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Casino Showdown: English Harbour VS Miami Beach.

Even if you’re playing online, location is a big incentive for where you want to settle into some gaming action. This time around, two online casinos that represent both sides of the Atlantic go head to head. At this point, it’s a toss-up between the antiquated charm of Olde England with English Harbour Casino, and the sultry beaches of South Florida with Miami Beach Casino. So pack your umbrella and a bikini because this one is going to be tight.

English Harbour Casino, based in Antigua and Barbuda, is one of the premier gaming properties online. Since 1997, it has incorporated cutting-edge technology and the best web professionals to provide customers with a trusted and highly regarded place to enjoy online gaming. Using the best encryption and protective hardware in the industry, English Harbour Casino is as secure as they come to give you peace of mind.

All superlatives aside, becoming a player at English Harbour Casino is a piece of cake. Just download the small and easy to use software bundle, follow the onscreen instructions and you’ll be ready to play before the kettle boils. A wide variety of games, from blackjack, roulette, craps, slots and poker, will have you singing Rule Britannia in no time.

Miami Beach, also licensed by the Gaming Commission of the government of Antigua and Barbuda, has been around for nearly the same time and continues to expand it’s repertoire of games—now standing at 75—and ways to create a secure, easy-to-use online casino. The games are high-energy, but there’s an overall relaxing quality to the Miami Beach experience.

Player incentives.

In Miami, you can earn extra cash and comp points automatically as you play with the complementary points program. You can then redeem your points for cool, refreshing cash, which counts toward raising your VIP level. And depending on the amount you wager, you can get promoted to higher levels.

Back in England, every weekend at English Harbour Casino is a slots bonus tournament that gives away $5,000 in casino credits for slots play. And every wager earns you loyalty points, which are automatically credited to your account each morning. The more you play, the more you earn. But the big payoff comes every month when they give away $25,000 in casino credits to 111 lucky players.


English Harbour Casino is backed by Vegas Technology software, which has been around for almost 10 years, so its credibility speaks for itself. And it translates into a snappy, seamless online gaming experience. Miami Beach employs Playtech—an undeniable leader in the industry that delivers top-notch products and impeccable service to its clients. Call this round a draw.

Banking Options.

Neteller, Insta Cash, FirePay, Moneybookers, wire transfers—both English Harbour Casino and Miami Beach are covered by these and many other options, so, again, both measure up the same. Now it’s down to the nitty-gritty.

Customer Service.

English Harbour Casino is dedicated to giving every player the most entertaining and trouble-free experience possible. In order to ensure you have the best service and unmatched satisfaction, English Harbour maintains a 24-hour live customer service department. Miami Beach also has unparalleled customer service, all day every day. In fact, when I didn’t find some information on their site, I phoned Miami Beach Casino and within 20 minutes, got the information I was looking for. That added touch was impressive. However, when I requested further information, I got delivery failure messages and no further replies.

The Verdict.

From the ground up, both of these sites command integrity, performance and pure, unabashed entertainment. As it turns out, however, beaches and hot nightlife aren’t the only incentives to a dedicated online gamer. We’re giving English Harbour Casino the nod here due to added player incentives, given that they were both level in several other categories. Anyway, we at GOM prefer to bask in the real sun rather than the glow from our computer screens.
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