What to Play First When Visiting an Online Casino

Added: July 13, 2015

Almost every online casino today is packed with a wide range of table games, card games, classic slots, video slots, video pokers, scratchcards, instant win games, progressive games, keno, speciality games and much more. You can generally find anywhere from 250 to 700 or more games, but the hard thing is deciding on which games to play on first.

The best thing to do would be to see if there are any huge progressive jackpots to play for and then perhaps start by playing on these games. You can quite often find progressive jackpot slots, progressive jackpot card & table games, progressive video pokers and one or two other progressive jackpot games. You can usually find individual prize pools worth well into the millions of dollars/pounds (or equivalent currency).

Some players have won huge progressive jackpots within just days of signing up to online casinos and these games have wide betting ranges to cater for almost every budget. If you get bored of playing on the progressive jackpot games, you could then check out the casino’s other most popular games. These are usually the slots.

Slot machines generally have either 3 or 5 reels with anywhere from 1 to 100 winning paylines. Online slots are really exciting and the multilined video slots also tend to have some entertaining second screen bonus rounds and lots of fun in-play special features for players to enjoy. There are so many different slots for you to explore and you should be able to find plenty that you will keep on returning to time after time.

If slots aren’t your thing, you might want to start by checking out the table & card games. Most online casinos today are packed with multiple blackjack & roulette varieties, plus you can also find games like baccarat, casino hold’em, sic bo, craps, casino war, Caribbean stud poker, Red Dog and Pai Gow poker, plus numerous other games.

If you just fancy a ‘quick fix’, then perhaps you should head to straight away to the scratch cards (aka scratchies). The best thing to do would be to try out as many games as possible because even though you think that you won’t like a certain game, you may find that you will actually love it when you launch it and give it a go. You can find a wide range of different games at casinos that are powered by the likes of Microgaming, Playtech, NetEnt, Realtime Gaming, IGT Interactive, WMS Gaming and Rival Gaming.

Bridesmaids & Other Great Branded Slots

Added: June 22, 2015

The new Bridesmaids online slot machine will be available at your favourite Microgaming casino in August 2015 and this will be launched across Microgaming’s Flash, download and Quickfire platforms. This new Microgaming slot will be added to an impressive portfolio of more than 10 branded slots.

Microgaming’s most famous branded online slots include The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Battlestar Galactica, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider – Secret of the Sword (aka Tomb Raider 1 and 2), Hitman, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, Playboy, Game of Thrones (5 reels and 15 winning paylines) and Game of Thrones (5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin).

All of these branded slots from Microgaming have some exciting bonus rounds and fun special features for you to enjoy and they all have some really wide betting ranges with big prizes to play for. You can play on any of these games in the real money mode and in the free play mode and they can be launched either instantly in your browser or from within Microgaming’s download client. The only slot that is NOT available in the free play mode is The Dark Knight.

Microgaming is not the only online casino software provider with a portfolio of branded slots. Playtech and NetEnt have also both developed some famous branded slot machines. NetEnt’s best branded slot machines include Aliens, South Park, South Park – Reel Chaos (South Park 2), Creature from the Black Lagoon, Scarface, The Invisible Man, Universal Monsters Dracula and Frankenstein.

Playtech has developed a series of more than 10 branded Marvel slot machines which include The Avengers, Spiderman Attack of the Green Goblin, Elektra, Iron Man 1, 2 and 3, The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine, Thor – The Mighty Avenger, X-Men, Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four, Blade, Captain America, Daredevil and Punisher – War Zone.

Playtech’s other most famous branded slot machines include Kong – The 8th Wonder of the World, Rocky, The Sopranos, Baywatch, Top Trumps World Football Stars 2014, The Mummy, Gladiator Jackpot, Little Britain, Marilyn Monroe, The Six Million Dollar Man, Chippendales, Cowboys & Aliens, The Three Musketeer’s, Sherlock Mystery, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Pink Panther, John Wayne, Britain’s Got Talent and Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven.

Play on these games today at sites like Betway Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, 32Red Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Gaming Club Casino or Golden Riviera Casino (all powered by Microgaming). You can find the NetEnt slots at sites like bgo Vegas, Mr Green Casino, Casino Euro, Betfair Arcade and Slots Magic and you can find the branded Playtech slots over at Paddy Power Casino, Omni Casino, Mansion Casino, Bet365 Casino and Casino.com.

Collecting Loyalty Rewards Points at Online Casinos

Added: June 1, 2015

Almost every online casino today runs some kind of attractive loyalty rewards program. These loyalty programs are fundamentally the same, but occasionally you will find some that are better than others. For example the amount of points that you can earn will vary a great deal from one online casino to the next and some casino operators will offer better ‘real-world’ rewards than others.

At some online casinos you may only be able to earn 1 loyalty point per $/€/£10.00 wagered in the casino, whereas at other casinos you may be able to earn only 1 loyalty point for every $/€/£50 wagered. You must also remember that playing on most table games and card games (and several other games) will earn you fewer points-per-dollar wagered compared to other games like the online slots and online scratchcards which can earn you more points-per-dollar wagered.

For example you may be able to earn up to as many as 20 loyalty points for every $/€/£10 wagered on the slot machines, but spending the same amount of cash on the table & card games may only earn you 1 or 2 loyalty points instead of 20 points. This will all be explained in the VIP/Rewards/Loyalty Points section of the casino. If you can’t seem to find this information anywhere you could quite easily contact the online casino customer support and they should be able to explain this for you.

Most online casinos allow players to exchange their loyalty points for cold hard cash and others will allow you to exchange your points for casino credits which can only be spent in the casino before you can withdraw any winnings. You can also find some online casino loyalty programs that allow you to spend your points on free spins for selected slot machines, or on entrance fees to certain online casino tournaments. You can also now find some casinos that allow you to spend your loyalty points on casino merchandise and on other great rewards.

If you want to become a part of some great loyalty rewards programs, head over to any of the Fortune Lounge casinos. These casinos include Casino La Vida, Red Flush Casino, 7 Sultans Casino, Euro Palace Casino, Vegas Palms Casino, Platinum Play Casino and Royal Vegas Casino and as soon as you sign up to one of these casinos you will instantly be awarded 2,500 loyalty points, FOR FREE.

Omni Casino and the Vegas Partner Lounge casinos also run fantastic rewards program. Vegas Partner Lounge controls casinos such as 777 Dragon Casino, Casino-Mate, Maple Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, River Nile Casino and Golden Riviera Casino. All of these casinos are free to sign up to and are powered either by Playtech (Omni Casino) or Microgaming (all of the others).

Win a Trip to Dubai at Roxy Palace Casino

Added: May 11, 2015

One of the best online casino promotions available online today is running right now at Roxy Palace Casino. The Ariana Promotion was launched on May 6th to coincide with the release of a brand new Microgaming slot machine called Ariana. One lucky winner will walk away with two tickets to stay at the Atlantis Palm Hotel in Dubai for a total of seven nights.

The full package includes a €1,000 cash bonus which will be added to the lucky winners Roxy Palace Casino account. The winner will also receive a Spa or Activity Package worth €600, in addition to the 2x return economy flights from London to Dubai, departing on Saturday 10th October 2015 and coming home on Saturday 17th October 2015. However, alternative departing airports and dates may also be available. The winner gets to stay for seven nights at the Five Star Atlantis Palm Hotel in Dubai and they will be staying in an Ocean Deluxe twin room.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of scooping the grand prize is wager a minimum of $/€/£25.00 on the brand new Ariana online slot machine. Alternatively, you can also earn 1x ticket into the prize draw by wagering $/€/£25.00 on the Mermaids Millions, Fish Party or Dolphin Quest slot machines. All of these games can be launched either instantly in your browser or from within the perfectly secure Roxy Palace Casino download client which is powered by award-winning Microgaming software.

That’s not all though, two other lucky winners can also win up to $/€/£500 each from two other random prize draws which will be taking place on Thursday 14th and 21st May 2015. For every $/€/£25 that you wager on any of these games throughout the promotional period, you will receive one or two two more entries for the Dubai Luxury Break Package.

In other words, the more you wager, the greater your chance of winning the grand prize will be. Head over to Roxy Palace Casino today and register a free account. On your first ever deposit you will receive a 100% match bonus worth up to $/€/£150 and then when you make your second ever deposit you can claim a further 25% match bonus worth up to $/€/£200. This eCOGRA certified online casino is licensed in Malta and it is owned by a company called Mega Pixel Entertainment Limited.

Recap of Latest Events from the Online Casino Industry

Added: April 20, 2015

The highlight of the month was that the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot was won. The record-breaking CA$7,562,019.94 (€5,375,695.08 / £4,092,220) went to a Canadian player who was playing from his mobile or tablet device over at Royal Vegas Mobile Casino. This jackpot instantly became the largest ever progressive jackpot paid out on mobile, beating the previous record holder’s massive £3.7 Million win which occurred less than two years ago.

“Mark A had only been a player with us for 7 days; I don’t think you could ask for a better start to playing at Royal Vegas! One of our senior VIP executive hosts had the pleasure of phoning Mark to confirm the win and to congratulate him; to say he was elated is an understatement,” said a spokesperson for Royal Vegas Mobile Casino.

In other news, Net Entertainment has recently extended its tentacles even further which basically means that you can now find a selection of NetEnt games over at bwin.party online casino and also now at Slots Magic (formerly Jackpot Party Casino). “We are very pleased to launch a selection of our award-winning games with bwin.party – one of the world’s most successful online casino operators – and I am confident that we can support them to stay ahead of the competition and deliver the ultimate player experience,” said NetEnt’s MD, Enrico Bradamante.

You can now find games such as Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst, Aliens, South Park (1 and 2), Steam Tower, Cosmic Quest, The Invisible Man and Tornado: Farm Escape. Eve more NetEnt titles will also continue to arrive at these two perfectly secure gambling portals from now on. The next title that will be arriving at these two online casinos will no doubt be a branded slot machine called Dracula, which is scheduled for release on April 23rd, 2015.

Finally, several fun new online slot machines recently arrived in casinos. Microgaming launched a couple of great new slots which included Rabbit in the Hat (5 reels and 9 winning paylines) and Dragon’s Myth (5 reels and 20 winning paylines). The new Rabbit in the Hat slot was developed in-house and the new Dragon’s Myth slot was actually made by a game developer called Rabcat. IGT Interactive launched a brand new slot called Natural Powers (5 reels and 40 winning paylines) and RTG (Realtime Gaming) launched a new slot called Ghost Ship (5 reels and 25 winning paylines).

You can find the new Microgaming slots at sites like Royal Vegas Casino, Betway Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Jackpot City Casino, 32Red Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, Casino-Mate and Red Flush Casino and you can now find the new IGT slot at sites like Mr Green Casino, Casino Euro and bgo Vegas. The new RTG slot is now available at sites like Silver Oak Casino, Aladdin’s Gold Casino, ClubWorld Casinos, Casino Titan, Lucky Red Casino and Slots Jungle. All of these new online slot machines are available in the real money mode and in the free play mode.

Preview of the New Microgaming Casino Games Arriving in April

Added: March 29, 2015

Microgaming will be launching a couple of new mobile slot machines in April 2015 and they will include a new mobile slot called Harveys and a new Rhyming Reels mobile slot called Georgie Porgie. The new Harveys mobile slot has been avaialable on desktop for several years now, but you will soon be able to play on this popular title from your smartphone or tablet device.

This new mobile slot has 5 reels and 25 winning paylines. The Champagne Bottle is the Bonus Symbol, the Wild Symbol is Harvey and the Scatter Symbol is the After Dinner Mints. The Wild Symbol will substitute all symbols on the reels expect for the Scatter Symbols and Bonus Symbols. You can win up to 30 Free Spins and a maximum 25X Prize Multiplier when the Bonus Symbols land on reels 2 and 4.

You can also try to boost your line wins even further during normal play by selecting the Gamble Feature, plus the new mobile version of this slot also has Random Multipliers which can also improve your line wins. This new mobile slot will soon be available in your favourite Microgaming powered mobile casino.

The new Georgie Porgie mobile slot has 5 reels and 15 winning paylines and the main bonus round on this slot is also a Free Spins Bonus. This will trigger when three of more of the Mouth Spray Scatter Symbols land in any position across the reels. 3 Scatter Symbols showing up will trigger 15 Free Spins, 4 showing up will trigger 20 Free Spins and 5 showing up will trigger 25 Free Spins.

In addition to the Free Spins, you will also receive a 5X prize multiplier. The Wild Symbol on this new mobile slot is the Georgie Porgie Logo and this will substitute all symbols on the reels except for the Scatter Symbol. This Wild Symbol can also boost your line win by up to 25X during the Free Spins Bonus.

The other new slot is an online slot machine for desktop casinos and it’s called Rabbit in the Hat. This new online slot from Microgaming has 5 reels and 9 winning paylines with a Magic Show theme. You can win some big prizes on this new slot thanks to the Mystery Hats, the Free Spins Hats, the Wild Hats and the Cash Hats and you can win up to 90,000.00 coins during the Free Spins Bonus.

These new slots will soon be available at sites like Gaming Club Casino, Gaming Club Mobile Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Jackpot City Mobile Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Spin Palace Mobile Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Royal Vegas Mobile Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Crazy Vegas Mobile Casino, Casino-Mate and Casino-Mate Mobile Casino.

A Look at the Online Casino Industry in March 2015

Added: March 9, 2015

A lot has been happening in the online casino industry already in 2015, but this section will focus mainly on some of the highlights from the industry in February and March 2015. Lots of fun new online casino games arrived, Casino Euro had a makeover, the ICE Totally Gaming exhibition and the International Gaming Awards both took place in London and details about several currently unreleased slots were released.

At this year’s International Gaming Awards, Playtech won the iGaming Software Supplier award for the second year in a row, Mr Green Casino won the Online Casino Operator of the Year award for the third year in a row and Net Entertainment (NetEnt) won the Slot Provider/Supplier Product of the Year award.

“To walk away with the Slot Provider/Supplier Product of the Year for both online and land based is a superb achievement. Our mission is always to provide leading edge online casino solutions and we’re honoured to be recognized for our hard work,” said Per Eriksson, President and CEO of NetEnt. We managed to obtain these words from the official NetEnt website.

At this year’s ICE Totally Gaming exhibition, some of the biggest names in the online gambling industry showcased their latest technology and previewed several new games. Microgaming announced that it will be releasing a new branded slot machine called Bridesmaids which is based on the 2011 Universal Pictures movie of the same name. This new slot has multilevel bonus round with 5 reels and 40 winning paylines and it will arrive in casinos in August.

We obtained the following comments from a recent Microgaming press release: “Bridesmaids is a comedy classic! The storyline, characters and genuinely hilarious stand-out scenes combine to make it one of the most successful comedy films of all time. We’re thrilled to have signed another licensing agreement with Universal. Furthermore, the brand adds a completely new dimension to our branded game portfolio – we’re excited for its launch later in the year.”

Microgaming also launched two new slots in February which included Golden Era (5 reels and 15 winning paylines) and Cricket Star (5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin). This award-winning online casino software provider also then went on to release the two new slots on Wednesday 4th March called Lucky Leprechaun (5 reels and 20 winning paylines) and Golden Princess (5 reels and 25 winning paylines).

In February 2015, Net Entertainment launched a new slot called Steam Tower. “Steam Tower is packed full of innovative developments and progressive features that NetEnt are renowned for. The Victorian era is synonymous with advancement and improvement, which reflects our own mission to drive the online casino market forward,” said NetEnt’s Chief Product Officer Simon Hammon. These comments came directly from the NetEnt website. NetEnt will also be launching another new online slot machine in March called Spiñata Grande (5 reels, 40 winning paylines and ‘colossal symbols’).

The latest slot in February from IGT Interactive was a slot called Prowling Panther and then a few weeks later this company added another slot called Siberian Storm to its range of ‘wide area’ MegaJackpots progressive jackpot slot machines. Realtime Gaming launched the third instalment in a series of The Three Stooges slot machines and several more new slots will also be arriving soon.

For example Microgaming will be launching a new online slot called Rabbit in the Hat (5 reels and 9 winning paylines) and this will arrive at some point in April. Also keep an eye out for new HD slots from Microgaming which are available now or coming soon. Some of these include Loaded HD, Secret Admirer HD, Avalon HD and Carnaval HD.

Best Online Casinos for UK Players

Added: February 16, 2015

There are plenty of perfectly secure online casinos for UK players and these top gaming sites are now fully compliant with the new gaming legislation which came into effect towards the end of 2014. This basically means that they have obtained an online gaming license from the UK Gambling Commission.

You will find that today’s best UK online casinos are in fact licensed by more than one authority, in more than one jurisdiction. For example, many of today’s most highly recommended online casinos will also be licensed either by the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, by the Malta Gaming Authority (formerly the Lotteries & Gaming Authority of Malta), by the Gambling Supervision Commission (which is located in the Isle of Man), or in Alderney, by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, which is located in the UK Channel Islands.

Today’s best UK online casinos are powered by some of the world’s leading online casino software providers and they are controlled by some of the most trusted names from the online and offline gambling industry. Some of these casinos are powered entirely by one software provider, but others tend to be powered by multiple software providers.

For example, Betway Casino, 32Red Casino and Roxy Palace Casino are all powered entirely by downloadable and non-downloadable Microgaming software, whereas casinos like Mr Green Casino, bgo Vegas and Casino Euro are powered by a variety of different software providers.

At Mr Green Casino, which is an entirely non-downloadable casino, you can find games from Bally Technologies, Microgaming (Quickfire), NYX Interactive, IGT Interactive, Yggdrasil Gaming, Thunderkick, Quickspin and Net Entertainment, plus live dealer games from Evolution Gaming.

At Casino Euro you can find games from Amaya Gaming, Ash Gaming, Bell-Fruit Group/Mazooma Interactive Games, Blueprint Gaming, Gaming Technology Solutions (aka GTS), IGT Interactive, Microgaming, Net Entertainment (NetEnt), Play’n GO and WMS Gaming. Live dealer casino games from Evolution Gaming can also be found here. At bgo Vegas, you can find games from NetEnt, Bally Technologies, Microgaming, NextGen and IGT Interactive, plus you can also find some exclusive games which have been developed in-house by a company called BGO Entertainment.

Some of the other best UK online casinos tend to be powered entirely by downloadable and non-downloadable Playtech software. Some of the best Playtech powered casinos for UK players include sites like Bet365 Casino, Paddy Power Casino, Ladbrokes Casino, William Hill Casino, Betfair Casino, Gala Casino, Coral Casino and Genting Casino. If you are based in the UK, some of the other top casinos to keep an eye out for include Unibet Casino, BetVictor Casino, Casumo Casino, Intercasino, Slots Magic and Betfair Arcade.

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