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Lucky Player Scoops up €344,000

Summer is winding down with a big smile for a lucky player on the WorldMatch video slot game, Book of Pharaon HD. The mobile version of this popular video slot game by WorldMatch enjoys a huge following in Italy. The player struck gold at Goldbet, an authorized casino under the auspices of the Italian gaming regulator (ADM).

The WorldMatch slot game features 5 reels and 50 pay lines. The spinning reels are flanked on either side by Tutankhamen mummies, and symbols on the reels include scarabs, the Eye of Ra, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace symbols. Book of Pharaon HD also features a bonus game, multiplier scatter symbol, free spins, and a wild symbol. The lucky player enjoyed this game on a mobile device, when he won €344,431.62.

Hugely Popular Game Pays Out Handsomely

Book of Pharaon HD already enjoys cult-like status with fans, in the relatively short time since its release. It sports an ancient Egyptian theme, and a variety of immersive features. Among them are the free spins game where players can enjoy up to 100 free spins. Feature-rich graphics, haunting sounds, and detailed backdrops make this a must-play attraction. The quality of the mobile game version is indistinguishable from the desktop version. Cross-platform functionality ensures a seamless experience throughout.

Book of Pharaon HD slot by WorldMatch also offers a unique feature where players can continue where they left off, even if they switch to different devices in different gaming sessions. The huge jackpot win was recently confirmed by WorldMatch after it was paid out. The state-owned concession company, Goldbet.com verified the win.

WorldMatch Director Andrea Boratto Weighs In on Win

The executive director of WorldMatch had this to say about the recent win: ‘In addition to the classic theme, that of ancient Egypt, which has always met the player’s preferences, the strengths of the slots are the fascinating features that it has, such as the free spin game which gives the player the chance to win up to 100 free spins. The gaming experience is further enriched by high-definition graphics and theme sounds.’…

Leading Experts Discuss Future of Virtual Reality

April 3rd saw a number of gambling experts come together in Prague for the first VR/AR Gambling Conference, organized by Smile-Expo, to discuss the latest developments and new opportunities provided by Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies. The conference yielded excellent results, as it created an atmosphere of open dialogue between speakers and presenters and visitors in the audience.

Leaders in the VR Sector Sharing Their Experiences

The Prague VR/AR Conference gathered industry leaders, insiders, and attendees from all over the world, including the USA, Israel, Russia, Spain, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and more. Among a number of influential speakers and presenters, there were a few names that certainly stood out.

Alexander Tomic founded the first VR online casino, and in his speech, he emphasized that Virtual Reality was the next big thing in e-gaming. Kevin Williams, the founder of KWP Limited, produced an interesting presentation on Mixed Reality Gaming. Other keynote speakers included Amir Ebrahimi, a UNITY Principal Software Engineer, Tal Zamstein of the Fortuna Group, Alexander Bragin, the CEO of VR2GO, etc.

Speakers at the Conference touched upon many interesting issues and challenges connected to the application of the VR/AR in the gambling industry, and they kept the communication with those in the attendance open at all times, trying to adequately address all the questions.

Interactive Networking Zone

Apart from the panels, the interactive networking zone played the central role at the Prague VR/AR Conference. It gave companies like VR2GO, I-mmersive, and others, a chance to present and test their technologies, also becoming a platform for establishing communication and creating new important contacts in the industry.

Konrad Gill of ViARsys, the Conference moderator and one of the speakers emphasized that VR has reached that critical point where its future is being determined, and he is convinced that the gambling industry could play a key role in having Virtual Reality technologies accepted by the masses.…

Larry Casino Granted the Seal of Approval

Larry Casino is one of the newest iGaming brands after only reaching the marketplace in 2017, but the site has quickly been recognised for its wide array of trusted gaming content. One of the most recent milestones for Larry Casino has been the awarding of Online Casino Reports’ (OCR) respected Seal of Approval.

What it Takes to Get the Seal

Fundamentally, the OCR Seal of Approval was established as a rigorous testing system used to determine which brands stand above others for all-round quality. For a site like Larry Casino to obtain the OCR Seal, it has to address a wide-ranging field of factors and consistently prove that they can maintain those.

The first challenge of attaining the seal is to achieve a casino review score of higher than four stars. To reach that score, Larry Casino and other sites have been reviewed based on a wide span of factors, such as signing up, software testing, mobile compatibility, site speed, payment options, customer support, and others.

Following that step, Larry Casino had to be revisited on a try-monthly basis. After completing eight months of testing, Larry Casino finally made the grade to have the OCR Seal of Approval. Moving forward, the casino will have to maintain standards.

One of the long-standing requirements is for Larry Casino to have a clean reputation where there are no unresolved complaints displayed on OCR or an equivalent iGaming portal. If any complaints arise, then Larry Casino will be expected to make a time commitment for resolving the issue (maximum of 45 business days).

The Larry Casino Offering

Larry Casino has a unique offering based on the fact that the brand has been licensed from a series of video games starring a character named Larry Laffer. Inspired by the games, Larry Casino features a virtual world in which players can level up and interact with characters in order to unlock perks.

When it comes to gaming, Larry Casino is accessible on desktop, smartphone, and tablets. Meanwhile, the gaming content comes from the likes of Microgaming, NYX, NextGen, NetEnt, WMS, and other software providers. There is a wealth of video slots, but Larry Casino also had a wide selection of live dealers and table games.…

Making Old School Slots Great Again with Slotland’s Fruitful 7s

Slotland Casino has recently debuted a brand new slot machine called Fruitful 7s in March 2017. At Slotland Casino, the gaming content is designed by an in-house team of software developers. This is an approach that has enabled the site to amass its own unique selection of online casino content.

Old School Design

Fruitful 7s has been styled like an old school slot machine that would be found in the pub, with chunky buttons displayed below a lit-up screen of traditional symbols. These are comprised of vintage slot symbols such as bells, bars, 7s, and various fruits, including cherries, lemons, and grapes.

Although Slotland’s Fruit 7s slot is of an old school design, the game draws from contemporary games by displaying five reels and three rows to accommodate the symbols. Players are then challenged to spin the five reels in the hope that they can form lucrative winning matches along the 21 adjustable paylines.

The adjustable paylines allow for close control over wagering, as does the ability to modify the line bet. Players will find that they can use the plus and minus arrows to raise the value of the line bet from $0.02 up to $0.50. As a result, Fruitful 7s can allow minimum bets of $0.20 and maximum stakes of $10.50.

Bonus Round

In the base game, Fruitful 7s will offer the potential of payouts going right up to 500x. But the multipliers do not end there, as Fruitful 7s has also been designed with a bonus round that can deliver a 2,500x maximum payout.

To trigger free spins, players will need to get three symbols to land anywhere on the same spin. This will then initiate a bonus round in which players will be invited to select a prize multiplier. This is a matter of preference, as the 1x multiplier will win the most frequently, whereas 3x and 5x will be much less often while delivering larger winnings.…

Kung Fu Rooster Flying High at RTG Casinos

Kung Fu Rooster is a new slot game experience that can be found now at RealTime Gaming casinos like Slotastic. RealTime Gaming (RTG) first made its Kung Fu Rooster slot available from July 2017, with players who try the game being able to enjoy the traditional Asian imagery and the all-round gameplay.

Major Multipliers

RTG has opted for a traditional design when it comes to the technical aspects of Kung Fu Rooster. As a result, there are 15 symbols shown on the three rows and five reels of the interface. On top of those, RTG has chosen to include 12 paylines that are layered above. The 12 paylines can be adjusted by players who want control over their wagering – players can stake from just €0.30 a spin.

All of the playing cards have been design in an Asian style, but the main game symbols are much more rewarding by comparison. For Starters, the Kung Fu Rooster wild symbol will double-up as a 2,000x multiplier. Then there is the 1,250x dagger and the 1,000x nunchucks. Matching five identical symbols will make it possible to win the top multipliers.

Rooster Features

The Kung Fu Rooster will help players by completing paylines that have missing symbols. Meanwhile, another special feature is the ability for players to trigger free spins. The landing of three monkey symbols will make that possible.

If three monkeys land again during free spins, then this will lead to the launch of the Fire Claw Multiplier. Quite simply, this is a feature where Kung Fu Rooster players can increase the progressive multiplier until reaches a maximum of 24x.

Kung Fu Rooster blends martial arts with Asian imagery and all while offering a maximum jackpot of 50,000 times the base stake.…

Juegos Miami to Cover Effects

The second annual Juegos Miami is scheduled to take place this year between May 31-June 2 at the Biltmore in Miami. Juegos Miami was launched in 2016 as a C-Level conference for the Pan Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry. This year, the conference will take a special look at how the Trump Presidency will affect gaming in neighboring Mexico.

The session, entitled, Trumped: the Effect of US foreign policy on the Latin American Gaming Market, will examine how United States trade policies will affect the gaming market, gaming trends, and what people in these regions can do to manage and survive the changes.

Background

The inclusion of this unique session at Juegos Miami was sparked by Donald Trump’s “America First” stance regarding both foreign and economic policy. With a population of nearly 120 million people, Mexico presents a huge potential market for iGaming – but Trump’s plans to build a wall, deport undocumented immigrants, and introduce a 35% border tax for companies operating in Mexico can very well become a roadblock in reaching the Mexican market.

Layla Ali, who helped formulate the learning agenda of Juegos Miami, commented, “Any developments in the United States are always most deeply felt by its closest neighbor and the impact of protectionism on an economy which exports 70% of its goods to the United States would be devastating, reducing dramatically the average disposable income for a large proportion of the population.”

Attendees

C-Level executives in the gaming industry are invited to attend Juegos Miami, as well as government officials and regulators from the Latin American and Caribbean regions.

Additional Topics

Additional topics that will be covered at the conference include regulatory updates, combatting illegal gaming, combatting the negative image of iGaming, sports betting and integrity, player protection and AML best practices, attracting millennials, innovation, using gaming revenue towards social welfare, and more.…

It’s Building Time Microgaming’s Castle Builder II Slot Releases

Castle Builder is playable at Microgaming casinos and designed to provide a slot experience that gamers have not yet gone through before. In the Castle Builder slot, players could unlock an array of features that would enable them to construct their very own castle. Well, fans of the original can start excited for the release of Castle Builder II.

Rich with Gamification

In the Castle Builder II slot, will get to enjoy the gamification elements that were present in the first game. A YouTube trailer for Castle Builder II starts by showing an array of kingdoms where players can choose to build their creations. Each kingdom boasts a creative name and their own geographic qualities, such as being surrounded by sea or positioned amid snowy mountains.

75 Castle Designs

Castle Builder II will start by encouraging players to select one of three characters. They can then set about building their castle by collecting different materials. Microgaming has revealed that internal studio Rabcat has made is possible for 75 castles to be created.

Players will then embark on exploring their own storyline through interacting with a 300-strong cast of characters boasting different kings and queens. The entire experience is supported by the earning of trophies and the completion of 100 achievements. These gamification elements are designed to provide a deeper sense of enjoyment.

Slot Design Factors

Slot games have tended to be quite basic, but Rabcat has really shaken things up with this series. In fact, the original Castle Builder was an EGR Game of the Year nominee in 2013. With this release, players will encounter five reels and 15 paylines that can be used to further the development of their castle.

The in-progress castle will be shown to left side of the slot interface, where key decisions will also be made. There is also a matchmaking special feature where players can pair princes with princesses in order to receive healthy payouts. Winnings can also be earned through completing online challenges.…