Monthly Archives: February 2014

Overall UK Gambling Participation Drops in 2013

Despite the fact that there was a slight rise in the percentage of UK players playing online during last year it would appear as though the overall level of gambling participation in that country has dropped over the course of 2013.

The UK Gambling Commission recently released figures that reveal that 55 per cent of survey respondents had participated in at least one type of gambling in the previous four weeks, which is 2 percent lower than 2012.

Most of the survey respondents that participated in gambling were male, comprising 60 per cent and appeared to be older. Approximately 62 per cent of respondents between the ages of 55-64 years revealed that they had gambled while 59 per cent of respondents aged 45-54 years old made up the second largest group.

The number of respondents who had participated in at least one type of online gambling rose from 14 per cent in 2012 to an average of 15 percent over the course of 2013 while 19 per cent of males gambled online compared to 11 per cent of females.

The survey also revealed that a total of 73 per cent of gamblers played only through land based and retail venues while a further 16 per cent played online as well as in person and a further 11 per cent only played online.

Participation in the National Lottery fell from 46 per cent in 2012 to 43 per cent at the end of last year. The second most popular form of gambling activity proved to be other lotteries with 13 per cent of respondents playing while 10 per cent revealed that they gambled with scratch cards.

Microgaming Develops Innovative Immortal Romance Bingo Game

Microgaming, one of the leading online casino developers in the world, has announced that it has developed an innovative gaming concept that is centered on the Immortal Romance online slot game and will be launching Immortal Romance Bingo this month. The bingo game promises to enliven and energize the traditional Bingo dynamic

The Immortal Romance online slot game originally launched in December, 2011 and was one of Microgaming’s greatest successes. The game was praised for its thrilling soundtrack, high quality graphics and superior game play.

The Immortal Romance Bingo game includes all the trademarks of the slots game including the special bonuses and characters.

There are four different themed games offered with Immortal Romance Bingo with each being led by the familiar characters, Michael, Troy, Amber and Sarah. Each of these characters offers some great features to their individual game that gives players an opportunity to be one step closer to Bingo through free daubs, when triggered.

Besides scoring bingo, players will find medallions that charges a power up bar. Once this is fully powered it activates the special Chamber of Wins jackpot wheel. Four potential jackpot prizes are offered with the Chamber of Wins that include cash bonuses and free spins that can be transferred by players to the Immortal Romance online slots game.

According to David Reynolds, the Head of Bingo at Microgaming, Immortal Romance Bingo is part of Microgaming’s commitment to offer its players a trusted gaming experience that is far more superior to that of its competitors. Reynolds added that the new unique game pays homage to their Immortal Romance brand that has already proved appealing with the Bingo demographic and that they are extremely excited about this launch.