Skype as “Universal Translator”


Microsoft has released its first preview of Skype Translator, which allows real-time conversations between spoken English and Spanish and will be extended to more languages. The program will learn by recording conversations in order to analyze scripts and train the system to better learn each language.

The preview program kicks-off with two spoken languages, Spanish and English, and 40+ instant messaging languages will be available to Skype customers who have signed-up via the Skype Translator sign-up page and are using Windows 8.1 on the desktop or device.

Read details on this “universal translator” at the Skype blog announcement.

How to stand out from the gaming crowd

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The online gaming marketplace is pretty crowded right now. Try popping something innocently generic like ‘online casino’ into Google and you will be overwhelmed with the number of different offers competing for your attention.

In what is an increasingly international – not to say global – industry there are quite literally hundreds of casino sites all offering what at first glance appear to be notably similar offerings. Roulette, blackjack, poker, sports betting and lots and lots of slots appear to be common across the entire sector. Given that the underlying software is often shared by competing brands, this makes the marketing aspects of what we are presented with all the more pertinent.

So how do these providers all survive? Is what we are seeing just like the early days of the dinosaurs? Is this just what happens when a relatively new technology allows providers to tap into the public appetite for easy play? Could it be that over the fullness of time this wealth of providers will drop down to a more restricted sample of just the fittest and the best – a kind of commercial evolution?

Taking an admittedly restricted view of what is on offer – a full analysis would take all of 2015 to complete, and even then it would be out of date whist it was being proof-read – here’s a look at a ‘best of breed’ example.

The UK-based SuperCasino has packaged itself as a roulette specialist. Competitors Full Tilt and PokerStars have already carved up the growing poker market, so there is a clear precedent for this sort of niche approach – as opposed to just provision of a generic casino experience. In addition to this targeted branding, SuperCasino stands out in terms of its movement into conventional media.

Specifically, SuperCasino deliver live interactive gaming across terrestrial TV channels. SuperCasino deliver a live roulette show nightly on Channel 5, one of only five terrestrial Channels in the UK. Games are pitched at relatively low stakes games – in contrast, for example to some poker sites which make a point of targeting bigger stakes. SuperCasino is clearly aimed at the recreational end of the market.

A reflection of this is their gently promoted series of slots games. Like their competitors, SuperCasino are keen to cross-sell users as an additional offer beyond their principal roulette offering. In this way the branding represents a strong initial positioning, with an immediately resonant first point of recall, but it sees maximum use made of each and every user visit. The nightmare scenario would be for roulette clients to leave the site in search of an alternative gaming experience.

SuperCasino’s offering represents an interesting balance in terms of marrying a focal brand identity with a catch-all supermarket-style approach. Such a dual offering is evident elsewhere – e.g., in the poker providers already mentioned. This suggests that for all the brand investment, the industry is still far from a settled environment.

The hybridization of sports betting providers – for example – into the casino market suggests a kind of gold-rush is taking place. It almost seems as though everyone is after as much of every piece of every market they can find. Even Sega and Sky TV have experimented with online casinos in recent years. That is clearly not the most evolved marketing strategy.

A more singular, focused and targeted delivery, such as that presented by SuperCasino, looks to be a more viable long-term bet. It is hardly a new strategy, but being master of one trade – rather than a’ jack’ of them all – looks like the one sure-fire way of being able to stand out from the crowd.

Truck Nation – A New Transport Strategy

Hey, you truckers out there! Wanna play a new strategy game hit? From spring 2015, you can send your trucks out on the road in Truck Nation. Set up your own trucking company, complete transport contracts and face up against the soulless trucking company, “The Corporation”. The road awaits!

Awesome trucks, Cool truckers, Dirty tricks and more…

Association Ground  Map

The official website of the new transport strategy hit by Travian Games/Bright Future is now live at

On the website interested players can get informed about the details of the game and apply directly for the Closed Beta.
Alongside more than 60 different standard goods that can be transported by small and large trucks, there are also special goods in Truck Nation, such as cement, large construction parts, boats or cars, which require specialized vehicles like mixers or special trailers. Passenger transport is also possible, since players can quickly train their truckers as bus drivers. Illegal goods are particularly special as the players can’t let their competitors catch them transporting these.

The drivers are the focus of Truck Nation. They have special characteristics, they can be enhanced and they go with the player – who also drives a truck personally – through thick and thin. Over the course of a game round, all the players – together with their drivers – compete against The Corporation, a powerful firm that left loads of drivers on the streets after mass dismissals at the start of the game.

Truck Nation spans 12 weeks per round and in the final weeks an exciting endgame takes place where players compete to dominate the map of their chosen country. The game combines logistics with the setup of a trucking business and a central contest between associations, which seek to gain control over all the territories in the game world. The association with the largest area under their control at the end wins the game.

The trucks, the drivers and the setting with realistic country maps all serve to make an interesting and strategically varied multiplayer game, in which thousands of players take part in a game round and race along the German motorways for instance.
The competition between the associations is tough and involves plenty of little tussles and attacks against other associations, for instance by causing strikes or setting up road works. A spy network can be built on the association premises, which particularly comes into play in the endgame.

Interested players can apply for the Closed Beta and Open Beta at

Best Online Multiplayer Games

There is a seemingly endless amount of multi-player games to be played online. With the advances in mobile technology, gamers now have greater access to the gaming world. No longer is their gameplay restricted to their bedroom, now they can even find enough ‘G’ to play whilst on the bus!

But, with so many multiplayer games online, you can become swamped. So we have made it easy for you. Below are some of the best multiplayer games that can be found.

World of Warcraft

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The Grand Daddy of multiplayer games. Since 2004, World of Warcraft (WOW) has gone on to become one of the most popular games to have ever been released. With over $10 billion in sales, it is unsurprising that WOW is the highest grossing video game of all time. In January of 2014, it was announced that over the game’s 10-year lifespan more than 100 million accounts had been created.

The latest offering, Warlords of Draenor, has been extremely well received and sold more than 3.3 million copies in 24 hours of release. If you like your roleplaying games and all things mythical, World of Warcraft is definitely the multiplayer game for you. Here you can embark on quests with your allies or plan raids on your foes. The immersive and absorbing gaming spectacle that is WOW is incomparable to any other multiplayer game out there.

Online Poker

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Perhaps slightly leftfield, but it is impossible to ignore the sheer might of online poker. US accounting firm Joseph Eve, Certified Public Accountants, state that one in four dollars is gambled online. In 2012, the global revenues from online poker stood at $6.7 billion. Online poker’s popularity is surging and, with laws in some American states relaxing around online gambling, expect the number of players and the revenues to continue seeing unprecedented growth. Online poker not only offers players the chance to win cash prizes – with most sites you can also play with fictional money – but it offers customers the chance to converse with players.

As human beings, we have always had an impulsive nature inside of us. This is something that stretches all the way back to the start of man. In every era of mankind, gambling has been prevalent. You cannot deny that. Nowadays, instead of scorning gambling we are starting to embrace it. With the stakes smaller and the technology readily available, there is no longer a taboo or stigma attached to gambling. Hence more people are playing. If you were planning on playing in an online card room, betfair poker is a very good option among the providers. With thousands of players and hundreds of active online tournaments, playing poker has never been easier.

FIFA Ultimate Team

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EA Sports played a masterstroke when they included FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) on their FIFA 2013 game. Fast forward to 2015 and you couldn’t imagine playing FIFA without FUT. In this online game mode, you simply create your own team. This can be done by buying either packs or searching for individual players. As well as creating a team, you take on other FUT players online. Victory is imperative as you are in a division.

If you get enough points, you will end up getting promoted. If you don’t, you will find yourself relegated. It is this risk that makes FUT so rewarding and so gut wrenching at the same time. Victory really can make your day. Defeat usually ends with a controller being chucked, which more often than not finds the television. For any football fan, FUT is the only logical place for you to play. It is testament to just how popular FUT is when you look at just how many people check out YouTube to watch someone else open packs of players. One millions viewers is not an anomaly.

Call of Duty

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Call of Duty (COD) is the other video game juggernaut. A high proportion of gamers alternate between COD and FUT, presumably to get rid of their FIFA rage – something that is a big problem in the youth of today. In the latest COD instalment, Advanced Warfare, Kevin Spacey, yes, Kevin Spacey, is the main antagonist. For a video game, that is incredible.

However, COD would never have been able to attract a name like Spacey if they didn’t have a premium product. The thing that makes them a premium product is their online multiplayer capabilities. You have the COD staples like Team Death Match, Capture the Flag and Search and Rescue as well as lesser known modes like Momentum and Hardpoint. One of the great things about COD is that it gives you the platform to play within teams or you can go nomad and slug it out to the end. By the time you have played it for a couple of months you will be a dab hand with the throwing knives.

Amazing Growth In Online Gaming

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In the last few years there’s been astounding growth in the online gaming market. And when you take a look at why, and what aspects of entertainment and social sciences are involved, it’s eye-opening to say the least.

It wasn’t too long ago though that online gaming was considered an underground activity, that it wasn’t a trusted destination site for the Average Joe to spend his leisure time or money. It all started in 2003 when Chris Moneymaker stunned the World Series of Poker tournament by winning after having qualified through an online poker event. Then in the last 5 years or so the regulations in Europe and USA have started to allow more gaming operators to allow an ever increasing number of games that accept cash. In 2012, Europe had an astounding 40%+ increase in total gaming sessions as the regulations loosened.

So the tradition of gaming as a legitimate form of entertainment and income has definitely moved to the online gaming world as well, thanks to their drive towards legalization and regulation in many regions of the globe. No operator has taken more advantage of the opportunity than SuperCasino. They have a great UI, breadth of games, professional talent and voice actors to participate in the Live Gaming to make you feel like you’re on the casino floor. With their focus on experienced players and newbies alike makes it a great destination location to have fun while making some money.

Of course, the operators themselves have been out-innovating each other with fantastic sign-up bonuses, a wide array of games, live TV to view real blackjack and roulette games. Just like the walk-in casinos always advertise – “The more you play, the more you can win”, and the online gaming operators are providing more options and more variety to attract players and give them opportunities to win real money.

As if this wasn’t enough to cause the massive popularity and growth, we also have social gaming coming into play now. Starting with Facebook, and even Candy Crush’s popularity is being looked at by the gaming regulators as a way of dipping their feet into social online gaming. The top five casino games on Facebook – Texas HoldEm Poker, Slotomania, DoubleDown Casino, Bingo Blitz and Best Casino together draw a whopping 11,240,000 daily users.

Gaming regulators and developers are taking note of the popularity of skills-based games and dissecting their popularity to find ways to adapt it to the gaming industry.  Take for instance the Atlantic Gaming Commission point to Candy Crush, Madden, Farmville as examples for gaming developers to model themselves after.

Another indicator that online gaming is staying ahead of the curve compared to the walk-in casinos is that some operators now accept Bitcoin. I don’t see that happening at the physical casinos in Las Vegas, Monte Carlo or Macau.

Geeky Christmas Ornaments


Geeky Christmas Ornaments

These are some new, cool and geeky Christmas ornaments to adorn your tree. I’m kind of partial to the Santa Popeye ornament, though i can imagine he’s dropping off cans of spinach in the stocking and that would *not* be cool 🙂

The artist is Mike Gaiss. He’s a sculptor of geeky stuff and a stop motion animator. He worked for Jim Henson and Will Vinton (the PJ’s), Opie and Anthony show and more. This year he’s been showing at Bottleneck NYC and Hero Complex Gallery LA.

Check out the Zeitgaiss etsy shop for more.

Online Casino via PS4

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For someone who sees themselves as a gamer first, gambler second, the ideal scenario would be a gaming console that offered its players casino gambling games to the same level that it allows them to play regular games.

There have been many gripes about the lack of quality casino games designed for consoles. Although there are a few different ones around, such as Hard Rock Casino, Vegas Games 2000 and Poker Master they all share one common feature – you can’t play them with real money. Anyone who gets a buzz from playing casino games will know that the majority of the excitement attached to playing games like roulette, blackjack and poker is the fact that you’re using real cash to play them, and that a win means more than a metaphorical pat on the back – it means more cash in your hand.

For anyone who enjoys gambling online at home, there are plenty of options out there. You can join a poker site and download the software, or you can play a huge variety of classic casino games by playing on an instant play casino site. There are hundreds of different sites to choose from, and as competition amongst such sites to win new customers is high, there are plenty of incentives available to get new players to sign up.

Most casino sites will offer a no-deposit bonus to players who register an account. This is usually a small amount of credit that is available to use for a limited time and it gives the player a chance to try out the site’s games for real. If they like what they find, the next incentive is a welcome bonus – usually where the site matches or doubles the first deposit that a player fuels their account with. Check out the offers available with major sites such as 32Red, 888casino, and SkyVegas to see how much free playing credit you can get.

For casino novices, the online casinos can provide great practice ground for games such as blackjack. You may never have played a game of blackjack before, and if you need some practice before placing bets with real money, the online blackjack games for example allow you to do just that. You simply play in practice play mode, where the cash you bet with is virtual. It allows you to try out different moves like doubling down, splitting hands, taking insurance without risking real cash. And if you get it all wrong, you don’t lose a penny, but you’ll have gained in experience.

Console gamers who find the fact that you can’t gamble on the consoles might appreciate the online browsing that they get with the integrated web browser on the PS4 though. Although there are no dedicated gambling apps or games available on Playstation, at least you can use the console to access your favorite online gambling site.
And once logged in, you’ve got the Dualshock 4 gamepad analog controls and buttons to navigate your way around the online casinos with.

Of course, you can do this on a normal pc or mobile, but the advantage of playing online casino on a PS4 is that you can show off your skills to people you know using the social share buttons on the game pad. It’s possible to share both images and videos of your casino gaming this way, as well as broadcasting your gameplay live through different video streaming services that you can sign up  to.

When you first start gambling, though, you may not have that many successes to wow people with, so you can keep a mediocre casino gaming performance to yourself with the anonymity that online gambling offers until you’re playing skillfully enough to want to share!

There are always rumours that real money casino gaming is just around the corner for console gamers. For example, it’s been suggested that EA will add poker rooms to its online game centre soon. But until that day arrives, at least it is now possible to play online casino via your PS4, if not exactly on it.

Retro Gaming With A Twist


I’ve been a gamer all my life, and have played all the popular retro games when they were popular.  DOOM, Quake, Wolfenstein and many more were a daily staple of fun for me.  Well, someone thought it would be a good idea to bring a couple of these retro games back into play, but in a different way.

How about some Tomb Raider – Play here.  Lara Croft at her finest, guns blazing and taking out the bad guys while deep in the forgotten depths of some ominous cave; those were some of my fondest memories.  You can relive those memories playing Tomb Raider slots…get that treasure!  After you’re done being rough and tumble in the jungle, why not play a board game? The game is a classic 5 reel, 25 payline slot game with a dynamic story that will keep you glued to your chair.

If you’re not familiar with Lara Croft then maybe you’ve been living under a rock 🙂 Seriously though, she is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix video game series Tomb Raider. She is presented as a beautiful, intelligent, and athletic British archaeologist-adventurer who ventures into ancient, hazardous tombs and ruins around the world.

Monopoly – Play here, is one of the most fun games there is.  Who needs Park Place, when you can ride the gravy train to success in this intuitive slot game? This version of Monopoloy is a 5 reel slot developed by IGT with a pretty good storyline.

It has all the old icons you’re familiar with from the boardgame that you move around the board with. Plus it has bonus rounds and a Level Up Plus feature that lets you save your progress.

While you’re having your fill of gaming, hang out over at Slacker Radio and listen to some of your favorite tunes to keep the excitement alive!

In UFO News…


Was Roswell UFO Crash A Secret Nazi Aircraft? [Huff Post]
A film, supposedly called “UFOs and the Third Reich,” is promoting another theory about the Roswell UFO crash: A 10-foot-wide, 12-foot-high, anti-gravity, bell-shaped craft, combining rocket and helicopter technology, created by Nazi Germany, fell into the hands of the U.S. in 1943, who further developed the project. An alleged test of the Bell resulted in its crash, which became the event that started the Roswell UFO saga.

Author investigates 200-year-old UFO sighting [Zanesville Times Recorder] Almost 200 years ago, Morgan County farmer Thomas Inman was walking home from Philo when he had what one researcher believes could be one of the earliest accounts of a close encounter of the third kind.

Why the French state has a team of UFO hunters [BBC]
Thousands of UFO sightings are reported every year but not many countries are willing to spend money investigating them – there is just one dedicated state-run team left in Europe. Is France onto something?

Bringing it Home


Casinos are bursting at the seams with a variety of slot machines, and virtual gambling machines that are a blast to play.  When it’s time to go home, the fun ends…or does it?  Who says you can’t take that fun home with you?   Besides, it’s a hassle to make the trip out to a casino sometimes, when you can just have the same excitement in the comfort of your own home on your computer.

An excellent example is Pixies of the Forest – Visit this site, an online version of a very popular land-based slot machine, Secrets of the Forest.  Tons of options, offering varied payouts, and fun play strategies in many different mystical themes.

This mystical themed slot features 5 reels and a whopping 99 pay lines with a 2,000 coin Jackpot just waiting to be won.

Pixies of the Forest is the online version of “Secrets of the Forest” which you’ve probably seen on the casino floors. The game performed so well in traditional casinos and gambling venues that has decided to meet the demand and offer players the same exciting gaming experience online. This magical slot game transports players into a mystical dream land with big winning possibilities.

It also features “Tumbling Reels”, providing players with multiple chances to win on a single spin and more potential wins. Hit 3 bonus symbols to trigger the free spins round in which you are awarded up to 11 free spins.

And if you like jewels, Play Starburst Touched Slot here.  It’s like playing Bejeweled with a payout!  A great ambient soundtrack with lots of shiny jewels and good clean fun.  All this fun can be had sitting in your own comfortable chair, at your home computer.

I can’t get enough of this game, the simple but effective multimedia in the game reminds me of Candy Crush and Bejeweled. Visually, this game is a real treat. It’s probably going to be at or near the top of the list of popular slots for a long time to come.

Head on over to Kotaku – The Gamer’s Guide if you get the chance, to find some other gaming ideas too!

New Clock Keeps Perfect Time for 5Billion Years

At the heart of this new clock is the element strontium. Inside a small chamber, the strontium atoms are suspended in a lattice of crisscrossing laser beams. Researchers then give them a little ping, like ringing a bell. The strontium vibrates at an incredibly fast frequency. It’s a natural atomic metronome ticking out teeny, teeny fractions of a second.

Listen to the NPR story…

Spare Time Fun


I’m on the go, just like everyone else.  So when I’m out and about, on the job or just have a few minutes to hang out and have a little bit of relaxation or fun, I try to do a bit of gaming.  With the plethora of games out there to play, I try to keep it simple, or some quick fun.

One of my favorite games to play since I was a youth has always been Monopoly, so why not play some Monopoly? Visit Monopoly dream life for free play here! Good fun and the chance to come out a winner with some spare change! This game has 3 different bonus features, “Stacked  Wild” which is a wild symbols feature. The second bonus is “FreeFall Symbols bonus” but the cool feature is the 3rd one called “Dream Life Bonus”. This pops when you line up 3 symbols anywhere on the 5 reel slot and the slot shifts you to a mini-game mode. In this mode, the prizes are extra spins.

If you’re a big fan of Monopoly, then you really have to check this one out.

Playing slot games has always been a favorite pastime for me, ever since I discovered Slingo on AOL, oh so many years ago. If slots and bingo got married (in Vegas, of course!) and had a child, this would be it. Slingo is a popular, addictive game that combines the excitement of slot machines, the fast-paced fun of bingo, and the brain-tickling challenge of wild-card strategy. Pack away your daubers, spin the wheels, and hope for a cherub, ‘cause you’re on your way to a full card!

Another favorite slot game that I recently discovered is Twin Spin, it offers 243 different ways to win. To play Twin Spin, click here. I also like their unique “Twin Function” that can possibly give  HUGE payout!  At startup the game may appear like a standard 5 reel slot, but after the first spin you’ll see it’s actually a little different. Both games require Adobe Flash, so make sure that your software is up to date, but most of all, have fun!

Twin Spin is also available for mobile devices, with it’s great game play it’s just a matter of time before it’s one of the top slot games.

Gaming News – Nov 2014

imageComing to XBOX One this month is a new workout game called Shape Up from Ubisoft. I’ve been looking forward to this because it turns the workout into a fun and strange game using Kinect 2.0. Games include goofy things like trying to bench press an elephant, or a cardio game to punch out asteroids. This is the game that proves when you have fun, you will get better results.

image Caesars Casino is online with real money online slots. Clearly Caesars is a top brand in the gaming industry and their fantastic suite of online games bears this out. The same slots on the their casino floor are now available to enjoy on our PCs. I have a couple of favorites but King Kong is preferred because of the nostalgia; the graphics are based on the original movie time period from the early 1900’s, not the more modern King Kong versions. Setting up your account is simple, taking just a few clicks and with sign-up bonuses.

imageI discovered this at Gamespot – Play over 900 arcade games in your browser for free! Dig Dug, Galaga, and Golden Axe are just a fraction of the great, though admittedly ancient games you’ll find at the Internet Arcade.  The game collection ranges from early “bronze-age” videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music.

image I recently stumbled on the fact that the Infocom text adventure games I loved as a boy in the 80’s have been translated to iOS for iPhone and iPad! The title is called “Lost Treasures of Infocom”, published by Activision; here’s a review by Touch Arcade. This is a wonderfully nostalgic, superbly presented package. It’s also a beautiful reminder that a picture isn’t always preferable to a thousand words. I’m installing this now and will review Zork I soon.

Slots And More Slots


If you’re looking for a unique and fun slot to play online, visit here. This is the official SouthPark Slots, with bonus spins by the stars of the show: Kyle, Kenny, Cartman and Stan. You can play on the PC or the mobile and can win a jackpot of up to €625 000! If you’ve ever seen this show on MTV, then you’ll recognize the characters and skits right away in the game, it’s no wonder this slot is so popular. SouthPark slots are also available on mobile devices including iPhone and Android and iPads.

If you’re looking for mobile casino action in the United Kingdom, you can’t go wrong with this offer: £5 Free Bonus at Ladylucks Mobile Casino. Ladylucks mobile is not only one of the largest and most complete mobile casinos in the UK, but they also hold the record for the largest ever jackpot won on a mobile casino platform – a cool £211,000! Ladylucks mobile has several promotion offers, too.

The first bonus Ladylucks Mobile offer is a free sign up amount of £2.50 to get you started on any of the games. You can then double any money you deposit instantly with a 100% deposit bonus of up to 100 pounds. If free bonuses don’t float your boat then they also offer monthly prize draws, mystery spins and regular cash back offers for its frequent users.

And finally, in offbeat Slots news comes this story from ABC News in Seattle (KOMO4):

BERLIN (AP) – A gambler in Germany has been saved from prison by a one-armed bandit.

Police said Thursday that two officers carrying out routine checks at an arcade in the western city of Bochum late last week discovered that a man playing a slot machine faced an arrest warrant.

He had been ordered to pay a 710-euro ($910) fine or go to prison for 71 days after resisting police during a previous incident.

Police say that as officers informed the man that he faced arrest, the slot machine started to flash and the beaming 37-year-old won a 1,000-euro ($1,270) jackpot.

The man paid his fine on the spot – in cash.

The Industries Being Overhauled by IOT


IOT (Internet of Things) is not just a buzzword, it’s a paradigm shift in how we think about computing and devices…and it’s here today. The folks at Motley Fool have identified the industries being overhauled because of IOT and how this may be an opportunity to invest in the right places now.

They identified these big 3 that require overhauling to handle IOT pushing their boundaries:

– Healthcare industry – Basically most medical devices are connected now and generating lots of machine generated data as well as handling private patient data.

– Public Sector Management – From municipal systems from power, water, waste treatment and more.

– Transportation – One example is the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin is proposing new national rules requiring cars to communicate with other.

Mobile Slots and Other Gaming News


Mobile slots are becoming pretty popular lately, you can play demos or with real money, on PCs, tablets and mobile devices. And let’s face it, the multimedia associated with these games are getting better and better, and in some cases becoming more social. Since there are so many games and so many slot sites to keep abreast, you can get the latest reviews and best promotions for mobile slots checking out before spending any of your hard-earned cash.

The writers of their site provide in-depth reviews you can trust because they have years of experience in the industry. There you will find out which mobile slot sites have exclusive promotions and bonuses, who the provider is for the game and which HW platforms the mobile site supports. The reviews will cover all the software developers from NetEnt to BetSoft and everyone in between.

And if you want get into some of the action online, play mobile slot games here. Their long-standing history in the market has mFortune being regarded as one of the most trustworthy mobile casinos in the market. Ever since they went online in 2008, the site focuses mainly on the English and European markets and has helplines based in the UK which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even better is that they are Licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, which is something we don’t see very often today.

They have high-stake games, but are you also interested in low stake games? Well you’re in luck because the game “Gold Rush” offers minimum stakes as low as 10p, and poker is some of the most sociable in the world, with the unique ability to start a private poker room for you and your buddies.

In other gaming news, have you seen the story of John Kane [Wired] who discovered what the casino industry considered unthinkable? He and another man found a software bug in the most popular video poker game that netted him serious money and scrutiny.

Together they walked away with almost $500,000 dollars. And while the casinos brought charges against them for wire-fraud and other phony reasons, the charges were dropped because it was shown the machines had a software bug the men took advantage of. What do you think about that? Should people be allowed to legally take advantage of a software bug that gives them an advantage over other people, or the government, or the “system”?


Casino Electronic Gaming About to Change?

Candy Crush + Slot Machines?

With the advent of mobile phone games as popular as Angry Birds, WordsWithFriends and Candy Crush, there’s no denying that this medium and category of gaming is here to stay. And this has the attention of casino operators and gaming regulators.

They have a strong desire to attract a younger crowd more engaged with skills-based games with a social aspect to them. We recently learned from that Casinos are leaning more towards these Candy Crush style games to win more business.

Online casino gaming have been moving more in this direction for a while so it makes sense for this to land on our physical slot machines. I’m not a big spender in the casinos, but I do like playing slots and roulette from time to time just to have that fun experience, with no expectation I’m walking out with more money than I arrived with. 🙂

In the meantime if you want to have fun with electronic gaming I recommend you play roulette online. If you want to get your geek on next time your on the casino floor, look for my favorite slot machine: Star Trek Battlestations (Youtube) with an *awesome* bonus mode that this video shows off!