August 11th, 2011 |
Industry-leading online gaming software developer, WagerWorks, recently released another Monopoly slot game. This is the fifth installment of the brand entitled, “You’re in the Money or Monopoly.” The previous versions of the game include:
- Monopoly with Pass GO Bonus
- Monopoly Multiplier
- Monopoly Here and Now
- MegaJackpots Monopoly
With each new Monopoly variant comes innovative features and the newest version is no exception. For instance, the Mystery Wild Bonus can be randomly triggered following each spin. Also, Mr. Monopoly awards players with fully wild reels which can be maxed out at all five. Once the reels fully wild reels are activated, payouts will be given.
Any fan of Monopoly will enjoy the Board Bonus because it allows them to partake in the actual board game. When the game is activated, players are first given three chances to roll the dice. The coin begins at “Go” and moves based on the number of spaces per dice roll. The type of square will determine the payout. Landing on property will award the player a single spin on a mini slot machine.
The payouts on the mini slot machines increase with the value of the property on the board. Landing on a utility property grants the player another roll of the dice. Participants are paid based on the sum of the dice. Additionally, landing on Community Chest or Chance gives players the option to draw a random card from that deck, similar to the actual game.
Within each corresponding deck there are different benefits. For instance, the railroad advances the player to the next railroad square and gives him an additional roll of the dice. This allows for the opportunity to land on higher valued property and be given larger payouts. Those who pass GO are automatically given 200 times the original bet.
The graphics in the game are much improved over the previous versions. The wild symbol is represented by Mr. Monopoly. Other symbols include the green houses, red hotels, railroad icons, waterworks, electric company, hat, car and dog. The Board Bonus game can be triggered by the dice character.
The game is 30 paylines of pure fun. Those who are avid monopoly players or who grew up loving the game, you will thoroughly enjoy the newest version of Monopoly from WagerWorks who has really brought the game to life in this latest installment.
June 7th, 2011 |
Experts have noticed a lull in online gaming software development during the month of May 2011. As the close of the month approaches, the number of new games released has been below the average compared with previous years. It has not yet been revealed whether this is a coincidence or the calm before the storm.
In the past, Microgaming has been the first provider to release new games each month. These games are typically launched toward the end of the first week or beginning of the second week. Also, new games are usually announced a month before release. Unfortunately there were no new announcements in April for May.
This is likely due to the Grand Slam of Slot II Tournament, hosted by Microgaming. The company does not want to divert attention away from the competition. Since the tournament ends in at the beginning of June, there may not be any additional slot games released for that month either.
Cryptologic has also not released any new games. However, the company has not gone live with any new slots for the past six months on account of its current financial rough patch. Cryptologic is beginning to turn around its finances as is evident by the announcement of a new super hero slot game with a time period that is to be determined.
On the other hand, Vegas Technology has been releasing games at a rate of one per month. The games usually go live in the third or fourth week of each month without an announcement. Therefore, it is unlikely the developer will skip a month for no reason so a game should be released soon.
Additionally, Rival Gaming has not yet released any games in May but March and April had several new games. In March, Rival Gaming released four new additions to their 3D series and April saw three new video slot games. Perhaps the company has decided to take a month off with releases and begin fresh in June.
Finally, WagerWorks is known to release one game per month but has been known to skip months. The developer’s last release was March 2011. Therefore, a new game should be in the works. WagerWorks has a reputation for releasing high quality games and is not known for quantity. With a lull in the action for May, it is likely June will bring many new games.
May 20th, 2011 |
Almost all slot games (land-based and online) function with a single payout table. As a result, some slot games are more attractive to players than others. Leading online gaming software developer, WagerWorks, recently released several slot games which utilize two different payout tables for every spin. The name of this innovative feature is Multiway. Two popular slot games that have integrated this feature are Treasures of Troy and White Orchid.
Independent Spinning on the Reels
These games are uniquely structured in that they are five reel slot games with only four rows across each reel which spins as independent reels. In normal slot games, the reels spin simultaneously. Independent spinning allows for the same symbol to appear in many positions across the reel which results in frequent payouts.
The 40 Payline Payout table
The default setting in the game is a 40 payline payout table. Therefore, participants are able to wager up to 40 paylines and five coins per payline. WagerWorks has referred to this as the Bet Multiplier. When players wager in this mode, they are only able to use the default payout table which pays when three or more of the same symbols appear from left to right on the reels.
The Special Multiway Payout Table
Those who have activated all 40 paylines can double the bet which will trigger the special Multiway payout table. The game pays when 4 or 5 of the same symbols appear on any position on the reels. For instance, if, according to the payout table, 5 of the same symbols pays 100 and the same symbol appears twice on the first reel, three times on the third reel and once on all other reels, the Multiway payout would be 600 (2x3x100).
Seeing the Details
Payouts from the default and special tables are independent of one other then added together. For more complicated payouts, WagerWorks has added an area where the details are presented line-by-line. Furthermore, all Multiway slot games feature a free spins bonus round which uses the default table.
Multiway slot games are currently only available at Virgin Casino. However, due to the popularity of this feature, it is likely WagerWorks will expand and share the wealth. This is an extremely innovative idea that is sure to catch on at other online gamine software developers. Stop by Virgin Casino today to try your luck at multiple payout tables.
May 9th, 2011 |
Virgin Casino is the master of rolling out new games and announcing new promotions for their players. The operator is starting the month of May off with a reload bonus of 50 percent for deposits between GBP 10 and GBP 200. At the end of the promotional period, the bonus will be automatically withdrawn.
Use Bonus Code RELOAD
To register for the bonus, players must enter bonus code RELOAD prior to making the deposit. One of the greatest advantages of this reload bonus is that the withdrawal requirements only apply to the deposit, not the bonus. For this promotion, players must wager at least 20 times their deposit on specific games. One the requirements are met, players will receive the 50 percent back of their original deposit up to GBP 100.
Excellent for Players of all Levels
This is an excellent bonus for low rollers because the wagering requirements must be completed prior to May 31st which allows for almost an entire month. Obviously high rollers will be able to complete their requirements much early due to the average size of each bet. However, if players do not complete the requirements by May 31st, the bonus will expire.
Games that Qualify for the Bonus
On the Virgin Casino website is a long list of games that do not qualify for the bonus. These include video poker, table games and several progressive jackpots. Luckily, players will find a sufficient number of games that do qualify. Most WagerWorks games are eligible with the casino pushing the recently released Star Trek online slot game.
The game is based on the television series with each regular crew member of the U.S.S. Enterprise featuring their own bonus game. Another excellent game choice is that of Wipeout to celebrate the approach of summer. This game boasts an exciting free spins round. Another ocean-based game is that of White Orchid which takes place on an island in the South Seas. Additionally, War of the Worlds is a great choice due to the excited represented in the game.
Unfortunately, new players to Virgin Casino are not eligible for this bonus due to the generous Welcome Bonus. This promotion is already popular with many veteran players who are taking advantage of the free credits at the casino.
April 15th, 2011 |
Virgin Casino is constantly running tournaments, promotions or announcing new games to play. Their most recent activity involves the Leprechaun’s Luck promotion which began on April 11th and will run until April 17th. With this promotion, players will be given two opportunities to win the Leprechaun’s Luck progressive jackpot valued at GBP 5,000. This new slot game went live April 13th.
The total prize pool for the promotion is currently up to GBP 20,000. Therefore, players are eligible for a bonus of up to GBP 100 each day until April 17th by wagering between GBP 175 and GBP 3,500. The bonus will vary depending on the amount wagered. There will be six tiers with tier 1 for those wagering GBP 175 which will award a bonus of GBP 5. Players who bet GBP 3,500 will receive a bonus of GBP 100 and are considered to be in tier 6.
Specific Slot Game Usage
To receive these bonuses, wagering must be completed at specified slot games only. With over 20 slot games at Virgin Casino, players should not have a problem finding one that is eligible for this promotion. Players will also be able to place wagers on Leprechaun’s Luck as of April 13th. Another interesting game on the list is WagerWorks online slot game Star Trek which features all the characters from the S.S. Enterprise.
Additionally, new slot games, Bejeweled 2 and Chuzzle, from GameSys will count toward the promotion. Furthermore, many Microgaming online slot games like Avalon, Tomb Raider II, The Lord of the Rings and Hellboy are also available. Older games such as Da Vinci Diamonds, Cleopatra, Cats and Wipeout are sure to be popular throughout this bonus. The complete list of qualifying games is available on the Virgin Casino website.
Terms and Conditions
There are a few terms and conditions for taking advantage of this bonus. For each day this promotion runs, players must continuously meet the criteria to qualify for the bonus amount. Wagers placed on the previous day will not carry over. If the total prize pool diminishes prior to the 7 days, then the promotion will end prematurely. Updates will be given daily on the Virgin Casino website.
This is an excellent opportunity for players to make a large amount of extra cash. Therefore, players are advised to stop by the casino as soon as possible to take advantage of this generous offer from Virgin Casino.
April 14th, 2011 |
Back in February 2011, Virgin Casino unveiled an exciting new online slot game entitled “Chuzzle Slots.” This game became so popular, the casino decided to offer another popular GameSys game entitled, “Bejeweled 2.” The original Bejeweled game was featured by Playtech and can also be played at Virgin Casino. The regular Bejeweled games have gained popularity on gaming sites and even Facebook.
As in the game, the symbols are brightly colored stones while the high value cards are luminous and crafted in stone-fashion. When a winning combination is formed by the stones, the remaining symbols disappear and the applicable paylines are displayed. This is a new graphical effected added to the game. Bejeweled 2 offers are variety of interesting symbols including:
- Rotating wild logo symbol
- Bejeweled bonus symbol
- Free spins symbol
- Wheel of riches
The rotating wild logo doubles the payouts to assist with the creation of winning combinations. Five of these logos on any reel equal the highest paying fixed jackpot of 10,000 coins. The three special scatter symbols are the Bejeweled bonus, free spins and wheel of riches icons. A different bonus game will appear for any of these symbols that hit three or more times across all reels.
The Bejeweled bonus icon unlocks the Cascading Reaction Bonus Feature game which is played exactly like the regular version of Bejeweled. The Free spins symbol allows players to engage in the free spins bonus round in which players can win up to 50 free spins. Finally, the Wheel of riches icon allows players to participate in the Wheel of Riches bonus feature. Competitors will have an opportunity to win up to 500 times the total bet.
Powered by WagerWorks software, Virgin Casino is a one of a kind online entity in which partners with competing software developers to give users a variety of games. Bejeweled 2 is an example of their relationship with other suppliers.
This game looks as if it is as fun as the original with many additional functions and features that will keep players coming back time and time again. Since the beginning of 2011, Virgin casino has released a number of new slot games significantly increasing the total number of games offered at the casino. In the coming months, it will be interesting to see what interesting game they will release to the public next.
April 4th, 2011 |
International Game Technology (IGT) is a designer and manufacturer of computer-based gaming equipment such as slot machines. As a result, the company has their hand in almost every aspect of gaming. Through WagerWorks, the company is able to develop online games for casinos. IGT has expanded their operations to include mobile gambling such as their recent announcement of Jacks or Better video poker for handheld devices.
Jacks or Better Gameplay
Jacks or Better is currently offered at a number of WagerWorks online casinos. Due to the game’s success online, players will be able to enjoy the action on their iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android gadgets. The mobile version of Jacks or Better is similar to the online variant in which players are distributed five cards from a 52-card deck and have the option to discard or hold. The lowest paying hand is a pair of Jacks.
The Main Difference in Games
The primary difference between the mobile and online versions is whenever the player receives any type of payout, the “Double-Up” features is activated. This bonus requires players to select between red, black and collect. If a color is chosen and the next card dealt matches the color selected, the previous amount won is doubled. If the color does not match, they lose their winnings. The collect button allows players to keep their current winnings and not participate in the game.
Adding Value to Online Casino Operators
The Vice-President of IGT stated that this is an innovative product that will add significant value to mobile and online casino operator’s portfolio. With the advances in smart device technology, software development companies will be able to exhibit their strengths while building on popular online game titles to create an instantly recognizable online brand.
A Variety of Jacks or Better
At its online gaming sites, WagerWorks delivers a variety of Jacks or Better video poker games with the two most popular being Phantom Belle and Lucky Draw. The standard version is Phantom Belle Jacks or Better which is visually attractive due to advanced animation. Lucky Draw Jacks or Better features a western-theme with a four hand format.
With the slow expansion of online gaming to the mobile platform, this gives players additional ways to access their favorite games. In the near future, it is expected that the mobile device platform will explode for shopping, internet usage and of course, online gamble. Therefore, IGT seems to be far ahead of the competition with their continued mobile releases of popular online gambling games.
March 8th, 2011 |
WagerWorks recently release a new variant of online roulette entitled, “Player’s Suite Triple Bonus Spin Roulette.” The game boasts a variety of advanced features found the Expert Roulette, another version released by WagerWorks in late 2010, as well as an intriguing bonus game. To activate the game, the ball must land in the yellow bonus well and players will have the opportunity to earn three free spins. If any of the free spins are hit, the player is awarded 12,000 times the original betting amount.
There are a few differences in this game compared to the standard variant. The first is the large yellow well that triggers the bonus game. The well is one and one third times as wide as all other wells. This gives the player a remarkable advantage so the software provider has adjusted the game accordingly by adding another “0” to the board. Therefore, the game has 0, 00 and 000 wells. Inside and outside bets do not payout if any zero is hit.
As a result, the net effect equates to an average return of 98.11 percent, according to WagerWorks. The good news is this is a greater average return than single zero European Roulette which typically features the highest winning percentage among roulette variants.
Another nice feature is if the player has a bet on the yellow well when it hits, they are awarded a bonus payout in addition to the free spins round. In the basic game, there are four bonus bets permitted including:
- Straight Bonus Bet
- Split Bonus Bet
- Trio Bonus
- Quad Bonus Bet
The Straight Bonus Bet pays 12 times the original amount and is available for only the yellow well. The Split Bonus Bet is available for the yellow well and a zero number. This pays out at 6 times the amount wagered. The Trio Bonus Bet is available for the yellow well in addition to two of the zeros and pays 4 times the bet. Finally, the Quad Bonus Bet covers the yellow well and all zeros. This bonus bet pays out at 3 times the wager.
Triple Bonus Spin Roulette is an exciting new game that takes the standard version of online roulette and adds a few new twists. This is sure to be a hit will veteran and novice roulette enthusiasts alike and increase the amount of traffic flowing to the many WagerWorks online casinos.
February 7th, 2011 |
The newest creation from WagerWorks and Barcrest makes everyone think of the sun, surf and ocean during this cold, snow-filled winter. Wipeout is a surfing-themed online casino slot game. Players in the United States and Europe can live their surfing desires through this most excellent game.
Wipeout is exciting from the second the reels are shown on the screen. The overall theme has been developed in a psychedelic fashion with symbols that are colorful, bright and freaky. There are special icons like the wild logo which rides the top of the waves and emerges on the top of the reels. Also, the surfer symbol represents the free spin. The regular symbols include:
- Surf hitting the beach
- The bus transporting surfers to the ocean
- The hot sun
- Extra life
- Wipeout logo
There are many innovative features integrated into Wipeout. For instance, three or more surfer symbols scattered across the reels begin a bonus round in which players are awarded up to 250 times the total bet in addition to three lives. During the free spins, an extra life icon may appear on the fifth reel to increase the total number of lives by one. On the other hand, the wipeout symbol could appear on the same reel and decrease the number of lives.
Once all lives have been exhausted the bonus round comes to an end. Until that point, players can be awarded many payouts from the free spins without any additional investment. There are also special payouts like a bonus of four times the total bet for each extra life as well as the wipeout symbol. Also, if players complete 50 free spins they are awarded a bonus of 200 times the bet, however, the round ends regardless of the number of lives left.
Virgin Casino is the most popular online gaming site powered by WagerWorks. Consequently, Wipeout has gone live there first. To promote this unique game, Virgin Casino is offering a special promotion of players qualifying for 100 pounds per day up to 20,000 total pounds or the promotion ending on January 30th. To be eligible there are different wave levels that must be acquired.
Wipeout is an extremely interesting and innovative game that has been quite popular at Virgin Casino even during the short time it has been available. The graphics, gameplay and bonuses will make you feel like you are really at the beach enjoying the sun and surf.
December 22nd, 2010 |
Goal Three 2-Win, created by WagerWorks, is an instant play game introduced by Virgin Casino. Instant play games respectively have their advantages and disadvantages. Instant play games offered at online gaming sites greatly differ from the regular games like blackjack or slots. These games tend to be simple with higher house edges.
Goal Three 2-Win is a soccer-themed instant play game. Although the 2010 World Cup has ended, soccer is constantly in international news; therefore, soccer-themed online gambling games continue to enjoy success.
The betting in the game has been simplified to only 1 credit wagering. When the play button is clicked, the credit is automatically deducted and displayed on the screen. 30 soccer balls are then displayed in a 5 by 6 matrix. The players are then required to select the balls one at a time until a payout is granted. One popular method is to select the balls either from left to right or top to bottom. Other players:
• Select randomly
• Select backwards
• Alternate ball selection
• Trace shapes
• Trace numbers
Another nice feature is the auto play function which allows those players that do not wish to select the balls to have the system choose them. Keep in mind, the auto play button must be clicked prior to the game beginning.
There are two ways to win in the regular game. First, each football reveals a color or number when clicked. Therefore, the game ends when three balls of the same color or same number are selected. If the correct three numbers are selected, then the payout is that number. If the correct colors are selected then a bonus game entitled, Cash Ladder, is activated.
In this game, the player must place a new bet and match three of the same colored balls again. If the player does this correctly, they move up the ladder and select again. After five steps, the player can cash out of risk the money and play again. The top prize on the ladder is 200 credits.
Although Goal Three 2-Win is a soccer-themed game, it does not have to be played during soccer season. It is a fun and exciting new instant play game that you should try if at any WagerWorks powered casinos. Although the house does have a tremendous edge, it is still an interesting game to check out.