Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Online Slots Site’s 10th Birthday Celebrations Conclude -- Birthday Contest Winner Announced

This month, – among the very first online casinos -- has been celebrating their tenth birthday. They’ve launched a Spanish version of their all-slots-and-video-poker site ( as well as a new game at their 3D casino ( and a free slot tournament site ( A special birthday contest has awarded a $5000 vacation package to one lucky player.

There weren’t many other online casinos around when Slotland launched way back in 1998. Since then, Slotland has developed an impressive suite of online and mobile games and has earned a reputation for being one of the most reliable and trustworthy online casino sites.

This month’s birthday celebrations included a week-long Birthday Contest. All players making a deposit of $100 or more between October 1st and 8th were automatically entered in the free contest. In a random draw a Swedish player known as “FACTOR” won a $5000 vacation package to the destination of his choice.

“I’ve only been playing at Slotland for a few years,” said the lucky winner. “They have a great selection of games that you won’t find anywhere else, and their customer service staff has always been extra helpful. With winter coming to Sweden I think I’ll use this prize to go somewhere warm and sunny!”

With the tenth birthday coming up, Slotland checked their records to see if they had any current players that had been with them since the early days. They found quite a few players that play regularly on the site that have been playing at Slotland for many years.

“I’m not a real high roller, said a player known as “NICK” that’s been playing at Slotland since the early days. “My budget is tight but I’ve always managed to get good entertainment value from Slotland! I usually bet between $.50 and $5.00. Sometimes when I’m doing really well I’ll bet the progressive but otherwise I bet smaller just to keep going for awhile and have fun! I just won $600 on Treasure box which happens to be my favorite when I'm in the mood for something other than poker machines. A few years ago I hit $600 on the Striking 7's game – it is a bonus type machine. You can hit pretty big without a royal, just by getting the four 7's. I love that concept.”

“I don't have a strategy,” confessed the player. “I would like to say that I do, but I tend to be very impulsive! If I were to say I had a strategy it would be that I start out low and slowly work my way up (as far as bets go) and stop if I am not lucky, but that is not very often the case!”

Slotland celebrated their 10th birthday at CAP Euro last month in Barcelona. While in Spain, the company also celebrated the launch of their new Spanish site and introduced affiliates to the new 3D casino. Photos and video clips from these events are available from the news blog:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cantor Gaming Now Offers Wagering and Depositing in Euros and Pounds

Euros in the Casino, Not Just at the Cashier

Leave it to the only online casino and poker room operated by a global financial services group to offer true multi-currency capability. Cantor Gaming, which operates, and, has just updated to not only enable players to deposit and withdraw in their choice of Pounds or Euros, but now their player accounts will be kept in those currencies when they play, not just at the cashier.

No more currency conversion at withdrawal time – players’ accounts will display balances and transactions in their chosen currency whenever they log in, wherever they are in the casino. Further, all bets at any game will be in the native currency of the player’s account. So a Euro account holder will bet in Euros and not in “casino chips” or some other currency.

Cantor affiliates welcome the improved currency integration since online gambling is growing across Europe and many online casino affiliates have focused on serving European markets where the Euro is the local currency.

Many online casinos court European players by seeming to conduct business in Euros when, in fact, during game play account balances and wagers are actually displayed in Pounds or US Dollars. Typically, the only time Euros are an option is at withdrawal.

“Our European customers told us that simply converting Pounds to Euros for withdrawals wasn’t good enough,” said Manu Gambhir of Cantor Gaming. “They wanted a true Euro account. So we have given it to them.”

All account balances and wagers can be given in Euros while playing any of the traditional casino games at or any of Cantor’s unique advanced games like Statjack, the new card counting Blackjack game, XtraOdds(tm) Baccarat and Bonus Roulette. Players that like to wager on the markets at also have the choice of Pounds or Euros when they place their bets.

Cantor Gaming sites accept deposits by Visa, Mastercard, Neteller and Moneybookers. Players can withdraw their winnings hassle-free next business day and via Neteller, Moneybookers, cheque or bank transfer.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Casino News Show Episode Tracks Mega Moolah Jackpot, Reports on the WSOS & Introduces New Online Casino Games

Casino-News-Show.TV Provides Regular Updates on Online Casino Jackpots, Tournaments and New Games

I've just uploaded a new episode of the Casino News Show (, my video blog. This episode has an update on the Mega Moolah jackpot, a report on the World Series of Slots, and a new 3D casino game. The free webcast hosted by yours truly, the Gamblogger, gives regular updates on progressive jackpots, tournaments and new games. The site includes live jackpot tickers from all the major online casino progressive jackpots including the Mega Moolah, Beach Life, Millionaires Club, Midlife Crisis and Shopping Spree.

Each episode of the free webcast includes an update on the biggest online casino progressive jackpots and lets players know where to go to try their luck at winning them. Tournaments are a great way for players to get a chance at big prizes without wagering a lot of cash, so each episode of Casino News Show includes news about upcoming slot machine and blackjack tournaments as well as stories about recent big winners. The program also introduces viewers to new games being launched at popular casinos.

The Mega Moolah jackpot is over $4.3 million. A lot of people are wondering if it’s about to blow, or if it’s going to break it’s own record of $5.5 million. There’s a couple of other progressive jackpots approaching a million dollars and a bunch that are just plain overdue for a big win!

Last episode I showed everyone a new Blackjack game that has a built in card counter. In this episode it’s a new slot machine at a new 3D casino.

One thing I’ve learned is that there are two things online casino players want to know: where’s a big jackpot ready to be hit? And where’s a good tournament to play in? Most are pretty loyal to their favourite casino or game, but they seem to like to hear about new games to try as well.

The program uses special technology so you can just click on the video screen when you see something you’d like to know more about. For instance, if you want to try your luck at any of the jackpots or new games described in the program you can simply click on your video screen to be taken to the casino where you can play them.

My brief regular update on tournaments, games, winners and jackpots is free to view at Casino-News-Show.TV.

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Heavenly Reels Slot Launched at 3D Casino

Three Dimensional Online Casino Lobby Now Features Four Unique Slots, the three-dimensional online casino launched recently by, has added another new 3D slot machine to their games lobby. The new Heavenly Reels slot machine is a four pay line slot adorned with heavenly cherubs and with angel wings spinning on its wheels – so much fun it’s nearly sinful.

Strategic slots players will love this one. They can wager on one, two, three or all four pay lines. There are two spins for every wager on Heavenly Reels. After checking the results of the first spin, players can hold any or all of the reels on their second spin.

The Heavenly Reels “Treasure Box” is a special bonus fund that accumulates during game play. Any amount bet on a pay line that lands on the “Wild” symbol – a celestial pig with angel wings -- is added to the Treasure Box which players can open and claim when they match a special code below the reels.

“I’ve been playing slots online for a long time,” said one player visiting the 3-D games lobby for the first time. “But I’ve never had a casino employee walk up to me and ask me if I need anything. Too bad he was just animated --- he was kind of cute!”

“I really like the 3-D entrance and casino lobby but at the end of the day the games the thing, isn’t it?” said another player. “I love all four of the slots at WinADay – the graphics are really cool, much more animated – and more fun -- than any other online slot machine I’ve played.”
The 3-D casino now offers four unique slot machines that can be played just for fun or for real money wagers. All games are in instant-play Flash format that requires no downloading or installation. All four games are tied to one progressive jackpot which is currently over $30,000.

To celebrate the launch of the new game, is offering two special Heavenly Reels bonus prizes. The Big Spinner bonus will go to the player that places the most total bets on Heavenly Reels between October 21 and 31. They’ll get 100% of the deposits used for that play refunded. The Triple Luck prize will go to the player that wins the most in a single spin during the same period. They will receive triple their winnings for that spin. developers are hard at work on two more totally unique 3-D slot machines. Diamond Mine and Puzzle World will be added to the games lobby in coming months.

Asian Poker Tour Ambassador, JC Tran, To Make European Debut In Premier League III

The Asian Poker Tour is pleased to announce that recently signed ambassador JC Tran will make his first ever trip to Europe to take part in the prestigious Premier League Poker III.

JC Tran needs little introduction. Born in Vietnam in 1977 and now living in Sacramento, California, Tran is currently the top-ranked player IN THE WORLD on the Bluff Magazine/ESPN power rankings. After starting out by playing in local card rooms, he has won and cashed in big money tournaments and has total official winnings of over a staggering USD $6.7 million to date. His most notable recent victory was at Event #49 of the 39th World Series of Poker* 2008, where he won a bracelet and USD $631,170. JC was also the WPT's player of the year for season five (he has made over $3 million on the WPT alone) and is amongst the most feared players in the world, both online and offline. He recently signed a deal, alongside friends Nam Le and Quinn Do, to become an ambassador for the Asian Poker Tour.

JC is excited about taking part in the Premier League. "I'm really looking forward to the Premier League and it is an honour to be chosen as one of the 12. I've seen coverage from previous events and I'm ready for all the verbal volleys that are likely to be thrown at me! I have been meaning to play in Europe for a while and this prestigious event is a great way to start,” says Tran. Premier League Poker III sees the buy-in elevated to $75,000 and the added money raised to $350,000, making a total prize pool of $1.25 million. The next event wasn't due to take place until 2009 but the demands of international broadcasters for coverage of the event has brought it forward! The series developed by Matchroom Sport, features 12 of the world's best players playing in a unique league format. All 12 players will play six times in the preliminary stages. The leading four players will then progress to the final table with the next four battling it out in heads-up matches for the final two seats. The first player to be announced was Premier League II winner, Ireland's Andy Black, who is automatically invited back as the defending champion. With JC now added to the line-up, as well as Juha Helppi, nine more names are yet to be revealed! The last two years have seen the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott and Tony G taking part.

Clips from Premier League Poker I and II:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Online Casino Players Cast Their Ballots

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