River Nile Casino
An underrated Microgaming Viper casino that has generally lived in the shadows of it’s peers and is currently offering a $1,000 & 60 minutes free play promotion to all new players with no deposit required. Aside from over 300 games in the download software and a Flash casino option, there are several types of signup bonus and the short reverse time means cashouts are generally processed within 24/36 hours. Additionally, River Nile is one of the few casinos that process cashouts 7 days a week. It gets all the new games as soon as they are released and with slots tournaments added in December 2007, River Nile is a decent casino that is steadily growing in popularity. One thing that used to let it down was the poor loyalty scheme and slow support, but it sounds as if these areas have been attended to and improved.
The Egyptian-themed River Nile Casino is a Microgaming-powered casino with over 250 enticing games, and is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and operated by a well-established and trustworthy group.
As I am always keen to try out any casino on the Microgaming Viper platform, I didn’t hesitate to download River Nile Casino and install it. I had wanted to try out the new games I knew had been recently released, such as Bob’s Bowling Bonanza.
Bob’s Bowling Bonanza is a 5-reel, 30 line slot, with the wild Bowling Pins symbol appearing on reels 1,3 and 5 – and doubling as the bonus symbol, if you get this symbol on all three reels, a feature game is triggered which turns the three reels into bowling lanes – bowl all three lanes and your bet is multiplied by the number of pins you knock down. And if you’re lucky enough to get a strike, the prize is doubled!
Not surprisingly, a bowling ball serves as the Scatter symbol and can appear on all 5 reels.
So I set the autoplay to 500 spins and went to get myself a cup of coffee at Starbucks… when I came back about 150 spins later, the feature had been triggered and was waiting for me to bowl the three lanes. Alas, I wasn’t quite that lucky – on the first lane, I managed to hit two pins, on the second lane only a single pin – thankfully, on the last ball I managed 6 pins, for a total return of 9x – not particularly exciting, I must admit. As much as I like bowling, this game was clearly a gutter ball as far as I was concerned.
Ah well, that’s the way the ball bounces. So I decided to try another of the new games at the River Nile Casino – Multi-hand Perfect Pairs European Blackjack Gold (whew, that’s a mouthful!). The game is essentially the same as regular blackjack, with an additional side bet (Perfect Pairs) – where a normal pair on the first two cards dealt pays 7-1, a colored pair pays 10-1, and a Perfect Pair paying 30-1.
Being a blackjack fanatic in my younger days, I basically lost interest in the game and these days only play when there’s some sort of sidebet – like Perfect Pair. So I played a few hands (you can play 5 hands in one round) to see how the game would treat me – quite badly, as it turned out, the dealer would get 20 or 21 every hand.
But then my luck changed as I first got a normal pair, then a colored pair – and then finally the dealer caught a 6 on the up card and I doubled every hand I could, until finally it was the dealer’s turn and he kindly obliged me by busting his hand – taking me back to even, a perfect time to get out.
Not exactly the most relaxing cruise down the River Nile, but enjoyable nonetheless. I highly recommend the River Nile Casino to you, as I generally do with any Microgaming-powered operation with reliable, honest, and efficient management.