With the holiday season looming, iGaming suppliers have rolled out a whole host of new games to entertain players, including titles from the likes of KamaGames, Quickspin, Realistic Games, Playtech and Betsoft Gaming.
Social casino games developer KamaGames has released a new blackjack game on the popular Tango mobile platform.
3D Blackjack on Tango features real motion captured table action giving players a unique gaming experience which KamaGames claims has never been seen before in the social casino space.
As well as 3D graphics, the game also features an embedded chat system and the one tap user interface that has proved popular on the game’s other platforms.
The launch follows a successful two year relationship between KamaGames and the Tango platform, which has already seen Roulette and Pokerist games released.
“We’ve had a great 2 year relationship with the team over at Tango and so launching more titles on the platform really is a simple decision for everyone involved,” said Kevin Egan, business development manager for KamaGames. “Pokerist for Tango has been installed over 1 million times since it launched and we are expecting 3D Blackjack to be even more popular with Tango’s members.”
Adam Hoffeld, business development for Tango’s games division, added “We’re really excited to see our relationship with KamaGames grow in strength with more of their great titles coming to the Tango Platform.
“We are committed to giving all of our members more fun and engaging ways of connecting with those they care about through playing in call games and these two new releases deliver on that promise.”
Playtech-owned Quickspin has launched a new slot based on the mythological Phoenix bird.
The supplier explained that Phoenix Sun was an ode to the mythological bird that is said to live for thousands of years before bursting into flames and being reborn from the ashes.
In the game, the Phoenix Wild opens up the reels for re-spins and more ways to win, with the game shifting between three and six rows in height, and 243 to 7776 bet ways.
Gather five Phoenix Wilds during re-spins and watch them set the reels ablaze, only to rise again along with the sun and a round of eight free spins.
“Phoenix Sun is a fiery game with golden graphics and a sumptuous soundtrack, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it to our operator partners and their players,” said Quickspin CEO Daniel Lindberg. “The whole team really came together on this game, and their hard work and dedication can be seen in the quality of the end product. We believe players will love the game, and the big prizes up for grabs.”
Casino games supplier Realistic Games takes players for a ride at the funfair for its latest slot release, Big Wheel.
The three reel, single win line game offers players nudges as well as a host of Big Wheel features that combine nostalgia with cutting edge technology.
Normal wins are paid on the game’s single win line, while features are activated by landing the Big Wheel symbol on the win line of the centre reel only. Land it above or below the centre reel win line and players have a 50/50 chance of entering the feature.
A Crazy Reel Bonus is also offered at the end of any random non-winning spin. The game also boasts a Repeat Chance feature on the jackpot, giving players a shot at winning up to 300 times their starting stake.
“Big Wheel provides players with the thrills and spills they are looking for with the wide range of features it has to offer,” said Realistic Games CEO Andy Harris. “It joins a stable of top performing three-reel slots which are continually popular with the players and particularly effective on mobile devices.”
Casino games developer Betsoft Gaming has added another game to its Slots3 portfolio with the release of Sin City Nights.
The slot game is a five reel, twenty-five payline cascading 3D video slot that embraces the sultry nature of Las Vegas.
In Sin City Nights, each winning combination explodes in a shower of sparks, leaving space for new icons to fall onto the reels. Each line win increases the multiplier so that wins are larger with each consecutive winning spin.
A Free Spins bonus is available when three specific icons occur on an active payline, and during this Free Spins mode all winnings earn 3x the base amount. This works with the game’s multiplier to offer up to a potential 15x on all wins. A double up feature enables a player to potentially double the amount of each win, and a frequent Wild Symbol substitutes for all other icons including the Free Spins icon.
Sin City Nights ToGo, the mobile version of the game, has been released in tandem with the desktop version.
“Sin City Nights is an incredible callback to the Vegas we all know and love,” said Stephen Jackman, Betsoft’s head of product development. “The smooth funk of the soundtrack enhances the strong retro styling of the game, perfectly encapsulating those simmering Las Vegas nights while the wins keep rolling in and piling up with the ever-growing multiplier function.”
Malta-based casino games developer World Match has released its latest slot game, giving players the chance to compete in a speed race with the car of their dreams.
Need for Spin HD is a 5x3, 15-line slot boasting innovative and engaging features, such as a speedometer that multiplies winnings x2, x4 or x6, further increasing players’ excitement on each spin.
The slot is also equipped with a Bonus Game that engages the players in exhilarating car challenges. At the end of each challenge, players have the chance to customize the car exactly how they like it, by adding new features and additional power.
They can choose to increase brake strength, add an exhaust system, and upgrade the coilover among others things, so that players can really drive the car of their dreams.
“We put a great deal of effort into the development of Need for Spin HD, paying equal attention to graphics, animations and sounds and I must say that we’re very happy with the result,” said World Match executive director Andrea Boratto. “I really do believe that players will love this game.”
Gaming software provider Playtech has rolled out a new festive-themed live casino game with the launch of Christmas Roulette.
Playtech has developed a custom-built studio in its live dealer area with colourful Christmas decorations, with the game available exclusively to licensees.
Players will be presented with a fully bespoke table layout and greeted by a host of Christmas characters, with dealers dressed head-to-toe in festive costumes.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer our licensees with a dedicated Christmas roulette room,” said Kevin Kilminster, Playtech’s head of live casino innovation. “This is our way of thanking our live casino clients for their custom and commitment this year as well as a great way to add some Christmas cheer to our live offering.
In related news, Playtech has launched a new promotion across its DC-branded casino games for 21 days over the Christmas period. The promotion sees the supplier give away £250,000 in total, broken down into three prize draws. A £100,000 jackpot is the top prize available, with £75,000 awarded in two more draws.
Users can also compete for smaller £5,000 prizes, with other lower sums available to create as many winners as possible.
Players receive one prize draw ticket per £10 bet they place on selected titles, including the supplier's DC-branded games. These include Batman & The Joker Jewels, Batman & Catwoman Cash, Batman & Batgirl Bonanza, Batman & The Riddler Riches, Batman & Mr. Freeze Fortunes, Batman & The Penguin Prizes and Green Lantern.
Users can enter the draws as many time as they like, to win an unlimited number of prizes.
The promotion has been rolled out following a successful prize giveaway based on its Age of the Gods series of slots, which ran for 21 days during the summer's UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament.
"Following the popularity and success of our Age of the Gods promotion, this exciting cash giveaway is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our sensational DC branded slot series," Playtech chief operating officer Shimon Akad explained.
"We are delighted to bring the nostalgia of players' favourite DC superheroes and supervillains to the Playtech Casino and offer some huge cash prizes at the same time. We are certain the promotion will be a big success with both our licensees and their players."
The GVC-owned brand has launched two new products which the operator claims will benefit both tournament and cash game players.
Progressive Knockout tournaments see bounties increasing every time someone knocks a player out, and give players the chance to win hundreds or even thousands of dollars at any moment.
It works like regular knockout tournaments, except the bounty increases with every player eliminated. These tournaments will initially feature on partypoker three times a day, although more will be added to the schedule in the coming weeks:
The second game, Fast Five, is a quick-fire 6-max cash game where players start with five big blinds. It’s played exactly the same way as a regular cash game except everybody starts with a tiny stack, so the action is always “fast and furious.”
The small buy-in of just five big blinds means that all bankrolls can play, with the smallest buy-in starting at just $2.50. The fixed buy-in keeps the game fast and fair.
“Today we launch two new products on partypoker that will suit both tournament and cash game players,” said Tom Waters, group head of partypoker. “Progressive Knockout tournaments are a popular format in the poker community so it was important to respond to feedback and offer these on partypoker.
“Fast Five is a fun, fast-paced cash game, suitable for players with only a short amount of time but wanting action quickly.”
Gaming platform and content provider Oryx Gaming has added a new side bet feature to all of the Gamomat games integrated on its platform.
The Red Hot Firepot side bet gives players the chance to access the jackpot game with every spin placed. It has been added to Gamomat titles including Fancy Fruits, Ramses Book, Take 5, and Super Duper Cherry.
The initial jackpot game consists of three ovens which open up to reveal a flame or nothing at all. If all three ovens feature flames, the jackpot level game launches to identify the amount the player wins during this special section of the game.
There is a Win-O-Meter on screen and a 5x1 reel game with symbols 1 to 9, and question marks that transform into any number between 7 and 15. Each time a number stops on a reel the appropriate amount is added to the Win-O-Meter and whichever level is reached is paid out.
Red Hot Firepot allows for different sizes of bets to be placed, these are pre-set at €0.20, €0.50 and €1, where the biggest jackpot with the highest bet yields €10,000.
“Gamomat’s slots have proved very popular already and the Red Hot Firepot side game feature is going to spice things up with the massive extra win potential,” said Oryx Gaming CEO Matevz Mazij.
Genesis Gaming/Royal Panda
Games developer Genesis Gaming has agreed a deal to launch its complete line-up of video slot games with UK online casino operator Royal Panda.
Royal Panda players will be able to enjoy popular Genesis titles including Machine Gun Unicorn, Clash of Queens, and Temple of Luxor.
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new games supplier to Royal Panda, especially when it brings such an impressive line-up of games as Genesis does,” said Mark Podd, CEO of Royal Panda. “And with dozens of high-quality slots heading their way soon, our players are in for a treat.”
Genesis added that its slot games would be available at Royalpanda.com before the end of the year.
Scientific Games has launched its first Tetris-themed slot game which will be rolled out for the land-based gaming sector on the supplier’s new TwinStar J43 gaming platform.
The supplier explained that Tetris Super Jackpot added exciting visual features, a free games bonus, and the chance to win a mystery progressive jackpot to an iconic brand that has been a player favorite across the world for more than 32 years.
“We are thrilled to partner with Scientific Games on the first-ever launch of a Tetris-themed slot machine,” said Maya Rogers, CEO of Blue Planet Software, sole agent for the Tetris brand. “The popularity of Tetris, which spans generations and has evolved into a lifestyle brand among fans worldwide, makes Tetris Super Jackpot a fun, natural fit for a casino slot gaming experience."
Derik Mooberry, Scientific Games Group CEO, Gaming, added: "The launch of our new Tetris-themed game is doubly exciting for Scientific Games because it infuses an incredibly popular and enduring video game brand with our newest and most sophisticated slot cabinet yet - the TwinStar J43 with an attention-grabbing, ultra high-definition and unique curved portrait display."
Game-play is centered around a Tetris-style free games bonus which highlights the brand's Tetrimino playing pieces. During the bonus, the player watches in anticipation as two Tetriminos fall on top of the reels before each free spin - awarding multipliers or the mystery jackpot depending on which symbol the Tetriminos land on.