Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, one of the larger gambling firms within the online gambling industry revealed this week that they will be closing one of their oldest online casinos “GetMinted”. The reason for this is because of a series of regulation laws being applied within the United Kingdom, these regulation laws have resulted in dozens upon dozens of operators leaving the market. The United Kingdom online gambling industry will soon be nonexistent as operators don’t want to pay the large fee’s needed to operate within these markets.
GetMinted players were told by email that the casino would be closing very soon. August 28th, 2014 will be the last time that GetMinted punters will be able to enter the casino and play their mass amount of casino games. The email also told players that they would have to withdrawal all of their funds on August 28th at the latest. Everyone of those punters will be paid their withdrawals at Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment focuses on being an honorable and trustworthy operate within the online gambling market, that is why Bwin.Party owns a total of forty seven online casinos which is soon to be forty six.
This doesn’t mean that GetMinted won’t return sometime in the future. United Kingdom government officials just need to realize that they need to lower the fees that operates will have to pay out and have to lower the taxes that punters will have to pay on their winnings. If government officials within the UK can accept this then it’ll result in the UK once again having one of the best online gambling markets in the world.
Boyd Gaming has revealed that they have hit a key milestone within the online gambling market in New Jersey. Since November, 2013 Boyd Gaming has lost profits with each passing month but in the month of July they were able to break even. The CEO of Boyd Gaming, Keith Smith noted that revenue will continue to break even for the rest of the year but that he has full confidence that come 2015 profits will shoot through the roof and allow for them to earn large quantities of money.
Keith Smith said the following, “We knew that when we entered the New Jersey gambling industry it would result in us losing profit for more than likely a full year but that the potential to earn money after that first year would be incredible. We have the help of Borgata and Bwin.Party so the losses haven’t been as bad as out analysts once previously thought. We aren’t the only developers who have had that issue but we are the first developers who were able to break even. I have full confidence that we will also be the first developers to turn a profit. So until then we will continue to truck on through this battle in hopes that the light at the end of the tunnel will be more than profitable.”
Clearly Keith Smith has high hopes for the New Jersey online gambling market. We shall continue to keep you informed on what is happening with Boyd Gaming’s revenue in the future. We suspect great things will come from them in the future.
Sony revealed this week to their millions of loyal fans that they haven’t given up on some of their beloved characters from previous generations. We all know that characters like Nathan Drake from Uncharted will continue to remain as a headliner for Sony for the next generation. Older characters such as Jack and Daxter, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro have all been forgotten to the majority of people. Long time fans of Sony know that Jack and Daxter, Spyro and Crash Bandicoot were some of the big names that helped pave the way for Sony in the video game industry. All of these years later fans believe that Sony should show a bit of respect towards these fallen characters.
After nearly a full generation of older gamers complaining about how Sony have neglected these characters Sony revealed that they have developers working on new installments in these franchises. This means fans of Jack and Daxter, Spyro and Crash Bandicoot can all be expecting a new installment for each one of these franchises. This will mark the first time that either one of these franchises have returned to the Playstation in two generations. Spyro and Crash Bandicoot were designed for the Playstation 1, Jack and Daxter on the other hand was designed for the Playstation 2.
Regardless of when these new games come out you can expect top quality visuals, impressive new gameplay and incredible storylines that fans of these series have never experiences before. As always we’ll inform you on any updates released relating to these fallen characters being revived.
The Playstation 4 has been on the market for nine months as of right now, within those nine months the Playstation 4 was able to advance onward as the most popular new video game console ever released. Sony has already sold over five hundred million Playstation 4′s with that number rising with each passing day, bringing first party developers they are able to create incredible experiences for every gamer. Quality game series such as Uncharted, The Last of Us, God of War, inFamous and many more have allowed for the Playstation 4 to grow at such a fast rate. Gamers know that quality gaming comes from Sony before Microsoft.
Today is was revealed by Playstation and Sony Entertainment that they will be releasing a white Playstation 4 in the next upcoming weeks. This new white Playstation 4 will still be five hundred gigabytes and won’t come bundled with any current Playstation 4 games. The price will remain the same, $400 in the United States of America and $450 in Canada. Even though the white Playstation 4 won’t be bundled with any of the games currently on the market, it will sell bundled with Destiny on the day it is released. The reason for this is because Destiny is being released on the same day as the White PS4, this will allow for Sony to sell more PS4s and sell more copies of Destiny. Until then you will just have to wait to get your hands on the new white Playstation 4.
LG, one of the largest companies in the world revealed three new tablets for their G Pad Series. This came as a shock as just sixth months ago LG revealed a new tablet that is currently on the market. LG is one of the largest manufactures in the world. They create home appliances, Televisions, Mobile Phones and Tablets. Each one of their mobile phones and tablets offer an incredible experience that has no issues while you’re using them, even if you’re using them with high intensive tasks.
Jong-Seok Park, the CEO behind LG made the announcement at an consumer electronics expo saying: “Customers have told us for years that they want a wider array of tablets and mobile phones that they can use created by LG. The LG G Pad 2 was meant to be released alongside these three other tablets but as our fans kept on wanting me we knew that we had to release one of these tablets and then focus on the other three throughout the year. We have one model that is seven inches, the second model is eight inches and the final model is ten inches. All three of the models will boost the KitKat Stock Software, we have not changed anything about the Android KitKat software which gives a fluent and smooth experience while using anyone of these tablets.
The new tablets are set to be released between May 13th and May 16th, you will be able to purchase them at any of your local big name electronic stores such as Wal-Mart or Target.
There have been rumors floating around this last week that Apple would releasing the iPhone 6 in August. The rumors which came from reliable sources indicate that in order to keep up with the demand for new phones, Apple will be releasing their new iPhone two months earlier than it normally would. We are spectacle about this rumor as last year the same reliable sources said that the iPhone 5S would be released two months in advance as well but ended up being released in October like the majority of other iPhones.
The iPhone 6 is supposed to come in three separate models. The first model will resemble the design of the iPhone 5S while the second model will resemble a larger form of the new iPhone 6, boosting a bigger screen and better pixel quality within the screen display. The final model will resemble the iPhone 5C but will boost the internals of the iPhone 5S. Essentially Apple is trying to create an iPhone that is cheap, an iPhone that is affordable and an iPhone that is meant for the wealthy.
When asked about these rumors Apple had nothing to say about them, meaning that these rumors could very well be true. Recently Apple also announced that their planning to potentially release the iTunes Store onto all Android based devices, this in return would allow for Apple to earn larger revenues and become more popular amongst Android fans. We will keep you informed on any updates revolving around the iPhone 6.
Half way through the month, one lucky gambler was able to become an instant millionaire after they triggered a progressive jackpot while spinning the reels on Mega Fortune, a video slot developed by Net Entertainment. This lucky gambler was able to win a total of €2,924,384.
Net Entertainment released a statement regarding this win, saying: “Mega Fortune remains as one of the best of the video slots in the online gambling market. The game continues to provide punters with countless opportunities to become a multi-millionaire. The punter who triggered this €2,924,384 win has stated that he will use the money towards a new house, a family vacation and a series of new cars for his family.”
This is the twenty second time that a progressive jackpot has been triggered on Mega Fortune. The video slot holds the record for the largest progressive jackpot to ever be triggered in the online gambling market. This is a smaller win than normally triggered on the jackpot, normally you will find that the progressive jackpot in Mega Fortune will pay out roughly four million Euro’s. The largest jackpot to be won through this slot was worth €17,860,868 and was won early on in 2013.
You can now play Mega Fortune by registering an account with any casino that boasts the Net Entertainment software. You just won’t be met with an exciting gameplay experience but you will also be met with multiple opportunities to win a life changing amount of money.
The Czechoslovakia Republic Government announced that they are introducing a bill allowing for all of the land based casinos within the country to provide legalized online betting, this information came to light after the Deputy Finance Minster in the Czech Republic announced it in an interview.
Ondrej Zavodsky made this announcement during the interview, the deputy finance minster states that the current government in the country in looking a way to better the amount of tax revenues that they bring in each year. One of the ways their planning to do this is by legalizing online gambling in the country. As of right now the country brings in an estimated 8.1 Billion Koruna in gambling revenues which is roughly $401 Million USD.
Online Gambling would allow for more revenue and impact the country in a positive way as the bill will increase the amount of profit that Czech Republic earns from gambling operators by 20%. This will in return allow for the country to grow.
During the interview the finance minister said, “We need to provide a gambling environment that targets the hardcore gambling audience but at the same time target the regular gambling audience. We will do this by offering multiple online table and slot games that can appeal to a wide variety of different players. We hope that by doing this the country will be able to earn a larger amount of tax revenues which can be used to better this country tenfold.”
The bill will be put into effect by 2016.
Every week someone’s life is changed due to online gambling, punters wager at various casinos in hopes that they can trigger a jackpot win. Each week one or two online punters have their wishes granted, this week one punter was able to win £142,644 while playing Deal or No Deal at JackpotJoy.
JackpotJoy released a short statement regarding this win saying, “This makes this over one hundred times that this jackpot has been won. It is a game that constantly proves to be popular and has players turning to it for the large jackpots it produces. We are of the opinion that Gamesy’s has done remarkably well with its design of this slot. Gamesys has become a part of our online casino and is one of the core games that our punters love.”
Deal or No Deal is a unique slot designed after the fan favorite TV show. This 5 reel, 20 payline slot boasts a variety of features such as free spins, a bonus round, multipliers and wilds. This in return allows for punters to have a better opportunity at triggering larger winning combinations. The slot boasts a variety of symbols that you’ll remember from the television show, you will see cases and the host while spinning the reels. This in return makes for a realistic experience that makes you want to watch Deal or No Deal all over again.
Williams Interactive, an interactive gambling firm announced that a new content supply deal has been signed with Ladbrokes. This new content deal which was signed by Williams Interactive will have all of the WMS developed slots added to the online casinos that Ladbrokes operates.
Williams Interactive will begin porting over all of their casino games onto the Ladbrokes owned online casinos, each of of the games that WMS has developed will be live mid way through this year. A large portion of the games that Williams Interactive offers is already available at Ladbrokes. The reason for this is because Scientific Games, the parent company for WMS signed a content deal with Ladbrokes earlier on last year.
This deal is a part of a series of moves that Williams Interactive has been making in 2014. Recently the developers announced that they would be closing Jackpot Party, an online casino they operated. The reason for this is so that WMS could provide their software to various online casinos within the online gambling market.
Jordan Levin, The Managing Director behind Williams Interactive commented on this content deal saying, “We have spent the last three months working hard to reinvent our image as software developers. We want our software to be available on a variety of online casinos so that our loyal fans have variety in their gameplay. We believe that Ladbrokes punters will enjoy the experiences, themes, features and winning combinations that are developed into the slots we offer.”