Monthly Archives: January 2011

Multi-Player Live Dealer Roulette Launched

Microgaming announced this week that Microgaming powered casinos’ will be seeing the addition of Multi Player Live Roulette to the Live Games portfolio which already includes Live Blackjack, Live Baccarat (single and multi player versions) and Live Roulette.

Multi Player Live Dealer Roulette

According to the company, the development of the multi-player Live Roulette game is in response to the demands of its loyal players who have submitted suggestions on what they’d like to see within the Live Dealer games portfolio.

A spokesperson for Microgaming stated that, “Multi-Player Roulette is a really exciting new product and a great addition to the Live Dealer portfolio, Microgaming has always been at the forefront of gaming innovation and we are constantly working with our operators to ensure that our games are inventive and entertaining.

He also added that, “We always listen to feedback from casino operators and players alike and have tried to recreate the buzz of a land based casino, where players can watch the moves by other players and share that winning feeling.”

In accordance with this, casino players will soon be able to join up to seven other players and watch to see where they place their bets at the roulette table.  According to casino operators, the addition of Multi player Roulette will be a welcome addition at their casinos, given the immense success that Live Multi player Baccarat has enjoyed. 

We really can’t wait to be the judge of that!  Play Live Dealer Casino Games at Spin Palace Online Casino now!

Moneybookers Rebrands to Skrill

Europe’s largest e-wallet and online payments providers, Moneybookers will soon undergo a rebranding exercise that will see its customer facing brand change to “Skrill” by the end of the year. 

Yes, it’s a really horrid name, even if it is short for “Skrilla” which is a commonly used slang word for money, but the new brand promises an enhanced offering that will ensure ease of use and increased functionality for its users when shopping online and allow for increased flexibility, choice and peace of mind for both consumers and retailers.

The fundamental trustworthiness and business principles of Moneybookers Limited with continue to be the basis of the new brand but offer increased services to over 15 million existing Moneybookers account holders and 70,000 merchants globally.

In 2010 Moneybookers was voted the fastest growing private equity funded organisation in the UK by both Deloitte and The Sunday Times. According to sources, the company’s rapid growth is the reason for the name change and rebrand and according to Martin Ott, co-CEO of Skrill Holdings, the company aims to become a “verb” in the minds of the consumer, so just as people “Google” or “Skype”, they will be able to “Skrill” when shopping online.  This verb branding concept is one which Google and other major brands have been determined to clamp down on for fear of risking their trademarks.

Time will tell if Skrill achieves this goal, but with the reputation of Moneybookers as a firm base and large improvements ahead the new brand is sure to enjoy continued success and remain a firm favourite amongst European online casino players.

4 New Microgaming Slots Launched

As we’ve come to expect, Microgaming powered casinos are getting off to a strong start in 2011 with the launch of 4 new games this week.

As always, the games are of the highest graphic and sound quality and the themes are magnificently entertaining with titles like Hot Ink, Retro Reels – Diamond Glitz, Private Eye and Monkey King.  Let’s take a brief look at what to expect from each:

Hot Ink Slot

Hot Ink as the name implies, is a tattoo parlour-themed online slot featuring Microgaming’s new 1024 different ways to win concept and ensures that you’re in for some permanent fun.

This racy new slot includes a new re-spin feature as well as the much loved free spins, multipliers and an exciting bonus game that will keep you coming back for more!


Retro Reels - Diamond Glitz Slot

Retro Reels – Diamond Glitz Video Slot is a 5-reel, 25 pay-line machine with a classic look and feel that is sure to please the traditional slots enthusiast but also offers more excitement than ever before! 

This slot also offers the new re-spin feature, as well as opportunities to gain numerous free spins throughout the game where all wins are subject to a 2x multiplier which means you can double your winning fast! 


Private Eye Slot

Private Eye is of course a private investigator themed slot that is reminiscent of a Dick Tracy episode. 

This online video slot has 5 reels and 243 Ways to win, complete with scatters and wilds, free spin bonuses and a “Solve the Case” bonus game which allows you to enter a further Bonus game (the Mugshot Bonus) if you find the secret item.  This is a game that will truly inspire the P.I in you!


Monkey King Video Slot

Lastly, Monkey King is a 5 reel, 30 payline Video Slot which is based on an Asian fable about a mythical monkey king and his magical journey to the West, accompanied by three companions (who in this game bring good fortune to the player). 

The game also features scatters and wilds, free spin multipliers of up to 4x and a pick X of Y feature that keep you entertained every step of the way.


So if you’re in the mood for some New Year fun, then visit your favourite Microgaming powered casino now!