The South African government is clamping down even more strongly on its online gambling market, it was seen this week. The country’s Department of Trade and Industry said in a statement that it had confiscated nearly $100,000 (R1.25 million) following “unprecedented court proceedings” that were brought against gamblers who had played at illegal offshore online gambling sites. These gamblers, according to the government, had generated “unlawful winnings” at these sites, which is why the government had seized their funds.

According to the South African government, players who were caught gambling at illegal sites may find themselves in a position that they would be “unable to receive their winnings and would expose themselves to criminal prosecution.” Besides having their funds confiscated – including their winnings – punters also face fines of up to $1 million under the new National Gambling Amendment Bill.

The clampdown comes at the same time that legislators on the other end of the political spectrum continue to fight to legalize and regulate South Africa’s online gambling market. Millions of South Africans already gamble, and these lawmakers argue that instead of the country losing gambling Rands to off-shore sites, the government should rather tax the industry and therefore help the country’s emptying coffers.

The government, until now, has rejected calls to liberalize the online gambling industry, and moves such as its latest decision to confiscate winnings, is a step up in its fight.

Following last year’s rumours that Microgaming would be rolling out a new game in its Jurassic Park series sometime this year, Microgaming has at last confirmed that the new branded slot game is scheduled to go live at partner casinos on Wednesday, 7th June 2017.

Fans who enjoyed playing the first Jurassic Park Slot Game at online casinos powered by Microgaming will find this to be fantastic news.

The Jurassic World slot game is based on the blockbuster movie that was popular on the big screens in 2015. There are plans to screen Jurassic World 2 next year and Microgaming’s release of the new slot game therefore comes at a perfect time – in between the first and second sci-fi prehistoric adventure themed movies.

The little that is known about the new Jurassic World slot game is that it is a five reel slot game with Microgaming’s 243 ways to win feature. The graphics and animations in the game will, however, be amazing and will carry original graphics from the Jurassic World movie as well as characters that players will probably be familiar with.

The Jurassic World slot game offers several great features such as 2 Scatter symbols that have the potential to turn wild, as well as a Free Spin round that is activated by landing three Scatter symbols on the reels.

The new slot game will feature three Free Spin bonus games as well as an Indominus Rex feature that has the potential to pay out 1,000 x players’ stake.

Beautiful Bones Slot

Microgaming fans are eagerly looking forward to a great new slot game titled Beautiful Bones that is due to be released by the Isle of Man based software group next month.

The 5 reel and 243 ways to win Beautiful Bones slot game is themed on the Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival and will be available at Microgaming powered online casinos on desktop as well as on mobile devices.

Beautiful Bones is based on three masked ladies and a masked gentleman with symbols on the reels themed around these characters adorned in traditional attire.

Playing cards, (Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten) also appear on the reels of the game.

There are two bonus features in the Beautiful Bones slot game, as well as a Wild symbol that stands in for all others, with the exception of the Scatter, to form winning combinations.

The three skull painted females land on the three central reels (2, 3 and 4) only and appear stacked on the reels for larger winnings.

The Wild Spin Again, is the first bonus feature and is triggered with a 3 of a kind winning combination, vertically or horizontally while the second bonus feature is the Free Spins feature that is activated by 10 sugar skull scatters collected from the reels.

Players get 10 free spins and a 3x multiplier for landing 10 skulls while 20 skulls award 15 free spins and a 4x multiplier and 30 sugar skulls award players with 18 free spins and a 5x multiplier.

A lucky punter, wagering on Microgaming’s Major Millions Progressive slot game over the weekend, managed to hit the progressive jackpot on the slot game that resulted in a massive $1,945,884 cash prize.

The punter’s hit is the 53rd jackpot hit in the history of the Major Millions Progressive slot game. The jackpot prize pays out an average amount of $543,194 every 7 weeks or so.

Major Millions is an army-themed 5×3 reel and 25 separate pay line slot. In order to win the progressive jackpot, players are required to place the maximum bet and cover all pay lines.

Symbols on the reels of the progressive slot game are an assortment of military-based symbols that include the Major’s cape, medals, a tank, binoculars, a top secret envelope, a friendly looking bomber plane, a supply crate that is loaded with bars as well as a large warship.

Players need all 15 pay lines on a spin in order to win the progressive jackpot.

The Major Millions Progressive logo is the Wild symbol in the game and substitutes for any other symbol to create a winning pay line with the exception of the Scatter symbol. Using a Major Millions Progressive Wild to create a winning pay line will see the amount that is ordinarily won being tripled.

Each time the Major Millions slot is played in any Microgaming online casino, more money gets added to the jackpot.

The entire jackpot is won when a lucky online player hits the winning combination of 5 Major Millions symbols on the 5th pay line.

32Red Casino, one of Microgaming’s most popular partner sites, is inviting players to visit the online casino in order to participate in an awesome promotion that gives them an opportunity to win tickets to the British Grand Prix.

The £15,000 Casino Grand Prix promotion consists of three leaderboard competitions and a lucky draw. Players have a chance of being awarded lucrative bonuses to play the innovative Microgaming games as well as an entire VIP package that will see them attend the Silverstone Grand Prix this July.

The Casino Grand Prix promotion will run at 32Red Casino between now and Wednesday, 31st May, 2017.

During the period of the promotion, 32Red Casino will run three £5,000 leaderboards, each offering bonus prizes to 49 lucky players.

Every point earned by players on the leaderboards will also earn them one ticket into a lucky draw to win the biggest prize of a VIP Silverstone Grand Prix Package.

Players can climb, one, two or all three leaderboards by earning loyalty points at 32Red Casino. Every point will earn players one point on the leaderboard and one entry into the big Grand Prix draw.

Leaderboards will take place on 11th to 17th May, 18th to 24th May and 25th to 31st May 2017.

 

Prizes in each leaderboard are as follows –

  • 1st Prize £1,000
  • 2nd Prize £500
  • 3rd Prize £300
  • 4Th Prize £200

Forty-nine players will win bonus prizes in each of three weekly qualifiers.

 

The VIP Grand Prix Prize Package includes the following –

  • Return train tickets to London departing onJuly 14thand returning` on July 17th.
  • Transfers to and from stations.
  • A three night stay for two people in a 4 star hotel in Silverstone, including breakfast.
  • Return private transportation to F1 onJuly 14th, 15th and 16th.
  • 2 Platinum International Pits passes on the same days.
  • £1,000 in spending money.