It truly is the week of Christmas, and we’ve got two new casinos gifts to announce. One is headed your way soon and the other is totally live for real money play. Let’s start with the one that has officially launched: Uptown Pokies. The new site serves as the Australian version of its popular sister, Uptown Aces. It is operated using RTG software, meaning that you’ll see a wide range of fan favorites from this brand. It supports AUD currency, and is a warm welcome for Aussie players following recent changes to regulations and a number of sites leaving the market as a result.
Its library is made up of more than 150 games, which are accessible for mobile and instant play. The interface is available in English, and along with AUD, it also supports Bitcoin for deposits and withdrawals.
A couple of exciting welcome bonuses are currently up and running and ready for newbies to take full advantage of. Use the code, GDAY10, to score $10 free! In addition to this initial freebie, players can also claim an exclusive $8888 welcome bonus across the first six deposits, by using the codes, POKIES1 through POKIES6.
While one is live, there is another on its way: LetsBet.com! There’s a cool idea behind the site, setting it apart from the rest. Its goal is to recreate the social atmosphere found in land-based casinos via live streaming. Of the idea, Michael Pedersen, representative of the new casino, commented, “So far, people are using it [live streaming] for casino dealings, so there will be some exciting stuff out there. It’s social aspect, social features… there’s so much happening with Twitch. People, let’s say, wanting to socialize. We are trying to take that sort of social atmosphere from land-based and put that into online.”
Though there is no live date just yet, the plan is for it to go live in early 2018. In addition to live streaming, it will also boast qualities of social engagement and player gamification.
Pedersen added, “I think that’s exactly the power that we have. We have seen the last four years with NetEnt in the supplier side and with LeoVegas. We have seen both sides of the coin and we know what works and what doesn’t. We have seen successes and things not working so much as well. So we think that when we combine these together, magic will happen.”
We’ll keep you posted on an official launch date for this one as we learn more details.
“Michael Pedersen: Live streaming is the next big thing in gambling”, calvinayre.com, December 18, 2017.