Action Online Casino have over 70 games on offer, including blackjack although I was unable to ascertain which rules they played by. It is a software download casino which looks very pretty and has an interesting novelty of live dealer games where the game is controlled by a real dealer who is visible in a webcam style window.
This online casino offers quite a few different bonuses. As most online casinos do they offer a first deposit bonus of 100%, but theirs is only up to a maximum of £30 / EUR30 / $50. However they also offer a second deposit bonus to encourage you to come back for a second visit. This bonus is only 50% this time but is also up to £30 / EUR30 / $50.
Action Online Casino Bonus require the standard 25 times deposit and bonus to be wagered before any money can be withdrawn and any losses are applied to the players deposit first. This requirement increases to 35 time if players living outside the UK wish to withdraw GBP.
Preferred Payment Bonus
Action Online Casino would prefer you to use NETeller or Wire Transfer to make your deposits, so to encourage you they are offering a 10% bonus if you use those methods. The bonus is up to £130 / EUR130 / $250 and the usual 25 times wagering requirement applies, increasing to 35 times for players using GBP outside the UK. The preferred payment bonuses are not given with the first and second deposit bonuses.
Refer A Friend Bonus
For every person you can persuade to enrol with Action Online Casinos you will earn £12 / EUR12 / $20. The person referred must wager their initial deposit 12 times before the referral agent receives his bonus. He must then wager that bonus 30 times before it can be withdrawn.
Action Online Casinos have a number of daily promotions. These range from a Money Back Bonus where you receive 10% of your losses as a bonus, to a Re-Action bonus where all deposits receive an extra 10%. Check their site for updates.
Paddy Power Poker Bonuses
Paddy Power Poker is one part of the Paddy Power online gaming empire. They have a staggering number of poker rooms and tournaments for players to choose from. Although, as with many other online poker web sites, the emphasis is on Texas Holdem there are a number of other poker variants on offer including Omaha, Seven Card Stud and Badugi. Paddy Power Poker also hosts some of the biggest poker tournaments in the UK including the EUR2 million Irish Open.
Sign Up Bonuses
One reason Paddy Power Poker gets a particular mention is because of their unconventional signup bonus schemes. The whole scheme revolves around Paddy Power Points, which are earned as you play. The larger the pot, the more points are available and the points are distributed to all players who participated in the pot on a pro-rata basis. In other words, the more money you put into the pot, the more points you earn, regardless of who won the pot.
In other words the number of points players are awarded are equivalent to the rake the house takes. It appears that a $1 rake is the equivalent of 100 points.
When you sign up with Paddy Power Poker you can choose between four different bonuses. You can pick a $500, a $101, a $50 or a $20 bonus. Why would anyone pick the $20 bonus when they could have $500 instead you might ask. Unlike other online casinos and poker sites where your initial deposit is multiplied but you have to wager a certain amount before you can withdraw, Paddy Power makes you earn your bonus. Each of the $500, $101, $50 and $20 bonuses comes with a points cost and you have to rack up the specified number of points before you get your bonus. You don’t see anything of your bonus until you have played for a while, but on the plus side you don’t have to wager it before you can withdraw.
After you have accumulated enough points to receive your bonus you still earn points which can be used to enter special tournaments or exchanged for prizes. When I visited the site the prizes ranged from Paddy Power branded t-shirts and playing cards to an X-Box 360.