LuckyAce Casino Review
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LuckyAce Casino is an established online casino powered by 888.com. The casino places a strong emphasis on fair play, responsible gambling, and security, and as such it looks, and feels much more inviting, and much higher quality, than many other online casinos.
The front page of the site is fairly sedate, with a dark – but not quite cliché black colour scheme, and a tidy layout. The front page trumpets the 100% signup bonus they are offering, where new members can earn up to $200 in extra money to play with. There’s also a link to their latest promotions, and a listing of their toll free support numbers. A ticker at the top displays the current progressive jackpot balances, but beyond that enticements and offers are kept to a minimum.
A popup on the front page invites you to download the software – if you decline, you will not be asked again unless you revisit the front page. Admittedly, if you visit the site it’s probably because you’re interested in playing their games, but I still appreciate being able to browse in piece.
The initial download weighs in at less than 300KB. When you run that, it does a second download, but that doesn’t take long – even dial up connections should be able to handle it. The install process is simple, and you can be playing within minutes.
Those interested in money play will need to fill out a registration form, which is done inside the client software. It doesn’t take long to complete. Free play can be enjoyed almost instantly – all you have to do is enter your email address.
The client places some background music by default, it’s a little cheesy but you can turn it off, and it seems to stay turned off even after restarting the client, but just in case you want to play somewhere music wouldn’t be appreciated, turn your sound down the first time you launch the client!
The client is easy to navigate, runs quickly, and is attractively designed. The graphics aren’t as fancy as some of the modern 3D casino applications, but they are clear and clean. The key word is polish, rather than bells and whistles.
LuckyAceCasino has more than 50 casino games, including popular poker variations, roulette – the kind with a single zero, several variations of my favourite game – blackjack, and numerous slots and video poker machines.
The free-play section is ideal for practice games, and there are some good guides which explain how the games work. Money play is offered in several flavours from micro-limits in the order of $0.05 and less, to high stakes games with limits in the range of hundreds of dollars.
The site has a poker arm, called ‘LuckyAcePoker’ – this site offers a number of poker variations, and has a poker school for people who wish to improve their game. There are new player tournaments, freerolls, and daily $5k and $10k tournaments.
The calendar is packed with promotions – unfortunately they don’t have special events on every single day, but two or three times a week seems to be the norm, and there are some very nice prizes in the tournaments.
The casino does a huge monthly $1,000,000 plus giveaway where active players are rewarded with bonuses, and the total bonus money given out is always more than one million dollars. Between this, and their comp point program, players get a decent amount back from the casino. This kind of split bonus scheme is good as it gives every active player a chance to get something back.
There are other bonuses – such as the happy hour deposit bonuses, and the VIP Player’s Club. All told, the bonuses offered by LuckyAceCasino are quite competitive.
Jackpots and Payouts
At the time of writing, the Millionare Genie progressive jackpot stood at over two million dollars. The Treasure Twirl jackpot stood at $120,000, and there were several other jackpots between ten thousand and fifty thousand
The payout percentage is apparently 98.01% - this is very competitive, and a good sign for those who play to win.
LuckyAceCasino runs a number of regular tournaments with prizes including entry into a number of major poker tournaments.
As mentioned earlier, the casino takes the issues of security and responsible gambling very seriously. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to use the site, and the site has taken measures to identify and block minors accessing the site. They also offer advice for parents to help keep their children safe online.
The site offers an opt-in system where players can limit the amount they are allowed to play through each month, and exclude themselves from the site for a fixed time period of seven days, a month, or six months, if they wish.
Overall, LuckyAceCasino is impressive. The site is clean and professional, it’s easy to start playing, and there are games for all levels – whether you’re just after the thrill of money play with minimal risk in the cents games, or you’re a high stakes player, you’ll feel right at home.
The site screams quality – no flashy ads, no annoying chat windows popping up, just good games, and competitive bonuses.