Issue N37, 2011

September 28, 2011

Mega Fortune Slot Game Hits for €11.7 Million

The biggest progressive slot game in history was hit at Betsson Casino this weekend when one deliriously happy player took home €11.7 million! The winner is a 20 year old student from Norway who took advantage of the ten free spins awarded to him by Betsson and went on to win €8. Using that money, and wagering in €0.50 segments only, the player continued spinning for another 11 rounds before he hit the incredible jackpot amount. The stunned player was in such shock that he had to call his friends and family in the early hours of the morning to convince himself that he wasn’t dreaming.

“It is my pleasure to acknowledge yet another multi millionaire, and it is fantastic to acknowledge that Mega Fortune hits a world record in the online jackpot history,” said the Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Net Entertainment, Bjorn Krantz. "€11.7 Million is truly life changing, and we can only take our hats off for the lucky winner. We recognize a huge player interest in Mega Fortune and it is delightful to see how quickly these progressive jackpots can accumulate to such high payout levels."

New Chief Technical Officer for Bodog Europe

Bodog Europe, which is slowly but surely creating a strong presence for itself in the European and UK gambling markets, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Technical Officer. Stefan Matthews joins Bodog Europe as a former Centrebet technical executive and boasts over a decade of experience in this field. Matthews has worked on technology and business development with Centrebet International and has also worked in B2B training with Collage Technologies.

“IT is at the heart of any online business and in our industry it is vital to find somebody that understands not just online gaming, but also has a desire to implement and even seek out new products and platforms as we evolve,” said the Chief Executive Officer for Bodog Europe, Patrik Selann. “Stefan's industry experience, technological nous and business background make him an invaluable addition to our senior management team."

Free Slots Tournaments at WinADay Casino

The leading online casino, WinADay is running a series of free daily slots tournaments, allowing winners to take home cash prizes each day by making their way up a leader board. Each day will see a number of featured games, such as Heavenly Reels, Jackpot Jinni and the new American themed Grand Liberty slots, and players to compete against others in order to climb to the top of the rankings and win the day’s prize. Players earn one point for each winning pay line (or video poker hand) and their progress can be tracked on the displayed leader board.

“Tournaments give players a chance to compete against each other and win extra cash,” said Michael Hilary speaking for the instant, no download online casino. “Having everyone playing the same games levels the playing field a bit and maybe gets some of our regular players going back to games they haven’t played for a while.”

Other games in the competition include titles such as Lucky Go Round, Busted, Reel de Luxe and Tropical Treat. In most cases, players don’t even realize that they’re playing in a tournament, and they can simply continue playing as they usually do. At the end of their gaming session, they’ll be able to check out how they’re faring and by the end of the day, they’ll know how they have done in the competition. WinADay offers players 26 one of a kind games to play and links them all to a progressive jackpot, which currently stands on over $100,000.

New Playtech Powered Online Casino Launched

A new addition to the Playtech network of online casinos was announced. The top football pools group, Vernons launched a new games site which incorporates a number of selected Playtech titles such as Beach Life and the branded XMen and Blade.

New players who open an account at the new Vernons will be able to take advantage of a generous £850 welcome bonus.

A statement issued by the new online casino read: “Partnering with software giant Playtech means that Vernons not only provides customers the most interactive gameplay that can be experienced online but also an unbeatable range of games along with the fact that they are the first in line when it comes to new software releases. At there is something for every type of player whether you are the sort of customer who enjoys traditional table games or instead prefer to play progressive slot games for big jackpots.”

“Loyal players will get the chance to join an exclusive VIP club where you can guarantee to be treated like royalty from a company that have been in operation for nearly a century,” it added.

Casino News, September 2011