Golden Riviera Casino–review
bankroll change: +$500
Nearly a month ago I made $80 deposit at Golden Riviera Casino. Since the wagering requirement (WR) for blackjack was 1500 times the bonus amount, I decided not to claim the welcome bonus. Soon enough I lost all my deposit.
Now this is not much of a blog story, but the funny thing happened two days ago. I was investigating something for one of our CBG members, so I had to log into my Golden Riviera account. To my great surprise and pleasure I found my account to be credited with $80 welcome bonus (although I never claimed it).
Now I started playing 2x$10 hands (blackjack mutlihand). My goal was to try to reach $400 and then grind the rest of the WR playing casino war (120xbouns).
At one point I was down to last $20, but soon I recovered. After a while, I was at $225, still half way from the goal I had set. Then I did something that I almost never do, I turned to slots. Yes you are reading right, me the “BJ bonus whore” started playing slots.
I randomly selected a slot called ‘Prime Property’ , and after just few spins I hit ‘free spins’.
Made $127 from those free spins, played some more and then switched to another slot??!! This time it was “The Osborne’s”, and you wouldn’t believe it, I hit another free spins round, which made me $203.
After a while I lost $100, and by then decided to grind my way through the rest of the WR playing casino war. That “grinding” soon turned to playing $10 a hand. To cut the story, after an hour or so I had met the WR and cashed out $500. Two days later the money was deposited on my MoneyBookers account.
bankroll change: +£170
The day when Littlewoods switched to 888.com software was my lucky day. Before that I wasn’t allowed to play there since my country was on the restricted list. They offer 100% bonus up to £100. But the bonus is bit different since you 1st receive 25% bonus and when you accumulate enough comp points (see the review) then you receive the rest of it.
After I made my deposit I had to contact live chat because the bonus wasn’t granted instantly. With a starting balance of £125 I began playing hands of £5 with my game of my choice being blackjack. I varied hand size and went to multi hands of 2x£5 and 3x£1. All in all it took me around 4 hours to complete the wagering requirements (888 software is a bit slow). So with enough comp points accumulated, I was waiting for the £75 bonus to hit my balance.
Since I was told by support that it can take up to 24h for bonus to be granted, I decided to play some more. Apparently that was smart thing to do and I was looking for nice £100 plus expected bonus profit.
After 24h had passed, I once again had to contact live chat and ask for the £75 bonus. With £275 in my balance I played some more, lost £5 on slots, and then made a withdrawal. Seven days later money was on my credit card, got to love pounds.
bankroll change: +$210
I made $80 deposit, and went straight to the blackjack table. I played Multihand BJ gold, 2 x $2 hands, and soon switched to 2x$5 hands. Lady luck wasn’t on my side that day so I lost it all in matter of minutes.
After two days I received email from Platinum Play Casino customer support, explaining that they’ve granted my account with sign up bonus (since I never claimed it). That was very pleasant surprise; especially since I was given $120 bonus (they offer 150% up to $150 sign up bonus). So with new starting balance I decided to try to build my bankroll up to $500 and then to start grinding through the rest of the WR, or bust completely. My starting hand was $20 playing single deck BJ, and soon 2 x $15 hands at a Multihand table.
It wasn’t very long and I had reached the desired amount of $500, so I decided it was enough and turned to Casino War, and reduced my bets first at $10, then $5, (not the classical grinding , I know). After a couple of hundred hands I was down at $340. I would probably keep on loosing if it wasn’t for my good friends advice (btw cheers josh LCB admin), who suggested that I should make my withdrawal. So I took the advice, made a withdrawal of $290 ($50 was deducted from my balance, since it was the remaining bonus).
At the end instead of loosing $80, I made nice $210 profit. Thank you very much Platinum Play 🙂
bankroll change: +$200
I made $100 deposit and was instantly granted with $100 bonus. Wagering requirements were 35 times the bonus amount and since blackjack was an excluded game, I decided to give Casino War a try. I started out betting $2 a hand, just to get a feel for the game, and soon switched to $5 a hand. I thought that the Gods of variance weren’t on my side since I started losing hand after hand. Soon I was $100 down, that’s when I decided to risk a bit and started betting $10 hand. After losing seven consecutive hands I was left with only $30 balance, but then things turned and soon enough I recovered. By this time I had cleared 2/3 of the WR, so I started minimizing my bets, and finally grinding $2 a hand. My final balance $300, or $200 profit.