Latest Developments from the Online Casino Industry in October 2014

Added: October 16, 2014

Let’s take a look at some of the major highlights of the past few weeks from the online gambling industry, with particular attention paid towards the major online casino related stories. Microgaming, Net Entertainment (NetEnt) and IGT were among several other industry leaders to walk away with an award from the world’s first ever Global Gaming Awards.

Microgaming won the Digital Product of the Year award and the runner up in this category was NetEnt, but NetEnt didn’t walk away empty handed. This leading Swedish-based software provider won the Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year award and the runner up in this category was Williams Interactive.

A company called GTECH won the Digital Industry Supplier of the Year award (runner up Playtech). This same company also won the Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year award (runner up Aristocrat). Aristocrat won the Casino Product of the Year award (runner up Bally Technologies) and IGT won the Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year award (runner up was also Bally Technologies).

“It's an honour to take home the award for Digital Product of the Year. What makes the award so special is that it was voted for by a panel of judges which comprised some of the biggest names in the gaming industry. We've been recognised by our peers,” said the Microgaming CVEO, Roger Raatgever.

He continued, “We've had a busy year releasing some epic games to the industry, including our Terminator 2™ online slot in June, followed by our Jurassic Park™ online slot in August. I take this opportunity to say a big well done to everyone involved in our game development – this is an award for you all”. We obtained these comments from the official Microgaming website.

Microgaming also recently announced that it will be adding Betdigital gaming content to its non-downloadable Quickfire platform. These new games should arrive later on in this year. This software provide is known for exciting titles such as Caesars Palace, Fantastic Fruits and Superpots Bar-X™.

“Adding our content to the Quickfire platform will significantly strengthen our position in the marketplace. It enables us to work with Quickfire's vast customer base and deliver our content to an entirely new audience. At Betdigital we want to work with the best - that's why we chose Quickfire,” said the Betdigital CEO, Heath Samples.

Microgaming also recently launched a couple of great new online slot machines. One of these new slots is a single-player slot called Red Hot Devil and the other new slot is a Multi-Player Slot called Multi-Player Playboy (aka Playboy Multi-Player). Red Hot Devil is available over Microgaming’s Flash, download and Quickfire platforms and this is available in the real money mode and in the free play mode and the other new slot is only available in the real mode and from within the Microgaming casino download client only.

Online Casino Bonuses for September and October 2014

Added: September 25, 2014

In this section we will be taking a look at some of the best online casino bonuses that are currently up for grabs. These promotional offers can be found at some of the most famous online casinos in the world. We can start by revealing how much cash each new player can claim when registering a new account with 32Red Online Casino.

There are several great new player welcome bonuses available at 32Red Casino. This is a top Microgaming powered casino which awards each new player with a free $/€/£10 No Deposit Bonus, plus you can also claim a 100% matching deposit bonus worth up to as much as $/€/£1,000.

If you register with Gaming Club Casino today, you will be entitled to a $/€/£350 welcome bonus which can be claimed over your first two deposits that you make. On your first ever deposit you can claim a 100% match worth up to $/€/£200 and then claim a further 150% matching deposit bonus worth up to $/€150 on your second deposit.

Right now at Slots Magic online casino, new players can use the code: SPINS when opening a new account to claim as many as 20 Free Spins. There is also a first deposit bonus which is basically a 100% match worth up to $/€/£1,000. In fact, the total welcome package at Slots Magic is worth an incredible $/€/£2,500.

An initial $/€/£150 deposit bonus is currently up for grabs at Bet365 Casino (one of the most famous Playtech powered casinos in the world). The entire welcome package here though is worth an eye-watering $/€/£3,000, plus there are plenty of other great promotional offers available for all new players here.

Omni Casino is also a top Playtech powered casino and this great gaming site is currently offering a 100% matching deposit bonus worth up to $/€/£100 when new players make their first ever deposit and the other great bonuses that we thought we should mention can be found at Mr Green Casino.

When you open a new account here, you can claim up to $/€/£200 on your first ever deposit, but you can also claim some free spins for slots such as Scarface, Fruit Shop and Starburst. These casinos are all controlled by some of the most trusted names in the online gambling industry and they all have a great selection of games for players to enjoy sampling.

Sky Bet Appoints Playtech as Exclusive Live Dealer Casino & Online Casino Software Provider

Added: September 4, 2014

Sky Bet recently appointed Playtech as the exclusive provider of live dealer casino games and online casino games and this software will now feature at a brand new product called Sky Casino. “We are delighted to launch Sky Casino where our customers will enjoy a classic casino experience with more personalised promotions and rewards,” said the Director of Products at Sky Bet, Conor Grant.

Sky Casino is part of Sky Betting and Gaming which is licensed and regulated by the AGCC (Alderney Gambling Control Commission). Sky is one of the most recognised brands in the UK market and it is also one of the most trusted names in the online gambling industry. “Partnering with Playtech and utilising their industry leading casino platform allows us to create another exciting chapter in the development of Sky Betting and Gaming,” added Grant.

Also at Sky Bet (a sports betting product) UK customers can find Sky Vegas (a slots product) as well as Sky Bingo and Sky Poker. There’s a £20 New Player Welcome Bonus up for grabs when registering with Sky Casino for the first time and also a 100% matching deposit bonus worth up to £500.

Some of the other Featured Promotions include the Live Roulette Boost where you can earn a 10% boost on your winnings. Players can also benefit all month long with the £1,500 Reload Month Promotion. There’s also the Weekly Windfall Promotion and the Live Dealer Daily Jackpot Promotion.

Playtech’s COO, Shay Segev, said, “We have built a strong relationship with Sky over a number of years and are thrilled to be able to further consolidate our service provision to one of the industry’s most exciting operators. We look forward to working with Sky Bet to explore additional business opportunities in the near future.” All of these comments came directly from the Playtech website.

The different types of payment methods accepted at Sky Bet include Maestro, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, NETELLER and PayPal. Professionally trained players support is provided 24 hours per day for UK registered members, including live chat support, email support and telephone support. UK players can also now use their mobile or tablet device to access some of the great products at Sky Bet.

When you sign up to Sky Casino, keep an eye out for great games such as Frankie Dettori’s Magic Sevens, Premium European Roulette, Marvel Roulette, 3D Roulette, Perfect Blackjack, Casino Hold’em, Desert Treasure, The Incredible Hulk, Halloween Fortune, Iron Man 2, Gladiator and Great Blue.

Big Winners at Online Casinos

Added: August 14, 2014

An online slot machine called Mega Fortune has created numerous millionaires since it first appeared online several years ago. Let’s just take a quick look at some of these payouts. In September 2011, Mega Fortune entered the Guinness Book of World Records when it paid out €11.7 million to one lucky player at Betsson Casino. This amount, €11,736,375, was equivalent to $15,844,900 or £10,272,600.

“It’s great that our efforts are also recognized by the renowned Guinness book of World Records. We are very happy to be able to provide the most efficient pooled progressive online slot jackpot in the market to support our customers in their sales and marketing efforts,” said NetEnt’s Acting President and CEO, Bjorn Krantz, in the December of the same year.

This same slot has also paid out individual prizes including €4 million in November 2009 at Casino Euro, €5.3 million in February 2011 at Play Among Friends (Paf.com) and €6.9 million in January 2012 (also at Paf.com). This slot also paid out €3.9 million in April 2012 at Betsafe.com, €5.3 million in May 2013 at BetVictor Casino, €3.2 million in October 2014 at Paf.com, €2.6 million in December 2013 at Kolikkopelit.com, €2.5 million in January 2014 at Betsson Casino, €2.9 million in April 2014 at Maria.com and then €5.6 million in July 2014 at Unibet Casino.

“These games and our superb catalogue of pooled jackpots – that just keep growing in popularity – continue to deliver life-changing sums for players. This is the third time Unibet has seen a win on Mega Fortune™ since we introduced the game and I’m confident many more records will be broken in the months and years to come,” said NetEnt’s Chief Product Officer Simon Hammon, in July 2014.

The comments above came from the official NetEnt website. The biggest prize this slot has ever paid out was in January 2013 when it paid out €17.8 million to one lucky player. This world record still stands today. Let’s take a look at several other big winners who won while playing on a Microgaming slot machine.

In June 2014, player Jorge S. won €2,384,388.87 at Spin Palace Casino on a progressive jackpot slot called Mega Moolah. “Is this for real, did I win? I can't believe it, how can it happen like this,” said the lucky winner when talking to Spin Palace Casino Representatives. There was also Gary L. who won £3,744,513.08 while playing on this same game, buton the mobile version at Spin Palace Mobile Casino.

“It is always very exciting when a progressive jackpot gets hit - not only for the player, but for the operator and the whole team at Microgaming too! What makes it even more rewarding is that the player will receive a single cash payout in full rather than an annuity, so Jorge has become an instant millionaire,” said Microgaming’s CEO, Roger Raatgever.

In January 2014, player A.F won $1,009,402.70 at Luxury Casino on a progressive jackpot slot called Major Millions (5 reel version) and player A.D netted a cool €3,841,871.46 on Mega Moolah back in October 2011 while playing at another Casino Rewards-owned online casino. Watch a video of this winner being interviewd right here…

There was also Klaus E. won $5.5 million at Blackjack Ballroom Casino back in April 2008. He was playing on Mega Moolah when he won. These are just some of the luckiest players to have won big at online casinos. There are literally hundreds of other winners who have also hit the bigtime.

Two New Microgaming Slots Coming Soon

Added: July 24, 2014

We recently noticed on Microgaming’s official YouTube channel that they had added a brand new video which is previewing a new branded slot machine called Jurassic Park and this can only mean one thing - the new Jurassic Park slot should be arriving in casinos soon. You can watch the preview right here, just press the play button below…

This new action & feature packed slot will join several other great branded slots from Microgaming such as Battlestar Galactica, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and more recently, Terminator 2. The new Jurassic Park slot has 5 reels and 243 ways to win and it is loaded with special features, fantastic in-play animations and brilliant sounds.

Keep an eye out for Stacked Wild Symbols which can generate huge line wins. During the T-Rex Alert Feature up to a maximum of 35 Wild Symbols will be added to the reels and you can also receive 6-of-a-kind-wins. This new slot also has five different Free Spins Modes with their own unique features. Microgaming forged a relationship with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to create this new branded slot machine and it was first previewed back in February at the ICE Totally Gaming event in London. Although it is unclear exactly when this new slot will be arriving, you shouldn’t have to wait too long.

“Jurassic Park is a seminal movie - its stunning visual effects and computer-generated imagery set a new benchmark in the industry,” said the Microgaming CEO, Roger Raatgever. He continued, “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.”

At the time of writing, very few details are known about the other new slot, Game of Thrones, but as soon as any details do become available we will print them right here for you. This new slot will also probably have 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin and it should also contain plenty of great bonus rounds and special features for players to enjoy, just like the new Terminator 2 slot and the new Jurassic Park slot.

Some of the most likely online casinos that will be the first to add these new slots will include sites such as Mr Green Casino, All Slots Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, 32Red Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino and Casino Euro.

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