The Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced that it has thus far received 28 gaming license applications from operators who are seeking to offer online games of chance via various websites, in advance of the country’s regulation of the iGaming industry.

The Remote Gambling Act (KOA) that came into effect on 1st April 2021 is the law that legalizes online gambling under strict conditions, after which 28 gaming operators submitted license applications, at a cost of €48,000 ($58,000) for the license. The KSA has confirmed that all the 28 applicants have already paid the fee.

It will now be necessary for the applications of these operators to be analyzed and if approved, they will be able to offer their services to Dutch punters as from 1st October 2021.

Companies will be assessed by the Dutch gambling regulator on a number of factors which includes an acceptable policy to prevent gambling addiction, whether it is a healthy company that handles player balances responsibly and if it has a connection to the Central Register of Exclusion of Gambling, among a few other issues.

Rene Jansen, the Chairman at KSA, commented on the license applications by saying that the intention of the law is to channel players from illegal providers to legal providers.

Jansen went on to say that with this number of applications, he is quite confident that there will soon be a sufficiently attractive and varied offer to achieve this objective.

It is now yet known which operators have applied for the licenses.

Microgaming is thrilled to reveal that the first ever Mega win on its WowPot progressive jackpot was hit for a whopping amount of £15,183,085.96 on Wednesday, 14th April 2021.

The lucky player from the UK wagered an amount of £0.80 on Book of Atem: WowPot at 32Red Online Casino which resulted in the punter becoming one of 93 EUR millionaires to be created on Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, which has to date paid out in excess of €1.3 billion across all games and jackpots.

This latest win of £15,183,085.96 is the largest WowPot win of all time and is way more than the €1,123,513.15 Major win triggered on Sisters of Oz: WowPot last month. The amount is also the third largest award in the history of Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network. The jackpot prize has been paid to the lucky player in one lump sum.

Book of Atem: WowPot is an Egyptian-themed progressive slot that launched network-wide in September 2020. The title was created exclusively for Microgaming by All41 Studios and was the second slot to feature the four-tiered WowPot progressive jackpot.

John Coleman, CEO at Microgaming commented that this win was is their third largest and the first Mega to drop on WowPot.

Coleman congratulated the winning player as well as 32Red and Kindred Group, who have been brilliant partners of Microgaming over the years. He also thanked All41 Studios for developing Book of Atem: WowPot and Alchemy Gaming for playing a key role in building their WowPot jackot.

Neil Banbury, UK General Manager, Kindred Group, congratulated the player on this incredible win.

Banbury added that WowPot comes with a cracking set of games and is on par with Mega Moolah as one of the big hitters.

SoftSwiss, an online casino software brand, is pleased to announce that it has signed a new partnership agreement with Betjungle Sportsbook that will see the company enter the Indian sports betting market.

In terms of the agreement Betjungle Sportsbook will provide players with access to over 10,000 live events.

Betjungle is SoftSwiss’ first client to launch into the Indian market with Betjungle also introducing a specialized Sportsbook Premium Cricket package for sports fans in the country.

Betjungle grants its players a seamless and non-disruptive experience with the use of the SoftSwiss solution which is applicable for casino as well as sports betting.

A spokesperson for Betjungle commented that the company would like to thank SoftSwiss for choosing it to be the first sports betting website to provide its service in the Indian region.

The spokesperson also said that the company is happy to be working with SoftSwiss’ team of dedicated professionals who are caring and pay attention to detail. He added that it is sure that the partnership with SoftSwiss will bring growth opportunities in the future.

Alexander Kamenetskyi, the Product Owner of SoftSwiss Sportsbook, said that the company is thrilled to be launching its services for the Indian market together with an innovative partner like Betjungle.

He also said that the Indian market has proved to be highly committed to sports and that sports betting is ‘an integral part of the overall experience’.

Kamenetskyi went on to say that the company hopes for a successful collaboration with its new partner Betjungle.

Slotmill, a leading provider of premium casino games has released a new video slot titled ‘Lucky Lucifer’ which is its first slot with a maximum win of 10,000 times bet.

The 5 reel, 40 bet line ‘Lucky Lucifer’ video slot incorporates a Feature Buy function that enables players to jump directly to the Bonus game.

The base game features a random Trailing Wild feature that awards 1-7 Wilds.

The Bonus feature is activated by 3 Bonus symbols during which multipliers are accumulated and the total multiplier value at the end of the feature is multiplied with the bet.

The Lucifer and Succubus symbols award persistent multiplier boosting features with the Succubus symbols collecting multipliers in two different patterns after each remaining spin until they are collected by Lucifer or the Bonus feature is over. All multipliers on the reels are collected by the Lucifer symbol after each spin until the end of the feature.

Players who land any symbol, with the exception of Lifelines, on each of the five pentagram ‘hotspots’ will have two extra rows appear giving them 10 more positions to land symbols. An extra 666x multiplier is awarded for landing symbols (Lifelines excluded) on all 35 positions.

During the Bonus feature, a Mystery symbol on the reels turns into a random win with the Lifeline symbol awarding an extra spin. The Bonus round commences with three Lifelines and will continue for as long as new symbols appear or all Lifelines have been used.

Players have the opportunity to select the Bonus Buy option that will enable them to gain direct access to the Bonus feature.

Stakelogic, one of the most popular game developers in the market has released its latest title in its popular classic slot series titled ‘Hot Joker’.

The developer has a reputation for developing several of the most exciting and entertaining classic slots in the market by combining compelling gameplay with stunning graphics and authentic sounds.

The new 5 reels, 4 rows and 40 pay line ‘Hot Joker’ slot game comes with a modern twist on a traditional classic slot game and has three bonus features to unlock.

Hot Joker’ is playable from €0.10 up to €100, is fully optimized for desktop, mobile or tablet devices and has an RTP of 95.01%.

The Clown is the Wild symbol that acts as a substitute for all regular symbols and helps to form winning combinations with the exception of the Scatter symbol which is the Star.

Players must land at least 3 Scatters in order to trigger the Free Spins feature which will provide players with 10 Free Spins while 4 Scatters will provide 20 Free Spins and 5 Scatters sill provide players with 30 Free Spins. Players can retrigger the Free Spins with the number depending on the Scatters that they land.

Players can select the Gamble feature by choosing a red or black card and can double or lose the amount won depending on the outcome.

Fruit and 7s symbols land on the reels in the base game with the Free Spins bonus being triggered if three, four or five of the Star Scatter symbols land.