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More Aristocrat Slots Come Online

Posted By: Dave Letterman


Although a bit later to the party than most slots manufacturers, Aristocrat started to bring a few of their more popular slot machines online in 2010. At present the Aristocrat slots are exclusive to Bet365games (along with the JPM AWP fruit machines) but there is every chance they will get more takers in time to come.

The first games to arrive were the popular Queen Of The Nile II and Where’s The Gold slot machines, followed soon after by Zorro and Lucky 88. In early 2011, Aristocrat also released Red Baron and Big Ben. A third slot called Medusa has also been touted around as an Aristocrat slot but I’ve never seen it before and it has a slightly different look and feel, more akin to the excellent but highly volatile 300 Shields slot game from Nextgen (also at Bet365) which has a bit of a cult following.

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Mr Green Casino Review (IGT + Net Ent)

Posted By: Dave Letterman


Click here to visit the Mr Green Casino website

Quite by accident, I stumbled on an online casino I hadn’t previously come across that served up a selection of popular IGT and Net Entertainment slot machines. The name Mr Green Casino struck me as a bit odd and doing a bit of research discovered that it is run out of Sweden and licenced in Malta. Both of those perked my interest so I signed up to test it out.

To cut to the chase, the overall experience was very good but then again, knowing how strict IGT are when it comes to licensing out their games that probably shouldn’t be a surprise. I went through the whole process of depositing, playing and cashing out and to be honest, bar a couple of minor gripes (see below) couldn’t really fault Mr Green, whoever he is.

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Virgin Casino Accepts Paypal

Posted By: Dave Letterman


Virgin Casino (which has most of the online IGT slots) has announced today that it has become the latest is a line of online casinos accepting Paypal.

Online casinos like the immensely popular Microgaming-powered 32Red and Ladbrokes casino have accepted Paypal deposits for some time to be fair but to the best of my knowledge Virgin is the first Alderney-licenced IGT platform casino to deposut and cash out via this method.

Paypal itself is fairly strict on which countries can and can’t use it’s service for casino transactions but the UK is fine. It’s basically down to which countries have a regulatory framework in place for online gambling and the UK Gambling Commission has that all sorted through it’s Whitelist, of which Virgin Casino is accredited.

Virgin has popular IGT slot games like Cleopatra 1 and 2, Treasures Of Troy, Rainbow Riches and several other slot machines you may well recognise from land-based casinos. They pay out next day and the addition of slot machines from Microgaming and Cryptologic – all playable in your web browser – make it a popular destination for UK players.

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Jackpot Party Casino (WMS) – Short Video Demo

Posted By: Dave Letterman


Any slots player that has been to Las Vegas and played will have at some point played a WMS Gaming slot machine. The Wizard Of Oz, Star Trek, Lord Of The Rings, Zeus… all of them are huuuuge games in Sin City and have even leaked abroad into some countries.

Now WMS have launched their very own Jackpot Party Casino with a host of their popular slot machines although at the moment it is only available to the UK market. That will change as regulation improves around teh globe but for now, check out this short video intro for Jackpot Party and get a feel for how it works:

At launch, there are around 26 slot machines plus roulette, Blackjack and video poker games (table games are supplied by RTG). I’ve been playing there a fair bit and it’s very, very good! Cashouts are processed…

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Weeding Out The Best Playtech Casinos

Posted By: Dave Letterman


Article Introduction

Note: this article was written in 2011 and a newer version now exists (July 2014)

Hmmm…Playtech casinos. Minefield! While creating my AZOC Playtech casinos list I had the fortune and misfortune (depending on your take!) to have played some 30 or 40 Playtech casinos. Now I’ve been a slots player for several years and I love Playtech slotsGladiator, King Kong, The Hulk and the other Marvel slots are all groundbreakers and excellent fun – so this wasn’t just about research: it was also about having some fun, trying to make some money (that bit didn’t work out!) and finding the best Playtech casinos to stick with ongoing.

What I noticed during the course of this time is that there seemed to be two patterns emerging when it came down to seperating what I considered a decent Playtech casino and a crap one. That’s not to say there aren’t exceptions to both patterns but in general I noticed that Playtech casinos operated by bookmakers, on the whole, treated me pretty well, while those run by Israeli businesses treated me more as a cash-cow.

In the rest of this article, I go into some detail on those Playtech casinos that shone through, with emphaiss on games choice, customer service and cashout times – the 3 things I look for in a good online casino. It’s safe to say that if I don’t mention a Playtech casino in this article then it didn’t stand out – in fact it was probably a dud LOL.

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Grand Slam Of Slots II – $2.4m Online Slot Tournament

Posted By: Dave Letterman


Grand Slam Of Slots Online Slot TournamentThe second installment of the Grand Slam Of Slots ended on June 6th 2011. New tournaments are announced on the Slot Tournaments website.

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The GSOS II kicks off on March 15th 2011 on the Microgaming software platform. Several online casinos wi be participating with players competing over several weeks for up to $2.4 million in prizes.

The tournament takes the form of daily $5 buy-in qualifiers with the top players from each qualifier going through to the slot tournament Grand Final. Additionally players who are not lucky enough to win a ticket will be able to buy a place in the pre-Final qualifiers with a maximum number of seats available in the Final itself.

How To Take Part

Because of local gaming laws, the tournament will not be open to USA residents. Anyone else can download the software from 32Red Online Casino or Allslots Casino and set up ready to enter the Grand Slam Of Slots from today onwards.


Yay! WMS Slots Come Online, But For Brits Only.

Posted By: Dave Letterman


 

I apologise in advance for making a number of Americans jealous here, but as someone who resides in the UK and travels to Vegas at least once a year, I am quite excited! Why? Because WMS Gaming, manufacturer of so many good slot machines in those land-based meccas of gambling have decided to release their slots online at their very own Jackpot Party Casino.

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Online Casinos & Paypal

Posted By: Dave Letterman


 A short time ago, Paypal relaxed the rules relating to online gambling for players in countries where the activity was deemed legal. Consequently the online casinos listed below will now accept Paypal transactions from players in the following countries:

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Novomatic Slots Online: Lord Of The Ocean

Posted By: Dave Letterman


 

One of the more recent Novomatic slot machines to come to online casinos (notably Sky Vegas) is the cult land-based slot game, Lord Of The Ocean. For those of you that have played the Book Of Ra slot, the Lord Of The Ocean Slot will be a little familiar, not because of it’s ocean-going theme, but the gameplay.

Note: Novomatic slot machines do not support US Dollars so if you are going to play them online, do not register an account using the USD currency or you will find the games do not load!

Lord Of The Ocean is a 9 line slot where the feature round is trigered by getting 3 or more scatter symbols in view. Not quite as easy as it seems as this is a relatively high variance slot game. The scatters also – like Book Of Ra – double up as wild symbols so getting them on reels 1 -3 is ideal!

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£1250 OCSM Special at Roxy Palace Casino (Microgaming)

Posted By: Dave Letterman


November 27th 2010: Roxy Palace Casino are offerring OCSM readers a special multi-deposit bonus of up to £1,250 for a limited time. This contrasts to the regular £150 bonus on offer at the main site.

To qualify, readers must visit Roxy Palace Casino through this link and download the casino within the offer time period. This offer is not available to USA residents.

Roxy Palace is a long-time established online casino running on the industry-leading Microgaming software platform. It has over 250 slot machines plus video poker and classic casino games. Check out the AZOC factsheet on Roxy Palace Casino for a full list of games and information on services.