This week has seen new slots released by Habanero and SA Gaming, content integration deals for Spin Games and Realistic Games, and Mecca Bingo’s launch of its popular Emoji Bingo game for the Apple Watch.
The Nevada-based developer has expanded into the Bahamas following a deal with locally licensed operator FML Group.
FML's Everybodywinslive.com iGaming site has been integrated with Spin’s HTML ROC RGS platform, offering titles such as Jumping Jack Cash, Triple Treasures, 25 Diamonds, Triple Sapphire Seven, Mega Action Bingo and Jacks or Better poker.
Spin Games president and CEO Kent Young said he was excited to be partnering FML and establishing a presence in the Bahamas.
“The growing social and for-wager casino markets represent a multitude of opportunities for Spin Games,” he said.
Deyvon Jones, FML's chief operation officer, added: “We are excited to have Spin come on as a partner. Spin games brings a wealth of experience and creativity to FML's product and our customers have already expressed excitement of the offering and look forward to seeing even more from Spin.
“Kent Young and his team have demonstrated a very high level of professionalism and ability, and we are very proud to be Spin's first partner in this region."
FML is one of the largest gaming operators in the Bahamas, with further operations in the Turks and Caicos, Haiti, St Maarten and Bermuda.
Alderney-licensed casino games provider iSoftBet has agreed a deal to add Realistic Games’ full range of content to its casino platform.
Titles including Fireworks, The Fruit Factory, Super Graphics Upside Down, and 6 Appeal will be made available via iSoftBet’s Game Aggregation Platform (GAP).
“iSoftBet have an impressive reach in regulated European markets as well as further afield, and I’m sure their customers will benefit from having access to our portfolio of games,” said Andy Harris, CEO of Realistic Games.
Michael Probert, head of business development at iSoftBet, added: “Realistic have got a formidable reputation for producing games that not only look great but perform very strongly.
“I’m positive that they will quickly become some of the most popular games we offer and I think our customers will benefit greatly from them being added to our comprehensive range of both third party and in-house content.”
Habanero has released its latest slot title, based on the seedy underworld of 1920s organised crime.
Gangsters is an HTML5 slot which takes it cue from notorious prohibition-era mobsters as they tread the boardwalks looking for money, molls, and mischief. Its five in-game characters offer players cash prizes or free spins when the feature is triggered by a spinning newspaper headlined “Who Did It?”
“Gangsters is the product of more than 18 months of development, and it shows,” said Habanero CEO Nic Ioannoy. “It is our first game in HTML5 that has all the symbols animating - emphasising the subject matter even more. Playing Gangsters feels like watching one of the classic crime and Mafia movies.”
Gangsters is the latest release from Habanero following the successful launch of a number of titles in recent months including 12 Zodiacs, Roman Empire, and Fa Cai Shen.
Mecca Bingo has launched a real-money product for the Apple Watch, allowing customers to download and play Emoji Bingo.
The game, which is exclusive to Mecca Bingo, accompanies the Mecca Bingo app and also allows players to buy tickets and watch games play out.
When playing on an Apple Watch, Mecca Bingo customers will find that Emoji Bingo appears as a dial within their other app options on the home screen. The game uses the same format as its app and web counterparts, allowing players to substitute a traditional bingo format for one where emojis have replaced numbers.
The operator said that the Emoji Bingo game has been an incredibly successful format since launching last year, and is now also available on in-club tablets at bingo clubs across the UK.
“Following its hugely successful launch last year, we saw it was important to capitalise on the popularity of Emoji Bingo,” said Simon Woolf, director of mobile at Mecca Bingo. “Updating our app and making this youthful game available on an Apple Watch makes it more convenient than ever for our customers to enjoy popping the emojis and of course potentially win big prizes.”
Asian-facing supplier SAGaming has rolled out two new slot games, Dragon & Tiger and Innocent Classmates.
In Dragon & Tiger, the 5-reel slot allows players to play up to 30 lines while experiencing the growing tension between the two fiercest beasts in Chinese tradition - the Dragon and the Tiger. Winning players are rewarded with free games and unlimited spins to maximise their gains.
SAGaming recalls players’ school time memories with another release of 243-ways slot game, Innocent Classmates. The game features multi-option free games and full reel wilds.
Connecticut-based casino Mohegan Sun has become the first in North America to offer its players Scientific Games’ Stadium Blackjack on its Fusion Hybrid electronic table system.
Fusion Hybrid is a terminal-based system that connects players to live baccarat, roulette and sic bo games, as well as the new Stadium Blackjack title. Suitable for both stadium-style and smaller environments, it enables players to play multiple tables from one location or seat.
Customers at the Mohegan Sun will now be able to participate in two Stadium Blackjack games, as well as roulette and baccarat, from one of 61 seats at the two casinos in the resort. All four games can be played concurrently and on any of the terminals.
Stadium Blackjack features shared starting hands for all players, followed by independent decision-making by each player as the hand progresses.