Monthly Archives: January 2013

Playtech Casinos Launch Marvel Roulette

Marvel Roulette

If you thought that nothing unique and exciting could be done to enhance the already awesome game of roulette, think again! Software giant Playtech recently launched an innovative new online roulette variant which incorporates its most popular and powerful brand – the Marvel Superheroes into a hybrid game that will have you reeling with delight.

The game which is appropriately titled Marvel Roulette features the standard roulette wheel with numbers 1 to 36 and 0 as well as all of the standard roulette betting options (including racetrack bets) and standard payouts apply. In addition to this however, the game offers a special Marvel Bonus bet option which has two Marvel features…and that’s where it gets really exciting!

The first feature is the Marvel Bonus which is triggered when players place their bets on the Marvel Bonus position on the table and the ball comes to rest in the corresponding position on the Roulette wheel. This bonus feature is a three-reel slot game that incorporates the bet that was placed in the main game with the aim of obtaining three identical Marvel symbols on the reels. In this game you will receive three Free spins wherein you’ll encounter eight of the Marvel Movie superheroes including Iron Man, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, Captain America, Ghost Rider and Thor the Mighty Avenger. This fantastic line-up not only yields loads of excitement and payouts from 4:1 to 99:1 and the best part is that in the bonus round you’re guaranteed to win!

Marvel Roulette also incorporates the multi-level, progressive Marvel Mystery Jackpot game that is featured in the Marvel slots and it functions in exactly the same way. The feature is randomly triggered after any spin of the roulette wheel on any bet size, even if the spin does not yield a payout. Like with most bonus features, the probability of triggering them does increase proportionally to the bet size. When the Jackpot game is triggered, you are assured of winning one of the four progressive jackpots up for grabs. The Power Jackpot resets at €50, the Extra Power Jackpot at €500, the Super Power Jackpot at €5,000 and the Ultimate Power Jackpot resets at €100,000.

In addition to the two features that have been incorporated into the new Marvel Roulette, there are also other characteristics that bare mentioning. One such feature is that players are able to toggle the spin direction of the roulette wheel, selecting whether it should turn clockwise or counter-clockwise by simply clicking on the “Direction” button. Another feature is that up to four sets of bets can be saved as “Favourites” and placed onto the table with just one click of the button. The game also features two options when it comes to modes of autoplay, namely simple and advanced. The simple mode allows you select the number of rounds to play while the advance mode allows for the setting of stop conditions.

This game definitely has re-invented the Roulette wheel, offering not only tons of entertainment but also the opportunity for HUGE rewards. Don’t miss out, be one of the first to try it out at Europa Casino now.

Ancient Gambling Exhibition being held in Paris

Paris Gambling Exhibition
Whether you play at brick and mortar or online casinos, you’ll know that in order to be successful, all you need to do is know the rules of the game you’re playing as well as solid strategy. The history of the particular casino game has no bearing on its outcomes but many casino games do have a fascinating legacy, and as such, many seasoned casino players enjoy learning about the evolution of gambling.

For Europe based players, the Musee de Cluny in Paris is hosting a fascinating exhibition entitled “The Art of Games and Games of Art from Babylon to Medieval Europe” which runs until the 4th of March 2013. The exhibition boasts a whopping 250 displays of gambling artefacts gathered from countries across the globe over the last four millennia.

It is interesting to note that as they do now, legal issues plagued gambling in ancient times yet in spite of the ban on dice games in ancient Rome, they were still a popular pursuit of both the commoners and aristocracy. Over the millennia it has been proven time and again that gambling is an innate part of human nature and life and when banned will find illegal outlets.

It is well documented that gambling influenced many great historic characters. One of the most memorable quotes from the famous Julius Caesar was “The die is cast” which he said when crossing the Rubicon with his legion. Emperor Claudius wrote a book on dice games and yet another display from ancient Roman times shows a 12 line game that seems to be the forerunner of the game of backgammon.

Gambling however does extend way further back that ancient Roman times. One of the exhibits at the museum displays a palm tree game which was discovered upon the excavation of an ancient Egyptian tomb. The game consists of 10 ivory pieces with carved out images – five featuring the head of a dog and the other five the head of a jackal which were manoeuvred upon a small table with animal legs and 58 holes.

Numerous other tombs predating the Egyptian display have also revealed gambling artefacts, some of which even predate the abovementioned board game. One such item was excavated from a tomb at Ur Kasdim, Mesopotamia, which is believed to be Abraham’s place of origin.

Though not generally considered a gambling game, Chess artefacts have been included in the exhibition’s offering, this is due to its prominence in ancient societies. According to researchers, the game was invented in India and then journeyed through Arabia and first made its appearance in Europe around 1000 A.D, three centuries after its invention. Many changes were made upon its journey, the most noteworthy of which was that the Indian Vizier became the European Queen.

Card games are also included in the fascinating exhibit which features many exquisite hand painted cards. According to findings, they originated in China and arrived in Europe even after the game of chess. Card games became more popular and prolific after the invention of the printing press. While this period is not included in the exhibition’s exhibits, card enthusiasts can visit the French Museum of Playing Cards in the chateau of Issy-les-Moulineaux, a suburb of Paris, for more interesting displays and information.

InterCasino Celebrates “The Best of 2012” with a brand new promotion

Intercasino's Best of 2012 Promotion
Whether or not 2012 was a great year for you or not, there’s one thing that can’t be denied, it produced a lot of amazing online casino games and show stopping jackpots! In honour of this, InterCasino has recently launched a new promotion entitled “The Best of 2012” which will run throughout January 2013 and offer some amazing casino fun and rewards.

The promotion commenced on the 3rd and will run until the 31st of January 2013. In the coming week (from the 11th until the 17th) InterCasino will be hosting the category “Best jackpot game“, the week of the 18th until the 24th will be the “Best all time classic” and the final week from the 25th until the 31st of Jan will feature the “Best innovation”. The winner of each of these categories will only be made known once each phase commences and an attractive secret promotion will be attached to each of these announcements so make sure you check in regularly to get all updates.

While the first category in the promotion “Best New Games” has been completed these were the nominees:

Dam Rich: A 30 payline video slot that joins the adventures of fat and furry buck-tooth beavers on a mission
Captain Nemo: An underwater adventure to untold riches that offers one of the best bonus rounds packed with multipliers, mystery jackpots and more.
Armadillo Artie: A comical, bowline themed slot featuring Armadillo Artie and his arsenal of tricks.
Valley of the Scarab: Unlock ancient mysteries in this Egyptian themed slot

And the winner was: Captain Nemo.

This week’s nominees for the “Best Jackpot Game” are:

Millionaire’s Club III: This bling filled 20 payline slot has awarded some of the biggest jackpots in history!
The Incredible Hulk Ultimate Revenge: Sees your favourite superhero exploding into action and offering HUGE rewards.
Crazy Jackpots Cleo Queen of Egypt: The world’s first nine-jackpot video slot game, with each jackpot attached to a payline! This one can lead you to the riches of kings!
Braveheart: this epic Paramount movie themed slot is thriller from start to finish.

And the winner was…we won’t ruin it and will let you find out for yourself!

This is not the only fun going on though; InterCasino is also currently offering regular players a 25% bonus up to 100% for playing the nominated games in the “Best games” category throughout the promotional period. To qualify all you have to do is deposit a minimum of $20 and you will receive a bonus code to access this match deposit bonus offer. VIP Players will receive a 50% bonus up to $200 when depositing $50 or more.

So don’t delay, get down to InterCasino today and celebrate the best of 2012 and you could be the next big winner!