Category: Casino

Slotland has launched a Spanish online casino

Responding to the increasing popularity of online casino games in Spain and Latin America, Slotland.com has launched a Spanish online casino, branded Es.Slotland.com.

The new online casino offers Slotland.com’s proprietary games and well established customer service in Spanish. A special Spanish-speaking Customer Service team has been trained to assist the many Spanish-speaking players that have been registering in Spain and Latin America.

According to a recent survey , 130 000 people in Spain alone gambled online in 2007, a 47 percent increase from 2006. They wagered a total of Euro 650 million, 57 percent more than in 2006. A study Munich-based research company, MECN, has shown that the Spanish online gambling market could grow to a Euro 4.2 billion industry the year 2010, and defines Spain as a key region for future growth, with overall gambling potential reaching Euro 39 billion in 3 years.

“We have players all over the world – in the UK and Europe, in North America, in Australia. One thing they all have in common is they all like innovative new games like ours, they all like to have their winnings paid quickly, and they all need to trust any online company they deal with,” said Ondrej Tuma of Slotland.

“Our Spanish players enjoy Es.Slotland.com because we’re always adding unique new games, we have an excellent Spanish-speaking customer support, and our progressive jackpots are very frequently hit for over $100 000!”

All of the slot machines and video poker games on Es.Slotland.com are tied to the same jackpot pool as the English site.…

Slot numbers down at Vegas land based casinos

This week’s business report from the Nevada Gaming Control Board had some depressing news for land casino operators – slot wagering volumes, which deliver around two thirds of Nevada gaming revenues, are down.

The report reveals that slot players wagered $1.1 billion less on slots in July than the same month a year ago, with volumes on the Vegas Strip down $500 million.

Slot volume fell 12 percent in July 2008 compared with the same period a year ago, and constituted the worst drop in the past seven straight months that slot spending has been on the decline. In June 2008 slot volumes fell 10 percent compared to June 2007, indicating an accelerating rate of decline.

Operators are hoping that an easing in the price of gasoline will bring players back and halt the downward spiral.

The good news in the report was that table game play actually improved, rising 5 percent on the Strip for high end as well as typically lower end games: Baccarat play was up 15 percent and blackjack rose 7 percent. Despite these encouraging numbers, Strip casinos won 21 percent less from table game players in July, mainly because players were just lucky, winning a greater percentage of wagers than is usually the case.…

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