There are now many different virtual casinos that you can enjoy around the Internet. Many people enjoy the different games that you can play and this can include favorites that you would find in a real casino such as the slot machine games that are very popular, as well as other games that you can play against other people such as virtual video poker and roulette.
Many people are seeing the benefits that can be achieved when playing on online casinos and these websites are now offering individuals the ability to earn passive incomes, as well as full-time incomes from the comfort of their own home. You can also play on these sites for pretend money as well as real money and this can be a good advantage if you want to practice on the games before you choose to use real money.
Yet another reason to avoid RTG powered Online Casinos
Yet another reason to avoid RTG powered Online CasinosAvoid Rogue Casinos like Jackpot Capital We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, while Real Time Gaming powered online casinos may seem innovative and offer some great games, beware of playing here. This warning has been echoed in recent events wherein a slots player was playing the Spirit of Incas slot and hit a whopping $1,684,999.60 jackpot. Unlike the various other jackpot winners at other reputable online casino properties, this story did not have a happy ending. The player in question subsequently found that their account was locked by the operator, Jackpot Capital. After querying this a week later the account was unlocked and the life-changing sum reflected in the balance. As the withdrawal process was initiated, suddenly the balance of more than $1 million just disappeared. The player was then approached by the operator who offered them a compensatory payment of $1,000 or the option to have their June deposits refunded due to the fact that the jackpot payment had been revoked due to a technician’s error that had triggered what was referred to as a “false jackpot“. A futile dialogue ensued before the matter was published on the player forums which then prompted a response from RTG’s parent company Hastings International BV which stated that there were two servers in play – a quality assurance “test” server and an operational server. According to the Hastings representative the technician was carrying out routine checks on the progressive jackpots which trigger when a set amount is reached when he accidently used the operational server, manually increasing the Spirit of Inca slot’s jackpot over the trigger limit in order to run the test. This apparently happened to coincide with the players game play and resulted in a false win. The Hastings International representative then assured players that measures were already in place to prevent such an error from occurring again. They also noted that Jackpot Capital is protected in this matter in the casino Terms and Conditions which state that “all pays and wins are void in the event of a technical flaw“. Obviously this is of no consolation to the player who believed that their life had changed for ever with a million dollar win and this is simply unacceptable. So be warned – RTG casinos have been blacklisted and should be avoided. And if you’re ever in about playing at a casino, find out how to judge the credibility of an online casino here.
Paddy Power casino has €5 free for you
Paddy Power casino has €5 free for youBy mr-casino on 2015-06-29 16:03:58 There are many online casinos available to Irish casino players and some of them are large and some of them are small but probably the best known of them all is Paddy Power casino. Paddy Power casino is of course part of the very large online gambling group Paddy Power and despite probably being better known for the sports gambling side the online casino offering is excellent. If you are completely new to Paddy Power casino there is a special bonus available at the moment which is a free €5 (or £5 if you are one of our UK readers) and you don’t even need to make a deposit so all you need to do is create an account and accept the bonus and play. It is however quite difficult to turn this casino bonus into cash as you will need to stake the €5 50 times which is not terribly competitive with other online casinos but then it is for free. Paddy Power casino also has a more usual first deposit match bonus which means that they will match your first deposit of up to €300 to the tune of 100% thus doubling the money you have to play some of the casino games and in this case in order to turn that into cash you will need to stake the bonus plus your deposit 20 times which is equivalent to 40 times the bonus and only certain casino games apply. These bonuses are also available to those who already have an account with Paddy Power but have never played at the online casino. As stated many times however just receiving a joining bonus from an online casino should not be the only reason for joining that particular online casino as your continued enjoyment of the entertainment is much more important and from that point of view Paddy Power casino has a very wide choice of casino games and being Paddy Power you can rest assured that they are correctly licensed and safe to use.
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Will Report FY 2015 Fourth Quarter And Year End Results
Isle Of Capri Casinos, Inc. Will Report FY 2015 Fourth Quarter And Year End ResultsST. LOUIS, June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) announced today that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and year end of fiscal year 2015 before the market opens on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 and will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss results at 10:00 a.m. central time.The toll-free telephone number to access the call for the U.S. is 1-888-346-3970. The international telephone number to access the call is 1-412-317-6011. The conference call will be recorded and available for review starting at 11:59 p.m. central on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, until 11:59 p.m. central on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, by dialing 1-877-344-7529; International: 1-412-317-0088 and access number 10066537.The live audio webcast will be accessible on Isle of Capri Casino’s website at www.islecorp.com. Please log on to the website approximately fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary software. Following the call’s completion, a replay will be available on-demand through December 9, 2015.About Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. is a leading regional gaming and entertainment company dedicated to providing guests with exceptional experience at each of the 15 casino properties that it owns or operates, primarily under the Isle and Lady Luck brands. The Company currently operates gaming and entertainment facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania. More information is available at the Company’s website, www.islecorp.com.Forward-Looking StatementThis press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to change. These forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted, either positively or negatively by various factors, including without limitation, licensing, and other regulatory approvals, financing sources, development and construction activities, costs and delays, weather, permits, competition and business conditions in the gaming industry. The forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements herein.Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial condition, results of operations and expansion projects, is included in the filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year. NOTE: Other Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. press releases and a corporate profile are available at http://www.prnewswire.com. Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.’s home page is http://www.islecorp.com.
Apple Starts Reinstalling Gambling Apps on Its Swedish Store
Apple Starts Reinstalling Gambling Apps on Its Swedish Store Several gambling apps have been already reinstalled in Apple’s Swedish App Store. Shortly after Apple had to remove all gambling apps from its Swedish App Store, the company has started reinstalling them back. In February, 2015, the Swedish Gambling Authority (Lotteriinspektionen) reportedly made a legal complaint claiming that the gambling apps featured on Apple’s App Store for Sweden failed to comply with certain terms and conditions which makes them illegal. After the official complaint was made approximately 40 mobile casino apps including the ones by Unibet, Bet365, Betsson, Betfair and William Hill have been removed from the Swedish App Store. Nevertheless, in April the Authority has withdrawn its complaint and PokerStars and Unibet apps have been already reinstalled. According to some sources, the gaming regulator had received a letter in which was stated that online gambling operators had failed to meet particular terms when it comes to offering gaming services and therefore their mobile applications should be considered illegal. The main problem was that unlicensed operators were supposedly targeting players located in Sweden. Nevertheless, after taking everything into account, the Swedish Gaming Authority decided to allow Apple to reinstall the mobile casino apps. Swedish Association of Online Gambling Operators Happy with the Decision The Swedish Association of Online Gambling Operators (Branschföreningen för Onlinespel) was one of the first groups to express their concerns and critic the move made by the Swedish Gambling Authority.However, the latest events made the group happy with the regulator’s decision. The General Secretary of the Association, Gustaf Hoffstedt, said that there are no laws that prohibit foreign gambling operators that hold EU licences to make their mobile casino apps available on the Internet. Additionally, he pointed out that the current EU law forbids Sweden to discriminate gambling companies based in any of the member states of the Union. Hoffstedt didn’t fail to remind that the Swedish Gambling Authority to forget using tricks like this and focus all of its attention on making an optimised and up to date licensing system that would meet the expectations of the Swedish government. He finished by highlighting the importance of having all interested parties working together and coming up with the best possible solution. Apple Wasn’t Requested to Remove the Gambling Apps Even though the situation was resolved positively for Apple, the Swedish Gambling Authority made some comments claiming that it never made formal complaints against the technology giant Apple or its offer in the Swedish App Store. According to the regulating body, the company based in the United States had decided to make the move of removing the gambling apps without being asked to do so by the Authority. If that is true, turns out that Apple was trying to avoid having any issues with the Swedish Gambling Authority once the concerns about offering unlicensed gaming products to Swedish citizen have arisen. Nevertheless, it is easy to understand Apple’s reaction since the Lotterriinspektionen throughout 2014 made several public statements that it won’t tolerate any advertising channels for unregulated gaming operators that target Swedes. Additionally, the Authority also threatened to fine those who help these operators reach Swedish gamblers.
Royal Vegas Mobile Casino Player Wins Largest Ever Jackpot
Royal Vegas Mobile Casino Player Wins Largest Ever Jackpot A Royal Vegas Mobile Casino player has won the largest ever progressive jackpot paid out on mobile. The lucky Canadian player, Mark A, was playing from his mobile or tablet device when he netted an incredible CA$7,562,019.94 from one single spin and he chose to take the money in one single payment rather than in a series of slightly smaller payments over X amount of time (which is also known as an annuity payment). “We’ve been watching the progressive ticker grow substantially over the last few weeks; anticipation was building as to when it was going to strike,” said Microgaming’s Head of Casino, John Quinn. He then went on to say, “Once again the jackpot was hit via a mobile device; it really is a sign of today’s industry and how prevalent mobile is! Congratulations to Mark A on becoming one of the biggest jackpot winners in Microgaming’s history.” The Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot machine can be found in more than 300 different online casinos around the world and also in almost as many mobile casinos. The largest jackpot available on this progressive slot is called the Mega Jackpot and it was this massive prize pool which the lucky Canadian player recently managed to win after entering the progressive jackpot bonus round. You can also play for this same jackpot on games like The Dark Knight, Mega Moolah 5 Reel Drive, Mega Moolah Isis and Mega Moolah Summertime. Royal Vegas Casino happens to be one of the most famous Microgaming powered casinos available online today and the mobile version of this casino is compatible with most modern smartphone and tablet devices. If you sign up here today you can claim up to $/€/£1,200 from the attractive new player welcome bonus. Royal Vegas Casino is an eCOGRA approved online casino which is fully licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and it is one of several impressive gaming sites currently controlled by Fortune Lounge. “Mark A had only been a player with us for 7 days; I don’t think you could ask for a better start to playing at Royal Vegas,” said a spokesperson for Royal Vegas Casino, who then added, “One of our senior VIP executive hosts had the pleasure of phoning Mark to confirm the win and to congratulate him; to say he was elated is an understatement. Everyone here at Royal Vegas would like to congratulate Mark on this mammoth and historic win.” These comments came from a recent Microgaming press release. To date, Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network has paid out staggering €487 million in prize money. Some of the other top jackpot games include Treasure Nile, Cash Splash, Major Millions, Tunzamunni, Fruit Fiesta, LotsaLoot and Roulette Royale and you can play for these jackpots right now at Royal Vegas Casino or at numerous other famous Microgaming casinos such as Platinum Play Casino, Casino-Mate, Crazy Vegas Casino, Spin Palace Casino, All Slots Casino, Red Flush Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Betway Casino, Jackpot City Casino, 32Red Casino and Ruby Fortune Casino.
Howard Stutz – Analysts thought Macau’s first-ever annual dip could have been worse
Howard Stutz – Analysts thought Macau’s first-ever annual dip could have been worse Macau’s first-ever annual gaming revenue decline wasn’t a surprise although analysts worried for months the market would suffer an even larger decrease than its 2.6 percent dip in 2014.The worry is now about 2015 and what effect continued softness in the world’s largest gambling enclave will have on Nevada casino operators.“We anticipate a slew of negative revisions to consensus market gross gaming revenue forecasts,” Deutsche Bank AG gaming analyst Carlo Santarelli told investors Friday.The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said Friday Macau’s 35 large and small casinos collected $44.1 billion from gamblers in all 2014, marking the first time revenue fell on a year-over-year basis since American companies began operating in the Chinese Special Administrative Region in 2003.In December, gaming revenue fell 30.4 percent to $2.9 billion, Macau’s largest-ever single month decline and the seventh straight monthly decrease.MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Wynn Resorts, Limited all operate casinos in Macau and are expanding their holdings.Macau has been nose diving since June and analysts expect the trend to continue into the first three months of 2015.The lucrative Chinese New Year holiday falls entirely in February this year, rather than straddling the first two months, as it did in 2014. Most analysts expect January’s gaming revenue to be off anywhere from 15 percent to the high-20 percent range.“All-in we would expect first quarter 2015 gross gaming revenue to decline in the low-to-mid 20 percent range,” said Union Gaming Group analyst Grant Govertsen, who is based in Macau. “This forecast largely assumes that there is no material change in either mass-market or VIP trends.”CAMPAIGN AGAINST CORRUPTIONMuch of Macau’s decline has been the result of the sourness in China’s economy and a crackdown on corruption by the Chinese government that is forcing high rollers to avoid the market. In June, wagering on the World Cup soccer tournament took away the attention of high rollers.The largest factor has been a campaign against extravagance and corruption initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping.The move has targeted junket operators who bring high-end business into the private gambling salons inside Macau casinos. Many of the junket operators have alleged associations with Chinese organized crime triads.According to Reuters, the crackdown has cost Macau casinos $58 billion in market value over the past six months.Xi visited Macau last month to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Macau’s handover to Chine by Portugal. That event also slowed visitation.After the president’s visit, Macau gaming regulators circulated a notice to junket operators, stipulating that promoters must ensure their clients have no criminal records before allowing them to open accounts.The rule became effective on Thursday.Wells Fargo Securities gaming analyst Cameron McKnight said the rule follows another mid-December decision in which Macau gaming authorities would be given access to review all transfers of money through China’s UnionPay bank payment cards.“We believe that this new regulation is long term in nature, and is likely designed to aid China’s Economic Crimes Investigation Bureau’s recently announced efforts to circumvent illicit cross-border fund transfers,” McKnight said.Another factor hurting Macau were political protest this past year in Hong Kong against the Chinese government.Govertsen said the protests have since died down, but had a more “profound impact” on visitation than most analysts expected.Friday’s news was a factor in the stock price declines of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands and Wynn.MGM fell 36 cents, or 1.68 percent, to close at $21.02. Las Vegas Sands was off $1.86, or 3.2 percent, to close at $56.30. Both companies are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.Wynn Resorts, traded on the Nasdaq, fell $1.87, or 1.26 percent, to close at $146.89.STILL OUTRANKING NEVADAMacau still took in more than seven times the Strip’s annual gaming revenue and far outranks both Nevada and Singapore as the would’s largest gaming revenue-producing market.But the declines this year have been staggering. The last four months of 2014 saw double-digit decreases, including a record 23.2 percent dip in October, which stood until December.Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts rely on Macau for the vast majority of their quarterly earnings. Both companies, as well as MGM Resorts, spun off their Macau holdings into separate publicly traded companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.The three Nevada gaming companies are moving forward with new developments on Macau’s Cotai Strip region: Las Vegas Sands’ $2.7 billion The Parisian Macao, Wynn’s $4 billion Wynn Macau Palace and the $2.9 billion MGM Macau Cotai.Other Macau casino operators have Cotai projects under development, including Hong Kong-based Galaxy Entertainment Group’s expansion of the Galaxy Macau resort and Melco’s Macau Studio City complex.Most observers predict the current Macau downturn will reverse itself sometime this year.Macau is the only place in China where casino gambling is legal. China ended billionaire Stanley Ho’s casino monopoly in 2001.The Beijing government wants Macau to diversify its economy beyond gambling. New casinos are required to increase their nongaming amenities, such as retail, dining and entertainment.Copyright GamingWire. 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