Playtech Software under the Spotlight

Added: October 13, 2014

Playtech is one of our favourite online casino software providers in the world and it has been supplying its product to online casinos since as far back as 1999. This is now a leading online casino software provider and the company’s games can now be found in more than 300 different online casinos. Playtech has produced an award-winning download client, as well as an instant flash casino platform, a mobile casino platform, a live dealer casino platform and several other impressive products.

You can now find Playtech’s state of the art software in almost 300 different gambling portals and some of our favourite Playtech powered casinos include sites such as Mansion Casino, Omni Casino, Paddy Power Casino, Gala Casino, Genting Casino, Coral Casino, Fly Casino, Betfair Casino, Bet365 Casino, William Hill Casino and Caino.com.

Playtech’s mobile casino software is compatible with most modern smartphone & tablet devices and many of their top-performing titles are now available on mobile. New mobile casino games continue to arrive on this platform on a regular basis and brand new online slot machines for desktop computers also seem to arrive at least once or twice per month.

Playtech has developed several exciting progressive jackpot networks and their most successful one is the Marvel Mystery Jackpot network which connects some of their most famous online slot machines. The Marvel Jackpot slots include Ghost Rider, Thor – The Mighty Avenger, Captain America, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man (1, 2 and 3), Spiderman: Attack of the Green Goblin, X-Men, Blade, Punisher – War Zone, Elektra and Fantastic Four.

Some of Playtech’s other most famous slots include (in no particular order) Gladiator Jackpot, Pink panther, The Mummy, King Kong, The Sopranos, Piggies and the Wolf, Britain’s Got Talent, Everybody’s Jackpot, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Beach Life, Desert Treasure, The Three Musketeer’s, Plenty O’ Fortune, Halloween Fortunes, Top Trumps World Football Stars, Bonus Bears and Great Blue.

These state of the art online slot machines have really wide betting ranges to cater for most budgets and they all have fantastic prize structures. You will also find that most of these games are available in the real money mode and in the free play mode. Playtech has won several prestigious industry awards over the past few years and we can guarantee you that the company will continue to release even more ground-breaking titles over the next few years.

Online Casino Winners from Around the Web

Added: September 22, 2014

The following winners were all playing at a highly recommended Microgaming powered casino when they won, all of which are owned by the Fortune Lounge group. This reputable operator controls several top Microgaming powered casinos such as Royal Vegas Casino, 7 Sultans Casino, Euro Palace Casino, Platinum Play Casino and Vegas Palms Casino.

This trusted operator updates it Winner’s Wall almost every few hours and it contains details about the very latest big winners and details about their latest promotional winners. This information can be found simply by clicking on the ‘Winners’ button at any of the Fortune Lounge casinos. All of these prizes have been independently verified by a renowned online casino testing agency called eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance).

Let’s take a quick look at a few of the latest winners who recently appeared on the Fortune Lounge Winner’s Wall. Player D.K. won CA$6,200.00 while playing on a brand new online slot machine called So Many Monsters and fellow Canadian, J.S, won CA$22,800.00 on a slot called CashOccino.

UK players G.P. and S.C. also both recently won big. Player G.P. netted £5,012.00 from a branded online slot machine called Hellboy and player S.C. won £3,308.80 from a summer themed slot machine called Summer Holiday. Australian player M.R. won AU$8,370.00 from a slot called Mystic Dreams and fellow Australian M.O. won AU$4,845.00 from the branded Hitman slot machine.

While playing in US dollars, Player H.I. won US$7,452.90 from a table game called Vegas Craps and player J.R. won US$4,300.00 from a slot machine called Retro Reels – Diamond Glitz. The other two lucky winners were both playing from somewhere in Europe. Player E.R. won €3,482.50 from an Ice Hockey themed slot called Break Away and player A.H won €21,742 from a branded slot called Tomb Raider, making him the ‘Top Weekly Winner’ in mid-September 2014.

All of these games mentioned above are available in the real cash mode and in the free play mode and they can be found over Microgaming’s downloadable and non-downloadable casino platforms. Although it is unclear exactly how much each player was spending when he or she won, the lowest bet per round on most of these games starts from as little as $/€/£0.10 - $/€/£1.00 up to usually no more than $/€/£500.00 per round/hand/spin.

Head over to either of these top rated Microgaming casinos today and start playing in the real cash mode. Who knows, maybe you could be the next player to appear on the Fortune Lounge Winner’s Wall. These trustworthy online casinos are all licensed by the Lotteries & Gaming Authority of Malta.

Top Paying Microgaming Casinos in July 2014

Added: September 1, 2014

Let’s start by taking a look at the average Return to Player payout percentage reports for several top Microgaming casinos and we will also take a quick look at what these casinos are currently offering new players. The first casino that we will look at is Spin Palace Casino. The average RTP % for Slot Games in July 2014 came to 95.73%, for Poker Games it was 98.03%, for Table Games it was 97.65% and for All Games combined it was 95.99%.

If you head over to Spin Palace Casino today and register a new account, the welcome bonus here entitles each new player to claim up to $/€/£1,000 over the first three deposits. Claim a 100% matching deposit bonus on your first ever deposit, a 25% matching deposit bonus on your second deposit and then a 50% matching deposit bonus on your third ever deposit.

Over at 32Red Casino, the latest payout reports were calculated as follows: The average RTP % for Slot Games came to 95.66%, for Poker Games it was 98.83%, for Table Games it was 98.95% and for All Games combined it was 97.24%.There are some great new player welcome bonuses also currently available at this casino. You can claim a free $/€/£10 No Deposit Bonus, plus a 150% matching deposit bonus worth up to $/€/£150. This particular deposit bonus offer is a Slots Bonus.

You can also claim an extra $/€/£32 for every $/€/£10 that you deposit into your 32Red account thereafter and high rollers can claim a 100% matching deposit bonus worth up to a whopping $/€/£1,000. There are plenty of other fantastic casino bonuses available here for both new & existing players.

At All Slots Casino, the payout reports in July were as follows: The average RTP % for Slot Games came to 96.11%, for Poker Games it was 95.46%, for Table Games it was 97.43% and for All Games combined it was 96.11%. All Slots Casino is one of the most famous Microgaming casinos in the world and this impressive casino is currently offering all new players a massive $/€/£500 Welcome Package. You can claim four initial deposit bonuses when you first start depositing here.

At Platinum Play Casino, the payout reports in July were as follows: The average RTP % for Slot Games came to 96.17%, for Poker Games it was 99.28%, for Table Games it was 97.18% and for All Games combined it was 96.31%. If you register a new account here today, you can claim a One Hour Free Play welcome bonus where you are given 1500 in Free Chips and the aim is to try and make a profit (up to $/€/£100) within 60 minutes. A one-off deposit bonus is also available here.

At Jackpot City Casino, the payout reports in July were as follows: The average RTP % for Slot Games came to 95.89%, for Poker Games it was 97.15%, for Table Games it was 98.67% and for All Games combined it was 96.22%. This casino is also currently offering each new player a two-tier deposit match offer worth up to $/€/£500.

Online Slots Launched throughout June, July and August 2014

Added: August 11, 2014

Online slot enthusiasts have been treated to a huge number of new online slot machines throughout the summer months of 2014. In June, July and August, most of the major leading online casino software providers launched at least two brand new online slot machines. Let’s take a look at some of the best ones that arrived throughout this period.

Microgaming launched several new online slot machines which included RoboJack and Fish Party, but their two headline titles included Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park. These new Microgaming slots can now be found in loads of top Microgaming powered casinos, they are available in the real money mode and in the free play mode and they can be found over Microgaming’s, Flash, download and Quickfire platforms.

“Welcome… to Jurassic Park,” said Microgaming’s CEO, Roger Raatgever. “Since signing the Jurassic Park franchise earlier in the year, we have been on a grand adventure to create this online slot. Jurassic Park is an enormous brand so we knew we had to create something spectacular to represent the franchise’s iconic status.” He finished by saying, “The game goes live today (Aug. 6) with our operators and I’m very proud of what we have achieved; it’s one of our greatest slot creations to date!”

Betsoft Gaming has also released several new titles onto mobile and on desktop. The latest 3D slots from Betsoft Gaming included Gypsy Rose (available on mobile an desktop), as well as SugarPop (recently added to mobile, now available on both platforms). There was also It Came from Venus (an older title which has also now be developed for mobile) and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (launched straight away on both platforms).

“We've brought this dark tale to life with rich cinematics and unparalleled special effects,” said the Betsoft Gaming Head of Product Development, Anthony Locke. He continued, “Our version of Jekyll & Hyde explores themes of duality and change via the interplay between the doctor and his unspeakable shadow in the inimitable BetSoft style - unforgettable and distinct characters delivered in the highest quality, true 3D graphics in the industry with visionary features and bonus effects, including an explosively exciting cinematic that will take your breath away.” These words came from the Betsoft Website.

Net Entertainment also released some fantastic new titles which included Lost Island, The Wish Master, Mega Fortune Dreams and The Marvellous Mr Green, the latter of which is only available exclusively at Mr Green Casino. The latest IGT slots to have arrived included In Bloom, 100 Ladies and Miss Red and the very latest Playtech slots to have arrived included Sweet Party, Top Trumps World Football Stars 2014, Football Carnival, Sherlock Mystery, Esmeralda and Streak of Luck.

Fortune Lounge Rewards Program

Added: July 21, 2014

Fortune Lounge is an online casino group which controls a string of impressive online casinos, all of which are powered by award-winning Microgaming software. Their flagship brands include Royal Vegas Online Casino and Platinum Play Online Casino, plus they also control 7 Sultans Casino, Euro Palace Casino and Vegas Palms Casino.

As soon as you register a real cash account with any of these casinos, you will automatically be enrolled in to the Fortune Lounge Rewards Program. This loyalty program is a fantastic scheme which is designed to reward registered members based on their play in the casino (in the real money mode) and then depending on which currency you are playing in will determine exactly how many points you can earn per $/€/£1.00 wagered in the casino. Let’s take a quick look at a few examples.

To earn 1 loyalty point on slots such as Terminator 2, you must wager a minimum of €1.00 / $1.35. This ratio is basically the same for all online slot machines and scratch cards, therefore playing on these games will earn you the most points. In fact, when playing on a game called Bingo 90 Ball, you only need to wager €0.40 / $0.54 to earn 1 loyalty point.

On games such as Bubble Bonanza, you need to wager €1.00 / $2.70 to earn 1 point. On games like 3 Card Poker Gold, Casino War, Hold’em High Gold, Keno, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker Gold, Triple Pocket Hold’em Gold and Vegas 3 Card Rummy Gold, you must wager €5.00 / $6.76 to earn 1 point.

On games like American Roulette, European Blackjack Redeal Gold, European Roulette, French Roulette, Live Roulette (regular & playboy), Multi-Player Roulette Diamond Edition, Premier Roulette Diamond Edition, Roulette Royale, Sic Bo and Three Wheeler, you must wager €10.00 / $13.52 to earn 1 point.

On games like 3 Card Poker, Aces & Eights, Aces & Faces, All American, Atlantic City Blackjack Gold, Baccarat, Baccarat Gold, Big Five Blackjack Gold, Blackjack (and most other Blackjack Varieties, Live Blackjack Games and Video Pokers), as well as Cyberstud Poker, Louisiana Double, Poker Ride, Poker Pursuit and Vegas Craps, you must wager €20.00 / $27.05 to earn just 1 point.

When playing on games like All Aces, Classic Blackjack Gold (and all other Multihand Blackjack varieties), as well as a game called Win Spinner, you must wager a whopping €100.00 / $135.23 to earn just 1 point. In other words, you’re better off playing on the slot games to earn the most points, but the great news is that there are more than 300 individual slots for you to choose from.

You can find out more about the different tier benefits that you are entitled to from with the download client at any Fortune Lounge casino. As you progress through the ranks and move up through the higher loyalty tiers, you will earn MORE points per $/€/£1.00 wagered. You can also earn EXTRA loyalty points when playing on selected games during regular promotional periods.

Online Casino Advice & Tips for Beginners

Added: June 30, 2014

Signing up to an online casino for the first time is really easy and almost every online casino application form requires the same kind of information. It takes just a couple of minutes to register a new account with an online casino, but you need to be at least 18 years old to open a real cash account.

It would be a good idea to maybe practice on the games before signing up, just to see if you like the casino software they have. For example, Microgaming, Playtech, Realtime Gaming, Net Entertainment and IGT Interactive powered casinos are generally quite popular, and so are Betsoft Gaming, WMS Gaming and Rival Gaming powered casinos.

Although these software providers have all developed a similar breed of games, they all have something quite different to offer players and they all have a unique style of games. When playing in the free play mode to begin with, you can find out whether or not you actually like their games or not.

It would also be a good idea to have some kind of online casino payment method ready. Some of the most popular online casino banking methods include credit & debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Solo, Switch and Laser, but many online gamblers today also tend to prefer using popular e-wallets such as Skrill, PayPal and NETELLER, or even prepaid cards like Ukash and paysafecard.

When you are ready to make a deposit, just remember that before you can actually withdraw from the casino, the operators will require some kind of additional documentation from you so that their verification department can check that you are who you say you are. Most online casinos will require a recent gas or electric bill, or even a recent bank statement, just something that has your name and current address on.

Also remember that these documents generally have to be less than three months old otherwise they will be sent back. You will also need to send them a colour copy of your passport, ID card or driver’s license. This is fairly standard procedure at almost every fully licensed online casino today.

One of the other things to remember when signing up to an online casino today is that most bonuses come with wagering requirements (aka playthrough requirements). Always remember to read the small print before accepting any casino bonuses and you should be fine.

Top Microgaming Casinos available Online Today

Added: June 9, 2014

Microgaming is an industry award winning online casino software provider which powers more than 300 individual online casinos. Unfortunately US players are currently unable to sign up to any Microgaming powered casinos, but players from Canada, Australia, South Africa, mainland Europe and also the United Kingdom shouldn’t encounter any player location restrictions whatsoever when trying to register a real cash account with most Microgaming powered casinos.

Microgaming has developed several innovative products/platforms such as their most famous product - their impressive downloadable casino software. This is actually known as Microgaming's Viper client, plus they have also developed two non-downloadable platforms which are otherwise known as Quickfire and Flash platforms.

They have also developed an exciting non-downloadable Live Dealer Casino platform (with sexy playboy bunny live dealers and regular dealers) and players can also experience a growing number of games from their mobile or table device thanks to Microgaming’s mobile casino platform which is called Microgaming Go.

Microgaming has developed more games than any other software provider (approximately 700 individual titles with more than 1000 game variants) and they continue to release new games all the time. On average, at least two new games arrive each month at the vast majority of today’s Microgaming casinos. Microgaming is also the oldest online casino software provider in the world and it has been supplying games to online casinos since as far back as 1994.

In our expert opinion and after having closely monitored these casinos ourselves for several years now, we have found that there is not just one single Microgaming casino that we could say is the best. The main reason for this is because they are all slightly different in one way or another and they all have something unique to offer.

Although it may seems as though most of the games are the same at whichever microgaming casino you visit today, this isn’t always the case. For example, there is a slot which is exclusive to 32red casino called I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here and there are several other Microgaming casinos that have ‘exclusive’ slots which you can’t find anywhere else.

Let’s cut to the chase and tell you which Microgaming casinos we believe are the ones that really stand out above the rest. These casinos are all controlled by reputable operators, they are all fully licensed to offer real cash gambling services and they all have some great bonuses for players to benefit from.

When you get time, why not try and check out sites such as Jackpot City Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Mr Green Online Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Ruby Fortune Casino, All Slots Casino, All Jackpot Casino, Betway Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, Maple Casino, Casino-Mate, Casino Euro, 32Red Casino, Roxy Palace Casino and Euro Palace Casino.

Net Entertainment Launches Two New Roulette Games

Added: May 19, 2014

On April 24th 2014, Net Entertainment (one of the world’s leading online casino software providers) launched several brand new titles. The much anticipated Aliens slot machine was released, but the company also released two brand new online roulette varieties which included French Roulette and American Roulette.

“It’s a privilege to announce that an American and French Roulette version are being added to Net Entertainment’s best of breed games portfolio and we’re sure they will be very well-received,” said the Chief Product Officer of Net Entertainment, Simon Hammon. We managed to obtain these comments from the official NetEnt website.

The new French Roulette and American Roulette games from NetEnt both feature amazingly realistic graphics. They both have a simplified and user-friendly interface with smooth player controls and the in-play animations and innovative sound effects are fantastic. Players can expect to find standard roulette betting options with inside and outside bet types and the placing/removing of chips from the tables couldn’t be easier.

A detailed history and plenty of other useful in-play statistics are available and the hot & cold numbers are based on the previous 500 individual rounds. “Both games provide a world class experience and intuitive designs help make the feeling of sitting in an online table rail environment the best ever,” added Hammon.

Press the play button below to watch a preview of the new French Roulette game from NetEnt in action…

These extremely advanced online roulette games are quite possibly two of the best roulette varieties available anywhere online today. They can both be launched instantly in your browser over a non-downloadable flash casino platform and they can already be found in some of the world’s best online casinos such as Mr Green Casino. Press the play button below to watch a preview of the new American Roulette game from NetEnt in action…

You can play on these games either in the free play mode or in the real cash mode, but if you want to play for real cash prizes you would need to open a real cash account with either of the online casinos that actually have these games available, plus you need to be over the age of 18 to play on either of these games in the real cash mode.

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