Tuesday 30 July 2013

Bagging the Gold Cup in Reel Classic 3

Online slot games, such as CasinoJR’s Reel Classic 3, allow you to earn a hefty sum of cash with just a small bet. You can win a cash prize of several thousand with a wager just the price of a simple ceramic mug.

Reel Classic 3 is a three-reel standard slot game that can be played via the Web through online casino services, such as CasinoJR. As it was born from the womb of actual slot machines, the game is also won by coming up with a certain symbol combination generated by a “Spin.” A winning symbol combination is automatically prompted by the machine, so you no longer need to guess if you won something or nothing.

Start the game by placing a wager on each round. This can be done by clicking on the + and – signs on the bottom left corner of the gaming window. Press “Bet One” to increase your bet. Each click will correspond to a column in the pay table being activated. This is where your winnings will be based upon. If you wish to activate all the columns and escalate your chance of winning, click “Bet Max” and the reel will also be automatically spun.

If the reels display a winning combination (which can be a row of “BAR” placards, film reels, gold cups, or a specific combination of them) after they stop, you win a prize based on the pay table.

Easy, neat, and offers high return to player. This is what Reel Classic 3 is all about. Play now and start fattening your bankroll!

Monday 29 July 2013

Reel Classic 5: Your Goal is to Hit the Jackpot

Ever heard of a slot game that offers a return to player (RTP) calculation of up to 97 percent? Or have you ever played the same game where winning prizes is capped by a set of energetic, football-related images? With CasinoJR’s Reel Classic 5, such features can be enjoyed in just a wave of the Internet. Bathe in the energy that envelops a football pitch while being crowned with a pot as huge as the names of Pele, Maradona, Beckham, or Messi!

Reel Classic 5, as its name suggests, is a five-reel and five-line slot game made available in leading online casinos, such as CasinoJR. The online slot game allows you to generate a winning symbol combination (whose images were inspired by the world’s most popular sport) by “Spinning” the reels. 

Start your play by selecting a specific line or lines, which can be done by clicking on the arrowheads found in left side of the reels. Next, choose the value of the coins you wish to bet on each round. Click the + and – buttons on the left of the screen to do so. 

The widgets “Bet” and “Max Bet” are used to select the number of coins you wish to wager. Each click on the “Bet” button increases your bet by the value of the coin you selected. “Max Bet,” meanwhile, is clicked to increase your bet to the maximum amount possible (usually, four coins). Not pressing Bet Max will require you to click “Spin” to rotate the reels. But if you chose to click it anyway, the reels will be automatically spun. The machine will immediately notify you if you won a prize or two!

Sign up now with CasinoJR and let prizes make prosperous innings for you. Play Reel Classic 5 and be the captain of your own league!

Friday 26 July 2013

Top 5 Ways to Break a Bad Luck Streak

Everyone has experienced those times when the cards just won’t fall your way. No matter where you place your bets, sometimes they just never seem to pay off. For days at a time you may try your luck at a slot game aiming to hit a progressive jackpot, only to leave the game one evening and find out the next morning that it’s been hit by someone else. Like good luck streaks, bad luck streaks are a part of any and every gambler’s experiences. Though naturally tough to withstand, we've got a few tips on how to make it through a prolonged streak of bad luck until good fortune once again smiles upon you.

1. Take a break

One losing gaming session after another can exact a high psychological toll on you and make you feel as though “I'm never going to win”. That is of course a completely false assumption – your lucky day may arrive at any given moment that the stars align.

Nonetheless, sometimes a short break from online casino gaming is in order to help you clear your head and ward away the negative thoughts. Once you've stepped away for a little while, it’ll make coming back to try your luck again with a fresh start that much more enjoyable.

2. Try new games

Perhaps you've gotten unlucky because you've been playing the same games for too long? Of course we all have our favourites we love to play but sometimes the hot streak rests with other casino games. If you've always stuck to slots, maybe give table games a try for the first time? If you only play progressive jackpot games, why not try some classic slots or arcade games for a change? Just like in land-based casinos some players have superstitions about “lucky machines”, it’s entirely possible that you may have a lucky run ahead of you but you've just got to be playing the “right” game at the right time.

3. Reduce your bet size

It’s possible you may feel that you’re running really badly, but it’s only because your bets are too high for your bankroll. Lowering your wagers will naturally make your funds last longer and limit the swings you experience (reduce your variance). Even if you continue to get unlucky, your losses won’t be as severe and you’ll be able to turn them around that much more quickly once lady luck visits you again.

4. Play only when you can concentrate fully and not be distracted

It’s possible that some of the losses you've experienced have been as a result of not fully concentrating on the games. One way to minimize (and even eliminate) these types of losses is to only play when you’re 100% free to concentrate on your play. Multitasking is indeed an admirable skill, but not when it might cost you money. Instead of rushing to get a few minutes of game-play in during your lunch break, why not wait until you get home to sit down, chill out, and have a nice long, relaxed and focused gaming session. This might be just the thing to turn your luck around.

5. Capitalize on deposit bonuses make the most of offers available to you

The most obvious way to turn your luck around is by taking advantage of excellent bonus offers and promotions we have that literally stuff your account with extra money. Losing some money hurts a lot less when you've still got that much more in your account to keep playing with and try to reverse the tide.

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Beat the Dealer 50 Percent of the Time in Casino War

Ever heard of an online casino game where you can win against the dealer at least 50 percent of the time? In case you haven’t, try playing Casino War.

This card game is so simple, even a child can learn to play it. (In fact, Casino War is based on a children’s game simply known as War.) The game is played with six 52 card decks, and cards are ranked as follows (from lowest to highest): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. Both the player and the dealer have one card each.
If your card is higher than the dealer’s, you win twice your original bet plus the raise amount, if any. Otherwise, you’ll lose your bet. 

In the event both cards are of equal ranking, you have the option to “surrender” or “go to war”. If you click “Surrender”, you’ll lose half your bet. Clicking “War”, on the other hand, will double your wager—as well as the dealer’s wager—and continue the game. The dealer will “burn” (discard) three cards, and deal one card for both of you. 

This time, if you win, you’ll get back your original bet, plus the tie bet and the dealer’s bet. If you lose, you won’t get anything at all. 

Because only two cards are involved per play, your chances of winning against the dealer are at least 50 percent. Factor in the randomness of the cards pulled out from the decks every time, and you have the recipe for a classic casino card game.

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Understanding Roulette Odds: The Keys to SUCCESS!

When it comes to games of chance, few are more exciting than roulette. Whether you’re enjoying a spin at a brick-and-mortar establishment or prefer to try your luck at an online casino like Titan Casino, the game is almost always among the most popular offerings because seemingly anyone can win. While roulette may indeed be a game built almost entirely around luck, understanding roulette odds can help gamers make the most out of their situation and maximize their winning potential. At the CasinoJR Blog we’re all about putting players first, so, without further ado, here’s some information about roulette odds that you’ll likely find to be quite useful.

Odds and Payouts

One important thing to realize when formulating a strategy for roulette is the connection between a bet’s odds for success and the accompanying payouts. There are primarily two styles of roulette wheel, European/French wheels that boast 37 numbered slots and American wheels that feature 38. As such, the odds of the ball landing on any particular number during a spin are 37:1 or 38:1, respectively. Because accurately predicting which single number will hit, the payout for a winning single number bet is so high, 35-1.

While it may be tempting to go for the gusto with one of these bets, statistically speaking, it’s usually a fool’s endeavor. Let’s have a look at the best and worst bets to make at the roulette wheel.

Best Bets

Though the safest bets typically pay out less, a basic understanding of roulette odds shows that they tend to be the smartest way to build a bankroll. These more secure wagers, typically known as outside bets, offer the lowest payouts but the best winning percentage. Red/black, odd/even and 1–18/19–36 bets boast a roughly 48 percent winning percentage (depending on the kind of wheel) and a 1:1 payout. Dozen bets (in which players wager on three different sections containing 12 numbers apiece) and column bets are a bit more risky (around 32 percent win percentage) but offer double the payouts, at 2:1.

Keeping this in mind, one winning betting strategy might be to place two bets of equal value on two of these outside bets, with one being on an even money option and the other on a 2:1. This combination can cover around 24 numbers on the wheel, and offers a number of options for double wins and significant payouts.

Living Dangerously

With roulette being the ultimate game of chance, any bet could potentially be a winner. That being said, there are some moves that players would be wise to avoid unless they prefer to live dangerously. American roulette wheels, for example, allow players to make a five-number bet, which despite offering a nice 6:1 payout, also grants the house its biggest advantage of any wager (a 7.89% edge).

With this 5-number bet as a leading example, it’s best to make the longshot bets (e.g., single number, two number splits, etc.) sparingly so as not to too quickly deplete your betting bankroll while playing roulette at CasinoJR.

All this isn’t to say that you shouldn’t splash around with these types of wagers from time to time. As a matter of fact, some of roulette’s biggest thrills come from hitting a lucky longshot bet that instantly grants you a cash infusion. Nonetheless, these bets should definitely be an infrequent play.

Monday 15 July 2013

How Slot Machines Use Psychology and Design to Keep You Coming Back

Anyone who has ever walked into a casino has felt the lure of the slot machine. The bright lights, inviting little stools, and the promise of hitting the elusive jackpot are ever-present. It's hard to avoid, no matter what logic tells you about the terrible odds. This video shows just how involved the development of those enticing machines can be.

It used to be that you'd pull a lever, watch some numbers and pictures spin, and wait for quarters to pop out when you get lucky. But slot machines of the 21st century are of a whole different breed. Bally Technologies' Director of Game Development, Brett Jackson explains how much thought goes into studying what players react to when they sit down, and how they can be manipulated.

At first it seems quite devious—the level of complexity that goes into keeping customers glued to their chair as they shed dollar bills with only a slight chance of winning big. But this type of practice is inherent to most market ventures. Selling is often about appealing to people's emotions and desires, whether they are at a slot machine, buying an Apple product, or deciding what soda to drink.

Friday 12 July 2013

For those of you who don’t know, Baccarat (the “t” is silent) is a game for the high rolling, high buy in, sophisticated set – or at least it used to be.

To play Baccarat, the dealer deals two cards to two different “players”, the banker and the player. The game is won when you bet who’s (banker or player) hand will come the closest to 9. In Baccarat, cards have different values than in poker. Each of the cards 1-9 are face value, but face cards (Jack, Queen, King) have no value. If the banker is dealt a 5 and a 6, the total is 11, but any value over 9 has 10 subtracted from it so the banker, in reality, has a 1. The cards are dealt until someone reaches 9.

If either the banker or player is dealt an 8 or 9, that hand automatically wins. Winnings are even bet. When you want to win at Baccarat, there is one tip that will help you walk away with money every time. The GREATEST Baccarat strategy tip EVER is to be smart with your money!

Bet low, make sure to keep track of that 5% commission on the banker’s bet, and take the house bet.

Take the bet with the lowest risk. Sure, betting on a tie has the biggest payout, but it also has the biggest house advantage of more than 15%. When you bet low and take fewer risks, the chances of you walking away with some cash is higher.

When you bet on the banker and win, you have to pay a 5% commission to the house. Since this commission isn’t due until you leave the table, you need to keep track of how much you owe. If you owe $400 in commissions to the casino but you lose and are left with only $100, you will find yourself writing a check to the house. Make sure that you at least have enough to pay the commission.

When you bet with the house, you are betting with a “player” that is cautious and very good at making smart money decisions. The best Baccarat strategy is to think like the house; what would the house do, how much would the house bet, when would the house walk away?

Baccarat is a fun game that doesn’t take much skill, but you’ll need to find a casino that offers Baccarat at the lower buy in tables or you’ll find yourself shut out or spending more than you intended just to sit down.

Thursday 11 July 2013

What are wagering requirements on an online casino bonus?

Sometimes we get new players that have no clue what wagering requirements are. They get all excited when they hear we have good promotions but then become offended when we tell them that there’s a condition that prevents them from withdrawing the money after a few lucky spins.

Wagering requirements are necessary to prevent fraud. Any online casino is pouring out hundreds of thousands of euros a month in promotion money. This actually costs the casino quite a bit because the money is played and sometimes lost in the games, affecting the payout rates. As we’ve explained before, the casino makes a small percentage of every bet in the long run. But when half of this money comes from promotions, then the online casino only sees a fraction of that small percentage.

Wagering requirements are then the amount of money you must risk or wager on the appointed games prior to requesting a cash out. It is quite simple. Imagine receiving a 100% bonus on a $100 deposit. That will give you $100 in bonus money for a total balance of $200. The wagering requirements, also known as the playthrough, will be given as a number such as: 20x. This means that the total amount of $200 must be multiplied by 20 for a total of $4000. The wagering requirement then is to wager $4000 on the allowed games prior to a cash out. A wager is simply the amount of money you bet on each spin, when you play a fruit machine for example. So if you are betting $1 a spin, you will need 4000 spins to complete or fulfill the wagering requirement.

We understand the wagering requirements may be intimidating to some players. That’s why we try to keep them in reasonable terms. Some weeks, like the current one, we reduce our wagering requirements on all bonuses by at least 20%.  For example, we have a 144% Weekly match this week for active players. Normally a bonus like this would carry 24x wagering requirement, but this week it has only 18x. Plus, it does not carry any maximum withdrawal limit. Whatever the player wins can be cashed out.

Tuesday 9 July 2013

How to prepare yourself for a massive gamble

There is no doubt that playing modern live casino games online is an exhilarating and enjoyable experience. However, it is important to remember that as a player you should always be careful with your money and not continue to chase losses beyond your means. A lot of the time, in order to try and get back into the black, a player will place a huge bet at the roulette table or at blackjack for example, hoping to come up trumps. Unfortunately, playing live casino games and online gambling in general is a very unpredictable past time, and it is often better to know simply when to call it quits.

Nowadays, most online live casinos subscribe to the Responsible Gambling mentality and advocate setting deposit and betting limits on your account. Some casinos even ask you to set these limits the very first time you register with the company. It is undeniable that setting these limits is a very good idea as it will stop you spending money you cannot afford to lose. Gambling is of course addictive, and along with the undeniable fun and excitement that it can bring, if you start spending money that should be paying your bills or providing for your family, you should certainly realise that it is time to take a step back and consider your actions.

Returning to the idea of placing a massive bet to try and recoup your losses; if you had placed limits on your account before you started playing at all, it is certainly possible that you would not have lost so much money that you now need to place a big bet. Gambling and live casino games are a past time, certainly not a guaranteed source of income. There are certain signs to watch out for which could mean that your gambling is becoming a problem:

Do you feel that you could be losing control of your gambling habits? Perhaps you have started borrowing money or missing work or university in order to play more. Setting aside a certain amount of money for your gambling pastime is a good idea, however, if you are putting money aside which should be going on genuinely important things such as household bills and food, this is certainly a sign of a problem.

On the other hand, there are times when you are within your means and are simply looking to place a big bet for the excitement of potentially winning a big return. In this case, it is certainly a good idea to look at the previous results at your table of choice. Has there been a run of red numbers at the live roulette table which could signify that a black is sure to come up soon? Have you been watching recent hands at the blackjack table well enough to have spotted a pattern? These are techniques and tactics employed by many successful live casino games players and can be developed over time.

Monday 8 July 2013

How to make your live casino game more enjoyable

Playing live casino games at home is already a hugely popular pastime and is enjoyed by millions of people around the world. There are a few things you can do to make your live gaming experience even more enjoyable:

Choose a casino you like
Let’s face it, as a player you are spoilt for choice as far as choosing a live casino to play at is concerned. There are several excellent U.K. based casinos to choose from, and if you have an internationally recognised credit card, there’s nothing stopping you from playing at any casino you like. However, it is important to choose a live casino you like the layout of and feel comfortable playing at. It is easy to try out new casinos by making use of their play money options so you needn’t simply sign up with the first one that comes along. If you make the mistake of choosing a casino with little quirks and glitches that annoy you, this is pretty much going to ruin your enjoyment of the game.

Although there are some players who play live casino games with the strict intention of making a profit; the majority of players are simply looking to have a good time. Also, many players like to settle down for an evening of playing live casino games for the purpose of relaxing; however, it is also important to have everything just right so that you are relaxed in the first place. How about turning your phone off, getting yourself a beer or a glass of wine and settling down in a comfortable spot so that you can really make the most of playing roulette, blackjack or whatever game is your favourite. A lot of players actually designate a certain time of the day or week as their time for playing online casino games; this gives them something to look forward to, especially after a hard day or week at work.

Chat to the dealer
Of course, one of the primary differences between playing the more traditional online casino games and live dealer games is the presence of the croupier his or herself. Usually a good-looking young woman; enjoy the fact that you can chat to the dealer and have a little bit of fun during the game. The best live dealers are very sociable and as well as knowing the games inside out, they are also very happy to have a bit of a giggle too. So make the most of this important aspect of the game and chat along with your glamorous dealer.

Try new games
Seeing as every man and his dog will tell you that variety is the spice of life, don’t simply stick to your favourite games or the ones you know the rules of; branch out a little and try something different. As mentioned above, live casinos virtually always have the option of using play money to get used to new games so make use of this to further your enjoyment. If you’re a big fan of blackjack, why not try baccarat for a change; equally, if you only ever log on to play roulette, why not try learning one of the card games to see if you like it. The numerous deposit bonuses available from live casinos also make trying new games even easier, and without any real outlay.

In summary, to make your live casino gaming more enjoyable; relax, try a few different games and make the most of the live element of playing.

Thursday 4 July 2013

Understanding slots machine addiction

Slots machines are flashy, produce soothing sounds, flicker and occasionally, a jackpot that is life changing is won. However, just like all good things in life, there is always the negative side.  The negative side is that it can generate slots machine addiction. Psychologists who have studied the effects of slots machine on the mind of the gamblers have concluded that addiction occurs due to a combination of two factors: environmental factors, and through classical conditioning. When the two are perfectly blended, addiction will surely follow. We will analyze the two factors to see how they influence addiction.

Why slots are machines so successful?

Slots machines are one of the most potent machines today. Unlike other machines, they have the power of controlling the user. Slot machines, unlike other machines that are geared to facilitate work by making easier, faster and efficiently, are programmed to meet the objectives of the user by offering rewards.

But how?

To answer this question, it is important to go back to the 19th century when slots machines were purely a work of art and the machines weren’t sophisticated. Slot machines have since changed to incorporate vivid graphics, nice soothing sounds, and interactive choices aimed at making a player thirst for success through well-calculated near misses. In a research done to investigate, the effect of near misses and published by Neuron, fifteen volunteers played slots as their brain activity was monitored in a MRI scans. When the scans were compared, it was observed that near misses had the effect of drawing more blood to the reward regions in the brain such as the ventral striatu. These are the same region in the brain activated by rewards such as cocaine and chocolates.

A report published by Science NOW Daily News states that slot machine markers have perfected on the near-miss effect. The research established that the machines are programmed in a manner that players behaviour is induced to believe that there is a possibility of winning big, but sadly, this rarely happens. It is important to mention how reel stops are effective in maintaining reinforcements. Usually, when the first reel stops on a potential winner, a heightened state of arousal is activated. Symbols located below, and above the pay line unconsciously condition players mind which eventually leads to addiction.
Superstition by players also contributes to addiction. If you have visited a casino before, you probably have witnessed strange behavior by some gamblers when they are playing slots. Such behavior is manifested when: putting money in the coin slots, standing, pulling the slots handle and even rubbing the side of the slots machine. Such behaviors have no influence on the outcome of the game, but in a players mind, such behaviors only work to reinforce the belief of the player that they will win hence slowly the player becomes addicted.

Part played by the environment

Casinos floors have been deliberately designed to attract, and retain gamblers for extended periods. Sounds of bustling players, ringing bells, shouts of joy, and freebies all contribute in influencing players into believing that this is the right place to be.  There is a seemingly uniformity in all the players playing slots, all are interested in achieving the same objective hitting a jackpot. Screams of happiness will be heard whenever a winner is announced, such an environment is the perfect recipe for influencing addiction. A player subconsciously made to believe that it is just a matter of time before he or she is in a state of delirium. To many a player, such a moment is never realized, addiction is the reward.

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Baccarat tips for novice players

The Baccarat tips for novice players will either work for online casinos and physical presence casinos, so don’t worry. The same principles apply perfectly for both incarnations of this great game. Our objective here is that you leave this article knowing a handful of baccarat tips to improve your overall experience in this luck based game.

In the case you are new to the game or you just want to refresh the basic mechanics, you can always check out our rules of Baccarat coverage. Just remember, knowledge is power. Embrace that concept and you will be always ready to play any casino game.

Bet on a tie is a No-Go

As you know in the game of Baccarat there are three possible types of bets:
You can bet that the player wins.
You can bet the bank  wins.
You can bet that the players will tie.
The bank has a slightly higher margin, despite this, players usually bet on themselves and in a game like this one, every advantage matters. However, betting on a tie is something you should never do. The reason why you shouldn't bet on a tie is that if you bet for the player, you have a disadvantage of 1%. In the other case, when you bet for the bank, the winning margin of the bank goes over 14%.

Streaks can be your doom

Streaks can occur to anyone. Seemingly impossible mathematical events happen playing casino games. The chance of an event like this happening will always be the same. The thing is, each hand is independent of the next one, so there is no guardian angel or pagan god, there are just coincidences. This isn’t a Harry Potter movie, spells don’t exist. If you continue raising your bet, at some point those coincidences will come and bite you. Following a streak for the sake of having a streak is a step towards your bankruptcy.

Acknowledge that online casinos always have the advantage, and that what you are doing is having  fun. Just remember this is a game of chance, and becoming lucky is something that can happen or not.  Always look for a nice welcome bonus to make things easier on the wallet.  Risking more money than you should because you have a hunch, can become a problem.

The Commission is always there

Whenever the dealer bets and win, you must pay the bank a 5% commission. This is a basic rule of the game. Always consider it and take serious account of the money you have on the table every time. Money can fly while having fun. Paying attention is imperative, those who don’t pay a big prize.

Well, that’s all the Baccarat tips for novice players we have for now. There is no better time than the present to go over basic tips of our favourite casino games.

Monday 1 July 2013

Tips to pay at Online Casinos

Online Casino
Online casinos, also known as virtual casinos or internet casinos are online versions of traditional casinos. Online casinos enable gamblers to play and wager on casino games through the Internet. Online casinos offer the same games as the traditional casino such as slots, roulette, poker and craps. Online casino has become popular with in a short period of time as they provide an opportunity to play from the comfort of the home and also provide the excitement of a traditional casino with several new and innovative games.

How to select online casino
There are many online casino sites, but most of them are not trustworthy and are liable to cheat the players who sign up. Here are some guidelines that help in choosing a right online casino:
  • Security – Is the most important thing to be checked before registering and giving out personal
    information on the website. Make sure that the site is verified by well known security agencies, like Truste, Thawte, etc. This ensures that any transactions done online on the site is secure. 
  • Another important thing that needs to be checked is the general information on the site before registering to play. The general information includes details about deposits while registering to play, details on bonuses which include the bonus offers that are available and newsletters of the company so that information on promotions can be obtained,
  • Recognition from reputed sites that review online casinos and games.
  • Another benchmark of a good casino is the online 24/7 customer care. Support team should to be available for help 24 hours a day if a player faces any issues while playing on their site. These kinds of sites provide quick replies to your queries and solve your problems. You can contact customer support or service center by phone or email. So do not hesitate to contact them.
  • A way to recognize a good brand is the age of the domain. The longer they have been online, the more trustworthy they are. 
The points mentioned above are not a comprehensive checklist, but some of the important things to be kept in mind while choosing a right online casino. 

Once you join an online casino, make sure that you read all the mails that you receive from the site. Some of the reputed sites keep organizing competitions and new promotions. They also announce the winners and new games in their newsletters. So always sign up with the site’s newsletter for latest information and details.