Do Austrian casinos offer bonuses?
There are many great advantages of gambling at online casinos, and this is why the online gambling industry has experienced such a huge growth within the past few years. When gambling online, you have many online casino games to choose from, it is convenient because you can play at any time and place you want, and you have the opportunity to receive a wide range of bonuses. This is just a few of the many advantages of online gambling, but the amount of bonuses offered at online casinos is definitely one of the main reasons why the industry has grown so much within recent years. Most online casinos around the world offer a wide range of bonuses to their customers, and this also includes Austrian casinos. Austrian gamblers can enjoy many different bonuses from online casinos, and this is one of the reasons why online gambling is popular in Austria. Do you want to know more about bonuses at Austrian online casinos? Then check out Zamsino Austria where Erik King will guide you to the best bonuses at Austrian casinos. You can also keep reading this article where you will find more information about the bonuses offered at online casinos in Austria.
What bonuses do Austrian casinos offer?
Generally, online casinos offer a lot more bonuses than the traditional land-based casino venues do. The reason for this is due to the fact that it is much cheaper to run an online casino than a physical casino venue and therefore, online casinos have the opportunity to offer more bonuses. Austrian online casinos offer a wide range of different bonuses, and the most popular is without a doubt the welcome bonus which is offered to new customers when they sign up. Besides the welcome bonus, most Austrian casinos also offer both deposit bonuses and no deposit bonuses, and you can also be lucky to receive free spins or free bets. Austrian casinos do not only offer bonuses to new customers, but most of them also offer bonuses to loyal customers who have been members for a long time. Besides the bonuses here is another good reason to choose online casinos over land-based casinos.
The benefits of bonuses at online casinos
There is no doubt that there are many great benefits of receiving bonuses at online casinos, and it would be a bad idea not to take advantage of the casino bonuses. When you receive a casino bonus, you have the opportunity to play more games without spending a lot of money as well as you have the opportunity to win more money without spending more money. When you are new in the online casino world, it is a huge benefit that you can receive a bonus and thereby try out some different casino games and get to know how it works without having to spend a lot of money. If you like to play online casino, you can play some more, but if you don’t like it, you don’t have to spend a ton of money in order to find out that you don’t really like it.
How to find the best online casinos in Austria
There are many different online casinos in Austria who offer a wide range of bonuses, so it can be difficult to figure out what casinos are the best to spend your money at. However, it is always important that you only gamble at Austrian casinos that are licensed because this means that they are regulated by the state and therefore, they are more safe to play at. If you come across an online casino who wants to offer you a huge bonus, but you figure out that the casino is not licensed, you should not choose to spend your money at this casino because it is most likely not safe for you.
New Metaverse Game Star Life by iCandy’s Flying Sheep Receives German Government Funding
Flying Sheep Studios, a subsidiary of iCandy Interactive, an Australian-listed international games studio, is proud to announce it is developing Star Life, a social massively multiplayer online (MMO) game focused on cooperation, and community-driven experiences that will prioritise socialising and being the party and event part of the metaverse, eventually hosting events and concerts.
iCandy Interactive has an international footprint of having other video games studios across Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia) and Flying Sheep Studios is its first major investment made in Europe.
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has agreed to support the development of Star Life with a generous funding of approximately EUR 1.1 million (approximately USD 1.2 million). Flying Sheep Studios, known for its expertise in HTML5 web-based game development, is utilizing its skills to create a sophisticated web-based metaverse game.
One of the key features of Star Life is its high accessibility, making it conveniently playable from any browser on any device without needing downloads, installations, or high-end technology.
Players can start entering the Star Life metaverse with just one click via a web browser on both desktop and mobile devices. The game also prioritizes diversity, offering players various options for character creation, shopping, and community-driven events, such as concerts and exhibitions.
In addition, Star Life will incorporate optional blockchain-enabled items, or NFTs, giving players more ownership and agency over their virtual belongings. These belongings can be transferred and used on different platforms, making the process streamlined and convenient. Star Life will be a free-to-play game available to everyone.
“We are grateful to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action for their support and trust in our project. This funding demonstrates the federal budget for video games working as intended, fostering the development of cutting-edge technical know-how ‘made in Germany’ and creating and securing jobs,” says Thomas Rössig, Founder and Managing Director of Flying Sheep Studios.
Addition of Senior European Industry Talent
For the development of this groundbreaking project, Flying Sheep has also hired additional talent, including four industry veterans:
Renke Bahlmann – Lead Game Designer
With 12 years of experience working on browser games for industry leaders such as Bigpoint, game development allrounder and media technology expert Renke Bahlmann is the perfect fit for the position of Lead Game Designer. He will guide the team in creating a highly engaging game experience.
Frank Reitberger – Lead 3D Developer
Flying Sheep’s new Lead 3D Developer Frank Reitberger is renowned for his work as a Designer and Programmer. In the past two decades, he has worked for well-known brands and customers such as Porsche, IBM, and Activision Blizzard.
Daniel Schemann – Head of Back-End Development
Cultivating his passion for multiplayer experiences in the early days of MUDs, Daniel Schemann founded his studio Silent Future in the early 2000s and would later work on free-to-play MMO Earthrise. In his new position as Head of Back-End Development at Flying Sheep, he will create the foundation for the multiplayer experience of Star Life.
Nina Kiel – Head of Diversity & Inclusion
As one of Germany’s foremost game diversity experts, Nina Kiel has worked in various industry-related fields such as games journalism, game development, game event management, game studies and media education for over a decade, and published several books. Now they’ve joined Flying Sheep as Head of Diversity & Inclusion to support the studio in making diversity and
inclusion a key part of their endeavors.
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With immediate effect, Irina Ruf has assumed the role of Managing Director International at Merkur Casino GmbH. The subsidiary of the Eastern Westphalian Gauselmann Group operates around 800 arcades in Germany and across Europe. As new managing director, Irina Ruf is responsible for securing and growing the existing markets as well as for driving forward new acquisitions in the international arena. Ruf is thus stepping into the shoes of Stefan Bruns, who will in future represent the Sports Betting and Online Gaming business segment on the Management Board of the Gauselmann Group.
“We are delighted that in Irina Ruf we have been able to win a new managing director with extensive expertise and experience in particular in international operations,” explains Dieter Kuhlmann, Gauselmann Group Management Board member with responsibility for Gaming Operations. Hailing from Bremen, Irina Ruf looks back on an almost 15-year career within the Group, most recently as Executive Operations Director International at Merkur Casino GmbH. “Based on her wide-ranging career path to date, Ms Ruf brings to the job all the prerequisites to successfully continue and expand Merkur Casino’s international business activities,” Kuhlmann adds.
For her part, Irina Ruf is also ready to embrace the challenges that the position of managing director brings with it: “I am looking forward to developing new geographical markets and implementing exciting projects together with my team. One particular focus will be on developing the online markets.” The new head of Merkur Casino has ambitious plans: “Our goal is to maintain Merkur Casino International’s strong position and to confidently rise to the ever-growing demands,” Ruf concludes.
Gauselmann Group Appoints Stefan Bruns as Management Board Member
Gauselmann Group has announced the appointment Stefan Bruns as Management Board Member responsible for Sports Betting & Online Gaming. Bruns will assume his new role with the company effective from April 1, 2023.
The tasks of the newly created Management Board position include strengthening the land-based and online sports betting offering, strategic expansion of virtual slot gaming and advancing the internationalisation of these two areas of activity.
“I am delighted to welcome Stefan Bruns, who has held management positions in the company for nine years, as a new member of the Management Board. His experience and expertise are excellent prerequisites for successfully managing the newly created Sports Betting & Online Gaming business segment. Sports betting and online gaming are promising prospective markets in which Mr Bruns will further grow and strengthen our business activities. I wish him a lucky hand and every success in carrying out his important and responsible tasks,” said Paul Gauselmann, company founder and Chairman of the Management Board.
Stefan Bruns studied Economics at Osnabrück University, majoring in production, marketing and information systems for business. Following his studies, the business administration graduate headed up Marketing, Training and CAD Sales at the software provider 2020 Technologies before being appointed Management Board Chairman of I2S Business AG in 2002. Two years later, he made a career move to Harting Systems in Espelkamp, where he served as Managing Director for ten years.
Stefan Bruns started his career with the Gauselmann Group on 1 April 2014. After holding various management positions at the adp Merkur subsidiary, he was appointed to the management of the fellow subsidiary Merkur Casino in February 2017. This position came with responsibility for all of Merkur Casino’s international activities – including operation of more than 450 gaming arcades as well as online and live game casinos in other European countries with over 4800 employees. In future, this task will fall to Irina Ruf, who has held the position of Executive Operations Director International at Merkur Casino for the past several years.
“I would like to express my thanks for the trust placed in me and I look forward to tackling the challenging tasks that lie ahead. The focus will be on the strategic expansion of the online and land-based sports betting offerings as well as on consolidating all worldwide online gaming activities. Our goal is to create sustainable structures and products in order to consistently expand our market shares in the sports betting and online gaming markets and to successfully position the Merkur brand for the long term,” said Stefan Bruns.
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