A mixed bag of gambling news this week as fortunes differ. The good news is we’ve new games for slot lovers to play but as the industry mega-merger between Betfair and Paddy Power completes, job cuts are inevitable.
Bovada Accepting Bitcoin as Payment Method
Bovada gaming platform, which incorporates casino, poker and sports betting has added the world’s most popular online currency, Bitcoin, to its list of accepted payment methods. As such, players who opt to pay for their gaming sessions at Bovada with Bitcoin will be able to enjoy no deposit fees, instant cashouts, anonymous accounts and secure gaming.
Players are assured peace of mind on a fully certified gaming platform which has a history of safe gambling opportunities for members, along with the convenience and discretion of paying by Bitcoin.
Bovada joins a growing list of online casinos who understand the advantages of supporting alternative payment methods such as Bitcoin although there are still legal and regulation issues around the new cyber currency.
Rival Gaming Rolls out Two New Video Slots
Rival Gaming has increased its portfolio with the launch of two new video slot games to the online casino industry.
The first game, Five Times Wins has been released for fans of classic slots gaming, and features all the typical characters you’d expect to find on a game from this genre, including bars and cherries.
Extra rewards can be enjoyed with a 5 x multiplier symbol which also acts as a wild. The second game released is Frogged, a fun, retro arcade style game where players are tasked with getting the main character, Mr Frog home across a busy road. This high-octane video slot game boasts a number of rewarding bonus features, including many free spins.
Paddy Power May Cut Hundreds of Jobs
The Irish gambling giant, Paddy Power will probably cut around 650 jobs following its merger with Betfair, it was reported recently.
The joint entities employ around 7,200 people around the world, and it is believed that the merger has resulted in several hundred duplications. Some 300 people will be let go in Ireland, while another 350 from Paddy Power’s UK operations. Paddy Power needs to save around EUR 50 million a year to satisfy its shareholders.
New Evel Knievel Slot Races into Town
Fans of the famous Evel Knievel motorcycling daredevil will be thrilled with the news that a new video slot game themed on this icon has been launched by HTML5 games developer Core Gaming.
Evel Knievel Road to Vegas is a 25 line slot which takes players racing across the legendary Route 66 on the road to Sin City. The 25-line slot, with five bonus features, offers players a unique experience, with a maximum possible payout of £250,000. The game boasts at least six bonus features.
Set up camp for the night and remember back with Evel Knievel to some of the highlights in his career. The player can reminisce with him as they take in the sights and experience his legendary jumps at Wembley Stadium and the Grand Canyon by flicking through the pages of his photo album.
“We have really pushed the devices to their limits on this production, using our new particle engine wherever possible,” said Core Gaming’s Simon Rideout. “Also experimenting with physics, device vibration and animation very rarely seen on mobile devices using HTML5.”