Irish Luck Casino

anniemac

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This is so ridiculous that I just have to laugh (and kick myself).

I deposited $50 tonight and took their 125% bonus. I thought "what the hell" I'd give them a shot. I tried the new game - nothing. I tried Scary Rich - nothing. I tried Jacques Pot and finally got the free spins. Yippee!!! And I won - drum roll please - $1.60. That's right - $1.60 on the free spins on a $2.00 bet.

To make matters even worse, that was the only bonus round I hit, period.

I just hate being screwed and not even getting a kiss. :mad:

Goodbye, Irish Luck.
 

chuchu59

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Annie,

All Rivals are the same. The slots you played are of high variance so at $2 per spin it was always likely that you would experience a low payout initially. That said however, since there was a bonus taken you had to bet big otherwise you will never meet the WRs. I have had the same experience and busted out without reaching so much as a quarter of the WRs. So we wont win either way. Pathetic.
 

anniemac

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Chuchu,

Let me clarify something. I wasn't just playing $2 a spin on all of them. I went from $.20 to $2. Just happen to hit the free spins when I was on the $2bet. If I had been betting $.20 at the time, I would have won $.16?

It wouldn't have made any difference if I had not taken the bonus. I would have lost anyway. Unless, random is not random after all?
 

chuchu59

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That sucks big time Annie. Just when you think that you hit the free spins at the right time when betting $2 per spin it pays only $1.6. Sheesh!

Yeah, that's why I am saying you wont win whether you take a bonus or not except that with the former you get more playing time and a teeny weeny more in comps.
 

KasinoKing

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Annie,

All Rivals are the same. The slots you played are of high variance so at $2 per spin it was always likely that you would experience a low payout initially. That said however, since there was a bonus taken you had to bet big otherwise you will never meet the WRs. I have had the same experience and busted out without reaching so much as a quarter of the WRs. So we wont win either way. Pathetic.
I totally agree with the first bit - those high variance slots are all or nothing... and more often than not it's nothing :mad:
But I disagree with the second bit; I have taken many Rival bonuses, low-rolled from the start, met WR with a nice profit & cashed out.
It can be done with a bit of good luck and a truck-load of patience!
;)

Chuchu,

Let me clarify something. I wasn't just playing $2 a spin on all of them. I went from $.20 to $2. Just happen to hit the free spins when I was on the $2bet. If I had been betting $.20 at the time, I would have won $.16?

It wouldn't have made any difference if I had not taken the bonus. I would have lost anyway. Unless, random is not random after all?
Bit of a contradiction there... :confused:
Random is random and high variance is high variance. As I said above, those slots are all or nothing (not 100% sure about Pigskin yet - but it robbed me yesterday!) - if you want more playing time rather than going for a big win, play some different slots!

Better luck next time!
KK
 

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KK,

I understand what you are saying but my point was winning $1.60 from 10 free spins on a $2 bet. High variance or not, you should at least win your bet back no matter what you are playing. If you are going to call it a bonus round then make it a bonus round. When you win more on a single spin than a bonus round, then it sucks.

What would be the payout percentage on this?

It's kinda like getting no paying Squirrels on the bonus in Squirrel Pike which I believe was also discussed in forum.

BTW, I sent an email on this to the rep here and as yet have received no response. I am sure they will just think I am angling for a free chip and ignore me.
 

KasinoKing

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KK,

I understand what you are saying but my point was winning $1.60 from 10 free spins on a $2 bet. High variance or not, you should at least win your bet back no matter what you are playing. If you are going to call it a bonus round then make it a bonus round. When you win more on a single spin than a bonus round, then it sucks.
I totally 100% agree! :thumbsup:
If you don't even get a couple of times your bet back, what sort of bonus is that? :(

The way the casinos can get round this problem and still keep the bonus random is to award a prize just for hitting the scatters in the first place. It was pointed out to me today that Wizard do this, thereby ensuring you always get something for your scatters hit. Whereas at Rival you don't get any win for hitting the bonus scatters on most of their new slots.


What would be the payout percentage on this?
10 spins x $2 @ x2 = $40 worth of spins
$1.60 / $40 = 0.04
0.04 x 100 = 4%
:eek2:
 

hippo925

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That is pretty bad and i've experienced the same thing many times... also some great hits as well, but it can be frustrating in between.

I was also under the impression that all rival games paid the same across the board.

Anyway, you can also contact their rep, Gary. He is very accomodating and seems genuinely interested in making sure his players enjoy their play.
 

anniemac

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Hippo,

I contacted the rep here yesterday and as of this moment have not even received so much as a "Kiss my A##". So I really don't think they really give a big rat's behind about the players.

Also sent an email to their support address. Same response from them.

Not a good way to keep customers in my book.
 

chuchu59

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I have fired similar emails to different casinos in the past at the spur of the moment. I just felt being screwed all over. However, unless the answer they gave was provocative in nature, I would simply say to myself "Well, that's gambling'.

I have encountered $0 in free spins in Hobo's Hoard, Grandma's Attic, Crazy 80's just to name a few and even Cleo's Coins sometimes give me a total round $ less than the cost of a spin. One thing to remember though is that many Rival Slots have 2 features and the payout is often big when you get the feature within free spins. If you get the turkey bonus in Gobbler's Gold during free spins, you can get a bonus of up to 210x of your spin cost. I think that this is why sometimes the payouts are paltry as you can get something really substantial and they have to even things out.
 

hippo925

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Hippo,

I contacted the rep here yesterday and as of this moment have not even received so much as a "Kiss my A##". So I really don't think they really give a big rat's behind about the players.

Also sent an email to their support address. Same response from them.

Not a good way to keep customers in my book.

Well, that's not good! My experience there has been very pleasant, but i'm just one player. I would hope that the same service was provided to all their players. Please keep us updated as i was hopeful that irishluck would be the OTHER good rival, along with Slotocash, IMHO.
 

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Chuchu,

I wasn't nasty to them in my emails, just voicing a concern. I'm sure they think I am fishing for a free chip.

Either way, someone should have answered one of my emails or come on this thread and posted. Does not look good for a relatively new casino and is really rude in my book.

Maybe I'm not a big enough depositor for them to notice me. :D
 

RobWin

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Chuchu,

I wasn't nasty to them in my emails, just voicing a concern. I'm sure they think I am fishing for a free chip.

Either way, someone should have answered one of my emails or come on this thread and posted. Does not look good for a relatively new casino and is really rude in my book.

Maybe I'm not a big enough depositor for them to notice me. :D

I seriously doubt that Ms Annie...:D

I do hope that they answer your email soon though since this does not bode well for them not to.
 

anniemac

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Well, thank you, Mr. Robwin.

Seriously, a new casino needs to do all it can to keep players, if not happy, at least soothed. Timely response from CS is a must.

I will let you know if I hear anything.
 

hippo925

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Well, thank you, Mr. Robwin.

Seriously, a new casino needs to do all it can to keep players, if not happy, at least soothed. Timely response from CS is a must.

I will let you know if I hear anything.

So did you hear anything?

I did notice that i got an email for a 150% bonus up to $500. It's still a sticky one but the wr was reduced to 21x instead of the usual 30 or 32x. So at least i did notice that improvement... now if the sticky part would go away it will be closer to the slotocash bonuses (though i don't get too many of them anymore)...:D
 

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I did. Several days later. Sorry I didn't post. Had this long explanation of RNG and a free chip, which was nice but not expected. Play didn't improve so it went the way of my deposit.

But to be fair, I deposited at Slotocash and Absolute Slots last night and had the same results so I am off Rivals for a while.
 

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i made one deposit and it just didnt play as well as some of the other rival casino's i have played at in the past, poor bonus rounds when i did get one, so i do understand where your coming from annie................laurie
 

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I downloaded Irish Luck but haven't played yet - my luck at Rival is usually really bad so I'm going to wait til I can afford to lose. :D But I was wondering if anyone else had trouble downloading the casino? Their website totally locks up my browser when I try to look at anything besides their main page...is it just me?
 

chuchu59

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E-mails including reminders to support and vip remain unanswered for 3 days. What the heck are they up to?
 
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IrishLuckCasino

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E-mails including reminders to support and vip remain unanswered for 3 days. What the heck are they up to?

Hi Chuchu59,
Sorry for the delay in answering your mails.

- I've answered your bonus query in a direct email.

We moved 2 mail severs over the weekend to different software, hardware and datacenters and had some configuration issues with the new setup once it was live. (( please note this was upgrade was only Irish Luck and didn't affect any other Rivals.)).

ALL emails were received, nothing was lost. For roughly 48 hours there were issues bringing the mails into our internal system, but that's all fixed now.

We're not ignoring you, or any other players and we never will.
 

chuchu59

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With the benefit of hindsight, it would have been better if a blanket email had been sent to all players before the weekend warning them that there are likely to be delays in replies from support.
 
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