What Happened at IGA 2016 and ICE Totally Gaming?

Added: February 8, 2016

The International Gaming Awards is now in its ninth year and the very latest event took place in London on Monday 1st February at The Savoy Hotel. This prestigious annual awards ceremony recognises the achievements from the online and offline gaming industries. More than 20 awards were handed out and both Microgaming and NetEnt walked away winners.

Microgaming picked up the ‘Innovator of the Year’ award for a game called VR Roulette and NetEnt won the ‘Slot Provider/Supplier Product of the Year’ award. IGT won the ‘Best User Experience in Mobile’ award. Yggdrasil won the ‘iGaming Software Supplier’ award and Mr Green won the ‘Mobile Operator of the Year’ award. Play’n GO won the ‘Mobile Product of the Year’ award and the ‘Online Casino Operator of the Year’ award went to Leo Vegas.

Speaking about their award for VR Roulette was the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever. “What a fantastic start to ICE! And what a tremendous accolade for our Research and Development team. They are constantly thinking ahead and pushing the boundaries, and deserve praise for consistently producing pioneering solutions that are effectively shaping the future of online gaming.” He then went on to say, “This award, the second of its kind in recent months, further cements our status as the creative force in our industry. It really is a fantastic achievement – well done to all involved!”

The following day, February 2md, ICE Totally Gaming kicked off and this three day event ran until 4pm on February 4th. Lots of new games from some of the world’s leading online casino software providers were previewed at ICE 2016 and these new games should gradually start to arrive in casinos over the coming months. Microgaming also announced that it has signed a new licensing agreement with Universal Brand Development. This partnership means that Microgaming will now begin developing a new online slot called Jurassic World.

Microgaming’s latest slots, Bikini Party and Dragon Dance, were both launched across multiple platforms on February 3rd. The award-winning software provider also launched a brand new mobile slot called Lucky Zodiac. “Our February game add-on shows our continued commitment to deliver dual-release games, enabling players to be entertained wherever they decide to play and on whichever device they choose,” said Microgaming’s Head of Product Channels, Neill Whyte.

The other top story that involved Microgaming occurred on the first day of ICE. An official Guinness World Records adjudicator handed Microgaming, Betway Casino and 26-year-old-Jonathon Heywood from England an official Guinness World Records® certificate recognising the world record breaking €17,879,645.12 jackpot win that occurred at Betway Casino in October 2015 on a Microgaming slot called Mega Moolah. This huge win earned Microgaming/Mega Moolah the title for ‘Largest Jackpot Payout In An Online Slot Machine Game’.

January 2016 Winners from Various Online Casinos

Added: January 18, 2016

It has been a good start to the New Year for hundreds of online gamblers who have collectively managed to win millions while playing at some of the most famous Microgaming casinos in the world. In no particular order, this page will reveal some of the latest big wins that have already occurred in January 2016. These winners were playing in various major currencies and the only info that we have about most of these players is the amount of cash they won and also their initials. We also managed to find out which games some of these winners were playing on.

While playing at the Vegas Partner Lounge casinos, the following players all won big between January 10th to 17th. Player F.W. netted a total of NZ$15,024.00. Player M.O. won €8,208.00. Player G.P. won a total of AU$5,376.38. Player L.A. won a total of US$8,680.00 from one game, plus a further US$3,891.00 from a different game and player P.N. won CA$4,923.00. Player M.V. won €19,190.20 from one game and then a further €5,872.00 from another game. Player E.E. won CA$7,440.80 from one game and then CA$4,974.30 from another game. There was also player M.J. who won CA$7,923.50.

Vegas Partner Lounge controls a total of four major Microgaming powered casinos which include Casino Mate, Crazy Vegas Casino, Maple Casino and Golden Riviera Casino. The manager and spokesperson for Golden Riviera Casino, Max Stern, spoke about these recent big wins, saying, “This year the casino expects to make more people richer, and of course for a player to be rich they have to play and win.” We managed to obtain these comments from a recent Golden Riviera Casino press release.

Let’s now take a quick look at some of the latest Fortune Lounge winners. This renowned online casino operator controls sites like Royal Vegas Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Red Flush Casino and Vegas Palms Casino. This latest big winners info also reveals which games these players won from. For example player M.W. won AU$41,040.00 from the Gold Factory slot. Player M.L. won US$27,834.00 from the Girls with Guns II – Frozen Dawn slot and also on this exact same game, player R.F. won €28,568.25.

Player J.M. won CA$20,100.00 from the Avalon slot. Player R.N. won US$13,600.00 from the Happy New Year slot. Player F.P. won a total of CA$16,500.00 from the Break da Bank Again slot and player A.O. won AU$16,325.00 from the Adventure Palace slot. Player S.K. won NZ$10,200.00 from this exact same game and there was also player P.F. who won exactly €40,000.00 from the Double Double Bonus Poker video poker game.

The biggest winner so far in January 2016 was player D.C. who netted an incredible CA$272,800.00 from the Ariana slot machine. All of these trustworthy online casinos are eCOGRA certified, they are all licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and they are all free to sign up to. You can sogn up to any of these casinos today for free and you could be one of the very next big winners.

A Look at the Koi Princess Slot from NetEnt

Added: December 28, 2015

There are very few Manga themed slot machines available online today, but there is one that is definitely worth trying to track down. The Koi Princess online slot arrived in casinos on November 24th, 2015, and this Manga-art-inspired slot was developed by an industry award-winning online casino software provider called NetEnt AB (formerly Net Entertainment NE AB).

The lowest cost per spin on this game is just 0.20 coins and there is no way that you can adjust the number of paylines each spin is played with. Increasing the bet level and the coin value to the maximum amount allowed means that high rollers can spend up to 200.00 coins per spin. However, you can increase this bet range even further by having the Bonus Bet Option ACTIVATED.

Activating this feature will double the cost of the spin, which means that you can actually spend up to as much as 400.00 coins per spin. Having this Bonus Bet Option activated will also increase the chance of triggering a Random Feature or a Bonus Feature, so we do recommend activating it activated if you can afford it. The lowest cost per spin with this feature active is therefore 0.40 coins and not 0.20 coins. Having it active will also increase the values on the Bonus Wheel and it will also increase sure win coins in the Sure Win Free Spins Bonus Round.

“Koi Princess is a beautifully designed Manga-inspired slot that includes more features than ever before,” said the Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, Simon Hammon. He continued, “With this thrilling multichannel release, NetEnt has delivered on an Asian promise of more excitement and ways to win, whether that’s on desktop, retail or mobile.” We took these comments from the official NetEnt website.

The four Random Features include 5-Hit (a guaranteed 5-of-a-kind-win), Random Wilds, Wild Reels and the Bonus Activation Feature. A Random Bonus Feature can also be awarded when a Bonus Symbol lands in any position on reels 1, 3 and 5. These Bonus Features include Sure Win Free Spins, Wild Reels Free Spins, a Coin Win and the Bonus Wheel. All of these exciting Random Features and Bonus Features guarantee some kind of win once triggered.

We definitely recommend checking this action & feature packed slot out as soon as you get the chance. This game can now be found at more than 60 fully licensed NetEnt powered casinos and some of our favourite NetEnt casinos include bet365 Vegas, bgo Vegas, Mr Green Casino, Casumo Casino, Vera & John Casino, Betfair Arcade and Slots Magic.

A Look at What’s Been Happening in the Online Casino Industry

Added: December 7, 2015

Two top-rated online casinos recently celebrated their birthdays, lots of new online slot machines arrived and the 2015 eGaming Review Operator Awards took place towards the end of November, 2015, plus several other top casino related stories are discussed here. Intercasino celebrated its 19th birthday and Omni Casino turned 18. To mark the occasion both of these casinos ran a series of extended promotional offers.

The eGaming Review Operator Awards is now in its 11th year and this years’ event was held at The Artillery Garden at the HAC in London. More than 700 industry professionals from the world’s leading online gaming firms attended and a total of 26 awards were handed out. The Game of the Year Award went to NetEnt for an online slot machine called Spiñata Grande.

“To win the eGR Game of the Year award, voted for by operators, is fantastic reward for everyone involved in bringing Spiñata Grande to market. NetEnt always strives to design and build games that excite players and fulfil the requirements of our customers,” said NetEnt’s Chief Product Officer, Simon Hammon. We took these comments directly from a recent NetEnt press release.

NetEnt was also in the headlines when a 30-year-old Swedish player hit a world-record-breaking €8.6m jackpot while playing on a NetEnt mobile slot called Mega Fortune Touch in November. “I was totally speechless and couldn’t believe what was happening. It was late and my wife had already gone to bed, but I had to wake her up and celebrate,” said the lucky winner. He then went on to say, “I’m going to lay low to begin with, but I’ll make sure my mortgage is paid and treat myself to some exciting holidays. It will probably be difficult to avoid buying a new car!”

Lots of new online slot machines recently arrived in casinos and are now widely available in the real money mode and in the free play demo mode. Microgaming launched a new mobile slot called Lucky Koi, as well as four new desktop pokies including Bullseye, Star Dust, Serenity and Christmas Holidays. The latest Playtech slots included Sinbad’s Golden Voyage, The Riches of Don Quixote, Fei Cui Gong Zhu, Nian Nian You Yu, Fortunate 5 and Top Gun.

NetEnt launched Koi Princess and King of Slots and Realtime Gaming launched a new Christmas themed slot called The Nice List. You will also soon be able to find even more new slots at your favourite NetEnt casinos and Microgaming casinos. NetEnt will soon be releasing Guns N’ Roses, Fruit Shop – Christmas Edition and Flowers – Christmas Edition and Microgaming’s currently unreleased slots include Bikini Party and Dragon Dance.

New Christmas Themed Slots to Look Out For This Christmas

Added: November 16, 2015

There are lots of great Christmas themed slots available online today and these games can actually be enjoyed all year round, not just at Christmas time. Playtech, Microgaming, Realtime Gaming and several other leading online casino software providers have all developed a least one traditionally Christmas themed slot, all of which are now widely available in the real money mode and in the free play mode.

Some of these games include Naughty or Nice, The Elf Wars, Santa Strikes Back, Return of the Rudolph, Rudolph’s Revenge and Santastic! (all from Realtime Gaming), as well as Ghosts of Christmas and Santa Surprise (both from Playtech). Microgaming’s best Christmas themed slots include titles such as Deck the Halls, Secret Santa, Jungle Bells, Scrooge Repents, Santa Paws, Ho, Ho, Ho and Gift Rap.

We also recently found out that Microgaming and NetEnt will be releasing even more new Christmas themed slots just in time for Christmas 2015, which means that they may have already arrived by the time you are reading these words. NetEnt’s latest Christmas themed slots will include Flowers™ Christmas Edition and Fruit Shop™ Christmas Edition and Microgaming’s latest Christmas themed slot is called Happy Holidays.

The Happy Holidays slot from Microgaming has 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin. The Wild Symbol is the Happy Holidays Logo and the Scatter Symbol is the Bauble. The Wild Symbols can substitute all other symbols (apart from the Scatter Symbols) and they can also appear stacked to fill entire reels. The Free Spins Bonus Round will instantly trigger when three or more of the Bauble Scatter Symbols appear in any position across the reels.

During the Free Spins Bonus, the number of win ways will increase from 243 up to as many as 1024 per spin. There’s also the Frosty Feature which can trigger randomly during normal play and when this does eventually trigger, all of the character symbols that are on the reels will be turned in to cash prizes. You will soon be able to find this Christmas themed slot at sites like Crazy Vegas Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Roxy Palace Casino, Betway Casino, All Slots Casino Jackpot City Casino and Gaming Club Casino.

The new Flowers™ Christmas Edition slot machine which has 5 reels and 30 paylines and the new Fruit Shop™ Christmas Edition slot which has 5 reels and 15 paylines will be available at sites like bgo Vegas (or bgo Games), Slots Magic, Mr Green Casino, Betfair Arcade, Bet365 Vegas, Casumo Casino, Vera & John Casino and Casumo Casino.

A Look at Some of the Most Recently Released Slots

Added: October 26, 2015

Online slot enthusiasts have been treated to some exciting new online slot machines in October 2015. These new online slots have been developed by some of the world’s leading online casino software providers and they are all now widely available in the real money mode. We were treated new slots from Microgaming, NetEnt, Realtime Gaming, Betsoft Gaming and Playtech/Ash Gaming.

NetEnt launched a trio of new online slot machines, all of which can now be found at Mr Green Casino. In fact one of these new slots, Mr Green Moonlight, is exclusive to Mr Green Casino. This new slot has a Werewolf/Victorian theme with 5 reels and 20 winning paylines. NetEnt also launched a new slot called Hook’s Heroes (5 reels and 20 paylines) and Pyramid: Quest for Immortality (5 reels and 720 ways to win per spin).

“With Pyramid: Quest for Immortality, NetEnt will immerse players in the exotic world of Ancient Egypt,” said the Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, Simon Hammon. He continued, “With so many exciting ways to win, including NetEnt’s popular Avalanche feature, winners could soon be living like pharaohs.” We took these comments from the official NetEnt website.

A couple of brand new Halloween themed slots also recently arrived in casinos, both of which have 5 reels and 50 winning paylines. One of these new slots, Happy Halloween, was developed by a company called Play’n GO and the other new slot, Bubble Bubble, was developed by Realtime Gaming (RTG). Play on the new Play’n Go slot at Mr Green Casino and play on the new RTG slot at sites like Lucky Red Casino, Manhattan Slots, Aladdin’s Gold Casino, Club World Casino and Silver Oak Casino.

Playtech and its sister company Ash Gaming recently launched a total of five new online slot machines which included Nian Nian You Yu (5 reels and 9 paylines), Fei Cui Gong Zhu (5, 20), The Riches of Don Quixote (5, 25), Fortunate 5 (5, 15) and Sinbad’s Golden Voyage (6 reels and 164 paylines). You can play on these new slots right now at William Hill Casino, plus they should soon arrive at even more Playtech powered casinos over the next couple of weeks.

We also recently noticed that Betsoft Gaming launched a new online slot called The Tipsy Tourist and IGT Interactive launched a new one called Pacific Paradise. Microgaming’s latest slots included Titans of the Sun – Hyperion, Titans of the Sun Theia, Peek-A-Boo and Rugby Star. “This month we’ve delivered the perfect mythical duo; Titans of the Sun, Hyperion and Theia,” said Microgaming’s CEO, Roger Raatgever.

He then finished by saying “Both male and female lead characters have been designed in tandem, to appeal to various demographics. Beautifully designed and containing a rich feature set, we believe they’ll be very popular among players.” These comments came directly from an official Microgaming press release.

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 (paf.com).

“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.

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