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US MG, My how you've GROWN!!!

Discussion in 'America the Beautiful' started by Mavin1, Jun 12, 2010.

    Jun 12, 2010
  1. Mavin1

    Mavin1 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Caregiver/homemaker
    Location:
    Arizona
    As I admitted, I fell of the wagon, it's hard to quit playing online entirely. So re-downloaded CasinoShare US, (thank you Simmo) and to my surprise, it has a full compliment of games as it had before the transition, with a very few exceptions.
    So I was totally thrilled to see Boogie Monsters, Mayan Princess, the precious metal ones and so many more back.
    Hooray!!!! :thumbsup:

    However, it does leave me a bit confused if there is still a difference from MG and the US clones?
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2010
  3. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    It does indeed!!

    Is it now ANY different to the crippled version US players had before, with no progressives & frozen to games issued prior to December 2009.

    What was the point of all this then:confused:

    If there is no difference, it is STILL Microgaming, even if it doesn't say so.

    Pretty good outcome for US players though, since all that has happened in the end are "word games" and technicalities, you can STILL play pretty much as before, even if through different portals, and combined group accounts. I had feared the outcome would be far worse than this "fudge" that has been cobbled together.

    The game is probably all down to "politic" and corporate deniability, rather than a further turn of the screw on US players. It would have helped if they could have issued the fully grown version straight away, which would have avoided a month of thoroughly pissed off US players getting no proper answers, if not lies, from the industry side.
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2010
  5. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    Thunderstruck 1? (or 2?), Spring Break?
     
  6. Jun 12, 2010
  7. Mavin1

    Mavin1 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Caregiver/homemaker
    Location:
    Arizona
    Nope, no Thunderstruck 1 or 2, no Tombraider 1 or 2, no Spring Break. But they have now 153 Video Slots, 99 Classic slots, 98 BJ, VP, Roulette, Tables and other.
    So not bad, seriously. Certainly better than nothing, that we in the US could have had. So I'm still keeping my hopes up that this software remains for the US players and that new US players will be able to enjoy it as well.
     
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  8. Jun 12, 2010
  9. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    What about fruit machines?

    I bet GoWild is really kicking themselves in the ass right about now, for screwing over American players and kicking us to the curb, without any notice, as they were living a pipe dream in thinking that they'd somehow be "overlooked" by MGS and allow American players to keep their accounts open and continue playing with the old software. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2010
  11. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    This is one of the things that puzzles me still. The move was SUPPOSEDLY about having a different product slanted more specifically towards US tastes; yet, no Spring Break (A distinctly AMERICAN tradition I am lead to believe, means little to us over here), no Alaskan Fishing, yet this is ANOTHER passtime more specific to AMERICANS who like the wilderness and outdoor pursuits. These are just TWO games that are PERFECTLY themed for American players, yet they have been dropped. It looks like this talk of developing a more US centered version was a complete load of bollocks, designed to appease the masses.

    It seems that you are left with a bigger number of games than before, but these seem to have been picked at random, with NO consideration given to picking those more likely to appeal to American players than the rest of us.

    What now? Will there be new games brought in by the new software supplier, or are they just Microgaming's puppet.

    Go Wild certainly jumped the gun on this one, and it seems MGS DID give them almost what they wanted, but Go Wild wanted special treatment, and have everything THEIR way. Now they have lost all their US players, BUT these players can STILL more or less continue with their "crippled" MGS experience after a little window dressing, but NOT at Go Wild.

    I remember years ago speaking with Jackpot Factory VIP support, and in conversation they told me that the US at the time was over 90% of their player base. Whilst things are probably more evenly balanced now, the UNNECESSARY loss of the entire US player base overnight still has to hurt, and SO CLOSE to a compromise too. If Go Wild had realised mid May that they were not going to get their way, and went with the migration plan that the others agreed to, they would STILL have their US players, even if at arms length on "gowild<dot>net" and with "Microgaming US" software.

    Grand Prive were so impatient that they jumped ship to some completely different software, and now see that US players are STILL able to play a form of MGS for the forseeable future. I expect there will be NO going back and using the migration software for these groups though, because MGS and the new vendor (or puppet) will not allow it unless this is expanded to accepting new players.
     
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  12. Jun 13, 2010
  13. prindi

    prindi Senior Member

    Occupation:
    huh?
    Location:
    Valencia, CA
    Question?

    What I don't understand, and maybe I am just out of the loop on this. Why doesn't Go Wild just move over to the same platform as the other microgaming casinos did? Is it not an option for them? Why would a casino spend so much time and effort marketing to the U.S players to shut them out?
     
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  14. Jun 13, 2010
  15. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account webmeister

    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    In the Beautiful South !!
    Has anyone ever came up with an estimated figure on how much money MG has lost due to Americans not being able to play?

    It has to be massive:eek:

    Laurie
     
  16. Jun 13, 2010
  17. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    There's another thread about this, and judging by the statement made by Floyd, the GoWild rep, they "didn't know" :rolleyes: that MGS would "really" pull the plug on American players, so they didn't even bother to notify us of what MAY happen. I found out that MGS pulled the plug by trying to log into my GW account and finding it locked, and going to Live Chat to find out what was going on.

    The problem is, they knew full well what was going on days, if not months, in advance. They tried to play it off as if they were just as clueless about what was happening as the players were. Apparently they thought that they would be an exception to the US pullout and it would be business as usual.

    For this reason alone, I wouldn't go back to GW even if they did offer the US version of MGS in the future.

    I'm sure a lot of other US players feel the same way.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2010
  19. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    LOL yeah that is really weird isn't it.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2010
  21. ksech

    ksech Dormant account

    Occupation:
    yes
    Location:
    Here
    I now have Alaskan fishing, along with almost all my other favorites...
    Boogie Monsters, Double O Cash, Fat Lady Sings, Franken Cash, Gypsy Queen, etc.
    Still no thunderstruck, tally ho or spring break, BUT the selection is now a lot better,JMO.
    Now, if I can only get a way to fund my account :rolleyes:
     
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  22. Jun 14, 2010
  23. felicie

    felicie Ueber Meister PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    self employed
    Location:
    somewhere else
    I don't think it's weird really because I love to play slots that represent many places not just my own country. However, Bars and Stars or whatever the mgs slot was sure gave me some dandy little wins. LOL Alaskan Fishing? You may have it lock, stock and barrel. You're welcome. :thumbsup:
     
  24. Jun 19, 2010
  25. brianzz

    brianzz Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Work
    Location:
    TN
    I keep getting junk mail from MG casinos about some number (either 50 or 90) of old slot themes are coming back, including Alaskan Fishing (wasn't it called Alaskan Fishking when it first came out?) and Thunderstruck 1.

    I think the D-day they keep mentioning is June 21.

    Personally I closed all my MG accounts earlier this week when I made 6 deposits between $25 and $60 and never even got above what I started with.
     
  26. Jun 20, 2010
  27. nygirl30

    nygirl30 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    any
    Location:
    Nevada (Las Vegas)
    As of Monday here's the list from Villento..

    Alaskan Fishing
    Shalini : Beach Babes
    Shalini : Bob's Bowling Bonanza
    Shalini : Boogie Monsters
    Shalini : Celtic Crown
    Shalini : Days of the Tsar
    Shalini : Dragon's Loot
    Shalini : Fat Lady Sings
    Shalini : First Past The Post
    Shalini : Flight Zone
    Shalini : Flying Circus
    Shalini : Fortune Finder
    Shalini : Glory of Rome
    Shalini : Gypsy Queen
    Shalini : Inca Gold
    Shalini : Jellyfish Jaunt
    Shalini : Jewels of the Orient
    Shalini : Jolly Jester
    Shalini : K9 Capers
    Shalini : Kings of Cash
    Shalini : Lady of the Orient
    Shalini : Little Chief Big Cash
    Shalini : Lucky Stars
    Shalini : Mark of Medusa
    Shalini : Mayan Princess
    Shalini : Nutty Squirrel
    Shalini : Path of the Penguin
    Shalini : Pharaoh's Tomb
    Shalini : Porky Payout
    Shalini : Pure Platinum
    Shalini : Quest for Beer
    Shalini : Rainbows End
    Shalini : Reel Baron
    Shalini : Scoop the Cash
    Shalini : Shiver Me Feathers
    Shalini : Silver Fang
    Shalini : Snow Honeys
    Shalini : Spike's Nite Out
    Shalini : Stash Of The Titans
    Shalini : Sterling Silver
    Shalini : Sunset Showdown
    Shalini : The Adventures of Galactic Gopher
    Shalini : The High Life
    Shalini : Twin Samurai
    Shalini : Witch Dr.
    Shalini : Your Lucky Day
    Shalini : Burning Desire
    Shalini : Alley Cats
    Shalini : Bearly Fishing
    Shalini : Bomber Girls
    Shalini : Dance of the Masai
    Shalini : Double O' Cash
    Shalini : Fearless Frederick
    Shalini : Fighting Fish
    Shalini : Franken Cash
    Shalini : Get Rocked!
    Shalini : Kung Fu Monkey
    Shalini : Life's a Beach
    Shalini : Liquid Gold
    Shalini : Lucky Eggsplorer
    Shalini : Lucky News Network
    Shalini : Lucky Shot
    Shalini : Lumber Cats
    Shalini : Mardi Gras Fever
    Shalini : Monster Meteors
    Shalini : Polar Bash
    Shalini : Polar Pioneers
    Shalini : Sir Winsalot
    Shalini : Star Appeal
    Shalini : Stunt Pilot
    Shalini : The Grand Circus
    Shalini : Wooly World
     

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