Millionaire Casino Review

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REVIEW UPDATE - CASINO CLOSED.......The initial download size was a reasonable 2MB or so, but after running the installer I was required to download a number of additional files before the application would really 'launch'. Once it did, the casino continued to download the available games without any further prompting (which was fine on my broadband connection - but may irriate dial-up users, there was no option to discontinue the automatic downloading of the games).

Signing up an account was easy, and I made a deposit of $150 with my credit card account without issue.

While the border around the software was a little bland, I thought the lobby looked nice, with a simple but effective grouping of the available games. I decided to start my game play today with a little blackjack action, of which there were 4 different varieties, including a new game I had not yet head of called 'perfect pairs' that sounded intriguing, so I went to have a play. This blackjack variation is played using Vegas Strip rules, but with a side bet available in which "The Perfect Pairs bet wins if the first two cards dealt to a hand are a pair and loses if they are not a pair. It is as simple as that."

The minimum bet on this game is $2 per hand, which unfortunately includes the side bet - something I often like to toss a buck a play on. Betting just a couple bucks per hand, I wasn't having much luck with the side bets, but my ante's were going up well against most dealers hands. You can see in the screenshot to the right a push paying off with a mixed pair of kings.

Checking out the other Blackjack games - there is a somewhat high $10 minimum on every variation except the Perfect Pair game - not great for the low-roller, although maybe to be expected when you're playing at a place called 'Millionaire Casino'. I played a couple of hands, but decided I'd better run through some other games before I got too carried away - a bad run of luck wont keep a $150 bankroll going for long at $10 a hand. :)

Off to the roulette tables, my regular 17 strategy wasn't a great option, as the minumum bet on all spots was $5, meaning a 9-unit bet would cost me at least $45 a spin. I made a bets on 2nd 12 to see how the table played. My luck was going pretty good - and while I've seen better looking roulette tables, the presentation was still well done. Those who enjoy a fast pace will also be happy to know that the wheel spin duration is very quick, allowing you to get a lot of rounds in quickly if you choose to do so.

Up a few bucks from some lucky spins, I checked out a game card Five Card Mulligan. Theres a nice low $1 bet minimum on both the Ante and bonus spots. The game plays basically like 5 card poker, your hand vs the dealer; but if you dont care for what you've got, you can re-bet the amount you ante'd to get another deal of 5 fresh cards, a 'second chance' if you will. The dealer will scrap their hand as well if it doesn't at least 'qualify' with a high card (though it doesnt 'cost' them anything to do so). It's a fun game that may sound a little complicated at first, but I got the hang of it early and had a good time playing without much swing either way to my bankroll.

Casino Hold'em poker offered a nice looking table with another fun side bet, playing much like a one on one Texas Hold'em game with bonuses paying off for certain hand combinations reached by the flop. I had a fun time playing this as well, although my bankroll took a dive after trying a couple rounds of 10 High Holdem so I thought it best to move on.

The baccarat table surprisingly had a $5 bet minimum, lower then the Blackjack tables and most other card games at Milliionaire Casino - which I thought was odd as this is one of the games usually aimed towards higher rollers. Also strange were the table colors used to highlight the banker and player sides, which I understand was used to help distinguish the hands; but looked somewhat 'funny' nonetheless. Hardly a deal-breaker, but I would have preferred the 'standard' felt graphics and nothing more personally.

The craps table played quickly like the roulette had earlier, with decent graphics and 'ok' sound effects. I didn't like that the chips were cleared so quickly even while pass/dont pass bets were still in play, and overall the presentation wasn't enough to keep me interested for more than a few rolls. There was a $5 minimum per spot.

The Let It Ride table looked great, and offered a flat $1 side bet with additional bonus payouts. What was strange though, was the players options are labelled 'Fold' and 'Call' intead of 'Call' and 'Raise' or other common terms used. 'Fold' simply means not putting in an additional bet, while 'call' means betting another unit. This might be less confusing if the player started with each of the three spots played, but that's not the case as you can see illustrated in the screenshot.

Pai Gow and Red Dog both looked and played great, with a nice $1 minimum (although the $200 max might be on the low side for those real 'Millionaire' players). Casino War and Tri-Card Poker also looked very nice, with a higher maximum of $600 available on the latter.

After running through the table games for some time I'm ready to move onto some slot machines for a while to see if I can't hit something a little more substantial. The lobby breaks up the slot machines into Video Slots, Bonus Slots, 'Traditional' Slots, 3 Reel Slots and progressive games. I started off with some video slot action, which are also broken down into 5-reel and 7-reel machines.

Most of the video slots play and look fairly similar, with a variety of themes, some with bonus games, some without. While the max bets and total bet sizes vary by machine, for low-limit players all the video slots have a welcome 1 cent minimum, meaning most games can be played as low as 20 cents a spin with all lines selected.

Most of the games seemed to have pretty reasonable payback when I played, though some of the machines are arguably a lot more 'fun' than others. Jesters Jackpot is a good example of a machine that seemed to pay back well, but didn't really have any 'wow' factor that kept me engaged for long.

The seven reel slots were a lot like the 5-reels available, though I found the bizarre line patterns somewhat hard to follow, usually not really noticing what kind of win to expect until the machine let me know after the completion of each spin. That said, these slots seemed to pay back reasoably well again, although there were no big wins during my play. Overall, while the extra reels added some novelty, I found the lack of bonus rounds and reel diversity made both 7 reel slots kind of boring after just a few spins.

The 'traditional' slot machines are 3-reel machines, but are shown as video slots rather than the '3 Reel Slots', which are in a virtual 'box' with an arm like in a brick and mortar casino. The payback on all of these machines seemed reasonable just like the video slots, but unlike the video slots the minimum coin size for all these games was $2 - making for a $6 per spin minimum when you 'Bet Max' (as you normally should for the bonus payouts). The 3 reel slots were the best presented of the bunch, though a minor nuisance was the fact that the 'handles' were for decoration only, and could not be click on to start the reels spinning.

There were 5 progressive games in total, most of which with pretty massive jackpots at the time. These have been around for a while, and while the jackpots themselves are enticing, the remainder of the gameplay on these machines was a little stale in my opinion. Again, low leverl payouts seemed frequent enough to keep me in the games for a while, so were I chasing a jackpot dream I wouldn't have complained as a whole.

Video poker is available in a number of variations, including Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, Aces and Faces, Deuces and Joker, Deuces Wild, Double Joker, Joker Poker and Tens or Better. All these variations are available in either single hand, or 2-4 hand variations in which you can choose between 2-4 hands on the same machine. Deuces Wild is currently the only game offered in what they call the 'Mega Multi-Hand' version, which is 100 hands at once.

The video poker games looked and played ok, though I've definitely seen better looking machines out there. The 100-hand machine looks the roughest out of the bunch, but plays well enough again if aesthetics aren't of concern.

Millionaire casino also offers a handful of 'Specialty Games', including 'Bingo Bucks', 'Dazzling Dice', 'Poker Slots' and 'Poker Dice'. All but the latter are essentially the same, but they are an interesting diversion, and better than the 'scratch cards' that many casinos refer to as 'specialty games'.

Once I had taken a good tour of all the games Millionaire had to offer, I decided to go back to one of the 3 Reel machines that had caught my interest earlier on, 'Pinata Fiesta'. What I found intriguing about the game was that the 3rd coin played opened up the possibility of the bonus round; which was only unusual because the game was presented as a 'regular' slot machine and not a video slot.

With my balance down to a paltry $30 and some change, I managed to hit the bonus round! I wasn't sure what to expect, but after picking one of three people then a piece of candy they knocked out of the Pinata, I was lucky enough to hit a $330 bonus win! I played a little bit more, and decided to cash out a decent $300 balance while I was ahead of the game for a $150 profit this time around. I withdrew my $300 balance, and was informed the withdrawal would be processed in the next 48 business hours.

All in all, I had a good time playing at Millionaire Casino. Some of the betting limits were a little high, and some were surprisingly low - but for most players there should be plenty to keep you entertained in both the table games and slots offered.

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The Millionaire Casino Lobby

Millionaire Casino Lobby

Perfect Pairs Blackjack

Perfect Pairs Blackjack

Vegas Strip Blackjack

Vegas Strip Blackjack

European Roulette

European Roulette

Baccarat @ Millionaire Casino

Baccarat @ Millionaire Casino

Craps

Craps

Pai Gow Poker

Pai Gow Poker

Red Dog

Red Dog

Wheel Of Chance Slot

Wheel Of Chance Slot

Farming Futures Slot

Farming Futures Slot

100-Hand Deuces Wild Video Poker

100-Hand Deuces Wild Video Poker

2 to 4 Hand Jacks Or Better

2 to 4 Hand Jacks Or Better

Alien Invasion Slot Machine

Alien Invasion Slot Machine

Poker Dice

Poker Dice

Pinata Fiesta

Pinata Fiesta Slot Machine

Pinata Fiesta Paid Off!

Pinata Fiesta Bonus Round

Millionaire Casino Strong Points:
  • A good selection of well designed table games
  • Large sign up bonuses with reasonable playthrough requirements
  • Some slot machines are available in coin sizes as low as $0.01
Things Millionaire Casino Could Improve:
  • Betting minimums on most table games and about half the slot machines are a little high for low-rollers, often with $10 minimums on the felt
  • 100 Hand Video Poker currently available only in Deuces Wild.
  • Some of the slot machines were a lot of fun, some not so much!

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