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Published: February 20, 2015 | Category: Games
For anyone who has ever visited a Live Dealer Casino before which is powered by Microgaming software, you will have noticed that Live Casino Hold’em has never been available, until now that is! In February 2015, Microgaming added Live Casino Hold’em to its impressive live dealer casino platform which means that you can now find four different live dealer casino games from Microgaming.
The main live dealer casino games available now in a growing number of Microgaming powered live dealer casinos include Live Blackjack, Live Roulette, Live Baccarat and Live Casino Hold’em. Don’t forget that you can choose between regular live dealers and playboy bunny live dealers and you can also now find multiplayer games such as Multiplayer Baccarat, Multiplayer Roulette and Multiplayer Blackjack.
Unfortunately though at the time of writing, the Live Casino Hold’em tables are only available in the ‘regular’ live dealer casino and not within the playboy bunny live dealer casino. You can launch Microgaming’s live dealer casino either instantly in your browser or from within the Microgaming download client and you can now find this latest live dealer game at several top-rated Microgaming powered casinos such as Betway Casino.
When you visit your favourite participating Microgaming casino, just look for the live dealer casino button. When you click on this button you will automatically be redirected to the live dealer casino lobby. If Live Casino Hold’em is not yet available, it should be added over the new few weeks at the very latest. The live dealer games at any Microgaming powered casino are only available in the real money mode, so you'll need to start by making a deposit of at least $/€/£20 to begin with.
This stunning new live dealer game is streamed directly to your computer from a perfectly secure location and to really get the most out of your experience, we recommend playing this game with the sounds turned on and in the full screen mode. This game is really easy to play, but it does help to have a little bit of knowledge about the many different winning poker hands. You only have to try and beat the dealer (not any other players) and the table limits cater for low rollers, mid-rollers and high rollers.
All you need to do is click on your preferred table limits and the table will launch straight away. Use the chips at the bottom of the table to place a bet and remember to try and place a bet before the timer reaches zero. You have plenty of adjustable settings and you can also view the game history and other games stats. If you want to play on Live Casino Hold’em from Microgaming, head over to Betway Casino today. You can claim up to $/€/£1,000 when you open a new account here.
Published: January 30, 2015 | Category: Games
First of all let’s start by taking a look at some of the latest slots that recently arrived in casinos, all of which are now widely available in January 2014. These new slots were developed by some of the most advanced online casino software providers in the world. The very latest Playtech slot is called Secrets of the Amazon and this can now be found in a growing number of Playtech casinos.
This is an Amazon Rainforest/Jungle/Wildlife themed slot which has 5 reels and 20 winning paylines. The Scatter Symbol is the Moon Flower and the Wild Symbol is the Amazon Queen. Three or more of the Scatter Symbols showing up anywhere in view will trigger the Moonflower Bonus where you will be awarded Free Spins and up to a maximum 50X prize multiplier. A massive 50,000 coin prize will also be awarded if five of the Wild Symbols happen to land across any of the active paylines.
Playtech also recently added a new slot to its official YouTube Channel and this new slot is called Cat in Vegas. We do not yet have an official launch date, but we believe that this new slot will be arriving soon. Some of the best Playtech powered casinos include Omni Casino, Fly Casino, Mansion Casino, Paddy Power Casino and Casino.com.
The latest slot from Microgaming is called Gung Pow and this slot has 5 reels and 243 ways to win. This award-winning online casino software provider also recently added two new videos to its official YouTube Channel. At some point over the coming days, the new Cricket Star slot and the new Golden Era slot should be arriving in your favourite Microgaming powered Casino. Golden Era has 5 reels and 15 winning paylines and Cricket Star has 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin.
Both slots have Free Spins Bonus Rounds, Wild Symbols, Stacked Symbols and Scatter Symbols and they both have some great special features to win prizes from such as Rolling Reels™ and the Wild Wickets Feature (on the new Cricket Start Slot) and also a second screen bonus round called the Double Feature (on the new Golden Era slot). We also do not yet have an official launch date for these new slots either.
Some of the best Microgaming powered casinos include Royal Vegas Casino, All Slots Casino, 32Red Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Betway Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Casino-Mate, Gaming Club Casino, Euro Palace Casino and Red Flush Casino.
Some of the other brand new slots available in casinos now include Double Ya Luck from RTG (Realtime Gaming), Whale O’ Winnings from Rival Gaming, Viking Vanguard from WMS Gaming, Bubble Craze from IGT Interactive and Tornado: Farm Escape from NetEnt. Some of the best online casinos where you can find one or more of these slots include sites like Mr Green Casino, Slots Magic, bgo Vegas, Casino Euro, Silver Oak Casino and Aladdin’s Gold Casino.
Published: January 9, 2015 | Category: Games
Wild Wizards is a brand new online slot machine from Realtime Gaming. This new progressive jackpot slot officially arrived in casinos on December 17th and it can now be found in many of the best RTG powered casinos such as Club World Casinos, Silver Oak Casino, Aladdin’s Gold Casino, Lucky Red Casino, Slots Jungle and Manhattan Slots.
These casinos all welcome players from around the world (including the US), they are all licensed in reputable licensing jurisdictions and they are controlled by reputable operators. To play on this new RTG slot you need to install the software onto your computer when signing up to any of these casinos and then you will be able to play on this slot either in the real money mode or in the free play mode.
The Wild Wizards slot has a Wizard/Magic/Fantasy theme with 5 reels and 25 winning paylines. A progressive jackpot will only ever be awarded randomly and at the time of writing the Minor Jackpot is worth almost $500 and the Major Jackpot is worth almost $5,500. The value of these two accumulating prizes pools will always be on display towards the top right hand side of the game window.
One spin on this new slot starts from as little as 0.25 coins with all 25 paylines active and the maximum cost per spin is 125.00 coins. The ‘Speed’ button towards the bottom left hand side of the game window will increase the gameplay speed by reducing the number of animations that usually occur between spins etc. This slot does have some great animations though so you may want watch them until you get bored with them. This slot also has some amazing background audio and fun sounds effects which most players will enjoy.
The Scatter Symbol is the Book of Spells Symbol and the Wild Symbol is the Wizard. The only symbol that the Wild Symbol will NOT substitute is the Scatter Symbol and whenever a Wild Symbol can help generate a new line win, it will expand to fill the entire reel from top to bottom. Multiple Stacked Wild Symbols can generate massive winning combinations and the Wild Symbols can land on any of the reels except for the leftmost reel (reel 1).
When the Scatter Symbols land in any position on the two outer reels (reels 1 and 5), the main bonus feature called the Wild Wizards Feature will trigger and you will be awarded 1 of 5 different bonus rounds which include the Mad Magic Feature, the Wizard’s Tower Feature, the Fireball Feature, the Polymorph Feature or the Sorcery Feature. These exciting bonus rounds guarantee some kind of prize once triggered and the rewards come from both multipliers and free spins.
There is also another slot machine called Wild Wizards, but this one was developed by a software company called Saucify (formerly BetOnSoft). Try not to get the two confused when searching for this new RTG slot.
Published: December 19, 2014 | Category: Games
Realtime Gaming (RTG), Betsoft Gaming, Microgaming, IGT Interactive and Net Entertainment recently launched some impressive new slots, but the most talked about slots were the two Game of Thrones slots from Microgaming and The Invisible Man slot from Net Entertainment (NetEnt). IGT Interactive launched a brand new concept slot called Bubble Craze. This fun new slot awards prizes based on how many symbols appear grouped together.
RTG’s latest slot is called The Naughty List. This one has a Christmas theme with 5 reels and 50 winning paylines and it has two exciting bonus features. One is a simple picking round which takes place on a second screen away from the reels and the other bonus is a Free Spins Bonus Round. The latest slot from Betsoft Gaming has a science fiction theme with 5 reels and 10 winning paylines. This new Betsoft Gaming slot is called Mega Gems and its main feature is the Expanding/Stacked Wild Symbol which appears on the centre reel and when this appears it triggers the Re-Spin Feature.
“We are confident that the glossy high-tech aesthetic style will appeal to a massive audience. Such a beautiful game, in our signature true 3D cinematic animation style, with so many exciting features, is destined to be a shining success,” said the Head of Product Development at Betsoft Gaming, Anthony Locke.
Two of the biggest titles to have arrived in casinos were the new Game of Thrones slot machines from Microgaming. These new slots arrived just a few weeks after the new Max Damage slot machine was launched. “We revealed our licensing agreement for the Game of Thrones series in February, and anticipation for the game's launch has been building ever since. Such is the power of the Game of Thrones brand,” said Microgaming’s CEO, Roger Raatgever.
These two new Game of Thrones online slot machines both have identical Scatter Symbols and Wild Symbols and they also have the same special features and bonus rounds. The only difference between the two is the payline structure. One slot has 5 reels and 15 winning paylines. This one accepts a wager from as little as 0.15 coins per spin and the other version has 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin. The lowest cost for one spin on this new slot is 0.30 coins.
Three or more Scatter Symbols showing up in any position across the reels will trigger the main Free Spins Bonus Selection and this is where you get to choose which bonus round you would prefer to win prizes from. You can choose anywhere from 8 Free Spins with a 5X Multiplier up to 18 Free Spins with a 2X Multiplier. The four bonus options include Baratheon, Lannister, Stark and Targaryen.
The other headline title to have recently arrived in casino was The Invisible Man from NetEnt. “Partnering with Universal Partnerships & Licensing has enabled us to deliver another outstanding slot accessible by desktop and mobile devices. The Invisible Man showcases a great player and gaming experience of a very popular title and story,” said the Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, Simon Hammon.
This exciting new slot has Walking Wild Symbols, Re-Spins, a Free Spins Bonus Round and two other Bonus Features which will only ever trigger from inside the main Free Spins Bonus. This new action & feature packed slot from Netent has a massive 200,000 coin jackpot to play for and it can now be found in several fully licensed online casinos.
Published: November 28, 2014 | Category: Games
Some brand new online slot machines recently arrived in casinos and the two that we will be looking at here include Cosmic Fortune from Net Entertainment (NetEnt) and White King from Playtech. Speaking about one of these new games was the Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, Simon Hammon;
“Cosmic Fortune™ is an action-packed space journey that leaves players wanting more and more of this mysterious intergalactic trip. It’s the first time we’ve included five Jackpots as we continue to drive the online casino market forward.” We extracted these comments from NetEnt’s official website. This new NetEnt slot has 5 reels and 15 winning paylines and it has an exciting science fiction theme.
A Free Spins Bonus Round will trigger when three or more of the Scatter Symbols land in any position across the reels. When the last Free Spin has played out you will then get the chance to take part in a fun side game. All you have to do is hope that the marbles fall in to the Jackpot Collect Cup to reach the Jackpot Bonus Round where you can play to win one of the five progressive jackpots.
This game also has Wild Symbols which can substitute all of the symbols on the reels apart from the Scatter Symbols, plus it also has an Avalanche™ feature which can generate multiple winning combinations. Each time a line win occurs, the winning symbols which formed that line win will be replaced with new symbols and this can trigger even more ‘avalanches’.
The new Playtech slot, White King, has an African/Royalty/Lion theme with 5 reels and 40 winning paylines. Although this is NOT a progressive jackpot slot, some huge prizes can be won from within the Free Spins Bonus Round. This bonus round is actually called the Majestic Night Free Games Bonus. The Wild Symbol on this slot is the White Lion King and this can appear stacked to fill an entire reel.
These Wild Symbols can substitute all of the symbols apart from the Scatter Symbols and they can land on any of the reels. The Scatter Symbols can only ever land on reels 2, 3 and 4 and when three show up, you will instantly receive a prize of 5 Free Spins. More Free Spins can be retriggered an infinite number of times.
Some of the best NetEnt casinos include Mr Green Casino, bgo Vegas, Ladbrokes Games, Bet365 Vegas, Casumo Casino, Casino Euro and Betfair Arcade and some of the best Playtech powered casinos include Paddy Power Casino, Bet365 Casino, Mansion Casino, Omni Casino and Casino.com.