Jackpot Games

Jackpot joy is one of the most popular UK gaming brands around. If you watch TV in the UK you are bound to have seen many TV adverts featuring popular soap star Barbara Windsor. Jackpotjoy started off life as a bingo only site many years ago and has since evolved into offering online casino style games as well as instant win scratch cards. Jackpotjoy receives millions of visitors every single year and has a huge and active player base. Although they mainly target a UK audience jackpotjoy do accept players from many other countries.

When signing up with jackpotjoy you can claim a welcome bonus worth 250% On your first deposit of anything between £10 and £100. For example if you deposit £10 you will get £35 to play with or if you deposit £100 you can get the maximum bonus of £250 so you will have £350 in your account to play games with.

You need to start wagering on various games in order to make a withdrawal of any winnings you have. The JackpotJoy bonus games with  the quickest games to complete wagering on is bingo and you will clear your bonus at a much quicker rate than if you played slots or any other games. The wagering requirements at jackpot joy is just four times your deposit and bonus. So if you claim the maximum £100 deposit bonus you will get a £250 bonus and £350 will be showing in your account. You will need to wager this four times in order to make a withdrawal. Therefore a total of £1400 wagering is required on bingo games. For those that don’t want to play bingo you can play slots and instant win games but they count at a much slower rate at just 5%. So you will therefore need to wager a total of £28,000 if you simply just play slots. You can also play roulette games but they can’t even slower at a rate of just 1.25%. Blackjack games are completely excluded from any wagering. If you are a bingo player this offer is great value for money but for slot players the bonus is quite steep but for a 250% bonus it really isn’t too bad.

Depositing to jackpotjoy is really easy and can be done by using your credit or debit cards as well as any gambling wallet systems such as neteller. For those in the UK you can also deposit by PayPal in the same way as you would buy something of eBay. This is a great way of making purchases as you are secured against any fraudulent transactions.

Sky Sports Super 6

Super six is a free to enter competition which can be entered by anyone in the UK. You have to be over the age of 18 to take part and you can do so by visiting the Super6 website. It takes just a few minutes to sign up and you can even do it through the dedicated mobile apps for iPhone or android. Once you have your account set up you can make predictions which take just a few seconds to submits each week.

To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is get the correct score of six English league football matches. If you get the correct score on every single match then you win the jackpot of £250,000. If more than one person wins in a single week you will share that jackpot with however many winners there are. At least £5,000 is guaranteed in a single week to the person who gets the most correct results. In the event of a tie break situation the winner will be determined by e a golden goal in which you select the exact minutes of the first goal in all six matches.

The competition is run by sky sports so you will be assured of a timely payout in case you hit the jackpot. Sky sports have been running the competition for years and paid out millions of pounds in prize-money to players up and down the country. Furthermore, as a player of Super6 you will get exclusive entries into sky bet which is the sister site for online sports betting. New players will get a £20 free bet when signing up and depositing just 5 pounds. As well as this you can join the sky bet club  which gives out 5 pounds free bets every single week to active loyal customers. Sky bet is the ideal sports book for recreational football bettors. They have weekly enhanced accumulators with massive payouts available every Saturday and most evenings when there is football banning.

Get started with Super6 now and download the app so you can make your predictions on the move. You have up to one week to make your predictions so you can take your time and make an in-depth analysis of each game alternatively just make random selections is getting all six correct entries is very difficult but you have to be in it to win it.

The Poker Scene in 2015

Poker has changed rapidly in the last 20 years, what started as a single poker site with the most basic of cash games (paradise poker) has grown in to an industry worth billions each year. 100s companies compete every day to take a bit bigger piece of the pie, many fail while a couple get stronger. But, along with the failures and growing monopolies has come innovation and a boom in online poker that no one predicted would be so big and dramatic! When Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP over 10 years ago he didn’t realise just how critical his win would be in sparking what has since been referred to as the ‘poker boom’

After satteliting in to the WSOP main event on Pokerstars for just $27 Chris Moneymarker famously went on to take it down for a few $million. What was far more valuable to pokerstars was the insane amounts of PR they got from that event, Moneymaker’s win sparked an explosiion of growth in online poker as recreational players signed up in their 1,000s for the chance of repeating chris’s success.

Since that happened poker has gone through a lot, much of it bad including lots of scams such as the famous potripper superuser scandal of ultimatebet and the UIGEA shutting down several major players resulting in forefeit of millions of $ from legitimate players on FTP to the success stories such as major online poker series such as SCOOP and WCOOP creating millionaires in just a day of online play 1,000s of young internet kids making a fantastic living playing poker a few days week.

2015 is very diferent though, since the buyout of Pokerstars from what is essentualy an investment firm looking to recop their losses, we are seeing a tightening of loyalty rewards from almost all poker sites as they try and go after the recreational player rather than the big grinders and more and more people are not playing nearly as blind as they used to as people invest in poker training sites and HUDs to help improve their game. With more people getting better at poker and less fish to play them poke is getting incresingly dificult to beat. So if there are a future for online poker? will the hardcore MTT and cash grinders destroy and future value? It’s hard to tell at this point but with short sighted view from Amaya and less dead money it’s hard to stay positive!

mFortune

mFortune is one of the most popular mobile dedicated casinos in the UK. In the past they have advertised heavily on TV offering all new UK players a £5 no deposit bonus.

To claim, do the following:

Click this link on your PC or mobile.

Register a new real money account (your may need to verify your phone number)

You should instantly be credited with a fiver to play on anything you want

Best of all you get to keep anything you win!

Ready to make your first deposit? Great make a minimum of £5 deposit and it will be matched all the way up to £100.

Depositing to mFortune is really easy, you can use your credit/debit card like in most places or use a wallet systems like Neteller or Paypal.  With mFortune you can even topup your balance using funds on your mobile phone balance. If you are on pay monthly it will be added to your next bill, if on PAYG it will be taken from your active credit. Minimum deposit is just £3.

The range of games at mFortune may not be as big as some sites but they are all unique and designed especially for your mobile! Most of them have progressive jackpots ranging from £3k – £25k and any spin can win it! Depositing and playing with mFortune is very safe and secure, when you signup your information in sent through SSL, meaning it’s completely encrypted and safe from prying eyes! Your deposit info is also kept securely and even if you don’t want to hand over credit card info to them you can use a 3rd party like paypal or Neteller, even your mobile phone provider can handle the payments. LAenterively use a system like ukash which allows you to go in to any compatible shop and they give you a voucher in exchange for cash, simply enter the voucher code online and your account is instantly topped up, just like topping up a PAYG mobile phone!

mFortune is designed with ease in mind, all games are designed for mobile devices and they look fantastic on the new iPad and iPhones with full retina display but don’t worry most smart phones are fully compatible too. mFortune has designed their website  so you can sign up and deposit using their mobile interface, something which a lot of big gambling sites like Ladbrokes fail to provide properly

Mobile Poker

It’s no surprise there is a host of online poker options available. Since the poker boom 10 years ago sites have been tripping over themselves to get people playing. A lot has happened since the poker boom, from Scandals to the bloody yanks pulling down major operations. Two things have become clear, Poker is still big in the UK and Pokerstars is by far the biggest poker site around!

The pokerstars app is a bit clunky to use imo, it isn’t great and they’ve overly complicated it. You can jump into a ‘zoom’ game pretty easily (zoom is basically a rapid form of poker where you are constantly dealt new hands).

If you are a recreational player I recommend SkyPoker, they have a well design app which can be used on most mobiles and tablets, it’s also HTML5 which means no download required and you can play it on your desktop with no additional downloads (that doesn’t mean you can play at work though!) You can also download the apps for iphone and ipad.

Almost all UK bookies (apart from Sky) use iPoker to power their online poker rooms, iPoker is basically a network of poker rooms which share player bases and prize pools, this means bookies can open a poker room without worry about having to get traffic as there is a pre-existing playerbase. iPoker is generally an ‘ok’ platform, it has reliability issues but it is the highest traffic poker network around meaning the tournaments have higher prizepools and their are always cash games running 24/7. Most ‘skins’ now have their own mobile apps for all major devices, you can play the same cash and tournaments you would usually play on the desktop applications. You are also able to play their own version of ‘zoom’ which is much more suited for mobile devices then normal cash games and ideal if you are on a long commute and just want to get a few hands in.2015-06-10 11_33_42

A great format for mobile poker (as well  as the zoom format) is the new ‘Jackpot Sit n Gos’ available on all poker sites (otherwise known as ‘Twister’ on iPoker) . On iPoker skins you can play these from £1 to £10, it’s basically a 3 handed hyper turbo sit n go which last no longer than 10 mins, but before you play you spin the wheel to determine your prize! You will win anything from 2x your buyin to 10,000x ofcourse most of the time you will be playing for 2x but I’ve got up to 20x before. These formats are ideal if you want a quick game and are not a cash player.

 

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Checkout this player who won his game on the Pokerstars Spin n Go for $7,200

Mobile Casinos

Online casinos have grown leads and bounds since the dawn of the internet, games used to be bare bones and basic using simple graphics and slow browsers. Nowadays you can play casino games on your tablet in amazing HD or on your iPhone on the train to work in equally stunning HD. Slot games especially look good as they have been designed for mobile devices and often play better than they do on your desktop machines.

The main manufacturer of slot games is NetEnt, most of their new games are released as a mobile option, casinos then release these games to their players as and when they are ready. To get the latest games I advise you to get an account at Mr Green, they frequently give out free spins when new games are released. Alternatively if you are after a big bonus go for an account at bet365, new players get a 200% slots bonus up to £200 on their first deposit.

Other software providers include Playtech and Microgaming, both companies have been around for a long time and playtech is the biggest slot provider in the UK, powering all major casinos such as Ladbrokes, William Hill, Betfred, Bet365 and Stanjames. Nowadays most casinos operate software from multiple software developers. Personally I don’t find the games at these providers to be as good looking as NetEnt but it’s down to personal taste really, they are still  great fun though.

Some casinos may require you to signup via their desktop site prior to downloading the app, these sites are pretty outdated so I wouldn’t recommend them in the 1st place, the sites listed here allow you to signup and deposit using ‘most’ methods, for example if you deposit by visa you may be required to enter the ‘verified by visa’ password which may no be compliant on mobile. If you have an iPad or Tablet however, it may be a lot easier. If you are making frequent deposits to gambling sites I recommend signing up for an account at Neteller, it’s similar to paypal as in it’s an online wallet system where you can store your funds and withdraw via a debit card at any ATM. neteller is dedicated to gambling transactions and compatible with almost every single gambling sites (certainly the ones listed here) the added benefit is that gambling transactions don’t show up on your person bank statements which may affect mortgage applications etc.

Sports Betting

Sports Betting is big business in the UK, currently the market leader is by FAR 365 bet! and at the moment you can get an incredible £250 signup bonus. The first £200 is in the form is 100% match up to £200, this can be claimed on your desktop or mobile. The remaining £50 is claimed when you place your first bet on the mobile device.
365Bet have been the most innovative bookie in the UK, becoming the first to offer inplay betting and their mobile apps are by far the most reliable and stable, even during big events!

 

Next on the list is Betfred! To put it simply the interface is outdated and very basic, but it gets the job done. More recently they have added new apps such as the Betfred lotto app for iPhone and the new football accumulator builders. These are bar better than their standard Betfred sports app. But you can get a £30 free bet for a £10 bet so you can’t argue with that value!

 

The favourite Irish bookies, Paddy Power! Known for their cheeky advertising stunts have a very good mobile app, new players get a £20 free bet (2x £10 free bets) for a £10 deposit and bet. The interface is far better than betfred and they run some special enhanced odds bonuses which you won’t see on their desktop site. Remember to allow push notifications as they will send you some good odds from time to time.