Land-Based Croatian Casino Launches Online
By Linda
Casino Solei, located in Umag, Croatia, launched online yesterday.

Casino Solei has operated in Croatia along the Slovenian and Italian borders since July 22, 2000. Casino's President Mr. Borut Lozej said that company's objective is to enter the estimated $4bn market with the same high quality service, atmosphere, security, and dependability offered at their land-based operation in Umag. Research has shown that many Internet players prefer playing in online versions of real land-based casinos rather than spend money in casinos belonging to unknown Internet entities.

The newly launched online enterprise,, features both 'play for fun' and 'play for real money' player modes as well as player retention tools like VIP scoring, live chat and real time game and transaction histories. It offers a choice of 58 games, including 9 Table games, 10 Video Poker machines, Keno, and 38 Slot machines.

Mr. Lozej said that his plan is to create a pampering casino environment where players can relax and play from their own homes. Slated for release soon is a complimentary point system - or 'comps' - where players can choose to convert their points for cash, spend them in the land-based facility, or use them to purchase gifts offered on the casino website.

The casino's table and slots' limits will target a wide range of players. Five-cent Slots and ten-cent Roulette games will be available for lower end players. Whilst higher stake players will enjoy individual set game limits based on their deposit or credit line. will regularly post game statistics on the sites homepage including individual game performance and overall payback percentage. Playtech's licensees are currently producing an average payback rate in excess of 97%. This number has been audited and validated by an independent third party firm.

The Croatian Gaming Board’s regulatory committee keeps a close watch over the operations of land-based casinos, including Casino Solei's operations in Umag. The same high standards of business practices are mirrored in Casino Solei's online operation in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The company has also hired the services of a consultancy firm,, with the over twenty-five years' experience in the industry.

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