Already released is Microgaming’s eagerly awaited Jurassic Park and Pocket Fruity’s very unusual new slot Candy Cash, Still to come during August is Net Entertainment’s Attraction and the mobile version of Bloodsuckers, and we’re also expecting new slots from NextGen and IGT.
The deadline is approaching for casinos and slots sites to apply for a UK licence under the new legislation. Sites that are regulated in Alderney, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Malta or Antigua and Barbuda will be given a continuation licence to enable them to continue operations with UK players after the legislation comes into force on 1st October, but only if they have submitted an application for a UK licence by 16th September.
We asked some casinos what they intend to do about this, and the results varied from already having the UK licence application under way to having little understanding of what we were talking about. There could be some sudden exits from the UK market but equally, we expect to see a number of new sites on offer to UK players that have previously been regulated in a non whitelisted jurisdiction such as Netherlands Antilles.
It will certainly be easy to tell which sites have complied as from 1st October they will be required to display their licensed status on every page (4th August in the case of sites that already have a UK licence).
The monthly Beat the Boss promotion has reset for August. This consists of a series of challenges that must be completed to win prizes; each section of bgo has its own set so you could just do the slots ones or try some of the other sections as well.
There’s also a daily free game, a spin of the Boss’s Wheel, where you can win free spins on the exclusive slot Jungle Trouble.
Guts have a regular promotion that is better than many of the special promotions you’ll find elsewhere. All you have to do is deposit and spend £20 on a Thursday, and the following day you will receive 10 or more free spins on the game of the week (updated every Monday). There is NO wagering requirement on winnings from the free spins.
The Throne of Games free spins promotion for new depositing players is still running at Slots Magic. This consists of an initial 20 free spins on Wizard of Oz, plus an additional 20 free spins for each of the following 7 days on a different slot each day of the week (use code SPINS to get them). The wins are capped at £100 though so it is more about trying out the slots than potentially winning.
Jackpot Joy have a new slot in the form of the film themed The Godfather and later this month there will be a prize draw to win a holiday for 2 to Sicily; play £30 on the slot from 22nd -28th August to enter (maximum one entry per day).
Win a share of £1K every day between 22nd August and 31st August in the Fun Run £10K Giveaway. Just click ‘Opt In’ on the promotions page and play any games on any of the promotional days. Get 1 point for every £1 you stake and get double points on mobile games. Players with the most points each day will share £1K.
Every Friday in August is Free Spins Friday. Deposit and spend £20 on any of the featured slots (all by Williams) and get an entry into that week’s draw – each draw has 35 prizes of 20-60 free spins on a different slot each week.
Every Monday in August is Mobile Monday and each week there are 5 featured slots. Play these on mobile and get 20% cashback (up to £100) on losses (to qualify you must deposit and spend £20).
William Hill are offering 20% cashback on losses each week (paid on Thursdays) for all stakes at the William Hill Mobile Casino; the maximum they will pay out per player per week is £50 and you’ll need to qualify for at least £10 to get anything.
With Mad Hatters Leaderboard, play Mad Hatters slot game between Friday 29th August and Sunday 31st August for a chance to win a share of £5K. Get 1 point for every £10 you spend, and the more points you spend the more chance you have of winning one of the 100 prizes on offer. If you’re lucky you’ll win the top of the leaderboard prize of £350.
The Colossal Cashback offer runs on a weekly cycle from 4th – 31st August and to take part the first thing you need to do is opt in. Everyone starts with 10% cashback up to £50, you can increase that by playing slots Monday – Friday. Each day that you play £10 or more, you will receive a boost that increases the cashback percentage by an additional 2% and the maximum cashback by £10. Play £10 or more on all 5 days to boost it to 20% cashback up to £100. Then play on Saturday and Sunday to claim the cashback on net losses.
Betfair have a special offer on the Williams Star Trek series of slots in the Vegas Slots tab. To unlock the later games you must win medals in the earlier games. Betfair are giving out 10 free spins when you unlock Explore New Worlds and 25 free spins when you unlock The Trouble With Tribbles.
Betfair also have the Guaranteed Giveaway promotion on slots in the Arcade section (open to all Betfair customers) from 15th – 21st August. Once you have opted in all you need to do is play through £100 on the Arcade slots during the promotional period and you are guaranteed to win a free bet of £2 – £100. These free bets only need to be played through once before you can cash out.
Bet 365 has the ongoing Slots Club promotion which only applies to the Playtech slots in the casino section (and requires an opt in). The promotional periods run for complete calendar months and the idea is to earn a target number of loyalty points on each of a target number days to win a cash prize. These range from £5 for earning at least 50 points on each of 10 days during the month right up to £1000 for earning at least 2500 points on each of 25 days during the month.
The Vegas section (where you’ll find the Net Entertainment slots) also has some promotions. Vegas Reloaded runs from 11th – 17th August. Collect 1 ticket for each £10 spent on the Vegas slots; the aim is to collect 10 tickets on one or more days to qualify for a reload bonus on a deposit of £10 – £500. One day will give you a 10% reload, two days a 20% reload, up to a 50% reload for 5 or more days.
Coral have a regular promotion, Bet and Spin, that gives out a casino bonus when you place a sports bet. From 25th August, place a pre match bet of at least £10 on the Arsenal v Leicester game and receive a casino bonus – this could be £2, £5, £10 or one of the 5 guaranteed prizes of £100. The game is on August 31st and the bonuses will be credited the following day.
Coral also have the regular Supercharged Slots promotion in the casino section. A different slot features each week and when you buy in with £20 cash (any time from Monday to Thursday) you receive a £20 bonus; you must then play through deposit and bonus 20 times on the featured slot before you can withdraw any winnings.
Probability mobile slots sites
#100 Lucky Days runs from 4th August all the way through until 11th November at a number of Probability powered sites and consists of lots and lots of prize draws. There are daily draws, Tuesday – Friday every week, with 5 x £20 cash prizes and to enter you just need to deposit £5 or more the previous day.
Weekend draws take place every Monday with a choice of gadgets and luxury items to be won. To enter, either qualify for 3 or more of the previous week’s daily draws or deposit £15 or more over the weekend (Friday – Sunday).
Finally, there are milestone draws every 10 days (dates on site), again with a choice of (even nicer) gadgets and luxury items to be won. To enter, either qualify for 5 daily draws and one weekend day during the 10 day period or else make a deposit of £50 or more.