Mr. Green’s Quest for Bonus Spins

Mr. Green’s Quest for Bonus Spins

Mr. Green is once again hosting a one-of-a-kind promotion that comes courtesy of Yggdrasil Gaming. By now you should know that there is a quest with tasks involved and that it should be a lot of fun to participate.

Mission not so impossible

Several quests are waiting for you starting today. You can through all three quests at your own pace, but be aware that the promotion ends on the 24th.

In your first quest you’ll need to play Vikings Go Wild and score a big win. That means, whilst playing, the words “big win” need to appear when you do hit the reels just right.

Once that’s out of the way, you should head on over to Big Blox. As you know, blocks of symbols of varying sizes appear in this one. Your mission here is to score an 8 symbol block. Not an easy goal, but it’s not impossible either. Half the fun is getting there.

Finally, play Incinerator, where you must uncover a total of three wild patterns. With a little luck and a few consecutive wins this one is not impossible to achieve. Plus, the slot looks pretty impressive and provides a surprising amount of fun for such a simple game.

The real challenge is to master all quests in as few spins as possible. Once you’ve managed to complete each quest at least once, you can go back and try again. Your score will be locked, so you’re not missing out, but you might just improve.

The loot

Of course you’ll want to know what you can get out of this. Mostly there are bonus spins available, but some cash can be won as well. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 1st place: £100 + 150 bonus spins
  • 2nd place: £50 + 100 bonus spins
  • 3rd place: £25 + 50 bonus spins
  • 4th – 10th place: 25 bonus spins
  • 11th – 20th place: 20 bonus spins
  • 21st – 50th place: 15 bonus spins
  • 51st – 100th place: 10 bonus spins
  • 101st – 200th place: 5 bonus spins

The bonus spins will be available on Legend of the White Snake Lady and can be played via mobile or desktop.

The rules

The promotion is underway as of today, 19th January, and will end on the 24th January at 23:59 CET. Only real cash wagers count towards the completion of each quest, but there’s no minimum wager required.

The three quests in this promotion can be completed in any order. Your position in the leader board is determined by the number of spins required to complete the mission. If you want to improve your position, you merely need to restart the mission, which you can do after having played at least 25 rounds.

The cash win has no wagering requirements, but the bonus spin winnings need to be wagered 35 times before a withdrawal is possible.

Have fun and best of luck!

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Mr. Green’s Quest for Bonus Spins

Mr. Green’s Quest for Bonus Spins

Mr. Green is once again hosting a one-of-a-kind promotion that comes courtesy of Yggdrasil Gaming. By now you should know that there is a quest with tasks involved and that it should be a lot of fun to participate.

Mission not so impossible

Several quests are waiting for you starting today. You can through all three quests at your own pace, but be aware that the promotion ends on the 24th.

In your first quest you’ll need to play Vikings Go Wild and score a big win. That means, whilst playing, the words “big win” need to appear when you do hit the reels just right.

Once that’s out of the way, you should head on over to Big Blox. As you know, blocks of symbols of varying sizes appear in this one. Your mission here is to score an 8 symbol block. Not an easy goal, but it’s not impossible either. Half the fun is getting there.

Finally, play Incinerator, where you must uncover a total of three wild patterns. With a little luck and a few consecutive wins this one is not impossible to achieve. Plus, the slot looks pretty impressive and provides a surprising amount of fun for such a simple game.

The real challenge is to master all quests in as few spins as possible. Once you’ve managed to complete each quest at least once, you can go back and try again. Your score will be locked, so you’re not missing out, but you might just improve.

The loot

Of course you’ll want to know what you can get out of this. Mostly there are bonus spins available, but some cash can be won as well. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 1st place: £100 + 150 bonus spins
  • 2nd place: £50 + 100 bonus spins
  • 3rd place: £25 + 50 bonus spins
  • 4th – 10th place: 25 bonus spins
  • 11th – 20th place: 20 bonus spins
  • 21st – 50th place: 15 bonus spins
  • 51st – 100th place: 10 bonus spins
  • 101st – 200th place: 5 bonus spins

The bonus spins will be available on Legend of the White Snake Lady and can be played via mobile or desktop.

The rules

The promotion is underway as of today, 19th January, and will end on the 24th January at 23:59 CET. Only real cash wagers count towards the completion of each quest, but there’s no minimum wager required.

The three quests in this promotion can be completed in any order. Your position in the leader board is determined by the number of spins required to complete the mission. If you want to improve your position, you merely need to restart the mission, which you can do after having played at least 25 rounds.

The cash win has no wagering requirements, but the bonus spin winnings need to be wagered 35 times before a withdrawal is possible.

Have fun and best of luck!

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23 Year Old Student Wins £50,000 at Leo Vegas

23 Year Old Student Wins £50,000 at Leo Vegas

Roulette is one of the most popular casino games, but the prizes that can be won usually are no match to awards that can be won on slot games, or the lottery. But one student at Southampton University will certainly beg to differ. The 23 years old Leo managed to win a massive prize by playing Roulette at Leo Vegas.

The fact that a man named Leo won a prize at a casino that also bears the name Leo is one interesting coincidence. Leo started by wagering £10 at NetEnt’s Live Casino Roulette and later on, he wagered additional £30. It was then that he won the massive prize.

And the prize involved a choice, Leo could choose whether he wants a brand new sports version BMW X4, or £50,000 in cash. Leo was invited to a racetrack where he had a chance to try out the car together with Top Gear’s Tiff Needell, who unsuccessfully tried to convince Leo to take the money.

It seemed that Leo had his mind set on the money from the very beginning. Needell told him that the car is a superior prize as he would spend the money quickly and be left with nothing very soon. He made his point by telling Leo that this might be his only chance to drive such a high-quality car. But Leo decided to be practical, claiming that he needs the money more.

In the end, Leo got what he wanted, and if you like to have a go at NetEnt’s Live Roulette, you can register an account at Leo Vegas today and start playing. And then who knows, you might be a recipient of an even more pleasant surprise.

Win a trip at Unibet

Win a trip at Unibet

A trip around the world sure does sound like a dream. And it will continue to remain one, but at least at Unibet you might just win a trip to a city you always wanted to visit. Or perhaps a cash prize?

Take a spin at Roulette

Up until the 25th January you’re invited to play the Around the World Roulette table in Unibet’s Casino Royale. The table is open between 14:00 and 02:00 CET from Monday to Wednesday. Play 10 rounds at the table and earn yourself a ticket into the prize draw.

You can earn as many as 50 tickets every day.

The prizes

Position Prize
Grand Prize VIP Dream City Trip
1st 500€
2nd 200€
3-5th 150€
6-20th 50€
21-50th 20€
51-100th 10€

The cities you might be able to visit include: Abu Dhabi, Berlin, London, Madrid, Ottawa, Paris, Reykjavik, Rome or Washington D.C.

The prize will include return flights, accommodation, planned activities and some pocket money.

The rules

Be sure to opt-in for this promotion or your wagering will not count towards collecting prize draw tickets. Outside of the promotional times mentioned already, the Around the World Roulette table will not be available at Unibet.

Bear in mind that 1:1 bets are excluded from the promotion and that bets can’t cover more than 70% of the winning options on the table.

Only real money wagers will qualify during this promotion.

Since winners will be chosen at random, playing does not guarantee winning. You may win with only one ticket earned, so we do recommend that you stick to your usual budget.

The VIP City Trip is not available for a cash exchange. You will pick the destination you wish to visit, but the time of travel will depend on the destination. Winners are responsible to arrange their documentation necessary for the trip.

The trip will be for two people, though the travel companion will have to be 18 years or older.

The draw date for this promotion will be the 26th January. Cash prizes will be in winners’ accounts by the 30th January. No wagering applies as they are real cash prizes.

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William Hill has not had a good 2016

William Hill has not had a good 2016

Investors are not likely to be happy with William Hill once the profit margin for 2016 is published on the 2nd February. Only days ago the company announced yet another profit warning, issuing a statement that investors should expect to find earnings at the bottom end of the previously forecasted £260 to £280 million.

They had to issue their first profit warning as early as the 1st quarter in 2016 and things have not improved at all during the course of the year. A second profit warning followed later in the year.

There have indeed been a number of problems plaguing the operator last year. Despite huge sporting events such as the Euro 2016 and the Olympic Games, sports betting has not seen much of an increase. Additionally punters seem to have been rather lucky in November and December, especially with horse racing events.

Things weren’t helped with an attempt by 888 Holding and Rank Group when they tried to push William Hill into a massive merger, which William Hill opted out of. Instead the company made advances on the Amaya Group, but investors quickly shot those negotiations down.

After one too many negative news items CEO James Henderson was shown the door and his position has yet to be filled again. In the meantime Philip Bowcock is holding the reins, trying to steer William Hill back into more favourable waters.

Let’s not forget that William Hill had to concede the position of market leader for betting shops in the UK after Gala Coral and Ladbrokes merged, becoming the market leader in the process.

Senior management at William Hill will have to forego any bonuses this time around and they will have to make some improvements as well, including appointing a new CEO.

Whilst William Hill is a giant in the industry, they are not protected from failure. Competition has been particularly lively in 2016 and William Hill will have to aim for greater stability in order to counter further negative effects.

Not all is bad news, though. Not long ago William Hill announced a partnership with Caesars Entertainment in the US for a new pari-mutuel racebook, which is set to kick off at the Kentucky Derby this year.

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The UK Gambling Commission to Introduce Heavier Fines

The UK Gambling Commission to Introduce Heavier Fines

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has been particularly active in the last few years. It has a very serious and demanding job and we live in an age when the gambling and betting industry, especially its online segment, is changing faster than ever. The Commission has to keep track of all the changes and make sure that all participants operate and act in accordance with the laws and regulations.

The fact that UK operators have spent £500 million on advertising in less than five years is a clear indication of how large the industry is. There is a lot at stake and the profits are huge, but the Commission has to ensure that all players and punters are protected. Towards the end of last year it was announced that higher taxes might be introduced, which was a cause of worry for the operators.

The Focus Will Be on Tackling Money Laundering and Problem Gambling

Now, the UK Gambling Commission plans on applying heavier fines for operators who won’t comply with the new standards that should be introduced towards the end of the month. Proposed punishments for non-compliant operators will also include revoking of licences.

The CEO of the Commission, Sarah Harrison said that companies will have to enforce stricter policies, in order to be certain that the money wagered through their payment systems are not used for money laundering and terrorist financing. Harrison, who addressed a meeting that multiple important industry figures attended, also said that the Commission discovered a serious lack of curiosity, adding that many companies only cared about their financial interest and not the origin of the money.

The UKGC in past would usually reach a settlement with the companies acted contrary to the regulations, but now, Harrison said, the Commission would be keener on reviewing their licence to work in the country. The Parliament now allows the Commission to use a range of tools and to employ higher penalties, especially in the cases where a company has failed to comply with the Commission’s standards on more than one occasion.

This approach was expected and as Harrison assumed the highest position in the Commission, everybody knew that things were about to change.

The Association of Bookmakers Welcomes the New Policy

Companies can no longer hope to settlement negotiations that last for months. In 2016, the Commission reached settlement deals with several operators who paid sums in the amount of hundreds of thousands for their misconducts. One operator agreed to pay £280,000, whereas another paid £800,000 after not being able to prove that it enforced necessary money laundering control.

Harrison noted that the settlement processes take too long and in the future the Commission will apply a time-limit on the process. Moreover, company who agree to pay right away, will need to pay less than companies who take longer.

The Association of British Bookmakers said that they are in favour of raise of standards, adding that it is only right for the Commission to take action when operators fail to comply with legal and ethical standards.

Carolyn Harris, a Labour MP raised her concern over the controversial fixed-odds betting terminals, urging the Commission to take action and limit the amount which can be wagered on FOBT to a maximum of £2.

UKGC licensing fees complicated but not without merit

UKGC licensing fees complicated but not without merit

Last year the UK Gambling Commission announced changes in the licensing fees for gambling operators, which initially looked like an increase in fees to almost everyone and sparked at the very least some concern.

To address these concerns the UKGC sat down with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for a 3-month consultation, which concluded in early September. Afterwards the UKGC posted more information and we have now a better breakdown of the planned changes, which are supposed to take effect in April.

Whilst some operators will indeed see an increase in their licensing fees, they will actually be the largest operators in the UK. In total 75 gambling operators will see a hike in their fees, which are directly linked to their Gross Gambling Yield (GGC). They will actually see their fees go up by as much as 140%.

A further 1,900 gambling operators will actually see a decrease in fees, and another 1,000 operators will be affected by rather small changes in their fees.

Fears that new licensees might be scared away with increased fees have also been allayed, because first-time license takers will actually get a 25% discount.

One of the main reasons for the changes in the licensing fees are the coverage of the cost for operating the UKGC. The current licensing fees have been in place since 2007 and overtime they have proven to be insufficient for the UKGC to run effectively.

Additionally, the 15% point-of-consumption tax has been introduced in order to prevent a steep hike in the licensing fees. Some of the potential fees were thus absorbed and resulted in a reduction of the fee burden across the industry by 10%.

Finally, B2B suppliers will henceforth only require one license, which will combine the B2B and B2C licenses they had to obtain thus far. The combined license will be more cost effective as well.

Overall the changes do have their merit and the biggest hit will certainly be absorbed by the gambling operators who can afford to do so.

Guts New Year’s Resolutions

Guts New Year’s Resolutions

Every year we try and fail once again. It’s hard to stick to New Year’s Resolutions, after all. The people at Guts have decided to end our suffering and reward us with doughnuts instead.

Level up and get free spins

The concept is as easy as it is fun. Simply play games over at Guts to your heart’s content and level up as you go. Every time you do that you’ll get a doughnut and that means you get a reward. Choose between two resolutions for the New Year and collect some free spins.

Whether you feel like indulging or whether you prefer to keep eating healthy, one of the two choices available each time will certainly appeal to you.

This is meant to be fun, of course, so there is some silliness to be expected. We are under enough pressure already anyway, so we might as well take it easy on those resolutions. Perhaps the suggestions will even inspire you to follow through this time.

Some important stuff

Whilst the promotion kicked off yesterday already, it will continue right until the end of January, the 31st to be precise. That means you’ll have plenty of time to gorge yourself on those doughnuts. Since levelling up will not necessarily be a walk in the park, you do get to walk the extra calories off in between. After all, free spins are always wagering free at Guts, which means you have to work a little harder to get them.

Keep in mind that only players from Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are allowed to participate in this promotion.

Also, not all games at Guts contribute equally to levelling up. Video slots and ‘other games’ contribute fully (with the exception of Bloodsuckers, 1429 Uncharted Seas, Kings of Chicago, which only contribute 50%). Live dealer games only contribute between 5 and 10% and classic slots contribute 75% or less.

There is a progress bar for you, so you’ll know how far you have to go before you level up again.

Remember that you have to have an active account at Guts and that you have to have made at least one deposit in the past in order to participate.

We hope you have lots of fun with this one. Be sure to stick with your budget, of course.

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Get busy at Mr. Green this weekend

Get busy at Mr. Green this weekend

It would appear that Mr. Green has no intention to slow down this year and thus we get three new promotions this weekend. Two are kicking off today and a third one will begin tomorrow.

Book of Dead Cashdrop

This promotion comes courtesy of Play’n GO and is one of the easiest ones to participate in as of today and up until Sunday, 15th January. Simply play 20 rounds on Play’n GO’s great slot Book of Dead and get qualified for the random cash drop.

There will be a total of 25 cash prizes, which will be drawn randomly within 72 hours after the promotion is over. The total prize pool is €/£6,000 and you could win cash prizes between €/£200 and €/£500.

Since this is indeed cash, no further playthrough requirements apply.

Win with Quickspin

Quickspin has a lot of pretty awesome slots as well and we find that they are featured too seldom in promotions. So, this time around you get to choose between two different slots to play and win some cash while you’re at it.

You need to play at least 50 rounds on Dragon Shrine and/or Phoenix Sun in order to earn one ticket into the prize draw. The minimum amount you need to wager on these slots to qualify is €/£1.

The promotion begins today and will continue until the 18th January. So you do have a few days to earn some tickets. There is a prize pool of €/£5,000 and each winner will get €/£200.

Once again there are no playthrough requirements for these cash wins.

Are you dead or alive?

We presume you are, indeed, alive and keen to play NetEnt’s iconic slot Dead or Alive. This promotion commences tomorrow, 13th January, and will also end on Sunday, 15th January. Here you have to play 20 rounds on Dead or Alive at the minimum wager in order to earn one ticket into the prize draw. You are allowed to earn up to 50 tickets per day.

The prize pool consists of €/£5,000, which will be dished out randomly among 200 winners. The prizes break down like this: 1st place: €/£600 | 2nd place: €/£ 300 | 3rd to 5th place: €/£ 150 | 6th to 20th place: €/£ 50 | 21st to 50th place: €/£30 | 51st to 100th place: € 20 | 101st to 200th place: €/£ 10.

As you can see, you have a busy weekend ahead of you at Mr. Green and we hope that you not only have lots of fun but lots of luck as well.

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NetEnt to Release New Joker Pro Slot in February

NetEnt to Release New Joker Pro Slot in February

One of the most renowned online casinos software developers, NetEnt, has just announced the release of its latest slot game, Joker Pro. The game is expected to be realised in the second week of February.

Joker Pro is futuristic slot, but with a distinct old-fashioned feel, which will surely make it one of the most unique games that we have seen. After all, NetEnt is known for developing intriguing and original slots. Joker Pro combines old-fashioned slot symbols with a futuristic narrative and perspective. The demo version has already been released and many online slot fans are worked up and are eagerly awaiting for the official release.

The game will feature five reels and three rows. There is a total of 15 symbols, including four-leaf clovers, diamonds and sevens. Players are able to select a coin value and a betting level. The first starts are 0.01 and goes up to 1.00, whereas the second starts at 1 and the maximum is 10. You can play the game with as little as 10p and up to a total of £100.

In terms of pay-outs the standard jackpot is worth 200 coins. However, if you manage to get 3 wild symbols appearing in the so called Hot Spots during the bonus feature, then you will win a prize worth 1,000 your wager, or in the case when you’ve placed a maximum wager – £100,000.

It is a very fast-paced game with a medium variance. Joker Pro will be available at a number of online casinos that feature NetEnt’s games. You will be able to play it at 777 Casino.

No more Marvel slots

No more Marvel slots

It’s been announced back in 2013 that the Marvel slots from Playtech will lose their license eventually. The slots have been hugely successful and were immensely popular, but the licenses essentially expired on the 31st December 2016.

Disney buys Marvel

It’s not exactly a secret that Disney has been on a bit of a buying spree. They bought Pixar. They bought Star Wars. And they bought Marvel. Disney is a family friendly company and that is thus true for all its brands as well.

Slots, or gambling as a whole, are not exactly considered family friendly. When Disney bought Marvel, they also bought the rights to license Marvel products. Playtech was one such company that held a license to make Marvel branded products and in their case it was slots.

With the expiration of the license at the end of last month most Marvel slots more or less vanished. As of right now, you can still play Fantastic Four, Iron Man 2 and 3, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man. All these slots are actually progressive jackpots. But the jackpot is one and the same for these slots.

It’s not entirely clear when they will be taken offline, but at the moment you can still play these slots at Playtech casinos such as bet365.

Age of Gods

Playtech, of course, didn’t just wait for a line of fantastic slots to disappear. Instead they created the Age of the Gods series. Those slots bring ancient Greek gods to the centre stage and we can be sure that there will be no licensing issues here.

These slots are also pretty fantastic and players have been able to make the transition during the last few months. Whilst more slots will be released in the future, it’s possible to play Age of the Gods, Furious 4, King of Olympus, The Fate Sisters and others.

Some of these are also linked to a progressive jackpot, whilst most of them correspond to a Marvel slot in terms of gameplay.

For those of you who prefer superhero slots, worry not. Any DC themed superhero slots will still be available to play.

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Vera & John Casino with a Special January Promotion

Vera & John Casino with a Special January Promotion

Most online casinos run promotions in the Christmas and New Year period, but some of them realise that it is equally important to engage customers in the remainder of the year. Vera & John Casino decided to run a special January promotion, where its customers can benefit from a large prize pool consisted of £5,000 per week, or a total of £20,000.

Every week of January, ending with the week that starts on the 24th of January and ends on the 30th, players can be part of this new promotion, by wagering a mere £10 on any of the video slots available at the casino. A £10 wager buys you a raffle ticket. Each week, 25 winners will be selected and every one of them will receive a cashback prize of up to £200, or a total of 100 winners.

Even people who are not currently active players and don’t have an account can participate, if they simply sign up at Vera & John Casino. The winners after the end of each of the four weeks that are part of the promotional period.

At the casino you will find a range of high-quality online video slots which have been developed by some of the leading software providers in the world, including NetEnt, Microgaming, Yggdrasil and IGT. This operator also offers a range of other bonuses and promotions, available to new and existing players and the current January promotion is only one reason more to visit the casino.