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Net Entertainment is one of our favourite online casino software providers and we always like to keep a close eye on them and see what they have been up to. It seems as though March was another big month for this award-winning software provider and in this article we will be discussing some of the main highlights.

The company announced on Friday 20th March 2015 that it had signed a new licensing agreement with a major online gaming company called Gamesys. Under the terms of this new partnership, NetEnt will supply numerous online slot machines to Gamesys and its growing list of fully licensed gambling portals. Two of their flagship brands include Virgin Games & JackpotJoy.

“Gamesys and NetEnt share a commitment to delivering the ultimate player experience and I am confident that NetEnt’s world-class slots and casino games will contribute to their continued success as one of the world’s leading online gaming businesses,” said Enrico Bradamante, MD of NetEnt Malta Ltd and Chief of European Market Operations. He continued, “Further, Gamesys has a large presence in regulated markets, which is well aligned with our growth strategy”.

On March 23rd, NetEnt launched a brand new online slot machine called Spiñata Grande and this awesome new Mexican themed slot machine can now be found in several top NetEnt powered casinos such as Mr Green Casino and Casino Euro. Other top NetEnt casinos include Ladbrokes Games, Betfair Arcade, Casumo Casino and bgo Vegas. This new 3D style slot has regular symbols AND Colossal Symbols, the latter of which can cover up to 9 symbol positions on the reels. Also keep an eye out for Colossal Wild Symbols which can show up during the Free Spins Bonus.

“Spiñata Grande is a real treat that blends fun and unique graphics, excitement and win anticipation against the backdrop of a fiesta. This release is much anticipated as the feedback we’ve received is overwhelmingly positive and we’re confident its fun and happy artwork will offer a great entertainment experience,” said NetEnt’s Chief Product Officer, Simon Hammon.

Just two days later, on March 25th, it was announced that one lucky player from Norway had won the Mega Jackpot on a progressive jackpot slot machine from NetEnt called Mega Fortune. “We’re only three months into the year and there have been two significant pooled jackpots drop. The life-changing sums on offer act as a perfect way to boost acquisition rates and retention levels for operators,” said Hammon.

The lucky winner said, “I'm not superstitious, but Friday 13th was a strange day. I accidently deposited 1000 EUR instead of 1000 Norwegian kroner. I tried to stop the transaction, but it was too late, so perhaps it was destiny!”

Then on March 27th, NetEnt announced that it had signed another new licensing agreement, this time with the Danish Lottery provider, Danske Spil, which is owned by the Danish government and is part of the World Lottery Association (WLA). NetEnt also then made one final announcement in March - that it has signed a similar licensing agreement with one of the largest gaming operators in Spain, CODERE. These are just a few of the major talking points from March and we have a feeling that April will be just as busy for this impressive online casino software provider.

What to Play in March

Several fun new online slot machines recently arrived in casinos and these games have been produced by leading online casino software providers like Realtime Gaming, Microgaming, Net Entertainment and IGT Interactive, and also by various other leading online casino software providers.

The latest online slot from Realtime Gaming (RTG) is called The Three Stooges: Brideless Groom. This new RTG slot has 5 reels and 33 winning paylines and it is the third in an epic trilogy of similar branded slots from RTG. This slot has regular Wild Symbols, Stacked Wild Symbols and Scatter Symbols and a second screen bonus round called the Stooge Picks Bonus which will automatically trigger when reels 2, 3 and 4 (the three centre reels) are filled entirely with Stacked Wild Symbols.

You can win Whacky Wild Symbols, an Increased Multiplier and Free Spins during this fun picking bonus and you get to keep on making picks until you find two Broken Heart Symbols. A Free Spins Bonus Round called the Lucky Stooge Feature can also trigger a rewarding Free Spins Bonus. This new RTG slot can now be found in sites like Club World Casinos, Manhattan Slots, Aladdin’s Gold Casino, Silver Oak Casino and Slots Jungle.

IGT Interactive recently launched two new online slot machines. One of these new IGT slots is called Prowling Panther and the other new slot is a new ‘wide area’ MegaJackpots progressive jackpot slot called MegaJackpots Siberian Storm. The non-progressive version of this slot has actually been around for a couple of years now, which means that some of you may already be familiar with this game. The only difference between the two versions is that this latest version has a progressive jackpot to play for.

The new Prowling Panther slot and the new Siberian Storm slot both have 5 reels and 720 ways to win per spin. This layout of the reels is otherwise known as the MultiwayXtra format. These new IGT Interactive slots can now be found at sites like Paddy Power Games, bgo Vegas, Mr Green Casino, Coral Casino, and Genting Casino. No download is required to play on either of these new IGT slots.

Some of the other new slots available in casinos now include Lucky Leprechaun (5 reels and 20 winning paylines) Golden Princess (5 reels and 25 winning paylines), Golden Era (5 reels and 15 winning paylines) and Cricket Star (5 reels and 243 ways to win). These new Microgaming slots can now be found in sites like Jackpot City Casino, Spin Palace Casino, All Slots Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Casino-Mate and Golden Riviera Casino.

Online Casino Games Launched in 2015

Already in 2015 we have seen lots of new slots arriving in casinos and these games have been developed by some of the world’s leading online casino software providers. WMS Gaming launched two new slots which included Viking Vanguard and Nemo’s Voyage. These new slots can now be found in sites like Slots Magic, Betsafe Casino, Unibet Casino and Casino Euro.

IGT Interactive also launched two new slots which included Bubble Craze and Prowling Panther. These new slots can now be found in sites like Casino Euro, Mr Green Casino, Sky Vegas and BetVictor Games. Net Entertainment launched a new online slot in January called Tornado: Farm Escape and then in February 2015, this leading software provider launched another new slot called Steam Tower. We also expect NetEnt to be launching a new online slot called Spiñata Grande at some point in March.

Microgaming is also scheduled to be releasing two new online slot machines in March and these will include Golden Princess and Lucky Leprechaun. The company also announced that it had obtained a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to develop a branded slot machine called Bridesmaids (based on the 2011 Universal Pictures movie of the same name). Unfortunately this new slot will not be arriving in casinos until August 2015.

If you do want to play on some new Microgaming slots which are available right now, when you next visit you favourite Microgaming powered casino keep an eye out for Gung Pow which arrived in casinos in January and the new Golden Era and Cricket Star slot machines which arrived in casinos towards the beginning of February.

The new NetEnt slots can be found in sites like Mr Green Casino, Casino Euro, bgo Vegas, Casumo Casino, Betfair Arcade and Bet365 Vegas and the new Microgaming slots can be found in sites like Gaming Club Casino, 32Red Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Casino-Mate, Red Flush Casino, All Slots Casino, Betway Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino and Jackpot City Casino.

Playtech also recently launched new slots such as The Pyramid of Ramesses, Secrets of the Amazon and Cat in Vegas and these new slots can now be found in sites like Omni Casino, Fly Casino, Paddy Power Casino, Bet365 Casino, Mansion Casino and Casino.com. You can also now find the new Double Ya Luck slot from Realtime Gaming (RTG) in sites like Aladdin’s Gold Casino, Grand Parker Casino, Club World Casino, Manhattan Slots, Slots Jungle, Casino Titan and Lucky Red Casino.

RTG also launched another brand new slot in February called The Three Stooges: Brideless Groom. Also check out a new slot from Rival Gaming called Whale O’ Winnings which can now be found in casinos such as Golden Cherry. It can also now be found in a growing number of other perfectly secure Rival powered casinos.

January Online Casino Winners Revealed

Already in 2015 several lucky players have won huge prizes while playing at some of the best online casinos in the world. While playing from his iPhone at LeoVegas Mobile Casino, Carl from Sweden won himself a world-record breaking €5.7 million on a mobile slot machine from Net Entertainment called Mega Fortune Touch.

The Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, Simon Hammon, commented on this historic win, saying “It’s a privilege to announce NetEnt’s Mega Fortune has paid out the largest ever jackpot on mobile. This is the second big win on LeoVegas.com and it underlines the huge profit potential of our pooled jackpot portfolio.” We obtained these words from NetEnt’s official website.

There was also player Neil G. who won £64,996.93 while playing on a progressive jackpot slot machine from Microgaming called Mega Moolah at 32Red Casino. While playing at Casino Action, player M.L. won CA$41,715 from a slot machine called Rhyming Reels – Hearts & Tarts and player R.F. won €19,719 at Aztec’s Riches Casino on a slot called Thunderstruck II.

At Villento Casino, player C.W won CA$57,882 on a slot called Break Away and player J.L won £44,294 at Virtual City Casino on a progressive slot called Treasure Nile. There was also player M.S who won $59,800 over at Quatro Casino on a progressive slot called Mega Moolah Isis, player S.C won CA$10,200 at Golden Tiger Casino on a branded slot machine called Hellboy and player H.W. won $55,984 playing Treasure Nile at Grand Hotel Casino.

The following comments came from the official Casino Rewards website, “Hi there! I like to play the "Treasure Nile" slot. A few days ago I was enjoying myself playing the game when suddenly I saw "Congratulations" on the screen and discovered that I had hit the Jackpot! I was very happy and excited. The win will be very useful to my household finances! Thank you very much,” said player H.W.

These prizes have all been verified by reputable independent auditors such as eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance). Some of the other lucky winners in January 2014 were playing at several other top Microgaming powered casinos such as Royal Vegas Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Euro Palace Casino, Vegas Palms Casino and 7 Sultans Casino. All of these famous Microgaming casinos are controlled by a trusted operator called Fortune Lounge.

A Look at Some of the Most Highly Recommended Online Casinos in the World

Microgaming, Playtech and Net Entertainment (also known as NetEnt) are three of the world’s leading online casino software providers and many of today’s most highly recommended online casinos are powered by one of these software providers. In addition, you can also find some great online casinos which are powered by IGT Interactive, WMS Gaming, Betsoft Gaming, Rival Gaming and Realtime Gaming (RTG).

Some of the best Microgaming powered casinos which we can highly recommend for you include sites such as Gaming Club Casino, Red Flush Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Betway Casino, All Slots Casino, 32Red Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Platinum Play Casino, Euro Palace Casino, Royal Vegas Casino and Ruby Fortune Casino. These casinos are all powered ENTIRELY by downloadable and non-downloadable Microgaming.

Some of the best Playtech powered casinos that we can highly recommend for you include Omni Casino, Mansion Casino, Paddy Power Casino, Bet365 Casino, Ladbrokes Casino, Gala Casino, Genting Casino, Fly Casino and Casino.com. These casinos are all powered entirely by downloadable and non-downloadable Playtech software.

Some of the most highly recommended Net Entertainment powered casinos include Mr Green Casino, bgo Vegas, Bet365 Vegas, Casumo Casino, Unibet Casino, Ladbrokes Games and Casino Euro. These casinos are NOT powered entirely by NetEnt. They are in fact powered by multiple software providers and this basically means that you can also find games from companies like IGT Interactive, WMS Gaming and Microgaming (and also from various other software providers).

The most highly recommended Realtime Gaming casinos include sites like Club World Casinos, Casino Titan, Silver Oak Casino, Lucky Red Casino, Aladdin’s Gold Casino, Manhattan Slots, Slots Jungle and WinPalace Casino. These casinos are powered entirely by downloadable and non-downloadable RTG software.

These casinos are all licensed by trusted authorities in major licensing jurisdictions (the UK, Alderney, Malta, Gibraltar, Curaçao etc.) and they are all controlled by some of the most trusted names from the online gambling industry. These casinos all have a wide range of games for players to enjoy, they all have some fantastic promotional offers available for both new & existing players and they also run some attractive loyalty rewards programs.

Some of the best online slot machines to keep an eye out for when visiting these casinos include titles such as Game of Thrones, Avalon 2, Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park (from Microgaming), as well as The Invisible Man, South Park (1 and 2), Aliens, Mega Fortune and Gonzo’s Quest (from NetEnt). Also keep an eye out for Gladiator Jackpot, Beach Life, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, The Three Musketeer’s, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Mummy, The Sopranos and Captain America (from Playtech).

Round Up Of Events from the Online Casino Industry in December 2014

We can start by taking a look at some of the biggest recorded wins throughout November and December 2014. While playing at an online casino called Casino Action, player S.L netted a cool $24,000 from a progressive jackpot slot machine called Mega Moolah. “I never really play progressives, but I thought I would give it a shot. When the bonus game came up I turned around to do something, and when I turned back to the game my jaw dropped, I won almost $24,000. Amazing feeling,” said S.L. We obtained these comments from the Casino Rewards website.

Player B.T won CA$33,331, also at Casino Action, but from an online slot called CashOccino. Player D.B won CA$45,477 at Casino Kingdom from a branded online slot machine called Terminator 2 and player I.R won an incredible $3,390,032 at Golden Tiger Casino, also while playing on the progressive jackpot slot, Mega Moolah.

Some of the other recent lucky winners include player F.D who won £22,581 at Casino Action on a video poker game called Deuces Wild – 10 Play Power Poker. Player C.W won CA$34,230 at Villento Casino on a slot called Break Away and player F.D won £12,328 at Casino Action on a branded online slot called Battlestar Galactica. All of these wins have been independently verified by a renowned online casino testing agency called eCOGRA and all of these casinos are powered entirely by downloadable and non-downloadable Microgaming software.

Several impressive new online slot machines recently arrived in casinos. IGT Interactive launched a brand new concept slot called Bubble Craze. Realtime Gaming (RTG) launched a new Christmas themed slot called The Naughty List and Playtech launched a new online slot called White King. Both Net Entertainment (NetEnt) and Microgaming recently launched two new online slot machines.

The latest slots from NetEnt included a science fiction themed slot called Cosmic Fortune and a new branded slot which was made in association with Universal© called The Invisible Man. “Partnering with Universal Partnerships & Licensing has enabled us to deliver another outstanding slot accessible by desktop and mobile devices,” said NetEnt’s Chief Product Officer, Simon Hammon. These words were extracted from the official NetEnt website.

He then finished by saying, “The Invisible Man showcases a great player and gaming experience of a very popular title and story. NetEnt’s use of HTML5 for both desktop and mobile on this fantastic production continues to showcase our abilities, and our innovation in driving the casino market forward.”

Microgaming also recently launched a new ‘branded’ slot machine called Game of Thrones which is based on the hugely successful HBO television series of the same name. In fact, players can now find two versions of this branded title in their favourite Microgaming powered casino. One of these new slots has 5 reels and 243 ways to win per spin and the other version has 5 reels and 15 winning paylines. The other new online slot from Microgaming which arrived in casinos just a few weeks before the new Game of Thrones slot machines were released was a sci-fi themed slot called Max Damage.

Get in the Xmas Spirit with these Great Xmas Themed Slots

If you really want to get in the Christmas spirit this year and if you enjoy playing online slot machines, why not check out some of the following Christmas themed slots that we have found for you. These slots are all now widely available, they can be launched either instantly in your browser or from within a secure casino download client and they are available in the free play mode and in the real cash mode.

Let’s start by taking a look at some of the best Christmas themed slots (aka Xmas themed slots) from Realtime Gaming (RTG). This software provider has developed six great Xmas slots including The Elf Wars, Return of the Rudolph, Santa Strikes Back, Rudolph’s Revenge and Naughty or Nice (1 and 2). These games all have multiple winning paylines and the have some great bonus features for players to enjoy. Some of them also have progressive jackpots to play for.

If you want to play on any of the Xmas themed slots from RTG right now, you will need to head over to any of the following online casinos, all of which are US-friendly online casinos: Manhattan Slots, High Noon Casino, Slots Jungle, Win Palace Casino, Lucky Red Casino, All Star Slots, Club World Casinos, Silver Oak Casino, Aladdin’s Gold Casino or Casino Titan.

Microgaming has produced a total of 8 Xmas themed slots including Santa Paws, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Ho Ho Ho, Santa’s Wild Ride, Scrooge, Gift Rap and Secret Santa. These action packed Xmas slots can now be found at hundreds of different Microgaming casinos such as Spin Palace Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, 32Red Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Casino-Mate, Gaming Club Casino, Platinum Play Casino, All Slots Casino and Betway Casino.

The other top Xmas themed slots that you also need to keep an eye out for include Santa Surprise and Ghost of Christmas. You can now find these exciting Playtech slots at various fully licensed online casinos such as Mansion Casino, Fly Casino, Casino.com, Paddy Power Casino, Gala Casino, Ladbrokes Casino, Bet365 Casino, William Hill Casino, Omni Casino and Genting Casino.

There are some really big prizes to play for on each of the Xmas themed slots mentioned above and they all have wide betting ranges to cater for most budgets. Head over to any of these secure online casinos today and check out these great Xmas themed slots over the festive period.

Multi-Player Casino Games from Microgaming

Some of the most interactive casino games available online today are the Multi-Player Games and you can now find five Multi-Player Games at any online casino which is powered entirely by Microgaming software. Some of the top Microgaming powered casinos include Betway Casino, 32Red Casino, Jackpot City Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Gaming Club Casino, 7 Sultans Casino, Golden Riviera Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Platinum Play Casino and Euro Palace Casino.

To play on any of these games you would need to install the Microgaming casino download client onto your computer because at the time of writing, none of the Multi-Player Games can be launched over Microgaming’s instant flash casino platform. It should only take a minute or so to install the software on to your PC or laptop.

The most recently released Multi-Player Game from Microgaming was Multi-Player Playboy and the others include Multi-Player Avalon, Multi-Player Isis, Multi-Player No Worries and Multi-Player Wheel of Wealth. Finding these games is relatively straight forward once you have logged into your account in the real money mode.

All you need to do is click on the ‘Games’ button and then you need to click on the Multi-Player & Tournament Network icon. Clicking on this will redirect you to where you need to be. The next step is to click on the game that you would like to play and it should take less than 30 seconds to launch. The game will open in a new window and you should be able to take a spin as soon as the game has finished loading providing you have enough cash in your account.

We managed to obtain the following comments from the official Microgaming website. These comments were made on the same day that Microgaming launched its Multi-Player Playboy in October 2014, “Playboy is one of the most recognisable brands in the world – it has 97% unaided global brand awareness. So to be able to bring our popular Playboy online slot to Multi-player is very exciting. It is an ideal acquisition tool and provides our operators with a fantastic opportunity for creative and engaging marketing campaigns,” said the Product Manager for Multi-Player Games at Microgaming, James Ford.

This action and feature packed slot machine has some really big prizes to play for and just like all of the other Multiplayer slots, you can watch up to five other players spinning the reels as well as being able to watch your own set of reels spinning. Playboy's President for Global Licensing, Matt Nordby, said, “We value our partnership with Microgaming and are delighted to build off of the success of the Live Dealer product and online slot to further enhance our offering with a Multi-player online slot. It's another great way for online players to experience the exhilarating world of Playboy.”