Recently, the Gambling Commission called for stricter social responsibility amongst online and mobile casinos. If casinos maintain their casino license, all sites must now provide a timed on-screen check so that players can review the time and money spent during each session.
I explored this concept a little further. Instead of just displaying an on-screen clock, what if warning messages popped up on the screen? In fact, Australia had already conducted a trial of warning messages to reduce the nation’s excessive gambling consumption. They didn’t observe any significant change in player behaviour, although it did force many players to reflect upon their playing habits. Should we do the same?
Last month I reported on an upcoming NetEnt slot which was going to be made available on desktop and mobile all at the same time, and was tipped to be the hottest new game from the NetEnt design floor for quite some time. Well, today (Thursday 21st May 2015) the game – Stickers (or Stickers Touch if we want to give it its specific mobile title) – has landed, and it’s already causing quite a stir. With its trademark graphics and perfectly executed gameplay, players are scrambling to give this game a go. Continue reading
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Did you know that there are 1.39 million gambling adverts shown on British television in a year? 96% of these ads comply with the Advertising Standards Agency strict content rules; they don’t target under 18s, they don’t make deceptive promises and they don’t promise financial security. Yet, some casinos push the limits of what is acceptable. They end up upsetting some people and triggering angry complaints. To be fair, most of the ads are attempts at humour rather than provocation. Let’s have a look of some of these controversial ads, shall we?
1. Paddy Power supports a murderer!
Paddy Power is renowned for its provocative advertising. In 2014, the bookmaker exploited the world’s attention on the Oscar Pistorius trial and offered odds on the outcome of the murder trial. It was 7/4 for a guilty verdict and 2/5 for not guilty. The following week, the firm went even further and offered losing bets a refund if the athlete is found not guilty! The promotion received an unprecedented rebuke from the Advertising Standards Agency. You see, the ASA usually allows adverts to be displayed until the adjudication is completed. This time, the ASA pulled the ad straight away.
Never have I been so excited to review a Bingo site! Candy Shop Bingo is UK’s newest bingo site. It is very pink, very sweet and absolutely delightful. There’s Betty, the site’s ambassador and candy shop owner. She welcomes players with a £10 bonus and 300% deposit match, treats that no one can would say no to. Besides chatty bingo rooms, Betty also runs a unique bonus game called Betty’s Candy Collector, where you can exchange Candy Coins for actual cash bonuses. I don’t know if it’s the site’s pretty artwork or the fun chat hosts, but this site conjures up the same atmosphere as your neighbourhood café. It’s the adult’s sweet shop.
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It was just last week that its sister casino – Casino Luck – was ringing in the season with its special spring promotion, but already it seems that Next Casino has got its turn in the limelight with a brand new calendar promotion. During the Cash is King promotion, players will get the chance to benefit from a range of different bonuses and deals, all aimed at topping up their bank balances and offering some extra fun along the way. Continue reading
Guts Mobile Casino knows how to throw a party. I’ve still got the music ringing in my ears and a jelly and ice cream brain freeze from the casino’s first birthday bash last year; I can hardly believe another 12 months have rolled round. This year is set to be even bigger than last, and in true Guts style, the casino is offering players the chance to really cash in on the celebrations. Find out how new and existing players alike are set to benefit. Continue reading
In this edition of our Binary Options Guide we’ll be bringing you our ten favourite binary options brokers! If you’ve reached this article with absolute no idea what Binary Options are then check out Daisy’s Binary Options Guide: An Introduction before moving onto the Key Concepts for Beginners.
The explosion of the binary options market in recent times has resulted in hundreds, if not thousands, of broker sites offering you the supposed best bonuses, the biggest range of bets and the brightest industry minds to educate you. So how do you make the transition from novice to expert? How do you know who you can trust? We’ve done the research in our Top Ten Binary Options Brokers!
Way back in the depths of winter – January to be precise – we announced that mobile casino Chomp and its stablemate Sapphire Rooms would be adding phone bill deposit options ‘in the near future’. Well, if you count 4 months as the ‘near future’, then these casinos have stayed true to their word, and recently announced they will be accepting deposits made from your phone bill, starting this week!
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Have you ever sat down one night and scrolled through your usual casino website, absolutely uninspired with the regular games collection? The only thing to do then is to sign up at a new casino in search of something new to catch your eye. Well, what if there’s a way to play all of the industry’s games in one place? Enter: Energy Casino. Energy Casino has brought together the greatest giants of the online games world – Novomatic, NetEnt and Microgaming – and placed them under one roof. It’s not just the games that’ll keep your adrenaline pumping; there are also weekly reload bonuses to refuel your bank accounts! As the casino’s slogan goes, it’ll “bring the energy back into online gaming.”
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Rabcat is the one to watch in the gaming world today. This Austrian-based game developer has been constantly churning out head-turning and award-winning slots. There’s Castle Builder, a level-based slots that’s been honoured by EGR Awards as the 2013 Game of the Year; the recently released Dragon’s Myth takes players on an epic adventure fighting dragons. Today, Rabcat has released yet another amazing video slot – River of Riches. The video slot looks as great as ever. More importantly, it’s a profitable one! I scored multiple winning streaks with this bad boy.
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