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Vegas Splendido

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Vesuvio, May 2, 2005.

    May 2, 2005
  1. Vesuvio

    Vesuvio Dormant account

    Location:
    UK
    Welcome to a new Casinomeister Accredited Casino :D (though I wonder - even though they're run by an existing group with accredited casinos, wouldn't it be better to wait a while to see how things go with the new casino first?)

    The odd thing about the casino at the moment is that it doesn't have autoplay for most games. On the BJs it asks you if you want to accept the new strategy table, but then the feature's been disabled. It's the same with the VP - they've even taken out the 'hint' feature. Incidentally, these games aren't allowed for the sign-up bonus in any case.

    Does anyone know if they just haven't got round to getting things fully operational yet, or is this the new retro "future" of Microgaming?

    One warning for UK/Euro players. This is tucked away in the sign-up bonus terms and conditions, so don't go depositing 50 expecting the 75 you'd get at most casinos:

    The casino offers players the option of registering in different currencies $ (US Dollars), (Euros) (British Pounds), and CDN$ (Canadian Dollars). The maximum sign up bonus in any one of these currencies is 150% match bonus on players first deposit up to $75 (US Dollars), 60 (Euro), 45 (British Pounds) and CDN$75 (Canadian Dollar) depending on which currency the player selected on registration.
     
  2. May 3, 2005
  3. kfellmy

    kfellmy Dormant account

    i did this casino today. Deposit 50 and get 75. When the bonus was cleared I only had 75 dollars left. So I was going to do some autoplay Vegas Strip blackjack. I click the expert box and nothing. I click options and then on the autoplay tab. Says "Autoplay not available for this game." So I manually play about ten hands. I get up to 120 bucks and decide to play one last hand. I bet in 100 bucks and "presto".....blackjack. Cashout please. So we'll see how long it takes.
     
  4. May 3, 2005
  5. ftg

    ftg Banned User - bogus claim - violation of <a href="

    3-card poker allowed?

    Blackjack is not allowed. How about 3-card poker? I know some casinos classify 3-card poker as video poker.


    "To withdraw, you need to wager at least 15 (fifteen) times the deposit plus the bonus. For example, if your casino account is credited with a $75 bonus, you need to wager at least ($50 deposit + $75 bonus) x 15 = $1,875 before you can withdraw. Wagering on Baccarat, Craps, Roulette (all forms), Sic Bo, Blackjack and all forms of Video Poker does not fulfill the wagering requirements of this bonus offer. Players may play with the bonus on non qualifying games, however the bonus can only be cashed in where wagering requirements have been fulfilled on qualifying games. "
     
  6. May 3, 2005
  7. thelawnet

    thelawnet Dormant account

    Occupation:
    programmer
    Location:
    UK
    They do? But it is nothing of the kind.... Which casinos do this?
     
  8. May 3, 2005
  9. thelawnet

    thelawnet Dormant account

    Occupation:
    programmer
    Location:
    UK
    heh you might be right. I just clicked on the link and I get 500 internal server error. Site is down.

    Might be teething problems.
     
  10. May 3, 2005
  11. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Perhaps, but now they're up. Sometimes it's to be expected.
     
  12. May 3, 2005
  13. thelawnet

    thelawnet Dormant account

    Occupation:
    programmer
    Location:
    UK
    Yeah but you can play blackjack on the three bonuses they have for neteller, firepay and click2pay. The WR is only 5x deposit + bonus, so I guess a lot of people would use autoplay blackjack on these.

    The Video Poker decision is quite amusing - looks like a business decision to maximize profits by increasing the number of errors people make. The problem with *those* decisions is that people can make their own decision not to play there at all....
     
  14. May 3, 2005
  15. elscrabinda

    elscrabinda Experienced Member PABnorogue PABnoaccred

    Occupation:
    jvonsofdmpvs
    Location:
    Oxford
    Thats pathetic if they are disabling autoplay on VP. How can casinos (especially MG ones) expect any players other than bonus abusers if they are even slightly worse than the umpteen others out there.

    Also, who apart from bonus fans gets excited about yet another MG? Its not as if they're going to have any different games and in this case they appear to be worse than the existing casinos using that platform
     
  16. May 3, 2005
  17. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    EXECUTIVE
    Location:
    SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
    I havent played here yet but notice its on the accredited list. Is it because of its relationship with Roxy Palace which is quite splendid(no pun intended). Otherwise,wouldnt it be better for the casino to show its worthiness before giving it the thumbs up?
     
  18. May 3, 2005
  19. ps2008

    ps2008 Dormant account

    Location:
    US
    As I know, Only Casino Rewards group did this type of thing ( classify 3-card as video poker). It is really ridiculous. I do not think other MG casino will do this.

     
  20. May 3, 2005
  21. kfellmy

    kfellmy Dormant account

    I cleared the bonus with 3 card poker. Then emailed them (which I know is a no-no). I asked them if I had cleared the bonus so I can start playing my favorite game of blackjack. They emailed me back within an hour and said that I had cleared it. Still no cashout to neteller yet.
     
  22. May 3, 2005
  23. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Homemaker
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    Bierland
    Roxy Palace is one of the most smoothest run MG casinos; bringing on Vegas Splendido was not an issue since it is virtually the same operation. It's passed my litmus test - believe me, it's worthy.
     
  24. May 3, 2005
  25. Vesuvio

    Vesuvio Dormant account

    Location:
    UK
    That's a good point. There's little enough reason to play at another MG casino even before they start disabling features. I can understand the BJ autoplay in a way, but stopping the VP from automatically holding cards is surely going to drive away players who don't want to have to hunt around on Wizardofodds for the right strategy. I suppose they hope the players will just play anyway and make so many mistakes it'll double the house edge, but it could be counter productive if they never come back ;)
     
  26. May 3, 2005
  27. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Homemaker
    Location:
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    It's a shame some players are already ragging on this casino. Bonuses are not obligitory. I am a firm believer in gambling as entertainment and treat it as such, and I find being loyal to a casino has its just rewards. The management of well run MG casinos have plenty to offer their players, so try not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. :D
     
  28. May 3, 2005
  29. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    And another thing, what's with the addiction to autoplay? Since the house has the edge, all it's going to do is make you lose your money faster. Might as well put a vacuum up to your wallet. Suck-o-matic autoplay.

    I rarely use this feature unless I want to piss myself off.
     
  30. May 3, 2005
  31. Vesuvio

    Vesuvio Dormant account

    Location:
    UK
    I should point out that I'm not complaining about this casino and have no reason to doubt they're trustworthy. I've also got no issue with their bonus.

    I think Elscrabinda's point was there wasn't much on offer at this casino apart from the bonus, though I agree good customer service can count for a lot.

    It's just hard to see the hint feature being disabled as anything other than a bad thing. Maybe it's just a temporary technical issue, but if it's not then the only explanation is that they want to increase the house take for the game by encouraging players to "gamble" even more by using incorrect strategy. Why not just play at Roxy Palace if you're not a bonus hunter?
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2005
  32. May 3, 2005
  33. elscrabinda

    elscrabinda Experienced Member PABnorogue PABnoaccred

    Occupation:
    jvonsofdmpvs
    Location:
    Oxford
    That was indeed my point. There is no reason for Roxy Palace fans (or indeed MG fans) to play here. It has no more to offer than Roxy Palace (it has less)so why get excited?

    Its just the lazy cloning of casinos that gets me. The only thing that will be different about this one is the pointless intro movie at the beginning which everyone skips anyway
     
  34. May 3, 2005
  35. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    EXECUTIVE
    Location:
    SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
    Not if you include luck as a factor. If some players are happy with Roxy Palace's customer service and still want to play MG games,this could offer an alternative choice if they have a run of bad luck at Roxy's. The choice is always yours.
     
  36. May 3, 2005
  37. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    I agree that there is too much of this to a degree however i think the "cloning" is aimed at providing different interfaces to appeal to different markets. But having just put together a load of factual data comparing casinos its boring to see all casinos in one group are pretty much the same bar bonus structures.

    It would be nice to see them vary things like the Reverse Withdrawal times and VIP programs to offer something different. Not just at VS but any new casino.

    Bellerock are another example. All have the same features bar bonuses and promos. All have 12 hour Reverse, all have the same customer support, all have pretty much the same games. Got one, got 'em all really.

    Cheers

    Simmo!
     
  38. May 5, 2005
  39. kfellmy

    kfellmy Dormant account

    Got this today: (I took out the account info.)


    Dear Keith

    Thank you for cashing-in at Vegas Splendido.

    Your account number is XXXXXXXXXX


    If this is your first cash-in and you were awarded a first purchase bonus please
    note that bonus terms and conditions will apply. You can refer to these bonus
    terms and conditions by clicking on the PROMOTIONS button in the casino.

    You can view your Cash-In History at any time by clicking Your Account in the
    casino and selecting View your Cash History.

    In the future should you decide to continue playing at the casino within 48
    hours of requesting a cash-in please click the BANK button in the casino and
    select REVERSE CASH-IN in the Banking Menu to transfer your cashed-in credits
    immediately back into your casino account.

    This allows you to conveniently re-deposit to your account without submitting a
    new deposit using another payment method. Should you only wish to reverse part
    of the cash-in, you will be required to reverse the full amount into your
    account and then to cash-in only the amount that you require to be processed.

    After this 48 hour period has elapsed the funds will be released, promptly
    processed and sent to you via the payment method of your choice, where
    available. Please note that you may be requested to comply with certain Security
    Requirements to receive your cash-ins.

    Vegas Splendido reserves the right to delay and/or stop the processing of
    cash-in requests until final approval has been received for any outstanding
    purchase transactions. Please also note that there is minimum cash-in limit of
    $20, any balances less than $20 will be reversed into your casino account.

    Transaction Amount Date/Time

    18596 XXXXX 04/05/2005 17:00:09


    How Long Does It Take To Receive your Cash-In

    FirePay refunds normally take between 3-7 business days until they are reflected
    on your FirePay statement. Should you wish to withdraw these funds from FirePay
    please go to You must register/login in order to see the link.

    NETeller refunds normally take no longer than 1 business days until they are
    reflected on your NETeller account. Should you wish to withdraw these funds
    from NETeller please go to You must register/login in order to see the link..

    Checks may take up to 21 days if sent to you via regular mail. Checks delivered
    by international courier service will take 3-6 business days. Please note you
    will have to deposit checks at your bank and a further clearance period may
    apply depending on your banks check clearance policy.

    Direct Bank Transfer (ACH) payments normally take between 3-5 business days
    until they are reflected on your account.

    Please note that missing or incorrect information may lead to processing delays.

    If you have any questions or problems with Cashing-In casino credits you can
    access support by clicking the Support button in the casino or visit the Help
    page on our website at You must register/login in order to see the link.. The Contact page
    contains a list of all of our e-mail addresses and toll-free contact telephone
    numbers. Alternately please e-mail us at This email is not visible to you.

    We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


    Thank you for cashing-in at Roxy Palace.

    Sincerely,

    Customer Support
    Vegas Splendido Online Casino
    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     

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