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Enjoy a hot selection of slots to warm you up

The cold month of February brings some of the hottest BF Games slot releases to the date – a royal day with the Queen, a legendary western tale, a magical spell book, an arctic adventure and a wild Aztec tribal adventure with a 3D touch are waiting for a spin. Uff! Put the kettle on, get cosy and be ready for some winter action at EnergyCasino.

Our Majesty the Queen and her royal court are gathering together to celebrate her benevolence in the latest Play’n GO slot Queen’s Day Tilt. Her royal knights will battle in an attempt to gain her trust with an innovative 3×3 grid.

Behold the Queen and go get your winning combinations by landing 2 or more matching symbols in a row, horizontally or vertically. Winning symbols are removed and the remaining symbols drop down. It’s a game full of rewarding surprises. Just make sure the Queen likes you, otherwise, you should watch your head.

The show must always go on, even if it is in the jungle! Discover the secrets of a wild jungle in Aztec Adventure™. This unique slot conceived by BF Games is truly ground-breaking and feature special 3D graphics. Once you open the game you will be greeted by gigantic 3D guiding stone statue, which will provide you with many memorable experiences during your spinning adventure; with some luck, it’ll show you the way to the legendary Aztec gold.

Aztec Adventure 3D™ video slot has 3 reels, 3 rows and 27 ways to win. Avoid the mosquito bites and land at least 3 Scatter symbols will trigger 15 Free Spins. If 9 identical round symbols land on the screen then your winning is tripled! The video slot features also Wild Symbol, Gamble Mode and AutoPlay to help you escape the tribes with your share of gold. Just be careful with the tigers, you’re in the jungle after all.

Made out of the jungle alive? Good! Learn more about new slot games, the latest slot releases.

The fun is non-stopping at EnergyCasino. With a touch of magic, the spins get started on the brand-new NetEnt slot Golden Grimoire™. Spin these magic reels, cast winning spells, and open a portal for endless riches.

This mystic online slot comes in a 5-reel, 4-row, 20-line configuration featuring Mystery symbol transformation, Wild Substitution and Free Spins with Sticky Mystery Symbol transformations. This game has a number of hidden secrets for the ones who dare to discover them.

Provided to EnergyCasino by Microgaming, Arctic Valor™ is Crazy Tooth Studio favourite creation. With 6-reels and 4-rows packed with gorgeous art, cinema-quality soundtrack, and frozen Valkyries, Arctic Valor™ is your next online slot adventure.

While you spin the reels to unfreeze the mighty Valkyries, icicles grow from the top of the screen, waiting to fall and crash onto the reels, awarding both wild transformations and cash prizes during this Icicle feature! Arctic Valor™ provides a visually stunning journey into a land of ice and snow, complete with a fantastically Norse-tinged atmosphere with every spin.

If ice and snow is not your thing, perhaps a wild western tale might fit your boots cowboy. Join a relentless Sheriff and chase a gang of outlaws with the legendary Golden Colts™, a pair of mysterious guns which allegedly shot Billie the Kid and countless other bandits.

With 5-reel, 40 fixed paylines and all the sand one can get in their clothes, Golden Colts™ comes with plenty of bonuses in the barrels for you. Golden Colts™ get very loud with the shots and horse chases but make no mistake, bandits will smell the maximum payouts of 2,500 times of your stake. Get your horse ready and play Golden Colts™!

After all these amazing releases, the cold won’t even dare to bother you this month – get cosy and start spinning on your favourite slots. Remember to keep an eye on our website for more special releases, tournaments and amazing promotions made exclusively for you. If you hit a Jackpot feel free to brag on our blog or Facebook profile. Have fun!

EnergyCasino Team

 

 

 

 

 

Who wants to be a millionaire at EnergyCasino?

Welcome to the sweet November, the season of senses. When the weather pushes you to seek shelter in the warmth of your home, it’s nice to fill your hours with something meaningful. Without any further delays, we present you the EnergyCasino premieres for November.

Check the must-play Big Time Gaming Slots

Our biggest release is the world-famous Bonanza slot from Big Time Gaming. This highly volatile slot is based on the Megaways game engine, and this means you can activate up to an astonishing 117,649 pay lines. You can place your bet anywhere between 20p and £500 and you have the possibility of winning up to 10,000 times your stake.
Bonanza takes us to a gold mine located in a lovely countryside. Above the reels, you’ll see an old-fashioned mining cart that carries 4 symbols. This happens on every spin and increases your winning opportunities.
Every symbol that is involved in a winning combination will explode making room for new symbols to form new winning combinations. This goes on as long as you keep winning. The heart and soul of the game is the free spins feature, where every time you get a consecutive win, the multiplier is increased by a factor of one. Land some early wins and the multiplier can really get going towards the end of the feature, making your winnings will be huge.

 

But what if you are more into general knowledge than engineering? If your favourite TV program is Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, we have something special for you – Big Time Gaming is turning this beloved show into the greatest online gaming release of all times! Will the 50/50, ask the audience, or call a friend, help to win the million? Challenge yourself at this most entertaining slot, boosted by the Megaways game engine and win a million!

The New Play’n GO Slots Became Even Better!

Play‘n GO slots are always packed with high-end graphics and attention to details. The new project takes us to a faraway fantasy land filled with heroes, magic rings and mystic dragons!
The Dragon Maiden slot has 5 reels and 3 rows, where the symbols can become Wild with the chance to expand up to 3 symbols high. The Dragon scatters award you Respins and free spins. Dragon Scatters during the Free Spins game increase the height of the reel they land on up to 6 symbols high. When a reel reaches 6 symbols you are awarded a Golden Free Spins, which increase the winning ways up to 7,776! Dragon Maiden symbols can become Wild with the chance to expand up to 3 symbols high, thus multiplying your bet up to 5,000x. Get ready to hear the Dragon’s scream in this game as it can make you rich.

 

There’s another Play’n Go slot coming under the spotlights – Banana Rock. It’s based on a rock band of monkeys, which come to town to play a gig at a local venue. Benefit from respins with Rock ‘N’ Rollin’ wilds locked in place, moving only to connect with other wilds to give you a trail of wilds. There’s also a Free Spins feature where you collect band members to add multipliers up to 5x. Finally, there’s an Encore Spin feature which guarantees you a win with only band member symbols and multipliers up to 25x!

 

Behold the Ground-Breaking NetEnt Slots

NetEnt got us used to very loud productions. NetEnt last gig brings us the brutal Viking period where warriors had to use their wits to survive and were answerable only to the gods.
Based on the TV series, this video slot has 243 bet ways and packs a Hotspot Feature, a Shield Wall Feature, and a Raid Spins mode, including 3 Hotspots. Additionally, on the Raid Spins the excitement gets ramped up even more with the game changing to a 7-reel, 5-row and 78,125 bet ways reel battleground. Is the way to Valhalla through this NetEnt slot?

 

By the end of November, NetEnt is already preparing us all for the Christmas with the Jingle Spins, a video slot full of Christmas decorations, bells, colourful lamps, and green Elves. The whole lot for a merrier season. Not to be missed.

 

Keep an eye on our website for more special releases, NetEnt slots, Play‘n GO slots, tournaments and amazing promotions made exclusively for you. See you at EnergyCasino.

EnergyCasino Team

Go for Premieres in October at EnergyCasino

How do we celebrate Halloween at Energy Casino? By launching new exciting and somewhat spooky slots and who knows, maybe we are going to throw in some scary promotions? Let’s check what our favourite providers prepared for the scariest night of the year!

 

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis truly Halloween.

 

WAZDAN Los Muertos™

To celebrate the unique Mexican holiday – Día de Los Muertos, Wazdan created a slot including three different Volatility Levels™, Double Screen Mode, Unique Gamble Feature and Energy Saving Mode. The reels of Los Muertos™ boast stunning graphics with numerous special features, including Giant and Big symbols, Wilds, Bonuses, Free Spins and Multipliers.

 

NetEnt is launching not one, but two games in October!
Watch out for the frightfully scary 5-reel and 3-row Halloween Jack, which is loaded with a blood-freezing soundtrack, Free Spins, Walking Wilds, and other unspeakable tricks and treats.

 

The other NetEnt’s release in October is the 5-reel and 4-row Wild Bazaar. In a colourful Moroccan street market style, amongst scent of spices, colourful fabrics, bric-a-brac and traders haggling, you can find 4 kinds of Wild symbols: Stacked Wilds, Colossal Wilds, Linked Wilds, and X2 Multiplier Wilds. That’s what you can call a hidden treasure!

 

BeeFee Games studios bring the classic 5-reel and 3-row fruity slots to a whole new level. Crystal Mania has been filled to the brim with precious stones, which gives you 243 diamond ways to win. Thirst for a juicy win? Crystal oranges and watermelons are waiting for lucky players. Check this mouth-watering slot and have fun!

 

Play n Go came out of the time machine with a western adventure that will throw you back into the wild west with the 5-reel and 3-row Gunslinger Reloaded™. We expect this new release by the end of October – so pony up and load your guns because you will shoot whiskey bottles, collect wanted posters, play deadly poker games, and avoid getting hit by the twizzling bullets while you chase outlaws for bounties. Check this new addition and be safe, hurrah!

Follow Energy Casino in October, don’t miss our spooktakular premieres! Watch out for the ghost and… Boo!

Just kidding, be safe and keep your eyes peeled for more updates.

EnergyCasino Team

He Just Won a Divine Fortune at EnergyCasino

Imagine being just 30 years old and experiencing an unexpected win of €207,911 from the gods! That’s exactly what happened to one lucky EnergyCasino player named Radek (well, okay, it was EnergyCasino and NetEnt, not the gods).

Yep, it seems that the spirits of ancient Greek mythos were smiling on a certain player named Radek when he decided to try his luck on one of our most popular progressive jackpot slots – Divine Fortune.

Radek had arrived at Divine Fortune via a couple of other quality NetEnt slots, including Wild Wild West: the Great Train Heist and Elements: the Awakening – both excellent games in their own right – and it only took a tiny €1 wager to hit the mega jackpot!

A Visually Stunning Game Packed with Features

What, not played Divine Fortune yet? You’re missing out! Since it was released last year, it’s been one of the most popular NetEnt titles at EnergyCasino. Featuring beautiful classical graphics of ancient Greek legends like the Pegasus, Medusa, Minotaur, the Nemean Lion and a Griffin, it’s a slot with some serious heritage.

With three levels of jackpot available – the minor, major and mega – it’s a slot game that can really deliver those life-changing wins, as proven by Radek’s insane experience at EnergyCasino.

Mind you, even if you’re not lucky enough to strike a jackpot, Divine Fortune is well worth playing, with immersive gameplay and plenty of features, including Wilds, Falling Wilds, Wilds on Wilds, Free Spins, and a Jackpot Bonus Game.

A Chilled Winner Savouring His Good Fortune

So, what’s Radek got planned for his huge jackpot win of €207,911? Apparently nothing just yet! Yep, he is still letting the scale of his good fortune sink in, and we say that’s totally cool. With so much extra cash in his bank, there’s no pressure on him to rush. But, maybe we could suggest a nice holiday to the Greek islands?

All that’s left to say is a huge “congratulations” to Radek, and a massive “thank you” for choosing to play at EnergyCasino. And, of course, the big question is: who will we be writing about next?

 

Cryptos, What’s Going On?

Just what is going on with cryptocurrencies? Bitcoin, the granddaddy of all cryptos, was pushing $20,000 in December 2017, before experiencing a wild ride through 2018 that saw it approach lows of $6,500. Today, it has stabilized somewhat around the $7,500 mark – but that’s quite a drop! Other major cryptos, like Ethereum and Litecoin followed a similar course. So, what happened, and is it still worth getting excited about cryptocurrencies?

To understand what is happening we need to consider three fundamental things. Firstly, the blockchain technology that underpins all cryptocurrencies, and especially the smart contract capable type used by currencies like Ethereum, has a limitless number of uses beyond cryptocurrencies themselves, meaning that we are only seeing the very beginnings of a blockchain revolution. Basically, blockchain is here to stay, despite some confused detractors trying to wish it away.

Secondly, it should be kept in mind that the vast majority of investment in cryptocurrencies has, until now, been by individuals, rather than large investment funds and institutions. This is important, because individuals are much more prone to make short-term, knee-jerk emotional decisions, hence the rapid price fluctuations. In fact, a recent study conducted by the University of Warwick concluded that the “driving force behind cryptocurrency volatility is not economic fundamentals, but plain human emotion.”

Thirdly, as the regulatory and legal status of cryptocurrencies gets clarified in more and more countries, large private and institutional investors are feeling more confident about getting in on the action. As this happens, the irrationality in the market we have seen over the past year or so, should start to diminish. Also, because of the vast buying power these investors will bring to the market, we can expect the best cryptocurrencies to start climbing again.

At the end of May, Dan Morehead, a founder of Pantera Capital Management, speaking on CNBC underlined this when he said, “All cryptocurrencies are very cheap right now,” and “Many institutions are essentially buying the rumor [of potential SEC regulations] and selling the fact… Getting invested now so that in three, four, five months when the institutional, quality-regulated custodians that we’re hearing about come online, they’ll already have their positions.”

So, don’t listen to the smug troglodytes out there who love to compare cryptocurrencies to ‘Tulip Mania’ (which, incidentally, was a largely fictitious event) or the Dot-com Bubble. Sure, with so many cryptocurrencies out there, most will fade into nothing, but among them are cryptos that may well be tomorrow’s Amazon, Facebook, or Google. Of course, the trick for everyone, whether individuals or businesses, will be backing the right horses.

Note: this article is not offering investment advice.

CHOOSING A TRUSTWORTHY CASINO

Today, there are hundreds, if not thousands of online casinos out there, all trying to persuade you to play with them. However, among the legitimate and trustworthy casinos like EnergyCasino, are some rather dodgy operations – so we will run through some things to consider when choosing a casino.

Look for a Good License

Many countries and regions around the world offer online casinos and sportsbook licenses to companies, and you will normally find the licensing information of a particular casino on their home page – at EnergyCasino, it is displayed at the bottom of the site, along with clickable links providing more information.

If a casino has a license from a reputable jurisdiction, like the United Kingdom, Malta, Isle of Man, Alderney, or Gibraltar, you can be sure that it is complying with the most stringent standards of fairness, transparency, and financial prudence. For example, being licensed in Malta, casinos are required to keep company and player funds in separate ring-fenced accounts – meaning that even if a casino fails, player deposits will still be safe.

If a casino has more than one license, as in the case of EnergyCasino – which boasts both UK and Malta licenses – it is even better! Be wary of casinos operating on licenses from obscure regions, or those with less stringent standards. If a casino displays no checkable license at all, then avoid them.

Choose a Secure Site

All legitimate casinos, again like EnergyCasino, will use sites employing HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure). In a nutshell, this means that when you visit such a site, your browser will check that it has a valid HTTPS certificate, and only proceed if it is secure and confidential, because it uses either SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), or TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption technology. This is the same technology that businesses like banks use.

You can tell if the site is secure, because the address bar will read ‘https’ at the beginning, and in browsers like Edge, Chrome, and Firefox, there will be a small padlock symbol and green text. If you do not see this, then do not sign-up to that casino!

Easy Deposits and Withdrawals

There are many payment services available, ranging from familiar credit cards like Visa and Mastercard, to dedicated online money transfer services and eWallets like Skrill and Neteller. To be able to offer specific services, casinos must meet the requirements of those services. Basically, the more recognisable financial options a casino offers, the better. For example, EnergyCasino accepts Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller, Qiwi, Yandex, PaySafeCard, Zimpler, Moneta.ru, EPS, Euteller, Trustly, iDeal, Klarna, Entropay, TSI, Multibanco, and bank transfers (specific options available will depend on your location). If you find a casino that only accepts one or two methods, then you should avoid it.

Another major thing to look for is withdrawal limits. Good casinos should allow you to withdraw sizable amounts every day – after all, if you win big, it should be your money, right? Well, unfortunately, too many online casinos have ridiculously low withdrawal limits buried in the small print. Imagine, winning big, and then the casino ‘holding your money hostage!’ The best thing to do is check before you sign-up, and only play at casinos that are reasonable. EnergyCasino again sets a great example, allowing players to withdraw a massive €5,000 daily!

Easily Reachable Support

Legitimate casinos with no reason to hide from players should be easily contactable. Before signing-up to a casino, check their contact details. Just like at EnergyCasino, you should be able to phone them, use live chat, email, or even write a letter. A good business always makes it easy for their customers to get in touch, and online casinos are no different. If the casino only offers email or live chat, then be wary.

Summing Up

Whenever you spend money online, it is a good idea to check the business out first – and this is critically important when it comes to casinos. With so many reputable casinos online, there is simply no need to take risks – choose a casino like EnergyCasino, and you can relax and enjoy the gaming, with the knowledge that your personal data and money is safe, and when you win, you will get the rewards without any hassles.

What the Heck? Slots

Every now and then, a slot comes along which makes you ask, “what the heck  were they thinking?” From the cheesy to the bizarre, here’s a rundown of some of some of the most cringeworthy video slots of all time!

Hoffmania

Now, I appreciate “The Hoff” as much as any non-German can, and the exceptional contribution he’s made to the thespian world, and his fine performances in such high-brow productions as Knight Rider, Baywatch and Piranha 3DD, must be recognised. But, nothing can make the Hoffmania™ slot seem un-cringy. Perhaps it’s the scarily 80’s style graphics or golden Hoff Oscar-style statuettes, that push it over the edge? I have the suspicion that KARR is still trying to destroy KITT and Michael Knight, and infiltrated GreenTube at some point around 2013.

Sharknado

We can only thank our lucky stars that the Sharknado slot is, as far as I know, confined to a few land-based casinos. As I’ve warned my sister many times to no avail: once you start appreciating any of the Sharknado movies (and god only knows how they’ve managed to get funding to make 6– that’s right, another hits the screens in August this year), you are well and truly lost.

Planet Exotica

I get the feeling someone in the Roxy Palace development team has a bit of thing for certain parts of Total Recall – because why else would alien strippers jump into anyone’s mind? What’s that? Someone just said there’s a whole alien category at PornHub… what the? Ah, anyway, if you had strange stirrings in your pants during Avatar, this is probably going to be right up your street, but for 99.99% of people this is probably one that will make you feel weird in a bad way.

The Best New York Food

So, I love plucky little start-up studio BF Games. They’ve created some of my favourite slots of the past year, with atmospheric masterpieces like Dark Carnivale, Pagoda of Fortune and Mad Men and Nuclear War. But, one game makes this list simply because its name is just so awkward sounding. “The Best New York Food” – don’t get me wrong, the actual slot is well worth playing, but that name?!

You Lucky Bastard

It seems someone at Microgaming, the bright sparks behind this little gem, may have seen the light and turned it off, because I can’t find it live anywhere. Mind you, that should come as no real surprise, seen as though this potty mouthed game’s selling point was that it verbally abused you. But is it weird that I still really want to play it?

Judge Judy

As if daytime TV wasn’t already like some creeping wall of boredom induced death, the cretins at IGT Gaming only went and made a flipping slot out of Judge Judy! Yes, if you like pretending its in any way healthy to watch the slow-motion train wreck of western civilization’s sense of law, order and justice, then this is for you. IGT Gaming, you are found guilty of unforgivably bad taste.

Bible Slots

Some things are so wrong that my fingers protest at typing them. This is one of those moments. Yes, it’s true, a whole series of biblical themed online slots exist, with Christian gamers being able to choose from Joseph the Dreamer, End of Days, Adam & Eve, Noah’s Ark, and the Christmas Story. Now, personally I’m not religious, but even I’d feel a bit iffy playing these – maybe it’s one of Satan’s tests?

If you’ve got to the end of this without searching for the Knight Rider theme tune on YouTube, then you’re probably safe, but for everyone else you can experience Hoffmania™ for yourself, right now, at EnergyCasino (and don’t forget to check out the The Best New York Food too – just ignore the name). But, for your own sanity, do not try to track down a Sharknado slot machine!

The Dawn of Skill-Based Gaming

The Random Slot Rules

Right now, in 2018, the bread and butter of most casinos, online or offline, is still the good old slot. Okay, sure, they have come a long way, with many featuring slick video game quality graphics, immersive sound, and more bonus features than you can shake a stick at – but, at heart, they are still based on randomness.

Yep, though some would love to believe otherwise, every single spin is completely random. As much fun as they are, and no matter how many bells and whistles they have, there is absolutely no skill involved. Of course, this is one of the main attractions for many – the thrill of placing success in the hands of chance, and chance alone.

Video Games and Poker

But, in a world saturated with increasingly complex forms of entertainment, with millennials who have grown up with their brains constantly engaged by interactive, skill-based video games, there is a hunger for more.

Of course, the grand-daddy of skill-based casino games is poker, and this was also one of the first games the internet embraced. But, in recent years, poker has become more than just a game. Now, poker is a lifestyle for many, with a massive presence on social media, and its own celebrities like Instagram poker player and adventurer Dan Bilzerian and his 23 million + followers.

Undoubtably, the element of proving one’s own prowess and skill over competitors is the big draw – taking on the qualities of a true sport.

Online Casinos Respond

Unfortunately, for casinos, the myriad of strict advertising rules and regulations surrounding gambling, has stymied the take-up on skill-based games – after all, how can you market products that genuinely do rely on at least an element of skill, when confined by an environment that does not allow marketing to highlight this?

But, as online casinos have grown in popularity almost exponentially over the last five years or so, the organic demand for skill-based games and elements has emerged anyway. Online casinos the world over, now have sizable player bases made up of video game raised millennials, who respect poker masters, and have very low boredom thresholds.

Now, realising they need to do something to tap into this desire for skill-based games, online casinos are responding by focusing on upgrading their poker ranges. The most immediately obvious to any player will be the rise of sophisticated live dealer poker games. Take, for example the stunning live poker games from Evolution Gaming, with Three Cards Poker, Texas Hold’Em Bonus Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em, Caribbean Stud Poker, and Casino Hold’Em now available to enjoy at EnergyCasino.

Skill-Based Slots Hit the Vegas Strip

But the synthesis of skill and chance is not stopping there. In 2017 Scientific Games launched an officially licensed slot based on the original Space Invaders, that incorporates the original arcade game as a bonus element. Meanwhile, also in 2017, Gamblit Gaming introduced six skill-based games to Las Vegas casinos, including zombie shooter Into the Dead and Catapult King – both originally non-gambling smartphone games.

Of course, this handful of skill-based slots are just the tip of the iceberg and, so far, have only been seen in land-based casinos in Las Vegas. But, this looks set to change, with online casinos eagerly awaiting a chance to test the waters with skill-based slots.

Watch this space.

 

NOW USE ENERGYPOINTS TO GET ENERGYSPINS!

Great news! We’ve been listening to our players, and you can now exchange your EnergyPoints for EnergySpins, at EnergyCasino!

That’s right, in addition to being able to exchange your points for cash or a growing range of exclusive apparel, sportswear, designer accessories, or top branded technology, you can now get even more spins to play on your favourite slots!

  • 100 EP = 10 SPINS on Starburst – a vibrant explosion of light and colour, with fast-paced game play.
  • 300 EP = 20 SPINS on Warlords: Crystals of Power – engage in an epic battle full of warriors and spirit animals.
  • 1,000 EP = 50 SPINS on Gonzo’s Quest – join Gonzo the conquistador, as he explores the New World in search of gold
  • 2,000 EP = 100 SPINS on Wild Wild West: the Great Train Heist – load your six-shooters and head west with the outlaws.

To take advantage of these fantastic value spin packs, simply head over to the EnergyShop right now, and use your EnergyPoints balance. Don’t forget to browse the other goodies on offer too – ranging from exclusive EnergyCasino and EnergyBet T-shirts and sportswear, to Bellroy leather wallets, Ray-Ban sunglasses, unique sports memorabilia, and even holidays!

It’s just another way that EnergyCasino makes playing more rewarding.

Why not check out what you can get right now?

Marc Found the Pharaoh’s Treasure!

At EnergyCasino, some of our most popular games are set in the scorching deserts of ancient Egypt –  and today one of our German players named Marc found out why, when he won an incredible €30,870.00 on Pharaoh’s Tomb™!

Of course, we got in touch with Marc to congratulate him on his huge win, and see what he had planned for the money. Though a seasoned player, apparently it was one of his biggest ever wins, second only to a good result in Las Vegas (we’re okay with being beaten by the Vegas Strip every now and then… we guess).

So far Marc has treated himself to a nice T-Bone steak for lunch, and is pondering exactly what to do with the money, but he did let on that he’s considering starting his own YouTube channel. We’re presuming it will be gaming themed, so if you do it Marc, let us know so we can check it out!

If you’ve been inspired to search the shifting sands for lost treasures, why not check out Pharaoh’s Tomb™ for yourself, it’s a visual treat and packed with Scatters, Expanding Wilds and Feature Games – so there’s plenty to keep those reels spinning! And, don’t forget Pharaoh’s Ring™, Pharaoh’s & Aliens, Cleopatra – Last of the Pharaohs™, and Book of Ra™ Deluxe too.

Casinos: Online vs Land-Based

Say the word ‘casino’ and most people instantly picture the blazing neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip, the incredible high-rise super-resorts of Macau, or the sophisticated luxury of Monaco. But, for all their glitzy appeal, are traditional land-based casinos really the best places to play?

Okay, so land-based casinos do have some things going for them that websites can’t compete with. If you’re in Vegas, you can soak up a bit of Americana (and the residual radioactive fallout from 100 atmospheric nuclear tests, but hey…). If you’re in Macau, you can experience a taste of Chinese culture, and if you’re in Monaco you can marvel at super yachts and dream cars, while browsing the finest designer boutiques.

No matter how you cut it, playing online from the living room of a two-bedroom flat in Guildford just isn’t going to be the same.

Try before you spend

But for those who are passionate about gaming, whether slots, roulette, baccarat, blackjack, or poker, playing at online casinos can offer several very real advantages.

For a start, if you’re playing online you can check out exactly what’s on offer before spending any of your hard-earned cash. Swing by EnergyCasino and you can play well over 600 of the best slots in the world, completely for free, not to mention you can chill out in the atmospheric live casino and watch the tables – all with no pressure to spend a penny until you are comfortable and confident.

Who’s in control?

On the other hand, in any land-based casino, the house is going to be trying everything possible to get you spending from the second you walk into their lobby! Whether it’s making you walk past rows of shiny, flashing slot machines (that you absolutely can’t try for free!), or encouraging you to drink alcohol until you convince yourself your bank balance is on par with Mark Zuckerberg’s – when you’re at a land-based casino, no matter how exclusive, you’re a captive audience and it’s easy to be manipulated.

Everything is about controlling the playing environment. In land-based casinos, the establishment management controls everything – from the multitude of distractions and pleasures, to details like the temperature and lighting. However, at home, you call the shots, and you can make everything exactly like you want it.

Get comfy, put your feet up, make a meal, get refreshments, watch a movie, listen to your music, have friends over, or play alone, get rid of all distractions and focus on the game – you are in control when you play at an online casino. And, of course,  an online casino isn’t going to try to get you drunk and take advantage!

 

Online variety

The advantages of playing online don’t stop there though. You simply won’t find a single land-based casino anywhere that can match the range of games available at a good online casino, like EnergyCasino. Land-based casinos, even the biggest, simply don’t have the physical space available – after all, real estate is expensive!

In terms of managing your finances, you’re also much better equipped at an online casino, where you can check easily your account status, and deposit or withdraw, with a few clicks. Don’t forget, most online casinos will also allow you to easily set limits, making managing responsible gaming that much easier too.

Land-based or online?

Now, we’re not saying that land-based casinos are bad or anything, in fact quite the contrary – we love them! A visit to a quality land-based casino is a great way to spend an evening, especially if you’re lucky enough to visit one of the iconic gaming destinations, like Las Vegas or Macau – but in terms of sheer choice, control and convenience, land-based casinos can’t come close to the best online casinos.

Of course, like anything online, to ensure you have a safe and pleasurable gaming experience, make sure you only play at casinos that are licensed in reputable jurisdictions, offer genuine software, and come highly recommended.

And, at the end of the day, just try winning in your pajamas in Las Vegas!

 

 

Gambling Around the World

Whether its playing baccarat at a glitzy casino, having a game of poker with your friends, spinning online slots, taking a punt on football, or betting on financial markets, the world loves the thrill of gambling! So, which countries love gambling the most?

Spain

Despite gambling only being legalised in Spain in 1977 (and slot machines not until 1981) the Spanish have caught the betting bug with enthusiasm, and these days they are passionate about betting on everything from the lottery to football cards. In fact, it is estimated that four out of five eligible Spaniards purchase tickets for the Christmas “El Gordo” lottery draw!

Greece

The Greeks have a particular penchant for lotteries, and the country is home to several large gambling companies. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Greece was also home to one of the world’s most famous gamblers, “Nick the Greek” Dandolos, who won an estimated $500 million in today’s terms (though, a word of caution: he did die almost penniless at the age of 83!).

Norway

In 2008, a government survey found that 88% percent of Norwegians considered themselves to be lifetime gamblers! So, how do our Scandinavian friends prefer to bet? Lotteries, scratch cards, slot machines and football, apparently.

Hong Kong

Inside the former British colony of Hong Kong, which is now a Special Administrative Region of China, horse racing, football betting and lotteries are the only legal types of gambling. But, Macau, the former Portuguese colony (now also a Special Administrative Region of China), is the world’s premier casino city, and its only a short ferry ride across the sea. No wonder then, that over half-a-million Hong Kongers visit Macau each year!

Italy

Today, Italians simply love slots! But their gaming history goes back a long way – not only was baccarat invented in Italy, but the world’s first government approved casino, called “The Ridotto”, was opened in Venice way back in 1638. Unfortunately, The Ridotto is no longer with us, having closed in 1774 to protect the city’s “piety, sound discipline and moderate behaviour” – a pity, because how cool would gambling in a 400-year-old casino be?

Finland

The Finns are serious gamers, with a 2007 study showing 41% of them gamble each week. Its probably something to do with the long, cold, dark winters –  but interestingly, Finland is also consistently ranked extremely highly in global education league tables, so maybe the smart Finns just love numbers and probabilities?

Canada

Canadians are notoriously fond of several things, including maple syrup, ice hockey, Tim Horton’s, and gambling! Yep, that’s right, around three-quarters of Canadian adults are thought to gamble at least once each year, with the biggest spenders coming from the province of Saskatchewan (one of our favourite ever words… try saying it).

Ireland

“It’s a long way to Tipperary”, but not as far as it is to Las Vegas, so the prospect of a Vegas-style casino strip in that sleepy part of rural Ireland is exciting to say the least! Yes, despite not exactly being known for casinos, the Irish have plans to build a Las Vegas style casino, complete with a 500-room 5-star hotel, eighteen-hole golf course, all-weather racecourse and greyhound tracks, an equestrian centre, and even a replica of the White House (erm… OK)! But then the Irish have always been fond of a bet or two, in fact, the song “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary” was itself allegedly written for a 5-shilling bet on 30 January 1912!

Singapore

Another tiny former British city state in Asia, Singapore was late to the gambling game, not opening its first casino resort, The Marina Bay Sands, until 2010. Since land is in such short supply in Singapore, its no shock that it was the world’s most expensive standalone casino property at the time, coming in at $8 billion! Straddling the top of the three towers is the world’s largest cantilever platform, holding a 340m long SkyPark that includes a 150m infinity pool.  Needless to say, Singaporeans have embraced gambling in style, despite having to pay a punitive S$100 fee to the government, just to enter casinos.

Australia

Everyone loves the Aussies, and the Aussies love… pokies. No, we’re not talking Jennifer Aniston in her Friends years – ‘pokies’ is Australian slag for slot machines. Our Antipodean friends will bet on just about anything, and an estimated 80% of adults are thought to gamble, making them among the most enthusiastic gamblers on the planet! Of course, living in a country where so many critters can kill you, means you need to take your mind off things.



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