Issue N33, 2011

September 1, 2011

Europa Casino Running New Rookie Promo

Europa Casino, the popular Playtech powered gaming site, has launched a brand new promotion that is geared for first time players at the casino. The leader board style competition could see players win their share of a massive €4,000 in cash if they are lucky enough. The Rookie Races promo will incorporate four competitions right through the month of September, and each week will see a prize pool of €1,000 being given away. To enter these competitions, new players need to make a first deposit of at least €75. The top winner will take home €300 in cash, the second placed player will win €175, while third place will take home €125. Fourth place wins €75, while players ranked fifth through to tenth place win €50 each.

“Each competition runs for one week beginning on September 1. The final competition is slightly shorter, beginning on September 22 and concluding on September 26, with the final prize being awarded on September 27,” read a statement by the casino.

“Players can follow their position in the competitions throughout the week and check the final results for that leg the following Thursday. If they are in the top ten, then they must contact’s Customer Support with the bonus code ‘race’ to claim their prize.”

Mega Fortune Slot Game’s Jackpot Passes €8 Million Mark

One of the biggest progressive jackpots ever up for grabs in the industry has now passed the staggering €8 million mark, and continues to climb fast and furiously. Players may remember that the jackpot on this game was won by a woman from the Netherlands recently, although her win was ‘only’ for €4.3 million. Last November, a woman from Sweden won €3.9 million on Mega Fortune. The game is available at online casino sites such as Unibet, which issued a statement today, calling on players to come and try their luck on the 25 pay line game.

“Anyone hungering for a life-changing opportunity to win the largest ever progressive jackpot in online casino history should absolutely be excited about’s Mega Fortune slot game,” read the statement. “As the name suggests, the Mega Fortune slot game is built on the concept of money and wealth and the prizes are definitely living up to the name. The reason for the unbelievable large amount is because Mega Fortune is a progressive machine, meaning that it continuously grows every time someone plays it and it keeps on until one fortunate player hits the jackpot.

“The Mega Fortune jackpot is the largest on the Internet and, lately, enthusiastic players from all over the world have flocked to the slot game and, therefore, sent the jackpot up in the air.”

Viaden Gaming Launches New Video Slot

Isle of Man based software group, Viaden Gaming is spinning some magic with the release of its latest slots title, Magic Pot. This five reel, 25 pay line game boasts stunning 3-D animation that is sure to keep players entertained for hours.

The game’s theme is delightfully Irish, and includes fairies, leprechauns and lots of green to symbolize the Emerald Isle.

A statement issued by Viaden Gaming read: “What makes this game stand out from other online slots is its exciting animation and its three-dimensional leprechaun character, which meets players at the very start of the game in an amazing introductory video before following their achievements throughout the gaming action.”

Each win in the game is followed by a gambling feature, which allows players to put themselves in line to double their money – or they might lose! The game includes wild icons, as well as bonus symbols, three of which trigger the bonus game.

Paddy Power Reports on Excellent First Half Growth

Paddy Power (, the leading Irish gambling group, has released its financial figures for the first half of 2011 and seemed very pleased with the results. The group showed that profit had climbed 15% year on year to €56.8 million. The sectors that impacted the group’s growth the most were online and mobile, which made up for 80% of Paddy Power’s overall profit. Operating profit for the Dublin based group’s online division rose 25% year on year to €45.3 million. 35% of all active players had performed their transactions via mobile devices, pointing the rising popularity of mobile gambling.

“This has been a great first half for Paddy Power,” said the Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Kennedy. “The excellent performance of the online division and the success of our mobile offering stand out. We have continued to experience growth in the UK retail market and our Australian business has progressed well. Conditions in Ireland remain tough but our business is well positioned and we, therefore, remain confident in the prospects for the group in 2011 and beyond.”

Casino News, September 2011