Acquisition of Ash Gaming by Playtech

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News,Gambling Industry News | Monday 9 January 2012 4:32 am

Gaming software developer, Playtech, has just announced its acquisition of Ash Gaming. Playtech is already providing software solutions to a massive part of the online gaming industry and is one of the top suppliers of online gaming software. They have acquired Ash Gaming for a total of £23 million with the first £15.5 million being paid straight away and a further £7.5 million being paid over the next three years. The online gaming giant has been making acquisitions of online gaming companies throughout the industry and their latest deal takes the total to 11 acquisitions including 4 in 2011.

Playtech said that the acquisition "Enhances Playtech’s wholly-owned content library and value chain economics; complements Playtech’s technology leadership with additional premier content capability." The Playtech CEO Mor Weizer added that, "We see this as complementing our strategic actions by ensuring class leading content alongside our leadership in technology. Together this makes a powerful combination and by owning significant games content we will maximize both revenue and earnings across the value chain. In newly regulated markets both in Europe and other territories such as Canada, Ash Gaming’s content is set to gain considerable traction."

With Ash Gaming now a part of the Playtech empire it is expected that the online gaming firm will be able to increase the quality of the online gaming options that they provide to front end online casinos. Playtech is already well known for providing superior products to the online casino industry. Ash Gaming was founded in 2002 and specialises in innovation within the online gaming sphere.

This is good news for players at William Hill, which is powered by Playtech, as this means that their games are going to soon be seeing the innovations that Ash Gaming has become famous for. Players can expect to find that their favourite games are going to be even more fun to play in the near future.

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Daily £25 Christmas casino bonus for an entire month at Europa Casino

Posted by Gambling News | Casino Bonuses,Casino News | Wednesday 7 December 2011 10:33 am

Europa Casino is giving players up to £25 free each day from December 1-January 1 when they contact Support with their daily Countdown to Christmas bonus code.

To celebrate Christmas 2011, Europa Casino is offering players a daily bonus of up to £25 free in one of the online casino’s most exciting casino promotions to date.

In what’s being called the Europa Casino Christmas Countdown, from December 1, 2011 through January 1, 2012, all depositing players are eligible to receive a daily bonus ranging from £5 up to £25.

In order to cash in this Christmas and claim the extra money, players must visit the Christmas casino bonus page where they can click on various objects around the Europa Casino Christmas tree. Each object clicked reveals a special Christmas themed bonus code (like reindeer, snowflake or gingerbread). The player must then contact Support with the bonus code to claim their reward.

Players can claim this bonus once per day (when making a deposit) for the entire duration of the promotion.

Europa Casino has 300+ casino games. The extra money can be used to play any one of these games, though players are encouraged to further embrace the Christmas spirit playing holiday-themed games like Santa Surprise slots (with a maximum prize of up to 10,000X the player’s line bet) or Santa Scratch (with a maximum prize of up to 10,000X the card value). These games not only add to players’ overall holiday cheer, but with their big cash prizes, are also considered a good bet for increasing players’ casino bankroll.

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William Hill Online scoops eGR Operator of the Year Prize

Posted by Gambling News | Gambling Industry News,Gambling News | Friday 2 December 2011 5:31 pm

William Hill Online has been crowned operator of the year at the 2011 eGaming Review operator awards – beating shortlisted nominees including Bet365, Betfair and 888 to win the coveted trophy.

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Held at the Honourable Artillery Club (HAC) in London, the annual egaming operator awards was bigger than ever this year with more than 700 online gaming professionals joining host and comedian Rufus Hound to celebrate the industry’s achievements in last 12 months.

According to eGR’s independent panel of judges, William Hill Online deservedly took home the most prestigious award of the evening, with the panel describing the operator as "the turnaround story of 2011".

"William Hill Online has transformed its brand into a dynamic fresh faced online gaming brand and their momentum shows no sign of slowing down," they said.

Henry Birch, CEO of William Hill Online said "The eGR award for operator of the year recognises the huge strides we’ve made over the last 12 months. I want to thank everyone at William Hill Online for all their hard work over the year – it has been fantastic!"

William Hill Online 2011

Following an outstanding performance in 2010, William Hill Online has continued to deliver excellent results this year.

In 2011, William Hill added Italian, Irish and Canadian sites to their international portfolio. The new additions now mean Hills offer 26 different language/territory sites which are available to over 175 different countries across the globe.

In Spain, William Hill Online have expanded their product range and through clever marketing techniques they’ve managed to become one of the leading players in the very competitive sector.

Another new site which William Hill added to its product range is their new financial betting site Day Trader.

The Mobile betting division benefitted from a series of innovations, including an exclusive relationship as the betting partner for the Racing Post app (William Hill took its millionth bet on the App in June), Shake-A-Bet, Mobile Casino and their new mobile sports betting site.

In-play amounts staked grew 95% year-on-year fuelled by continuous product expansion. Recent examples include being the only bookmaker to offer point-by-point betting on every Wimbledon match and the launch of an expanded in-play basketball products.

William Hill Online’s extensive pre-match and in-play football offering means the bookie offer around 500,000 betting opportunities every week on the widest variety of markets in the industry.

To support their online products – William Hill signed exclusive betting arrangements with ESPN, SPL, Scottish Football, the Sun’s Dream Team, the Investec Derby, and Super League Rugby.

Gaming net revenue grew 15% in the first half of 2011 period including Casino net revenue grew 14%, benefitting from further enhancements in the flash-based product range. Underlying gaming net revenue grew 29%. Bingo and Poker also grew, up 25% and 11%, respectively.

Their new revamped Bingo site embarked on a massive promotional campaign in October when they gave away 31 cars in 31 days to prize draw winners.

Poker is continuing to run some of the best promotions on the poker planet, while William Hill Vegas, Skills and Live Casino have also enjoyed a strong 2011. Vegas was spurred on by new games including exclusive marvel comic games and the Madness (music band) games.

Photo Caption: William Hill CEO Henry Birch, second from the right, receiving the trophy for operator of the year at the 2011 eGaming Review operator awards at the Honourable Artillery Club (HAC) in London, 30th November 2011.

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Beach Life $4.8 Million Jackpot Waiting to be Won at Playtech Online Casinos

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Wednesday 16 November 2011 6:04 pm

Players at top playtech casinos invited to vie for the largest Beach Life Slots jackpot ever – $4.8 million and growing!

At $4.8 million and climbing, the Beach Life progressive jackpot has reached an all time high. As far as casino progressive jackpots are concerned, $4.8M is an impressive sum. In fact, it is an unprecedented high for the Beach Life progressive slots (though a similar size prize was last won in August 2007).

Winning the $4.8 million jackpot is simple. All it takes is a single spin of the Beach Life slot reels at top Playtech online casinos like Titan Casino, Casino Plex, Bet365 Casino and Casino Tropez. The winner of the jackpot will join the biggest jackpot online casino winners and secure their place as an instant multimillionaire.

In order to win the ultimate Beach Life $4.8 million jackpot, players need to download the respective casino software, make a deposit and place the maximum bet on all 20 lines. Once the player spins the reels, if five sun symbols align on the 20th payline, the progressive jackpot is won.

“A $4.8 million jackpot certainly doesn’t come along every day,” commented Davin Jacobson, Head of Affiliation at Euro Partners. “To see one of our players win such an immense sum would be extremely exciting, and we wish each and every one of our players good luck as they go for that perfect, lucky spin!”

In addition to Beach Life progressive jackpot slots Euro Partners casinos offer online players numerous progressive jackpot games including Gold Rally and Marvel slots. All games at Euro Partners casinos are powered by Playtech technology, to ensure online gamblers the best online gaming experience each and every time.

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$1.4 Million Marvel Jackpot Won Playing Fantastic Four on Autoplay at Titan Casino

Posted by Gambling News | Casino News | Tuesday 15 November 2011 3:59 pm

Titan Casino $1.4 million winner enjoys the ultimate win playing Fantastic Four slots on autoplay!

On Saturday October 29th, one lucky casino player from Chile hit the ultimate jackpot and became an instant millionaire when she won $1,378,389.83 playing Fantastic Four ultimate slots at Titan Casino.

After months of being built up one game at a time, the progressive jackpot prize was won in a single spin, as one fortunate player took home what is known as the Marvel Ultimate Power jackpot while playing Fantastic Four on ‘autoplay’, a feature in which 10 rounds are automatically played in succession with a single click of the ‘Auto Start’ button. When playing in autoplay, players can walk away from the computer and still, as proven in this case, win millions.

The Marvel Ultimate Power jackpot is one of four Marvel Mystery progressive jackpots associated with all of Titan Casino’s Marvel slot games including The Incredible Hulk, Blade, Elektra and Iron Man 2.

In addition to the Marvel progressive jackpot games, there are another 18 progressive jackpots available to be won at Titan Casino for a grand total of $8 million in prize money. Other particularly popular casino progressive jackpots include gold rally slots and beach life slots. As of the time of writing the Beach Life jackpot stands at over $4.5 million!

In addition to progressive jackpots, Titan Casino offers a wide range of popular games including online roulette, slots, video poker, baccarat, blackjack and more.

All of Titan Casino’s online games can be played either by downloading the free casino software or by registering and logging in to play directly on the Titan Casino platform. For added convenience, the same casino account (as in username and password) can be used for both forms of play.

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