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4 August 2011 - 12:02am

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Hi Everyone,

I may have asked something similar before, but I am curious. Can you name the casinos you find yourself going back to time and time again?

Do you play at, mainly, one or two, or do you try a variety of casinos, since many have the same games to play, anyway?

If you tend to play in the same casino or two, why? Do you feel a certain loyalty to one over the other?

I found myself going between Slots Galore and Lucky Red for a long time. I tried Club World and several others that are similar to Lucky Red. I am now trying Manhattan Slots again.

I still miss Slots Galore. I miss the variety I was offered even between just two different casinos., I can't find slots like that (like Dragon Master and the Vegas one and a few others there) anywhere now! The other slots that vary from the "Lucky Red" type slots, well...I just don't really like any of them. Feeling a little bored now, without the choices. And the EXCELLENT tournaments at Slots Galore....more than any other casino I have found yet.

So..I am just curious, again, as to where you play. Also mention if your faves are U.S. or other. Also, if you want to throw in what your favorite games or two or three are, that would be great, too!

I really like Lucky Tiger at Lucky Red, but you have to bet 88 cents. I hit two 55.00 spins in the free spins the other day. Exciting! But many do not have Lucky Tiger, either.

So, feeling like sharing? I would love to hear from many of you.

Thanks!

Cheers!

Hope Smile

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5 August 2011 - 12:31am
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I have tried more than you can shake a stick at!

But the ones I keep coming back to for more are Intercasino, 32 Red (and a few other Microgamings), Bet365, Aladdin's Gold, Mr Green and Betsson. Each of them has a different software provider so they all have different games. The reason I come back to them is mainly because of the speed of payment of withdrawals (most of these pay within a day or two maximum), solid financial backing, and quality of service. The one I pick on any given day will just mainly depend on what game I feel like playing.

But of course I have far more choice than you poor people in the United States!

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5 August 2011 - 7:03pm
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answer to your question depends on which game do you prefer. I have several of them for my black jack sessions, most of them are recommended by ED, he's never mistaken, so listen to him and always play safe Smile

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5 August 2011 - 11:23pm
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Where do you enjoy playing black jack, Sophia? That is, if you don't mind sharing. Smile I have played a little black jack online, and I especially like the tournaments: one fee covers it all! I haven't played anything but slots for a while, though. Naughty me, lol.

Ed, I bet you have played at MANY casinos. Thanks for sharing your faves. You like black jack, too, don't you? What are your absolute favorite slots? I find myself going back to the same slot games, over and over, back and forth between five or six faves, like Loose Caboose, Lucky Tiger, Basketbull, Fruit Frenzy, Mystic Dragon and a few I can't think of right now.

Does anyone like playing video poker online? For some reason, I find it more fun in the land casinos. Not sure why, lol. And I hate the games that keep popping up where they want you to double your money. Is there a way to shut that off? I wish there was, because I always say "no" and play it safe.

You are so correct, Ed, that for us U.S. players, our choices are limited. When is this country going to lighten up, already? I mean, really! If someone wants to gamble bad enough they will find away, and this country could probably actually benefit from the legalization. Enough already! lol!

Thanks for sharing. I would love to hear from more, so share away! Smile

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6 August 2011 - 7:27am
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to say honestly, my fav at the moment is progressive B J at Intercasino!

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6 August 2011 - 6:48pm
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Intercasino sure seems like a popular one. Too bad we (U.S) can't play there. Sad

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6 August 2011 - 8:22pm
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yes it's very bad, you miss a lot....... you have few alternatives, I mean good non-scam options, though you still can choose some good ones

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19 August 2011 - 2:35pm
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I'm loving mobile casinos and often play at mFortune and LadyLucks. These both offer free cash when you join up. £5 at mFortune just for joining and £2.50 at LadyLucks when you download a game. I like being able to play anytime anywhere.

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9 September 2011 - 12:35am
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I've really only been playing at Lucky Red (U.S.). My options are so limited, I can't even do the 3Dice casino because I'm in WA state. I have ok luck there.

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9 September 2011 - 8:01am
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my friend form US also played at Lucky Red and always complained of the limited capabilities. Now he has moved to Turkey for the rest of his life and complains even more- even youtube is restricted there...

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9 September 2011 - 1:37pm
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Been playing lots of slots games and classic blackjack. I like Betfred and Kerching, they both have a good selection of online games, so I tend to stick with them.

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12 September 2011 - 7:04am
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Betfred seems to have 4.5 CL stars rating , but as for the second one, I've never heard of Kerching before.

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13 September 2011 - 10:47am
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I like 32red, mansion and EuroGrand for casino games. icb, sbo, pinnacle and betfair for betting Smile

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Ladbrokes, William Hill and Intercasino. All these are good and I say that having played with them off and on over quite a few years. Intercasino particularly used to be excellent but I don't play there currently as I don't like their minimum bets on roulette. When I was playing with them I was a member of their VIP club and I must admit service, payouts and all that jazz were top notch so i expect this is still true. Can't for the life of me figure out why they don't lower their minimums to stay competitive. Also I know there has been some bad press about Will Hill as highlighted here but personally I haven't ever had an issue with them in the last 10 years apart from one minor technical point which the mighty Ed managed to solve for me. As a rule of thumb though I think the only places to risk big bucks are big companies who have a reputation to look out for. This is not to say you should not play at any of the other smaller ones but certainly look and play with tiny stakes before leaping in with the pension pot. Finally and I guess this question is aimed at Ed or the other staff here as its in the realms of investigative journalism Smile but why are so many online casinos based in the Caribbean and should one trust ones that are based here? The vast amount of corruption that sadly goes on is no secret anywhere in the region, so apart from the obvious tax advantages is one of the main reasons they are based/registered in the C that if they are pirates no one will do anything about them apart from bad press on websites like this one?

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14 September 2011 - 7:53am
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Hellow Yellow Boots. Please check this thread out about William Hill, it is not as good as it may seem at a first sight.

http://www.casinolistings.com/forum/discussion/online-casinos/12104/will...

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14 September 2011 - 2:22pm
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i play at several but i suppose my favorites our paddy power , Boyle poker and William hills these i tend to go back to as they have been the top payers

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14 September 2011 - 11:37pm
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yellowboots wrote:

As a rule of thumb though I think the only places to risk big bucks are big companies who have a reputation to look out for. This is not to say you should not play at any of the other smaller ones but certainly look and play with tiny stakes before leaping in with the pension pot.

This is very good advice, as long as those companies are available to you. Unfortunately most big, reputable names won't cater to American players at the moment for example.

yellowboots wrote:

Finally and I guess this question is aimed at Ed or the other staff here as its in the realms of investigative journalism Smile but why are so many online casinos based in the Caribbean and should one trust ones that are based here? The vast amount of corruption that sadly goes on is no secret anywhere in the region, so apart from the obvious tax advantages is one of the main reasons they are based/registered in the C that if they are pirates no one will do anything about them apart from bad press on websites like this one?

You're on the right track here. I would say the 3 main reasons are low tax, relatively cheap labour and loose or non-existant regulations. Its no coincidence that a huge number of rogue casinos are based in places like Costa Rica or Belize. Anyone with a few thousand bucks can buy a business license and start an online casino without any background checks into their character or past business dealings.

And you're right, they can and do rip people off and its pretty tough to do anything about it apart from publish warnings on sites like ours. Even that can often be futile due to the fact most players don't check a place out before they play there, and most "review" sites are just trying to funnel unsuspecting players through to a casino to earn some money.

We know of several casinos based there that are owned by convicted criminals. There's an old story about a guy who was in Costa Rica who dropped in to the offices of the Virtual Casino Group to find out when he was going to get his money, and ended up being beaten and had his life threatened. But then again, Playtech which is now a majorly successful European listed corporation and produces the software for several big names like Betfred, Bet365, William Hill etc is majority owned by a guy who served jail time in Israel for stock manipulation and bribery. So go figure...

We have some info on the most common licensing jurisdictions here (its also in the Guides section of our menu at the top of the page). In a general sense, online gambling businesses running out of the Caribbean aren't as well regarded or regulated as those in Europe, or Kahnawake (a Canadian Indian territory).

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15 September 2011 - 7:03pm
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Useful answer Ed, I have often wondered about this. So I guess knowing the cowboys from this site, we should now try the (red) indians....

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