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In the most recent government review of the pressing issue of gambling addiction, two drastic recommendations have been suggested. Both a ban on credit card usage in online casinos and a mandatory levy to fund gambling addiction treatment has been proposed. These drastic actions have come into talks as over 430,000 problem gamblers have been identified in the UK. This situation has become so dire that an additional 2.3 million adults are at risk of becoming problem gamblers. In efforts to tackle this problem, the government has also decided on a stake reduction on all Fixed Odds Betting Terminals. Read on to find out more.
The ICE Totally Gaming Conference was held in London last week and it stands as one of the biggest events in the iGaming calendar. It offers software developers, industry experts and casino operators the chance to showcase their new creations, which is exactly what gaming giants NetEnt did. NetEnt made four huge announcements over the course of the conference, which included news of two new branded titles, a release date for their very first virtual reality game and the unveiling of new innovative live casino technology they’ve created in partnership with Mr Green casino. Read on to find out more about each announcement and what you can expect from this superb brand in 2018.
Nektan has just reached an impressive milestone. Being one of the most popular online casino operators in Europe, it has recently launched its 100th mobile casino. The lucky site is called Royal Savoy and this fact will definitely attract attention to it. It seems the casino is using this opportunity to offer a welcome bonus far greater than you’ve ever seen before. Meanwhile, Nektan will continue to offer top quality service via Evolve platform for casino owners.
While Million might be in the name, not until this week has SlotsMillion actually had a millionaire player made from one of its games. This has all changed now, though, as the site has had one lucky player land a jackpot of over £2.2 million after just a few days of playing at the casino. The game was of course a NetEnt title, and the UK player is particularly lucky, seeing as SlotsMillion has only really just started operating in the UK.
The UKGC needs to get its information somewhere and a recent report made by the Citizens Advice Bureau will hopefully make this a lot easier. To help identify the causes and the bigger problems surrounding problem gambling, the watchdog wants to keep an eye on more economic and communal factors that influence the daily lives of problem gamblers. Let’s see if this information will help them lead anywhere.
NetEnt aren’t one to do things by the book, which is why when they release their quarterly roadmaps, we always anticipate a few other surprises too. The world-class software developers are well known for their ability to really shake things up, often hitting us with brand new slots when we least expect it, or annoucning news that they’re working on a new innovative game or mechanism. True to form, then, the brand have released a teaser trailer which simply urges us to ‘keep our eyes open’ this Wednesday. Could we be getting a new slot, or is it a bigger revelation? Read on to find out more.
One of the first new slots to be released in 2018 is going to be Pied Piper by Quickspin. The release date is tomorrow, on 9th January, but you can already play it today at exclusive casinos such as LeoVegas. Pied Piper slot is based on the fairytale and is as merry and fun as it can get. It can also pay out huge wins thanks to the sticky wilds, wild re-spins feature and bonus round.
The online and mobile gambling industry is abuzz with excitement about the upcoming new game from the relatively unknown developer Just For The Win. The game is Deco Diamonds; a slot which borrows its sound a graphics from 1920s culture, and is jam packed with bonus features and winning potential. After the success of the first two games from the developer, hopes are high that this third release will establish its place at the forefront of the industry.
Play ‘N Go have released their new slot, Mystery Joker 6000, which is designed to evoke the classic fruit machine aesthetic. Does it do that well? In our opinion, yes it does. Not only is it ‘classic’ but it’s also modern and appeals to modern sentiments when it comes to video slots. Will this set a new trend for 2018? Who knows? In the meantime, let’s take a look at Mystery Joker 6000 and its features.