Monday, July 31st, 2017
As die-hard online casino fans in the UK will know, Kerching is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2017.
It’s hard to believe that online casino favourite Kerching has been around for ten years. And yet here we are, a decade on and it’s still one of the UK’s most popular online gaming sites with the best mobile slot games like Da Vinci Diamonds, Cleopatra and Starburst ready to play on the go.
The world as we know it now has changed dramatically in that time. Ten years may not seem that long ago. But a quick look back at ten things that are part of our everyday lives that didn’t exist in 2007 may alter your thinking on that. Graffiti-bot Malcolm and his pet bot, Lucky take a nostalgic look back at things that came after the launch of Kerching online casino and slots in July 2007.
M: Can you imagine the daily commute to work without the use of our mobile phones, Lucky? How would we check out social media or keep up to date on news? Ten years ago, we were at the mercy of daily newspapers to find out about current events.
L: Crikey, I remember that awful black ink staining my paws. I also had to use a rotary telephone to call my mum. With a massive chord that was always tangled up. Those were the days, my friend.
M: Social media is everywhere we go. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. It has become its own society. But ten years ago, none of them existed. Can you imagine that?
L: Oh, no! How would we get a full breakdown of people’s hourly activities and see pictures of every single meal they eat without social media? Is my sarcasm being lost on you, Malc?
M: Behave, Lucky.
M: Mobile apps are an integral part of modern day life. Need to pay a bill? Book a concert? Send an email? There is an app for pretty much anything nowadays, including Kerching.
L: That was a pretty shameless plug for Kerching, mate. But our app is full of the best mobile slots, and it’s free to download from the app store *snicker*
M: Well here’s a word that has had a song named after it and a device made specially to facilitate it. It has even spawned the ‘duck face’ pose, frequently adopted by those who love to share close-ups of their own face. Like you, Lucky!
L: Don’t hate me cuz I’m beautiful. But remember back in the old days, before Kerching, when you had to ask a stranger to take a picture of you and your mates? On a camera? And then you would have to wait for the film to be developed. Barbaric times, mate.
M: Hard to imagine, but in 2007, you would have to use a telephone to call a taxi company to summon a ride from point A to point B. And often, you would have to wait in excess of ten whole minutes for your ride to arrive.
L: WHAT?? That sends shivers right down my spine. But now we have Uber, the taxi mobile app that has taken the world by storm. They’ll even bring you a chippy tea now Malc, thanks to their new food delivery service. Brill!
M: Speaking of food, it really goes hand in hand with social media. Sharing pics of your breakfast/lunch/dinner has become quite commonplace, as you so eloquently pointed out earlier. Hence, the term ‘food porn’ relates to food that looks so good, it is the culinary equivalent of pornography.
L: Food porn. Who makes this stuff up, anyway?
M: The home of most #foodporn pics live on Instagram. It was created back in 2010 and it now has more than 600 million monthly active users. It seems to be a social media platform for our youth, who speak in acronyms and employ extensive use of hashtags.
L: #OMG, #dogsofinstagram is one of the top hashtags on IG. #justsayin
M: Here’s a little history for you, Lucky. The first hashtag EVER was on August 23, 2007 when Chris Messina tweeted the word #barcamp. They were known as ‘Twitter groupings’ back in the day, but hashtag emerged as societies preferred term of endearment for this descriptive little collection of words, and they dominate every social media channel.
L: Kerching was around before the very first hashtag was invented? I’m feeling a bit old now.
M: You’re favourite dance move, Lucky! Twerking started as an urban phenomenon, and burst on the scene when Miley Cyrus performed at the 2013 MTV Music Awards. The word was sadly added to the Oxford Dictionary shortly afterwards.
L: She booty-popped her way to infamy, eh? I’m better at it though.
M: Finally, Fitbit launched in May of 2013 with the promise to track our time, distance travelled, calories burned, steps taken, and download it all to their mobile app. It helps people stay healthy and reminds them to move more.
L: Yeah, it’s like having a judgemental yet silent personal trainer strapped to your wrist. Where do I sign up? Pffffft.
So much has changed over the last decade but Kerching has stood the test of time and we plan to continue moving with the times in years to come. With favourites like Diamond Queen, Golden Goddess and Gonzo’s Quest, why would you play slots online anywhere else?
Kerching’s welcome offer ‘£500 bonus, plus 100 bonus spins for Cleopatra’ is our way of commemorating this landmark celebration to thank our players. So, join us now for the very best in real money slots. We’ll save you a piece of cake.