International Game Technology is known for its love of adventure and intrigue. This huge US based land casino equipment supplier better known for its division WagerWorks, announced starting a common project with online casino EspaceJeux.com owned by the provincial lottery corporation Loto-Quebec. IGT is planning to supply this online casino for the event to come.
The first stage of the project involves 4 games (they are vintage IGT online slots that proved to be popular at WagerWorks online casinos) and includes the bulk of the year 2012. These 4 games will be hosted on perfect Loto-Quebec servers in Montreal. Meet Cleopatra, Wheel of Fortune (Hollywood Edition), Monopoly (Pass Go Bonus included) and Cluedo and enjoy the slots!
‘Cleopatra’ will take you to the ancient Egypt with its mysteries and treasures. The gorgeous queen will be your wild symbol and the Sphinx will grant you free spins. ‘Wheel of Fortune’ based on the most popular TV game show of all times will lure you with Hollywood-sized prizes. ‘Monopoly’ and ‘Cluedo’ will take you to the world of thrilling Hasbro board games.
As Robert Melendres, IGT executive vice president explains, the North American online and mobile market requires new blood to move on. IGT that is in far better position today will keep providing local operators such as Loto-Quebec with brand new options to keep up with the transient trends of time. Melendres hopes that IGT will always be able to create great-performing games for laptops and PCs that players love so much in traditional casinos.
The second stage of the project involves using the IGT remote game server (RGS). All games for EspaceJeux.com (16 powerful WagerWorks titles) will be offered in the localized Canadian French. At this stage gamblers will get access to favorites such as ‘Da Vinci Diamonds’, ‘Siberian Storm’ and ‘Fire Opals’ from the British Columbia server!
‘Da Vinci Diamonds’ is attractive for its Tumbling Reels feature. The winning symbols disappear from the reels in this game and are immediately replaced by new symbols. That is why gamblers have a perfect chance to win again and get hold of a round sum of money. ‘Siberian Storm’ is a complicated hexagonal structure where gamblers have 720 ways to win and many delicious combinations that pay out both ways. ‘Fire Opals’ invites gamblers to volcanic Hawaiian paradise that can bring you both thrill and high winnings.
The third, final stage will include over 30 online casino games that will become available through the IGT remote game server. This time several video poker titles will be available among many fascinating online slots. Gamblers will have the option of enjoying the games in English and Canadian French. As you see, 2012 promises to be a hot gambling year. Join in to try the hottest games online!
As you might know, the USA White House now supports a special section ‘We The People’ at WhiteHouse.gov where anyone can air his or her views concerning any burning issues. As president Barack Obama says, this is a perfect way to be open for people and their daily problems and requirements.
On September 22 an extraordinary petition was posted at ‘We The People’ – it was a voice of director of grassroots and external affairs for the Poker Players Alliance Drew Lesofski raised for support of the legalization and regulation of poker (both ordinary and online) in the USA.
To say that White House was stunned is to say nothing, but the most fascination part was still to come. Officials did not believe that this petition would receive over 5000 within 1 month to be reviewed. To their utter surprise the petition received the desired number of supporters in just three days! This means that on October 22, 2011 the US government will review this wondrous petition and poker may restore its legal position.
Now that Fulltilt is no longer available (legal) poker players have to seek for new places to enjoy the sweet poker excitement. It appears now that PokerStars have gained more than 66% of the former FullTilt players.
Once the FullTilt website went down PokerStars experienced massive players flow who failed to login to their usual accounts and joined the PokerStars rooms. We should not forget the rest of the 34% gamblers who did not become the PokerStars fans. They have most probably spread through the other online poker rooms.
Cyprus is following Portugal in its attempt to ban online casino operations within its jurisdictions to keep the increasing crime rate under control. Analysts, however, have doubts that the European Commission will give its approval to Cyprus, despite of the clear statement that no country in the Union can stop other member-countries from dealing business within the area of jurisdiction. It has to be noted that online gambling has been included as one of the limitations, and nauraly the European Commission will appeal Cypprus’ viewpoint.
France, Spain and Italy are the countries that have already allowed and legalized online gambling.
The news coming from Pokernewsdaily.com says that PokerStars is to provide the software to be used for ESPN.com’s Poker Club, a free play section which is somewhat similar to the FoxSports.com poker room.
The agreement will let ESPN enhance its current portfolio and online casino offering, like a better variety of games, prize options and overall better gaming experience. At the same time PokerStars will be able to implement its superior technology that the company is proud of.
Over the year both companies have gained strong reputation and credibility, so a lot is expected to come out of this deal.
Cockeyed.com has recently presented a unique Mega Millions lottery simulator that gives players a chance to identify his/her chances of winning and helps predict future winnings and probable outcomes of a certain outlay.
The simulator has been tried already by several people, and their reviews are positive, as well as their rewards. However, some people are not happy with the product, as they said it removes the luck and excitement of actually waiting for the unknown outcome of every game.
£8,888,888 is a repeat Jackpot promotion from 888Casino.com. This time the online casino is giving it’s all new players eight free spins on Pirate’s Millions video slot (last time there were three free spins only).
All new players that have registered this month will be eligible to participate in this promotion where spins are absolutely free and no deposit is required. The spins are to be used within 30 days of registration. All the winnings can be cashed out, but only after the first minimum deposit in 888Casino.com.
With the constantly growing interest of players to online gambling, the online gambling market is growing too. Gaming companies try to satisfy the growing demands. They offer new products, develop technologies and sign new licensing agreements.
Inspired Gaming is the company with niche interest in virtual racing products (speedway racing, horse and greyhound racing and motor racing). Recently the company has signed two new major licensing agreements with Paddy Power, a growing force for betting in the UK market, and Victor Chandler – one of the best known names in betting. Both companies believe that the racing software of Inspired Gaming will become a great compliment to the products they already offer.
Online casinos are starting to play a more important role in the community. Many companies now do not only abide the regulatory standards, but also look for volunteer opportunities and actively support charities.
One of the companies who really cares about the community is Gala Coral. The company is known for its support of local community and fundraising efforts (the company has already raised $1 million for charity).
Another company on the list is Slotland which is also known for its fundraising and contributions to charities worldwide.
Online casino gambling is promised to come to the province of Ontario, Canada, by 2012, but there is a strong opposition from the Canadian Auto Workers union who think that a possibility to gamble online may put problem gamblers even at a bigger risk of becoming addicted. However, internet experts are absolutely convinced that technology can make online casinos as secure against compulsive gambling as any land-based venue.
British Columbia and the Atlantic provinces have already begun allowing their lotteries to accept online casino gaming. Manitoba and Ontario are the next provinces to follow.
Legalization of online gambling can certainly help the problem of multi-million deficit in the provinces.