Residents of the United Kingdom are known for their penchant to have a “flutter”, or bet. Legal bookmakers are found on nearly every corner, certainly in every town. Casinos are also allowed in certain areas, from the ordinary working man’s local casino to the posh casinos in London. And everyone – even the Queen herself – places a bet on the annual Grand National Steeplechase. But in the online world there are only a few British-operated casinos – and one of the newer ones is the UK Casino Club.
43 awesome games are featured here, powered by Microgaming – plenty of progressives, video poker machines, slots and table games such as blackjack and baccarat. UK Casino Club is also one of the few casinos where you can choose to play in US Dollars or UK Pounds.
At the time of this article, UK Casino Club is offering a 100% match bonus up to $100 – a pretty good start no matter how you look at it. Playthrough is 8x for dollars, and 12x for pounds. But please be sure to read all of the terms and conditions before you start – there is a list of countries excluded from receiving bonuses. 24 hour support, VIP services and weekly and monthly bonuses make playing here a real pleasure.
UK Casino Club has the full complement of Microgaming progressives, from the original Cashsplash through Major Millions, as well as the newest, Roulette Royale. Having become somewhat of a roulette fan in the past few months, I went to check out this progressive first.
Roulette Royale is your typical roulette Slot Joker123 game, American-style 0 and 00, with a unique twist I had not seen anywhere before. For a $1 side-bet, which you are required to make no matter what size bet you place on the layout, you can win various amounts from $15 any time a number repeats, up to the progressive jackpot if a number repeats itself five times consecutively.
Strangely enough, when I played, the wheel seemed to be hot, hitting my usual numbers, but, perhaps not surprisingly, never repeated a number during my stay. The chance of a number repeating itself is 1 in 37, so for the $15 payout I wouldn’t count on it making you a lot of money. That is, unless you are a high-roller and willing to place large bets on the layout – then a dollar every spin will not seem like much (heck, in Europe you’re supposed to tip more than that when your number hits, traditionally one chip for each chip you had on the winning number – 1/35th of your win).
At the level I played during my recent trip to Monte Carlo, the extra buck would not have even been noticed – but at UK Casino Club I made a minimal deposit just to test out the systems, so my bets ranged from $3 to $13 depending on my progress and a buck was worth significantly more. But I managed to have a good winning streak before I gave it all back trying to go for a big hit which never came (my life story!).
My favorite Power Poker machines aren’t here – so I settled for normal Jacks or Better as well as Aces and Faces. Alas, no luck here, I still haven’t gotten past the single Royal Flush I had about a year ago. But I had a reasonable amount of lower hands and was able to stretch my play time somewhat playing these games.
Licensed in Curacao, their support is in-house and is extremely fast, even by email. Efficient payments, lots of weekly and monthly bonuses, and personalized service. And a particularly unique feature – go to the form on their site, enter your phone number and they will call you back! Now that’s innovative… combine all of these great services with the usual Cashcheck and Playcheck facilities, and UK Casino Club is certainly at the head of the pack when it comes to service.
UK Casino Club is the obvious choice for those of you who love to play the progressive games – and still a great alternative for all casino gamblers. Service is as good as in the land-based UK casinos… so you can play here in a fully worry-free environment.