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Happy Halloween from Mr Green, Enjoy 12 Days of Tricks & Spins

Mr Green is Inviting You to a Spooktacular 12 Days of Halloween with 12 days of Fangtastic Free Spin Rewards and €14,000 in Cash Candy

First promotion is the The Spinning Dead which kicks off 00:00 CEST on 25/10 – 23:59 CET on 28/10! Players will qualify daily for daily Free Spin rewards by completing each day’s Zombie trick. Simply complete all 4 tricks, to receive even more Free Spins. Mr Green will also reward 20 players with a share of €2,000 for scoring the highest percentage win on any games in our Halloween collection.

Next up is the The Howling Spins beginning 00:00 CEST on 29/10 – 23:59 CET on 01/11. Hunt for daily free spins by completing the day’s Werewolf Trick. Players will receive additional free spins for leading the pack safely through all four tasks. The top 20 players on the New Moon leaderboard with most points earned in the Leprechaun goes to Hell will take home a share of €2,000.

And finally dont forget the fangtastic promotion, The Fearless Spinners. This final stake kicks off 00:00 CEST on 02/11 – 23:59 CET on 05/11. During the four day promotion players sink their fangs into free spins daily when the complete their Vampire Tricks. Play fearlessly completing all 4 tricks to receive extra free spins. Mr Green will reward 25 lucky suckers that slay their way to the 10,000 blood bank draw!

New players can join Mr Green and receive a welcome bonus of £100 in Bonus Cash and 200 Free Spins

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Slot Players Get Another Halloween Slot with Microgaming’s Monster Wheels

October 23, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Microgaming, Online Gambling News, Online Slots 

Microgaming Releases Another Halloween Themed Slot, Monster Wheels

Microgaming has released a couple different Halloween themed slots this holiday season with their latest one titled Monster Wheels. Unveiled this month, Monster Wheels boasts detailed graphics with monsters in their cars, wicked wolves, mummies, Frankenstein, toads and other eerie creatures.

Minimum wager per spin is 0.30 with no adjustable paylines offered. There are 288 ways to win with 15.00 being the max you can wager per spin. One of the main attractions of the slot is switching between playing modes. When you click on switch ways you change the structure of the game. Once switched there are two symbols on reel one and five, four on reels two and four and two on the middle one, as well as changing the ways to win down to 128.

Free spins will be rewarded once you get a flaming fuel can to land on reels 1, 3 and 5. Once the feature is triggered you get an option to choose 12 free games with a 2x multiplier, 6 free spins with 4x multipliers or 3 free spins with a huge 8x multiplier. Wilds will only appear on the middle reel during the free games.

Look for Monster Wheels at Microgaming powered casinos this Halloween season!

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Betting Operators Asked to Remove Slots Appealing to Children

October 23, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Online Gambling News 

Operators Were Ordered to Remove Jack and the Bean Stalk and Peter Pan Slots by UK Gambling Commission

The UK Gambling Commission and the Advertising Standards Authority have pulled together and ordered several online betting operators to remove Jack and the Bean Stalk and Peter Pan slots. The gaming authority ordered the betting companies to immediately take down the games because of the appealing to children.

More than 450 online websites received a four-page letter concerning the cartoon characters being used to promote the online games with different betting encouragements ranging between 1p up to 600.

The gaming authorities are claiming that the kids cartoon, and color schemes will entice children and lure them to gambling. The Sunday Times posted the article regarding the situation confirming that the ASA and Commission deemed the two games from being used as advertisements and demanding that the regulations set forth by the Committee of Advertising Practice be enforced and complied by.

The Remote Gambling Association signed the letter with some of the highlights saying that the two games in question are unacceptable especially with more than 450,000 children in Wales and England.

The reason for the growing concerns is due to fears that the next generation will be at great risk for problem gambling, something that is 100% controllable right now.

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Mexico’s Online Gambling Revenue Projections aren’t Panning Out

October 22, 2017 · Filed Under Online Gambling News 

The Mexican Online Gambling Market has Potential but Struggling to Gain on Revenue Projections

The online gambling market in Mexico is struggling, but analysts aren’t giving up. This past week, operators and industry observers outlined the difficulties the market has been seeing, but has also assessed the potential of the online gambling sector with $450 million in GGR per annum.

The issue the market is seeing is that out of the $450 projected GGR only $50 million is being earned from operators licensed in the country. One of the main issues with licensed operators is the 30% tax rate. This amount includes marketing activity whereas legal operators are far less competitive when it comes to offers to draw players in versus illegal operators who target online Mexican players. Another key issue is that most Mexican players aren’t familiar with online activities because of legality issues in the past.

Many industry analysts strongly believe that the market has all the potential in the world for growth and could quickly double their current revenues. The banking and telecommunications inadequacies in the country are to blame for the shortcomings of activity as well. Experts claim that less than 50% of the total population do not have access to a bank, credit, debit card and internet.

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Playtech Pays Out 599,380.45 on Age of Gods Slot

Playtech Age of the Gods Live Roulette Pays Out Historic Jackpot

Playtech Age of the Gods Live Roulette paid out a massive jackpot worth GBP 599,380.45. the lucky European punter, a father of three and a factory worker was playing the live game on his mobile after coming off the night shift. He wanted to take a little time to relax, but didn’t expect to trigger the Ultimate Power Jackpot.

The Ultimate Power Jackpot is the highest-level jackpot tier the game offers. There are four tiers with each one offering a guaranteed amount. The lucky player wished to remain anonymous, but released this statement to casino management, “I was crying when I saw the big jackpot amount hit my account and I was in total shock. I have three children and this jackpot will change my life. I’m so happy!”

Playtech released a video of the win it can be found on the gaming providers YouTube channel.

Shelly Suter-Hadad, COO and Managing Director for the Mansion Group where the jackpot was won said,

“Here at Casino.com we love making dreams come true – so seeing one our players hit such a huge jackpot is incredible! We strive to constantly be innovative and take a conscious decision to deliver a mobile-first approach, so we are delighted to see a record-breaking win on mobile”.

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Prime Minister of Greece Sends Two Gambling Bills to Parliament

October 22, 2017 · Filed Under Online Gambling News 

New Online Gambling Bills to be Introduced in Greece Says Prime Minister Tsakalotos

The Greek government is planning on introducing new online gambling bills soon. It was confirmed on Friday that new legislation that’s in the works could cut its gambling tax rates at a punitive level before Christmas of this year. The Minister of Finance Euclid Tsakalotos told a local media outlet that not one, but two bills were going to be sent to the parliament.

Ever since the Greek government introduced a 35% tax hike last year they have decided to proceed with its plans to issue permanent online licenses that will cost Euro 3 million for a five-year timespan. They are also asking that all operators be required to start the application over.

Tsakalotos said the two bills implement regards concerning online games being a game of chance and the regulatory market of the online sector. He expressed his concerns after a meeting was held with the House Financial Affairs Committee discussed the 2011 legislation on VLTs (video lottery terminals). He also was in full defense of new regulations concerning VLTs saying they could generate more than Euro 300 million in the long run. He also said that government officials decided to extend its OPAP licenses.

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Former Vice President, Engineering for Systems Appointed as CTO at NYX

October 20, 2017 · Filed Under Online Gambling News 

NYX Gaming Group Appoints New Chief Technology Officer Chris Armes Former Vice President, Engineering for Systems

Chris Armes was appointed as NYX Gaming Groups new Chief Technology Officer. Chris joins NYX from holding a position as Vice President for Engineering over at Oracle as well as other management roles with renowned companies in and out of the industry. Chris brings with him more than 20 years’ experience with management overseeing several highly accomplished global leaders and its teams.

Chris Armes said the following after being appointed for the position, “I’m thrilled to be joining NYX Gaming Group in what is a very exciting period of growth for the company. I’m looking forward to working closely with NYX customers to ensure that our product innovation is in line with their current and future needs”.

NYX Gaming Group CEO Matt Davey added to the comments saying,

“We’re pleased to welcome Chris to the team, and we look forward to him providing technical direction across numerous areas of our product led strategy”.

Armes will oversee NYX’s support and product development teams across the company’s Bingo, Lotteries, Sportsbook and Casino sectors. He will bring together several products via one customary business model for delivery of international projects across software and hardware to enable the company’s strategic advancements.

 

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New Jersey Inks the Poker Player Pool Deal with Nevada and Delaware

October 20, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Online Gambling News, Online Poker News 

Pooling Players with Nevada and Delaware will Enhance Annual Revenue Growth

It was reported last week that Governor Chris Christie announced the garden state inked a poker player deal and will soon be teaming up with Delaware and Nevada. This is big news for players in the state. The agreement deal will allow for online players to play against other players in the two states. A date hasn’t been set yet when the pool will take place, but will be coming soon.

Chris Christie said, “New Jersey has been a pioneer in the development of authorized, regulated online gaming, which has been a budding success since its launch in late 2013. Pooling players with Nevada and Delaware will enhance annual revenue growth, attract new consumers, and create opportunities for players and internet gaming operators. This agreement marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for online gaming, and we look forward to working with our partners in Nevada and Delaware in this endeavor.”

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said last year that online poker in the garden state would be “would be like putting together the Yankees and the Dodgers.” The time has come to see if Mr. Sandoval is right!

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Ladbrokes Coral to Appeal 2008 Tax Dispute

October 20, 2017 · Filed Under Online Gambling News 

Ladbrokes Coral Appealing £70 million UK Revenue & Customs (HMRC) 2008 Tax Dispute Headed to Higher Court

Ladbrokes Coral is planning on taking its 2008 tax dispute to appeals court early next year. According to media outlets there is GBP70 million at stake. The online and land gambling group said they are disputing Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs ruling.

How did Ladbrokes acquire such a big tax fine? Back in 2008 allegations claimed that Ladbrokes exploited a tax loophole deliberately between corporations and third parties concerning some loans. They have been accused of doing this to reduce its tax liability.

Ladbrokes allegedly formed a “transacting subsidiary” according to Deloittes professional business services group. They said the gaming group did this to transact its corporate tax liabilities to a single business unit that expressed losses with generated income.

According to the claims the entire tax period for the 2008 year says that Ladbrokes didn’t suffer any real losses, but was benefiting from the transacting subsidiary strategies. Deloittes says that they didn’t act alone there were nine other companies that were caught in the same situation, and paid its fine when confronted.

Ladbrokes Coral has been trying to dispute the tax issues for the last three years with them being unsuccessful thus far.

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Microgaming Adds Special New Moby Dick Online Slot

October 19, 2017 · Filed Under Gambler's Report, Microgaming, Online Gambling News, Online Slots 

Get Ready to Set Sail with Microgaming’s Moby Dick Slot

Microgaming has been on a roll with its releases. This month has been a busy one for the gaming provider for sure, and they are far from done! In addition to its Halloween themed games they are going for the different approach and offering players the chance to set sail with Moby Dick.

Moby Dick slot is a 5-reel 25 fixed payline video bonus slot that was designed and created exclusively to Microgaming and Quickfire from Rabcat.

David Reynolds, Games Publisher for Microgaming commented on the new release saying;

“On top of our branded title game Halloween®, we’re delivering two more slots this October, each bringing exciting features and a different theme. Rabcat’s Moby Dick online slot™ is graphically rich with highly detailed artwork. The game’s features with both free spins and the Win Freezing element make for a highly entertaining slot.”

Join Captain Ahab as you set sail for an epic journey while discovering up to 20 free spins, scatters, multipliers, gamble feature and more. Moby Dick offers a Win Freezing feature that lets you receive bonus monies for every winning spin. Once the feature is triggered all winning symbols will freeze on the reels creating for additional winning opportunities.

Moby Dick online slot™ goes live with Microgaming and Quickfire operators on Wednesday 18 October.

Watch the game promotional video below:

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