Archive for November, 2014

Big Gambling Brands Dying by Way of Netflix?

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

CVC Capital Partners, the largest private equity firm in Europe, has recently given their vote of confidence on behalf of the online gambling industry. The private equity investors agreed to purchase a hefty controlling stake in the online gambling company, SkyBet. In fact, it was the largest purchase made by private investors in the quickly changing industry that is iGaming. At a sizable $1.25 Billion, this purchase secured for CVC Capital Partners is roughly 80% of SkyBet.

Seeded by the UK’s Sky Satellite Broadband Company (much beloved for their SKySports sector), SkyBet initially made it’s mark via online sports betting, and has since established itself in the realms of online poker and other online casino games. Having such a robust and respected private equity firm place it’s bet in favor of the company says a great deal about the shift that is taking place in general perception concerning the online gambling industry’s ability to be a thriving, dependable economic powerhouse.

This shift can be observed in multiple similar investments and partnerships that have begun to dot trade publications in recent years. For instance, when software conglomerate, Amaya, made their $4.9 billion buyout of the popular PokerStars, the credit division of the world’s largest private equity firm, Blackstone Group, backed the deal with a $1 billion credit line. This groundbreaking change in how mainstream business regards online gambling put banking heavyweights like Deutsche Bank and Barclays in the position of holding assets rooted in the online gambling industry. Not surprisingly, Amaya’s shares have enjoyed a swift upswing since.

What is of main interest here is the somewhat less hearty investment being made by private equity into the online division of the land-based casino giant, Caesars Entertainment. It has yet to be confirmed if this is a reflection on the current struggle Caesars’ finds itself in, or if it is a preference for the specialization that companies solely focused on online gambling offer. For example, which company would likely woo more investment at this point? Twitter, or a new Short form social media product created by Microsoft?

Well, it probably wouldn’t be going out on a limb to say that Twitter would win due to its advantage of having established the first product of this nature (nor ro mention the fact that all of the company’s assets are focused in that single area). This preference differs a great deal from the original predictions that land-based casinos would overwhelm the online market and take over with brand power.

Could land-based casinos go by the way of Blockbuster vs Netflix ? Luckily, given that Caesars is already working to get ahead of the curve, they are more likely to ensure their survival in a digital future. Other land-based companies do not seem to be quite as prepared. One way or another, a simple prediction to make is that as the world’s money holders become invested in the success of online gambling, the governmental resistance to the legalization of it will surely wither.

Weekly Casino Promos Roundup

Friday, November 7th, 2014

If you wish to use various bonuses and promotions to lengthen your online casino gambling, here is a roundup of the most prevalent offers currently on hand for a very limited time. Remember, you are never required to use any bonus or promotion. That said, it is not recommended that you take part in any promotion or bonus unless you are well versed on the specific requirements and stipulations that come with bonus money and promotional events offered by online casinos. If you have any issue with wagering requirements, you can always play with your own money exclusive of any deal on offer.

Club USA Latest Offers (click to see more)

This week at Club USA, players can take advantage of several casino coupon codes that will provide deposit matches for online slots play. From November 6th through November 9th, Club USA players can use the following 4 codes one after another:

First promo: 65% Slots Deposit Match Bonus using online casino code: RPLS65COMBO1. 

Second promo: 67% Slots Deposit Match Bonus using online casino code: RPLS67COMBO2.

Third promo: 67% Slots Deposit match Bonus with 25 Free Spins on Voodoo Magic using online casino code: RDLS67COMBO3.

Fourth promo: Get 100 Free Spins on Enchanted Garden using online casino code: RSLS100COMBO4.

The fine print: The first two promos come with a 25x wager requirement, which must be met before any withdrawal from winnings can be completed. Only slots and Real Series video slots count towards meeting the wagering requirement for these two promos. Each of the first two promo codes will work one time and are only valid November 6-9.

The third promo also comes with a 25x wager requirement. Only slots and Real Series video slots are included and the code will work one time during November 6-9.

The fourth promo code also comes with a 25x wager requirement, with a max withdrawal of $200. The 100 free spins is for Enchanted Garden only, and at a rate of $0.20 for each spin, totaling $20.00. Only slots and Real Series video slots are valid with this promo and the code is valid one time during November 6-9.

Slotter Casino Latest Offers

Friday, November 7th, Slotter Casino is running its popular TGIFriday promo, wherein players can use online casino code: FRINIGHT to get a 75% Deposit Match bonus up to $1000 playing slots. Additionally, players can also use code: TGIFRI for a 55% Deposit Match on all games.

The fine print: The slots bonus code will work one time and the all-games code will work up to ten times. Both promos come with a 25x wager requirement. Be aware that beyond slots, each casino game is governed with variable percentage rates that work toward meeting your 25x wagering requirement. These promos have no max cash out. Simply refer to the Slotter Casino Terms and Conditions section if you have questions about what percentage any casino game you wish to play counts toward meeting your 25x wager requirement.