It was in the stars – literally. Just a matter of time before someone linked gambling with astrology – and the result is the Zodiac Casino.

Powered by Microgaming, Zodiac Casino is the newest addition to the Casino Rewards stable of Blackjack Ballroom, Golden Tiger, Strike It Lucky and Virtual City. Featuring 36 entertaining games, Zodiac also offers horoscopes to its players, often with special deals attached to astrological signs.

The first thing that caught my eye was a feature slot – Sizzling Scorpions, a 50 cent, single-line three reel machine. I’m a sucker for Power Poker, progressives and feature slots – so I knew I had to try this one, and past results with feature slots have been quite good.

I was determined to spin until I got the feature symbol on the third reel – and in this case it took me 49 spins before I got to the feature game. There you choose one of three cute scorpions, who then race against each other in the desert – if you choose the winner, you get 100 coins – $50. To my great surprise, that’s exactly what I got – and ended up with a $59 profit – no complaints at all here!

Off to try out Deuces Wild Power Poker, one of the variations I hadn’t tried before. But didn’t have a whole lot of luck here – at minimum coin size (25 cents) and full coin-in on all lines (total bet $5 per hand) I managed to dump $52.50 – might have done a bit better had I not made liberal use of the “Double” button after some of my wins!

There’s also a new slot Joker123 Slot machine called Astro Nomical. A $1, single-line three reel machine, I figured “what the heck” and gave it a spin – or actually, 50, to be precise. And on the 50th spin, I lined up three Astro Nomical symbols… immediately ABOVE the payline – net loss, $126. So I’ve left an Astro Nomical sum for some lucky winner, because I highly doubt I was the victim of anything but a streak of bad luck.

Too bad – off to such a good start, only to lose it all back and then some. So I headed for the roulette tables, where some of you will recall I have had decent luck. And I was grateful to discover that this was a single-zero roulette wheel. I have a usual cycle of betting which I repeat wherever I go – sometimes it completes in 10 spins (happened in Gala Casino on one of the London trips) and sometimes the cycle never finishes and I lose a ton of money (happened in Gala Casino about four days later).

This time, the cycle was completed in 41 spins – with a net profit of 62 units. Still down 57.50 for the session but it’s been a reasonably interesting visit to the casino.

Anyhow, I decided that I had forgotten to consult my horoscope – I’m a Pisces – and to my surprise (not), the horoscope had only good things for me – but what caught my eye was this: “After the 8th when Venus enters your second house of money you can see it as a great time for attracting finances your way.” I should HOPE so – my birthday is the 9TH! But as I am away on a lot of trips this month, the timing is actually perfect – perhaps it was just my time to give a little now, and hopefully reap some bigger rewards later. All in the name of a casino review…

As I mentioned before, Zodiac Casino is a member of the reputable Casino Rewards group – they’ll give you $10 just to sign up, and another $40 for your first deposit of $100. On top of that, you can get another $20 every weekend if you deposit $200. But bonuses are deposited in your Casino Rewards account in the form of 1000 points for every $10 – so don’t forget to sign up for a Casino Rewards account as well!