Celebrate the start of the Year of the Pig the Casumo way

When a pig is late to the party

People say all sorts of things. For example, that those born under the sign of the pig have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life. We won’t confirm or deny. What we can do, is give you a little more insight into this ancient Chinese tradition. And suggest a couple of sizzlin’ piggy-themed slots to sweeten the deal.

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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.

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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.

Summer prizewave

The Summer Prizewave is here!

You know the Reel Races right? Our fast-paced, real-time, adrenaline-filled online casino tournaments that run non-stop 24X7 all year round? Well, they just got better!

Here at Casumo we just luv the summer season and since it’s just a few days until the start of the hottest period of the year we wanted to welcome it in a special way. So we thought we’d go a lil bit cray cray and boost the first prize of every main Reel Race event to €2,000 throughout June. That’s every evening, all week at 8PM (CET). Excite.

But wait, there’s moar. We said special. On some special days in June we shall also be boosting some Reel Races even more–with a main prize of €5,000! Double excite!

Here’s how the prizes for the Reel Races main event will be distributed until the end of June:

€2,000 Reel Races

  • 1st place: €2,000
  • 2nd place: €500
  • 3rd place: €100
  • 4th place: €50
  • 5th place: €50
  • 6th-10th place: €25
  • 11th-25th place: €10
  • 26th-50th place: €5

€5,000 Reel Races

  • 1s place: €5,000
  • 2nd place: €1,000
  • 3rd place: €500
  • 4th place: €100
  • 5th place: €50
  • 6th-10th place: €25
  • 11th-25th place: €10
  • 26th-50th place: €5

To take part in the Reel Races is pretty darn easy. Log in to your account from your mobile or desktop and visit the Reel Races tab. Here you’ll find information on upcoming races.

To get a chance at grabbing a roaring €2,000 or a scorchin’ €5,000 first prize all you need to do is join the main Reel Races event at 8PM (CET). Ride the prizewave!