St Patricks Casino Games

Ireland is known for its amazing luck, so much so that they’ve even got their own saying ‘The luck of the Irish‘. To celebrate St Patrick’s Day we wanted to find out exactly which Irish names are considered to be the luckiest, the cream of the crop.

We interviewed 1000 Irish people and found that the names John and Mary are considered the luckiest in Ireland. We then looked at which casino games these people were playing (scroll down to see the full results).

Respondents were asked whether they thought themselves as lucky and this revealed a clear trend of Dubliners believing they have innate lucky tendencies. Meanwhile those from Ulster had the least number of people saying that they have good luck.

We asked 1000 Irish People:

Click the drop down above to sort out the information by location, age, and sex.

Question 2 revealed people’s beliefs on luck with over half of Irish respondents believing that lucky people create their own luck.

John was the luckiest Irish male name while…

Mary was the luckiest Irish female name.

Lucky Irish Stories

For question six we asked our 1000 Irish people to recount some of their lucky tales. Here are some of the highlights:

Invited to Old Trafford to watch Man Utd v Liveprool even though I support Everton. In the stadium me Pele, sat beside Roy Keane during the match and won the match ball in a guess the crowd competition.

 

I found fifty euros on the ground once and five euros on the very next day, both on the ground outside!

 

Sitting in a bar one day I overheard a guy nearby talking quite loudly on the phone about a horse race. I put a small bet on the National on this horse Bobby Jo. The horse won an I made 200 euros!

 

Meeting my wife! We met accidentally online due to a mix up with a friend request and ended up being two sides of the same coin. I being artistic and her being academic.

 

Not sure if it’s classed a luck or not. We were told to say goodbye to our newborn son. He was two days old. They gave him zero chance of survival. He pulled through… I felt like the luckiest person in the world. Still do!

 

While driving a friends car through dense fog and suddenly stopped and got out to try figure where I was only to realise I had stopped inches from a river edge! I was way lucky there, as were the 3 other passengers in the car!

Top 10 Casino Games Played in Ireland

We looked at the Casumo stats over the past year to see if we could find any patterns on which casino games Irish people were playing. We found these games were the most played in Ireland!

  1. Book of Dead
  2. Starburst
  3. White Rabbit
  4. Book of Ra Deluxe
  5. Mighty Arthur
  6. Foxin Wins
  7. Big Bad Wolf
  8. Mega Fortune Dreams
  9. Pink Elephants
  10. Gonzos Quest

Play Rainbow Riches

If you want an Irish themed slots fix make sure to play the new version of Rainbow Riches –  Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours at our online casino as well as many more Irish-luck themed slot games.


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esports

Here at Casumo we’re curious about everything. Like for example, how much properties on the Monopoly board game cost according to today’s market value. This time, we wanted to know how FIFA eSports earnings compare to the salaries of traditional professional footballers. Are you curious?

A glance at the eSports industry

In recent years, the eSports industry has seen incredible growth, from $325 million in 2015 to $696 million for 2017, and is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion by 2020. Competitive video gaming has become a career choice for quite a number of players who take their eSports seriously. Although millions of people play eSports, only the very top are rewarded for their efforts, and reaching that level is not a walk in the park.

Tournament prizes for eSports are also increasing with the FIFA Interactive World Cup paying out $200,000 to last year’s winner Spencer Ealing, up from the $20,000 awarded to the 2016 winner. That’s $180,000 more!

This is why we thought it would be cool to compare the amount earned by gamers playing from the sofa to what players on the pitch get. We did this by analysing the top FIFA eSports players’ prize earnings to professional footballers salaries.

Let’s compare

  • The Top 10 FIFA eSports players earned on average £55,911 from total tournament prizes in 2017.
  • Top FIFA eSports players earned more than 25% of all professional footballers playing in the English League System (this includes Premier League, Championship, League 1 and League 2)
  • Prize earnings for the top FIFA eSports players have increased by almost 850% since 2015, from $8,316 to $78,905 in 2017.
  • If prize earnings continue to increase at the same rate the top FIFA eSports players earnings could reach $670,692 (£469,008) by 2020. This would putFIFA eSports players earnings above the salary of players in the Championship and above 75% of all professional players in the English League system.

Average Footballer Salary by League & Top 10 FIFA Gamers Average Tournament Prize

League Average Salary
Premier League £2,642,508
Championship £369,720
League 1 £81,432
Top 10 FIFA Gamers £55,911*
League 2 £47,372
*figure converted to GBP from 78,905 US Dollars, correct as of Wednesday 24th January 2018.

Sources

Top 10 FIFA 17 Players and Tournament Prizes

Player Tournament Prizes
1. Spencer Ealing $250,000
2. Chevry Corentin $173,000
3. Shaun Springette $86,000
4. Timo Siep $54,526
5. Cihan Yasarlar $44,227
6. Kai Wollin $42,183
7. Rafael Salles Leite Fortes $38,000
8. Tassal Rushan $35,500
9. Daniele Paolucci $34,000
10. Aldossary Mossad $31,500
Average $78,905

Sources

Average of the tournament earnings for top 10 FIFA Players by year

Year Tournament Prizes
FIFA 15 $8,316
FIFA 16 $8,710
FIFA 17 $78,905

Sources

Number of Professional Football Players by League

League Number of Players
Premier League 535
Championship 643
League 1 662
League 2 661
Total number of players 2501

Sources

One clear winner

That’s it then, top FIFA gamers are netting more pay than professional footballers. The way things are going, it might be time for footballers to hang up their boots and pick up the controllers. In the meantime, here at Casumo online casino we’ll keep our curiosity levels high.


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game releases

Excite! We’ve just released more new games here at Casumo online casino. With over 600 games to choose from we’re sure you’ll find your favourites among the selection. And if you don’t, you can always drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do.

Here’s a selection of the cool shiny new games we’ve just made available for you:

Rainbow Riches Free Spins

Oh colours! Dive to the end of the rainbow with the Road to Riches Bonus feature, the Wishing Well Bonus game and the Pots of Gold Bonus round. Five Wild Gold Leprechaun coins trigger the progressive jackpot game. Put on your bright rubber boots, spin the wheels and follow the Leprechaun in your quest for the pot of gold. Go chase the Rainbow Riches!

Pollen Party

Sweetness! There are 720 ways to win in this honeycomb game. Party like never before with pollinator Wilds, a Babee Bonus feature where you simply make picks to win cash prizes and a Free Spins game triggered by three or more Bee scatter symbols. Lets party!

Emperor of the Sea

Who rules the seven seas? The Dragon Emperor, of course. Dive into his kingdom in search of fortune and prosperity with stacked wilds, a Free Spins game where you get up to 15 free spins, Rolling Reels and Growing Wilds. Try your luck now.

Dazzling Diamonds

Yabadabadazzle! Spin those shimmering gemstones, banknotes and silver rings to grab rich rewards in Dazzling Diamonds. Five stacks of banknotes or five rings on a payline award you 50 times your stake. And if you land three, four or five shimmering white diamonds you can pocket five, 50 or 500 times your total bet. Play Dazzling Diamonds now.

Diamonds of Fortune

Randomesssss is the magic word! Discover the brightest fortune with the randomly triggered Rewind feature, Fast Forward feature, All Symbols Pay Scatter game and the Domino Symbol feature where one randomly chosen symbol topples around the reels and turns other symbols into a matching winning combination. But wait, there’s moar. A progressive jackpot can be randomly triggered to award you a juicy prize. Try it now!

Elven Princess

Start your magical journey across the forest and let the Elven Princess guide you to some epic wins with Free Games where you can get up to 30 free spins, multipliers, scatters and a progressive jackpot triggered when 20 Elven Princesses appear during a free spin. Five Elven Princess wilds on a payline reward you with 2,000 times your line stake while five Crystal Ball scatters give you 4,000 times your bet. Forward!

Mad Mad Monkey

There’s a monkey that’s gone bananas! She roams the forest looking for peanuts and coconuts but if you find her she’ll double all your wins. So start looking with the Super Stack Free Games, a Gamble feature and Stacked Wilds. Landing five Bananas activates the top jackpot which can award you amazing prizes depending on your stake. Go ape!

Starmania

Hey you star you. Get up among the constellations to discover brightly coloured rewards with Stacked Wilds, Free Games where you can get up to 10 free spins and the chance to retrigger many times, plus Extra Stacked Wilds in a game that pays both ways. Up we go!

Foxin’ Wins Again

Ahoy there! Jump aboard foxin’s amazing ship and sail the oceans in search of treasure with the SuperBet feature, Free Games where you begin with 10 free spins, second chance to win and doubled prizes when you get 3 bell scatters. All aboard!

Volcano Eruption

Super hot stuff! Take a trip to the Pacific and make your life exciting with the Eruption feature, Re-spins, expanding sticky wilds, and crazy lava bombs that shower down onto the reels to give you extra random wilds. Try it now!

Miss Midas

You don’t need a hen that lays golden eggs. What you need is to befriend Miss Midas who has the power to turn anything she touches to gold. Grab some big wins with SuperBet and a Free Games feature where you can start with 25 free spins. Spin some gold!

Bingo Billions

Bingooo! Spin the reels for some bingo fun with Free Spins and the chance to double or quadruple your wins with the Gamble feature. All you need to do is click the gamble button below the reels after a win, then play a card game by trying to guess the colour or suit of the next card drawn. But beware! If you guess wrongly you lose all your winnings. Play Bingo Billions now.

Emerald Isle

Head down to the Emerald Isle in search of scattering rainbows to trigger some big wins with a Free Spins game with multipliers and retriggering. Landing the leprechaun wild symbol on reels one and five in the same spin triggers the Leprechaun Bonus where you get to open treasure chests to find two matching amounts. You may be lucky enough to find a multiplier of up to 500x your total bet. Try it now!

Merlin’s Magic Respins

By the mighty excalibur! Travel to ancient Camelot and discover the riches inside old Merlin’s secret lair with Stacked wilds, a Super Bet feature, Wild respins and Free Games where three scattered cauldrons award you seven free games. Let Merlin cast his spells to turn random symbols into wilds during the free games for even more fun. Play it now!

Rings of Fortune

Preciousssss! Embark on a journey through the dark forest to find that one ring that can unlock secret riches. Along the path play Free Games where you can get up to 15 free spins which can be retriggered multiple times. Fill the reels with Wizard wilds to grab hold of a progressive jackpot. To Casumo!

The Wild Wood

Oh mushroom. Take a walk on the wild side and uncover huge wins with Free Games and a Wild Transformation feature where scatters become wilds and double the winnings. You can also get up to 16 free spins with unlimited retriggers. To the Wild Wood!

That’s all folks

That’s the end of this new games roundup. Here at Casumo we’re constantly adding new amazeballs games, every week, all year round because we can’t stop fighting boredom. After all you cannot put a hold on a quest to have fun. Try our new games now to find your favourite among them.


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game releases

Tada! More new games have just been released here at Casumo online casino. With over 600 games to choose from we’re sure you’ll find your favourites among the selection. And if you don’t, you can always drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do.

Here’s a selection of the cool shiny new games we’ve just made available for you:

Frog’s Fairy Tale

Frogpot! Ever seen this much features in one single game? A Frog Bonus, where every fly eaten by the frog gives you multipliers, a Lily Pad Bonus, a Free Spins Bonus, the Enchanted Stream Bonus, Colossal Reel Bonus and a Princess Prize Bonus. Five jackpot symbols award you the progressive jackpot prize. Wait, there’s moar! Activate the Golden Ball Bonus and win juicy cash prizes. Play Frog’s Fairy Tale now!

Wild West

Saddle up cowboy! Hit the saloon to spin some big wins with a SuperBet feature, multipliers and Free Games where you get cash prizes when Chipstacks land on the reels and five free spins every time the cowboy appears in a win. To the Wild West!

Champion Raceway

Ready. Steady. Horse Race! Spin those reels and get them horses moving across the tracks with a Raceway Derby feature and a Victory Lap Bonus game that gives you up to 10 free spins. The horse that wins the race awards you either one of three jackpot prizes or a chance to grab juicy multiplied wins in the Victory Lap Bonus. Try it now!

Leprechaun Hills

Holy shamrock. This is it, your chance to find the pot of gold. Get to the end of the rainbow with Stacked Wilds, Lucky Re-spins and a Rainbow Free Spins Bonus game. Catch the mischievous little bearded men and let them make your wishes come true. And remember, green is the colour. To the hills!

Well of Wonders

Oh well oh well. We all know that wells are magical places and this one is no exception. Hit the button to make the Well of Wonders conjure winning combinations with Respins, Multipliers, Wilds and a Fairy Feature where respins are granted and multipliers are doubled by the wave of the fairy’s wand. Play Well of Wonders.

Cops n Robbers Millionaires Row

Are you a goodie or a baddie? Find out your true nature with 4 randomly triggered Cops ‘n’ Robbers Bonus features, a Street Bonus game where you collect free spins as you move along a board and a Free Spins game with locked wilds, domino wilds, exploding and expanding wilds! There’s also a progressive jackpot prize up for grabs. Try it now.

Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild

Roaarrrr! Feel the wild spirit of the jungle and win big with a Symbol Expansion Feature where symbols marked by butterflies expand to cover an entire reel. There’s also a Butterfly Boost feature and a Free Spins game with 1024 ways to win. Heed the call!

The Heat is On

Boom! Get on the wild chase and grab a suitcase full of explosive wins with Wilds, Mixed Wilds and a Free Spins game where you can win up to 80 free spins–AND, if you retrigger the Free Spins game you can grab up to 160 free spins in total. Five suitcases on a payline give you 2,250 coins. Play the Heat is On!

Xing Guardian

Take a spin into the mystic realm of the lovely Xing Guardian and uncover a world of riches with the Rise of the Dragon feature, Xing Guardian Locked Reels and Free Games where three or more Yin Yang scatter symbols award you ten free spins. Try it now!

Matsuri

Show time! Try to catch the goldfish in the Kingyo Sukui Bonus to grab some juicy cash prizes or try the Free Spins game where you can get up to 20 free spins. And if you get some of ‘em fancy lamps on the reels you can win up to 1,000 times your stake one each free spin! To Matsuri.

Kingdom of Legend

Live the legend and win up to 500 times your stake in the randomly-triggered Orc Bonus game or spin the Bonus Wheel to win cash prizes, up to 10 free spins or a turn on the Super Wheel. The Super Wheel gives you cash prizes up to 1,000 times your bet. The Free Games feature gives you up to 10 free spins with wilds that change to Lightning Wilds. Play Kingdom of Legend now.

King’s Treasure

Travel in time to medieval times and discover forgotten riches with a Free Spins game triggered with three or more Scatter symbols, a gamble feature or a chance to win the progressive jackpot by landing five kings on the reels. Play it now.

Jewels of the Sea

Wow-o-wow! Take a dip to the ocean floor and let the mermaids help you retrieve lost pirate treasures with 720 ways to win, cash prizes, Wilds and retriggering Free Spins where you can win up to 192 free spins. Dive in now!

Siberian Storm Dual Play

Weather the storm with two games sharing the same central reel where you can switch between 1,440 ways to win or 2,880 ways to win. Scatters, Wilds and Multiway Xtra Wins add to the fun and give you the chance to win big. Land five bonus symbols in the Free Spins Bonus feature and grab up to 480 free spins as well as extra wilds throughout. Try your luck now.

Reel King Potty

You’re the King! Go proper royal while searching for a biggie with a Reel King game that pays up to 500 times your stake and the Reel King Potty feature where you can win 1 of 4 progressive jackpots. The one you want is the King Pot that rewards you with the highest prize. Play Reel King Potty now!

That’s all folks

That’s the end of this new games roundup. Here at Casumo we’re constantly adding new amazeballs games, every week, all year round because we can’t stop fighting boredom. After all you cannot put a hold on a quest to have fun. Try our new games now to find your favourite among them.

happy comfort zones

Mmmbop! Here at Casumo online casino we really and truly believe that life can be much more fun when you take the plunge and try out new things. Even small things. Imagine having a different breakfast every single day. Or trying out a cray cray new hairstyle every few weeks. How easy is it to get out of your comfort zone and live life to the full?

Let’s here it from the Brits

We’ve always heard that change can be a scary beast to many people, but we wanted to find out if it’s true or not. So we went out and interviewed 2,000 Brits, asking them how bold they truly are. The answers we got did confirm a few interesting things, such as that most people in the UK prefer to play it safe and stay within the realms of their comfort zones. Here are some other interesting facts we discovered:

  • Seven in ten Brits say they typically try to avoid change or trying new things, preferring the tried and tested
  • Reasons for people sticking to their comfort zones include worrying about what will happen after trying something different, with one in five admitting they’re not very adventurous
  • Nearly 30% of Brits will avoid changing their hairstyle
  • One in ten won’t even try a new pub. Imagine that.
  • 25% say that swapping their normal breakfast for something else would be dangerously out of their comfort zone.
  • Over 33% of respondents happily admit their friends and family see them as someone who never does things on a whim.
  • And even though seven out of ten Brits believe that getting out of one’s comfort zone is something everyone should do, a third say they haven’t done it in over a year.
  • One in ten say they’ve NEVER done something they felt took them out of their comfort zone.
  • 60% of respondents said their primary reaction would be nervousness if they were forced to try something new.
  • And just one in 20 said they’d feel prepared to step outside what was comfortable to them, with five times as many saying they’d feel totally unprepared.

The survey makes it official. People know that stepping out of their comfort zones is the right thing to do, but they still won’t try it. So hey, it’s high time you include a little change in your life. Don’t be afraid. You’ll see it’s all worthwhile in the end! You’re welcome.