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.

Huge Progressive Jackpots Up For Grabs in January 2015

Added: January 26, 2015

There are currently some huge progressive jackpots to play for right now and these massive accumulating prize pools are widely available. If you play on a famous NetEnt slot called Mega Fortune right now, the largest of the three prize pools on this slot is currently worth more than £791,472.00+. This jackpot is actually known as the Mega Jackpot.

On this same slot machine, the Major Jackpot is worth more than £13,187.00+ and the Rapid Jackpot is worth more than £1,166.00+. You can find this slot machine at several top NetEnt powered casinos such as Mr Green Casino, Casino Euro, Ladbrokes Games, Betfair Arcade and Bet365 Vegas. Some of the other big NetEnt jackpots up for grabs right now are connected to Arabian Nights (£1,172,074.00+) and Hall of Gods (£2,666,102.00+).

The largest Microgaming jackpot right now is actually connected to several Microgaming slot machines. You can play for more than £4,047,782.00 on any of the Mega Moolah slots (Mega Moolah, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, Mega Moolah Summertime and Mega Moolah Isis, and also on The Dark Knight slot machine). If you want to play for this huge prize pool right now, head over to Betway Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Spin Palace Casino, 32Red Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Casino-Mate, Royal Vegas Casino or Platinum Play Casino.

If you want to play for some of Playtech’s progressive jackpots right now, head over to sites like Omni Casino, Fly Casino, Bet365 Casino, Paddy Power Casino, Mansion Casino or Casino.com. If you play on any of the branded Marvel slots right now, you’ll find that the Ultimate Power Jackpot (the largest of the four jackpots) is now worth more than £368,637.00+. You can play for this accumulating prize pool on slots like Wolverine, The Avengers, Captain America, Thor – The Mighty Avenger, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 1, 2 and 3, Blade and Spiderman (and several other great titles).

Playtech also recently launched a new slot (in 2014) called Sweet Party and the current value of the jackpot connected to this slot is now worth more than £609,703.00. The Gladiator Jackpot is now worth more than £1,098,184.00+ and the Monty Python’s Spamalot jackpot is now worth more than £1,771,033.00. The largest Playtech jackpot available right now is connected to the Beach Life slot machine and this prize pool is worth an incredible £2,223,880.00+. These jackpots are likely to have changed by the time you actually play on one of these games though, although they are accurate at the time of writing.

A Round Up of the Best Online Slot Machines that Arrived in 2014

Added: January 5, 2015

Microgaming and Net Entertainment both managed to release some amazing new online slot machines throughout 2014 and these new slots are all now widely available. The new Microgaming slots can be launched instantly in your browser or from within the Microgaming download client and the new NetEnt slots can all be launched instantly in your browser.

Let’s start by taking a look back at some of the best Microgaming slots which arrived at some point in 2014. The headline titles from Microgaming included Avalon II: The Quest for the Grail, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones. These branded slot machines are all based on Hollywood Blockbuster movies or on HBO television series and they are all available in the real money mode and in the free play mode.

Microgaming actually launched two new Game of Thrones slot machines. One of these new Game of Thrones slots has 5 reels and just 15 winning paylines and the other new version has 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin. All of the other new branded slots mentioned above also have 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin.

Speaking about the new Game of Thrones slot machine in December was the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever, “We revealed our licensing agreement for the Game of Thrones series in February, and anticipation for the game's launch has been building ever since. Such is the power of the Game of Thrones brand!” He added, “With the game going live today to both Microgaming and Quickfire operators, online and on mobile, players can now enter the fantastical world of Game of Thrones with our new online slot! It's an exciting day for us all!”

You can now find these new slots at Mr Green Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Gaming Club Casino, 32Red Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Casino-Mate, Betway Casino, Spin Palace Casino and Crazy Vegas Casino, and in most other fully licensed Microgaming powered casinos. Some of the other new Microgaming slots which arrived in 2014 included Girls with Guns – Frozen Dawn (Girls with Guns 2), Cool Wolf, Loose Cannon, Fish Party, RoboJack, Lucky Koi, So Much Candy, So Much Sushi, So Many Monsters, Football Star, Red Hot Devil, Untamed Crowned Eagle, Playboy Multi-Player, Football Star and Max Damage.

The most exciting slots from Net Entertainment (NetEnt) which arrived last year included Aliens, South Park Reel Chaos (South Park 2) and The Invisible Man. Speaking about the new South Park slot in October was NetEnt’s Chief Product Officer, Simon Hammon, “It’s been a pleasure working alongside South Park Studios to create our next South Park™ slot and the end results speak for themselves. Branded content makes up an integral part of a top-class portfolio and we’re convinced players will love this latest adventure with Kenny, Cartman, Stan and Kyle.”

Other new slots from NetEnt included The Wish Master, Lights, Attraction, Big Bang, Go Bananas and Cosmic Fortune. These new action & feature packed slots from NetEnt can all be launched instantly in your browser and they can now be found at sites like Casino Euro, Casumo Casino, Bet365 Vegas, bgo Vegas, Ladbrokes Games and Betfair Arcade. The comments contained within this article came from the official Microgaming and NetEnt websites.

Lodging a Complaint at an Online Casino

Added: December 15, 2014

When playing on a regular basis at any fully licensed online casino, you may occasionally run into some kind of technical difficulty or something may have happened which you would like to complain about. It could be that a member of support has been rude to you or extremely unsupportive and unhelpful. It could be that the casino has not awarded you the bonus it promised you, or it could be that the software was faulty.

There are many different reasons that could warrant a complaint, but who would you actually contact if you do have a complaint and will the casino operator try and deal with your complaint seriously? If you play in a fully licensed online casino which is controlled by a reputable operator, you can pretty much guarantee that your complaint will be dealt with and that your issue is likely to be resolved in no time at all. Complaints will usually NOT be dealt with if you are playing in an unlicensed online casino.

Most online casinos that are licensed in Alderney, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Antigua & Barbuda, Malta, Kahnawake, Curacao or the United Kingdom and these casinos must have some kind of complaints and disputes procedures in place for when a player does complain. A casino should then deal with this complaint in the appropriate manner. If the casino does not deal with your complaint, then you should report your issue to the licensing authority which granted that casino a license.

Most cases are resolved within a short period of time, but if you are playing in a casino which is not owned by a reputable operator, or at a casino which is not licensed in one of these jurisdictions, then you can pretty much guarantee that your complaint will not be dealt with. Simply email the complaints department, detailing your issue and then wait for a response from the casino. Complaints can usually be made orally by telepphone, by sending a letter, sending a fax, or by online live chat support.

You should only ever contact the licensing authority if the casino fails to respond to your complaint. It is quite uncommon for an online casino operator to not respond to a complaint, providing you do actually have a valid issue, and you can expect a response from either the casino or from the licensing authority within a maximum of a few days.

Progressive Jackpot Games at Online Casinos

Added: November 24, 2014

Pretty much every fully licensed online casino today has a healthy selection of progressive jackpot games available. These are the games that have pooled jackpots which are connected to vast networks of online casinos. These prizes quite often reach well into the millions of dollars/pounds/euros and these games are generally only available in the real money mode and NOT in the free play mode.

Microgaming, Net Entertainment (aka NetEnt), Realtime Gaming, Playtech, Betsoft Gaming, Dragonfish, Rival Gaming and most other major online casino software providers have developed some fantastic progressive jackpot games and you can usually play for one of these huge prizes at hundreds of different online casinos.

For example, The Dark Knight online slot machine is a progressive jackpot slot and this famous online slot can now be found at more than 300 different online casinos. A small percentage of each wager placed on this progressive jackpot slot will contribute towards the main prize pool (there are actually three progressive jackpots available on this slot) and these jackpots will continue climb in real-time until one lucky player wins.

There is also a famous progressive jackpot slot from NetEnt called Mega Fortune. This game can now be found in approximately 50 fully licensed online casinos and this slot also has three different jackpots to play for. In 2013, this famous slot entered into the Guinness Book of World Records when it paid out an incredible €17.8 million to one lucky player.

Beach Life and Gladiator Jackpot (both from Playtech) have also both created multi-millionaires. These two slots can also now be found in hundreds of different online casinos. Some of the other most famous progressive jackpot slot machines from Playtech include Monty Python’s Spamalot and Everybody’s Jackpot, plus their entire range of branded Marvel slots such as Wolverine, The Avengers, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 1, 2 and 3 and Blade.

Microgaming’s other most famous progressive jackpot slots include Mega Moolah, Major Millions, Cash Splash, Tunzamunni and Fruit Fiesta and some of the other most popular ones from NetEnt include Hall of Gods, Arabian Nights and Super Lucky Frog. All of these slots can be launched instantly in your browser and the Playtech and Microgaming ones can also be launched from within a secure casino download client as well.

To find any of these slots, head over to sites such as Mr Green Casino, Betway Casino, 32Red Online Casino, Paddy Power Casino, Betfair Arcade, bgo Vegas, Gaming Club Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, bet365 Casino and/or Platinum Play Casino.

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