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I consider Rival software to be above average for a smaller group. Games have quality graphics and features. Games are very fast. A skilled player can complete more than 1000 hands of blackjack per hour. The basic games are there, but few specialty games beyond the basics. Some games have a noticeable Microgaming influence. For example, video poker and keno payouts match Microgaming. However, payouts for several table games are superior to Microgaming, as well as other software providers. Rival offers one of the best paytables I have seen for Caribbean Stud Poker and Let It Ride. A highlight of the software is listing payouts of games in their help files. I wish other softwares would take this approach. i-Slots with storylines and multiple levels are an interesting alternative to typical video slots, but many Rival slots lack imaginative features and quality bonus rounds. Some players have had noted errors with this software, such as slot wagering stakes being reduced. A minor error that I find annoying is the software recentering itself such that it covers a portion of my Windows task bar, each time I open a game.

In the year 2010, Rival developed a negative reputation among the online community due to a series of issues with Rival casinos including not paying winnings due to so called "bonus abuse", slow pay, extremely poor support, and some closing with various failures and non-payment. Some have more serious risks, including Planet Kings, which has reports of not paying withdrawals of any kind for many players. Search the forum for more detail. White label Rivals are on Casinomeister's not recommended list.


Game Selection & House Edge

The table below lists the available games and corresponding house edge.

House Edge
Per Initial Bet
Per Unit Wagered
Baccarat: Banker
Blackjack: Standard
Blackjack: Multi-hand
Caribbean Stud Poker
Craps: Pass, 3-4-5 Odds
Craps: Don't Pass, 3-4-5 Odds
5 to 25%
5 to 25%
Let It Ride
Pai Gow
Red Dog
Roulette: European
Roulette: American
Scratch Card
Slots (~45 Games)
2 to 6%
2 to 6%
Three Card Poker: Ante & Play
Three Card Poker: Pair Plus
Video Poker: Aces & Faces (1-25 hands)
Video Poker: Deuces & Joker (1-25 hands)
Video Poker: Deuces Wild (1-25 hands)
Video Poker: Double Joker (1-25 hands)
Video Poker: Jacks or Better (1-25 hands)
Video Poker: Joker Poker (1-25 hands)
Video Poker: Tens or Better (1-25 hands)



Rival bonuses are usually cashable with a wagering requirement. Games typically have different weightings that correspond to house edge. The default playthrough weighting applies to high house edge games, like slots and keno. Wagering is usually double for table games with a moderate house edge. Low house edge games, like blackjack and video poker, are usually not allowed for sign-up bonuses. Many Rival casinos do not list the required playthrough on their websites. Instead you need to either login to the cashier section or contact support to get the information.


Country Restrictions

Most Rival casinos dropped US players in mid 2011, following the Quicktender debacle. Other countries are generally allowed.


Casino List

Casinos using Rival software are listed below. Click on a column header to sort by that measure.

Casino Group Bonus EV Max Bonus Bonus % Wager Type Game Notes
21 Grand Casino Bonne Chance Linked Negative
$500 210% ~51xB Sticky Slots Warning!, Several other bonuses including a small no deposit with 72xB wagering on slots
Always Vegas Bonne Chance Linked +$50
$100 50% 90xB Cashable Blackjack Warning!, Wagering may be 144x, 400% ~42xB sticky slots bonus available, USA allowed
BreakAway Casino Wager Profits Negative $600 300% 40xB Cashable Slots Many countries restricted, Alternative 120xB BJ bonus, Limited max cashout
Casino Fiz Silverstone Linked Negative
$2000x3 or $200 300% or 100% 60xB or 100xB Sticky Slots or Blackjack Warning!, All Games bonus may not be available or may have increased wagering
Club Vegas USA Bonne Chance Linked Varies
$150 300% ~27xB Sticky Slots Warning!, Max cashout of 33xB
Connect2 Casino Independent +$150
$1200 600% 35xB Sticky Blackjack See Summary & Warning, Several alternative bonuses
Cocoa Casino Silverstone Negative $500 100% 34xB Cashable Slots Warning!
Crazy Luck Casino Bonne Chance Linked  +$400 $250 x4 100% 26xB Cashable Slots Warning!, Possible non payment, Minimal support
Da Vinci's Gold Silverstone Negative $200 to $455 50 to 100% 40xB to 50xB Cashable or Sticky Slots Warning!, Many parts, See T&C
Dendera Casino Silverstone Linked Negative
Varies 100% to 300% ~60xB Sticky Slots Warning!, $50 no deposit with 100xB WR and 100-300% deposit match bonuses with ~60xB WR, max cashout
GoFish Casino Bonne Chance Linked  Varies $380, $3400 1520%, 170% 30xB, ~16xB Free Play, Cashable Slots? Warning!, See T&C, Low max cashout
Golden Cherry WinPalace Varies $3000 300% ~34xB Sticky Slots Warning!, Alternative 120xB table games bonus, Many reloads
Irish Luck Casino Silverstone Linked +$65 $100 100% 100xB Cashable Craps Warning!, Several additional bonuses with worse terms
Jackpot Red Net Gaming Solutions +$180 $300 (222) 100% 80xB Cashable Video Poker VP is Rival
Lion Slots Silverstone Linked +$100 $500 100%, 150%, 200% 34xB, ~28xB, ~25xB Cashable Slots Warning!, 3 parts, See T&C
NogaBet Casino Independent Negative $500 x4 500% 48xB Sticky Slots Warning!, Max cashout 1000, 30% max bet
Orange Gamez Silverstone Linked Negative $375 150% ~42xB Cashable? Slots Warning: possible no pay & no email response, No deposit bonus & many additional bonuses
Pantasia Silverstone Linked +$200 $777 100% 25xB Cashable Slots Warning!
Paradise 8 Silverstone Negative $200 100% 40xB Cashable Blackjack Warning!, Alternative all games bonus with high WR
Planet Kings Bonne Chance Linked   Negative $3330 333% ~39xB Cashable Slots Warning: Frequently fails to payout withdrawals
Rockbet Silverstone Linked +$100 $250 or $750 25% or 100% 120xB or 60xB Cashable Blackjack or Slots Warning!, Additional bonuses on later deposits
Ruby Royal Bonne Chance Linked   Negative $1000 200% ~41xB Sticky Slots Warning!, $11 no deposit bonus, 200% 1st depoist bonus, 300% 2nd deposit bonus
Sci-fi Casino Wager Profits Negative $500 250% 42xB Cashable Slots Many countries restricted, Alternative 120xB BJ bonus, Limited max cashout
Simon Says Silverstone Linked Negative $100 100% 40xB Cashable Slots Warning!, 3 Parts
Slots Jackpot Bonne Chance Linked  Negative $500 100% 60xB Cashable Slots Warning!, 25% 300xB also available
SpinTime Casino Independent Negative $100 400% 30xB Free Play / Sticky Slots Freeplay winnings given as sticky bonus, 100% to $777 and reloads available, See T&C
Superior Casino Trenan +$130
$200 100% 70xB Cashable Video Poker See Summary, Exclusive bonus
SupremePlay Casino Independent Negative
$444 200% 45xB Sticky Slots Several other bonuses including a small no deposit with 72xB wagering on slots
The Bet Cave Bonne Chance Linked  Negative $125, $50 500%, 200% 26xB Free Play Slots Warning!, Low max cashout, See T&C, $300 sticky with 26xB wagering on slots also available
This Is Vegas Silverstone Negative $750 100% 56xB Cashable 3 Card Poker Warning!
Tropica Casino Silverstone Linked Varies
$1000 or $100 200% or 50% 53xB or 150xB Cashable Slots or Blackjack Warning!
Vanguard Casino Bonne Chance Linked Varies
$1000 2000% 35xB Free Play / Sticky Slots Warning!, Freeplay winnings given as sticky bonus, See T&C
Vegas Amped Bonne Chance Linked  Negative $250, $100 1000%, 400% 50xB Free Play, Cashable Slots Warning!, See T&C, Low max cashout
Vegas Days Bonne Chance Linked  Negative $500 100% 60xB Cashable Slots Warning!, 25% 300xB also available
Vegas Regal Casino Silverstone Linked Negative $300 300% 40xB Cashable Slots Warning!, Alternative boinus with 700xB wagering on BJ (70xB weighted 1/10)
Vegas Sky Silverstone Linked +$15 $38 NA 40xB No Deposit
Video Poker Warning!, Max cashout of 4xB, 25xB+ slot bonuses on first four deposits


Table Definitions

Group -- Casinos often are linked together in e group. These groups are listed in the table. I recommend not simultaneously playing two sign up bonuses from the same group. Wait until payment is received, then play at the next casino.

Bonus EV -- EV stands for Expected Value. Bonus EV indicates the average expected gain of the bonus with the following strategy -- Playthrough the bonus on the listed game with unlimited banrkoll

Max Bonus -- Max bonus indicates the maximum bonus that can be received.

Bonus % -- Bonus % indicates the ratio between the bonus and your deposit. If a $300 bonus is given on a $100 deposit, the bonus % is 300%.

Wager -- Wager indicates the wagering requirement for the bonus. All wagering requirements are expressed in terms of the bonus.

Game -- Game indicates the recommended game to play the bonus.

USA? --"No" means the casino allows no players from the United States. "No New " means the casino allows existing players, but does not permit new registrations. "Yes" means the casino allows players from anywhere in the United States. "Some" means the casino allows players from some US states, but not others. Microgaming casinos typically allow players in 39 US states. They do not permit players from 11 states where gambling is legislated illegal or where there have been related court cases -- Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, New York and New Jersey.

Notes -- Notes indicates other important things to take note of, such as associated warnings.


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