Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wife's Love of Shopping Helps WinADay Player Hit $174,139 Jackpot

Massive Slots Jackpot Won on Shopping-themed 'Reel De Luxe'

wad-jackpot-160.jpgOne lucky WinADayCasino.com player is glad he let his wife choose which of the online slots site’s one-of-a-kind games to play last week since he hit a $174,139 progressive jackpot playing her favourite, the shopping-themed Reel De Luxe slot machine.

John R., who’s been playing at WinADay for a couple of years now, said he and his wife often play WinADay’s whimsical slots and video poker games together. Although his own favourite games are the new Egyptian-themed Pyramid Plunder and Lucky Leprechaun (the little green elf that dances across the screen always makes him smile), he let his wife pick the game when the couple sat down to play together earlier this month.

“My wife loves to shop so naturally her favourite game at WinADay is the Reel De Luxe,” he told WinADay. “Usually her shopping costs me money but after this win she can shop as long as she likes!”

The Reel De Luxe is an easy-to-play 5 reel, 25 pay line online slot machine with luxurious jewellery, hand bags, perfume and designer shoes spinning on its reels. It has wild symbols, 2 special bonus features and a bonus game. Its “Present Bonus” feature awards up to 500x the bet and there’s also a special Cash Bonus Game with prizes up to $1500. 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%.

“We are planning to spoil ourselves with a vacation but haven't decided where to go yet,” said the winner, still in shock after his win. “We will most likely donate something to a good cause and the rest we will invest in our future.”

All of the slots games at WinADayCasino.com are tied to the same progressive jackpot. Launched just over a year ago, the Reel De Luxe is one of the newer games at WinADay but this is already its second major jackpot win. Last March a retired widower hit the online casino’s biggest jackpot ever when he won $224,420 playing the popular game.

“Around Christmas time we started to get a feeling that the jackpot would be won any day,” said WinADayCAsino.com manager Michael Hilary. “I said at the time that I thought it would be cool if it was won on the Reel De Luxe since everyone was thinking about shopping at the time and lo and behold it was!”

After adding eleven new games last year, WinADay.com now has a total of 21 very unique games: 13 slot machines and 5 video poker games as well as a keno game and two kinds of roulette. The site, operated by Slotland, is known for its exceptional customer service, whimsical games and loose progressive jackpot.

Monday, January 24, 2011

APT London ICE Poker Championship in London Tomorrow Night

£4,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool and £1,000 to Winner’s Choice of Charity

apt-fox-160.jpg24 January 2011 (London, UK) -- The Asian Poker Tour (APT) has organized a £200 Turbo Tournament with a £4,000 guaranteed prize pool to be held tomorrow night, Tuesday 25th January, at the Fox Poker Club in London’s West End. Registrations will be capped at 40 entrants – more than 20 have already confirmed.

APT London Ice Poker Championship
Tuesday, 25th January, 2011
Fox Poker Club (www.foxpokerclub.com)
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, London

This is a short format tournament starting at 10pm with the blind structure set for tournament completion at 2am.

In addition to the prize pool, the APT will also donate £1,000 to the tournament winner’s UK registered charity of choice.

Players can register online at http://www.foxpokerclub.com/membership/join-now/ or reserve their seat at the table by contacting Chris at the Fox Poker Club, cn@foxpokerclub.com

Monday, January 17, 2011

Intertops Sportsbook Celebrates 15th Anniversary of First Ever Online Sports Bet

The world’s first online sports book still one of the most trusted and reliable

intertops-15years-160.jpgToday is the fifteenth anniversary of the day Intertops Sportsbook took the world’s very first online bet. On January 17, 1996 employees at the company’s original Salzburg, Austria office cheered when a Finn named Jukka Honkavaara placed a $50 stake on the outcome of a Tottenham Hotspur and Hereford United football match. Honkavaara collected $52 on that bet, made a $2 profit, and earned his place in igaming history.

Since then, many brands have come and gone but Intertops remains as one of the most trusted igaming operators in the world. The internet’s very first sports book continues to welcome players from around the world and is known for quick, hassle-free deposits and withdrawals and excellence in customer service.

When he participated in Intertops’ celebration of the tenth anniversary of his history-making wager, Honkavaara said “The days of sports betting and bookies having a ‘shady’ reputation are long gone, and the kind of online service that Intertops brought in the sports betting arena brought credibility to the business so that a simple family man like myself can use the service online, from the comfort of my home, without any unnecessary risk.”

As it has been since it first launched, Intertops is published in both English and German. The original Intertops web site was launched in German, to serve the many sports bettors it had been serving by mail and phone since 1983, and in English -- the primary language of the Internet and the language most spoken in America where there was and is a huge appetite for sports betting and no high street betting shops to take them.

Intertops was founded in 1983 in London with a UK Bookmakers License and relocated to Austria in 1992. In 1997, the online business moved to Antigua while the traditional sports betting business remained in Austria. 1998 saw the launch of one of the first Microgaming online casinos. Last year the company began licensing casino games from RTG. In 2001, the Intertops developed the first mobile betting application, enabling customers to bet with mobile phones anywhere, anytime. By 2003 Intertops.com began online poker operations, progressing to online skill-based gaming in under a year.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Intertops Casino Throws $85K Super Bowl Tailgate Party

Football festivities include bonuses up to $500 and free Ultimate Football game

intertops-touchdown-160.jpg Super Bowl, the ultimate American football celebration, is just around the corner and Intertops Casino is adding to the excitement by giving away $85,000 in bonuses. In a special draw 12 players will be awarded $200 - $500 bonuses. Every week until then, 200 players will receive bonuses up to $250. To further feed the football frenzy Intertops Casino presents the classic computer game, Ultimate Football, which its players can play for free this month.

“Tailgate parties are a great American football tradition,” said the manager at Intertops Casino that’s behind all the big cash giveaways. “Just like giving away piles of money is a tradition at Intertops Casino!”

Every Monday 150 selected players will be awarded a free bonus ranging from $20-$250. Every Thursday another 50 players will get a $20-$150 bonus in their account. Bonuses are based on game-play performance; points are awarded for bets, profits and losses. Players can check their standings on the $85,000 Touchdown Scoreboard. (General Intertops Casino Terms & Conditions for bonuses apply and are posted on the site.)

Football fans will enjoy playing Ultimate Football between casino games. Ultimate Football is a classic computer game where players throw as many footballs to their teammates as they can before the clock runs out and for a limited time it’s available free at Intertops Casino.

Intertops Casino players that follow American major league sports can use their Intertops account to place bets on NFL, NBA and NHL games. One Intertops Sportsbook player will win a trip to Super Bowl XLV in Texas.

One of the world’s oldest and most trusted US-friendly online casino, Intertops Casino has more than 300 instant-play and download casino games to choose from including 3 and 5 reel slots, multi-hand video poker, and traditional casino favorites like Blackjack and Roulette. In daily slots tournaments Intertops Casino players can play against other players on some of the site’s most popular slot machines. Intertops welcomes players from around the world and is known for quick, hassle-free deposits and withdrawals and excellence in customer service.

Super Bowl Tailgate Party Bonus details and Scoreboard (updated daily) are available at: http://casinopromotions1.intertops.com/football.html.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Slots Newbie Wins $104,514 Progressive Jackpot at Slotland.com

Win will pay off the mortgage – after a little shopping spree at the mall

slotland-mortgage-160.jpgThe new year is off to a great start for one lucky slots player at Slotland.com. Known as TWOTONEJOAN on the much-loved slots and video poker site, the novice player won $104,514 playing the Booster slot machine last week.

“I still feel like such a newbie at this,” said the winner. “I can’t believe I actually won so much! Slotland was one of the first casinos I tried and I just liked it from the start. Their games are way different than what you see at other places. Before I got so lucky on Booster I would have said that Treasure Box or maybe Reel Riot was my favorite but now I’m definitely a Booster fan!”

The lucky jackpot winner said she’d put most of her winnings toward her mortgage – after a little shopping spree for some new outfits! She said she also planned to set some of her windfall aside to keep playing slots with.

Slotland’s jackpot is won, on average, every six weeks or so, usually for $100,000 to $150,000. However, although it’s been paying out every day for many years, Booster hasn’t had a major progressive jackpot winner for quite some time. At over $168K that one was one of the biggest of the year though.

The Booster slot game is a three-wheel, single pay line online slot machine. Its BOOST symbol is wild. Whenever it appears players can either keep their current bet or "boost" it up to10x.

“Although many players like to play multi-pay line slot machines, like our new Lucky Ducts where you can bet on up to 19 pay lines per spin, lots of people like simpler single pay line games like Booster,” said Michael Hilary of Slotland.com. “Another thing players really like about Booster is that no bet is ever totally lost!”

Every bet that doesn’t win is added to the special fund and can be cashed anytime for 10% of its value – or in a special all or nothing win/lose spin, players can recover all their losing bets.

There were lots of major jackpot wins at Slotland in 2010. The first was a player who’d had many smaller wins, but never a massive jackpot like the $134,385 he won in February playing the Genie-themed Magic. Then in May the biggest jackpot of the year -- $163,476 – was won on the Golden 8. SOUTHBELLE won almost $150K on Lucky Stars in August and a Canadian won $107,064 on Wild Heart shortly after. A budget-conscious grandmother won almost $80K playing Jacks or Better video poker slot in November.

A popular online casino for more than twelve years, Slotland.com now has 19 one-of-a-kind slot machines and video poker games. A new game, vampire-themed Jewels of the Ancients, will be launched next month. Many of the instant-play games have recently been upgraded with enhanced graphics and sound effects. Six of the most popular games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs.

The jackpot at Slotland was reset to $50,000 after this win and is already over $60,000. Meanwhile at Slotland’s sister casino, WinADayCasino.com, the jackpot is over $160,000 and many players feel it is overdue for a hit.
This and other Slotland news stories can be viewed on at www.YouTube.com/SlotlandNews.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

NFL Wild Card Playoffs Are a Tough Call but Intertops Sportsbook Favors the Colts, Saints, Eagles and Ravens This Weekend

Online sports book offers 20% Wild Card Deposit Bonus and a $1000 giveaway

intertops-nfl2010-160.jpgThe NFL postseason is here at last and Intertops Sportsbook is ready and waiting with hot odds on the weekend’s Wild Card playoffs. While one game has an obvious favorite, three are looking very difficult to call. As Super Bowl excitement builds, the popular online sports book, which posts odds on all US major league sports (NFL, NHL and NBA), is offering a special Wild Card Deposit Bonus this week and a free draw for $1000.

In perhaps the most interesting matchup of the weekend, the New York Jets travel to the Indianapolis Colts. The hosts have endured a below-par season in general, but four straight wins to end the Regular Season show that they are still a force to be reckoned with. Intertops bookmakers favor the Colts (-140) to knock out Mark Sanchez and co. (+120).

Saturday also sees defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans go to Seattle as a 10.5 point favorite. The Seahawks became the first team in history to reach the postseason with a below .500 Regular Season record, but it now looks very much like the end of the road for them.

Sunday’s showcase matchup sees Green Bay take on Philadelphia. It is a game that is likely to center on the duel between influential quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Michael Vick and Intertops bookies favor the home-team Eagles (-140) to move on.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the surprises of the current season and are hoping to keep their season alive at home to the tough Baltimore Ravens. Once again this is a difficult one to call, but superior playoff experience could well see the Ravens (-140) through in the end.

Intertops is making the Wild Card Weekend even more attractive for its customers by offering a deposit bonus through January 9th.

In addition, every customer who wagers at least $50 on each of the four Wild Card games this weekend will be entered in a free draw for a $1000 bonus to be held on Monday. Wild Card Playoffs odds as well as Super Bowl odds and props are posted at www.Intertops.com/sportsbook.

All odds quoted are as of today and are subject to change.