Wednesday, December 30, 2009

GTECH G2’s IPN Poker Network Pays Out €507,144 Bad Beat Jackpot

Bad Beat Jackpot at Europe’s Largest Independent Poker Network Easier to Win than Most

A player on GTECH G2’s International Poker Network (IPN) hit the network’s massive Bad Beat Jackpot this week when his Quad Kings lost to a Royal Flush.

A player known as 72osROCKS!, the loser of the hand but winner of the Bad Beat Jackpot,  received €177,500.  Hand winner Nogis22 got €88,750 and the other three players at the table each won €29,583.

“I was pretty EXCITED when I found myself holding four Kings,” said the winner, “My heart sank when I saw my opponent’s Royal Flush – but that changed quickly when I realized I was playing at a Bad Beat table!”

The Bad Beat Jackpot was created to help ease the frustration of losing even when you’re dealt great cards.  With a jackpot requirement starting at Quad 6s, the IPN’s Bad Beat Jackpot is easier to win than most.

To qualify for the Bad Beat at IPN poker rooms, players must be at a designated Bad Beat table and use both pocket cards in their winning or losing hand. The losing hand must be four-of-a-kind sixes or better. Four or more players must be dealt into the hand.

The IPN is Europe’s largest independent Poker Network. It recently celebrated its 3,000,000th player and dealt its billionth hand last year. The IPN  includes such popular poker sites as VirginPoker.com, PokerHeaven.com and the Casino-Club.com poker room.  There is a list of International Poker Network poker sites at http://www.ipnpoker.com/ipn_poker_rooms/area-52.html.

GTECH G2 is the igaming division of lottery industry giant, GTECH. It combines the software development and customer management expertise of Boss Media, Finsoft, Dynamite Idea and St Minver and operates the International Poker Network and International Bingo Network.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

WinADay’s New Reel De Luxe Slot Machine is Dedicated to Shoppers

3D Casino Celebrates the New Year with Another One-of-a-Kind Slot Machine

wad-reeldeluxe-160.jpgIn the midst of the biggest shopping season of the year, WinADay.com 3D casino has launched a new slot machine dedicated to the dedicated shopper. The new Reel De Luxe is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot machine with a luxurious shopping theme, wild symbols, 2 special bonus features and a bonus game. Like all the great shopping centers of the world, the Reel De Luxe is decked out in holiday decorations this month.

The Reel De Luxe is the seventh one-of-a-kind, instant-play casino slot game at the three-dimensional casino, alongside 3 unique video poker games.

“A lot of players dream about the shopping they’ll do with their next big win,” said Michael Hilary, WinADay.com’s new manager. “The designer bags and shoes and expensive perfumes and watches spinning on the reels of this game will inspire any true shopaholic!”



Reel De Luxe is easy to play and with its “Present Bonus” feature, which awards up to 500x the bet, it can payout enough to fund a pretty extravagant shopping trip. There’s also a special Cash Bonus Game with prizes up to $1500 and for shoppers that look for the best deals around there’s a “Discount Bonus” - a discount from total bets on 3 spins up to 100%.

WinADay is an instant play Flash casino so there is nothing to download or install before enjoying the games. The new Monday Madness casino bonus adds 10% to deposits made on Mondays. Like all of the slots games at WinADay.com, the new Reel De Luxe is tied to the WinADay progressive jackpot which, after a recent $200K win, is already back up to nearly $80,000. This video clip has more on that win: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDSUdjrbfMc.

Monday, December 28, 2009

‘Crazy Vegas’ This Week’s Slot-of-the-Week at Slotastic!

$1.5 Million ‘Jackpot Pinatas’ has $100 Progressive-of-the-Month Bonus in January


slotastic-sow-cv-160.jpgThis week, like every week, slots players can get a free $100 to play the Slot-of-the-Week at the new US-friendly slots site, Slotastic! (www.slotastic.com). From now until Sunday, the bonus slot machine is Crazy Vegas. All through January, the Progressive-of-the-Month is the Jackpot Pinatas slot. Players can get another free $100 to play this game whose massive $1.5 million progressive jackpot is the biggest online casino jackpot available to American players.

“We have a complete selection of casino games,” said Slotastic’s manager, “But Slotastic! is really designed with slots players in mind so all of our promotions and bonuses relate to slots games.”

Crazy Vegas is a 20-payline video slot machine game with symbols of Las Vegas spinning on its five reels: entertainers, showgirls, dice, cards, Roulette tables, Craps, chip stacks, and an emcee. It can be played for free or players can wager from $0.01 to $5.00 per payline. There are three animated symbols that trigger special features: Crazy Vegas, Big Bonus and Free Spins. For example, when ‘Free Spins’ appears on the second, third and fourth reels, the animated symbol reveals the number of free spins that have been won and the payout multiplier for the free spins round.

The Jackpot Pinatas jackpot, which is now over $1,500,000, may be one of the largest progressive jackpots currently available, but there are two other seven-figure jackpots at Slotastic! that could make some lucky player an instant millionaire at any minute. The Aztec’s Millions jackpot and the jackpot tied to both the Mid-Life Crisis and Shopping Spree slots are all over $1 million.

Later this week, as it does on the first of every month, Slotastic! will be sending players their Monthly Paycheck coupon code for January which will entitle them to a further $100 in bonus cash. Terms and conditions of all casino bonuses are posted in the ‘Promotions’ section of Slotastic.com. A toll-free Customer Service line is available 24-7.

Friday, December 18, 2009

$100 Christmas Bonus on ‘Santa Strikes Back’ at Slotastic! Next Week

Double Comp Points on 3 Special Christmas Games

It’s Christmas Bonus time at Slotastic! Santa Strikes Back is the next Slot-of-the-Week, and double Comp Points are up for grabs on three special Christmas games. Until Sunday, 27th December, players can get a $100 Christmas Bonus for playing Santa Strikes Back. That’s in addition to the $100 Welcome Bonus for new players and the $100 Progressive-of-the-Month Bonus.

“I know, with so many bonuses it’s hard to keep track!” said Slotastic’s manager. “Basically, it’s $100 when you sign up, another $100 every month to be played on the Progressive of the Month, which is Aztec’s Millions this month, and another $100 every week to play on the Slot-of-the-Week, which this week is my personal favourite of our three Christmas games, Santa Strikes Back.”

From December 21st through 27th, players get double Comp Points when they play any of the three Christmas games. Slotastic players earn Comp Points any time they play, usually 1 point for $10 in bets. Over the holidays, that has been doubled on Santa Strikes Back, Naughty or Nice, and Rudolph’s Revenge. Comp Points can be redeemed for cash.

All three Christmas games give chances to win free games and big jackpots. Santa Strikes Back is a sequel to Rudolph’s Revenge, a dark-humored, Christmas-themed, 50 pay line slot game featuring a vengeful Rudolph and a couple of shivering elves. It’s a progressive jackpot game -- 5 evil Rudolph symbols on a payline wins the jackpot which is currently over $20,000. In the new Santa Strikes Back, Santa is back on his feet and has definitely had enough! It’s time to regain control of the North Pole. The 'Santa Strikes Back!' feature is triggered if Santa is victorious in 3 or more scatter-battles after a spin, whereas the 'Rudolph's Revenge' feature is triggered when Rudolph is victorious. Both features award 7 free games. In Naughty or Nice, another 5-reel, 50 pay line slot machine, Santa has some sexy helpers. Each girl, whether naughty or nice, awards free games and instant prizes.

Slotastic! is a new US-friendly online casino featuring more than 300 casino games, including dozens of slot machines and video poker games and three of the biggest progressive jackpots available to American players. The Jackpot Pinatas jackpot is currently over $1.5 million; Shopping Spree/Mid-life Crisis and Aztec’s Millions jackpots are both just over a million each.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Record-breaking $198K Win at WinADay.com 3D Casino

5th jackpot win at unusual three-dimensional slot machine site this year 

A $198,180 progressive jackpot win last week at WinADay.com was the unique 3D casino’s biggest jackpot win ever. The winner was playing the enchanting Heavenly Reels slot machine when she won the record-breaking jackpot.

“I’d been playing for awhile that night,” recalled the winner. “I had just about reached the limit I had set for myself and I was actually starting to day dream about things I had to do the next day, what I was going to make for dinner, when I couldn’t believe my eyes! I just stared at that huge number on my screen for what seemed like hours before I finally realized it was true. I’d won the jackpot!”




The winner has been a regular player at WinADay.com’s sister site, Slotland.com, and only recently tried the 3D casino for the first time when she read an article about it in the player newsletter.

“I generally stick to a few favourite games,” she said. “But sometimes I like to try something different and I’m sure glad I did that night!”

Heavenly Reels is a four pay line slot machine adorned with heavenly cherubs and with angel wings spinning on its wheels – so much fun it’s nearly sinful. Although all the slot games at WinADay.com are tied to the same progressive jackpot, this is the first jackpot win on this game which launched in October 2008.

“It won’t be hard to find ways to spend this money at Christmas!” said WinADay.com’s fifth major progressive jackpot winner. “The timing couldn’t have been better.”

“This jackpot rose much higher than usual,” said Ondrej Tuma of WinADay.com. “It averages about $150K. Before this win, our largest win ever was our very first jackpot which was won on the Slot-o-Matic.”

After the win, the jackpot was reset to $30,000. and there is actually no reason there couldn’t be another big win before Christmas to make another family’s celebrations a holiday to remember!

WinADay currently has 9 unique slot machines and video poker games which players access through a three dimensional casino lobby complete with animated casino staff to assist them in selecting a game. Another new game, to be known as The Reel De Luxe, will be added before Christmas.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Slotland Jackpot Looser than Usual with Yet Another Winner in Less Than a Month

$87K Win is First Progressive Jackpot Won on New Reel Riot Slot Machine

Staff and players at Slotland.com are shaking their heads in amazement as the Reel Riot slot machine has produced another winner just a month after the last one -- which came less than a month after October’s $175K win.

The jackpot was hit on December 7th for $87,221 by a player known as WMSAMUELS.

“We used to predict the Slotland.com jackpot would be won every six weeks or so,” said Slotland.com manager Ondrej Tuma. “Lately, the average win has been a bit less, but it’s being won more frequently!”



All of the games at Slotland.com are tied to the same progressive jackpot. Although one other game, Treasure Box, has had several jackpot winners, this is the first time that the jackpot has been won on the new Reel Riot.

Reel Riot is our newest game,” explained Tuma, “And our newest game is usually the most popular. Since so many people have been playing Reel Riot we shouldn’t be surprised that the jackpot was hit on that game, I suppose. But really, the next win could be on any of our 15 games.”

The Reel Riot is a single payline slot machine with fantastic retro graphics that Slotland launched last summer. It has a “Double Wild” bonus symbol and a special “hold” feature for keeping any symbol for the next spin.
Incredibly, this win comes just days after a record-breaking $198k progressive jackpot win at Slotland.com’s 3D casino, WinADay.com.

Slotland’s slot machines and video poker games are all instant play casino games with nothing to download or install. Six of the most popular games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs. All of Slotland’s slot machines, including the mobile versions, are tied to one progressive jackpot which was reset to $50,000 after this win.

Monday, December 14, 2009

‘Naughty or Nice’ is Slot of the Week Christmas Bonus Game at Slotastic!

Three $1 Million-Plus Jackpots - Biggest Available to US Players

This week’s Slot of the Week Christmas Bonus game at Slotastic! is Naughty or Nice. Slotastic! players can enjoy an exclusive extra $100 bonus for playing this sexy holiday game. There’ll be another holiday Slot of the Week and another Christmas Bonus next week, and throughout December there’s the Progressive of the Month Bonus and chances to win million dollar progressive jackpots.

Slotastic! is a new US-friendly online casino featuring more than 300 casino games including dozens of slot machines and video poker games and three of the biggest progressive jackpots available to American players. The Jackpot Pinatas jackpot is currently over $1.5 million, whilst The Shopping Spree/Midlife Crisis and Aztec’s Millions jackpots are both just over a million each.

There are three great Christmas-themed games to play at Slotastic.com over the holidays. Santa has some sexy helpers in Naughty or Nice, a new 5-reel, 50 pay line slot machine launched just in time for Christmas. When the holiday wreath scatter appears, players can win up to 10 free games. Prizes are doubled if one or more of the holiday cuties appear in a winning combination. Each girl, whether naughty or nice, awards free games and instant prizes. Players can win up to seven free games when they spin Santas and Rudolphs in the Christmas classic Santa Strikes Back. Rudolph’s Revenge is a dark-humored Christmas game with a vengeful Rudolph and a couple of shivering elves and plenty of free games to be won.

Slotastic! has several Christmas Bonuses on offer this month, beginning with the Ho Ho Hundred Dollar Deposit Bonus for new players. There’s another $100 available with the Slot of the Week Bonus and yet another $100 free bonus money to play the Progressive of the Month which, this month, is the new Shopping Spree II.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gala Coral Launches First Side Games on its Casino and Bingo Sites

Web version of land-based casino favourite, Bar X Magic 7, first to be added to group's four sites

Gala Coral Group is adding side games from GTECH G2 to their bingo and casino sites (Galabingo.com, Galacasino.co.uk, Eurobet.com and Coral.co.uk).   The first of the new games to launch will be the Bar X Magic 7 slot machine, an online version of the game that is popular in bingo halls across the UK, followed by the Bar X 5 and Bar X 125.  A set of other side games will be added before the end of the year. 

Bar X is a brand that has been around for thirty years and is well established with over 55,000 machines in bingo halls and gaming arcades throughout the UK and Ireland. 

The online version of the Electrocoin Bar X Magic 7 is a three reel, single line fruit machine developed by the games designers at Dynamite Idea, who are specialised in developing innovative online interactive betting games including several unique hi lo, dice and number games. 

Instant win side games have become more than a supplemental revenue stream for online casino and bingo operators, many of which derive 60% - 70% of their income from these product offerings. 

Gala Coral Group is the only gambling company in the UK with significant businesses in the bookmaking, bingo and casino markets, both on the high street and online.  

GTECH G2 combines the software development and customer management expertise of Boss Media, Finsoft, Dynamite Idea and St Minver and operates the International Poker Network and International Bingo Network.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Slotastic! Launches US-Friendly House of Slots with Million Dollar Jackpots and More Bonuses than Santa Has Reindeer

December Slot- of-the-Week Bonuses Feature Festive Holiday Slots like Rudolf’s Revenge

Slotastic!, a new US-friendly casino designed especially for slot machine players, is celebrating the holidays with festive games and lots of free money bonuses. Slotastic! has the biggest progressive jackpots, best selection of games, and most bonus money available to American players.

“We wanted to create an online casino specifically with slots players in mind,” said a spokesperson of Slotastic.com. “We know slots players love jackpots, so we’ve got 6 progressive slots with about $3 million in the jackpot pool. And of course, slots players love their bonuses. We know that – that’s why we’ve got lots of generous weekly and monthly bonuses.”

Slotastic! gives players a choice of 55 Real-Series Video Slots and chances to win 12 of the biggest progressive jackpots anywhere - including the current $1.5 million Jackpot Pinatas progressive jackpot and the new Shopping Spree II jackpot.

“Free games can significantly extend a slots player’s playing times,” said the spokesperson. “Our holiday games, as most of our games, have plenty of chances to win more free games built into them.”

The new US-friendly house-of-slots is celebrating the holidays by featuring festively-themed games like Rudolf’s Revenge, Naughty or Nice and Santa Strikes Back in its weekly Slot-of-the-Week Bonus Promotions. In Naughty or Nice, Santa has some hot and sexy helpers, and when the holiday-wreath scatter appears, players can win up to 10 free games. Santa is back to regain control of the North Pole in the all-new Santa Strikes Back where players win up to 7 free games when the Santas and Rudolphs line up on the reels.

The weather outside may be frightful – but the festive fun and free money at Slotastic! are delightful. The new site is offering new players a Ho Ho Hundred Dollar Deposit Bonus –100% more free cash, up to $100. The bonuses don’t stop there though. Every month there is a special $100 bonus for one of the 12 progressive jackpots, and all winter long the Slot-of-the-Week Bonus helps players get another $100 bonus to play specially designated games. This week’s featured slot machine is posted at Slotastic.com.

Monday, November 30, 2009

RealDealPoker.com Set to Change the Face of Online Poker by Replacing RNGs with Real Cards

Automated system shuffles and deals real cards, has “cut” and “burn cards” functions

Gioia International Limited is and Red Planet Gaming Inc are launching a unique new poker site, RealDealPoker.com which, unlike all other online poker sites that use random number generators (RNGs) to deal their cards, uses an automated system developed by Gioia – "Cut N’ Shuffle" and "Game Check" -- that shuffles and deals real cards and has "cut" and "burn cards" functions.

The system is designed to replicate the actual game of poker a player may experience in a casino, home game or land based tournament, including the unique provision of a “cut function” and deployment of “burn cards”, something that no other online poker site currently provides. Gioia’s patented Cut N’ Shuffle system is a fully automated, real card dealing system that scrambles, shuffles and deals real decks of cards, digitizes the results and then translates them to its online poker table games. Gioia has also designed and built the first system capable of producing post-game audit results, Game Check.

Extensive research conducted through an independent research company, feedback from players both professional and amateur clearly showed a place in the market for an online poker site that deals actual cards instead of via an RNG. The passion of Gene Gioia, the founder of www.realdealpoker.com and his drive to create a fair game of poker has resulted in over four years of extensive development to reach this historic point in the company’s development.

The agreement between Gioia International Limited and Red Planet Gaming Inc sees Gioia acquiring software to provide an exceptional poker playing experience at www.RealDealPoker.com.

Real Deal Poker will launch in February 2010 once integration and testing are complete. Meanwhile players can find relevant information and sign up at the www.RealDealPoker.com site that is currently taking sign ups and enabling players to reserve their preferred screen names.

Gene Gioia, Founder and CEO of Gioia International Limited commented: “This is a unique moment in the company’s history. In addition to assembling a first rate management team, we have found in Red Planet Gaming Inc a partner who shares our passion for bringing a truly fair game of poker to players around the world and changing the face of poker online as we know it today.”

Vahe Baloulian, CEO of Red Planet Gaming Inc added: “I have never seen someone as committed as Gene Gioia to bringing a truly remarkable product to the market. His passion and understanding of what poker is about has resulted in a product that will make the poker world sit up and take note. I am delighted that Red Planet Gaming is partnering Gioia International Limited in this unique venture.”

Friday, November 27, 2009

bwin Adds GTECH G2’s Mini Aztec Keno Progressive to Games Portfolio

Mini and full-size game both tied to same €50K+ progressive jackpot

bwin has added the mini version of GTECH G2’s popular Aztec Keno progressive jackpot game to their already impressive portfolio of side games. The full size version of Aztec Keno launched on the sportsbetting site’s Games tab last month. 

“We have found that while they’re waiting for results, sports bettors like to play a quick, simple game. Our Mini Games are great for that,” said Kevin O’Neal, spokesperson for bwin.

Aztec Keno was developed by Dynamite Idea, one of the four software companies making up the GTECH igaming division. bwin has offered games from Dynamite Idea since 2006 and has featured casino games from Boss Media, also now part of GTECH G2.  They now have 12 full size Fortune games as well as 4 mini games including Triple Chance Hi Lo, Spin N Win and the new Casino Dice. These are small, fast games with sometimes massive winnings and all are also available in full size and mini game format.

The appeal of side games and mini games is simplicity and instant gratification. To play the new Aztec Keno progressive jackpot, players just pick 1 to 15 numbers and watch to see if the 20 lucky numbers drawn match their selection. The more numbers they match, the more they win, as well as the chance to win the progressive jackpot. The game plays quickly and it’s back to the sports book.

Both the full- and mini-size version of Aztec Keno are tied to the same progressive jackpot which was seeded at €10K in September and is currently over €50K.

“We’re a ‘House of Games’. We offer a wide selection of games from a variety of software providers,” said O’Neal. “Games from GTECH G2 have proven to be very popular with our customers, and products from GTECH G2 integrate well with our management systems.”

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Erica Schoenberg Invites All to Play in OFC Wolf Mountain Sanctuary Charity Tournament

WSOP Main Event Package, and CardPlayer Cruise To Be Won In World Series Of Online Forums

Erica Schoenberg will be playing in the OFC Wolf Mountain Sanctuary Charity Tournament to be held at Full Tilt Poker on Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 3pm EST (GMT -5).  The winner of this tournament will receive a bonus prize of a Mexican Riviera Poker Cruise, courtesy of CardPlayer Cruises. The $1 + $10 tournament aims to raise money and bring awareness to Wolf Mountain Sanctuary, a non-profit animal rescue organization.

Top players will also be awarded gift certificates courtesy of ALL IN Clothing Company. The player who eliminates Erica Shoenberg will win a one year PPA Online Premium Membership to the Poker Players Alliance.  Full Tilt Poker will be providing additional prizes.


“We are grateful to be working with the entire Full Tilt Poker Team, CardPlayer Cruises and the ALL IN Clothing Company. They have all been so supportive in our efforts to bring attention to this very special cause,” commented Global Gaming Events (GGE) President, Jason “Wolf” Rosenberg. GGE is the parent company that owns and operates Online Forum Challenge. “I have been a volunteer at Wolf Mountain Sanctuary for ten years now, and this cause is very dear to my heart. We wish to thank everyone in advance for participating in this event.” 

The charity event kicks off Online Forum Challenge’s 3rd Annual World Series Of Online Forums, in which one player is guaranteed to win a $12,000 WSOP Main Event Package. Full details for the Wolf Mountain Sanctuary Charity Tournament and the entire World Series Of Online Forums are available at www.wsoof.com.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another Slotland Jackpot Winner in Less Than a Month

Slotland’s progressive jackpot looser than usual

The reels have barely quit spinning from the last big progressive jackpot win at Slotland and it’s been hit again already. A player known as “JJJUNIPERJJJ” has just won $85,873 playing the new Reel Riot slot machine.
The last big jackpot winner was less than a month ago when a retired grandmother won $175K playing video poker.

“I was just relaxing on a Sunday afternoon, enjoying my favourite games,” said the most recent jackpot winner. “Then suddenly I hit the jackpot! I thought I must have dozed off and was dreaming but it really was my lucky day!”

“We always keep our cheque book handy because you never know when someone will hit the jackpot,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland. “But we weren’t expecting this one to be hit again so soon – we thought the next big win would be at WinADay.com!”

Slotland’s 3D casino, WinADay.com, has a separate progressive jackpot of its own. The jackpot there, where the new video poker game Deuces Wild was just launched, is currently nearing a record-breaking $180,000.

The Reel Riot is a single payline slot machine with fantastic retro graphics that Slotland launched last summer. It has a “Double Wild” bonus symbol and a special “hold” feature for keeping any symbol for the next spin.

Slotland.com has fifteen one-of-a-kind slot machines and video poker games. They are all instant play casino games so there is nothing to download or install. Six of the most popular games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs. All of Slotland’s slot machines, including the mobile versions, are tied to one progressive jackpot which was reset to $50,000 after this win and is now over $60,000.

Friday, November 13, 2009

BetClic Licences GTECH G2’s Casino & Games Suite and New Gaming Management System

BetClic Poker Renews Commitment to International Poker Network

One of Europe’s fastest growing igaming operators, BetClic.com, is renewing its poker license and integrating GTECH G2’s download and flash casino, Games Room and new player-centric Gaming Management System (GMS).

As a customer of GTECH G2’s International Poker Network (IPN) since 2006, this product extension offers BetClic the opportunity to augment its casino and games portfolio with access to over 300 flash and download casino games from G2.  BetClic’s poker players will also be able to access casino games directly from the poker table too. 

“We are happy to develop our partnership with GTECH G2.Thanks to this successful collaboration, we keep on perfecting our services to provide the best offer to all of our customers,” said Nicolas BĂ©raud, founder and CEO of BetClic.

“After 4 years of working together successfully, I’m delighted that we’re extending our relationship with BetClic.” said Leigh Nissim, Commercial Director of GTECH G2. “They’re a great company with a strong team – the decision to licence our casino will be great for their players who will have access to fantastic content and progressives from G2.”

The Games section available on BetClic.com already features a wide selection of instant-win side games developed by Dynamite Idea, one of the games software development units within GTECH G2. The Games menu currently features Triple Chance HiLo, Top Trumps Football Stars, Virtual Football, Bar X 125, Roulette, Blackjack, Casino Dice, Poker Dice, Keno and Bingo Keno Extreme but when the new GMS is in place, new games will be easily added.

BetClic, sponsors of the Olympic Lyon in France and Juventus Club in Italy, is part of the Mangas Gaming Group which also operates Expekt.com and Bet-at-home.com. This agreement includes the option to feature GTECH G2 casino, poker and games on these sites as well.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

JackpotCapital.com Improves VIP Program

US-friendly online casino known for million dollar jackpots rolls out the red carpet for all levels of VIP players

JackpotCapital.com has made it easier to join their VIP club and has added to the benefits for members.  A new VIP Customer Support Team will attend to the needs of regular players looking for higher table and wagering limits and more generous comp points.

“I’m very proud of the VIP support team that we’ve assembled,” said Oliver Smith of JackpotCapital.com.  “We are generous with comp points and bonuses, of course, but we also know that sometimes it’s the little personal touches that make all the difference to players, and that’s what our staff is here for.”

There are various VIP entry levels at Jackpot Capital, with corresponding benefits. The new “VIP Silver” offers VIP benefits to players when they accumulate just 1500 Comp Points in a 90-day period. VIPs earn comp points at a faster rate than regular players. They also receive extra non-deposit bonuses from $50 - $400 plus a monthly 100% deposit match bonus.

The US-friendly online casino is well-known for having some of the best games and biggest jackpots available to US players. Jackpot Pinatas is currently over $1.5 million and begging to be won. Aztec’s Riches is just over a million and Midlife Crisis/Shopping Spree is almost a million.
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JackpotCapital.com will fly the winner of their current affiliate contest to London in January. Interested online casino affiliates should contact affiliates@jackpotcapital.com.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

All New Re-Design Gives InterCasino the WOW! Factor, Makes Games Easier to Browse

With the completely re-designed casino that launched this week, InterCasino has raised the bar once again!  One of the oldest and most popular online casinos, InterCasino features games from Cryptologic and, in fact, is about the best Cryptologic-powered casino out there.

The new casino design definitely has the “wow” factor! The next time you launch InterCasino you may think you’ve accidently opened your iTunes or Windows Media player but you’re not browsing music you’re choosing a casino game!

The old lobby was cool – a big illustration of a casino where, to play a game, you could click on one of the tables in the foreground or one of the popular branded slot machines against the back wall. The new lobby doesn’t try simulate a Las Vegas hotel casino anymore, but it does make it a lot easier to notice new and featured games, to return to your favourites, to join tournaments, and to find the highest progressive jackpot games.

There is one feature from the old design that has wisely been retained. As in the old design, the new InterCasino lobby gives you a choice of views. One is very graphic, the other lists more detailed information on each game.

The Tournaments tab in the new lobby is much more prominent than in the old casino, so that will likely mean more players will find their way to the many blackjack and slots tournaments that InterCasino hosts every day.

One thing that hasn’t changed at InterCasino is their fantastic games selection including Marvel Comics superhero slots like Fantastic Four as well as Spiderman Revelations, Batman and King Kong.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Viva Elvis, the Cirque du Soleil Tribute to Elvis, Opens in Las Vegas Next Month

Cirque du Soleil will open their tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, Viva Elvis, at the brand new City Center in Las Vegas next month. The much-awaited show is inspired by Presley’s 1965 film Viva Las Vegas.

Viva Elvis will be one of the opening acts in the Las Vegas Casino’s new theatre at the Aria Casino and Resort in MGM Mirage’s CityCenter complex that opens on 16 December.

The show is created in the image of The King of Rock n Roll -- powerful, sexy, whimsical, truly unique and larger than life-the show highlights an American icon who transformed popular music.

Incredible Cirque acrobatics combine in scenes and music in one of the most untraditional tributes to Presley ever made. Rumour on the Strip is that, in one scene, an Elvis impressionist is crushed by a giant blue suede shoe.

Cirque de Soleil sources say the performers traveled to Graceland to “conduct research for the show”.

The Los Angeles Times reported that choreographer Vincent Paterson, who is directing the show, said it is an abstract biography of Elvis Presley that will incorporate some acting moments spoken in English.

Tickets are not yet on sale.

Virgin Poker Renews Contract with GTECH G2’s International Poker Network

British Poker site has been part of IPN since 2005 – signs up for another 3 years

GTECH G2 has renewed its contract with VirginPoker.com to supply the online poker site with its games software and player management system. VirginPoker.com is part of the Virgin Group and has been one of the most popular poker rooms in the International Poker Network (IPN) since it joined 2005.

With well over three million poker players, the International Poker Network is the world’s largest independent poker network. It is operated by GTECH G2 and managed by GTECH G2 St Minver, one of the four igaming companies acquired by lottery industry giant GTECH to form its
interactive gaming division.

One of the world’s most recognized brands, Virgin Poker has been part of the IPN since 2005. Attracting players from around the world, Virgin Poker offers seven different poker games including multi-table and Sit&Go tournaments and is also the host of the annual Virgin Poker Festival.

"Having a blue-chip client like Virgin renew their commitment with us is a terrific endorsement of the investment we have made in our product and, together with our partners, our success in building further liquidity on the IPN," said Atul Bali, CEO, GTECH G2.

Simon Burridge, Chief Executive of Virgin Games, says “Virgin Games is very happy to extend our partnership. Since our launch in 2005 we have seen good growth in the UK poker market and we look forward to continued progress, moving forward with GTECH G2 and the IPN´”

The IPN recently awarded a Bad Beat jackpot of nearly half a million dollars and hosts a €100,000 Guaranteed Freeroll Tournament every Sunday. At any given time there are nearly 10,000 players on the network playing at more than 1500 tables.

“There are many advantages in a large network like ours,” said Tony Ure, Head of IPN, GTECH G2.  “With so many players, there’s a table for every kind of player and they’re always busy.  Our liquidity allows us to provide big jackpots and to host €10,000, €100,000 and even €1,000,000 guaranteed free rolls.”

GTECH G2 IPN Poker Network Player Wins €210,000 Bad Beat Jackpot

Europe’s largest independent poker network takes the sting out of losing with a good hand


The International Poker Network (IPN) Bad Beat Jackpot has hit at an amazing €601,370 (almost $900,000), meaning a fortunate player won over €210,000. The hand in question was Quad 8’s beaten by Quad Queens, on a €0.50/€1 No Limit Table. “Roger2010”, the loser of the hand but winner of the Bad Beat Jackpot, won €210,508.50, whilst “(o1nfl1p”, the winner of the hand, won €105,254.25. The other players at the table each got €15,036.32. With a Jackpot requirement starting at Quad 6's, this is the easiest Progressive BBJ to hit on any poker site. The new Jackpot is already over €120,000.

“We boosted the Jackpot last week so that the next winner would get at least €100,000,” said Per Karlsson, Head of Poker GTECH G2. “As the total Jackpot went over €600K we had a feeling it was about to be hit!”

The IPN Bad Beat Jackpot was last hit in August for $412,000. That winner wasn’t even aware he’d won it until someone else at the table pointed it out to him. He thought he’d just lost the pot despite having a great hand, which is frustrating for any poker player.

To qualify for the Bad Beat at IPN poker rooms, players must be at a designated Bad Beat table and use both pocket cards in their winning or losing hand. The losing hand must be four-of-a-kind sixes or better, the lowest qualifying requirement of any poker network. Four or more players must be dealt into the hand.

GTECH G2 is the igaming division of lottery industry giant, GTECH. It combines the software development and customer management expertise of Boss Media, Finsoft, Dynamite Idea and St Minver and operates the International Poker Network and International Bingo Network.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

IPN Bad Beat Jackpot Boosted Again, Now Over €500K

Paradise Poker, Poker Heaven, Virgin Poker Among Poker Rooms Offering Staggering Jackpot for Hands That Really Should Have Won


Last week GTECH G2 announced that the Bad Beat Jackpot on its International Poker Network (IPN) was approaching €400,000 thanks to a couple of boosts they'd given it. They've just boosted it again today to push it to €500,000.

Paradise Poker, Poker Heaven and Virgin Poker are all on the IPN, the largest independent poker network in Europe.

“A Bad Beat Jackpot takes the pain out of losing even when you’re dealt great cards,” said Per Karlsson, Head of Poker GTECH G2. “Ours only requires a Quad 6s to win.”

To qualify for the Bad Beat at IPN poker rooms, players must be at a designated Bad Beat table and use both pocket cards in their winning or losing hand. The losing hand must be four-of-a-kind sixes or better. Four or more players must be dealt into the hand.

The IPN Bad Beat Jackpot was last hit in August for €412,000. That winner wasn’t even aware he’d won it until someone else at the table pointed it out to him. He thought he’d just lost the pot despite having a great hand, which is frustrating for any poker player.

To qualify for the Bad Beat at IPN poker rooms, players must be at a designated Bad Beat table and use both pocket cards in their winning or losing hand. The losing hand must be four-of-a-kind sixes or better. Four or more players must be dealt into the hand.

GTECH G2 is the igaming division of lottery industry giant, GTECH. It combines the software development and customer management expertise of Boss Media, Finsoft, Dynamite Idea and St Minver and operates the International Poker Network and International Bingo Network.

Ladbrokes Player Wins Top Prize in €1,000,000 Grand Slam of Slots Tournament


A Ladbrokes Casino player from South London has won the biggest online slots tournament ever. The player, known as Stefan, qualified for the tournament in July after placing a bet of just €2. Stefan is the second player this year that Ladbrokes has made a millionaire. “Mr C” won £1,031,985 on the King Cashalot progressive jackpot slot machine earlier this year.

Thousands of players entered qualifying games and competitions between July and October 2009 to win the chance to play in the final round of the Grand Slam of Slots which was held last week. The tournament was played on the extremely popular Lara Croft Tomb Raider slot machine. Over 8000 players competed for the €1.4 million prize pool so it took 10 days of spinning reels for the final jackpot to be won.

“This tournament was always going to be exciting  with one million Euros up for grabs and it is a great honour to be involved in creating the first online slot tournament millionaire,” said Charlie Goodenough of Ladbrokes Casino.  “The Tomb Raider game is one of our most popular games because it is simple yet fun to play. It is part of a portfolio of over 450 thrilling games including numerous variants of roulette, blackjack and Slots.”

The Grand Slam of Slots tournament had a prize pot of 1.3 million Euros and along with Stefan, 482 players overall walking away with winnings.   Ladbrokescasino.com managed to rank a further 83 players into these paid places, with the total payout from the casino reaching €1,039,400. Players under the aliases of Embalu and Gundam00 were other sizeable winners picking up a healthy €5k each.

The Grand Slam of Slots wasn’t your last chance to become a millionaire at Ladbrokes Casino. Their Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot currently stands at £1,072,000!  



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Play Free for the Biggest Ever Online Jackpot – £8.88 Million on Offer at 888

Yes, you read it correctly. Not only is the biggest online jackpot EVER currently on offer at 888.com, it won’t cost you one penny for three chances to win it. When I received the news release about this big promotion I didn’t believe it either. But I've verified it with 888 Casino On Net and it’s true!

This amazing promotion coincides with the launch of 888’s newest slot machine, the Pirates Millions. Pirates Millions is a 5 reel, 25 pay line video slot machine. The scatter is a pirate ship and the wild is a treasure chest and Polly the Parrot triggers the bonus.  You’ll be taking your free spins playing the new Pirates Millions slot machine.

All you have to do is register with 888.com and you automatically get your free spins. Some lucky slots player could win millions without spending a penny, and it could be YOU!

“This is the biggest ever online slots jackpot,” said Itai Pazner, Senior Vice President COO 888.com.  “And everyone who visits 888 will be allowed three free spins the first time they play the game, without having to deposit any money or enter card details!”

You may have seen the adverts on telly for this promotion. They started this week and feature Trigger Happy TV star Dom Joly donning diving gear then drowning in a sea of money.

There’s only one catch to this fabulous online casino offer. You have to be a resident of the UK.

If you’re like me and you don’t see the Pirates Millions icon in your 888 casino lobby then you need to update your casino software. Download at 888.com or contact 888 Customer Support through live chat (accessible from the casino lobby) or at support@888.com if you need help with that.

Go to 888 Casino now and try your luck. You have nothing to lose and millions to gain!

GTECH G2 Releases Major Casino Software Update

Sportingbet and GVC first to upgrade to the new casino software which includes 7 new games, integrated networked games, multilingual capacity and improved gaming management system 


GTECH G2 has just released the most significant upgrade to its downloadable casino product ever. The new player-centric Casino 4.10 software includes seven new games, integrated networked games, an enhanced tournament engine, new multilingual capacity and an improved gaming management system. In November, Sportingbet and Gaming VC (which operates Casino Club), will be the first operators to update.  

“Our acquisitions of Dynamite Idea, Finsoft, Boss Media and St. Minver have added a group of stand alone games to the existing Boss Media core casino products,” said Dominic Mansour, Head of Casino at GTECH G2. “One objective for this year was to package up those four offerings into one product that operators could easily gain access to. The GTECH G2 Casino product combines all those companies’ assets in one package.” 

New slot machine and video poker engines that are part of this comprehensive software update power the seven new games. Hells Bells is an IVT slot machine built on the new slot engine and a true Synot performer. Luxor Temple has an ancient Egyptian mythology theme, three jackpots and a bonus game.  A street race theme, progressive jackpot and a final race in the bonus game make for Hot Pursuit. Players can double or quadruple their winnings on the new Spot of Luck Video Poker, Spielo video poker game. Rockin Fruits is a classic fruit theme with a bonus wheel and a pick ´n click game.  Burning Ocean is another IVT slot with a jackpot and double up game. Rainbows and pots of gold await in the new Irish Magic video poker game. 

The new casino client is available in more than 20 different languages and supports the standard world currencies -- Dollar, Euro, and Pound Sterling -- or other currency on demand. Even with all the new features, the improved format of the new download casino has fewer files to be downloaded and validated. 

Casino 4.10 also allows smaller operators to benefit from increased liquidity by connecting to a games network. Networking brings more players to the game tables, leading to a more attrac­tive social community, and more compelling promotions, prizes and tournaments.  

Its flexible Gaming Management System back end has allowed GTECH G2 to aggregate content and supply it as a single package. A diverse range of content, sometimes utilizing disparate technologies, plugs into a single backend platform. This system also allows GTECH G2 to present player data in a single aggregated form, an essential tool for operators looking to maximize their gaming revenues. 

The GTECH G2 Gaming Management System (GMS) gives operators maximum control and the ability to continually optimize their offering to cater to different players throughout their customer life cycles.  It enables operators to present unique bonus offers, comps programs and in-game promotions and use free games to attract new players. It encourages responsible gaming by giving players the ability to set their own loss and wager limits.   

GTECH G2 is the igaming division of lottery industry giant, GTECH. It combines the software development and customer management expertise of Boss Media, Finsoft, Dynamite Idea and St Minver and operates the International Poker Network and International Bingo Network.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Retired Grandmother Wins $175,812 Jackpot

Winner prefers the quiet and comfort of playing at home over the noise and smoke of Las Vegas casinos


A retired grandmother who prefers the quiet comfort of online casinos to the noise and smoke of Las Vegas recently won a progressive jackpot of $175,812 at her favourite online casino, Slotland.com. The player, known as QAZMLP, won the massive prize playing Jacks or Better, one of Slotland’s most popular video poker games.

The avid slots player said she used to enjoy going to casinos in Las Vegas but nowadays prefers the comfort and convenience of online slot machines.

“Maybe I am just getting too old, but within thirty minutes of getting inside a casino, I get a headache with all the noise and music blasting around me,” said the lucky winner. “For over five years, Slotland has been one of my little pleasures.”

The night of her big win was lucky from the start when the first hand she was dealt was a Full House in the first round. Although she’d started with small bets she took this as a good sign and increased her bets to $10. After a few more good hands she’d turned her $200 deposit into $500 in no time at all.

“In the next five hands, I ended up with a straight, 3 of a kind (twice), a dead hand, and a beautiful four of a kind,” QAZMLP recalled about the night that changed her life. “With some nice music in the background, and my drink on the desk, and breathing smoke-free air, who wouldn’t be happy?”

“I honestly lost track of time with the best winning streak I ever had at Slotland but by the time I was dealt out the ultimate hand (I got the Ace, Queen, Jack and 10 of Spades and pulled up the King of Spades), I was almost at $1,300. With the $175,000 jackpot, I ended up with over $177,000.

QAZLAP plans to pay off the last $30,000 on her house and then take a trip-of-a-lifetime to Japan via Hawaii.

“Don’t tell anyone yet, but each of my seven grandchildren will get wallets this Christmas, each one filled with ten $100 bills!”

Slotland.com now offers fifteen one-of-a-kind slot machines and video poker games. They are all instant play casino games so there is nothing to download or install. Six of the most popular games, including Jacks or Better video poker, are also available on mobile phones and PDAs. All of Slotland’s slot machines, including the mobile versions, are tied to one progressive jackpot which was reset to $50,000 after the last win and is now almost $70,000.

Slotland’s 3D casino, WinADay.com, has a separate progressive jackpot of its own. The jackpot there, where the new video poker game “Deuces Wild” was just launched, is currently over $125,000.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Bad Beat Jackpot Over €330K at GTECH G2 IPN Poker Network

Europe’s largest independent poker network takes the sting out of losing with a good hand


The Bad Beat Jackpot on GTECH G2’s International Poker Network (IPN) has just gone over €330,000. The player that actually wins the hand will get more than €50,000 and another €50,000 will be split between the other players at the table.

“We boosted the jackpot last week so that the next winner would get at least €100,000,” said Per Karlsson, Head of Poker GTECH G2. “The last time our Bad Beat jackpot was hit was shortly after it topped €400K so I have a feeling it won’t be long before we’re making another player feel better about losing with a winning hand!”

The IPN Bad Beat Jackpot was last hit in August for €412,000. That winner wasn’t even aware he’d won it until someone else at the table pointed it out to him. He thought he’d just lost the pot despite having a great hand, which is frustrating for any poker player.

To qualify for the Bad Beat at IPN poker rooms, players must be at a designated Bad Beat table and use both pocket cards in their winning or losing hand. The losing hand must be four-of-a-kind sixes or better. Four or more players must be dealt into the hand.

GTECH G2 is the igaming division of lottery industry giant, GTECH. It combines the software development and customer management expertise of Boss Media, Finsoft, Dynamite Idea and St Minver and operates the International Poker Network and International Bingo Network.

Details of the IPN Bad Beat Jackpot are available at participating online poker rooms. There is a list of International Poker Network poker sites at http://www.ipnpoker.com/ipn_poker_rooms/area-52.html.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Intertops Adds 2 New Games as Biggest Jackpot for US Players Tops $1.5 Million

Super Bowl Contest continues in sportsbook currently featuring NFL football bets


Intertops Casino has added two new slot machines to their incredible selection of casino games just as their Jackpot Pinatas jackpot – the largest online progressive jackpot open to US players – goes over $1,500,000. The two new games from RTG feature free games and bonus rounds.

Shopping Spree II is a sequel to the hugely popular Shopping Spree progressive jackpot slot machine. It recreates a lavish shopping experience catering to both the bargain seeker and the high-end shopper. Free games and bonus rounds give players maximum playing time for their money.

The tornado-themed Triple Twister, where Weather Vane symbols trigger free games, has a Win Win feature that gives players a special bonus if their win from the main round is less than ten times their betting amount.

Nearly two years since its launch and no big jackpot winner yet, the Jackpot Pinatas progressive jackpot went over $1.5 million on Tuesday. It continues to be the largest progressive jackpot available at online casinos that accept US players. There are two other million dollar jackpots begging to be won at Intertops Casino. The Aztec’s Millions jackpot was hit for $1.2 million just over a month ago but since it was reset to $1,000,000 it is already over $1.2 million.  Meanwhile the jackpot that both the Midlife Crisis slot machine and the original Shopping Spree game are tied to is quickly approaching the million dollar mark.

Intertops may be one of the world’s first online casinos but it was their sportsbook that took the very first online wager more than eleven years ago.  Intertops sportsbook is currently running a Super Bowl Contest and featuring a wide range of NFL football betting propositions.

Intertops Casino features more than 300 instant-play and download games including 3 and 5 reel slots, multi-hand video poker, and traditional casino favorites from 3-Card Rummy to Blackjack, Roulette and Keno. Intertops is known as one of the most reliable and trustworthy online casinos in the world and they continue to earn their reputation for quick, hassle-free deposits and withdrawals and excellence in customer service.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies to Play OFC Winner in Heads Up Match

$17,000 in Cash & Prized Added to Tournament Series by PowerPoker.com


High stakes Finnish poker champion Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies will cap off a series of Online Forum Challenge (OFC) Tournaments to be held at Power Poker (www.powerpoker.com) over the next three months.

Each month, a set of Online Forum Challenge Events will be played at Power Poker, consisting of one big freeroll, and one buy-in with cash and prizes added. Prizes will also be awarded in each tournament to the best performing forums.

At the end of the three-month series, all players that participated in all 3 buy-in tournaments will be eligible to play in the Heads Up With Ziigmund Bonus Freeroll. In addition to a general prize pool and a bounty on Ziigmund, the winner of this bonus tournament will receive the package of a lifetime. The OFC Power Poker Challenge Grand Prize will see the winner of this tournament meeting up with Ziigmund, and playing him heads up for $1,000.


In 2008, Ilari Ziigmund won $1.6 million, and from August 2008 to January 2009 he made a profit of $2.6 million.  In January 2009 he made his best tournament score to date, cashing €125,000 for 2nd place in the Helsinki Freezeout. His total tournament cash-ins are $327,000.

The first set of OFC Events features a $2,000 freeroll on Saturday, October 24th, followed by a $5 buy-in with $2,000 cash and prizes added to the prize pool on Sunday, October 25th. Both tournaments start at 3pm Eastern.

Players that wish to compete for the chance to play against the Finnish poker pro are required to pre-register at Online Forum Challenge (http://www.onlineforumchallenge.com). The preregistration period for the first set of OFC Events at Power Poker closes on Wednesday, October 21st at 3pm Eastern.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Ziigmund and the entire Power Poker Team. Our events have awarded players with over half a million dollars in added prize money in the last few years, but this is probably the coolest prize so far,” commented Global Gaming Events (GGE) President, Jason “Wolf” Rosenberg. GGE owns and operates Online Forum Challenge.

Complete details and pre-registration is available at Online Forum Challenge (http://www.onlineforumchallenge.com).

Thursday, October 08, 2009

WinADay.com 3D Casino Jackpot Getting Bigger, Faster -- Currently Over $100K

More games and more players than ever mean jackpots are being won more frequently

The progressive jackpot at 3D casino WinADay.com has just gone over $100,000 and players at the unique slots and video poker site are getting the feeling that the next big jackpot win could happen any day.

There aren’t a lot of statistics to base that feeling on. Although it’s operated by one of the oldest online slots sites (Slotland.com) WinADay.com just celebrated its first birthday this summer and has only had four major jackpot winners to date.

So far, the jackpot at WinADay.com has been rising to about $150,000 before someone gets lucky and wins it.  There’s also usually been about three months between wins, too, and it’s only been a month and a half since the last one. So it may be a bit premature to expect the next win to be imminent.

“Gamblers often go a lot by hunches,” said Ondrej Tuma of WinADay.com.  “Of course we have no idea when the jackpot will be won but in the past when a jackpot gets to six figures that’s when we really start to see a lot of players betting max and going for it. Of course, that makes the jackpot grow even faster!”

The last jackpot winner at WinADay.com was Marlieska won $153,977 in August playing the new Vegas Mania. Monica68 won WinADay’s very first big jackpot, ($148,724 (€116,200), on the Wheeler Dealer slot machine. Then, right after the single-payline Slot-O-Matic was launched, “123jaki” played it to win $159,660 (€123,620). In May BONDGIRL won $100, 224 (€73,970) – the second big jackpot to be won on the Wheeler Dealer.

A video preview of WinADay.com’s newest game, the colourful Bonus Poker video poker, is on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huAHN1g9e4M

There’s nothing to download or install at WinADay.com. It’s an instant-play casino so players can go straight to the three-dimensional games lobby where animated casino staff will help them decide which of the eight one-of-a-kind games to try first and be playing in minutes.

The progressive jackpot at WinADay’s parent site, Slotland.com, has risen to over $160,000 and is also teasing players with the prospect of a very big win on the very next spin.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Slotland Jackpot Tempts Fate as it Soars Over $160,000

Online Slots Site Has Paid Out $8,456,375 in Progressive Jackpot’s in 11 Year History

As Slotland continues to celebrate its 11th birthday this month, its progressive jackpot is still begging to be won. Since the popular pioneering slots and video poker site first introduced the world to online slot machines 11 years ago this month, the company has had 87 big jackpot winners and has paid out a total of $8,456,375 in progressive jackpot winnings.

“Our jackpots might not reach millions of dollars before they are won, but since they are won so regularly and so frequently for six-figure amounts, players feel more like they actually have a chance to win, I think,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland.com.

One of the reasons Slotland’s jackpots hit 100,000 so quickly is that the site very generously resets them to $50,000 each time they’re won. The progressive jackpot option is very popular with Slotland’s many loyal players so a high proportion of them bet max to be eligible to win it. With so many players contributing, the jackpot pool grows rapidly.

Slotland recently launched it’s 14th original online slot machine, the Reel Riot. The kitchy Reel Riot is a single payline slot machine that Slotland has revved up to the max by including a “Double Wild” bonus symbol and by making it possible to hold any reel for the next spin.

Slotland.com now offers fifteen one-of-a-kind slot machines and video poker games. Six of the most popular games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs. All of Slotland’s slot machines give players the option of placing a maximum bet for a chance at winning the progressive jackpot.

Slotland’s 3D casino, WinADay.com, has a separate progressive jackpot of its own. The jackpot there, where the new video poker game “Deuces Wild” was just launched, is currently over $100,000.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Slotland Marks One-derful 11th Birthday with 11% Bonus and Draws for $11, $111 and $1111

Six-figure progressive jackpot could even be hit during anniversary celebrations


11 is the lucky number at Slotland.com this week as one of the internet’s first online casino’s celebrates its 11th birthday with random draws for $11, $111 and $1111 and an 11% bonus on every deposit October 1st to 7th.

Both new and regular players will get birthday bonuses to mark the occasion. Beginning 1st October, new players will get an extra $10 credited to their accounts and regular players (that have deposited at least $50 prior to 1st September) will receive $50 free birthday money.

“What would really make this a birthday to remember,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland, “Is if someone hit our jackpot during our birthday celebration week!”

The Slotland.com progressive jackpot is currently over $134K. Throughout its history, this jackpot has been well known not only for its frequency but its regularity. It is hit, on average, about every six weeks and the last big win was $80K on 14th July. Although it has gone to $200K, it seldom gets this high before it’s won. Sensing it has to be due for a win, a lot of regular Slotland players will be spending a few extra minutes at their favourite games next week hoping to be Slotland’s next six-figure winner.

Slotland was a pioneer back in the early days of online casinos and was one of the first to offer real money casino games on mobile phones. By constantly developing new and better games, they’ve kept that pioneering spirit alive. The newest addition is the Reel Riot, a kitchy single payline game with stunningly animated traditional fruit machine symbols.

Slotland.com currently features ten unique slot machines and five video poker games. Four of the most popular online slot machines and two video poker games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs. All of Slotland’s slot machines give players the option of placing a maximum bet for a chance at the progressive jackpot.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Phil Hellmuth Set to Make Grand Entrance Fit for a King at World Series of Poker Europe

Phil Hellmuth prepares for another memorable grand entrance tomorrow in London

You don’t have to wait outside of Buckingham Palace to spot royalty in London. UltimateBet’s Phil Hellmuth, arguably one of the kings of the poker world, will make his grand entrance to this year’s World Series of Poker Europe on Saturday, September 26th, 2009 at The Casino of the Empire, located at 5-6 Leicester Square.

While it’s not yet clear exactly what Phil Hellmuth will do, if this summer’s WSOP entrance in Vegas is any indication, his London entrance will be one of the biggest highlights of the tournament.

Dressed as Julius Caesar, Hellmuth made his way to the Rio in Las Vegas for the WSOP protected by Roman guards and surrounded by muses throwing rose petals, all of who were outfitted only in body paint. The over-the-top entrance was in keeping with UltimateBet’s 2009 WSOP theme. Celebrating its 10th anniversary dealing cards online, the online poker site invited poker players to join its empire in Vegas and compete for a $10 million Main Event bonus.

Phil Hellmuth doesn’t reserve his grand entrances exclusively for Las Vegas. In 2008, UltimateBet held a Phil Hellmuth lookalike contest and invited London locals to show up to the WSOPE dressed as the 11-time WSOP bracelet winner.

In 2007, Phil Hellmuth grabbed the European media spotlight once again as he toured London’s most famous sights aboard a Hellmuth-branded double-decker bus, accompanied by 12 models.

Poker fans in the UK are invited to join Phil Hellmuth for his grand entrance at 12:30pm on Saturday, September 26th, 2009 at the Empire Casino, 5-6 Leicester Square. Those who are unable to attend can read about Hellmuth’s entrance on UltimateBet’s blog, which can be found at UltimateBet.com.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WinADay.com 3D Casino Launches Colourful New Video Poker Game

Multi-hand 'Bonus Poker" has Bonus Round that can double the winnings

WinADay.com has launched another one-of-a-kind video poker game making nine unique slot machines and video poker games at the three dimensional online casino site operated by Slotland.com.  The new Bonus Poker game gives players a chance to double their winnings after any winning hand. Its design is colourful, unique, and fanciful. The strobing plastic colours are reminiscent of toy shops and candy stores but this multi-hand game is anything but child’s play.



Players can play 1, 3, 5, 10, 25 or even 50 hands at a time on the new Bonus Poker video poker game. Jacks or better returns the bet, two pairs pay double, and three of a kind triples it.  Four of a kind payout is disappointing on many Jacks or Better games but in Bonus Poker it pays up to x40. 

After every winning hand, players can collect their winnings or choose to play a Bonus Game where they can double the winnings on that hand if they can predict which of 4 hidden cards is greater than the one that’s dealt face up.

“We don’t do comic book characters or super heroes – we let our in-house designers come up with original ideas and sometimes their imaginations really run wild!” said WinADay.com manager Ondrej Tuma.  “When they first showed me what they’d come up for Bonus Poker I almost wanted to take a bite of it – I thought it looked almost like candy. Anyway, it feels FUN which is what a game is supposed to be!”

The kitchy retro look of the new Vegas Mania is definitely fun and certainly not traditional game design.  And you won’t find anything like the frolicking cherubs and flying pigs that adorn the Heavenly Reels slot machine on any other game anywhere.

WinADay.com has a variety of games to appeal to all levels of players. The simple single payline Slot-O-Matic is a good one for beginners whilst more experienced and strategic slots players enjoy more complex games like the 20-payline Vegas Mania.

WinADay.com now has 6 one-of-a-kind slot machines and 3 unique video poker games. All of the slot machines are tied to the WinADay progressive jackpot which recently went over $83K and could be won at any moment.

WinADay.com is an instant-play, no download casino. Players can walk straight through the casino’s decadent entrance to the three-dimensional games lobby. There, animated casino staff can help them choose a game and be playing within seconds.