Best Christmas Promotion seen so far?

AudiManinBoro

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Whats the best Christmas promotion anyone has seen so far? I logged into 32Red this morning and saw their new Christmas wheel and man there are a lot of goodies on it, not just deposit matches either but real goodies like tv`s laptops and camcorders :D I have my heart set on winning the tv but something tells me its going to be one of those whoever wagers the most and takes top slot prizes somehow :( Still, having had a look at all the goodies their currently offering this month, i have to say its unusual and impressive :thumbsup:
 

plasticnote

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so far, have been receiving newsletters from 32red, redflush ,royal vegas, and another MG I can not remember.
32red has the best value. today, I took the deposit bonus and had many good hits. Did not find the cashout button but hey man I am happy.

Today:
32red - deposit match - excellent(150%)
redflush - 10% cash back - + 5 spins on SWR
royal vegas - 15 spins on SWR
another MG - deposit match - not too bad(50%)

X'mas is coming, peace on earth and good will to everyone (except bankers :p)

Cheers

plasticnote
 

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Ladbrokes 50 free spins on SWR, no deposit. Managed to win 200+ at a minimum bet.
Did not cashout but it was my fault because i was playing a bit crazy. :D

Did not really see any other promos yet.
 

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vinylweatherman

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Had the 32Red one already, no luck unfortunately. Played the wrong slots again:rolleyes:.

Fortune Lounge - saw the calendar, but NO free spins waiting for me.
Red Flush - can see the calendar from email, but when trying to access from the lobby in order to opt-in, I just get "page not found".
Jackpot Factory are doing one where for a 50 credit daily deposit, one gets some free spins. Not tried yet, so don't know how many, and how many lines/coins.
Casino UK are supposed to have an advent calendar, but no sign of it so far in the lobby.

GNUF - the WINNER so far. 100% up to £500 - and that's just today. 32Red are in with a chance over the long haul in terms of value, but on December 31st, the GNUF new year's eve offer is 100% up to £1000. This is of course due to me being Platinum level loyalty, and a VIP - and being down over the life of my account (I woudn't get a bean if I had a lifetime win, UNLIKE 32Red where I am 35K UP, and STILL getting the Club Rouge offers).

Casino Rewards, standard fare, nothing expecially Christmassy so far.

I did get the offer from Ladbrokes, but they are a Neteller hating outfit, so I haven't even bothered reinstalling the software. Their 200% bonus looks good, until you see it's a £5 deposit for a £10 max bonus. I would also have to wager that £5 20x in order to qualify for the tenner.
 

cdomi66

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Love 32Red's promo! I would love that new laptop ;) I took advantage of my 150% bonus, got some good playtime then well...got greedy ;) Look forward to this month's play thanks 32Red!

And as I only play 32Red now I've seen the other promos sent but so far 32Red the best.
 

vinylweatherman

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Love 32Red's promo! I would love that new laptop ;) I took advantage of my 150% bonus, got some good playtime then well...got greedy ;) Look forward to this month's play thanks 32Red!

And as I only play 32Red now I've seen the other promos sent but so far 32Red the best.

I think the prizes are entry to a draw, with one of the day's players winning it. I can't see every player that spins the wheel getting a TV, iPad, or laptop. I won't know for sure til the day comes that the wheel lands there. I could do with an iPad 2 or a Laptop, but will take anything that's going.
 

cdomi66

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I think the prizes are entry to a draw, with one of the day's players winning it. I can't see every player that spins the wheel getting a TV, iPad, or laptop. I won't know for sure til the day comes that the wheel lands there. I could do with an iPad 2 or a Laptop, but will take anything that's going.

I figured that would be the case and still a chance at a pretty prize. And [email protected] anything that's going eheh
 

LondonDJ

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Best offer so far...

Logged into Jackpot Party and had £100 on there. I went onto Live Chat to ask what it was - just an early Christmas present apparently! No WR or restrictions at all. I withdrew it immediately and they've already processed the WD.

Then I deposited £50, doubled it and withdrew that.

A good Christmas so far...!:thumbsup:
 

Seventh777

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Free spins from Royal Vegas/Ladbroke`s, spin the wheel stuff from 32Red and a £10 NDB from Gnuf, my best ever to date was 2-3 years ago from Virgin a daily draw that cost a few V points, I won the prize for the 22nd, a gift voucher which I exchanged for the cash equivalent and received 2 payments = £400 no restrictions or w/r, username Threelions, that`s a great buzz when you check the days winners and see your name :)

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rainmaker

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I checked Nordicbet. They have several Christmas promotions including for example a calender every day and a spa tournament.

Their calender will give players free spins, tournaments, cash back etc. I especially liked the promotion on December 14th- players will receive 1 free spin on Robin Hood. The player with the highest win on this spin will be awarded with EUR 1000.


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Jinn

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bet365 have a promo with prizes like HDTV's, Porsches, trips to the Maldives... but the prizes have to be earned based on comp points from the month so the higher level prizes may not be easy to claim. All players above a certain level get entered into the draw for an Audi TT Roadster, so that would be pretty nice :)
 

plasticnote

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bet365 have a promo with prizes like HDTV's, Porsches, trips to the Maldives... but the prizes have to be earned based on comp points from the month so the higher level prizes may not be easy to claim. All players above a certain level get entered into the draw for an Audi TT Roadster, so that would be pretty nice :)

A Porsches is nice, but you have to play like hell to stand a chance.
 

rainmaker

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bet365 have a promo with prizes like HDTV's, Porsches, trips to the Maldives... but the prizes have to be earned based on comp points from the month so the higher level prizes may not be easy to claim. All players above a certain level get entered into the draw for an Audi TT Roadster, so that would be pretty nice :)

I took a look at this promotion. I am not familiar with the comp point system at Bet365, but I see that the player must earn 3,000,000 comp points in December to qualify for the draw.

3,000,000 comp points means that the player must wager about EUR 10mill ?
 

AudiManinBoro

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I took a look at this promotion. I am not familiar with the comp point system at Bet365, but I see that the player must earn 3,000,000 comp points in December to qualify for the draw.

3,000,000 comp points means that the player must wager about EUR 10mill ?

I absolutely HATE these sort of promotions. There geared only for the large depositor and i mean large, recreational players or people who can only play modestly have zero chance of ever winning anything significant.
 
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Jinn

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3,000,000 comp points means that the player must wager about EUR 10mill ?

I think you're right... when you put it like that, it doesn't sound very attainable!

At least you get put in the draw for the Audi TT if you reach level 4 of the promotion, which I believe is around 12,000 wagering...
 

vinylweatherman

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Playing a few now.


32Red - still going strong, along with Fortune Lounge and GNUF.

Jackpot Factory just hit the buffers - worked fine yesterday, but today it's a let down. Deposited and played 50 as required, but no free spins as promised. This means only day two and already faced with chasing CS down over problems.

Casino UK - complete failure, got today's mailer, but STILL the promotion isn't in the lobby, which is the way you are SUPPOSED to play it.

Red Flush & La Vida - epic fail, been going since 28th November, but software failure means STILL can't opt in via lobby as specified. It isn't even possible to opt in through the mailer, as only the calendar is displayed, which doesn't have enough instructions on each day's promotion, even if I had managed to opt in.

Ladbrokes, can't be arsed to try because they don't apply to Neteller deposits unless all wagered 20x regardless of promotional qualification criteria.

Casino UK, Red Flush, and possibly Jackpot Factory getting uninstalled on 4th, rather than suffer the pain of the next MGS update.

Keeping 32Red, GNUF, Fortune Lounge + the current crop of Casino Rewards casinos as my VIP host has tipped me off that my "bonus ratio" has been increased for December.

Errant software has until the 4th to start working again.
 

plasticnote

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Playing a few now.


32Red - still going strong, along with Fortune Lounge and GNUF.

Jackpot Factory just hit the buffers - worked fine yesterday, but today it's a let down. Deposited and played 50 as required, but no free spins as promised. This means only day two and already faced with chasing CS down over problems.

Casino UK - complete failure, got today's mailer, but STILL the promotion isn't in the lobby, which is the way you are SUPPOSED to play it.

Red Flush & La Vida - epic fail, been going since 28th November, but software failure means STILL can't opt in via lobby as specified. It isn't even possible to opt in through the mailer, as only the calendar is displayed, which doesn't have enough instructions on each day's promotion, even if I had managed to opt in.

Ladbrokes, can't be arsed to try because they don't apply to Neteller deposits unless all wagered 20x regardless of promotional qualification criteria.

Casino UK, Red Flush, and possibly Jackpot Factory getting uninstalled on 4th, rather than suffer the pain of the next MGS update.

Keeping 32Red, GNUF, Fortune Lounge + the current crop of Casino Rewards casinos as my VIP host has tipped me off that my "bonus ratio" has been increased for December.

Errant software has until the 4th to start working again.

With that TS2 clone come out on 5th, I think there will be another update and might introduce more bugs...
 

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Playing a few now.


32Red - still going strong, along with Fortune Lounge and GNUF.

Jackpot Factory just hit the buffers - worked fine yesterday, but today it's a let down. Deposited and played 50 as required, but no free spins as promised. This means only day two and already faced with chasing CS down over problems.

Casino UK - complete failure, got today's mailer, but STILL the promotion isn't in the lobby, which is the way you are SUPPOSED to play it.

Red Flush & La Vida - epic fail, been going since 28th November, but software failure means STILL can't opt in via lobby as specified. It isn't even possible to opt in through the mailer, as only the calendar is displayed, which doesn't have enough instructions on each day's promotion, even if I had managed to opt in.

Ladbrokes, can't be arsed to try because they don't apply to Neteller deposits unless all wagered 20x regardless of promotional qualification criteria.

Casino UK, Red Flush, and possibly Jackpot Factory getting uninstalled on 4th, rather than suffer the pain of the next MGS update.

Keeping 32Red, GNUF, Fortune Lounge + the current crop of Casino Rewards casinos as my VIP host has tipped me off that my "bonus ratio" has been increased for December.

Errant software has until the 4th to start working again.

I didn't know you were a VIP at the casinos you frequent vinyl. :confused:

Oh and how did you get $35k up at 32Red???
 

vinylweatherman

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With that TS2 clone come out on 5th, I think there will be another update and might introduce more bugs...

I didn't know you were a VIP at the casinos you frequent vinyl. :confused:

It's not just the potential for bugs, but the fact that each casino can take up to 2 hours to update that has made me set the 4th as the deadline for getting rid of the poor performers, and keeping over Christmas the better ones. I am STILL getting glitches from the last update, including the fix update released recently by MGS. The worst is that sometimes my desktop icons will vanish during the launch process, and the only way to get them back is to "turn the PC off & on again", as the usual "refresh" function simply refreshes the corrupt desktop, which has the top half of the first row of icons on the left hand of the screen up until a quarter screen wdth, and nothing else but the background showing. I also get repeated "game error 511" during Video Poker play, and when closing a game the entire casino freezes and is marked by Windows as "not responding", and has to be forcibly closed by task manager. I have also found that when closing a casino, the process itself fails to unload, and then REALLY causes havoc the next time I launch any other MGS casino.

It is likely that a major uninstall and clean is needed urgently, and only the casinos that have performed as advertised with their Christmas promos are getting back in during the first wave of reinstallation, as this can take HOURS per casino, and also stops the computer from responding to most other tasks, such as web browsing, or even playing already installed casinos.

The problem with promos that don't work on the day is that the promotional period is only a day, so by the time CS have replied and sorted the issues out, it can be too late to actually play the promo. Most say specifically in their terms "cannot be backdated".

It will be more entertaining just to stick with those that work as intended, rather than face repeated contact with CS, who are probably burdened with other players suffering the same problems, making the getting of what could be an extra £2 off a few free spins into over an hour's work.


I am a VIP at quite a number of casinos, not just 32Red.

These include GNUF, Jackpot Factory, Red Flush and Casino Rewards, but NOT including Casino UK. Other than 32Red, the VIP progress is based on deposits and wagering, both past and present.


My play at Red Flush stopped abruptly in March after a loyalty update screwed things up so that I hardly ever got the promotions, and they became intermittent in arrival, and thus unpredictable. This is despite the fact that nothing was supposedly changed in regard to this. I also found CS dismissive of problems that I reported, and frequently filed my issue into the waste paper basket, despite repeated assurances they would get back to me with a reply. They often had "no record of" a previous issue when I was chasing up a lack of reply.
I reinstalled the software for the recent leaderboard contest, but it repeadedly failed to let me opt in, telling me such BS as my screen name was "already taken by another player", even though it had been confirmed by mailer that it was still reserved to me, and I only had to "confirm", rather than choose a new screen name. Now it's failing AGAIN for their "season's winnings". The mailer says "players must opt in via the lobby", but no such option has existed in the lobby from the start on the 28th, until now.

Casino UK is supposed to present an "advent calendar" of sorts in the lobby, which gives the day's event. The lobby has no such thing, and mailers don't give any indication, nor do they provide a link to any calendar of events.

Fortune Lounge have something along the same lines, but their software actually works, and I can link through to the calendar, see what's on, and opt in & play.

I may try again to sort out the Jackpot Factory issue, because it at least worked yesterday, whereas Red Flush and Casino UK have not only never worked, I cannot even start the ball rolling by opting in.
 

threescatters

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Hey Vinyl try connecting to Casino UK, saying no to buying chips then disconnecting again but leaving client open then reconnecting and saying no to buying chips - advent calender pops up then for me. Been having the same problems as you!! That way works for me.

Also Red flush I cant opt in either and support have been terrible for me also. Got invited via post and email and still havent been able to take part really annoying! But whatever.....
 

AudiManinBoro

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I have to agree that Red Flush support is abysmal. My mother plays and not so long ago she entered one of their competition leader boards, she placed quite highly too but she never saw a penny of the prize she should have got. Admittedly there appeared to have been some form of error on the casinos behalf as she had accumulated more points than were possible with how she plays but an email to support confirmed the error, but that it would be honored as it was their fault. They never followed through nor was anysubsequent emails ever responded too about the issue. I advised her to dump Red flush and actually stick to a reputable casino as in my opinion this outfit is clearly not.
 

vinylweatherman

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Hey Vinyl try connecting to Casino UK, saying no to buying chips then disconnecting again but leaving client open then reconnecting and saying no to buying chips - advent calender pops up then for me. Been having the same problems as you!! That way works for me.

Also Red flush I cant opt in either and support have been terrible for me also. Got invited via post and email and still havent been able to take part really annoying! But whatever.....


Well, that actually worked.......... once. The second login presented me with the "opt in to the advent calendar", which I did, and it then showed today's offer to be pretty lame. 3x loyalty points on ONE slot only. I tried the trick again to confirm whether opting in had cleared the fault, but this time it again failed to display the pop-up with today's offer. I will try logging in again tomorrow, repeating this trick if nothing shows up first time.

I also tried the same trick with Red Flush in case their opt-in was also on a pop-up, but nothing doing. Couldn't get a pop-up or "Pitboss" slider to activate.

Perhaps this is yet another of the bugs introduced when MGS screwed up the update, and one not fixed by the later patch. It seems to cause intermittent failure of the "message of the day" lobby pop-up, and if casinos are carrying key stages for their promotions on it, it's failure means some players cannot participate.

I do realise that uninstalling all MGS casinos, common cache, registry keys etc, and reinstalling from scratch has a good chance of clearing these issues, but the sheer TIME this would take would leave me out of play for days, not hours, until I could get the entire portfolio installed and updated.

I plan to do this anyway as soon as the last component for my PC refurb turns up - a new hard drive. One has died, and the system drive is on a go-slow. Because of this, I don't want to have to do it twice by acting now because of the current problems.


I will stick with the casinos who's Christmas promos I can get to work under the current configuration.
 

Seventh777

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It's not just the potential for bugs, but the fact that each casino can take up to 2 hours to update that has made me set the 4th as the deadline for getting rid of the poor performers, and keeping over Christmas the better ones. I am STILL getting glitches from the last update, including the fix update released recently by MGS. The worst is that sometimes my desktop icons will vanish during the launch process, and the only way to get them back is to "turn the PC off & on again", as the usual "refresh" function simply refreshes the corrupt desktop, which has the top half of the first row of icons on the left hand of the screen up until a quarter screen wdth, and nothing else but the background showing.

This could be an icon cache problem, when/if it happens again try this........

1. Close all folder windows that are currently open.

2. Launch Task Manager.

3. In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.

4. Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.

5. From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)

6. Type CMD.EXE, and click OK

7. In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:

CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local

DEL IconCache.db /a

EXIT

8. In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)

9. Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.

If the problem persists create a new user account and see if this cures it, if it does you have a corrupt user profile.

Hope this helps ;).


P.S.

Have you recently lost icons in your browser bookmarks also?.
 
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