Playtech Casinos With No Reverse Times & Fast Cashouts

This article identifies a number of Playtech casinos that have a zero reverse pending time and process cashouts quickly.


I love Playtech games, especially their slots: they’ve come on in leaps and bounds since Gladiator arrived in 2009. But the Israeli-based Playtech do have a rather money-focused approach and one of the downsides is the ludicrous 96hr “Reverse Pending” period the software comes with as a default setting. It puts me off many Playtech casinos. I want to be treated properly – when I cash out I want my money promptly.

For those that don’t know what a “Reverse Period” is I’ll explain briefly: it is a period of time between you cashing out and the casino processing your withdrawal whereupon the money you withdrew is still accessible for you to “reverse” and play with. The benefits of you doing that as far as a casino is concerned are obvious of course. Most players hate it with a passion, me among them. (more…)

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New Playtech Casino – Grosvenor Casino

August 2011 (Article Update): Rank rebranded G casino as “Grosvenor casino”

March 2011: The Rank Group (PLC) run a number of online gambling sites including Mecca Bingo, Blue Square and Grosvenor Casino, the online front for the land-based Grosvenor casinos in the UK. Until recently, Grosvenor Casino has focused on IGT and Novomatic games in their Instant Play casino but now they have added a download casino using Playtech software and with a £20 introductory bonus.

Although Grosvenor Casino restrict certain countries from signing up (the USA, France and Germany being among them), being part of the Rank Group means the casino comes with a stellar reputation. I have signed up from here in the UK and so far, so good. I have been playing their Instant Casino for some years – games like Cleopatra, Book Of Ra, Lucky ladys Charm, Dolphins Pearl and Cleopatra 2 are present and among my favourite games and just recently I downloaded their Playtech casino as the Playtech slots Great Blue and Rome & Glory are also favorites of mine. (more…)

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Playtech Casinos + Netherlands

11th March 2011: As of today there is a very limited choice for players from Holland/Netherlands when it comes to reputable Playtech casinos that will accept them. Unfortunately, the big Playtech casinos like Tote and Bet365 do not. The only one with a good reputation that does accept Dutch players is Centrebet Casino, but they do not have the full range of Playtech slot games (no Marvel slots).

I will try to find out if there are any other reputable Playtech casinos that accept Netherlands residents and update this page accordingly.

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Royal Vegas Casino Review

Royal Vegas casino is an online casino that has been around for years and has a sterling reputation as part of the popular Fortune Lounge group of online casinos. Like all casinos using  Microgaming casino software, Royal Vegas does not accept players from the USA and Switzerland.

Microgaming software is (arguably!) the most popular online casino software, with over 350 games, including some 200 video slots. As primarily an online slots enthusiast I find the choice almost overwhelming to be honest but a bit of playing around and you soon start to find the best slots for you. That’s not to say that *all* the slots are great, but some are among my all-time favourites, most notably Thunderstruck, Isis and the newer 100-line Cashapilla. They all have the free spins bonus, as do probably around 100 other slots in the Royal Vegas online casino software. The Flash version has around 150 games – less than half (more…)

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Urgent Info For American Players!

VERY IMPORTANT!  (well, quite anyway)

As of the 10th November 2008, USA residents were prevented from being able to open accounts at any online casino that uses Microgaming software. This is a huge proportion of the casinos represented on this and many other websites. However, any Americans who had opened an account on or prior to the 9th November 2008 (Sunday) should be OK to continue playing.

As of writing (September 2010) there is legislation underway in the USA that, if succesful, will pave the way for online casino gambling to become legal at Federal level, with each State able to opt out should they wish. It is likely that some States will allow only oker, some will allow casino and others will choose to make it illegal altogether. Industry observers are suggesting that 2011 will be the year when we find out for sure.

See this list of USA casinos for up-to-date information on which casinos allow USA players but please remember to check your local State laws to ensure that online gambling is legal where you live before you sign up.

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New Online Casino: Players Palace

A new online casino on the Microgaming platform to play with this week (excluding Americans I’m afraid). Player’s Palace casino uses the excellent MG software and has over 350 games in the download version and 150+ in the Flash version. They are also offering a free play promotion with $2,000 and an hour to see what you can hit.

I’ve not had a chance to play myself yet, but thought I’d slap this up just in case you are looking for a new online casino to check out. But being Microgaming, I can be pretty confident it will be a very safe place to play. More info when I have it.

Go to Players Palace Casino

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IGT/Wagerworks Games For Canadians?

I recently learned that Sky Vegas casino accepts Canadian players, although quite how easy depositing will be bearing in mind the current banking climate on that side of the pond I can’t vouch for. But a Canadian player I know said she’d managed to sign up no problem, and a call to the casino backed up the fact that they do accept players from Canada (but not the USA).

Now, why is this unusual? Well, basically Sky Vegas has recently started taking onboard more of the IGT slots from subsiduary Wagerworks. Up until now, players there were limited to Cleopatra and players from Canada only had the option of playing Cleopatra at Paddy Power, and even then only via their “Games” product rather than the casino. As of today they have added Cleopatra II, Davinci Diamonds, Triple Fortune Dragon and Wolf Run, all popular (more…)

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Club USA Casino

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I have played at Club USA since it left the Chartwell sofwtare platform and signed up to Realtime Gaming and it’s one of only a few RTG casinos that a) I can trust and b) recommend. It’s not perfect – what casino is? – but the games are very good, slots in particular, and the service and cashouts fast. That’s what I look for in an online casino. Cashouts are processed every day, and while US players do have to be more careful about (more…)

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Best Online Casinos For US Players

September 2011 Update: I have set up a new site focusing on online USA casinos which is more current than the ensuing article. US players should always check that online gambling is legal in their State before playing.

—– Original Article: May 2008 —————————————–

OK I’ll try and keep this as brief as possible as there is a lot to cover. For those who get bored of reading quickly, scan down for a resumeé of those online casinos who offer the best solution for US residents. But first a bit of background.

In October 2006, the US passed the UIGEA, an Act designed not to ban online gambling, but to make it difficult for North American residents to deposit and withdraw. It has had limited success in achieving it’s goals…the banks are not big fans because of the fact they are now responsible for checking every transaction. In a nutshell, the law turned out to do exactly the opposite of what its protractors claimed- to “protect family values“. Clearly designed to capture the votes from the moral crusaders for a presidential campaign that floundered, it’s unfortunately backfired. I’ll explain:

What the law did manage to do was to remove many of the top online casinos (more…)

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Recommended Online Casinos

The following online casinos are represented on These casinos are all safe, reputable online operators with a long history in the industry. This page is a reference point for quick access to the online casinos mentioned in other articles.

Please click on the online casino links below to visit the casino.

  • Bodog (RTG – Download Only)
  • Club USA (RTG – Download and slooow Flash version)
  • iNetBet (RTG – Download Casino Only)
  • Intertops (Microgaming – Download & Flash Versions Available)
  • King Neptunes (Microgaming – Download & Flash Versions Available)
  • Jackpot City   (Microgaming – Download & Flash Versions Available)
  • Lucky Nugget   (Microgaming – Download & Flash Versions Available)
  • Virgin (Wagerworks – No USA – Flash Only)


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