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Microgaming Progressive Jackpots are On a Roll in August!

Mega Moolah and Major Millions progressive jackpots strike back to back. The progressive jackpot network is really heating up at Microgaming powered online casinos this month! According to the latest reports, the digital gaming software firm’s two largest jackpot games, the Mega Moolah and Major Millions, both released their bountiful treasures within a day of each other. The Mega Moolah struck first, delivering a slightly above average payout of $5.96 million on Sunday, August 11, 2019. The very next day, Major Millions paid out $1.87 million. Not a bad haul for either of these lucky players, if you ask me! Mega Moolah Pays Out $5,956,662 This latest jackpot release marks the phenomenal fifty-seventh mega jackpot release in the history of Microgaming’s most famous ‘Millionaire Maker‘. No word yet on who the lucky winner is, or which online casino was responsible for the big win, but the strike has been confirmed … Continue reading

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Microgaming welcomes American Slots from Gameburger

Microgaming inks exclusivity contract with all new Gameburger Studios. Earlier this week, Microgaming hailed the launch of Relic Seekers, a new fantasy adventure online slot machine from their exclusive content partners at Pulse 8 Studios. What sets that digital gaming lab apart from many of their others partners is its predilection and aptitude for building Asian themed games. Why this seemingly irrelevant detail stands out so much to me is that just one day later, Microgaming was lauding a new exclusivity contract with a very different kind of iGaming software company, Gameburger Studios. This latest partner is a perfect parallel, with a team that focuses its energy primarily on the development of distinctly American slots games. With diversity and rapid expansion being prominent goals for the owners of the Quickfire portfolio, I’d say Microgaming is doing a rather fantastic job lately. In fact, I think they’d got this business figured … Continue reading

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Flash Casinos to Disappear by Late 2020

Gone in a Flash: HTML5 open web tech to power 100% iGaming in 2020. Anyone who’s browsed the web for ten years or more should be well aware of the impact Flash technology has had on the computer-verse. In the 1990s, it gave birth to a whole new realm of possibilities. Everything from animated graphics, to in-browser video games, to entire websites were built in Flash; all powered by the universal Adobe Flash plug-in. In 2017, Adobe announced an “end of life” for Flash to come in late 2020. At that point, updates to the multimedia software project were abandoned. In response, Google Chrome developers turned off Flash and disabled the ‘ask to run‘ option by default. Anyone wishing to run Flash, or even get a message asking to run it, would have to enable it manually in their browser – not just once, but every browsing session. Some called … Continue reading

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Are Stricter Internet Gaming Laws a Boon or Bane?

Are Europe’s ever-tightening internet casino laws destroying iGaming? The online gambling industry is so far removed from what is was twenty years ago. What began as an unregulated free-for-all, where more rogues than reputable operators existed, has turned into something with so many government regulations and mandates, that many companies are struggling to compete. Internet gambling was, at one time, the world’s second most competitive industry (behind adult websites, of course). Now, more companies are going belly up because there’s only so much room for competition to exist. The largest operations remain, buying up and absorbing all of the smaller operations that didn’t already abandon bankrupt offerings. Some would say we’ve gone from one extreme end of the scale to the exact opposite, taking a burgeoning industry and stifling it with so many laws that only the biggest, most lucrative companies can afford to pay licensing fees and still invest … Continue reading

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Deliberating the Proposed Ban on Credit Cards at Internet Casinos

iGaming credit card ban a fix for problem gambling, or just an inconvenience? In the last two weeks, the iGaming headlines have been alight with news that some remote gambling jurisdictions may institute a ban on credit cards at internet casinos. First, the UK announced it was organizing a study to look into the matter. Then, the very next week, New Zealand‘s gaming regulators proposed a ban on credit card gambling deposits. The fact that the UK is even considering it is, of course, going to raise a red flag for all responsible gaming jurisdictions. The UK operates is the world’s most functional and successful iGaming market, setting a high bar for others to follow. The topic we aim to deliberate on today is not whether such a ban will or will not be imposed, but rather… Can an iGaming Credit Card Ban Fix Problem Gambling? New Zealand’s Department of … Continue reading

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Playtech to be OLG’s New BetBuddy for Responsible Gambling

Playtech joins Ontario in responsible online gambling campaign. The promotion of responsible gambling has long been a priority of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. The OLG is tasked with enforcing regulatory compliance among all gaming entities in the province, including land-based casinos and charitable gaming facilities, as well as the PlayOLG iGaming website. That job has grown indubitably larger in recent years. Ontario has allocated the managerial duties across dozens of land-based casino to private companies, easing their own load, but at the same time doubling their need for intense scrutiny of those operations. Expansion of the online gaming venue also requires a deeper and more meaningful level of supervision. That’s where the provincial regulator’s partnership with Playtech comes in. The two have been working closely together since 2014, with the London-based digital gambling games publisher supplying content and backend services for Ontario’s online gambling website. Now, their partnership … Continue reading

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Hand-Dealt Blackjack VS. Dealing From a Shoe

Hand-Dealt vs Shoe-Dealt Blackjack: Customs, subtleties and other considerations. Blackjack is blackjack, right? Sure, there are subtle differences in the rules, pay tables or side betting opportunities, but otherwise, the games are played the same way. Aren’t they? Not at all! These days, a lot of people do their blackjack gaming online, either at desktop or mobile casinos, or at live online casinos. Either way, there’s no real etiquette involved. All you have to do is press a button to indicate your desired move. Because of this, more and more people are coming to land-based casinos with no knowledge of proper blackjack customs, or the role shoe size plays in the game. Blackjack – Hand-Dealt vs. Shoe-Dealt Almost every casino on earth deals its blackjack games from a shoe. The shoe is the clear plastic box containing numerous pre-shuffled decks of cards. Most casinos will fill each shoe with 6 … Continue reading

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The Shameful Promotion of Gambling without Morals

UK vs Canada Gambling Laws – A Simple Comparison Turns Ugly! Welcome, and thank you for your interest in reading what I’ve written hear today, but I warn you, the information you’re about to read, while factual (on my end) and informative (to those vested in iGaming) also includes my own ranting over the irresponsibility of others who seek only dollar signs, ignoring the humane side of this unique and volatile industry. With that being said, if still interested, please continue… I read an (arguably?) ill-conceived editorial today that had me scratching my head. I’m not going to name names or link to it for several reasons. First of all, I don’t wish to spread some of the ideals found within it. Secondly, it wasn’t a famous person or media outlet that published it. It was nothing more than a thoughtless online gambling affiliate looking to push some promotional links. … Continue reading

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Wheel of Fortune Induces Game Show Slots Craze

Beloved by grandchildren, Wheel of Fortune Slot triggers new slot machines based on game shows of old. In the North American casino scene, there is one slot machine that reigns supreme above all others. It is the iconic Wheel of Fortune, developed in the 1990s by IGT. It’s not a single slot machine, but rather a complete series of games they’ve been pumping out for more than two decades. Networking their progressives together, the game pays life-altering jackpots on a regular basis. What is it that makes this game so incredibly popular? You might be surprised. A few years ago, IGT’s marketing and development crews wanted to know the answer to that very question, so they sent out a group of surveyors to ask players in casinos from all over… Wheel of Fortune Slot Reminds Players of their Grandparents As kids, most of us had a special relationship with our … Continue reading

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Habanero gets Crazy with Wild Trucks Slot

New Wild Trucks Online Slot takes Smokey & The Bandit to the extreme. Trucking a big rig across country is an oft-overlooked profession of great import and respect. All those hours on the road, away from home and family, urged to deliver each load as quickly as possible, with or without the clinically recommended amount of sleep. It’s a tough job, and one most of us aren’t cut out for. Habanero Systems is celebrating the road-weary men and women of the hauling industry in their latest digital gaming creation. They call it the Wild Trucks Slot, and it’s packed with features today’s sophisticated online casino gamers will surely appreciate. Wilds, multipliers, free spins, a payline function that starts anywhere, and the most surprising of all – an RTP of just above 98%. Now that’s something you don’t see every day… New Wild Trucks Online Slot from Habanero I saw the … Continue reading

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