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Manchester United Launch Online Casino

Posted by Gareth on: Thursday, Oct. 20th 2016 10:16 AM

Manchester United have teamed up with Marathon Bet to launch their own branded online casino. This is a first, but it has already drawn criticism due to the further linking of gambling and football. However, issues of social responsibility aside we thought we’d take a look at the site and see what it has to offer.

Being both website builders and casino reviewers we weren’t exactly impressed with what we saw. We were so unimpressed that we didn’t even bother to test the site out for a review. We could have signed up for a demo account to try out the games, but, as there is no real information on the page ( we don’t know if a demo account is available. And, we always ‘try before we buy’.

When registering at an online casino it’s always good to know what you’re getting into. A casino should provide you with plenty of information before you sign up, what games are on offer, promotions, and more. However with the Man United Casino there is no info on the page.

We do know that there are live games on offer because of what we have read, but, we are guessing that the site is merely a ‘skin’ from Marathon Bet, a replication of their casino, but with a bit of branding thrown in with the odd player pictured.

In essence, we would like to be told that we had got it wrong and that if we bothered to sign up we would be treated to a real Man United casino experience, maybe Paul Pogba putting in a guest spin on the Live Dealer roulette, maybe even Jose welcoming us to the casino. Please tell us we’re wrong, please let us know that the casino really isn’t just a regular casino with red wallpaper by leaving a comment below.

By the way, if this article appears to be a slanted bit of sour grapes from Man City fans, we can assure it is not. We support neither, but know a good casino when we see one, and, a bad one. If you’re looking for a casino that is a bit more transparent, and definitely offers a demo account, the you could a lot worse than one of our favourites, Raw Casino.

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Raw Casino October Bonus

Posted by Gareth on: Thursday, Oct. 6th 2016 12:20 PM

Raw Casino, one of our favourites has a great bonus up for grabs this October to celebrate autumn. As it’s going to be getting a bit frosty they thought they’d warm your cockles with some deposit bonus money plus free spins. Their ‘Fall Into October’ promotion runs from the 7th October to the 23rd of October 2016, and offers up to £/€/$1,050 in bonus funds, and 115 free spins.

There are 9 deposit promotion codes (below), and the rewards range from 10 free spins for a humble deposit of £10 to a 50% bonus when you deposit £125 or more (up to a maximum claim of £400). As usual there are terms and conditions, so please ensure that you read (and understand) them before you accept a bonus.

Here’s what you get:

Use the code LEAF for 10 free spins when you deposit £/€/$10.

Use the code COZY for 15 free spins when you deposit £/€/$15.

Use the code AMBER for 20 free spins when you deposit £/€/$20.

Use the code BREEZY for a 20% bonus worth up to £/€/$150 when you deposit £/€/$25.

Use the code AUTUMN for 30 free spins when you deposit £/€/$30.

Use the code RAKE for a 30% bonus worth up to £/€/$200 when you deposit £/€/$40.

Use the code HARVEST for 40 free spins when you deposit £/€/$50.

Use the code FROSTY for a 40% bonus worth up to £/€/$300 when you deposit £/€/$75.

Use the code VIVID for a 50% bonus worth up to £/€/$400 when you deposit £/€/$125.

Free spins can only be used on the slots Foxin Wins or Robin Hood Prince of Tweets, but that’s not such a bad thing as they are two of our most played games.

If you haven’t already signed up at Raw Casino there is also a welcome bonus waiting for you. It’s always better to try before you buy and although you need to register on the site to play the demo versions of the games you don’t need to provide any financial information to sign up, just your name and email address. Haven’t sampled the joys of Raw Casino yet? Check it out here!

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200% Welcome Bonus

Posted by Gareth on: Thursday, Jan. 21st 2016 4:29 PM

Virgin Games never rest on their laurels despite being one of the most popular UK gaming sites. Which is probably one of the reasons they are so popular, they are continually updating their bonuses, as well as their game selections.

Virgin’s current Welcome Bonus is a healthy 200% match on deposits up to to £100. But if you are new to the heady world of casino games you can start with a nice small deposit of just a tenner.

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Free Spins At Raw Casino

Posted by Gareth on: Tuesday, Jan. 19th 2016 4:00 PM

Happy New Year all, and what better way to usher the new year in than with some free spins and a new slot. With the winter solstice over a month behind us things are already up looking, the skies are brighter, and there could be a very nice silver lining for the taking if you strike it lucky with one of Raw Casino’s new year promotions.

Spin Frenzy is a whirligig of free spins for depositors using our festive spin codes. Deposit using the codes up until January 31st 2016 and here’s what you’ll get:

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Win A BMW With Grosvenor Casino

Posted by Gareth on: Monday, Oct. 19th 2015 1:04 PM

We do like casino prize draws as they are the ‘prize without ties’. Bonuses can be great, but they always come with terms which can make withdrawing money a pain, and some players may think they are more hassle than they are worth.

Grosvenor Casino’s latest online promotion comes with no ties, it’s a simple prize draw. The more you deposit and play the more chance you have of winning a BMW 3 Series and a share of £100k in cash and prizes.

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Genting No Deposit Bonus

Posted by Gareth on: Tuesday, Oct. 6th 2015 4:09 PM

Genting have just revamped their casino website, and as their obviously pleased with the change they want to show it off and get some new players through their virtual doors and on to the wheels and reels. To entice new players they are offering a £10 no deposit bonus, which is something we can never resist.

“A tenner, is that all?” you may say! But as no deposit bonuses go this one is very good. Some no deposit bonuses are not bonuses at all, just mere virtual money for you to try the site out, but you can use this bonus to play real live games.

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Phil Ivey’s Titillation Defense

Posted by Gareth on: Friday, Aug. 28th 2015 1:47 PM

Phil Ivey is no stranger to the courtroom, and although he’s never really found himself in proper hot water, things don’t always go his way. He has compared himself to Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Muhammad Ali, and like the latter, the poker ace is not afraid of a fight.

In the latest case he has been again accused of cheating at the tables, this time by the The Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. While we don’t usually cover news from over the pond we found this one too interesting and lively to resist.

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Making SENSE With Self Exclusion

Posted by Gareth on: Tuesday, Aug. 25th 2015 2:15 PM

Self exclusion at casinos be it online or in your local casino has always been problematic with questions frequently being raised as to its effectiveness. In 2016 the Gambling Commission will be amending licensing regulations for land based casinos which will demand that all offline casinos are linked to a national self exclusion scheme.

This is a step in the right direction as the only way to ensure a self exclusion program is in operation is to tie it into the casinos’ licensing conditions, and of course have a monitoring procedure in place, plus make sure that a self excluder can’t walk out the door of one casino straight into another one in the same or another town.

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UK Gambling Still Growing

Posted by Gareth on: Monday, Aug. 3rd 2015 11:30 AM

You would think with the recent recession and austerity measures that a lot of industries would be hit hard. This is true for some sectors, however, the gambling sector stands out as being practically recession proof.

In fact, it would appear that the recession may have been instrumental in causing a growth in the gambling sector. We would have expected at least a slow growth in online gaming, perhaps at the expense of offline, however, certain offline sectors have also grown over the period 2009 to 20015.

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5K Raw Casino Bonus

Posted by Gareth on: Friday, Jul. 24th 2015 1:46 PM

If you spend a lot of time and money spinning reels online, then deposit bonuses can work out well, even with bonus terms and conditions. But you might be better of getting them all from the one casino, otherwise, the play through does become a problem.

If you take advantage of bonuses from multiple casinos it can be a nightmare playing through to a stage where you can withdraw winnings. So, just having the one account is a good way to ensure that if your reels come in with the bonus money you can actually get to withdraw from the casino.

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