A Look at some Top Live Dealer Casinos

Added: April 7, 2014

There are some awesome live dealer casinos available online today and the very best ones tend to be powered either by Microgaming, Playtech or Evolution Gaming software. You can find this cutting edge live dealer casino technology from each of these leading software providers in many of the world’s most famous and most secure online casinos.

In fact, Evolution Gaming live dealer software is now hosted at more top tier gambling portals than any other software provider's live dealer products. Evolution has been supplying its impressive product to numerous gambling portals since 2006. The table action from their live dealer casino is streamed directly to your device from a perfectly secure location in Riga, Latvia and it is regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

Microgaming and Playtech have both developed equally impressive live dealer casino platforms and their live casinos have also become extremely popular over the past couple of years. Players can also now find professionally trained Playboy Bunny live dealers at most of today’s microgaming powered casinos and the main types of live dealer games that you can generally find (whether it’s at a Microgaming, Playtech or Evolution Gaming powered casino) will include Live Blackjack, Live Roulette and Live Baccarat.

Many of these live Dealer Casinos also now offer one or two other popular games such as Casino Hold’em or even 3 Card Poker. The great thing about these Live Casinos is that they can generally be launched instantly in your browser over a flash casino platform, but the Live Dealer Games can also generally be found within many casino download clients as well.

In no particular order, we can recommend visiting either of the following great online casinos if you want to experience the thrills of a Live Dealer Casino. Some of these top sites include Mr Green Casino, 888 Casino, Ladbrokes Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Euro Palace Casino, Betfred Casino, Paddy Power Casino, Casino Luck, ComeOn Casino, All Slots Casino, Intercasino, Lucky Live Casino, Celtic Casino, Genting Casino, Bet365 Live Casino and Roxy Palace Casino.

These casinos are all controlled by trustworthy operators and they all have some great bonuses up for grabs. In addition to the state of the art Live Dealer Casinos that you can enjoy at each of these sites, they also generally have several other products available, such as virtual online casinos with a variety of games including slots, table games, card games, video pokers, progressive games and much more, but you might also be able to find sportsbetting products, bingo products, mobile gambling products and perhaps lottery-style games as well.

Lucky Finnish Player Nets €3.3M Progressive Jackpot

Added: March 17, 2014

A 50-year-old man from Finland recently won the largest progressive jackpot paid out to any online gambler in 2014. He was playing at a NetEnt powered online casino called Casumo [casino] and his lucky spin came on a slot called Arabian Nights. The winner, name unknown, won €3.3 million from just one spin. This is generally not regarded as NetEnt’s most famous progressive jackpot slot, but this recent win has definitely made it even more popular than it was before.

“It’s a pleasure to announce yet another life-changing Jackpot Arabian Nights™ and we extend our congratulations to both the winner and Casumo,” said the Chief Product Officer at NetEnt, Simon Hammon. He continued, “This is the second significant sum paid out this year and it reinforces that our video slot pooled jackpots build up very quickly, which is supported by the high liquidity passing through these games.”

Although this is a fairly big win for the lucky Finnish player, it’s still a long way short of the Guinness World Record payout of €17.8 million which was paid out to one lucky player back in January 2013. This player won his world-record breaking jackpot on NetEnt’s most famous slot, Mega Fortune. Their other most famous progressive jackpot slot is a Norse mythology themed slot called Hall of Gods and this one has also created several multi-millionaires.

Arabian Nights has a Folklore/Arabian/Middle Eastern theme with 5 reels and 10 winning paylines. The Scatter Symbol is the Magic Lamp and when three of these appear in any position across the reels, you will be awarded 15 Free Spins. All wins that occur during this Free Spins Bonus Round will be multiplied by 3X (apart from if the progressive jackpot is triggered).

The Wild Symbol is the Man and he is also the jackpot symbol. Whenever a Wild Symbol/Jackpot Symbol combines with other symbols to form a line win, that prize will automatically be multiplied by 2X. The progressive jackpot will instantly be awarded when five of these Wild Symbols land on ANY of the paylines.

You can play on this progressive slot right now at Casumo Casino, but it can also now be found at various other state of the art NetEnt powered online casinos such as Jetbull Casino, Stan James Casino, BetVictor Casino, Casino Luck, ComeOn Casino, Unibet Casino, Casino Euro, Mr Green [online casino], Betsson Casino and Vera & John.

What’s been happening in the Online Casino Industry in February 2014?

Added: February 24, 2014

A lot has been happening in the online casino industry throughout February 2014 and two of the biggest land based events which took place included the seventh annual IGA (International Gaming Awards) and ICE Totally Gaming 2014, the latter of which is an event where industry operators get to showcase their latest innovations.

At this year’s IGA, the iGaming Software Supplier award went to Playtech, Net Entertainment won Innovator of the Year and Cherry Casino won the Online Gaming Operator of the Year Award. The Slot Manufacturer/Provider (Online or Land Based) award went to IGT. The Socially Responsible Operator of the Year (Online) went to Paddy Power and Mr Green won the prestigious Online Casino Operator of the Year award.

The Slots Operator of the Year (Online) award went to Williams Interactive/Jackpot Party Casino, which incidentally is an online casino that is no longer around anymore. Less than two weeks after winning this award, Jackpot Party Casino was taken over by an online casino software provider called SkillOnNet and thus a new online casino called Slots Magic was born.

We mentioned in our last blog post (dated February 3rd 2014) about several new online casino games to keep an eye out for in 2014. These games ended up being previewed at ICE Totally Gaming in London’s ExCel centre. In addition to the games that we knew would be showcased, such as the Terminator 2 themed slot, the Jurassic Park themed slots and the Avalon 2 slot (all from Microgaming), several other great slots were also previewed here.

Net Entertainment previewed a new online slot which is based on the Hollywood blockbuster sci-fi movie, Aliens™. This currently unreleased branded slot from NetEnt is scheduled to arrive in casinos on April 24th. NetEnt also previewed its state of the art Live Dealer Casino platform at this same event.

“Aliens™ is a genuine classic and we’re very pleased to announce our newest best–in-class video slot as we continue to drive the online casino market forward through better games,” said NetEnt’s President and CEO, Per Eriksson. You can read the comments in full over at the NetEnt website.

Microgaming also unveiled plans for a brand new Game of Thrones themed slot machine, but this one will not arrive until later on in the year. “We are incredibly excited to have signed a licensing agreement for Game of Thrones, a highly relevant and extremely popular show,” said Microgaming’s CEO, Roger Raatgever. These comments came from the official Microgaming website, where you can read them in full.

Online Casino Games to Keep an Eye Out For in 2014

Added: February 3, 2014

Microgaming announced back in December that it would be releasing a brand new sequel to one of its most famous slots, Avalon, and the great news for players is that by the time you are reading this, Avalon 2: Quest for the Grail should have already finally arrived. You will be able to find this state of the art 3D rendered slot from Microgaming at various fully licensed online casinos.

The prequel to this epic new game, the original Avalon slot, can be found in more than 200 great online casinos, which means that you should also soon be able to find Avalon 2 at similar casinos such as Gaming Club Casino, All Slots Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Ladbrokes Casino, 32Red Casino, Betway Casino, Golden Tiger Casino, Mummy’s Gold Casino, Euro Palace Casino, Ruby Fortune Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Maple Casino, Casino-Mate and River Belle Casino.

Avalon 2 has 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin and it has a total of 8 different bonus rounds for players to enjoy. Microgaming kept this slot a secret until the cat was finally let out of the bag towards then of 2014, when this award-winning software provider announced that it would be unveiling this new slot at ICE Totally Gaming 2014. This is an event which is running from February 4th – 6th at London’s ExCel centre. Microgaming can be found at stand number N11 – N120. You can also view a video of this slot in the making right here…

Several other great online slots that will also be previewed at this event, but will not be launched until the summer of 2014, include a Terminator 2 themed slot machine and also a Jurassic Park themed slot machine. In fact, Microgaming announced in January that it had signed a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to develop slots based on the entire Jurassic Park movie trilogy.

“Jurassic Park is a seminal movie - its stunning visual effects and computer-generated imagery set a new benchmark in the industry. It's a film that we can draw parallels from in terms of our game creation and our aim to deliver the most visionary and imaginative gaming experiences to the end player. The Jurassic Park brand is legendary, and our game development team is busy creating an all-mighty slot for release later in the year,” said the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever.

While speaking about the licensing agreement with Studiocanal, for the development of the TS slot, Raatgever said, “We are incredibly excited to be developing an online slot around the Terminator 2 movie – it is a brand which has mass appeal and lends itself perfectly to the world of online gaming. As explosive as the film, we are in the process of creating an action-packed, jaw-dropping slot; it's a classic in the making!” All of the comments contained on this article were taken directly from Microgaming’s official website.

What’s New at Casino Rewards in 2014?

Added: January 13, 2014

Casino Rewards controls several top brands such as Golden Tiger Casino, Blackjack Ballroom Casino, Zodiac Casino, Casino Action, Luxury Casino, Quatro Casino, Yukon Gold Casino, Captain Cooks Casino, UK Casino Club and Casino Classic. In fact, this trusted online casino operator controls a total of 29 individual brands.

These impressive online casinos are all powered by downloadable and non-downloadable Microgaming software and on January 8th, 2014, a brand new online slot arrived at each of these casinos. This brand new online slot is called Lucky Koi and it has 5 reels and 25 winning paylines. This slot can also be found at most other Microgaming powered casinos via the Microgaming casino download client and over the company’s instant flash casino platform.

You can win some big prize from within the two bonus rounds on this new slot. You can even pick between a Free Spins Bonus Round or a second screen Bonus Round which involves a spot of fishing – the choice is yours. This new online slot from Microgaming has a wide betting range and it has a top coin prize worth $/€/£125,000.00.

Casino Rewards is also running some great promotional offers throughout 2014. Play on a slot called Grand Journey at any point throughout the month and you will instantly be awarded Double Loyalty Points. You can also play to win one of several $/€/£100 cash bonuses, simply by playing on selected slots.

Some of the very latest winners at Casino Rewards include player A.A who won £26,060 while playing at Captain Cooks Casino on a Christmas themed slot called Scrooge, player A.M netted CA$22,800 while playing at Yukon Gold Casino on a slot called Bust the Bank and player C.B won CA$27,150 while playing at Golden Tiger Casino on a slot machine called Rhyming Reels – Old King Cole.

We also managed to obtain a few words directly from the Casino Rewards website and from a player known as L.S who won $7,000 while playing on a game called Golden Goose - Totem Treasure at Casino Share;

“I was feeling lucky that day so decided to play Golden Goose – Totem Treasure because the thermometer showed it was hot. Early on I felt that the reels were paying well, then the big win just came in! When I won I was so happy! I didn't know whether to chance carrying on, but banked to be safe instead! The first person I told was my boyfriend who is so happy as his birthday is coming up,” said L.S.

He continued, “Casino Rewards are brilliant, so helpful, especially Swetlana, and the money was paid really soon after my win. As for my winnings, I think it's time to treat myself to a nice sunshine holiday soon! To all the other players out there, don't give up! All Casino Rewards games will surprise you with a nice win when you least expect it!”

Play Christmas Themed Slots over the Festive Period

Added: December 23, 2013

Whether you are based in the US, Australia, mainland Europe, the United Kingdom, Africa or Canada, you will be able to switch on your computer and find a reliable online casino which has several different Christmas themed slots to play over the festive period.

Granted, UK and European players have a great deal more choice when it comes to finding an online casino, but there are just as many great casinos for African, Canadian, US and Australian players which have these games available.

The best online casino software providers which have developed one or more Christmas themed slot machines include Microgaming, Realtime Gaming and Playtech. Several other companies, such as Electracade, OpenBet, Dragonfish (888), Viaden Games, GamesOS, Gamesys and one or two other companies have also developed Christmas themed slots, but these ones are much harder to find, even for UK players.

The best ones to keep an eye out for included titles such as Scrooge Repents, Jingle Bells, Ho Ho Ho, Deck the Halls, Santa Paws, Santa’s Wild Ride, Gift Rap and Secret Santa, the latter of which was released as recently as December 2013. These Christmas themed slots were all developed by Microgaming;

“Secret Santa is the perfect game for the festive season; it has a traditional theme impeccably illustrated through hand-painted drawings and a fitting soundtrack,” said Microgaming’s Head of Casino, Mike Hebden.

“This nostalgic design has been coupled with a powerful maths engine which has been created to deliver fast-paced gameplay and frequent rewards to players. Through Secret Santa we’ve delivered the ideal gift to our operators and their players,” added Hebden.

Many of these games from Microgaming are now available across several different platforms, which means that you can play on these Christmas themed slots via an instant flash casino platform, via a download client, or from your mobile device and from either a PC, laptop or even from a Mac operating system.

The most famous Christmas themed slots from Playtech tend to be Santa Surprise, Santa’s Sleigh Ride, Santa’s Gifts and also their most popular one, Ghosts of Christmas, which was launched towards the end of 2012.

If you are based in the US or South Africa and can’t seem to access any Microgaming or Playtech powered casinos from where you are based, but you’re dying to play on a Christmas themed slot, your best bet would be to head to an RTG powered casino (Realtime Gaming software).

You can find numerous great Christmas themed slots in casinos such as Silver Oak Casino, Grand Parker Casino, Aladdin’s Gold Casino, All Star Slots, High Noon Casino, Manhattan Slots, Club World Casinos, Lucky Red Casino, Springbok Casino or High Noon Casino (to mention just a few).

These RTG powered casinos contain several great Christmas themed slots such as Naughty or Nice, Rudolph’s Revenge, Santa Strikes Back, Return of the Rudolph, The Elf Wars and Santastic!, the latter of which was only launched in December 2013.

World’s First Anime Video Slot at 888 Casino Now

Added: December 2, 2013

Evangelion is an All Pays Anime-style Video Slot that was recently developed by 888 software. The wins pay from left to right and from right to left on adjacent reels and there are as many as 1024 different ways to win per spin.

To celebrate this exclusive online slot machine, you can take part in a mini sci-fi shoot ’em up bonus round. If you already have an account with 888 Casino, you should have at some point received details about this promotional offer via email, and if so, you can win yourself up to $/£1,200 Free Play. All you need to do is select your pilot and then shoot away at the monstrous Angels. The more Angels you hit, the bigger your bonus will be.

This slot has regular symbols such as a 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, plus there are several different Anime characters. Also keep an eye out for Scatter Symbols and Wild Symbols. The Wild Symbol will substitute any symbol except for the Scatter Symbol.

The Combat Free Spins Bonus Round will automatically trigger when three or more of the Scatter Symbols appear in view. During this bonus round, each pilot will drive his or her own robot to defend the human population. This basically means that for the duration of the Free Spins bonus round, these characters will appear as Stacked Robot Symbols to give you more chances of winning bigger prizes.

The Penguin Symbol can also award a special win any time the reels stop and one of these symbols happens to be in view. Some great little animations are triggered when this penguin appears and it will only ever show up on reel 3 (the centre reel).

You can place a bet on this new Anime video slot from just 0.25 coins (when the coin value is set to 0.01 and when the bet level is set to level 1) and the max cost per spin is fixed at 37.50 coins.

Unfortunately at the time of writing, this slot is not widely available. It is exclusive ONLY at 888 Casino. This is a fully licensed online casino which welcomes players from around the world and it accepts multiple currencies. 888 Casino was voted the best online casino of the year in 2013 at the TotallyGaming awards and when you register a new account here you can claim a generous £88 welcome bonus.

A Look at what’s been happening in the Online Gambling Industry

Added: November 11, 2013

Two online casinos are celebrating their birthdays in November 2013. On November 10th 2013, a WMS Gaming powered online casino called Jackpot Party Casino celebrated its 3rd birthday. This top UK online casino launched back in November 2010 and if you head over their now, you can take advantage of some great online casino promotions (for a limited time only).

Another online casino which will also soon be celebrating its birthday is a much older casino. On November 19th Intercasino will be 17 years old, making it one of the oldest online casinos in the world. Head over to Intercasino today and you benefit from an extended online casino promotion until November 29th. This non-downloadable casino is powered by Amaya Gaming, Cryptologic and Aristocrat Online software.

In other casino related news, a top Microgaming powered online casino called All Slots Casino has become the very latest online casino to add a Live Dealer Casino and also a Playboy Bunny Live Dealer Casino. You can now visit this state of the art online casino and experience live dealer games such as Live Baccarat, Live Blackjack and Live Roulette and you can play on these games over an instant flash casino platform.

Another top UK online casino called 32Red Casino (which is also powered by Microgaming) recently announced that it has signed a three year partnership with a UK broadcaster called ITV Brand Extensions and this will see the release of an exclusive slot machine called I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

“We are very excited to release the ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ slot, it’s an entertainment show that everyone knows and we are confident that the association with such a strong brand will prove to be a huge success for us,” said the 32Red Head of Marketing, Mark Quayle. He continued, “The slot game will be available for casino, poker and bingo players at 32Red to ensure all of our players can sample the thrills of the jungle.” This brand new slot is available now exclusively over at 32Red Casino.

It was also recently announced that another top UK online casino, Vernons, has changed hands. This means that Vernons Casino is no longer operated by Sportech (Alderney) Limited. Vernons Casino is now owned by NetPlay TV, the largest TV gaming company in the UK, which also operates Jackpot247.com and SuperCasino.com. A decision was also made to scrap Vernons Poker and this gambling product ceased to exist on November 6th, 2013.

The last notable story from the online casino industry was about a Scottish player who was playing on a NetEnt slot machine called Hall of Gods when he won a massive £5.4 million at an online casino called BetVictor Casino. This was the largest ever single payout recorded at this casino.

The lucky player had this to say about his win, “I have been a member of BetVictor for a long time and I bet across their sportsbook and poker games but one day I thought I would give the casino slots a try too, as the jackpots are so tempting; but I never dreamt I could actually win so much.” These comments were taken directly from BetVictor Casino.

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