Posts Tagged ‘Realtime Gaming’

Online Blackjack Casinos: Aladdin’s Gold Casino

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Not all online casinos are created equally. Some are good, some aren’t worth your time and some are great. I would put Aladdin’s Gold Casino in the “good” category. The only thing that keeps it from being a “great” online casino is that, like every other casino that uses Realtime Gaming software, they no longer offer blackjack tournaments. As someone who loves playing in blackjack tournaments, that is a drawback for me. There is still a lot to like about Aladdin’s Gold, though.

For starters, Aladdin’s Gold Casino has the best-looking website in the industry. They have Disney-quality animation and fully-animated and interactive screens and menus. That may not be a big deal to some, but aesthetics are important when it comes to online casinos. The overall look of the website is like that of a Middle Eastern palace, with Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie as central characters. Right now as I type this I’m being entranced by dancing harem girls. Like I said, the aesthetics are important.

When it comes to blackjack, though there are no tournaments, Aladdin’s Gold has a good selection of games. There is the standard Blackjack game in addition to the blackjack variations of Perfect Pairs, Face Up 21, Match Play 21, Pontoon and Super 21.

Aladdin’s Gold also offers a good number of promotions for blackjack players. For example, right now there is a weekly promotion that gives blackjack players a 45% match bonus of up to $1,000 on all deposits. The many online casinos, they also issue comp points for the money you wager and once you have accumulated enough comp points you can redeem them for a cash withdrawal or wager them on more games.

Because they use the respected Realtime gaming software, Aladdin’s Gold also features games that are certified to be safe and fair. They also have sophisticated security technology that protects players from cheats, hackers and more. Aladdin’s Gold Casino is also known for good customer service, should any problems, questions or concerns arise.

In all, I would say that Aladdin’s Gold Casino has almost everything I look for in an online casino. To join their casino, click here.

Finding a Fair Casino

Monday, May 17th, 2010

There are a lot of factors that go into choosing an online casino with which to play blackjack. The biggest factor, though, should be safety. You should never play at an online casino that you aren’t sure is safe and fair. You as the player need to be protected from cheating players, outside threats (such as hackers) and the casino itself. So how do you know which casinos are fair?

The biggest indicator of a fair online casino is whether or not it is approved by a recognized regulatory authority. That authority can be a government agency or a third-party group, such as eCOGRA. In any case, it is a good sign of an online gambling regulatory group certifies a casino as safe and fair.

Another thing to look at is the software that the online casino uses. Some casinos design their own games, but most used licensed software designed by third parties. There are a handful of large software designers who have made a name for themselves in the industry and are considered the most reputable in the business. If the casino uses the software from one of those designers – such as CryptoLogic, Realtime Gaming, Microgaming, Vegas Technology and more – then the casino should have a reputation as good as that of the software provider. In this industry, bad business practices will ruin a reputation quickly.

Another thing to look for is how transparent the online casino is. Rushmore Casino, for example, is one of the leaders in the business when it comes to transparency. To ensure that the gaming environment is secure and that players feel safe playing there, the casino has a feature built into the software that allows players to instantly access their game and financial history. At any time, a player can review every wager they have placed, when it was placed, how much money was wagered, how much was won or lost and detailed results of each individual game.

This is important because often players don’t make a withdrawal shortly after winning money. Instead, they often keep a running balance for a while. A disreputable casino could take advantage of that and secretly subtract from their balance or void some of their winning games. With a transparent casino like Rushmore, that is not possible because you can track everything. This also helps if there is ever a technical error that causes a dispute.

If an online casino is transparent, approved by a recognized regulatory authority and uses software deemed to be safe and fair, you can feel assured that the casino is a safe place to play online blackjack.

Blackjack Players Rewarded at Rushmore Casino

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Blackjack is my game of choice because it is fun, easy to learn (unlike poker!) and with skilled play and card counting, players can actually gain an advantage. Even without counting cards, though, players who stick to blackjack basic strategy can reduce the house edge to a slim 0.5% margin.

Too often online casinos don’t seem to treat blackjack players as a priority, though. Check your average online casino and you will see a games list that features slots, slots and more slots. There might be a couple blackjack games and some other table games, but slots make up the bulk of their catalog. Not only that, but if the online casino offers tournaments, they are usually only for slots.

Rushmore Casino is different, though. They seem to respect and value their blackjack players, which I like. As I said before in a review of Rushmore Casino, they offer a wide range of blackjack games, which includes the standard games in addition to variations such as pontoon, perfect pairs and more. Their blackjack games are designed by Realtime Gaming, which means they have good animation and gameplay in addition to being safe and fair.

Right now Rushmore Casino is doing better than simply offering good blackjack games to play, though. They are rewarding the customers who play them. Right now Rushmore Casino is offering a 200% deposit bonus, with a maximum of $1,000. This bonus is only available to blackjack players for wagering on blackjack games.

That means right now blackjack players can deposit only $500 and have $1,500 to play with. Pretty good deal, right? The only downside is that, like usual, this match bonus comes with a wagering requirement that must be fulfilled before you can withdraw the money. In this case, you must wager through 20 times – which is actually lower than the usual number – before making a withdrawal.

To take advantage of the blackjack bonus and play the variety of fun online blackjack games, visit Rushmore Casino today.