Thunderstruck 2 Freeroll

March 2015 – Thunderstruck II Freeroll ( €1,500 )

The featured March 2015 tournament at is Golden Riviera Casino’s Thunderstruck II Slot Tournament, a multiplayer freeroll tournament  “set to add a little lightning to the month of March” and offering players the thrill of competitive gaming on one of Microgaming’s top slots, Thunderstruck II, combined with the chance of winning a share of the 1,500 prize-pool.

To be a part of the action, with a chance of a spot on the leaderboard and a share of the money, players need to register for the tournament by downloading the casino here (sorry, UK & US players not accepted), which is free, with add ons at 10 each. The tournament kicks off on Monday, 16th March 2015 (18:00 GMT), running until Friday, 27th March 2015 (22:00 GMT).

“Since Thunderstruck II stormed into the casino’s catalogue, it, like its predecessor, has proven itself as a game for winners. Thunderstruck II takes players into Valhalla, the home of the Norse gods, Odin, Thor and Loki. Stunning animated visuals are depicted in high resolution graphics and accompanied by gripping sound effects. It offers 243-Ways-to-Win on 5 Reels along with Free Spins, Multipliers and Bonus levels that stack up the winnings.”

Check out Thunderstruck 2 Slot Review for full details on the game itself.

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Slot Tournaments – Rebuy Or Continue?

As many of you will have played at a download Microgaming Casino you will no doubt have noticed there are slot tournaments available at most of them. They can also be offered at some Playtech sites, and usually there will be ‘freerolls’ (no cost entry) along with pay-tournaments where entry has a fixed fee and the prize pool is derived from the entries and rebuys/continues. To the novice, ‘rebuys’ and ‘continues’ may be a bit confusing. You should be aware that usually one or the other will be necessary to gain a prize-paying placing, especially in tournaments with significant prizes. These are often won by players though with large budgets who can spend on rebuys or continues.

So when you are playing either the Microgaming freerolls or the buy-in tournaments how do you strategize the use of rebuys and continues? Firstly, be aware of how many are available. Some tournaments with large prizes have up to 999 and if you haven’t the budget then unless you are exceptionally lucky first time and gain a large coin total it would be prudent to leave the contest. To this end, it often wise to enter the tournament and play as late as possible, when you have the maximum information regarding your rivals’ totals and positions available, and the score you will need to get a prize-playing place: rebuy

Usually rebuys/continues will cost, even if the initial tournament is a freeroll tournament.  In the example above you can continue 5 times and rebuy 10 times; this is where it’s important to make the correct decision. Firstly, a rebuy means you start all over again but you will not see a coins total or score until you’ve exceeded your previous score. So, on your first go you have scored 8,000. The leader group in the prize positions is from 15,000 upwards. You use a rebuy and you’ll stay on zero or 8,000 until (if you do) exceed 8,000, your original score. If this time your rebuy nets you 11,000 then that will be your score, and any further rebuys will have to exceed that. Don’t worry, you never lose you highest score when you rebuy, you can only better it or stay the same.  (more…)

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Royal Vegas Slot Tournament Schedule

Royal Vegas Tournament Schedule (12.14)

December 2014 Multiplayer Slot Tournaments Schedule
Available at Royal Vegas Casino

All the following tournaments are run on Microgaming games and available in the download casino only (not the Instant Play version). For more information on the different types of game on offer, check out the articles on Microgaming Freeroll Tournaments and Microgaming Buy-In Tournaments which have details about how to play and all the games that are used in each set of tournies.

Monday 1st December 2014 – Thursday 1st January 2015 (Santa’s Wild Ride)
(Available in Lobby from Monday 17th November)

Other Festive Promotions: (Weekly One Shot’s)
Monday 1st December – Sunday 7th December (Deck the Halls) (Festive Fever)
Monday 8th December – Sunday 14th December (Santa’s Wild Ride) (Stocking Stuffer)
Monday 15th December – Sunday 21st December (Deck the Halls) (Santa’s Stash)
Monday 22nd December – Sunday 28th December (Santa’s Wild Ride) (Christmas Cracker)
Monday 29th December – Sunday 4th January 2015 (Deck the Halls) (New Year Challenge)
ACCUMULATOR Qualification Tournament:
Wednesday 26th November – Saturday 29th November (Loaded)

Monday 1st December – Wednesday 31st December (The Finer Reels of Life)
€30,000 Monthly Monster:
Monday 29th December – Sunday 4th January 2015 (Immortal Romance)

Midweek Moolah Qualifiers:
Friday 5th December – Monday 8th December (Avalon)
Friday 12th December – Monday 15th December (Avalon)
Friday 19th December – Monday 22nd December (Avalon) (more…)

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Microgaming Slot Tournaments

Microgaming Tournaments: Games Update

Microgaming have expanded the number of slots that are now used in the Slots Tournament module at download casinos such as Nedplay, 32Red and Euro Palace (see sidebar, left, for more). Popular games such as Immortal Romance and Thunderstruck II (see my Thunderstruck II review for more details) have been joined by Gold Factory, BreakAway and Santa’s Wild Ride.

The full list of games on which both freeroll tournaments and buy-in tournaments like Nedplay’s 10k Midweek Moolah now utilise are as follows:

  • Thunderstruck
  • Thunderstruck II
  • Immortal Romance
  • Hitman
  • BreakAway
  • Gold Factory
  • Tombraider
  • Avalon
  • Loaded
  • Santa’s Wild Ride
  • Karate Pig
  • Leagues Of Fortune

If you are wondering why some of these lesser-know slots have been added then the answer is: I’ve no idea. Karate Pig and BreakAway aren’t exactly the most exciting games Microgaming ever launched in my opinion but there you go.

As a side-note, they also recently released a Multiplayer version of the Playboy slot which joins the original Avalon and Isis games in that format. Those are quite fun too but not currently used in slot tournament mode.

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€10,000 Midweek Slot Tournament

The “10K Midweek Moolah” slot tournament at 32Red PLC’s Microgaming-powered casino Nedplay runs every week and is only €12.50 to enter with €10,000 up for grabs (as the name suggests!). Make sure you register before the Wednesday to take part and don’t forget, Microgaming tournaments are only available in the download version of the casino: not the Instant Play version. There are also lots of daily tournaments and freerolls with cash prizes. The latest game in use in this tournament is Immortal Romance.

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Thunderstruck II Slot

$40,000 Monster Monthly Slot Tournament

Microgaming casino Euro Palace is running a $40,000 Monthly Monster slot tournament every month during 2014. Running alongside are daily freeroll slot tournaments on a variety of games and everyone signing up to enter prior to the tournament will be entered into a $500 prize draw.

For a list of games that are in use in slot tournaments at Euro Palace, check out the updated games list (December 2014).

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Playtech Slot Tournaments at Omni

$15,000 Playtech Slot Tournaments

Although Playtech software itself doesn’t have a slot tournaments module, the excellent Omni casino run regular $10k-$15k monthly online slot tourneys which will appeal to players of all bet sizes as prizes are also awarded for the number of bets rather than just on amounts won! Play on slots like Great Blue, the Marvel slotsand Gladiator to name just a few.

Unlike the automated tournament system that Microgaming provide, Omni’s tournaments are largely managed by hand and based on your wagering. Tournaments are opt-in and listed under the promotions tab on the casino’s website – there are always one or two on the go and they are a) free to play and b) offer big prizes so the trade-off for automation and consequently a lack of feeling as if you are part of a competition as you play (no countdown timer or real-time leaderboard for example) isn’t so bad. There is a leaderboard by the way but it’s updated daily.

Enter now at Omni Casino

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