Even a decade or so ago, the mental image you might have conjured up of a poker player would be of someone with considerable sartorial elegance. Perhaps it is the suave image of James Bond – played by Daniel Craig – in his formal evening suit, bow tie and jacket playing for high stakes in Casino Royale that brings up this sort of preconception. There can be little doubt that some of the poshest casinos in Europe require anyone who is in attendance to dress smartly. Even with that consideration, few modern gaming houses would turn their noses up if you were to head in looking reasonably presentable. [Read more…]
If you’re thinking of inviting some friends over and looking to ring the changes with your repertoire of entertainment ideas, you might consider a casino-themed party. This cool idea could just be the spark needed to inspire your friends to get their own casino-inspired dress code thing going: What about James Bond and Vesper Lynd from Casino Royale? Danny Ocean? Or even Old West cowboys like Doc Halliday and Wyatt Earp? If you’re ready to be creative, there are lots of DIY ideas you could use too. [Read more…]
Slots have always been one of the most popular casino games. And if you happen to be a real fan of slots, you might have noticed that they seem to behave in different ways. Some appear to give a lot of payouts, but only in smaller amounts, whereas others will offer larger payouts but much less frequently. That´s because of a feature known as volatility, which is basically the amount of risk present in any particular game. Put another way, it’s the term which describes how much and how often you might expect to win. [Read more…]
With Dutch e-gaming laws still in the dark ages, the number of people taking to illegal online gambling continues to rise. In fact, a new survey commissioned by state-owned Holland Casino, who hold the legal monopoly on Netherlands gambling, shows that this type of illicit gaming has increased by 20% in the last two years alone. And all the while, the country’s regulators continue to enforce outdated legislation. [Read more…]
What would you do if you suddenly had CAD 46254.53 in your bank account? Canadian player Michel must be wondering that very thing right now. Last night, he hit the jackpot on the LotsaLoot 5-reel video slot at Platinum Play Online Casino. Talk about a great ending to Blue Monday!
The LotsaLoot slot is true to its name thanks to its progressive nature… because multiple players’ contributions are combined to create a progressive jackpot, you can win more moolah. Simple.
Platinum Play has a number of progressive jackpots to choose from, including Mega Moolah, King Cashalot, Fruit Fiesta and CashSplash. A win on any one of them can be truly life-changing.
Everybody dreams about that big win, but sometimes it seems like it’s an impossible achievement. So, when we hear about somebody winning a nice chunk of money, it doesn’t seem so impossible anymore. I know I’m inspired… Thanks Michel, and congratulations!
Gotta go, I need to spin a few reels!
If you have ever played on a slot machine you would have noticed that there are many symbols and reels. Generally, players play without understanding the whole concept of the slots. The truth is that each reel and symbol leads to a different payout when they are triggered in a certain order.
With the majority of slot games, the Scatter symbol pays out when three of them are found on a reel. In some machines, even two is acceptable. Remember, a Scatter symbol doesn’t need to be in a certain line to give a payout – that’s why it is called a Scatter symbol. They can be scattered all around the reels and still pay out a certain amount. You can look at the payout window to determine your winnings and the amount the machine will pay according to its symbols.
Most slot machines give out a bonus feature of some sort and these features can also be triggered by scattered slots. Have you ever played on a machine and had a free play feature pop up on the screen? Well, this is a result of the Scatter symbol. Video slot machines are well known for their Scatter symbols and lucrative bonus features. The bonus could be in a form of free spins or a bonus round to build up your credits.
Generally, you would notice the Scatter symbol quite easily since it resembles the theme of the game you are playing on. For instance, if you are playing on a dragon-themed slot, the Scatter symbol will most probably be a dragon, if it’s a pot of gold theme then the Scatter symbol will surely be a gold pot and so on.
Platinum Play offers the coolest slot games and the Scatter symbols make winning fun and easy!
Gambling has been around for thousands of years, in one form or another, so when measured against that time-frame, online gambling can still be considered the baby in the field. With that said, the developments in technology and security in its short existence have propelled online gambling to being at the top of the internet pile as far as money spent goes. [Read more…]
The speed of game play and the graphics are everything you would expect from a Microgaming release and more. All the major movie characters are featured on the 5 reels and 243 ways to win, as are the ring itself, but it’s the bonus features that are apt to get the average player really excited.
There are wild reels, stacked wilds, and with 3 or more rings scattered across the active pay-lines, the player gets 15 free spins which could land them the jackpot which comes in at an amazing 90,000 times the initial bet. That’s the kind of money that makes a trip to the fires of Mordor seem very appealing.
You don’t have to be a fan of LOTR to get a huge kick out of this fantastic new slots game, so why not login to your Platinum Play account and join Frodo on his quest, and if you are new to PP, then use the fantastic free spins bonus for new players to check out just how good this game, and Platinum Play, really is.
Given how popular all forms of gambling are in Canada these days, it’s hard to believe that in 1892 the government had placed a complete ban on all gambling activities. Little by little, that ban has been lifted over the years.
The first change in the law came in the late 1960s when, realizing the financial benefits of the lottery, the government allowed individual provinces to run their own lotteries. [Read more…]
Bee, eye, en-gee-oh! As much as I love the action of slots, video poker and table games, it’s sometimes nice to take a break and relax with a little bit of mindless fun. One way to do that is to sit back and enjoy a few rounds of bingo. It’s all pure luck, but also a lot of fun.
Bingo has been around in its current form since the 1920s, and its popularity has seen a massive spike thanks to the game now being available to play online. I clearly remember the Friday nights of my youth, when my Mom would get dressed up, pack up her cigarettes, and head out to the bingo halls with a bunch of her lady friends. I always wanted to go. The whole thing seemed so mysterious to me, but I was way too young. By the time I was finally old enough to tag along, my mom had given up her bingo evenings.
It wasn’t until bingo started showing up online that I gave the game any real thought. One Friday night, in a fit of gin-fuelled nostalgia, I signed up for an online account and started playing. I found myself going back on a regular basis when I needed a little stress reliever. Now when I play, it’s always at Platinum Play. I love the fact that you don’t have to break the bank to play there, and there is always a game ready to go.
When I am sitting there waiting for that final ball to show my number and fill the pattern, I realize how much that simple game must have done to take my mom away from the drudgery of being a wife and stay at home parent for all those years. The good news is that I introduced her to Bingo, and now we try to get online and play together whenever our schedules match. It almost makes me feel that I’m a little girl again, but this time I get to tag along with mom.