Monthly Archives: July 2012

Online Casinos in Europe to Face New Laws

Online gambling and betting across the European continent has been a thriving industry for almost two decades. The global industry has grown tremendously as a result of the European developers having significantly contributed to the improvement of games, graphics, safety and overall innovation of the industry. However, new laws could see online casinos in Europe being faced with a tougher time ahead.

Michael Barnier, the head of the European Commission, has once again sent out a stern warning to European gambling regulators. Barnier’s commission is charged with enforcing European Union laws, and gambling regulators could be faced with time in court if they fail to comply with the rules that have been set out for them with regard to the conduct of casinos – including online casinos – in Europe.

These warnings hold a lot of weight as Barnier has even been before the European parliament with these warnings. The latest statements surrounding his warning to European online casino operators took place on The Rock. He strongly stated that come autumn his commission would put forward stringent new plans to properly oversee the online betting and gambling industry all across Europe.

However, this should not come as a surprise for online casino operators. Aside from the repeated warnings dished out by Barnier and other members of his commission, members of the online casino community have been included in the discussions surrounding laws and regulations. The latest invitation to participate in the discussions attracted 250 stakeholders, which according to Barnier, was a huge success.

Captain Nemo Online Slot Released by Cryptologic

Captain Nemo Online Slot

Cryptologic has announced that it has released a new online slot machine titled Captain Nemo that is themed on the science fiction novel “20,000 Leagues under the Sea”.

Symbols on the reels of Captain Nemo video slot are thematic and include a map, a diver’s headgear, an octopus, a pearl, a compass, a submarine, a pearl and of course, Captain Nemo.`

The 5 reel and 20 pay-line Captain Nemo video slot game features fantastic graphics and sound effects that puts players in a deep sea exploration mood. The video slot also offers the usual wild as well as the scatter symbol that also triggers the bonus feature. Players can wager anything from $0.01 to $20.00 per pay-line in this video slot game.

Players get to see some wonderful animations of an underwater journey when the submarine appears in winning combinations.

The wild symbol is the sunken ships logo which offers the highest line payouts. Five symbols in an active pay-line results in a payout of 4,000 coins. The wild symbol pays out each time that it appears on the first reel as well.

The scatter symbol is the Captain Nemo logo that awards the usual scatter payouts. The bonus game on the second screen is triggered when three or more scatter symbols appear.

Players get taken to the jackpot round with three jackpot tokens and during this round, should the inner wheel stop on a jackpot symbol, it will result in the entire amount standing in the progressive jackpot being awarded to the player.

Captain Nemo is already live at all Cryptologic online casinos.

Dark Knight Slot Arrives at Ladbrokes Casino

Dark Knight Slot

The long awaited The Dark Knight video slot game has arrived at the Microgaming powered Ladbrokes online casino and there are celebrations across the board. Based on the classic Batman tale, The Dark Knight goes live at the casino today and could see players win up to GBP 70 through a unique bonus.

To qualify for The Dark Knight bonus special, new players are required to register with the casino now, or existing players can go straight to the special deal and opt in to the promotion.

The idea is to deposit £100 or more between now and 5 July, 2012, and play on the new slot game. Other slots are also in on the competition, namely Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword video slot, Break da Bank Again video slot and Gold Factory video slot. Each game is an exceptional example of the powerful slot games that are created by the online casino software provider, Microgaming.

Those players who deposit and spend at least GBP 400 on these slot games for the duration of the promotion period, will be able to claim a GBP 70 bonus. Those who deposit and spend between GBP 200 and GBP 399 will be awarded a GBP 30 bonus by Ladbrokes Casino, while those who deposit and spend the minimum GBP 100 and up to GBP 199 will see their accounts credited with a GBP 10 bonus.

The Dark Knight Slot promotion has very convenient turnover requirements, which should appeal to all visitors to Ladbrokes Casino.