Welcome back! This Monday heralds the return of the Droid Slots weekly news roundup. We'll be taking a look back at last week's headlines from around the mobile gambling realm, including Gut's second birthday bash (they grow up so fast), Next Casino's Cash is King promotion and the launch of NetEnt's Stickers Touch Slot. Lets get stuck in!
Guts Celebrates its 2nd Birthday with Huge Promotion
Usually on someone's birthday you're supposed to take them presents, right? Well to celebrate this historic date in the casino's history, Guts are giving players plenty of reasons to join the celebrations with a series of prize draws running every Monday until the 8th June, and culminating with a huge Grand Prize Draw on Sunday 14th June.
In total, there’s a prize pot of €35,000 shared among an impressive 170 players. In the Monday prize draws, you could win anything from €100, all the way up to an impressive €2,500. During the Grand Prize Draw however, one very lucky player will pocket an amazing £5,000 cash!
There are also thousands of players who will be rewarded with runner up prizes. These secondary prizes include the likes of Guts branded t-shirts and hoodies, as well as free spins (which won’t have any wagering requirements on the winnings).
All you need to do is ensure you’ve deposited at least €20 (or equivalent) at some point during the promotion at Guts. You’ll not only be entered into the weekly draw for when you deposit, but also you’ll get an automatic entry into the Grand Prize Draw for every ticket you hold!
You can also read our exclusive interview with Guts’ Timo Kallio.
Next Casino's Cash is King Promotion
Thursday 21st of May saw the launch of Stickers (or Stickers Touch if we want to give it its specific mobile title) and it’s gone down a treat with the mobile gambling community. With its trademark graphics and perfectly executed gameplay, players are scrambling to give this game a go.
This 5 reel, 3 row slot was developed on HTML5, meaning anyone with any sort of half decent mobile device will be able to enjoy it. There are 20 paylines, which are fixed, however Stickers allows players to change the Bet Level they use and the value of the coins, meaning that a lot of that control is reclaimed in other areas.
The game also offers a special feature- the sticky Wilds- which are a fantastic new element which can almost guarantee you a payout!
Wicked Jackpots Casino Launches
As online gambling grows, new online casinos keep popping up on an almost daily basis. One of the newest entrants in that category is Wicked Jackpots Casino, a new UK-based online casino from Cassava Enterprises.
Wicked Jackpots Casino is operated and managed by 888 UK Limited. Wicked Jackpots Casino's gaming collection offers members access to an impressive line-up of 200+ games from online casino software powerhouse , as well as titles from Williams Interactive (WMS) and Eyecon. Seasoned players will instantly recognize popular NetEnt games such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Starburst, Lights, Excalibur, Gonzo's Quest and many others.
An online casino must have worthy offers to get the attention of players and that is certainly the case with Wicked Jackpots Casino. New players will receive a welcome package that can help them begin with a bankroll of up to £1,100 in bonus money plus 130 free spins on Gonzo's Quest.
Wicked Jackpots Casino is mobile-ready and can be accessed swiftly through a mobile browser on Android devices, iPhones and iPads; expanded mobile app availability should come in the future. Check out our NetEnt folder for all the best reviews, games and news!
LeoVegas Wins 2015 Summit Superstar Award
LeoVegas was rewarded with a prestigious honour when it was named Summit Superstar at the 2015 European Unicorn Summit Awards. Specifically, LeoVegas was recognised for being “the most interesting and high-performing company” at the Marbella-hosted awards ceremony.
A judging panel comprised of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and digital professionals made the decision to bestow the award in front of more than 100 European business leaders. The win marked the first occasion when an igaming operator won that exact award. Mobile performance has been pivotal to the rise of LeoVegas. In fact, the judging panel made their decision based on LeoVegas’ meteroic rise to a market-leader in mobile gaming.
LeoVegas users can play games across multiple mobile devices, covering a range of smartphones and tablets. Winning awards is becoming something of a habit for LeoVegas. They've has success at the Gaming App Awards 2014, where the operator managed to win both Slot App of the Year and Slot Game App of the Year.
These awards were followed shortly with the Online Slots Operator of the Year at the International Gaming Awards 2015.
Last chance for “Luxury Trip to Dubai” Promo with Ariana Online Slot Game
Microgaming’s newest online slot launch, Arinana, was marked with an offering of a “Luxury Trip to Dubai” prize package for a seven-night stay at the five-star hotel resort Atlantis, The Palm. The Dubai dream vacation will be given away as grand prize in a promotional draw slated to take place on May 28, 2015.
UK slot players stand to win a once in a lifetime luxury vacation to the Atlantis-themed resort, simply by playing the new Ariona online slot via desktop or mobile.
Every £20 real-money wager placed as bet in the Ariana game from May 3rd to May 27th entitles a player to two official entries for the May 28th grand prize draw.
Microgaming will also consider bets placed on other Microgaming slots, such as Dolphin Quest, Fish Party and Mermaid Millions. Every £20 wagered on those games qualifies players to receive one entry ticket to the dream vacation promo. Ariana is a five-reel, 25 fixed-paylines slot that depicts the underwater adventure of a beautiful mermaid.
Placing one’s real money bet on this game has great potentials to bring a financially rewarding slot-playing engagement, because of the special compensation-boosting element incorporated in the game.
Revenue Decline Continues at Bwin.party
As suitors circle to buy the mother company of various different gambling outfits, first-quarter revenues at online operator bwin.party are down six per cent year on year. The news follows full-year results published in March that showed a drop of 6.2 per cent in revenues for 2014 compared with 2013.
However, total revenue for Q1 was up compared with Q4 2014, to €155.3m. Mobile represented 30 per cent of gross gaming revenue in the period, up from 17 per cent year on year. Norbert Teufelberger, CEO of bwin.party, was a little more relaxed about the news: “The group has delivered solid growth since Q4 2014 on the back of continued mobile expansion. Given our expanding mobile footprint, increased focus on the core business and the associated programme of operational efficiencies, we remain on track for the full year.”
Real Deal Bet Casino Provides a Smashing Gambling Experience
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