The London Open Backgammon Championship reached its grand finale last Sunday, and the ultimate winner has been determined and crowned. German Backgammon player Uli Kock, was awarded the title and winner’s jackpot prize after defeating Julian Fetterlein in an impressive world class game.
The London Open Backgammon Championship attracted players from all ends of the world, including the United States, the UK, Europe and Japan. With 56 Backgammon battles scheduled, the players went head to head on the board overlooking the River Thames and some of London’s most well known sites. This was all alongside a smaller tournament that took place simultaneously for intermediate and casual players, for which the total prize pool was more than £12,000.
Koch began playing Backgammon more than 30 years ago, and has since grown to become one of the most successful and recognized Backgammon players in the world. Fetterlein, too, has become a household name in the Backgammon industry, and both competitors had to battle out a series of rounds before making it to the grand final, where they definitely put on a god show!
According to the London Director of Events for Backgammon, Mike Dain, the weekend of the tournament was comprised or high quality play, breathtaking views and memorable experiences. He wishes all the participants in the tournament a congratulations and warm thank you. He further thanked the London Open Backgammon Championship official sponsors CasinoRip.com, one of the internet’s largest online gaming community websites, who widely contributed to the event’s success.
Online casino game tournaments are some of the most profitable platforms for players to increase their bankrolls and enjoy the games, not to mention profitable for the online casinos too. It is quite rare to see these tournaments ever being open to players free of charge, yet one online casino has decided to change up the rules.
During the entire month of June, Golden Casino will be opening its tournament doors to players all over the world without demanding any entry fees. Golden Casino will not only offer one kind of casino tournament for free to players, but will offer literally every single tournament listed without fee! This being at a time of economic recession is sure to attract players and industry representatives alike.
The decision to offer the tournaments for free has not influenced the tournament schedule either; Golden Casino is still providing a full-scale schedule with no less attractive jackpots up for grabs. Players are extremely impressed with the casino’s promotion. According to Walt Bergen, this is the first time in years that he has seen a promotion as generous as this be offered, and he intends to exploit it fully throughout June.
The free tournament craze has already begun at Golden Casino. Each day there are new and exciting tournaments kicking off, and the numbers of players getting on board are increasing rapidly. For anyone new to online casino tournaments, the lack of fees makes this a perfect opportunity to start.
Online casinos have always helped to make people’s dreams come true, yet the incredibly large progressive jackpots still waiting to be won have made this possibility even more realistic. The progressive jackpots available via the Real Time Gaming casino software have reached record breaking amounts, some exceeding the $1 million mark, and any player can get their hands on them simply by playing one of the games.
Aside from the excitement surrounding the possibility of winning one of these jackpots is the concern as to why they haven’t yet been won. Many of them have continued to grow for more than a year without yet being hit. The rarity of this is causing players to start wondering why.
One such player by the name of Melky25 has stated that he still is gripping his seat to see one of the jackpots be hit. Real Time Gaming’s exclusive “Jackpot Pinatas”, for example, is known as having today’s largest ever progressive jackpot, currently value at $1,319,231. This life-changing sum has not been won by a player for more than one and a half years.
The game “Aztec Millions” currently boasts a progressive jackpot worth no less than $1,153,0081. The game called “Jackpot Cleopatra’s Gold” is currently sitting at a value of $186,815, and the popular “Shopping Spree” has gathered over $956, 371. Most interesting is that all of these progressive jackpots have never yet been hit, yet alone last won a year or two ago.
While this may be a cause for concern for Real Time Gaming casino players, software-powered online casinos such as Prestige Casino and 32Vegas Casino are still offering impressive progressive jackpots that continue to be won. With so much to win, someone is bound to be struck by Lady Luck soon…
32Red Online Casino, one of the world’s most reputable and popular internet casinos, has now expanded its services to a variety of 11 international languages. Via the 6 new websites recently launched, players from all around the world will be able to experience 32Red in their native language before downloading its software, which features more than 350 casino games. Some of the languages include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Norwegian and Swedish.
According to the Operations Director of 32Red Online Casino, Pat Harrison, the release of the company’s services in these new languages is a move to enhance its global profile. It has simultaneously guaranteed that all players in the world, no matter where they are from, will be offered the same online gambling standards that already registered 32Red players have grown used to.
The newly added languages can be accessed via the regular 32Red homepage in English, and can be used to try the flash games at any time. Mark Quayle, the Head of 32Red’s Marketing sector, has stated that the decision to expand the online casino into 11 different languages was also the result of its commitment to players in general. It is interested in accommodating all players’ needs so that they will return to enjoy the loyalty bonuses and all-round great value.
To top off the addition, 32Red will also be launching four exciting new online casino games. Three of these games will be the online slot machine games, while the last is a Blackjack game.
Harrah’s Entertainment have just appointed an ex-PartyGaming CEO to run their new subsidiary setting up Internet play for the World Series of Poker and online casino gaming in Europe.
The appointment follows months of speculation and rumour among gaming industry insiders. On Friday Harrah’s Entertainment made it official when they announced that they have created an online gambling division called Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment. Mitch Garber is in charge of running the new branch, he is the former head of PartyGaming and his appointment last month led to expectations that Harrah was preparing to start operating online.
In a recent statement, Harrah’s CEO Gary Loveman said that, “As the world’s largest gaming company, Harrah’s is taking a proactive approach toward international and interactive expansion.” He went onto say that, “It is important we position ourselves to explore new markets as well as new technologies with our best in class brands”.
Many land casino operators are against regulating online gambling in the US as this allows them to avoid competition; however, Harrah has recently changed its attitude. This is probably because it requires far less money to start an online business than try and build a new resort and also Harrah has the advantage of the powerful World Series of Poker brand to wield.
Harrah has said that the new division will begin investigating opportunities for online casino development in Europe. By beginning an online gaming operation now Harrah is preparing itself for possible entry into the US online gambling market if the Frank bill is passed and repeals the UIGEA.
Harrah is now the latest new and interesting casino brand to join the exclusive group of very professional casinos.
Last year Joaquin Phoenix shocked Hollywood and the acting community when he retired from film and began a new career as a hip hop artist. Now, perhaps even more to everyone’s surprise he can also be seen at an online casino.
If you are a slots fan Joaquin’s image can be found at Casino Tropez in their new 25 line slots game Gladiator.
His career change to music was unexpected enough; the aspiring rapper shocked both the musical community and his fellow actors when he suddenly changed profession last year and this latest change to casino’s is probably even more unexpected.
However, the slots machine game which uses his image is paying tributes to the 5 time Oscar winning film Gladiator which he starred in. The game features symbols from the film and if you are lucky enough to hit a big pay line unique mini-film excerpts are played showing Joaquin at his best when he played the terrifying Emperor Commodus.
The game features an exciting bonus round; if you qualify for it you will find yourself travelling along the winding corridors to the main arena with the gladiators as your companions.
The game features two different bonus levels and a Gamble option which gives players the chance to double their winnings, combine this with Tropez’s welcome bonus of up to €3000 and you could find yourself winning big money.
The Gladiator slot game is just the latest in many exciting novel slot games which feature in many online casinos. Why not try out some other novel slots, visit EuroGrand Casino which features an excellent range of both classic and video slots which is sure to satisfy and slots fan.
An extremely lucky online casino player was playing at CasinoClub.com this weekend and is now celebrating after beating the odds and taking home a massive €393,043 after a bet of only €2.50.
CasinoClub.com is owned by Gaming VC Corporation, they revealed that the online player ‘sunshine-muc’ won this huge sum of money thanks to the three-reel Fortunes of Egypt progressive slots game which his powered by Boss Media.
CasinoClub.com’s software is has won awards and is some of the most secure and technically advanced around, it guarantees fair player, rapid payouts and the highest standards of security.
Boss Media is a subsidiary of GTech Corporation; they also own St Minver, Dynamite Idea and Finsoft. According to Boss Media, the jackpot on Fortunes of Egypt is won about once a week for around €365,000.
“There was a lot of excitement when we heard the news that the jackpot had been won,” CasinoClub’s Marc West said. “The jackpot has been building up for a while and so it came as somewhat of a surprise when it was won. But then again, it can be won at any moment – and was. It’s a good story and we’re glad that a loyal player like him won it.”
West went on to say that “As people can now see, these jackpots are real and do get won. Because of CasinoClub, there is a player whose life has been forever changed. We really do make a difference to people’s lives and make dreams come true. This just isn’t rhetoric or marketing spin, it is an accurate reflection of what actually happens.”