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$50K up for grabs in Bingo Australia’s ‘Big Aussie’ contest

With plenty of huge player bonuses and promos up for grabs and other major developments in the casino industry underway, here is this month’s online casino news wrap-up.

$50K up for grabs in Bingo Australia’s ‘Big Aussie’ contest

Aussie’s are a funny bunch and we tend to get excited about some pretty bizarre things, like our country’s proclivity towards oversized fruit and novelty landmarks. Bingo Australia are paying homage to Aussie icons like The Big Banana, The Big Prawn, The Big Pineapple and The Giant Koala in their March promotion titled the Big Aussie Contest.

All you need to do to enter is play in the Big Aussie bingo room and hope to win one of the Big Aussie contest patterns. For every winning pattern completed players win a minimum jackpot of $30 to $150 and automatically go in the draw for the grand prize of $1,000 in cold hard cash.

The contest runs from the 1st to the 31st of March, with a chance to go in the running twice every hour between 11AM and 11PM daily. The bingo cards for the contest cost between 25 cents and $1 per card.

Pokies players don’t miss out on the action, with every win they take in a slots game counting for one point into the weekly ranking. The top ten pokies leaders each week win cash, credits and entries into the Big Aussie grand prize draw.

The winner will be drawn at random on Thursday April 2nd. To be eligible to win players must have deposited funds to their Bingo Australia account within the last seven days. Any player holding multiple accounts will be disqualified.

iGaming Asia Congress kicks off in Macau

2015’s iGaming Asia Congress is taking place from March 17th to March 19th at none other than Asia’s gaming centre, Macau. The IGA congress sees the likes of over 250 of Asia’s leading online casino, lottery, sport betting and mobile gaming executives gather under the roof of the Grand Hyatt Macau to form partnerships and learn more about the regions latest happenings in interactive gaming. The congress is coinciding with Mobile Gaming & Social Casino Asia, a revolutionary new conference exploring the latest in Asia’s hugely expanding mobile and social gaming market.

Speakers include Ezugi CEO Kfir Kugler, Betsoft Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Mckeown, Ezugi BDM Mathias Larson and Google’s Head of Game Partnerships Sergio Salvador among many other notable names. Topics set to be discussed include everything from BitCoin casino development to predictions for 2020 and issues regarding legalising online gambling in the USA.

iGaming Asia is a chance for online gaming executives to network, discuss ideas, share their latest developments and explore the latest virtual gambling jurisdictions in the region. The event is sponsored by big names like Microgaming, XPG, SBTech, Betsoft Gaming, Lottotech, DFNN and BetConstruct.

Along with the official workshops, conferences and exhibitions, iGaming Asia is also a chance for interactive gaming executives to rub shoulders in the luxurious Grand Hyatt Macau over a series of cocktail functions, after parties and breakfast events. We’re not jealous at all…

Play’N Go pimp it up with the release of ‘Pimped’ pokies

Software developers Play’N Go added a new video slot game to their growing repertoire at the end of February, with the latest offering ‘Pimped’ giving players the chance to lap up the lavish lifestyle of a hip hop millionaire. The game is blinged up to the max, featuring bank rolls, wads of cash, dollar symbols, sexy ladies, pimp daddies and diamond jewellery gleaming across the reels to give players a taste of the high life you could lead if you land on a win.

Play’N Go have received multiple accolades lately including 2015 International Gaming Awards title of Mobile Product of the Year and Pimped is testament to the impressive strengths of this company.

Mark Zettergren, Chief Operating Office at Play’N Go stated, “Play’n GO is a ‘reel veteran’ when it comes to online games, but we like keeping up with hip trends and incorporating popular, contemporary influences into our games. As an expressive medium, hip hop music is truly a theme that lends itself to games for the younger adults of today.”

You can try Pimped for yourself at such secure online casinos as Thrills Casino (link) and Guts Casino (link).

Leo Vegas open for business in the UK

While Aussie players have been enjoying Leo Vegas Casino’s rich offering of online casino games for some time now, the site only just received license from the UK Gambling Commission, allowing UK punters to enjoy Leo Vegas’s vibrant and varied Web and mobile casino. To mark this event the site has added a specific welcome bonuses for UK players.

This license comes as great news to UK punters after a Swedish Leo Vegas player recently took out a staggering €5.6 million win in NetEnt’s progressive jackpot pokies game Mega Fortune, making it the biggest online casino win ever using a mobile tablet device.