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WinADay Casino’s Final Birthday Present is a $20 Freebie for Exotic New Trip to Japan Slot

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As it promised when its 9th birthday celebrations began earlier this month, WinADay Casino  has just given online slots players their best birthday present yet – an exotic new game called Trip to Japan.

With geisha girls, lanterns and origami spinning on reels set in a garden of cherry blossoms, the new slot game celebrates the unique culture of Japan and the mystery of the beautiful Land of the Rising Sun.

Trip to Japan is a 5×4 slot with 20 fixed pay-lines. Players can choose to bet 20, 100, 200, 400 or 800 coins, each worth $.01. The minimum bet is $0.20 per spin and the maximum bet is $8.00.

There’s a Wild as well as a Double Wild which doubles any win it’s part of.

 

Three Bonus symbols trigger a two-phase bonus feature.  First, the symbols on the reels are replaced with 20 coins. Players click on coins to reveal the number of free spins they win. They pick more coins and add to their free spins until they choose a coin that says “Collect” and free spins begin. Free spin win multipliers increase by 1X with each win (up to 5X).

 

This new game is the first to incorporate WinADay’s new user interface, introducing features that will be found in all new games moving forward. Without crowding the game screen, it pops up to give players one click access to the cashier, promotions, game settings, game help and the casino lobby.

 

Our designers have really streamlined the interface for this game,” said WinADay manager Michael Hilary.  “The new controls are easy use and don’t interfere with the game.

 

Until June 28th, WinADay players that have made at least one deposit will receive a $20 freebie to try the new game.  VIP players get up to $150 freebies. A selection of deposit bonuses with various wagering requirements is also available until next Wednesday.

 

TRAVEL TO JAPAN: INTRODUCTORY CASINO BONUSES
Available June 21-28, 2017 only:

 $20 Freebie – up to $150 Freebie for VIPs
All players that have made at least one prior deposit are eligible.
25X wagering requirement, 5X max. cash-out.

 200% Deposit Bonus
Bonus code: TRYME200
27X wagering requirement; valid for Trip to Japan only.

 

These bonuses may be used for all slots and Keno:

 150% Deposit Bonus
Bonus code: BDAY
25X wagering requirement.

 85% Deposit Bonus
Bonus code: BDAY85
18X wagering requirement.

 60% Deposit Bonus
Bonus code: BDAY60
16X wagering requirement. May be claimed twice a day and may also be used for video poker.

 30% Roulette Deposit Bonus
Bonus code: ROULETTE
16X wagering requirement; may be claimed twice a day.

 

WinADay Casino now offers 34 unique premium slots to players all over the world as well as roulette, Keno, 20 penny slots and 10 video poker games.  Most slots are tied to a site-wide progressive jackpot which is currently approaching $200,000.  WinADay is an instant-play online casino with no software to download and install, compatible with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

 

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A product of Slotland Entertainment S.A., WinADayCasino.eu is an instant-play casino offering unique free and real-money slot machines and card games. Many of the games are available exclusively at WinADay and are tied to one progressive jackpot. Generous deposit bonuses, game-of-the-month bonuses, daily random draws bonuses and frequent six-figure progressive jackpot wins have made this casino popular around the world for more than nine years. WinADay players interact with each other and receive special casino bonuses on Facebook. WinADay’s affiliate program is managed by SlotlandAffiliates.com.

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Non-South African Platforms are Breaking into ZA iGaming

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While Europe has established a very healthy iGaming industry and traditional forms of iGaming are taking root in North America – as the activity of gambling on daily fantasy sports has been long-established – platforms are turning their attention to the next big regions. There’s a lot of excitement around South America given the recent changes in regulation in Peru and Colombia, but perhaps the most interesting locale is that of Africa.

The African market is very promising, with there being a remarkable demand for the gambling segment alongside the relatively small level of competition in place. Focusing on the current market of South Africa, it can be seen that alongside domestic providers, some non-South African platforms have been able to garner some of the audience. Today we look at how these international brands are winning the trust of the consumer in this potential future hotbed of iGaming.

The state of play in ZA

South Africa totes three well-rated nationally-based online casino operators win Springbok Casino, their sister site Thunderbolt Casino, and ZAR Casino. However, among the small collection of online casino brands present in the South African online space, there are two standout international websites. Based in Malta, Sloty Casino and Karamba Casino offer their gaming to South Africa and are both ranked among the most popular online casinos in the country. Sloty ranks the highest of the two, but Karamba boasts the only perfect five-star review score of all five of the stated operators.

As you would assume from a rather underdeveloped and only slightly competitive online casino scene, the established national brands haven’t been required to reach a high level yet. Brands that are Europe-facing have had to keep up with the competition and continue to enhance their offering. While the incoming casinos didn’t necessarily have to bring their whole European platform and could arguably have entered the market with a slightly better offering than what’s in place, they appear to have done so to great effect.

Competing with European experience

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As can be seen across the five detailed brands, they all cater to the local audience by offering the rand currency. However, the experience of the Malta-based brands shines through as soon as you look at the welcome bonuses available to South African players. Springbok and its sister site offer a nice welcome bonus of bonus funds, but Karamba and Sloty offer 100 free spins and 300 free spins respectively, alongside bonus funds. ZAR has followed this welcome bonus structure as it has proven to be competitive in Europe, let alone the comparatively sparse space of South Arica.

Another key aspect is the range of game providers included on the websites. Springbok, which is currently ranked as the best in South Africa, only offers games from RTG. While RTG is a great game developer, only offering titles from one provider can make the experience feel lacking in variety. Sloty boasts games from the likes of Yggdrasil, Oryx Gaming, NetEnt, Microgaming, Play’n Go, and Evolution Gaming while Karamba draws from NetEnt, Microgaming, Pragmatic Play, NeoGames, and Evolution Gaming. More games, more creative directions, and more regular updates to the library become essential in a competitive sector.

One area where nationally-based online casinos should have the upper hand is in banking. Two of the South Africa-based casinos, Thunderbolt and Springbok, offer more than enough safe, secure, and relevant transaction options to their players (seven and five respectively), with ZAR lacking by only offering Visa and MasterCard deposits and withdrawals. Sloty has the same five-piece selection as Springbok, but Karamba has gone all-in with 11 payment options. It should be noted, however, that only Thunderbolt caters to Bitcoin transactions – a type of payment method that could become increasingly important to African-facing companies in the future.
While Springbok, Thunderbolt, and ZAR undoubtedly offer high-quality online casino gaming platforms to the players of South Africa, Karamba and Sloty have immediately broken into the market by competing on a similar level to that of Europe as opposed to the much more shallow playing field of Africa.

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AskGamblers Casino Complaint Service returned over $8,79 million to players in 2019

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AskGamblers Casino Complaint Service team helped almost 2,000 players recover more than $8,79 million in unpaid, delayed or unfairly confiscated money in 2019.

The official AskGamblers Casino Complaint Service annual report for 2019 is out and showing impressive results! AGCCS broke their own record by recovering the staggering $8,795,250.89 of unpaid, delayed or unfairly confiscated money, which amounts to a 30% increase in comparison to the 2018 results.

According to the AGCCS Annual Report 2019, the customer support team received and reviewed 9,809 new complaints last year which were
submitted by 6,804 players against 725 different online casino brands. What’s more, the customer support team accepted 2,650 cases. In total, the support team resolved 2,257 of accepted cases, which amounts to 84% of the total accepted cases.

The AskGamblers customer support team stated: “We are very pleased to announce that we broke previous year’s records. We want to take this opportunity to thank players for using AskGamblers Casino Complaint Service and to invite even more gambling enthusiasts to turn to us whenever they have a complaint.”

You can read the full AskGamblers Casino Complaint Service 2019 report on AskGamblers and visit AskGamblers Casino Complaint Service to submit any complaints.

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James Ashton from FindMyUKCasino.com says that affiliates targeting self-excluded players are damaging the entire industry

The relationship between online casino operators and affiliates is under more strain than ever before as regulators and watchdogs continue to tighten responsible gambling requirements.

The UK Gambling Commission has made clear that operators are ultimately responsible for the content that is published on their behalf by affiliates.

This has forced online gambling brands and their affiliate managers to audit their publisher partners and set guidelines for the responsible marketing of their sites.

As a professional online casino affiliate committed to responsible and compliant marketing, we have welcomed this approach as we believe it is also our responsibility to protect players.

This has seen us carry out major changes to our site, from ensuring significant and full terms and conditions are always next to bonus offers via auditing and reworking content.

For example, our best online casino page only lists four of our partner online casino brands with those listed scoring the highest during our review process.

Other online casino affiliates list hundreds of online casinos under their best online casino pages in a bid to maximise revenues from what is usually a high-volume traffic page.

We believe players searching for best online casinos are looking for information about the brands that stand out above the rest – listing hundreds to maximise commission is therefore irresponsible.

There are plenty of online casinos affiliates just like us, affiliates that care about players and being responsible over trying to turn a quick profit. But there are some that are not.

Recently I have seen a growing number of online casino affiliates creating content aimed at UK players that have self-excluded, pushing them to non UKGC-licensed websites.

These publishers are writing ranking pages around terms such as “Online casinos not on GamStop” when we all know that UKGC-licensed operators must work with GamStop.

These ranking pages then list tens or even hundreds of online casino sites that hold licenses from Curaçao and other offshore jurisdictions.

The only reason for creating content around these terms is to target those that have self-excluded because they believe they have a gambling problem or acknowledge the have an addiction.

This is disgraceful behaviour on behalf of the affiliate and is doing untold damage to publishers that believe the foundation of their business is to protect all players, not just the most vulnerable.

Some publishers have stopped short of actually listing online casinos that are not on GamStop and that don’t hold a UKGC licence, but have still created content around these terms.

Again, this is clearly aimed at drawing players searching for these terms to their sites, and then pushing them to other articles and reviews where they are encouraged to sign up and play.

Online gambling operators should also be concerned; some of the publishers creating these sorts of pages are among the largest in the industry and also promote UK-licensed brands.

These operators should be concerned about what impact partnering with affiliates that undertake such black hat techniques might have on their licence should the UKGC find out.

This practice needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency; online casino affiliates publishing such pages should do the right thing and take them down.

UK-licensed online casino operators should better audit their partners – just Google “Online casinos not on GamStop” and you can easily see who is creating content around these terms.

Once they have identified the culprits, they should issue an ultimatum – remove the page or they will cease working with them. This is the only way to protect players and, ultimately, their licence.

On a personal and professional note, it really is a shame to see that some affiliates do not see that their ultimate responsibility is to ensure that players are properly protected.

To do this, they need to provide them with the information they need – including T&Cs – about online casinos to enable them to make an informed decision about where to play.

They should make players aware of the resources available to them if they do feel they have a problem, such as GamStop, and not use it as a technique for acquiring new players.

There are plenty of affiliates out there doing great things when it comes to responsible gambling and compliance, which makes it such as shame that a small number are behaving so badly.

This is not only damaging to online gambling operators and affiliates, but also to the UK players they are pushing to these offshore sites.

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