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Beyond Land-Based Trends, Internet Gambling Draws Players With More Money Than Ever

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

I hate to say it  (believe me, I really do), but the Summer is coming to a close, folks. What’s that? You’d rather it did. Well then, maybe you haven’t heard the news that Summertime is the best time of year for online gambling. Oh wait – I take that back. It’s the best time of year (typically) for the casinos. You’ll notice I didn’t say the operative word, “players”, nor the word “online”, for yes, I am just referring to brick ‘n mortar casinos.

You see, online gambling doesn’t necessarily follow the same trends as the land-based industry. Of course, when it comes to economic factors, there are general trends which simply cannot be avoided. But on the whole, online gambling has fared much better than land-based casinos during these trying economic times. Needless to say, people are still wagering, and the fact of the matter is that the brick ‘n mortar industry still does more business than the internet.

Yet, the way things are looking, this could very well be changing in the near future. One reason why online casinos are still doing well in what is still a sluggish economy the world over, is, quite simply, that many of them are loaded. Where this is most evident is in the promotions and progressive jackpots. The most popular form of promotions are welcome bonuses, as the name of the game (for online casino operators, that is) is to get depositing players in the door. And there is nothing more tempting than free money, is there not?

The other big temptation is the prospect of becoming a millionaire or at least to win a sizeable jackpot in the thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is where the sway of wide area progressive jackpots come into play. Linked together via several online casinos powered by the same software platform, progressive jackpots are where the big bucks are. Sure, there are large slots tournaments that will give any Vegas Strip casino a run for its money. However, it’s the progressive jackpots that bring in the most.

In our next post, we will be talking more about the largest wide area progressive jackpot networks currently avaialable at online casinos, including the rise of several U.S. friendly networks.

William Hill Vegas on a Winning Streak With Big Jackpot Winners

Thursday, September 16th, 2010
See the Recent Winners List at William Hill Online for a dose of payouts.

See the Recent Winners List at William Hill Online for a dose of payouts.

William Hill’s virtual Las Vegas online casino, William Hill Vegas, recently scored it’s largest winner to date. Or perhaps I should say a lucky player at William Hill Vegas has scored the largest jackpot to date – for both Will Hill and the player! Coming in at nearly half-a-million pounds, let’s just say it’s one of the largest jackpots to be won online, period!

The lucky player – referred to as Eni O. – hails from London, which is precisely where William Hill is headquartered. Even though the big win was hit one month ago, it’s still making news at a number of online gambling news sites – including OCS, obviously!

Eni had this to say in regards to the win: “I’m absolutely over the moon. I’ve had a few small wins on williamhill.com in the past, but this is incredible – I’m lost for words! I just want to hug that plucky little leprechaun.”

What’s even more newsworthy is that while Eni’s £420,948.21 jackpot win (on the Leprechaun’s Luck slot machine, hence the shout out to the plucky little leprechaun) is an impressive feat, the fact of the matter is that jackpots in the hundreds-of-thousands take place all the time at William Hill Vegas. Within the last year, there were twelve wins that nearly hit or surpassed the £100,000 mark.

The three wins that hovered just below 100K were for £85,000 on the Pharaoh’s Treasure progressive video slot, £76,000 also on Pharaoh’s Treasure and £74,000 on Alice’s Wonderland. The “Chests of Plenty” slot has produced three different £100K+ wins (the largest coming in at £176,000 last October), while “Alice’s Wonderland” has scored the fifth and second largest wins at £150,000 and £256,000. The third largest jackpot within the last year was for over £234,000 on the Leprechaun’s Luck slot, which as mentioned, was home to the largest jackpot to date at nearly £421,000.

William Hill Vegas is part of the William Hill Online network of internet wagering sites, offering everything from sports betting and casino games to bingo, poker and skill games. Will Hill Vegas is is owned and operated by WHG International Ltd. and is licensed and registered with the UK white-listed Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, which on a side note, is proving to be a more fitting regulatory jurisdiction than the UK Gambling Commission for an increasing number of UK/Europe based online casino operators. Read the OCS William Hill Casino Review for more information.

All Slots Online Casino Dishes Out $25,000 Jackpot Win to Canadian Player

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

eCOGRA certified All Slots online casino is no stranger to huge jackpot wins. A member of the long-standing Jackpot Factory group of online casinos, Microgaming-powered All Slots is synced with one of the largest wide area progressive jackpot networks on the internet.

How large, you ask? Well, let’s just say that the Jackpot Factory has paid out over $4 billion in payouts since 2000. As for the current progressive jackpot tally at the time of publication, it was worth $6,244,388 – and that’s minus the recent $25,000 jackpot dished out to a Canadian player spinning the reels on the popular “Totem Treasure” video slot.

More precisely, the big winner goes by the screen name of Lynn R., and hails from British Columbia, Canada. A member of All Slots since the very beginning of the Jackpot Factory empire (nearly ten years ago), Lynn R. is what we in the online gambling industry like to call a loyal player. In fact, the Jackpot Factory’s Director of Player Affairs, David Brickman, said, “She’s (Lynn) been a loyal player for a long time, and it’s always exciting to see persistency pay off.”

Indeed, persistency certainly does pay off. Of course, nobody knows for sure exactly how much Lynn R. has wagered over the years (let alone how much she’s lost and won), but it’s probably safe to say that she has at least broken even. If not, perhaps it’s time to take the money and run Lynn! From a player’s perspective, one can only be so loyal, can they not?

One last thing worth mentioning about All Slots online casino is that in addition to being a haven for big jackpot wins, they are also known for churning out frequent winners. I mean, what other online casinos actually have a “Winners” page linked up through the main navigation menu on their website. Check out AllSlots.com to see for yourself. And – assuming you do not reside in the U.S. – be sure to look into opening a free account and taking advantage of their $5,000 Welcome Bonus package (100% up to $200 Free on the first deposit).

RTG Software Adds Two New Real Series Video Slots to Online Casino Games Portfolio

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Leading  U.S. facing online casino software developer, Real Time Gaming, aka RTG, has launched two new video slots, boosting their portfolio of online casino games to well over 125.

Although still short of the 200 mark, it’s only a matter of time before RTG’s online casino games portfolio reaches that milestone and earns bragging rights in the company of giants like Microgaming. And not that RTG doesn’t have anything to brag about already. In fact, their current portfolio beats out Rival Gaming, Vegas Technology and certainly gives Playtech and Cryptologic a run for their money. The only one standing out from the rest of the pack is Microgaming. And, as mentioned, nobody comes close to the size of Microgaming’s online casino games portfolio.

On the heels of St. Patrick’s Day, “Lucky Day” is an Irish-themed 5-reel, 25-payline video slot as part of RTG’s “Real Series” of slot machines (now over 60 games in the series). Offering a random jackpot and a free spins feature with a massive 3x winnings on six free spins and a 2x multiplier on the seventh free spin, while permitting a free spin retrigger up to five times (resulting in 35 free spins), Lucky Day has the potential of living up to its name.

For all the hockey fans out there, not to mention fans of free spin bonuses and random jackpots, Hockey Hero saves the day. An entertaining game that probably would have proven popular during the 2010 Winter Olympics, Hockey Hero offers 25 paylines and a chance to be sent to the penalty box for free spin bonuses. Not necessarily what you want to do in a real hockey game, going to the penalty box means more money and a chance at winning a 10,000 coin jackpot.

For more information about Real Time Gaming and the highest rated RTG properties, visit the OCS RTG Casinos page.