On this page your will find interesting casino news from around the world, including news about online casinos.
News about big jackpots
Big jackpots are always fascinating and as a casino gambler it’s a good idea to keep oneself in the know when it comes to big jackpots – especially the progressive ones with fluctuating values. Examples of online casino games famous for their large progressive jackpots are Mega Fortune, Hall of Gods and Arabian Nights, which all come from the Swedish game developer NetEntertainment.
Finnish man holds the record
In early 2013, a middle aged man in Helsinki caused a stir in news media around the world by scoping up a whopping €17 860 868 progressive jackpot from Mega Fortune in Paf Casino. So far, this is the largest casino jackpot ever won online.
“It was completely unreal, I was both crying and laughing,” the happy winner explained in an
interview with Paf. “Is this really true? I hardly remember anything, since everything was so weird. Then I called my girlfriend and told her that I had won a fairly big prize. She calmed me down and asked me to keep my feet on the ground and wait a while.”
In a later interview, the jackpot winner – who has elected to remain anonymous – told Paf that he wanted to help his relatives.
“My first thought was – now I can help my relatives, making their lives a little easier,” he explained. “Then I can start looking around for a somewhat cooler car, and I will hire a personal trainer and hopefully get into a bit better shape.”
News about new casinos
Online as well as offline, old casinos die and new ones pop up. When a new casino is launched, that usually means vast amounts of great introductory offers for players since the new casino has to compete with already established casinos. Online, one can expect plenty of free spins, special campaigns and huge first deposit bonuses.
Sometimes the demolition of old casinos can be quite heart breaking, such as the 2008 demolition of Nevada Palace on 5255 Boulder Highway on Las Vegas’ eastside. The place where Nevada Palace used to be is now a spacious parking lot for the new Eastside Cannery Casino and Hotel.
Online, casinos are nowadays fiercely competing with each other after the initial casino boom of the mid-2000’s, but that hasn’t deterred several new casino sites from entering the fight during recent years. ComeOn Casino and Mr Green launched in 2008, Vera & John in 2009, Vinnarum in 2010, and Desert Nights Casino in 2011. Leo Vegas and Casumo opened their virtual doors as late as 2012, and these are just a few examples of all the new casino sites that have arrived on the scene during the last few years.