Online Casinos Offering Trivia PromotionsBy: Shirley Spicer, Friday October 22nd 2010
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Most promotions at online casinos require that players wager at the games offered at the casino. In some promotions players who wager the most on the designated games win the prizes. In some other promotions players may earn loyalty points at enhanced rates when they wager on specified games. But some online casinos offer promotions in which players are not required to wager on any games, but are asked to answer some question. Such promotions are usually called trivia promotions or trivia questions. They may also be given other names.
Even though wagering on the games is not required, most trivia promotions indirectly involve the casino games or other aspects of casino operations. Microgaming powered Villento Casino has such a promotion that it calls Mystery Symbol. The symbols on the reels are an essential component of the slot game and are related to its theme. Villento Casino displays a symbol from one of the Microgaming slot games and asks players to identify the game and inform the casino. Most of the regular players would perhaps immediately identify the game but other players may have to check out several slots before they ascertain the answer. This is the purpose that the online casino is trying to serve. In the Mystery Symbol promotion Villento Casino offers a prize pool of $5,000. Names are randomly drawn from players who have given the correct answer and each player can win up to $100.
Playtech powered Casino Tropez also has a very similar promotion that has been recently introduced. It is called Guess the Game. Instead of displaying a symbol Casino Tropez displays a screen shot of the entire reels. The image is frosted to prevent easy recognition. But Casino Tropez makes it easier for the players by giving three hints. A prize is given to all players who guess correctly. Their next deposit is enhanced by 10%.
Omni Casino is another Playtech powered online casino that offers a trivia promotion. The promotion is through its newsletter, The Omni Times. In this promotion players have to answer a couple of questions. These do not relate to any games at Omni Casino, but are connected with gambling. To give an idea about the nature of questions a sample from a recent promotion is provided. The questions were "What is the Capital of Nevada?" and "What are the odds of "Single Zero" roulette vs. "Double zero" roulette?" The Omni Casino trivia promotion differs from the earlier described promotions in another significant manner. It requires that the player has made a deposit at the online casino. The prize is a $10 slots bonus.
The Microgaming powered online casinos of the Casino Rewards group, of which Blackjack Ballroom is one, ask a trivia question totally unrelated to the casino or to gambling. This is also offered through a weekly newsletter. The question is like a riddle with some lateral thinking involved. The question a few weeks ago was "You can keep it only after giving it away to someone else. What is it?" and the answer was "Your word". In this promotion called Weekly Trivia three players giving correct answers are randomly selected for a prize of $100 each.
The advantages of trivia promotions are that they offer a welcome change from the regular promotions and in most cases do not require any financial commitment from the players.
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