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.”
The German research firm “Ystats” announced that they have released a survey which details all of the online gambling habits for the full online gambling industry in Europe.
The survey has been named “Europe Online Gambling Market 2014” and through the survey you find that Europeans gamble online more than any other region. The United Kingdom tops off that list with holding more than 20% for the total amount of gambling that occurs online. Germans on the other hand deposit and wager more than any other country in Europe.
Personal Computers is still the most popular form of online gambling, but recently mobile devices such as Smart phones and Tablets are picking up in popularity, half of those who own a tablet in the United Kingdom gambled online last year. The Germans and the French prefer to use their computers when it comes to gambling online. Belgians on the other hand have been making the transition over to mobile gambling.
As of right now the fastest growing gambling markets within Europe is Turkey and Poland, both of these countries saw a massive growth in online gambling in 2013. Over twenty million punters located in Turkey gambled online last year.
Russia is also seeing a growth in their online gambling more, a 20% increase in wagers occurred in 2013. Russia has not seen a large amount of online gambling occur over mobile devices, experts suspect that mobile gambling in Europe will reach over 60 Million people every year by 2016.
The Commercial Intelligence Group for New Jersey announced that they conducted a survey from the November launch to current day. Through this survey they were able to find that online punters prefer to gamble at a licensed and regulated online casino instead of playing at an offshore online casino. This is because offshore online casinos are owned by unknown operators which makes everything a little bit sketchier.
The report was posted on Philly.com, a well known online gambling website for New Jersey. Through the report you see that 37% of online punters have made the choice to remain playing at a regulated and licensed online New Jersey casino instead of playing at an offshore online casino. The other 35% of those who were interviewed during the survey also said that they are completely new to online gambling and aren’t sure as to which type of online casino is better. Over five hundred citizens in New Jersey were questioned for this survey, this only being a small percentage of online punters in the state.
Online casinos based out of New Jersey do see a high player ratio then any offshore online casino. Showing that the overall population prefers to enjoy their states gambling experience over anything else. The Commercial Intelligence Group also commented in their study noting that their survey presents a unique ratio that shows the state has the opportunity to bring in a large amount of tax revenue if they continue to provide a safe, regulated and licensed experience.
Microgaming, based in the Isle of Man, announced that they have signed a new licensing agreement with HBU Global Licensing. This new agreement signed by both parties will allow for Microgaming to release various video slots based around the “Game of Thrones” universe. This is a major deal for Microgaming as “Game of Thrones” is one of the most popular programs on TV.
The first Game of Thrones slot will be released later during the year which will incorporate a fantasy designed meant to resemble the original feeling of the show. The Game of Thrones Franchise wasn’t originally a TV show but is actually a book series developed by George R.R. Martin. The novels which were first released in 1996 were called “A Song of Ice and Fire”.
The Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever spoke about the licensing agreement saying, “We are thrilled to gain this licensing agreement for Game of Thrones. This highly popular TV program has become a part of our culture and is beloved by millions of people all across the globe. We look forward to providing a gambling experience that can mimic the show, novels and more that is “Game of Thrones”. We have a list of other brands under our belt but none have been quite as popular as Game of Thrones.”
HBO Global Director for Licensing Josh Goodstadt also commented saying, “Game of Thrones is one of HBO’s best Television programs. We know Microgaming will be able to make an incredible casino game through this licensing deal. We hope their players and our fans enjoy the experience. ”
Tiki Temple, a 5 reel and 20 payline slot had its progressive jackpot triggered earlier on this week. On January 2nd, 2014 a lucky punter was able to land on the progressive jackpot winning the total amount of £132,895. The jackpot was triggered at the Jackpot Joy Casino which suits nicely towards the win as you can be ensured that the lucky punter was overjoyed with his jackpot win.
Tiki Temple offers various features and a gorgeous theme which helps make this slot game more exciting. Players can look forward to features such as wild, free spins, scatters, reel wilds and a bonus round as well. Behind the reels you’ll see a Parrot, Different Temples and Wild Forest Life. On the reels there are symbols that coincide with the games theme such as oranges, watermelon, the Parrot himself, a monkey, a monkey temple, flowers and much more.
We have not been able to gain any details on this progressive jackpot win but we can report that this win is below the average amount that is won on Tiki Temple. The jackpot was won on the average time period that is takes for the progressive to be triggered. The Gamesys developed casino game offers exhilarating gaming experiences and so much more to help make this slot amazing.
We will continue to keep you updated on this jackpot win. When Gamesys or Jackpot Joy reveals more information on the large win you will be the first to know.
Betsson Casino, famous for their casino games, video poker, live casino games, scratch cards, bingo and mobile software had a lucky player trigger a jackpot while play Hall of Gods. The Net Entertainment slot has had many players trigger its progressive jackpot. This time €131,970 by a lucky punter.
The big win worth €131,970 equals out to be $179,384 in US Dollars. The win is larger than what is normally won at Hall of Gods. Normally the jackpot that is won at that slot ranges around one hundred thousand euro’s. This means that the lucky punter was able to strike a bigger jackpot than normal, the last jackpot triggered at Hall of Gods was twelve weeks ago.
Betsson Casino nor Net Entertainment have yet to reveal any details on the big win. As always when any new information is released we will update you and you’ll be the first to know. Betsson casino offers an array of different software developer in their casino library. Players can enjoy the live casino games they offer, gaining the same experience you would at a land based casino. You could also be on the road on a vacation or at break at work and you could enjoy the Betsson offering through your mobile phone or tablet. Betsson Casino is one of the top online casinos available to online punters, signing up now will result in a special €200 Welcome bonus and more. Everyone looking for a new, unique and exciting gaming experience should register an account at Betsson.
Online gamblers in New Jersey are lining up so that they can enjoy the experience that New Jersey online gambling has to offer. The Gaming Enforcement of New Jersey has officially announced that 126,231 players have now registered an account with one of the multiple online casinos available in New Jersey, this only happening in a one month period of time.
Online gambling in the state has been available to online punters for six weeks as of now. The amount of player registrations in the state wasn’t suspected to be this big but due to the healthy advertising campaign that has been going on since the full launch of legal online gambling on November 21st, 2013.
David Rebuck, the Gaming Enforcement Director for New Jersey commented on the increase in player account registrations saying, “We have had a steady increase in player account registrations since the full launch in November. We can only thank the advertising firms for being dedicated to their advertising campaigns. We continue to encourage other firms to make advertising campaigns and we are optimistic that the amount of accounts registered will continue to increase.”
PokerScout, the company that monitors the amount of poker traffic in the state has reported that Bwin.Party Poker is the dominating poker room with 50% of poker players choosing to play under their software.
Every week Bwin.Party receives 250 real money players wagering their money at the casino. Caesars on the other hand only has 150 players playing for real money, American Poker Network only has 80 players per week and Ultimate Poker has 18 players wagering money per week, closing up the market for the year.
Playtech, one of the top software developers in online casino games has developed many different slots since they began operations more than a decade ago. One of the famous and still popular to this day is Gold Rally. One lucky punter was able to trigger a $486,119 progressive jackpot after Christmas, this player will have themselves a very Happy New Years Eve due to this progressive jackpot win.
Gold Rally is a 3 reel, 8 payline slot that offers a theme designed around mining. Game feature wise players can look forward to substitutes, scatters, bonus rounds and a progressive jackpot. Gold Rally offers a simple but exciting experience. Any online casino that offers the Playtech software has Gold Rally available right now. Famous online casinos that offer this slot include Paddy Power, Totesport and Bet365.
Details on this considerably large progressive jackpot win have not been made as of yet but we can confirm that the jackpot was triggered on December 27th. This jackpot is smaller compared to other jackpots that have been won on Gold Rally. In fact there have been two other jackpots triggered at Gold Rally in December, both of these jackpot wins being larger than the $486,119 jackpot won earlier on in this month.
As always we will continue to keep you updated on all the information that is released on this big jackpot win. We congratulate the lucky punter on their big win and wish them the best of luck with their future.