Global Gaming Awards 2015

Added: October 5, 2015

The Global Gaming Awards is an awards ceremony which celebrates some of the triumphs from both online and offline gaming industries and it is now in its second year. A panel of 50 expert judges decided the fate of approximately 10 to 12 contenders from each of the 12 categories and KPMG Gibraltar officiated to maintain complete transparency in the voting process. The 2015 Global Gaming Awards took place on Monday 28th September at the Venetian Palazzo Congress Center in Las Vegas.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the winners from this years’ event. Ricardo Regner from Scientific Games won the Latin America Executive of the Year award. S3000, IGT won the Casino Product of the Year award. MGM Resorts International won the Land Based Operator of the Year award. Powerbucks, IGT won the Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year award and Income Access won the Digital Acquisition Program of the Year award.

Bet365 won the Digital Operator of the Year award. MGM Resorts International (MLife) won the Customer Loyalty Program of the Year award. Scientific Games won the Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year award. Microgaming won the Digital Gaming Innovation award and for a second year running Microgaming also won the Digital Product of the Year award.

The Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever, said, “We are so proud to win not one but two awards at this highly prestigious and credible award ceremony! Jurassic Park™ is an incredible game and the fact that the experience is just as impressive on mobile as it is online really does blow people away.” He then went on to say, “But to win an award for innovation is particularly close to my heart as we have always worked so hard to stay several steps ahead of the industry, predicting trends and ensuring that our content works on emerging technology.”

He then finished by saying, “For those that have seen our slots work on smart watches and experienced our VR Roulette product, it is an incredible insight into the future of online gaming. A big thanks and well done to my team for this huge achievement!” All of these comments came from a recent Microgaming press release.

Microgaming was recognised for its forward thinking in work in Virtual Reality and Wearable Technology, in particular for a game called VR Roulette. Microgaming was also recognised for a branded online slot machine called Jurassic Park which first appeared online in August 2014. The other leading online casino software provider to walk away with an award was NetEnt. This company won the Digital Industry Supplier of the Year and the runner up in this category was Playtech.

Big Jackpot Winner

Added: September 14, 2015

We have lost count of how many big wins have occurred at some of the world’s best online casinos. When we say ‘big win’, we mean wins that total more than $/€/£100,000. Really big wins are the ones that total more than $/€/$1,000,000. Players have won big while playing on numerous games developed by various software providers over the past ten or so years and one of the latest big wins in 2015 occurred over at a Finnish online casino called Play Among Friends (

“NetEnt’s innovative games provide players with more ways than ever to win, whether it’s at home or on the move,” said the Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, Simon Hammon. He then went on to say, “This is just proof again that our pooled jackpot games change people’s lives for the better. It’s a fantastic win on Paf and we’re looking forward to another large jackpot falling on one of our players soon.” We took these comments from the official NetEnt website.

The lucky winner from Helsinki who wishes to remain anonymous won a life-changing €3 million while playing on a NetEnt slot machine called Mega Fortune Dreams. This is a progressive jackpot slot machine which only arrived in selected casinos on June 3rd, 2014. This game has a luxury/wealth/money theme with 5 reels and 20 winning paylines. It can be launched instantly in your browser, no download required, and it can now be found at sites like Unibet Casino, Mr Green Casino and Betsafe Casino.

The lucky winner said, “This is the happiest day of my life. I haven’t been able to sleep, and my husband and I can’t believe that this is really happening. I only really grasped that I had won when Paf contacted me by phone on Saturday morning.” These comments also came from the NetEnt website. This was the seventh largest win this year (2015) at Paf and it’s the sixth million+ jackpot that this slot has paid out already this year. Since May 2015 this slot has paid out an incredible €22 million.

This winner from Helsinki was only playing with €0.40 per spin when she triggered the jackpot bonus round and won his huge prize. Some of the other famous progressive jackpot slots from NetEnt that also usually have big jackpots to play for include Mega Fortune, Arabian Nights, Hall of Gods and Cosmic Fortune. These slots are even more widely available than the Mega Fortune Dreams slot and can be found at sites like Bet365 Vegas, bgo Vegas, Betfair Arcade, William Hill Games and Slots Magic.

Top-Rated US Online Casinos Revealed

Added: August 23, 2015

US players today have a growing number of perfectly secure online casinos where they can visit and gamble either in the real money mode or in the free play demo mode. Many of the best US online casinos are powered either by Realtime Gaming or by Betsoft Gaming, or in some cases by both of these software providers.

The best online casinos for US players tend to be licensed in trusted jurisdictions such as Kahnawake (by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission), in Antigua & Barbuda (by the Directorate of Offshore Gaming), or in Curaçao (by the Curaçao Internet Gaming Association, aka CIGA).

You will also find that a lot of US online casinos are licensed in less trustworthy jurisdictions such as Panama, Costa Rica, Belize and Anjouan and that a growing number of online casinos for US players are powered by the likes of Rival Gaming and TopGame. To be truthfully honest, our most highly recommended US online casinos are the ones that are powered by Realtime Gaming (aka RTG) and/or Betsoft Gaming and also those which are licensed, as mentioned, in Kahnawake or in Curaçao.

Our favourite US online casinos include, in no particular order, Gossip Slots and Drake Casino (both powered by non-downloadable Betsoft Gaming and Arrow’s Edge software) and our favourite Realtime Gaming powered casinos include Slotastic, Royal Ace Casino, SlotsPlus Casino, Club World Casino, Aladdin’s Gold Casino, Sun Palace Casino, Vegas Casino Online, Silver Oak Casino and Bovada Casino. Bovada also now has a range of games from Betsoft Gaming.

All of these casinos are free to sign up to and they are controlled by trustworthy operators with a proven track record within the online gambling industry. When you register an account at any of these casinos, you can claim some kind of guaranteed new player welcome bonus when you deposit for the very first time. All of these casinos accept US dollars and they all now welcome a variety of effective US online payment options.

You can play at these RTG powered casinos either instantly in your browser (over a Flash casino platform) or from within RTG’s state of the art casino download client. To really get the most out of your experience when visiting any of these Realtime Gaming casinos we recommend installing the free software onto your computer as soon as you sign up.

If you are based in America and are looking for somewhere to play on a variety of different online casinos games, head over to any of the Realtime Gaming or Betsoft Gaming powered casinos that were mentioned above and start playing for some really big jackpots today.

Are The Latest Slots Any Good?

Added: August 3, 2015

There are lots of new online slot machines arriving in casinos all the time. Almost every major online casino software provider launches at least one or more new games every four to six weeks throughout the year without fail. Some launch more than others, but there is never any shortage of new games. The question is though, “Are the Latest Slots Any Good?” or do they just keep churning out the same old content time and time again.

We have enjoyed playing on hundreds, possibly thousands, of online slot machines since the mid-90’s, so we know what makes a good online slot machine. In our expert opinion we can truly say that today’s online slot machines are just as exciting today as they were when they first started appearing in casinos all those years ago.

In fact, some of the much older slot machines are still around today. These much older slots are still quite addictive and companies like Microgaming have even been re-releasing some of their much older titles in HD and widescreen. The revamped versions come with modern functionality and improved features for a smoother and more enjoyable experience.

Today’s new online slot machines are basically incredible, especially the latest slots from Microgaming, Playtech, NetEnt and Betsoft Gaming. You can also now find some thoroughly entertaining new slots from companies such as IGT Interactive, NextGen Gaming, WMS Gamming, Bally Technologies, Leander Games, Play’n GO, iSoftBet, Saucify (formerly BetOnSoft), Ash Gaming, Aristocrat Online, Scientific Games, Quickspin and Genesis Gaming. There are lots of other great game developers out there who have also recently launched some impressive new online slots.

These games tend to have lots of exciting special symbols such as Stacked Wild Symbols, Expanding Wild Symbols, Multiplying Wild Symbols, Scatter Symbols and Bonus Symbols and many of these games now have more than one bonus round for you to win prizes from. So to answer our original question, “Are the Latest Slots Any Good?” the answer is a resounding “Yes”. Today’s latest online slot machines are well worth checking out and they are now widely available.

You can find hundreds of great slots over at sites like Mr Green Casino, bgo Vegas, Gaming Club Casino, Bet365 Casino, Paddy Power Casino, Omni Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, Slots Magic Casino, Betway Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino,, Genting Casino, Gala Casino and Betfair Arcade. Some of these online casinos are powered by multiple software providers and this means that you can find an extremely diverse range of the latest slots, especially when compared to the sites that are powered by just one company.

Some of the latest slots to keep an eye out for include Cash Bandits, Bridesmaids, Ariana, Big Chef, Hot as Hades, Weekend in Vegas, Jackpot Giant, Viking Vanguard, Firehouse Hounds, Mega Glam Life, Event Horizon, Pinocchio, Neon Staxx, Super Monopoly Money, Universal Monsters Dracula, Stickers, Lucha Libre and Rabbit in the Hat.

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

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.

Back to Top