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March 16, 2015

Playtech’s 5 most popular slots

Founded in 1999, Playtech is one of the world’s largest suppliers of online gaming machines and sports betting software. Playtech takes fairness seriously and their slots have been tested independently to ensure 100 percent fairness. Their range of high variance slots makes them a company worth checking out.

Funky Fruits Farm

This five-reel slot machine has 20 paylines; while it is a fun game to play, the return to player percentage is only 92.07 percent. If you manage to get five wilds, you could win the 10,000x line bet. The wild symbol is a wild spatter that substitutes for all the symbols except the farmer symbol. Wilds will double your winnings. The scatter symbol [...]

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March 16, 2015

The History of the Slot Machine

The history of casino slots Charles Fey, a San Francisco mechanic, invented the first slot machine in 1897. He called the first machine the Liberty Bell, which had three spinning reels and the four symbols: hearts, diamonds, spades and a cracked Liberty Bell.

Card symbols were originally used so that gamblers would accept the new technology. Players won the jackpot, a grand total of 50 cents, when three cracked Liberty Bells lined up. Although not as large the million-dollar jackpots of today, 50 cents was a substantial sum of cash at the time.

You can find the first slot machine at the Liberty Belle Saloon in Reno, Nevada. Fey created following slot machines such as [...]

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March 15, 2015

Poker growth in Italy during October

Poker growth in Italy during October November 2011

Cash games and tournaments both show growth from previous month in Italy

Poker turnover grew by 24% year on year in Italy during October, thanks to strong performance from cash games during the period.

Tournament poker was down 53.8% compared to the previous year to €14.6 million as players switch to cash games, which were launched in Italy in July this year.

Cash game turnover was up around 3% to €24.7 million, although activity in the sector remains lower than initial predictions from some operators.

The cash game sector is dominated by PokerStars which has a 21.4% market share, [...]

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March 15, 2015

Poker Blogs Archive

ANALYSIS BLOGS INSIGHT KNOWLEDGE BASE NEWS OPINION 1 Poker: Blogs Archive Name Published Italian poker up 19.6% in September Oct 2011 AGA calls for regulation Sep 2011 Steve Heller, WPT CEO Sep 2011 Playtech, Ladbrokes and 888 Mar 2011 Balkanization Not Consolidation? Feb 2011 Poker: the New World Order Feb 2011 888, Ladbrokes and the future Jan 2011 Why is 5 the magic number? Nov 2010 Calling for a security alliance Nov 2010 Forget skill, remember drama! Oct 2010 Only the Strong Survive Oct 2010 The Future of Europe Sep 2010 The Future of [...]
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