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Biggest Crypto Gambling Announcements of December 2020

It goes without saying that 2020 was one of the most challenging years of the past decade. The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on people’s lives as well as the operation of lots of businesses around the world. Now, even though things are beginning to get back to normal, it is safe to say that some of the effects of the virus will linger on for a better part of 2021.

Still, lots of businesses managed to find ways of operating through the pandemic and delivering useful products and services to their customers. Online gambling operations were some of the ones that kept moving forward despite all that. Some sectors such as crypto gambling even managed to pull off some pretty impressive launches.

Here are two of the most notable ones from December 2020 that are likely to make even more waves this year:

CoinsLoot’s Crypto Loot Boxes

Decentralized crypto platform CoinsLoot has recently made history by allowing its users to purchase Loot Boxes with ERC-20 tokens. These Loot Boxes offer average crypto enthusiasts the opportunity to own instant crypto portfolios which they can then spend on products and services in the real world.

Loot boxes are generally quite popular in mainstream gaming and this is the very first time that they are coming to the crypto community. These will thus benefit from the transparency and trustworthiness that CoinsLoot’s services and products boast of.  Its provably fair algorithm is also set to significantly benefit the new system thus opening doors for yet another very innovative use-case for crypto.

Cloudbet’s New Arcade Games

Another notable launch as we head into a new year is by Cloudbet. The company has recently unveiled a suite of exciting provably fair games which are now available under the newly-created Arcade tab on its website.

“Our customers have been asking for classic crypto games, as they have traditionally played elsewhere, and we are more than happy to oblige. Our ongoing priority is always going to be adding features that matter to our customers. In this instance, it’s to provide a one-stop-shop for them to play all their favorite crypto games,” a Cloudbet spokesperson commented.

Among the amazing new arcade games that the operator’s customers can look forward to enjoying are Aviator, Dice, Mines, and Plinko. All these are based on fan-favorite titles that have been around for over a decade which means that they should catch on pretty quickly. In fact, Cloudbet added these after getting lots of customer requests for them.

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Betsoft Inks Content Supply Deal With CryptoBet

Renowned gaming content service provider Betsoft Gaming has recently entered into a lucrative supply deal with CryptoBet, one of the most highly-acclaimed crypto gaming platforms on the planet. As per the terms of the agreement, Betsoft’s robust portfolio of games will now be available to CryptoBet’s customers.

Needless to say, this is pretty exciting especially considering just how good a reputation Betsoft has in the world of gaming. Betsoft has been known to offer a solid range of award-winning online casino games to all of its partners. CryptoBet will now have access to the same high-quality offerings that the company has in store.

While it just launched in 2019, the RTG Global-owned and operated CryptoBet has quickly gained a lot of popularity among gambling and crypto enthusiasts. Players can use any of the 16 cryptocurrencies on the iGaming platform to process both withdrawals and deposits. In addition to allowing its customers to place bets using digital currencies, CryptoBet further integrates more conventional gambling formats, a feature that is meant to make it appeal to an even wider audience.

Since it is a growing online gambling business, CryptoBet is a great partner for Betsoft. Both companies have some pretty ambitious growth plans and by working together they have a much better chance of succeeding.

“We are delighted to be in business with Betsoft Gaming. The quality of their games is acknowledged worldwide. We are confident that the integration of their slots to our site will be successful for both companies.”

Pablo Quirós, General Manager at RGT Global.

Further affirming the company’s delight at acquiring a new partner, Betsoft Gaming’s marketing manager Kai Botha said that the partnership is very much in alignment with their “global development strategy.”

Amazing New Releases from Betsoft

Betsoft is always innovating and adding new titles to its portfolio. The company has just ushered in a new month by launching a brand-new online slot game. Miles Bellhouse and the Gears of Time, the new game, features some of the best-in-class graphics, super smooth animations as well as outstanding themes that will make slots enthusiasts immediately fall in love with it.

Miles Bellhouse and the Gears of Time will become officially available to the game developer’s partners on November 5. The rollout may occur in phases but there is a pretty huge chance that all of the gaming operators using Betsoft’s software will have the game in their catalogs in a few days or weeks. Hopefully, CryptoBet, its new partner, will be one of the places where the new and exciting slot game will be available.

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Cryptoslots Launches Cowboys vs Aliens Slot

Renowned crypto-first online gambling destination Cryptoslots has been very busy buffing up its impressive portfolio of offerings. In mid-August, the iGaming platform rolled out a very unique promotion that allowed its customers to play for tickets to a monthly draw. This amazing promotion was open to all of the site’s real money customers and they would all have a shot at the huge prize money that the operator promised. All that players need to do to earn the daily Crypto Lotto ticket is to place bets of at least $100 on all slots except Jackpot Trigger.

As if the amazing promotion is not enough, the crypto-powered online gambling operator has puffed up its impressive portfolio of games yet again with the launch of the Cowboys vs Aliens slot game. This is a pretty huge development for the studio.

Players will get to dive into an immersive world of fun that combines space and the Wild West. The in-house game presents an action-packed adventure that will really appeal to fans of cowboys and aliens. Still, even people who are not familiar with the concept will have a lot of fun playing the game. Not only is the design of the game very good but its graphics are also quite crisp. The included Mystery Symbols as well as the bonus round where the Wilds double the players’ wins are certainly going to make this particular offering a fan-favorite.

The $100 Introductory Bonus and More

Cryptoslots lets its customers kick off September on a high note not just with the new slot games, but also because of the mind-blowing bonus that accompanies it. Any of the site’s customers that make a deposit till September 5 will receive a $100 bonus that they can then use to try out Cowboys vs Aliens. To receive this bonus, you will need to deposit at least $150 and use the code NEWSLOT.

Even if you miss out on this bonus, you will still have nothing to worry about as the site has built a reputation for offering some of the most generous bonuses in the industry. Moreover, there are tons of other amazing games that are available for players to dig their teeth into. All you have to do is find one that tickles your fancy.

Finally, being a crypto-first online gaming site, Cryptoslots allows crypto users to reap all the benefits of digital currencies. They can enjoy unmatched security, speed, and reliability while using Bitcoin, Monera, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin.

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MintDice Extends Investment Perks for Its Customers

Renowned bitcoin casino MintDice is considered to be one of the best crypto-based gaming platforms on the planet. It is also a top contender in the general online gambling space that is dominated by a number of popular gaming brands with vast amounts of resources and several years’ worth of experience. The online gaming platform attributes its success in the gaming space to its dedication to bringing the best of innovation and creativity to its users. One of the ways it has done this is by giving its customers the opportunity not just to play but also invest.

MintDice which has a reputation for offering the best bitcoin dice and bitcoin slots games leverages the power of digitization to serve its users. Digital currencies such as bitcoin are loved for the transparency they provide as well as the applications that they can support. That said, MintDice is offering the customers an incentive to enjoy crypto dice and slot games while at the same time earning from their digital currency investments.

The casino has recently doubled down on its efforts to promote its investment product allowing customers to play while enjoying nearly double the chances of winning.

Play and Invest

As mentioned earlier, MintDice is already a stellar online gaming platform and you will definitely not go wrong if you choose it. With its investment feature, the casino’s customers do not have to worry about being the casualties of quick and significant successive losses. The online casino basically offers a risk mitigation feature that effectively protects the platform from such kinds of external pressures.

The online casino currently offers its players a total of three types of risk-free investment opportunities. These are:

Crowdfunded Bankrolls

By part of these bankrolls, players will be able to participate in larger bets. This allows the customers to enjoy huge profits but within some rather lower pays. With this, landing a huge win from a relatively small bet is possible. How amazing is that?

Masternode or Staking Investment

This is a risk-free investment opportunity where the MintDice customers are able to easily make investments in the shared Masternode pools. From these modest investments, the players can then expect to receive handsome payouts from MintDice’s profits. The amount of payout received will, of course, depend on the player’s share size.

Be The Bank

This is another special risk-free investment opportunity where the users are guaranteed a no-risk payout opportunity. They receive 15 percent of each of the bets placed on the online gaming platform and the amount received is based on their share of investment.

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Bitcasino.io Launches New and Improved Crypto Casino Site

Coingaming Group-operated leading licensed bitcoin (BTC) casino, Bitcasino.io has relaunched its gaming platform with a ton of improvements that are designed to offer players the fastest and the most user-friendly casino experience in the market. In fact, the company claims that its new and improved site offers load speeds of up to eight times what its competition has to offer – the new mobile-first site loads in just two seconds, something that the new generation of tech-savvy players will certainly appreciate especially because such load speeds were unheard of in the online casino gaming scene.

Crypto-powered casinos are becoming more and more popular which makes the market even more competitive than it was just a little over two years ago. As such, it is great to see that many of the companies are investing in delivering exceptional gaming experiences to their customers. Bitcasino.io’s efforts, in this regard, is definitely going to have a huge impact on the industry.

Putting the Player First

Bitcasino.io’s has a customer-centered philosophy and this is what drove the company to dedicate a whole two months into creating one of the most advanced mobile-first and user-friendly gaming products in the industry.

“Our players wanted a faster loading site, with personalization and a wide range of search parameters at the heart of the offering. We listen closely to every element of feedback we receive and have delivered on our promises with an exceptional product,” Tauri Tiitsaar, Head of Casino at Bitcasino.io, commented.

Some of the new features that customers of the platform can look forward to include a number of options that will allow for more personalized gaming experiences. These include a decent number of configurable search filters, easy-to-use wallet options as well as wide range of revamped promotions designed to keep the players engaged and convince them to make the fast, fair and secure platform their go-to online gaming zone.

Still, on the customer-centric design of the casino, Bitcasino.io also incorporates machine learning into the revamped platform. With this feature, players will be offered games that align with their precise personal preferences. Furthermore, players will find it much easier to search for their favorite games based on the names, types, themes and even the game providers.

The new and improved site includes many other revamped features that will be implemented gradually due to the need for player feedback. However, in addition to the ones mentioned above, one of the improvements that players can look forward to in the coming weeks is the enhanced search feature that will allow them to look for games based on Return to Player (RTP) percentage, volatility, and hit frequency.

BTCXE Also in the Mix

For players who are new to crypto, Bitcasino.io has included BTCXE, the new and sizzling currency converter that turns fiat currency to bitcoin (BTC). This gives players an additional level of control and will be available on all supported devices including desktop computers, laptops, and handheld devices. Bitcasino.io has always been trying to stay ahead of its competitors and this just happens to be one of the innovative ways that they are doing it.

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CryptoSlots.com and BTC HEAT Go Live with New Offerings

Cryptocurrency-only casino, CryptoSlots.com is once again all the buzz in the online gaming scene thanks to its new innovative original slot machine title known as Coin Rush. The new slot game lets players spin through familiar cryptocurrency symbols in a bid to make winning combinations across 20 active paylines. Naturally, the bitcoin logo is the highest paying Coin Rush symbol, but players will also be in for some big wins if their combinations include Litecoin, Monero or any other high-value coin in the slot game. In a typical sense, all of Coin Rush’s symbols have values that correspond to what they are actually worth in the real world.

Launched in May this year, the Slotland Entertainment backed CryptoSlots.com debuted with a robust selection of outstanding slot machine and video poker titles all, all of which were proven to be provably fair. Just like the online casino’s all other offerings, Coin Rush is packed with tons of bonus extras that include Free Spins gifting up to 99 bonus rounds as well as several Double Wild Symbols.

“Our casino is perfectly tailored to the wants and needs of the crypto community,” CryptoSlots manager, Michael Hillary, commented on the new product. “Our players will love the theme of this new game, and its generous Free Spins Bonus.”

Coin Rush and the entire website, in general, is great for crypto users since, unlike many other online casinos, the players will only be required to provide their email address and consent to a prompt asking them if they are of the legal gambling age. Other than the unmatched level anonymity that the site is offering, players will also be able to access extremely fast payouts through BTC, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin – more are expected to be added for Coin Rush gaming soon.

BTC HEAT Debuts Free Bitcoin Slot Games

BTC HEAT is a newly launched online gaming site that allows players to enjoy free slots and other market investment games. On signing up, the players are given free spins which they are allowed to refill every three hours. But that is not even the best part.

While players do not need to make any deposit at BTC HEAT, they are given the chance to win real bitcoin (BTC) which can then be withdrawn to specific wallets. How is this possible? Well, BTC HEAT monetizes the site through ads, that is, it displays videos, graphics, and offers. The profits gotten from these advertisements are then put in the main prize pool. The more players spin the reels, the more they add to the site’s pool and this gives them an even higher chance of winning some bitcoin.

Signing up is also pretty easy as all that the players need is a valid bitcoin wallet address – this makes it a very safe gaming platform as players do not have to give out their personal information in order to play. Moreover, the anonymity the site offers is incredibly appealing, especially for gambling and crypto enthusiasts.

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AGS Gets Pa. Slot Machine & Table Games Manufacturer License

AGS, formerly known as the American Gaming Solutions, has recently been awarded a license to manufacture slot machines and table games by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. That said, the electronic gaming devices and table products designer and supplier will be able to deploy its gaming products in all of the Keystone State’s 12 licensed brick-and-mortar casinos, something that David Lopez, the company’s president and chief executive described as a huge milestone.

“The two Pennsylvania licenses represent a huge milestone for AGS, as we continue to expand our presence into new markets for our company. This is huge news for AGS and we can’t wait to start talking to Pennsylvania’s gaming operators about how we can deliver a great player experience and operating efficiencies with our innovative slot and table solutions,” David Lopez commented.

AGS expects to begin deploying its slot machines and table game products in the aforementioned Pennsylvanian casinos early next year, which is perfect timing since a number of the betting activities will kick off at around the same time considering how the statewide gambling expansion plans have been going so far – the move to award AGS with the manufacturing licenses follows from last week’s announcement that the gaming control board had approved the first two sports betting licenses in the state.

Prior to that, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board also approved interactive gaming licenses for a good number of the casinos that had applied. Hopefully, the entry of AGS into the Commonwealth’s gaming industry will trigger more improvements through collaborative efforts to deliver great gaming experiences to customers. Dauphin County-based Hollywood Casino and the Bensalem-based Park Casino, the first two casinos to be awarded sports betting licenses by the PGCB, will hopefully have their sports betting operations up and running by the time AGS begins to roll out its products but this does not dispel the opportunity for collaboration. In fact, all things considered, it is inevitable.

At the moment, the Commonwealth’s gaming industry consists of two resort casinos as well as 10 standalone and racetrack casinos, all generating about $1.4 billion in slot machine and table game tax revenue.

Why AGS?

It came as no surprise that the gaming control board chose to award AGS the manufacturer license. This is primarily because the gaming product designer and supplier has made a name for itself as global innovation powerhouse with a reputation for creating a diverse variety of immersive and entertaining gaming experiences that appeal to several different kinds of players.

The company has often leaned more towards the Class II Native American gaming market but this has not stopped it from growing and developing a customer-centric culture that has led it to become a leading all-inclusive commercial gaming supplier.

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Lightning Network’s New Use Cases Could Be Big Boost for BTC

Bitcoin has continued to trade on a rather narrow range, reflecting on the overall mood of the market following the weekend consolidation. Fortunately, things are about to get more interesting following a recent Lightning Network breakthrough that is definitely going to give bitcoin proponents some renewed optimism in regards to mainstream commercial adoption of bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general.

The growth and widespread adoption of the Lightning Network has been going quite well and with more developments being unraveled, it is expected to be a major catalyst to spearhead the adoption of bitcoin.

Ricardo Reis, a cryptocurrency and tech enthusiast from Brazil has recently been all the buzz in the crypto circles after he created a new use case for the Lightning Network that allows users to buy Coca-Cola bottles (or any other items) from vending machines.

How It Works

In a 42-second video titled “Coke vending machine that accepts Bitcoin payments through Lightning Network,” the computer programmer demonstrates how easy it is to pay for certain items using the new infrastructure layer. Reis used a handful of off-the-shelf materials such as a water pump, a Raspberry Pi, some wood, a touch screen, and some programming skill to build a handmade automated vending machine that accepts bitcoin payments for Coca-Cola bottles. The modified machine uses the Lightning Network to process the bitcoin transactions.

As seen from the video, the bitcoin users would be required to scan a QR code which then requests a bitcoin payment that is then issued by the customer using their BTC wallet. Once the payment is received by the modified vending machine, it dispenses the Coca-Cola bottle while at also paying a negligible amount in transaction fees to the Lightning Network which supports the service.

Could This Be It?

As much as this new modified bitcoin-Lightning Network vending machine is without a doubt a novel demonstration of how both technologies can be easily integrated into thousands of different services, it also acts as a more practical and serious demonstration of the open source nature of the blockchain. Both of these factors are what will drive the cryptocurrency revolution that we are all waiting for.

Unfortunately, the vending machine is just a proof-of-concept and is still at its earliest stages – in fact, of course, it still has no affiliation to the actual Coca-Cola company.  The Lighting Network and the payment solutions it supports are still in their in their early stages of development but such innovation as the one that we have discussed above will be a great move forward for the entire cryptocurrency market.

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Hero Gaming Debuts A Faster Online Slots Interface

Hero Gaming is famous for being an innovative creator of fun gaming experiences which can be attested by its solid portfolio which includes online gaming platforms like Speedy Casino, Casino Heroes and sports betting site Betser. Now the Malta-based company is taking the next step with the recent unveiling of Blitz, a new slots interface that will allow players to spin up to six times faster than they used to.

The idea behind Blitz which was developed in collaboration with NetEnt was letting the customers play faster without having to wait for the slots to be displayed after each spin – quite a number of slot players have cited the waiting period to be time-consuming for them. Blitz further allows the players to stop the game at any time, leaving the updated account balance and remaining spins completely visible to the player.

“There’s a lot going on in the gaming world right now, and our focus is always on developing innovative gaming experiences that are both entertaining and technically in the forefront. Behind Blitz is a complex technical solution that meets the needs of today’s gamers – it should be easy and fast while the pleasure factor is high. You should not be disturbed by information and graphics if you don’t want to. We’ve spent a lot of time and effort in developing a technical platform that has both flexibility and strength. Blitz is an example of what we can create on it,” Tomas Bäckman, CEO of Hero Gaming commented. “This is a collaboration between two driven and innovative players, utilizing both companies’ strengths. NetEnt has contributed with significant insights and technical know-how in this process. My assessment is that Blitz will be a contribution to the gaming market.”

The new slots interface has been developed as an overlay on top of NetEnt’s technology, something that is already proving to be immensely beneficial to both companies. While Hero Gaming’s business will be receiving a significant boost from the technological resources that NetEnt has to offer, the operator will be bringing a set of innovative gambling offerings to the table.

“We are pleased that Hero Gaming has chosen to develop Blitz on NetEnt’s platform. Our ambition is to be at the forefront, and we welcome innovative thinking and creative initiatives from our customers. In the future, I think we will see more of this type of products and solutions – to tailor the experience to different gamers. It will be exciting to see how gamers will use Blitz and we are looking forward to following developments,” NetEnt’s chief of product, Henrik Fagerlund said.

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Booming Games Releases New Disco Bar 7s Slot

The 70s were a great period that was mostly defined by great outfits and hairstyles, great dance and music, the amazing outfits, and, of course, the simple and captivating slots games that were based on various outstanding elements borrowed from the aspects of the era. In fact, slots were all the buzz back in the day with people obsessing over them thanks to the excitement they offered and the possibilities of huge wins.

Well, if you are nostalgic about the casino offerings from the 70s, then this is your lucky day. Booming Games has recently released a new slot game that will take you on a trip back in time to the dancing 70s. Titled Disco Bar 7s, the new disco title features classic designs similar to what existed in the 70s but it will certainly appeal to each and every slots machine enthusiast on the planet. There are a number of other great slot machine offerings but this is definitely among the very best of them.

Disco Bar 7s consists of 3 reels and 10 paylines which are accompanied with a 95.96 percent RTP – these, in addition to the funky tunes and fast-paced gaming that the slot game features make the game a worthy use of your precious time. Winning big is made even easier with a number of cool multipliers, and Wild and Scatters.

Uniquely Themed

Even though Disco Bar 7s is prominently themed to match the look of offerings from the 1970s, Booming Games went out of their way to make sure that the game was a treat for players. Therefore, they opted to pattern it after the classic fruit slot machines and the results speak for themselves – there is nothing like it.

Disco Bar 7s is a very colorful slot game with its bright blues and purples on the reels. However, every colorful element that is added to the game also serves other purposes by contributing to the overall functionality of the game. Players can find Disco Ball Wilds on the reels – this pays the most and doubles wins when it is part of a winning combination. Similarly, the scatters offer nice multipliers when found on the reels.

The Game Play

From the very first glance, players will notice that Booming Games’ intention with this particular offering was replicating the real casino experience. Once they start playing it becomes even more pronounced as they will feel like they are sitting at a slot machine at a real 70s casino. Furthermore, this extends to playing on the go as well – Booming Games also ensure that the game can be accessed on mobile phones and tablets. Whichever method you choose to access the games, the experience will be nearly the same thanks to some next level optimization built into the game.