1. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies .This website or its third-party tools use cookies, which are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy.Find out more.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
  3. Follow Casinomeister on Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Casinomeister.us US Residents Click here! |  Svenska Svenska | 
Dismiss Notice

Poll:Best Screenshot of the Month?



Candidates Revealed...Cast your vote!.
Dismiss Notice
REGISTER NOW!! Why? Because you can't do diddly squat without having been registered!

At the moment you have limited access to view most discussions: you can't make contact with thousands of fellow players, affiliates, casino reps, and all sorts of other riff-raff.

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join Casinomeister here!

Your Input Please Casino races - the new big deal?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by hedgehok, Mar 18, 2016.

    Mar 18, 2016
  1. hedgehok

    hedgehok Meister Member mm3

    Occupation:
    self-employed
    Location:
    Germany
    I see more and more casino races of different types coming up.

    Just to pick a few casinos which offer "races" based on wagering or amount of spins

    - 32red / Roxy Palace
    - betsafe
    - Energy Casino
    - Tivoli
    - Videoslots
    - SlottyVegas
    - Unibet (rarely)
    - Trada (rarely)
    - Sportingbet (used to in January, stopped again)

    Is this what will eventually replace deposit bonuses? Do you like race-type promotions more than traditional deposit match-bonuses or free spins based on deposits?

    I'm kind of in between. I like both depending on what bet sizes I intend to play. If I low-roll I like races, if I medium-/high roll I prefer bonuses.

    What do you guys think?
     
    2 people like this.
  2. Mar 18, 2016
  3. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    I don't compete in casinos races or contests based on most amount spun - they're fine for those with the bankrolls, good runners and people don't mind the game restrictions.

    I prefer to pick my slots on whim. Give me a dep match anyday and let me choose my own games.
     
    8 people like this.
  4. Mar 18, 2016
  5. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    To be totally honest I have NEVER liked race and wagering type promotions.

    I feel that they are low roller unfriendly and those with a large gaming budget will always out do the 'small fish' such as myself.

    I recall one at 32 Red a couple of years or so back, work was good at the time so my budget was a lot bigger and IIRC I deposited almost every day, completing 1,000's of spins and still ended up near last with a Race payout of around £2.

    Much prefer a deposit match and/or FS, I play for entertainment and a 'boredom buster' so the longer the play time the better, regardless of whether I clear WR or not :)
     
    8 people like this.
  6. Mar 18, 2016
  7. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    It is yet another strategy to retain players!!! And a clever one at that as it calls on the player's competitive instinct :thumbsup:

    You are more likely to go back and try to improve your ranking as most races are minimum 1 week up to 1 month.

    With a deposit match you deposit, lose or win and move on to the next casino offering a decent match bonus.

    Personally i take a race when i want to play without a bonus but so far have done it only at VS, 32RED and Slotty.
     
    2 people like this.
  8. Mar 18, 2016
  9. interlog

    interlog Senior Member MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    London
    I like the race at Videoslots but will not make an extra deposit in order to advance in the race. Once the budget is gone it is gone and I gladly accept the wager free money on Monday's.
     
    3 people like this.
  10. Mar 18, 2016
  11. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

    Occupation:
    Stuntman
    Location:
    Londonia
    Couldn't give a flying monkey's about participating in lopsided races, but I don't mind if I am indirectly involved in one, say at VS or something.

    I look for extended playtime because it is an expensive hobby, so I will always prefer bonuses, plus I would make larger bets with bonuses than with straight cash.

    But perhaps leaderboard races will overtake traditional bonuses in time. A lot of casinos seem to be fond of them, wheras I am not. And I absolutely detest prize- based promos too, absolutely zero chance for low rollers to win anything :mad:
     
    6 people like this.
  12. Mar 18, 2016
  13. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    I had something similar years back, was like 3AUD when it was credited to my account. Thought then i would need like 1Mio to deposit to get to the top spot. :D :eek:

    Although in the last 2 races at 32RED i chose the right team and had 180 and 41AUD credited to my account for my wagering. Didn't do extra deposits, was just the usual 200 on Friday for the 100% DOTD. However, never made it even close to get through the WR for those 2, so it was only good for some extra playtime.
     
    1 person likes this.
  14. Mar 18, 2016
  15. hedgehok

    hedgehok Meister Member mm3

    Occupation:
    self-employed
    Location:
    Germany
    I don't think that most of the races are low-roller unfriendly. On the contrary I think some are actually more in favor of the low-rollers. For instance the VS or the Energy Casino race you get more points if you just stick to your €0.20 bets instead of medium-high roll. VS gives you 5 points for €1 wagering, if you wager 1€ in one spin you only get 2 points.

    The casinos benefit most if the players on the top are spinning like crazy in order to get the biggest piece of the cake.

    If I look at the developments in the recent past more and more casinos come up with that. Most recently the exclusive CM promotion of Energy Casino.
     
    3 people like this.
  16. Mar 18, 2016
  17. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Fair point and agreed!

    I spotted the Energy CM promo thread and actually said out loud to myself, 'Now that is fair and well drafted!'

    One small problem I have possibly 1000+ various casino accounts and Energy is not one of them :p

    Wife is a member but decided not to register for now to avoid any 'one per' type rules :)
     
    2 people like this.
  18. Mar 18, 2016
  19. MightyDuck

    MightyDuck Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    electrical engineer
    Location:
    €urope
    races are good for loyalty while bonuses award all players that are willing to have a portfolio of casinos. Out of casinos perspective races are a no brainer.
     
  20. Mar 18, 2016
  21. SlotGrinder

    SlotGrinder Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Poker Player
    Location:
    England
    I don't much like them because you always have some totally committed obsessive people who spin like crazy and make it impossible for more "normal" people to get anywhere near the top

    Videoslots weekly races are ok because I always get a prize w/o trying , mostly from playing the battles
     
    1 person likes this.
  22. Mar 21, 2016
  23. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    Yet another race - Tivoli jumping on the race wagon

    So many races now, i am all out of breath from all that competitive "running" (spinning) :rolleyes: :D

    Casino races - the new big deal?: Capture 363a.PNG,Mar 21, 2016
     
    2 people like this.
  24. Mar 21, 2016
  25. datshowiwoll

    datshowiwoll Experienced Member mm2

    Occupation:
    Equine PR
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I really like the races at Slotty and Videoslots but don't even bother trying to win, although by nature I am a competitive person :)

    Was quite addicted to the Casumo Challenges last year, actually had to set a deposit limit because of them at one time :oops: Don't get involved with them now though :)

    All said I much prefer races and cashback to bonuses, no rules can be broken and you can cash out when you want -what's not to like :)
     
    1 person likes this.
  26. Mar 21, 2016
  27. hedgehok

    hedgehok Meister Member mm3

    Occupation:
    self-employed
    Location:
    Germany
    Cheers mate! Got the same e-mail. As you've mentioned it's a player-retention strategy.

    At Videoslots it's measurable how successful this strategy is. Half a year ago we had ~1500 players receiving prize money and the last player had around 400 spins.
    Last week the 1500th had 1535 spins, the 2497th had 438 spins. They have huuuuuge success. Seems like all the others are jumping on the race wagon indeed.

    What really sucks is that card/table game players don't get rewarded at most places at all.
     
    2 people like this.
  28. Mar 21, 2016
  29. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    They must read this and think 'Right lets start a race promo' where did JM last deposit, we'll start there first :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
    1 person likes this.
  30. Mar 21, 2016
  31. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    Yep, VS increased tremendously the pot and amount of players receiving some dosh.

    When i registered in Feb 2015 the pot was $10.000/week and the first 750 or 800 (IIRC) got a price. Now it is $35.000/week (that is some serious cash) and up to 2497th. I ended at the very low end last week and still got 7 bucks!!! Enough for 45mins DOA and i did not even play minimum bets, all between 0.27 - 0.54$ :D :thumbsup:
     
    2 people like this.
  32. Mar 21, 2016
  33. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    Be aware: Somebody is always watching you!!!! :D :lolsign: :yahoo:
     
    1 person likes this.
  34. Mar 21, 2016
  35. sapit222

    sapit222 Senior Member MM PABaccred

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Sweden
    I dont use or like them! :p
     
  36. Mar 21, 2016
  37. philderby1

    philderby1 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    factory worker
    Location:
    derby
    when Im in the mood to do some silly starburst spins they can come in nicely, that and cashback but usually forget about it until I receive the text / email notification.
     
  38. Mar 22, 2016
  39. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I may have to diversify my portfoloio:icon_evil

    I occasionally have a little time left over after having worked my way through the 999 continues at 32Red:p
     

Share This Page