Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Try Rival's New 'Diamond Dragon' Slot with 3X Super Round -- $10 Freebie Now Available

Feuding Medieval families battle a ferocious Dragon and the glittering treasure it guards in the new Diamond Dragon slot from Rival Gaming. Slots Capital and Desert Nights casinos have just introduced the new real money online slot and, until the end of this month, both will give you a $10 Freebie and  up to $1500 deposit bonuses to take it for a spin.

Diamond Dragon – Introductory Bonuses

$10 Freebie
No deposit required; up to $180 cash-out.

300% up to $1500 Deposit Bonus
Deposits (up to $500) TRIPLED
No max cash-out.

Bonuses are valid December 22-31, 2016 only.

Video: $10 Freebie to Try Rival Gaming's New Diamond Dragon Slot

Slots Capital and Desert Nights have just introduced the new Diamond Dragon slot with 3X Super Round.

Diamond Dragon is a 50-line, 5-reel slot where the Northern Prince, Golden King, Shifty Baron, and Desert Queen all want the Dragon’s treasure of Golden Chalices, Magic Vials, and Diamonds.

Golden Axe symbols award up to 50 free spins.  Silver Axes trigger Super Round spins where there are extra Expanding Wilds and up to 3X multipliers. Diamond symbols start a bonus pick game with instant prizes.

The Dragon icon is an Expanding Wild that can multiply wins up to 3X. During free spins, it doubles wins. During Super Round spins there’s a 3X multiplier to triple payouts.

Try this new game in the download, instant play and mobile casinos for smartphones and tablets at Slots Capital Casino or Desert Nights Casino. You'll find a wide selection of casino games from Rival Gaming there. Over the holidays you might like the Christmassy Snow Wonder slot. Or the new Wishing Cup slot that debuted last month.  It takes players back to the splendours of Ancient Egypt to win jackpots up to $5000.

You still have a few days to get Advent calendar Christmas presents -- bonuses up to $1000 and lots of freebies.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Presents from Intertops Poker -- $5000 in Blackjack, Roulette and Video Poker Bonuses

Intertops Poker has the perfect Christmas gifts for online casino players: Blackjack bonuses, Roulette bonuses and Video Poker bonuses!  Over the Christmas Holiday, you'll get an extra bonus for designated wins like Diamond Blackjacks and Straight or Royal Flushes. They’ll give a total of $5000 in Christmas casino jackpots to Blackjack, Video Poker or Roulette players between now and December 31st.

In addition to the RTG casino games in its main casino, Intertops also has a suite of casino games within its poker software. They include four types of Blackjack:  Blackjack, Face Up 21, Double Draw, Perfect Pair. During the Christmas Jackpots event, a Diamond Blackjack (natural Blackjack in Diamonds) will pay an extra $5, a Small Suite 21 (6, 7 and 8) gets a $10 bonus and a Big Suite 21 (Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) pays an extra $20.

There's also special jackpot bonuses for American Roulette and European Roulette. Until the end of the month, five consecutive wins with red numbers wins an extra $5 and 5 consecutive lows pays $5. Hitting every single number from 1 to 36 (even over several sessions) wins a $100 Roulette jackpot.

Video: Blackjack, Roulette & Video Poker Bonuses Over Christmas at Intertops Poker

Everyone playing casino games at Intertops Poker is winning special Christmas jackpots for designated wins.

Caribbean Stud, Casino Hold’em and Let It Ride and all ten of the poker room’s video poker games (Deuces Wild, Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Jacks or Better, Aces and Faces, Double Joker Poker, Tens or Better, Joker Poker Kings, All American Joker Poker Aces or The Saloon) are also paying special jackpots. A Full House pays $5, four of a kind pays a $10 bonus, a Straight Flush pays $50 to and a Royal Flush get an extra $40.

Special jackpots details are available at:

The casino games at Intertops Poker also include a selection of real money online slots. This week the Game of the Week is Magic Quest HD, an adventurous slot game featuring heroic knights and frightening monsters. Players will encounter invincible dragons, magic rings and fearsome ogres in a medieval world.  Magic Quest HD is a wide screen, high resolution game with mythical cartoon graphics.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Blackjack, Roulette and Video Poker Players -- $5000 in Special Bonuses At Juicy Stakes

For the rest of this month, when you hit specially designated winning events in blackjack, roulette or video poker, Juicy Stakes will pay you an extra bonus on top of your win. A total of $5000 will be awarded between now and December 31st.

Special events in any of the casino’s four Blackjack games win bonuses:  Blackjack, Face Up 21, Double Draw, Perfect Pair. The first 50 players to hit a Diamond Blackjack (natural Blackjack in Diamonds) will each win an extra $5. 25 players will receive a $10 bonus for Small Suite 21s (6, 7 and 8) and 25 lucky players will get $20 for a Big Suite 21 (Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

At the American Roulette or European Roulette wheels, five consecutive wins with red numbers wins an extra $5 for 25 players.   5 Consecutive Lows pays $5 for 25 players.5 players that hit every single number from 1 to 36 (even over several sessions) will get a $100 Roulette jackpot.

Video: Special Jackpots for Blackjack, Roulette & Video Poker at Juicy Stakes

$5000 in bonuses to be paid for special events in casino games like blackjack and roulette.

Juicy Stakes has ten video poker games (Deuces Wild, Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Jacks or Better, Aces and Faces, Double Joker Poker, Tens or Better, Joker Poker Kings, All American Joker Poker Aces or The Saloon) and all of them will also pay special jackpots. A Full House pays $5 to up to 50 lucky players. Four of a kind will give 100 players a $10 bonus. A Straight Flush pays $50 to up to twenty players and ten players that get a Royal Flush will get an extra $40. These bonuses will also be paid to Caribbean Stud, Casino Hold’em and Let It Ride players.

Special jackpots details are available at:

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Try New Sweet 16 with 'Morphing Symbols', Get 16 Free Spins

The new Sweet 16 slot from Realtime Gaming is a cavalcade of candy with a sweet new feature called "Morphing Symbols".  Golden Euro Casino will give you 16 free spins to try the new game online or on your smartphone or tablet in its mobile casino.

To get your deposit (up to €100) doubled and get your 16 free spins, use coupon code SWEET16 when you make a deposit.  This bonus is available until 31 December 2016 only.

Video: Golden Euro Casino Giving Free Spins on New Sweet 16 Slot

New candy-themed slot from Realtime Gaming has new Morphing Symbols feature.

Sweet 16 features Realtime Gaming’s new Morphing Symbols feature.  Any symbols in any winning combination explode into a new symbol and create another winning combination. With each win, the prize is multiplied by more – up to 10X the win.  Symbols keep morphing until there’s no win.

Three or more Lollypop scatters start 16 Free Games.  During free spins the morph multiplier increases even more -- up to 20X.

All Ways Pay in Sweet 16 so there are 243 possible winning combinations on every spin.

“Our End of the Month Bonus is bigger this month,” said Golden Euro manager Robert Miller.  “Our monthly freeroll slots tournament has a much bigger prize pool than usual this month too!”

End of the Month Bonus 
160% up to €160
Coupon code: END2016
Valid 25th to 31st December

December Freeroll Slots Tournament
€1,500 Prize Pool
Game: Naughty or Nice Christmas slot
Continues until December 31st

There is no tournament entry fee.  Players start with 6000 credits and have 6 minutes to score as high as possible.  Add-ons are available (€3 for 14,000 credits, 4 minutes).

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

25 Free Spins on Candilicious New ‘Sweet 16’ Slot from RTG at Grande Vegas Casino

Grande Vegas Casino has just unveiled the new Sweet 16 slot game with RTG's new "morphing symbols".  Until the end of the month get 25 free spins on the mouth-watering new real money slot game at the online casino that brings a bit of Las Vegas to your computer, smartphone or tablet.

To claim your free spins use bonus code SWEET-25SPINS (valid until December 31, 2016).

Sweet 16 features Realtime Gaming's new Morphing Symbols.  Symbols in winning combinations morph into a new symbol which can create additional wins. Morphing continues until no winning combination occurs and prize multipliers increase with each win – up to 10X.

Video: Free Spins on RTG's New Sweet 16 Slot at Grande Vegas Casino

New real money online slot features Morphing Symbols.

The Scatter is a Lollypop. Three or more Scatters trigger 16 Free Games with morph multipliers up to 20X.

“This game may be a dentist’s nightmare,” said Grande Vegas manager Robert Miller. “But players will love it.  With those big multipliers during bonus games they can really clean up on free spins!”

“I love these morphing symbols!” said one excited player. “You win. And then you win again. And again. And maybe again.  Sweet!”

On reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 Wild symbols expand to cover the entire reel.  Sweet 16 is an All Ways Pay game – there are 243 possible winning combinations on every spin.

You can play the sugary new candy-themed game in the download, instant-play and mobile casino.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas has Come Early to WinADay -- VIP Bonuses and a Freebie for Everyone

With VIP bonuses this week and a $15 freebie for everyone next week, Christmas has come just a little bit early at WinADay Casino!

“We do have some extra bonuses for our VIP players,” said casino manager Michael Hilary.  “We have a lot of players that have been with us a long time and we like to show our appreciation. But hey, it’s Christmas – we have presents for everyone!”

Next week, everyone can get a $15 freebie to play any slot game or keno. For VIP players there are even bigger freebies with lower wagering requirements and higher maximum cash outs.


$15 Free Chip
Available to all players.

$25, $50, $100 & $150 Free Chips
For Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum level VIPS
Bonus code: SANTASPINS

These no-deposit casino bonuses may be used to play any slots or keno game.
Valid December 19 – 26 only.

With a minimum $25 deposit, players will receive an extra 50%. Coupon code XMAS can be used up to three times per day. 80% extra will be added to deposits over $30 up to twice a day (XMAS80).  Players depositing $35 or more can claim a 200% deposit bonus (bonus code XMAS200) or a 100% deposit bonus with a lower wagering requirement (bonus code XMAS100). Deposit bonuses may be used for any slots or keno games and are valid December 19 – 26 only.

Anyone can become a WinADay VIP player and earn extra bonus money. The VIP program has 4 levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum with increased benefits at each level.  VIPs get free bonus offers when they reach each level, extra bonus percentages on regular promos and exclusive VIP offers.  VIP Christmas bonuses begin this week.

Video: WinADay Giving $15 Freebie and Lots of VIP Bonuses

Anyone can become a WinADay VIP player and earn extra bonus money.

Until Saturday, VIP players can get 60% to 150% extra added to their deposits.

60% Match Bonus
12x wagering requirement; maybe be redeemed up to 3x per day
Bonus code: VIPMATCH60
Valid for slots, keno and video poker
150% Match Bonus
18x wagering requirement
Bonus code: VIPMATCH150
100% Match Bonus
15x wagering requirement
Bonus code: VIPMATCH100

100% and 150% match bonuses valid for slots and keno only. VIP bonuses are available only until Saturday, December 17.

WinADay Casino has 34 premium slots and 18 penny slots – unique games that can only be found at WinADay. With four new video poker games added this fall as well as Keno and Roulette, there are now 66 real money online casino games at the unique online casino.

Intertops Casino Giving Away $210,000 in Christmas Bonuses

Intertops Casino North Pole Express Christmas Casino BonusesInspired by the classic Christmas movie, Polar Express, Intertops Casino players are heading to the North Pole over the Christmas holidays in a quest for $210,000 North Pole Express casino bonuses. The giveaways continue into the New Year with 300 frequent players will getting casino bonuses up to $500 each every week. One of those lucky players will also get a $1000 cash prize at the end of the journey.

Intertops players earn frequent player points when they play and top point earners win top bonuses – up to $500 every Monday. But you only need to deposit and play as little as $25 between Monday and Wednesday to qualify for additional Thursday bonuses -- up to $150.

Video: $210,000 North Pole Express Casino Bonuses at Intertops

Frequent players win weekly bonuses up to $500 each.

“I love giving away money!” said Intertops casino manager. “I feel like Santa, giving away over $200,000!”

North Pole Express Casino Bonuses continue until January 30, 2017. Contest details and current scoreboard rankings.

Intertops Casino has a huge collection of online slots and table games like Blackjack and Roulette, all from Realtime Gaming. Its new mobile casino has games from two major software providers, giving them one of the biggest selections of the best real money mobile casino games as well.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Claim a $12 Free Chip to Try Slotland's New Ninja Power Slot Game

Yay!  One of my absolute favorite online casinos has just launched a new one of a kind game!  This week Slotland, which recently celebrated its 18th birthday, introduced their new Ninja Power slot and until December 15th you can get a $12 free chip to try it out.

Ninja Power is a 40 payline, 5x4 slot with sticky Wilds, instant prizes, and free spins. Its local jackpot can grow up to $5000. Slotland creates all of their own games so you won't find this one anywhere but

Japanese anime style characters use their shuriken, nunchacku and katana samarai swords to fight the dark forces. The wild symbol is a fiery dragon. It can spin into place on any reel, or a ninja can throw them onto the reels. During free spins, they’re Sticky Wilds.

Ninja scatter symbols pay out instant wins multiplying bets up to 50X. When 3 or more Bonus scatter symbols appear, the Bonus round with 10 Free Spins starts. Hitting three scatters during free spins re-triggers more free spins – up to 30. During Free spins the Ninja can use his super power to nudge one or more reels and to throw in more wilds to improve a winning combination.

The new Ninja Power slot has its own jackpot for those who're willing to take their chances and up their bets. The Dragon Jackpot can grow to $5K and is re-set to $500 every time it’s hit.

Video: Slotland's New Ninja Power Slot Features Expanding Wild and Free Spins

$12 free chip available until December 15th to try new real money online slot game.

Bets are made in “coins” valued at $0.01 each. Players can bet 40, 120, 240, 400 or 800 coins ($.40, $1.20, $2.40, $4, or $8) per spin. A max bet must be placed to win the Dragon Jackpot.

For some extra cash to play the new game, there's a variety of introductory bonus offers – starting with a $12 freebie:


$12 Freebie
Bonus code: 12FREEBIE
(At least one previous deposit required)

200% Deposit Bonus
Bonus code: NINJA

100% Deposit Bonus
Bonus code: SHURIKEN
These bonuses to be played on Ninja Power only.

80% Deposit Bonus
Bonus code: 80MATCH
May be redeemed up to twice a day
9X wagering requirement
May be played on any slot or progressive jackpot game.

40% Deposit Bonus
Bonus code: 40MATCH
Lower 6X wagering requirement. May be redeemed up to three times a day.
May be played on any game.

All bonuses valid December 8 – 15 only.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

$30,000 Given Away Every Week During Santa's Time Out Casino Bonus Event

Many of us could really use a little extra pre-Christmas stress-reduction and Jackpot Capital Casino has just the thing for slots players!  This month they're giving away $177,000 in casino bonuses!. Every week during the Santa’s Time Out casino bonus event  there will be $30,000 in bonuses for frequent players (up to $800 each) and $5000 in random bonuses that anyone can win.

“When it gets crazy over the holidays my slots time is more important than ever!” said one regular player at Jackpot Capital.  “Some extra cash in my account is a perfect Christmas present!”
During the holiday celebration, five Friends of Santa will explore the traditions of five countries.

Video: $177,000 Santa's Time Out Casino Bonus Event at Jackpot Capital

Casino bonuses for frequent players and random draws that anyone can win.

Jackpot Capital Casino offers hundreds of games from Realtime Gaming including classic Christmas slots like Santastic and the bizarre Santa vs. reindeer trilogy: Rudolph’s Revenge, Elf Wars and Return of the Rudolph. These Christmas slots are available online and in the mobile casino for smartphones and tablets.

“We have players all over the world. We wanted to share their unique holiday customs,” said casino manager Oliver Smith.  “We also wanted to share some cash – a LOT of cash!””

You'll earn points just by playing in Jackpot Capital's online casino or mobile casino.  You'll get weekly bonuses based on your points ranking. Check the Promotions page of the website every day from December 14th to 25th for extra Christmas presents.  The Santa’s Time Out event continues through the holidays, until January 8th.

Players’ current rankings and contest details.

Rival-powered Casinos Giving $10 Freebie for New Wishing Cup Egyptian Slot Game

Travel to ancient Egypt and the tomb of King Tut in the new Wishing Cup slot game from Rival Gaming.  It's just been added at Slots Capital and Desert Nights. Both of these fine online casinos are giving an up to $500 casino bonus. You can also claim a $10 Freebie!  Wishing Cup has expanding wilds, free spins and a secret passage symbol.

The Wishing Cup slot from Rival Gaming will take you back to the splendours of Ancient Egypt.  The original Wishing Cup was a lotus-shaped Alabaster chalice belonging to King Tut inscribed with royal wishes. Landing the Wishing Cup symbol on this exciting new slot and King Tut is reborn to help winning wishes come to life with Wild symbols.

Video: Slots Capital and Desert Nights Casinos Giving $10 Freebie for New Wishing Cup Slot

Egyptian-themed slot from Rival Gaming features expanding Wild symbol

Bet from $.01 to $2.50 per spin and win jackpots up to $5000.

Available until December 18th only

300% Casino Bonus – up to $500
Bonus code: WISH300

$10 Free
Bonus code: WISHFREE
(Available after redeeming above bonus.)

Meanwhile, the casino bonus Advent calendar at Slots Capital and Desert Nights continues until Christmas Day with daily Christmas presents hidden under each date on the calendar --  bonuses up to $1000 and lots of freebies.

Slots Capital Casino and Desert Nights Casino both offer a wide selection of unique games from Rival Gaming, including the Christmassy Snow Wonder slot, in their download, instant play, and mobile casinos for smartphones and tablets.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Sometimes I Wonder if Bonuses Are Worth It

I play online slots a lot.  It’s what I do to relax. I’ve had a few big wins here and there but mostly I just win enough to keep me playing for another week.  If I’m lucky and cash out with a few bucks, maybe I treat myself to a nice bottle of wine for my slots time!  Somehow the internet seems to know I like slots so I get a lot of email and see a lot of advertising telling me about online casino bonuses. You too?

The thought of getting “free money” is always appealing, at first glance. But I sometimes wonder if chasing casino bonuses is worth it.  There’s often such a high play through before you can withdraw anything that I think maybe it’s better to just play with my own money.  If I win, I win!  Haha… Of course, if I lose I lose real money.

Sometimes an online casino will give you hundreds of dollars in bonuses just for signing up with them.  I admit it, I’m human! I fall for advertising all the time. Sometimes it works out, sometimes I wonder why I bother.

What you have to look at is, how much do you have to bet before you can withdraw any of the money you got as a bonus?  Sometimes you have to lose a heck of a lot of money before you can touch a penny. You have to get really lucky to actually benefit from a lot of bonuses.

Lots of casinos tell you straight up what their wagering requirement is. If they tell me I have to wager my bonus  10 times over before I can make a withdrawal I say OK, let’s go for it. If I have to dig way into their fine print to find out that they have a 100X wagering requirement or something like that then I… run!  lol

Of course, sometimes it does work out.  Sometimes you make a deposit and they top it up for you. It’s common for them to at least double your deposit.  (Omigod – if you’re playing at an online casino that doesn’t at least do that for you once a month or so then for goodness sake move on – find another place to play!) So no matter how you look at it, you have twice as much money to play with. And that means you’ll be able to play twice as long. Even if you don’t have a huge win, you get to have twice as much fun. Twice the bang for your buck.

But think about it.  Doesn’t playing for twice as long double your chances of winning?! That’s the way I look at it, anyway.  If I make a little deposit thinking it’ll be enough to last me for 2 or 3 hours, and then they give me enough to last me for four, five maybe six hours (on a medium lucky night  lol) I’m a happy guy! It just stands to reason, to me anyway, that if I’m playing longer I’m way more likely to get lucky and have a really high paying spin.

I’m not speculating about this. It happens to me all the time. How many times have you had your best spin of the night in the last hour you played?  If you’d had to quit an hour before you wouldn’t have had that big win, right?  Am I right!?  Haha… you know I am  ;)

What I think is really smart is the casinos that give players a choice about their bonuses. Some people would rather get a huge bonus, get lots of money to play with, and not worry about maybe never cashing out. I’m sure some players would rather take a lower bonus – with a corresponding lower play through. I know I would.

I guess you could say I actually have mixed feelings about bonuses. Yes, they give you more playing time. But if they’re usually gone before you can actually win anything then what’s the use.

What will I do next time I get an email with an incredible casino bonus offer?  Haha… I’ll probably grab it, get a little free cash. What the heck.  But I’ll probably play with my own real money a lot more. We’ll see.  I’ll let you know how it works out!

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Life is a Bowl of Crazy Cherries for $15,000 Lincoln Casino Winner

It was a Wednesday evening that started out like any other but everything changed in one spin for long-time Lincoln Casino slots player Annie G when she hit the jackpot on the Crazy Cherry three-reel slot from WGS. She won the game's maximum payout and won $15,000 on that one amazing spin.

“My doctor has been telling me I need to get more fruit in my diet,” laughed Annie when asked about her big win. “So I started playing games with cherries in them! I figured that was a start and look what happened, I feel great!”

Wagering a $3.00 coin and playing the maximum five coins Annie was having a pretty average evening until the Crazy Cherry symbols appeared across the three reels on the machine’s single horizontal pay-line.

Video: Lincoln Casino Player Wins $15,000 in One Spin on Crazy Cherry Slot

Player hit three Crazy Cherry symbols and won $5000 times her $3 bet./em>

“This game looks simple, but there are some great winning combinations to be had, especially since the Crazy Cherry symbol pays out anywhere.  If it’s visible, it’s a winner!”

“If you get three Crazy Cherries, one on each reel, you win 1000X your coin bet,” explained Ryan Wilson, Manager at Lincoln casino.  “If you get three on the pay-line, like Annie did, it pays 5000X!”

Crazy Cherry is one of sixteen three reel slots games in Lincoln Casino’s mobile casino along with twenty-eight five reel games, assorted video-poker, Blackjack and Roulette. Players can claim a 200% bonus that includes 100 free spins on the popular Funky Chicken slot game by using coupon code CHICKENSPINS when they deposit.

Advent Calendar at Leading Rival-powered Casinos has Started Daily Bonuses up to $1000

The casino bonus Advent calendar at Slots Capital and Desert Nights starts today.  The two most popular online casinos with games from Rival will have daily Christmas presents for players 25 days in December.  There are dates with casino bonuses up to 250% -- up to $1000 -- and lots of freebies in the weeks before Christmas.

Both Slots Capital Casino and Desert Nights Casino are known for their unique games provided by Rival Gaming.  With its cheerful snow man and frosty pine trees, the wintery Snow Wonder slot is always popular this time of year. The simple three-reel, single payline slot is available in the download, instant play, and mobile casinos for smartphones and tablets.

Many days there are $30 - $50 top up bonuses. There are also no deposit bonuses hidden under some calendar dates.  Some days there are extra special bonuses, like the up to $1000 250% match bonus December 13th.

Video: Advent Calendar Gives 25 Days of Casino Bonuses

Daily Christmas presents include casino bonuses up to $1000 and lots of freebies.

If you're in the mood for a little slots time on Christmas Day, there will be a $50 free bonus (up to $500 cashout) and another $10 freebie.

“We’ve mixed it up, a different kind of bonus every day in December,” said Slots Capital Host, Stephen Vaughn.  “Every day there’s something to give players some extra playing time.”

The Advent Calendars are fully accessible from each casino’s mobile casino.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

R99,999 December Freeroll Slots Tournament Begins Tomorrow at Springbok Casino

Springbok Casino  is hosting South Africa’s biggest freeroll this month.  Its R99,999 December Freeroll begins tomorrow and continues until New Years Eve.  The month-long tournament will be played on the Naughty or Nice Christmas slot game from Realtime Gaming. Your first 2500 chips are free; add-ons are available.

“It’s been a great year for us and we wanted to end it with something really big,” said Springbok manager, Daniel Van Wyk.  “Players really enjoy this funny Christmas game!”

R99,999 December Freeroll
Played on Naughty or Nice
December 1 – 31, 2016
First 2500 chips are free
Add-ons available: R50 for 5000 additional chips

Video: 99,999 Rand Slots Tournament is S. Africa's Biggest Freeroll

Month-long freeroll slots tournament played on Naughty or Nice slot game from RTG.

Naughty or Nice is a classic Christmas slot from Realtime Gaming. Santa's two helpers are the sexy Naughty Girl and a Nice Girl.  When either of them appears in a winning combination, prizes are doubled.  The scatter, a Holiday Wreath, can trigger up to 10 free spins.  The popular Christmas game was introduced two Christmases ago. Since then RTG has created two sequels featuring the Naughty and Nice Girls: The Naughty List and Naughty or Nice Spring Break.

If you're in a Christmas mood you should also try Santastic is another Christmas favorite.  I'm not as keen on them, but there's also the twisted Santa vs. reindeer trilogy: Rudolph’s Revenge, Elf Wars and Return of the Rudolph. All of these Christmas games are available online and in Springbok’s mobile casino for smartphones and tablets.

Like all of Springbok Casino’s hundreds of slots and table games from Realtime Gaming, the Christmas slots are played in Rands. The South African online casino provides customer service in both English and Afrikaans.

It's a $100 Reload Bonus Weekend at Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes!

With Christmas coming, you're credit card is probably getting quite a workout these days.  So what a great time to get some free cash in your poker account! This weekend, Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker will double your deposits and give you up to $100 extra cash..

100% up to $100 Reload Bonus 
Intertops Poker bonus code: WINTER16
Juicy Stakes bonus code: HAPPYSEASON
Available until Sunday, Dec. 4th only

Intertops  Poker Reload Bonus
Juicy Stakes Poker Reload Bonus

Video: $100 Reload Bonus at Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker until December 4th Only

New players now get 100 free $1 blackjack or video poker bets!

It’s always nice to get some free cash!” said one regular player.  “I’d play at Intertops anyway though. They’re a pretty straight up bunch.  No hassle with withdrawals. Pretty good mix of players at the tables all the time.”

Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes, the busiest online poker rooms on the Horizon Poker Network, welcome players from all over the world. In addition to their busy poker rooms, they both offer a selection of casino games.  New players get 100 free $1 bets on Blackjack or Video Poker.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

$5 Freebie for New 'Reel Poker Slots' Poker-themed Video Slot

Try the new Reel Poker Slots poker-themed video slot at Liberty Slots and get a $5 freebie!  Reel Poker Slots has five pay-lines, each with its own full deck of cards. The new game from WGS pays out for the same five-card winning combinations as a regular poker game. A Straight pays 13X the coin bet. A Royal Flush pays a whopping 10,000X.

Reel Poker Slots has three jackpots. The Minor and Major jackpots are random and can be triggered at any time. A sequential Royal Flush wins the main progressive jackpot.

The Minor jackpot must be won by the time it has built to $75 and the Major jackpot must pay out when it reaches $750. The closer the jackpot gets to the ‘Must Win’ balance, the higher the chances of winning on any spin.

Video: Liberty Slots is Giving $5 Free to Try New Reel Poker Slots

New game from WGS is a poker-themed video slot.

“In the first few days it’s been available, this game has already proved to be extremely popular amongst slot players and poker players alike,” reports Mark Ramirez, casino manager at Liberty Slots, “We’re seeing the Minor jackpot, especially, triggered between five or six times a day. Once it gets close to the pay-out point, if it hasn’t popped already, it’s almost like the last few minutes of a tournament. As the counter clicks up and the odds get shorter and shorter, everyone rushes to try and hit the jackpot.”

Take advantage of Liberty Slots special introductory offer for this new game:

$5 Free to Try Real Poker Slots
Instant coupon code: RPS2016
Valid until December 31st 2016.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Juicy Stakes has Added 3 New Daily Freerolls and Now Gives New Players 100 Free Bets in its Casino

New Daily Freerolls and Free Casino Bets at Juicy StakesOne of the most popular online poker rooms on the Horizon Poker Network just got better! Juicy Stakes has added three more freeroll poker tournaments to its daily schedule.  The winner of each one will advance to tournaments with $200 and $300 prize pools that weekend. Juicy Stakes has also started giving new players 100 free Blackjack or video poker bets in its online casino.

The new freeroll poker tournaments are held every Monday to Friday at 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 pm Eastern. The winner of each tournament will go on to the Sunday $300. The second place players will be entered in the Saturday $200 and 4th – 7th place players will sit down to the Friday $100 Big Bounty. Another eight players will get tickets to the daily $100 for just a dollar.

Three other new tournaments will award cold, hard cash. Every Monday and Tuesday at 9 pm there will be a freeroll with a $150 prize pool. Wednesdays at 9:00 the prize pool is $250.

Freeroll tournament details.

Video: 3 New Freeroll Tournaments Send Winners to $300 GTD Weekend Tournament

Poker room gives new players 100 free blackjack or video poker bets

In addition to its busy online poker room, Juicy Stakes also operates a very popular online casino with a complete suite of casino games. There are four versions of Blackjack and both American Roulette and European Roulette. There’s also a great selection of slot games from Worldmatch such as the new Disco Slot 80 HD. As a welcome bonus, new players at Juicy Stakes now get 100 free Blackjack bets or 100 free video poker lines. Each free bet is for $1. Players can make their free bets on any Blackjack or video poker game in the Juicy Stakes Casino: Blackjack, Face Up 21, Double Draw, Perfect Pair, Deuces Wild, Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Jacks or Better, Aces and Faces, Double Joker Poker, Tens or Better, Joker Poker Kings, All American Joker Poker Aces or The Saloon).

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lucky Club Casino Giving Free Spins on Nuworks New Elf 8s Christmas Slot

Metro-style Lucky Club Casino ( has just added the Elf 8s slot from Nuworks to its online casino. The festive new Christmas slot game has an Expanding Wild Elf and scatters trigger Free Spins. It also has Nuworks’ “Win Win” feature to make sure everyone gets a nice win during bonus spins.

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New Christmas slot game from Nuworks has Win-Win feature and expanding Wild.

Elf 8s has a Christmas Elf as its expanding Wild symbol. It expands to cover all three rows on the middle reeland triples any win it's part of.

Three or more scatters trigger eight free spins with extra wilds.

Other wintery games from Nuworks Gaming available at Lucky Club, which is popular all over the world, include Wonderland and Alaska Sun.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Get Free Spins on RTG's New Snowmania Slot at Slotastic!

Slotastic Giving Free Spins on RTG New Snowmania Slot with Crushing SymbolsRealtime Gaming introduced a new slot game for the holiday season today. Slotastic has just added the frosty Snowmania slot game to its online and mobile casino. Snowmania is a wintery wonderland with RTG’s all new “crushing symbols” feature.

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New Christmas slot from RTG features new "Crushing Symbols".

In this glittering new game, winning symbols are immediately “crushed” after wins are paid. New symbols appear giving extra chances for more wins. Thanks to the Morph Magic feature, prizes increase with each win -- x2 after the first crush, x3 after the next and x5 after that.

A jolly snowman oversees holiday festivities as Christmas stockings and holiday treats spin on the five reels. Three or more Christmas Present symbols triggers 10 free games. All free spin wins give up to 15X payout. The maximum payout in this new game is 37,500X the bet.

Snowmania is just one of the festive Christmas slots at Slotastic, which specializes in real money slot games. While you're there, try Naughty or Nice, Santa Strikes Back and Rudolph’s Revenge!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

South African Casino Player has R36,000 Winning Streak with Comp Points Cash

A regular player at Thunderbolt Casino is glad she collected comp points at the South African online casino, and just as glad that she redeemed them when she did. She recently won over 36,000 Rands on the Super 6 slot game using cash from comp points she’d cashed in.

Salomi P. of Johannesburg has been playing at the South African online casino for several years. She’s earned Comp Points every time she’s played one of their games from Realtime Gaming, but she’s never redeemed them.

Video: South African Casino Player has Winning Streak After Redeeming Comp Points

Salomi P. won over 36,000 Rands using comp points cash at Thunderbolt Casino.

“I knew I had those Comp Points, I could see the balance go up every time I logged in,” she said.  “I just thought, oh, I’ll use those someday when I really need a little mad money. But I never did!”

Salomi, 33, had accumulated 9,113 in Comp Points. She redeemed them for R91,13. With that bonus credited to her account, she headed straight for her favourite slots. It was fun playing with free money. Then she was beyond excited when she won R11,000 on the Super 6 slot game. She played the same game several days later and won R25,000.

“Sometimes with even just a little cash you CAN win a lot,” smiled Thunderbolt’s manager, Alisa. “It’s exciting for us when a player we see all the time has such a lucky week!”

Super 6 is an Asian-themed game with one more reel than most online slots. It has six reels with symbols celebrating the opulence of Chinese empires. Grouped Wilds double any prize they’re part of. Scatters trigger free spins. If the scatters are all on the same row then there are more Wilds and bigger bonuses during the free spins.

Thunderbolt recently re-designed its website to accommodate its growing selection of real money online casino games from RTG. They’ve hidden secret bonus codes all over it. All casino games are played in Rands and customer service is available in both English and Afrikaans. Mobile casino games are available for players using smartphones and tablets.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

$2150 in Thanksgiving Casino Bonuses at Top Rival-Powered Casinos Next Week

Slots Capital and Desert Nights are the most popular online casinos with games from Rival.  To express their gratitude to loyal players all over the world you can get up to $2150 in special American Thanksgiving casino bonuses.

We all have a lot to be thankful for at this time of year, that's for sure.  I think it's nice of the casinos to give us one more thing to add to our list!

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Win Fantastic Bonuses -- up to $600 Weekly -- at Jackpot Capital Casino This Month

This month Jackpot Capital Casino is known for its massive casino bonus giveaways and this month they're giving away another $1000 bonuses during the "Fantastic Bonuses" bonus promotion.  Wandering through a mysterious forest and collect fantastic bonus mushrooms. There's $100,000 in casino cash is hidden in the dark and eerie woods!

Every Monday until December 4th, Jackpot Capital will give $20,000 in casino bonuses to frequent players and another $5000 will be randomly awarded every Friday.

Jackpot Capital players earn points when they play any of the games from Realtime Gaming in its online casino or mobile casino.  They get weekly bonuses based on their points ranking.

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Frequent players get weekly bonuses up to $600; random draws give everyone a chance to win.

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Winter Time Issue of Free Sloto Magazine features Contests, Coupons, Comics and Christmas

Thousands of Sloto Cash Casino players all over the world are finding the Winter Time issue of Sloto Magazine in their mailboxes this week. The online casino's free printed magazine features articles about slots and enjoying the holiday season. As always there’s a also three-month calendar of casino bonus offers and hundreds of dollars in free spins coupons.

Feature articles in this issue include:
- Learn to Play 3-Card Poker
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 “I look forward to every issue,” said one regular Sloto Cash player and Sloto Magazine reader.  “I think the articles are getting better and better. So nice to get all the bonus info for the next few months all in one place! I stash the magazine beside the computer!”

Video: Sloto Cash Casino's free magazine features articles and bonus coupons

The Winter Time issue of Sloto Cash Magazine is being delivered to Sloto Cash players all over the world.

In this month’s Mr Sloto comic, Mr Sloto’s dreams of romance come true when Santa brings him a surprising present.

Puzzles and contests in the magazine give players chances to win free spins. The prize in this issue’s Trivia Contest is a $33 freebie. Readers that complete the crossword puzzle get 50 free spins on the Santastic Christmas slot game.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Win Casino Bonuses up to $500 Weekly during Intertops’ $150,000 'Silk Road Wonders' Casino Bonuses Event

This month, join Intertops Casino travelling the Silk Road to China and you could win weekly bonuses up to $500!  During the $150,000 Silk Road casino bonus event this month, 300 frequent players will win casino bonuses up to $500 each every Monday and one will win a $1000 cash prize at the end of the road.

There's a magical genie leading players to $150,000 in prizes along Intertops' road to riches. You earn points whenever you play any of their many slots and table games from Realtime Gaming. Every Monday, they give away a total of $30,000 in casino bonus prizes. The more you've played, the more you can win. Even if you just play occasionally you still have a chance to win additional random draws on Thursdays for bonuses up to $150.

Video: Intertops Casino Giving Away $150,000 during 'Silk Road Wonders' Casino Bonuses Event

Players earn points playing online casino games and mobile casino games and earn bonuses based on points.

“Even after all the weekly bonuses we give away, there’s a $1000 cash prize at the end,” explained Intertops’ casino manager.  “The top twenty players each week are entered in that final draw.”

“I haven’t played Aladdin’s Wishes for awhile,” said one regular player when she heard about the Silk Road Wonders promotion.  “I think it’s about time to take it for a spin again!”

Intertops Casino offers hundreds of online casino games from RTG and adds more new games every month.  It has just launched a new mobile casino with games from two major software providers, offering one of the biggest selections of mobile casino games to players anywhere in the world.

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Get 38 Free Spins on New Lucky 8 Mobile Slot Game at Slotastic

Last month Slotastic added three new video poker games to its mobile casino last month. This week they've introduced the Asian-themed Lucky 8 slot game from Realtime Gaming to its new mobile casino.  You may have played Lucky 8 in an online casino.  It's been really popular ever since it made its debut last Chinese New Year.  Now you can play it on your smartphone or tablet.

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Video: Mobile Casino Adds Lucky 8 Slot

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Friday, November 04, 2016

‘TheTrooper97’ Joins Intertops and Juicy Stakes Players this Weekend at $500K PPC Aruba

Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker have sent another four online satellite tournament winners to a big money live tournament!  This weekend, Tim O'Keefe, John Curcuru, Joan Sandoval and Ashley Hine are at the $500K GTD PPC Aruba tournament.  Poker vlogger TheTrooper97 is with them this time.  He'll be covering the event and players with YouTube videos featuring live play, behind the scenes footage, player hangouts, interviews and hands of the days.

The Main Event of the PPC Aruba begins today and continues until November 7th. News updates and TheTrooper97’s videos will be published in Intertops poker news.

Video: Vlogger Follows Online Tournament Winners to PPC Aruba

Poker vlogger TheTrooper97 will post videos from the $500K GTDF PPC Aruba featuring winners from Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker

I've been to several tournaments with Tim O’Keefe, who flew in from Texas. Poker mom Ashley Hine also came from the Lone Star State, bringing her family with here to enjoy the great beaches of Aruba.  John Curcuru, a Las Vegas poker pro who I just hung out with at the Punta Cana Poker Classic, joined the Intertops group in St Maarten this spring. He placed 5th in Punta Cana last week winning $34K.  Joan Sandoval couldn’t get time off her day job until yesterday but dove right in when she got there today.

All four online satellite tournament champions won $4,000 prize packages that include $2,400 buy-in to the Main Event and accommodation on Palm. Their prize packages also include travel expenses, one $200 tournament buy-in and one $300 buy-in, as well as Intertops or Juicy Stakes gear and dinner and a night out with the Intertops/Juicy Stakes team.

The PPC Aruba World Championship is one of the most exotic stops on the Poker Players Championships circuit, now in its fourth season, which includes high stakes events all over America.

Thando the Cameleon has Hidden Free Spins All Over Thunderbolt Casino's New Website

One of my favourite South African online casinos has just had a makeover.  Thunderbolt Casino has a new homepage that’s cleaner, more modern, and easier to find games and casino bonuses. But what I like most are the free spins hidden all over it!

Thunderbolt's new homepage filters promotional information so that we see only what’s appropriate for us. And it makes it much easier to browse all the hundreds of games from Realtime Gaming that are now available.

One of my favourite new features is their new mascot, Thando the Chameleon!  Apparently Thando means love and I think you'll love their little cartoon Chameleon too!”

Video: South African Online Casino Hides Free Spins All Over New Homepage

South African casino's new homepage makes it easier to browse games from Realtime Gaming and casino bonus offers.

To encourage us to explore the new site, Thunderbolt has hidden bonus codes for free spins on games like the new Nova 7s, Panda Magic and Witch’s Brew all over it.

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Another new feature on Thunderbolt’s new homepage is the Hottest & Coldest Games update. The hottest game is the one game that’s currently being played the most and the coldest game is the one played the least.  Last month, as Halloween approached, the witch-themed Bubble Bubble slot was the Hottest. One of the casinos most popular games for a long time, Alladin’s Wishes is currently the Coldest Game.

Thunderbolt has a huge selection of real money online casino games from RTG. They’re all played in Rands and customer service is available in both English and Afrikaans. Thunderbolt’s mobile casino was recently voted Best Mobile Casino in a survey of South African players.  

New 10X Wins Slot from Rival is Great Sequel to Popular 3-Reel 5X Wins

Rival Gaming came out with a sequel to its 5X Wins slot and Slots Capital and Desert Nights.  The new 10X Wins is another 3-line, 3-reel slot. Two of the most popular online casinos offering games from Rival, will give you a $10 Freebie to try it!

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

South African Online Casino Shares Stories of Unusual Animal Friendships Like Osita and Bokkie

This month South Africa’s Springbok Casino is paying tribute to some amazing animal rescue organizations by sharing stories about some unusal animal friendships that have developed between animals rescued from poachers. The casino is helping to create awareness of the dangers so many animals face from poaching.  

“We know how special our amazing wildlife is,” said Springbok manager Daniel van Wyck.  “We are blessed to be sharing our country with so many incredible animals.  It sickens me to think that poachers are driving some endangered species into extinction. I’m so thankful for the organizations we’ve featured in our stories.”

Video: Animals Orphaned by Poachers Saved by Animal Rescue Organizations

South African casino presents stories of unusual animal friendships.

On the Springbok Animal Friendships blog there’s a story about a little Rhino called Osita and how she became best of friends with a goat named Bokkie.  Abandoned by her mother, baby Osita grew up with Bokkie at the Aquila Animal Rescue Centre.  Then there’s the young giraffe Kiko and little elephant Loboito. Rescued from the wilds, they were in danger of poachers but are now in the good hands of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust caretakers. Themba, a baby elephant, was only six months when his mother fell off a cliff and died. At the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre he has become inseparable from his friend Albert, a sheep.

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Customer service is offered in both English and Afrikaans atSpringbok Casino which has hundreds of online slots and table games from Realtime Gaming (RTG), all played in Rands. Many of the best games are also available in its mobile casino for smartphones and tablets.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Punta Cana Poker Classic is Trip of a Lifetime for Americas Cardroom Newbies

The Saturday night during the Punta Cana Classic 2016 was Halloween and Americas Cardroom threw a beach party to celebrate. I met a bunch of players that were living the dream, playing their first big overseas tournament.

There’s a lot of money on the table at a big tournament like this, so lots of professional players include it on their itinerary.  “Homeless Millionaire” Faraz Jaka, Twitch poker wiz Doug Polk and Josh Beckley, the second place finisher in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event are all here.

But there's also a lot of recreational players that won their trip to Punta Cana in online satellite tournaments here.  I talked to a few of them at the beach party Americas Cardroom hosted Saturday night.

This video has highlights from those interviews.  The full version is on the Americas Cardroom poker news blog, The Big Blind:  If We Can Do It, So Can You!

“It’s been great, you can’t beat it!” said a tournament newbie Scott McKenzie from California.  “For just $50 I won a $4900 package playing The Beast one Sunday at Americas Cardroom.  I cashed out my buy-in and hit forty-first place, so it’s just been a great overall experience."

"This is my first big tournament so I was really nervous.  Everyone told me I was playing way too tight  -- but I think that’s a great thing to hear from the best in the world!”

 “Anyone can do it! If I’m here, I’m living proof. It’s a great time – you’ve got to come!”

This was also a first for John and Raquel from Pittsburgh.

“I played a tournament on ACR, The Beast” said John. “Every Sunday, for $50, you’ve got a chance to win it. I figured, let’s give it a shot!”

“This is a once in a lifetime experience. I’ve always wanted to go somewhere to play a big tournament like this.  I wasn’t thinking here though! I was thinking maybe Denver or somewhere like that.  This is just out of the world for me!”

“I actually got into the Caribbean ocean!” said Raquel.  “All the way up to my chin – that’s a first for me!

Congrats to the winners... and thanks to Americas Cardroom for a great time.  Hasta la vista!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

I Met the Homeless Millionaire, Faraz Jaka!

One of the most interesting players I talked to while I was covering the Punta Cana Poker Classic for Americas Cardroom was Faraz Jaka. Maybe you've heard of him?! He's a professional poker player with over $8 million in career earnings -- and he's homeless!  He’s travelling the world from tournament to tournament so much that he gave up his home entirely years ago. Now he lives from a suitcase with just the essentials: a few pieces of clothing and a laptop.

I dunno... The nomadic lifestyle sounds kind of appealing. At first. But I'm thinking there has to be a catch.. I'd miss my stuff, wouldn't you?!

“I’ve just been playing all week. There’s a high roller event here today too so I haven’t even got to the beach, haven’t been in the pool.  I’m on tour hardcore for the rest of the season – I’m going to Macau, I’m going to Prague… where else… oh ya, I’m going to Florida…  I’ve got a lot of poker in front of me so I need a beach day. I might make that a priority today!”

“I obviously love being on the road. That’s why I do it, but there’s definitely some things that you wish you had. It can get frustrating sometimes."

“Even just, you know, I do a lot of my shopping on Amazon, just everyday shaving needs, all the right organic products I need, and sometimes it’s really hard to do that when you’re abroad and don’t have an address for them to deliver too!”

“On my way to Macau I have eighteen hours in Chicago. So I’m, like, messaging my Chicago friends – hey, want to meet for dinner? And can I send like five Amazon deliveries to your place? And can you bring them to dinner!?”

I asked Faraz what advice he’d give a some he said to just be careful about getting caught up in the jet set poker lifestyle. First class flights… fancy restaurants… five star hotels… If you want to last, better to stay grounded.

Apparently Twitch poker guru Doug Polk hadn’t heard that advice! After indulging in the lifestyle the night before he slept through the first three levels of Day 2!

Neither of these pros made it to the Final Table, but they’ll be there to cheer them on and  to see who walks away with nearly $150 grand.

Our video features highlights of our interview with Faraz Jaka.  The full version is on the Americas Cardroom poker news blog: Faraz Yaka on the Downside of the Poker Lifestyle.

Friday, October 28, 2016

In My 3rd Video from Punta Cana I Talk to a Young Player from Missouri

I love meeting players at poker tournaments who are experiencing the thrills of an action packed live tournament for the first time.  In the third episode of my Living the Dream: Punta Cana Poker Classic 2016 videos I aught up with Tyler, from Missouri.  This was his first big tournament -- in fact this was his first time in a plane and first time out of America! He won his way to the Caribbean in an online tournament at Americas Cardroom and is thoroughly enjoying living the dream at the Caribbean poker tournament.

“I’ve never even been on a plane before, and I’ve only ever played poker online, so I sure was nervous coming down here,” Tyler told Living the Dream host, Larry Colcy (aka TheGamblogger). “But I’ve got 71,000 chips going into Day 2 so I’m feeling pretty good about now!”

Last year the winner of the tournament pocketed over $185,000 of the $500,000 prize pool. Like many players, Tyler has already thought about what he’ll do if he wins some money at the tournament.

“If I just place, that’s good enough for me. But if I win I guess I’ll buy some stuff for my car,” said Tyler. “Folks back home won’t be surprised to hear that! I guess I’d invest a lot of it – and set some aside to go to the WSOP and try my luck in Las Vegas!”

For a tournament newbie, a big event like the Punta Cana Poker Classic, and all the professional players that it attracts, can be a bit frightening.

“I was pretty nervous at first. I was playing really tight. After a while I started opening up. My image made everyone think I must have something, so I was winning most of the pots.”

My full interview with Tyler is on the Americas Cardroom poker news blog. On the Winning Poker Network, Americas Cardroom is one of the biggest and most trusted US facing poker rooms.

Playing the Punta Cana Poker Classic is a Big Deal for Young Americas Cardroom Player

I don't think I've met a poker player that’s living the dream quite as truly as a player I chatted with last night at the Punta Cana Poker Classic. Tyler, a young player from Missouri, won his way to Punta Cana in a satellite tournament at Americas Cardroom, the biggest US poker room. He more than survive Day 1 -- he’s got over 70,000 chips and thinks he's is in the Top 20 heading into Day 2!

My video today has highlights of our conversation.  The full version is on the Americas Cardroom poker news blog.

Tyler’s never played an action packed live tournament like the Punta Cana Poker Classic. In fact, he’d never even been on a plane before this epic trip!

“If I just place, that’s good enough for me.  But if I win I guess I’ll buy some stuff for my car,” said Tyler.  “Folks back home won’t be surprised to hear that!  I guess I’d invest a lot of it – and set some aside to go to the WSOP and try my luck in Las Vegas!”

There's lots of young guys playing here this week, but Tyler's gotta be about the youngest.

“I guess if I start to feel too intimidated I’ll just put on my sunglasses,” he laughed.

“This next day could be a little difficult, since the antes and the big blinds… But as long as I play good – not too tight and not too aggressive – I should be fine.

I'll keep my eye on Tyler through Day 2 tonight and, hopefully, will see him at the Final Table on Sunday.  I'll have one more video episode with final results on Monday.