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.