Windows Casino features 15 different video poker machines, all of them offering payouts of more than 98% plus the best paying video poker machine you can find online: Their Joker Poker machine with a payout of 100.18%. They have pretty good odds on all of their games. The customer service and payment processing is usually very fast. The graphics load fast and look great. Their downloadable software is fast, fun, and easy to use. As a sponsor of the Blackjack World Championship, they are giving free blackjack software for your Palm Pilot, Visor or other Palm OS device. Windows Casino has been certified and approved by the EGC (Electronic Gaming Commission) and has received a Platinum Rating from Safe Bet.

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20% bonus within 24 hours regardless of any wagering you have conducted. You need to wager 3.5 times the bonus + deposit amount to redeem the bonus. For example after you received $10 as a bonus, you have to wager 3.5 times $10 + $50 = $210 to be able to cash. $10 Invite-A-Friend promotion. Win a trip to Monte Carlo or a Ferrari. Special weekend promotions, where they double your jackpot payments and give you additional bonuses.

 

Negative

Windows Casino does not offer many slots. The redemption procedure gets complicated when withdrawing more than $200: You have to provide them with a fax containing a copy of your driver’s license, credit card statement, and utility bill. They claim they are “certified” by Safe Bet which has three levels of certification: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Only casinos which use the same software as Windows Casino are in the  two categories; in fact, all the casinos using this software are in there.

 

Financial Information

Casino displays the official seal of approval of the EGC (Electronic Gaming Commission). Windows Casino is an authorized CompECash Merchant. CompECash accepts Visa and MasterCard. Charges will appear as SF-COMPECASH on your credit card statement. Withdrawal requests are processed within 7 days from the date of request.

Deposit: Accepted are CompECash, Pay Pal, Western Union (20% Bonus on any deposit), VISA and Master Card.

Withdrawal: Payments are made by first crediting the maximum amount possible to your credit card (except Master Card). Additional winnings will be sent by bank check or bank wire. One free check a month. Additional checks cost $15. Over night delivery checks over $500 are free. They use Pay Pal and Western Union as well.

 

Software

Runs on Windows only and a download is required at just over 12 MB for a complete casino. You first are offered to download the basic part of the casino and add desired games later on. Windows Casino was developed by Real Time Gaming (See RTG Review).

 

License

Windows Casino is operating under a gaming license granted by the government of Costa Rica. Established, licensed, and fully functional since 6/17/2000. To have a license means that Windows Casino is able to yearly deposit enough money (approximately US $50,000 up to US $100,000 per annum), pay the taxes (of about 2,5% up to 5%), and is hence subject to the control of the government of Costa Rica.

Games

 

Baccarat

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoIn baccarat the best bet is always on the banker and the fewer the decks the better the banker bet is. Windows Casinos uses six decks, so the casino’s edge on a banker bet is 1.06% and 1.24% on a player bet. There are other casinos using only one deck, which on the one hand lowers the house edge to 1.01% on a banker bet, but on the other hand increases the house edge on a player bet up to 1.29%. These differences in percentage do not seem large, but they do have a considerable impact on play in real life.

Dealt and played using “standard” rules, a Baccarat

winning Banker bet is charged a 5% commission. Ties pay 9:1 which really is wonderful since it lowers the casino’s advantage from 15.75% (14.44% in 6-deck and 14.36% in 8-deck baccarat) down to 4.93%. Not many online casinos offer this generous payout on ties. The table limits are set to $5-$200 which is standard since you might want to bet big when playing baccarat and you certainly will find online casinos offering higher maximum table limits. To sum it up it can be said that Windows Casino’s baccarat game is very good because of the good odds for the player but not the right place for high rollers. Play

Blackjack

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoSet: Windows Casinos uses at least 4 decks which is pretty bad, because as more decks are used as more difficult it gets to keep track of the cards. Betting Limits are $5-$200 which is not too good because you cannot bet less than $5 so you run the risk to loose your money more quickly. Another thing is that you might want to bet more than $200. Some other online casinos offer you to bet as high as $2,000. The house edge is 0.58% which is exceptionally bad because almost every other online casinos will offer you better odds.

Rules: The dealer hits on soft 17 (Ace & 6) which Blackjack (One Deck)

again is not too good since it gives the dealer more chances to draw closer to a 21. Most online casinos permit the dealer to hit on soft 17. Doubling down is allowed on any two cards which is better than what land based casinos offer you but standard when it comes to online casinos. You can double down after you split pairs which is a very good option. Pairs may be split to 3 hands which is excellent and lots of fun. Because there is no insurance or surrender offered all bets are lost if the dealer gets a blackjack which is a little unfair since many other online casinos offer you one of these options if not both. There are better blackjack games online. Play

Caribbean Poker

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoThe basic house edge for this game is 5.22% which doesn’t make it look competitive compared to other games. American Roulette has a slightly worse house edge though. Windows Casino makes this game interesting because they offer you a side bet of $1 for which you will Caribbean Stud

receive an additional payoff for certain paying hands (flush or better). And only when the jackpot is very high the house edge decreases enough to really make it worth a try. When you review the payoff chart keep in mind that some casinos offer you a 999:1 payout for a Royal Flush. There certainly are casinos with much better Caribbean Poker games. Play

Payoffs

 

Hand Payoff

Royal Flush 100:1

Straight Flush 50:1

4 of a Kind 20:1

Full House 7:1

Flush 5:1

Straight 4:1

3 of a Kind 3:1

2 pair 2:1

1 pair 1:1

Craps

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoWindows Casino offers 2X odds: if you bet $10 on the pass-line (bet, that the player will win) you can wager $20 behind it (increase your original bet after the dice have been thrown). To wager behind is what a good craps player will do and a criteria of a good craps game is how many odds the casino offers you. As the amount of allowed odds increases, the house advantage decreases considerably. When making the odds bet 1X for example – as most online casinos do – the house edge is 0.85%. When making the odds bet 2X – as Windows Casino does – the house edge is cut down to 0.45% already. But Windows Casino does not exactly offer the 2x odds the way land-based casinos do: 2X usually means that Craps

you can bet twice the amount you could win. So if the odds are 2x and you bet $10 on the pass-line, you could win $20 and wager $40 behind it. Because Windows Casino does not follow the real rules – as almost no online casino does – the basic house edge is 0.58% for pass-line-bets. A 4% commission is charged on all winning buy and lay bets, based on the amount won which is excellent since most other online casinos will charge you more on those bets. They also offer place bets to lose with some unconventional payoffs, 2 to 5 on the 4 and 10, 3 to 5 on the 5 and 9, and only 9 to 20 on the 6 and 8. The betting limits are $5 – $1,000 which is excellent in combination with the 2X Odds.

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Odds Scale

Bet

Odds

 

Pass / Come and Buying 0.57%

Don’t Pass / Don’t Come and Laying 0.56%

Place to win on 4,10 6.67%

Place to win on 5,9 4.00%

Place to win on 6,8 1.52%

Place to lose on 4,10 6.67%

Place to lose on 5,9 4.00%

Place to lose on 6,8 20.91%

Buy on 4,10 2.67%

Buy on 5,9 2.40%

Buy on 6,8 2.18%

Lay on 4,10 1.33%

Lay on 5,9 1.60%

Lay on 6,8 1.82%

Keno

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoThere are 80 balls from which 20 are drawn. You can pick up to 15 numbers which is rather rare, because usually you can pick a maximum of 10 numbers only, whether you are talking about land-based or online casinos. The average payout for Windows

Keno

Casino’s keno game is nearly 85% (83.89% for all 10 picks and 84.52% when not counting the pick 1 which always pays 75% only). This payout ratio is almost excellent since both land-based and online casinos generally pay back about 70% – 75% on average. There are other online casinos offering a payout of nearly 95%. Play

Pick

Match 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2

1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 – 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 – – 40 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 – – – 150 13 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5 – – – – 800 100 30 10 5 2 0 0 0 0 0

6 – – – – – 1800 400 120 60 25 10 5 2 2 0

7 – – – – – – 8000 1600 300 150 100 40 22 10 12

8 – – – – – – – 30000 4000 1200 500 250 85 45 30

9 – – – – – – – – 50000 10000 2500 1200 600 350 120

10 – – – – – – – – – 100000 25000 5000 3700 1100 300

11 – – – – – – – – – – 100000 25000 12000 8000 2800

12 – – – – – – – – – – – 100000 50000 25000 25000

13 – – – – – – – – – – – – 100000 50000 50000

14 – – – – – – – – – – – – – 100000 100000

15 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 100000

Payout

in % 75.00 84.18 83.25 84.51 84.10 81.42 85.16 85.41 85.03 86.64 86.75 84.31 82.70 85.41 84.42

 

Best Pick

Windows Casino’s best keno game is the Pick 11, with a return of 86.75%.

Windows Casino’s Pick 11

Match Casino pays Happens every Returns

0 0 x 31st 00.00%

1 0 x 7th 00.00%

2 0 x 4th 00.00%

3 0 x 4th 00.00%

4 0 x 6th 00.00%

5 0 x 13th 00.00%

6 10 x 49th 20.20%

7 100 x 277th 36.09%

8 500 x 2,431rd 20.57%

9 2,500 x 35,244th 07.09%

10 25,000 x 945,181st 02.64%

11 100,000 x 62,381,978th 00.16%

numbers amount wagered game 86.75%

of your money

Limits

Limits are $1, $5, and $10 which is very good, because it sets the maximum win to US $1,000,000 (One Million US Dollar). Other online casinos do not offer such a big payout on the maximum matches.

Let It Ride

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoThe basic house edge for this game is 3.5%. What makes this game interesting is the side bet of $1 for which you will receive an additional payoff for certain paying hands and get the chance to win the progressive jackpot (steadily increasing). Because Windows Casino’s pay schedule is based on a progressive meter the house edge Pai Gow Poker

varies greatly. If the jackpot is small, the house edge is huge (sometimes up to 70%). Actually this is a sucker bet that should be avoided. We would advise you only to play here if the jackpot is big enough. Besides, the casino can choose which of two different pay tables it wants to use. So stay alert and check it from time to time.  Table Limits are $5-$250. Play

Hand Payout Payout 2 Bonus Payout

Royal Flush 500 : 1 1000 : 1 100% of Jackpot

Straight Flush 100 : 1 200 : 1 10% of Jackpot

4 of a Kind 25 : 1 50 : 1 50 : 1

Full House 15 : 1 11 : 1 11 : 1

Flush 10 : 1 8 : 1 8 : 1

Straight 5 : 1 5 : 1 5 : 1

3 of a Kind 3 : 1 3 : 1 3 : 1

Two Pair 2 : 1 2 : 1 2 : 1

10’s or Better 1 : 1 1 : 1 1 : 1

Pai Gow Poker

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoPai Gow Poker at Windows Casino is played with a deck of 53 cards: the standard 52 cards plus a Joker. The Joker may be used to complete a five-card flush, straight, or straight flush. A winning hand is paid even money and charged a 5% commission. In this version of Pai Gow Poker, the banker (or house) always plays as the dealer and covers all bets, and the player only competes against the dealer which holds the house edge at 2.86%. Actually only a Pai Gow Poker game where the Pai Gow Poker

casino alternates the turn of the banker is good. It sets the house edge at 1.46%. Here is why: in the event of an exact match between hands, called a copy, the tie goes to the banker which sets the house edge at 0.08%! (The probability that the front hands will copy is 2.55%. The probability that the back hands will copy is 0.32%). Some online casinos rotate the turn of the banker, so I would suggest you rather look out for online casinos which offer you this kind of Pai Gow Poker. Table Limits are $5-$200. Play

Red Dog

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoThis is a simple game where the player makes an ‘ante’ , then two cards are chosen and you may raise your bet if you think a third card will fit in between the first two. You are given certain payouts for certain spreads. The spread is the number of ranks between two given cards. For example, the spread between a five and an eight is two. The maximum spread is eleven.

1 card spread pays 5 : 1

2 card spread pays 4 : 1

3 card spread pays 2 : 1

4 or more card spread pays 1 : 1

Three of a kind pays 11 : 1

Red Dog

The game itself is difficult to find these days in land-based casinos and not all online casinos offer Red Dog. In Red Dog the greater the number of decks the better the odds are for the player. This is because of the greater probability of drawing the right card or a three of a kind, which pays 11:1. Since Windows Casinos uses only 2 decks the house edge is 3.08% which we consider too high to play here since there are online casinos playing Red Dog with 8 decks, cutting the house edge down to 2.75%. Limits are $5-$250. Play

Roulette

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoThis is a ‘European’ wheel with a single zero, so the casino’s advantage is 2.7%. Windows Casino does not use the ‘la partage’ rule: the player loses only half the bet on the ‘outside’ bets should one of the zeros come up (the ‘outside’ bets are high, low; red, black; odd and even). Also called the ‘en prison’ rule. If Windows Casino used this rule, the casino’s edge on those bets would be cut down to 1.3%. If you are an outside bettor, who likes to bet on  high, low, red, black, odd or even only, you should play the American roulette version in Roulette

another casino, since it offers slightly better odds for those bets (2.63%). But if you prefer to bet on all bets alike, you really should play the European roulette, since the house edge here is 2.7% on all bets. Consider that inside bets offer far better payouts than outside bets, so bet the middle 12 once in a while. The betting limits vary according to the type of bet. They are $5-$200 on the inside bets and $5-$250 on the outside bets. If you would like to bet higher, go to Global-Player Casino. You can bet up to $6,000 there. Play

Slots

software-unifiedgaming_slots.htmIt is difficult to calculate the payout probabilities of slot machines without knowing how many times a certain symbol appears on each real. You could sit in front of the machine, pull the lever 10,000 times and write the results down or rely on the information that Slots

Windows Casino gives you. Their Slots payouts are audited by PWC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and reported to be 98.24% which is excellent since you probably will have a hard time finding an online casino with better slots payouts. They do not offer many nor do they have progressive slot machines which is a petty. Betting denominations are 5c, 25c, 50c, $1, or $5. Play

Windows Casino Slot Machines

Slot

Type Reels

Lines Winning

Comb. Wild

Symb. Bonus

Screen Den.  Prize Play

Sevens & Stripes 3/1 8 No No 5c – $5 10,000 Play

Diamond Mine Deluxe 3/1 7 Yes No 5c – $5 3,000 Play

Diamond Mine 3/1 8 No No 5c – $5 2,500 Play

Lucky Lightnin’ 3/1 8 No No 5c – $5 2,500 Play

777 Inferno 3/1 8 No No 5c – $5 1,000 Play

Video Poker

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoWindows Casino features a set of 15 different video poker machines, all of them offering a very good payout of 98% and more. They even have the best Video Poker

paying machine on the net which is their Joker Poker machine offering a payout of 100.18%. Windows Casino is definitely the right place for video poker players. Play

Theoretical Return

Name Type MaxPay MaxCoins MinCoins Play

Joker Poker 7/5 5,000 100.18% 98% Play

Jacks or Better 8/5 4,000 99.54% 98.4% Play

Double Jackpot 8/5 4,000 99.40% 97.8% Play

Double Bonus 10/7 4,000 99.37% 97.5% Play

Bonus Poker 8/5 4,000 99.17% 97.7% Play

Sevens Wild 3/2 4,000 99.11% 96.8% Play

Loose Deuces 3/2 4,000 99.07% 97.8% Play

2x Double Jackpot 9/6 4,000 98.95% 97.8% Play

Deuces Wild 4/3 4,000 98.91% 97.9% Play

Pick ’em Poker 15/15 6,000 98.74% 94.4% Play

Bonus Deuces Wild 4/3 4,000 98.65% 98.5% Play

Aces & Eights 7/5 4,000 98.63% 92.0% Play

2x Double Bonus 9/6 4,000 98.49% 97.8% Play

Bonus Poker Deluxe 8/6 4,000 98.49% 96.2% Play

All American 8/8 4,000 98.49% 97.4% Play

War

Casino Reviews: Windows CasinoEach player and the dealer get one card. If your card is higher you win even money. If the dealer’s card is higher you lose. If it is a tie you can surrender and lose your bet (only half the bet when played in land-based casinos) or go to war: You double your bet and play another game. If your second card equals or beats the dealer you win even money on the total wager (in land-based casinos you win even money on the raise only and get back your original wager). If the dealer’s second card is greater you lose both bets. You can bet War

on a tie from the start as well, which pays 10:1 if the first two cards tie. The house edge on the tie bet is 18.65% though. The basic house edge depends on the number of decks used and lies between 2.42% (1 deck) and 2.9% (8 decks). Windows Casino uses only 1 deck which is very good since it sets the basic house edge at 2.42% where most land-based casinos use 6 decks offering a house edge of 2.88%. There are online casino offering you a 3:1 payout on ties after going to war and using only 1 deck which sets the basic house edge at 0.66%!