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payment of $1,000 or the option to have their June deposits refunded due to the fact that the jackpot payment had been revoked due to a technician’s error that had triggered what was referred to as a “false jackpot“.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.
John Robison – Ask the Slot Expert: Can casinos change slot paybacks electronically?
John Robison – Ask the Slot Expert: Can casinos change slot paybacks electronically?Your article in American Casino Guide mentioned that the slot managers would order chips to change the win rate on their machines. With electronic machines in place, I would think that win rate adjustments could be changed electronically rather than by ordering specific chips to control the machine. Is this by law that the machine producer must be involved in such changes? It would appear that the electronic adjustment would allow more flexibility to the slot managers. Many aspects of slot technology on the slot floor trail behind what can be done because security measures have to be devised and slot regulators have to approve the new technology. In the early days of computer-controlled slots, the virtual reel layout table was stored on a chip. If the casino wanted to change the long-term payback on a machine, it had to order the new layout from the manufacturer and replace that chip in the machine. Depending on the jurisdiction, a slot technician at the casino could make the change, or a technician could make the change while a representative from the casino control commission observed, or someone from the commission had to make the change. And in some jurisdictions, changes were not even allowed. Every time you open up the logic drawer in a slot machine and monkey around with the components in it, you run the risk of breaking something. As a result, casinos rarely changed the long-term paybacks on the machines on their slot floor. In Las Vegas, casinos can make this change themselves. You may have noticed the collection of licenses on display at the cage. Casinos in Las Vegas have distributor and manufacturer licenses, in addition to their operator licenses. They still have to report the change to the state. In the late 1990s, regulators got more comfortable with storing game program data on other forms of non-volatile memory (e.g., compact disc). Changing long-term paybacks by changing a physical component in the machine is the most secure way of making the change. Many years ago, some slot technicians cheated their casinos by using a configuration menu on a dollar machine to change the denomination to pennies. A confederate would then insert a dollar bill, get 100 credits, and cash out 100 dollar tokens — it was many years ago. As a result, regulators at the time required denomination changes to require chip changes. In the 2000s, with the expansion of server-based gaming in Native American casinos and enhanced communications between gaming machines and servers, gaming commissions worked on regulations to allow game program data to be sent from a central server down to the machines, eliminating the need to visit each machine and change some component in it. Downloadable games do give slot managers more flexibility, but the managers still have to acquire the different payback programs from the slot manufacturers. And then those pesky regulators come into play. No jurisdiction will allow a casino to make frequent (e.g., day/night, weekday/weekend, holiday) changes to the long-term paybacks on its machines. In a sense, slot manufacturers are involved in long-term payback changes by law. The reel layouts for each long-term payback available for a machine are their intellectual property. I am going to Las Vegas in August. What are the best slot machines to play? Where is the best place to play? This is like the question of whether one should pay off a mortgage. There’s no one answer and what’s right for one person may not be right for another. The best slot machines to play are the ones you have the most fun playing. That said, be aware that the Wide Area Progressive slots like Megabucks have lower long-term paybacks than other machines. The best place to play is the casino you like playing in best. Locals casinos in Las Vegas usually have better-paying slots than strip casinos, but if you like hopping from one casino to another, shopping at the malls attached to the casinos, eating at restaurants associated with famous chefs and watching a volcano erupt, then you’ll be happier staying on the strip. Send your slot and video poker questions to John Robison, Slot Expert™, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of the volume of mail I receive, I regret that I can’t reply to every question.Copyright © John Robison. Slot Expert and Ask the Slot Expert are trademarks of John Robison.
Success! Amazing Footage Of The First Slot Machine In Space Is Released
Success! Amazing Footage Of The First Slot Machine In Space Is ReleasedSAN JACINTO, Calif., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – It was a galactic 20 years in the making but finally on the morning of Sunday, June 14th 2015, just before 10 a.m. – the team at Soboba had lift off! 25 crew members, engineers and volunteers gathered just outside Lovelock, Nevada to cheer on the first slot machine successfully launched into space.Soboba Casino’s slot, nicknamed “Icarus,” was carried aboard a spacecraft designed by the not for profit and independent space company JP Aerospace. It ascended with the help of a super high-altitude weather balloon. Rising to an elevation of 99,000 feet (just shy of its 100,000 foot goal) aboard “Away 117,” Soboba launched the world’s first slot machine into space! Also accompanying the miniaturized three-wheel, one-armed bandit was a payload of specially produced commemorative Soboba Club cards by Ablecard of Azusa, California which will be distributed to select Soboba players and VIPs. After a five hour journey and over 16 hours of searching at the edge of a Northern Nevada mountain, “Away 117″ and Icarus were successfully recovered and the spectacular footage of the “slot in space” was intact.”This is yet another first for Soboba Casino,” declares Soboba Casino’s General Manager Scott Sirois. “Our partnership with the great people of JP Aerospace was out-of-this-world and we could not be happier with the result. This launch lets our players know that we will go to the stars and back to win them over.”Icarus is a fully-functioning, albeit much smaller slot machine, and is operated with coins, reels, gears and springs, similar to the devices used when slot machines had their start in the 1900′s. Unlike other slot machines it contained a small, hidden compartment with messages penned by casino employees; this mechanical-celestial voyager is pulling double duty as a time capsule to be opened during Soboba’s 40th anniversary in 2035.”In June of 2015 Soboba Casino celebrated its twentieth anniversary,” exclaimed Soboba Casino’s Director of Marketing Michael J. Broderick. “The Team at Soboba decided to honor this monumental occasion by accomplishing a monumental feat: to be the first casino in history to launch a slot machine into space, and prove that ‘Soboba is out of this world.’ We successfully did it and with that success we have made a lasting mark on space travel as well as gaming history.”The entire journey was filmed, and will be produced and edited by Inman Productions of Riverside, CA. From preparation, to lift-off, to the final moments of the slow decent by parachute, every step of the 12-inch tall, 2.5 pound Icarus’ flight was captured on film. “Soboba Casino’s Mission to Space” will debut at the 20th Anniversary party on June 27, 2015 along with the unveiling and display of the slot machine Icarus and a mockup of the space vehicle “Away 117.”Be the first to see the video of the first slot machine in space: First Slot Machine in SpaceCelebrating 20 years Soboba Casino features approximately 2,000 of the newest, hottest slot machines, an expansive and modern non-smoking room, 20 classic gaming tables featuring all your favorite card games, and a large outdoor event arena which easily accommodates over 10,000 people. Need to recharge & refresh? Visit the cozy Soboba Café and Coffee Kiicha, or experience AC’s Lounge with full cocktail bar and three giant HD flat screens including the “Sobobatron”, the Inland Empire’s biggest HD video wall.Soboba Casino is proudly owned and operated by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. Come join us for all the fun and then some! Soboba Casino. Where Everybody Goes to Play! For more information visit: soboba.com Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150625/225818Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150625/225819
First Casino in Russia’s Primorye Region to Launch in August
First Casino in Russia’s Primorye Region to Launch in AugustLawrence Ho’s Tigre de Crystal casino in Russia’s Primorye region set to open in August. The long wait for the first land-based casino to open in Russia’s Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone could soon be over as Lawrence Ho’s gaming establishment is scheduled to open its doors by the end of August. Summit Ascent Holdings Ltd. revealed when filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that the first phase of construction will be finished by 30th June by its subsidiary First Gambling Company of the East (FGCE). Government inspection process lasting between six and eight weeks will in turn be started, meaning that the opening date should be no later than 28th August. Tigre de Crystal Will Employ 1,100 People Even if the venue is still referred to as “Phase 1 Casino Resort”, the casino will operate under the name Tigre de Crystal or Crystal Tiger, which will house 119 hotel rooms, 25 VIP gambling tables, another 40 tables for the general public and no fewer than 800 slot machines. FGCS has moved to reveal that all important management positions have already been filled, with almost 200 croupiers undergoing extensive training at the moment. The gaming establishment will have around 700 employees when the casino is launched before increasing to 1,100 staff when remaining departments are completed. Russia Hoping to Attract Asian VIP Gamblers Lawrence Ho, the eldest son of Macau’s leading gaming mogul Stanley Ho, headlines the project and he will be delighted that the official launch is getting closer after the venture suffered a succession of issues, with each of these pushing back the opening date. In spite of all the problems, Tigre de Crystal is certain to be the first casino to open its doors in Russia’s Primorye region, with the new gaming hub located on the eastern coast, relatively close to Beijing, Seul and Tokyo. Cambodian gaming operator NagaCorp aims to start construction on its $369 million Primorsky Entertainment Resort City (PERC) by the end of the year so that PERC would become the second casino in said entertainment zone when it opens in 2018. Russia have big hopes for the Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone as they hope it would provide additional boost to the country’s economy, but the recent delays are enough to suggest things are not exactly going according to plan.
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.
Money Rain—INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES
Money Rain—INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGIES It’s raining, it’s pouring! Incredible Technologies’ latest slot concept, Money Rain, boasts an unprecedented 25,000 ways to win with Scatter Ways. Money Rain takes the theme of “money” and flips it on its head, literally. The innovative reel mechanic featured in Money Rain showcases the colorful money symbols folding in half and flipping, similar to the numbers flipping on a digital clock. Players are hoping to land four or more yellow transforming symbols during the main game to unlock the Money Reel—a smaller sixth reel that is locked during game play. Once unlocked, the Money Reel spins to decide which uniform symbol will replace the mystery symbols as players are hoping to land a high paying scatter symbol for epic wins. Visit www.itsgames.com for more info. Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Casino Journal.