Now, Apple iPad users can get in on action at the leading online casino and sportsbook Betfair.com. Using either a portrait or landscape mode, players can check out markets, place bets and monitor their accounts.
“Once more, we are pushing our boundaries when it comes to adapting our products to the latest web and technology trends,” said Don Fotsch, Global Director Of User Experience for London-based Betfair.com.
“When we observe our customers enjoying Betfair.com, that is clear that iPad gets stronger and becomes a complement to the TV viewing experience. In my opinion, you’ll definitely see iPads appealing to a broader demographic than any other computing device in the history of the iGaming industry.”
35 packages to attend Munich’s world-famous Oktoberfest and $75,000 in cash will be awarded during a special leaderboard challenge promotion recently announced by PartyPoker.com.
The four-week promotion starts on August 2 and is exclusive to Palladium Lounge members only. Its four winners will get $2,000 and 1,000 points each, the runners-up – $1,500 in cash and 975 points, while the third place winners will get $1,200 and 950 points. To say more, all the participants who finish in the top 100 will receive cash prizes, while points will be awarded all the way down to the 500th spot.
35 top players will get two-night accommodation with breakfast at a five-star hotel in Munich for themselves and a friend and two passes to Oktoberfest party. Special dinner, an open bar, poker tournament in the Davidoff Lounge and entry to a VIP party at Pasha, as well as an activity or spa treatment are also part of an award.
Despite all the attempts of the US to ban the online casino gambling industry at the transaction level, control has not become total. People keep playing and winning on the sites that are still active in the US market.
Bodog has recently announced a jackpot winner on the Jackpot Pinatas game from Indiana. Linda W. triggered a jackpot of more than Euro 470,000. Linda W is planning to invest them in her landscaping business, bring the cost of her husband’s operation down, pay for some of her granddaughter’s college fees, and help her friend who is currently in a difficult financial situation.
Jackpot Pinatas is a popular choice at the Bodog online casino, as the game frequently pays out smaller jackpots.
The skill versus chance poker debate is still circulating in the world, as the balance of skill and chance in the game is really delicate. On the one hand, poker gambling sites are ready to introduce the game as a mere skill game, and, on the other hand, such interpretation and classification often fall under country’s internet gambling regulation.
Industry professionals are debating too. Thus, Joe Hachem, the most recognizable poker face in Australia, calls the game a sport comparing it to other sports that use a coin toss and where the element of chance cannot be argued away. However, regardless of the side of the coin, a professional player can always outskill his opponent.
Anyway, the debate can become really lengthy. Somehow it resembles the question “Who appeared first: a chicken or an egg?”
Microgaming is reported to be offering at the moment a promotion for the World Cup, referred to as Soccer Fever, at a number of online casinos like Royal Vegas, Platinum Play and 7 Sultans.
Players can participate in the promotion until the end of the World Cup Tournament. Having selected their favorite team, players can get some prizes and credits to play online casino games, including slot games.
During the first week of the promotion, Agent Jane Blonde has been the slot game played for the entire week. 5,000 credits have been offered to players if they have picked the correct team to back. Liquid Gold Slot is going to be the game for the second week with a possibility to win a share of the 5,000 credits and bonus reward points. The third week is qualifications for semi finals at the World Cup, and that week the promotion is said to last for two days when players will be able to play Fortune Finder and get another 5,000 credits. The fourth week tournament will offer 10,000 credits, and those whose team will make it past the 16th round, will even get their prize double.
The Fete de la Musique tournament series is another hit from the Fortune Lounge. The series offers a competitive prize pool and its winners can pick a concert of choice to get tickets. Despite the low value of the tournament compared to others, it needs to be mentioned that it attracts a new segment of players – music lovers.
The Tournament runs from June 16th through the 22nd of the month at all of the Fortune Lounge powered online casinos. Its structure is designed to award winning gamblers with a music prize fitting their winning position. The top 3 players will get a pair of tickets to a concert of their choice. The 4th through the 10th place online casino poker players will get a Euro 100 gift voucher to a record store. The 11th through the 15th place winners will get a Euro 50 voucher to a record store.
In addition to that the tournament offers the Ladies Night Slot Game on Fortune Lounge sites what will definitely make women feel special.
Dragonfish has announced a new deal with an independent division of 888 Holdings – Prime Gaming. As a result of the deal, Prime Gaming can offer a full bingo gaming platform for internet bingo sites interested in the high quality Dragonfish name and the superb backend player management options. Dragonfish and Prime Gaming will now work together to power several of Prime’s online casino bingo gaming brands.
The Dragonfish bingo gambling network has noticeably grown over the past year. Now, it powers a full 19 different stand alone bingo gambling networks, which is equal to more than 60 online casino bingo brands in operation under the Dragonfish bingo platform.
In spite of the fact that there are so many information portals providing comprehensive information about gambling sites, new players are still scared to make the right choice. And this is the time when eCOGRA certification should be taken into consideration.
eCogra is the main standards body within the online casino gambling industry, and if a gambling site has been certified, it means that the site adheres to regulations and can be trusted.
The process of certification by eCOGRA is described as extremely difficult and thorough. Approved sites will definitely deliver high gaming quality experience for both new and old players.
A player from StarlightBingo will get a trip to the Caribbean to participate in the 22nd Annual World Championship and Gaming Cruise this fall.
The Bingo Cruise competition is running until August, and its players are able to earn points to be displayed on a leader board.
A player is supposed to get one “cruise mile” for every dollar a player wagers. List should be updated every day except for weekend. The top winner will be determined at the end of August and will be awarded with two seats to the Special Cruise aboard the Carnival Valor. The Cruise starts in Miami on October 31 and is over on November.
The winner’s package includes all shipboard meals, visits to such exotic places as Isla Roatan, Belize, Mexico and Grand Cayman, and also a chance to win a share of $80,000 during the bingo tournament and to enjoy slots and games of Texas Hold’em and blackjack.
The UK interactive TV market is a slowly, but steadily growing niche of the market experiencing very little press and as a result attracting more and more online casinos.
Betfair is reported to have recently launched its interactive television service in the UK. Its introduction is considered to be really strong thanks to the system allowing gamblers to wager on a slim-downed version of Betfair’s online casino betting platform. Experience on Betfair and absolutely unique challenges make company’s interactive TV service a choice #1 for lots of gamblers.
So far, Betfair has been receiving only positive feedback.