’s because the house edge is small than other bets like hard-way wagers. The hard-way bet has some pretty horrible odds. For example, to roll a “hard eight,” you must roll double 4’s before the soft version (2 and 6, 3 and 5) come up or a 7. The don’t come bet must be made after the point is established. If a 7 or 11 are rolled you lose, but if a 2 or 3 comes up you win. A 12 is a standoff. You win if a 7 is rolled before the come point is repeated, but you lose if the come point appears before a 7 does.

Even though you can win consistently, no matter your game plan it is mathematically impossible to have a betting edge over the casino. But you can avoid being a loser if you: Aren’t greedy and don’t set unrealistic winning goals, forget any undisciplined urges and play to win — not to lose. One way to lose consistently is to bet the same amount. It’s all in the odds and those odds are against you winning.

There are several smart methods such as progression and regression – increasing and decreasing wagers at a fixed rate. Also be careful how you let winnings ride. That’s because the average roll of the dice is five times before a seven comes up.

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Add comment September 3rd, 2009

Is Harrah’s preparing for online gambling entry?

The TimesOnline website in the UK is reporting that HARRAH’s is preparing itself for an entry into online gambling.

(see story here : Casino Giant Virtual Wager )

Harrah’s, the Las Vegas gaming group that owns Caesars Palace is employing Mitch Garber, a former chief executive of Party Gaming, as the head of a new company formed to house its internet operations and the popular World Series of Poker.

The real world gaming giant is spinning these businesses out into a newly-created entity.

The move is likely to fuel speculation over the possibility of Harrah’s making acquisitions in the online-gaming sector. Many observers think it is simply a matter of time before online gambling is legalised in America.

Add comment April 12th, 2009

Bodog Online casino winners last weekend

Over the weekend Drew C. from TX stunned everyone in the Bodog Casino with a spectacular win of $127,308 while playing Let em Ride Poker.

 Some of the other big weekend winners included:

  • David G. of TN (who is a Bodog Casino celebrity of sorts) played Lion’s Lair and Aztec’s Treasure slots and came across his very own treasure chest worth $14,172!
  • Our top online BlackJack winner this weekend was Leroy B. from PA who banked a cool $12,125.
  • Next on the Bodog BlackJack charts was Josh D. of IN with winnings of $8,735.
  • It rained money on Steve J. from FL who raked in $7,966 playing Rain Dance online slots.
  • Barbara W. from SC was up next with a total win of $7,847 from some of the most thrilling online slots games: Penguin Power and Prince of Sherwood.
  • The BlackJack masters of the Bodog Casino continued to impress with Stanley T. from CA cashing out on $6,895 and Terri M. from AZ with $6,521.
  • Our biggest Baccarat winner was James Bond’s twin Kiet C. from LA, displaying equal prowess in Baccarat as Bond. He walked away with $5,517!
  • And then we have Linda C. from TX who hit a $4,999 jackpot while playing Goldbeard slot. Nice one!

Add comment April 2nd, 2009

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