Magic Oasis Casino Review
URL: Magic Oasis Casino
Software: Real Time Gaming
Payment Methods: CH, Bank Wire Transfer, e-Check, eWallet Xpress, Firepay, Credit Cards, Neteller, On Demand Funds, Prepaid ATM
Currency: US Dollar
Magic Oasis Casino is a downloadable casino using RealTime Gaming software licensed in Costa Rica. It is one of 9 online gaming sites owned by ADLM Ltd.
Placing your first bet at Magic Oasis Casino requires a brief software download and filling out a registration form. Since you automatically receive $1,000 in play money with the download, you can preview the casino's games and warm up for real action without wasting time going to the cashier's cage first.
Games offered: Magic Oasis Casino offers 112 casino games on its own site and a lavish selection of live poker, bingo, keno and lotto via a hot link on its home page. The casino choices are evenly divided among such classic table games as blackjack, other 21"""" variants", Baccarat, Pai Gow, etc.; slots (including 16 Real-Series video slots); video pokers (including some very nice bonus and double-bonus machines), and specialty games including two forms of roulette, craps, European slot poker, keno and bonus bingo.
I'm a sucker for classic Nevada-style slot machines so I spent a lot of time in the Three-Reel Classics section of Magic Oasis Casino's slot room. I also found Mystery Bonus Poker and Double Double Jackpot Poker rather addictive and enjoyed a pleasant, profitable session at the Pai Gow table.
Magic Oasis Casino offers initial deposit bonuses of $20 to $200, $30 refer-a-friend bonuses, and a full range of weekly and monthly promotions. On Magic Wednesdays, for example, three lucky players win $500 bonuses and everyone hitting certain slot machine or video poker combinations wins a double payout. On Treasure Chest Thursdays, players who deposit more than $50 get a chance to win cash and bonus comp points. Magic Wednesdays and Treasure Chest Thursdays come around every week," but the Extra Magic Weekend"" occurs only once a month and features cash, comp points and prize giveaways. Magic Oasis Casino also holds a monthly drawing for a free one-week Monaco vacation, rewards players with comp points redeemable for casino cash or merchandise at upscale Web merchants, and has a special VIP program that includes free gifts and access to a personal casino host. You can place a deposit by using Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, eCheck, FirePay, eWalletXpress, wire transfer, cash. (Some deposit methods not available in all countries.)
My Customer Service/Tech Support experience: Magic Oasis Casino is the first casino I've encountered to offer help via AOL Instant Messenger as well as through toll-free telephone numbers and e-mail. I typed the casino's AIM buddy"""" name - MagicHelp - and the word """"Hi"""" into my AIM screen and got a """"Hello"""" back within ten seconds. I typed in """"when is the next bonus weekend"""" and seven seconds later got a """"next weekend"""" response. Short", sweet, simple, and definitely nice for people who use AIM.
If you're relatively new to online gaming you'll find Magic Oasis Casino a great place to wet your feet and, hopefully, line your pockets. Not only is the online support great," each game has its own help"" screen that details rules, betting procedures and other key features. More experienced gamers will appreciate the generous bonus programs, excellent graphics, fast program loading and lavish selection of games. From the gold-toned fountain, palm trees and camel caravan on its opening page to its no-nonsense selection of classic slots, Magic Oasis Casino is highly reminiscent of Las Vegas in its Golden Age (which, in case you didn't know, ended about two decades ago) -- high praise indeed for any casino - on or off line.