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The Ultimate Super Hero Showdown is Almost Here

Written By Carla Harris

Are you ready for the ultimate super hero show down of all time- Batman versus Superman?

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is a very hyped topic for conversation, and has ben ever since the rumours for this highly anticipated film started.

Following on from Batman and Superman, this film will see these two Superhero’s go head to head and start a war among each other. This showdown will be the latest instalment of the relationship between these two great Superhero’s, that has been around for many decades. Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane to recap the history.

The first official meeting between Batman and Superman was not until 1952, in the Superman comic no. 76. The two were on a cruise ship and found themselves sharing a cabin, due to a double booking mishap. It was here where the ever lasting relationship between the two began.

However, in the new era of Superhero’s, relationship between the two took a turn as they became suspicious of each other’s motives. Their “first” meeting with this outlook on each other took place in 1986’s Man of Steel No. 3. Here the two considered each other as being critical of one another’s methods. This film left each other pondering at the thought whether they could be friends.

Ever since, the roller coaster rides of the relationship between the Superhero’s have caught the attention of many fans. They have been seen fighting against each other, become friends again, team up together, and even had their relationship blossom into a bromance and then fall apart. With such unpredictability, there’s no way of saying what fans can expect in this next sequel. One thing fan can expect, is for an action packed film not to be missed.

The war between Super Hero’s Batman and Superman will be hitting a big screen near you on March 25th, 2016. This film stars Henry Cavil taking on the role of Clark Kent (Superman) and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman). Fellow cast members include Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Women), Jessie Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), along with Amy Adams, Laurance Fishburne, and Diana Lane.

So the one vital question remains to be answered; are Batman and Superman friends, partners, or rivals?

Maria Sharapova Loses Biggest Sponsors

Written By Carla Harris

Maria Sharapova

Following Maria Sharapova’s press conference on Monday, March 7th 2016, where she admitted to failing a drug test, Nike, Porsche, and TAG Heuer have all cut sponsorships with the athlete.

Sharapova tested positive for a drug known as Meldonium at this year’s Australian Open. The drug was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned substance list in January 2016. Sharapova, who has been using the drug since 2006 for medical reasons said she was not aware it had been added to the banned substance list.

Nike and Porsche have both suspended their endorsement contracts with Sharapova until the pending investigation is complete while TAG Heuer has decided not to extend its contract with the athlete which expired last year. Such contracts are likely to cut Sharapova’s financial circumstances in a major way.

Since the announcement of the failed drug test, Sharapova has expressed her gratitude to the support of fans via social media. On Tuesday, following her admission, she expressed on Facebook how the day was anything but average and how determined she is to play tennis again. She further expressed that she hopes she has the chance to do so again.

Sharapova who was the highest paid female athlete in 2015, could face a possible four-year ban. Until the pending investigation is complete, Sharapova will be provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) with effect from March 12, 2016.

The World Anti-Doping Agency chief Dick Pound described Sharapova’s conduct as reckless.

Featured Online Slot at Casino-Mate

Written By Carla Harris

Rabbit in the Hat Easter Promotion

Celebrate Easter with the Rabbit in the Hat Slot Game

This is not your ordinary Easter Rabbit… The Rabbit featured in this Online Slot is the special kind of rabbit that can magically disappear and reappear from a hat! It’s a slot that can be enjoyed anytime of the year, but might just be that much more enjoyable when played during Easter.

About Rabbit in the Hat

Rabbit in the Hat is a 5 x 3 Reel Online Slot with 9 fixed Paylines. The game is fast-paced, so it may just be more suited to experienced slot players. Although, the game can be enjoyed by both experienced and novice players as the graphics and colour scheme are eye-popping and provide a spectacular feast for the eyes. The maximum Jackpot to be won in this Online Slot is 90 000 coins!

The Free Spins Feature opens up with a hat appearing above each of the reels. During a free Spin round – a hat will land above the fifth reel. If a Wild Symbol appears below a hat, then that hat’s prize will be awarded to the player!

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NRL and Sportsbet Renew Contract

Written By Carla Harris

Sports Betting

National Rugby League (NRL) of Australia has officially announced their contract renewal with Sportsbet. This agreement will mean that Sportsbet will become the sports official wagering partner.

The 4 year renewed contract agreement is reported to be valued at $60 million. Furthermore, the agreement is expected to put funds back into the sport at all levels.

Andrew Abdo, Head of Commercial, said the renewal will come with a range of conditions in terms of advertising and marketing, responsible gaming, as well as data and privacy protocols. These new conditions are expected to improve the integrity of the game in wagering quite significantly.

Abdo further commented saying one of the crucial factors in the agreement is that there will be controls in place to restrict the promotion of wagering, especially to minors.

Agreement Benefits

The other benefit of the agreement for the NRL is that Sportsbet will be able to improve the NRL’s digital capability. This is will in-turn open up new opportunities for the game in terms of data analytics, insights, and direct marketing.

Sportsbet Chief Marketing Officer, Barni Evans said the agreement would reaffirm Sportsbet’s strong links with sport.

The interest in Rugby League has boomed, and this new agreement will definitely help the company to continue grow the interest among fans.

Pretty Kitty

We have new excitement just for you in June. You can look forward to three new pokie games – Ninja Magic, Pretty Kitty and Shoot!

Pretty Kitty

What to Expect in Pretty Kitty?

Pretty Kitty will be hitting your screen on June 8th 2016, and is nothing short of puurrr-fect entertainment.

Pretty Kitty is a 5-reel pokie offering players 243 ways to win. This means players are presented with more opportunities to win some incredible rewards. The features and graphics will attract all players, not only the ones who are cat fans.

Pretty Kitty is all about the posh cats that are dressed with dazzling diamond collars. The graphics and sound effects all set the tone for a relaxed and sophisticated gameplay.

Features and Symbols

The Pretty Kitty game symbol acts as the Wild, which can substitute for majority of other symbols, except the Scatter. The Scatter comes in the form of a Diamond Collar. Any Scatter Symbol wins reward players will random Multipliers. Scatter wins must add to Way wins and pay in any position on the reels. Scatter Symbols that land on reels 3, 4, or 5 are your key to triggering 15 Free Spins and these free spins can be re-triggered.

Expanding Symbols

Pretty Kitty also features two expanding symbols; base game and free spins. During the Base Game, any full symbol stacked on the first reel, expands all other matching high symbols. During the Free Spins game, any symbols stacked on the first reel will expand all other matching symbols that land on the reels. However, during the base game and free spins game, matching symbols will only expand when they are used to complete a winning combination.

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Christian Harder Wins First Tournament in the Bahamas

29-year-old Christian Harder won the first PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event. The event which was originally known as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure underwent the name change as part of the rebranding of the PokerStar’s Live Tours. This meant that Harder not only became the first PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event winner, but he also earned the title of the first champion on a new tour.

How the Tournament Works:

Entries: 738

Buy-In: $5,000.00

Top Prize: $429,664.00

Points Harder Earned for the 2017 Card Player of the Year Race: 1,824

Sponsor: Commerce Hotel & Casino

What the Win Means for Harder

With Harder winning the event, it placed him on top of the overall Player of the Year (POY) standings and awarded him a cheque worth $429, 664.00. In the final round, Harder faced 51-year-old Cliff Josephy. Josephy was able to make a comeback to make it a Heads-Up play against Harder, but it was Harder who managed to finish on top.

Harder said was pretty amazing as he had come a full circle. He further added it was where it all started for him. He had never played a big buy in until the 2008 PCA. Harder had never won a major tournament in his 9 years of playing and for him to finally win one was awesome.

Top 5 Payouts and POY Points Awarded for the Event

  1. Christian Harder ($429,664.00 and 1824 Points)
  2. Cliff Josephy ($403,448.00 and 1520 Points)
  3. Michael Vela ($259.980.00 and 1216 Points)
  4. Aleksei Opalikhin ($191,420.00 and 912 Points)
  5. Michael Gentili ($140,940.00 and 760 Points)

Poker Players took on AI

The advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been broadly explored the past few decades. However, the greatest breakthrough in AI experiments came through recently.

AI and its application to the game of poker are the focus of research for two Carnegie Mellon University scholars. Computer Science professor, Tuomas Sandholdm and Ph.D. student Noam Brown, developed an AI program that is capable of beating out top professional poker players.

AI vs Profressional Poker Player

To put the invention to the test, Libratus, the name of the program is known by, took on four season poker players in a 20 day No Limit Hold’em heads-up match. He took on Jimmy Chou, Dong Kim, Jason Les, and Daniel McAulay. Libratus managed to beat them all out by ending the tournament with $1.7 million worth of chips.

How Did Libratus Do It?

At first, Libratus had difficulty sorting through imperfect information, while trying to detect whether his opponents were bluffing. This is because Libratus has been developed to deploy a different kind of approach to the game of poker, in comparison to previous AI products.

After each day Libratus would analyse his strategy used throughout the day with the use of a complex meta-algorithm. He also explored the holes his opponents had spotted in his behavior during a round of poker. From here, he would prioritize these behaviours and improve on the three most obvious behaviours.

Libratus was able to self-improve his gameplay each day and his ability to identify the presence and essence of holes in his own strategy are what has made Libratus’s ability ground-breaking.

This has left Libratus for the time being the most proficient program in heads-up No-Limit Hold’em games. However, the more players at one poker table does mean more possible outcomes. Effectively, this does provide more of a challenge for the AI program to go for the best possible moves.

Pollen Party

Pollen Party is a real treat of a slot game. This is a 720 ways to win format slot game. This is a fun and quirky mobile slot game, which means you can expect only the very best. The symbols and sound effects have all been developed with cutting edge technology and are very easy on the eye.

Pollen Party Screenshot

Pollen Party Buzzing Rewards

Pollen Party is a unique 5-reel mobile slot game that features 720 ways to win. This online slot offers players a one of a kind casino playing experience.

  • Symbols players can find on the reels include; various Bees, Honey Pots, Royal Jelly, Honey Cereal, Honeycomb, and Honey.
  • The Free Spins feature is triggered by landing three, four, or five Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.
  • Players will receive 12 Free Spin which not recursive, nor is there a bonus multiplier reward for winning combinations.
  • Babee Bonus: This feature is triggered by landing three or more of the Bonus Scatters. When this feature is active, players will be required to pick honey spots until the hidden POP icon is found. There is also a hidden extra life Bee to be found. When this bee is found, the gameplay will be extended.
  • During the Babee Bonus, there are 20 possible selections, 17 cash prizes, 2 Pop items, and 1 Babee Pop-Blocker.
  • All bonus wins are multiplied by the total bet.
  • The Babee Bonus cannot be triggered during the free spins.
  • The Wild symbol has the ability to replace all other non-scatter symbols on the reels.

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Pollen Party is an interesting and unique game that you will not be able to find anywhere else. Players can enjoy this game at Casino-Mate with real money jackpots.