Welcome to the first edition of our weekly news round-up of exciting and intriguing iGaming, casino, and other topical events shaping the world of gambling.
In our inaugural issue, Microgaming and others present some intriguing new experiences, an online casino goes wild with a major provider link-up, and some major moves shake up the top spots at some of the industry's biggest names.
For the scoop on all this and more, read below.
NEW SLOT GAME RELEASES
Microgaming's Doki Doki Parfait Slot
Even though it just traded its existing world-famous catalogue of over 800 iGaming titles to Games Global, Microgaming still has some nee top-tier content up its sleeve for avid players.
Doki Doki Parfait is just one of the provider's new May releases making the rounds and it's a celebration of Japanese Kawaii culture with cute anime waitresses accompanying you in a 3-reel winning extravaganza where tasty café treats to delight your senses.
A card-picking game leads to delectable wins as well as the game's free spin bonus round with a delicious parfait that keeps piling in the prizes. The cherry on top is the maximum prize of 10 000x your stake, so book yourself a seat and get winning.
Pragmatic Play - Goblin Heist Powernudge Slot
Pragmatic Play is another big-hitter bringing fresh thrills to your screen with its release of Goblin Heist Powernudge, a title with an impishly intriguing theme and a revamped mechanic.
Join a horde of fantastical treasure-hunting critters to claim the game's top prize of 4000x your stake. Watch goblins and knights clash on the reels, while the updated Powernudge feature shifts winning reels down, giving you the chance for even more wins. The Money Respins feature follows up with multipliers and cash bonuses galore.
Play'n GO's - Idol of Fortune online slot
Also worth a look is Play'n GO's new Idol of Fortune online slot, where you enter the realm of the Hindu god Ganesha to win with the Wild Prize feature and mystery symbols that trigger lucrative free spins.
ONLINE CASINO PROMOTIONS
Double-Down with Wildz - Ends 31 May 2022
Leading iGaming developer iSoftBet has teamed up with premium online casino Wildz for a pulse-pounding promotion that stretches across May.
Until 31 May 2022, a selection of the provider's games, including engrossing experiences like Crabbin' Crazy Hold&Win and Gold Digger, will double your loyalty points as you play, doubling the speed of your incentive progress bar. The minimum required bet to get going is only $0.20 and there's still quite a bit of the month left, so register a profile at wilds if you don't already have one.
The Levelz loyalty program at Wildz Casino rewards dedicated players with free spins, cashback awards, and other perks.
LOCAL CASINO NEWS
Casino Promotions in May
Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls has had a sparkling new event centre planned since 2017, but subsequent delays in 2019 and 2020 have delayed the completion of this exciting addition.
The last we heard, some events were dye to christen the new space in 2021, but they were moved to the casino's existing venue due to health protocol requirements made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.
For now, the untouched 1500-seat amphitheatre sits in stony silence, with no opening date in sight, but some positive utterances have come out of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) recently that make a September 2022 opening date seem like a strong possibility.
An unsuspecting London Ontario resident could be set for the foreseeable future. They just need to check their numbers.
The OLG sent out a recent communication, revealing that some lucky soul in London is the holder of a winning Lotto 6/49 jackpot ticket, worth $11,205,427.10.
The winning numbers were unveiled at the game's 14 March draw, but nobody had stepped forward to claim their rich reward yet.
Players in the area are strongly encouraged to check their tickets via the official OLG app or website, or even via the organisation's toll-free line.
Would you like to be the next big lottery headline winner? Well now might be your time, because fresh off awarding a massive $ 50 million jackpot, Lotto Max has built to another insane jackpot of $55 million for the next draw.
Lotto Max has been rewarding players across Canada for years with multi-million dollar prizes from its regular biweekly draws. Depending on the size of the jackpot there are also several guaranteed $1 million Maxmillion prizes up for grabs, so you could always be within a hair's breadth of a life-changing prize.
Leading global payments provider, Paysafe has met the rising wave of cryptocurrency popularity with the appointment of a new industry expert to make sure it can offer the best possible service to its customers.
Elbruz Yılmaz is the provider's first-ever senior vice president of cryptocurrency and he brings some serious credentials to the table.
Yılmaz will oversee the expansion of Paysafe's cryptocurrency options for customers and merchants. His history includes a stint as managing director of the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey for cryptocurrency and digital investment platform, Bitpanda.
Yılmaz commented on his new position, saying, “Crypto is an exciting opportunity for Paysafe whose core strengths around regulatory compliance, digital wallet infrastructure and multiple payment technologies set it up well to meet the evolving needs of its customers globally.”
Users can expect to feel the positive effects of this critical appointment soon.