We Partner Up With Great.com to Do Good!

Great.com has launched the initiative “iGaming for the future” with the goal of Uniting the Gambling Industry to do Good. We want to help!

We have joined forces with them to combat malaria. Malaria, which is spread through mosquitoes, kills more than 625 000 people each year. Approximately 70 percent of the victims are children under five years old, and the disease kills pregnant women by the millions.

Through this collaboration, we have raised and donated enough money to buy and distribute 504 mosquito nets in Kampemda ZdS, the Haut Katanga province in Congo. Approximately 908 cases of malaria will be prevented due to these nets.

During the night, mosquitoes are most dangerous since that is when humans are most vulnerable. Mosquito nets are used to protect people from mosquitoes.

These 432 250 nets have been donated in addition to those being distributed in the Congo. This map shows where Congo is, on the left, and on the right, where the different deliveries of nets are in Congo.

It was a privilege to participate in this event, thanks to Great.com. Changing the world for the better means saving children’s lives. Thank you for both your dedication and your mission.

About Great.com – Online casino for good

An unusual online casino project, Great.com aims to make the world a better place. The site focuses on online casinos in New Jersey, and reviews online casinos like Spin Casino and various casino games, just like most casino websites. As with other affiliates, they also partner up with big casinos such as Tropicana NJ, BetMGM, Unibet, and SugarHouse.

They are unique in that all their profits go to different charities, which is what sets them apart from other affiliate sites. Since the company was founded by Erik Bergman, they have donated over $4 000 000 to prevent malaria, stop global warming, and clean the oceans.

Mostly, they focus on highly effective charities where the results can be measured and traced. The Against Malaria Foundation, which received donations from this partnership, is ranked among the top charities in the world by multiple experts and shows clearly where and how mosquito nets are distributed.

We are delivering our nets through this partnership, and you can see it here. You will also receive regular email updates about when the nets reach the people in need when you donate.

Here you can see how the nets from our partnership are delivered.

Great.com’s long-term objective is to be able to give billions of dollars to various charities every year. Firstly by generating profits themselves, and subsequently by uniting the iGaming industry into a powerful force.

Changes in Gambling Payments

For each year the gambling industry gets safer and better. There are now hundreds of payments providers, games providers and other software providers available. They all help creating a better environment for all players. The biggest change in the last years in the UK market is the license. The new license helps to regulate the market and makes it safer for the players. This has created a extreme growth 2021 with non-gamstop casinos.

Quicker Deposits and Withdrawals

We remember the days when withdrawals often took 2-3 days from the biggest casinos in the industry. It could be even longer than that to receive your money. Today fast playouts is a most for an online casino to get any customers. When choosing an casino we suggest that you look for payment methods like Trustly. It’s one of the quickest and safest ways to pay and withdrawal money from a casino today.

Changes with payment limits

We see that a new trend lately been that casinos offer minimum deposits of £1 to attract players. When you later want to withdrawal your money it could be that you need to deposit more money first. Make sure you read through the terms & conditions before you start playing with the casino. We have also seen that sometimes the winnings gets added as a bonus so you need to wager money before you can withdrawal.

Gonzo’s Quest Live Casino Game

New game from Evolution

In end of November Evolution Gaming Group announced that they made a public offer to acquire all shares in NetEnt. NetEnt and Evolution had been competitors with live casino games but NetEnt also offers Slots which they don’t. This acquisition can now been seen as one of the more strategic happenings in the last couple of years in the gambling scene.

gonzos treasure hunt live

I’m sure that you’ve seen games like Starburst, Gonzo’s quest, Mega Fortune and other popular games from Netent. We can now see that Evolution starting to work on this popular games titles again and giving them a facelift. First out to get a new life has been announced to be Gonzo’s quest which now will be available as a live game.

What to expect from Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live

The awesome new name of this game will be Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live. It will be based on the popular slot-machine Gonzo’s Quest Slot. From what we seen it will be a combination between Dream Catcher Live and Cash Hunt bonus from Crazy Time. It has a high RTP (Return to Player) of 96.5% and can payout up to 20 000 times your stake!

New Casinos Added

New Listings on CasinoAdvisers

Today we can announce that we have now started working with a few new casino sites. This gives us the chance to offer our players even more to choose from when playing online. Here you will find different bonuses, payment offers and a great variety of games to choose between.

Reviewing new casinos

Before we start sending players to these new casinos we always try it first ourselves. This is mostly for us to be able to see and explain what you as a player can expect from this sites. One of the new casinos we added is Playluck Casino. They offer all new players bonuses on their 4 first deposits which is very unique. They have a wagering requirement of 35x which is fair when comparing to the other sites in the market

Gambling Certifications

Gain certification to keep your customers

In the growing online gaming competition, it’s paramount to tick all the boxes in security. In the end, if your customers don’t feel safe using your site, the source of revenue will eventually dry up. One way to prove to your customers and your interest. Is to show that you are taking internet security seriously and certify yourself. And this is exactly what Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) with brands like Rizk has done. In fact, this is the second year in a row that GiG receive the desirable ISO 27001 certification. Also joining in on the ISO celebration in 2019. And pleasing the international ISO Council is one of Novomatic’s subsidiary companies, Grenntube. But also one of the highest esteemed companies in the industry, Kindred Group. That housing many well-recognised brands in the UK, such as Unibet.

But what is ISO 27001

In essence, the ISO is an international set standard. More precisely how to implement and handle an information security management system (ISMS). And to complying with the set standard and obtain an approval from the ISO Council is a big accomplishment. Plus, there is more pressure from the regulatory bodies and the public. Especially how a company manages confidential and sensitive data. And the increased interest has put the subject matter in the spotlight more than ever. And nothing could be truer when it comes to the UK, and it’s demographics. Which currently ranks second in the world. Where the UK is accounting for 10 % of the certificates issued. That’s a massive 21% growth rate in the UK compared from last year. The proof is in the pudding. As more companies keep on expanding its online presence, so does the security needs.

Comments from some of the recipients

First, to comment on the success is GiG’s new acting CEO, Richard Brown. “We continue to prove that we commit to protecting our customers. But also their player information.” Then we have Michael Bauer, Greentube’s CFO/CGO. “When it comes to customer data, there are no second chances. As a company, we take every step to ensure that we adhere to international standards. Last but not least we have, Kindred Group’s CEO Henrik Tjärnström. That had this to say when they received there ISO certification. “We deal with sensitive player information. And wanted to independently verify that our business processes are best in class.” All in all, they might compete with each other, but one thing is clear. All operators and providers strive to a mutual goal. Namely to protect its customer and its data.

New Partnerships

RubyPlay new family member to 888casino

888 Holdings, one of the biggest gaming organisations, has recently added RubyPlay to its gaming platform. It is keeping its August momentum going and getting off to a great start in September. Recently, 888 has entered a number of content-based partnerships and continues to do so. Therefore, it keeps on adding even more games to its already impressive selection. Not only are there the in-house 888 games, but there is also a variety from other global gaming providers.

A Big Deal

Understandably, RubyPlay is delighted to enter into a partnership with 888 as one of the world’s leading operators. This is a great opportunity for them to get their games out there on a huge scale. They are hoping “to enjoy a long and prosperous relationship” with 888. But also provide them with unique content. This deal will see plenty of well-known slot games hit the 888 brands. Which will include titles such as Hot and Heavy, Dragon Prophecy and Medusa Money. This should bring a whole new load of excitement to their players. 888 is clearly looking to expand its titles even more. Therefore, customers will have even more choice, which means an even wider appeal. Games from a new provider can often mean new players.

Years of Experience

888 will benefit from this partnership as RubyPlay is a very well-respected provider. And the company has over 20 years of experience in the industry. It also creates some of the most entertaining games around. There is no doubt that the players at 888 will love the new games on offer. As they now will have an even more rewarding experience. This looks to be a very promising partnership for the future. Just last month 888 announced several new additions. It has made agreements with other developers including Northern Lights Gaming. But also in recent times, they included High 5 Games, ReelPlay, and Pragmatic Play. There are lots of new experiences available to 888 players now. The content is expanding, and the experience is ever-improving. It looks as though there will be even more to follow.

New Changes from UKGC

The UK Gambling Commission put a spoke in the wheel

In its ongoing work to offer a safe and secure online environment for the UK population. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken yet another step. And this time around, they are targeting the game content suppliers. The proactive adjustment requested from the UKGC is the heavy debated Bonus Buy feature. Also known as Feature Drop or Feature Pass. The somewhat controversy option first saw the light of day in November 2017 when Big Time Gaming launched the Slot White Rabbit. And it didn’t take long for the industry to jump on the success train. And game providers such as Relax, NextGen, and Yggdrasil also wanted a part of the market. But, what does this mean for the online gambling community in the UK?

Hard Coding or not

Like it or not, when the UKGC pulls out the wand and points, operators and providers in the UK need to fall in line. In the request, the UKGC prompts all game aggregators to remove the feature from the games. Or if not possible, disable the game as a whole. This is where the development of the games comes interesting. As there can only be three likely scenarios. First one, simply just deactivate the feature. The second one, remove the game. The third and final alternative, temporary remove the game and make necessary adjustments. It all comes down to how the programer coded the game. However, if option number three is the only one on the table, it means the game needs to go through a new cycle of auditing. Which will not only drag out in time but also affect potential revenue for the operator and the provider.

Nothing is changing

Although this new regulation might have come as a surprise, indication shows that most of the UK facing brands housing these games continued business as usual. In the end, it’s not a huge portion of the game portfolio that are affected by the new guidelines. According to sources, the UKGC has not set a hard deadline on the feature removal. And at this point, the necessary precautions need to happen within a reasonable time-line. All in all, the news is not that big of a deal for the UK players. As none of the titles with the feature has proven to become a Blockbuster.

New Quicker Games

NetEnt Launches its New Auto-Roulette Studio

NetEnt has just released a unique new live roulette game. As such, they have combined VIP Auto-Roulette, Classic Auto-Roulette and Rapid Auto-Roulette to create a top new experience. This comes together to give players a new and exciting roulette experience the new roulette studio looks fresh and vibrant. It looks and feels like a traditional casino room. However, this one comes with a cool technological twist. Not only does it use HD Streaming, but also brilliant camera work and angles and blue screen technology. Overall, this is a real state-of-the-art roulette experience. With red and gold colouring, this is a classy and impressive new game

Three Wheels

The studio has three wheels in view. This means you can change from one wheel to the next very quickly and easily. Furthermore, it is scalable to a variety of markets. As well as that, it offers voice-overs in 12 languages, which makes it easy to use for all. NetEnt Live is one of the first companies that provides its players with a multi-reel experience. As such, this is a huge release and one that provides huge potential. So, why not give the new wheels a spin.

Cutting-Edge Game

The Director of NetEnt Live describes it as an “engaging title”. He also says that it boasts “fantastic design and cutting-edge technology”. Furthermore, he believes that it will “set a new standard in Auto-Roulette”.
This game comes hot on the heels of the Network Branded Casinos (NBC). These take the traditional casino feel to your online device. As such, any punter that likes to hit the casino can enjoy it from anywhere they like.
NetEnt is constantly growing and improving. This new game release proves that its live casino is also enjoying success. This is the perfect end to an impressive 2019 for the NetEnt Live Casino. Bring on 2020…

New Gambling Rules UKGC

The UK all fired up

The past years we have learned a lot about the UK and its regulations. Where we saw propositions to end the use of credit card, ID verification before use of an account, and much more. But now we learn that and media source has obtained documentation via the freedom of information request from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Which apparently outlines 9 different casino operators and its way to deal with the VIP segmented players. Where they put a focus on that the segment figures more frequently in problem gambling cases. But also that the same VIP players account’s for a huge chunk of depositing customers. In fact, it says that the VIP players are counts for a “disproportionate amount.”

Percent tells the tale

To give you some meat on the bones lets dissect the reported numbers. Where one of the biggest operators tells that roughly 83% of all deposits and earnings come from a 2% pool of players. While another provider indicates the same. And 58% comes from a 5% player base. And the same is true for yet another unnamed operator. Claiming that 3% of the customers produce 48% of the deposits. Although, what the report is not telling us, is that how much of these funds actually saw withdrawal. Meaning that we are only given one side of the story, those far. Which means that the overall statistics could sway in a somewhat different direction. As this document retrieved is currently not released to the general public. As such, we will keep on guarding this story to get the full scope of things.

The UKGC keeping secrets

According to the media source and the publication of the said document, there is more interesting information. And apparently, the same document contains 47,000 VIP players in the UK. But what’s more, it indicates that around 8% of these VIP’s experience some version of problem gambling. Though, the document doesn’t go into the depth of what type of problem it involves. What it does tell us is that about 0.8% of the UK population as a whole is experiencing some type of problem gambling.

A fair statement from the UKGC

Taking this from an operators perspective. And to be fair, no operator has indirectly broken any rules set by the UKGC. In fact, all they did was to follow the guideline. Or at least stay on the right side of the law. However, the UKGC recently told that they would “challenge the industry to make faster progress to improve how they manage their customers.” Which more specifically point to the VIP segment. And are willing to apply “robust actions” to any operator failing there consumer protection obligations. And on top of that. They will go even “tougher” on the offenders that show any ill will to change their way of doing things. In other words, the finger of justice is up, and any operator will do wisely in following the recommendations from the UKGC.

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Game of Thrones is back

The immensely popular TV show might be long over. However, in recent news, we learned that Microgaming is ready to ignite the torch once more. And deliver an updated version of its 2014 Game of Thrones video slot. Indeed, it was over 6 years ago we saw the first adaptation of the series. Although Microgamings first take on the series performed moderately, with a lukewarm welcome from the online slot community. Expectations on the second attempt are much higher. Even if its to early to do a full review of the slot. As it set to release sometime later this year. We can still explore the information released on Game of Thrones: Power Stacks.

Your favourite characters is back

There is no hiding the fact, that since the tv show launched in 2011 the following has turned its head and are one of the most-watched fantasy drama in TV history. Where over 19.3 million people tuned in to watch the final episode of season 8. As such, it has turned into a modern classic with a huge following. Making it a perfect time for Microgaming to bring out a new video slot version. That according to sources, will include some of the main characters. But also some of the more influential personalities in the story. Plus, bringing the project to one of the industries more successful game provider, Slingshot Studios will certainly help Game of Thrones: Power Stacks out.

Known facts from London ICE 2020

So far what we know after watching the reveal at ICE in London is that it plays on a 5-Reels 4-Row setup, with spectacular clips from the show guiding the player in the journey. That will feature characters like white Walker and dragons, but also Free Spins and Multipliers. However, one of the more exciting features is the 4 stage jackpot. That starts with a lower Bronze level, followed by the Silver and Gold and the final Valyrian jackpot. If that is not exciting you for the upcoming release, we do not know what will. With that in mind, stay tuned for a more elaborate review once Game of Thrones: Power Stacks goes live for all Microgamings customer. On that note, let see what Microgamings Chief Commercial Officer, Jean-Luc Ferriere had to say about the new upcoming edition.

From Isle of Man to Westeros

To say that the game provider needs to get it right to please the fan base is an understatement, which Mr Ferriere touched on when saying. “The Game of Thrones brand has garnered a devoted following among viewers, along with incredible media attention.” But he also points out that they have gone all in to bring out the best and hopefully meet expectations by adding. “In the spirit of the show, we will be working hard to deliver quality and a feature-rich slot game. So that players can enjoy an authentic Game of Thrones-themed gaming experience.” Now, all we have to do is wait and see.