Tag: slot machines

Online Slots Launched in April/May 2015
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01 July 2015

Lots of entertaining new online slot machines arrived in casinos throughout April and May 2015 and we will be taking a look at some of the very best ones right here. Microgaming, Betsoft Gaming, Playtech, Realtime Gaming, IGT Interactive, Net Entertainment and several other world-class online casino software providers all launched some exciting new slots, most of which are now widely available.

“There’s plenty to look forward to in May! With different themes, game engines, and features, we have something that will suit everyone,” said Microgaming’s Head of Casino Game, Mike Hebden. This statement was released just days before the software giant launched Penguin Splash, River of Riches, Big Chef, Ariana and Adventure Palace HD. You can now find these slots at sites like Red Flush Casino, 32Red Casino, All Slots Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Betway Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, Royal Vegas Casino and Jackpot City Casino.

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What Ever Happened to Sheriff Gaming
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02 May 2015

Gaming content from Sheriff Gaming including online slot machines and other table & card games, scratchcards and video pokers were removed from numerous major gambling portals when the company’s gambling license was revoked back in 2013. Some of you may remember the stunning range of 3D slot machines that this innovative software provider had managed to produce.  Back in 2013, Dutch authorities caught up with the CEO of Sheriff Gaming and arrested him over a money laundering investigation.

The investigation conducted by Dutch authorities actually led to the arrest of four individuals after authorities had been looking in to the business dealings of Sheriff Gaming’s parent company, Bubble Group N.V. The CEO of Bubble Group NV, Stijn Flapper, together with some of his cohorts were taken into custody on suspicion of laundering money and other illegal business activities, which was a great shame for players because Sheriff Gaming casino games were some of the most advanced games available at the time.

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Famous Online Slots Based on Movies
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25 March 2015

Today you can find lots of online slot machines which are based on movies. It seems as though most of the major online casino software providers have capitalized on famous movies by releasing their own series of branded slot machines which are based on various hit movies. These companies have had to obtain the necessary licensing agreements with the appropriate parties to develop these slots, so let’s take a look at some of the most famous movie slots which are now widely available online.

Some of Amaya Gaming’s best branded movie slots include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Forrest Gump, King Kong and The Italian Job. Most of you should be familiar with these classic movies and you can now find these slots at sites like Intercasino, Slots Magic, NetBet Casino and Simba Games, and also in one or two other perfectly secure online casinos. iSoftBet has launched some awesome movie slots such as Jackpot Rango, Basic Instinct, The Love Guru, Rambo and Platoon.

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Famous Progressive Jackpot Slot Machines Available Online Now
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11 March 2015

The most famous online slot machines today tend to be the progressive jackpot slot machines and most of the leading online casino software providers have developed a healthy range of these games. Progressive Jackpot games are the games that have the biggest prize pools to play for and the accumulating jackpots can climb to no fixed amount.

Some of these progressive jackpot slot machines only have one jackpot to play for, whereas others may have two, three, four, or even five different jackpots to play for and it is usually your average stake which will determine the size of the jackpot you can play to win. However, some lucky players have been known to win multiple millions by placing less than a $/€/£2.00 wager per spin.

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What were the Best Branded Online Slot Machines that Arrived in Casino in 2014?
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02 March 2015

Branded online slot machines are quite often the most popular of all online casino games and it is usually the branded slots from Microgaming, Playtech and Net Entertainment that players tend to enjoy playing on the most. Branded slot machines are generally based on Hollywood blockbuster movies, famous television shows, game shows, board games & celebrities and in 2014, plenty of these awesome new online slots arrived in casinos.

Let’s start by taking a quick look at some of the best branded slots from NetEnt that arrived at some point in 2014. Back in April 2014, NetEnt launched a brand new Aliens slot machine and this can now be found in almost every fully licensed NetEnt casino. This slot is based on the 1986 sci-fi movie of the same name and it contains a multi-level second screen bonus round which is quite unlike any bonus round that you can find on most other slot machines. Speaking at the time of the release was the Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, Simon Hammon.

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A Look at Some of the Best Multi-Player Online Casino Games
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21 February 2015

Microgaming and Playtech have developed a modest range of Multi-Player Games between them and these games are now widely available in UK online casinos and in online casinos around the world. All of the Multi-Player Games from Microgaming are Multi-Player Online Slot Machines and the Multi-Player Games from Playtech include one Multi-Player Slot Machine (Multi-Player Fishing with Buddies) and one Multi-Player Table Game (Multi-Player Roulette).

The term ‘multi-player’ means that you can play with other players who are also connected to the same casino network. For example, you can play with other players on the Fishing with Buddies Multi-Player slot from Playtech in more than 30 fully licensed Playtech powered casinos. Some of these casinos include Bet365 Casino, Gala Casino, Genting Casino, Ladbrokes Casino, Vernons Casino, Casino Tropez and Mansion Casino. You generally have to install the Playtech download client onto your computer to play on this fun multi-player game.

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Microgaming Reveals Plans for Jurassic Park Themed Slots
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24 May 2014

Microgaming has recently signed a new licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships and Licensing which will lead to the eventual release of three branded Jurassic Park slot machines. Microgaming obtained a license for the entire Jurassic Park franchise, which means that you will soon be able to play on Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and also Jurassic Park lll.

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Dinosaur Themed Online Slot Machines
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14 May 2014

This section will take a look at some of the best dinosaur themed online slots machines which have been developed by various different software providers including Microgaming, Sheriff Gaming, Realtime Gaming, bwin.party, Betsoft Gaming and Bgo Entertainment software.

Microgaming has developed a few dinosaur themed slot machines and one of them is called Dino Might. This slot has 5 reels and 25 winning paylines and although it doesn’t look like much to begin with, there’s actually quite a lot happening on this slot. Three or more of the Amber Fossil Symbols appearing in view will trigger the Match Bonus where you can win up to 20,000 coins and three or more of the Dinosaur Symbols appearing will activate the Triggersauras bonus. It also features Wild Symbols and it has a top prize worth 80,000 coins.

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NetEnt Unleashes Creature from the Black Lagoon
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30 April 2014

Net Entertainment (also known as NetEnt) has released an impressive catalogue of online slot machines, but some of their most famous ones are their branded slots. On December 3rd 2013, NetEnt released its very latest branded slot called Creature from the Black Lagoon. This new branded NetEnt slot is based on the 1954 Hollywood blockbuster movie of the same name which starred Richard Carlson and Julie Adams.

NetEnt teamed up with Universal© to create this new action and feature packed slot, but this isn’t the first time that NetEnt has collaborated with Universal Studios. Some of you may already be familiar with Frankenstein and Scarface, which are two other popular branded slots from NetEnt.

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A Round Up of recently released Online Casino Games that you need to Check out
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19 March 2014

It seems as though every time you log in to your favourite online casino, a new game, or several new games have arrived. There are some really impressive games out there today and many of these great new games were released towards then end of 2013 and then early in to 2014. Let’s have a look at some of the ones that really got out attention.

Betsoft Gaming seems to be pumping out high quality games at the moment, on mobile and on desktop. Betsoft’s impressive range of 3D online slot machines are known as Slots3 and their mobile casino product is known as Betsoft ToGo™. Many of Betsoft Gaming’s most famous titles (proven performers) have now found their way on to mobile as well. You will find that most of the major software providers have also started developing their most famous titles for mobile as well.

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Tips for Winning at Slots
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22 August 2012

Slots are a lot of fun to play, but they can be an expensive form of entertainment for those who are not playing to win. Slot machine players need to play with a plan to maximize their chances of winning. Follow these tips to have the best chance to win at slots and collect a huge jackpot.

Have a Bankroll

Players need to have a big enough bankroll to win without risking too much. It is important for players to separate a slot machine bankroll away from the expenses needed for everyday life. Only play with the bankroll that is specifically for slots. Players should never play with money that they can’t afford to lose.

Get the Best Odds

This is the most important factor in increasing the chances of winning at slots. Different casinos offer different odds on their slots. Even the same casino will have different odds on their different slot machines.

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Branded slot games, are they really worth playing?
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28 April 2012

Branded slots are one of the most popular types of online casino games available today. A large number of these slots can be found at many of today’s leading gambling portals and it seems as though players can’t get enough of them. The number of branded slots already in existence means that players can now take their pick from a variety of different themes.

All branded slots are available in the real cash mode and the majority of them can also be played in the free play demo mode, which will allow you to practice the game before risking your own cash.

Most of these games can be accessed via secure downloadable casino software, which will give you direct access to the games from your desktop, or the other option is to launch them instantly from the main casino website using either a Flash or Java player, meaning that you won’t have to download any casino software from the internet. Most branded slots today give you both options.

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A History of WMS Gaming
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27 February 2011

WMS Gaming started out its life when Harry Williams founded the company in 1943. At that time, the company was known as Williams Manufacturing Company. Harry Williams changed the way that pinball machines were designed by introducing a new mechanism allowing the machines to tilt for a better gaming experience. This changed the future of the game in the USA.

This set a president for the company in future years, and they ventured into the computer gaming market in the 1980s where they developed games for video arcade games. Then in 1991, the company began producing video lottery terminals under the company name Willliams Gaming.

After the success of the video lottery games, Williams Gaming as the company was known at the time, launched their first video poker game, which was a sensation. This led them to start producing casino slot machines in 1994 which were housed in casinos all over America. In 1999, the company changed name again to WMS Gaming, as it is now known.

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The Benefits of Online Slots as Opposed to Casino Slot Machines
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19 February 2010

Gambling should be enjoyed as it’s a great way of letting your hair down with friends and splashing the cash to try and get some more in return.

Unfortunately the nature of gambling is that you will win some and you will lose some but it’s just making sure you recognise when you are winning and when you’re losing.

At the end of the day this is what it all boils down to and it doesn’t matter whether you’re playing the online slots or playing on the slot machines at the casino, the rules are the same.

There are some subtle differences in terms of functionality and the environment that can be the difference from being a winner or a loser.

Playing the online slots on your computer at home does have some major gambling advantages as it means that you won’t be caught up in the atmosphere of a lively and buoyant casino filled with other gamblers either making a ton of cash or others losing the entire contents of their wallets.

Many gambling decisions can be made from the adrenaline of being watched by others and the reactions of the dealer.

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Money Management for Online Slot Players
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11 February 2010

Whether you are gambling in a casino or using online gambling websites, when it comes to slot machines, you cannot control the spin of the slot game. It doesn’t matter how much you urge it round to the symbol that you need you cannot control it as it is completely random.

The only thing you can control is your feelings and the amount of money you put into the machine. By using good money management strategies you can plan to maximise your winning capabilities and losses to get the best possible entertainment.

The longer you can keep your head and stick to a money management strategy, the longer you will find the games will last, and you’ve got to be in it to win it.

It is important to have a money management strategy in place before you play that particular game as an online slot machine will have a different strategy to playing online blackjack. Many gamblers suffer from a hot head and this is when an online slot will take your money as you will make snap decisions with your budget and before you know it your money’s all gone and the games over before you’ve had a proper chance to win anything.

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Straight and Progressive Video Slots
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29 January 2010

With the arrival of the Internet came the concept of online casinos that offered a variety of games for you to try out, like video slots. Video slots have become one of the most popular games at most casinos. Video slots are often referred to by many different names across the globe, such as video fruit machines in the UK and video poker in Australia. There are even some hand video slot machines called one-armed bandits for its appearance and also because the gambler can lose all their money within a few minutes.

Video slots are similar to the regular slot machines found in land based casinos, but with the key difference being that instead of the traditional three spinning wheels there is a video display with five reels. One of the great things about video slots is the enhanced graphics and audio and video effects, as online casino experts we find this gives a better playing experience when playing slots. The standard three reel slot machines have a single payline but with video slots you can have as many as nine paylines, therefore you have a better chance of winning – which is a huge bonus to video slots. What is more, video slots have a wide range of symbols like multipliers, wild symbols and scatter symbols, games with bonus screens and a feature where players can try doubling or even quadrupling their jackpot winnings.

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Advantages of Playing Video Slots
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07 January 2010

With many of the old types of traditional slot machines being upgraded as online video slots, it is certainly becoming a highly popular pastime nowadays. The biggest advantage is, of course, that these video slots could be played from anywhere and at any time. In addition, although the video slots operate in a similar way to the conventional slot machines with the pull down lever, they are actually a lot easier to play and still provide plenty of fun.

In the past, slot machine games were usually limited to land-based casinos. But now the Internet has made it possible for gamblers to play these popular games from the comfort of their own homes all around the world. What is more, video slots and online games have been specifically designed with striking graphics and multiple winning combinations to enhance the gambling experience. As the video slots come in various types and versions, you can select the one that suits your needs and talent. All of these improvements enable online players to gamble with on video slots with the least amount of discomfort as well as have an enjoyable time in the process.

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Christmas Themed Online Slot Machines
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18 November 2009

Slot machines are one of the most popular form of casino entertainment at online casinos, as well as land-based casinos. There are several categories of online slot machines such as classic 3-reel slots, 5-reel and 7-reel video slots,interactive i-Slots, and progressive jackpots. However, as Christmas is getting closer we’re going to review a few online slot machines that involve a Christmas and winter theme, including Ho Ho Ho, Jingle Bells, and Santa Paws.

The Ho Ho Ho slot machine game is a 5-reel, 15 pay-line slot with a Christmas theme. The maximum bet you can make on this slot machine is $75 and there are up to 32 ways to win. In terms of what you can win, there is a top jackpot of 15000 coins or even 20 free spins, but to win that you need to get 3 or more Gift symbols when you spin the reels. To keep with the Christmas theme, the symbols on the reels of the slot machine include Santa, Christmas trees, Rudolph, and turkey.

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Tips for winning on slot machines
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02 October 2009

Slot machines are one of the most popular casino games on the internet at the moment with thousands of people playing every day. Slots are based on luck, which offers a consistent chance of winning and the thrill that comes with that chance draws in people in all the time.

Although the game is based on luck there are still certain playing methods that can slightly increase your chance of winning and here are just a few. Remember that these are just hints and there is still no way to cheat the slot machine.

- The more money you put in the machine, the more money you will get back. If you’re playing with dollars then you’ll receive a higher payback than if you were playing with quarters

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Who are the Slot Machine Experts?
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21 September 2009

There are some true slot machine experts walking the streets these days with more knowledge about the game than any player could hope for. Some people spend their lives studying and working on gambling games to come up with new ideas and figure out tricks on how to win. Other than the true Casino Man right here the guys we’ve mentioned below are also quite knowledgeable.

Charles Fey was the first inventor of the slots and built the first ever real slot machine in 1895 after finding a love of mechanics. The Liberty Bell was cased in cast iron and had a classic Liberty Bell on the front of the machine as well as a bell inside that rang when a winner hit the jackpot. Charles Fey invented the works of the classic slot machine that we refer to these days and after finding his way with the machines, dedicated his life to building them.

Michael Shackleford is a professor in the University of Nevada for Casino Math and teaches students how to analyse casinos as he has been studying for years. He has made his career from studying casino games and as a recognised expert of gambling strategy. Michael Bluejay also works with Shackleford to help with the website but also has his own hints and tips for playing online slot machines.

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Slot Machine Superstitions
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10 September 2009

Slot Machine SuperstitionsWinning at slot machines, land based or online, is mostly just about luck. There are a lot of people however who think otherwise and have spread around many myths and superstitions linked to playing slot machines and the ‘real’ ways to win, here are just a few to give you a laugh;

Temperature of the coin- some people argue that if you have a really hot or cold coin (there are arguments over which one) then you can get the machine to pay out.

Learn the sequence- one of the biggest myths around slot machines is that you can learn the winning sequence and when they will pay out so that you can then go the same slot machine and wait for the right time in order to hit the jackpot. This is not true and all slot machines have randomised coding that can’t be tricked.

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Have you tried Fruit Machines?
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04 September 2009

Have you tried Fruit Machines?Fruit machines are slot machines with a difference, instead of just the normal online slots games with fruit machines you get extra buttons to push, extra bonus games and other features to give a more skilled gambling game. These games are very popular online even though you may not get the full experience of pulling the lever down; you can still enjoy a good game.

Fruit Machines started out in America in 1887 and were nicknamed ‘one-armed bandits’ due to their mechanics which functioned by the player pulling down on the lever to activate the reels. Also, for those not up-to-date on fruit machine history, the new name originated in Britain as they refer to the American-invented version of the game, completely separate to the standard slot machines.

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