Cryptologic is one of the major online software developers for online casino solutions and in recent years they have started charting a course for themselves that has allowed them to develop a very unique way of looking at the online casino business. They decided to go the route of popularization in their online video slot machines, a move that was seen as a bit risky because of the large amount of licensing payments they would have to make before they even got started off the ground floor. However, the popularization movement has largely worked for Cryptologic, the most recent expression of that success being the awarding of best online slot machine to a King Kong themed slot machine that they had put into many of their online casinos.
In addition to that particular accolade however, the Cryptologic online casino software package was voted in as the best one for the 2008 calendar year, primarily because of its smooth running. However, there is speculation that their excellent selection of popularized online slot machines had something to do with the selection as well. In addition to King Kong, Cryptologic had obtained the licensing rights for some of the marvel superheroes as well such as Spiderman and The Hulk, both of which have been very popular in the pop culture of the modern day. In addition to that however, Cryptologic has also used these rights to create compelling online slot machines and that has earned them a flood of visitors, all of which want to play these particular games.
In a show of just how much faith they have in this particular strategy, the people at Cryptologic have decided to go a little farther with their popularization course and they are going to be doing that by reaching out to DC comics in the same way that they reached out to Marvel comics. DC superheroes include people like Superman and Batman and for that reason have their own share of memorable superheroes that people will be able to recognize instantly. Imagine an online slot machine line up from Cryptologic consisting of slot machines based on King Kong, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, Batman and Superman and it is quite easy to see why Cryptologic has pursued this expensive licensing and popularization course. At the end of the day, they expect it to pay off even bigger than it already has for them.
February 2009 appears to be a month of rarity all around the world. There are many rare events that are taking place this month both in the online and offline communities, but within the online casino realm there are many impressive rare tournaments taking place all over the net. VIP Casino, a Cryptologic powered casino, is leading the way with tournaments in two different table games that are promotional for the month of February.
Now, if a person that was familiar with online casinos and the tournaments they usually run was told that two table games would be featured in VIP Casino tournaments this month, chances are pretty good that they would guess that the two games in question are blackjack and roulette. The main reason for this is that the vast majority of table game tournaments in online casinos are blackjack tournaments and when you add blackjack and roulette together, they account for almost every tournament at online casinos that deals with table games.
However, VIP Casino has decided to move off the beaten track slightly and be a little bit different this time around. VIP Casino is making their February table game tournaments in craps and baccarat, both of which are popular games at online casinos in cash game format but which have not been created in tournament format that often in recent memory. While VIP Casino is offering these tournaments as a one time promotion, it is quite possible that these same tournaments might end up sparking a further array of table game tournaments at online casinos should the results and the interest from these two tournaments prove them to be a smash hit. In other words, VIP Casino executives will keep a close eye on enrolment numbers and reception to see what future potential online casino tournaments in non-blackjack table games might be.
The tournament itself is quite a simple one in format terms. A person pays $10 in order to get into the tournament and then plays against other entrees into the tournament to see who can obtain the best result against the craps table or baccarat table. At the end of the tournament, the winner will receive $500, second place will receive $250 and places three through seven will each receive $50. It is a simple, yet effective format and VIP Casino deserves credit for utilizing it in an attempt to drum up interest in its February table game tournaments.
Microgaming, long the leader in online slots, has come out with a number of interesting new slot machines in February of 2009. These releases are part of the online slots releases that Microgaming has been doing on a monthly basis for years now and their releases every month are usually eagerly anticipated by a gaming community that as a whole has given Microgaming technology a thorough inspection and overall has been satisfied at what it sees. Having gone through that particular baptism, Microgaming can now release online slots on a monthly basis that have a guaranteed player base almost from the time they come onto the market.
In recent times, Microgaming has pursued a different strategy when it comes to the release of its monthly new online slots. Usually, they will release some online slots that are normal in terms of their typical pattern and these slots will then be added to their already formidable collection of online slots. However, the other machines that are released into the market of online slot machines will be innovative in some way, shape or form. Microgaming, having coming through the worst of the online gambling slump, now feels justified in experimenting a bit with some of their online slots releases and as long as they keep the good Microgaming machines coming at the same time as the experiments, there appears to be little to no downside for this particular way of doing things.
Case in point on this particular issue would be AWP, one of the normal online slots that Microgaming released in the month of February. This, along with Track and Fieldmouse as well as Bearly Fishing, are the three slot machines that represent the addition to the database of new Microgaming themes that are created with the same randomization and general dynamics as the best of their video online slots. For this reason, these online slots were received warmly, but ultimately did not receive the same amount of media attention as the fourth slot machine.
This final machine is Burning Desire, a name that already sparks a lot of mental imagery in anyone that reads it in their minds. However, it is not the name or the artwork on this slot machine that garners the attention of the press, but rather the innovative no pay line approach of the machine. With no pay lines, winning combinations are possible so long as each of the five reels is involved in creating the combination. With pay line restrictions removed, Burning Desire has over 200 different winning combinations and very likely represents the future of online slots insofar as Microgaming is concerned.