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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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Playtech’s new Game Modifier Raising Controversy

Does Playtech’s ‘Game Modifier’ compromise fairness of online casino games? For decades, the integrity of casinos have been questioned by players from far and wide. In the early days of Las Vegas, it is well known fact that the mafia ran the city, and mobsters aren’t really known for their fairness. Strict regulation via government authorities eventually brought integrity to the land-based casino industry, but when internet-based gambling came along, all the old questions of fairness arose once more. Again, it took years of legislative efforts all across the globe to bring palpable order to the iGaming realm, but the industry has finally achieved a distinguished reputation for responsibility. So long as casinos are licensed and regulated in reputable jurisdictions, players can rest assured their getting a fair deal. At least, that was the perception before Playtech announced the release of its new Space Digger Slot. On the surface, it … 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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How to Calculate Probabilities in Gambling (without a Calculator!)

Simplified Mathematics: Probabilities of casino games. A lot of people don’t consider themselves to be good at math. What so many don’t realize is that most mathematical equations – even the dreaded fractions and percentages – don’t have to involve difficult math. I suppose it really depends on what level of math a person considers their skills to go downhill. If you can do basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – we’re talking grade-school stuff – you have what it takes to do something so seemingly complicated as calculating probabilities in gambling. I’m going to take this slowly, step by step, to show just how easy it is. Relax and take a deep breath – you got this! Probabilities of Flipping a Coin This is as easy as it gets, but don’t skip ahead. I’m starting here for a reason. It will help you understand bigger calculations later on. Probabilities … Continue reading

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Online Casino Games vs. Sports Betting

How does gambling for real money at an online casino compare to betting on sports? Ask any given group of 100 avid, educated gamblers what type of gambling is best, and you’ll get a wide range of responses. That’s because every gambler, no matter how experienced they are in wagering, is built differently. A lot of people like casino games like slot machines or blackjack best. Others prefer betting on sporting events, playing poker, or just buying a plain old lottery ticket. Today we’re going to compare the two most popular varieties of gaming found online – sports betting and casino gambling. They both have their similarities, but far more differences between them. Which is better? Well, that’s for you to decide. We’re just here to help you make the right decision for you. Online Casino Games & Sports Betting Similarities The most obvious aspect casinos and sportsbooks have in … Continue reading

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Evolution Launches Live Side Bet City

Side Bet City live casino poker game new from Evolution. Evolution Gaming is at it again, expanding its world-leading live casino platform with yet another innovative new way to place a wager. They call it Live Side Bet City, and it’s based on your typical poker hand rankings, while making space for an unlimited number of players to join in. Instead of playing your own poker hand against other players or the casino, the dealer will set one hand of 7 cards face up on the table. Your job is to place a bet on the strength of those cards – the first three, the first five, and/or all seven. Or, the more pessimistic among you can bet against them all! Oh, and did I mention it’s set in the fabulously neon 1980s? Side Bet City Live Casino Poker Game Evolution Gaming built an all new studio segment where the … Continue reading

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How Fast is a Royal Vegas Casino Withdrawal?

Royal Vegas Payout Time – Expectations of a Winner’s Withdrawal The typical online casino experience is quick and easy, up to a point. Registering an account takes only a few moments. Depositing funds is instant. Playing the games, fabulously entertaining. Winning a significant sum of money, indescribable! But what happens when it comes time to withdrawal that cash back to your card, bank or web wallet? Suddenly it feels like the wheels are grinding to a halt. Dark clouds roll in. Trepidation and uncertainty abound. What if you mess this up? What if the casino isn’t as honest as you thought it was? Are you ever going to see that money?!? Relax. Take a deep breath. The payout process does take a bit longer, but if you’re working with a reputable casino like Royal Vegas, you have nothing to worry about. Their reputation dates all the way back to the … Continue reading

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Elvis Lives On in New WMS Slots Game

WMS pays homage to The King in New Elvis Lives Online Slot. It takes widespread popularity for any celebrity to earn a nickname, but it takes something monumental to be hailed The King. Such a moniker has only been dubbed on a few occasions, but none so memorably as the crowning of the The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. He is the legendary musician WMS has chosen to immortalize in its latest digital slots creation. A legend like Elvis Presley deserves commemoration in a slot machine of equally epic proportions. The new WMS slots game aims to meet that goal by spinning one of the largest reel sets in the iGaming business. The new Elvis Lives Slot carries a massive grid of 5×12 reels, depicting the King in his most memorable performances. New Elvis Lives Online Slot by WMS WMS did a wonderful job capturing the essence of … Continue reading

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Gamesys Hit with £1.2M Fine from UK Gambling Regulator

UKGC slaps Gamesys with £1.2 million fine for regulatory compliance failures. Gamesys, a European developer of digital gaming software and content supplier of the immensely popular Jackpotjoy online gambling operation, is reeling this week from a proverbial bitch-slap by the UK Gambling Commission. Following a lengthy investigation, the UKGC found Gamesys guilty of multiple violations, worthy of a combined penalty of £1.2 million in fines. As is often the case when the UKGC’s investigators come knocking, Gamesys conceded to the evaluation of wrong doing and coughed up the 7-figure payment without argument. In turn, the UKGC gave the company credit for making “proactive and timely improvements” to address the violations. Gamesys Fined for Regulatory Compliance Failures According to the UKGC’s media release on Wednesday, Gamesys was penalized for “failing to prevent gambling harm and breaching money laundering regulations.” The Commission’s probe was the result of a police investigation that found … Continue reading

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Online Casino Safety Tips from the FTC

Critical online security tips to promote a safe computer casino experience. It’s hard to tell who you can and can’t trust these days. Phone scammers claim to be calling from a government agency. Phishing emails warn us that an account balance is in jeopardy, hoping we’ll cough up our login credentials over a fake login page. If you have a phone number, email address or bank account, you know exactly what I’m talking about. The reality for online casino goers is all the more crucial. As real money players, we are gambling with our personal and sensitive information all the time. We process deposits and withdraws over the internet on a regular basis, and trust that our information is safe each time we do. But are we really doing all we can to promote online casino safety? Critical Online Security Tips to Promote Safe Computer Casino Gaming If you can’t … Continue reading

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