There are a number of different factors that make one online casino better than another, but it usually boils down to the number of games available, and how good the software that runs those games is. A casino can live or dies based on the quality of its software, and the best provider in the business is Microgaming. Platinum Play has run their software from the moment they opened their virtual doors, and that quality shines through in every single game that you’ll play here.

When you look back on the evolution of online gaming, you’ll see that Microgaming was not only there from the start, but was also the first software company to introduce features that make online gambling what it is today, which is an exciting, secure way to get your gambling kick.

It all began in 1994 when Microgaming opened their first online casino, and once it became apparent that the industry was going to be huge, they were instrumental in setting up a number of rules and codes of conduct that all others had to quickly adhere to if they wanted to keep customers happy.

Most people who play at online casinos are drawn in by the huge jackpots that are now available, and that really began in the late 90’s when Microgaming linked together their casinos to create progressive jackpots, much like the ones found in the major land based casinos.

They also introduced the first flash based and multi-language casinos, which was a huge hit across the industry, and made the online casino industry into a truly global market.

It would be easy for Microgaming to rest on their laurels at this point, but they continue to strive to make online casino experience as fun and exciting as possible, and with new games being introduced on a weekly basis, it’s safe to say they are succeeding.

Dragon Lady









Themed slots games have always been a huge hit with casino players, and with one of the latest Platinum Play offerings, the theme takes a trip back in time to the beauty of Ancient China. The Dragon Lady 5 reel slot makes use of colourful, Oriental themed graphics, including some nice little animations, and soft background music to create a relaxing experience wrapped around a really exciting slots game.

The Dragon Lady will beckon you in with a wave of her fan and a bat of her eyelids, and once you get there you’ll find that there are betting options to suit every level of player. The coin range runs from 0.01 to 0.50, and with 40 different pay-lines, that can mean a maximum bet of 200 coins.

The payouts are fantastic, and when the Dragon Lady appears across all five enabled lines the big 5000 coin jackpot is triggered, but that’s not the only major payout available in the game. Keep an eye open for the Jewellery boxes as they trigger the bonus round where 10, 15 or even 20 free spins are randomly awarded, with all prizes hit during those spins being doubled.

In Ancient China, dragons were considered symbols of good luck, and that belief carries over into the game play, with 3 scatter symbols setting of the Dragon Bonus where the player gets to take part in an incredibly fun Chinese fortune game with the chance to win 100 times their total bet.

Platinum Play always goes out of their way to bring the freshest, most exciting slot experience to their players, and with Dragon Lady they have another certified hit on their hands. So, instead of hitting the local restaurant and looking for luck inside a cookie, create your own fortune by playing Dragon lady today.

How to earn points








Anyone who has been to Vegas, or who frequents a major casino, is probably well aware of the membership loyatly Rewards programmes that they run there. You basically sign up for a card which you use every time you play. Sounds great in principal, but unless you are a major player, you aren’t likely to get much more than a free cocktail for all your efforts.

Platinum Play has adopted the rewards programme idea, but has made it such that players can earn free casino credits, which is far more valuable to most players than a gin sling. Signing up for the programme is easy, and all that is required is depositing into a real cash account, which automatically sets you up in the Silver Level with 2500 points.

Every spin of the reels, flip of the cards, or bet at the tables automatically adds points to your account, which can either be cashed out for casino credits, or left to build until you have climbed the ladder all the way up to Diamond Level status.

Better yet, those points add up whether you win or lose, and are added at the rate of 1 loyalty point per credit wagered on slots games, and 1 loyalty point for every 5 credits wagered on table games. Once you hit 5000 points, and remember you get 2500 to start, you can cash out at a rate of 1 cash credit for every 1000 points. So basically, every time you play you are earning points that will earn you free plays down the line, but just remember to redeem those points within 60 days or they will expire.

Everyone loves a freebie, and at Platinum Play it doesn’t just end with their awesome deposit bonuses. Just imagine hitting a huge jackpot using one of your free cash credits; how sweet would that be?

Las Vegas dumbest city in US









A study conducted by Thedailybeast.com ranked Las Vegas as the dumbest city in America. This might highlight a direct link between reckless gambling, alcohol and stupidity.

The study was not the most scientific but it did make some interesting findings. The study combined a whole lot of variables that included how many of the city’s residents have university degrees, how many accredited post-secondary institutions there are in the city and the number of non-fiction books sold in the city.

Boston was ranked as the most intelligent city in the US. To compare, Boston got 176.68 and Vegas got 3.33. Then again, degrees and reading probably aren’t part of the Vegas party culture and which one of the above-mentioned cities do you think have more fun?

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Great gambling quotes












  • ‘Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.’  Steven Wright
  • ‘Listen, here’s the thing. If you can’t spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker.’  The movie Rounders (1998)
  • ‘Yes, I think poker really isn’t gambling’.  Al Alvarez
  • ‘Bluffing. The word is bluffing.’  Charles Van Doren – Quiz Show (1994)
  • ‘Don’t try to eat these so called “chips.”‘ [Playing poker, choking on poker game chips] Homer Simpson
  • ‘I just want to get drunk, *fucked up*, and play some cards!’ David – 40 Year Old Virgin, 2005
  •  ‘Gets down to what it’s all about, doesn’t it? Making the wrong move at the right time…Like life, I guess. You’re good, kid, but as long as I’m around you’re second best. You might as well learn to live with it.’ Lancey Howard – The Cincinnati Kid
  • ‘I’ve always had confidence, but I never let my ego get to the point that I think I’m the superstar, because I know that ego has destroyed many a poker career.’  The Mighty Puck
  • ‘Three card brag is a simple form of poker; you are dealt only three cards and these you can’t change. If you don’t look at your cards you’re a `blind man’ and you only put in half the stake. Three of any kind is the highest you can get: the odds are four hundred and twenty-five to one. Then it’s a running flush – you know, all the same suit running in order; then a straight, then a flush, then a pair, and finally whatever the highest card you are holding. There are some tell-tale signs that are valuable; I am not going to tell you them because it took me long enough to learn them, but these can only help a player, not make one. So you want to play?’ Eddie – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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