Fortune Lounge -- underrated?

moonchica

Stiletto Bandita
Joined
May 31, 2002
Location
D.C. Area
I feel the need to give a shout out to the Fortune Lounge Group. I requested an ACH withdrawal last Thu, and it is in my bank this morning, despite the holiday weekend.

They always flush my withdrawal and process them promptly, and they are usually happy to provide a bonus when they can with pretty reasonable play through requirements.

I don't read much about them and I think it is because they are just quietly doing a really good job.

My only complaint (and it is a small one) is they are a little slow to respond to support e-mails, sometime four hours or so -- I admit I am spoiled by 32Red by the under 10 min response times.

They take Entropay (important for me as I live in Maryland and can't use Neteller), mail checks in 7 days and ACH in three (apparently.) My money usually goes a long way and I can play a while on a small deposit. I've hit reasonably big there (over a grand) a couple of times.

Thumbs up to Fortune Lounge! :thumbsup:
 

Pinababy69

RIP Lisa
Joined
Oct 15, 2004
Location
Toronto, Ontario - Canada
I don't play there either, but am very glad to see you having a positive experience Moonchica. I think it's just as important to hear the good along with the bad. :thumbsup:
 

chuchu59

gambling addict
PABnonaccred
CAG
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Location
SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
Perhaps the only minus is their happy knack of locking up accounts without giving reasons. Both I and my wife suffered the same fate.
 

Vesuvio

Dormant account
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Location
UK
As I said on the King Neptune's thread I respect them for listening (finally) and removing the instant forfeiting of winnings if players make a mistake wagering bonuses. They do still have a "two strikes and you're out" policy, I think, but that's a vast improvement.
 

kenneth2816

Dormant account
Joined
Feb 25, 2006
Location
North Carolina
Numerous cash outs have yielded not a single issue with Fortune Lounge. I like that you can move $$ between casinos with this group...good CS, too IMHO
 

Slotster!

I predict a riot.
Joined
Oct 17, 2004
Location
Location, Location!
Yeah, great.. .Whatever.. They cashed out and they paid you. What next? Posting a thread saying the FL Rep was browsing the board on a Sunday?!?? This sort of unfounded praise makes me SICK! SICK I TELL YOU!!!!









;)










:rolleyes:












:thumbsup: Kudos Fortune Lounge! :D
 

hbears341

Dormant account
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Location
Somewhere
I personally really only play at Fortune Lounge Casinos unless I get tired of their games for a little and head over to BoDog. I've never had a problem with their customer service, and are always quick to flush withdraw requests. I have the money in my firepay account within 24 hours of the request being flushed.

Until something happens, I'm sticking around Fortune Lounge for a while! :thumbsup:
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
Fortune Lounge

I have played there, and they are OK, nothing special though. Their big problem has been their spamming affiliates, which lost them accredited status. They have closed Havana Club to new players, and they DO have reasonable bonus offers for new accounts, but read the T & C at least twice, and beware of the one chance and you are out clause on the cash-in.
If you make any of the VIP levels, and this can be done by doing the sign-up offers all at once (but not TOO quick, and don't be too keen to withdraw ASAP), there will then be a bonus for the first 3 weeks of the month, plus many lucky draw offers and wager tournaments. I ignore the wager tournaments despite the big prizes as there is no scoreboard, and the winner may well be one of the bigger wagerers. I am playing more there now as I have joined GoneGambling which they sponsor (along with others), and this can increase the amount of bonus money on offer.
 

silcnlayc

Just one more spin pleez!
PABaccred
PABnonaccred
Joined
Sep 20, 2005
Location
Left Hungary
I quit playing at FL a few years ago and I belonged to all thier sites. A few cashins being delayed up to 10 days broke me real quick in playing there except for fun sometimes.

I like my money, and I like it quick as Casino Extreme offers. Cashed out last night and had my money in my Neteller in less than 5 minutes. Thats the kind of service all casinos should offer and if they don't, I don't play there.

Anything more than 24 hour turnaround on any funds withdrawn is unacceptable in my book. I avoid almost all casinos nowadays that hold up funds longer than this.

If most players stick to this kind of rule, a lot of casinos would change thier way of operating for they wouldn't have any players left and it would be a benefit to the players for a change IMHO..
 

Simmo!

Paleo Meister (means really, really old)
Joined
May 29, 2004
Location
England
silcnlayc said:
Anything more than 24 hour turnaround on any funds withdrawn is unacceptable in my book. I avoid almost all casinos nowadays that hold up funds longer than this.

Same here :thumbsup: There's no excuse for any longer. One could argue weekends are an exception but even that's frustrating on occasion.
 

KasinoKing

WebMeister & Slotaholic..
webmeister
PABnonaccred
CAG
MM
Joined
Aug 25, 2004
Location
Bexhill on sea, England
Thanks for the info chaps! :thumbsup:
Just about to add FL group to my site, but was not over-impressed by the first casino I checked out at random:
Platinum Play; Like a lot of MG's these days they are running a "play with our money & keep the winnings" promo.
But just like with Mummy's Gold, they say "play with our $200 & pocket the winnings" which is frankly BS!
1. They don't tell you up front it's slots play only.
2. The winnings are limited to $200
3. You can only 'pocket the winnings' after making a real money deposit & wagering that + your winning x20 on certain games only. :eek2:
4. The T&C's are virtually hidden - no obvious link from the main promotion page.

I know they're solid, but it's not the way I'd like to see this offer promoted. I guess I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for now & see if they smarten up their act a bit...
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
Auction

I went down the auction rooms at Gonegambling and bought up a load of FL accounts at rock bottom prices (no other bidders).
Looks libe most were 'B' grade, standard "suck you dry" on whatever slot you play. However, 7 Sultans was a real bargain! Not only does the auctioned account qualify me for a "getlucky" voucher evey day for what seems an unlimited time, but it went into MG "Streak Mode" once I had got rid of the bonus, and seems to have got stuck there! I am sure it will get fixed overnight and "suck mode" will be restored as it should be.
Honestly, those Deuces were flying out on the DW Power Poker, so much so that my third hand with a pair of Deuces yielded the full set on the top row, a PAT Straight Flush at Aces and Faces, Straight Flush at 3-Card Poker, a run of goodies on the Multi-hand version (it IS new, after all, only to be expected till the "it ain't new anymore" upgrade next month).
Looking at a $2000+ profit (yes, I am reduced to playing in Bucks now! ).
I only bought the accounts as Gonegambling will forfeit any prizes that happen to be for a casino I don't have, and FL is about half of them!!!!
Not so keen on what I need to buy at auction to cover much of the other half, yup, you've guessed it, Casino Rewards:mad:
 

pacers31

Banned Used - Repetitive violations of <a href="ht
Joined
Jan 19, 2006
Location
Californication
I quit this group over the constant useless spam mail offers to "play with our money, keep what you win!!!!" They fail to tell you that if you already have an account that you are ineligible for the offer. Makes you wonder why they would bother to send these offers to customers who are clearly not going to receive it?! When I approached them about this issue, I was told that they really couldn't be responsible for what their affiliates do. If they cannot regulate the offers being made in their own name, then they deserve pissed off customers who, like me, just go away. I still get these stupid worthless offers from time to time. UNREAL!! What is the point of purposely irritating your own customers? Smart marketing ploy FL!
 

ballysdb

Dormant account
Joined
Apr 28, 2006
Location
Long Island NY
I do like Fortune Lounge. I never had a problem with them but I do know what you mean about casinos not realizing that you already have an account. I signed up at River Belle casino and they said I could collect the first purchase bonus. I didnt realize that I had an account with them years ago. When I questioned them they said "our computer system noticed that you opened an account 3 years ago so you are not eligible for this bonus" I asked "why didnt they notice this when you sent me the email stating that I COULD get the bonus?" I dont think they were trying to scam me but it bothers me that I am the one who has to remember if I ever opened an account or not.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
Quit?

pacers31 said:
I quit this group over the constant useless spam mail offers to "play with our money, keep what you win!!!!" They fail to tell you that if you already have an account that you are ineligible for the offer. Makes you wonder why they would bother to send these offers to customers who are clearly not going to receive it?! When I approached them about this issue, I was told that they really couldn't be responsible for what their affiliates do. If they cannot regulate the offers being made in their own name, then they deserve pissed off customers who, like me, just go away. I still get these stupid worthless offers from time to time. UNREAL!! What is the point of purposely irritating your own customers? Smart marketing ploy FL!

That spam issue was their undoing, however, this is no longer the worst "it was our third party at fault" episode. All eyes are now turned to the Jackpot Factory, who seem to have a flimsier case that Fortune Lounge!
If the top groups can get involved in this type of caper, they deserve what they get. Both groups have now reverted to the "just another casino" category rather than being a "cut above the rest" as they used to be.

My FL spam invites me to "abuse our bonuses", so I have taken them up on this through the GoneGambling auctions by using their bonus money to shoot right up to Gold status in the last few days of May. If the 7 Sultans see fit to refund all my former spending at FL, well who am I to argue:D
 

Darem1

Dormant account
Joined
Mar 23, 2006
Location
Florida
A question for VinylWeatherman re: Gonegambling

I found out about the Gonegambling site a few weeks ago and have become a member. The only casino I now have a membership with that participates with gonegambling is Intercasino and I have taken advantage of the high roller bonus, and playing the Trivia game, etc. My question is, what is the best way to use Gonegambling? They say you have to sign up with some or all of the casinos through them to get some bonuses, that's fine. They say to do this before you play the games that those casinos support. But it ALSO says that unless you have deposited $50 in the past 30 days you are ineligible to receive the bonuses.
So if my logic is correct, you sign up with the casinos through Gonegambling, deposit $50, and then play the Gonegambling games to add to your bonuses?
Is this the best way to use the site? What are the best casinos that they have? I need to check them out against the Meister's accredited list, of course, before I deposit any money, but I can see this costing two or three hundred to get started with several casinos. Thanks for any info you can give me.
 

hbears341

Dormant account
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Location
Somewhere
Well I made a withdraw request yesterday at two of their casinos totaling $1,500.00. The requests were made at 4 o'clock last night and the money was in my firepay account this morning. That's pretty good if you ask me! :thumbsup:
 

soflat

Dormant Account
Joined
Oct 3, 2005
Location
Florida
I can't wait till their Las Vegas sweepstakes is over. The constant emails warning that it is almost over are driving me nuts.

Like I'm really going to deposit $50 so I can get enterered into a drawing where some high rollers have hundreds of tickets.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
GoneGambling

Darem1 said:
I found out about the Gonegambling site a few weeks ago and have become a member. The only casino I now have a membership with that participates with gonegambling is Intercasino and I have taken advantage of the high roller bonus, and playing the Trivia game, etc. My question is, what is the best way to use Gonegambling? They say you have to sign up with some or all of the casinos through them to get some bonuses, that's fine. They say to do this before you play the games that those casinos support. But it ALSO says that unless you have deposited $50 in the past 30 days you are ineligible to receive the bonuses.
So if my logic is correct, you sign up with the casinos through Gonegambling, deposit $50, and then play the Gonegambling games to add to your bonuses?
Is this the best way to use the site? What are the best casinos that they have? I need to check them out against the Meister's accredited list, of course, before I deposit any money, but I can see this costing two or three hundred to get started with several casinos. Thanks for any info you can give me.

I first heard about this a while back from CS at Roxy Palace. Since I am pretty certain now that my recent "Flush of success" has killed forever my chances of the Newsletter 30% matches, I thought I would take a look.
I have been playing the site hard for under a week, so I have barely started. Some things are not quite as they seem, but they are usually more generous rather than worse.

In order to get the very most out of the games, an account (one with $50 or more deposited & wagered 1x in last 30 days), at all the main sponsors is needed. This is because prizes are won without regard to the casinos you actually have, if you don't have the account, the prize is simply lost, no alternative. The key to getting started is to NOT open the accounts you need, but bid for them in the auction. Few bids for new accounts are contested, and go for $50. You get the new player bonus as usual from the casino, but included is a number of so called "get lucky vouchers". These are a scratchcard game where you can win bonuses from $10 to $25 with a randomly casino, and if it is one you don't have, then hard luck! An estimate of the mean value of the vouchers is presented, such as "25 casino getlucky, $250". This means you bid $50 for the account. If you win, you get a special E-mail with a download link. You must then create the account and deposit at least the amount of the bid (this is how you pay for the bid, you don't pay the $50 to goneGambling as well). You then have to send back proof of the account and the deposit, and they add the vouchers to your account for your enjoyment (they actually are fun, one voucher can win you 4 new vouchers etc, so 25 vouchers can mean much more than 25 goes on the getlucky game. Prizes are in GG points, which are worth 1c each. They can be used on the site, AND, redeemed as a $25 chip once per casino per 30 days. Spare GG points are banked.
You must then make a SECOND deposit at the casino with your own money (not a GG redemption or prize), and this casino accountis then active with respect to prizes after this deposit of at least $50 is played through once.
You have 5 days to complete an auction deal and claim the vouchers. Once allocated, they must be played within 15 further days or they expire. Ocasionally, a repeat deposit is auctioned. You bid however much you want to deposit at the casino, which must be played at least TWICE through before withdrawal (I'm sure you all know why!), and you prove the deposit and win a small number (usually 7) of the getlucky games, which give the "deposit bonus" element of the deal. If you are going to deposit again anyway (or within 5 days), these are worth bidding for.

High Roller - I have found out this is not quite as good as it seems. I deposited some $1500 at one FL and 1200 at another. The high roller is 10% on $500 or more, but, as it turns out, only the first $500 counts, and both bonuses are only 50 credits, BUT, you can do this at them all, again once in 30 days. If played right there is a lot of free chips, but you can't hoard them in one casino, they are spread thinly.
The sponsor casinos measure the success by how many NEW accounts they get out of it, and there are many more of these at auction than repeat deposits, at least till the weekly quota of new accounts is met.

Additional points:-

ALWAYS TAKE INSURANCE when playing "boom or bust", this has a "bankrupt", and it wipes EVERYTHING. Insurance is 5c a play, and I just escaped bankruptcy of some $350 worth of GG points!!!!!

Join 7 Sultans and Fast Win, then sign up for the daily free getlucky ticket (you need to reapply every 7 days).

Do NOT play the "getlucky" vouchers if your PC or internet connection is misbehaving, malfunction voids the ticket, and the prize is lost. (This cost me 5000 GG points:mad: ).

Be a BRIT!!!!!!!!! - Redeem into your UK accounts in preference to the USD ones, the GG points redeem as CHIPS and not "Bucks", and are worth nearly twice as much in real world terms (casinos may do this because it's easier than pratting around with currency conversions), but woe betide the player who "prats around" by opening UK accounts purely to work over the GG point redemptions. The term "promotional abuse" will probably appear, and I am sure I know which sponsors will call "foul" first!

The downside:-

Blackjack ballroom, captain Krooks, yukon gold --- well, do I need to go on!

I have sent "Emma" a sugar coated E-mail after ignoring her pleas and lucky chip all month (lucky I wasn't rude earlier about that stupid lucky chip wheeze - unless she finds the phrase "touchy about bonuses" rude!). I will be forwarding their T & C to my Lawyer before I redeem anything:D

I will just remind her how MUCH I DEPOSITED when Casino Action had Aztec Riches, but I think she might have worked this out herself!
I will "forget" about Phoenician and that "certain" Royal Flush last year, don't want her seeing that:what:

Lastly, I believe greedygirl has alot to do with GoneGambling, she was working me over in the auction rooms until I found out exactly how it worked. (The bid DISPLAYED is always 1 point above the previous, rather than the TRUE bid submitted - it then automatically outbids further bids for you until your true bid is exceeded). I really could not work out how they were outbidding me less than one second after my mouse clicks!!!!!
 

Darem1

Dormant account
Joined
Mar 23, 2006
Location
Florida
A big thank you to Vinylweatherman

You really went out of your way to answer my request for information on gonegambling, and I certainly do appreciate it! :notworthy What a wealth of information you gave me. The site is a bit confusing, but as I have worked around it the last week I am getting familar with the different games and the value of those vouchers! I don't have many casino accounts, so I should qualify to bid on a number of the new accounts. You certainly have a good handle on it after only a week yourself! As soon as I get a bit flush I will sign up with as many of the sponsor casinos as I can afford. I am not certain of how to be a brit, sounds like a good idea and the funny thing was, I almost truely was once, but that is a story from a different life. Anyway, thanks so much for that wealth of info. This is a remarkable website where everyone is so willing to help another, and if there is any casino info I can help you out with I will certainly try.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
Be careful!

I have just had my accounts at Twin Aces, Sun Palace and Diamond Deal locked out after bidding and completeing the auction deals at GoneGambling.

Casino CS has ignored all E-mails for 2 days, I have PM'd the rep here and complained to GoneGambling. Until this is cleared up these should be left till last/avoided when trying to build your GoneGambling portfolio. I believe these are new GoneGambling sponsors, and may not know what they have signed up for, Main Street, READ THE T & C - GoneGambling players WILL sign up at ALL THREE - this is NOT WRONG, it how GoneGambling works!!!!!!!!!

Rep informed of this issue, John at GoneGambling made aware.

Be JUST AS CAREFUL at Casino rewards.

On a positive note, the auction deal should cover the cost of any necessary deposits if I get "shafted" at some of the sponsors (I can redeem the GG points for cash at the more reputable MG casinos I have been with for a while, bot only 25 per casino per 30 days. Also, deposit $300 or more and get 5% to 20% back as a high roller bonus once every 30 days. This is capped at $/50 or $/70 at some (probably will turn out to be all).
 

greedygirl

Purveyor of Onions
Joined
Jan 19, 2002
Location
Someplace other than where you're at
vinylweatherman said:
I have just had my accounts at Twin Aces, Sun Palace and Diamond Deal locked out after bidding and completeing the auction deals at GoneGambling.

Casino CS has ignored all E-mails for 2 days, I have PM'd the rep here and complained to GoneGambling. Until this is cleared up these should be left till last/avoided when trying to build your GoneGambling portfolio. I believe these are new GoneGambling sponsors, and may not know what they have signed up for, Main Street, READ THE T & C - GoneGambling players WILL sign up at ALL THREE - this is NOT WRONG, it how GoneGambling works!!!!!!!!!

Rep informed of this issue, John at GoneGambling made aware.

I want to make a few things perfectly clear, here...

First, I don't want any sort of perception that GoneGambling is a great place to come and abuse our sponsors when it comes to bonuses. GoneGambling was not set up in that spirit and it's a shame that many people don't get that. Yes, GG brings a bit of value to deposits and is a kooky sort of community, but it was never meant to be a place to groom bonus abusers.

With this in mind...

There is indeed a policy with Main Street on the subject of opening multiple accounts. This is in place to prevent bonus abuse and has been in place for quite some time. When Main Street came to GoneGambling, it did not occur to any of us that there could be this issue popping up.

As soon as we received your email, we jumped on this. It has been sorted out immediately and I have seen the email that Main Street Vegas sent to you, regarding this matter, earlier today. All in all, GoneGambling really didn't need to become involved, as the matter had already been resolved. Once we did become aware of the situation, it was only a matter of minutes to see that Main Street had already taken the correct actions on this.

Lastly, I believe greedygirl has alot to do with GoneGambling, she was working me over in the auction rooms until I found out exactly how it worked.

Sorry, but you're completely wrong on this. I have absolutely nothing to do with the auctions. My role in GoneGambling is to handle the inbound advertising and work on our outbound marketing. You have me confused with GAIA (GoneGambling's Artificial Intelligence Agent). Nothing artificial about me. :p
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
Yes, resolved with mainstreet.

greedygirl said:
I want to make a few things perfectly clear, here...

First, I don't want any sort of perception that GoneGambling is a great place to come and abuse our sponsors when it comes to bonuses. GoneGambling was not set up in that spirit and it's a shame that many people don't get that. Yes, GG brings a bit of value to deposits and is a kooky sort of community, but it was never meant to be a place to groom bonus abusers.

With this in mind...

There is indeed a policy with Main Street on the subject of opening multiple accounts. This is in place to prevent bonus abuse and has been in place for quite some time. When Main Street came to GoneGambling, it did not occur to any of us that there could be this issue popping up.

As soon as we received your email, we jumped on this. It has been sorted out immediately and I have seen the email that Main Street Vegas sent to you, regarding this matter, earlier today. All in all, GoneGambling really didn't need to become involved, as the matter had already been resolved. Once we did become aware of the situation, it was only a matter of minutes to see that Main Street had already taken the correct actions on this.



Sorry, but you're completely wrong on this. I have absolutely nothing to do with the auctions. My role in GoneGambling is to handle the inbound advertising and work on our outbound marketing. You have me confused with GAIA (GoneGambling's Artificial Intelligence Agent). Nothing artificial about me. :p

Yes, resolved. It seems that E-mails to the casino from within the software failed to reach their intended target. Once I replied to a message from them they respond in around an hour. Unfortunately, I had already E-mailed GoneGambling support. I'm afraid that when a Playtech locks an account, and gives the appearance of not responding to E-mails sent from within the software - I assume their decision to be final - I had allowed 2 days to elapse between E-mailing the casino support before E-mailing GoneGambling, my hurry was abnormal, but was due to the 5 day rule on auction deals - I would normally have allowed longer, or just let it drop.

The guide to GoneGambling seems to leave it up to the user to find out for themselves by making a few mistakes. However, although bonus abuse has always been an issue, I believed it was intended that members should add all their accounts into the members area, and sign up to the main game sponsors to get the full set. As three Mainstreet casinos were there, I signed up at all three, but it turns out their system is set to block after allowing 2 accounts. This will still be general policy, however GoneGambling members will be allowed to have the three listed in the members area.
I accept greedygirl's statement that it is not intended to be a grooming area for pure bonus players. Rules about what constitutes eligibility for prizes stipulate that a second deposit must be made after the first, simply because of the bonus issue. Further regular deposits are necessary to retain the account as eligible. I have found from archive newsletters that a tightening of the give-aways was introduced as the sponsors thought that it was not attracting enough revenue for the outlay. The hope is that the current state is a happy medium.
I can't claim to understand everything, I probably understand relatively little, and must apologise and grovel at the feet of greedygirl for confusing her with an AI

Currently, I would say that the Low Rollers will get a good deal out of membership, a $10 or $20 chip goes a long way at 9c a spin on Thundercrap.
It is possible to receive hundreds of dollars per month, but much of this would be by playing the games. Straight forward conversions are limited to $25 per 30 days with around half a dozen casinos.


Greedygirl - I have only seen GoneGambling mentioned by yourself, and Roxy Palace CS, who encouraged me to have a look round (maybe I need glasses).

I finally had a go this week as so much "bad stuff" seemed to be happening in the world of online gaming, and not all of it to do with the ins and outs of bonuses and terms. GoneGambling could be an alternative to the straight forward fat sign up offer, with emphasis on keeping an account active with regular deposits.

--------
Sorry,

(Grovel, prostrate at your feet, you are most definately NOT a machine:notworthy )
 

Ivy29

Dormant account
Joined
Apr 12, 2005
Location
Midwest
Emailed to death

You'll never be lonely if you sign up at Fortune Lounge. I had to change email addresses, which isn't all bad since other places were spamming me to death as well. Was a loyal player and would have probably played there again even though there are better options (well there was--until Jackpot Factory's crapola was revealed), but the email spamming and insulting "bonus" offers, plus a comp system I never cared for, and calls at home from people trying to give me said ridiculous bonus offers, led me to moving on.

I do trust them as far as payouts go, always was paid.

Running out of MG's I'll play at. Almost as bad as Playtech's. I love both softwares, but I'm not going to endure stupid marketing, higher withdrawal limits and slow pay just for that. I can always play it in fun mode if I miss Tomb Raider. I win at RTG's and get paid quickly, so that's where I stay.
 
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