Toronto-based social games developer TransGaming has brought free-to-play slot games to connected televisions with the launch of Slots XL, a new social casino product now available to customers in France.

Slots XL has been made available on Freebox Revolution, the triple-play box developed by French broadband and telecommunications provider Free that allows users to access the internet, watch films on Blu Ray discs, offering a landline service for phone calls.

TransGaming has developed Slots XL specifically for connected TV platforms, and has been launched as part of the developer’s new range of social casino products, GameTree Casino.

The first iteration of the app has gone live with five slot titles and a variety of additional features such as mini games, a daily spin bonus and unlockable achievements, and also awards players free chips every second.

“With additional deployments slated for 2016 we are excited to be first to market in a new frontier for the lucrative world of social-casino," said TransGaming chief executive Dennis Ensing.

The company has worked closely with Free for a number of years, launching a World Poker Tour branded product in 2013, before launching second screen enhancements for the product last year. This allows users to check cards, bet, raise and fold with their smartphones while viewing the game on the TV screen.

The casino product line is to be positioned alongside its family-oriented GameTree TV games as it looks to provide entertainment for all ages.

“GameTree Casino brings one of the hottest sectors on mobile to the living room,” Ensing continued.

“On mobile, social casino games are expected to generate $3.4 billion in revenue in 2015. Slots XL is another indication of our innovative thinking and leadership position on Connected TV and, as we move aggressively into this successful sector of games, a key underpinning of our plans for growth will be in place.”

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