One of the world’s most fabulous resort destinations is located in the Bahamas, on a place called Paradise Island in Nassau. “Breathtaking” might be an understatement – somewhere between “fabulous” and “fantasy” you might find the right word to describe the Atlantis Resort. Now you can have a small taste of the wonder that is
One of the world’s most fabulous resort destinations is located in the Bahamas, on a place called Paradise Island in Nassau. “Breathtaking” might be an understatement – somewhere between “fabulous” and “fantasy” you might find the right word to describe the Atlantis Resort.
Now you can have a small taste of the wonder that is Atlantis – because Sun International, owners of the resort, have just released their online gaming product, Casino Atlantis, powered by the latest version of Boss Media software.
One of the privileges of being a webmaster/online gaming consultant and attending shows all over the world is that you get to see products which are about to be released – and I had the pleasure of a sneak preview of Casino Atlantis almost two months in advance, and I was awestruck. So naturally I rushed to download the final copy as soon as it was available… it’s a 5 MB initial download and on my computer with dial-up access, it took less than 15 minutes to download. But to my dismay, that 5 MB download contained just one game! Now I know why the graphics are so breathtaking…
An early warning here – because Sun International is one of the world’s largest land-based Judi Bola casino operators, it has to ensure that it does not offer real-play to certain countries – these countries include the US, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Bahamas, St. Kitts and Sweden. But even if you are from one of these countries, I highly encourage you to have a look just to see the beautiful graphics and try out the games – you never know when your country will suddenly allow real-play.
Having not played blackjack for a while, I decided it was time for a look-see – and after 15 minutes of play I ended up 6 units down. Don’t know why every time I double down I lose, but it was the same story here, and I play by the book – I guess blackjack is never going to be my destiny.
Time to move to the European roulette table – whilst on my recent travels, I played a lot of roulette – once a game I would never play – and to my great surprise won most of the time betting only on numbers. So naturally I wondered if my good luck would continue online… and it did. I won 10.2 units in 16 spins – kind of weird because 2 came up 3 times in 7 spins, 32 came twice in a row, and 18 twice in 5 spins – goes to prove how streaky roulette can be – and only the 2 – well, the last two hits, anyhow – paid a little for me, 80% return on my unit bet. Two straight numbers also came up, so maybe I’ll play more roulette in the future…
Another one of my favorites is Pai Gow Poker. Although there’s no opportunity for big wins with small bets, your gaming dollar will almost always go a lot further here as far as playing time is concerned. After playing ten hands, I lost just .1 of a unit, that being the price for winning two hands, losing two hands and pushing the remainder. A word of caution, though – the House Way button will automatically play your cards according to the house method, and you will NOT get a chance to choose whether or not you would like to play the cards in that manner. Potentially a dangerous button, and one I recommend that only beginners use if they are confused.
There’s lots of other games – including progressive slots and caribbean stud poker – two video pokers, mini baccarat and more. But I decided that, for a change, I would leave a winner. Net profit of 4.1 units – not bad for a few minutes of work!
This new version of Boss Media software has a few interesting additions – such as the ability to play at a private table, which I personally prefer – a number of integrated components which call up your web browser, and a number of options which you can set such as speed of play. And payment processing is handled by WebDollar, which has always been quite reliable even if it has had the occasional hiccup now and again.
If that’s not enough reason to go check out Casino Atlantis, here’s three more – a 100% bonus of up to $50 when you open an account and deposit – a chance at a free all-expense paid vacation at the real Casino Atlantis if you open a real account before March 4 – and a crack at one of 10 $500 prizes if you sign up before the end of April.
I must confess that I had never heard of Atlantis before. But just seeing the product has put the real Atlantis on my must-do list – I hope one day one of the conferences will be held there – so this online product has the dual benefit of exposing the pleasures of the real Atlantis to the world – no matter which way you look at it, Sun International has a real winner here!