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Fortune Lounge -- underrated?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by moonchica, May 30, 2006.

    May 30, 2006
  1. moonchica

    moonchica Stiletto Bandita

    Occupation:
    PR Consultant
    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:
     
  2. May 30, 2006
  3. soflat

    soflat Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Scientist
    Location:
    Florida
    They are ok. I never play there because they don't offer any incentives.
     
  4. May 30, 2006
  5. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

    Occupation:
    Crusader
    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:
     
  6. May 30, 2006
  7. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    EXECUTIVE
    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.
     
  8. May 30, 2006
  9. Vesuvio

    Vesuvio Dormant account

    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.
     
  10. May 30, 2006
  11. kenneth2816

    kenneth2816 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Transportation Management
    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
     
  12. May 30, 2006
  13. Slotster!

    Slotster! I predict a riot. CAG

    Occupation:
    al Hazard
    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
     
  14. May 30, 2006
  15. hbears341

    hbears341 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    I QUIT
    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:
     
  16. May 31, 2006
  17. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    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.
     
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  18. May 31, 2006
  19. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

    Occupation:
    IT Director of Operations
    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..
     
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  20. May 31, 2006
  21. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    Same here :thumbsup: There's no excuse for any longer. One could argue weekends are an exception but even that's frustrating on occasion.
     
  22. May 31, 2006
  23. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    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...
     
  24. May 31, 2006
  25. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    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:
     
  26. Jun 1, 2006
  27. pacers31

    pacers31 Banned Used - Repetitive violations of <a href="ht

    Occupation:
    Marketing Rep
    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!
     
  28. Jun 1, 2006
  29. ballysdb

    ballysdb Dormant account

    Occupation:
    automotive biller
    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.
     
  30. Jun 1, 2006
  31. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Quit?

    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
     
  32. Jun 1, 2006
  33. Darem1

    Darem1 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    I was an accountant in a previous life
    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.
     
  34. Jun 1, 2006
  35. hbears341

    hbears341 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    I QUIT
    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:
     
  36. Jun 1, 2006
  37. soflat

    soflat Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Scientist
    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.
     
  38. Jun 1, 2006
  39. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    GoneGambling

    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!!!!!
     
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