Monthly Archives: August 2015

Microgaming Previews Rugby Star Slot

The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be kicking off in England on the 18th of September 2015 and promises to be a hugely entertaining tournament that will be followed by rugby fans the world over.

Not one to miss out on the action, online software giant Microgaming has recently previewed its own tribute to World Cup Rugby with the soon-to-be-launched Rugby Star Slot which will be rolled out at the end of the month at Microgaming powered online casinos like Betway.

Rugby Star is set to be a 5 reel, 243 Ways-to-Win slot featuring Microgaming’s popular Rolling Reels and it gives you the chance to win big in the Wild Pass Feature. The game also features rugby related graphics from players tackling, catching and kicking the ball as well as the stadium and various rugby equipment and kit from the ball to shoes and protective headgear, and of course the Trophy that every team will be playing for.

It may be interesting to know that the same format was used for Cricket Star to commemorate the Cricket World Cup a while back and a similar looking slot called Football Star was released just before the 2014 Football World Cup held in Brazil back in 2014. So if you’ve tried and enjoyed either of these games Rugby Star will just give you fresh graphics and the same enjoyment as before.

So while the slot is nothing new or innovative, if you’re a rugby fan it’s sure to do the job to get you in the mood for the upcoming event, and possibly earn you some great rewards along the way as you get caught up in the roar of the crowds and some entertaining slots play.

Look out for it at Betway Casino later this month!

The Great British Bake Off Bets halted

The Great British Bake off

The Great British Bake Off is one of the BBC One’s most popular shows, so popular in fact that UK Bookmakers were offering odds on who would win the contest. Yet after a recent suspicious influx of wagers, bookmakers have suspended betting amid fears that the winner’s name has been leaked.

Ladbrokes recently announced that a single punter had originally placed 90% of the bets on a single contestant but there was a sudden flurry of unusual activity which reduced the odds from 12/1 to even money in a few short hours.

The wagers were placed in shops in the Ipswich area even though the contestant they were betting on does not have any ties to Suffolktown. According to staff, various customers visited and asked to wager the highest possible amounts on a single contestant which raised suspicions.

According to the Ladbrokes spokesperson, when the bookmaker sees an influx of wagers for a single contestant at the expense of everyone else, it is a sign to suspend betting to assess the situation and the decision was taken to do so. This will however not affect wagers that have already been placed.

Two years ago there was a similar case when bookmaker Coral feared that someone in the know had leaked the name of the 2013 series winner Frances Quinn.

Filming for this year’s Bake Off has reportedly been completed, so there is a small circle of people who do know the outcome and it is possible that the results could have been leaked, but it’s very difficult to prove at this point. Yet, bookmakers decisions hold firm on suspending betting and once the results are released, odds on the existing bets will be paid out accordingly.