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December 21st, 2016

07:22 pm: Must-Know Casino Terms
casino terms every gambler must know

If you are new in the gambling world, there are definitely some terms that you don’t understand clearly yet. On this page, we’ve gathered all the words you may come across while playing gambling games together with their meanings. Basically, it’s our own small gambling vocabulary for newbies to learn something new and for experienced gamblers to check the facts.

  • APMS. This abbreviation stands for “Alternative purchase methods” that include all the methods you can use to deposit or withdraw money instead of the credit card. Popular APMS are PayPal, prepaid cards and all kinds of e-wallets.

  • Bankroll is the amount of money you have while playing the gambling game.

  • Bet is the amount of money you wager in the game. The bet is taken from your casino deposit.

  • Betting limits. These are the limits defined by the casino that restrict the minimum and the maximum possible wager amount for each game.

  • Bonuses are special offers from the casino to its clients. These can be welcome bonuses, no-deposit bonuses and so on.

  • Dealer or banker is a machine (in an online casino) or a person (in a land-based or a live casinos) that deals the cards and guides the game.

  • Deposit match bonus is one of the most popular casino bonuses. When you make your first deposit, it is doubled by the casino.

  • Deposit is the sum of money you place on your casino account to spend on gambling games.

  • Deuce. It’s a term from the dice games meaning two points on a dice.

  • Double or nothing is a kind of bet that either pays nothing or the amount that was placed as a bet.

  • Download casino software is a type of gambling software that, unlike the online casinos, require additional downloads and installation on your computer.

  • Edge stands for the advantage you have over the other player or the casino you are playing in.

  • Face cards are the cards that have pictures on them. These include the Ace, the King, the Queen and the Jack.

  • Free Spins. It is the casino bonus or the bonus round in the slots game that allows you make a certain number of spins for free.

  • Hand is a term used in the card games that stands for the cards the player has during a round.

  • Hit is a blackjack term that is used to get one more card.

  • High-roller is a person that plays gambling games with the large bets.

  • House basically means “casino” or the place where the gambling games are played. This can be both a land-based casino or a casino website.

  • ICG. This abbreviation stands for International Casino Games where the player can win a lot of money or the large prizes.

  • Inside bet is the roulette term meaning the bet is made on the numbers located inside of the wheel.

  • Instant play casino is an online casino where all the games can be played online without any downloads.

  • ISL. This abbreviation stands for International Slots League. It is the slots tournament that is held every day all around the gambling world.

  • Multiplier is the term used in slots to define the bonus allowing you multiply your winnings.

  • Multi-player is a type of game where the players are playing against each other, not against the casino.

  • Odds means the player’s chances to win. The percentage of the player’s odds is defined by the casino.

  • Outside bet is, obviously, the opposite of the inside bet. It is the type of the roulette bet that is made on the number outside the wheel.

  • Payouts are the money you get from the casino.

  • Progressive jackpot stands for the specific type of game where the amount of jackpot increases when the game is played by the more players.

  • Punto Banco is a kind of baccarat game.

  • Real money account is the casino account where you play games for real money. There is also the practice play account where you can play the games for fun without paying anything.

  • RNG. This abbreviation stands for Random Number Generator — the software that rules everything in the gambling games by generating random numbers.

  • Royal flush is a poker term meaning a set of ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace all of the same suit.

  • Tournaments are the gambling competitions where players can play casino games against each other.

  • Three of a kind is another poker term standing for the set of 3 cards of the same rank.

  • Wagering requirements. This is a tricky thing invented by the casinos to restrict the amount you can win using the bonus games. It is usually the number of games you have to play to withdraw the money you won with the Free Spins or Deposit Match bonus.

  • Web-wallet or the e-wallet is the personal account in one of the payment systems used to make online transactions including casino deposits.

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October 28th, 2016

04:29 pm: Slots Bonus Rounds Explained
Today I'm going to explain in details different types of bonus rounds in slot machines. To begin with, not all slots have bonus rounds, but the majority of them, mainly video slots, do. Some even have more than one type of bonus round. For example, Immortal Romance online slot powered by Microgaming.

Scatter Symbol

Basically, Bonus Rounds are activated by Scatter symbols. So, if you see Scatters on the slot layout then it's likely the Bonus Round is present there as well. You can figure it out by looking through the slot rules which are hidden under the Paytable/View Pays button. Bonus Rounds change the way a slot is being played by adding extra Multipliers, bonuses or Free Spins as a reward. A lot of players find that they win the most of their money thanks to Bonus Rounds. Often, a Bonus Round will be a Free Spins mode where the player is given a certain number of Free Spins. The wager is set equal to the spin that activated the Bonus Round but the player isn't charged for and simply gets the winnings.

Wheel of Fortune

Other popular bonus games include so-called Wheel of Fortune, where players spin a wheel to gain either Free Spins or extra Multipliers. There is also board game style Bonus Rounds where you spin numbers on a dice and play a board game to unlock bonuses and/or multipliers. Bonus Games can also include interactive mini-games which play more like traditional games than slots. The only way to unlock them is to play but there are some a truly amazing slots out there with really fun to play mini bonus games. Interesting fact. Do you know how "slots" sound in Dutch. I've just found myself. It's gratis gokkasten. Pretty nice, isn't it. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean how it sounds, the important thing is Dutch players love free slots as we do.

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May 25th, 2016

07:19 pm: Mad Hatter Free Video Slot by Microgaming
Mad Hatters Free Slot by Microgaming

Do not get lost in the Wonderland while playing
Mad Hatters video slot powered by Microgaming. It's a 5-reel, 30-paylines slot machine featuring 2 Bonus games, Free Spins round, and 20000-coin jackpot!

Unlock Cuckoo Bonus

Land three or more Cuckoo clocks on adjacent reels and make active Cuckoo Bonus. You'll have to pick cuckoo clocks hiding bonus winnings. You'll be able to choose one, two or even three of these clocks depending on the number of previously landed Cuckoo symbols. PIck'n'win!

Bunny Free Spins

3, 4 or 5 Bunny symbols landed anywhere on the reels award you Free Spins rounds. Bunny will bring you 10, 25 or 50 Free Spins rounds respectively. Moreover, all wins gained during Free Spins round will be automatically multiplied by 2x. To be honest, almost all Microgaming no download video slots come with Free Spins feature. It's like must-have for Microgaming products. We wish you luck and you would have to be half-mad to dream me up".

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May 6th, 2016

04:43 pm: Pinocchio 3D Slot by Betsoft
Pinocchio 3D Free Slot by Betsoft

Yes, another fairytale-themed slot machine. Betsoft gingered up the well-known story about Pinocchio, liar, liar, pants on fire! The game was announced and released one year ago. And we must admit its popularity grows exponentially! Betsoft portfolio of free casino games is very impressive.

Collect Pinocchio Symbols and Win Up to 500x

Pinocchio 3D slot machine is equipped with 5 reels, 15 pay lines, and nice bonus features. Just look at bonuses titles: Fairy Re-Spins, Pinocchio Wandering Wilds, Real Boy Mode!

Unlock Betsoft Genuine Bonus Rounds

Let's take a look at Pinocchio Bonus Games. Unlock Boy Real Mode, whaaat? When you collect five Real Boy symbols Pinocchio liar will turn into the real honest boy! Geppetto is the Scatter symbols appearing on 1st, 3d, and 5th reels and he turns onto Wild symbol and launches re-spin. Good-looking Fairy brings extra re-spins and 5x your total bet. How long since you last watched Disney Pinocchio (1940) movie?

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April 27th, 2016

11:54 am: Aloha Island Video Slot by Bally
Aloha Island Video Slot by Bally

Say Aloha to Paradise! Aloha Island video slot by Bally Technologies is right in time! Summer comes closer, and the need for splendid emotions rises faster. Aloha Island slot machine fully meets such need.

Aloha Free Games

It is a 5-reel, 50-payline online casino slot equipped with Wild, Scatter symbols, Bonus Game, and Free Spins modes. 3> Free Games icons appearing anywhere on the slot reels grant you 5 free games. During the Free Spins, round all wins are multiplied by x3 your total bet. For each +1 Free Games icon, you get +1 free spin. The high-paying symbol is Aloha Wild. It gets stacked on one of the five reels in random order after every spin you bet on.

Bally Technologies Company Overview

Bally Technologies, Inc. is a producer of land-based slot machines and other gambling products with headquarter in Enterprise, Nevada. It is a part of Scientific Games Corporation since 2014. The company was founded in 1968 as Advanced Patent Technology. Then it changed the name to Alliance Gaming which subsequently acquired Bally Gaming International in 1996. Ten years ago, in 2006, the company took Bally Technologies name.

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April 26th, 2016

12:52 pm: Sparks Video Slot from NetEnt
Sparks Video Slot from NetEnt

Sparks online slot was released by Net Entertainment last summer. Thematically and visually it's similar to other NetEnt slots hits like Lights, Evolution, and Starburst. We will review them in the forthcoming posts. Now back to Sparks video slot which will grab your attention at first several spins!

What Sparks Hide?

At the very beginning, you are invited to choose Win One Way or Win Both Ways mode. Your decision will significantly affect your winnings. For example, once you choose Win Both Ways mode your winning chances increase while total payout amount decreases.

Weird Cloning Wilds and 80K Jackpot

Sparks features two kinds of Wild symbols. The regular one (blue) literally substitutes for all except the other Wild kind. The second Wild symbol appears only on second and fourth reels, covering the entire reel and cloning the adjacent symbols. It's called Expanding Cloning Wild. In other words, it's the source of winnings until it gets bored. The theoretical Return to Player for Sparks in Win One Way mode is 95.56%, in Win Both Ways - 96.54%

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April 21st, 2016

02:40 pm: Wild Water Slot Machine by NetEnt
Wild Water Slot by NetEnt

Wild Water online slot from NetEnt developers reminds us of summer, beach and seashore. Pretty male and female surfers will be with you the entire gameplay. Activate up to 60 Free Spins rounds and win 40 000 coins jackpot at one spin!

Tame the Wild, Wild Waves!

Wild Water slot machine has 5 reels and 20 active pay lines. The game plot goes back in 60-70s, vintage graphics and cool sounds create an unforgettable gaming atmosphere. Shark Wild symbol substitute for all other symbols to hit highest winning combo. It appears on any reel during the regular game and in Free Spins mode - it automatically expands to cover the entire reel. 3, 4, and 5 Scatters award players 15, 30, and 60 Free Spins rounds correspondingly. The highest-paying symbol, female surfer, appears anywhere on the reels, 5 symbols of a kind equal up to 2000x your total stake.

Surfers Team Bonus

Ok, Bonus Games, here we go. Any 5 surfers covering the entire reel (standing up straight) pay a bet multiplier 20x. Once you match 5 different surfers on the reels (again, standing up straight, their postures must appear) - you'll get the 200x multiplier of your total stake. Playing Wild Water slot is like watching one of those surfers movies!

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April 19th, 2016

12:40 pm: Fruit Warp Video Slot by Thunderkick
Fruit Warp Video Slot by Thunderkick

You haven't tried anything like this before! Fruit Warp weird slot yet pretty was brought to players from all of the world by Thunderkick. Make fruits twist and match winning combos. The weirdest thing is there are no traditional reels and pay lines at all!

Taste Crazy Tropical Fruits

Fruit Warp slot game has all possible tropical fruits on the game layout. Kiwano (horned melons), carambola, and dragon fruit are the highest-paying symbols - up to 45x, 42x, and 216x your total stake correspondingly. Winning combos appear when three or more fruit symbols scattered randomly on the slot layout.

Change Fruit Modes and Win!

To trigger Fruit Mode, absolutely new type of the game, you need to get 5 or more symbols of a kind. You will have to collect the same and other symbol winning combinations to fill the Warp Meter and unlock new dynamic multipliers. A new re-spin is won each time at least one symbol matches the Fruit Mode unless the Warp Meter is already full. Developers and designers from Thunderkick are unstoppable!

By the way, take a quick look at main fruit machines symbols. Some people confuse fruit machines with regular video slot. Guys, one more time, they're entirely different types of slot machines.

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April 15th, 2016

01:58 pm: Wonky Wabbits Free Slot by NetEnt
Wonky Wabbits Free Slot by NetEnt

Wonky Wabbits free casino slot powered by Net Entertainment will grant you an unforgettable gambling experience (as the develope promises). It comes with a great variety of features and total jackpot worth 390 000 coins at a stake. It was released in February 2014. And it's amazing, NetEnt designers and developers do a fantastic job indeed!

390K Crazy Wabbits Jackpot!

Wonky Wabbits has 5 reels, 15 active pay lines and 10-level bet. The min. bet value is 0.30, max. bet reaches 150. It's all about vegetables, and you wonder which are the highest paying ones to seek for. The highest-paying are Carrot, Tomato, Corn, Broccoli, and Eggplant, while A, K, Q, J, and 10s - as it usually goes are the low-paying symbols.

Go Wild!

If Wild symbol appears on any of the reels it gets duplicated to the position which creates the highest possible win. Only the 2nd and 4th reel allow Wilds to get stacked. It means that a max. 14(!) Wilds may appear on the layout after Wild Duplication happens. To get the 100x times your total bet you have to make the entire reel WILD. Our final verdict: the Wonky Wabbits slot perfectly suits Who Framed Roger Rabbit comedy fans!

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01:55 pm: Esqueleto Explosivo Slot by Thunderkick
Esqueleto Explosivo Free Slot by Thunderkick

Esqueleto Explosivo free video slot running on Thunderkick soft, Stockholm-based gaming company. It features 5 reels, 3 skeleton rows and 17 active pay lines. It was released 2 years ago, in June 2014. Today you can find Esqueleto Explosivo in the best world-wide online casinos such as, Casumo and others.

Go Mad With Esqueleto Explosivo!

First of all, the slot layout. Skull symbols simply don't spin, they drop down from above making funny falling bones noises. Once you trigger a winning combo, skulls explode and new ones fill the empty reel spaces. And last but not least, the Day of the Dead theme! It is one of the most festive and splendid holidays across the whole world.

Explosivo Wild and Mucho 32x Multipliers!

Thunderkick develops not only creative slot games, but also embeds creative game play features. If the Explosivo Wild replaces for all other skull symbols and blows up the closest neighboring symbols to create new winning lines. It also makes the multiplier rise up by one level. The Mucho Multiplier level varies from x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 up to x32. I'll say it one more time, the Mucho multiplier gets activated each time you win on a drop or when at least one Explosivo Wild falls.

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April 13th, 2016

12:22 pm: Dazzle Me Free Slot by NetEnt
Dazzle Me Free Slot by NetEnt

The unusual 76-payline Dazzle Me online slot machine was released by Net Entertainment in August 2015. Gems, gems and even more gems are waiting for you! Apart from paylines, the Dazzle Me slot also has unusual reels layout shaped as a pyramid. Actually, we've met before such reels structure - almost all latest WMS games.

Dazzling Gambling

NetEnt developers did their best while creating this game. It is both brilliant and generous gambling gift. Dazzle Me features symbols like blue, green, purple and red gems, bells and traditional 7’s. The most exciting feature is Dazzling Wild Reels. It can be activated during the regular game randomly and once it does reels 1-5 can goes WILD!

Gems Free Spins!

Once 3, 4 or 5 Free Spins symbols appear you win 8, 12 or 16 Free Spins correspondingly. Moreover, the free games has an extra feature called Linked Reels. It links adjacent reels making them identical. Note, Linked Reels feature applies only to the left-most four reels. NetEnt once again confirms its mission: better gaming to all gambling games fans!

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April 11th, 2016

01:41 pm: Sunny Scoops Tasty Slot by Thunderkick
Sunny Scoops free video slot by Thunderkick

Sunny Scoops free classic slot machine by Thunderkick, another Scandinavian gambling company, was released on August 2014. It's a second slot game launched with more realistic design than its predecessor Birds on a Wire slot.

Climb up the ice cream hill!

Honestly, Sunny Scoops by Thunderkick is the most unusual classic slot you've ever played. It has ice cream 3 reels and 14 pay lines. Sunny Scoops comes with such features as 7 Yummy Bonus Games, Infinite Multiplier Strip. Once you stack the same ice cream scoops on one reel or vertical pay line you'll make the Bonus Wheel spin with x2, x3, x5 and x7 multipliers. The higher you climb the multiplier ladder, the more chances you get to hit free re-spins.

Another Masterpiece from Thunderkick

Thunderkick is a young company that powers slot machine games and related gaming products. The company is located in Stockholm and holds a MGA license. The company was founded by a team of peers with years of experience in iGaming and casino games development. All game and platform development is done in-house. Thunderkick is aimed to contribute to a change in the gambling industry by improving the overall UX in gambling.

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April 6th, 2016

05:41 pm: Attraction video slot by NetEnt
Attraction video slot by NetEnt

The Attraction slot design is fancy, just as you’d expect from Sweden company Net Entertainment. This 5-reel and 10-line video slot was released on 2014, August. Two years passed but Attraction slot still deserves a special credit.

Learn Attraction Basics

Attraction is a science-themed video slot powered by world famous NetEnt. It has a pretty large jackpot and several custom features like Magnet Feature and Sticky Wilds. The Magnet feature is on at the beginning of every spin and re-spin. For every single spin where Wild symbols appears on the same reel or row as a magnet, you'll get awarded a re-spin with one more Sticky Wild. Wild symbols appear only on the 2, 3 and 4th reels. Sticky Wild is available only during the re-spin.

Better Gaming Experience w/ NetEnt

Net Entertainment (NetEnt - short name) is one of the world leading casino soft manufacturers offering premium gaming solutions to the online casino platforms. It has a complete suite of cutting-edge online slots and casino games. The NetEnt shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap. Net Entertainment is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission; the company is also accredited by eCOGRA, authorized by MGA.

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April 4th, 2016

07:41 pm: Magicious Slot by Thunderkick Review

The Magic show by Thunderkick is on! Meet on of the best video slots Magicious slot which was released on June 2014.

How Magic Slot Works

Magicious free video slot by Thunderkick is an obviously magic-themed game equipped with 5 reels and 10 pay lines. It features both way wins, Expanding Wilds and the Respin. The maximum payout in Magicious video slot is 400 coins for 5 yellow stars. The rest symbols are basically low-paying symbols. The Expanding Wild substitutes for all other symbols on the layout and appears on 2,3, and 4 reels correspondingly. It holds the reel and launch a respin of the rest of the reels.The maximum possible number of respins is 3.

Thunderkick - Magic Manufacturer

Thunderkick is a Scandinavian gaming developer founded in 2012 and based in Stockholm. It has Malta Gaming Authority, or MGA, license. Thunderkick company obviously stands out from the crowd due to the fantastic slots design. Their slot machines are very hard to resist not playing.

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07:36 pm: OMG! Kittens or Cuteness Overdose

Cute'n'Fluffy Hard Not Playing

Powered by WMS Gaming the OMG! Kittens online slot machine has 5 reels and 40 active play lines. Tiger, Bubbles and Mr. Whiskers are stacked symbols, or count as one and featuring up to 100x multiplier each one separately. The Bonus Guarantee feature of 10x your total bet is one of the prominent features in the OMG! Kittens slot game. What it means? Any bonus game ending with less than 10x total bet will be automatically increased to 10x total bet at the end of the bonus. Wow :)

About WMS Gaming Company

WMS Gaming, a subsidiary of WMS Industries, is a casino manufacturer of slot machines, video lottery boxes and software established in 1994. WMS Industries history goes back to 1943, when Williams Manufacturing Company was founded. WMS Gaming delivers online and mobile games. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois. WMS Industries was acquired by Scientific Games Corporation in 2013.

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