Summer’s in full swing and it seems like the online casino world is abuzz with new game releases, progressive jackpot winners and other interesting developments. Online Casino Canada has managed to keep abreast of the most exciting news to hit the industry and this is our first, of what will become a regular post, where we do a roundup of all the important happenings that will keep you informed and help to make your gaming even more fun.

Progressive Jackpot Winners

July 2012 has been the month of big wins with several progressive jackpots being hit. The biggest winner of the month went to an anonymous British gentleman who managed to scoop a whopping $4,103,391.64 on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah progressive jackpot. What made this win even more impressive is that the winner had only bet the equivalent of $0.40, which is one of the lowest wagers ever made to win a progressive of this magnitude.

The Brits have certainly had a lot of luck this month with another two winning impressive jackpots on the Playtech network while playing Monty Python’s Spamalot and Iron Man slots. Both were playing at Winner Casino, which continues the operators proud tradition of crowning big winners. The as yet unidentified players won $1,092,488.37 and $881,154.07, respectively.

July also saw the first jackpot to be won via a mobile device, again on Microgaming’s Mega Moolah progressive slot. The amount won was $147,240.65 and is sure to increase the popularity of mobile gaming even more.

New Casino Game Releases

Cryptologic launched 3 new slot games, Captain Nemo, Fire Flies and the category defying, Monte Cristo slot which is a new format in the online casino industry. The game is a combination of traditional casino slot and arcade game – it has piqued the interest of players looking for something different and is set to create a wave of more interesting games in the future. All 3 games are available for play at Intercasino.

Slotland casino, who develops their own unique proprietary slots also had a new title launch. “Carnival” is a 5 reel, 19 payline slot that is themed on the traditional carnival fair with playful symbols like cotton candy, bumper cars, balloons and carousels.

Playtech dreamed up an idea to bring the Olympics to your device screen, and so launched the fun-filled sports-themed slot, Wild Games. The 5 reel slot features comical characters like the sprinting cheetah, swimming bulldog and beam balancing hippo. You’ll even get your chance to compete in the Olympics yourself and chase for a gold medal. You can now enjoy the spirit of the Olympics at Bet365 Casino.

Mobile Casino Developments

Never resting, All Slots again displayed why they are the leading mobile casino operator. They made 3 more games available to their android platform – they included the Loaded and Deck The Halls slots. In addition to this they also made HTML5 available to iOS users, which means that players using Apple devices will now have an enhanced gaming experience with better visuals, sound and loading times which are way quicker than usual.

July has certainly packed a mean punch and there’s still one more week left in the month – gathering by the high level of competition among casinos there’s sure to be a few more twists which await us, so check in regularly for the latest in online and mobile casino news.

Happy gaming.