Tuesday, December 16, 2008
When we launched our new 3D casino WinADay.com earlier this year we promised to keep the new slot machines coming and we're making good on that promise. In October we introduced the new Heavenly Reels slot machine. This week we've added yet another one-of-a-kind game. With symbols that hearken back to gold rush days, Gold Boom is a 9-wheel, 6-pay line slot machine that offers free bonus spins, a progressive jackpot, and awesome payouts.
“Gold miners in the wild west kept themselves going by believing they could strike it rich any minute,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland.com. “Slot machine players have that same feeling every time they pull the lever, so I think they’re going to enjoy this new game!”
Like on Heavenly Reels, Gold Boom players can win Bonus Spins that can pay off big time. Every time three Diamond symbols appear on a wagered pay line, one Diamond is added to the Bonus Spin Counter. When 3 bonus spin diamonds have been collected, the player wins three Bonus Spins. The amount won on those spins is based on the amount bet on the last normal spin, so strategic players will want to keep an eye on the Bonus Spin Counter when deciding on their wagers.
Three Gold symbols on a wagered payline with max bet wins the WinADay.com progressive jackpot that currently stands at just over $129K.
To celebrate the launch of the new Gold Boom slot machine, WinADay.com is offering a Gold Boom Top Spinner Bonus and the Gold Boom Triple Luck Bonus. The player with the most total bets on Gold Boom between December 12 and 19 will be declared the Gold Boom Top Spinner and will be refunded 100% of their deposits made during that time. The player that gets the biggest single spin pay out during the same period will win the Gold Boom Triple Luck bonus and will have their winnings for that spin tripled.
WinADay.com players are greeted in the three-dimensional casino Games Lobby by animated casino attendants that are available to answer players questions and help them enjoy the casino experience. WinADay.com games are based on the latest instant-play, no-download Flash technology that allows designers to incorporate the rich media content that today’s online game players expect. WinADay.com casino is alive with crisp graphics, fancy animations, cool sound effects and background music. All games are original, built using proprietary software, and only available at WinADay.com. All games are tied to one progressive jackpot pool.
WinADay.com developers are already working on the next new game top be introduced at WinADay.com 3D casino. Puzzle World will be launched in the new year.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Just six weeks since the last big win, our progressive jackpot at has been hit again for six-figures. The $110,125 win last week brings the total jackpot wins in 2008 to $896,405 (€700,360). Slotland’s jackpot, available on all of the slots and video site’s games, has been hit every 4 – 6 weeks since last summer. While the jackpots aren’t the biggest on the internet -- usually $100,000 to $150,000 -- they are hit so frequently that they are increasingly popular with online slots players.
Last week’s big winner was a player known as ZONARIZ who won $110,125 (€87,728) playing one of Slotland’s popular video poker games, Striking 7s. Striking 7s is a Romanesque variation of the popular Deuces Wild video poker game. While this is the seventh major jackpot this year at Slotland, it is the first one on Striking 7s. The last time the jackpot was hit on one of the sites three video poker games was in August when MSMIKEY won $108,060 (€86,083) playing the Jacks or Better game.
“This seems to be gaining momentum,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland. “The more people hear about big jackpot wins, the more people that play our games. The jackpot goes up every time a player places a max bet, so more players means the jackpot is growing pretty fast these days!”
Slotland’s last big win was six weeks to the day before this last win. “MINE0MMINE” won $134,253 (€106.584) playing the popular Golden 8 slot machine on October 23.
A $168K win on Booster in July, $88K on Wild Heart in May, $91K on the new Four Cast in April and -- the largest win ever -- $195K on Treasure Box in March, bring the total progressive jackpot wins for the year to nearly a million dollars (over seven hundred thousand Euros).
With the launch last month of it’s latest game, Megaspin, Slotland.com now features thirteen unique slot machines and three video poker games. Four of the most popular online slot machines and two video poker games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs. All of Slotland’s games give players the option of placing a maximum bet for a chance at the progressive jackpot. All of the slots and video poker games on the mobile network are also tied to the same jackpot pools. Slotland is available in Spanish at Es.Slotland.com.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The fruit on our newest online slot machine may be glittering jewels, but the object of MegaSpin is the same as any fruitee and that’s to get three in a row. The new game launched this week joins 15 other unique games at our slots and video poker site. Like all of our games, it is an instant-play game that requires no downloading or installation -- and it can only be played at Slotland.com.
MegaSpin is a single-payline slot machine game with two sets of three-reels. Players start by spinning the bigger reels. If they win, they continue playing on the upper reels where they can multiply their winnings. Hitting three different fruit symbols wins three free spins. Wild Stars are wild and can substitute for other symbols on the payline.
“We don’t have super heroes or comic book characters,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland. “Our players like classic slot machines and MegaSpin follows in that tradition.”
Like all of Slotland’s unique slot machines and video poker games, MegaSpin is tied to Slotland’s progressive jackpot which was recently won for $134K and is already approaching $100K again. The progressive bonus pool continually increases as players bet and play until it is won. Three Wild Stars on each of the two reels, while betting maximum, wins the progressive jackpot.
Slotland.com now features thirteen unique slot machines and three video poker games. Four of the most popular online slot machines and two video poker games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs. All of Slotland’s games give players the option of placing a maximum bet for a chance at the progressive jackpot. All of the slots and video poker games on the mobile network are also tied to the same jackpot pools. Slotland is available in Spanish at Es.Slotland.com.
Monday, November 3, 2008
For the third month in a row, the Slotland.com progressive jackpot has been hit for well over six figures bringing the total Autumn jackpot wins at the online slots and video poker site to a record-breaking $411,260. The most recent player to struck it rich at Slotland was MINE0MINE who won $134,253 playing the popular Golden 8 slot machine on October 23.
Quite uncharacteristically for the jackpot with a reputation for being hit so regularly, after a big win in March ($195K) there were no big progressive jackpot winners again until a $168K hit in August. That was the start of three in a row though – big jackpot wins pretty well monthly in August, September and now October.
“The size of the jackpot depends entirely on how many people add a little extra to their wager,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland. “Some players do it every wager, others only do it if they feel particularly lucky.”
The Golden 8 is a 9-wheel 8-payline slot machine featuring the largest slot wheels on the Internet. On the Golden 8 slot machine, the way to win the jackpot is to get three Bar symbols on any one pay line. The big jackpot pool can only be won if the player has bet the maximum three coins on that spin. The last jackpot win on Golden 8 was in May when TOPNOTCHED spun a $179,166 win.
The Slotland jackpot is immediately re-set to $50,000 after a win. So many people around the world play at Slotland every day, and so many of them know it can really pay off to play the progressive, it can reach six figures again very quickly.
“It’s funny how it happens sometimes,” said Tuma. “No jackpot wins over the summer and then bam, bam, bam – three in a row.”
In September, MSMIKEY won $108,060 (€78,550) playing Jacks or Better video slot. MRSSMITHS had just won $168,947 (€123,000) the month before playing the Treasure Box slot machine. Introduced just last year, Treasure Box has been lucky twice this year: TEXASTEASER won the biggest Slotland jackpot ever, $195,083 (€126,910), playing Treasure Box last March.
Slotland.com features twelve unique slot machines and three video poker games. Four of the most popular online slot machines and two video poker games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs. All of Slotland’s games give players the option of placing a maximum bet for a chance at the progressive jackpot. All of the slots and video poker games on the mobile network are also tied to the same jackpot pools. Slotland is available in Spanish at Es.Slotland.com.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
There weren’t many other online casinos around when Slotland launched way back in 1998. Since then, Slotland has developed an impressive suite of online and mobile games and has earned a reputation for being one of the most reliable and trustworthy online casino sites.This month’s birthday celebrations included a week-long Birthday Contest. All players making a deposit of $100 or more between October 1st and 8th were automatically entered in the free contest. In a random draw a Swedish player known as “FACTOR” won a $5000 vacation package to the destination of his choice.“I’ve only been playing at Slotland for a few years,” said the lucky winner.
“They have a great selection of games that you won’t find anywhere else, and their customer service staff has always been extra helpful. With winter coming to Sweden I think I’ll use this prize to go somewhere warm and sunny!”
With the tenth birthday coming up, we checked their records to see if we had any current players that had been with them since the early days. We found quite a few players that play regularly on the site that have been playing at Slotland for many years.
“I’m not a real high roller, said a player known as “NICK” that’s been playing at Slotland since the early days. “My budget is tight but I’ve always managed to get good entertainment value from Slotland! I usually bet between $.50 and $5.00. Sometimes when I’m doing really well I’ll bet the progressive but otherwise I bet smaller just to keep going for awhile and have fun! I just won $600 on Treasure box which happens to be my favorite when I'm in the mood for something other than poker machines. A few years ago I hit $600 on the Striking 7's game – it is a bonus type machine. You can hit pretty big without a royal, just by getting the four 7's. I love that concept.”“
I don't have a strategy,” confessed the player. “I would like to say that I do, but I tend to be very impulsive! If I were to say I had a strategy it would be that I start out low and slowly work my way up (as far as bets go) and stop if I am not lucky, but that is not very often the case!”
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Here is a video clip of the 10th Birthday cake.
Notice the pinata hanging on the display panel -- a remnant of the day before when the pinata was broken open and sangria was served to celebrate the launch of Slotland's new Spanish site: http://es.slotland.com.
Representatives also introduced online casino affiliates to the new WinADay.com 3D casino.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Strategic slots players will love this one. They can wager on one, two, three or all four pay lines. There are two spins for every wager on Heavenly Reels. After checking the results of the first spin, players can hold any or all of the reels on their second spin.
The Heavenly Reels “Treasure Box” is a special bonus fund that accumulates during game play. Any amount bet on a pay line that lands on the “Wild” symbol – a celestial pig with angel wings -- is added to the Treasure Box which players can open and claim when they match a special code below the reels.
“I’ve been playing slots online for a long time,” said one player visiting the 3-D games lobby for the first time. “But I’ve never had a casino employee walk up to me and ask me if I need anything. Too bad he was just animated --- he was kind of cute!”
“I really like the 3-D entrance and casino lobby but at the end of the day the games the thing, isn’t it?” said another player. “I love all four of the slots at WinADay – the graphics are really cool, much more animated – and more fun -- than any other online slot machine I’ve played.”
The WinADay.com 3-D casino now offers four unique slot machines that can be played just for fun or for real money wagers. All WinADay.com games are in instant-play Flash format that requires no downloading or installation. All four games are tied to one progressive jackpot which is currently over $30,000.
To celebrate the launch of the new game, WinADay.com is offering two special Heavenly Reels bonus prizes. The Big Spinner bonus will go to the player that places the most total bets on Heavenly Reels between October 21 and 31. They’ll get 100% of the deposits used for that play refunded. The Triple Luck prize will go to the player that wins the most in a single spin during the same period. They will receive triple their winnings for that spin.
WinADay.com developers are hard at work on two more totally unique 3-D slot machines. Diamond Mine and Puzzle World will be added to the games lobby in coming months.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Responding to the increasing popularity of online casino games in Spain and Latin America, Slotland.com -- the world’s most popular online slot machine and video poker site -- has launched a Spanish online casino, Es.Slotland.com.
The new online casino offers Slotland.com’s unique games and renowned customer service -- all in Spanish. A special Spanish-speaking Customer Service team has been trained to assist the many Spanish-speaking players that have been registering in Spain and Latin America.
According to a recent issue of the GPWA Times, 130,000 people in Spain alone gambled online in 2007, a 47% increase from 2006. They wagered a total of €650 million, 57% more than in 2006. A study by Munich-based research company, MECN, has shown that the Spanish online gambling market could grow to a €4.2 billion industry by the year 2010. It defined Spain as a key region for future growth, with overall gambling potential reaching €39 billion in 3 years.
“We have players all over the world – in the UK and Europe, in North America, in Australia. One thing they all have in common is they all like innovative new games like ours, they all like to have their winnings paid quickly, and they all need to trust any online company they deal with,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland. “Our Spanish players enjoy Es.Slotland.com because we’re always adding unique new games, we have an excellent Spanish-speaking customer support, and our progressive jackpots are very frequently hit for over $100,000!”
All of the slot machines and video poker games on Es.Slotland.com are tied to the same jackpot pool as the English site. Over the years, Slotland’s progressive jackpot has earned a reputation for being hit quite frequently – every six weeks or so – for over $100,000. The last winner won nearly $200,000 on a $2 spin.
To accommodate Spanish-speaking players worldwide, Es.Slotland.com players can deposit by credit card, Neteller, ewalletXpress or Moneybookers where they can conduct their transactions in the currency of their choice.Slotland has always had some Spanish-speaking customer service staff but has increased that team to serve the new Spanish site.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
It’s only been a few weeks since Slotland.com announced a major jackpot winner and their famously regular progressive jackpot has already been hit again, this time for $108,060 (€78,550). Just last month the all-slots-and-video-poker site announced a $168,947 (€123,000) jackpot win.
A player known as MSMIKEY was playing the popular “Jacks or Better” video slot when she struck it rich on her 134th spin that night. MSMIKEY has been a regular player at Slotland.com for almost two years. Although all slots and video poker games on Slotland’s mobile casino site are connected to the same progressive jackpot as their web games, MSMIKEY was playing on her home computer when she got lucky.
The object of the “Jacks or Better” is to obtain the best possible poker hand. On the initial deal, players are dealt five cards face up. They can hold all cards dealt or receive up to five new ones. Hands are ranked according to standard poker hand rankings, although in this game the player must have at least a pair of Jacks to win.
For years, Slotland’s progressive jackpot has been hit quite regularly. The site has announced a major winner every six weeks or so, always for over $100,000. It had taken longer than usual for the last win, but MSMIKEY’s win puts the notoriously regular jackpot back on schedule.
“Our jackpot has never reached millions of dollars like some do,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland. “But then, we only go weeks, not years, between jackpot wins. I think our players feel like they have a better chance of winning our jackpot. We’ve certainly never had a winner that was disappointed in a $100,000 - $200,000 win!”
Slotland’s progressive jackpot is reset at $50,000 after each win. Each time a player “plays the progressive” a portion of their wager is added to the progressive jackpot pool. Since all the games on the website and the mobile site are tied to the same jackpot, the value can increase very quickly and to very large amounts as this one did. The jackpot is already back to over $65,000 and continues to climb daily.
Slotland’s biggest jackpot winner ever was a lucky Canadian player that won $195,083 (€126,910) in March. A player known as TOPNOTCHED had held the record prior to that for their $179,166 (€130,180K) win on the “Golden 8” slot machine last May. So far, the biggest jackpot win on a mobile casino game was the $163K (€116K) that “OLYMPIAGOLD” won playing the mobile version of “Lucky Stars” in early 2006.
Slotland.com features seven unique slot machines and three video poker games. Four slot machines and two video poker games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Historically, Slotland’s progressive jackpot is hit fairly regularly – about every six weeks – for just over $100,000. Lately, it’s taking a little longer to be hit but the last few winners have won much bigger jackpots.
The progressive can be played on any of the unique slot machines and video poker games on the Slotland.com web site. Most of the games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs where they are tied into the same progressive jackpot. The next big winner could be at their computer or anywhere they take their mobile phone.
“I think a lot of people thought our progressive jackpot would be won after it hit the $100,000 mark,” said Martin Smith of Slotland. “Every day that it kept going up and up without being won just amazed us!”
Booster is a three-wheel, single-payline slot machine game with a special wild “boost” symbol. When it is going to appear, the game is interrupted and players are given the option of keeping their current bet or boosting it tenfold. This can mean amazing winnings on a single spin, but that’s not all that makes Booster a unique slot machine. No bet is lost at the Booster game. Every bet that does not win is added to a special fund. The fund can be cashed anytime for ten percent of its value, or players can choose to try to recover ALL of their bets on a special win/lose spin. Booster is one of 6 games also available on Slotland’s mobile platform (wap.slotland.com).
Each time a player “plays the progressive” a portion of their wager is added to the progressive jackpot pool. Since all the games on the site are tied to the same jackpot the value can increase very quickly and to very large amounts.
In March, a lucky Canadian player won the biggest Slotland progressive jackpot ever: $195,083 (€126,910). He was playing Treasure Box, one of the most popular slot machines on the site which now features 6 unique slot machines and 4 video poker games. JAMKAT2 won a $113,418 (€89,067) progressive jackpot playing “Treasure Box” last year. Prior to the Canadian win the biggest jackpot ever won at Slotland was $179,166 won by TOPNOTCHED playing the Golden 8 slot machine last May. The last player to win a large jackpot playing on their phone was OLYMPIAGOLD who won $163K playing the mobile version of Lucky Stars in early 2006.
Re-set at $50,000 after each win, Slotland.com’s progressive jackpot is already back up to nearly $100,000 (€45,000).
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Online slots players can play absolutely free and still win big cash prizes. FreeSlot.com is a free casino games site operated by the popular gambling site, Slotland.com. The free site has just added several new features and increased the weekly prize pool.
FreeSlot.com runs a non-stop slots tournament twenty-four hours a day. A total of nearly $10,000 in prize money is won each and every week with a top tournament prize of $2000. FreeSlot.com has a special multiplier feature that can catapult free game players to the Top Ten winners circle.
“With a tournament, it isn’t just you and the machine,” said FreeSlot.com Manager Martin Smith. “You are playing against other players to reach the Top Ten and get a share of the tournament prize pool. Playing for free to win real cash prizes is exhilarating and competing against other players adds to that excitement.”
The pirate-themed symbols on the FreeSlot.com tournament slot machine include treasure chests, sabres, kegs of rum and, of course, piles of pirate gold. Players are given a limited number of free spins. If their total score for the week puts them in the Top Ten point scorers they receive a share of the weekly prize pool of nearly $10,000. The player with the top tournament score for the week wins $2000.
With its special multiplier feature, FreeSlot.com players can find themselves in the Top Ten prize winners more quickly than they might think. Each winning spin multiplies any points scored on the following spin. With consecutive wins, players can win up to eight times the points scored and add their names to the list of cash prize winners in just a few free spins.
FreeSlot is not a gambling site. It is a free game where players can win cash prizes. As it is not gambling, it is perfectly legal for anyone anywhere to play at http://www.freeslot.com/, although those under the age of 18 are prohibited from playing for cash prizes.
Scores and free spins are reset every Wednesday so a new weekly tournament starts tomorrow!
Monday, July 14, 2008
WinADay.com, the all-new 3D online casino from Slotland.com, has just launched a suite of real-money slot machines to add to the free games launched by the unique three dimensional online casino several months ago. A brand new slot machine – the Lucky-Go-Round – is new in both free and real-money Games Halls.
Animated customer service attendants will be on hand as usual to help players get to the new games from the 3D Games Hall. New players will be welcomed with a 100% deposit bonus up o $250.
“Our 3D casino environment, our animated customer service attendants, new games – these are all big steps for us!” said Martin Smith, the Pit Boss at WinADay.com. “We’ve been testing with our free games for several months now, preparing for the launch of our real-money slot machines and now we’re ready to celebrate!”
Many fruity players are loyal to their favourite machines but most like to try something new once in a while too.
“It’s different, that’s for sure!” said one regular Slotland.com player trying WinADay’s new Lucky-Go-Round slot machine. “When you enter that casino lobby, and the attendant greets you by name, that’s more like walking in to a real casino than just logging on to a website!”
WinADay.com games are based on the latest instant-play, no-download Flash technology that allows designers to incorporate the rich media content that today’s online game players expect. WinADay.com casino is alive with crisp graphics, fancy animations, cool sounds effects and background music.
All games are original, built using proprietary software, and only available at WinADay.com. “Wheeler Dealer” is a 3 reel, 8 payline slot machine and “Jack’s Show” is a video poker game based on the popular Jacks or Better video poker game. The latest game, introduced just in time for the launch of the real-money Games Hall, is “Lucky-Go-Round”, a whimsical carnival-style slot machine.
All three games are tied to the WinADay.com progressive jackpot. The new casino has just launched so the jackpot isn’t large yet. However, if it’s anything like the Slotland.com jackpot, it will be hit frequently for six figures!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Slotland concludes funding as Malawi community center now self-sustaining
Now that the school and community center that it built in Malawi is fully self-sustaining, online casino Slotland.com is concluding its funding. To date, the online slot machine and video poker site has donated more than $100,000 to construct the much needed facilities and train teachers and staff. As the local Project Team moves on to assist other villages another online gambling leader, CasinoRanking.com, has stepped forward to donate at least $10,000 toward ongoing projects.
For more than two years, the popular online slot machine and video poker web site, Slotland.com, provided all funding required to construct buildings and train local teachers in the remote and impoverished village of Juma, Malawi. The goal of the African aid project has always been that it should be self-sustaining and since the Project Team built a maize mill to generate ongoing revenue, the centre has required minimal outside funding.
But the work of the Project Team isn’t finished. The centre has become a teacher-training center for the region and continues to help other schools in the region get established and improve their teaching methods. The Team has also become involved in the construction of other self-sustaining community projects like a maize mill in Kantimbanye that now provides income for the school in Juma.
“We’ve learned that self-initiated projects are most likely to succeed,” said the Project Team Leader, David Leflar. “Where there’s a will, we will help them find a way!”
“The school that we’ve funded will have a long lasting benefit to the entire community. It provides opportunities and will help end the cycle of poverty in Malawi,” said Martin Smith of Slotland. “We’re very proud that one of our biggest affiliates, CasinoRanking.com, was impressed enough with the positive results of our project that they’re making a very substantial donation of their own.”
“The online casino business is a high profit industry,” said Antoine Tardif of CasinoRanking.com. “We should consider ourselves lucky to have the opportunity to help others who are not as fortunate.”
“I understand that the school is now completed,” said Tardif, “But Malawi is still one of the poorest nations on earth. If the money can go towards building wells or finding clean water that would be great too. Obviously we can trust this dedicated Project Team to decide how to best spend the money.”
The story of how the Project Team brought a whole village together to build the Umodzi-Mbame School is told on a fundraising website provided by Slotland: http://www.help-malawi-children-charity.org/. The site also explains how donations will be used by the African charity to assist neighbouring villages that have started similar projects on their own. Donations toward current and new projects can be made on the site through secure PayPal payment processing.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Mobile Casino Games Pioneer Offers Free Slot Machine Ringtones -- Free Money Available to Take Mobile Slots for a Spin
Slotland.com, one of the first online casinos to offer real-money slot machines on mobile phones, has produced two special ringtones for ardent slots players. Until the end of June, players that download the free ringtones are eligible to win cash prizes. For slots fans that haven’t tried any of Slotland’s six mobile slot machines yet, there’s even free money to take them for a spin.
There are two polyphonic ringtones currently available. One is kind of funky, the other has a more laid-back island sound. Both chant the slots player’s mantra “Spin, spin, win, win”. Just like Slotland’s unique mobile slot machine and video poker games, both ringtones are compatible with all popular phone models. Each is available in a variety of file formats including MP3 and MP4.
“Your ringtone says a lot about you, they’re quite a personal statement,” said John Lancelet, Slotland’s mobile casino games manager. “If you play slots you know you have to believe that the very next spin could be a win. We tried to capture that idea in the ringtone. If you’re an avid online slots player, this is for you!”
The free ringtones can be heard and downloaded online at http://www.slotland.com/mobile. Most players will want to download them directly to their phones though, and should go to wap.Slotland.com on their phone’s internet browser for simplest installation.
Until June 30th, mobile games players can enter to win one of ten $50 cash prizes by sending the full lyrics to the ringtones to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest details are available at www.slotland.com/ringcontest.html.
Slotland.com now has six games available for mobile phones. The newest is Treasure Box, a unique slot machine similar to multi hand video poker games that has long been one of the most popular games on Slotland’s web site, especially with more experienced players. It’s the only slot machine that allows players to hold the reels after each spin in order to affect the result and get the best potential return. Slotland’s mobile games are described at http://www.blogger.com/www.Slotland.com/mobile and can be played at wap.slotland.com.
Like all their online games, all Slotland’s mobile games are tied into the same progressive jackpot, which is frequently hit for well over $100,000. After an $88K win in May, the jackpot is six figures again and, as always, could be won on the next spin.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Over the last two years, Slotland has donated nearly $100,000 to build a school and community center in a remote village in Malawi, one of the poorest nations on earth. Earlier this year, the company donated a fundraising website (http://www.help-malawi-children-charity.org/) where players and affiliates can make personal contributions.
“One of our affiliates, CasinoRanking.com, was so moved by our project,” said Affiliate Manager Martin Smith, “They donated a full month’s commissions. As a successful affiliate that’s been working with Slotland for many years, this was quite a significant amount.”
The Slotland exhibition booth will feature the usual marketing posters and paraphernalia associated with a trade show, but it will also display a collection of unique African artwork. The paintings will be sold by silent auction throughout the conference and all proceeds will go directly to the boNGO Worldwide Project Team in Malawi, as do all donations made through the website.
Building partnerships with webmasters since 1998, Slotland has earned a reputation for giving a good deal, and paying promptly. One of the world’s most trusted and reliable casino affiliate programs recently extended its reach to the mobile games platform. Slotland.com, one of the first to release real-money casino games for mobile phones and PDAs nearly two years ago, brings experience and a stellar reputation from its online business to the new world of mobile entertainment.
“The mobile gambling business is exploding and I think a lot of affiliates will want to hear about opportunities in the mobile gambling market,” said Smith. “We have an excellent mobile affiliate program that offers benefits most do not. For one thing, we pay commissions on ALL mobile deposits. There’s never any negative carryover. We think that’s only fair, and fair is how we like to do business.”
Earlier this year, Slotland.com launched a free 3D casino, WinADay.com, a whole new kind of online casino experience with realistic three-dimensional lobbies and virtual casino employees to assist with the free instant-play Flash games.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Spring time in Canada is looking that much sweeter for a video poker player who switched to slots on a recent spring day and won a nearly $200,000 progressive jackpot at Slotland.com. Slotland’s jackpot is hit, on average, every six or eight weeks. Since it had been more than that since an American player won the last $100,000 jackpot, many players sensed this win was overdue.
“It’s hard to resist when the jackpot gets to big numbers like that,” said Martin Smith. “Lots of players play a little more when they feel like there’s going to be a big jackpot winner any second. They want it to be them! So we’d been very busy in the days before the win.”
“I usually stick with video poker,” said the player known as TEXASTEASER who’s been a regular at Slotland.com for five years. “I don’t know what made me think I should take a spin or two on the slots that day instead, but I’m sure glad I did!”
The lucky canuck won the biggest Slotland progressive jackpot ever: $195,083 (€126,910). He was playing Treasure Box, one of the most popular slot machines on the site which now features 6 unique slot machines and 4 video poker games. JAMKAT2 won a $113,418 (€89,067) progressive jackpot playing “Treasure Box” last year. Prior to this springtime windfall, the biggest jackpot ever won at Slotland was $179,166 won by TOPNOTCHED playing the Golden 8 slot machine last May.
The progressive can be played on any of the slot machines and video poker games on the Slotland.com web site. Most of the games are also available on mobile phones and PDAs where they are tied into the same progressive jackpot. The next big winner could be at their computer or anywhere they take their mobile phone. The last player to win a large jackpot playing on their phone was OLYMPIAGOLD who won $163K playing the mobile version of Lucky Stars in early 2006.
Re-set at $50,000 after each win, Slotland.com’s progressive jackpot is already back up to over $70,000 (€45,000).
Monday, February 25, 2008
Leading gaming portal Online-Gambling-Insider.com has made a substantial donation to Slotland.com’s community development project in Malawi (Help-Malawi-Children-Charity.com) and challenged others in the online gambling industry to share their success in this way as well.
'When Slotland initially announced the building of the school we ran the story on our news network but we felt that a project such as this needs every little bit of support it can get,' said Ryan D, Founding Editor at Online Gambling Insider. 'To see the dedication of the Slotland team, and the amazing results they have achieved in what is a challenging environment deserves the utmost respect.'
The Online Gambling Insider’s donation is already at work in Malawi since the PayPal donation processing puts the money directly into the Project Team’s hands.
Hoping to appeal to the competitive nature of people in the online gambling industry, the Editor has challenged gambling operators, affiliates and players to also make a donation.
Malawi is the 8th poorest nation on earth. Nowhere has AIDS had such a severe impact. Education is the key to ending the poverty so, two years ago, Slotland funded the construction of a school and community center in the remote village of Juma. They have since built a maize mill in a nearby Kantimbanye that provides a small income for the school and a much-needed service to area farmers. The school’s teachers have become a resource for teachers in surrounding villages, and farmers in the area have learned new sustainable agriculture methods in the center’s demonstration gardens.
From the torrential rains that hindered volunteers during construction to the opening ceremonies last fall, the story of how western philanthropy can make such a huge difference is told on a fundraising website launched this winter, Help-Malawi-Children-Charity.com.
“We got the idea to produce the website because so many of our players were asking how they could donate personally,” said Martin Smith of Slotland.com. “Food for the students. Gas for the jeep. Building materials. The project is becoming more and more self-sustaining, but they still need help. The beauty of this fundraising site is that donations go directly to the Team in Malawi.”
The Project Team in Africa – a small group of dedicated European and American aid workers -- has registered a non-profit organization called boNGO Worldwide to receive online donations. The organization is committed to assisting communities develop self-sustaining projects. boNGO is an acronym for “Based On Need-driven Grassroots Ownership”.
For information or to make a donatio yourself, please go to http://www.help-malawi-children-charity.com/
Monday, January 14, 2008
An all new three-dimensional casino with virtual casino employees, realistic lobbies that give a whole new kind of online casino experience, and totally free casino games has been launched by Slotland.com, the long-popular slot machine and video poker site. WinADay.com has opened with two unique free games and will be adding all kinds of casino games over coming weeks.
WinADay.com games are based on the latest instant-play, no-download Flash technology that allows designers to incorporate the rich media content that today’s online game players expect. WinADay.com casino is alive with crisp graphics, fancy animations, cool sounds effects and background music.
“The 3D environment may take a little disorienting at first if you’re used to traditional online casino games,” said WinADay.com Manager Martin Smith. “But our virtual casino hosts – 3D figures circulating throughout the casino -- are always nearby ready to provide information and point you in the right direction.”
All games are original, built using proprietary software, and only available at WinADay.com. The first two free games now available are the “Wheeler Dealer” slot machine and the “Jack’s Show” video poker game. Wheeler Dealer is a slot machine with 3 reels and 8 paylines. Jack’s Show is based on the popular Jacks or Better video poker game.
WinADay.com casino will be available in real money mode in a few months. Tournaments are being planned.