Weekly Live Casino News Roundup #12
Svenska Spel to Halt Online Casino Advertising
Not even a year ago, Svenska Spel had a monopoly on the Swedish gambling market. In 2019, they’ve announced they are ending their online casino advertising campaigns with immediate effect.
Due to last until at least the end of 2019, when there will be an official review of the consequences, this moratorium is a serious statement of intent. Svenska Spel made SEK385m (£31.9m) in the first two months of this year alone, so this was clearly no light decision. “If you are serious about taking responsibility, then you should address the problems where the problems exist, even if it impacts revenue in the short term,” said Chief Executive Patrik Hofbauer “In the long term, this is the only sustainable option.”
The move comes after many months of fractious debate in Sweden, as the country gets to grips with its new regulated-but-open gambling market.
Mr. Green Soon to Launch Personal Jackpots
Mr. Green has this week announced that they will be setting up personalised jackpots for VIP players – although only for Swedish customers for the time being. How exactly this will work has not been revealed yet, but apparently each VIP player selected for the scheme will be ‘guaranteed a win’. Whatever that means! The new scheme has been developed in partnership with analytics and data management specialists BlueRibbon Software of Malta. A Mr. Green spokesman said, “bespoke segmented and achievable jackpots can deliver tremendous added value to players [and] we look forward to continued development of this exciting new product, together with the team at BlueRibbon.” We’ll be sure to keep you updated on this interesting feature as more details emerge.
Bonus Blackjack Cards this Easter at Leo Vegas
We often talk about the potential for bonus-card-based live blackjack promotions here at LiveDealers.com – so we love it when a casino actually makes use of this technology on their private tables.
This Easter, Leo Vegas is doing just that! Every Sunday to Thursday during April 2019, players at any of Leo’s private blackjack tables (called Chambre Séparée here) might find Teal, Purple or Gold Cards in their blackjack hand. These offer the following cash prizes:
- 3x Teal = £25
- 3 x Purple = £50
- 3 x Gold = £75
This will be a cash prize, collected when you grab three of any one colour card in a 24-hour period. There are two coloured cards in each shoe. Gold Cards are only available on tables with a £20 minimum bet or above, so visit a higher value table to maximise your chances of grabbing a top prize. Full Leo Vegas T&Cs apply.
UK’s Senet Group Continues to Expand
Aspers, Caesars, Genting, Playtech and The Rank Group have become the latest organisations to join the UK-based responsible gambling advisory board, the Senet Group. Existing members include some of the world’s top operators including William Hill PLC, Paddy Power Betfair, SkyBet and GVC (owner of Ladbrokes and Coral). Founded in 2014, the Senet Group meets four times a year and aims to encourage responsible gambling and ensure the social responsibility of gambling developers, casinos and regulators. “Senet is doing its part in leading and facilitating collaborative projects, and I am delighted that our new partners have chosen to recognise the importance of collective leadership on safer gambling,” said chief executive Sarah Hanratty.
Live Beyond Live Offers for April at Mr. Green
- Bloomin Easter (Every Monday and Thursday in April, and the 2nd of May) – Simply wager a cumulative £600 on either of Live Beyond Live’s Roulette tables during a 24-hour period to claim a £25 cash bonus. This can be claimed twice in any one day.
- Double Cash Dash (Every Tuesday in April) – Win five consecutive blackjack hands with a £5 or more wager, to get double the prize on your fifth win. Only up to £30, but still a decent addition. Can be claimed only once every 24 hours.
- Free Spin Flurry (Every Wednesday in April, plus May 1st) – Just play 30 rounds of blackjack, at a minimum of £5 per hand, to receive 20 free spins on Temple of Nudges. This can be won once per day but is credited instantly.
By our books, the Live Beyond Live Experience is well worth playing on a normal day already. With these offers adding an extra level to the experience this April, there’s never been a better time to fire up the Green Gentlemen’s premier exclusive table suite. Best of luck!