Posts Tagged ‘Intercasino’

Daily Bonuses at Intercasino

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Intercasino is one of my favorite places to play online blackjack. They have a good variety of blackjack games and some good blackjack tournaments. Just as importantly, they also have a good number of bonuses, each for a different day. By checking out their weekly calendar, you will find something new throughout the week.

The bonuses start off with Rock Your Monday, which is a promotion that only applies to slots players. On Wednesday, the casino offers Wednesday Extra Play. On this day, if you play the featured game, you can receive $50 in free credits for depositing $50 of your own money. The featured game changes all the time. It is often an online slot but is sometimes a blackjack game as well.

Friday Intercasino has a cool bonus. It is called the Friday Shock Bonus. What makes this bonus shocking is that you never know when or if you’re going to get it. At a random time at the casino, they will give out a surprise bonus to random players. Each bonus is tailored to the player who won it. To be eligible for that bonus, all you have to do is be playing a game at the time.

Saturday is another day in which slots fans get a special bonus. It is Saturday Hero Fever and players get bonuses for playing superhero-themed slots. Sunday is another good one for blackjack players, though. That is the day of the Sunday Happy Hours. From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, anyone who deposits $50 or more will receive a 30% match bonus. The bonus is unlimited, so you can redeem it as many times as you want. To take advantage of any of these promotions, visit Intercasino.

Shocking casino bonus at InterCasino

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Online blackjack can be a very rewarding game if you stick to basic strategy. While the house still has a 0.5% edge, you can easily have a successful session where you make money, especially if you get on a hot streak. If you’re playing blackjack at InterCasino, though, you can be rewarded in another way.

InterCasino is telling all of their customers to “prepare to be shocked.” Don’t worry; they mean that in a good way. Their Shock Bonus is a random bonus awarded to anyone at any time, as long as their playing one of the games at the online casino. Sound simple? It is.

At random times throughout the day, the online casino will randomly select a player from all of the players who are wagering at that time. That player will receive a surprise bonus as well as an additional surprise offer that is “tailor-made especially for you.” I’m guessing that the supplemental surprise offer will be different depending on what game you normally play, so if you play blackjack it would be different from if you’re a slot player. I’m just guessing, though, because the details on this bonus promotion are intentionally vague. That makes it more of a secret and more of shock. How much is the bonus? I don’t know. How often will they give out the Shock Bonus? Can’t tell. Are you intrigued? I am.

One of the few things that I do know is that there is no limit to the number of times a player can be picked. The odds may be against you winning it more than once, but if you play at the casino a lot, it’s definitely possible. Since the winners are chosen at random from those who are wagering, the more time you spend at the online casino, the better your chances of being picked.

To be eligible, you don’t have to make a deposit, enter a coupon code or opt in. All you have to do is wager on your favorite casino games, including online blackjack. To have a chance at being selected for the Shock Bonus, visit InterCasino.

Perfect Pairs Blackjack tournament at InterCasino

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

InterCasino has a Perfect Pairs Blackjack Tournament going on right now and it’s a good opportunity to take a shot at prizes without risking much of your own money. The blackjack tournament only has a $250 prize pool, but the stakes are low – the entry fee is only $10.

If you only play the traditional blackjack game and are unfamiliar with the different blackjack variants, perfect pairs is a common variation with a side bet where the player earns extra money if their first two cards happen to be a pair. The payouts depend on the type of pair. A “perfect pair” is two identical cards, such as two aces of spades. Another type of pair is a “colored pair,” which is two cards that match in rank and color. An example would be a three of spades and a three of clubs, since both suits are black. The third type of pair is a “mixed pair,” which is a pair that matches in rank but is an opposite color.

InterCasino’s Perfect Pairs Blackjack Tournament is running now and ends Sunday, August 29. Until it ends, you can enter at any time. You just have to pony up the $10 buy-in. When you enter the tournament, the online casino gives you $500 worth of tournament chips with which to play. Your tournament lasts 30 minutes and you want to make as much tournament money as you can.

At the end, only the top six players in the blackjack tournament will win prizes. The tournament winner will earn a $100 prize. The second-place finisher will win a $50 prize. The players who finish in third through sixth place will win prizes worth $25 each.

To take part in the Perfect Pairs Blackjack Tournament, visit InterCasino before it ends on August 29.

BC online casino loses player’s money

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

By now, most of us have heard of the problem British Columbia had with their online casino. On July 15, the Canadian province launched a casino on their Lottery Corporation’s PlayNow.com website and it was only up for a few hours before the British Columbia shut it down.

The problem was a glitch in the software that triggered a security breach, one that caused some players to be logged onto the accounts of other players, giving them access to sensitive information. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation originally said that the online casino was down because of too much traffic to the website, but later admitted to the security issue.

Once the problem was learned and it was revealed that some players wagered with someone else’s money and won or lost with that money, the BCLC assured everyone that the money would be attributed to the correct person. But who is that? If Person A wagers $10 of Person B’s money and then wins $100, surely $10 of that still belongs to Person B, but what about the other $90? I’m not sure.

Now another problem has come up. At least one player has reported that the online casino lost his money. Mike Reid, a retired banker, says that he won a few hundred dollars at blackjack on the PlayNow.com site and then transferred $100 of the winnings to his bank account. After the website was shut down due to the security breach, Reid checked his bank account and found that the $100 wasn’t there. When he contacted the Lottery Corporation, they said that the money was basically in limbo and that all transactions would go through once the online casino re-launches, whenever that may be.

But how could they have taken the money from his personal bank account? And why would they do that? After making an issue out of it, Reid eventually received a $100 check from the Lottery Corporation, but that is of little reassurance to other players. Does the BCLC think it’s okay to take money out of your personal bank account?

The more time passes since the launch of North America’s first online casino, the more unpleasant the questions get. This is a reason that, while I support legalizing online gambling in jurisdictions where it is banned, I am not in favor of governments running the online casinos. I certainly can’t recommend that blackjack players go to PlayNow.com once it reopens. I’d rather point people toward InterCasino or Pure Vegas, which are much safer options.

Blackjack Games at Intercasino

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Online casinos tend to favor players of poker and online slots. It makes sense, since those are the two most popular games. Also, slots have a significantly higher house edge than blackjack, so the casinos make more money off of it. For online blackjack players, though, it can be hard to find a casino with a decent selection. Most casinos seem to have one or two blackjack games and that’s not enough variety for me.

Intercasino is different. They’re one of my favorite casinos for a reason. Intercasino has seven different online blackjack games. There are the standard games of Atlantic City Blackjack, Vegas Blackjack and European Blackjack as well as a game that you play using only one deck, ingeniously called Single Deck Blackjack.

If you like variations on the traditional blackjack game, there are plenty of options. Pontoon is one of the most common blackjack variants, and it is available at Intercasino. They also offer Progressive Blackjack for the big spenders going after a progressive jackpot. Super Fun 21 is available for when you’re in the mood for a blackjack game with wacky rules. They also offer Perfect Pairs blackjack, another common and fun variant.

For a blackjack game with a little more technology and better visuals, Intercasino offers Video Blackjack. Now they just need a live-dealer game and blackjack players will have pretty much every type of blackjack game they could ask for.

To sample the blackjack selection, visit Intercasino.

Online Blackjack Casinos: InterCasino

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

My online blackjack blog is constantly evolving as I add new things to cover and discuss. I routinely write about blackjack news, strategy, and different types of blackjack games. Those blackjack blogs often refer to both brick and mortar casinos and online casinos. I’ve never really gone into too much detail about the different online casinos out there, though.

For that reason, I decided to start a new series where I outline where I play, what you can find there and why I recommend them. First of all, I will never recommend an online casino that I’m not certain is safe and fair. But what else should you look for? Read on and see.

The first online casino that I want to highlight is InterCasino, which is a great casino to play some online blackjack. InterCasino has a variety of blackjack games, so even if you play at this casino exclusively there will still be plenty of different games from which to choose. The many online blackjack variations they have includes Atlantic City Blackjack, Double-Deck Blackjack, Progressive Blackjack, Single-Deck Blackjack, Vegas Blackjack, European Blackjack, Pontoon, Super Fun 21 and Video Blackjack.

Each blackjack game has different rules, which you can easily find on the website. In addition to the regular games, InterCasino also sometimes holds blackjack tournaments. Players who are new to InterCasino can take advantage of a welcome bonus that matches your initial deposit 100% up to $225. In addition, as you play games you accumulate points and earn money in the My Cash Rewards bonus, which is given out monthly. The My Cash Rewards bonus rewards players for wagering and playing games, which is something you would do anyway. Players can also join the Cashback Club in order to get additional bonus money.

Perhaps the best thing about InterCasino right now, though, is a specific contest that you probably won’t win. It’s well worth it if you do, though. I’m taking about the Space Race promotion. The Space Race contest is kind of like a raffle. Simply by joining you have one point in the contest, but you earn more for accomplishing certain things, such as making deposits and playing games at the online casino. At the end of the promotion, some lucky player will be randomly drawn from the contest pool to win a trip into space.

Yes, you read that right. InterCasino is sending people into space by partnering with the company Space Adventures. I can’t think of a more exciting grand prize in an online casino promotion. There are other prizes as well, though, including trips to the Super Bowl, Grand Prix and an African safari. There are also cash prizes of up to $100,000 in the promotion.

So yeah, by playing online blackjack at InterCasino, you have a chance to get sent into space. I can’t think of a better reason to play there than that.

To join InterCasino, click here.

New Member Bonuses at Intercasino

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Too often, online casinos seem to focus on slots players. It makes sense, because the games are so popular and they have a high house edge. However, there are a lot of blackjack players out there and we would like a good selection of games, tournaments and promotions. Intercasino is one of the online casinos offering good deals for blackjack fans and because of that, it has become a favorite destination for blackjack fans everywhere.

If you’re not a member of Intercasino, that’s okay, because right now is a great time to join. Players who join Intercasino between now and May 30 are entered for a no-deposit prize draw in which one lucky player will win $200.

Aside from that no-deposit prize drawing, there is also the standard welcome bonus. In that promotion, new members have their first deposit matched 100% up to $225. For an extra $225, you can have some fun at the blackjack tables.

In addition to these promotions, Intercasino also regularly holds weekly and weekend tournaments on blackjack and other games. Intercasino has a wide variety of online blackjack games, including Atlantic City blackjack, double deck blackjack, European blackjack, pontoon, progressive blackjack, video blackjack and more.

To take advantage of the bonuses and enjoy some great blackjack action, visit Intercasino today.

Intercasino’s Blackjack Tournament

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Online tournaments are a great way to enjoy your favorite game, add the spirit of competition, and play for prizes at little to no risk. In short, they are pretty much the best part of any online casino. Too often, however, blackjack is left out of the tournament fun. Blackjack players tend to feel like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (at the beginning of the song, not at the end when he was cool) whenever tournaments are announced. There are countless poker and slot tournaments. Blackjack tournaments not so much.

That’s why when blackjack tournaments do come around, I make sure to play. There is one going on right now at Intercasino. The British online casino is currently holding an online blackjack tournament that starts today and ends February 7.

Because it is a tournament, the game is played slightly different than normal blackjack. You are still playing against the dealer, but you are also competing against the rest of the blackjack players. Here’s how it works: You are given £500 to play with and play normal online blackjack against the dealer and earn as much money as you can during a 30-minute span. Since you’re competing against others, I advise playing the game a little more aggressively than usual.

The six players with the highest balance after 30 minutes of play will earn prizes. First prize will win £100, second prize will take home £50, and those who finish third through sixth will walk away with £25 each.

To take part in the online blackjack tournament and have a chance to win prize money for a game that you love anyway, be sure to visit Intercasino while the tournament is still being held.