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What Have New Casinos of 2021 And 2022 To Offer?



What Have New Casinos of 2021 And 2022 To Offer?
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Playing at online casinos is not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, its popularity is growing massively. There are multiple reasons for that: games, services and payment options are better and faster than ever, and new types of features are being launched almost on a monthly basis.

The bonuses and other perks are something that the players around Europe are looking at, but of course there are other features that are important, too. Thanks to the rapid development of technology, players get to experience the fun faster and safer than ever. But what is there to look for? What will the casinos that are being released next look like?

Fast Payments and Reasonable Bonuses

Fast payment options are important. A great example of casino markets with fast payment options as the main selling point at the moment is Finland. New casinos, or uudet casinot, as the Finnish players refer to them, are nearly all supporting netbanking as their only payment method. In Sweden there’s a similar fast option for withdrawals and deposits, there it’s called BankID.

These types of payment options that let players deposit – and most importantly – withdraw money in just seconds, are becoming more common in other parts of Europe as well. Here the development is, however, slightly slower due to the different national banks and their processes.

In the next two years we are expecting new payment methods to be developed and released also for the rest of Europe. Soon fast payments are available to us all, not just the lucky players in the North.

When it comes to bonuses it’s been clear for a while now, that there was a need for more reasonable ones. At some point the industry seemed to be going crazy with bonus offers that went as high as thousands of euros. This was not a sustainable way to get players and since then things have shifted into a more reasonable level. We assume that in the next two years the bonus offers will follow the current level and maybe, if we are lucky, we will also see some new kinds of bonuses being designed.

The Rise of Live Casino

Live casinos have been popular ever since they were first launched. On the other hand, in the beginning majority of the live casino games were traditional table games, such as blackjack, baccarat and roulette. Back in the days there were not that many different types of games, so the popularity of live casinos were not as high as today.Over the past few years we have seen completely new solutions to live casinos: there are fun and exciting, fast paced game show type of casino games, which attract more players from all kinds of backgrounds. Even those who do not enjoy card games are now tuning into the live casino streams, enjoying various kinds of games such as Dream Catcher and Deal or No Deal Live.

In 2021 and 2022 players can expect even more game show inspired live casino products. The main focus shall be in Evolution Gaming and its portfolio. Something great is to be revealed. In fact, something was already revealed at the beginning of summer.

VR Gets Slowly Into Online Casinos

When it comes to live casino games, we certainly have a lot to expect from 2021 and 2022. The first sign of things becoming very interesting indeed, was the launch of Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt for live casinos.

This is something that we’ve not seen before: a classic NetEnt character has been brought to life in a fantastic, visually stunning live casino game that comprises the best parts of a slot machine and live games. In addition it can be played with VR glasses, too!

If you are interested in VR and live casinos, be sure to follow our articles closely. We are expecting things to move quite rapidly in the following 9 months or so. The release of Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt is just the beginning. When it comes to Evolution Gaming, there are great things to expect. The leading live casino game provider just acquired another great provider, Big Time Gaming. This will definitely lead to great products that we can enjoy already in 2021 and 2022.

Casino Streaming Develops Further

Live streaming has been a thing for at least a few years now. Twitch and YouTube have a lot of rising stars as we speak, play and let others watch and comment. In the next couple of years live casino streaming is going to take big steps towards being an even more immersive experience not only to the streamer but the viewers as well.

ComeOn Group has already shown great initiative in developing casino streaming services further. This they have accomplished by introducing the markets to a new feature: WeSpin. It’s a feature that lets casino players join forces with the streamers. Here players are able to participate in the streamer’s session with their own bets. Once the session is over, the winnings will be shared accordingly.

Simple Solutions, Happier Players

If we look at what has been happening in the casino industry over the past ten years, we can see huge leaps in technology. This goes for both the game providers with their products and for the online casinos and their offerings as whole. Around five years ago the casino trend seemed to be gamification and massive bonuses, whereas today the movement has been towards more simple solutions both with the design and benefits of online casinos.

Players seem to value simple design with easy features and fast payments. These are something that we will definitely continue to see over the next couple of years throughout the casino markets. Simplicity and fast services will be things that casinos deliver and players expect. This is not a phenomenon seen only in the Nordic countries, but it will most likely scale all across Europe. How will it all unfold? We’ll be watching and reporting closely.

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GAMSTOP wins British Data Award for “Data for good initiative 2022”



GAMSTOP wins British Data Award for “Data for good initiative 2022”
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GAMSTOP, the free national scheme for self-exclusion from online gambling, has won this years “Data for Good initiative” at the 2022 British Data Awards.

GAMSTOP successfully enables over 280,000 UK adults to protect themselves from gambling related harm and this award further validates the significant impact a data initiative like this has on potentially vulnerable people.

GAMSTOP is the UK’s free online gambling self-exclusion scheme. Users sign up by filling in personal details, and selecting a period of six months, twelve months, or five years. Once complete, they are self-excluded from all online gambling sites in the UK until they chose to remove it after their chosen exclusion time has elapsed.

Responding to last night’s win, Fiona Palmer, GAMSTOP CEO, said:

Winning this award alongside our technology partners, The Datashed underlines our capability to use data safely and effectively to help potentially vulnerable individuals. I couldn’t be more proud of this achievement and the team who have worked so hard to continuously improve the GAMSTOP scheme.

Thank you to the judges for seeing the value of the GAMSTOP system and congratulations to all other winners at last night awards.”

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World’s largest arcade platform offers retro gamers Epic deal – giving access to over 1300 Games



World’s largest arcade platform offers retro gamers Epic deal - giving access to over 1300 Games
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The world’s largest library of retro games, Antstream Arcade, will be slashing the price of its annual premium subscription to just $19.99 as part of Epic’s Spring Mega Sale. Between Thursday 19th May to Thursday 16th June, this discount will be available on the Epic Games Store and across all other platforms, giving retro gamers around the world ad-free access to over 1300 games. 

This world leading library of games includes retro classics like Mortal Kombat, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Monkey Island and Earthworm Jim – all of which can be streamed from the cloud without the need for additional downloads or for microtransactions. 

Players from around the world will also be able to compete in Antstreams global tournaments, moving up the global leaderboards and engaging in game exclusive  “Challenge Modes” – modes that put new spins on old classics. Like Pac-Man Hide and Seek, or Mortal Kombat On The Ropes challenges. Players will also be able to enjoy Antstream’s new “Giant Slayer” feature – where players can challenge the global Antstream community to beat their high score in a game of their choice – bringing the joy of the classic Arcade to the modern gaming audience.

Steve Cottam, CEO at Antstream Arcade, said: “Our goal as a company is to bring some of the greatest games ever created to a global community through the medium of cloud gaming. Unlike other cloud gaming platforms that might have only 100 games, Antstream currently offers players over 1200 titles – with a price tag that sits well below our competition. And with this latest deal alongside Epic’s Spring Mega Sale, we are excited to make retro gaming more accessible than ever”.

Outside of the premium subscription option gamers are still able to access their favourite retro games on their computer, mobile, tablet or other devices through the free, ad-supported tier. Antstream Arcade features fully licensed and fully playable retro games from publishers including Disney, Warner Brothers, Taito, Atari and Bandai-Namco, as well as a huge range of smaller indie developers and IP owners from the arcade era and beyond. 

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Week 20/2022 slot games releases



Week 20/2022 slot games releases
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Here are this weeks latest slots releases!

GAMOMAT, one of the leading independent software developers for slot games, is releasing its delectable title, Divine Fire. Set on Mount Olympus, Divine Fire is a book game which welcomes players to the abode of the gods. A powerful soundtrack complements the gameplay which helps create a dynamic experience and one that heightens tension on the reels. The game has a 5×3 design with 10 paylines and symbols that include an anvil, a mighty hammer, Hephaestus himself and a menacing bull.

GAMOMAT releases delectable Divine Fire title

As curious creatures make their way from the sea and into the fjords, Yggdrasil and Peter & Sons invite players to journey to the summit of the falls alongside a mystical Shaman to catch these bountiful beasts for great rewards. Water Blox Gigablox™ is a mid-high volatility 6×6 Gigablox slot featuring 50 paylines, Wild Re-Spins and a Monster Free Spins bonus game that boasts a lucrative Monster Multiplier.

Yggdrasil and Peter & Sons invite players to fish up big wins in Water Blox Gigablox


Game developer Expanse Studios has added another title to its slots portfolio with its latest release – Odd One Out. A perfect blend of old-school gameplay with modern features, Odd One Out is a five-reel video slot that includes 243 ways to win along with Magnetic Wild and Free Spins. Within the title are two special features, the first one being called Magnetic Wild.

Odd One Out – Expanse Studios’ 243 Ways To Win



Golden Rock Studios is proud to announce the release of Bonus Only, available now via Caleta Gaming Platform. Bonus Only is a first of its kind slot game featuring nothing but bonuses. That’s right, a slot game in which every win takes you to a bonus round. Trigger up to three different bonus rounds and take a trip around some of the most iconic casino locations in the world. Perfect for entertainment hungry players and bonus hunters due to the frequent bonuses available, all this makes for an exciting slot game with anticipation levels reaching fever pitch with every spin.

Golden Rock Studios rolls out Bonus Only

BGaming, a dynamic iGaming provider converting gambling into gaming, presents its new slot Penny Pelican with 20 paylines, well-loved features, and up to 3525x bet exposure. Penny Pelican is a 5×3 slot with 20 paylines and 13 colorful marine symbols that bring players into the atmosphere of a harbor on a sea beach where the main character Penny Pelican lives.

BGaming Delights Summer Slots Lovers by Releasing Its New Title Penny Pelican


Play’n GO let loose Animal Madness, the latest release to join their diverse content portfolio. A farmer’s work is never done… From tending to your livestock to growing crops, it can be a little hectic keeping things in order. There’s always a job to be done at this madcap farm. Animal Madness does an amazing job of replicating the hectic nature of farm life. Light-hearted gameplay progresses the narrative for immersive player engagement.

Play’n GO let loose Animal Madness, the latest release to join their diverse content portfolio


No one likes to pay a visit to the doctor but those that are brave enough to follow the sinister medical man into the operating theatre may emerge with potentially big wins in the latest slot launch from Stakelogic. Freaky Friday Fixed Symbols is not for the faint-hearted and promises to test the constitution of players who dare to pick up the scalpel and join the not so good doctor in his quest to become rich. In the base game, there are 20 fixed paylines and all symbols pay left to right.

The doctor will see you now: Freaky Friday Fixed Symbols from Stakelogic


Red Tiger has launched an exciting new big cat slot game, and players who have been fans of the Carole Baskin story so far are going to love her in the slots universe with Big Cat Rescue Megaways. Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue sanctuary has captured the imagination of millions of people worldwide. As a not-for-profit organisation providing a permanent home to abandoned and abused big cats, a portion of the proceeds from this latest slot offering from Red Tiger, will go towards supporting the sanctuary’s work – a cause that Red Tiger is proud to be backing.

Carole Baskin comes to the slot world with brand new Red Tiger launch of Big Cat Rescue Megaways™


Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, welcomes players to a rustic American town where bandits lurk around every corner in its latest crime-thriller, The Great Stick-Up™. Landing three, four or five scatters – which appear in the form of police sirens – will trigger the Free Spins bonus round, awarding payouts worth 2x, 10x and 100x the bet, along with seven free spins. 



Push Gaming has announced the network-wide release of Fat Banker, the latest in its player favourite Fat series of titles. The 1920s-themed game will be available to all partners across regulated markets and releases hot on the heels of recent hit titles like Nightfall and Fire Hopper. Players will be exploring a life of opulence in Fat Banker with gameplay set in front of the iconic Manhattan skyline. This 50 pay-line game is home to symbols depicting top hats and cigars, alongside the banker’s wife and dog, which must all form matching combinations to award a win.

Push Gaming adds to hit series with Fat Banker


Kalamba Games has launched Goblins & Gemstones: Hit ‘n’ Roll, an enhanced version of one of its most popular titles, with the new iteration including new mechanics and features. The slot delivers fans of the original game a higher max win and upgraded volatility along with numerous gameplay enhancements, the highlight being the addition of the new Hit ‘n’ Roll wheel mechanic.

Kalamba Games upgrades fan favourite title in Goblins & Gemstones: Hit ‘n’ Roll


Evoplay has announced the launch of its latest slot, The Greatest Catch, which follows the footsteps of an elderly fisherman named Harry as he scours the pond for big wins. The fishing veteran spends most of his time snoring away in his wooden boat, surrounded by water lilies and the croaking of frogs. Occasionally, Harry will hook himself an impressive catch, relying on the assistance of players to help reel it in.

Evoplay provides the bait for The Greatest Catch


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