New Smartphone Release from IGT

Jacks or Better now available for smartphone platforms

This week’s news reported of a recent venture into smartphone sector a gaming developer, International Game Technology (IGT), whose recently launched “Jacks or Better” video poker is now available to all iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and android mobile platform users.

The game is played with a standard deck of 52 cards, and it includes the “Double-Up Gamble” feature. In order to win, players need to get a pair of Jacks or higher, after which they will be offered the “Double-Up Gamble” feature, if enabled.

According to Vice President of Interactive, IGT, Alex Kelly, “Jacks or Better video poker is an innovative product which will add significant value to an operator’s mobile portfolio. The advances in Smartphone technology have allowed us to demonstrate our company strengths and build on an online title which has been a firm favourite to create a mobile version that is instantly recognisable to players.”

NextGen Launches Wolfpack Pays Video Slot

Wolves are a popular theme among Slot Game developers and the latest reels to grace this beautiful creature are on the ‘Wolfpack Pays’ Video Slot from NextGen, an Australian game studio of NYX Gaming.

Players have 243 ways to win big across 5 reels. The On a Roll™ feature will have you howling at the moon with exciting wins. Following a winning streak, the Safety Net feature is initiated allowing you to keep the greater win potential you’ve already achieved.

Play Wolfpack Pays for real money at Mr Green, which released the game on Wednesday, 12th May.

Speaking of Mr Green, he’s also got an IGT land based favorite known as ‘Fire Horse’ If you’ve played Siberian Storm or Fire Opals then you already know what to expect with this new addition to the online game collection.

With 720 Ways to Win it seems promising but we all know it can be difficult to win just one way sometimes. Players win free spins when at least one bonus symbol appears on every reel. Stacked Wilds and the MultiWay Xtra feature come straight from the land based casinos to your desktop or mobile device.

The Garden Party continues through 16th May. Deposit at least €20 to receive 7 days of Free Spins, on a variety of games including Aloha! Cluster Pays, Gonzo’s Quest, Guns N’ Roses and Flowers from NetEnt. This promotion is open both new and existing players.

Novelties From Rival Gaming

Two slots among future releases

A couple of new releases will be coming soon to Rival Gaming casinos, it was announced on March 4.

The first one is Rival’s seventh 3D slot, titled Beretta’s Vendetta. It is an action-themed game featuring Mr Dynamite who has been terrorizing the city for decades, robbing bank safes with dynamite and puzzling the police, until they decide to engage special agent Beretta on the case. As for the special features of the game, it involves wilds, scatters, free spins and bonus rounds.

The second anticipated release is Fortune of the Pharaohs, a slot set in the Egyptian desert, which hides an ancient pyramid filled with riches.

New online slot from Party Casino

Kung Food has a comical Asian action man theme

The latest online slot from the Party Gaming studios, Kung Food, debuted this week at Party Casino, boasting an amusing Asian action man theme.

The 5 reel, 30 pay-lines game invites players to enter the world of Asian cooking in a quest to achieve Kung Food Master status, interacting with a comical cast of characters that includes hero Bruce Pea, Jet Leek, Jackie Clam, Crispy Duck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Ham.

Features include a Kung Food ‘wild’ symbol, and a bonus Kung Food Fight feature in which players choose which killer moves Bruce will inflict with cash awarded after every attack.

If all five bonus symbols are in view Bruce will take on all four enemies in a row, racking up wins that could go as high as $450,000. Players can also pick up 7 500x their line bet if five Wise Old Fortune Cookie symbols land on a winning line.

New slots at Party Casino

The London-listed Party Gaming plc subsidiary Party Casino.com has a busy month ahead, making new movie-themed slots available to its players and implementing improved multilingual Support facilities to enhance its offering to European punters.

Two new multi-featured slots, “Rambo” and “The Terminator,” themed on movies made famous action heroes Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwartzenegger will join already available slots ‘Mission Impossible’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever’ in the Party Casino games inventory.

Two more slots, based on ‘The Godfather’ and ‘Top Gun,’ will also be made available soon.

In July 2008 the company announced an exclusive four year copyright deal with Studio Canal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Canal+ Group, which owns the licensing rights to The Terminator, the original Rambo movies and other international box office blockbusters . The agreement permits Party Gaming to use the popular action concepts in its games as the foundation for video slot themes.

Commenting on the deal, Jim Ryan, PartyGaming’s CEO said: “Creating unique and exclusive themed content is a key element of our strategy, because the power of popular international brands and their ability to add substantial value to our game portfolio is clear. We plan to license more brands over the coming months to improve further the quality and range of our games and keep ahead of our competitors. Terminator and Rambo will be an exciting addition to our expanding suite of games, providing PartyCasino.com’s customers with more great fun and entertainment.”

Party Casino has also been busy building up its round-the-clock Support facilities with new language upgrades for players that will add French and Russian and will also include improvements to existing support activities in English, German and Spanish.

New US Attempt to Legalize Online Gambling Aims High

Another attempt at legalization at federal level

Another legalization initiative has emerged in the US news this week, involving the same political personalities who were engaged on the legalization at the federal level before.

This new development may have influenced the New Jersey Government Chris Christie’s rejection of an intrastate legalization bill, as this new attempt to legalize gambling at the federal level involves both poker and casino online gaming.

The new initiative has reportedly already received support from Democrats Barney Frank and Harry Reid, who seem to have joined forces with Republican John Campbell.

I has been specified that the new bill will be presented soon in order to regulate the area which has suffered many blows over the years, but still prevails and enjoys the attention of millions of Americans, generating billions of dollars.

The respected publisher of Global Gaming Business, Roger Gros stated: “The planets have aligned rather quickly for this federal version to succeed in Congress. Since it is couched as law enforcement legislation, it’s gained new support from conservative Republicans.”

Gros also agreed with speculations that David Satz, a former adviser to Governor Christie and a senior lobist for land group Caesar’s Entertainment, which favors legalization at a federal level, played a crucial role in the governor’s decision to veto the New Jersey bill.

“David Satz holds a lot of sway with Christie when it comes to gaming on the Internet,” Gros said. “Caesar’s owns the World Series of Poker plus