February’s Online Gambling Highlights

February 20, 2014 •

It does have to be said that February is much like any other month of the year in the online gambling world, apart from the ICE which is an annual event where the operators of gaming sites and quite a number of players visit to see what the game designers, software companies, regulators and movers and shakers in the industry have in store for the year ahead, there are a few gaming sites who have announced a few unique online events.

Below we shall take a look at what the remaining days of February 2014 have in store for you if you are a Sports Bettor or an online Bingo, Poker or Casino game player, and take a look at any highlights and major innovations that have been announced for February.

record-attempt-headerLargest Online Poker Tournament – One online Poker site that being the Poker Stars site are planning a world record breaking attempt on the 23rd of this month, and this will see them hoping to get over 230,000 players online and taking part in their latest tournament this being a $1 buy-in, $300,000 prize pool tournament.

They are confident that their software and Poker platform is up to the task and if they can get over 225,000 players taking part in this tournament then they will have broken the current record for having the most players online at one time and all playing in one specific Poker tournament!

Inter Casino Changes Hands – The Inter Casino site who are one of the oldest and most established online casino sites has just changed hands, having become part of the Amaya Group a while ago it has now become part of Gold Star Acquisition Co Inc. Whilst the move will separate Inter Casino and its related brands from Amaya they will still be supplying the new owners with games and content in the future.

Players did notice recently that Inter Casino withdrew their downloadable gaming platform and stated they are going forward using only their no downloadable gaming platform, the idea being that they will be able to integrate other software providers gaming into their gaming platform and make them available to players much easier and quicker on their Flash powered platform, which they have started to do.

NetEnt Announces a Good Set of Results – One of the largest suppliers of online casino games to many sites online is NetEnt who are famed for their growing range of no download required games, and having become a true force to be reckoned with over the last few years and having launched a continuous flow of player friendly and action packed unique slot games they have just announced a set of figures for their companies 2013 earnings.

It would appear they have done very well with year on year earnings up by a whopping 24.5% which was helped by a range of new online casinos utilizing their gaming platform the past year and players warming to their newly designed and released slot games, of which they have announced plans for many more throughout 2014.

Betting Revenues up on the Winter Olympics – Many online Sportsbooks and Sports Betting sites have been impressed with the levels of bets and wagers placed on the Winter Olympics which is in full flow over in Sochi in Russia, with many of the more well known betting sites offering a range of unusual and novelty type bets on this event.

Whilst there was a lot of debate on whether Sochi would be ready in time for the event and the usual gossip surrounding the event proving untrue, it has been quite a successful event and with there still being time to place a myriad of bets and wagers on the final events you may be able to shop around and find enhanced odds on a range of different sporting opportunities.

Ladbrokes Continues Move to Playtech – As part of the roll out of Playtech powered gaming sites, Ladbrokes have now made live their Live Casino site which utilizes Playtech’s powerful gaming platform, and as such anyone who is a customer of the Ladbrokes Casino site can now log on and play a range of Live Baccarat, Blackjack and Roulette games instantly.

Many players are beginning to use the Live Gaming platform at sites such as Ladbrokes as they offer something of a more community based type of gaming session, where thanks to innovations such as instant chat features, players can interact with other players and the casino staff.

Dolly Parton’s Assets Immortalized! – You should never be too surprised when it comes to celebrities, and more so when they have reached the level of fame many of their fellow actors or singers can only dream about, and Leander Games who design and supply a range of online slot games amongst other things, have just announced the launch of a brand new slot themed completely around Dolly Parton herself!

The slot is designed as a 40 payline, 5 reels bonus video slot and one which boasts free spins, special Wild symbols and a range of different stake options and should prove popular with anyone who is a fan of this very popular singer who has made a name for herself in Country music for decades!

More Gaming Apps Launched – It would appear that Gaming Apps are the way ahead and over at the BetFred site we have seen in the last few months many unique and novel mobile Apps being released and launched with the latest being their Lottery Betting App.

If you enjoy placing wagers on worldwide lotteries then you cannot help but be very impressed by the sleek design of this new App on which you can place wagers in advance on lotteries being held in all four corners of the world.

BetFred have certainly fully embraced mobile gaming in general and have been bringing out many unique gaming Apps which compliment their online gaming sites perfectly, and with the additional launch of their Goals Galore Soccer Coupon Betting App recently they would appear popular with their customers.