UK Government to introduce £2 max stake for FOBT machines, online next?

£2 Max stake introduced by UKGCFollowing a review by the UK Gambling Commission, it today has been announced that the UK Government will introduce a £2 maximum stake for Fixed Odd Betting Machines that can be found in the UK bookmakers.

This news is, of course, to be applauded. These machines are seen as the cancer of the gambling industry. Some punters, for a long time now, have been pumping money in the bookmaker machines that they can ill afford to lose. Though there is a limit of the number of machines to be located at individual premises, there is no limit to the number of these premises on the high street. That has resulted in book makers having, sometimes, a proportional high representation on the UK high street to get round the machines per premise limit. It is not unknown to have 3 or 4 book makers within 100 yards.

Reading the above mentioned article further, the UKGC may well concentrate on online gambling next. As Chief Executive Neil McArthur said:

Whilst we welcome the reduced stake, that alone will not be enough to address the risks of harm that can come from all forms of gambling.

That is why we will continue to act in other ways to reduce those risks– including delivering enhanced consumer protection for online gambling in the areas of customer verification, fairness and interaction, implementing strong penalties for businesses who breach advertising guidelines, and reviewing gambling product characteristics to identify whether particular features pose greater risk of harm than others.

There is a hint in that quote that online gambling may well be subjected to maximum stakes in the future. The online gambler may, going forward, no longer be able to buy features on White Rabbit or Extra Chilli that can cost as much as £2,000 a time. Even spinning at a reasonable £5 stake size may be a thing of the past if the UKGC gets their way.

So there you have it. Some good news whilst at the same time us online gamblers should have our fingers crossed that some of the newly introduced measures don’t spill over to the casinos we love to play at. Freedom of choice and taking responsibility for your own actions should surely be enough?

 

Videoslots Casino presents My RTP

Videoslots Casino My RTPVideoslots Casino just presented a new excellent feature, called My RTP.

This new feature allows the player to have detailed statistics on their play at the casino and work out the Return to Player (RTP) not only for each slot but also for particular sessions over a period of time.

The statistics are available once logged in under the profile section of the account. By simply clicking the “My RTP” link, you will be immediately presented with some super handy statistics. My front page looks as follows:

Slotplayer RTP at Videoslots Casino

You can instantly see that my overall RTP at the casino sits at a very respectable 96.5% with the worst performing game being Rainbow Ryan and the best performing game being Kingdom of Titans.

You can drill into any particular slot, let’s say Bonanza, and you will be immediately presented with statistics how the slot has been performing for you. My statistics this year look as follows:

Bonanza Slot Stats for Slotplayer at Videoslots

A total of 29,548 spins were made with the biggest win being £400 off a £1 spin. The game has been pretty brutal for me though with a personal RTP of 89.16% compared to the games RTP of 96%.

Statistics go back as far as July 2017 and are updated immediately once you leave a slot. The statistics equal, and arguablly are better than, those of Slottracker. All that is missing are the community statistics so that you can compare your performance against others.

So there you have it, yet another good reason to join Videoslots Casino! You can not only now track your RTP, you earn wager free cashback, get ingame rewards as you spin the slots, participate in the free roll battles and earn race points as you make a spin over £0.20 that enters you in to the race for yet more wager free cash back. Add to that the largest selection of games available at any casino, and there really is no other place to play your slots.

If you haven’t got an account yet with Videoslots, then sign up today and enjoy a welcome bonus of a 100% deposit match of up to £400 plus and extra 161 spins on Starburst on your first deposit of at least £20. Favourable terms- and conditions do apply, so make sure you make yourself familiar with these.

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Videoslots Sit and Go Flux battles this weekend 24th and 25 March 2018

Videoslots Sit and Go Flux BattlesThe excellent Videoslots casino is once again giving their players the opportunity to win some free spins and a smart home control system this weekend during their sit and go Flux battles.

The free roll battles will commence at midnight Saturday 24th March 2018 and run continuously until 23:59 hrs on Sunday 25th March 2018. That is two solid days of the opportunity to win wager free spins and the chance to be the proud owner of a smart home control system or the equivalent value in cash that can be withdrawn straight away.

There will be 10 and 30 place battles with each of them requiring the player to play 25 spins on the Thunderkick game Flux. Top places will win wager free spins as follows:

Position10 battle30 battle
16 spins6 spins
25 spins6 spins
34 spins6 spins
4---5 spins
5---5 spins
6---5 spins
7---4 spins
8---4 spins
9---4 spins

But there is more, because the more battles that you play the greater the chance of winning the smart home control system. Each battle played will earn you one ticket with a draw held at the conclusion of this great weekend promotion.

In order to participate, you will need to have deposited a total of €20 and wagered a total of  €200 between the 22nd February and the commencement of the battles.

So it is not too late to join up at Videoslots casino by click the below button and participate in some battles with the other players with the chance of wager free spins or a smart home control system.

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Introducing a new casino – Betat Casino

Betat CasinoI am really proud to introduce an excellent casino for my loyal readers as well as my loyal viewers on both Twitch and Youtube.

Betat Casino is located in Malta and run by the parent company NRR Entertainment that has gambling licenses in both Malta and the United Kingdom. It ensures that all of the many games that are available have been fully tested for authenticity. It furthermore ensures that your funds are always safe and that if you’re lucky enough to be in a position to make a withdrawal, the funds eventually arrive into your bank account.

There is a very wide variety of games available from providers such as Microgaming, Netent, Big Time Gaming, Leander Games, 1×2 Gaming, Elk Studios and many more. The casino has promised to add further games in due course. You will certainly not get bored trying out the wide offering just now.

For new sign ups, there is an attractive welcome offer available of a 100% deposit match bonus up to £500 plus 50 extra spins on Starburst. Wagering on the welcome bonus is a very competitive 30x the bonus. Not only is this low, it is a so called “parachute” bonus, meaning that you can withdraw your cash balance and forfeit the bonus providing you haven’t touched the bonus funds. Wagering on the extra spins is also a very reasonable 30x the winnings from them. Please make that sure that you read all of the terms and conditions because some exclusions and restrictions apply.

Betat Casino is going to feature quite a lot on my streams and I look forward to making it one of my more regular playing joints.

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Introducing a new casino – Vera & John

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I am really proud to recommend an excellent casino by the name of Vera & John.

Vera & John is a well established casino that was set up by a group of individuals that has been in the casino business for a long time. They created a fun and inspiring online casino experience that I thoroughly recommend you join.

There is a wide variety of slots to play by providers such as Big Time Gaming, Netent, WMS, Yggdrasil, Microgaming and many more. The games run very smooth in an on the eye friendly user interface.

I wouldn’t recommend the casino if it was not a safe environment to play in. Licensed in Malta and the UK, players can be sure that the games are genuine and that funds are safe. Withdrawals are pretty fast too.

When you join Vera & John you may as well make use of the excellent welcome bonus of a 100% deposit match up to £100 with a wagering requirement of 40x the bonus. The beauty of this bonus is that it is a non sticky / parachute bonus. In other words, you play with your own money first and if you were to be lucky enough to win before you hit bonus funds, you simply cancel the bonus and withdraw the cash. In the event that your cash runs out, you have a second chance with the 100% bonus match that then requires wagering 40x.

You can collect points that can be exchanged for further deposit match bonuses or alternatively you can buy free spins and win spins from them. Any winnings from these spins require wagering too, so please do check the terms and conditions.

Vera & John casino will feature a lot on my forthcoming streams that can be watched on either my Youtube or Twitch channels. I certainly have not ditched the other casinos I regularly play at!

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Novomatic Games now at Videoslots Casino for UK players

Some great news for UK players as Videoslots today announced that Novomatic games are now available for us English players!

Games such as Captain Venture (one of my favourite ones!), Mighty Trident, Book of Ra Deluxe (one of the classics) and Rumpel Wildspins can now be played within the English territory. More games have been promised for release in October.

There now really is no reason to go to another casino for your slot fun. The number of slots and providers at Videoslots is without doubt the biggest one can find on the internet. I challenge anybody to find a casino with a greater selection of slots to be played.

Not only is the slot selection massive, you can rely on super fast withdrawals if you’re lucky enough to beat the odds and beat the casino. Payments are usually processed within 30 minutes.

But not only do fast payments give good reason to join Videoslots, you have the weekend booster and the weekly race winnings to look forward to. All of these rewards are totally wager free and the monies can be withdrawn immediately provided the minimum withdrawal amount is reached. And we shouldn’t forget the in game rewards and the exclusive free roll battle of slots.

Joining Videoslots casino through my link gives you the benefit of a 100% deposit match bonus of up to £400 (normally just £200) with an industry low wagering requirement of 20x the bonus. Please take into consideration that the bonus is released in 10% increments as you wager 10%. In addition to this deposit match bonus, you will be given 161 free spins on your first deposit of just £20. Wagering on the winnings of these free spins is a reasonable 40x.

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and enjoy playing those Novomatic games, whether you reside in the UK or not!

Happy slotting everyone.

GoWild and Casumo Casino industry updates

GoWild and Casumo Updates

Some industry news fresh off the press from the renowned Casinomeister website that is considered industry leading and the go to place for players.

The first news is an update on a story that was featured here on the 10th May 2017. Readers may remember that Casumo was rogued due to them not dealing with affiliates that used practices that were rather dodgy. Practices such as misleading adverts were reported to the Casumo representative but brushed under the carpet. As a result of this, the casino was put in the rogue pit.

This week, the team at Casinomeister has returned Casumo to their accredited section following action that was finally taken by the casino management. The culprit affiliates were dealt with and commitment was given that this would continue.

Playing at Casumo from a players perspective was never under doubt (it was the affiliate actions that led to it going in the rogue pit) and having accreditation back will only confirm this.

But the vacancy in the rogue pit was not there for long. Today, Casinomeister has decided to put GoWild Casino in the rogue pit and it is recommended that you no longer play at this casino as a result of this.

And the reason for this begs the question why you would indeed be so silly to continue playing there.

A player on the Casinomeister forum complained that GoWild refused his substantial winnings because he broke the following rule in their terms and conditions:

6.2. Without derogation from the generality of the foregoing, the following activities are not allowed and constitute a material breach of these Terms of Service: i) colluding with third parties; ii) using unfair advantage or influence (commonly known as cheating), including the exploitation of a fault, loophole or error in our software, the use of automated players (sometimes known as ‘bots’); or the exploitation of an ‘error’; iii) undertaking fraudulent activities to your advantage, including the use of a stolen, cloned or otherwise unauthorized credit or debit card, as a source of funds, or taking part in any criminal activities including money laundering and any offence with criminal repercussions; iv) irregular play, which may include but is not wholly restricted to any one or more of the following types of play: placing single bets equal to or exceeding the limit defined in the terms of the bonus campaigns of the value of the bonus credited to the player account, in advance of the wager requirement for that bonus having been met; using the double-up feature to increase bet values; placing even money bets on Baccarat, Blackjack and Roulette and/or building a balance and significantly changing play patterns for example bet size, game types and bet structures etc.

but the player (and that is quite important here) was not playing with bonus money or was clearing wagering. They used this rather rogue term to not pay him.

As we players know and do, we vary our bet size as the balance goes up or down and that usually isn’t and shouldn’t be a problem. Us players decide how we bet. Slots are random after all and don’t care about the bet size.

Taking note of the bet size and the irregular changing of it, should only be watched when you play with bonus funds because a max bet rule is normally in play and irregular play such as regularly varying the bet size may be frowned upon by the casino.

The confiscation of this player’s winnings deserved a place in the rogue pit and I can’t emphasise enough not to play at this casino. If you do have an account with them, please close it immediately – there is definitely better out there!

Happy, and safe, slotting everybody!

Weekend of Sit and Go free roll battles at Videoslots Casino

Book of Dead Sit and Go free roll battlesSome dates to put in your diary, namely the weekend of the 26th and 27th August 2017 when the excellent Videoslots casino will, yet again, be hosting their now famous sit and go battle weekend.

This time, the chosen slot is Book of Dead by PlayNGo. By now, most are familiar with this clone of Book of Ra and the potential that it has in terms of giving decent winnings.

To qualify for the free roll battles, deposits totalling just £20 and total wagering of just £200 needs to be made between the period of 7th August and when the battles commence at midnight on Saturday 26th August 2017.

The battles close at 23:59 hrs on Sunday 27th August 2017 by which time participants may have earned wager free spins by ending in the top positions of each of the battles.

There are two kind of battles that can be participated in. There are 10 player battles with the 1st position earning 6 free spins, the second position earning 5 free spins and the 3rd position earning 4 free spins. The second type of battle is the 30 player battle with the top 3 players earning 6 free spins, those ending 4th till 6th each earning 5 free spins and those ranked between 7th and 9th position each earning 4 free spins.

But if that is not enough, at the end of the battles the 4 players that had the highest winning spin during the free roll battles each earns a tasty wager free £250 cash.

Joining Videoslots casino is as simple as clicking the below mentioned link. Joining today through the link gives you access to an exclusive welcome offer of a 100% deposit match bonus up to £400 (usually £200) with an industry leading low wagering requirement of just 20x the bonus amount. In addition to this, on your first deposit of just £20 you also get 161 free spins with a wagering requirement of 35x the free spin winnings. Please take into consideration that the aforementioned deposit match bonus is released in 10% increments as you complete 10% of the wagering.

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Winning Room Casino featuring in forthcoming live streams

Winning Room Casino

To spice things up a little, I have joined Winning Room casino where there are slots available that usually don’t get played during the streams.

Other than the usual variety of slots by Netent and Microgaming, future streams will now contain slot play on slots designed by Big Time Gaming ( Bonanza anybody?! ), PlayNGo, Thunderkick and Elk Studios.

I will, of course, continue to play at the excellent Novibet Casino where I can play those games that are not available at Winning Room. Games such as Raging Rhino, Montezuma, Ruby Slippers and Zeus that are made by WMS.

I thoroughly tested this what is a new casino for me; and my experience with them has been a good one, hence that I duly recommend my loyal readers, and of course viewers of my streams, to sign up.

Signing up gives you deposit match bonuses up to £250 plus 150 free spins once you make the minimum required deposit of just £20. Wagering requirements are just 35x the bonus and 35x the winnings from the free spins. Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions as some of the slots are excluded ( noticeably Dead or Alive!! ) whilst completing the wagering and there is a maximum of £2 per spin, again whilst wagering is being completed.

My streams are broadcasted usually 4 times per week on both Youtube and Twitch. Please be sure to subscribe or follow respectively to be notified of when the stream goes live. My webpage is updated each week with my streaming schedule, that can also be found on the home page of the Casinogrounds website.

I really look forward to mixing up my slot play and playing at both Novibet and Winning Room casinos. Join me at either of them to try your luck and let all in the stream chat know if you had any big wins you wouldn’t mind sharing.

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Good luck on the slots and catch you all next time!

New improved Battle of Slots at Videoslots Casino

Improved Battle of Slots at Videoslots Casino

Some exciting news from the more than excellent Videoslots Casino. Starting from Friday the 4th August 2017, it just got that little easier to enter the two hourly free roll battles and gone is the frustration to find closed battles due to the number of participants having exceeded.

Where previously there was space for 500 players, each free roll battle is now open to double the number of participants. The first 1,000 players entering each two hourly battle will now have a chance to win some wager free spins by battling it out against each other.

But that is not all. Following feedback across forums, the entry requirement for these free roll battle has also slightly eased.

Where previously it was required to have deposited €20 and wagered €200 or €500 each 7 days depending on the battle type, the same requirements are now needed each 14 days making it super attractive for low rollers and those that decide to take a break from gambling once in a while.

Battle of Slots is unique to Videoslots and adds some extra fun to the casino experience and a good chance to earn some wager free money that can be used as a starting point for the next slot session or, of course, can be withdrawn provided the minimum withdrawal limit is reached.

Joining Videoslots gives you the widest selection of games available, arguable the fastest withdrawals, wager free goodies such as weekly cash back and race money as well as in game rewards and access to the newly improved Battle of Slots.

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And enjoy an exclusive 100% deposit match bonus up to £400 (usually just £200) plus an additional 150 spins on top of the 11 spins when you first deposit a minimum of just £20. Wagering on the welcome bonus is just 20x the bonus with it being released in 10% increments as you wager 10% of the bonus play through.

Happy slotting!