SkillOnNet SlotGames Releases

By Paul Marchong posted 22nd September 2013 3:58AM in Casino, Gaming

Prolific B2B Casino software provider has released seven new slot games for their ever increasing number of wholly owned and white label online Casinos.

Lead by their own in house production 3D Slot Moulin Rouge the remaining six titles are all from popular Slots producer NextGen.

Commented Kevin Cremer, SkillOnNet European Product Manager, ” included in the new 7 video slot games is already one proven hit called Foxin Wins. It has caught the imagination of slots players around the world and doing great business. Also, is our own 3D slot based on the famous and sexy French cabaret Moulin Rouge featuring high kicks and high multiple free spin rewards”.

The full list of new Slot titles released is:

Fairies Forest
Foxin Wins
Fire Hawk
Moulin Rouge
5 Knights
Funny Money

All of these Slot games have the full package of marketing materials available, including Banners, web links to flash game versions and reviews.

Added Cremer, ” our policy is to release one new good slot title every week and these are without doubt the magnificent 7″.


Spurs Gareth Bale looks to be heading for Real Madrid

By Paul Marchong posted 16th September 2013 1:12PM in Football, Sports


All during the summer, it looked as if Gareth Bale would stay at Tottenham with the chairman Daniel Levy and Andre Villas-Boas stating that the player would not be sold under any circumstances. However, there has always been steady rumours and statements coming from the Spanish press, especially from the Marca, that the Welshman wants to join Real Madrid and club president Florentino Perez has already set aside £85 million for the deal.

Up until now, there has been no formal bid from Real Madrid, but it has been discovered that Real Madrid intend to submit a formal offer by the end of the week. This will then test Tottenham’s resolve in holding on to their star player in the face of a massive cash windfall and the growing distraction of whether the player will be allowed to leave or not. At present, Spurs have not entertained any offers, and this is in the midst of a growing desire by Gareth Bale and his agent to at the very least hold talks with Real Madrid to ascertain exactly what is on the table.

This week, online betting operators have seen a huge amount of cash going on Gareth Bale playing for Real Madrid in La Liga at the start of the new season. In my experience, it is almost a certainty that Bale will complete the move, especially with how events are unfolding. The player has always expressed a desire to play for Real Madrid and his agent is openly encouraging Real Madrid to submit an offer. Florentino Perez has always acquired players, no matter how impossible the task seems, examples of this would be Luis Figo and most recently Cristiano Ronaldo.

So it will come to no surprise to me to see Bale in a Real Madrid shirt, and considering the amount of cash being placed on this happening by punters, it looks like its a done deal!


Carl Froch set to defend his IBF and WBA titles

By Paul Marchong posted 16th September 2013 1:10PM in Boxing, Sports


It has been confirmed that Carl Froch will put his IBF and WBA world super middleweight titles on the line against George Groves. The date has not been set, but it is predicted to be at the end of the year, November or December, at a venue to be decided. Froch knows his opponent intimately, as he has sparred and grew up Groves, and champion admits that the time has come for his fellow Englishman to have a chance at the titles. Although official betting markets will be live shortly, it is expected that Carl Froch will be the overwhelming favourite to retain his titles.

The current champion will not be taking the challenge lightly and has already stated that George will ‘face the best’ of him, and that he will be putting everything into his preparation for the fight. Froch is in superb condition, after beating Mikkel Kessler in May and in so doing acquiring the WBA belt, and has an impressive record of 31 wins from 33 fights, 22 of these wins by knockout.

George Groves was listed on the card, the same night of the Froch/Kessler fight, and knocked out his opposition, Uruguay’s Noe Gonzalez Alcoba and in so doing became the mandatory challenger to Carl’s IBF belt. Groves has a perfect record and at age 25, he is unbeaten in 19 matches, with 15 of those wins being knockouts. George is obviously looking forward to the fight and recognises that it is his opportunity to show his talent and skill against one of the best fighters currently in the boxing world.

There is no doubt that it will be a competitive fight, and a contest where both fighters will put their heart and soul on the line for the glory of the win.



Phil Mickelson wins his fifth Major at Muirfield

By Paul Marchong posted 16th September 2013 1:07PM in Golf, Sports


One of the best and most competitive golfing tournaments resulted in Phil Mickelson winning the The Open 2013 in spectacular fashion on the last day at Muirfield. Sports betting operators will be counting their winnings as the strong favourite Tiger Woods and stroker leader Lee Westwood drifted out of contention on the last day, along with other big names like Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott and Ian Poulter. On a course where it can be described as who misses the least wins, Phil Mickelson came from five shots behind to storm ahead and end the tournament at three under par. The 43 year old American celebrated his first Open title and fifth Major with a show of his best putting of his career.

In spite of Phil’s best round of golf he has ever played, there must be huge sympathy and disappointment for Lee Westwood. The Englishman started the last day in a commanding position of a two shot lead and taking that up to a three shot lead after five holes. It seemed that Lee would cruise through to win the title, after so many closes misses in his career. But it was never to be, as a series of poor shots led to him eventually finishing up the day on 75. Tiger Woods also seemed to be a great position, and was looking to win his first ever major by coming from behind on the last day, but he too struggled to keep pace and finished up with a 74 for two over.

At the end of the day, it was a great day for golfing fans and anyone willing to take a huge gamble via betting-in-running or live in-play markets. It was definitely one of the most exciting finishes to a Majors and hopefully after Phi has now two huge titles (Scottish Open and The Open 2013) under his belt, there will be a lot more of his best golf to seen this season!


Chelsea make a move for Wayne Rooney

By Paul Marchong posted 16th September 2013 1:03PM in Football, Sports


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he has made a bid for Manchester United Wayne Rooney. Jose has always expressed his admiration for the player and with the current strained relationship between Wayne and Manchester United, it is no surprise that Chelsea have made an offer for the English International. Manchester United and David Moyes have always stated that the striker is not for sale, and feedback from Old Trafford is that Chelsea’s initial offer has been rejected.

However, one feels this is only the start of what is to come, with Wayne intentions to leave coming to the fore, with David Moyes stating that Robin van Persie is his preferred choice to start, and Wayne being a back up in case Robin incurs an injury. Although there are many who believe that Wayne is out of order in terms of his behaviour at the club, I believe it is only natural that striker feels disgruntled and wants to move where he can play regular football.

I can understand Manchester United’s point of view that the manager favours the in-form Dutchman, and wants to have a quality striker ready and waiting in the wings if they need a replacement. But it is an absolute disgrace to have someone like Rooney with his talent, work rate, experience, and goal scoring record to be on the bench waiting for someone to get injured. it is also not the best for Roy Hodgson and England, if one of their best strikers is sitting on the bench and not involved regular competitive football.

At the end of the day, it will be interesting to see who wins the battle. Old Trafford seemed adamant that they will not sell, even if they suffer a substantial loss in a year’s time. But I can feel for the striker, being gradually phased out of the Champions League matches and even Welbeck being favoured in front of him. Do we really want to see one of best talents sitting on the sidelines?



England and Australia first day of the Ashes 2013

By Paul Marchong posted 16th September 2013 1:01PM in Cricket, Sports


The first of the Ashes between England and Australia could not have started off any better in terms of excitement and outstanding play. It all started off a fly-by from the Red Arrows and fireworks, and it probably was a sign of things to come. England went in to bat at Trent Bridge and after a promising start 178-4, was all out for 215. The last four English wickets fell for 2 runs, and Australia’s Peter Siddle had an outstanding day taking 5 wickets for 50 runs. The spin bowlers had the perfect conditions to ply their trade, with a hardened pitch and overcast weather to ensure the ball swung at will. Australia’s bowlers also had help from batsmen who continually displayed poor shot selection.

Australia was in the driving seat and came into bat full of confidence, thinking of how much of a lead could be made for the second innings. The Aussies did indeed start string with Shane Watson hitting fours at will against Finn. However, all credit to Finn, he held his nerve and got a double strike to get rid of Watson and Cowan. The English bowler would have disappointed not get his hat-trick, but more importantly, it brought England back into the game. Anderson also contributed to the England fight back, with Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers being disappointing at the crease.

To be honest, it was quite surprising how cheaply Shane Watson and Ed Cowan lost their wickets.It would have been better to have showed a bit of patience and not be look to be so over confident. However, it was a brave display by England, who showed great belief and tenacity to get back into the match, and all credit to them.

What does the second day hold in store for us, this is anyone’s guess. For me, England has the momentum and it does seem that the wicket will still lean significantly towards the bowlers. If Australia don’t get their act together and show their talent, it could be an embarrassing first innings for the visitors.


Can Sabine Lisicki win the Wimbledon title

By Paul Marchong posted 16th September 2013 12:56PM in Sports, Tennis


The dream goes on for the German Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon, with her now reaching the semi finals of the tournament and ready to face the fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Sabine has been making quite a name for herself and shows no sign of letting the pressure get to her with another good win over Kaia Kanepi in straight sets 6-3 6-3. Online betting operators have Lisicki favourite to win the tournament, but there is good chance for Radwanska to end the German dream.

The 24 year old Radwanska has always consistently appeared in the top four this year, and it showed today as she had to dig deep with a thigh problem to overcome a strong performance by Li. There were times in the match where the Pole had to show the various parts of her game, both physical and mental. For example, Radwanska was impressive as she battled through four set points with perfect returns and won the tie break to take the first set.

The young lady will be hoping that her thigh holds up, as she admitted that problem was ‘too much tennis’ in the past few days. Mentally, Radwanska is one tough cookie, as she not only had to withstand a strong challenge from Li, but also had her thigh and weather to put up with. The Pole is second favourite to win the tournament and everyone would have to agree who ever goes through from this semi finals will most likely go on to win Wimbledon.

Can the constantly smiling Lisicki overcome the consistent Radwanska, we will have to wait and see!


Newcastle’s Shearer and Kinnear feud ongoing

By Paul Marchong posted 16th September 2013 12:54PM in Football, Sports


After the shock announcement of the appointment of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football in the past few days, and initial set of ill-judged comments coming from Kinnear’s mouth, one would have thought that he would have learnt the error of ways and keep his mouth firmly shut. However, the man seems to be deluded and not able to realise that he won’t win over anyone, especially the Newcastle faithful by continuing to mouth off, especially against the likes of Alan Shearer. The unfortunate thing for Newcastle Football Club is that I am betting Joe Kinnear will continue and be distracted in his duty of adding value to the club.

In the latest installment of interviews, this time with the Sunday Times, the Director of Football is now insisting that he will be the one answerable to the Newcastle board and Mike Ashley. In other words, Alan Pardew will not be under any pressure and criticism if the team under-performs. But considering, by Joe Kinnear’s own admission, that Pardew will be heading into him, it would suggest that he would then be in the perfect position to exert pressure on Pardew to generate the right results and performances. And although Joe has gone on record as saying he does not want the Manager’s job, one can have no doubt the Director of Football is in the perfect position to get rid of Alan Pardew if the situation warranted it.

In this interview with the Sunday Times, Joe also went on further to increase the tension and war of words between him and Alan Shearer. The devoted ex-player has been very vocal in saying what everyone thinks about Kinnear’s appointment and the disrespect paid to the manager Alan Pardew. For some strange reason Joe is hell bent in trying to win the argument that he is would have been the best manager for Newcastle, if it was not for his need for a triple heart by-pass operation.

In truth, it probably saved him from disgrace, as it allowed the ex Wimbledon manager an easy way out. His record at the club at the time was nothing short of disgraceful, with just four wins in nineteen league games. With insiders saying that he left the club in shambles with regards to managing the squad and morale.

What will be interesting now is how Alan Pardew and Alan Shearer deal with Kinnear’s inability to keep his mouth shut. It must be that for the good of the club and supporters that Shearer ignores the petty comments and takes up a dignified silence like Alan Pardew. But there is no doubt that it does look like worrying times are definitely ahead for Newcastle United.


Stuart Pearce asked to leave Under-21 Manager job

By Paul Marchong posted 16th September 2013 12:50PM in Football, Sports


Stuart Pearce has been asked to leave the post of England Under-21 Coach after six years in charge and an abominable campaign in the European Under-21 Championship. It must be stated that after looking at the England Under-21 performances, especially being beaten by Israel and to a lesser degree Norway, meant that any online betting for Pearce to continue would have been foolhardy and wishful thinking.

When one looks as Stuart’s record as Under-21 Coach, it has to be said that it was doomed from the start and for him to last so long in the post is a miracle in itself. Pearce showed his frailties as manager at Manchester City and it was quite shocking that he was then chosen to be part of the then Fabio Capello set at the FA. Stuart’s time as Under-21 coach reads pretty good, getting England involved in four tournaments with the best being semi finals in 2007 in Netherlands and the finals in 2009 at Sweden.

However, the England Under-21 team only won three games out of a total of fifteen in those four tournaments. But really, the most embarrassing factor was the loss against Israel, and the last straw for the supporters as well as the FA.

There is some sympathy for the fact that any talent that is discovered and developed on a youth level is then taken away to be utilised by the senior team and Roy Hodgson. There are quite a few young players that should have been more involved with the youth squad, only to be involved in the senior team, like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck and Jack Rodwell. But in reality, the priority will always be the senior team and English fans will never have a problem with that.

The man to replace Stuart Pearce will have to deal with these problems and accept the fact that promising players will always be fast tracked into the senior squad. The one advantage of anyone starting the role will be the fact that it can’t get any worse.


Pellegrini confirmed as Manchester City manager

By Paul Marchong posted 16th September 2013 12:40PM in Football, Sports


Manchester City has finally confirmed what all the football knew for quite some time, that Chilean Manuel Pellegrini is their new manager with a three year deal agreed. Sports betting fans will be licking their lips in anticipation of the new English Premier League season, with Manchester United starting with the new David Moyes at the helm; and lets not forget Jose Mourinho settling in at Chelsea.

Pellegrini’s last post was at Malaga, and has an impressive resume as both player and manager. Manuel was a defender by trade and played in excess of 450 games for his country, Chile. After hanging up his boots in 1986, he delved into a managerial career, and has managed ten teams so far, including the likes of Villarreal and Real Madrid. The 59 year old has a reputation of being analytical as well as playing exciting football, with an impressive record with regards to wins in the Champions League which is exactly what Manchester City is searching for.

Will he be able to bring the success and flair that Manchester City’s fans and owners want – only time will tell. Like all new managers to the Premier League, the pressure will be on from day one to make the right impression and get the right results in all competitions, and I suspect that will be the main difference between the Chilean and his Scottish counterpart.