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 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 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. 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

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 3D Casino Launches Colourful New Video Poker Game

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Slotland Celebrates 11th Birthday of Online Slot Machine Site

A lot has changed but great games, great customer service are still the key to pioneering online casino’s success

Next month, pioneering slot machine and video poker site,, celebrates its eleventh year of spinning reels, new games and six-figure jackpots. In the last year, the online slot machine site has added three new one-of-a-kind slot machines and video poker games, there have been another four six-figure progressive jackpot wins, and thousands more slots players around the world have discovered why continues to be the most popular online slot games site.

When first went online, there was no YouTube or Facebook. People didn’t pay their bills or book their vacations online. To play slots for real money on their personal computer was certainly a revolutionary – and exciting – new idea. A decade ago, the Internet was in its infancy – Slotland has been there since the very beginning.

Hundreds if not thousands of online casinos have come and gone since Slotland launched its first unique online slot machines more than a decade ago. Prompt and attentive customer service has earned their players’ loyalty and a list of new games, each more entertaining than the last one, keeps them coming back.

“I am a mother of 4 children and enjoy my quiet time to play slots,” said a player known as ‘Wrighthere’ who’s been playing at Slotland for eight years. “I’ve pretty much played everywhere and tried to find a place I can call home. I found my home – it’s Slotland. I love the fact after playing at so many sites that Slotland has my best interest, and I can count on them to follow thru. This week I won and withdrew a wonderful $1638, right before school starting which was a great surprise.”

Since day one, the company has been known for its integrity. Even after eleven years of service, there are virtually no negative comments about Slotland on any player or affiliate forums. Its management has earned and kept the trust of its customers and business partners.

“We’ve always used server-based, instant play, no download games,” said Ondrej Tuma of “That hasn’t changed – although our designers are coming up with more and more amazing games all the time. Our new 3D casino,, is an example of that! The basic design of hasn’t really changed that much though. Our players like to try new games, but they like the comfort of such a familiar site.”

Another choice that Slotland made from the beginning was to provide only one-of-a-kind games. While other slot machines can be found on hundreds of online casino sites, Slotland’s 11 slots and 4 video poker games can only be played at Slotland where the company can guarantee the very best customer service.

Special birthday offers for new and existing players will be announced on the site October 1st.

Swedish Media Company’s Hem Bingo First of Many to Launch GTECH G2’s New Bingo Software

This week, Swedish media company United Media was the first to launch on GTECH G2’s vastly improved Bingo 2.2 network with their Hem Bingo site ( G2’s Bingo 2.2 software upgrade, unveiled this week at EiG in Copenhagen, incorporates a suite of mini games that provide a supplemental revenue stream for bingo operators. 

“GTECH G2 has made a multi-million Euro investment in its Bingo product,” said Atul Bali, President of GTECH G2. “With the combined resources of Boss Media and St Minver, two of the companies acquired last year to form our interactive gaming division and with ongoing investment in key products like our bingo network, we will continue to lead the way in terms of product innovation and services.”
Bingo 2.2 allows clients to pool liquidity and maximizes the jackpots in the bingo rooms through its linked games and multi currency functionality. In addition, it offers a fantastic suite of multi lingual mini games launching from the game window including mini progressive slots, table games, video poker and scratch cards. The Bingo software and mini games portfolio will be updated quarterly with innovative new feature functionality, to ensure that G2 Bingo remains at the cutting edge of bingo front and back end development, catering to the needs of both the Bingo player and licensee.
“In early 2010, we plan to merge Boss Media’s bingo partners with St Minver’s International Bingo Network to create one large combined network using G2 Bingo software and operated from our Bingo hub in Gibraltar,” said Alison Digges, Group Head of Bingo for GTECH G2. “Pooling the liquidity of over 80 bingo partners will make the GTECH G2 Bingo network one of the leading networks in 2010”.

The European iGaming conference (EiG) in Copenhagen this week is the first time since lottery industry giant GTECH announced the creation of its new igaming division that the four companies acquired to form the group are exhibiting under their one new brand name, GTECH G2. Boss Media, Finsoft, St Minver and Dynamite Idea, now backed by the world’s leading supplier to the lottery industry, are showcasing their comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for igaming operators.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jadestone and The World Series of Backgammon Support the Japan Open

Jadestone Networks, through its partner the World Series of Backgammon (WSOB), has completed online qualifiers in backgammon for the Japan Open.  Jadestone is the Nordic-based owner and operator of multiplayer gaming networks GamArena and DiceArena.

Online backgammon qualifiers for the Japan Open were run on September 5 and 12 with seats available for the offline event scheduled for September 20 - 22. The qualifiers were open to Japanese players that registered to play via the WSOB website, as the tournament sponsor, and that contacted the host of the event Mochy Mochizuki (the reigning Backgammon World Champion and Team WSOB member) to confirm their participation. These qualifying tournaments were exclusively available in the new backgammon network run by Jadestone.

“We’ve already seen that backgammon is a highly popular game around the world,” said Andrew Pegler, UK Director at Jadestone. “With our partnership with the WSOB we are growing the online backgammon base significantly and in Japan we have an excellent figurehead in the current World Champion who plays exclusively in our network.”

Andy Bell, Managing Director of the WSOB, said that: “We launched online qualifiers for the main WSOB tour at the event in Cannes at the end of July and we have already seen terrific interest in qualification for our upcoming events in Prague and London. To add the Japan Open now shows our dedication to the game and underlines the flexibility of Jadestone’s backgammon product. The WSOB is proud to work with Jadestone and to sponsor the Japan Open and our Team WSOB member Mochy.”

On September 5th and 12th, 2009 the WSOB and Jadestone ran two online qualifying tournaments for this year’s Japan Open. The winners gained seats at the Japan Open worth approx €375 each. The Japan Open will be played offline from September 20 – 22 in Tokyo.

Monday, September 14, 2009

GTECH G2 Unveils Player-centric Product Updates and Hosts Executive Gala at EiG

New bingo, poker, casino and minigames released this month as GTECH introduces its interactive gaming group to the igaming industry

GTECH G2 will feature major software releases for its bingo, poker, casino and minigames products when the four igaming software developers that comprise GTECH’s igaming division – Boss Media, Finsoft, St Minver and Dynamite Idea – exhibit together under one brand, GTECH G2, at the European iGaming conference (EiG) in Copenhagen this week. Upholding the tradition started by Boss Media, G2’s executive gala on opening night will be the social highlight of the conference.

“We’re looking forward to introducing our new interactive gaming division to the igaming industry,” said Atul Bali, CEO of GTECH G2. “We are already providing interactive gaming products to some of our European and South American lottery customers and, with the combined resources of our interactive gaming acquisitions and GTECH’s global market leadership of the lottery industry, we will be leading the convergence of the igaming and lottery industries."
“We’re really excited to be showcasing our products as a group in Copenhagen,” said Dominic Mansour. “EiG marks the debut of our Games Studio, our internal innovation and game creation centre. It brings together founding members from Dynamite Idea and Boss Media to ensure the highest level of creativity and new concepts and is responsible for creating ideas from scratch into innovative market leading games.”

GTECH G2 provides an end-to-end solution for igaming operators, providing bingo, poker, casino and minigames accessible from one account, one wallet and managed through one Gaming Management System. This month, GTECH G2 is releasing a series of major software releases.

An addition of seven new minigames and slot games (Hot Pursuit, Luxor Temple, Rockin´ Fruits, Irish Magic, Hells Bells, Burning Ocean, Spot of Luck) have been added to the already extensive GTECH G2 games portfolio.

“Operators are finding that minigames, or side games, provide an excellent additional revenue stream,” said Simon Caddy, founder of Dynamite Idea and now Head of GTECH G2’s Games Studio creative think tank which will be launched during EiG in Copenhagen. “As part of GTECH G2 now, we have more resources to develop new games and more operators have access to them.”

GTECH G2 will present a major update to its bingo software at EiG this week as well as the launch of the Games Studio and the latest casino software update which integrates tournaments with the Gaming Management System.

“We are very much looking forward to launching our dynamic portfolio,” said Mery Blomqvist, Head of Marketing and PR at GTECH G2. “And we’re really looking forward to socializing with our VIPs at our Executive Gala party which this year will be held on site at Tivoli Gardens.”

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Intertops Celebrates NFL Season with Free Trip to Super Bowl XLIV Contest and No-Juice NFL Lines

Intertops, the first online sportsbook, is giving away a trip to Miami and is taking zero margin on one NFL game per month

The American football season kicks off tonight and, the first to ever take an online wager and still the most trusted online sportsbook anywhere, has a complete line-up of NFL odds and props, as well as a deluxe trip to Super Bowl XLIV in Miami to give away. Monthly No-Juice NFL lines begin with Thursday’s league opener.

“When we took the very first online sports wager back in 1996, we sure didn’t have all the betting propositions that we do now!” said Michl Posch of “Today, we have lists of NFL odds and props, from ‘Most Wins in the Regular Season’ to ‘Players With the Most Passing Yards’ and ‘Most Rushing Yards’ and, of course ‘Super Bowl Winner’. The NFL is incredibly popular with both American and European bettors.”
Throughout the regular season, players at will be automatically entered in a free contest to win a dream trip to the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida next February whenever they place a wager on any NFL bet offer. The prize includes flights to Miami, four nights at a top hotel, and top tickets for Super Bowl XLIV. Intertops will also send two more football fans to the college football BCS Championship.

Apparently seriously struck by Super Bowl Fever, Intertops is also forfeiting its margin and offering one NFL No-Juice line each month. After tomorrow’s Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers game, the next No Juice NFL Lines will be when the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings on October 5th.

Super Bowl is always the biggest sports betting event of the year and the excitement starts building with the first kick-off each September. Anything can happen as the NFL season unfolds, but right now Intertops oddsmakers seem almost certain the New England Patriots will be going to Miami next February, favoring their opponent to be the New York Giants (20.0) or the Philadelphia Eagles (23.0). Complete and current NFL betting propositions are always available at:, which also offers poker and casino games, takes pride in its long record of quick, hassle-free deposits and withdrawals and excellence in customer service.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Chance Affiliates Hosts Festive BAC Opening Night Party

Casino, poker and sports betting site offers 50% commissions to new affiliates, the new casino, poker and sportsbetting site powered by GTECH G2, will host the opening night party at the Budapest Affiliate Conference to celebrate the launch of their new site and introduce their affiliate program, Chance Affiliates, to igaming webmasters. The event will take place at Budapest’s trendiest night club, White Angel, 11 September from 8 pm onwards. is a new igaming site with online casino, poker and sports betting all accessible with one account and with one wallet. has just launched French and English versions of the site and will be focusing most of their acquisition towards the French market. Affiliates that are targeting that market will do well with this all-in-one igaming product, especially with Chance Affiliates offering 50% commissions for new affiliates’ first three months.

“We want our guests to understand that ChanceRoom is all about fun and entertainment,” said John Benjamin of “We’ve got lots happening all through the night and guests stand a chance to win free gifts.”

Throughout the evening, ChanceRoom hostesses will be inviting guests to play games -- Basket Football Shoot, Wheel of Fortune and Football Goal Shoot – in which they can win keys to enter the Chance Zone area where they can win special prizes.

Poker icon Doyle Brunson is among the confirmed guests.

“Many months of planning have gone into the development of our sportsbook, poker room and casino,” said Louis Harang whose LGH Ltd. owns and operates “We have a lot to celebrate in Budapest!”

Free Drinks Passes will be available at the stand at BAC (B48/52). Affiliates can also rsvp online at ChanceRoom has also arranged for the cabs that will be on stand-by at the White Angel club, to ensure that the guests do not have problems going back to their hotels late in the evening.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

GTECH’s Digital Gaming Companies to Exhibit As One Brand, GTECH G2, for the First Time at EiG

Boss Media, Finsoft, St Minver and Dynamite Idea Combine to Provide the Most Complete iGaming Product Line Available

For the first time since lottery industry giant GTECH announced the creation of its new digital gaming division, the four companies acquired to form the group will exhibit under their one new brand name, GTECH G2. Boss Media, Finsoft, St Minver and Dynamite Idea, now backed by the world’s leading supplier to the lottery industry, will showcase their comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for interactive gaming operators at the European iGaming conference (EiG) in Copenhagen next week.

Providing lottery games, casino, poker, sportsbetting, casual, instant games and a player-centric management system, GTECH G2 will showcase the group’s latest software updates including new games in their download casino, innovative instant side games, and major improvements to their bingo product. Representatives will also be available to talk about recently announced partnerships with Yahoo and PayPal.

“Our new partnership with a large South American lottery, where we will be providing sportsbetting products online and on retail betting terminals, is an example of the kind of convergence of the interactive gaming and lottery industries that GTECH G2 is leading,” said Atul Bali, President of GTECH G2.

William Scott, Vice President Business Development GTECH G2, will join a panel of igaming executives to assess the impact of offline/online convergence, consolidation and M&A, and private vs. state-run monopolies during Thursday 17 September.

GTECH G2 will continue the Boss Media tradition of hosting an exclusive gala dinner for igaming executives gathered for EiG. “Our parties are a great opportunity to enjoy the company of our clients and partners,” said Mery Blomqvist, Head of Marketing & PR GTECH G2. “We’ve got a great event planned for Copenhagen!”

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 Launches Sports Betting, Poker and Casino Site Powered by G2 in French and English Markets

New site offers full range of igaming entertainment choices and generous player incentives, a new G2-powered gambling site with sports betting, poker and casino games, has launched in French and English. The site features a complete range of entertainment, all with the convenience of one account and one wallet, as well as some unique and generous VIP rewards. players can play poker in the poker room that’s part of the largest independent European poker network, enjoy state-of-the-art casino games, and even place a bet on the ponies or footies without having to logon to separate accounts.

“We’ve come up with some great ways to reward our best players,” said John Benjamin of “Players are automatically enrolled in our VIP Club which gives cash bonuses based on reward points earned by wagering and depositing. And, every month, we‘ll award bonus cash to the winners of our Points Race – the top point-scorers in each casino game that month. is launching in both French and English. Customer Support staff fluent in both French and English will make sure that players are well taken care of.

“Both sites will offer the same wide selection of games and betting options,” said Benjamin. “But the French site will likely focus more on French horse racing while the British site will emphasize football wagers more.”

“We’ve assembled a management team with many years experience in igaming,” said Louis Harang, Director of LGH Ltd. which owns and operates “We’ve designed unique incentives for regular players, and we’ve chosen one of the most innovative and reputable software providers to make sure our players enjoy the best experience possible.”

“We congratulate our newest licensee on the launch of their site. They’ve got a very good selection from our games portfolio, including our most popular big progressive jackpot games like Aladdin’s Lamp and Fortunes of Egypt, and we’ll have lots of new games for them in coming months,” said Mery Blomqvist at GTECH G2. “I’m sure ChanceRoom players will appreciate the convenience of having one wallet for the sportsbook, casino and poker room.” is encouraging players to try their new site by offering some of the most generous deposit bonuses available anywhere. Casino players can receive up to 1200€ and poker players get a 200% bonus (up to 1000€). The sportsbook offers a 25€ First Bet Refund.