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Guide to the Hottest Online Action - El Casino
In the Spotlight
by J. Phillip Vogel
A new entrant into the online gaming fray, Elcasino delivers a powerful
combination of superior graphics, gaming selection and player incentives.
In an effort to create a “...rich, authentic casino environment,” Elcasino
at www.elcasino.com has
put together a site replete with 3-D graphics, game performance, sound effects,
and background music that are among the Internet’s finest. Thirteen of the
most popular casino games are available in their Boss Media powered software
package including Blackjack, Craps, Pai Gow Poker, Progressive Caribbean Stud
Poker, American and European style Roulette, Keno, and an assortment of Slots
and Video Poker machines.
A highlight of Elcasino is the excellent multi-player game software that allows
players to chat with one another in real time while playing their favorite
games. In this multi-player format, up to five players can play Blackjack at a
single table and four can play Roulette. In addition, Blackjack players have the
option of playing as many as three hands simultaneously. Of course if gambling
in a group doesn’t appeal to your reticent nature, you can always opt to sit
at a private table. These private tables allow players to take on the house
one-on-one or to reserve seats only for friends or family.
Finally, Elcasino offers a nice selection of comps and player bonuses including
a 100% initial deposit bonus, referral bonuses, and a “Happy Fridays”
program where they give $50 to tenrandomly selected players every week. They
also offer a VIP membership to returning players. These VIP members can take
advantage of additional promotions and lucrative bonuses throughout the year and
are guaranteed first-class service and advanced access to casino news and
information. Unfortunately for most players, VIP membership works on an
“invitation only” basis. Players are invited into the VIP Club only after
they have deposited a total of $10,000 during their membership at ElCasino.com.
While this does put the VIP program out of bounds for most online players, those
who can afford it can benefit from the many promotions.