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Harrods Casino - The best Casino on the internet

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by thelawnet, Jun 13, 2005.

    Jun 13, 2005
  1. thelawnet

    thelawnet Dormant account

    Occupation:
    programmer
    Location:
    UK
    Hi. Without doubt I think that Harrods Casino is the best casino around (sorry no US players).

    Here's why:

    1. great software (Kismet), which is definitely fair and above board from my experience, and is not 'yet another clone' like all the microgaming/playtech/rtg etc. sites
    2. a very wide range of player-friendly games, which the casino promotes (and only has 3 bankroll-depleting slots) - seven different blackjack variants, most of which have a house edge under 0.3%, single deck baccarat (where other casinos have 6- or 8-deck) with a 4% banker commission (where other casinos charge 5%), generous roulette (single zero with la portage), etc. Even the slots pay out > 98% which I don't think I have seen anywhere else.
    3. lightning fast cashouts.
    4. cashouts paid straight back to my credit card in a way that I keep my cashback from my credit card provider
    5. a veritable barrage of bonus offers sent pretty much weekly (latest one was 'if you wipe out your 50 deposit will give you it back')
    6. fast response to emails and good customer service (e.g., I inadverdently didn't meet one of the t&cs of one of their (time-sensitive) promotions and they said 'no problem', and paid me anyway)

    All-in-all in my view the best casino out there.
     
  2. Jun 13, 2005
  3. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
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    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Agreed! :thumbsup:

    You missed one thing under section 2: Every other hand you can opt to be 'banker' in PaiGow - this gives it the lowest house edge on the net, as far as I am aware!

    The only downside is, I think I have been banned from future promotions for winning too much! :( I didn't get that last one you mentioned, and I have heard a similar story from another poster.
    The problem is, their promotions are just TOO good! :rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2005
  4. Jun 14, 2005
  5. mitch

    mitch Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Secret
    Location:
    UK
    I have got to agree.

    They are generous with their offers, they construct their bonuses in a way which encourages you to try games you might not usually play.

    Lowest house edge across a range of games. Great CS.

    Pity they don't allow US players.

    Perhaps Jody, who posts here from Harrods might like to tell us why they do not allow US players given this is by far the biggest internet market.

    Mitch
     
  6. Jun 14, 2005
  7. zman

    zman Dormant account

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    I thought so too but not sure any more.

    I was playing single dec bj look what happened.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2005
  9. zman

    zman Dormant account

    Occupation:
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    Dealer 4J Player 59J Bust
    Dealer 3A Player 868 Bust
    Dealer 395 Player 83J Win
    Dealer QJ Player Q89 Bust (I had a feeling dealer had 20)
    Dealer KJ Player 108 Lost
    Dealer 45A Player 56K Win
    Dealer 53Q PLayer Q2 Lose
    Dealer 236k Player 75 Lose
    Dealer 9Q Player K39 Bust
    Dealer 2K8 Player 6K2 Lose
    Dealer BJ Player J9 Lose
    Dealer 3A Player 310A9 Bust
    Dealer 8K Player 6Q8 Bust
    Dealer 783 Player J7 Lose

    Total loss 300 pounds in under 3 mins.

    Now you tell me if them cards look fair to you
     
  10. Jun 14, 2005
  11. Vambo

    Vambo Dormant account

    Occupation:
    cook
    Location:
    Scotland
    Im no expert but it looks more like bad strategy
     
  12. Jun 14, 2005
  13. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
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    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    I'm no expert either - but it looks like more money than sense! :D

    (Only kidding! ;) )

    Although I am virtually a Blackjack hater, and had a similar diabolical run at Harrods myself some time ago, I have since found their BJ to be one of the fairest on the net.
    I just think you were very unlucky, like I was. :(

    PS: Vambo: I think you'll find the second dealer card listed is the 'up' card. The strategy looks OK to me apart from the 4th hand which looks like an accidental Hit instead of Stand! :eek:
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2005
  14. Jun 14, 2005
  15. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator

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    England
    Got any more info/timings on this TLN? I'm compiling data on this right now ...

    Ta

    Ian
     
  16. Jun 14, 2005
  17. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Mathematician by day, online gambler by night.
    Location:
    UK
    The probability of losing 12 units in 15 hands is about 0.45% according to my rough calculations, using the probabilities from You must register/login in order to see the link. for 8 decks. It is bad luck, not the evidence of cheating. Of course, this calculation assumes that you play correct strategy. Hitting a hard 18 (hand 4) is never a good idea, and you should have hit 10,2 vs 3 at hand 7. Not hitting 7,5 vs 3 (hand 8) is actually correct strategy for SD BJ.
     
  18. Jun 14, 2005
  19. Vambo

    Vambo Dormant account

    Occupation:
    cook
    Location:
    Scotland
    If GrandMaster is right then I am only half wrong
     

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