Information on the £175 bonus
To start new players off right, VC Casino offers a £175 Welcome Bonus that applies to three of its web sites: VC Casino, VC Games, and VC Live Casino. Playing at any or all of them triggers the first tier of the bonus. As soon as £500 has been wagered, the first £25 in bonus cash is awarded. Betting an additional £1,500 results in another £50, and playing £3,000 more qualifies for another £100, which makes a total bonus of £175.
VC Casino - Building a "Best of Breed" Casino Online
Victor Chandler started off in 1946 as an independent bookmaker for greyhound and horse racing. In the decades that followed, it grew to become one of the most trusted names in U.K. wagering, eventually establishing online betting operations in 1999. An instant-play slots and table games web site soon followed, VC Casino, which is licensed in Gibraltar and today claims to be the U.K.'s No.1 online casino site.
With help from some of the top software providers in the industry - Net Entertainment, Chartwell, Cryptologic, Ash Gaming, Orbis, Wagerworks, and Dynamite Idea - VC Casino intends to maintain its lead by introducing a new concept in online gaming: multi-supplier sourcing. Instead of relying on a single developer for new games, VC Casino will seek to build a "Best of Breed" casino, containing all of the latest and most popular games. The new version will also integrate Victor Chandler's Sports, Live Betting, Games and Live Casino activities with the VC Casino through a "seamless wallet" that allows unlimited access to all of these from a single player account.
Games to Play
Unlike many of its competitors, VC Casino requires no downloads. Players are just a click away from the action, and no deposit or pre-registration is required to play. Just select any game from the home page and a game window will pop up with £5,000 in Play Money loaded. It can be used to test out the tables or machines. Otherwise, entering a User Name and Password will take the player straight to the "Real Money" versions.
The importance of game variety is immediately evident on the VC Casino web site. Among the table games are Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Trey Poker, Red Dog, and Texas Hold'em. The Video Poker section features Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker, and All-American Poker. In addition, there are more than 100 types of slot games available, both classic and video, plus several progressive jackpots worth over £30,000. Bingo and Keno can be played here, too.
Even more opportunities to wager and win are presented at the VC Games and VC Live Casino sites. The former has more table games and slots, plus race games, sports and number themed games, and novelties like Victor's Reactors and Slotbox. The latter provides a venue for real-time Roulette, Blackjack, and Baccarat played against live female dealers through the technology of streaming video.
Bonuses to Claim
Some restrictions apply. For example, wagering must take place within 30 days of placing the first real money bet. Also, bets on variations of Single Deck Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Video Poker and Craps do not count toward the bonus requirement. And the current offer expires at midnight (GMT) on December 31, 2010, with no guarantee of replacement or extension.
On a positive note, existing VC Sports and Poker customers are eligible for the bonus and can start playing immediately. VC Casino players may also take advantage of a $600 Deposit Match and the £100 Free Bets offered by VC Poker and Sports, respectively. As the integration of the web sites continues to unfold, even greater promotions can be expected.