Blog Archives October 2015

RTG Launches its Second 3D Slot
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31 October 2015

When Realtime Gaming (RTG) launched its first ever 3D slot way back in December 2013, we secretly hoped that this would be the first of many to come. We certainly didn’t expect to have to wait almost two years until the next one would be released, which is almost how long it has taken for RTG to launch its second 3D slot.

The first ever 3D slot from RTG was a fantasy themed slot called Orc Vs Elf and this one became a hit almost overnight. It was quite unlike anything that RTG had ever released before in terms of looks and overall gameplay and based on the popularity of this game, we just assumed that a steady stream of new 3D slots would continue to arrive on a regular basis from then on, but that never happened.

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Winners From This Year's Global Gaming Awards
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26 October 2015

The Global Gaming Awards is an annual event which is now in its second year. This years’ event took place towards the end of September in Las Vegas. A total of 12 individual categories celebrated the achievements from the past 12 months from both the online and offline gaming industry. The votes were cast by a panel of 50 expert judges, stemming from leading industries and the voting process was officiated by KPMG Gibraltar to provide complete transparency.

Let’s take a look at the winners from each of the 12 categories and we will also reveal the runner up from each category. MGM Resorts International won the Land-Based Operator of the Year award and the runner up in this category was Borgata. Other contenders included Paddy Power, Novomatic, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Las Vegas Sands, City of Dreams Manila, Churchill Downs, Casinos Austria and Bloomberry.

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Microgaming Wins Digital Product of the Year Award Second Year Running
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24 October 2015

On Monday 28th September, the second ever Global Gaming Awards took place once again at the Venetian Palazzo Congress Center in Las Vegas and for the second year in a row, Microgaming scooped the Digital Product of the Year Award. Last year the runner up in this category was NetEnt and this year the runner up was Playtech.

Microgaming received this award for its iconic Jurassic Park slot machine which first arrived in casinos on August 6th, 2014. This 5 reeled slot has 243 ways to win per spin and it is based on the 1993 Hollywood blockbuster movie of the same name which starred Sam Neil, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and the late Richard Attenborough, who died just weeks after this epic online slot was released. This branded online slot machine can now be found in more than 120 different fully licensed online casinos.

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Player Wins €3 Million Mega Fortune Dreams Jackpot
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23 October 2015

In September 2015, a player from Helsinki, Finland, netted an incredible €3 million while playing on a hard-to-find NetEnt slot called Mega Fortune Dreams. He was playing at a Finnish online casino known as Paf.com (Play Among Friends) when he hit his life-changing jackpot, making it the sixth jackpot over €1,000,000 that this slot has already paid out in 2015.

This also happens to be the seventh largest win ever recorded at this online casino. “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,” said the lucky winner. He continued, “I only really grasped that I had won when Paf contacted me by phone on Saturday morning.”

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NetEnt Games Launched in New Jersey
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21 October 2015

Towards the end of September 2015, NetEnt games were made available for the very first time to online gamblers in New Jersey. A modest range of NetEnt’s most successful titles were launched at Borgata Online Casino, making it the software giant’s first ever step into the North American market.

This industry-award-winning online casino software provider was able to make this step after receiving a transactional waiver towards the beginning of September for Borgata and also for bwin.party brands. The successful integration of NetEnt games was recently completed at Borgata Online Casino and integration is currently underway over at bwin Casino. Under the terms of this new agreement, NetEnt will supply a wide range of proven-performing games and it will continue to deliver even more new content on a regular basis from now on.

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Strategic Deal Signed Between Microgaming & Evolution Gaming
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19 October 2015

Microgaming recently shocked the online gaming community when it announced that it had signed a deal with Live Dealer Casino service provider, Evolution Gaming. The strategic deal that was signed between these two powerhouses will see Evolution Gaming become the preferred provider of Live Dealer Games to Microgaming’s European-focused customers and priority will be given to customers in the UK and Belgium. Evolution’s Live Casino product will also then continue to launch in even more major markets over the coming months.

“This is likely to be one of the most significant strategic deals in the history of Live Casino gaming. In the past, Microgaming and Evolution have been competitors when offering Live Casino services to licensees,” said the Evolution Gaming CEO, Jens von Bahr. “We know the high standards set by Microgaming, they are a giant in the gaming world, and we are proud to establish a close working relationship with them, with a single shared goal: to offer the world’s best Live Casino to Microgaming’s extensive licensee base,” added the CEO.

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Californian Player Wins More Than $100K On Mobile
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17 October 2015

In mid-September 2015, a lucky US player from California netted an incredible $105,250 while playing on three different mobile casino games over at Bovada Mobile Casino. The biggest win for Alexander D. came from a Betsoft Gaming mobile slot machine called Greedy Goblins. This big win came to $77,625 and the rest of his jackpot winnings came from games such as At The Copa and Tri Card Poker.

This isn’t the first time this player has managed to win such a huge amount. He also previously had jackpots win amounting to more than $300,000, also while playing on Betsoft Gaming’s Greedy Goblins mobile slot. He then went on to win a further $178,000 in the first week of October when playing on games which included Event Horizon, At The Copa, Aladdin’s Wishes and Good Girl, Bad Girl.

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Big Winners in September 2015
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16 October 2015

There were some really big winners last month at numerous Microgaming powered casinos and one of the biggest wins occurred over at Phoenician Casino. A lucky player, known only as A.B., netted an incredible $352,125 while playing on a popular Microgaming slot machine called Thunderstruck.

There was also player S.C. who won CA$29,280 over at Golden Tiger Casino on a slot called The Finer Reels of Life. Also in September 2015 and at this exact same casino, player R.W. won €51,975 on a branded movie themed slot called Hitman. Player U.M. won €37,491 at Casino Classic while playing on a branded slot machine called Playboy. Player W.B. won $25,898 on the Cricket Star slot machine over at Grand Hotel Casino and player H.R. won CA$24,630 at Blackjack Ballroom Casino on a slot called Ladies Nite.

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Monthly Monster From Microgaming
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14 October 2015

The Monthly Monster is one of the most popular fixtures on Microgaming’s state of the art Multi-Player & Tournament network. This is an online slot tournament which takes place once per month throughout the year at almost every Microgaming casino. The September 2015 Monthly Monster recently finished and the upcoming October 2015 Monthly Monster is scheduled to begin on Sunday 25th October.

This famous online slot tourney is classed as a 7 Day Extender tournament and you can buy in directly from €20. It is also possible to gain entrance in to the Monthly Monster by qualifying from various other slot tourneys. This tourney has a guaranteed €25,000 prize pool to play for and the top 25 players normally receive a €1,000 cash prize.

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Rugby World Cup Promotions Running at Intercasino
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14 October 2015

Intercasino is one of the oldest and most trusted online casinos in the world and throughout the Rugby World Cup 2015 the operator of this casino is running a fantastic Rugby themed promotion. Lots of deposit bonuses are up for grabs and free cash bonuses can also be won with the Road to the Cup promotional offer. Conquer the World Cup and you could win up to $5,000 in bonus cash.

Throughout this promotional period you can earn RugbyPoints and the more points you earn, the greater your chance of winning a cash prize will be. You can earn points in several different ways and there are more than 25 cash prizes to play for. For every $20 that you wager in the casino, on any of the games, your account will instantly be credited with 1 RugbyPoint.

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