Zoom Poker Out of Beta

This week, Zoom Poker has come out of Beta mode. After successful testing and trials, PokerStars’ Zoom Poker is an official offering from the online poker giant. To mark the occasion, Stars has also released Zoom Poker as a mobile application.

During the beta testing period of Zoom Poker, over 300 million hands were dealt. Despite being in a trial mode, players flocked to the application, as it seemed to be a suitable replacement for Full Tilt Poker’s Rush Poker application. It seemed to have exceeded players’ expectations, as it offered up a wider range of games and stakes than Rush Poker.

If you don’t already know what Zoom Poker is, it is a face-paced online poker application. Players can fit in more hands as they are move to a new table every time they fold. It allows players to get in the volume when it comes to grinding it out in the online poker world – and is a fun way for beginners to learn the basics.

The mobile version of Zoom Poker is only available for Android devices from the .net, .com and .co.uk PokerStars domains. There is no word yet on whether or not it will be released for .com.au; however, New Zealand and Australian players can still take part in Zoom poker on the downloadable suite of PokerStars.

InterCasino Gives Away Walk-On Role in Film

Summer is always the time of year when blockbuster movies are released. So, there is no better time for InterCasino’s InterMovieStar promotion. As part of this incredible promotion, InterCasino will be awarding one lucky player with a walk-on role in a Hollywood movie.

To enter the promotion, all you have to do is enter the bonus code ‘ROLE’ each time you deposit $25 at the online casino. After wagering that cash, you’ll receive one entry into the draw. The promotion will last until April 29th, so you have plenty of time to earn entries into this exciting promotion.

The player who is picked will receive an exciting trip for two to Hollywood. The prize will cover flights, accommodation and walk-on role in a movie. The total value of the prize is estimated at an impressive $20 000.

InterCasino is well-known for its online casino bonuses, and the gambling operator certainly does not disappoint with its new InterMovieStar promotion. It is easy to enter and easy to win; so, you should certainly take part!

Second Leg of ‘InterHeroes Assemble’ Starts

Coinciding with the release of the new Avengers movie, InterCasino has launched a fun and exciting promotion based on its Avengers-themed slots. The second leg of InterHeroes Assemble has started, offering players the chance to earn generous cash prizes simply by playing the following online slots: Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and The Hulk.

It is a simple slots tournament, that lasts until May 27th. During this time, players can earn comp points by playing these games that will put them on the promotion’s leaderboard. By the end of the promotional period, the player with the most points wins an impressive $1200 prize. For the remaining players, prizes range from $100 to $1000.

To enter the competition, all you have to do is deposit $25 and quote the bonus code “VEL”. Then, anytime you play the four games that are part of the promotion, you will earn points. When you play the promotion’s featured games, you earn double the points, allowing you to climb the leaderboard even faster.

InterHeroes Assemble is yet another innovative slots promotion from InterCasino. If you enjoy playing Cryptologic-powered Marvel slots, you will certainly enjoy your time at this online casino.

Marvel-ous Slots Promotion at InterCasino

InterCasino is home to one of the largest selection of Marvel Superhero-themed online slots on the internet. The online casino carries just about every Marvel slots game that has been released, and the operator is taking advantage of that fact with a brand new slots promotion.

Marvel-ous March will allow patrons to take part in their favourite Marvel Superhero slots games while earning the change to win amazing bonus prizes. From additional cash bonuses to slots tournaments, every day in March is full of exciting and engaging events that Marvel slots fans can take part in.

In order to take part, players must deposit $25 and quote the bonus code STAN (for Stan Lee, X-Men comic creator). The code only lasts for one day, so players have to activate it each time they wish to take part in Marvel-ous March. We suggest having a look at the calendar and planning which days you would like to play.

The event runs all month, so there are plenty of chances to win amazing cash bonuses during Marvel-ous March at InterCasino.

Poker Stars Launches Mobile Gambling Application

It seems that iTunes is becoming increasingly lenient about its online gambling regulations. Previously, the company would not allow developers to sell real-money gambling applications in its marketplace, causing Full Tilt Poker’s Rush Poker app to be banned. Now, just a year later, Poker Stars has been allowed to launch its own online gambling application.

Poker Stars mobile allows players to compete in poker games from their mobile phones. At the moment, only Texas Hold ‘Em and Omaha are available. However, players can take part in cash games, tournaments and different limit variations of the game.

There are some other great features that players can take advantage of. Firstly, players can multi-table, accessing up to 5 tables at once. Players also have access to their hand histories and all of their account information with a touch of their screen.

The new Poker Stars mobile application rolled out in Italy first before being brought to the United Kingdom. It is likely that the application will be introduced to other markets around the world and New Zealand residents are keeping their fingers crossed. With online gambling laws in review, it doesn’t seem so unlikely.

Double Mobile Jackpot Hit at All Slots Casino

The mobile gambling market is just beginning to take off in terms of popularity, so there haven’t been many jackpot hits thus far. However, things seem to be beginning to change, as one lucky player hit the jackpot twice at All Slots’ Flash and mobile casinos.

On December 3rd, a player named Sharon S hit a $15 000 jackpot while playing Mermaid Millions on All Slots’ mobile platform. Later that same day she won an additional $15 000 jackpot while playing Age of Discovery at All Slots Flash-based casino online. This is an uncanny feat for any player at an online casino, and she is certainly pleased with this strange but pleasant result.

If that wasn’t enough good fortune for Sharon, the operator of All Slots added another great prize. Sharon was sent an Android tablet so that she will be able to play at All Slots wherever she goes!

All Slots is one of the few online casinos that offers players several different platforms: mobile, downloadable and Flash-based. This allows for individuals all over the world to play at All Slots whenever they wish. Regardless of the type of technology they own, all types of players are catered to at All Slots online and mobile casino.

New Anniversary Bonuses Available from Spin Palace Online Casino

Spin Palace online casino is one of the most popular destinations for online gambling in New Zealand. And it is no wonder why – the online casino offers players incredible cash bonuses which they can take advantage of at any time. One of the casino’s newest offers awards players for truly being loyal, offering them a 100% match after being registered on the site for one year.

This certainly puts a new twist on the regular loyalty bonuses that you normally see from online casinos. Usually, players are required to play games in order to earn points that are redeemable for cash. This takes a different approach, simply awarding players for their time spent at Spin Palace, rather than how much money they have spent.

On the day of your one year anniversary, all you have to do is make a minimum deposit of $20, and you’ll be credited with a 100% match bonus!

100% match bonuses are quite rare in the online casino world, as most casinos only offer them as welcome bonuses. So you should certainly take advantage of this promotion if you are already a player at Spin Palace. If not, this should be encouragement enough to become one!

Online gambling TV ad starts in NZ

Originally Posted on Sunday Apr 17 14:24:00 BST 2011

One of the best known online gambling names, Pokerstars.com, began a television campaign in New Zealand this week, just as the FBI in America decided to clamp down on three online gaming sites.

Online gambling has been illegal in the US since 2006, but many states are working towards opening up interstate online gambling, mainly as a way of raking in taxes and making up for the shortfall in land-based casino revenue.

Pokerstars.net, however, remains online, offering free to play games, although it does feed through to their other site.  Pokerstars sponsors an Australasian Poker tour, which includes a leg which is played in Queenstown.

It is unclear whether the TV ads have been paid for, but everyone who enjoys online gambling must be heartily fed up with the mixed messages that are coming from the States.  There are, however, many online casinos that are available to Kiwis who like a flutter.

NZ bans advertising of poker tournament

Originally Posted on Wednesday Dec 15 14:37:00 GMT 2010

A battle waged recently in New Zealand over advertising of the Asia Pacific Poker Tournament.

The High Court ruled that the advertising of the event promoted overseas gambling and that this was in direct violation of New Zealand’s Gambling Act.

Many players enter the APPT by winning on a free-play .net poker site, but other competitors bought their place , and this money is used in the prize pool.  The court decided that for this reason the tournament constituted gambling, and the advertising was therefore illegal.

Many continue to argue that poker is a game of skill and should not be classified as gambling, but until this is more widely accepted poker will be deemed a game of chance.

Many players who took part in the APPT are expert online poker players, who enjoy playing face to face tournaments to hone their skills.