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Reviews on Rival Gaming?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by livefree247, Jul 13, 2007.

    Jul 13, 2007
  1. livefree247

    livefree247 Full Member MM webmeister

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    Hiya, I was looking for reviews on Rival Casino's Good or Bad. I tried doing a search but I keep Getting nuttin honey lol ty.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2007
  3. SlotsWizard

    SlotsWizard Dormant account webmeister

    Occupation:
    I currently work for the Wizard of Odds
    Location:
    North of Antarctica
    I think operation-wise, Rival casinos (I only have experience with Cocoa Casino) are very good - fast payouts, good promotions, generous comps, fast and friendly customer service.

    I would classify their slot games as "so-so". Some of them are very unique and innovative, but most of them are low-variance which means you will rarely, if ever, hit a big win.

    They are still growing, and players will from time to time discover flaws in their software. I myself have discovered one or two. But when I did I notified them, and they not only paid me back the difference and fixed the software, but they also gave me a no-strings-attached bonus afterwards.

    They work hard to build and protect a good reputation, and I haven't witnessed anything which would damage their credibility. I think they are good, honest people running Cocoa and their representative CocoaRob hangs around the forums here and offers help and information to players. They are also quick to respond to player desires, such as changing paytables on slot games to suit the public demand.

    I feel comfortable playing at Rival places (again, I have only tried Cocoa but I think they're all run by the same people anyway). I do find the software to be a bit slow, especially certain games, but overall my experiences have been positive.

    Also, my birthday was earlier this year, and Cocoa gave me a $50 no-deposit-bonus, which was far above and beyond the 2 or 3 birthday bonuses I got from other casinos (most were match offers, although I think one gave me a $5 no-deposit bonus). What's more is that I hadn't even played there for several months before my birthday (I had taken a break for a while because of all the turmoil here in the US).

    All in all, they seem to work hard to keep and please their customers, which not many places do these days.
     
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  4. Jul 13, 2007
  5. me_and_ed

    me_and_ed Ueber Meister CAG MM

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    Vancouver
    I concur about the integrity regarding players and getting paid but disagree when it comes to payouts, Rival has the worst slot paytables on the net and they are constantly doing updates changing the game play, I do not trust this at all, I have also posted many times to third party payout verification but have never sen anything, they post payout percentages for each game, their own, verified????. Your not going to get hurt but your sure not going to get rich either.
     
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  6. Jul 13, 2007
  7. SlotsWizard

    SlotsWizard Dormant account webmeister

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    I currently work for the Wizard of Odds
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    North of Antarctica
    Yeah, that's what I meant when I said the slots are "so-so". When I was talking about payouts I actually meant withdrawals... I do agree that the paytables still need some massaging.
     
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  8. Jul 13, 2007
  9. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

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    I agree with shat Slotjunkie said almost 100%

    I find my money lasts a lot longer and I win more often on Rival than any other software.

    Yes, its true that you wont hit a $10k jackpot or anything from a $2 bet etc, but its not unusual to win 10 or 15x your deposit which is quite acceptable (to me anyway). It sure beats going through $100 in 5 mins on RTG or MG.

    The slows on Pantasia and Mayan Fortune Casinos drive me nutty, and also one or two of the other ex-400Group casinos too, but if they get that fixed it will be a big plus IMO.

    CocoaRob is very attentive and has always resolved any issue I've had - and even some I havent! :D
     
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  10. Jul 13, 2007
  11. Rettahs

    Rettahs Dormant account

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    Saint Louis
    I agree with everything in this thread by all the posters and can only stress one thing about their slots, do not chase your loss on them at all or you will regret it with these slots. If the slot is cold, move on early because as others have stated the paytables are badly structured.

    I closed all my rival accounts and I used to play at every one of their casinos. They always treated me very well, great comp system, monthly reload bonus and you could claim it at every casino in the group. The only reason I closed my accounts is I like to chase a loss and wait out the free spins or feature which at Rivals is a death sentence and will frustrate you in the long run since there isn't much of a bounce back like at rtg's or MG casinos once you hit the feature.

    So even though I closed my accounts I would still highly recommend them if you are a casual slot player and can switch games quickly instead of staying in the "It has to hit sometime" mindset like I get stuck in.
     
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  12. Jul 13, 2007
  13. RobRival

    RobRival Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Technical Support
    Location:
    Canada
    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for the reviews. A few things to point out -

    The casinos are not run by the same people. Each group has different owners and management, although support for some of the casinos is shared.

    As for slow downs, we've done our best to improve the speed of the software. If you notice any games being slow, please do let me know.

    For winning big, one of my favorite games is Vegas Jackpot Keno. A $1 bet could net $100,000 in the pick 10. I've seen a few nice wins on this, including a great $1 bet winning $2k. Also, I've seen some really huge wins in some of the slots (makes me wish more players were Casinomeister members!) .

    The paytables do have the payback listed in the help file, and we believe that they are some of the highest on the net. We do listen to the players, and I think you'll find the newest games have the right mix of big bonus wins, large 5OAK payouts, and a the free spin features that everyone likes.

    Cheers,

    Rob
    Rival Technical Support
    (For the record, not affiliated with Cocoa Casino. I'm a chocolate addict, that is all. :) )
     
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  14. Jul 13, 2007
  15. soflat

    soflat Senior Member

    Occupation:
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    Location:
    Florida
    I only play at iNetBet, the Rival casinos (Cocoa & Pantasia), and occasionally an MG now.

    (iNetBet) vs (Pantasia & Cocoa):

    Customer Support and Cashouts - Tie

    Promos - Rival, no contest.

    Slots - iNetBet

    A lot of folks bash Rival's slots, but I have found a few that I really like and the payouts are very good. I don't care for their 5-line slots though.
     
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  16. Jul 13, 2007
  17. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

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    Agree

    I too agree that the support is very good and the games are fun, but a tad boring when one is looking for the "thrill" of a nice hit...this reflects the sad paytables they offer.

    Nothing is worse than hitting 5oak on a $2 bet and you get $6.....(Just a generalality here).

    Some may have hit the "big one" as Rob states, but never have I seen any of the wins such as this, posted anywhere, including in the casino site where many casinos brag about the players wins..so..until I see a nice screenshot, all the talk in the world will get you nothing...:D

    Hate to be a downer but keno is a very boring game for a slot player...:eek:

    I do still play in fun mode at these casinos, for I do enjoy the graphics..so I give the casino a thumbs up on the games and support, but a so-so on the paytables also..
     
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  18. Jul 13, 2007
  19. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    I had done several Rival slot reviews on KWBlue's slotsonfire.com site, but for some reason can't find them. It says, "there have been no new posts in the last 30 days in this forum":what:

    Andy, if you're out there you might want to change the parameters of your board, I busted my arse writing those:D
     
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  20. Jul 13, 2007
  21. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    By the quality I've seen of Rival's operations they would have nothing to fear by all of their players being Meister members:thumbsup:

    I'm really surprised we don't see more winning screenshots from Rival games. One reason might be that you can't tell from a pic whether it is fun mode or real money:confused:?
     
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  22. Jul 13, 2007
  23. livefree247

    livefree247 Full Member MM webmeister

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    Hiya Everyone, you guys are really nice I'm glad I posted.
    Question there's a new rival casino Mayan fortune with a great sign up promo it's 300% dose anybody have an useful info on them?
     
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  24. Jul 14, 2007
  25. mikepipe

    mikepipe Dormant account

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    i remember that KWblue made a review on that slot, months ago. You should find it on his website (slotsonfire.com) or when you search the forum (sorry, i didnt find it).
    My experiences were very good. Highly recommended!
     
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  26. Jul 16, 2007
  27. AudiManinBoro

    AudiManinBoro Ueber Meister MM

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    I took a look at cocoa casino and the one thing which dissapointed me is the very limited selection of slots available. To me one of the most important aspects of online slot playing is a good variety and selection of slots. Its why i predominantly play MG casinos, their slots range is huge compared to everybody elses. Cocoa casino looks good ill admit and the games look interesting but only 5 5 line slots? quadruple it aat the very least and i might become intersted. Joined casinos before with limited selection of only a handful of slots and found all of them ` to be cold`. What then? nothing left to play on! With mg their is AWAYS slots that are playing well the hard part is finding them!
     
  28. Jul 16, 2007
  29. Zoozie

    Zoozie Ueber Meister CAG PABnonaccred

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    Denmark
    Many of the MG is clones (just different graphics, everything else the same) and
    the majority of them has nothing but the 'pick a prize' or freespin multiplier.

    At other software providers all slots are actually different.
     
  30. Jul 16, 2007
  31. AudiManinBoro

    AudiManinBoro Ueber Meister MM

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    The fact that their clones zoozie doesnt really mean a great deal to me. For example the palace group slot is a clone of loaded yet loaded can play horrible and the palace group slot can play very well or vice versa. Yes your right many clones on the MG platform but their still all different and they still all play differently. I mean how many clones of their are their on thunderstruck. having originality is no use if your choice is severely limited with them. Imho your chances are always higher on finding games that are playing well on an MG casino (because of massive choice) whereas the casinos that only have a few slots, what then if they are all playing badly?

    Plus i think its generaly accepted that MG rules the slots in terms of well pretty much everything actually lol majority speaking i mean.
     
  32. Jul 16, 2007
  33. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah I agree with Audiman - MG have the greatest range and that works for me. I dabble on RTG, Crypto and Wagerworks but the range of MG means I usually start there.
     
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  34. Jul 16, 2007
  35. AudiManinBoro

    AudiManinBoro Ueber Meister MM

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    ya could have given me a thanks simmo im averaging about 1 a month at the moment:eek2::confused: lol
     
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  36. Jul 16, 2007
  37. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Obviously not saying anything useful then :p ;)
     
  38. Jul 17, 2007
  39. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    I just gave you a thanx audimann, you do contribute to the forum, I always read your posts (even if you think its all rigged:D) but willing to play anyway.
     
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