Online Social Casinos at New England Casino Websites

Last Monday, we revisited the rise of the social casino through Facebook, apps, and sponsored by gaming’s giants, such as MGM, Caesars, Aristocrat, Scientific Gaming and IGT.  If you missed it, take a moment to look back at “Online Social Casinos”

Out of seven brick-and-mortar casinos in New England, five have social gaming available. Only Newport Grand in Newport, Rhode Island & Oxford Casino in Oxford, Maine don’t offer these type of online gaming. Today we will take a look at all five casinos that do offer them, starting in Connecticut.

Foxwoods Resort Casino – Foxwoods Online

Foxwoods rolled out a new version of it’s social casino over a year ago.  It contains four rooms of slots, names for different Foxwoods casino areas, each needing a higher level of play to unlock new games. It features slots by Spins Gaming, Konami Gaming, GreenTube Interactive Gaming from Europe, and Nektan Gaming.

Foxwoods Online Lobby

Video Poker – no full pay, but decent, including NSUDuesces Wild.

Other Games –  include two Blackjack, two roulette games (one with a single zero), 4 Keno games

Rewards – Points earned through play can be used for two types of rewards – Entertainment (gas card, & Tanger Coupon Book) and Casino rewards, such as Bonus Slot play, free BJ, Roulette or Keno bet, more credits or Foxwoods Rewards points added to your rewards card.

 

Mohegan Sun Online

Mohegan Sun offers three different options for online gaming.

1) The Play4Fun casino is slots only,and for entertainment only – there is no connection to the Momentum Rewards.  You start off with only 3 available  slot machines (Brazilian Beauty, Kronos, & Jungle Wild) plus one reel slot machine. More slots are made available as you rise in level. All slots are can be found in real casinos and are IGT/Scientific games based, many of which you would find at other social casino sites such as Jackpot Party. Tournaments are available for fun only.

2) Fantasy Sports – FanDuel has teamed up with Mohegan Sun to bring MLB fans free contests where you can win prizes at the Sun.  For

example this week’s prizes include a One-night hotel stay at Mohegan Sun, plus — $900 in food & beverage credits.

3) MoheganSunCasino.com – Because the Mohegan Tribal Nation runs casino operations at Resorts in Atlantic City, they can offer a true online casino, featuring over 300 online slots, 17 table games, 18 video poker options.  Unfortunately, you have to be within the border to be able to bet real money.  It is open 24/7 and licensed by the State of New Jersey.

Twin River Casino – Play TwinRiver

Twin River opened its online social casino recently with the past year.

Slots – It features slots by Spins Gaming, Everi Gaming, Gan Gaming, Konami Gaming, Ainswirth, Incredible Technologies, and more. Unlike many other social casinos, TR’s has almost 70 slots that are all available, no matter what level you are on.  It’s quite a varied selection of brick-and-mortar casino slots and software slots – some with progressives!

Video Poker – full pay JOB, and other decent paytables, including NSUDuesces Wild.  VP games are similar to Foxwoods Online, made by Spin Gaming.

Poker – either straight up, or tournaments, a wide variety is available.

Other Games –  include two Blackjack, two roulette games (one with a single zero), 4 Keno games, poker, and even solitaire. In the poker room, you can find blackjack, mini-roulette, Texas hold’em, bingo, backgammon, gin rummy, poker dice, and domino duel.  The poker area is set up into four rooms, much like Foxwoods, with names of restaurants such as Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse.

Promotions include 3X points Tuesdays, a daily login bonus, and Twin River Rewards Club members can be rewarded for their play online with up to $500 in Regional Rewards Gift Cards.

HollywoodCasino.comPlainridge Park Casino,  & Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway

Similar to Mohegan Sun’s Play4Fun casino, all Penn National casinos allowed to have social casinos (some states don’t) is slots only,and for entertainment only – there is no connection to the Marquee Rewards. You start off with only 3 available  slot machines (Brazilian Beauty, Kronos, & Jungle Wild) plus one reel slot machine. More slots are made available as you rise in level. All slots are can be found in real casinos and are IGT/Scientific games based, many of which you would find at other social casino sites such as Jackpot Party. Tournaments are available for fun only.  One difference offered by HollywoodCasino.com is that you can buy credits from your Marquee Rewards account, as long as you connect the two, which takes little time.

In addition to a sign up bonus and free credits every month is Race Champ, a simulated horse race to use credits on.  Choose a horse from the field, bet trifectas with the help of the “trifecta slot,” then watch a real race for your winning horse.  Winners get additional credits.

Currently Newport Grand & Oxford Casino do not have online gaming available.

Which is best?

Here is the order from best top down, according to NETG experiences:

  1. Foxwoods Online – Real rewards make this a winner.
  2. Play TwinRiver – Bonuses and the vast amount of games available to players makes this a close second
  3. HollywoodCasino.com – The additional games to the usual online gaming casino seen at Mohegan Sun’s website and and many other casinos for that matter, makes this the third best option.
  4. Mohegan Sun Online – Online casino is just “meh,”  but if you’re in New Jersey, poker for real money makes this a good play.  The connection to FanDuel doesn’t hurt either, if you are into fantasy sports.

 

Well, that does it.  Try them out and let us know what you think.  We’d love to hear from you.

Binbin

Social Gaming Part 3 – Two More Websites

More Chili

One of Aristocrat Gaming’s Slot Machine hits found at Heart of Vegas

At first, it was just buying individual games on iTunes as apps for fun.  When the Facebook platform launched over a year ago, many observers of the new platform quickly realized that gaming was quickly becoming one of the most popular category of applications on the site. What appeared to be revolutionary about this new series of games was the turn-based model that was seamlessly integrated into the Facebook experience.

Two more websites of note include all the trimmings as the rest.  Only one, however, still offers real benefits you can earn through play such as dining, drink, shows, and stays – all incorporated with MGM properties – and that is myVegas, with is at this time, a cut above the rest.

Both include:

1) earning free daily bonuses, usually acrueing additional bonuses for consecutive days

2) social aspects – challenges, chatting, and sending gifts to friends on facebook

3) slot machine games, some that you can find in brick-and-mortar casinos

4) the ability to “buy” additional credits – which is what their are all hoping for

 

Caesar’s Casino Caesars Logo

Caesars Casino is an online social game owned by Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.    Enjoy Caesars virtual, play-for-fun casino game from the comfort of your own home. Play video slots, roulette and blackjack.  Many slots are created by Caesars.
You can send and receive gifts, unlock new levels, share the your excitement with friends and discover new features within the game!  Enjoy Caesars Casino virtual, play-for-fun casino games from the comfort of your own home. Play Now: http://apps.facebook.com/caesars/

Heart of Vegas – run by Arisrocrat Gaming  Heart of Vegas Logo

Heart of Vegas features REAL Vegas slot machines just like the ones you know, such as More Hearts & More Chili, Flane of Olympus, Sun & Moon and Tiki Torch.  (It’s slots ONLY) They are the same  games in casinos all over the world, now you have those same games for FREE wherever you are!  The positive is that it includes all games you can still play, but reviews of this one have not been good.  Many people have found this to be very tight, and reviews have not been great.  You can download it from iTunes, and still sign in through Facebook, as all the other Social Gaming options.

 

I can’t repeat this enough.  All social gaming site depend on players BUYING extra credits – that’s where they make their profit (and quite the profit it is turning out to be!)  So, if you don’t have control over your credit cards, stay away.  They are fun – but remember they can be addictive.

 

That’s all for now.

Binbin

Social Gaming Part 3 – Double Down Casino

 

Double Down Casino - Social Gaming At It's Best

Double Down Casino – Social Gaming At It’s Best

IGT’s DoubleDown Casino brings authentic, Vegas-style, social casino games including many of IGT’s famous slots found in brick-and-mortar casinos around the country through Facebook and on mobile devices.  Double Down Casino:

  • More than 6million monthly social gamers – where friends can play against friends, and gift additional credits.
  • Is the Top Ranking App on Facebook
  • Is the World’s largest, FREE to play, online casino
  • A full casino experience in one virtual place
    • Over 40 Slots & Tournaments including IGT’s Top RGS games
    • Game King™ Video Poker – the famous IGT standard for video poker in the U.S.
    • Wild Action Poker and weekly Poker Tournaments
    • Player’s Suite Blackjack and Roulette
    • Bingo and Bingo Tournaments
  • New games and content added every week!
  • No locked Content ( other social gaming has games that are unlocked after reaching certain levels of play)

DoubleDown Casino, was named to Facebook’s “Hall of Fame” for social games and ranked the #1 social casino by Apple in 2013.

Double Down Bonus Wheel

Double is typical of social gaming casinos.  You can either play for free, or buy more credits to play.  Daily Spins give you up to $2,000,000 bonus chips 365 days a year, and you can send gift spins to friends and receive them as well.  IGT’s games are well known and this site through Facebook gives you a chance to play your faves.  The mobile site offers less than the computer version, but both are great.

The full computer version offers more games, such as multi-player poker, more VP variations for tournaments, and bingo.

It’s well played for a reason – it’s fun and it’s very life-like.  Definately is something to try.  But be careful – social gaming relies on a certain amount of addiction to make it’s money, according to social gaming’s creators.  Gamble responsibly.

That’s all for now.

Binbin